How excited was I when I got the mail yesterday evening? Well I nearly screamed when I saw the envelope from A Whiff of Joy! Well I stamped a few of them up right away! Oh they are so beautiful! And the quality is just fabulous! This is one of the ones I stamped out first and colored, she is from the guardian angel collection and is called "Melinda Helping Angel". She is the perfect Guardian Angel.
I colored her with my Copics, white gel pen and stickles for her wings. Her size is perfect to use on this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge blog, so I found Basic Grey pattern papers and cut my pieces to fit the sketch from Heidi in Norway, it is a wonderful sketch and I see that I may be using it a lot more!
She is matted in two layers of card stock one to match the Basic Grey Papers, and then the second is the same pale yellow that is used for the base. Love these soft colors, I also inked the edges of everything with a pale blue ink to give shadow to it all. For the circles in the sketch I cut three flowers with my Spellbinders die. I used a piece of Core'dinations pink card stock so I could sand it and give it some additional color. I used large light yellow brads for the centers.
And yes I didn't forget it is Saturday... it is Donkey day! This morning I took a few photographs, one is Miguel... now this is what we call out Momma pen. It is a small birthing pen. At this moment it is being used as a penalty box. Or as parents of small children would call a "time out" area. Miguel is one of our Jacks. The jack that needs to be gelded... that is for sure now. He has not been able to get any of our girls pregnant. And Hubby just didn't want to geld him, he is a handsome and is a perfect sized and figure of a donkey. But he for some reason just can't do his job... and his testosterone is making him very aggressive. Not to us, he is a true love to us. But to other donkeys. He actually knocked pens over that were strapped together and beat up one of the standard donkeys... yes the large size donkeys and he is only 31 inches tall! To say the least he is one tough guy. Well he has an appointment this coming week to be gelded, and that should help his attitude. We love this guy and he should make a happy pet from here on.
My next two photo are of Rosita and another of her and her Momma Lacey... she is doing much better. Had a little set back a couple of days ago, but the meds are working again and she seems to be feeling better and is actually running and grazing with the others in the pen. Rosie is my girl, and I am so happy she is doing better. I just hope we keep her healthy this time.
You can see from this one photo that she has not lost a lot of her fur from last winter, this is because she has been so sick. I have been brushing her and trying to remove as much as I can, but she doesn't like the brushing, I think it hurt her in some areas so I didn't force the issue... we are going to shave her now that she is feeling better.
I also want to thank all of those that have been sending their well wishes with Hurricane Ike. We were totally spared here. No rain, No wind to speak of. It turned and didn't even come near us. Early predictions were for right across us, but now as you have probably seen in the news Houston was hit hard, at this moment is still being hit. Now I just pray that the people in that area are safe.
Hope you have a great Saturday planned, and have some time to spend with family... friends and stamps and ink!