First up is a thank you card for my friend Violette, who very generously gave my friend Jane and me a pair of tickets to see Turandot at the Kennedy Center last Thursday when it turned out that she and her husband wouldn't be able to use them. It's been ages since i've been to the opera. It's not my favorite musical art form, but Puccini's music for Turandot is fantastic (no matter how discomfiting the story line is) and the staging was amazing, borrowing from Kabuki theatre and Chinese opera. It was a really nice night out! Before the show, Jane and i bought salads at the Terrace Cafe and enjoyed dinner outside on the Terrace in the mild Spring evening air with a fine view of the city, the river, and the planes heading in to National airport.
I "borrowed" the layout for this card from Robin, my Stampin' Up! manager, changing the color combination (had to use violet or something close to it for Violette *g*) and finishing it off with a big silver-colored brad. (Stampers "borrow" each other's layouts all the time...they call it "CASEing"..."Copy And Share Everything.")
Next is a birthday card for Robin herself...she's actually a "dog person" but i thought she'd enjoy the kitty on this since it's practically become my trademark.
Monday was also my friend Jenny's birthday, another "dog person." I used a layout very similar to the one i used on Robin's card, except that i used a cute foam dog that represents Jenny's yellow-ish rescue dog who's probably Australian shepherd.
As promised, a couple of kitty pictures from this week after the weather started to warm up again. First is Sylvie snoozing on a box next to the fridge. She seems to think that since her head is tucked in, no one (especially Gingy) can see her there.
And then there's Louie on the boogie mat in front of the fridge...this is a warm weather snoozing position...still close to that hot air from under the fridge, but much less curled up!