Sunday, September 15, 2013

CAS for the Kiddos Challenge - Paper Players #163

Hello there! Hope you are enjoying your day so far. It has been a busy week over here. This week at the Paper Players, I am the challenge hostess and I went with a CAS (Clean and Simple) theme: "For the Kids". I sure hope you will join us and share your fun creations.

I used the kitty image from the Here Kitty, Kitty stamp set, which is retired. I shaded the little kitty and then cut out and popped up her little party hat. Trying my best to keep it clean, I went with some ribbon banners and added a simple banner sentiment as well. Banners are perfect for birthday cards, right? Originally I had scored a single line under the kitty so she was "grounded" on the card, but it didn't seem to be enough. So, I added a row of bling, because let's be honest, who wouldn't want to walk along a road covered in sparkly rhinestones! Just me? Didn't think so. :)
Finally, here is a shot of my little Abby, who was my inspiration for the little gray kitty on the card. I'm not an expert at shading images, but at least I got the feet a little lighter. Haha! Miss Abby just celebrated one year with us. Hard to believe this is the same itty bitty kitten we rescued that day.
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, September 20th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

The Paper Players Design Team

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Here Kitty, Kitty (ret.) and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock 
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo Classic Ink
Accessories: Blender Pens, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (ret.) , Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (ret.), Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones
Non-SU Accessories: gray and light pink markers


  1. Anne Marie,
    Looks like the little kitty is indeed tip-toeing through the rhinestones- love that- it definitely grounded that little princess;)

  2. Ditto on the awwww! You already know I love this card, Anne Marie! Happy anniversary to dear little Abby!

  3. What a CUTE card! Love the banners, gems, and little cat! And, the photo of your Abby is adorable, so pretty!

  4. I can't believe little Miss Abby has been with you for a whole year! Seems like just yesterday when you adopted her. She's grown into a beautiful cat and I can see how she inspired this adorable card. Love the layout with all the white space and the ribbon banners add such a fun touch! Love her diamond walkway--wouldn't we all love that?! ((hugs))

  5. AM, love the card and "Abby" walking on the row of diamonds! I love that you kept it clean and simple but that the card has so many fabulous elements - the banners and the bling.
    I can't believe that she's been with you a year!

  6. Ann Marie this is adorable! love your kitty card! and...the colors are bright and fun. hugs.

  7. Adorable, Anne Marie! I love that sassy little kitty image!


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Anne Marie