Monday, October 11, 2010

Thank You Firemen

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As a few of my online friends know, about a week ago our house caught on fire.  I don't know what the real story is, but somehow my neighbor set his house on fire and since the houses around here are built so close and there was apparently something very flammable in the room closest to our home, the side of our house burned pretty badly.

Here are a few pics of the aftermath, in case you're interested.  All I can say is how thankful I am to the Lord for keeping his hand on us that night.  It could have been so much worse.  My husband and I were both sitting in the dining room on our laptops when I heard what sounded like a tap on the window next to me.  I ignored it at first, but then I heard what sounded like a loud knock on the neighbors' window.  I got up to look and saw nothing but flames in their window.  That tap couldn't have been anything BUT the hand of God.   I grabbed the phone and we ran out the door calling 911.  At that point, I just wanted to make sure that they were out and thankfully, they were.  I don't know any details, but I do know that it started with a cigarette and alcohol was involved and I have no idea why neither one of them called 911 themselves.   I just can't thank God enough for what He did for us that night.  I shudder to think what could have happened.

This is the side of our house:                                  And this is what's left
                                                                        of our neighbor's house:


Anyway (what you're here for), I made this card to send to the firemen who save our house.  This adorable image is from Phindy's Place.  Of course all of Phindy's digis are super adorable!  And that sweet dp with the circles on it is from a candy I recently won (Thanks again Jane!).  The striped paper I made, using sticky strip, my copics and some chunky glitter (and with a LOT of help from my vacuum, lol).

Entered in the following challenges:

A spoon Full of Sugar:  sparkle and shine
Fab 'n Funky:  use a digi
Penny's Challenge Blog:  circles
Creative Cottage:  bling it on
Pixie Cottage:  sketch plus embossing
Delightful Sketches:  green, red, white
Cute Card Thursday:  make your own
Frosted Designs:  doodling/ your own handwriting
Mark's Finest Papers:  stripes
Glitterbabe's Challenges:  anything goes with a little bling
Stampin With The Dragon:  water, water, everywhere
Pixie Dust:  babies 
Phindy's Place Challenge Blog:  something cute
Craftalicious:  anything goes
Crafts4Eternity:  all that glitters
Create4Fun: use a digi
CYDA:  babies
Allsorts: song title inspiration - We didn't Start The Fire (I don't remember the lyrics, but the title sure is fitting, lol)
One Stitch At A Time:  Use a digi
Stampin' Sisters In Christ:  Thank you card
The Pink Elephant:  childhood
Oooh La La:  nothing floral
For Fun Challenges:  use something you've never used before (never used this DP, won in candy)


Unknown said...

Jessie, I am so glad you are alright and it wasn't worse than it was. God is good!
Shelley :)

Lisette Morris said...

Wow what a scary week past. Your card is adorable and I'm sure will make the firemen smile. Best wishes, Lisette

Lynn McAuley said...

What a frightening event!! I am glad that all escaped injury.

I know that the firemen will love this delightful card you have created to thank them.

We so appreciate you for sharing your story and this wonderful card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stripes challenge!!

Philomena said...

I know the firemen are going to love this card - it's sooo cute! Glad all is okay!
Thanks for playing with us at Phindy's Place.

Miesje said...

How frightening! Thank God you are all okay! Love the card - thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF

Linda said...

What a beautiful card. And gladd all is okay with you.
hugs linda

Becky said...

God is so good.. I am glad all turned out ok and you still was able to make a card :) which by the way is just adorable.. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ..

heidy said...

Great card,thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

Wendi said...

Fabulous card love the image and your colouring
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Love crafts forever said...

Your card are very, cute. Thanks for playing at OSAAT, and Stampin with the Dragon. Hugs, Nataliya.

uksharon said...

What a fab card, design and image. So glad things were'nt worse. I'm sure the Firemen will have this card pride of place.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

uksharon said...

What a fab card, design and image. So glad things were'nt worse. I'm sure the Firemen will have this card pride of place.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Jane said...

Oh my goodness Jessie! scary stuff!! Glad to hear you are all okay!

sammi said...

Gorgeous card. The colors and the DP are perfect together. Sorry to hear about your house, but glad they were able to save it. It is a wonderful gesture, for you to make them a card as as a special thank you. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Tammy said...

OMGosh...that is so scary!! Thank God it wasn't worse. This card is absolutely adorable!! Your coloring is fabulous!

Thank you for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week and we hope to see you again!!!

Paula said...

oh heck poor you!! thank goodness it didnt get any worse

thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week
good luck
Paula xx

Cec said...

God was watching over you and thankfully you weren't hurt. This a super cute card. I love the clean layout with a bit of extra pizazz. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Lola said...

Wow! Your story is just crazy! I'm glad you are safe. As for your card - ADORABLE!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ooooh the memories of my son! I am in love with this card~~so adorable! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

What a cute image, love the coloring too! A great boy card.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, how awful, thank goodness everyone is ok. Your card is super cute, I love the image and the colours you've used, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

ileana said...

Hi Jessica, so glad to hear you and your family are ok, a very frightening time you had...
Your card is so cute! love the colors and the papers you chose, thanks for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week. Hugs!

Anne said...

What a story! Glad to hear that you are all okay =) Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fabulous Digi card although an awful reason to have had to make it - thanks for joining our challenge this week a OSAAT and good luck! x

Stef H said...

omword! thank goodness you weren't hurt! i'm so sorry to hear this and you are in my prayers.

absolutely love the card!!! fabulous colors and definitely close to the heart.

thank you so much for sharing it with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

Risa said...

OMG....What a blessing that you and your family escaped and no one was injured. Thank God and thanks for sharing your story.
Your care is super adorable and the firemen are going to love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at TPC and good luck!

cheryl said...

gosh so glad you are okay,gosh I know what fire is like we had one last year it was awful,but just adore your card its brilliant,and they will love it too
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage hope too see you again soon,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Laney said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles, the main thing is no one is hurt , thank goodness... but a very scary experience!!
Yep those fireman will love this card
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too!!

Wanda said...

I'm glad everyone is ok... The card is really cute the firemen will really love it. Thanks for playing along on Delightful Challenges... Huggles

Vanja said...

Oh, that is terrible. I'm glad to hear you're all right!
Your card is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Thank goodness everyone is okay!! Your card is amazing!! Perfect colors and that image is so cute!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

Berry said...

What a stunning creation! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Anne said...

Jessica your card is beautiful and I'm amazed you are crafting again so fast after such a shocking fire! You go girl!
Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place

Ann English said...

WOW-what a story. I got chills. Nothing short of a miracle.

Your card is very cute and the firefighters will surly love it!

Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place!

all the days of our life said...

This is adorable. I Love it!!!!Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Anonymous said...

Im so sorry about your house but, Thank God no one was hurt.
Your card Im sure is much appreciated by the Fire Company. It's adorable.
Stamping Dragon Designs.

Virgo5 said...

Wow, I'm so sorry to here about the fire, but thankfully no one was hurt! I love your card, and I'm sure the Firemen will too!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness I'm so sorry to hear about the fire, thankfully no one was hurt.

A wonderful card I'm sure the firemen will appreciate it.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA.


Joanne xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

isnt it amazing the peace we have during these trials when the Lord is with us...dont know the "why" to why this happened but do know you were protected!!!
and I agree with others - amazed you are back to creating so quickly!
thanks so much for thinking of our Phindy image (-:

Silvia said...

Oh, this is so sweet! The perfect card for a little boy. Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!