Meowy Messenger

Good morning everyone!  Is it just me, or is this week zooming by more quickly than usual?  I had to stop and think was it truly Wednesday today,or only Tuesday?  Somehow, I feel like I’ve lost a day somewhere. 🙂

Hope you don’t mind if I take a moment to share some fun news with you all.  I’ve had a few projects picked up for the May issue of ScrapStreet Magazine, a wonderful online publication featuring lots of cool articles.  You can find me here, here, and here.  Thank you, thank you, ScrapStreet!

And today I have a fun card featuring this week’s Digital Doodles stamp release over at 2Peas called Meowy Messenger.

This adorable digital stamp is the perfect framework for greeting card sentiments or journaling blocks on scrapbook layouts.

I printed Meowy Messenger onto white patterned paper and using my craft blade, cut away the inside of the frame image.  I colored the cat and bird with my watercolor pencils and used my blending pen to add spots to kitty.  Layered the frame on yellow paper, added a double row of scallops, and machine stitched the panel in place.

Papers are from Basic Grey’s new Max & Whiskers line, which I thought were a perfect match for this fun stamp.  Finished the project with a bit of tight zig-zag stitching in the corners, gold adhesive pearls on the frame scrolls, vintage seam binding and a Prima Cameo Rose.  The sentiment is a combination of rub-ons from a Creative Cafe SwatchBook.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone!  Hope your weeks are going well!


Ready For You

Hi everyone!  Anyone else as excited as I am about all the fabulous shows on tv these days?  Not only do we have American Idol and the Olympics, but Survivor and the Amazing Race started up this week, too.  I can hardly choose which to watch!  Thank goodness for DVR is all I can say!

Today I have a very special page to share with you that I made for the Creative Pandemonium blog.  The photos on this page are less than stellar, I do admit, but they warm my  heart anyway.  These are our very first photos of the Golden Retriever that we are hoping to adopt, sent to us by her foster caretaker.  We are patiently waiting for her to finish her medical treatment and cannot wait to welcome her into our home.  The wait is hard on my little ones, but sooooooooo worth it!

Santa brought us a doggy bed, which I have placed in my scraproom, all ready for our sweet pup. It makes the most comfortable resting spot.  We have all taken a few breaks there, including Nik in the top photo.  We’ve got the bed.  We’ve got the bowls.  We’ve got the harness and the leash.  We’ve got the love.  We are so ready for you!

The challenge at the Creative Pandemonium blog this week is to create a page using the colors blue and yellow, and at least 3 journaling spots.  I used patterned paper, alpha stickers,and cardstock stickers from BoBunny and crystal flourishes from Prima.  Creative Cafe ric-rac and journaling spots from Making Memories and K&Co.

I hope you all get a chance to play along with this week’s challenge, because it is the last one!  Next week, the girls from Creative Pandemonium are joining up with the gang over at 52Weeks x 52 Layouts for new fun and games!  I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

It’s a New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all are enjoying this long holiday weekend.   I spent the day today in the northern section of the state visiting with an aunt, uncle and cousin of mine who I rarely get to see. They drove halfway down from Virginia, and we drove halfway up from NC.  How fun that was, and what a nice visit we had.  We were calculating that it’s been an entire decade since I’ve seen my cousin.  Oh, how quickly time flies.

I’ve still been concentrating on making my holiday thank-you cards this week.  I received a very special stamp as a gift recently, and made this card in honor of my sweet little hedgehog buddy, Sonic.

Hey Sugar paper from Cosmo Cricket that I’ve had forever in my stash and never used….  Stamp is from Hampton Art.  Die-cut from K&Co, trim from Making Memories, rub-on from Pebbles, Inc., and chipboard frame from Creative Cafe.    Lots of oldies but goodies on here. 😉

I sanded the chipboard piece to remove some of the brightness, and added a touch of glitter to my hedgehog’s quills.  Now he’s ready for his close-up. Also used my border punch from Stampin’Up to create the scalloped edge on the striped paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.  Happy New Year!