What you can do when you rescue a little creature is guarantee an entire life on this planet without one harsh word. An entire life with only kind and affectionate hands. And entire life with no worries about predators or the next meal or anxiety about the future. An entire life with no fear, only love.
Even the best parent in the world can't keep their child from experiencing fear or worry or injury.
No human on earth will ever have a life like that. But you can give that life to a furry. :) I say this of course, as an inveterate and unapologetic critter spoiler.
Since I stamp with a little beast draped across my work surface most days, I ponder these things whenever I get creative. They just go hand in hand.
I got some good crafty time in this weekend and stayed relatively unplugged with the exception of Angry Birds, of course.
I did do some live crafting on Ustream, and Leslie helped me make this card with a set I had not inked up before this session. She suggested that I use the Waltzingmouse sketch and it fit my idea perfectly.
You know I love to make cards where cats are thinking about birds and mice. :) So I thought I'd use the greeting in a smart alecky way for this one. I have a bird feeder right outside my stamp room for the entertainment of my deskmate, and this is basically what she does all day long.
I stamped the stems on the card base, and then stamped the flower image on Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight and cut them out. You can use the Scallop Punch, but then you'll have a little border around the flower and I didn't want that. After I stamped and colored the images, I punched them out with the 1.25" circle punch. (Note - you will want to stamp these upside down and near the edge of your cardstock to frame them like I've done.) I glued them to the flowers and popped them both off the card with dimensionals.
Here's the rest of this set - Touch of Kindness - it's so cute!
Click here if you don't see the video).