Creative Scrappers Sketch 265

Grids are Back baby!!!

I just love this latest Creative Scrappers sketch!  It was the perfect way for me to document our first week with Athena, and I added a couple of extra photos in there just to capture it all.

I dug out one of my older Studio Calico kits and just loved playing with the sketch design and moving my embellishments around the layout.


 
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Cheers,
Steph
xo


Welcome Home Athena.....Um, or Lola or Ruby



If you have visited my blog before (Thanks you!!) then you have probably caught on that I am a cat lover.  Self titled Crazy Cat Lady, and I wouldn't live my life any other way.

The opportunity to adopt this beautiful girl presented itself almost a month ago and we couldn't resist.  She was described as a sassy, affectionate and cuddly 8 year old, retired Silver Persian Queen.  A lap cat. 

It was the last sentence that prompted Dave to immediately suggest we offer her a home.  You see, I had two lap cats who passed away late 2012 (Gabe 12) and early 2013 (Bronte 16).... and my lap has been empty every since. 

I drove the 8hrs to New Brunswick and back to pick her up, and immediately fell in love.  I think she *may* have felt the same way about me, because when I transferred her from the travel carrier to my carrier she just got up and walked in. 

We've been getting to know one another this past month, and I know this sounds corny, but she "fits".  She gets along so well with our other 4 cats, its almost as though she's always been with us!  (those of you with a multi cat household, know that this isn't always the case!)

She is lovely, sweet and a bit sassy... she meows like Chewbaca when she wants me to scratch her head.  It is adorable. 

She's 8years old, and doesn't know her name.  So we were entertaining the idea of renaming her since Athena doesn't really suit her.... we've tried Ruby, Rue, and Lola is the current favorite.... but it may just evolve as we continue to acquaint ourselves.... I caught myself calling her "Chewy" the other days, so who knows ;-)


Creative Scrappers Sketch 264!

Here is the latest Creative Scrappers sketch!  This was so much fun, I loved working with this sketch! 

I dug out some lovely Fancy Pants papers and embellies, and I'm just loving the new direction that they are taking with their designs!

Back in 2008 when I first began scrapbooking, I was ALL about Fancy Pants.  I couldn't get enough of their products.  Then I'm not certain what happened, if they changed, or I changed... but there were many other companies that were vying for my attention and their designs just didn't speak to me. 

That is until now.  I love their products!  The designs are much cleaner, and trendy... and I've enjoyed their last few collections in 2013 and just recently their CHA 2014 collections.



Be sure to stop by the Creative Scrappers blog to see the full DT reveal and submit your take on Sketch 264 for your chance to win a prize from our monthly Sponsor Chic Tags!

Cheers,
Steph
xo

Creative Scrappers Sketch 263

Good Morning Scrappy Friends!

Here is another lovely Creative Scrappers sketch to share with you today!  I struggled with it at first because of the size of the photo area being 6x12... my printer only prints 8½ x 11 so I sat at my desk scratching my head for a bit to figure out how to make it work. 

After I reminded myself that the sketch is an inspiration starting point, I was fine!  I found this iPhone pic of Roxy when she was a kitten and printed it a bit larger than 5x7 and matted it out so it would cover that space a bit better.

Here is my take on the sketch, hope you enjoy it!


 
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