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Monday, March 5, 2012

Time for Yourself

Good morning.  It's Tuesday and time for another Teapot Tuesday card.   Here is the story -

This week our destination is Austin, Texas. If you would like a destination for your card this week, how about sending them to the mother of fellow teapotter/SCSer, Lydia (Understandblue). I am sure you all know who Lydia is, she is the one that is running around the world of SCS day in and day out, all day long, answering this and answering that, welcoming here and welcoming there, fixing this and fixing that! She's the Website Manager, a big job!

Lydia's mother, Virginia, recently broke her femur just underneath the hip joint, thank goodness it was not her hip! She had pretty debilitating arthritis prior to that and hadn't really been mobile prior to the injury, so recovery has been brutal. They are trying to get her to stand/walk etc. and she just wasn't even doing that before the injury! So, she has a very long road ahead. She's got a rod down inside the femur and a bunch of screws and plates! So much for getting through security checks at the airport!

 The Challenge:

We gotta bring Lizzy back to reality, royal reality! I'm thinking sophisticated, educated, cultivated, worldly, cosmopolitan, well mannered, sheer elegance! A young sophisticated socialite in the form of a cat! Bring cats that are all that! None with a tat! Bring crowns, bring jewels, don't bring fools! Bring cats with looks, bring books, books, books! Fine dine and wine, Elizabeth must shine! Cats purring on a lap, not purring some rap! Bring Lady Di hats, no chasing of rats! It's important, a must! The Catsle or bust! We need a good rating, Camille, the next Lady in Waiting!

I didn't have any bling, but I did have lots of books and a little kitty.

Materials used:

Base is Gina K Designs 120#.
Images:  Stampin Bella - Bookwormabella and Kittycatablla.  I just inked up the kitty on the stamp and then cut it out and mounted it by the stack of books.  These were inked using Tuxedo Black on Copic Blending Paper.
Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Oxford
Sentiment (Stampin Bella) is inked using Tuxedo Black on GP White and then layered on SU Marina Mist and then trimmed.
Ribbon - American Crafts.
Dew Drops - Water

Copics used:  B0000, B34, B37; E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, E17, E21, E23, E40, E41, E43, E44, E50, G20, G21, R35, R37, R39, R81 RV34, RV35, RV69; Y18, 0 (Blender Pen). 

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving you comment.  I appreciate your time in doing so.

I m also entering this in:  Mojo Monday #229 for the sketch.
Sentimental Sunday - Words of Encouragement


  1. Oh this card is full of FUN... great combining of images... love the colors too

  2. Sure to make Virginia smile! That floor looks like mine LOL Books everywhere!

  3. CUTE image and a fabulous card!

  4. Love your card, Maggie! And, yes, we should all take time for ourselves!
    The Outlawz

  5. How sweet! This is one delightful image, colored perfectly and nestled into the perfect layout for your reading Bella! I'm an avid book reader and just smiled huge -t his is exactly what I do when I take a rare time out for me! Gorgeous, maggie! x0x0

  6. Your card is fantastic! Love the Basic Grey DP and how you cut the kitty out and put her next to he books. The sentiment is perfect! She will LOVE this card.

  7. Margaret,
    What a fabulous card.
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  8. Wonderful card, I love the colours :)

  9. Seriously cute stuff going on here! That ribbon is something special!

    You are officially on the blog list at The Outlawz now. Stop by and see me sometime... :D

  10. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental sundays!
    Hugs, Janne

  11. What a precious card. :) Well done.


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