Happy Valentine's Day, Friends! Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I love to play along with challenges. One of the challenges I play along with when I can is Festive Friday, and through them I was fortunate enough to be the winner of a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate! I'd always admired their cute kitty stamps from afar, and took advantage of this opportunity to pick up a couple of them. So, a big fat Thank You to Festive Friday!
On the subject of challenges, I'm playing along with three today. The first one is the challenge at Color Throwdown. I was inspired not only by the colors, but the cute inspiration photo. I couldn't wait to stamp my new kitties!
I needed a good size field for my kitties to snuggle, and the layout by Lesley at The Shabby Tea Room was just perfect.
Since I'm using a Simon Says Stamp set for the very first time, I thought it only right to play along with their challenge this week too, which is We Love Stamps!
There is one more source of inspiration for my card, my own gray kitty, Oreo and his friend (or girlfriend?) that comes calling for him from time to time, name unknown. We just refer to her as Orange Fluffy Tail, because that's what she looks like. I didn't color her orange because it would have thrown off the color challenge too much, so I opted for Crumb Cake instead.
I haven't posted any Oreo photos in a while, so here we go... (Orange Fluffy Tail is elusive and I have no photos of him/her):
It's been a tough winter for Oreo, too. Here he is trudging through the snow. Before anyone tells me how mean I am, I have to add that we do have a litter box in the house, Oreo just refuses to use it. I guess he believes in the "don't poop where you eat" theory.
Little kitty pawprints in the snow. How precious. We do shovel a "poopy path" for him. Ok, now go ahead and tell me how ridiculous I am that we have a name for that!
OK, I want to come in now. Wait, is that an icicle hanging from his chest??? I swear I did not leave him out there that long! I'm going to say that's a drip on the glass.
Oreo's favorite place, curled up in a ball at the foot of a bed, paw blocking the sunlight. Trust me, life is good for this rescued little furball.
Simon Says Stamps Stamp Set: Furry Kisses
All other products are Stampin' Up:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Tools: 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punches, Small Heart Punch
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Rhinestones
Have a "lovely" day!