Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Farewell Oprah Winfrey and ABC Challenge :(

Hello everyone!

What a day and how to start my waffling sigh.....

If your here for the Little Darlings blog hop go HERE or just go to my previous post :)

Okay let's start by letting you know it's time for a new challenge at

ABC challenge.For this week is the letter U for unusual fold.So let's see those unusual fold creations:)

I created a Gatefold card because I needed lots of extra room to decorate LOL!Now for the sad news ...........

With much sadness I have to inform you I have decided to step down from ABC Challenge.I am truly so sad but with my kids coming out of school very soon.I know it's going to be hard to squeeze cards in during the summer.I hope they will consider inviting me back as a guest later ((smiling to Vicky))
Thank you ladies for all your support and for having me design next to all of you, ((TIGHT CYBER HUGS))

Now brings me to another reason why I created a card with Farewell Tilda.As many of you know Oprah Winfrey is leaving her show after so many many years.If you're a avid follower you'll know i'm an loyal Oprah fan LOL!!!

It's always on my top list of things too know about me when i get those blog awards :)

Anyways her final taping of her show was going to here in Chicago!!!

I'M IN CHICAGO and I thought maybe just maybe I'll get lucky with some tickets.OHHHH,I was a nervous wreck when I registered to try my luck. After a couple of days later I got an email from them.I was not picked......I was so sad and even my MIC teammies were hearing my sniffs.I was just heart broken and getting a smile from me that day was a challenge.

My teammies immediately came to my comfort and gave me loads of ideas to try getting tickets another way.They gave me hope not to give up so easy.By making her a card and letting her know how badly I want to be there.Of course thank her for all she has done for us here in Chicago lol!

I don't even care if they give or not give stuff out but just to have had the chance to be part of The Oprah Winfrey last show is just a wow!!!!!!!!!

Well guess what the taping was yesterday so I didn't get my card out on time to even try my luck :(

sigh........I went by my regular life cooking for my kids,doing errands and creating cards with this big KNOT on my throat.Here and there my eyes would get all teary but I'll be ok :(

With a little time I'm sure I'll survive.

I still have to mail out my card because It was made for her.I just don't know how to go about it???

Well here it is and what do you think? All colored with my copics and

OF COURSE my maggies come from Magnolia-licious store.


You open it and close from the side.On the front panel i'm featuring Farewell Tilda.My sentiment says, know how special you are and how much you are loved.I followed the sketch from Suzanne Dean at Magnolia-licious Highlities challenge.

Here is a close up of Farewell Tilda

This is the inside featuring a more brighter happier scene.So basically we want Oprah to leave with Happy tears and everything will still be alright for whatever task she takes on.
The side panels are left for my writing and I also wanted to add either a poem she likes or a quote she likes to recite.Don't know what to pick yet.

close up of Tilda in Summer background scene

here is a close up of Tilda with big Ribbon

and that's all folks sigh....What do you think of my card? You think she'll like it?

Can I ask you what's been your ultimate favorite Oprah episode lol!? I have to say mine was when they went to AUSTRALIA!!!!! I got to see where my Aussie friends live teheee!!!! GORGEOUS PLACE!!! So many dreams come true that day :)

That's all for me today and I hope you get to play with us at ABC Challenge.If you read my waffling oh bless you LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm gonna have to do you a card for staying here so long tehee!!!

My Challenges

Crafts and Me Anything goes (optional Kraft)

Truly Scrumptious Anything Goes
Creative card Crew Cute and Girly

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Lace
OLLCB Fancy Folds

There's Magic in the air Dry or heat embossing

I did it Creations Lace and Ribbon

Just Magnolia Make it lacey


  1. Oh Ruby...You have outdone yourself again!! Yhis is such a beautiful card with such gorgeous details! I'm sure the big O will LOVE this!!! Awww...I'm soooo sad that your'e leaving us at The ABC, but what to do when time is limited? BUt be sure, i'm still gonna check in here when you have new cards comming up!! =) My favorite O episode?? Hmm..That's a tuff one...Has to be some of the ones where they give away stuff to people hwo really need it, supriseing them!! I love that!! Hugs & Sunshine to you sweetie! Say hi to your little crafters at home too!

  2. Darn... I almost wrote you a novell...*lol* Sorry for my rambling...=)

  3. Wow this is amazing.She'll love it!!Gonna miss her show.She is so informative and genuine.Can't say that I have a favorite.Good luck on getting it to her!:)

  4. oooooooooooo Wowzers girl! she will love it for sure! Too bad you didn't make it into the audience......I could've then said "I know her" (& not meaning oprah)- lol. When she sees this card, she is going to flip out for sure! Fave Oprah be honest, not an avid Oprah follower, however she had so many good episodes that I DID see, I simply can't choose! You will get over this heartbreak, Ruby....YOU WILL MAKE IT! As for ABC challenge, they have lost a great talent! Your card is divine. So gorgeously embellished and colored! Perfect for OPRAH!

  5. So wonderful card,I love the images and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Oh Ruby your card is fantastic!!!
    I can't stop looking at it. She will love it!
    What a shame you could not go. You made me sad
    reading your blog today :(
    She's my favorite Tilda, and the colours you have used are stunning!
    I hope you get to find out if she receives it.
    Love, Mel. xx

  7. I'm back again today Ruby! I saw this pop up on my sidebar and had to come check out your card! Awe I can imagine how sad you are today. But take comfort knowing this is one amazing card! Your coloring is inspirational! Wish I knew your tricks my friend! You've really made use of every side to this card and filled it with beautiful scenes and awesomely colored images! Oprah would love it if she saw it! Hope you are sending it to her!! ? big hugs, Angela

  8. Oh dear, I feel so bad for you! I was so hoping you would be able to get a ticket at the end!
    But maybe, when she gets your tremendously beautiful card, she will change her mind, and set up an extra final show?? Who knows what what future brings :)
    I totally love your georgeous card, and I'll bet Oprah will too!

    Wish you all the best, sweetie!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

  9. Rubes, if this card doesn't send you a VIP ticket then nothing will hun. Stunning and I love that blue, wowzers! Hugs Tracy x

  10. over the top Ruby! Fabulous! too fab for her (I'm not a fan)! lol WOW! awesome! The summer will go by fast! Trust me! Where did the time go! I'm so sad when I think that all the time our girls were growing up I could have been a "funner" mother!!! Now who has the lump in her throat! lol We did stamp together though! : )) Enjoy those kiddos... time goes by way too fast and they will be grown w/their own children b/4 you know it! Stamping will always be here! Take care!

  11. gorgeous as always hunny :) I was so sad when I read you're leaving ABC, but I totally understand. (I'm still sticking with ya ;) Oh. now about Ms. O, my mom luuuuvs her so she's devastated Oprah is ending her show. I think Oprah will treasure this card & I wouldn't be surprised if she wrote you back! Hugs~

  12. Awwww, Ruby, it'll all be okay!! I bet Oprah will contact you when she gets this, I think she loves hand crafted things!! I love her, too, and will miss her show!! Your card is simply beautiful!!! And I did read till the end, so I don't know if you still have my addy or not, but I'll be watching for my card from ya!!! wink!!! LOL!

  13. Ruby this card is stuning! I like it sooooo so so much! And your coloring is to die for!! Wow, wow, wow!!
    We don't watch Oprah overseas but I heard she is a great person!
    Sunny Smiles from Switzerland

  14. oh wow what a gorgeous card - fab colouring and beautiful papers
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  15. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!
    I AM SIMPLY IN AWE OF YOUR TALENT! What a magnificent work of art and,love, love it!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Your card is awesome Ruby! And while you have been living what you call your "ordinary" life, millions of people around the world would believe you live one extraordinary life! You are so talented cute Ruby and I enjoy your blog so much.

  17. Absolutely the most adorable card. I'm sorry you didn't get it there in time for a chance at the show. I too will miss her show, have been watching it since the beginning. Amazing lady.
    Chin up...go to the OWN channel and watch all the new stuff...and regular OW show re-runs.

  18. Ruby, your card is just stunning. Love the colors. Very beautiful.

  19. Oh Ruby! I'm sure Oprah will love her card...maybe she'll even give you a million dollars. If she does, remember your friend Rene, the one who tells you of the impending weather heading to you from KC!
    This is truly a beautiful card and I know ABC will miss you...and they'd be fools not to invite you back!
    Rene :D

  20. Awww Rubes! This is amazingly gorgeous hun! Sorry you didn't get to go....I'm sure your card will be appreciated though!

    Viv xx

  21. BEAUTIFUL! I love the blues and the wonderful lace on the front. I hope you send it to Oprah even if it's too late to be on the show. It's fantastic.


  22. Ruby, what an ever adorable card, and I hope Oprah puts it somewhere on her sideboard to look at for a long time. It must have taken you a whole day to make that. What a sweet sentiment to send to a lady who is going to be very missed (even here in Australia!). Debbie xxx

  23. What a fab card! Oh Ruby you have out done yourself this time. Its just gorgeous.
    You really are going to be missed by all of us at ABC.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes challenge.
    Big Hugs teamie
    Sue x

  24. Your card is over the top gorgeous!! I am sure Oprah will love it to pieces, who wouldn't?!?!? I wouldn't be surprised if she wrote you back. Keep your fingers crossed. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us!!

  25. Oh, Ruby, this is AMAZING sweetie! Sorry to hear you were not picked and which is more that you suffered so much:) Maybe there'll be later opportunities! People like Oprah just cannot stay too far from the screens once they have grown so popular! Just have patience:)
    Your card is simply delightful! Maybe you could find a way to send it to her! I'm sure she'll be so very happy!
    Great coloring, just fabulous work!
    Hugz, Iulia

  26. Ruby,dear, I will keep my fingers, toes and knees crossed that she sees this card. It is beautiful; nostalgic and hopeful at the same time. This is something she should treasure.
    Being a former Chicago girl, I love the dynamics she brought to this wonderful town!
    Sue S.

  27. It's Oprah's lost not getting this card. Ruby, I think your creations are a great show just like Oprah's. This card is amazing and inside if this card itself is a great show!!
    I am a busy mom, worker, and crafted too, so I totally understand how hard it is to keep the fun paper crrafting hobby on top of all those life tasks. Well, I think you can be a super woman and keep up your stunning projects. Looking forward for more :-)
    a tight duper hug to you!!

  28. Beautifull cards, love the colors you've used, bye Mascha

  29. Wowww this is soooooo stunning Ruby! Love the colours you used, the details and your colouringjob!!
    Hugs Kristel

  30. I'm your teamies will miss you Ruby! You have a lovely style and this is a gorgeous card!

    Thx for playing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!
    Mary J xxx

  31. OMG!!!!! This gard is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Looooove your colouring! And the design is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  32. OMG, Ruby, your card is magnificient... I just hope she gets it in her hands. So much work, a little of art. the inside is just as awsome.
    What can I add that has ot already been said?
    Have a nice day.

  33. Beautiful card Ruby, gorgeous colours and paper

  34. Hi Ruby, oh my goodness girl, this card is just awesome! What a beautiful card to send to Oprah. Your done so much gorgeous work on this card and the inside is fabulous! I think you will be deeply missed on your DT as your produce such beautiful cards. I know about needing the summer off when kids are home and it's a full time job to keep boredom from the door! Best wishes for a fab summer...hugs...Barb

  35. WOW - what an amazing card - love it! So detailed.

    Will you shoot me if I tell you I don't watch Oprah? :D I work outside the home full-time and with 3 little munchkins, I would NEVER find time to tape it and watch it later!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!


  36. ohhh wow Ruby,
    this is sensational card.
    I just love Oprah show, there go my dream away, I will never come to USA to see Oprah show :( sniff sniff
    But let me now when she get your amazing card.

  37. Oh my what gorgeous coloring and cards! Such an eye for detail! Stunning!! Thank you so much for joining us over at Anita Be Stampin!

  38. It's a stunning card! Love it!

  39. Wow!! this is absolutely stunning and I'm sure she will treasure it always! What a shame you couldn't make it to the show. thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane x

  40. stunning cards, thanks for sharing with us in the ribbon and lace challenge at IDIC this week

  41. This is beautiufl ruby! and such lovely details! She is gonna flip when she sees this!! adorable! TFS!

  42. Girl, you can make cards. BEAUTIFUL!

  43. Oh my goodness Ruby this is utterly divine!
    She will absolutely adore everything about it!
    Such a stunning creation!
    kim x

  44. Beautiful card. Beautiful coloring. Wonderful work of art.

  45. Beautiful card. Love your coloring and attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week. I hope to see you back next week for our next challenge.

  46. Such a beautiful card and your colouring is stunning! Sorry about Oprah! :-) Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  47. Oh, I love doilies on cards! Yours is super gorgeous! Great fold and beautiful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin. ~jeni :)

  48. Ruby, a wowzer of a card--over the top. Love the images on the front and in the inside of your card. You're a master at creating sceneries. Love your way with light and shadow. Did you manage to send this card off to O? I think she would be over the moon with it.


  49. Wow what a fabulous card and fold the papers and image are beautiful a truely stunning card
    with amazing colouring
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week


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