Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lots of Sunny days ahead..

It is definitely summer here in Las Vegas..
It has been so darn hot here that Myles and me veg in the house
all day and when my husband gets home from work, we spend most of the
evening in our pool.  That is why we go camping so much to escape this heat..

So I am back this morning to show you my card for this weeks
challenge over at City Crafters Challenge Blog
Ros has come up with a fun sketch for us to do.. I was so
excited when I saw this sketch this week.. I just love to used sketches..
Thanks Ros..



I know you have probably seen me use this digi stamp before..  I just love it
It is from Shirleys 2 girls..  I don't think they are around anymore..



I used watercolor pencils to color this cute little kitty..
And my blending pen.. 



This really wasn't my first card for this sketch.. My first card I made was a birthday
card for my SIL..  Like a dork I gave it to her with out taking a photo..
So you get to see my second attempt at this challenge..   I guess my mind
is on other things lately..

If you would like detail on this challenge you can hop on over to
CCCB..  While your'e there check out the lovely work all the other gals have done..

Well it's time for me to go pick up Myles..
I am pretty lucky, my daughter only lives four housed down from me.
So it's pretty easy for both of us..

Till next time my friends..

Hugs, Linda

33 comments:

Stella said...

Oooooh your kitty cat!!!!! I love this cutie pie ( strange.... a pie for a cat :) but you know what I mean don;t you???...)
This such a happy take on the challenge and the sketch. These colors are screaming summer!!!!
Have a wonderful day; it's a bit too hot here in Holland...yikes!
Hugs,
Stella

Sylvia Nelson said...

Your card is so happy, Linda! Love the kitty, but I am sure you knew I would love it. Sorry it is so hot. We are feeling the same. I have a free sauna every day. I go out, sit or work and sweat, then come in and shower! I was still up at 1AM(wake up call for my hubby) it was 78 and 87% humidity! I am not seeing any water around here either! But it is summer, so we will just have to enjoy! Have a wonderful day.

smalldot said...

sunny colors indeed :P

Terry said...

I feel the sun bursting out of your warm and lovely card! As much as it is heating up here, I know you are a little warmer! How great that your daughter and you live so close! Enjoy your day Myles!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Linda, What a brilliant sunny card, it oozes heat, love the image too:0) Heat can be hard to escape but I'm guessing you have air conditioning, that'll help:0) Lucky you having your daughter and her family so close, oh yeah, hugs Gay xxx

Linda B said...

Lucky you to have your daughter so close. You can't beat that!
I love your sunny card and the cat stamp is darling. How cute is that... with a bird on it's head!
Stay in and keep cool!

ain't for city gals said...

Soon..ok maybe next year...you will be able to take that bouncing baby boy and teach him all about camping and the great outdoors! Happy card...

Chris said...

Ooohh what a lovely bright cheery card. Love the image, it made me smile. :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Spending the evening in a pool sounds heavenly!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This could not be CUTER! LOVE it!! It is indeed HOT! We are enjoying our pool this week, too! Have fun with sweet Myles! You are so blessed to have them close!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh I totallly love the cat stamp...but you knew that as I am a lover of all kitty kats...speaking of which ...love your new header with Cuddles. This card is sunny and bright and really summery.
We are having a heatwave here too...mind you nothing like you in LV but enough to make me stay inside and paint that is for sure. Stay cooool.
oh and four houses down,,,you can´t get much better than that!

Netty said...

Have a great time with Myles, Linda. Your card is fab and so love that great image, so funny. Annette x

Becca said...

Aw I LOVE this cute little card with the kitty! I miss my 2 kitties so much!
Enjoy your day with Myles. I saw where it was going to be windy again! Oh ya just gotta love Vegas in the summer! Blah!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

My hubby always makes fun of me because this famous thing I once said... "I don't mind swimming, it's just the getting wet that I don't like!" ;))) But if I had my own pool and hot hot hot weather, you would have to use force to get me out of the water!! lol ;) Fabulous card Hunni, love this happy image. The kitty is really sweet and that little birdie even sweeter!!! xx

Julie said...

I so love this kitty card,the image is such fun! it's hot and sticky here at the moment,the nearest I have to a pool is sticking my feet in the foot spa lol,Oh well,our summer only lasts a couple of days at a time,will probably need a jumper on by the end of the week! Love the new look blog! Happy crafting,Julie.x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is just so pretty, I like that digi stamp a lot, so cute!
Yep, summer is definitely here, now we are thinking where and when to escape, my poor Dolce is doing PE for summer class, that girl, she just wanted to take more classes when school starts in the fall so she signed up for 2 rounds of PE in the summer just to free up some time to take French *sigh.... Sometimes I feel like she is more of a parent than me! : )

Lori said...

Love the orange and yellow - amazing how the black makes everything pop! And isn't that cat fun? How wonderful that your daughter lives just four houses down...I'm envious!

Joanne Leddy said...

WOW - fabulous colors! What a cute kitty cat ... your coloring is fabulous - love how the colors blend! (It's nice and cool here in Michigan - I'll try to send some your way!)

Lynnda Hosni said...

YOur card is too cute Linda... I love that kitty cat... so adorable.... great color combo too!!! Lucky you... just walk down... and you can see and have a ball with Myles... PERFECT!!!.... take care... I'm all rug up here!!! hugs..xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable card Linda! Love the patchwork design!

Tracy said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's brain doesn' function on full capacity all the time. LOL Let's blame it on the heat okay? This is the cutest darned thing and it's so you with the kitty cat and the birdie. I think you did a fabulous job and I'm going to do my best to find time to play this week. Hugs!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Linda- your card made me smile! S2G is only on Etsy now I believe- this is sooo sweet! Loved your coloring too, I NEED to break my pencils out and practice..havent used them in awhile and I miss them- :) Never been to Vegas...mite have to go someday with hub!

Ros said...

Ha! I do that all the time .. forget to photograph things before sending them ... I even forget to sign them!! Anywho ... this card is beautiful I love that cat ... brilliant job Linda ... Have a great day

Catherine said...

We are finally starting to feel some heat. Perhaps I will need to bring out that jar of snow one of these days!! :)

Well you know I love the kitty card ~ so cute!!

How wonderful to have your sweet little family only living a few houses down from you. I am hoping that when my son leaves home one day it's not too far away!!! You are a lucky woman Linda!

xo Catherine

Paper Boutique said...

Gorgeous card!

Linda64 said...

Sounds like a good thing to have a pool in the garden when it is that hot!!
Stunning colors on the card, Linda. I love the whimsy image and your coloring is beautiful.
Hugs

lisa said...

What a beautiful summertime theme Linda!
So bright and cheerful, and again, the thing I love most are all the little detail you put into these.
Really beautiful.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun and happy card, Linda! That digi is adorable and I love the bright and bold colors. Just screams summertime!
And how lucky for you that you live so close to your daughter. :) I sure wish I was close to my family.

Janna Werner said...

Linda, not only the image is fun, the card is fun as well! Love the colours, so bright, sunny and happy! Have a gorgeous day! Janna

Deb Hickman said...

What a fab card,such a fun image. Hope you had fun with Myles.xxxx

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a happy kitty card! The orange is so sunny and bright cause your from Vegas right? LOL. This really is a beauty. take care, gerri

Carole of Brum said...

I think all that sun has inspired you with this card, it's so warm and inviting and sunny, I'm just loving the colour. Great image too, really like that one. CoB

Suzanne C said...

This is so adorable. Love the cat's expression. Priceless... Love your new blog background and pictures on your header. Yeah! that your grandson is so close. :)