Little Gray Cat: Simon Says Stamp Challenge

A Super Cute Thank You

 Since Simon Says Stamp has an Anything Goes challenge this week, and I just completed this card, I am going to play along with them.  And boy are there a lot of folks playing this week–over 800!!  That’s a lot of cards and creativity!  The Designer Spotlight cards are pretty awesome! Check them out!

Simon Says Stamp

Now, look at this little guy!!  Here’s another cat card I created for a veterinarian thank you.  I think this is the one I will send to our vet since this little tough guy is like my Leo–a little devil, but oh so cute!!

I used Copics COO, C2 & C4, as well as R01, R14 and R17, Memento Tuxedo Black and a light gray ink from Fresh Ink.

The die is from Paper Smootches, as well as the sentiment.

I have used this pop out technique on other cards, and like the effect, though I wasn’t as impressed with how the rectangle turned out.  I like the circle pop out better, which you can see here.


Here’s a close-up of my feline friend:



Thanks for checking out my work and make sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp for great inspiration and products!!

Whew, that’s a lot of cats for today!  And a lot of posts–a super lot!   That extra hour we gained really helped me today!

You can never have enough cats…or enough stamps….or enough crafting time!

This little guy will be popping up in the next post, so stop back soon!

Autumn Wreath

Autumnal Greetings


This little lunchbox note die from Papertrey Ink has so many possibilities!  The current incarnation was my entry for the Make-It Monday challenge, but I missed the deadline!  Boo!

Happy to share these anyway!  I love my leaf dies from Impression Obsession; they are a great size with wonderful detail.  You can see my previous sketch with them here.

I also used the Paper Trey Ink die “Boutique Borders” and coordinating “Thinking of You” stamp set for sentiment and embellishment.


The patterned paper is from a great little set of DIY Shop Crate Paper.  Cocoa paper is heavy weight from Gina K.


The sentiment here is from Paper Smootches.


This is another option for the card, an invitation!  Sentiment is from Paper Smootches.


I also envisioned this as a thank you for a hostess, attached to a gift or bottle of wine.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.


Finally, for the last option, I attached a little tag from Avery Elle and stamped it with a sentiment from Waltzingmouse “Halloween Party” set!


It is a gorgeous sunny day here in Seattle, but those leaves are whipping around and sadly are moving past their peak!
Time perhaps to kick around in some crispy, fragrant sidewalk swirls, or gather a handful for a real wreath?

Happy crafting and crunching!