I thought if I made some fall cards, we'd have some fall weather. So far .... no. It got to 91 degrees today. We have broken a lot of records with our 90 degree days this month.
This card uses a lot retired items. The leaves are from Vintage Leaves and the matching dies, Leaflets. If you don't have these items, there is a great set in the current Holiday Catalog - Gather Together that would work great. I stamped the leaves on Melon Mango cardstock with Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie ink. After die cutting the leaves, I used the dauber and sponged the edges. The banner and sentiment is from Country Home.
We went to visit Ashley this weekend and took my mom and Sammie, my cat. When we took Sammie to Ashley's last month, she tolerated the drive. This time ..... not so much! She bit Sonny once - tried for a second time but get him. Needless to say, he was ready to throw her out the window! I think she was like that this time because she didn't have much room in the back seat with mom back there. Plus, the traffic was horrendous (as usual) and it took us 8 hours! As soon as we got to Ashley's, it was on to dinner. Ashley had reservations for 6:30 at an Ethiopian restaurant with two of her friends. Sonny did not go - which was a good thing. Mom usually will eat anything but not so with Ethiopian food! It wasn't my favorite either but I tried everything. We stayed around the house this time. With mom and her walker, that makes it much easier. I did some yard work and Sonny did a few "fix it" projects. Mom loved sitting on Ashley's porch in the rocking chair or on the swing in the back yard.
On Friday, we noticed some things going on with Sammie. She threw up a couple of times and started peeing in mom's bed and Ashley's bed. There was blood in her pee so we took her to see the vet on Saturday. Sammie is like a wild cat at the vet's so they had a hard time examining her. The vet feels like whatever is going on with her is caused by stress so I think this is the last time she goes on a trip with us! She got a antibiotic shot and the vet gave me some Gabapentin to give her when we were ready to drive back to NC. It took Ashley and I a while to get it in her but it did help with the drive back. She was mellowed out!!
When we got home last night I had a call from a neighbor who told me there had been a shooting on my cul-de-sac. There are only 3 houses on our street! We missed all the action. We think someone was attempting to break into the home. When the wife and child arrived home, she thought something wasn't right and called her husband and 911. Her husband arrived first and I am assuming he is the one who shot the burglar in the leg.
Well, it's almost time for some Steeler football. My team has been terrible this year so far - haven't won a game! I am hoping for a win tonight.