Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanks a ton...

Good morning! Since I'm slacking so badly lately & still have nothing to show that I've created recently, I thought I would share the card I made for a charity auction on Ebay. I was asked a couple of months ago if I would like to donate a card for an auction that was going to be running in November, with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish foundation. It didn't take me long to say Yes!!! However, after looking at the list of other Ebay sellers/cardmakers that were contributing, I started to stress. I mean, these ladies are the TOP sellers on Ebay, the very best. But I took my time ~~ we're talking weeks ~~ to make sure my card was just right. It's not anything over-the-top, but how could I go wrong with a High Hopes card??



I signed up to make a Thank You card, & turned to my fellow Divas for advice on which stamp to use. Someone suggested Oops Ellie (sorry, ladies, can't remember who suggested it) with the saying "Thanks a Ton". So I went with that. Ellie is colored with Prismas & gamsol, then I layered the heck out of her. I used Stickles on her bow & added some Primas, brads & Dew Drops. Like I said, nothing stupendously magnificent, but I think she's cute. I couldn't find my "Thanks a Ton" stamp ~~ heck, maybe I don't even have it ~~ so I used the computer to generate the saying for the inside of the card.



So there you have it ~~ my contribution. The charity auction will start on November 29th, & will run for 10 days. There will also be a charity auction running at the same time for Canine Companions for Independence. I will post a link to both of them once they are up & running. I know I said I was done with Ebay for the year, but this is a great opportunity for me to run a few auctions with perhaps a bit more traffic than I would normally get, since all the sellers names will be listed in the auction. I was thrilled to be a part of this & I really hope these auctions raise a good amount of money for these terrific charities.

Well I'm off to start my day, which consists of helping out at school & doing a little Christmas shopping. My kids are off of school for the next 5 days so I'd better get as much done as I can!! Have a great day, & thanks so much for all of your comments, emails & friendship!!

8 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome dimension on that elephant, and FANTASTIC coloring!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the colours and cute Ellie. Hope you get lots of bids, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

This card is just adorable!

Tammi said...

Cute, cute card Michelle! Your creations are always fabulous!

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card you have made and for a very good cause. I love all the layers on Ellie and the sparkly bow around her trunk. hugs, annie x

Niki Estes said...

Very cute, Michelle! I love the colors and all the dimension! I bet it gets lots of bids!

Anonymous said...

This turned out GREAT Michelle. I have been wanting to see what you created. Your coloring is awesome. This will be well received. Love it.
Take care,
Dawn

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous! Beautiful work. Love your adorable elephant.

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