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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mermaid thanks and Birthday cat

Hi all - hope you're enjoying the weekend! It's a soggy one here - I kidded a friend that I'll soon need to borrow her husband's fishing waders to walk through my back yard! At least it isn't hailing today and thankfully when it hailed on Tuesday, my new car was in the garage!!

I finally had time to make a card using this month's sold-out My Monthly Hero kit. I don't have much in the way of ocean stuff so enjoyed coloring the mermaids and ocean critters from the kit. I went shopping yesterday & happened to find a Memory Box seaweed die set to complement the kit's seaweed.

Mermaid thanks
Supplies: Paper - BoBunny Enchanted Garden 6x6 (rock pattern); May 2017 My Monthly Hero kit (Ice blue); 
Pop-tone Blu-Raspberry (for card); Anchor Paper colored vellum; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - May 2017 MMH kit
Other - 3M foam tape, ink & sequins from the MMH kit, Copic Markers
Dies - May 2017 MMH kit, Memory Box Seaweed Stalks 

I doodled the texture on the mermaid tails - had better success with the one on the left, oh well.... Anyway, this card went to sister Tami who sent me a valance she made. She sewed me a Bali Wedding Star quilt last year, plus some pillow shams. I decided I needed a matching valance and she quickly whipped one up - it looks great!

Next, a birthday card for my friend Sue who likes cats as much as I do. I spotted this Laurel Burch set by Stampendous and couldn't resist it. I enjoyed coloring this large cat (the set has two others, plus some butterflies), then decided to pair it with a balloon.

Cat birthday
Supplies: Paper - Pop-tone Blu-Raspberry (for card); Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; 
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 pad; Michael's red
Stamps - Stampendous Laurel Burch Cling Indigo Cats; Hero Arts CL674 Circles (sentiment -retired)
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20 and 26
Other - Michael's star gems, Crayola colored pencils

I adore Laurel Burch designs and have a couple of tote bags with various cat images on them. One of them has traveled around with me & is getting rather shabby looking! I got the other tote from my friend Connie and it's the perfect size for my chorus music folder - love it! Speaking of chorus, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's show at Concordia University!! We had our tech rehearsal last night and I helped with the stage decorations - fun!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!


5 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Both are so cute!! Concordia University?! We have one of the same name in Montreal too. My son will start his first semester there the coming September.

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty cards Linda.

Rosemary said...

fantastic set of cards, linda!! that cat is just too cool!! wishing you all the best with your performance today!!

Jean said...

These are fun! I love Laurel Burch as well. Had some of her cat mugs in the 1970s and 1980s!

Greta said...

Love the sparkly mermaid card & the beautiful Laurel Burch cat card! I've always loved Laurel Burch, too & in fact, I have a wonderful pillow on my love seat that is dogs instead of cats--couldn't resist it a few years ago.