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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hugs, Kisses, and Cute Mini Critters

Okay...call me crazy, but I've decided to give my blog a face lift in the midst of a blog hop!  Please excuse the mess while I clean it up!

Happy Saturday to you!  Hope your new year is getting off to a good start.  I pray that you are well and haven't caught that nasty flu bug that's going around.  I've got a lot to share with you today, so I'll get right to it!  You'll want to keep scrolling down because there's a mini blog hop at the end of this post with a chance to win some wonderful prizes!

First...it's time for the very first sketch of 2013 at The Sweet Stop!


Creative Nugget:  Isn't this little girl just darling?  This Mo Manning digi image, With Love, was so much fun to color with Copic Markers.  I couldn't resist adding Stickles to her little valentine!  The wavy panels were cut out of Yours Truly papers by Echo Park with a wavy cutter by Creative Memories.  The hearts, from a brand new set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Bottom of my Heart, were stamped on various red and pink papers with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and cut with the matching Heart Die Set.  Everything was matted with True Black card stock and attached to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The little sentiment tag was attached to the side of the main image panel and pearls finish the card.

Check out more fabulous eye candy by the other Sugar Babies and play along with us this week over at The Sweet Stop!


Sugar Babies

                                                Stephanie Serrano

Card Recipe
Stamps: With Love Digi (Mo Manning), Bottom of My Heart (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Spun Sugar Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar Crest (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Yours Truly Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), Heart Die Set (Sweet'n Sassy Stamps), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers

Mini Critters Blog Hop

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has just released five new stamp sets for the January 2013 Release.  For the next five days, each set will have its own little blog hop full of inspiration for you.  The first blog hop is today and features Mini Critters, an adorable mini set that packs a big punch!


Here are some samples I created with this set:




For a chance to win this adorable set, leave a comment on each blog as you hop along.  Be sure to make a stop at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog for more information about Mini Critters and this hop!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit...as always...thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

39 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...that little MM image is adorable! LOVE those papers! And Korin's animal set...how cute are they? Both cards are just as sweet as can be! Your Copic coloring is awesome!

Audrey Ann said...

Wow Cathy - your cards are amazing. I love your coloring - you are a true master in my eyes!!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Jennie said...

Sweet cards Cathy and LOVE how you did the grid with the mini critters. SO cute!

Tina said...

Oh goodness! What cute cards! I am loving the sheep with pearl paint, too adorable!

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards. I like how many mini critters you used on the first card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

EEEEEEE! I love how you used almost ALL the cute critters on your card Cathy! You colored them so well (especially the pup, my personal fave!). Please give the world's cutest golden a hug from me.
~ Meredith

Jessica said...

So adorable, Cathy!! I adore your card with all of the images!!

Sandra said...

beautiful! love your style!
Sandra ltb

Stephanie said...

Love them both but the one with the kitty is extra cute!

Jennifer said...

Wow...your cards are awesome! Using 6 of the animals together is fantastic! Absolutely adorable!

~Jennifer
www.jmdesigns4u.com

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, these are all wonderful! Love how you used the hearts on the sketch. And I adore the 6-critter card!!

Jean Bullock said...

What a great idea to combine them all on one card. Very sweet!

Lori said...

I love the way you used all the critters with those square backgrounds! great card!

Jayne said...

Beautiful coloring and I love your designs. Sooo cute.

Becky said...

O MY Word, how adorable.

Indy said...

Goodness, these cards are so cute! I especially like the card with the six squares and the little critters popping up!

Cynthia said...

Oh my, all three cards are absolutely adorable, Cathy! Love the MM image and Sweet Stop sketch. Your Thank You card is a fabulous design to showcase these sweet critters! Fabulous coloring as well.

Caroline D. said...

All 3 cards are just as cute as they can be! The valentine card with the MM digi is great with all the fun hearts and wonderfully colored image! But the mini critters all colored up and placed on the tile background is my fave I think! So adorable!

Karen McAlpine said...

Really like how you added the cute out critters and placed them over the shadow stamp. Very cute card!!

Carol L said...

The card with all the hearts is super cute! I love all those different heart patterns that work with the heart dies, and I love the XOXO on the tab too! Those citters are too cute, and your cards with them just make me smile :)

Mary Kruschke said...

So purrfectly colored! You always inspire me with your color combinations and eye for "lovely"!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

what fantastic cards I love the first one with the grid design and all those cuties on there!

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

Both cards are just a wonderful delight. My fav is the first one with all the lil'critters on it. Thanks for sharing. : )

Stamping Abby said...

Great way to showcase all the little critters! Looks so sweet!

Tammie Lien said...

Super cute cards you did a lovely job:)))I want to get these stamps.I can just see my little darling grkids loving these and putting them in their scrapbook.Thanks for sharing:))
Hugs:))

merrymstamper said...

Super Cute Cards Cathy!!! Love the first one :)

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so cute and your coloring adds so much depth/contrast!

Marianne said...

Fantastic charming cards. Thanks for sharing and being a part of this hop. i am your newest follower

Shannon White said...

Goodness is that MM image Adorable and your Fabulous coloring sure brought that little Sweetie to life!! Love the Sketch too! I hope I can find time to play along! 8-) And your mini critters cards are too Darned CUTE!! I am going to have to hope over and see everyones fab creations!

Hugs & happy New Year my friend!
Shannon

Faye said...

Cathy! How many fab, fab, fab cards can you fit into one post?! I love your SS card. Gorgeous image, papers, colours and papers. And the other little numbers are Cayoot! Blog is looking great btw. xx

Patricia said...

I really like how you showcased so many of the little animals on the one card. The block backgrounds for them are a simple but fantastic effect. Your other cards are great too, but the one with all the animals is my favorite in this post.

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful coloring on all your cards. I love the mini animals - such a cute stamp set.

Monika/Buzsy said...

SWEET cards Cathy. Love the heart border on the first one and the super cute image... the little critters are just so adorable!

Julie S. said...

You did a great job showing how cute all these little animals are!

synthis said...

I absolutely love these two cards. :D

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, they are both just gorgeous!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

adorable cards!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute cards...love the grid.

Janice M said...

Awesome cards!! Love the way you used the hearts on the SSS card.