Friday, May 22, 2009

The Cat's Pajamas and the Tortoise

You already know I love sketches so I wanted to make sure I played along with the challenge for this week at The Cat's Pajamas. I love their stamps so this also gives me a great reason to pull them out again.
An interesting feature of this card is that these wonderful papers by Scenic Route are meant for summer/4th of July but I figured I could make them fit a winter theme. I combined these Core'dinations cardstocks to go along with the red and blue in the patterns. Notice the sanded edges of the cardstock that really brings out the core of the papers and adds a fun accent.
Now to a photo that I wanted to share.
We have had a desert tortoise for something like 30 years. He just comes and goes in the backyard at his leisure. This week, our youngest grandson and the tortoise met. How cute is this? Our grandson kept taking the lettuce away from the tortoise but believe me, the tortoise was not going to put up with that at all!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock –Vintage Collection/Calypso and Core Essentials/Cardinal/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Liberty/Scenic Route Papers
Clear Swanky Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas
Copic Markers and Blender pen
Black Versamark and Blue Ancient page stamp pads
Detail Clear embossing powder – Stamp n Stuff
Apron Lace border punch - Fiskars
Scallop circle and circle punches – Marvy
Snowflake punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Memories Mist spray


  1. great card but even better, is the picture of little tyke with that tortoise! Dont' they bite though if he were to get his finger too close?? Ouch- be careful little babe!

  2. beautiful card and what a cute photo!!!!!!

  3. What a fun winter card! And that picture of your grandson...adorable! :o)

  4. FUN card and darling photo. YEAH for grandson's.

  5. What a cute card!!!Your grandson is a cutie pie! How cool that a tortoise just roams the yard like that!

  6. At you very beautiful cards! I like your style!
    P.S Thanks that has come to me into a blog, were very pleasant to read your opinion))

  7. Great card and that photo is ADORABLE!

  8. Makes me feel like it's Winter again. Very cute. I'd like to pass on the Friendship and Lemonade Stand award to you as your blog has been one I've enjoyed viewing

  9. Cute, cute, cute! Both the cards AND the little guy!! :)

  10. Adorable card - AND an even more adorable photo!!!