I am excited to have you hop with us! Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a crafty project having to do with "Cat". You'll find unique ideas that have to do with Cats. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way.
Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a Prize. (Check it out!!! I spy some Wobbles in there...
Now onto my project...
Enter my Cricut Explore Air. (
So, while digi stamps are all the rage (and yes, I do love those, too...!), I felt like getting a free coloring page. And I found one I loved. It's totally not in any of the "season" that is now. It's not Halloween, it's not "Fall" at all, and no... It's not even Christmas. It kind of reminds me of Easter. And so I went with that. Afterall... Easter cards or Spring cards can always come in handy, and why not get a jump on that! Huh?
I found a cute little kitty with an Easter Bonnet on it... I threw her into Photoshop and cropped out the lettering... ended like this:
I adjusted the size to 4x5", then saved it as a JPG. I then opened up a Word doc, and copied her in there 4 times.
Then printed on white cardstock and colored her in. But I didn't color her in with just ANYTHING... I colored her with the fabulous lacquer pens
that I just bought at the Scrapbook Exp... Shhhh... don't tell my husband! *See my "Lessons Learned" at the bottom of my entry*
And then... I cut them into 4 equal parts, with a band of white to throw in my stash because
I'm a hoarder I always use my good scraps. And my bad ones sometimes, too. You never know what your mess-ups can deliver!
I haven't done anything with my "her's" yet, but, they are waiting in my card bin, ready for when I am. Even though "Fall" hasn't really hit it here in Southern California (it's still in the 80's, people...), I know Spring
or whatever the occasion is that called for these pretty little kitties will arrive very quickly. It always does.
I hope you enjoyed my National Cat Day post! and on to... Uh...
Whelp, I'm the Cat's Tail-End of the hop... But, if you missed someone, here's the lineup:
Kim - http://katydidcards.com
Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Sarah - http://www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Lori - http://savingmine.blogspot.com
Nan a- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
Gina - http://www.californiascrappin.com
Jearise - http://www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Barbara - http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com <======= YOU ARE HERE!
Come back to Haidee's Blog Friday October 30th to see IF you are the WINNER.
HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC HOP!!!
** LESSONS LEARNED**
- Always, always, fully look at the picture, stamp, photo, etc. before you ASSUME it is something.
I thought this was a kitty in a basket with a "Easter" or other type of Bonnet on... It's not. It's a kitty in a hat box.
- Be sure to TOTALLY let the lacquer dry between colors.
- Cut your card tops apart FIRST.
You might smudge color into your whitespace, just like I did.
- Only use small color portions for lacquer-type coloring.
If you don't, then you'll totally get streaks in it, like I did.Otherwise, if doing a larger area, color with pen, watercolors, etc. let dry, then apply CLEAR lacquer for even tones.
- Put the pens back in the boxes as you go.
They could role all over into your coloring, like mine did.
- Keep a pin nearby to prick any air bubbles when coloring with lacquer.
Air bubbles, especially those in yellow or light green tend to look like boogers and snot.