Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stampin'B's Challenge & Blog Hop - Day 2

I am the hostess for this week’s Stampin’Bs challenge; and, in honor of Presidents Day, I wanted the team to make a card using red, white, and blue – BUT not to make a patriotic card. I combined the Stampin’Bs challenge with Day Two of the Mark’s Finest Papers Bog Hop.

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! They are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on February 10th, 11th, and 12th. On Saturday, (February 13th), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 9 blogs all three days. The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and will receive 2 Stamp Sets that will be released NEXT month. And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

I’m not a cat owner, so I really don’t know if this sentiment is true. But I’ve been told that it is definitely true! I had always thought Siamese cats were tan, but I did a little research and found that they can, indeed, be white – which meant I could safely (read: legally) use this cat – from the Speedy the Cat Collection: Speedy the Cat’s Friends -- for my red, white, and blue challenge. After stamping the image, I tried to do the “outside the box” cutting, which worked as far as it went; but I had trouble with the sponging. So I just stamped it twice; cut one out and then glued it over the one on the rectangle. There are three eyelets on the cat panel, but two of them are hidden by the bow. All materials are available at Mark’s Finest Papers.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team blogs and comment on each for your chance to win.

February Guest Designer Joanne- http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com
Nancyruth- http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Nikki- http://smellslikehomemade.blogspot.com
Lois- http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com (that’s me)
Peggy- www.artfulljourney.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Jeanne- http://nannys-room.blogspot.com
Faith- http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com
Mark’s Finest Papers- http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

Stamps: Speedy the Cat Collection: Speedy the Cat's Friends
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers Ripened Tomato, Breezy Blue, Snow Storm Smooth; Basic Grey Marrakech DP
Ink: Palette Noir Black and Beaux Arts Blue
Accessories: Nestabilities Square dies, Ribbon, Eyelets, Sponge dauber

21 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so very fabulous...loving how the RED pops the design.....Speedy looks fabulous

Peggy said...

The sentiment is definitely true!! Cats live to the beat of their own drummer! Love your card and your white cat!!

Vicky Gould said...

Love the cat outta the box!! Wonderful colors and layout, Lois.

Claudine Poch said...

I have 8 cats and I can tell you that cats do rule! Very cute card.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Wonderful card Lois - I love how that red really pops!

StampinCathy said...

This is just one awesome and inspiring card. Love this color combo and that sentiment is just perfect.

Sandra said...

love the color combination - very soothing to me!
Sandra

evetterice said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combination.

alicaz said...

wonderful - love the colors and the sentiment is perfect!

It's Me, Nikki (NCSUnikki) said...

What a ckever way to use your red, white and blue! Great job Lois!

Karen said...

My friend in Denver would absolutely love this card! Terrific! I might have to CASE it.

Cherie said...

Too darn precious! Love the ribbon! TFS!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful, fun sentiment too.

Virgo5 said...

Lois this is another awesome card! Love the colours and that beautiful ribbon! The sentiment is very true! lol

Julie said...

Great card, I just love that sentiment!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The perfect sentiment! Love the cat!

akagreenhouse said...

This sentiment is hilarious! Love it!

Karen said...

and my cats know it!!!!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love these colors together.

Serena said...

Your card is beautiful! I would love to see a white siamese and yes the sentiment is true.

Bluemoon said...

This card is one sharp looking card. The sentiment is great, true or humorously! I love how the light blue and red go together so well too!