Saturday, July 10, 2010
Donkey Smiles for Michelle
Many of you have probably seen the sad news about Michelle Oatman's accident. Many people in the card making community are coming together to show their support for Michelle. There is a "Kickin It for Michelle"card drive until July 27th at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Here is some information from the Stampavie blog:On Wednesday evening, June 23, Michelle Oatman had an accident while tending her beloved donkeys which left her blind in her right eye. She has shared the news of her accident in her blog post here (http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-will-be-out-for-awhile-i-have-had.html) Michelle is an amazing stamper and is eager to be able to start crafting again. But she also has a lot of healing that needs to occur and she needs our support.
There are some wonderful donkey digi images popping up in blogland. I used one designed by Tina Wenke for Stampavie. You can pick up one too, by making a paypal donation for Michelle's fund of at least $3 (more is always welcomed!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also there is a great freebie from Karen's Doodles. We would just love to flood Michelle's mailbox with thoughtful handmade cards. It is really nice to inspire someone that has inspired so many of us, with a thoughtful gesture.
Now, onto my card!
I usually have a bit of a time making aperture cards because I like to make 6 x 6 cards, and if I try to put my cardstock through my cuttlebug, it doesn't quite fit, and crunches my sides. Well, problem solved! Today, I used my new circle cutter by Kreaxions. What a great tool this is! You can adjust it to cut any size circle up to 10 inches. Here is a link to a video for it. If you order one, be sure to say that I sent you for some "extra" special attention!
I wanted to show you some of the details of my card. I of course used copics to color this sweet little donkey, but I really wanted to add some texture, so I hand-stitched with angora thread his mane and tail. I love how this turned out! Also, I made another flower with my Cuttlebug quilling dies. The leaves are ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Here is the inside. The sentiment stamp is from CTMH.
Pixie Cottage: sketch/aperture
Cuttlebug Spot - use a 2x2 embossing folder (I used the butterfly medallion)
One Stitch at a Time - lace, ribbons, bows
Practical Scrapers - digi
Stamptacular Sunday - aperture
Alota - Inside out
Crafty Angels - circles and squares
Shabby Tea Room - embossing
Think Ink - sewing
Spoon Full of Sugar - Donkey Smiles
Cuttlebug Challenge - doilies and lace
Craftilicious - cute
Stamp and Create - stitching
Bunny Zoe - Nice and Girly
Stampavie - Dotty