Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sweet Rocker

Sweet Rocker - Before I get started on my card, I want to share the ongoing disaster relief programs from the May tornadoes in my home town of Moore, Oklahoma.

I want to start that if you are unfamiliar with my account of that day (May 20) I have a post on my blog with my grandson's TV interview.  Here is the link to my tornado story.

The damage that day was so severe. They have done a fabulous job of clearing up the debris, but the empty land serves as a constant reminder of that day. All of the leaves and bark were stripped from all the trees in the tornado path. At least with winter, all the other trees are also bare, so it is not as obvious as it was before. LOL

My church did a Christmas event for those affected by the tornadoes. We know from past experience (this is Moore's 3rd tornado in 15 years) that when it is time to pull out Christmas decorations, these families are hit anew with the loss, so we had donations of Christmas decorations brought to our church and they were allowed to "shop" and take what they wanted. We also had new family bibles and creches that we gave out. We had planned for 150 families, but we had more than 250 families come. It was very busy and we were out of everything. All of this in an ice storm. And to think that we considered cancelling because of the weather. We are really glad that we didn't.

It is amazing how weepy myself and others still are with all of this. My daughter lost her home and still I was tearing up at some of the stories going around. I guess you just can't get used to the grief and tragedy that is in the wake of these storms.

My grandson who was in that ill-fated hall is doing great and has no lasting problems. Some children have had extensive counseling. We are very blessed.

The 2 little ones with me in the car, as we were chased down the road, also have no problems. I think they felt safer than I did.

My daughter is living in a rental house and is looking to build a new home on a different lot. I am happy, because this house will be a lot closer to us than the one that she lost. Her insurance has been very difficult, but she has a lawyer working on helping her recover more money.

Lindsay, my daughter, has had a great pouring of outreach and support. We have seen firsthand, the goodness of people. Thank you to everyone who prayed and reached out to us. I can't tell you how much it means.

Enough of that, back to my card!

This is my DT card for Creative Card Crew. Our challenge this fortnight is Sweet Treats and we are sponsored by the Scrapping Center

I thought it would be fun to do a rocker card for this challenge. I don't know if I have done one before, but I really like doing different folds. My DP is Pressed Petals, Baby Girl. 

My image is Harriet, by Crafty Sentiments. I colored Harriet with Copics, added Stickles to her hairpieces and trim on her skirt. Her sucker got a coat of Diamond Glaze to make it shiny. All of my papers were inked with Vintage Photo distress inks and some pink Fran-tage. 

The rocker was made with grand SB. The sprig is also a SB. The sentiment and punches for it, is SU. I added some pom pom trim along the edge.

The pink rose, I picked up at the Scrap booking convention that I attended in June. The white flowers were cut from a stem. I also used my Salmon pearl pen on it.

Thanks for visiting me!

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #65 Favorite Color Combo - I really love pink and green together!
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Sketchy Colors #188 Sketch


  1. This is so pretty and a wonderful design! You have so many great details on this and the colors fit our challenge perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. Not sure if I posted a msg!
    Thanks for the update you have been on my mind recently. Hope things continue to improve. Love youe card.
    ((((Hugs )))) Jan xx

  3. Gorgeous card, Mari! I love your colouring :)

  4. Oh this is so pretty and love the rocker design, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  5. Fabulous card Mari, adorable image & super detailed elements!

    Good to see you join us for the Southern Girls Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ SGC DT

  6. What a fun inspired card! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  7. Adorabel card...I have never seen anything like it. So clever! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls~

  8. She is such an adorable image and I love the way your colored her. Your rocker card is just fabulous! Maggie - DT Teamie.

  9. Wooow, this card is amazing! And what a fun way to use our sketch!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
    Hugs, Marianne:)

  10. What a great take on our sketch at Sketchy Colors!
    Such a fun image and I love your choice of colors.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sketchy Colors.
    Hugs, Wenche