April 13, 2009

WHIMSY STAMPS CHALLENGE - OCCASIONS

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend - we certainly had a very eventful one!! I spent eight hours in the ER with my daughter and my niece who were both injured while riding on the ATV at my in-laws house....they lost control and went through a barbed wire fence. Both received multiple lacerations, my daughter injured her arm and neck, is wearing a cast and sling, and will be very sore for about a week. My niece received several cuts to the face and arms, but both girls were able to come home last night and will be fine. I tell ya though, it was a wake up call for all of us - it happened so fast, and was very scary!! So, no kids on the ATVs AT ALL!!! I swear I think I aged ten years! Thankfully it was not more serious because it really could have been. Needless to say, our Easter did not end quite as expected, but they are home safe and with us, and that is what is important! So, now on to my card!!! Today is the very first Whimsy Stamps Challenge - WHOOHOOO!!! I have been very excited about this and could not wait to share!! For the first challenge, we were asked to make an Occasions card, any card that would celebrate something because after all, we are celebrating the start of our Whimsy Challenges!! I decided to make a baby occasions card because I am in love with this new momma duck and her babies, this stamp is totally adorable!! And, a friend just had a baby boy, so this will be perfect for her! I love the Whimsy Duck, look how cute she is!! Just the way she is looking at her babies, totally reminds me of a new mommy!!! And, here is a picture of the inside, using my Sweet Celebrations stamp set which had the perfect sentiment!! So, now that you have seen mine, please make sure you check out the rest of the DT gals by going to the Whimsy Challenges site, you will not be disappointed!! I love the talent of this group and I am thrilled to get to work with them! And, make sure you upload a link of your own take on the challenge so we can all check it out!! Thanks so much for stopping by, I am off now to fill prescriptions for my daughter and to go check on my niece!! Have a fabulous day!

31 comments:

Natalie said...

This is a lovely card Alex. I am so glad you daughter is ok and I hope her arm and neck are better soon. x

CRYSTAL said...

Alex, you did a fab job on the card...love the colors and layout!!!

CRYSTAL said...

Hope your daughter and niece get better soon....

mochamama said...

Wow Alex, God was watching over those two!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad they will be okay! The card is adorable, love the chick family

Nikki Bond said...

I'm so relieved to hear she is gonna be ok! That would definitly age me too!....gorgeous card Alex! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that image! Toooo cute! {SMILES}

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Love the babies, Alex, ALL of them from your ducky card to your sweethearts that made it through the barbwire fence! The funny thing is that they will be telling this story the rest of their lives and it will get better each time they tell it! LOL Love the card and the sentiment - babies are great aren't they?

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Alex! Love this stamp for a new baby. Great papers and colors. Wonderful job with this challenge. :)

Dawn Easton said...

OH my gosh Alex! Definitely a frightening situation for sure! I'm glad to hear they will be fine but I'm sorry to hear it happened in the first place. Wow!
I think we have a by-law here in Alberta...kids must be 16 and wear helmets but I'm not positive.
Sending healing hugs to both girls!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wowzer Alex!!! How stinkin' cute is this!!! What a wonderful intro into the challenges and I know you will just rock the socks off it girl!! What a wonderful card!! :) TFS!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Alex love the colours.Great news your Daughter is OK and home with you all, Hugs Debbie x

Manna said...

So glad to hear your daughter & niece are OK from the accident! Godspeed recovery!

Love the card! Lovely colours and simply delightful!

Jacilynn said...

Hope your daughter and niece are doing Ok now! So sorry to hear about their accident.

Great card. I love the image paired with the sentiment. Beautiful

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness, what a scary Easter for you. Whew...thankfully they're okay. Adorable card!

Melissa said...

Oh Alex! Totally scary I'm sure! I'm glad to hear that overall they are ok.....please keep me in the loop if there's anything that I can do from here.....

Many Blessings,
M.

PS - Super cute card!

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Alex..and So Cute!!..love the colors, borders and Sweet yellow ducks!!
I'm so glad your daughter and niece are okay!..that is Scary!!..Hugs, Ila

scrapnnMO said...

Oh Alex what a super CUTE card. Love the image and coloring! ♥Dawn♥

Marilyn said...

Love the card Alex - Whimsey has the cutest stamps and your watercoloring is great! So glad the girls are okay - what a very scary experience!!! Life can change in a heartbeat, so glad they are going to be okay.

Lisa F said...

Beautiful card! Hope both girls feel better quick!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my goodness - some serious action going on....LOL...glad to hear they both are okay and were released from the hospital!!! These ATV's can be super dangerous!!! I know my girls won't have one either!!!

Your card is super cute....love the little duckling's!!! Hang in there....hope the ten years you've aged are reversible - LOL!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute little ducks, so sweet.

Latisha said...

I'm so glad to here the girls are ok! Very scary indeed.
hugs!!
ps
super cute card

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH my WORD, Alex! I'm so sorry that happened...oh how scary. Yeah, things like that do happen so fast...and I said the same thing after that little tubing incident..no more tubing for me. I can totally understand no more ATV's for your family. Big hugs to ya, girl. I hope the girls heal very quickly.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH Alex how scary!!! We make ours wear helmets, but that doesn't help with a fence! OUCH! So glad they're at home and healing!! HUGS!! And OMGosh what a perfect card for a frazzled new mom!!! LOL

Enfys said...

Super card Alex, I love the image you chose. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, hope she is better real soon. Sending hugs.
En x

Chris said...

so gload to hear that your daughter and niece are okay!! i would have been freakin out to say the least!! the duck card is too cute, it made me smile!! >"<

Lesli said...

Those ducks are just too cute! I hope you had a great holiday!

Cheri Howard said...

Adorable!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi alex, im so glad that your daughter is home safe and well and both your daughter and niece get better soon.
Im loving this card Alex with these sweet stamps!! :) x

Christie said...

WOW! Way to take the attention away from your card (which is cute BTW)! I'm so glad your baby is alright, she took quite a spill.
I'm so grateful that she is doing OK now.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Katie said...

Alex, I'm so glad your daughter and neice are ok.
This is a really cute card, I love those imagess. I'm sure your friend will love it too.

Katie
x

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, I just love that duck stamp, adorable. Your card is so cute Alex. I guess I am going to have to go and buy that stamp now.