9.13.2011

I'm Afraid of WIDTHS!!! {Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!}

***This is my second post of the day! Please check out the one before this one, too! Yay!***

Welcome to the September Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop! I'm so glad you stumbled on by! If you came from Wendy's blog you are already hopping along, YAY! If not, feel free to jump on back to Skipping Stones Design to get started and check out all of the fabulous inspiration!

We have another GREAT sketch from Amy this week! And we also have a SUPER CUTE release today!!! Here is the card I created using the brand new Holiday Cats set and the sketch for the challenge this week.

I'm Not Afraid of heights....


And...the inside...

I'm not afraid of heights... (Inside)


HA! I love it!!!! The papers are Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye. I stamped the image in Momento ink and colored with Tombow markers. The ribbon is, of course, May Arts and those tiny gem stones are Making Memories.

Okay, so here's the thing. I am SO not a cat person. I have two black labs and they are the bestest little girlies in the wholest widest world, but I don't so much do cats. Why? Well, primarily because they try to kill me. No...really. I'm horribly allergic to the little things and I'm not talking a little watery eyes, here, folks, I'm talking, BIG TIME. I actually tried to hide one in the basement once when I was little with the help of my older cousin who was living with us at the time. We kept the kitten in a playpen and she used her own allowance money to buy food. As it turns out, my allergy is a direct genetic result of my DAD'S allergy to cats...yeah...he was pretty miserable until they finally heard the "meowing" from the basement a couple of days later. Oooopsies!!!! HA!

BUT...that being the case, I love this stamp set and I totally was having fun with it, so I decided to create another super fun card with it!

Trick or Tuna (2)


The folks over at CAS-usal Fridays issued a super fun fall card challenge that had to include paper piecing! Well, it just so happens that paper piecing is one of my all time favorite techniques, so, needless to say, I just jumped right in head first!

Trick or Tuna (detail)


So, that's what I have for you today! Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Cristina! You know, just that girl who is so crazy talented that she recently won the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest. Yeah, just her. LOL! SO GO AND VISIT HER!!!! I have included the full list below in case you get lost along the way! Have fun hopping and don't forget to check out the sketch over at Skipping Stones and join in this week for your chance to win free stamps!

Amy
Kandi
Taylor
Chan
Wendy P
Jingle That's Me!
Cristina
Shannon
Katie
Amber
Karen
JoAnn
Nicole
Vanessa
Stephanie
Wendy J

Happy Tuesday! Jingle Out!

I'm linking up to the Get Your Craft On Party!

44 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

these cards are just way too cute! i love them!

nicoleqmullen said...

Adorable cards, love the colours of the first and the CAS approach on the 2nd!!

craftattack said...

I love kitties, and these cards are not a CATastrophe, they have CATtitude and I love them! Valerie

Connie said...

super cute~perfect!!!!

Danielle said...

So cute! I love the inside sentiment about the width. Too funny!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I can TOTALLY relate Jen - hives in 5 minutes, throat & tongue swelling, eyes tearing and swelling, nose like a faucet... NOT a cat fan, I am a TOTAL DOG person - however, I am sure I have room for THIS little hypollergenic kitty into my home and into my SSD collection. And I LOVE the sentiment (afraid of waists - so totally me right now!) Thanks for always creating such wonderful things for us to see and thank you all of your wonderful comments on my blog, I treasure every one.
~Meredith

jayne said...

Adorable cards!

Sharon said...

How gorgeous!! I love cats so I love these great stamps!

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG I can't believe you hid it THAT long! LOL I used to be horribly allergic as a kid...now I'm better. But I'm still a dog person ;)

Shannan Teubner said...

Oh, DUH...PS I love your cards! LOL The inside with half of the cat...genius.

Lisa said...

VERY CUTE!!! What a fun and very CAS card :)

Stephanie said...

Jingle.....Your cards are so adorable! I love the way your first kitty is colored and your second card is awesome with all of that white space! Great use of this set!

Kathy at Bliss Habits said...

Ha! I love your card. So sorry you are allergic to cats. They are good people. I'm actually allergic to some of them, oddly not all, too.

For the first time, I know, I know, why did I wait so long? I actually went to everyone in your hop. Totally fun! I may become a card maker yet! Thanks for all the inspiration!

wendyp said...

Both cards are ADORABLE!!! Love the paper piecing on the one!

We are totally dog people here too. Our boys keep asking for a kitten but Holiday Cats is about as close as we're coming to any cats coming in this house. LOL!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, how super-duper cute!!!

XO
Cindy

Dotty Jo said...

So darn cute! Jo x

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome creations!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

bwahahahaha... that is awesome!! love the sentiment

Cgra said...

These are adorable!! Paper piecing is a fav of mine as well and I love the pattern on the cat.

I am insane for cats - we have SIX! I'm totally that crazy cat lady, except I'm married, so I consider that a free pass to have up to 8 if needed. LOL!

Jenny said...

I {heart} that stamp! and the 'trick or tuna' is fabbi Thanks for sharing :)

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are so cute. :)
I am a cat and dog person...neither one has ever tried to kill me, teeeheee.

Katie Gehring said...

Awesome cards! Just love what you did with the sketch and the stamp set!

Marlene said...

Ha ha ha! These are great!! (And I love cats, besides!)

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card, Jingle! Your colors are perfect. I'm not a cat person, either, but I love this set!

Karen B. said...

Love your beautiful paper piecing, and great card!

Jan said...

LOL..just too cute!

Gerri Herbst said...

So cute! Love yr cat story. LOL. Loved the RCA too especially the gothic window!

Wendy said...

I love both cards Jingle!! I hope you have a good week.

Cristina said...

So cute! I love the inside!

Barb said...

love the inside of your card...and the paper piercing is great!

Barb said...

I adore your blog header by the way! that's the cutest piece o'gnome i've ever seen! :)

Electra said...

Hilarious!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha so cute!
hugs Lynn

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So super cute!

retrorevival.biz said...

I'm not a cat person either, but your kitty in the pumpkin cards sure are sweet!

~Cindy

p.s. post pix of your labs, ok? :)

~Cindy

Kai said...

And I am SUUUUUUCH a kitty cat person! I'm not allowed to have ANY kind of pet here (WAHHH!) so I pitifully go around petting all the neighborhood kitty-people! And I admit I am not at all a doggy person. I like them as long as I can see them at a distance. (I was literally traumatized by a dog when I was 6 so ...!) YOU, my little ball of pure fun, may be allergic to CATS, but you obviously are NOT allergic to making two of the cutest cat CARDS I've ever seen!

Amy Sheffer said...

How cute!! Love your coloring and shading on the first one and the paper piecing on the second!

Taylor U. said...

Oooooh - you paper pieced - you are a genius!!!!

Michele Gross said...

Just adorable! Love the cute patterns you chose for your paper piecing :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Laura Davis said...

Awwww this is precious!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Vanessa said...

Haha, these are both so cute!!!

Indy said...

Such darling creations! Just love them!

Kandi Phillips said...

Seriously cute cards Jingle! Love the paper piecing and the way you did just part of the cat on the inside of the first card!

busybusyhoneybee said...

How fun! Love it!!
Karen C

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