Sunday, September 13, 2015

Friendship is....A Million Little Things

Brian and Othello

Here's a sweet shot of Friend Kitties taking a nap together:   our big, black Othello and sweet, striped Brian.  My angle is obviously not great on this shot because Brian's nose and ears are actually nearly as long as his tail!  Ha.....well, not quite!  Sometime, I will post a better picture showing his "alien" features.  :)  In this picture his nose looks more like his dainty little sister's.

Brian was missing for 4 or 5 days after we returned from being evacuated for a week during all the fires.  I was just heartsick.  He showed up, though, in fine shape...though his coat was full of pitch and debris.  We were so relieved and happy.
 Hi, Friends.....

Super short post today because I am having a few health problems that we're trying to get regulated.  I really wanted to get another card made for Mojo Monday prize week, so I will get this in under the wire.  :)  The pretty blue scraps with an autumn feel were calling to me. [I absolutely LOVE a bright, deep blue with autumn colors!!  That combo makes me get giddy inside.  Hey, maybe that's what is causing the problem with my heart!!!  Ha. ]  One of these pieces had a torn edge which I fell in love with.  It inspired me to go shabby with this card.  :)

This wonderful sentiment from the Inky Antics - Script Sentiments #1 stamp set is stamped with Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia.     

Other supplies used include:

K&Co. Scraps
Prima - Wildflower Mix
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearl
Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge, Crushed olive
Burlap ribbon from my stash

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I appreciate each of your wonderful comments!!!  Thank you all for being my super-talented crafty friends!!  I am so grateful for all the millions of little things you say that encourage and support me in my crafting endeavors.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Mojo Monday #414 - Sketch
2.  Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #194 - Use Snippets
3.  Little Scrap Pieces - Show-it-Off Saturday Linky Party
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday August 2015 - Autumn Theme
5.  HIMCR #216 Super Scraps Saturday
6.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #200 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
7.  The Paper Girls Challenge - Grateful/Thankful So grateful for my crafty you! 
8.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp-It and Blog Hop


  1. Oooh, another gorgeous autumn colored card with lots and lots of texture! You're right about that deep blue and golden yellow combo being scrumptious! WOW, the mesh ribbon with all the distressed edges and tattered leaf....added to the inky, layered flower is truly exquisite. I also used Versafine Sepia ink on a project the other day, but it looks like it may have changed color over time because it came out more of a dark mustard than the original darkish brown that you got here. It may be time for me to spring for another Vintage Sepia ink pad! So sorry to hear your health issues are still plaguing you but I can see that hasn't gotten in the way of your crafting this weekend, and I'm glad to that!

  2. Such a pretty design, Janis - I love blue! You brought together some lovely elements! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Love the card Janis. So happy that your kitties are OK. Very happy to hear you are as well. Be safe.

    Hugs and Blessings

  4. A lovely card Janis. Very pretty colours.
    Glad to hear your kitty came back. They are so cute.
    I am praying for you and your health issues to improve. All the best...

  5. So much texture this is lovely..Lis

  6. Wonderful card Janis - and what a darling photo of Brian and Othello too.

    I do so hope your health issues are sorted out really soon.


    Di xx

  7. What a lovely opulent card with a fab sentiment too.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. I fold your blog from your comment on "Life with a Wiener Dog". So thought I would drop in to say hello.
    I can not fathom the worries you must be going through from the fires. I just pray that God keeps you, your family, & fur babies safe.
    Love your blog,

  9. Such a cool card! Love the grunge element in this!


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