Hi all! I made this card last night while I was "watching" the news about the wildfires going on in all directions from me. There's up North near Six Flags Magic Mountain, another East in Lake Arrohead, and then South in San Diego County. I'm praying for those that have lost it all and those in the paths of the fires...I ask you pray with me as well. I can't even imagine if I was in that situation, so therefore I deeply feel for these people affected. On to the card, I made it for a WIld West swap in my group and I have to say, even though it's "busy", I'm proud to send it out...lol. I'm my own worst critic...but I'm sure we are all the same huh? I just hope my partners like. If you notice the scalloped circle to the lower right...well, my sister has a clock in her bar area that looks so much like this and that is why I added the anchor to it, to give it a clocky look. Hopefully my sis still has it so I can post a picture when I get back from Yuma, AZ on the 28th. We leave Friday afternoon...I hope the winds have died down by then, or else it's a U-turn for us. Just this past weekend we went to my brothers house in Riverside County and the winds were harsh!!! My car kept getting pushed and I was swaying side to side. Thank God I have a good steering wheel grip or else I don't know. On the way back home, I thought I would take another route home to avoind the "valley" winds, but I think I got into it worst. There were tumbleweeds rolling into the freeway and it was scary. I lost vision for what seemed like close to a minute because of all the dirt and debree free flowing with the wind, but thank God I saw the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. Still windy, but not too dusty.
On happy news....I won my first ever blog candy!!! I was so surprised because I didn't enter it because of the goodies, just for the chance to make someone happy by sending them a friendly smile in an envelope...but remember the cause I posted some time back? About the twin baby girls with Neuroblastoma Stage 4? Well that's the blog candy I won. What makes me happier though is the current update...the girls are home and giving mom, dad, and brother, what they signed up for...lol. God is great! Read about it HERE!
CS: Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, & Really Rust
DP: Apple Cider DP
Stamps: Bronc Buster & Just Jeans
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, & Close To Cocoa
Embellishments: Antique Brass Brads & Photo Anchor (Hodgepodge Hardware)
Others: Piercing tool, scalloped punch, circle punch 1 3/8, & square punch (for corners)