Thanks for your kindness... 58

Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 8, 2011 @ 10:12 PM | , , ,

Happy Saturday! Hope you are enjoying the day :) Any big weekend plans? Not much going on for me, just waking up early in the morning around 5:00 am so I can get a bike ride in before it gets too hot. Before you know it, the Mercury is pushing 100 degrees then it's too late. My dear friend Stephanie turned me onto My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies. I immediately fell in love with their gorgeous doilies and matching border dies: 
I'm always in need of a Thank You card so that is exactly what I made. I pulled out some Prima patterned paper that I embarrassingly purchased 4 months or so ago, stamped a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies Additions, adorned with a multi-layered My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo Die and a Faux Crochet Border. Topped it off with a flower from Recollections, a seam binding bow and Martha Stewart pearl.
You may have heard on the news the other day about the intense sandstorm, aka: a Haboob, that we experienced here in Phoenix? We live on top of a little mountain that overlooks what is known as the East Valley. Here are some photos that Scott took as we watched the storm roll in engulfing our neck of the woods!
a different angle:
a little bit closer:
Have you ever seen a Haboob? So can imagine how I spent my day off after the storm? If you guessed pressure washing the patio and windows, you hit the nail on the head! Thanks so much for looking! Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with something to share for the current CR84FN Color Challenge.
Be Sweet!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies Additions
Die Templates and Machine: My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo Die, Faux Crochet Border, SizzixVagabond
Patterned Paper: Prima
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58 Sweet Comments So Far:

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I thought of you when we saw this on the news, Mona... I am glad to hear that all you had to contend with was some cleaning - nothing worse!

Denni said...

I love this card - the colors and the stitching are just sooo pretty!

And OHMYGOSH those pics! I can't imagine how I'd feel watching that headed toward my house! It looks so unreal.

Tina said...

Such an awesome card!!! So simple yet so delicate!!! The doily is so simple & the colors so inviting!!! Very nicely done Mona ,,,,,

Tracey said...

GOTGEOUS card!! AMAZING photos WOW SCARY though! how far was your bike ride?

Stella said...

We haven't heard of this here in The Netherlands and your pictures are giving me an impression of something that looks like a very frightening experience to me.
Is everyone ok and nobody hurt?

On to your card; the colors are beautiful and I love these paterned papers. The doilies are a guanrantee for a stunning centerpiece :) Wow!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Mona. I am glad all is safe with that huge storm. Cleaning must be a huge task too.

Tumbleweed said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love those doilies!!!
OMG, those photos are amazing! I can't believe your house wasn't damaged by that dust storm! It looks huge! I'm glad you are alright!

Mary Chen said...

Your card is amazing! Love the pretty dies and border! How on earth do you get your stitching so perfect?!
That storm looks so scary! Those photos are absolutely amazing! I'm so glad you were not hurt!

Deb Hickman said...

Very pretty,love those lacy dies. OMGosh,I've never seen anything like that before, how scary.xxx

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Mona love your great card and thanks for showing us the spectaculair photo´s, amazing and so glad that everything is allright with you and your family!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Ros said...

OMG what amazing photos ... can't even begin to imagine this!It looks like something from the Bible ... thank goodness you are all safe ... I adore your card ... the papers are stunning!! beautifully done as usual ... we are off to a barbecue this evening ... here's hoping the rain stays away for a short while! have a lovely weekend

Chris said...

OMG that looks so scary! So glad to hear that you're okay. I wonder if all your craft stash is covered in a layer of sand?

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful colours. I love the MFT dies too and we can actually buy them here in the UK! :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Beautiful card! I love that layered doily combo - it's right on my MFT list. (Which is dangerously long!!!)
The dust storm evenmade our news over here in the UK and I was thinking of you. Pheweee! I'm glad it passed relatively safely for you, even if it meant a *lot* of extra cleaning up to be done! Mother Nature certainly has a way with us doesn't she?!!
Rx

Sue Ann said...

HUMMM where do I start with this post~~ The color combo is PERFECT ....... right in my sweet spot for sure!!! I love MFT's dies so much especially their rolled rose LOVE!!! The green flower LOVE ~~ paper LOVE~~ and that doily with the matching edge well that is perfect...... I love the layering of the doily too. If I wrote about what I did not like then you would not have to read so much :) I was always a bike rider ..... road bike but when I lived in NYC I kinda had second thoughts about that and when we moved to NC the back roads in the country are NO forgiving at all so now it is running/walking and ZUMBA for a few laughs LOL No matter as long as I get my blood pumping. The photos of the sand storm are CRAZY AMAZING ....... Scott really caught them and I know Curt will want to see them so I am keeping this post up to show him. Have a great weekend Mona ...... German Women's World Cup quarters today and USA tomorrow ....... I hope they both kick some booty!!!

Kim O'Connell said...

No surprise you love those dies! They fit perfectly with your style and you did them proud! Another jaw dropping beauty!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my gosh--your photos of the haboob are amazing. Wow, I've never seen anything like it! I had to call my hubby and kids over to see your photos. I can't even imagine what that would be like to experience. Yes, pressure washing is just the kind of thing I would expect would be needed as part of the cleanup after something like that! Glad you survived OK. Anyway, your card is beautiful, as always!! Gorgeous colors on this!

Mirna said...

Absolutely incredible photos of the storm, Mona! You should sell those photos! I've never seen anything that frightening in my life! I'm glad you are ok! WOW!
Your card is stunning! Those dies fit your design style so perfectly! TFS!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beauty, Mona. I love the double doily layer. I have a bunch of these in the shopping cart over at MFT. I guess I need to pay so I can use them, hu? You know how I am... ;)
Hugs~

LaurieJ said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love the doilies and the chocolate and green. Thanks for sharing the photos. They are fabulous and frightening at the same time! Glad all is well with you.

ottersln said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that! I need to pressure wash too, but not for anything like that. Glad all is well and pray you all don't have another one like that in a long time! As always gorgeous card! TFS

Jennifer McGee said...

Beautiful card, Mona! I love everything about it.

Haboob seems very frightening to me - reminds me of the large tornado wall clouds our area sees. Glad all you had to do was power wash for clean up.

Shirley said...

First I want to tell you what a gorgeous card! I have been resisting that MFT die set! This has sold me! The DP, die cuts, and the flowers are fantastic! Beautiful.......Now for your dust storm. I don't recall ever seeing anything like that before. TFS I am from Reno, NV. I don't think I have seen anything before from AZ about these. Oh, I almost forgot. What did you place your card on to take the photo. I love it.

Mary said...

Mona, these photos are incredible!!!! I can't believe the size of that dust cloud! Must have been pretty scary to see that headed your way! I'm glad you didn't have any damage!
I love your gorgeous card! Those dies are magnificent!

Linda R. said...

You know you were the first person I thought of when I saw the images of the storm on the news.. That looks crazy.. I can't even image the mess you had to clean up..

Your card looks amazing as always.

Hugs, Linda

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful card!!! These dies are so gorgeous! I love how you layered them! Beautiful bow and flower too!
Thanks for sharing these incredible photos of the haboob!!! Looks so scary; I'm glad everything is alright!

ChristineCreations said...

The card is so pretty Mona...and those pictures, they don't even look like it could be real...glad you were able to dig out from all the dust and sand, and glad you're alright!

GabrielleH said...

OMG, Mona, what an amazing set of photos! Never seen anything like that! I guess this is common in the deserts of the middle east but I guess they happen in the US too. I'm so glad to hear that you didn't suffer any damage. Thanks for sharing with us! Your card is gorgeous as usual!

ShellyM said...

Wow, those pictures look like Hollywood special effects! Absolutely incredible!!! End of the world kind of stuff! Amazing photography too!
I love the pretty dies you used on this card and gorgeous PP! Really elegant and feminine! TFS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! LOVE those doilies and that border die.. they are "to die for"... hahaha!

Wow! Scott's pics are amazing!

Isabel Jett said...

Gorgeous doilies and matching border on your card, Mona! You are so talented!
Wow, your photos are incredible, scary, but incredible!!!!

ScrappyFelicia said...

Oh wow, I can't imagine seeing something like this dust storm! Your photos of it are the best I've seen anywhere! OMG!
Also, thanks for sharing this amazing card with us! I might have to order those same doilies and borders! They are so pretty!

Dana Gustafson said...

Your card is amazing but I have to say mother nature and Scott's pictures had my mouth hanging open this time! Oh my! THAT must have been intense!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona,

I was looking at your gorgeous card, in which I love the colors, and then I scrolled down and saw that storm on your photos! Gosh, it sared me even looking at the photos! Nope, never seen anything like that, comparing to this, my little country is soooo safe! This must be really scary! Is it dangerous? Or 'just' mess-making? What happens when it comes over your house? Impressive photos!!
Hope all is well and clean with you again!

Hugs, Wendy

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful colors on your pretty card Mona! love the ribbon with the pearl and your lovely new dies!

I have never heard of a haboob and did not hear that it hit Phoenix! Kent is a closet weatherman - so I'm surprised he didn't hear of it and tell me! I bet you ran quick to batten down all the hatches when it got so near to you!! It must have left quite a mess! So glad you are ok - maybe just a little dusty?!?!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! I really enjoy seeing what you do with all the dies you use! Your creativity is always very inspiring!
Those photos of the sand storm are unimaginable! I would have been so scared! I bet it left quite a mess! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Mona, your card is stunning. Love the colors and the fabulous stitching.

Holy cow what pictures. I saw it on T.V. and it all just looked so surreal - as does your photos. It looks like a tidal wave just coming over the city. What a horrid mess this would make not to mention breathing issues. But what fabulous photos.

Yesnir said...

Another gorgeous design!!!!! Wow, I too love these My Favorite Things dollies! I love how you layered them and framed the beautiful flower so beautifully! Great colors in the DP! So stunning!
I just have to say that those photos of the storm are unbelievable!! Wow, what an unnerving and ominous looking thing! It almost looks alive! Scott took some incredible photos! Magazine cover quality! I hope he didn't get too much dust in his camera! TFS!

Michelle Long said...

Wow, I have never seen anything quite like your photos of the haboob! Wow, just amazing!

lynn said...

what a darling card today, mona! and the sand storm pics are oh, my-awesome! its doesn't look like you could breath with that mess in the air!

Tammy L said...

What frightening photos, Mona! I would have been so scared! Its amazing that there was only minor cleanup necessary! Wow!
Your card is so gorgeous with those beautiful dies! TFS!

SusanH said...

Gorgeous card Mona! Love those doilies! Incredible photos of that haboob! Wow, what photography but very scary to know that that cloud would be engulfing your house! OMG!

Daniela said...

What a beautiful card. Love those doilies and the Prima paper! I saw this storm on the news!! I have never seen anything like it. My husband is from Scottsdale and he has never seen anything like this either.

Debbi said...

Crazy storm! Wow, these photos are absolutely stunning! I would not want to be outside when that thing hit! WoW!

Constance said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! What beautiful dies used! I love the layering and the delicate pattern!
Thank heavens that we don't have sand storms here in the UK! Those photos are beyond belief! Reminds me of a volcano eruption! I'm glad you are ok!

Kerry said...

Amazing photos, Mona! Scott really captured this "beast"! How frightening this must have been to see this headed your way! It looks like something from a disaster movie! Wow! Thanks for sharing with us!
I love your beautiful card! I really love the pretty dies from My Favorite Things! I will have to go check them out!

Shirley said...

Wow - those pictures remind me of the sandstorm in The Mummy! We didn't go outside during the storm, so we didn't see it roll in like that.

Michelle Breston said...

Mona, your card is gorgeous! Great new dies! Love how you did the layers! Perfection!!!
I can't get over these incredible pictures of the haboob! Weren't you scared? Wow, I've never seen anything like that! Looks like movie special effects! Your DH took some incredible photos! Wow!

Christina said...

What dramatic photos, Mona! Absolutely incredible but also scary! I'm glad you guys didn't have any damage! Beautiful card too! Thanks!

Basement Stamper said...

Love these colors together, my favorites!! Great pictures your husband took, absolutely amazing!

Helen Watanabi said...

OMG, Mona, these are absolutely incredible photos!!!! I wouldn't want to get caught in the middle of something like that! I'm so glad you are ok! Incredible!
Also, this card is so gorgeous as usual!!! I love those doilies you used! TFS!

Jeanne J said...

Mona,
Gorgeous card!!! Love all the lacy accents! I have never heard of "My Favorite Things" - I will check them out! You should have made the photos of the haboob a separate post because I can't focus on my comments about your card now. That sand storm is like NOTHING I have EVER SEEN - except maybe in a sci fi movie - Independence Day or something - looks seriously SCARY!!!!!!! Glad you made out ok!!

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE the card! I LOVE their dies... (I LOVE to much! HA HA!) Those photos are AMAZING.. I seriously thought they were fake until I read them! They were something to see.. and NO I have never seen that before!

Andrea M said...

OMG Mona! Those pictures are so INCREDIBLE and intense!!! So glad to hear you guys and your house are OK…wowzas… I can't believe the waves of sand rolling in… I certainly have never seen this before!
This card is so beautiful! I'll have to check out the MFT dies… always in search of a great die :)

Pauline said...

OMG, those pictures of the storm are amazing!! It must have been very scary! I love the MFT dies, I didn't know there was a smaller one to fit that style, it works so well layered up, and I love the colours too, a gorgeous card.

GinaB said...

Firstly, I LOVE this card, Mona!! Those doilies are magnificent and I love that there are borders too! So pretty!
Second, I can't believe these amazing photos your DH took of that sand storm! It looks like the end of the world! Wow, I would have been terrified to see that headed towards me! Absolutely unbelievable! TFS!

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Silvia said...

Ooops! I was telling you how much I love those dies too! You did an amazing job with them. Wow...amazing photos Mona! You must have been terrified to see that huge storm coming your way....

Kelly S. said...

I am quivering with fear at the sight of that sandstorm! I have always been terrified of tornados, etc...one too many times watching the Wizard of Oz as a kid! I'll stick to Upstate blizzards and below zero wind chills anyday! So glad only a pressure washing was needed at your house, Mona!
PS...Luckily I saw your beautiful card first before becoming totally distracted by the storm pics ;)


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