Thursday, August 27, 2009

Life is better when it is fun!

Now that is a good sentiment! And after the week we just went through it is time to have fun! Let me tell you there is nothing better than sitting out by the donkey pen at the end of the day and watching 3 little baby donkeys run and play. It really warms the heart. We have been parents to little Sergio a week now... told Hubby that this morning and he groaned and said "Is that all... feels like a year" But really we are getting use to it, and taking turns with the night shifts to help us each get more sleep. And Sergio is growing like a weed and doing really great! Lots of Donkey photos I am sure on Donkey Saturday!

So you want to see a card? LOL

I am now in code red.. this is one of my last "emergency" colored up images - the past week has used up all of my extra cards and emergency fill in cards, hopefully I will have a chance to get caught up this weekend and make a few ahead....

But I do love this new Summer image from Alota Rubber Stamps. Really what I would love to do after a day out side helping Hubby the past few days... whew it is hot? I think we are at day 58 of over 100 degrees in a row here... just nuts! This is "Sprinkler Bugs" I think they are wonderful and reminds me of summer as a kid... now they wouldn't let you do this, water conservation, and water restrictions here are horrible. I think my sister had some sort of flower sprinkler, but hers had things that waved around in the air and shot out water. Me.. just a plain old sprinkler.. oh but one year I did get a slip and slide! Man the bruises we got from that thing!!

My card is a pretty simple one today wanted the image to be the focus... I colored the sky and ground with chalk, then the bugs and details with my Copics... do you love those little flip flops or what? I then high lighted with white gel pen, stickles on the flying bugs wings and then clear dimensional glaze for the water... really looks cool in person.. I tried really hard to get a photo.

The papers... the card stock base is a Bazzil dark green, then the three patterns are all from Papertrey ink. I sewed down everything with my machine... trying to practice my random stitching.. so frustrating! I found a satin ribbon that I think is a Martha Stewart ribbon, that is the same color as the one pattern paper. A pre-made flower from my stash. Then that sentiment - from Cloud 9 - I thought it was just too perfect for this image, it is an epoxy sticker that I put on the green dotted paper and cut out.

So that is it... I hope to have a few minutes today to catch up on blog reading.. I have missed so much this week - Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

HUGS and-


Linda said...

What a cute card! Glad you have some time to make cards now. Hopefully you are also getting some sleep!

Hugs, Linda

Kittie said...

Michelle, I am so glad little Serigo is doing so well. I hope mom and dad can survive those night feedings.

Robin Brown aka Mrs Pup in NY said...

OMG that card is so cute and the sentiment is perfect for it. Luv it. I am so glad to hear Sergio is doing so well. I can't wait for Saturday :)

Kreativmonster said...

Marvellous card! What an image!

Annie said...

love the bright red on this one, lovely and warm!
hugs, annie x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle.

Hugs Riet.x

Susie M. said...

Awwwww...............what a fun card!