Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Have No Witty Title Today...

Hello friends & followers!  Thank you all so much for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers for our Ty baby and his healing.  He does seem to be a bit peppier lately, and in the hopes of preventing him from yelping in pain in the future we placed a baby gate at the base of the stairs thereby restricting him to the lower level, which breaks my heart because my craft room is upstairs and I don't feel right crafting without him keeping me company, so now I am trying to craft when my husband is home and can keep him company on the lower level.  LOL, as I write this he is lying in his sherpa bumper bed on the floor, sprawled on his back with his little front legs folded over his chest, looking at me as if to say 'You are writing about me on your blog again Mommy, aren't you?"  Hee hee hee...
     Today I have two cards for your viewing pleasure, both based on inspiration challenges.  The first is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Inspiration Challenge 22 over at Splitcoaststamps:
Pretty color combo, isn't it?  I used Sweet Stop Sketch 141 and SNSS' 'Fall Time Cocoa' to create this card:
I paper pieced the pumpkin from some old Stampin' Up designer papers in my stash and colored in little Cocoa mouse with Copic markers.  I really like these colors together.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:


On to card 2...  which is based on this picture from the Play Date Cafe Challenge (to use burgundy, gold & purple):
I don't know what about this color combination said 'Hanukkah' to me, but it did and I used There She Goes Clear Stamps' "HSH - Hanukkah Additions" to create this card:
I think I might play around with this color combination a bit more, I never would have thought to combine these colors on my own, but I like them!  I think I need to invest in some fine detail EP, my embossing always looks chunky.  Since I used two kinds of embossing on this card, heat embossing and the Swiss Dots CB EF, this card fulfills the requirements of the Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge 90 - Embossing.
     Thanks again for stopping by my blog to see my cards and for your kind thoughts & prayers for Ty baby - keep 'em coming!  That sweet little dog's messed up back needs all the prayers he can get.  Have a great night!
~Crafty Math Chick

14 comments:

Michele L. said...

Hi Meredith,
Glad to hear your baby is doing a little better.
Your cards today rock! Simply beautiful.

Sending thoughts for recovery!
Michele

Cathymac said...

Cocoa couldn't be cuter....love the warm colors and the paper pieced pumpkin! Your Hanukkah card is so regal looking...two wonderful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

craftybunny said...

What a fabulous colour combo on your Hanukkah card.You've made a beautiful job of the heat embossing too.Your dog is so cute.Sorry to hear he's poorly.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

rockwelldesigns said...

So sorry to hear that your fur baby is not well. Hope he feels better soon! I love the card you made for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Inspiration Challenge. The paper pieced pumpkin is awesome!

kyms kards said...

super cute

Thxs for joining us over at Robyn Fetish this week with your wonderful project

Kym DT

Denise and Louise said...

Such a great card. Love the colour combo and fab layout.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards! Love the rich colors, the images... the paper-piecing looks great! Hope you will get your crafting companion back soon! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week! :o)

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shop this week.xxx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great cards! LOVE that little mouse on the first one! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

happyscrapper said...

I love that little mouse. The colors and patterned papers are awesome. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
Hugz,
Christine DT Robyn's Fetish

Emily Keaton said...

Both cards are beautiful, Meredith! I love the rich colors you used. So glad that Ty is feeling better!!

Linda said...

Beautiful creations. So glad to here Ty is doing better. We crafters do love our pets. Thanks for joining in at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week. **Linda

Stampalicious said...

beautiful cards , thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx