Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Productive Sunday

Well this has been quite a productive afternoon!  Right now it's about a 3:45pm.  This morning we went to church - awesome service as usual - and then came home and had lunch.  After lunch, instead of my usual Sunday afternoon activity (napping), I decided to make a few cards for several challenges.  In two hours time I was able to make 5 cards!  That might not seem like much for some, and for others it might seem like a ton.  But for me it's pretty good since that included scoping out what the challenges were for today.  So on to the cards:

The Paper Players had the theme of "Sympathy" for today.  This week a very close friend had to put her kitty to sleep.  It was very hard for her since this was her first kitty (the one who has been with her the longest) out of her gang.  To say that she has a heart for animals would be a gross understatement!  She has even taken in squirrels and nursed them back to health.  Now I love animals, but I'm not sure I could do that.  Friday she had to put her kitty to sleep and it was a horrible experience for her.  I know when people think sympathy cards, they don't usually think of a sympathy card for a cat...but these furry things have a way of wrapping their tails around our hearts just like family and I thought she needed a card.  So this is what I came up with:

 
 
Sunday Stamps this week was a sketch.  Keeping with my kitty theme, I found an image in my basket of images and it just screamed to be colored red.  I dug through my scraps of paper and found a couple pieces of red and then a couple flowers and thus:
 
 
 
While I was looking through my basket of images, another critter caught my eye and since I had another sketch to use from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, I knew I had to use this little guy.  Again, I found the papers in my scraps.  I know exactly who this card is going to - I have a friend whose favorite color is yellow.  She has a "yellow" personality - I always think of yellow as being a happy and bright color and those two words fit her to a "T". 
 
 
 
Sketches seemed to be the name of the game today, because the challenge over at Come And Get It Challenges was a sketch as well.  So guess where I found the little stamp?  Yep, you guessed it - in my stash of images!  One of these days I'll get those all used up.  LOL!!  I love the pastel colors combined with brown so I decided to use a soft blue with brown.  The ribbon was perfect for this card...and honestly, the idea for the colors started with the ribbon.  The flowers were some that I have had for a couple years and so it was good to use them.  It's hard to see, but I embossed the blue card base and then kept with the circular idea with the flowers and the stamped image. 
 
 
 
The last card for the day was for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  Honestly this one stumped me at first.  The challenge is Gents & Gems.  Now who would ever combine that?  LOL!!  But it works!  The image was from - you guessed it - my stash.  The gems are Darice gems I had.  The papers were scraps.

So all in all it's been a pretty productive day for card making.  Now it's almost time to get ready and go to evening services and then back to work in the morning.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


 



22 comments:

Carmen O. said...

Great cards! I really wish I could be that productive. It's like pulling teeth for me this weekend.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great job on all your cards, Sorry about your friend's cat, but I'm sure she will love the card. Also a great take on my sketch at Come and Get It. Thanks for joining us this week.

Mary said...

Aww I love your cats. I have to make a cat card soon for my cat-loving sister whose bday is coming up! Great ideas here!

Joan said...

What a great set of cards! All the images are so adorable. I love the papers you've used for the red and white Kitty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

Gardner's Basket said...

These are precious! I'm so sorry for your friend's loss, what a great friend you are for understanding. Thanks for sharing!

Sassy said...

Oh my gosh, Zella...they are all so darn cute.

So sorry your friend had to put her fur baby down. They are family members in my book and it is so difficult to do.

What a productive day you had in getting so many cards created!

Brian King said...

What a sweet card, Zella. A perfect image and sentiment for your friend. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Brian

Hofkissed said...

Wow, did you ever have a productive Sunday! Great cards... the images are super cute. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week!

Winnie said...

Ohhh you really had a produtive day very lovely cards all of them cute images . thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in our challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
x catherine

Uma said...

wow, I wish I could make that many lovely cards! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Shell said...

Wonderful array of cards Zella, sad story of the poor kitty and awfully great of you to make a angel kitty card for your dear friend!

So glad that you joined us for the sketch with Come And Get It Challenges!

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Nat said...

Fab cards, love your flowers and take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
Natx GDT

Hayley Kew said...

Wow! Such great cards. So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you back again next week :)

Kelli Acopan said...

you definitely were productive!!! great job with all of them zella!!

Marcee Rodgers said...

WOW! You did have a productive Sunday. Love all your cards:)

Kathya said...

Oh my gosh Zella, what beautiful cards you created! I'm in total agreement with you about creating sympathy cards for those who have lost pets. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week.

Francesca said...

What a gorgeous creation using my sketch
Thanks for joining us at Sunday sketch and Stamp this week and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Suzanne said...

very cute thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

Ann Schach said...

As a pet owner, I love the sweet sympathy card you made for your friend. I know that the sentiment surely brought her comfort. Thank you for playing with the Paper Players!

Danielle C said...

Sweet card! Love the adorable little boy image and the gems look great! Thanks for joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week and good luck!
Danielle:)

Anne Marie Hile said...

I'm sure your friend appreciated your card after losing her furry family member. So sad. Such a sweet image and sentiment, too. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)