Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ellie Elephant
Sweet Sketch 91

This sweet image, "Ellie Elephant" at Di's Digi Downloads just tugged at my heart strings this week.  It reminded me of the stuffed elephant my daughter recieved as a gift from her grandma when she about 6 years old.  It was handmade by a special friend.  Now my daughter is married and has her own little girl and has made it very clear to me that she wants her "Ele" for her little girl. 
 So I made this little card to go along with the transfer!!! 
 Now I just have to locate Elle in the attic!
Wish me luck!

For days I have been looking for "Ele" in the attic and just found her at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday evening
 (1 3/4 hours before posting...what luck!) 
I will need to spend some time this week cleaning and sprucing her up along with the turquoise ribbon!
 But she doesn't look too bad for being 25 years old! 
She is 20 inches tall! (same as when I last saw her)
Now can you tell why I chose these colors for my card!

Thank you, Diane, for your sweet digi "Ellie Elephant" image! Please feel free to post my card on your blog!

Ele straight from the attic!

The Before

This is "Ele" all fresh and clean!  I think my daughter will be pleased to have her "Ele" back!  I will be giving Ele to her today!

The After

Second Update:
The Unveiling and Transfer

Di's Digi Downloads is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  You will love all her digis so be sure to stop by her shop.  Also take a peek at our DT cards this week at SSW.  The cards are amazing!  You will get some sweet inspiration!  Di's Digi Downloads is offering a prize of
5 Free Digis to our Grand Prize Winner this week! 
So why not play along?

Arlana's Sweet Circle Sketch

As close up of Ellie Elephant

My Recipe:

Imaga:  Di's Digi Downloads Ellie Elephant
Papers:  Pebbles Ever After Sparkle, Doodlebug Design Bright Confetti,
SU Pink Passion and Bermuda Bay
Inks:  Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Standard Circles Large,
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, SU Star, American Girl Star, Buttons, Ribbon, Stickles


  1. Ohhhhh! Look at Ele and Ellie together! Ele looks brand spanking new! And the perfect card - love the blues and pinks together!

    Deanne :)

  2. Bet you could hear me say "Ahhhhhhhh" all the way from PA!!!!! Look at those two!!!! Oh the memories of childhood, be it our own or our childrens'! Your card is precious Judi! Love, love, love your colors, they highlight Ellie beautifully!!!


  3. Oh Judi, so glad that you found Ele, she didn't look too bad after being in the attic for so long.........oh but she looks so pretty now with a little TLC and heaps of love. Your daughter and grand daughter are just going to love having her back. I can see your grand daughter having a good suck on that lovely aqua ribbon.
    Your card is so so pretty, I do love those colours together it's awesome. I'm very partial to Elephants, Frogs and Hippo's on cards. I just love your card.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I thougt this was a pretty special card to begin with but then your story of your daughter's elephant and those pictures - well it's a super duper special card now! Fantastic job with this Judi - it is truly wonderful from the adorable image to your coloring to your wonderful colors and embellishments. Fantastic! Hope you have a good week!

  5. Oh Judi, your post has just made my day. I have one big smile on my face. The stuffed elephant looks great for being 25 years old. What a fun treasure for your grand-daughter. Maybe it will be around for another 25 years. Your card couldn't be any more perfect than it is. I am so glad you found Ellie. I love your image and especially the colors. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories with us.

  6. What a sweet, sweet story and thank you so much for sharing it with us! What a beautiful daughter you have and that grandbaby is absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect card to go along with this treasured moment.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Judi, I couldn't take my eyes off your adorable little grandaughter!! That is one proud grandma holding her bundle of joy!!!!! Thank you for sharing your family moments!


  8. Oh Judi it was so fun seeing the second part of Ellie the elephant. You did such a fablous job on everything. I love that you used Ellie. Really made my day seeing and hearing your story. Thanks for all you do love ya Arlana

  9. What an adorable card and really sweet story! It's nice to see Ele have a "second" life!

  10. Ahhh Judi, such a sweet story, thank you for sharing it & lovely photos too. Your card is precious, the colours are fab & the image is mega cute. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)


  11. Hi Judi your elephant is so adorable.I really like your coloring.I hope you can see my new card I I hope you can leave me a comment bye.

  12. Oh, what a sweet SWEET story - and the pics are just tooooo cute! Ele looks just right with this digi - LOVE your blog, LOVE your cards, LOVE your coloring - everything!! Thanks Judi for sharing with us :-)