Sunday, August 28, 2011

Here Kitty, Kitty

     I still haven't heard from the part of my family in Virginia but they could be among the nearly 2 million who are without power.  I'm keeping them in my prayers.  I did chat briefly with another friend who said the only thing they suffered was a missing kitty in the midst of heavy rain.  Their daughter went out looking for him as soon as it was safe but before the rain had stopped.  Since their daughter is 23, she pretty much knew how to avoid danger but she was so worried about Max she just had to go looking.  Yes, she found him.  :-)  So, this card is for her, and I'll put it in the mail tomorrow.

     Remember yesterday when I said I'd probably do another card from the inspiration photo at 4 Crafty Chicks?  This is it.  I used a sketch from Fussy and Fancy and colors from CR84FN.


     Paper Sundaes wants us to use Magnolia stamps this week and my mini Tilda with Umbrella was perfect for searching for a kitty in the rain.  She's colored with Copics and matted with sparkly black and turquoise CS.  In fact, I used turquoise and black card stocks to mat everything on the card, including the dp strip across the middle and the pawprint digi dp.  Delightful Challenges asks that we use digital papers this week and, since I had the pawprints, that fit perfectly for their challenge.

     Each layer (except the pawprint dp) is adhered with pop dots so there's lots of dimension on this card.  The bow is tied from lace hem tape and Mark's Finest Papers wants to see lace on our projects.  The flowers are all from my stash but I've layered them and added pearls, sequins, stamen, rhinestones, or a bit of color to them.  Sentiment is printed with a computer font and the three pearls below the dp were the final touch.  Magnolia Down Under wants to see texture this week so I'm submitting this to their challenge  also.

     I adore this card and I know Sandy is going to love it, especially since she found Max.  She said he was wet and bedraggled looking but none the worse for wear.  He was just glad to be back in the house and out of the weather.  I'll bet he thinks twice before running outside again!

     I hope the storm has passed you with little damage if you're on the East Coast but I'm keeping prayers going for everyone back there.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I love having folks visit.  Feel free to browse around while you're here.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Harriet Skelly said...

I always love coming to your blog and seeing that photo of your cat - so cute! Your card is lovely - I love that lacy bow! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

jimlynn said...

Such a pretty card and I love the little paw prints, Connie. She's going to love this - and glad the little kitty is ok!

Designing with Debbie said...

Connie, very pretty card. I love all the different shades of blue that you used. The little girl image is so sweet. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Sue Lelli said...

I am so happy your friend's daughter found Max! This card is so PERFECT for her with that darling image and the paw prints!
THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing the Inspiration Photo Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute! The lacy bow looks fab! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Isn't she the sweetest. Your flowers and lace are the perfect accent for this adorable card. Great job. Thank you for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. We appreciate your support and hope you can play again next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hugs,

Colleen Dietrich said...

Thank GOODNESS your friend found her cat!!! I was reading your story with bated breath. Whew. That's so sweet of you to make a card for her. :)

Nicola said...

Great take on our sketch this week, thanks for playing along with Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
So pleased they found Max the cat!
Love Nicola xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a sweet gesture on your part to send your friend this cute cute card! How appropriate for the occasion. And you pretty blue lace bow is just perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

sallysbitz2 said...

Firstly I do hope your family who have suffered that terrible hurricane are safe & well x

Your card is just perfect for your friends Daughter, she will love it.
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Anonymous said...

A very pretty card, Connie! That is so sweet of you to make your friend's daughter this card. I can only imagine what the poor people on the east coast had to go through this weekend, and am so relieved to know that Sandy found Max. Poor kitty probably learned a hard lesson, I bet! Since I know from your email that your VA family are all OK, I'm just praising God! :-)

Larelyn said...

Hi Connie,
Love, love, love the card. The pawprints are terrific. Hope all is well in VA. I'll keep your family in my thoughts. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Unknown said...

WOW your card is gorgeous:-) I love the blue and the paw prints. I glad she found max... how scary. And I hope your family is ok too!
Oh and thanks for playing along at MDUC this week!

Unknown said...

Just darling! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

What an ADORABLE card! So sweet of you to make one for your friend's daughter! I am so GLAD she found her kitty!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Deborah Frings said...

I'm so pleased your friend found her cat, I do hope you've heard from everyone now.

I think this is such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Stamps and Paper said...

An adorable card your friends daughter will love it