Sunday, April 27, 2014

Purple and White Birthday

Yesterday morning my husband was looking out the window into our back yard and said that he thought he saw two kittens. I went out to investigate, and sure enough, there were three precious little abandoned kittens in our yard. I scooped them up and took them to Petco to find out the best way to care for them. The kind lady there estimated their age to be about 4 1/2 to 5 weeks old. They are SO CUTE!!!!! Three little boys, yellow, grey and black tabbies. They had a mild case of fleas, so this afternoon I took them outside and gave them a bath in Dawn dishwashing liquid (at the suggestion of the Petco employee). All clean now. That stuff really does kill fleas!

Anyone want a FREE KITTEN?

This evening I am posting a card for the challenge at Joan's Touch, which requires us to use purple and white, distressed edges, something from nature and products that are sold at Joan's Gardens. Items printed in purple may be purchased there.

I don't have a distressing tool, so I tore the edges of the purple piece that is the background for the card. It was randomly stamped and brayed with purple ink to make it even more multi-toned, then it was run through at Spellbinders Whimsy EF and attached to the white cardstock base. This was a different effect from braying it with purple ink after it has been run through the EF. A piece of white tulle is knotted and placed along the bottom of the card; the rose is die cut from Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One using white paper with splashes of sparkly black, and the foliage is from a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die. The sentiment is printed in purple ink which was printed from my computer and a punch was used to round the corners, giving it a softer appearance. The butterfly is from a Memory Box Pippi Butterfly die; it was cut and then glued and glittered.

Here is the card:

The rose:

The glittery butterfly; it sparkles more than the picture shows:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 28 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - AG UE 
Apr 30 DL_Art - AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Imagine, Create, Express - AG UE
Apr 30 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Apr 30 Crafting by Designs - April Showers Bring May Flowers 5E #1
May 02 Come and Get It Challenge - Spring Flowers 2E #1
May 03 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
May 03 Created with Love Challenges - In the Garden 3E #1
May 10 Quirky Crafts Challenge - S: Swirls and Sparkles 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.
Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. Very nice!Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Abundant Blessings, Carole

  2. Hey, Ginny. This is a nice card. I like the glittery butterfly, rose and flourish. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenges. Bunny- DT

  3. The embossing and brayering are simply gorgeous. Your card is so elegant. I love the die cuts. Thanks for sharing your artistry with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. Ginny, It is amazing how tearing the edges adds so much to the texture of the card,. Great job on your flower too.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this weekly challenge.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We appreciate you for sharing your inspiration with us and welcome you back for another fun week coming up!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  6. Wow this is beautiful. Love the sparkle on this one. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Created with love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

  7. Ginny, your card is beautiful. Lots of wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Oh, this is beautiful! I have made a similar mother's day card and you'll be surprised to see the similarities :)

  9. aw, poor kittys, bet they've grown heaps by now....I'm so late commenting...but I did go round backwards! Lovely creation for our S challenge just finished over on the Quirky Crafts Blog! Thank you so much for joining in! Winners will be posted later...
    ((Lyn)) DT


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