Birthday Card for my Brother/Blog Hop Reminder

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Hello My Friends!

I am so happy to be back!  What a wild and crazy labor day we had!  We were sitting in front of the TV watching a Netflix movie and a cloud to ground bolt of lightening hit right next to our house!  It sounded like we had been hit by a bomb!  Some of our appliances were already unplugged, the microwave, coffee maker things like that.  Living so close to the Chesapeake Bay, we have just gotten used to doing that.  My computer, Cricuts new beautiful Cameo Silhouette were turned off and also connected to a surge protector that thankful for that.  We lost the TV in the bedroom, the TV & Home Entertainment System downstairs in our rec room, the Comcast modem and Comcast box and some of our phones.  It is funny how when things like this happen now, my husband and I just keep on keeping on...ever since he had his diagnosis of heart disease, the destruction of material things mean nothing to us.  As long as we still have each other, we are okay.  In the past 1 1/2 years we have lived through an earthquake, the flooding of our entire basement with septic from hurricane Irene and now this.  We don't even get upset anymore.  We just sigh and fix whatever needs fixing and wait for the next disaster!

Oh this has gotten long!  Here is my card for my brother Marty's birthday!  Yes, I do have some brothers sprinkled in there among the sisters!  Marty is one year and five days older than me.  If you recall, my sister Cathy (birthday a couple weeks ago) is eleven months younger than me.  Mom was really on a baby making roll!  

I really like the way this one turned out.  I might have been channeling a little Indy Mermaid here.  Just a little...I sometimes think my cards turn out better when I am making them for someone I love.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Sorry if my rambling got a little long.  I can't wait to see everyone at my birthday blog hop on Monday!

Recipe for card
Card base - Silhouette Fancy Tri-fold card
Copic Markers
Paper- Bo Bunny Paradise
Spellbinders-Just Rite- Nested Oval Medallion Labels
Stamp - Just Rite- Oceanside Oval Medallion Labels
Sentiment - Just Rite - Anchors Away



  1. SO happy you are back. Very sorry that you had to go through this. Lovely card he will love it. I love the image.

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  2. Wow!! Really gorgeous card! Love the elegant cut along the inside of your card!! Brilliant colors too!! :)

    So sorry about your recent problems...I think it is sooooo awesome that you and your hubby have a positive attitude!! It is so heart-warming to me! And I could agree more about no one getting hurt! Keep being good to each other and life will bless you my friend!! BIG BIG HUGS to you and yours!!! :)

  3. Hi Chris,
    Your card is FABULOUS! Glad to have you back!!! Your brother will love thi scard!I do!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. this is just too great your brother will love it.

  5. Wow, what a GORGEOUS card, Chriss!! I love, love the beautiful design!! That's all you my channeling of me!! Love, love it and your brother will, too!!

    I am so sorry about your latest brush with Mother Nature. You have such a great attitude, though. You are right...they are just material things. As long as you have your hubby and Lou, you are blessed :) Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Thank you Chriss,
    That is very sweet. It looks like a lot of work! I love the theme! I really miss the Bay. We have a lot of water up here but it isn't the same.


    P.S. Tell Lou thanks too.

  7. So glad you and hubby and Lou are all okay! :)

    I love your gorgeous card! Pretty design and love that stamps! Wonderful!


  8. This card is so AWESOME!

    I'm sorry to hear about the lighting, I'm glad you, hubby and Lou are ok! Take care friend!

  9. Such a fabulous card! Love that great image!

    So happy to hear you are ok. You're right, material things can always be replaced!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  10. Chriss you are so brave and I love your sense of humour too....I am an utter fool compared to you..just the maid being 5 mins late is enough to get me upset on some days!!Thank You so much for sharing you said it helps us realize what is really really important!

  11. I really like this card for your brother, Chriss. Nice job! Gee that's really too bad about your TVs and cable. I've had a few TVs fried like that. Have learned to unplug from the outlet now when a storm is coming, even with a surge protector.

  12. So glad that you are ok and that things have settled out a bit. I love the image you've used and the fold of your card. I'm sure he loves it!


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