Monday, January 21, 2019


Hello everyone: I'm back with another CAS card using a pair of the cutest stamp sets from Stampin' Up!. These are not like a gazillion years old but still super cute. Both of them are from the 2016-2017 catalog, one of them is the "Pretty Kitty" set, I adore the sweet little kitties and sentiments on this set.
The other set is called "Bella and Friends", from the same SU annual catalog, also cute as can be, all of these puppies are just adorable.
Both these sets are still available even if they were originally in the 2016-2017 SU catalog.

My granddaughter Vanessa has a white as snow Alaskan Husky and a black as night kitty that are the best of friends. Both are from rescue centers and both are just sweet and beautiful.
I stamped the images on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored them with a black SU marker for the kitty and a white gel pen for the doggie. The sentiment is from the "Pretty Kitty" set.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I decorated the inside of this card using 3 different stamp sets: The heart border is from  the 2011 Occasions Mini, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents that was released back in May of 2014 and the little blue birds on the corner are from another cute SU set called "Furry Folk" that was on the 2011-2012 catalog.
If you're wondering how I find out the dates of some of this long gone sets I will tell you that, for the Stampin' Up! sets I go to Splitcoaststampers and click on the link for "Stampin' Up! galleries", there you'll find EVERY SINGLE STAMP SET from them and the dates when they were released.  For the other companies, I often go to the company's blogs where I find the links to the designers' blogs and then, I search there for the stamp sets release dates.
It might sound like a lengthy endeavor but it's quite easy and fast.

I want to play along with the following challenges.


Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #132 "In Stitches"

International Art and Soul Challenge #50 "Choose a Movie"
International Art & Soul
I was inspired by the Walt Disney movie "Bolt"
Image result for bolt the movie

Daring Cardmakers "Just Stamping"
Daring Cardmakers

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.


LeAnne said...

This is so cute! I think both of these sets are still available, though, so that's a happy thing! I love your inspiration, too, and the fact that it's still CAS but just adorable!

Sonny P. said...

So cute ! My GD Tiana has a black cat also ! I had a black cat many years ago and she was a rescue . I think black cats have very kooky personalities them !
I think it is so sweet having these two cuties on the card as BESTIES.

Mary Fish said...

precious faces!

Leslie Miller said...

Maria, not only do I love these adorable critters, but I love the CASness of your card. I'm thinking that's the way to go if I'm ever to use more of what I have. I can't think of a single thing that would make this card any cuter!

Miri said...

That's a cute card and lovely colouring. I also admire your shadows underneath the animals …
Thanks for sharing your stamped creation with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Brian King said...

As cute as can be! Love these little guys - and your coloring, as always, is gorgeous!

Darnell said...

Oooh, I want to see a photo of them together, Maria! This card is super adorable! I only wish people could get along as well as cats and dogs can do!! Hugs, Darnell

Debbie Smith said...

These are super cute :)

Jane said...

The cuteness rating of this card is way off the scale! Loving all your empty white space too. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

BrendaB said...

How cute is this! Love your card

Dawn said...

What a sweet card. The images are so cute and I love the details to the inside of the card. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

LucieGCards said...

Ph my! This is soooo cute! And beautifully coloured! Love the inside too! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Jeannie said...

Hi Maria! They are the sweetest little furry duo and your coloring is just awesome. I do love how you finished the inside so beautifully as well. Thanks so much for joining my In Stitches blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Barb Ghig said...

Your kitty and pup are absolutely darling, Maria! Love how you stamped the inside of your card, too! So glad you played along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Sall said...

Aww that is so adorable. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

Raga Senthil said...

Super cute 😘💕😘 adorable besties! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS 'Friends' Challenge.

earl lea riser said...

I saw your card on the 1/3 challenge! It's really cute!

Jaydee said...

What a cute card< Maria and I love that you shared your inspiration for it, too. CAS perfection
Thanks for joining in my challenge at ATCAS