Monday, May 3, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps Card " Purple Comfort"/ and the crazy floods of Tennessee

Tonight I have a card to share that I created with one of my new images from ching chou kuiks fantasy art collection (plate #47) at Sweet Pea Stamps. Her name is "Purple Comfort", and I decided to color her in Fall colors. I have noticed for someone who is not an orange fan I have been using it a lot in my coloring. I know I live in Tennesse and orange is our Tennessee Vols color, but I am not a Tennessee Vols fan.
But I just love these colors together, so warm and comforting. So instead of being Purple comfort to me she is Fall comfort. And Fall is my favorite season along with Spring.

But Spring here in Tennessee the last 3 days has been crazy!!!!!!! We have had the worst flooding since 1926 or 1927. Downtown Nashville AKA Music City.. is underwater, all of Opryland Hotels 1st floor is under at least 3 to 9 feet of water. OpryMills, which is our big shopping Mall(it use to be Opryland Amusement Park) is also flooded. The damage here is just unbelieveable!!!!! We have hundreds upon hundreds of homes that look as if they are sitting in the middle a the lake. Between Saturday and Sunday we had at the least 14 inches of rain.
I live out in the country about 30 miles from Nashville. So living in the country has it's advantages. My house didn't ever come close to flooding, but the HUGE farm across the road from us got flooded but days. Thankfully all his cows are okay, but it was getting to where they almost had no where else to go to stay out of the flood waters. The kids have been out of school today and will be again tomorrrow. We even had 3 of out major Interstates to flood and one woman lost her life just by the floods on that Interstate. As of tonight we have had 15 people to loose their lives to this Historical Floods. Yes, this flood is one of the worst things to happen here in Middle Tennesse, but not just Middle Tennessee. Kentucky and Mississippi also had alot of flooding, but Tennessee was hit the worst.
Okay If you have stayed with me this long, THANK YOU!!! Just wanted to share the craziness of the past 3 days. We are in the Billons $$$$ of flooding damage.
Okay now on to my supplies list!!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Paper: Basic Grey Indian Summer and DCWV Indian Summer, black and dark plumlish/drown CS, Image was stamped on PTI white CS
Accessories: Flowers from Wild Orchird Crafts, Floral arrangement sprays, Nestie dies, EKSucess Border Punch
Skin: E000,E00,E02,E50,E51, R20, Rv00
Hair: E79,E77,E74,E71 and colorless blender
Clothes: RV99,E18,R08,YR09,YR04
Cats: E40,E30,E33,E35


Anonymous said...

Wow your card is just amazing Angela, these warm colors are wonderful !!! Fall is my fave part of the year. So sorry for this crazy weather, I've seen photos on the net. And I'm so happy that you and your family are ok.
Mag :)

Kristy Young said...

OMG you poor things Angela! I know what your all going through! Stay safe,
LOVE LOVE your card and the tones you used! I have this stamp coming!
Kristy xx

sugarplum said...

The weather situation soiunds just awful. Glad that you are safe and well but my heart goes out to those poor people whos homes are under water.
Your card is beautiful I love the shading in her hair I follow your blog avidly having sound it via sweetpeastamps Its always a treat to see what you have been creating Thanks for the inspiration

Donna said...

Angela ...Oh WOW!!! Her hair is just amazing and I LOVE the fact that you used orange...Really beautiful!!

I am glad that you and your family are safe and I hope the water receedes soon...My thoughts are with you all!! Xx

Peggy said...

Hi Angela! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the fall color scheme.
I used to live in Knoxville before I moved to FL a little over two years ago. Opryland Hotel and Opry Mills were always a favorite spot for me as I had to travel to the TennCare Bureau downtown a lot for business.
So sad...
I live where the oil slick is heading towards us. Already a lot of sea life are affected.
Take care and stay safe!

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Angela. I am so sorry what happened, i'm glad you O'K. I was looking for your cards last nite. It is gorgeous, orange color look good.
Stay safe. Big hug to you. Nataliya.

Christine Riley said...

Hi Angela,

I was going to send you an e-mail this morning to make sure you were okay with all the flooding, but I checked your blog first and saw your update. I'm so glad you are doing okay and I'm so sorry for all that's happening with the flooding. I've been saying lots of prayers for everyone down there. Your card is gorgeous! I just posted a card with this image yesterday, but I must say, your coloring puts mine to shame :) I love how you see color, it's just amazing. I'm loving the new releases from Sweet Pea. My birthday is this coming Thursday and hubby said I could treat myself (although I probably would have anyway) :) Talk to you soon.
Hugs, Christine

Lau W said...

Delicious stamp, oh I'm i love !!!
Superb card, very very nice !
Hugs !

the whimsical butterfly said...

Can you believe this flooding? I'm glad you're ok. We had very little water in my neighborhood but our school has been closed for 2 days now due to standing water in the school. we drove past Opryland late Sunday night-when we got the call about DH's dad-we had to take 3 alternate routes but the water was unbelievable. Even the pics they are showing on the news, you don;t really get it until you see it. IT's awful. Lots of prayers for our neighboring communities!

Your card is just gorgeous, Angela. Hugs!

Leanne said...

I will keep you and the state of Tennessee in my prayers. It's really amazing and awe inspiring that you created such a beautiful card with so much going on around you. God Bless you.

Gina said...

This is so pretty Angela. Love the orange!

I am so glad you didn't have any flooding. Even though ours was no where near as bad as lots of other people got, it has done plenty of damage in our house. I don't know that I will ever get my craft stuff sorted again.

sweetpeastamps said...

wowzers Angela, I love the colors. You do such FABULOUS work. I am soooo proud to have you on my teamI am contstantly, showing my daughter your blog.

WickedPixie said...

Angela, this is beautiful! I love all of the oranges! Your coloring is SO gorgeous (as is the rest of the card, of course!) :-)Traci

Danni said...

Glad you are okay with all the flooding!
Simply stunning and gorgeous card!

Rufus said...

So glad that you and yours are OK. Was wondering. Of course, having admitted on your blog that you're not a Vols fan, you may be run out of town on a rail! Fan or not the orange looks great! Love the card.

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Angela. First let me say that I am glad to hear that your family is safe. How scary! We were watching on the new about the Grand old Opri....It is just sad. I feel so bad for the people that loose their homes in it all. If there is anything that we can do you let us know. If you hear of anyone that needs anything. I don't what I could do from here, but you just never know. Ok, as for your card. OMG...You just have so much talent. I love, love the colors that you have use, and the whole thing is just wonderful! The green swirls, are those made from white wrapped floral wire? I really just love that look. Hugs, and stay safe Lisa

Tammi said...

So crazy about the flooding, I hope everything is receding now. And WOW on your card, soooo pretty! Love the colors and beautiful image!

jo said...

Beautiful card!

So glad to hear you're ok!

KymKreates said...

I love the warm colors you have used. She looks so inviting. It seems like you have a magic touch with your copics. I am hoping all is getting better in your neck of the woods with all the flooding!!! I am thinking about you all.