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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It's Your Day!!! Live a Little!!...

Hello everyone: Well, yesterday was one of those Internet bad days for me, something was going on with my service, I still don't know what it was, nor do I care, I don't understand this techy stuff when it's working well, so when it's not working.....well.....I was frustrated to say the least.
So, lets move to a more pleasant subject, shall we?
I have a card to share with you today (well, this was for yesterday but.....never mind) that I will link to the Tuesday Morning Sketches and the Cardz 4 Galz "Cute and Cuddly" challenge, here is my card


This image it's from a sadly retired SU set called "Peace Within" from the 2009-2010 catalog, just so sweet, I think this kitty totally fits the "Cute and Cuddly" theme at Cardz 4 Galz.
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with my SU markers and the aqua painter, I added some shadows and highlights with Prismacolor pencils, I'm liking a lot the great shading I get from them.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is stamped using two Power Poppy stamp sets,  Go Wild and Dynamic Duos , both with gorgeous images.
Here is a picture of the finish inside.


Here, I also used two Power Poppy sets, Best Day Ever and Countryside Bouquet Deluxe .
Here are the banners that inspired my card.

Cardz 4 Galz
And here is the picture of the retired SU set.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


18 comments:

  1. Hmmm, looks like a fabulous Birthday Card to me! Just sayin'! Sorry for your internet troubles, I appreciate your links to posts since Blogger wont' send them to me, I don't know the answer there, so frustrating I know! Love this card!

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  2. Oh my friend, it's indeed frustrating to have this kinds of troubles and no knowledge on how to fix them, (sigh!)
    But I'm happy it's finally working so I can share my cards. I love this set, that kitty is doing exactly what I wish I could do just about now. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. So sweet, Maria! You are so good with color. I remember this set. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Brian, this set is indeed beautiful, so glad you remember it, that is why I take the pictures of this retired sets, so maybe someone would find them like on Ebay or any other place.
    So happy you stopped by.

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  5. Oh, I love this scene ! Just look at that marmalade kitty enjoying the weather . That chair is so symbolic of "taking it easy "
    Love your coloring on the images ....so soft and pretty ! Love the sentiment inside !

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  6. Thanks my friend, I had a totally relaxing time making this card, that kitty makes me jealous!!! LOL!!

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  7. I can see myself taking a snooze in this chair basking in the sunshine. One lucky kitty. I'm familiar with this set. Must be before my SU days. A lovely card Maria.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I also wish I could lounge on a beach somewhere like this kitty is doing.
      This set is old, came out in 2009-2010, the images are so beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful coloring and card. Thanks for linking up at Cardz 4 Galz!
    DT Janis
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

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    1. Thank you Janis, I enjoy playing along with Cardz 4 Galz.

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love this image and your coloring is wonderful!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  10. Thank you Debbie, this old Stampin Up! images are so endearing.

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  11. You certainly have a treasure stamp there Maria!! That's a sign of a great choice when you still love it years later. I love your card, your coloring is great and it makes me want to go relax outside. Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  12. Thank you Patti, I really treasure all of my old Stampin Up! sets.

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  13. you are so right about this card fitting the challenge. I would love to curl up with that kitty right now. ;) great card and stamp set, too!

    Thank you for joining our 'Cute and Cuddly' challenge at Cardz for Galz! :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, this chair looks so inviting indeed.

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