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March 11, 2011

A 5 Step Card and a Cat!

Happy Friday!

We are celebrating today...of course, we celebrate everyday!!!  There's always a reason to celebrate when you have a grateful heart, wouldn't you agree?!

However, this one will be used as a birthday card!  ;)

Stamps: Paper Smooches (pretty phrases)
Paper:  Making Memories, Brazzill
Ink: Memento pad
Other: Nesties, SU! punch, Kaisercraft bling

Here's another CAS card that uses up more of my scrap stash!  Now, these leftover scraps are going in the bin....NOT the scrap box!!!

Another fun 5 step card...
  1. cut design paper to size
  2. use Nesties or punches for scallops
  3. stamp sentiment; cut strip of paper
  4. punch small flower
  5. attach all papers & bling
I really enjoy this style of card...you could certainly add more to this basic design...but this one makes me smile and gives such satisfaction to my crafting heart!

As some of you might recall, I talked about a sweet little cat who shows up at our doorstep each morning for some lovin' (and food).   I finally thought to take a picture...he is lazily sprawled out on the rocking chair next to the woodstove....on my son's coat...

apparently the click of the camera woke him up! 
He sleeps away the afternoon then 'meows' to go back outside before dinnertime!  The perfect cat!  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope the day brings many smiles your way!

I happily shared today's creation with...
Tuesday Throwdown - Use your scraps
 Alphabet Challenge -  "S" is for stripes
Fun with Shapes & More - happy birthday
Simply Create -  monochromatic
Stampin For The Weekend - monochrome
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Birthday card, gift packaging or gifts
Stampin' B's -Use Bling
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Bearly Mine - Birthday card
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Colour - Black, White + 1 other



Crystal said...

Fabulous card Maria, LOVE the paper!!! AWWWW such a darling kitty!!!!! Happy Friday sweetie!

Carmen O. said...

Very cool! I love anything that helps use up scraps. Great job.

K. Joy said...

What a cute sentiment, Maria! :) Great way to use up those scraps. We sure have plenty of those around here...:) Cute cat too!! It reminds me of a cat that used to hang around our house "up north". He kind of came with the house - his name was Gomer, and he came around for food and attention and to play with our dog who was then a puppy. It was so cute! :)

Patti J said...

What a cute card! Thanks for the tutorial on how you created it! And what a sweet cat! Glad you took some pics!!! Hugs!

Danni said...

Awesome card and love the photos of the kitty cat!

Holly said...

love the simplicity of your card Maria. Such nice papers you used! So, what are you naming your cat - you can't call it a stray anymore you know!

Glenda said...

Very cute card! Pretty papers--Love the idea of using scrap papers, too.

Mary said...

Very cute card!

Cheryl said...

oh wow the colurs on this are just perfect hun,the designs you always come up with are just stuning hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you just rock these cas cards. this is stunning. the cat is gorgeous!

hugs :)

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Really like your idea with the border!
Thank you for sharing a picture of your kitty! :)

Beth said...

Beautiful Maria loving your 5 step cards.
Your kitty looks like mine laying around sleeping all day.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet kitty!! I just love your card! The paper is beautiful!! I need to make some of your five step cards. Pretty!!!!

Marlene said...

Love the CAS card! You rock these.

That kitty is so huggable!!

maxine said...

Hi Maria what a lovely card and a great way of using up your scraps. The cat looks comfortable there. I hope you have a lovely weekend hugs maxine x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word!!! I love, love, love your cards...it's been a while since I stopped by. Simple perfection! Great job.

Rica said...

Hi Maria, hope you're well!! Fabulous card, great design and I love the check papers and such a wonderful sentiment.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

glitzygirl said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet challenge, blessings Hilde

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow...this is beautiful. Love the colors and what the life of Riley that cute little kitty has...LOL

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Maria another design that I totally adore also loving the cat he looks quite at home, lol.
Lorraine x

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fun card and so pretty! Fabulous quick card, and your kitty looks so relaxed!

malia said...

that is really fresh and pretty maria! happy monday ( -:

Donna said...

Beautiful card Maria, love the cas design and what a perfect little kitty, looks right at home there. Hugs Donna x

tiggertastic said...

aww what a sweet kitty, love your card and the punch photos showing us what you done

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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