Friday, January 11, 2013

Splashes and Inspiration!

It's my day to re-inspire you for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired challenge.  The challenge was this very orange photo.

I took the vertical lines of the photo and the black and white, but I am not an orange fan (except when it comes to football - go Broncos!!!)  So I decided to play along with two "splash" of color challenges that are active this week - Simon Says Stamp and Less Is More.

Sittin Pretty
Sittin Pretty close up

I so love this cat image - it is absolutely my own cat.  My cat is black and white and his expression is just as clueless as this stamp.  Can't you just see the "duh" speech bubble above him?  And it amused to me to use a cat and fish bowl image when I was playing along with "splash" challenges.

True confession - that wonderful button/twine treatment is not my creation.  I saw this card and immediately ordered a supply of the buttons so I could do exactly the same thing!!

The layout of my card comes from this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Also - the huge give-away over at The Alley Way Stamps is still going on.  There are prizes every single day!!  Be sure to click over...but be careful.  I won a prize from them just six months ago and now I am on their design team and totally hooked on the style!!

  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Sittin' Pretty
  • Paper: black and white
  • Ink: Memento Black and Copics
  • Accessories: Ranger Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter, Close To My Heart Bitty Sparklers (the bling), Papertrey Ink Orange Zest Twill Ribbon, Hobby Lobby brand black and white ribbon, Stampin' Up Embossing folder.  Whew!!  I am definitely an equal opportunity user on this card - check out all of the brands!!


  1. So cute Kim. Love the black and white with the touch of orange. The cat is adorable. x

  2. Adorable and boy does that kitty look hungry!

  3. I love this card Kim, that cat stamp is fab. Xx

  4. Love it!! Especially the black and white cat and the orange fish!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. This is super Kim, great stamps and a fab composition.
    I remember when all Penguin novel paperbacks were this colour! (Showing my age!)
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. This is just super cute! Love the little goldfish!

    I remember Penguin paperbacks too!

  7. Cute card! Love the bitty sparkles for your bubbles and your layered buttons! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Just too darn cute!!!! I love the look on your cat's face, like he already swallowed a fish. Love all that black and orange too, fabulous!

  9. I love this card Kim! I love how you just colored the fish and added the little rhinestone bubbles! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. I love the look at that little kitty's face! And I love the splash of orange too. Not a color I turn to often, but it looks pretty fantastic with a simple black and white card!

  11. kim this is fab... love everything

    Sorry for my late visit!Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  12. Hi Kim! This one put a big smile on my face today! So darn cute! Love all the "splash" features including the sweet little goldfish. Hugs xxx

  13. This card is so cute. I love how you only colored the fish for emphasis. Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  14. Gorgeous CAS card, I love the super cute image :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  15. This is darling; so very cute! :)


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