Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kit Cat Sunday Rides Again!

Hello and happy Sunday!  Yes, we're BAAAAAACK!  The Kit Cats have returned, and we've been busy creating with our latest card kit sent to us by our sweet and dear friend, Jeanette.  For those of you who may not know about the Kit Cats, we are a group of friends from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap group on Splitcoaststampers.  We thought that since we live in nearly every corner of the US, and in between, it would be fun to stamp together, but due to our varied locations, that's a lot easier said than done.  However, with some careful planning, and a lot of faith in our good old snail mail service, we manage to get the job done.  Each month one of us serves as hostess and sends the rest of our purrrrrfectly creative kittens a kit to create with.  Each kit is put together with the same images, and similar papers, embellishments, and bling.  Then, on the designated post day, we all post our creations to our blogs to see what amazing things each individual has come up with.  It's so much fun, and you can see below that I REALLY enjoyed my  books/reading themed kit from Jeanette!
 My first card is made with the Spencer the Bookworm from Stamping Bella., and I played along with the Card Patterns Sketch #83 for the layout.  I colored Specer with Copics, and cut the image out with my circle Nestabilities.  The paper for both cards is from Bo Bunny's Learning Curve collection, and I have to tell you that this paper is wonderful.  The colors and aged look of the paper is just beautiful, and the weight and finish made it just fabulous to work with.  Jeanette sent a variety of goodies to work with for trim and embellishment, which included satin ribbon, Martha Stewart woven Ombre ribbon (Brick-Ladybug...see clip below), 7 Gypsies antique brass mini key, an office clip (below), and an assortment of buttons.  Jeanette also cleverly included some pages from a vintage dictionary, which was a great element to work into this theme.    Miss Betty Bookworm (below) was sporting some cute little round glasses, and I had a heck of a time trying to color them in the way I wanted, so I thought about it a little while, and then decided to grab my black Micron pen and give her some funky horn rimmed glasses.  Well, that looked pretty cute, but I remember back in the day that my grandma had some of those, and they were sparkly.  I remember how fascinated I was with her sparkly glasses, and how pretty they were, so I decided that with a few stardust Stickles, Betty's glasses could look just like Granny's.  These really turned out cute!!!  Now she's a hottie bookworm!!  LOL!
 I hope you've enjoyed what I did with my card kit, and now you simply MUST travel over to the rest of the kitten's blogs to see what they've done with their fabulous kits.  Kelly, Jeanette, Michelle, and Susan have been having some happy stamping fun, too, and I know you will be inspired! 

Thanks for stopping by today, and there's still time to enter to win the  Haunted Pumpkin House stamp set that I'm giving away tomorrow morning.  Check out the post below, and be sure to make the rounds on the Peachy Keen September Blog Hop for a chance to win a stamp set from each DT member on the hop!  Woohoooooo!  FREE STAMPS... FREE STAMPS... FREE STAMPS!!!  Now THAT makes for some happy stamping!!  Have a beautiful Sunday!

Love ya,

18 comments:

Jessie said...

Adorable cards Lorie and I love what you did with her glasses!

Lesley from WI said...

These images are adorable. Love the cards!

djones said...

Wonderful cards. I love this kit J sent you all. Your coloring is so bright and vibrant. Such fun cards.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous eye candy to view in your cards! What do my eyes see but sheer gorgeous coloring! You absolutely did justice to this kit and then some - colored to sheer perfection and beautifully designed! I love the classic elegance to each one with just the right mixture of paper and embellies to showcase your gorgeously colored imies ..... fabulous, as always! Happy rest of the weekend! :) x0x0

Theresa said...

Lorie, your cards are amazing. I love the images. What fantastic coloring! FABULOUS...thanks for sharing such inspirational projects.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Woo Hoo.... Lorie, I'm squealing in delight! Your cards - 2 of them!!! - are absolutely darling! Your coloring skills amaze me! And wow!!! So much fun going on with sparkly glasses, perfect placement of every detail, awesome image shapes, and more. You've created two more Lorie masterpieces!

It's been fun stamping with you this month. I ♥ you and the other KitCats!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Great colourwork and fabulous design on both of these lovely cards. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Susan said...

WOWZAH LORIE! Not one, but TWO treats from you today and both are fabulous! All of the details on these cards are just perfect - the layouts, the embellies placed just so, the fun paper flower, and your gorgeous coloring! I really love that you made Betty's glasses just like your grandma's. These are two cute! {HUG}

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG I love this cards!!! The image is from Stamping Bella? I really like them and would like to buy them. Please let me know where thanks you:)
nlpimentel@aol.com

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

I love the book paper used in the background, that looks perfect with the stamp. Great coloring too :) TFS and Im glad your back! Looking to seeing more from all of you!
thanks

~Paola~ said...

Lorie, your cards are ALWAYS AMAZING...to say the least...
Each and every creation is always FULLY detailed and the results are -simply put- magnificent little pieces of art!
You leave me always on awe my friend:o)

BlueInks said...

Your cards are great! You color so very well.

SimpleScrappin said...

Oh these are sooo pretty! TFS!
Hugs
nikki

4kids4 said...

Oh, I just LOVE these cards...so cute! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Imke said...

I absolutely LOVE these cards !!

Michelle said...

STUNNING! I absolutely LOVE your coloring and these are out of the ballpark. There are going to be some very lucky recipients on these!

Hugs sweetie...

kadie said...

Absolutely and utterly ADORABLE!! I love every bit of this kit and what you've done with it...TWO cards even!! Fantastic job on these!! They bring a huge smile to my face!

Angelica said...

Lorie, these are darling! I love those little characters and of course they are colored PERFECTLY! Love those glasses, super duper cute with the sparklies on them!! Big hugs, Angelica

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