Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kitty Love for Paper Players #179

Hello there stampers! Happy Sunday to you! This week at the Paper Players, Sandy is hosting with a One-Layer Valentine challenge. We all know how much I enjoy making one-layer cards...hahaha! I am going to tell you a secret. It took me almost 2 1/2 hours to make this card, with 8 different attempts. Yes, it is true. But, I pushed on and this is what I came up with.

I love the little kitty from the Cool Kid stamp set. She has already seen a lot of ink, as I used her to create my swap cards at Stampin' Up Leadership Conference last week. I will share more about that in a later post. The word bubble is from the Just Sayin' stamp set and the little hearts are from the Language of Love stamp set, which we received as a gift from SU at Leadership.
I created the background by adding a square mask and sponging Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi Ink to create a little scene. The kitty is heat embossed for added shine. The little pops of Melon Mambo on the kitty's nose, the sentiment and the stamped hearts just makes me happy. Although anything pink usually puts a smile on my face. I actually just bought a pink Coach handbag earlier today. Squee!! I also had to add a single spot of bling to the sentiment. I really like how it pops.
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, January 24th, 2014 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week. 
The Paper Players Design Team

Before I sign off, I want to share a photo from Leadership with you. I was SO excited that Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder) was able to attend this event. We were very happy to get a chance to say hello to her and Sterling in-person. Who are those lovely ladies in the photo? Of course, my fabulous stamping friends, Ginger and Ann (also on the Paper Players team). These gals are such a hoot and it was so nice to see them again in Houston. Stay tuned for more pics from Leadership really soon! :) 
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  1. Anne Marie, what a perfect one layer wonder! You know I love anything with a kitty and now you're making me think I may need this stamp set. I also love your masking and sponging on the background, and the bright trio of hearts at the bottom. Thanks for rocking my one layer challenge! {hugs}

  2. Ann Marie... adorable kitty valentine... so cute. I'm really loving and learning a lot on the one layer challenge... so cool.
    LOVE your photo sweet. hugs.

  3. It doesn't get any cuter than this, Anne Marie! This is adorable!

  4. Very cute Anne Marie, I like the watercolory background!!

  5. LOVE this....what a fun way to use this little kitty (I have resisted this set so far...but I am waffling) and WOWZA...look at you guys rubbing shoulders with the real Big Shots!! Awesome!!!

  6. This is such a fun card! I have this set and haven't used it yet, but wouldn't have thought of doing this with it - I especially love the blended sponged background.

  7. AM, I knew you would include pink on your card and the love ya with the kitty is awesome. I love the three hearts across the bottom of the card. The sponging of the sky and grass is genius. I know it takes a long time to make CAS one-layer cards, but it was totally worth the effort

  8. Aww, this is the sweetest little kitty! Love the little scene you made for her and the darling use of the word bubble is perfect....such a sweet OLC, AM! You rock!

  9. This is such a fabulous one layer card. I think you rocked it!


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Anne Marie