Now you know this cute little coon didn't bite me - nope, he's safe. It was all Magick's fault. For those of you who don't know, I adopted a cute little siamese - my mascot, pictured over here on the right, Wasabi. She fit just right on my desk. Well, then we inherited her much larger and not quite as graceful (yeah, I'm being nice, he's a big ol' oaf) brother, Magick. He is my self-proclaimed new and improved mascot, because, you see, he doesn't just sleep on the desk beside me and purr. No, he likes to get right in the thick of things and help out. This only becomes a problem when he jumps right in the middle of whatever I'm working on (3 or 4 times). Well, this time I was trying to poke my brad through two layers of that pretty ribbon and a layer of paper. I couldn't find my paper piercer, so I used a straight pin, which helped not a bit. So, when Magick crash landed on my desk, the brad went right through all those layers and into my finger. Oh, well, at least I got the brad through, right? So, if you've made it through the story and you're still reading, here's the card recipe. That cute little (not rabid) racoon is from Clear Dollar Stamps. Go check them out - they have amazing stuff. I colored him with copics and made him a little hairy with a fine line SU marker in creamy caramel. The card base is elegant eggplant, layered with basic grey (of course, is there any other kind of paper? I really need to get out more), chocolate chip and more BG. When I was little (like kindergarten) I loved green and purple together, so I really liked that this DP let me go back to that color combo. Anyway, The "frame" for the coon is made with curvy rectangle nesties, I hand cute the closer layers (the chocolate chip and the elegant eggplant) because I really don't like all the space that the curvy rectangles leave - are you listening spellbinders - make more sizes, I'll buy them! I added a cocoa-y ribbon layered with a limey ribbon and used my label punch with the flowered BG behind the hardware. I punched a lime oval stamped with the sentiment and layered it with a chocolate chip oval. I popped the ovals up for dimension. This is for the lady I work with who will be leaving us at the end of the month. She is so sweet, I will really miss her. I hope she likes the card, thank goodness I didn't get any blood on it!
OH - BTW, thank you to those of you who've wished me a happy birthday. We've had some sickies in the family and I've been finding it difficult to find time to stamp. I've missed it and I'm glad I finally got to make something! I spent my birthday at the bowling alley chasing a group of 5 year olds. My son's turning 5 tomorrow, so we had his party on Saturday. However, my mom has promised me a belated celbration at Olive Garden this weekend! :)