Monday, August 3, 2015

Mojo Monday #409

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It's the first Monday of the month and that means contest time over on the Mojo Monday blog!  The more entries we get, the greater your chances of winning so come play long for your change to win some Verve!

I needed a birthday card for my son as he turned 15 this weekend.  I still can't believe my 6'1" "baby" is fifteen - where did the years go!!  He is a fabulous boy with a huge heart, charismatic personality and holds a very special place in my heart.  I am truly blessed and thankful to have him for a son.

I pulled out Better Together as I love the masculine bent to this set.  Used the tread mark stamp on my kraft panel and stamped this fabulous sentiment on some notebook paper.  Added a few stars using the Starry die set and a triple banner to tie all the colours together.

All the challenge details are over on the Mojo Monday blog and you can also view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples.  Should you wish more details on the Mojo Maker's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.

We plowed our way through another extremely hot week here with it hitting the 30's again (90+F).  This is a summer like no other!  Beginning to wonder if I live in BC or not LOL!  Thankfully a week Sunday we had a substantial rainfall.  It hasn't put much of a dint into the water reservoirs but at least the trees, plants and grass finally got some rain.

Though I was happy for the rain, it brought on a very busy Sunday!  Got a call from my boss saying we had a flood in the clinic so I went over to help out.  Thankfully he was in there Sunday morning getting all we needed for our screening at the Farmer's market otherwise, things would have turned out very differently!  My family and I basically ran a water brigade for over four hours as each heavy rain shower brought on a stronger deluge of water than the previous one.  Scary part is it was coming through the AC unit in the x-ray room.

Thankfully I didn't clean out my towel closet two weeks ago when I was thinking about it because we used every towel we own to try to keep the water in check.  We managed to keep the water level at under an inch of water on the floor so the drainage into the sub floor was minimal and since we covered the x-ray machine with some towels and a big garbage bag, it came out unscathed.  Needless to say, it could have been a LOT worse if my boss hadn't gone in on Sunday morning.  A total blessing as he usually collects everything Saturday night not Sunday morning.  Otherwise, come Monday, I know we would have had several inches of water everywhere, which would mean a new x-ray machine, new floor having to be put in, walls etc., a major disruption to business.  We were running pretty well on pace last week, albeit roasting to death in the clinic as the AC unit needed to be cleared before we could turn it on.  So....we got to work in 30+C all week (90F - 100F) with drying fans in the walls and sub floor to get the moisture out (more heat) making it cooler outside than it was in our clinic - which is something because it was quite hot outside!!  Cause of the issue:  a cracked, outdoor, drainage pipe that overflowed and backed up into our AC's drainage pipe because the contractor didn't put in a one way safety valve in!  Yah....

Sorry for the long post - just have to document this adventure somewhere LOL!

Have a fabulous day, and hope you can play along!

Challenge: Simon Says

What's In It?
Stamps:   Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Miscellaneous DP, Kraft, So Saffron, Real Red, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up), Tan

Ink:   Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Starry Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve), Notebook Die (My Favorite Things), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. Glad everything turned out okay. What a mess! Love your card for your son. Time flies doesn't it! Hope he has a very happy birthday.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful masculine card. Love the 3 layer banner with the different colors.
So sorry to hear about all the rain problems at the clinic, but thankful you were able to get most of the rainwater out.
Have a Blessed week.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Marisa! Sounds like quite the flooding adventure.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the masculine birthday card (I always struggle with those)! Wow...what a heat wave and what a water mess! Not the kind of w/e fun anyone wants to deal with!

Lee-Anne said...

That's not the kind of adventure anyone wants! Whew! Can't believe how hot it's been out there this summer...and the dryness...just crazy. I love what you've done always I love how you combine papers and elements in the perfect way, Marisa!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

What a great card for your son! Perfect colors and just the right amount of layers and fun stuff to make a young man happy! Sorry to hear about your flooding adventures. :(

creationsnz said...

glad the flood had a good side. Love you card!

Stacy Morgan said...

First.. your card is super cool and perfect for a teen. Second... Happy Birthday to your son. My boys are not far behind on the height and they are only 14. Gasp!! We are lucky?!?!? hee hee Third... oh my goodness... that is awful, so glad you were there to help out but ugh... that did not sound like fun. Hopefully its all fixed this week! Hugs.

Kim S said...

What a week you've had! How great that you were able to salvage the clinic - such a blessing your boss was running behind and went by on Sunday - and also a blessing that he could get hold of you. Sounds like a miserable, hot time after though. And a big birthday!! I have one of those tall 15-year-old boys too although I'm not currently convinced I can say such nice things about mine!! Your card is just perfect - full of the masculine touches he will like (but not too much!)

Being Mrs Miles said...

yeah, we were in Abbotsford for a real hot spell, now home in Osoyoos, hotter than a frying pan. Dry heat here tho, so the humidity doesn't kill you.

Your son is TALL for his age!

Glad you got things sorted out!

Love your card, I kinda based mine similar, I liked so much about yours.

nwilliams6 said...

What a great sketch, super details, and great images. Very trendy and positive. So glad you could save the clinic too - so glad it all came out so good! Hugz

Kylie Bertucci said...

Very funky card! Love!

Michelle said...

I love the bold colors and the clean lines. While it could be gender neutral, I love that it'd be easy to use for a masculine card because those are so hard to come by! Beautiful entry!

Elise S. said...

Cute, cute, cute!

cm said...

Oh my! I feel for you having to work in 'sauna-like' conditions to keep the clinic from mega-flooding! Yuck! How fortunate for your boss that you're an awesome employee, willing to help out no matter what the circumstances. Your card for your son is definitely handsome and striking! I know he loved it, as do I!