Sunday, December 4, 2011

Don't Open Until Christmas

Hi! I've had a rough day. I woke up at 6:15 a.m. to sing at church. After church I went Christmas shopping for one hour before I had to head to work. I worked till 9:00, and although I'm a very good driver, I was in a hurry to get home so I set my cruise for 59 mph even though it was snowing. The roads did not appear slippery at all. Next thing I knew, my car accelerated on a curve and the car went out of control. I couldn't slow it down or get it back in control for anything. I fish tailed numerous times, then I just started spinning in circles, and finally the car just flew off the road and into the air and five feet down an embankment. Miraculously both me and my car came out of without a scratch, but my pocket book is now $200.00 dollars poorer because I had to call a tow truck. I'm so mad at myself. If I hadn't set my cruise, none of this would have happened. It took me two extra hours just to get home. I'd be in bed in right instead of writing this post. Ugh!I know I should be grateful it wasn't worse, but all I can think about is the loss of time and money. But everyone was sure nice and helpful. Two good Samaritans stopped and tried to help me. One even tried to drive my car up out of the ditch, but that was obviously impossible. Two sheriff officers came by and were very sweet, and the tow truck driver was very nice too. No one made me feel stupid, and everyone said there were multiple accidents tonight.

Anyway, onto my card. The Christmas Tree image is from the set 'Wrapped in Love' by Paper Fashions. The sketch is by MFT (MFTWSC46). The paper is My Mind's Eye 'Twelve Days of Christmas'. The sentiment tag is actually a button I purchased from JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts. I put Stickles on the Star and added a sparkly ribbon and adhesive crystals for embellishment.

Have a great day! Amy


  1. Oh Not a good trip :-( So glad you are ok. Love the card - it is a real sweetie.

  2. I'm so sorry you went through this but I am thankful you are ok!! Your card is precious - love these colors and your DP! Great job coloring!

    Take Care!

  3. Oh Amy, I'm sorry you had a rough day but so glad you and your car are back home safe.

    Your Christmas tree card is gorgeous!

  4. this is so pretty and festive, Amy! super card!

  5. Oh, Amy! I'm so sorry for awful experience. That would be so scary. Happened to me once, minus the five foot plunge! I'm so very, very glad you are ok, and that neither you nor your car had damage. Sure you don't want that adventure again.

    Another totally adorable card, Amy. Love everything about it. You did a great job on coloring and shading the tree. Love the packages and how they're placed under the tree. Always love your paper choices!!! So sweet. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all. And I hope you have a better week!

  6. I am so sorry about your accident!! I am so glad that you and your car came out unharmed.

    Your card is gorgeous!! I just love the colors, coloring, and the patterned paper!! Gorgeous!!

  7. Whoa- what a scary accident- glad you are OK! I love your pretty card- the papers you use are always just perfect- love your eye for color!

  8. Oh how lucky you are to go through all that and be OK along with your card. Must have been terrifying for you! Someone was looking out for you!

    your card is fabulous!


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