Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh, Max & Whiskers, I'll miss you!

Supplies: Papers  from Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers;"
 stamps from Inkadinkado;
standard oval Nesties;
embroidery floss scraps for "gift;"
Stampendous fun flock in orange & yellow for fuzzy kitty fur

Supplies: Papers from Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers;"
butterfly sticker from PSX;
Birthday stamp from The Cat's Pajamas;
Palette Noir ink; standard oval nesties

Supplies: Papers and buttons from Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers;"
Birthday stamp from The Cat's Pajamas;
funny saying & Bunny from Inkadinkado;
Palette Noir ink; Stampendous fun flock for fuzzy bunny parts;
standard & lacey circle Nesties

Supplies: Papers from Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers;"
blue-ish (bluish?) oval from "Hopscotch;"
vase punch from Marvy Uchida;
'thanks' sticker from SRM;
flowers quilled by me
Blogger is giving me fits today. Harumph. This is my 3rd try to post, and I'm not holding my breath on this time working either. Double harumph.

Anyway, stop whining, me.

I am not completely finished with Max & Whiskers just yet, but I have loved every itty bitty bit of it. I love that different patterns suit completely different occasions & themes, and yet, they all go together perfectly. Rare that one single collection can be so versatile.

The kitty card is one of my favourites - I love that stamp set. The first few times I used it, the next day I would wake up to a nice (slimy) gift from one of the kitties. I almost thought it was cursed. I usually paper-piece the cat body, and colour the eyes in with white gel pen, but for some reason (insanity) I decided to paper-piece his little eyeballs. On the envelope too. O_o Then I coated them with my new clear glaze pen...and decided to put some black glaze on his nose, and whiskers...and that's where I messed up, smudged, cursed mightily, and cut a new oval to start all over again. So I cut out yet another set of teeny eyeballs, because I'd already done the envelope. And, of course, the card's got to match. You'll perhaps note there's no black glaze on the finished card. It's still in a time-out.

Dentist & doctor appointments both tomorrow - I expect to get lots of crochet finished while waiting. That's about it, though, since Riley pulled a "Mom didn't say what I wanted, so I'm going to ask Dad" about going to school after the dentist...so guess who's home all day tomorrow? Good thing I like the little stinker.

xoxo,
Jessi

6 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Oooooooooooo! All of these are amazing, Jessi! I can see why you love the Max & Whiskers collection so much. The kitty card is hilarious, and I am amazed by the detail of the vase of flowers card. Your shading on the vase is absolutely perfect, and I love all of your dainty flowers. Beauty!

lostinpaper said...

Love how you have made such a variety of different styles from one set! My favourite would have to be the 'gift from kitty' with your fab floss addition! Also the flowers.... oh my, they are stunning!! Good luck with blogger, computers can be soooo frustrating (for me it's usually user error).

Sandy Ang said...

How fun to work a collection over a series of cards. Mmmm... it's giving me ideas about doing a series using my favourite paper. TFS

Emily Leiphart said...

These are adorable, Jessi! I love those papers and I always love how you make sets of cards with matching envelopes.

Amy* said...

These papers are fab! Love all the different designs you came up with...that flocked kitty sooo fun (he's my fave)!

Joan Ervin said...

Oooooh, your cards are all FABULOUS!!! Each card is sooo different yet tied together with the papers...you are one clever designer!!!!