Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm A Lucky KitCat Gal!

Why am  I so lucky, you ask? Because each month, I get to play with the other Kittens in the KitCat card creation club!  Well, it's not a club, actually; just some online Sistahs who take turns sending kits to each other and then posting our creations on the first Sunday of each month .....  What's that? It's not the first Sunday? Oh, uh, well, then I'm also lucky that we Kittens are very understanding when our schedules are sometimes like merry-go-rounds!

(click any image for a close-up view)

This month, the gorgeous Kelly was our hostess and my-oh-my, what a beautiful kit she sent, filled with shimmery DPs, luscious ribbons, sparkly buttons, Prima flowers, butterfly bling, and sweet "Wishing You Luck"  images from MFT's A La Mode line!  Kelly must be working on her KSP (kitten sensory perception) because a dear friend recently landed a new job, and Kelly's kit helped me create the perfect "good luck" card for her!

I colored the image with Copics, but I honestly had not planned to Nestie her feet away!  Apparently, E000, which I recently refilled (a little too much perhaps?) got a wee bit carried away once let out of the box after a month of being unloved, and, Bam! Ink blob!

I had a hard time deciding which K&Co.'s Botanicals DPs to use, but I kept going back to the shimmery leaves and sparkly butterflies. And as soon as I added the brocade & velvet trim by Wrights, I knew why - the combo immediately reminded me of a floaty, breezy, Bohemian-style shirt I saw while shopping recently, somewhere. Now I just need to remember where!

Be sure to visit the other Kittens as they "tried their luck" with Kelly's kit! (sorry, couldn't resist!)
* Kelly * Jeanette * Michelle * Lorie *

The Kittens are taking a summer hiatus and will be back in September, and I may be doing the same. I've accumulated way too much stuff in my crafty room. I already have a big shopping bag of items to donate to my friend's Relay for Life cause, but I need to do more purging and decluttering, not just in here, but all over the house. Maybe it's a middle-age thing, but I have an overwhelming need to simplify! So I'm not sure when I'll next have a post, but you know me. Could be in 2 days or 2 weeks. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!


April said...

Always great to see what you create! It looks like a fun kit!

Good luck simplifying....and if it works I am only a few hours up the road and could use help doing the same here!!

Imke said...

Susan, your card is lovely. I like the green and blue color combi. Have a great summer and it´s always great to see you blogging. Hugs

kadie said...

This is gorgeous, Susan! You always do such an amazing job of creating the perfect layout to showcase your stamp. I love that ribbon treatment too!! Sending big hugs your way! xoxo (oh and kisses too, I suppose).

Anonymous said...

Oh gorgeous! Love the paper you chose to use - it was soooo hard to pick! Your circle is perfect for this image too - stunning!

Hugs to you sweet Susan! Love ya to bits my sister in tardiness :)

MiamiKel said...

Eeeeeeeee, I have a toothache from the sweetness of this beauty! Absolutely charming :) Love the little immie with dots around the border showing off how gorgeous your coloring is (didn't even notice the feet til you mentioned it, rofl!) I am so glad you used the corded ribbon - even I did not, yet it's stunning and I loved it at first glance! You done me proud, Sus! :) Beautifully done from top to bottom, back to front - fab-tab-u-lous!! Hope things slow down for you - it's summer, let's refresh, recoop, relax! I'll pull up a beach chair just for you but better hurry - we'll get sand in our the mai-tai! :)

Love ya! x0x0

Lorie said...

Susan, I love the paper you chose for your background, then adding the butterflies all sparkly and beautiful was the perfect choice. I also love that pop of black on the scalloped layer, along with the dots, and that ribbon!!! Oh my gosh! Just stunning!!! So very pretty, and just amazing!!!

Love ya,

uhooi said...

Wow, This paper is a very nice, cute and creative,,

Catherine said...

Total GORGEOUSNESS, my friend! Your coloring is super fab and I love the layout & how expertly placed each embellie is! BEAUTIFUL!