Friday, September 13, 2013

From the Moment You Move

It was just a few months ago that I was writing about fires in Colorado, one of which burned 500 homes.  Now parts of the state are under water.  They are saying this is a hundred year flood.  There are towns cut off with washed out roads, there are towns that have been evacuated, there are videos of main streets that have turned into rivers right up to and above the front stoops of the stores, there are interstates that are lakes, there are cars that have been tumbled by collapsing roads into what used to be dry drainage ditches and are now rushing rivers.

Fortunately for my family, we live high above the Denver area on the east side, away from the mountains.  It is very, very wet here but absolutely no danger.  In fact, if I didn't have the news on all day, it would be incredibly pleasant at my house as it has finally cooled off and I love the sound of the rain. (My kids - being selfish teenagers - are just disappointed that there is school today because many major school districts have closed.)  Thank you for all of your words of concern.



I don't think that I have ever made a "new home" card, but I have dear friend who is making a major and fairly life-altering move.  I wanted to send her my love and best wishes and saw that I actually had the perfect stamp!  I recently organized all of my dies and remembered that I had a small rainbow so this card came together exactly as I had hoped.

The moment you move

The only thing that I spent a little time struggling with is the three-color rainbow, but the challenge at Stamping Royalty gave me exactly the fresh and cheerful look that I had wanted.


  • Stamps: Impression Obsession (I have this in a single wood stamp, but I don't see it on their site anymore. They do have the sentiment in a clear set here. The font is slightly different.)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Soft Sky
  • Ink: Black
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles and Rainbow/Clouds die set, Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here die, clear sequins - Clearly Beloved 5mm at Simon Says Stamp

22 comments:

Happy Dance said...

The news about the flooding reminded me of the spring floods up in the Calgary area...very scary! Glad to hear you're out of the danger zone. And speaking of zones... you are in the zone when it comes to this card! I love it. You're right, those colors are perfect for your little rainbow! Great card. Have a fun weekend. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Kim, news of the flooding is horrible. I am not sure what Mother Nature is thinking anymore. Glad to hear your are safe. Your card with the glitter rainbow is gorgeous. Your friend will love it.

Annette Allen said...

this crazy rain.. glad you all are not being flooded out.. It is sad for all those who have to vacate.

Your card is stunning.. love that rainbow..

Shannon J said...

I'm so glad you are okay, but I feel terrible for those affected. Nature is definitely dealing some strange cards these days...hope the rain goes away soon and is replaced by a beautiful rainbow - just like the one on your card. Gah! It is awesome!!! It is perfection!!! What a sweet card to send to your friend!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! Love that sparkly rainbow---the colors are just perfect!!! And what a beautiful sentiment! Glad to hear you and your family are safe!! I am safe here on high ground as well. However, it's a good thing I don't need to go anywhere---my canyon road is closed and the canyons north and south of me are closed due to rock slides and flooding. Would be a mighty long detour to get into town. My husband is flying back from a business trip tonight---will be tricky finding a route from the airport to the house.

cm said...

I've been following the news of the floods in your area, having experienced the torrential downpour and resulting destruction in our town in June. Even now, much construction is underway to restore buildings and roads; so many families still remain displaced. So, so glad that you're safe! To all those affected - my heart goes out to them!
Your card is perfect for your friend: beautiful images and a heart-warming sentiment. It will be cherished! A special thank you for noticing my Boo Crew win - but it's all because of you, for having introduced me to Newton's Nooks. Such cute images - and your Boo Crew showcase was awesome! Excited to play once they arrive!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Good to hear you're safe, Kim. What a sweet card, gorgeous glittery three colour rainbow ... just delicious! Anita :)

Karren said...

This is indeed the perfect sentiment for a new home card and the rainbow is a perfect finishing touch. I feel for everyone affected by the floods - acts of nature can be so devastating and take such a long time to recover from.

Deepti said...

Great to know that you are in the safe part of Colorado :) Rain is good till the time it doesn't turn into a flood :(

But, you card is such a beauty, I love the rainbow peeking through the window :)

snappy scrappy said...

Wonderful...love the sentiment and sequins!! Glad to here your place is fine...scary weather there!!

Kara said...

So cute! Love the rainbow peeking through the heart!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant card, Kims! And brilliant in both meanings!!

Thank you for letting us know that you aren't in the flooded area. It looks horrible and devastating on the news! My heart goes out - again - to all the people affected. Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing sentiment, just fabulous. What a wonderful card to send to someone with a new home. I love your sweet home and rainbow, just so fun.

Deborah Frings said...

This is a lovely card with a great sentiment and lovely bright rainbow.

So glad to hear that you and your family are safe. I can't believe the amount of rain that has fallen in your part of the world. Keep safe.

Marybeth said...

So glad to hear you are safe,we are praying for those affected by the floods . I stopped by to see how you were because I knew you were from Colorado. I won't complaine about the 101 temps. today.
What a sweet card and sentiment.

Aileen said...

Lovely new home card. i like your sparkly rainbow and the sentiment is fab.

Glad to here that you are all ok.

Aileen x

Lisa said...

I'm so happy to know you and your family are out of harms way. those folks remain in my prayers. Your card is darling Kim, I love the sentiment and your sparkly rainbow!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely wish! Love the rainbow!

Julie Marshall said...

This is adorable!

Lyndal said...

FAB combination of colours, sentiment & design Kim!!

Jen W. said...

I love your little rainbow and how it pops off of all that gorgeous white space!

Georgeann Manning said...

this is fantastic!!!! Love it! glad you joined us for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!