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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Welcome back to another Wednesday and a new challenge from Perfect Sentiment!

It's been quite a stressful week with 3 kitties - check em up up there on the blog header ^ - each suffering from a different ailment, but all requiring meds.  Ugh!  None of them like pill pockets so I had to resort to smashing the pills and putting them in a syringe with a little bit of chicken stock.  Then try to manage the cat and the syringe by myself to get the medicine down the throat!  Please don't tell me to wrap them in a towel or blanket.  Tried that, they went ballistic!  I was able to mostly keep each one isolated and get the meds in them, but it sure wasn't easy.  Very exhausting.  Hopefully they are on the mend and won't need any more meds. 

Well, thanks for listening.  Now on to my card.
The image is from Simply Betty Stamps - Sand Castle Betty.  If you don't know SBS, then you really need to check out her blogs and her store with all her fabulous images.  The image is printed on Xpress It Blending Card and the cardstock is Stampin Up Baja Breeze.  When I was looking for paper for this, I found a Summer set from Oriental Trading.  It had some bold pieces of paper and the pretty light blue background paper.  I cut the big paper wave out of one of the sheets of paper and trimmed it with some bling from Dovecraft to spice up the layout. The sticker embellishments as well as the sentiment is also from Oriental Trading.

The Copics I used:  BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG10; E000, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33; R83; Y06, Y18, Y28; YR01, YR02; W0, W2, W3; 0; Signo White Gel pen.

I invite you to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations.  You can find the links on the left side of my blog or just click on the PSC link up above.  I hope they will inspire you and that you'll want to join in.  We'd love to see what you create.

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I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Craft-room Challenge - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Sentiments - Fun in the Sun
Deep Ocean Challenge - Welcome Summer
Papertake Weekly - Hot, Hot, Hot
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Vickie's Challenge - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Summer
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Summer Fun
The Paper Nest Dolls - Summer
There She Goes - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebrate Summer Sunshine
Glitter n Sparkle - 3 of Something (Stickers)
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Summer Vacation
Craft Lovin Challenge - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Summer Solstice
Word Play Saturday - Summertime
The Outlawz Monday Greeting - Celebrate Summer


  1. This is gorgeous Maggie - love the 'wave' in the paper!
    Glad to hear the kitties are getting better.

  2. That cut out wave is sensational!!!! Love the cute image but the background and that wave just jumps right off the card! Fantastic!!!
    I've always heard to wrap a cat in a towel for meds too. We tried it one time with ours and that was all I'd ever want to try!! NOT fun at all!

  3. What an adorable card! I just love the gems on the wave! It all goes so perfect together! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. Very cute! Thanks for entering the Paper Nest dolls challenge. ~Kelly Walkelmol

  5. Love the image! Very cute summer card!
    And wow, you really do get your cards worth with all those challenges!

  6. Hope the kitties feel better soon! When mine was sick it was always a free for all, but with 3, I would be really stressed.
    What a fun card you made! The use of the paper, and that wave is just perfect for her!

  7. Hi Maggie,
    Boy I don't envy you trying to wrestle the kitties!! But at least you had some "therapy" time for yourself! Love the card and that image is adorable. Creative use of the bling too! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  8. What a great summer card. Love the image and great design.
    Thanks so much for playing along in my summertime wordplay saturday challenge at my creative moments.

  9. Great card, makes me wish I could go on holiday, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  10. What a great image that is! Love those papers too and how you embellished everything. Wishing I was at the beach today, LOL!

    Good luck with your cats and their meds, that sounds like a tough time for all of you.


  11. Fun card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  12. Stunning!! I saw this on FB and it made me gasp, super beautiful! I can tell you had fun with this one! :)

    Have a safe trip, my friend!

  13. Maggie I love your modern take on our "Fun in the Sun" challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  14. This is really cute, Maggie. Thanks for sharing with us this week.
    Eureka Stamps

  15. This is super cute! I love that big swirl in the paper that goes so great with the image. I hope your kitties are better soon. I know it's not easy to give meds to an otherwise healthy and vigorous cat!

  16. Cute summer card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  17. So very cute!! Hoping the kitties are on the mend too! :)

  18. With 3 cats of my own you have my complete sympathy hope they are all OK now.

    Great summer theme card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  19. This is gorgeous, perfect summer colours! I too tried a blanket and still got scratched to bits with one of mine, lol, so I do sympathise! Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

  20. Hoe fun- perfect summer card- love your coloring!

  21. Great card, love the bling! Thanks for joining the fun at Papertake Weekly :)

  22. Loving your summery card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Fun in the Sun Challenge! Hugs Susan x

  23. Very cool summer card! I love the background paper design which looks like a wave.

  24. Love your gorgeous Summery image! Great Colours! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean!

  25. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining the Eureka! STamps Challenge this week.


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