Lovely Fall Friends - Sami Stamps Release!!!

Hi Everyone - Happy Friday!!!
I am so excited to share with you the new Sami Stamps release this week!  It's too darn cute...just cute!!  You don't want to miss it!

I couldn't resist and chose 2 images from the release to use on my projects.  This first card features the Butterfly Kisses image!
I know it's a fall release, but I decided to go cute and girly for this card.  I don't have a ton of fall colored papers in my collection, but man I have a lot of pink!  I really wanted to keep this kitty nice and white for the card, but after finishing it all up, I realized that the kitty kind of gets lost and blends in with the white background.  A few of my wonderful teamies suggested maybe darkening up the shadows on the kitty to help pull her away from the white background, so I may give that a try.  She just turned out so cute, I really didn't want to "try" something and then totally ruin the whole thing.

To get a matching strip of paper, I found that by using the victorian velvet distress ink with just a light layer of picked raspberry on top, the color matched perfect for my background paper!  I love how easy it is to get the right color with those distress inks!  The sentiment is white heat embossed, I colored in the hearts with my wink of stella glitter brush pen and then covered them with glossy accents to help them stand out a little.

I also used the victorian velvet distress ink to change the color of my twine to match better.  It was white and grey but the white was just too bright, so changing the color helped tone it down nicely.

I'd like to enter this Butterfly Kitty card into the following challenges:
    Crafty Cardmakers #126-Cut it Out
    Let's Craft and Create #98-Animal Antics
    Retro Sketches #139
My second card features the Feather Nap image.
I so adore this image!  Sami is always the best at drawing up little kitties, and they always speak to my heart and beg me to use them :)  I decided to color this sweetie up like my little princess Cloud.  She's been sneezing a lot and moving a little slowly the last few days and she was just heavy on my thoughts while I put this card together.

I used some Lawn Fawn papers for the background, which are about the only fall papers I have :)  But they worked perfect for this card!  I used a grid stencil from Memory Box to make up the blue background around the edge.  It's soft enough that it doesn't distract from the center of the card, but still adds the perfect touch.

I finished everything off with a printed sentiment, a large bow, and a few matching pearls.

I'd like to enter this Feather Nap card into the following challenges:
    Catered Crop-Gratitude
    Delightful Challenge-Patterned Paper
    MilkCoffee-Hand Colored Image
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday-Thinking of You

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the rest of this amazing release!  And check out the DT's're not going to want to miss those!  Totally blew me away with this release, they are pretty awesome ladies! <3

Oh!  And we start a new challenge at Sami Stamps today too - Anything Goes!!  Nice and easy, just remember to use a Sami Stamps image!!

Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. These are two sweet and thoughtful cards! Love your craftsmanship and details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thinking of You” Challenge!

  2. Great cards Emily, such cute images. Thanks for joining us at LCC.
    Lorry :o) xx

  3. Emily, what adorable cards! I love your coloring, so amazing!

  4. Both of your cards are simply precious! Love the designs, and the papers you chose are just purr-fect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Patterns"! :)

  5. What a cute image and I love your colour pallet. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Xx

  6. This is SO cute, Emily! I sure would LOVE to have you stop by and share with us again at Word Art Wednesday. I miss you when you're not around and sharing with us, and hope to see you link up with us again soon.
    God bless,
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. both so stunning emily.i love the sweet kitties and your designs are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. What lovely cards you've created! And they're perfect for our Hand Colored Challenge! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee, hugs, Rita DT

  9. I love the blue card! So adorable!!!!!!

    Thank you for playing along with our pattern paper challenge at Delightful Challenges. Good luck!

  10. These are both super pretty! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x