Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Fresh Start for a Cool Cat

Today's post is bittersweet. It is a card I designed as a tribute to Lisa Taylor and her incredible store, Stampin' Cat Studio in Salem, Oregon. After 10 years, Lisa has made the difficult decision to close the store so that she can move several states away and begin a new chapter in her life with her special someone. You can read all about it in her own words here.

So when Lisa announced her decision to close, I decided to design a Dreamweaver stencil class centered around the LL 3020 Retro Sitting Cat as a tribute to Lisa. Last week I shared one of the cards from that class:

And this week I am sharing another one, which not only uses the LL 3020 stencil but was also designed with Lisa specifically in mind:

Tribute card for Stampin' Cat Studio
The card uses both black and silver embossing paste, flocking and glitter as well as two other stencils: LX 7009 Paisley and LG741 Kitty Words.

Remember, if you don't have a local store where you can purchase these and other incredible Dreamweaver product, you can always find it online at Stencil with Style.

Please be sure to check out the other Dream Team blogs this week for some additional inspiration. Remember, this is an extra special challenge month because not only is the theme pretty wide open "A Fresh Start" which can be interpreted in soooo many ways: fresh colors, new beginnings, i.e., birth, move, wedding...., fresh clean layout, new technique....the list is endless.

For more info on this months challenge, please click here to be taken to the Dreamweaver blog post with all the details.

Starting next week I am going to be posting on both Tuesday and Thursday. I have lots of fun things to share with you and one day a week just isn't enough. I hope you'll come back to check out what I've been up to.

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Until then, happy days to you all!



Louise said...

A beautiful, creative tribute Cherylynn! It was great to see you again at the show!

Liz Martin said...

A great card and a perfect tribute to Lisa and her store. I met her a couple of years ago talking about cats – what else? Give her my best wishes for this new chapter in her life.

Stampin'Cat said...

Wow. What a wonderful thing to say and I love your cards! Thank you for your years of teaching and friendship!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful tribute to your friend and her contribution to this industry. Just love the royal purple cat. So purrrrrrfect! Great seeing you at CHA this past week.

Wendy said...

What darling cards. I love these cats!!