Saturday, August 23, 2008

What's new pussycat? Woah, Woah...

Happy Saturday, yall! I had a fun day yesterday...more about that after my Sketch for You to Try card. Finally, some MFT for you! So...I've been thinking. I've been really good at following the sketches lately, and I thought I deserved a little...um...break. This one kind of took a creative turn on me, but I tried! I really did! Here goes:

Um, so the three embellishments on the side? Pretend they're on the left. It just wasn't working out. I like this much better, don't you? (SHhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell Jen) *wink*

Let's see....details....All of the stamps are from the Totally Witchin set from My Favorite Things. I stamped the jars, colored them with Copics and cut them out. They're covered with Diamond Glaze, except on the label. The olive scalloped oval is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sponged on the edges with Old Olive ink. The inside oval is sponged with Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, and I added some dots of Diamond Glaze to the corners of the web. I stamped Spidey, cut him out, and layered him onto a Prima colored with a Copic marker. He's also covered with Diamond Glaze. The black embellishments are actually Navy Glass Pearls from Stamping Bella (7mm), just colored with my Black Copic marker.

I really had fun with this one...it was nice to stamp (and not be asleep!) and just play. You ought to try it...it's great stress relief! Also great fun is looking at what my buds Jen, Amy S, Amy R, Carole, and Susan did with this sketch. If you decide to play with us, don't forget to use the keyword SFYTT so we can all see your creations!

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Okay...so about my night last night. There was some animal drama around here last night...or should I say at my mom's. Her barn cat has been expecting, and tonight I got a phone call..."Come quick! Bring milk and a baby kitty bottle!" Uh-oh. I ran up to WalMart (did you know they sell kitty formula and baby kitty bottles?) and then ran to my mom's. She had found a lost kitten, hours old, in the barn, and mama was nowhere to be found. I went right to work with the crying baby, and she went on a hunt to find mama (it was over 100 degrees outside!). We were afraid this little guy (she dubbed "Squirt") wouldn't make it. We had no idea how long he'd been in there.
Look how cute!! If you look up close (click pic to see) you can see his cool hairdo from where his mama cleaned him off.

Anyway, as I was feeding him and the posse was searching, I heard a meow above me. Mama and four more babies were up in the barn loft! Apparently she had Squirt on the ground floor and went to find a safer place to have her babies. Luckily, she took him back into the litter, and ended up having one more kitten. By the time he joined his brothers and sisters, he had the fattest tummy of the bunch! *grin* We got them all safely down from the loft (we were afraid they would fall) and put them into an air conditioned room, so they're all re-united and all's well. I'm going to check on them this afternoon and let the boys have a peek.

Ok, so that's it for now...I'll check back in with more stamping this weekend and maybe some more kitty pictures. Stay tuned!

14 comments:

melissa.flieg said...

Great card Shannan and what a cute little kitten. Glad you found the mama and the rest of the kittens.

Amy said...

Love your witchin' card, Shannan! Your cb'ing is just perfect and I am *just fine* with the 3 bellies to the right!

Paper Makeup said...

so cute! I love baby anythings!!!!! :) And the card looks fantastic. :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

woah, woah, woah...woah, woah...just had to finish what was in my head from your title! Love the card...and your kitten picture is beyond words!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a sweet picture of the little baby kitten. Post more pictures!

I love your card! The spiderweb on the sentiment panel is so much fun, and the three embellishments look great over on the right!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

LOVE that card!! I think the embellies are perfect where they are. OMG is that kitten cute!!! Please post more pics. Since we can't have pets I have to live vicariously through people who do! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

How super cute, both the card and the kitty!!

Harley Dee said...

Love that fantastic card. And the kitty story is so sweet!!! Glad momma cat accepted him back in :)

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Oh my, Shannan, that kitten is just precious! So glad you found mama cat and that she and the babies are doing fine.

Bonnie said...

Very cute card Shannan! The little kitty is too dang sweet!

s00zy66 said...

What a good substitute mommy you are Shannan!

I really love your card today.

diane mcvey said...

Oh, poor precious baby! Thank goodness you rescued him, and got him back with Momma. I'm so glad they are all ok now! Six is quite a large litter, too...I LOVE KITTIES! Hugs to all yours :D

paula said...

Hi Shannan, what a cool card! I love how you put the spider in the flower, you are one creative gal! The baby is so tiny and cute as can be! Hope they all are doing well!

GinaP said...

oh, I'm so glad he was reunited with his mommy and that all is well with them in their air-conditioned space. How loving of you! What a cutie pie he is, too!!!!!!! Oh, and your card is something else, too. Great job!!

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