Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wow, what an evening...

So I have a little story for you.  I finished up this cute little card tonight and was getting ready to post it, (challenge details at the bottom of this post) but with my photos taken of my card, I realized that my drink was empty, so I headed out to the carport, to get another Diet Coke.  I got to the door and ran into this...


So I ran back inside, and remembering my camera was around my neck from taking photos of my card, I snapped a few photos through the glass in the door.  We live in an area that gets a lot of bears, so you may be wondering why we have a fridge full of food in our carport.  Well, actually, the fridge is only full of drinks like Diet Coke, and Perrier.  And we do have a plan to build a little shed in our carport in the next while.  ( Now, Brad says we might be building that shed next week.) Anyway, I couldn't figure out what the bear was doing in the frigde, and then I remembered that we went to Costco today, and when we got home we were furriously getting ready for Teagan's princess party today, so to save time, a few things were tossed in the carport freezer until we had time to deal with them later today.  Well...guess who forgot about the food in the freezer downstairs.  So, now I'm thrilled to say that my shopping spree at Costco for next week's meals, has made for one very happy bear. 

He took the food and found a comfy seat on the lawn across the street.  Check out the spooky eyes in the middle of the photo.

Brad and I ran up to our bedroom and took a few photos from our bedroom window.  Here he is coming  back down our driveway...

And here he is heading back into the carport for another course.  He actually spent quite a while  emptying out our freezer.  We eventually realized that perhaps we should go empty our freezer when he was across the street muching away.  So I ran lookout, as Brad went downstairs and emptied the freezer, I kept an eye on the bear from the upstairs window.  On the last trip he realized that the freezer was empty, and wandered off towards the trail at the end of the street. 





Oh, and back to the card.  I made this card for two challenges.  Firstly for the Monochromatic colour challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  And also for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.  I was totally inspired by the fabulous Teneale Williams, yet again. 

35 comments:

Rita said...

Oh my goodness! I can't even imagine seeing a bear that close to my house. I'm glad everyone was safe. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. :)

Karen said...

Love your card. Oh and the story of the bear, as we don't have bears in my part of the world, this was a great read, thanks for sharing. Scary thought being faced with a bear.

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh my goodness! LOL! Only in BC! Maybe that stands for "Bear Country"!! LOL. Glad you are safe, sorry your lunches have been ruined for the week and all before school gets back. BTW..love your gorgeous card!! It is lovely in those tones!
Smiles,
Lesley

Nikki Spencer said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sandra, your colours, stamps and layout are a perfect combination.
Love your ribbon treatment too!
Great to have you join us at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

Forgot to add l love your pet too!...l thought l was seeing things...lol
Goodness its huge!

Mae Collins said...

WOW definitely and eventful evening can't imagine how scary that would have been had you met the bear face to face. A great card and thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Autumn Mist said...

The card is lovely, but I am stunned by the bear! We obviously don't have bears here, (UK) so it seems extraordinary to me! Glad it didn't get into the house, though.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

That is one gorgeous card but I'm afraid the bear story had me even more mesmerised!! That's just so freaky. Oh .. and thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

KimB said...

The flowers look just lovely layered in the different pinks Sandra. A really delightful card! I was rivetted by your bear story - he looks huge!!!Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
Kim

stampinbygenny said...

Sandra, What an awesome post! Your card is beautiful and I love the flowers. The ribbon treatments is perfect. However the part about the bear is exciting. I had to call my husband over so he could see your pics. We love animals and I think it's great that bears are still around however I'm sorry your next week's meals were eaten. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh! How scary that would be to find in your house! Very cute card too!

simplyfairies said...

Oh I am sorry I cant stop lauging, though I have to say I would have been petrifed,,,lol

fab card by the way!

Lorraine said...

Yikes! What a story. Hope your party wasn't spoiled - and think of the scrapbook page you'll have with these photos! Love the card. THe colors are so pretty.

-Susan- said...

I was checking your blog, as I frequently do when I saw this post of your bear!! Called my husband in to take a look. He suggested you call the Department of Wild Life to get that bear moved out of your neighborhood. He could cause real problems sooner or later. Glad no one was hurt. Sorry about all your food! Amazing photos and story!!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Are you freakin' kidding me???!!! I would've had a heart attack! We used to live in the mountains and I've had a few bear encounters myself, but never one in my garage. INSANE!!! LOL!

I love your card, btw!

xo Brandi

Sara said...

Wow, I bet that was quite a surprise! I love reading blogs of fellow teachers btw!
Cute card!

Krista said...

WOW....a bear...how scary, but it sounds like you might be used to seeing them....just not this close, I bet. That's just plain crazy! :) Anyways, I really love your color choice and you are seriously good at cutting out those flowers!! I'm sure you cut them out BEFORE seeing your new little friend....your hands had to be a little shaky after that. LOL! Great elements on this card and the cutest bow, too. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Wow, that is amazing! Pretty kewl you got photos of the bear. You'd think food in a freezer wouldn't be able to attract them, but what do I know, I live in Texas. But that would be freaky to just have bears wandering around the neighborhood. Very nice card too! lol

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh! Sandra holy cow. I am going to show this to my husband. Bears are his worst fear, really. That is crazy! I love your card by the way, but that bear encounter was something else. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

~Erica~ said...

OMG!!! Those pictures FREAK me out.... YIKES! Your card is stunning, so many beautiful layers. Thanks so much for playing at HSS!!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

OMG!!!! I'm so glad you are all ok, that's crazy:-) I love diet coke but I'm not sure I'd be wanting any for quite some time after that, lol! I do love your card though! Pink is a fave and I love how you layered the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! Reminds me of the wonderful kid's story about who is eating my porridge! Only now it's who is eating out of the fridge!! Close call that turned out well.

Anne Marie said...

Sandra!!! I am freaking out over your little "visitor" and I wasn't even there! That is a scary and smart little guy! I am so happy you didn't meet up with him in person...although he probably would have shared a Diet Coke with you. :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the color combo and the gorgeous design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

OH MY!!!!!!! I would have just died on the spot. That bear was huge!!!! Seriously, I would have died! LOL! (City girl over here)

Very cute card. I'm so glad you're not dead!!

A BEAR......EEEKKKKSSSSS!!!!!!

delysc said...

One very smart bear!!!
Love your card and thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Add Ink.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Wow! That is amazing! I actually think I would have been too scared to be taking photos!
And your card is very beautiful, love the way you've done those flowers. Glad you could play at JAI this week.

Linda Callahan said...

Best post ever!

cindy said...

Oh my!! That is cool and too bad at the same time. I called my husband in to see this post. He was amazed.
BTW-Very lovely card

Deb, Chris, Jessica and Josh said...

Bears, the scariest and coolest part of living in Lynn Valley. Great pictures - can't wait to see the scrapbook page you make out of those ;)

Alison Day said...

Ai yi yi!!! Talk about a close encounter!! Glad you're safe.
Beautiful card too!!

Connie Collins said...

Needless to say, I am glad you are OK. Thankfully nobody got hurt and now you have a story to tell the grandchildren some day.
I normally send you hugs, but today I am sending you a bear hug (grin).

Connie Babbert said...

Oh my gosh...that is TOO close for comfort. I think I would have passed out from shock! Glad you were safe!

Karen said...

I'm sure I would have been amazed at your post about the bear anyway, but being as we just got back from a vacation to Glacier National Park and saw several bears, one a little too close off our hiking trail, it held even more interest for me! You have an amazing story. Stay safe!!

Lori Mueller said...

OMGosh!! I'm still laughing about your bear story...I can't imagine running into a bear! I've only had to deal with snakes (which I hate with a passion!), raccoons, deer, HUGE rats, and the blasted mosquitos! TFS your story....love the card, too. So, so pretty!

nana said...

And I complain about a little baby garden snake in the basement. Next time I see a snake in the house, I will remember you. I would have to move if I saw a bear in my garage - Or even in my neighborhood. Love the card what colors did you use on them.