4.26.2009

Mom you are the cat's meow!

I have this adorable cat stamp from sideshow stamps. You really need to check out this company. Their stamps are so awesome and different than the other stuff you see out there. My friend, M, gave me a gift certificate there, and he found them through a google search!
Okay, so, I have this great cat stamp that I have been wanting to use. I have also been wanting to do a hot pink and black color combo for two reasons: because it's such a fun color combo and because of my years marching with the Mandarins. Thinking of a retro color combo and cats made me then think of that phrase "you are the cat's meow". So perfect and fun for my ongoing I-don't-have-a-mother's-day-stamp card making! I thought I should look up where the phrase came from. It was actually coined by Thomas Dorgan who was a cartoonist. He also created and/or made popular phrases like "dumbbell", "for crying out loud" and "drugstore cowboy". How amazing is that? This guy single handedly created a lot of American slang. Very cool.

So here is what comes out of thinking of hot pink and black cats:

I am kind of in love with this card. How adorable is that cat?!
I used three different alphabet stamps to create the sentiment. The hot pink is raspberry fizz from papertrey ink. It is such an awesome color!
I just bought these pink flowers at Michael's. I actually didn't have any pink flowers before this! What?! I shaded the cat with copics. I also colored her collar with copics too.
The oval were cut with nestabilities, and the white dots were made with a white gel pen. I used the ranger Inkssentials white pen. It is awesome!
I used Making Memories foam adhesive to pop up the oval. That stuff is thick! Woah! Look at that shadow in the picture! Definitely dramatic!

Thanks so much for visiting. I think you guys are all the cat's meow! :)

Have an amazing day,
kelly marie

3 comments:

  1. I love this card and that cat! I am so enjoying your various Mother's day cards. Thanks so much for sharing! I am looking forward to etsy Monday tomorrow! Hope your weekend was fabulous:)

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  2. Cute cute card! I'm following you on twitter too now!

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  3. thanks for the comment last week and SUPER cute blog.

    kiss,
    D

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