Well I have not been stamping much because I have been very preoccupied! It began last week when my 3 daughters (and 1 boyfriend) came home for the long 4th of July weekend. It was heaven having them all home at once! They live 800 miles away from us. :(
This is a picture I took in the backyard. They are sitting on the hammock in case you were wondering. lol.
While the girls were here they insisted we take a trip to Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield. They didn't have to twist our arm too hard because David and I have been wanting a kitten for a few months now. It has been over a year since our other cat died and we have been anxious to get another one! Making it a family affair was just the ticket we needed.
Once we got to the animal shelter, we found that all kittens - and there were alot of them - were half price. Not that price mattered - we would have gladly paid full price - but that was a nice bonus. Because there were so many kittens to consider we narrowed them down to shorthair and certain colors. As far as male or female, we decided it didn't matter. Our family has always had female animals until one of my daughters adopted a male cat and we all love him alot. He is way more mellow than any female cat any of us had, or has!
We looked, we held, we played with all of the kittens, one at a time. And after LOTS of deliberation over which kitten we should choose, we adopted this little guy!
The girls flew home a week ago and I, of course, was very sad to see them go. But having a kitten in the house has been/is wonderful! He fills the empty spaces and David and I love him!
Just in case you are interested: He was 10 weeks old when we adopted him. His name is Gideon which means mighty warrior (he thinks he is). He has a gentle, easy going personality and loves human contact.
Before daughters and kitten arrived on the scene, I made this birthday card.
I used the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch to make the banner and punched the letters from the new Just Add Cake designer paper.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Paper: Just Add Cake dsp, Baja Breeze, Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Dazzling Diamond Glitter, corner rounder punch, White Satin Ribbon, 1/2" Circle Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch
Have a wonderful day!