Monday, September 19, 2011

Meow birthday card

Yeah! I'm back from a great long weekend camping with the dear Hubby and Chewie. We had a fantastic time. The weather was perfect. My parents came down on Friday, so while Dad and Hubby fished, Mom sorted her pictures from our Southern California trip two years ago and I made a couple of cards.



Here's a picture of Hubby and Dad coming up the river to the docks just beyond our site to check that us "girls" were okay. (Hubby's standing, Dad's sitting) By the way Aunt Margie, tell Uncle Gordon that Matt still loves the boat. He and our camping neighbor talked boats because the neighbor had an old Seaswirl that was also still in amazing shape. They are really great boats. Hubby and I fished together on Saturday. Well mostly I drove the boat - yes, I have a license to do so! Although we caught a few, mostly we threw them back, which secretly makes me very happy. I'm a catch and release kind of girl. The only drawback was that Hubby sat on a bee and it stung him on the ankle. Good thing he's not allergic!



But with all that fishing, I didn't get any card making done. Instead we ran to town afterward and got mixer for margaritas so we could have a relaxing evening with Hubby playing Metroid on Wii and I finally had some time to catch up on my Creating Keepsakes and Scrapbooks Etc. issues I hadn't finished reading. Chewie went crazy when Hubby was trying to top off my drink. I think she wanted her share! On Sunday, I started making cards when the phone rang and Hubby's parents said they were going to stop by. So I quickly finished a card. Chewie was a little upset at being left in the RV when we were chatting outside, so I took Chewie for a walk (yes, she walks a leash. She's pretty good too. I just have to be patient and walk at Chewie speed - which is painfully slow at times!) and then she was ready to nap so I could visit. So I guess you can tell that I'm totally in love with this spoiled rotten cat. Well honestly, I'm totally in love with all of our spoiled rotten cats, but Chewie's the only one who is happy to go camping with us (Tigger has decided he doesn't like to have his routine interrupted so we leave him home now).






So it's not surprising that I'm so in love with this stamp that looks like Chewie that I keep gravitating to it. I needed to make a card for my nephew's birthday and Paper Player's Clean and Simple Challenge was to make a card with an animal or plant on it, so I took that as another excuse to use my Chewie stamp (although I think Chewie thinks she's human, not an animal - but we won't tell her that). It's a quick and easy card, the only problem is my camera doesn't really pick up the coloring of the stamp (silver just doesn't really photograph well with my limited skills). I drew inspiration for the layout from flipping through some sketches in my notebook. I'm pretty sure this one came from Mojo Monday, but I couldn't tell you which one anymore because I looked at so many things in my old notebook for inspiration, I'm not 100% sure anymore.

7 comments:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time. I like, no, I LOVE being in and around water. I love the cat stamp too...so where is it from???....what an adorable face. I just bought that paw punch last week and can't wait to use it.

The Fuzz Factory said...

Lucky Chewy to get to go with you! My mama hasn't tried me on a leash, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a walk, it would be a 'drag'! mol

The stamp is extra-cute.

Mama says Thanks so much for the birthday card...It's very cute! Love all the different kitties!

Ann Schach said...

Aw! What a cute, cute card! And Chewie is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Sandie Conner said...

That is one cute stamp. I love the kitty and your coloring is just perfect. Great card. Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week.

Tara Bilbao said...

What a puuurfect card! Chewy is so darn cute as is the stamped image. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!

Lesley Croghan said...

Your "puddy" looks just like my Smokey! Such a sweet face. Love the cute card, CAS and sweet! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Julie Marshall said...

What a cute card! I love the little circle tag and that paw punch is adorable. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!