Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge Week 4

Today is the Sarah Kay challenge week 4, wow it has already been a month! And this week is a fabulous sketch... love the scallops!

"*Week 4* - Scallop Sketch you will see a sketch. Please make your work using the Sketch as your guide, You can rotate the sketch & even re size the elements if you would like to, but do not move the elements around please. As long as we can still see the original sketch layout and can be easily recognised then that is fine! Please remember your work must include at least one Sarah Kay image."




For my card I use "A Kiss for ChloƩ" how sweet and innocent is this stamp. I colored with Copics and white gel pen. I planned the colors from this gorgeous pattern paper by Basic Grey's Sugared collection. Love the old fashioned pink roses. I then used a dark olive green Bazzill card stock as the base and sewed down a pink card stock. For my scallops from the sketch I used my Martha Steward border punch from the same green base. Layered the pattern paper on that and stitched down with a blanket stitch as well. The image is also matted and sewed with the same green. My band across the middle is a satin ribbon. Prima Flower and Prima leaf is added as a background for the sentiment from Rubber stamp Tapestry.
Make sure to try this weeks sketch is it a fun one room for lots of different styles and take a look at all of the other DT cards they are amazing this week.

Alright now for some personal updates for those that have emailed and asked.......
The concert was amazing! It was actually three concerts in one. Journey was my main reason for going. The starting band was Cheap Trick, they were good. Then Heart came out! OMG! They were wonderful! They look great, and sound even better! I have always liked their songs but after hearing them in person I am a new fan all over! Now if only I looked that good and had that much energy at that age and could belt out music like that! Nancy and Ann Wilson really rock! Then Journey came out and was even more than I expected! The new lead is no Steve Perry..... he is a Journey all of his own, he really does make the band sound new again and after 1 1/2 hours people were still begging for more! I will be back next time they come through!
Donkey update:
It has become a race --------- for weeks Jazz was in the lead, showed more of the signs. Our thinking was she was at least a week or more ahead of Patti. But as we stay up all night checking on Jazz two night in a row, her signs go away.... she doesn't appear like she is ready.... then from nowhere Patti takes the lead! Yesterday she just jumped ahead and now she is in a Momma Pen and we were checking on her regularly last night. I know we are crazy for checking on them so much. Just let them be and they will deliver just fine on their own. But we have had 7 babies... two did not make it. One was breech and one did not make it out of the sack and died. So I am extra paranoid when it comes to making sure they deliver healthy babies. And I like to be there to "footprint" them, let them smell and get to know me in their first minutes of life. They have to know who will be there to spoil them after all!
Thanks for all the emails and concern for them. And yes... lots of baby photos will be posted as soon as they are born!
Have a great Sunday!
HUGS and-

16 comments:

cocoetnono said...

Waouhh!! I love your card!! She's so romantic!! The image is very cute!! Love the paper and the colours!! Hugs, Christelle.
ps: thank you in advance for baby photos as soon as they are born!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! I just love this image!! Your colors are so pretty and the sewing is fabulous:) Kathy

Colleen said...

The card is adorable. So excited to know that there will soon be baby photos. I am hoping that all goes well with the new momma's and their little ones.

Bev said...

Loved your card this week Michelle, wish my sewing could look half as good as yourse does!

Suzanne said...

This is adorable and I love the sketch I must get some of these stamps so I can play. Sounds like you had a blast I love live concerts you can't beat it!!! Waiting on tenderhooks for donkey news and you are not fussy just caring. Sue :o)

Jill said...

wow Michelle another stunning card. I love all the stitching it looks great. And that image is so sweet Jill x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful cards Michelle and I love the pretty colour combination, Look forward to seeing baby photo's soon and I too would be want to watch over them and be there for them, Hugs, Nikki x

Patti Smith said...

Oh I love the card. So sweet that little kiss is just precious...Glad you enjoyed the concert. I figured you would be rockin' girl..Well glad to hear my namesake is doing well!! Can't wait to see pics of all the babies. I signed up for an ATC swap on the Fiskateers board..wish me luck!! hehehe is is catching girlfriend!! (((HUGS))))

Allison said...

Another sweet one...great DP for the image!

Tina said...

OMG Michelle i have tears in my eyes, i am so happy for you..... and pooohh hooo any one that thinks you shouldn't be there, course you should, you are their Mummy.....i can't wait to see the photographs..... Ohhhh your card is just stunning......sorry i got carried away reading about the babies.... Big Crafty Hugs Tina xxx


Michele i left an award on my blog for you....

I know you are very busy just wanted you to know it is there for you...

http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-feel-so-honoured-to-have-received.html

Donna said...

cute card! glad you had a good time at the concert and thanks for the donkey delivery update-I've been wondering! I hope everyone makes it o.k. I'm sure it's heartbreaking to experience the loss of the babies. hugs!

ink'n'rubba said...

thanks for the updates on the baby arrivals - I hope it wont be too long and that all goes well. Love your Sarah Kay card and I might find the time to do some colouring later today. I've given you an award so please stop by my blog to pick it up. Have a good day. annie x

neeta said...

What a cute card! The colours are wonderful, and so is the decorating:)

Ila said...

I love this card Michelle...Totally Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Michelle I Love the Beautiful DP,Hugs Debbie x

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous and lovely card!!