And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Next month, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will celebrate their 4th birthday. The whole month will be filled with Sweet Peeks, new releases, blog hops, fun prizes, and shopping discounts!  You won't want to miss out on the fun, so check out the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Forum at Splitcoaststampers for all of the information on upcoming events!

With that in mind, my Sweet Stop sample this week is a birthday card made with this adorable new digi image of the infamous Cocoa..."Cocoa's Candy Apple."

Creative Nugget:  As we end the month of October, SSS131 is a repeat of sketch 77, our last blast from the past.  This is a perfect sketch for using up those left over scraps of designer paper.  The card and the autumn colors were inspired by this week's Inspiration Challenge photo over at the SNSS forum at Splitcoaststampers. Cocoa and the yummy caramel apple were colored with copic markers.  A heavy layer of Glossy Accents was added to make the caramel on the apple look creamy. The image and all the matting layers were die cut with Nestabilities.  The "Max and Whiskers" DP by Basic Grey provided the perfect fall palette for all the layers on the sketch.  The Fine Linen sentiment panel was given some texture with my favorite canvass impression plate.  Everything was mounted on a Fine Linen card base.  The Maraschino twine was distressed a bit with Walnut Stain distress ink and wrapped around the card.  A few buttons, twine, and carnation creations die cuts were added to finish this sweet birthday card.  Check out the other awesome samples by the Sugar Babies over at The Sweet Stop!

The Sugar Babies

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Caramel Apple Cocoa Digi (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Cryogen White, Fine Linen (PTI), Max and Whiskers DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Baker's Twine (SNSS), Scarlet Jewel Buttons, Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Copic Markers E00, E02, E53, E55, E57, E59, E81, E95, E97, E99, R22, R32, R39, R89, YG91, YG93, YR23

On a different note, this new little bundle of golden fur has completely upset our daily routine...not that I'm complaining mind you!  We've had Kody, who turned two months old yesterday, since last Friday.  His antics keep us laughing, and it's a good thing because waking up every three hours has me exhausted, but our crate training is going very well as Kody seems to be a quick learner...praise the Lord!  I'll keep you posted occasionally as Kody grows and keeps us on our toes!

What a cute fur ball!
Already chasing sticks!
A yummy bone!

What's that?

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend...and for those of you in the east...the SNOW!!



Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! I Love your Darling card! love your Sweet Candy Apple Cocoa! definitely have to add this little cutie to my wish list.. lol Your dp's and sentiment are just perfect too! and I am loving the flower button combo! So Darned CUTE! 8-) And speaking of CUTE! Kody is just a Precious little ball of fur! Just the Sweetest little fella! Love the Adorable pics! 8-)

Hope you have a Terrific weekend Lady!

Shannon 8-)

Kim O'Connell said...

Cathy, that is one awesome Fall card! Great job coloring that cute little cocoa with the caramel apple! And, ummm, Kody..........I want him! What an adorable ball of fur he is! Congrats on your new4 legged family member!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous fall card Cathy. Love the papers, the SWEET image, the coloring... the twine and die-cut flowers look so pretty. What a cute addition to the family! :o)

Kathi said...

What an adorable card! Love that cute image and your coloring is awesome! So many wonderful details and fabulous paper! From another Golden mom, I just love those pics of Kody, what a little sweetie pie! Congratulations on your new baby!

Lorie said...

What a wonderful card...your coloring is incredible! That little Kody is an adorable puff ball!

Shelby said...

I love the DPs with this card and your layout works so perfectly. And the fur ball is just too darn cute as well!


Chrissy D said...

Awwww your puppy is ADORABLE! We have a golden retriever too and they are the BEST dogs! Your card and coloring are WONDERFUL!!! TFS!