Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cat Nap

I don't know why people call short naps "cat naps." That was obviously a saying started by someone with no cats. Cats take looooooonnnnng naps. And those are just the kind I like taking myself!

Today is Wednesday and that means a new La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge! This week's challenge is hosted by Maureen Wong, who challenged us to use at least three different embellishments on our cards/projects. I had to ask her if it was cheating that two of mine (paper flowers and button) were combined, and she said I'm a-okay. Whew!

The sweet image is Whiskers Sleeping. I colored Whiskers yellow for my BFF Lisa, whose own yellow cat Billy is nearing the end of a long and happy life. Just remember, Lis, the bluebird of happiness will watch over Billy forever!

The sketch is the first by sweet Jessica Diedrich's daughter Madelynn. Yep, there's another new challenge in town! Jessica is such a sweetie and on so many design teams it makes my head spin, but she does it all with good nature and flair. I'm in awe! So I just had to play in The Diedrich Dare. After I finished my card using the sketch, I realized that I couldn't actually post on time since the deadline was yesterday at noon and this card couldn't go live until today. But no worries! I still had fun and think it's an awesome sketch! I can't wait to see what they post as the new sketch today.

I'm telling you, whenever you feel stumped on where to start with a card, find a good sketch and off you go! And don't forget the embellishments!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

13 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Lisa so precious, awesome job.

Patti J. said...

I've only been up for a couple of hours, and already feel like I could cat-nap! Happy Wednesday dear friend - love your adorable kitty creation!!! Have a wonderful day.

Leah said...

Super cute! You are so right about cats...that is a very funny misnomer. I have 2 cats so I know this is true! Love your card:)

Kathy said...

Very pretty card Lisa!! I love the papers and this image is so cute!! Fabulous embellies as well!!
Yeah I wish I could take some real cat naps at least once a day!! LOL
Hope all is well and have a great week :)Kathy

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGOSH I am blushing over here-you are too sweet! I really love what I do and I'm glad that shows-that means the world to me, Lisa! haha yes, I agree-cat naps are LONG naps!!! hee hee

Beautiful take on the sketch-can't wait to show Madelynn when she gets home from school-she loves kitties!

Irina said...

I LOVE cat naps!!! And I LOVE your card Lisa!!! What a fun one with the bright colors and just the right embellies!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Cat said...

Such a sweet card! Love the image and colors! I agree with you about the sketch. I'm looking for one right now that suits my fancy!

jo said...

So adorable! Love the colors - so fun and bright! Amazing, Lisa! :)

Kristine said...

such a cute li'l kitty card Lisa! Too bad you couldn't enter it in the Deidrich Dare challenge! Maybe next time eh? :) Love your DP!

Sara Grunert said...

So very pretty and colorful Lisa!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Very cute card! Love the colors that you used. What a fun sketch!!
xx
Jane

Stamp and Smile said...

Morning Girly!! Popping in for a visit before work, and what AMAZING eye candy I found... :) I agree, cats love LONG naps! I guess we can learn lots from them, right? Ha! Love the paper flower treatment and your colors ROCK! SMILES!! :)

Maureen said...

This is so cute! Love the coloring and the bright papers! Those flowers are perfect too!