Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Better lucky than good...

There's a LONG tale of adventure here. If you just want to see pickies of the card, scroll down a ways. :)

My husband jokes that it's sometimes better to be lucky than good when things go really well for us. Take this past week for instance. We finished celebrating Curious Cupid at school and I got my Reveal Present! Yummy sweets from one of the first grade teachers. I, of course, gave my gal a little basket of cards. :)Then it was time to pack. Tom proposed to me in a little town outside Asheville 10 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary we were supposed to stay at a beautiful cabin near Asheville. Have you heard about all the snow in the South?!?!? We joked about it and drove down to see friends in DC on our way to NC. (To say that DC's neighborhood roads are a disaster is like saying that a broken leg is just a scratch. It is awful to drive on anything but main roads and I love to drive in all weather, on all roads.) Just before we were supposed to leave DC for Asheville I got an email saying we might not be able to get into the cabin because of snow. Well, we figured we'd start the drive anyway and see what we could do when we got there. In the process of leaving we got stuck in our friends driveway, then as the guys were trying to rock push the car, I got a phone call. The owner of the cabin needed to refund my money because there was no way we could get to the cabin with all the snow. (The poor folks in NC, they never get this kinda weather!) What to do?!? Drive to Savannah of course!
We were already driving a long ways and Savannah would only add an 1 1/2 hours to the trip (the Asheville part was going to be a LOT of backroads). We scrambled and found a fantastic place I had been looking at on HomeAway was available. It usually works that you send emails to the owners, but I bit the bullet and called. Jackpot! The owner said the place was available, but worried about how quickly I needed to get in. No worries, I told him, we were a good 10 hours from Savannah. :) We traded a couple of emails for contract/agreements/rules/check-in/directions and then we were off!
The place is gorgeous, but the cold has come to GA. Highs have been in the mid-40's with a heck of a breeze. Glad I had packed for a cabin and not Savannah or I would be cold right now. It's right on River Walk, so the view is amazing!
This is from the little balcony looking to the right so I could get the cobblestones and ship in the picture. It's too cold to sit outside, so I'm sitting on the sofa right now sipping coffee and looking out at the Savannah River (I think that's the name). Yesterday we got the chance to see two huge (I mean HUGE) cargo ships come down the river. It's amazing to see how big those ships are and how quickly they move! Anyway, this loft is in a great walking location to shops and restaurants. We're hoping to be very touristy and go to Lady and Sons for lunch today. :) I'll post pictures if we make it! So basically we got lucky. We had planned for a totally different vacation and ended up with a fantastic last minute Plan B vacation. Life is good right now and we both know it and completely appreciate it.

Now for the inspiration piece!!!
This is a ridiculously easy card. The image is a Penny Black sticker that I Stickled and then stamped some black swirls around. You should see how it sparkles in the light! Folks love these cards and since there are so many PB stickers the possibilities are endless.

What kind of big or small adventure have you had? What great and easy cards have you made? Tell me, tell me, tell me! I love to hear a good tale. :)

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Moriah! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

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  2. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPE!


    Betty

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  3. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

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  5. Hi Moriah, Extremely pretty card, love your flowers with matching ribbon, love your blog name, what a wonderful adventure you have had, take careX:)

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  6. Sounds like a great adventure! Your card is so pretty, I love the sparkle!

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  7. très jolie carte très fraiche et printaniere

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  8. this is a very nice card. Love that the ribbon matches the flowers so well. ~Chelsea

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  9. this is very pretty card , thanks for joining us at polkadoodles this week.
    hugs Kate x

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  10. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

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  11. Beautiful card Moriah, and what a fun detour on your anniversary trip - don't you feel like some things are just meant to be? Have fun in Savannah! I love traveling and taking the adventure as it comes.

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  12. Great creation! Thanks for joining in the fun at TPE!!

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  13. Lovely! Thanks for Piling It On!

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  14. Really lovely work. Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles hearts and flowers challenge.
    x

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  15. Great card, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
    Trish

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!