Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stamping really is therapeutic....

I know lots of people feel that way... and now I believe it too. We had a very sad evening last night - we lost a very special "kitty" that has been with us for a few years. "CHAMP" was a great big, fluffy, FUNNY, fat cat that had a very unique personality :o) I feel terrible cuz it was me who accidentally ran over him :o( The kids took it very hard, especially Calvin as Champ was his pet. I grew up on the farm as a kid and I "know" logically that a cat is a cat and there are many, many cats out there and they come and go so regularly on a farm - but when it's your kids' hearts that get broken and you see the sadness and loss - it's so hard! Needless to say, I haven't felt much like creating in the past 24 hours, but I have to make some Valentine's Day cards for the store and so I made myself sit down and do a challenge this afternoon while Kim was doing her Math...and I must say - it made me feel better. It takes your mind off things for a while and lets you escape to the crafting realm :)

I checked out Inspirational Card Sketches today from Tuesday's challenge and figured I would be able to make some Valentine's Day cards from their great sketch:

Here's the card I will enter into their challenge:

Stamps: Vintage Labels
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Sending Love DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: large oval punch, pink satin ribbon, heart punch, gems, dimensionals

Thanks for poppin' in this afternoon! I am going to go and brew some fresh, delicious Starbucks coffee and I'll be back to post my other 2 Valentine's Day cards I created using this sketch layout and other stamps :) See you shortly!!


  1. wow, this card is gorgeous...I adore the sorry about your cat...I know what you mean about a cat being a cat...but a child is way more than a child, it is apart of your heart....maybe you guys can get another this spring.....have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

  2. thanks Teresa! :) I will look again for a nice bright orange cat for us to have here on the farm...thanks for the wonderful, warm comments! TTYL!

  3. You embellished a beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at ICS!

  4. FINALLY! I have been waiting all day to see what you came up with. It was definitely worth the wait - beautiful! (((HUGS)))

  5. This is a great card Love the way you put it to-gether.

  6. wowsers...awesome friend...very nice...and yes stamping is therapy...for all sorts of reasons...hugs to you my friend about Champ...still hard!

  7. Now THIS is a Valentine! Just beautiful... obvious that you put your thoughts into it - and better into this card than into negative space. It's always better to channel your emotions into something positive. You're a wonderful mother for caring about Calivn's feelings and understanding his loss. That's what counts.

  8. great card, love the bling, so sorry to hear about your cat, you get so attached to them, thanks for laying with us at ics this week.

  9. Love your card to pieces! Thanks for playing along with us over at ICS :)

    Nini xoxo

  10. Beautiful card Lori. Thanks for joining us over at ICS this week.


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