Fresh Air for Festive Friday
15 October 2021
It's time for another challenge at Festive Friday
I was so excited when I saw what we were celebrating this week!
my choices: cat, orange, heart and texture
I mean.... how could I not enjoy making a card to celebrate our fur babies! Our cats are all indoor cats. They do have access to our screened in porch so can watch and chase all sorts of visiting critters and they can do that all from the safety of an enclosed space. However, they also love sitting in the window and looking out, especially when the windows are open. So, I decided to use that as the inspiration for my card.
I used the brick stamp from the Fresh Air set from the Greetery for both the orange and texture element. For the cat, I used an old SU set with matching die. I had such fun creating this little scene. For those of you who have been here before..... recognize those hearts in the window? Yep, it's my favorite stencil from The Greetery - Knit Wits! Here's my card:
I hope you will play along with us this week. We would love to see what YOU create with our inspiration board. The fabulously talented design team have some awesome kitty inspiration for you. I hope you will pop along to their blogs and check out their creations.
- Ann Schach
- Beth McCullough
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
- Melanie Hungerford
- Helen Jennings
- Stephanie Lanzalotto
- Melva Peters
- Diane Evans
- Joanne James
On a personal note:
Well, after 20 months of being at home, Lou and I finally managed to get away for a quick trip. We love the view from our home, but it was wonderful to have a change of scenery and just get away. In the week that we were gone, the leaves have turned on thee trees and strong winds have cleared many of the trees. This morning it was 45 degrees and we realized that summer had turned to Autumn in that week! We also missed the Aurora Borealis sightings. Still on my life list, so sorry that we missed the opportunity this week. If any of you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse, I'd love to hear about it!
I'll be back on Sunday with my Paper Players card. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a litttle lift today.
- Stamps and matching dies: Fresh Air - The Greetery
Love your card! The window and shutters are fabulous and the curtain is the best. Everything is so well thought out and executed. Happy you were able to travel. It does the mind, body and soul, good!
Posted by: Sharon Hashimoto Burkert | 21 October 2021 at 11:20 AM
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:35 PM
Thanks, Diane. So glad you like it. I had fun creating it :-)
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:34 PM
Ann, thanks! I do love this Fresh Air set... I'm wondering what else I can pair it with!
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:33 PM
Ann, thanks so much!
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:32 PM
Thanks, Stephanie. I do love how self-important kitty looks - reminds me of my lot :-). That curtain is amazing, isn't it? I love that Betsy thought to include that in the stamp set and vellum is perfect for it
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:31 PM
Marina, bless you for saving those little kittens... it takes a special person to do that :-)
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:30 PM
Jeanne, I am so glad kitty made you smile. Doesn't he just look so pleased with himself :-)
Posted by: jaydee | 19 October 2021 at 04:23 PM
Happy you got to travel; know how you love it. Your kitty in the window card made me smile and chuckle. Thank you!
Posted by: Jeanne H | 16 October 2021 at 09:50 PM
Good for you Jaydee (and Lou)!!! A change is always a change . . . the only place I go is the garden . . . actually a park inside the appartment building where I leave and that I take care of . . .it is my paradise on earth!!! We found six kittens in the garden and we are taking care of them . . . veterinary visits, food, water, etc. Autumn is here!!!
Posted by: Marina . . . f rom far Africa!!! | 16 October 2021 at 10:42 AM
Oh my goodness, Jaydee! I love everything about this card. That wonderful perch for kitty is so well designed, but the curtain is the BEST! I love the expression on Kitty's face. Just fabulous all around.
Posted by: Stephanie Lanzalotto | 16 October 2021 at 07:39 AM
Oh my gosh...this is fabulous, Jaydee! I LOVE the curtain fluttering from the window. The cat on the windowsill is "purr-fect"! Have a wonderful weekend!
Posted by: Ann Schach | 15 October 2021 at 12:01 PM
This is such a great card. I love it
Posted by: Diane Evans | 15 October 2021 at 10:55 AM
Love your card!
Posted by: Melva Peters | 15 October 2021 at 10:46 AM
I thought you'd like this challenge Jaydee - and no shortage of inspiration from your furry feline friends! Love the creative way you used your stamps on today's card; beautiful layered details, even though your card still feels CAS. And that cat totally looks like he's got the cream lol! Glad you and Lou enjoyed a well-deserved break this week, winter is coming too fast!
Posted by: Joanne James | 15 October 2021 at 07:05 AM