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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's PINK Challenge

Hello!! I am here today and playing along with the challenge on the Sassy Cheryl challenge blog. The challenge this week is PINK. I just love bunny images and use them all throughout the year, especially when I am making cards or anything else for my niece Zoie, she loves them as much as I do. Sassy Cheryl has some of my all time favorite bunnies too. I bought several new images a couple of weeks ago and have just now had time to sit down and color them. I love this one with the little ladybugs. After coloring everything with Copics, I went over the ladybugs with some Glossy Accents to make them really stand out and to give them a little dimension. Papers are DCWV, flowers and ribbon have been in the craft room for a while so I am not sure where they came from. Thanks for visiting me today!


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I posted that I was going to try and take a Jeep full of water back home to Bradley County this weekend to donate to the homeowners and volunteers doing clean up from last week's tornado. I sent out the call and man did everyone respond. It was a last minute call too, so I wasn't sure how many people would see the email before I needed to head out. I was hoping for a full Jeep and that is what I got. One more case and I wouldn't have been able to see out of my rear view mirror. It was just amazing. Since people were bringing 2-4 cases at a time and loading them directly into the Jeep I didn't even realize how many there were until we unloaded it. I was also collecting quarters to be able to give people to use at the laundromat. Friends brought all the water that you see below,plus another dozen gallons of water that didn't make it into the picture, $125 in quarters and another $65.00 to use at my discretion. When I went to church with my parents on Sunday they announced that they were putting together baskets of personal care items to hand out. So I took the rest of the money and spent it buying razors, shaving cream and band-aids. I was also able to help assemble the baskets. Here is the water:




I have seen the destruction from tornados in person many, many times. I had been seeing the destruction online but I wasn't quite prepared for what I saw. It was so much worse. Both of the hardest hit areas there were in the school zones where I attended school. I grew up running around that neighborhood, playing with friends. There just aren't enough words. Thank you again for all the prayers and concern. Please keep praying for all the people that lost so much, including nine families that lost a loved one there and all the others that impacted throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.


18 comments:

Sassy Cheryl said...

Super gorgeous card! I love the 'gloss' on the ladybugs. SOOOO cute!
Gorgeous coloring too! Thanks for plain in the challenge this week!

On a side note. I think it's wonderful that you are able to do something for the volunteers. Praise God for people that are willing to spend their time to help those in need!

jimlynn said...

Gina, love this little "pink" card and that image is just precious. So very cute.
You're one very special lady for doing all you did for the victims of so much destruction.
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gina, how wonderful and what a blessing you are for helping those in need right now. It also so wonderful that everyone wanted to help. My prayers continue for those affected by the devastation.

Your card brings a smile to my face and I am sure to all. Your coloring of this little image is amazing. Love it.

Marlene said...

First - your card is lovely. I love the pink-a-liciousness!

Second - what a good deed you've done. Bless your heart.

JACKIE M said...

Well done, I'm sure so many people appreciate all your good deeds :)

Your card is beautiful and perfectly coloured.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Jackie

jkreucher said...

your card is sweet as can be, so pretty in pinks.
How wonderful that you can help many people!
So gald you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
Judy

Ann English said...

Your card is precious, Gina. The tornados-well, I'm speechless. You have had so many weather related events-not good. It's hard to understand. I am glad you are safe and think what you are doing to help is wonderful. I was just thinking about you today, wondering how you were making out. Blessings to you, my friend!

Scrapping Julie said...

glad you made it back safely my friend. love your little pink card.
that is a whole lot of water and all those quarters! you are so awesome Gina!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your pink card! The pink on the ears and pads of the bunny's feet is adorable.

It's so sweet of you to help with the disaster relief. It must've been so hard for you to see the aftermath in person.

Pat (mspfd) said...

It must have been surreal seeing all that damage is person. I am glad you arrived home safely and were even able to play in your new craft space. Love your adorable card. Bunnies are a favorites of mine too!

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE!!~

Silli said...

heheheee, love the (b)funny image... Great coloring!

Cindy said...

Gina, what a great thing you did in helping out and bringing water!!

I love your card!! Tha image is just darling!!! You have colored it perfectly, and I love the layout!!
What a talent you have!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love all the water you were able to deliver!

That card is so sweet! You are right, that designer has some amazing bunnies! Great job with the coloring!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

God Bless You for what you are doing to help your community!!! I just feel terrible that they have to suffer through this devistation.

I'm sure your water & quarters brought some great relief to them and the workers out there trying to help.

Lovin' the card too - can't forget that! What a sweet image!!
Maria

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is too cute!! Love the bunny!! The coloring is gorgeous!!

Linda C said...

Love those bunnies too. Great idea for the Glossy Accents - make those cute little bugs pop!

God told us to ask and we would receive. You asked and look at all you received! God Bless you!

Anne Marie said...

Gina, what a wonderful thing you did to help those who needed it. I'm sure all of that water was very appreciated.

Adorable bunny card! Love all that pink! :)