Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mysteriously...



Welcome to Sketch Challenge 115 and the release of Sassy Cats! If you just came from Wendy J.'s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease. You can also check out the challenge details!


So I have a really good excuse for the not so good photo quality. Bleh. Seriously. My daylight bulb mysteriously dislodged itself from the crafty lamp and broke. (Mysteriously is the key word.) Working full time, dinner and homework doesn't leave any time for daylight photos and expediated online shipping was just a little too much. I hope the replacement arrives soon.

...A couple of things. Although this stamp set was created in the sassy style that Skipping Stones Design is known for, this set doesn't have to sassy at all! I simply stamped one of the cat's without its very characteristic eyes and replaced them with some googlie ones. Then I used a lighter color pallete and inked the edges for a soft look. I chose the most generic sentiment included in the set used it on this card.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers’ blogs.  This month we are welcoming Cyndi Bundy and Barb Turpin  to our team as Guest Designers! Kazan Clark will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the sketch we're using in today's hop!


One Last thing! The Tweetheart Sale has been extended! When you buy 3 sets at regular price, you'll get the new HeartSong 2 for free, which isn't being released until April! (You'll get it before everyone else!)



Head over to Kazan's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

47 comments:

  1. LOve this card. The kitty is darling, love the window and the scene behind him, the twine and texture. just LOVE it!

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  2. Such a fun card Karen! Love her eyes...

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  3. Seriously cute! I'm lovin' those googly eyes!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. Nvow this is fun!! Wiggle eyes just make me smile! Great card Karen!

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  5. The googly eyes are perfect! And I love the soft tones on the rolling hills. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your boys Karen!

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  6. Super cute card, Karen! Love the eyes on the little guy.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  8. OMG! Too cute! Love the cut out and the uplifting hills in the bg

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  9. Karen this is just too cute...I love this cat and fun background you created...love it..

    Happy Valentines..

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  10. The google eyes really suit her, super card Karen, great neutral tones :0)
    Jenny x

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  11. Hee hee this is totally cute Karen! I love the colors too!

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  12. Love the card, especially the little kitty.

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  13. Love how you made such a 'busy' sketch into a fairly CAS card! Sketches with a lot going on scare me at times. Lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. LOving the soft look and googly eyes!!!

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  15. Oooo, I like the eyes too! So soft yet, the eyes make it FUN!

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  16. cute card. love the dimension added with the die cut window and the hilly landscape.

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  17. Totally changes the look of that kitty! Lovin' the googley eyes!

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  18. Wonderful card Karen - love the natural colour palette and his googley eyes :)

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  19. so sweet! love the eyes and the hillside background. great design!

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  20. Oh no! So sorry about your light tent bulb! I hope your new one comes quickly! Your card is stinkin' adorable! LOVE those googly eyes, lol!

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  21. love how you colored the kitty. lovely card, Karen!

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  22. Great job for working in the dark!!! I hope your light bulb replacement arrives quickly. Your card is fabulous and I love the googlie eyes!! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  23. Oh, ouch! I had that happen as well and those bulbs aren't inexpenisive to replace. Hope yours arrives quickly although it doesn't look like the lack has hurt your creativity a bit!

    Adorable card.

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  24. This is such a cute kitty :) adorable stuff!!!

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  25. So cute! I love this kitty and the background you created.

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  26. Too cute, love that little cat and the background is fabulous!

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  27. So so cute and how fun are those eyes!

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  28. Fun and cute card... gotta love that googley eyes!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  29. Love the way you interpreted the sketch

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  30. Gorgeous Karen! I love that adorable kitty and the frame idea - just perfect!

    :)

    PS - is it gremlins?

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  31. Hello Karen,
    Such adorable ideas! I'm originally from Stevens Point, and love paper crafts too! I like the simple elegance of your designs. Keep crafting!
    Michele

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  32. Congrats on being featured on Lily Pad cards! I feel like a know a celebrity. :)

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  33. Could that cat be any cuter? I love that you made this cat more cute than sassy! and loved your interview on Lily Pad today! :>

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  34. Love how you totally changed up the feel of this stamp from cheeky to cute!
    Nightmare on the bulb - hope you ordered two this time!

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  35. Ok, that kitty cat is adorable!! I love your card!! :-)

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  36. So cute! :)

    I have some "mysteries" of my scraproom of my own. *lol*

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  37. The kitty is so cute! I never would have guessed it was the same stamp with the googly eyes. Fun! I really love the background scene, too. You're cracking me up about the "mysterious" bulb. I have had that with a couple of clear stamps that have "disappeared." Ugh!

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  38. Thanks for the inspiration, glad to say that a friend ordered two of the cards I made off this sketch :)

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  39. Those google eyes are brilliant and really give that kitty another look! Have a great week!

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  40. Loving his paired up with the scenery stamps in the background! Super cute!!!

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  41. This is too cute Karen! I love the scene you created!

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