Monday, December 11, 2017

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This doesn't happen often.... today Stampin' Up! is offering FREE Shipping until midnight! It's a great time to stock up on the basics like cardstock and adhesives. Maybe there is that one item you've been wanting but you've been waiting for the right time, now's the time to take advantage of this wonderful offer. Don't delay this offer doesn't last long. Wishing you a crafty day!  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kitty Thank You Card

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a quick post to share this Kitty Thank You Card I made for one of our neighbors who gave us a donation to the Rescued Kitten Medical Fund. For the story click HERE. The Really... Kitty? stamp is from Unity Stamps and I used a Catch the Bug Sketch for the layout. To select the colors I used the challenge at Color Throwdown to use: Red, Gray and Black. It's a simple card but I'm happy with how it turned out. Wishing you a wonderful day!

Challenges entered: Color Throwdown (Colors), Crafty Creations (Anything Goes), Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes), Crafty Gals Corner (Anything Goes) and Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Newton Wanted Card

Happy Monday! Last week we rescued a feral kitten from our backyard and took her to our veterinarian for care. The kitten was spotted early in November on the other side of our neighborhood with siblings. However, nobody did anything to help them. At the time they weren't in my yard and even though I offered to help nobody responded. So, when fate brought this little one to our yard we knew we had to rescue her. It took us five days and we finally trapped her last Friday. We tried finding a local shelter to take her but many of them are at capacity and wouldn't take a feral kitten. To help with her medical expenses we have set up a Go Fund Me account. The hardest part about rescuing animals is the cost involved. If you feel like contributing every little bit helps!

This Newton Wanted Card was made for one of our neighbors who gave us a donation. The inside is stamped "for being awesome!" The stamp set is by Newton's Nook and it's called Newton Rides West and the matching dies were used to die cut the stars. Copic markers were used to color the image. The Pioneer plaid paper is by Authentique and cardstock colors include: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Hello Honey all by Stampin' Up! That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Newton Wanted Card is entered into the following challenges:
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
  • Show Us Your Pussies: Furrything Goes
  • As You Like It: Favourite Animal
    • Cats have been my favourite animal for as long as I can remember. I think it's because they resemble my personality... perfectly happy being alone with occasional social interaction.
Below is a picture of the rescued kitten we named Daisy. She is getting used to being inside, it's only been two days since we picked her up from the veterinarians. She is still really shy and doesn't like being picked up, but she isn't hiding from us and she is starting to play with toys. We are just happy she is safe and warm!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Rescued Kitten

This past week was spent watching for this tiny stray kitten we spotted in our yard. It was eating old birdseed under our front tree and then hiding in a bush. We put food out for several days but couldn't get close to it, so we borrowed a trap and finally caught her on Friday. Unfortunately we couldn't find a shelter that would take a feral kitten, so we took her to our veterinarians for treatment. We have set up a Go Fund Me account to cover her rescue expenses. This definitely wasn't in our holiday budget but we couldn't let her starve or get injured. The poor thing is only 8 weeks old, malnourished, had fleas and we are still waiting on the results for intestinal parasites.

The good news is she is clean, safe, warm and staying in our master bathroom. I know many of you are kitty lovers and if you feel like donating to her rescue fund we would greatly appreciate the help!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Blue and Red Birthday Card

Hello! Today was my first day off since last Thursday and I definitely needed the break. It's been awhile since I've stood for long periods of time working in retail. Hopefully I'll get used to it again soon. It has been nice getting out of the house and visiting with other humans for a change.

My goal today was to make a card for my Mother's birthday and this Blue and Red Birthday Card is what I made for her. Blue is her favorite color and this red flower has been sitting on my craft desk just waiting to be used. The patterned papers are from the Americana paper pad by Pebbles (2013). I love how the little flowers have red centers, it really helped to tie everything together. To finish the card I added some twine and a butterfly charm. The finished size is 4.50" x 6.25". Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Blue and Red Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bird Card Remake

Hello and happy Tuesday! I started my part-time job yesterday and we were busy all day getting ready for Black Friday. It's been awhile since I've stood on feet for over six hours straight but it wasn't too bad. Just wish me luck with the opening shift on Black Friday!!!

One of my favorite things to do is remake cards using the same layout and details but changing the papers and colors. So, I picked one of my favorite cards (click here for original) and decided to make it in Autumn/Fall colors. Papers selected for this Bird Card Remake include: Plaid by Lawn Fawn, Red Floral by Pebbles and Woodgrain by Stampin' Up!. The Hello sentiment is by TPC Studio and three brown sequins finished it off. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Bird Card Remake is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bountiful Owl Cards

This year I didn't make as many Thanksgiving cards as usual. It seems crafty mojo and time were both issues. Last night I realized just how few cards I had, so I quickly made these two Bountiful Owl Cards to get in the mail this morning. The image is one I recently bought from Unity Stamps called Bountiful Owl and it was colored with Copic markers. The stamp set comes with thirteen different sentiments to choose from. With time being a factor I went with simple layouts and paper scraps from the Woodland Forest paper pad by Pebbles. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

This Bountiful Owl Card is entered into the following challenges: