Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MMSC24 Cocoa Gurlee Girl with REAL Wood Paper!

Hi Everyone!  Well, after my week of troubles, I'll bet you expected to come here and at least hear something positive for a change.  Unfortunately, our bad streak continues.  My youngest was just confirmed as having H1N1, and I am very scared.  So in addition to my MMSC today, my plea is for anyone who would be so kind to remember us in your prayers.  My kids mean the absolute world to me, and I just don't know what I would ever do if anything would ever happen to any of them. 
THANK YOU and bless you for your kindness and friendship!

Now, I would like to show you my card for this week that is sporting another of the Gurlee Girl images from our monthly sponsor Chelsea.  She does awesome work with her images as well as with her cards and layouts.  Drop by and look at some of her work.  I also want to share with you that the gorgeous wood background on this card is from our very own Sue's store...McMahon Five Designs.  This wood paper is incredible and always results in an amazing and unique card.  Have a look at her beautiful assortment of woods to choose from.  They are so surprisingly affordable.

Congratulations to our MMM and MMR award winners this week:

Karen Arthur
Karen Jiles

Please visit the MMSC blog for other news for the week.
Thanks to all that stopped by on  First Blog hop, especially the ones that took the time to leave me a comment.  I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kind words of encouragement.  Those comments may not seem like such a big deal, but just a few words to let me know what you think always makes my day and gives me the motivation to keep pursuing this love that I have for crafting.  It sure helped to get me through this terrible week I was having too, so thank you for giving me a moment of your time.  You are all treasured blessings to me.  I hope that you all had some fun hopping around our blogs too and seeing all of the varied projects that we showcased just for you.

I thought I would share the picture of the envelope that I made for this one this week.  I like to make matching envelopes for my cards to make it sort of like a gift in itself. 

Here is the sketch for this week.  I hope that you will all have fun coming up with your own version of the sketch. 

Thanks for giving me some of your time today, and I always appreciate your thoughts and comments.  Have a wonderful day!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wonderful card this week, I love this image and the colors you used really go well with the wood papers. The cluster of flowers and the box add the finishing touches.

I will be thinking of you, your son and family and you will be in my prayers. Jane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a beautiful card Carolyn!! I love how you incorporated Sue's wood paper. Gorgoeus colors and coloring!! The flower cluster is such a perfect touch.

I am so sorry to hear about your son. You will all be in my prayers. If I can help in any way, please let me know.

big hugs,

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carolyn your card is an absolute beauty love the image and that real wood bp is perfect.

I am also to hear about your son I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lorraine x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Carolyn, Cocoa girl has never looked prettier! Great job on using the wood papers! Your card is lovely through and through!

So sorry to hear about your son. I am praying that he will recover quickly.

helencreaty1 said...

hi , i like your card and the image you used, looks so funny, hey dont be sad, i am sure your son ll get better, pray to God, and tell him everythin you want , i ll pray for you son tonight, ok
hugs from peru

loz said...

Hi Carolyn.Absolutely Beautiful card this week.

Your son and your family will be in our prayers..Laurel

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Beautiful creation as always Carolyn. :) I'm praying for your family to get healthy again. Hugs, Michelle

Sue McMahon said...

Thank you for using my wood paper on your BEAUTIFUL card. You do work magic with it! Thank you.

Sending more BIG hugs and BIGGER prayers to you and your family. It will be ok, Carolyn. It will.

Benzi said...

Praying for your child to recover quickly. That is the most important thing! Your card with the wood paper if just beautiful and the envelope is such a wonderful addition.

Maria Jesus said...

very nice card :)
hope your youngest one feel better soon, take care.
I've prayed for u and family.


Lovely Linda said...

Dear Csrolyn, you are among friends and have all the support you need! God bless you and your family - you are in our prayers!!
I love this card - that bow is perfect and adds so much to your card! Gorgeous mage and so beautifully coloured. Love those flowers too! Beautiful - and the card! Thanks for sharing!! God bless you!! {{{hugs}}}

Darlene said...

Your creation is totally awesome! You are so clever & crafty!!
I will certainly keep you & your family in my prayers! It's a very scary thing that is going in our world right now! Prayers are going up for you!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, you know I am praying for you and your family and will continue to do so until we hear that you are all better!!
I love how you made this card...just beautiful! The colors, flowers and bow and you did a fabulous job with Sue's wood paper!!
Keeping you in my prayers!
Extra big hugs,

Carol Hurlock said...

Holy Smokes Carolyn this is outstanding. I love those flowers, they are exceptional on this lovely creation. Don't you just love that wood paper? Yours looks terrific. Hope you and your family are getting better. Miss you!!!


cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, Carolyn, that is gorgeous not just the card, but also the envelope too!

Colleen { HappyLittleArt } said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the Wood background! Hope you are feeling better!!