Hi - Today is Friday - and for the second week in a row I have made a card for Just Magnolia!! WHOO HOO! I am really feeling like I am back into the swing of things! Well other than the big white patch on my face covering my eye... I can leave it off for a while at a time at home, but when out in public to not scare little children I wear that gauze patch - not much longer now though. I met a man this week who lost his eye in October - we couldn't even tell which eye standing 6 inches from him. It was amazing how real it looked. So I am really looking forward to the process and getting mine. Ok.. enough eye stuff ;0)
How about my Magnolia Card? Then at the end of my post I have something else I need to show you....
I was so excited to finally ink up one of my Stamp Club images for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge. They have been sitting here forever! I colored with my Copics, then cut out with Nesties and inked. My base I went with a red card stock, with a dark blue card stock for the mats. I found two scraps of K&Co. pattern papers that had the feel and color I was wanting, so I sewed them down following the sketch for the challenge this week. For the band vertically I loved the Papertrey ink Satin Dot ribbon, but it wasn't quite large enough - I pouted for a few minutes and was digging through all my millions of ribbons, when I decided to make the dot ribbon wider with two border punches. Love how that came out! Didn't know what to use for the sentiment with this little Sailor Tilda sitting on the anchor... and then "What'z UP?" just jumped out at me...
I hope you will join the challenge this week at Just Magnolias - it is a fabulous sketch and as usual their are FABULOUS prizes again!
Now something a little special! I have a great friend Tracey, who has been amazing in helping keep my spirits up the past couple of month. I have spent countless hours laughing with this lady - we both have that "odd" sense of humor and many time we finish each other sentences. Just one of those great buddies! She emailed me to let me know her Mom is making and selling these quilted purses to raise money to help her pay for a Mission trip to China. A great cause to help support, but let me tell you.. these purses are wonderful!! She is an amazing seamstress - and quilter - so these are really nice. Long quilted handles - this is just a few of the different fabrics. She has many more in the works, each is a Handmade one of a kind with the fabrics that she gathers from all over the world. Only $45.00 each.
So if you like these wonderful quilted purses, and would like to grab one up for yourself, or just ask questions about them. Please email my Buddie Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember they are for a great cause and just adorable!
Well... gotta go and get my laundry started. Takes me forever lately to get things done, I am so slow! LOL But thrilled to be doing it.. still shocked I am saying that! LOL