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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Relax, Dad

It's time for another DT card for Stamping Dragon Designs. This time, another male/Father's Day Card. I seen this cute little image and, though it may seem quirky for a Father's Day card, it seemed perfect for reflecting a nice relaxing day. (Well, as long as the poor kitty doesn't fall off the fence!) My dad has been through so much over the last few months, and then with the loss of my mom at the end of April.... I think he just needs to take some time to just relax.

This cute new sleeping kitty image called Cat On Fence and is from Stamping Dragon Designs. (Reminds me of the song,"Dreaming" from one of the top selling albums of all time-By Fleetwood Mac)

If you haven't checked out, Stamping Dragon, you need to! They have some great images and many are on sale right now in their shop, here. Stop by and check out what they have to offer and pick up some of these cute digis for yourself. While you're there, take a look at some of the cute kits and digi papers they have as well.

This time, I decided to try a couple of new things. It's my first time making a gate fold card, and my first attempt at coloring an image with chalks. I like how it turned out, and feel like the chalks give a nice softness to the image.

I also used a recipe from Cowgirl Up stamps to create the card: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 emellishments (3 buttons). The inside of the card has two coordinating patterned papers, but is left blank so I can add a personal message for dad, once I decide what I want to write inside it.

One piece of cardstock used. The background papers are all scraps from my stash. (Gotta love when you can use those up!) Ribbon is from my stash. Well actually, its from Steph's stash, since we were card making at her house last night, and I made this card there. The Father's Day sentiment is from Studio G, stamped with Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip. The buttons are from my stash.

My dad sometimes will sit and watch me make cards, lately, though he doesn't really seem to be the card type. This will be the first year that I'm giving him a Father's Day card I made myself.

Hopefully since this is a new image to me, this card counts for challenges with the theme "New."

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Father's Day/Manly Challenge at Daisy Doodles
SMC#16 Father's Day (No Blue) at Sew Many Challenges
Digi Day Challenge at Stamp Something
Challange #1 Masculine with ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #19 More Than One Fold at Totally Paper Crafts
Buttons Challenge at Frosted Designs
Challenge #37 Down On The Farm (Most farms have a usually have a cat around) at If The Shoe Fits
SD#19 Just 4 you Dad at Simple Doodles
Save A Tree at Humble Pie Stamps/Town Scrapper
Challenge #1 "New" at Craftalicious
HFOS#30 Hats Off To You/Father's Day at Hand Full of Stamps
Chapter 16: What's Your Muchness at Oh! Alice
Challenge #29 Boys & Thier Toys at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #22 Quirky at Pile It On
Challenge #16 Boys To Men at Stitchy Bear Stamps
Challenge #3 Recipe 1,2,3 at Cowgirl Up Stamps
Challange #6 New Or Neglected Stash at Sentimental Sundays
Week #38 My Favorite Stamp at Crafty Angels
SHC3 Top Selling Albums Of All Time at Studio 313
Challenge #12 Father's Day at Cards For Men
Week #13 Just For Dad at The Shabby Tea Room
Challenge #62 Coloring With Chalks
Challenge #95 Xtra Special at My Time To Craft
Challenge #42 Anything But Square at A Crafty Little Place
Challenge #18 Buttons at Your Next Stamp
CWC007 Buttons at CAS-tastic
Father's Day at Tellen's Place
Challenge #116 Anything But A Square at Cute Card Thursday
One For The Males at CCEE Stampers
Challenge #54 Father's Day at C.R.A.F.T
BBCS#5 Anything Goes at Busy Beauties
Challenge #40 Summer at Stampin For The Weekend
Challenge #5 Relish To Embellish at Sundays With Crissy


  1. Lovely inside and out! Thanks for playing this week over at OSAAT.
    smiles...Tammy~ Hope to see you next week too!

  2. wonderful job, love that image!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD, HFOS, and PIO!!!

  3. What an awesome card! The unique fold is fun... and I love the image!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  4. Fabulous FD card!! Love the fold!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at ACLP!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

  5. Wonderful use of the background papers on this card, they suit the image perfectly! Thank you for joining in at Cowgirl Sundays.
    Love as always Gina x x x

  6. gorgeous card luv the images, great embelies & papers, great fold, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  7. Lovely colors and fold. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon

  8. Very cute ... thanks so much for sharing your design with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  9. Adorable!

    Thanks for joining us in this week's CAS-tatic Wednesday's "Buttons" clean and simple card challenge

  10. oh such a lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at SMC x carol

  11. That looks fab love the papers you have used

  12. Congrats on trying out two new things, and hey they came out perfectly. The chalk is fab if you want more of a subtle look adn looks great on your card

    thanks for taking part at Sweet stampin this week, i hope you will join us again soon

    love emma xxx

  13. Great card! Look at all of those challenges - good for you! :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  14. So cute, I love the fold you've used! Thanks for joining SMC this week!

  15. What a great card for Dad! The fold adds so much interest. Really like the way you added the dp on the inside. Glad to have you at A Crafty Little Place this week. Come back soon!

    Gwen DTC@A Crafty Little Place

  16. Fantastic take on this weeks sew many challenge, thanks for joining in. Hope you will join in the fun next week.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  17. Oh My Word that is a lot of challenges!! You go girl!! Love the card... the image cracks me up!! Thanks for making Frosted Designs one of your challenges this week!!
    Barb :)

  18. A great card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  19. This is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  20. This is a great card for the Studio 313 challenge. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I will be thinking of you and your dad.

  21. what a perfect image for a fathers day card...lol! a sleeping cat! thanks for playing along at the Shoe!!!!

  22. A very manly card, and perfect for using up bits & pieces from your leftover box! Thanks for joining our Save a Tree challenge at The Town Scrapper :D

  23. Thanks for playing with us at cards for men. Good luck on the challenge.

  24. This is way too cute! Love the buttons on the side. Thanks for playing at CAS-Tastic this week!

  25. Hi Sammi I just love this card, the colours your design and that great image which is such fun the buttons look fabulous thank you so much for joining us at both Digital Tuesday and SMC this week.
    Lorraine x

  26. Love the card especially the ribbon that is NOT straight across. Marvelous idea. thank you so much for joining Daisy Doodles challenge.

  27. What a nice father's day card and the brown tones are my fav! Thanks for playing Studio 313 and so sorry to hear of your mom...take care!

  28. What a great card you made. I love the layout and kind of card you made. And that cat is sooo cool.
    thanks for playing along at CSSC.

  29. Fabulous card, love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our first challenge. luv gina xx

  30. Great Father's Day card & how many challenges!! LOL - well done.

    Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious

    Jan x

  31. Holy cow! You made one card for all those challenges! Congrats!

    You made a wonderful Father's Day card. Thanks for playing along with Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!

  32. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Good luck!

  33. What a great manly card! I'm impresssed by the amount of challenges you found for your card! Thanks so much for joining our first Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  34. Fold-a-licious!! Great card!! Thanks for sharing with ACLP this week!!

    Crafty HUGS - LORi

  35. Super card, I love the cat, Im sure he will bring a smile to anyone..

    Thanks for playing along with Cards for men this week, and good luck in the challenge.


  36. Fab card, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at CSSC
    Claire xx

  37. That is such a cute image... I love the colours you chose

    Thanks fore joining us at sweet stamping xx

  38. thanks for entering the Studio 313 challenge....great take! Hope you can join us again! :)

  39. Another lovely card love the dp, thanks for joining us at sweet stampin


  40. Lov'n your card! Super creative! Great DPs! Such a Cute Image! Thank you for joining us for our very first "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  41. So cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice!!

  42. So sorry to hear that your mom passed; it is so difficult isn't it? It is lovely that you made this card for him and a cat relaxing on a fence is pretty cool - he'll know it's the perfect card for him going through all of this. Thank you for taking the time to play along with us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

  43. Completely fab card! Great use of our recipe challenge! I'm sure your Dad will love it, and hopefully it will encourage him to relax a little. Thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge. Hugs, Ang x

  44. So sorry about your mom passing. Must be hard for your dad and family. Hope he has a blessed father's day.

    Love your lazy kitty on the card! Thanks for sharing with ACLP!!
    Cara ACLP DT

  45. WOW!! Clever card...love the cat. Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

  46. Super Fathe's Day card on the inside and out. Thanks for joining us on our very first challenge at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

  47. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  48. Your card is so elegant... beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!

  49. Great card! I really like that layout style! Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!


  50. I'm sure this will brighten your dad's day. It's extra special when it's made with love. Fun image here, and the masculine papers are just perfect. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  51. Very nice male card. Lovely.
    Thank you for playing with us at "PIO". Hope to see you again next week!
    hugs Nana

  52. Very cute card.. I think you are the queen of challenges! WOW! Peggy x

  53. Very cute card!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  54. great card and sooo many challenges thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs

  55. Lovely Card!great layout and papers!
    Thanks for joining SFTW!!
    Hugs Di xx

  56. Beautiful card Sammi! I love those colours. I love your card 'coz it's got great vibes I can't explain. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men Fridays. Good luck! Viv xx

  57. Very attractive man card! You did a wonderful job. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craftalicious.
    hugs, Diana

  58. Great manly card! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! Hugs Zoe xxoo