8.29.2011

Theoretically, this Hippo could have done this in my Basement yesterday. Just say'n.

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Well, Hurricane Irene has come and gone and we were fortunate to have no major problems. Our basement flooded, however, it is unfinished and we fully expected that to happen, so we were pretty prepared for it. As of this morning, the humidity down there was down to 65% and some areas of the floor are dry. The lower areas are still puddles, but they will be fine in a day or two between the pump and the dehumidifier. We never lost power at our house, although, MANY people did. My parents lost it all day at theirs. I don't know if they have it back this morning or not yet. We did have at least one tree down - it actually snapped in the middle and the top part fell down so we have a giant 'half-tree' in the backyard. It's kind of funny looking. Another tree is leaning A LOT, but we can't see if it broke due to the growth all around it, so it might just be forever leaning oddly or it could be broken. None of these fell anywhere near the house, though, so that's good. So, that's what happened in my neck of the woods. How about you?

Happy Birthday Hippo


I felt that this card was appropriate for today, seeing as this fun hippo could have taken this bath in our basement yesterday! HA! He is a fabulous image from 100 Proof Press! The image is called Splashing Hippo! YAY! (#5657-W) Seriously. I love him. I used some great EAD Stickers for the sentiment on this card! Love them!

Happy Birthday Hippo


I used inks as watercolors with my waterbrush to add just a bit of color to the image. I love how it makes it pop! And then I simply added some black and blue twine from The Twinery to finish it off!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Less Is More: Take Three - Week 12, Off Center; Week 28, One Layer with Ink; Week 29, Things that Move
CASual Fridays: Use Stickers

48 comments:

Sally H said...

So glad you were spared the worst of the hurricane. Your card is fabulous! He is a super fun image

Lisa said...

I LOVE that happy hippo, but am even more elated to hear that you escaped relatively unscathed from the hurricane! May the water be gone...and neighbors, friends, and family find themselves back to peace soon. :)

Jane said...

Great card. What a fun, quirky image, glad you survived Irene, thanks for visiting my blog.

creativedawn said...

What a happy card...hippo splashing happily. Happy to hear you weathered Irene okay with minimal damages.

hugz
Pam

wendyp said...

that hippo is a cutie! Glad to hear you weathered the hurricane without too much damage!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Good to hear you weathered the storm. Love your card - that is a happy hippo! Congrats on getting past 600 on FB!

Deanne :)

Sharon said...

This looks great - simple but very effective!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

thank goodness you are safe and sound!

very cute card!

Tammy said...

I've had the east coast in my prayers all weekend. So glad you made out OK. I lived through 3 hurricanes in 2004 when I lived in Orlando. Losing power in FL in August is NO FUN. No power anytime is no fun, but still. That's the worst part. Love your card! That hippo is the cutest image. It's so fun! Hope you have a good week.

Emily said...

Happy to hear you guys are OK and no major damage.

SUPER cute card.. LOVE the hippo:)

Marjie Kemper said...

Glad you were mostly spared... this image is hilarious given the possibilities. Very fun!

Sam said...

Glad to hear that you and yours are all ok.

That Hippo is gorgeous!!

Kathyk said...

I LOVE your super fun card and that hippo is adorable - you could have called it Hippo BATHday to you!!!

So pleased to hear that you were so well prepared for the event that is Hurricane Irene and are pretty much on top of things

Stay safe

Kathyk

Martina2801 said...

What a funny card!

Elisa K said...

So glad yall are safe... Love the hippo card.. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Jo said...

No hurricane action here in the Midwest. But actually are having a nice break from the extremely crazy weather we have had all year so far!

Super fun card, Jingle!

bethann said...

glad you got off lightly, luckily we did too. yes our basement flooded and it is finished so a big mess there and something happened to our AC but waiting for the service people to call and it isn't too hot right now. we didn't lose power but my brother did, we are south of Philly and he's north of Philly. so who knows.

ScrappnBee said...

Glad to hear that you survived the storm ok, with minimal damage. YOu never know with those biggies. Love the hippo card too! The splash makes me smile! -Amanda

Connie said...

glad you had no problems! super cute card!!!

Suze Bain said...

That is a super image. Great fun. xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Great fun card and hope the basement is no longer swimming in water x

Cindy Adkins said...

Aww, what a cute card! And more than that--I'm so glad that you are safe!!! I hope your mom got her power back!
XO
Cindy

Netty said...

LOL such a fun card. Glad you are all safe. x

hilde janbroers said...

love it!!

Linda Beeson said...

So glad that all you had to deal with was water in the basement - that is bad enough! That little guy is adorable and very appropriate.

Chrissie said...

My, what a cute image this really made me smile.... fab card too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

A fabulous card, great image, such fun
Thank you very much
Mandi
Diva LIM "Less is More"

Sally Morgan said...

So glad you came off pretty unscathed hunni! I've been glued to the TV watching it, unbelievable to watch it barrel so far up the East Coast.
Super cute hippo card!
*hugs* Sal x

richardbreaks said...

Now, THAT'S a happy hippo!!
Great job!!

Aileen said...

Super image, fun card. Glad to hear everything is ok with your family. x

lostinpaper said...

This card is adorable! Love your CAS design!

Tracy said...

That hippo looks like its having a jolly good time in your basement ;)

I love that you added your waterpen to make the water more prominent.

Lisa said...

Ok this is just too much fun!!! Super cute :)

ElfRenee said...

That looks like the happiest hippo ever! And that's too bad that your basement flooded, but I'm glad it wasn't worse.

Marlene said...

Ha ha ha! What an appropriate card! Glad to hear you're a-okay after the hurricane.

We weathered it fine, too.

I'm baaccck!! Sorry I haven't been around the past week plus. I took a much needed bloggy vacation...and went a few places, too. Hope I didn't miss any dolly posts. Gonna have to go look now! LOL!

Beryl K said...

Stunning card, love the hippo.
Beryl x

Jan said...

cute card and am happy you are safe :)

Carol said...

This is so cute, great card. Carol x

retrorevival.biz said...

Relieved to hear you're all OK and didn't suffer too much damage. Just a tree down here ~ lucky:)

~Cindy

Sarina said...

Hahaha, I just love the stamp.
What a nice card

Sarina said...

Hahaha, I just love the stamp.
What a nice card

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a cute image- imagine a storm and then a hippo in the basement- too funny. Glad you made it through the storm well!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, so glad you were okay. Great card what a happy hippo, love it, Gay xxx

Gerri Herbst said...

So glad all turned out well with you and Irene.We lost power for two days and had alot of water in the basement. We are drying out now! Just love the hippo card, it made me laugh. take care, gerri

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

How cute is that sweet hippo?! Love, love, love him! Great use of stickers! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

GinaA said...

Very cute image, lovely card.

Laura Davis said...

So glad everyone is safe! This card is adorable. :)
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Lynn Stevens said...

glad your all o.k!
the card teeheehee!

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