Thursday, June 25, 2009

Father's Day card

This is the card I made my Dad for Father's day.

stampin up set-Loads of love
blue, white, and paptterned paper
white chip board letters

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June 19th Flooding

June 19th, heavy rains hit West Allis, flooding many areas. We had a knock on the door at 4am from our neighbors telling us the basement was flooded. We soon found out, it wasn't only the basement, but the garage, and the back parking lot. We couldn't get into the basement because there was about 4 to 5 feet (yes I mean feet) of water. So we started working in the garage first, getting our Harley's out of the garage and our 2 vehicles out of the back parking lot. Thank god we have a blazer and a truck and that they were parked out in the parking lot, which saved both of our vehicles. Many of the other tenants have severe water damage in their cars. The Harley's are also ok but were in almost a foot of water.

As for the basement, the water had to be pumped out, which took hours and we were finally able to get into the basement at about 11am. There was stuff every where. Thank god we didn't have sewage back up, just alot of water, dirt, and oil. After the cleanup, we didn't lose alot of stuff, because we had mostly empty boxes in our storage unit. We did lose alot of Christmas decorations and a stereo system, but it could have been alot worse.
Picture 1: the basement door at 4:30am, the water had been 3 inches above the door handle
Picture 2: our 2 Harley's sitting in water in the garage-the water in the garage was to the top of the 2nd cement block
Picture 3: the basement at 10:17am (being pumped)-our storage unit is the 2nd from the left, with the treadmill in front of it
Picture 4: the dumpsters outside (garbage from 2 buildings-16 units)

Tinker's 4th Birthday!

Tinker turned 4 years old on June 8. I baked cupcakes for her and Blossom to eat. We put party hats on both of the girls but they didn't stay on long and it was hard to get pictures of them together. I can't believe we've had Tinker for almost 4 years already!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Owl Birthday card

This is the birthday card that I made for Brad's mom Cheryl. She loves owls.
owls all around paper by adorn it
matching ribbon
tan and brown paper
dymo tape
owl stickers from Michael's

Brad's Birthday Card

This is the cards I made for Brad's birthday. Its made using Stampin Ups 'Man's best friend' set. I stamped the 2 dogs to look like Tinker and Blossom.

Card: Mans best friend stamp set
prints charming paper by doodle bug
dog stripes paper by Cloud 9
paw print brads
tan gingham ribbon from Michael's
dog bone paper clip
stampin up inks: really rust, black, creamy carmel
stampin up paper: really rust, chocolate chip

Thanks for looking!