Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink Cat Studio ~ Jun 2nd Digi Release!

It's Thursday and we're headed to the circus! The Pink Cat Studio digi circus, that is. Aren't these owls and mice the cutest? I love these for the smiles they bring and also for all the colour possibilities! My card features the Clown Owls on Stilts.

When my son saw my card, he wanted it, of course, but it's going to another little boy. I left out that part. ;) The question he kept asking me was, "Why those two down there?" Why, why, why, why, why. The questions are endless but they make me laugh... mostly... sometimes. LOL

This card was easy to make. The most time-consuming part was the colouring, which I did, for the first time, with my glasses on (more on that later). Then I stamped the sentiment which I pieced from Paper Smooches' Pretty Phrases and popped the image with dimensionals. To finish, I rounded two of the outside corners.

I don't normally wear my glasses unless I'm driving, sitting at the back of a lecture, meeting, etc. Part of the reason I've been absent from the blog for a full six days is because I had a health scare. I wasn't paying enough attention to myself and doing too much for other people. Now that my body has warned me to slow down, well, I'm going to listen! My mojo also pulled a vanishing act again so you'll forgive me if you don't see me posting too often, right? I'll be here if inspiration strikes and there's a card I absolutely have to make, but until then I'm going to try to relax a bit more. Knowing me, that's easier said than done but I think it says a lot that the avid-reader in me is enjoying reading a book for the first time in two years!!! :)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Clown Owl on Stilts; Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

46 comments:

Meg said...

Ooooh, looks like the circus is in town! What a great card. And to answer your son's question, the two are down there because they are FREAKIN' ADORABLE (yes, you should emphasize that when you tell him the answer).

Glad to hear you are taking some time for yourself and enjoying a good book!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great coloring job, and really the first job should be you (and the precious little man), the cards can wait. The blogging world is patience, we'll leave you blogging love whenever you get around to posting, no hurry.

Jennifer said...

Emily, I always love your clean and simple cards!! Great coloring and love those rounded corners. I think slowing down on the blogging would probably be good for me too. Take good care of yourself and enjoy your book. I just started one recently myself. Nothing is more enjoyable than relaxing and reading a great book!!! (=

Heather said...

Such cute cards, beautifully coloured as always. But, that pales into insignificance compared to your health. Crafting should be a joy that is fun yet relaxing and as Erin says we are a patient bunch. Hope you are feeling more like yourself soon and glad to hear you are enjoying a good book (if it helps I don't think I've managed to read a good book in 5 years! Only the odd one that has taken me months, not days, to read!)

Love & Hugs, Heather

Lynn said...

Emily, so glad you are okay. Your card today is adorable, but more importantly don't worry about being on the blog-o everyday...make sure this hobby is making you happy...not stressed! take care my dear friend!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Emily, love the fun image and it really pops on the white card.
Take it easy, blogland will still be here :)
Jenny x

Angela said...

That's the least-scary clown I've ever seen, and that's saying something, don't you think?
Love your coloring, love the "two down there," and the sentiment is a perfect match.
Now get back to that book already! Good for you.

Karen B. said...

Cute card! Here's to hoping you feel better soon!

Emily Keaton said...

This card is so much fun, Emily, and your coloring on it is awesome. I love how you made the card a long shape to match the height of the stilts and how you popped him up. So sorry to hear that you've had a health scare, but I'm truly glad that it's helped you focus on yourself and and remind you that *you* need to take care of *you*! Enjoy your time relaxing! I'll look forward to popping in whenever you have time in your schedule of relaxation to share some of your art. :)

Lisa said...

Hi Emily, Cute, cute images here! You are making me want to go digital...I'm just not quite there yet (neither is my printer!)
Remember to be good to yourself- we ladies all get lost in everybody else, and it really can be exhausting. Glad to hear you are taking a little break. Take care Emily, be well.

Karin said...

Totally adorable card :) Maybe you should REALLY go to the circus for some fun...lol. Take care of yourself. I know that with the weather finally being nice here, I have so much to do outside, that blogging/commenting will have to take a back seat. Do what you have to do and enjoy that book!

Shauna K said...

I usually don't like clowns, but this guy is too cute! :D Hope everything's ok dearie! Taking care of yourself is definitely number 1!! *huggs*

Cristina said...

Fabulous coloring! Take care of yourself, though! I know, there's all this pressure to post post post, but take all the time you need. What's the book? Hope it's a good one! Big hugs!

Ma ménopause said...

Je pense comme Cristina, faut pas vous mettre la pression. Biensur on est ravi d'avoir de vos postes mais prenez soins de vous
Biz!

BabyBokChoy said...

Take care of yourself first and the cards will follow. Why why why why indeed must they ask so many why's :) love the clown images, they are uber adorable!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE, Emily. Your coloring is always so vibrant and PERFECT! :)

Cheryl said...

Too cute! Your card and this image just make me smile! I love your gorgeous coloring.

Janna Werner said...

Ohhhh I love when you do those sweet cas cards!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Super cute Em! Hope you feel better soon and take it easy!

lisa a.

btenn said...

Really cute card and stunning colouring, great job!

Yes, do take it easy. You have a family to take care of, including yourself :). Your followers will still follow your blog - how could we not?

Hugs

Tiffany said...

WOW!! Totally awesome colors, you really made this image come to life! I just got some Pink Cat digi's to play with and can't wait to color them in, thanks for all the enabling!

lynn said...

take good card of yourself, emily--blogging can wait:) take your book outside and enjoy the sun!

your clown is perfectly colored and your cutting skills are always amazing to me:)

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this adorable and FUN card! Perfect sentiment to go along with this clowny owl! Love the little owls peaking out of the legs - too cute!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily this is one tall order of a card and its fantastic!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous colouring and fussy cutting as always! Love how you let these images take centre stage. Rest and take good care of yourself. We'll be waiting for your when you're ready to get crafty again. :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily - this card is gorgeous, as always;) Love it!!
I hope your eyes are ok, and look after yourself, dear girl. It's a busy life but find your rest too, reading a book is good! Take good care. {{Big Hugs}} Kary

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cute!!!!

Laura B. said...

I'm picturing your little boy, "why those two down there?" so adorable!! sorry to hear about your health scare, yikes, hope you are feeling better:) cute card, awesome coloring!!! thanks for your sweet comments:)

Angie Blom said...

Oh my!! Talk about cuteness! I just love the simple design and your colouring is just beyond amazing!

Gwen said...

Emily, sorry to hear you had a scare but hope you are able to rest up properly and let go of things that don't need to be done! Yeah, easier said than done because some things we WANT to do!! :)
Love your card and the new release. Hoping to get my dinosaur colored this weekend!

Alice Wertz said...

too darn cute! really adore this simple design, too! just fabulous! take time and rest yourself, girl! sending you big hugs! =)

Pauline said...

What wonderful fun images, and a super fun card! Love your colouring, so bright and jolly!

Vicky Hayes said...

I know exactly what you mean Emily - take care and take time, it's very important! Your son makes me laugh - he sounds very curious about life and that's a great way to be. Thank you for your good wishes to my son - he's much better now thank you. Vx

onecraftymama said...

I love reading about how involved your son is with your love of crafts! And why ARE those guys down there? They must be up to no good...
I am sorry to hear that you had a health scare - but I'm glad that you listened to your body. Reading is something that I find relaxing & peaceful too, and I love to do it. I know I'll miss more frequent blog posts, but I'll just love the ones that come that much more :) Sending gentle hugs - take care of yourself, girlie!!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Emily, Oh I'm sorry to hear you're not too well, it doesn't surprise me though, you always are thinking of others:0) You need to take care of Emily too:0)
I love this card it's magic, colouring's superb again!Big Hugs:0)xxx

Virginia L. said...

The coloring is SPOT on! I love it! And you poor boy rarely gets the card he likes, huh? I feel for him. Perhaps his mama should make duplicate ones just so he can claim one :) Hope you are enjoying a little break and do take care of yourself! xoxo

Lisa H. said...

eeeek! another cutie! this card rocks....love that image. tfs.

Lorraine said...

This is so cute! I can see why your little boy wanted it! And it's good to re-balance out your life every now and then. With little ones, it's really hard to do.

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! Are you ok? Please take time out and chill! There will be plenty of time for you to craft when you are re-energized, I will miss you but I am a big girl and will wait for anticipation for your next posts! Of course I totally adore what you have done with this gorgeous image! Those colours are so fun!

NoraAnne said...

Oh Emily this card is so adorable, and even cuter is your little guy loving it up!
And on a personal note, I am glad you are slowing down, reading a book and always remember TAKE CARE OF YOU :) Easier said than done, i know! Breathe deep, pause, and enjoy the little things!

donna mikasa said...

Cute and colorful card! Love your CAS style! Hope you'll find the balance between blogging, crafting, and everything else! Take good care, Emily!

Julie E said...

Adorable images and such a fun card!
Sending a virtual hug your way too :>)

Erin said...

Emily please take time to care for youself- YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! Get well soon <3

Sending hugs your way...Erin

kasia c. said...

Oh Emily! This card is super adorable! As always your colouring skills are amazing. :)

I hope that you are feeling better soon and are able to sit back & enjoy that book!
Take care.
{hugs}

walchowDesign said...

Such a fun image and you've colored it beautifully, Emily!

Lindsey said...

The long format of your card is perfect for this clown image! Fabulously coloured, of course. Glad you're planning to slow down a bit, but I'll believe it when I see it. :P