Thursday, January 22, 2009

Alota - New Girls... ME and Bonnie



I can not even tell you how much this stamp means to me. I love all of my Donkeys stamps, but I think this one will touch my heart forever. Helene, from Alota Rubber Stamps, did it again - she has brought out an adorable collection of stamps - many of them are named for her DT, how sweet is she to that. But I am sorry the stamp named for me, is the most special. This is "Michelle and Bonnie" - how touching is that? Especially now, Bonnie is still "ok", but we are now starting to see some changes, and see that her Cancer is starting to effect her body more.


No sad right now, cuz this stamp makes me happy - Would make me happier if I really looked that cute! LOL! I just wish my legs looked that skinny... and hmm that is what ankles are suppose to look like - and sorry - but you won't ever see me in heels like that... I am a flats girl - I don't do well on little post under me.


Well when the new stamps arrived I just had to color it up first. Sorry to all of the other Lady DT's- their images are wonderful too. Well sitting new on my desk was the new paper pack from Memories - Sabrina - ooooohhhh this collection is just so pretttttttyyyy! I love brown and pink, but this black and pink is really gorgeous! And they have so many wonderful embellishments that match as well.

I started out with a black card stock as my base, I picked four patterns from the collection, and then colored my image (or Me and Bonnie) with my Copic Markers and high lighted with white gel pen. I doodled the edges of the image with little hearts and wavy lines. I cut down my four patterns for the card, punched the bottom of the pink dot with Martha's little Valentine border punch, then sewed the edges of each piece. I changed from Black thread to light pink on the one black piece. The ribbon is one from the collection, as is the flowers that I have stacked and topped with a jewelry spacer and one of the mini heart brads also called Sabrina. The sentiment is also from Alota Rubber Stamps is "Forever Friends" and is part of a great collection of universal words. Then to finish everything off I just had to gel pen stitch the edge of the black card.

I finished off the inside of the card as well.... but forgot to take the photo and now my camera is dead and is charging - but I did do the inside, really.


Man this week is flying by! Can you believe it is already Thursday? Wow! Today is more cleaning and Puppy patrol, Libbie and Gato, the Cat, really are bonding, in reality tearing it up and chasing each other through the house - it is really cute and funny to watch. Bonnie could care less about the puppy and just ignores her completely. Good thing is the puppy is keeping Gato entertained, Bonnie really isn't up to a lot of playing this week. Well better get my Wii done, so I can do some blog visiting and then get busy - Hope you all have a wonderful day -
HUGS and-

20 comments:

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card Michelle!! Love the colour combo and your colouring is fabulous!

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

I love this stamp. It's adorable. I really like the way you color them in. Oh Yeah, Don't worry, my legs are never going to be thin either and I could never walk on little pegs like this either, no way, I'd break something :)Your definately not alone.

Amanda's paper palace said...

Oooh i love this card michelle.those paper's are yummy and the image is fab!!!i'm a flats girl too lol!hugs amanda xx

Rach said...

This is adorable Michelle, love the papers that you have used and what a special stamp! something to truly treasure. Hugs rachxxx

Anita said...

How cute! I love the colors.

ribenaruby said...

This creation is really something special. What a brilliant, generous gesture to have stamps resembling you and bonnie! Love the wonderful papers.

Sally said...

Fabulous card. Love your colors.

Pinklilac said...

Hi Michelle, Love this card and the colours are great.
Hugs Linda

Diana said...

So cute Michelle , You did a great job on it , and how lucky you are

Did you get your card yet ??
Huggs
Diana

mar1ene said...

So gorgeous Michelle, and how special to have a fab stamp like that!!

Hugs, Marlene x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Michelle, what a great card...and how nice that it is named after you...perfect!
Hugs
Carole x

Tina said...

Awww Michelle what a lovely thing to do, you guys to create the most amazing cards for Helene i am not surprised she did this for you all... yours is just so cute.. i love it.. those colours you used are just so yummy..... and the detail you put into this one is stunning.... I am so sorry to hear Bonnie is not doing so good, Michelle i can only imagine how much it is affecting you all.. our guys mean the world to us. Sending you and Bonnie Crafty Hugs Tina

Heather said...

Adorable!! How cool to have a stamp for yourself.

Kelly said...

Fun, fun card Michelle!! What a special stamp set!!

Donalda said...

Oh Michelle this is just beautiful dear. So love your new YOU!!!! You should be so proud!

catt871 said...

How cool is that??? You are sooo lucky!!!!! The card is gorgeous & the image is adorable!!!!!! LUCKY gIRL!!!!!

Ila said...

Gorgeous!! I love the image and the colors you used are Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW gorgeous card, love the stamp how good is that having a stamp named after you!. love the backing papers they look great.
Lyndsey xx

Annie said...

how wonderful of Helena to dedicate a stamp to you and Bonnie, and you have coloured the image beautifully. big hugs, annie x

papersunshine said...

Oh how cute! Love the stamp and that is so special :) You are lucky to have your own stamps! Your cards are terrific!