Gosh, I feel like I haven't stamped in so long! We have been gone since late May on a trip to visit family in Texas. I had a few posts scheduled ahead of time, but I still feel like I haven't "blogged" or stamped for awhile!
I received my box of goodies yesterday from Stampin' Up! I waited all day for the UPS truck with no luck only to see him passing as we left for our son's t-ball game. When we came home it was dinner, the Penguins game. Yes, I cared more about watching to see if the Pens would win the cup than I did opening stamps.
But after the game, kids went to bed and I stamped until 12:30 in the morning! I would've went longer, but mornings come early with three little boys! Anyway, I needed to make a card for my 4 year old niece Claire. She spent last night in the hospital after having a tonsillectomy and her ear tubes replaced. She's a tough cookie, but I'm sure she was scared and didn't want to be there.
It's also Friday which means a new challenge over at TGIF Challenges! We have a fun sketch for you all this week. I actually made a few cards with this sketch, so look for another reminder this week! I'm playing along with the Get Well theme from the Global Design Project too. Make sure to check out both challenge sites and pin my card (please?) :)
I originally had this card with the umbrella upwards by itself until I had the idea of putting this cute little cat inside the umbrella! I punched the cat (uh.. card stock cat) out using the Fox Builder Punch and Crumb Cake card stock. I then sponged it with Soft Suede ink. I also add the ears and face with the stamp from Foxy Friends. (You can bundle and save with the stamp set and punch).
I added a little Peekaboo Peach enamel dot for a little heart. Too cute!
I gave the background of the white oval a watercolored wash using my Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink. I also added clouds to the oval and the Crumb Cake strip. The sentiments from Weather Together are great, but I really liked the "Hang in there" from Here for You.
I carried over the watercolor wash, the A Little Foxy DSP and another sentiment from Here for You.
I challenge you to play along with our sketch challenge at TGIF! Hope to see you soon!
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