There are cat people and dog people. Really, psychologists have studies the differences in cat and dog people.
"...these findings describe the personalities of the average cat person as shy, solitary, impersonal, serious, and nonconformist, but also creative, sentimental, independent, and self-sufficient. Conversely, these findings describe dog people as grounded, pragmatic, and dutiful, as well as warm, outgoing, sociable, expressive, and group oriented." (Psychology Today, Cat People and Dog People do Have Different Personalities).
I'm a dog person. I don't know if it has anything to do with personality, but my allergies have made the decision for me; I'm really allergic to cats. I also am truly phobic of rodents and dead birds, so the idea of having a cat and their propensity to kill things just freaks me out!
I also don't like Halloween. I know. No cats and anti-Halloween. So you'd think I'd be the very last person in the world to purchase the new Cat Punch, right? Wrong! I mean, how cute is this? And I think having punches and dies that cut out the art work featured in the designer series papers is pure brilliance, because, if you're like me, you don't have a lot of time to spend fussy cutting this out. A simple 'punch' and your done! This card seriously took me about 10 minutes from start to finish. A few cuts here, a few die cuts there, and punch and stamp and done!
Now...to find someone to send it to! If you'd like to receive this cute cat card, leave me a comment below. A winner will be randomly selected next Friday morning. Good luck!
I'm sticking with the coffee theme this week. Maybe because after having my young niece and nephew here for two weeks, we all need an extra jolt of caffeine to replace their missing energy. Maybe because the Lad is moving back to Charlotte tomorrow and I need some energy and stamina to help me say good-bye again. Whatever the case, coffee is my friend this week.
Speaking of friends, this design is by my friend Selene Kempton, who shared 16 card designs with my Stamping Bee Team at a quarterly crafting meeting in June. I used this, plus 3 other desings from the Coffee Break Suite as my class August 2nd Sunday Class.
Selene has made the trip down from Boston twice in the last year to bring us new ideas and designs. And now, I'm thrilled to be able to bring you this very same 16-card event.
2017 Holiday Catalog 16-Card Extravaganza!
When: Saturday, September 16
Time: Check-in begins at 12:45, with crafting fun from 1-4pm
Where: Chatham Trades, Siler City, NC
Your $45 in person class fee includes:
There's also a "To Go" by mail option. You'll receive:
My Spooky Night designer series paper came in! I'd accidentally left it out of my [first] pre-order and And I couldn't be happier that it's finally here. It's a great mixture geometric patterns and Halloween prints - black and orange cats, witches' hats, jack o'lanterns, potions, and even a fabulous spooky tree. Even if you're not a big fan of Halloween, this paper has some lovely backgrounds perfect for fall crafting.
And for fun, I added two new black embellishments...the black rhinestones and vintage crochet trim! The trim is only 1/4" wide, and is perfect for tying bows. It's quite delicate and I can't help but think of the black lace caps worn by the cast members at Disney's Haunted Mansion.
Before we get to today's tutorial, there are a few important reminders to share with you.
Today's Spooky Tutorial:
Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com
One thing I like about participating in swaps, is seeing how others interpret designs and colors. The two card I'm featuring today use colors that I don't even have in my studio simply because they are not 'me'. It's very hard for me to create when the colors don't appeal to me, and yet, I received to lovely harvest cards featuring the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set that are absolutely lovely.
Barbi used Elegant Eggplant as the focal point and it really makes the image stand out. I love the use of the Copper Foil Sheets to make a 'brad' , anchoring that sentiment flag.
Cajun Craze is another color that you won't find in my studio, but it's perfect here, reminding me of those last warm days of fall when the trees turn such lovely shades of red, orange, and yellow. Isn't your eye drawn right to those pretty sunflowers?
Such a lovely job. I'm certainly inspired to try some new colors!