It's Raining Cats and Dogs

When I saw there would be a pet related issue at Paper Issues I had to get in on some of that! We're totally crazy cat people in this house, with three hilarious orange guys that think they run the house.  Simple Stories generously sponsored the issue and I got to work with their Sn@p line of adorable cat themed products.

I layered lots of the cards, using both a-sides and b-sides because some of these patterns are just too fun.  I love the whimsical but not overly cutesy look of this line.

I added stitching and pen detail, twine, and some fun wood veneer circles. 

Please join us at Paper Issues until the 25th with YOUR "It's Raining Cats and Dogs" themed projects!  Link up pets, critters of all kinds, a trip to the zoo, safari, an animal-themed birthday party, rain, spring time, umbrella embellishments, singing in the rain, something using Simple Stories products, and anything else you think fits the theme in some way. 

There will be THREE prizes for this issue: one winner for posting a dog-themed project, one for a cat-themed project and one winner who posts something other than a pet-related project. The prize is a package of Sn@p Insta-squares & Pieces and a package of Sn@p stickers from either the cat, dog or summer set!! 

Get linkin'!!!

NSD with Fancy Pants Designs!

Hi there Fancy Pants fans! Thanks for joining us today for the 2014 National Scrapbooking Day blog hop. If you arrived here without first visiting the Fancy Pants Designs blog please head there and see what this is all about. 

I'm showing you a couple of cards today. Even if you can't take the time for a full page you can at least whip up a card or two to celebrate the day.

Both of these are "welcome baby" cards for some special pregnant friends:

What does the fox say?  He says he loves you! The fox was cut on my Cameo and the paper is all from the As You Wish collection.

And here a couple of sweet elephants, also cut on the Cameo.  This paper is from the Be Different collection and that balloon is from the ephemera set... so cute!

Please keep on hopping with us! Here's the full list of blogs:

Fancy Pants Designs
Jodi Sanford
Jess Mutty (you are here!)
Diana Fisher
Jenny Evans
Laurel Seabrook
Cathy Harper
Beatriz Jennings
Anna Kossakovskaya
Kim Watson
Fancy Pants Designs

Leave a comment here (and on each participant's blog) to be entered to win THIS awesome prize!  Don't forget to go back to the Fancy Pants Designs blog at the end to let them know you've finished!