Friday, August 6, 2010

Car issue

Pheww, I had quite a day yesterday. On our way to work (hubby and I carpool, since we work for the same company), in the middle of the HOV lane, suddenly my car battery light went on. I was like, what's going on? First thought, the light was just acting up. Next thing we know, the temperature light went on, followed by another light, etc., with all  the warning sound beeping. I looked at the temp needle it was all the way to H. Not close to, but all the way up there!

I freaked out, and asked hubby if he thinks our car going to blow up. Who knows, all  the warning lights were on. He said exit the carpool line as soon as we can. Anyway, we found a parking spot, turned off the car, called AAA. Love them, by the way. While waiting, we checked the car, try to re-start it after a while, now it's totally dead. Mind you, it's Texas, so even 8.30am, it was smoking hot, peeps! Was not fun! I do thank my guardian angel for watching over us, cause if we had not stop when we did, we would have fried our transmission completely.

Needless to say, called the boss and asked for day off so we can take care of the car and do some car shopping. We've been thinking of getting a new car, but was hoping that we can still get another year on my "Bu" (that's what a friend of ours called my Chevy Malibu Max). No such luck. By the end of the day, I am the proud owner of a new Hyundai Tucson. What really sold us on the car is really their 10 years or 100,000 miles warranty. I am not too happy about having a car payment, but we need dependable car. Now, from Bu to Blue. That's what I decided to call my new ride "Blue". I chose a bluish silver colors instead of plain silver and I thought it looks nice. Hopefully this wouldn't interfere with my stamping budget. LOL, I got my priority here, people! It was a stressful day.

Let's move on to cards, shall we? When I met Paulina from DeNami Design at CHA, I told her now that I know about DeNami and their cute stamp, I will start entering their challenge. Their latest challenge is all about glitters. She does love glitters. I think most of her card sample at CHA has glitters and they were awesome. So, here's my card for DeNami Product Challenge 3 in combination with Moxie Fab Signs of Peace Challenge.


I used my Silhouette to cut the peace signs & colord them with Copic. I thought this card turned out pretty cute! Totally adore that turtle. I really, really love anything turtle related. Except for when my car was moving like a turtle! :) Oh yeah, the idea for this card was that those stacked peace signs supposed to be birthday cake with the turtle as the cake topper. That was the idea for this groovy birthday cake card. 

Then, on Facebook, Samantha Walker who designed for Silhouette has a challenge to create a project using her design. I love her cute design, so of course I have to join & play along. :) Here's my card using her cute car design and CPS sketch 178. I think yesterday car issue made me think of making a card that has car on it. LOL.


Hope you like both of the cards I have for today. Tomorrow, I'll have new fun challenge for you from Wee Memories. Come back tomorrow & join us. Have a super duper great Friday! Hugs, Vera.

16 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are way too cute Vera!!!

..::Paulina::.. said...

Oh my goodness, sound like you had a wild adventure! It's so nice that your husband was with you- I would have been hysterical if I was by myself!

The glitter card is darling! Yup, I love sparkly things! :) We're so glad you were able to join us in the DeNami challenge, Vera!

Court said...

Vera! So sorry about the car! What a bummer! The cards, on the other hand, are SO cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I can't wait to see what you have created tomorrow!

Barb said...

Oh, how fun! Nothin' better than a brand spankin' new car! Love what you did with the peace signs, Vera! And that car is adorable on the second card! Have fun with the new ride!

Michele Gross said...

Well it sounds like your day went from bad to glad! A new car is always exciting :) I LOVE your card! Its so cool!! So glad you could join us at the DeNami challenge!

philips heartstart battery said...

Oh my God. That was a terrible thing to experience. I bet you were really afraid that the car would blow up.

AnitaRex said...

Oh no what a story! No fun that the car went like that! And I hope that the car payment won't interfere with your stamp budget at all! :> Love the peace card, too cute! And love your car, I love that shape and the pp you used!

Sherri Thompson said...

Oh, cute card, Vera! That little turle is so cute, and I LOVE the peace sign bday cake! I'm kind of partial to DeNami Design stamps, too. :) so glad you could join us for this week's challenge-I'm a glitter girl, too!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute cards!

Wendy said...

The turtle is so cute, one of my all time favorite DeNami stamps. Love how you colored & glittered the peace symbols.

clouds shadler said...

awesome card Vera, luv the peace sign pyramid, bummer about yer card :S

C

Lisa Petrella said...

So cute! Love the bright colors and the adorable little turtle on top!!

Alicia said...

How clever Vera.... totally cute!

Jenny said...

Very creative idea using the peace signs! Thanks for joining us in the DeNami Challenge!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, sorry to hear about your car misfortune.
I know those occurrences can be so stressful.
Your cards are super duper cuteee!!! :)
I'm so glad you joined in on the DeNami Challenge! I love those peace signs!

Cath said...

Hey Vera! Thanks for entering the Signs of Peace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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