Hello, my peeps! It’s Day 5 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’ve stopped in this morning to share another card with you! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked super hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

I created a sweet friendship card featuring an awfully cute little feline. OMGoodness, can you say adorable?! And that plaid bow just melts my heart, lol!


I once again dug into my Paper Smooches kitty stamps and dies for the focal image. I started out thinking clean and simple, then added a coordinating flowered panel and then a half doily, and soon it was no longer CAS, lol! I separated the two panels with a third (thin) piece of coordinating paper and some skinny Washi Tape. Then I framed the kitty on three layered stitched mini scallop circle dies, added the sentiment with black glittered alphabet letters and some YNS Gumdrops in the corners of the panel to complete the front.


I embellished the inside panel with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock, along with the Washi Tape used on the front, then stamped the sentiment in black from the same Paper Smooches stamp set.


And here’s one more look… so happy with how this turned out!


Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week 42 – Anything Goes Coloring Challenge
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
QKR Stampede: #369 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #152 – Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes 02319
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 410/411 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts white cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Gray and Smoky Slate cardstock, GKD Red Hot and Pure Luxury White cardstock, GKD poppy prints patterned paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches Nine Lives stamps and dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- N2, N3, N5, N6, N8, R4
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle dies, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories: MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny gray plaid bow from stash, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Darice black glitter alphabet stickers, YNS red Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Hero Arts meow

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – top of the week to you! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Purr stamp setHero Arts Purr Frame CutsHero Arts Intense Black ink and Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones. I created a split closure tri-fold – a fancy fold that I’ve never tried before and thoroughly enjoyed! A huge thank you to my friend, Dawn, for the inspiration!

Before I get to my project details, we’ve had quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets and dies sell out recently and these were among them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order the stamps and dies at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts supplies from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I created this card in neutrals, with a black base and brown cardstock layered beneath all the pieces of patterned paper. I embellished the panels with die cuts, stamping and gemstones.


Here is a series of shots of the card opening up to expose the most inner panel.




I’d love to enter this fun fold card into the following challenges:
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: October Challenge – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts Purr stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Intense Black ink
Hero Arts Purr Frame Cuts (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Basic Black and Soft Suede cardstock, SU Go Wild DSP
Ink: Spectrum Noir- TN3, TN4, BP1, FS6, Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: SB Classic Circles die, MFT Mini Scallop Circle STAX
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see your watercolor project! Please note that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges.  Each month we will feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,