Good Morning Friends,
Wow, what another totally crazy week here at the “Big C” Compound. It seems the flood doors are opened and things are rolling quickly here. I do have some cards to share with you but first I want you to see my awesome awnings we added to the front porch. I’m thrilled with them. Besides looking fantastic, they were pretty easy to install, do a fantastic job of blocking the high noon sun from my front yard and best ever, they operate using a remote control. I can sit in command headquarters and operate the awnings up or down. How fun is that!!!
First I want to show you the porch as it was several weeks ago before anything was done. Nice but plain and no shade at all making it impossible to enjoy the outdoors in the afternoons. We’ve been suffering with this problem for 35 years. So we added painter’s cloth drapes. When the sun comes out, I just release the drapes, slide them closed and instant shade on the porch. What a huge difference it makes. We also added rope lighting inside the porch eave so we have twinkle lights for the evening. They, too, run on remote control.As if this wasn’t enough, the awnings were finally delivered last week and were installed on Friday. This pic shows the awnings fully extended but I can adjust them to wherever I want. We opted for 2 awnings, each independently operated so I can have shade wherever needed. FYI: If anyone wants info, I’d be happy to clue you in. Great price, great quality and great fun!!! And just so you realize how much of a difference these awnings make, I took the temperature using a infrared temperature gun. On the lawn it read 133 degrees. On the porch, 84 degrees. Impressive, huh???
Now onto serious business, cards. First up are the next 2 cards for the Alphabet swap I’m doing on one of my card making groups.
E is for Elephant. For this card, I used my Brother SNC.F is for feather. Here I chose to do some embroidery on paper.
Lastly, a few more cards that will be donations for my ‘Share Kindness’ campaign.
A pretty shaker card using tulle and a beautiful layering stamp.Another star shaker card.And finally, a stamped background and vellum card. I used a white gel pen to highlight the clear embossed flowers and a stamped sentiment on vellum.
I have many, many more cards that I will share with you in the following weeks. But for now, I’ll leave you with this clue: Big things will soon be happening here.