Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank You, Deer

I feel lucky when I find some goodies that catch my eye at Target's Dollar Spot.  This designer paper is part of a package of eight 12" x 12" sheets of the cutest DP...for a buck.  Ha ha - a deer for a buck (get it?  I love puns).

For once, I let my designer paper do the work for me.  Usually, I enjoy stamping my own DP and getting all fancy and creative with punches.  This time, I wanted a quick card and I got it.

This card fits in the following challenges:
  • Play Date Cafe - Happy Anniversary to you!  Color challenge is pink/yellow/orange

The tag is made from Whisper White cardstock that has been sponged with Old Paper Distress Ink, to try to match the shade in the designer paper.  I used my Stampin' Up! markers to color the stamped image.

This card also uses some silky twine that I recently won in a contest over at Splitcoast.  It's the Monthly Commenting Contest, and there's still time to play for October!  See this page here for the easy details. 

I will be sending this sweet thank you card to the kind folks at Rothman Animal Hospital in Collingswood, New Jersey.  They did what they could to help save my cat, Smoat, and they did it with such compassion.  After we had to put Smoat down, they sent us the nicest sympathy card.  I want them to know how much we appreciate all they have done for us.  They even called recently to offer a kitten that needs a home, but for a small variety of reasons, we are not ready yet.  In time, we want to adopt again.

By the way:  I know you must be wondering how Smoat got his name.  It's so unusual.  His real name was Oatmeal, but I am queen of nicknaming and I gave him the name "Oaten-Smoaten" when he was a baby.  The "Smoat" part stuck.  He never realized his name was actually Oatmeal.

Thanks for joining me today! 

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  Tags So Much (SU)
Paper:  So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, dp from Target, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Paper Distress Ink
Punches:  small and large tags (SU)
Other:  twine, SU markers, dimensionals, pink bling from Queen & Co.

18 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

What a delightful mix of image, color, and patterns, Colleen!!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge!

Yes, I live in Texas and travel to the Houston area regularly to visit with friends and relatives!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

SCORE! love the dp you found for a buck, lol on your pun. This is so cute. I totally relate to the nickname Queen, I am one as well, so everyone has their little names. They just come to me and then it sticks, lol. My SIL recently commented that "you know you're a redneck when your dogs have two names...." And no, I am not a redneck, lol, maybe ignorant but not a redneck, lol. My three dogs have two names "Cocoa Puff" "Lucky Day" and "Kracken Up." I hope you will get a new Kitten soon, Smoat would want you to fill that gap in your heart soon.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card! The paper was a great find! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

cbuswell said...

gorgeous card, love the paper, really sweet!

Marisa said...

Gotta love a vet that has a heart not only for your pets but for you :) Love the story about Smoat's name LOL! Too fun.

Scruffy survived the tooth cleaning and is still a bit groggy poor little guy. Thankfully no extractions :) Will be interesting to have to give him the meds for a few weeks....just hope he doesn't hate me by the end of all this!!

redwasher1 said...

Wonderful card and fabulous find in DP!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Emily Keaton said...

OK, so here's my big question--just when, exactly, was this DP at the Target Dollar Spot and *why* did I not ever see it?? This card is fantastic, Colleen!! And *you* marvel at *my* "ability to combine challenges"?? Right back at ya, baby!! You did a super job on ALL of these challenges. Oh, and thanks for the shout-out for the October contest!! I'm glad you got a chance to use some of the twine. That's a cool knot you tied :) Oh, and I really enjoyed reading about how Smoat got his name. I always did wonder about that--and know I know the *rest* of the story ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Colleen! Love all the shimmer & great use of the colors!

wendyp said...

how cute!!!! That paper is adorable! I haven't been to Target in ages. I think I might have to stop in and check out their dollar section.

Cards by Gina said...

So very sweet! That deer is just too precious! Love the colors of your card, too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA!

Joanne Travis said...

That paper is really fabulous!! Love it.

Tammy said...

Colleen this is beautiful and so is the reason for the card! I love how Smoat got his name!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty sparkly deer! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Benzi said...

Back visiting Target again, are you? A deer for a buck??? You're good. LOL Your dp is so sweet and you've made a lovely 'thank you' card with it. Nice story about how Smoat got his name. I know you're missing him.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous use of the colors. The PP works beautifully for the PDCC. thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Ruby said...

Lovely use of our colours. That paper is SO cute! Great card! Thanks for joining in our anniversary celebrations over at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

How cute is that little deer! SO FUN! What a great card--love the sparkle:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our one year anniversary celebration over at the PDCC:)

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on your win with this card at The Paper Players, Colleen!! It is such an adorable card--so nicely, CAS-ly done. Oh, so deserving. Way to go :)

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