9.18.2009

With a kitty in the middle.

Ladies, I have great news: I completed a project that I am super happy with!!!! Seriously, I thought I lost my crafty bone. Thank goodness it just went on a short vacation. Next time I hope it informs me in plenty of time :)

Just one challenge today - I didn't want to push myself LOL

Challenge #1: Sketchy Thursdays is up again! I told Diana, Heidi, and the rest of the ladies that this would be the sketch to give me my mojo back! Please go over and see what a fun blog it is - really, go there after you take a look first at my post ;)

Here is Diana's wonderful sketch:



I revamped it just a bit, but not too much, as I really liked the original sketch.

My Maxxy cat, the most gentle soul in the world:



I worked very hard on this LO and did some things I wouldn't normally do like journalling - I am not a big fan of my own handwriting and I always seem to wreck things with it, but I really wanted to go out of my comfort zone this week.

I journalled around the whole black border:



My kittens: I used my Cricut to cut them out, then I sewed some lil whiskers and used some gems as lil eyeballs :) Are they not the most adorable lil kittens EVER?! (sorry, a little horn tootin there)



I have been waiting for a good spot to use this cat charm:


Ingredients: K&Co Amy Butler paper; Recollections cardstock; me and my BIG ideas gems and alphas; Pixelfarms Pets font.

Happy Friday - hope you all have a super fantastic weekend! See you all on Monday!
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23 comments:

Jamie Lane said...

Oh thank goodness! SHE'S BACK! :D
I love the details in this one...those eyes and whiskers are the best!

Diana Fisher said...

Love it, love it!! AWESOME whiskers and the journaling on the edges is great. You have terrific handwriting, you need to do that more often. Love that you found the mojo, feels good, eh?!
--Diana, Sketchy Thursdays founder

Jingle said...

This is such an adorable take on this sketch! I love it!

Heather Bares said...

I am loving those little kitties!!!!! Awesome layout!

Lynda said...

Sketches are brilliant for getting the creative juices flowing! You've done a magnificent job with this one and I love your kitty he's a beauty.

Love Lynda xxx

Biscuitlid said...

fab page love it to bits. Great photos as usual (she says going green with envy)!

Victoria
x

Amarilys said...

your take on this week's sketchy thursdays sketch is great! Love your picture too!

elina said...

Your cat is soooo cute!!! and your layout!!!

Derek said...

awesome hun - i love it :-)

Lori said...

Oh my gosh Deanne! This is SOOOO awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitties..very clever to sew on the whiskers and use the gems for eye. I love how you interpreted the sketch. This is an awesome layout and a fantastic page. So glad you're feeling back to your normal crafty self...though I can't say I ever noticed any of your stuff being less than fabulous!!
Thanks for the comment on my blog...you're right...fall cards can mean a lot of different things. I guess I automatically think Halloween or something! Hmm...gotta work on that creativity thing! :)

Euphoria said...

awww... cute lil kitties!

Juls said...

very cute!! Love all the fab details you have created!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

what a cute kitty, and great page! those Amy Butler papers were one of the few products that I bought and used every last bit of, and I'd use again if I had more!

MrsMomma said...

So cute!!

The Studio by Amanda Jones said...

Oh wow, those kittens are the CUTEST! Great page, and looks like that mojo is well and truly back - here's to hoping it sticks around for a while!

Amanda x
Sketchy Thursdays DT

Perfectly Precocious said...

I love it! Before I decided on the photos I chose for my LO, I was thinking about doing letters in the small spaces to spell something out - your take is fantastic!!! Great details and I love the Amy Butler paper.

Tessa
Sketchy Thursdays DT

Lynne said...

Deanne, the kitten theme is adorable, and your layout is so unique, detailed, and fabulous in every way. Wow! Wow! :) :) :) Love it! Enjoy the weekend! I hope that we can get together, while Julia is here. XOXO's

Sandy said...

What a stunner....love the little kitties along the bottom and the whiskers are tooooo stinkin cute...the embellie is gorgeous and of course max is a cutie!!!

Elise said...

This is such a FUN L/O, Deanne! I LOVE that you journaled, but it looks like a design element! Such a great shot of that cool CAT! I love it: makes me want to scrap something! Yipee!

suzARTe said...

I absolutely love what you have done with this sketch. It looks fantastic, well done.

Katrina said...

How cute!!! I love the "kitties" at the bottom! And great job with all the patterned paper and ribbon...seems like it was made to match! And I am the same about journaling...you aren't the only one!!! Hugs!

Brenda said...

Awww this is awesome!!the paper was made for this layout just perfect! max is adorable...and love those lil whiskers! love love love your layout!
hugs
brenda

Maureen said...

oh wow, lovin the bling here and all the patterns together! too cool!