Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Showers . . . . .


Bring May flowers   - and flooding !


Here in the Mississippi River valley we've been hearing dire predictions for flooding this spring due to all of the snow up north and the fact that the ground is still saturated from all of the snow we had this past winter. The rain outlook for April is high. The local governments have already held meetings in preparation for spring flooding. I keep an eye on the weather and river levels almost daily. 

I look back to what we went through in 2008 and don't really want to go through it again, however if we do indeed see severe flooding , I sure hope it is no worse than 2008 ! Our home stayed dry although we were surrounded by water. 

We didn't live here in 1993, but I've seen photos and video of this old house flooded: I don't think I could handle that situation. The experts called 1993 a 500 hundred year flood, meaning we shouldn't see anything like it again in our lifetime. yet it was pretty high in 2008, one of the top ten floods of all time for this area since records have been kept.




Here are a couple of photos from 2008 :



The water starting to creep into the field (front yard) from the creek 





Highest point/crest - there was 6 feet of water out in the field.
Yes, that is a Sea Doo out in our yard !




Sitting in a boat with about 6 feet of water under me. 
It was getting too close for comfort, we were nervous.
No higher than this, we will be fine - and enjoy our lake front property.
It was very inconvenient with the roads under water, though.


Perhaps the experts will be wrong ....................





All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!

Whisper White card stock
Texturz plate Perfect Details
Weather Or Not stamp set
Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black markers

Run the upper portion of the card through the Big Shot die cut machine with the texturz plate.

Color the image with markers then stamp on the lower smooth portion of the card.

Do the same once more only this time stamp on a scrap piece of Whisper white card stcok. Cut out each umbrella top.

Attach the umbrellas to the card base with dimensionals.




For flood related information



5 comments:

  1. Grrrr, bad computer!

    The umbrellas are adorable :)

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  2. Heather this is a cute CAS card! I love the row of colorful umbrellas dancing across the bottom of the card!

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  3. So cute, Heather. Don't you hate it when that happens! Sorry...but you certainly brought smiles to your followers with this bright and simply adorable card. Cute border idea.

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  4. Cute, cute card, Heather. An umbrella punch would help, huh? Go to my computer and see the surprise I have for you. You go girl!!

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  5. Cute clean and simple card. I know this post is a few weeks old, but I've been out of the loop for a while as you kno wdue to some nasty flooding in my area. Hope you stay above water. i looked at your flood link and I see today that many places are under threat. The US sure has been dealt a terrible hand by the weather. Good luck and stay safe.

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