Mom you are the cat’s meow!

I have this adorable cat stamp from sideshow stamps. You really need to check out this company. Their stamps are so awesome and different than the other stuff you see out there. My friend, M, gave me a gift certificate there, and he found them through a google search!

Okay, so, I have this great cat stamp that I have been wanting to use. I have also been wanting to do a hot pink and black color combo for two reasons: because it’s such a fun color combo and because of my years marching with the Mandarins. Thinking of a retro color combo and cats made me then think of that phrase “you are the cat’s meow”. So perfect and fun for my ongoing I-don’t-have-a-mother’s-day-stamp card making! I thought I should look up where the phrase came from. It was actually coined by Thomas Dorgan who was a cartoonist. He also created and/or made popular phrases like “dumbbell”, “for crying out loud” and “drugstore cowboy”. How amazing is that? This guy single handedly created a lot of American slang. Very cool.
So here is what comes out of thinking of hot pink and black cats:

I am kind of in love with this card. How adorable is that cat?!
I used three different alphabet stamps to create the sentiment. The hot pink is raspberry fizz from papertrey ink. It is such an awesome color!
I just bought these pink flowers at Michael’s. I actually didn’t have any pink flowers before this! What?! I shaded the cat with copics. I also colored her collar with copics too.
The oval were cut with nestabilities, and the white dots were made with a white gel pen. I used the ranger Inkssentials white pen. It is awesome!

I used Making Memories foam adhesive to pop up the oval. That stuff is thick! Woah! Look at that shadow in the picture! Definitely dramatic!
Thanks so much for visiting. I think you guys are all the cat’s meow! 🙂
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie

It’s Saturday!! Yay!!!

One of the great things abut blogging and reading other people’s blogs is that you end up learning so much and getting so much support from both “real-life” and “virtual” blogging friends.

One of the very sweet and talented people that I have been getting to know is Lynnette at Netter’s Notables. You should definitely check out her blog as she makes the most beautiful cards! Well, Lynnette gave me my first blog award, and I am just so excited!

Thank you so much, Lynnette! I appreciate your sweet comments so much! They always make my day!

This award is given to a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude. After receiving this award, this is what I’m supposed to do:

Comment on this blog
Cut and paste the logo and put on your own blog
Pass it along to 5-10 other bloggers and link them to this post
Comment on their blogs to let them know that they received something from you
Link back to the person who gave the award to show appreciation

So I decided to give this blogging award to some of the people who have taken the time out to comment on my blog. I just want to show how much these comments really do mean to me! Some of these people I know in real life and others are craft bloggers who have inspired me. So, thank you to you all!
Denise from Sassy Stampin’
Courtney Baker from one day at a time
Please check out their blogs for all kinds of different inspiration!
I also wanted to post a card today, too! Here is a birthday card that has some SUPER bright colors. It might be a little too much, but, once again, I couldn’t help myself!

Isn’t that cupcake tower the cutest? I wish it was real. I would so eat them all! 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you again to Lynnette!
Have an amazing day,
kelly marie

Fake ribbon thank yous!

I found a solution to my inability to tie a nice bow … just stamp it!
How cute is this stamp? The set comes with 4 different ribbon stamps, and I can guarantee you will be seeing them all here on the blog soon!
The ribbon reminded me of the gingham that Dorothy wears in The Wizard of Oz, which then reminded me of Judy Garland, which then reminded me of those mirrors that stage actors use with all those globe lights … phew! That is was I tried to create with this rectangle border. I used white liquid pearls to make the lights.
I love fabric flowers! That little button is actually a button-shaped brad. Cute!
I inked the edges of the card with the same raspberry fizz PTI ink that I used for the ribbon. I think it adds a little something!

Thank you so much for visiting! Remember to link to your “manly” cards in the comments! (See yesterday’s post if you are wondering what the heck I might be talking about!)

Have an amazing day,
kelly marie