Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2009 – Fully “Re-coverd” Get Well Card

Good morning! I have a sweet card to start off today. Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary continues with Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2009.


I have one of the sets they released in 2009: On My Chair – it has some sweet and punny sayings AND it has a kitty!! Graphic 45 papers lend themselves greatly to creating a lovely ‘home’ theme, so I made this sweet shabby-chic get well card:



Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink On My Couch stamp set and dies
  • Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 1 dies
  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
  • Core’dinations 110# white cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady, Tropical Teal
  • Memento dye ink: Tuxedo black
  • Copic Marker B13
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain ribbon
  • Recollections Faux Pearls
  • Misc. lace ribbon
  • Foamies 3mm foam sheet
  • Scor tape
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky Glue
  • Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper distresser – One of my favorite tools for distressing edges!

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I may be back later today… meanwhile, I hope you have a lovely day!



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Meoooow! – Cat Lovers Hop – Day 1

Meow! Which, in cat, is as ambiguous as Aloha in Hawaiian.

Hello, again! Good morning, and welcome to the first Cat Lovers Hop put on by Janice and her four-legged friends over at Her Peaceful Garden.


You can read all the details about the hop – like how to play and who the fab sponsors are – HERE. Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post for an additional surprise!

My first card happens to feature a couple of the sponsors’ kitty products –

Naughty Newton from Newton’s Nook and Graphic 45’s Raining Cats and Dogs:


(click on photo to enlarge)

Every cat owner who had (past tense!) mini-blinds knows they don’t last long with cats around! >^.^< Naughty Newton is no exception – he’s all wrapped up in ’em trying to get at whatever it is he sees in that window!! There are even a couple of Graphic 45 cats framed as pictures on the wall in Newton’s house. : )


Newton is right at home in this house full of kitties… If you’ll notice in the background by the carved wooden kitty there are even cat-tails and pussy willows!

Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook stamp sets: Naughty Newton & Boo Crew
  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Four-Legged Friend paper
  • Spellbinders dies:
    • Window two
    • Fancy Framed Tags one
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3, 5; E79; YR 21, 24
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Coredinations cardstock
  • Craft Smith card
  • Recollections faux pearls
    • I love how you can use Copic markers to make your pearls match any project!
  • Piccolo Flower Curls
  • Offray ribbon
  • Misc. wire, beads, twine, metal frames, cardstock, adhesives.


***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

Now, for more fun… What’s a hop without a few extra little giveaways? I have a small cat lovers BLOG CANDY package up for grabs!


A ‘Life’s better with a Cat magnet, a foot of paw print ribbon and a couple of kitty embellishments for your next cat card.

If you’d like to have a chance at winning this little package, pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post telling me: What is your favorite type of cat?  before 11:59 p.m. PACIFIC time, Sunday, November 1, 2015. If you don’t tell me your favorite type of cat, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy. If you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you can make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. On November 2, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and TRY to announce it here on the blog. I will be in an area with spotty internet, so if there is no announcement on November 2nd, I will announce the winner on November 10, 2015. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

I’m joining the fun at these hops and challenges:




I can’t believe I didn’t look at Newton’s Nook’s current challenge to make this fit, but I’ve been wanting to make this card for a long time. Perhaps I can play along next time. Anyway, if YOU want to join the fun over at Newton’s Nook, here’s the link:

Before I leave, I thought I’d add some fun little kitty comics as I always love to see what ones Janis has on her blog. Here are today’s – so apropos:



Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing you here all week for more fun kitty cards!

**** Edited to add: Thank you for the honor of being spotted by Newton’s Nook! ****




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