Saturday, September 27, 2008

Peek-a-Boo Rachelle Anne Miller and It's Donkey Saturday!

or should this just have been Donkey Week? Man I just looked back and this past week had more Donkey post! That is not normal... but it was fun for me ;0)

A card first - I got my new Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps this week! And this is the one stamp I have been just going nuts waiting for! Oh I love all of them, but since I saw this adorable kitty I have wanted it! This is Peek-a-boo, cute huh? I colored him with my Copics and Spica Glitter Pens.

I used a light purple card stock for the base, one because I just thought it went well with the image, and two because it was sitting there left over from another card. Using scraps when I can! I actually got out of my chair and went over to my older pattern paper and went through and found some older Basic Grey papers from the Lucky and Fusion lines. I followed this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge for my card, and cut the pieces to fit. I inked the edges of everything with a dark brown to make them pop a bit more. I worked forever trying to put the vertical sentiment, and then remembered these really neat tags from K&Company, it was pure luck that it was the exact size as my image and looked good behind it. The "Thinking of You" is from a local Rubber Stamp Store, Stamp Antonio. It is a bit of a drive for me, but oh my... This is not a just in to look around store. I go out with much more than I should each visit. Ok so back to the card - I then added the three flowers on the bottom with buttons. I know the sketch shows two on top and two on bottom but it just didn't fit right on my card, sorry. I gel pen stitched the edge of the card and the image and done! Then I looked at it and thought... Man I have really been into the Purple and Green lately! I think I need to try and get in a different color zone next week. But I do love it!

Now to my babies!!! It is Donkey Saturday! For those that don't know... each Saturday I show photographs of my Donkeys.
This first photo is again a "breakfast at the bale" photo, I know I show a lot of these, but hey I take my photographs at 7am, it is breakfast time. But today I just had to shoot this one... anyone feeling sorry for Darlene today? My she is really getting wide! She is still at least a month or more away from when we think she should deliver... she is a "big boned" girl normally but when she is this far along she really does get wide, good thing we don't have any small gates for her to walk through!
Alright then I took a great shot of Coffee this morning - I just love his EARS! That is where he has gotten the nick name Ears. He is one that we have for sale, I am really getting attached to this guy, it is going to be hard to let go of him...... :(
Then I took a photo of two of my Standards. This is Cocoa and Valentine her son. He is the biggest Momma's boy you have ever seen, he is rarely more than 10 feet from her, and Lord help us, if he ever looses her. Crying, Heeing and Hawing, Running, Kicking and pure panic until she comes out of hiding. Most of the time this is happens just after dark and it is a major disruption on the property until we find "Mom" for Valentine. You would never know he is over 4 years old! I know I have told this before but.... some have asked why I named him Valentine, was he born Feb. 14th? No he was born in April.... he is named for my favorite Kevin Bacon character in one of my favorite movies. Now I hope you will not think less of me - I love the Tremors movies. And the first is my favorite. We watch it at least once or twice a month. I know Dorky huh?
Alright lots to do this morning! Today is a special 12-12 Crop at my LSS The Scrapbook Corral. It is Scrap Pink day, what could be better than a crop with my buddies and all for a great cause! So I better get going! Hope you have some fun planned for the day, and get inky!
HUGS and-


CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous and I just love the image!!

christina d said...

I love the card! Purple is one of my fav colors, so it really caught my eye. I like that kitty. It is adorable. Poor Darlene I feel for her. Looks like twins to me! lol! Ears is really cute. He looks like a sweetie.

Kathy ~~~ said...

Your card is so adorable. Great job! I love your donkeys too! Love the names. We had one named Cindy many year back. Poor Darlene....has to go another month? She looks like she is ready to bust!

Anonymous said...

Fab new stamp Michelle and your card is beautiful! I feel very uncomfortable looking at Darlene...another month, wow!
Carole :-)

Loreen said...

Poor Darlene! Love your card - I have some of that paper leftover around here and you inspired me to break it out =)

Rachel said...

what a beautiful card! love the image, too cute.

Heather's Creations said...

yes I feel for Darlene :0) Its a wonder her legs don't give way lol.
My hubby and I love Tremors too, 3rd was abit dodgy mind :0)
Oh and your card is beautiful :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Shary said...

Yay donkey Saturday. My word Darlene is wide!!! Is it possible she'll have twins??? Poor thing.
Aw love Ears, pity you have to sell him. Aren't all guys mummy's boys at heart ;0)
Great card again Michelle, love the cute stamp.

Scrapmumur said...

That's absolutely gorgeous composition, love the papers and colours you have used.
Love your colouring.
Thank you for your participation FS.

Heidi said...

Your card is so beautiful.
And your coloring is just so wonderful Mochelle.
Thank you for taking part in the FS challenge

And thank you for all the great photos of the donkeys - my little girl Martine just LOVe to see the photos. She really want one of the donkey to be in her room she say :o)

Hugs from

Sue said...

gorgeous card and the image is colored beautifully:)


Janet said...

I am glad i am following your blog! I love donkeys too (eeyore is my fave though, hes just too cute!! hee hee). Your donkeys are adorable!!
I also love your card as well, its great:)

TA Carbone said...

oh poor Darlene it looks like she will br dragging on the floor soon because I sure don't think she can get any wider.


Donalda's Blog said...

I so look forward to seeing your pictures of the donkeys dear. They are so cute !!!!
I love your card dear and the coloring is just gorgeous dear

Justine said...

I love your Donkeys especially Coffee "ears", he looks just like my little dog. I always said that my dog, Kujo, looks like the donkey from Shrek. I have some new photos, I will post them in a day or two. You'll have to see if you agree that he is a teeny little donkey.

Happy Crafter said...

great card love the colours ans what a cute image:) love the donkeys too HOW BIG IS DARLENE wow!!!!!!!

Cynde said...

Michelle Ears is adorable...oh poor Darlene! You are right though it's a good thing you don't have narrow gates..LOL Can't believe she still has so long to go. This must not be her first foal then. They are all so the pictures....Love your cards!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card. Such a sweet image.

gina said...

Great card, love the image
gina xxx

ink'n'rubba said...

another fabby card Michelle and loving the colours! and thanks for sharing the donkey pics with us, wow what big ears Coffee has! Don't forget to give Gloria a hug from me! hugs, annie x

Heidi said...

Oh my, I do feel very sorry for Darlene this morning- yikes, that poor girl! I think that Coffee's ears are awesome. I wish I lived closer and where I could have a donkey, he is adorable. Thanks for sharing these each Saturday, I love all your cards but I must say I look forward to the donkeys on Saturday.

Deb said...

Your card and your photos are adorable and yes I do feel sorry for poor Darlene!!! How much longer?

megastamper said...

oh michelle, your card is soooo cute and lovely too, so colourful and pretty.
big hugs, bea

Carmen O. said...

This card is too cute! I love the image. Love the bright and pretty colors.

Kristine B. said...

=0) That is soo cool that you have so many donkeys--it's very UNIQUE, and it's neat that your blog has this theme. My 2 girls just LOVE the donkeys--they always ooh and aaahh over them, heehee. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos.

100drine said...

Très jolie carte et superbe image, bravo

NanaBeth said...

I'd have a hard time letting go of him too. He is such a handsome fella.