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Sending Donkey Smiles

I created this card for Michelle Oatman AKA Donkey Smiles. You may have read about her accident, which resulted in the loss her eye, in several posts around blogland. Michelle has a very long road of recovery ahead of her as well as learning to live her life with only one eye. She will have surgeries and continued care and therapy as she continues to heal. Crafters from around the web are pulling together to offer her support and well wishes.

Melissa Jenkins of Meljens Designs and Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs have paired up to create this wonderful stamp set available for free at Whimsy Stamps. Feel free to down load it and use it (or any other stamps you would like to use) for a card drive to help keep Michelle's spirits up. The details on the card drive can be found on the A Spoonful of Sugar blog.

Stampavie is also offering a digital image and is requesting a small donation to help cover Michelle's mounting medical costs. You can find more information HERE.

**Edited: Alota Rubber Stamps is also offering a cling mount stamp with proceeds going to Michelle.

Now onto the card that I am mailing off to Michelle. I have it all ready to post in the morning.

And the inside....

Thank you for looking!

Challenges for this card:


  • Images: Sweet Little Donkey by Meljen's Designs & Michelle's Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs both available on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: None
  • Papers & CS: Georgia Pacific CS, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Taylored Expressions KI Hazel CS, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite, & Farm Fresh DP
  • Tools: Paper piercing tool, Stampin' Up paper piercing template
  • Embellishments: Zig Writer chocolate, misch ribbon & due drops
  • Techniques: Faux stitching


Beautiful card and it will surely brighten her day. I read about her tragic accident. I hope her recovery goes well.
Love the patterned paper you used :)
Annika said…
This is the most gorgeous layout and your colouring is just stunning. Love it!
Adorable, love this image and how you did the layout, especially the inside, I just never think to turn the paper. Just so cute.
Karin said…
This turned out so cute and your papers are fabulous as usual. Have a great weekend :)
Michele said…
Michelle will love it! It is adorable!!!
Cass said…
This is so cute and the papers are stunning as always!
Dawn said…
Excellent job Cheryl, such a great card I am sure she will like. Don't you love how crafter's support each other and come out to show that?
Tammy said…
WOW this is adorable!! Fantastic colors and papers! Michelle will love this!
Marlene said…
I read about Michelle's accident just yesterday. I'm sure she will appreciate all these beautiful cards crafters are sending her way. Yours is gorgeous!
Pat (mspfd) said…
This could not be cuter! Love your design... it's perfect for showcasing your image. Precious card.
Stephanie said…
Beautiful card! Such a cute donkey. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Danni said…
This is just adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Makeup 4 The Weekend!
Kathy said…
This is such a sweet card Cheryl. Love all the pretty dsp you combined, it looks great! I'm sure Michelle will love it. Thanks for the link, I will work on a card for her too.
AmandaB said…
Your card is absolutely adorable!!! You can tell you put a lot of heart into it.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week..

Faye said…
Oh this is such a gorgeous card, love the soft, subtle colours. Fab. xxx
Faye said…
Oh this is such a gorgeous card, love the soft, subtle colours. Fab. xxx
FibreJunky said…
Oh my goodness, I hadn't heard! How awful! I'll do what I can to get a card made for her. The stamping world is an amazing place when tragedy strikes.
Anonymous said…
Such a gorgeous card.Love the colours,LO and the cute donkey. I'm sure it will be much appreciated.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x
rozzy said…
fantastic card and image. thanks so much for playing along at the crafty Pad this week
Hugs rozzy xx
Stacy Walker said…
Another really great card. I love this image. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.
What a sweet image. Love the layout and the color combo. I'm sure Michelle will appreciate the thought.
Anonymous said…
beautiful card, sorry to hear about Michelle:(
Cheryl Walker said…
Super sweet card and she will love it!!!

Thank you for joining us at Alota's Inside Out challenge!!!
Lou said…

Thanks for joining us over at pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x
what a cute card! good luck and thanks for joining us at Pear tree designs this week. ClareX
Lori said…
Soooo adorable, Cheryl! I love your layout and design. This is sure to lift her spirits!
Love and hugs ~ Lori
Sammibug said…
Gorgeous card! I love the combination of colors and papers! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us this week at Craft Your Passion.
Stephanie Zito said…
So adorable Cheryl! LOVE your choice of dp and colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at PMS Make Up For The Weekend!
Lauretta See said…
Cheryl this is beautiful! Michelle will love it for sure! :) Thank you for joining us on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!
Tasha said…
Stunning card Cheryl. I am sure you will bring a smile to Michelle :-)
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious
dstandard said…
Totally adorable - image and card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!
Crafteezee said…
Love the layout of this card, simple adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

Hugs Tracy x
Tina said…
Oh my gosh, this is precious! Thanks for joining us in the Makeup for the Weekend challenge.

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