Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sentimental Sundays~ Spring


Hi Everyone!
Today's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is Spring!
I have chosen this lovely digi from Arielle's Wax Fruit Company and paired it with a sentiment from TLC. Perfect combo!
Ive used prismacolors to color the image, nesties to frame it and K&Co and DCWV papers.


A close up:


So that's it!
Thanks for coming by! 

* this post was written earlier and I'm so sorry it was late guys. I'm at my friend Stacey's house right now getting a shower and checking my emails.
We had a tornado rip through our town yesterday afternoon, touching down about a mile from our house, destroying everything in its path. Several of our friends have lost their homes and their neighborhoods are irrecognizable.. THankfully they're ok as are we.
I won't have power for at least another day possibly more, but please feel free to comment as you're able as i will enjoy reading them later.
On a sad note, my 20 eggs that were due to hatch have all died without their being power in the incubator. I was worried about them anyway as I wasn't hearing much action from them but after yesterday all was silent and by today they had begun to stink.
I had the difficult decision to make of waiting a bit longer or giving then a decent burial. I chose to "bury " them as they were overdue and would likely have been crippled if any had survived, which was highly unlikely. I did tap on the eggs that I had heard peeping from just in case, I didn't know what I would have done if they were still there but I was debating taking them out of the shell and keeping them warm in my bra. Not very promising but desperate times call for desperate measures. In the end there was no response so...
anyway, I know people around me have lost everything and so it doesn't feel right bellyaching about my duck eggs but if I said I wasn't devastated I would be lying.
That's where it stands.
I hope to be around your blogs in a few days when all is back to "normal"..
My love to you all.


37 comments:

heidy said...

Oh Dorcas,what a beautiful card!
Your colouring is gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Jacee said...

Oh my Dorcas, thank goodeness the tornado did'nt reach you, scary stuff! so sorry about those 20 eggs, ahhhh thats so sad, but on a happier note, your card is fab, I love the bright colours and that touch of ribbon, lovely!
Sending you extra big hugs.
Jacee

Debbie said...

O m goodness I am so sorry...Bad news all round, thankfully you and your family are ok, but your poor friends...devestating. Sorry about the ducks, hopefully you can "grow" some new babies when your power is restored. I love your card, keep smiling, thinking about you. Debbiexx

Marianne said...

Oh Dorcas, what a lot of bad news. Thankfully you and your family are ok, but I'm so sorry for your friends. And then also the lost of your ducks. I can understand it was a hard desicion to make. Overhere we say: Bad things doesn't come alone. I can understand that your mind is now somewhere else than in blogland. But know there are a lot of people thinking about you. Maybey this wil give you a little bit of good feeling as well.
By the way, your card is stunning as ever.
Big Hug Marianne

Saskia said...

Lovely card!

Sorry to read the bad news... Take care!!

Saskia :)

Dorcas said...
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Linda w said...

So Sorry for it all Dorcas, you know I'm feeling for you. Such a cheerful and happy card to have to post when you are down. Love and Hugs lin

dj1952 said...

Your card is lovely. Beautiful colors and image. When I first saw it I was on Lang's laptop, which to me, is a very tiny screen, and I couldn't see all of the flowers. It sort of looked like an ostrich. LOL! I really to hear of your loss, and you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope the friends will be okay too. If there is anything that Lang or I could do, please let me know. Hugs, dj

Annemaritta said...

I tried to call you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sad. :(

Dotty Jo said...

Thank goodness you are ok hun, Jo x

Cheryl said...

oh hun,gosh so glad you and,your family are okay so sorry to hear,about your ducks hun that is so sad,bless you,as for your card hun its just stunning as always take care hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

jules said...

Oh Glad your alright!, i nearly forgot to comment then when i saw the awesome candy!
I love the card it's just gorgeous!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Hi Dorcas...so sorry to hear about your ducks and the tornado. Glad you are all okay. Take care
Hugs xx
PS Your card is beautiful :)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Aww, I don't blame you for being upset about your ducks :( I would be too. So glad that you and your family and friends are all okay though!

Your card is so cute, I just love those colours!

Annika said...

Oh I am so sorry, Dorcas! :( Big-big hugs - I wish I could just pop in and bring some muffins and tea :(
Annika
too far away

Dana said...

Oh Dorcas!! I am so sorry! I've not been online all weekend and had no idea you had this going on! I am so grateful you and your family are ok but have to admit, I have tears in my eyes for your duckies!! I know how much they meant to you ; )
Huge hugs and many prayers g/f!!
Dana

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I am sure you figured out that the comment from Dorcas was me! I did not realize your page was still up when I commented. Who knows how many Dorcas comments I made LOL! I have signed you out now. If you need to erase that comment that is fine. It seems a bit weird for you giving a message to yourself! LOL! We need to do a fun day this week, when things settle down. I have loads of scrapping to do!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Dorcas,
I´m so sorry for you and all other people in your region ... I´m SO GLAD that you and your family are ok!!!
I´m thinking of you!
Hugs,
Uli
PS: what a cheerful card again - love the heartwarming sentiment most!

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Beautiful card & I am glad you managed to post from Stacey's. You know where I am (& power being restored permitting of course), .......a click away. You know I am thinking of you all.
Tine :)

Jennifer said...

oh Dorcas, how awful for the poor baby ducks. I know you and your neighbors will fight through and rebuild together. Poor duckies : ( Thinking of you guys at this difficult time.

Roxann said...

I just learned through Dana about your poor little chicks. I am so sorry for all that has happened. Saying prayers for you!
Hugz,
Roxann

Colleen Holmes said...

Dorcas I am so sorry you, your friends and family had to endure the tornado's. I am so thankful you are all safe. I feel terrible about your babies and the decision you had to make. Love ya and always love your beautiful creations as today's. Hugz honey, Colleen

sueincanada said...

So sorry to hear your news but happy to hear that your family is okay. Hard to imagine what it would be like to lose everything. Thoughts being sent to you and your friends and neighbors.

Tammy said...

This is such a beautiful card!! I'm so sorry to hear about your babies and can only imagine how devastating it must be. I'm sorry about all of your neighbors but I'm so glad you are all right!! I will keep you and your community in my prayers sweetie!!! Big hugs!!!

Rona said...

I am so sorry for all you and your neighbors are going through. Big hugs!!

Amy said...

Dorcas, I am so sorry about your town and your baby chicks! I am praying for all of you that you can recover from this and get your lives back in order quickly. Tons of hugs and prayers!!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is as gorgeous as always.



~Cheryl~

Angela B. said...

Deeply sorry to hear of the losses you suffered as well as your community. You will all be in my prayers.

Brenda said...

Ah Dorcas, so sorry you lost your duckies, grateful you are alright! Thoughts and prayers for you and your community!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful Spring card Dorcas! Your stitching is flawless.
I was in Florence when the storms came through on Saturday. Was sending up prayers for those in NC. Glad you are okay but so sorry to hear about your ducky eggs. ~jeni :)

Rica said...

Oh Dorcas - my heart goes out to you and all the people who have lost so much. You're not wrong bellyaching about your unborn baby ducks, they are God's creatures after all and all life should be cherished!!
Your card is gorgeous, wonderful colours and such a sweet beautifully coloured image.
comforting hugs for all
Heather xx

Sandi's Samples said...

Dear Dorcas, You are in our prayers as well as so many others who made it through the storm. I am so sorry you lost your little duckies, but thankfully your family are fine. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way :)
Sandi

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful springy colors. another fabulous card. love love it!

Anita said...

Lovely card Dorcas. So sorry to hear about the destruction all around you but so glad you and your friends are safe. Sorry about your little eggs too. I will keep you and your friends/neighbors in my prayers.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I am SO behind on commenting, but I wanted to stop by and leave some love here and there!! Have a great day/night!!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Love this....great image and really lovely coloring! :)

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