UPDATE (4/25/11 @ 2:25 PM)

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for my blog readers! Y’all are amazing! So many messages of encouragement. And so many of you have bought Sketches for Mannie, too. We’ve nearly reached the total of the vet bill, and any extra sales from Sketches for Mannie will either be donated to the animal shelter or to the animal hospital to help the next sick kitty who needs medical attention. Sales from regular Virtual Card Clubs will continue to fund the web hosting for this blog. Thank you all so much! :)

Morning, all!

First off, I wanted to let you all know that the vet called last night and Mannie is doing really really well. They are planning to take the catheter out this morning and monitor him the rest of the day. If he continues to improve and doesn’t have any more problems, I can bring him home tonight. Yay!

I’ll be switching his food to a prescription diet for urinary health. That’s what they’ve been feeding him at the animal hospital and he seems to like it. :)

A huge thank you to everyone to who has bought the Sketches for Mannie VCC. You all are so wonderful and I love reading the little notes you sent along with your orders. There are also so many of you who have emailed with sympathy and advice. Thank you to everyone! I love my blog readers so much, and seriously the papercrafting community is the best. I felt like some would view talking about my cat as something really silly, but as many of you have reiterated in email, on Twitter, and on Facebook, our pets are part of the family. And when a family member is sick, everyone rallies. When I think of the countless number of animals who loving pet owners lose each year because of the cost of veterinary care, it just breaks my heart. I’m so grateful that Mannie was able to get medical care quickly.

Anyhow, after I came home from my brother’s house last night (Easter dinner and all), I created a card for today’s MACM. So on with the card! Enjoy!


Solid Card Stock: Robin’s Egg Card & Envelopes (Memory Box)
Patterned Paper: Happy Go Lucky patterned paper (Pebbles)
Felt Sun Sticker: Happy Day Puffies (KI Memories)
Letter Stickers: Doll Fabric Thickers (American Crafts)
Dots Stamp: Dotted Background (Inkadinkado)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing (American Crafts)
Corner Rounder: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Ribbon: Black satin (Offray)
Marker: Multiliner pen – set B2 (Copic)

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