Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Birthdays Are Like Cats


My family has a cat. His name is Dash. He's so large and big it is really hard for him to creep up on you. I'm pretty sure he saves all his stealthy action during nighttime hunting, because during the day he just sleeps. Yep, sleeps. Doesn't even creep. But, alas, he's still a good cat.


Today there is another great sketch at Skipping Stones Designs for the Sketch Challenge, design by Chan Vuong. We welcome guest designers Jimmi Mayo, Betsy Veldman and Jessica Griffin. Skipping Stones Design is also teaming up with the really cool company, Creative Impressions for this month!

I pulled by turning the sketch on its side, and pulled out the really fabulous and totally punny Holiday Cats and paired it up with the dots from Garden Kiss. Some beautiful pleated ribbon and a small brad accent finishes the design. I was inspired by the colors from The Play Date Cafe.


Looking forward to seeing your take on the sketch!

And for some other news, have you read about this fantastic challenge opportunity with some AMAZING prizes here? My Mind's Eye is involved, just sayin'...

Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Stamps: (Holiday Cats, Garden Kiss) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Basic Gray, Barely Banana Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Grey Pleated Ribbon) May Arts
Embellishments: (Brad) Creative Impressions
Other: (Markers) Copic

51 comments:

  1. Oh I love this so cute and i love the ribbon down the sides so pretty!!!!

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  2. What an adorable card, Karen! Love that fun kitty cat and the matching sentiment. Love that you turned the sketch on its side and LOVE the pleated ribbon. This is fabulous!

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  3. hehe love that sentiment! the pleated ribbon is fabulous. great card :)

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  4. Sooooo stunningly beautiful, and the sentiment cracks me up!

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  5. Karen, this is totally cute! I love your fabulous backgrounds!

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  6. Your ribbon edge is just perfect Karen! Such a fun card, love that fat cat...he couldn't creep up on anyone either ;)
    Jenny x

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  7. Oh thats funny - Dash has an alternate personality! I love it! Great card & i really love the sketch - just may have to play along. I tried to make a card last night & just wasn't feelin it. Maybe the sketch will motivate me ;)

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  8. Ooh, I love that pretty pleated ribbon. Such a fun sentiment, too!

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  9. Your cat sounds like very cuddly :) or maybe it's because your image makes me think that :)

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  10. Your cat sounds like very cuddly :) or maybe it's because your image makes me think that :)

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  11. That cute is so sweet! Love the color combo...great use of the gray in the color palette!

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  12. LOL! That is one cute sentiment!

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  13. love the name "Dash" for a sleepy lathargic kitty! love the pleated ribbon down the side!

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  14. This makes me smile. I have a birthday sentiment that says "Birthday are like underwear... they creep up on you." Ha! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

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  15. The backgrounds of your cards are FABULOUS!!! I hope your having a lovely day!!!

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  16. cute cat and i love the ruffles, karen:)

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  17. gorgeous card. love the pleated ribbon and dots on the background.

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  18. Cute card, Karen! I have a very large cat too named, Murphy. I swear he gets bigger by the day. Love your darling take on the sketch! :)

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  19. I love how you switched the sketch around!

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  20. So cute! I love the sentiment and fabulous ruffles.

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  21. How cute, love this fluffy cat.

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  22. Your background is amazing and sets off this wonderful cat. Love your ribbon treatment too :)

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  23. Love your take on the sketch! The cat is darling!

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  24. Lol I totally agree with that sentiment! Love the dotted background and the colour combo!

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  25. Gotta love that cat! And the ribbon!

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  26. LOVE that cat image!!! Your card is fabulous. :-)

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  27. This is just too cute Karen! LOVE that cat and how you rotated the sketch!

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  28. This is so cute! Love your take on the sketch and those colors and your coloring are purr-fect! :o)

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  29. Awww...this is adorable! Love the big cat! :)

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  30. Such an adorable card! I love this:-) The sentiment is simply hilarious!

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  31. This is PURRRRRRRFECT! I love the choice of colors--your yellow is FAB! I love the sketch you used! And that cat is SOO cute:) LOVE that you have a cat that doesn't creep:) LOL!

    Great card all around--thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

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  32. Absolutely adorable, girl! What a perfect take on the color story! And I'm swooning over those pleated, ribbon edges! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  33. love the story and your card is so fun!

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  34. Fabulous! Love how he's looking up at the sentiment. Sounds like Dash has a really rough life... :)

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  35. Love the ribbon on this... and it's a sketch that definitely speaks to me, now all I need is the time.... great job with the PDC colors.

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  36. It is funny, cute and elegant all at the same time. Super card.

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  37. This is super cute!! I love how you did the grey background and your card....well I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  38. aww this card is just so cute...love that cat..

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  39. Karen.......I just love your cute, cute card! That cat popped up on dimensionals is just adorable.

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  40. So cute! I love the ribbon running down the edges and the little pink tab is the perfect finishing touch.

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  41. Be still my heart...a fabulous maple leaf :) Just love the card, Christina!! The buttons are a fabulous addition and well done with the stitchingCharity & Fund raisers logos

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  42. SUPER CUTE cat, and I LOVE the punny sentiment too! GREAT take on both challenges!!!

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