Thank Ewe! I have always loved this stamp, it is just too cute with all of those curls. And it was perfect for this weeks sketch and Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog.
This week the sketch is by my Buddy Claudia... love her stuff don't you, she has so much talent! And I loved the sketch, she added the challenge of making your image fit within the vertical band.
Well this Rachelle Anne Miller stamp "Cuddle Up" was perfect for this.
I started out by stamping out my sheep twice, and cutting out one for a mask. I then covered the main image and pulled out my Copic air system, to create the sky and the ground, while I had it out I sprayed the four flowers, then I ran out of air! Darn it! (then I proceeded to beg Hubby for a compressor.... as the cans just do not last long enough!) After being told not now, I added just a bit of color to the sheep's wool and their faces and the hearts.
For the card base I used a green card stock, and then I was so excited to use some new Basic Grey I picked at Hobby Lobby, Periphery... cool name and really cool papers! Picking three of the patterns I cut them to follow the sketch. The band across the middle I ran through the Doily Lace Martha Stewart Border punch, and then inked the edges of everything. Then with a blue thread I sewed down all the pieces. Attaching my image in place and adding my artistic flowers with spacers and mini brads, then I stickled the sheep... they just had to have some bling. The sentiment on the bottom corner is from High Hopes.
Now it is Saturday so here time for Donkey Day Photographs. This week I am showing of photos of Hubby or "Daddy" with the kiddos... Last night just before dark we went out to check on Bella ... we still have no babies... and to say goodnight to all of the donkeys.
First thing is to find Annabell "Bella" and see how she is doing, she is really putting off this baby. "Daddy" is now telling Bella that anytime would be nice.... Any book you read on donkeys will tell you there is no for sure signs of exactly when they will deliver. You have signs that show they are close, and to put you on guard, but they can also put it off, just in case it is not a safe time to deliver a baby. Bella really looked like it was any moment this last week, then all things stopped. So we are on code yellow for just a bit longer. Maybe this will be the week - You also see the Jolene "JoJo" one of our dark faced donkeys is Bella's best friend, they are always together. I LOVE JoJo's bracelets on her legs, and her fur is so beautiful.
In the same pen is Irene and her Momma Patti, Irene is a real attention hog, and loves to have her Daddy's attention, heck she loves attention from everyone. Hugs are just the best from her... all of our babies are taught to give hugs and at times they really lean in almost knocking you over. Donkey Hugs are a day one thing with Hubby and I....
Here is Gloria getting her Hug from "Daddy"... and you can see Angelina is in line for hers... this looks as if it is a controlled atmosphere, it is anything but that! They do not like taking turns and usually it is a free for all and they all attack at once.
Hope you enjoyed Donkey Day, I so hope I have some baby photos next week... heck I'll break in the week and show those off! Have a great Saturday!