Sunday, August 19, 2012

Animal Antics at Simon Says Stamp!

Animal Antics? How could I pass up playing in the new challenge at Simon Says Stamp? Well, I couldn't. So here's my card:
Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps;
Palette Noir ink;
papers from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh;"
standard circle Nesties;
speech balloon die cut from Jenny
The quilted piece of paper there is upside down - I had cut the circle piece out to use on another project, and it was laying on my desk upside down & I thought hey.....that little hamster would fit in there, I bet! I popped the quilted piece on one layer of foam tape, and the balloon is on two layers.

And since the theme is animal antics, I thought I'd tuck in a couple of pictures of a couple of my animals too. Abby is doing her normal "but, why are you sitting at your desk? Why aren't you petting ME? sad routine:

And Maggie, the 6-toed behemoth, showed me finally how the back cushion on the chair keeps getting flattened out. A 20-lb cat plunking her furry butt on it, that's how. (And I wondered recently about the six I went around counting cat toes. Our 'normal' toed cat has four on each foot, plus the 'dewclaw' up on her front feet. Is it called that on a cat? Gertie, our other 6-toed cat, has 6 on each front paw, and 5 on each back paw, plus the 'dewclaws' on the front. Maggie has 6 on each, front & back, plus the dewclaws. She originally had 7 on her right front paw, but it had to be removed, poor little girl. Anyway, I suppose not all 6-toed cats are the same. I wonder what genetics are at play there?)

I knew using the flash would make her leave, and it did. But I got her tongue sticking out first :)

The Simon Says Stamp challenge is open until Wednesday morning - lots of time left to play!


Annette Allen said...

aww your pets are so adorable...your card is super adorable...I love this paper smooches set...the design on the card is it

Leslie Hanna said...

Aw, what a sad faced pup. She does it well, huh? :)

And if I ever get another cat, it will be a polydactyl. Love them!

JJ Bolton said...

Love that little PS hamster (it is a hamster right?). Your card is just too cute! Great use of papers:)

And your pets crack me up! Cooper gives me that look too! And your cat is hilarious! That look he's giving you is priceless!

walchowDesign said...

Fun card and like all the combination of all the scrap pp!

It's such a treat to look at adorable Abby in the morning with my cup of coffee!

You cracked up me by counting all the toes!

Unknown said...

so cute! i love that he's the center of attention! your animals are gorgeous...gertie's not fat...she's just puffy!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is sooo cute Jessi (and so are your pets... your cat looks like she has a little attitude... LoVe it)!

Melissa Craig said...

Your pets are so cute! I'll pet Abby.

Your card is perfect! I love it, I squealed, too.

Mandy said...

Jessi your card is super cute, I love the quilted paper.
Aww your fur babies are adorable. I always get the sad brown eyes when I'm crafting from our dog, and Daisy Mae (cat) plonks herself right on my desk usually on whatever I am working on :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Marie said...

WOOZER!! Super cute and utterly adorable, Jessi. Love the pieced paper strips.

Jen W. said...

I love that bit of quilted patterned paper! It's so bright and happy! This card has gone into my CASE file for the day I actually get a sewing machine!

Jen W. said...

Pressed the button too soon... Loving the critter pics! Poor Abby is clearly completely neglected... A call to the SPCA might be in order...

Maggie's face in the first pic is awesome! And that's a hell of a lot of toes...