Friday, July 8, 2011

SFF and Revenge of the Haboob

This is not my best card ever. I apologize because this is a great sketch. Later in the coming week, I will come back to it and make a better one. I blame the Revenge of the Haboob.

Haboobs are no longer funny to me, even with the name "haboob." 

"Why?" you ask.

Because when the dust settles, literally, the dust settles...everywhere.

My entire house has a fine layer of brown dust on everything.

There is a pile of dirt inside my front door from when the 50 mph winds blew it in. My couch and loveseat have that dust on them. The floor, the Stampin' Up catalog on my coffee table, the coffee table, the cupboard doors in the kitchen, all my appliances, everything is covered in that dust.

I spent hours tonight cleaning my living room and kitchen and they still need vacuumed and mopped again.
I had planned to use my new stamps which came today to make the Sketch Frenzy Friday card. I was not procrastinating. I had planned this for over a week. But when it was time to stamp, I was exhausted. So, on my stamp table I had just cleaned, was this green and pink Sizzix cut out with the butterfly and flower punches on it. It had the square from the sketch on it and was close enough and I was tired enough that I tried to make it work for this sketch. The bow didn't look right on the side horizontally, so I had to put it on vertically.

Tomorrow, I will add the ingredients for this card, but now I'm going to bed. 

I fought the haboob and the haboob won.

Go to Deb Currier's blog at to see a better card made with this sketch. Then make your own and share it with us at

Happy Stamping!

Love, Angela and the wiener dog
who slept on the couch the whole time I was cleaning.

I believe this is where the phrase "Lucky Dog" originated.


Tammy said...

Gosh--that dust storm was something! Very scarey indeed! Sorry about all the dust! I live in "sunny southwest", too--I understand the fight with the dust!!

Love your card! It's very pretty!

Patrice H said...

Wow Angela, That card is great! I really do have to get that die!
That Dust Storm looked scary! I saw one in a movie (Hildago) once but yours looked a little too real! Do they happen often? I don't believe I have ever heard of one of these in the US before? I thought I had a ton of dust at our old place in the dirt canyon but this takes the cake! Glad you all are safe!

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