Friday, September 4, 2009

Just Magnolias - wonderful sketch!

hello all.. sorry I am so late again this morning - I'll explain about that at the end of my post.

Today I Just Magnolia's day! And it is a wonderful sketch by DT member
Mina, you can rotate the sketch and re size the elements, as long as you follow the original sketch so your entry qualifies for the prize draw. And a great prize again this week! This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who have kindly offered a $25 voucher to spend in their store!!

For my card I was very excited that my Magnolia Fall Stamp Club stamps arrived this week, and I actually got a chance to play with them! Cute images or what? These are all part of the kit except the strawberry.. that is from I believe last years summer kit.

I colored everything with my Copics and cut out. Following the sketch I used the fruit as my circles - All of the pattern papers are from DCWV Nanna's Kitchen - love that stack, which the patterns with the more kitchen things would have worked better with this card but they were too large of patterns. OH well I loved these together. I used a Fiskars Border punch on both sides of one of the glitter patterns to create the bands and sewed everything together with straight stitches.

I love how it turned out... had a hard time coming up with a sentiment to fit on the rolling pen.. so I just hand wrote Hello...

Sorry I have been "short" lately... even my sister commented that I have not been as chatty and upbeat as normal on here.. I think loosing Cheyenne effected me more than I knew - then the lack of sleep and trying to keep up with the rest of life, work, Hubby home working on my craft room and again all of those 2-3 hour feedings. It was really getting to me - I had started to feel a bit better the past couple of days and was getting back into a grove again.. then yesterday hit -

I have another Momma donkey and baby sick.... Macey and Felicia - Same symptoms as Cheyenne and Sergio... Doc is coming out this morning, I just pray we have caught it in time, as it was too late for Cheyenne. We now think it was the hay that made them sick. LONG story but due to no rain we had to purchase hay from a long way away and have it trucked in - more than 1/2 of it is bad... real bad - Hubby is going to deal with the man that sold it to us tonight. It really isn't his fault he didn't grow it... but he did sell it to us - so I hope he makes things ok.. not that he can bring back Cheyenne. I'll let you know how things go -

I just hope you all understand why I haven't been commenting and popping around to all the blogs the past couple of weeks - At some point things have to get better - and saving Macey and Felicia will be a great start for me. Thanks for understanding...

HUGS and-


Georgia Ehrmann said...

I will say prayers for you and Macey and Felicia...
On a better note; I love your card. What a cutie she is! And I love all the sewing you have done. Beautiful card!
hugs and prayers

ribenaruby said...

So beautiful Michelle! Love these new stamps, and enjoyed catching up on your posts. Wishing you and your donkey family all the best. Comforting hugs, Ruby x

Maria said...

Love this stamp !!
I hope Macey and Felicia get well.
Hugs , Maria

Kelly Schelske said...

Awe, I hope they are feeling better soon!

Super sweet card Michelle!

Hugs, Kelly

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Michelle! Love this Tilda!

Kittie said...

Your card is darling, Michelle! I hope all goes well with the vet and sick animals. Ugh! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicola said...

I will be saying lots of prayers for your precious babes. I hope you have caught it in time.

lovely card as always


Nilla said...

Cute card, love the colors and these new Magnolia are fabulous! Hugs Nilla

PaperSunshine said...

Oh lordy that is awful! Their food of all things! I would be so livid and like you said it's not the guys fault but look what happened! I will be praying for momma and her baby! You sure have had your share lately and I think it is enough. Good thoughts for you!

Your card is so cute! I just got that set too - didn't know what to do with it but you have inspired me! Great idea with the rolling pin! Tilda is colored so well too!

Lori K.

Redlady said...

I will pray that your little ones will get better soon.
You look after yourself as well.

Annie said...

a fabby card Michelle and love the bright colours. I'm praying all is well with the donkeys . .. and you too.
hugs, annie x

Donalda said...

Hon your card is just beautiful dear so love the papers and the colors you have used dear.

I will keep you all in my prayers dear, I know this is a trying time for you all and I pray things get better soon. Hugs

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Cathy said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry that you are having so much trouble. I hope your little donkey friends get better really soon. I know your faith will keep you strong so hand in there.

Your card is beautiful as usual! These images are so cute!!! I love them. Hugs, Cathy

Dawn said...

What a stunning card so cute.

Hope the furry ones get better Michelle - it must be a worrying time but at least you know what it might be now..