Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Needed a get well card...




The back story: My mom's best friend has been like another mother to me and another grandmother to my boys. She recently had surgery to fix her pacemaker (God bless the doctors that can get in there with tiny screwdrivers) and now she's resting at home. I wanted to send her a smile so I figured a mischievous cat card would be appropriate because I thought she still had cats. (In fact, she and her husband were opera singers once and hence they named their cats after operas. One was Scaramouche and the other was Tosca.) But I've come to find out from my mom that there are no more cats, just a floppy eared dog now. But the gears were already going. I couldn't stop the card-making machine so I went ahead with the idea. Maybe it'll bring a laugh anyway.

I used the Birdsong paper stack by DCWV (love it-- lots of glittery pages), the Unity stamp Birdie Duet, the Ippity stamp set How Ya Doin', Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs and last, but not least, the adorable Maddie the cat stamp which you can find HERE. (The artist's blog, Understand Blue, is a hoot... you should check it out.)

Thanks for dropping by! I've been asked to provide a tutorial for my spin on tri-shutter cards so I'm working on it. Check back 'cause I hope to have it linked here soon. (Or maybe I'll make a new blog for it called Tri-Shutter Island.... Lol.)

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

14 comments:

Peachy Laura said...

Cindy I just love these cards you do and would love to have a How-To from you, they are all just so gorgeous! i love coming to your blog to see what you have made :)

NoraAnne said...

This is sure to bring a smile to your "second mom's" face! It is beautiful and hysterical all at the same time! I love the birdie duet stamp and the comical spin you put on this card is just too much :) LOVE IT!
and I would love to visit Tri-Shutter Island ;)

Tammy G. said...

I made one of these card last week it's on my blog! Great job love the colors!

Karen said...

This is the sweetest ever Cindy!! This card will surely put a big smile on your Mom's best friend..and loved reading the story behind your creating the card!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL!!! I love your style and humour, Cindy! Your mom's bf is sure to love this one!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Ha, this is perfect! I love the beautiful front with a splash of humor added it. Wonderful!

lisa a.

Lindsey said...

Emily sent me over to check out your card -- love it! The twist of humour is perfect.

lynn said...

cindy, i'm loving all of the different designs that you are creating with the shutter cards:) you are so clever with them, and i love your bit of humor!

StampinCathy said...

Cindy, I just love how you used the stamps on this style of card. Very inspiring.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I spied Maddie! Cute card!

Lydia said...

BWAHAHAHAHA - OMGOSH THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!

And it's so... HER! :)

You have always shown Maddie in her best light!!!!!!

Wonderful card - thanks for the monster giggle!!!

xoxoxoxox

Carissa said...

What a fun card!! I love it :)

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne said...

Oh my!! This card is really funny!! And very pretty!

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! Great work.