Stamp-Off Friday – Party Animals
It’s another Friday Stamp-Off Challenge with Jackie, Susan, & me. This is a very fun challenge from Jackie – Party Animals! Here’s the challenge banner.
We could use animals, parties, or party animals for our project this week. I chose to use party animals. I started to use the oh-so-cute llama with his goofy little smile, but I have a feeling Jackie’s going to use him. And then I thought about the cute bird in Swirly Bird, but Susan uses that a lot, so …maybe?? (Check Jackie’s blog here and Susan’s here to see if I’m right! ) Instead, I used the animals from Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty.
Miss Amelia just got a new dog, and she’s in love. When you ask Amelia about Sophia, her little face lights up and she smiles the biggest smile. She loves her little dog. She’s a true Cooper! The reason they picked Sophia is because of the instant bond between girl and dog. Of course, Baby Girl also loves “Meow Meow” (our cat Ashlynn), so I had to add a cat and a dog to my Party Animals card.
For the record, Miss Amelia saw this card today and loved it. I stamped the images on Watercolor paper, then used Stampin’ Write Markers and Aqua Painters to color the images. How fun is this? If I thought I could carry enough balloons to float over the earth, I would give it a try. I’ve always wished I could fly. But I don’t want to be too high, because, eventually, I’ll have to come back down. “Bella” is at the perfect height!
I added some grass from Sheltering Tree so the kitty wouldn’t also be floating too. And then I added some party hats. I simply cut some leftover Playful Palette DSP into triangles. They’re kind of goofy – but, hey – party hats are goofy!
Of all the new In Colors, I’m leaning toward Peekaboo Peach as my absolute favorite. I like them all (I always have one or two I’m kind of “meh” about until they retire – and then I love them! I decided to save time and just love them all right away this year.) – but I’m partial to peaches. After all, my dad grew them for decades. I remember the year he pushed out all the peach trees. Since we live in the northern tip of Virginia, our weather isn’t as warm as, say, Georgia, in the spring. So invariably, our peach blossoms would freeze in the spring and seriously deplete the crop. One year, my dad had enough – and that was the end of the peaches. I totally understand, but the peach is probably my favorite fruit. My mouth is watering as I type. Story time…
I had a cousin who was about eight months older than me. During the summer, my grandmother would invite us to spend a week together at her house. We had a blast dressing up in my grandmother’s old clothes and playing at the farm. Nancy was everything I wanted to be – graceful, thin, quiet, and beautiful. One year, when we were visiting my grandparents, there were bins of peaches stacked by the fence, ready to be picked up by the truck drivers and taken to …wherever they took them. Nancy and I ate one. And then we ate another. And then Nancy stopped eating (because she was perfect) while I continued to gorge myself on freshly picked peaches (because I’m not even close to perfect). And an hour later, Nancy had perfect skin while mine broke out in hives. *sigh* Still – peaches are my favorite, although I try to exercise a little more restraint these days. So Peekaboo Peach brings back happy memories of my childhood days (minus the hives!).
So that’s my undisciplined past. Check out what my very disciplined friends have done with this challenge. You can see Susan’s post here and Jackie’s here. I know they’re going to blow you away!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
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I love your floating dog and the party hats! Very cute! PS: You are thin, quiet, graceful, beautiful and totally awesome!
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Awwwww – thanks, Susan! The floating dog reminds me of something Amelia would do. She would not be the one sitting tamely on the ground.
Buffy, this is an absolutely darling card. Wonderful placement of images, beautiful watercoloring and total dedication to the theme. I love it!
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Thanks, Jackie! It was so fun – and a GREAT challenge.
The little kitty looks like she’s saying ‘oh, how nice of you to drop by’! Such adorable images, and wonderfully coloured, Buffy. (ps – I can’t wait to see pictures of Amelia with her new puppy!!)
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Thanks, Deborah! I’ll try to get some photos. Neither one will stand still for very long!