These are the last of my Christmas posts. I was slow in getting these cards done so I wanted to make sure they had them in hand before posting. I don't use non-Stampin' Up! products very often. I love the matchy matchy that they have and it makes coordinating everything so much easier. Sometimes I happen upon a great stamp that is perfect for a family member.
The first card is one for my daughter Stephanie. She lives in Georgia and was married on October 21. She and her husband have 4 cats. While "babysitting" for them to go on their honeymoon, I popped over to a wonderful paper crafting store in Norcross called Impressive Ideas.
Impressive Ideas has an informational website HERE. If you are ever in the Atlanta area, make sure you go check out their store! Be sure to allow a long time to spend in there! It is huge and filled with so many products that it is mind boggling! The employees are so sweet too. It is so different than going in one of the "big box" craft stores.
Back to the card. While in Impressive Ideas, I saw the perfect Christmas card stamp for my daughter! I had to get the cat stamp and the sentiment too! It's Stephanie's cat Abi - sort of. Devon Rex cats have a very unique look. Abi has such a funny personality too! She "beeps" instead of a meow. It's so cute!
The Cat stamp is called Santa Cat by Impressive Obsession and the Humbug stamp is by the same company. I've colored it with a combination of Copic markers and the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers.
This is my reference photo I used for Abi.
Stephanie sent me this photo of Abi checking out her Christmas Card
The other family card that I made with a Non-Stampin' Up! stamp was for my Mom. I've been searching for a few years for the perfect pekingese stamp and finally found one during an internet search a few months ago. I saved it for her Christmas card and used the Stampin' Up! Santa Paws stamp set to use for the inside message. Happy Christmas is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Oh, What Fun.
My Mom has a Pekingese named Nipper. He is her little buddy.
You can bet he will always be close by her.
He has a cute personality and is usually bouncing around and smiling.
This is a photo of Nipper.
He is jet black, but like me, he's got a bit of gray in there too.
See! I told you he smiles!
Have a safe New Years Eve!