Thursday, December 27, 2007

Limited Supply Challenge

I love the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. It was the first challenge I participated in because I thought it was for people with limited supplies (which is mostly true) but it opened the door to all of the other challenges available. Here's the list I had to abide by when making this card:

Stamps
one stamped image that can be colored
optional: sentiment
optional: an image to ground the main image like an oval, grass, etc.

Paper
any shade of white
2-3 patterns of designer paper
NO other colored cardstock

Tools
NO specialty tools (No punches, No CB, No Piercer, etc)
any coloring tools
sponges OK

Embellishments
one piece of ribbon

Sometimes I look at the limitations and I start to sweat a little, but todays challenge allowed me to use my favourite product: patterned paper! So it was no problem for me. I used one of my new clear stamps by inkadinkado (christmas present) for the sentiment, so that was good.. I can now say I used that set of stamps (even though there are like 100+ stamps..). Thanks for looking, and I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Stamps: Autumn leaves, inkadinkado, amuse
Paper: making memories
Ink: lamp black (ranger)
Accessories: copic markers, velvet rik rak

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Genie's Sketch for you to try...














I'm posting....FINALLY! I made it through the Christmas concert season (as I call it) in-tact, a little tired, and behind on my Christmas duties, but I'm alive. I had to make some Christmas cards for all of the people I will be visiting on the 25th, so I thought I'd use Jen's "Sketch for you to try."
I had these felt shapes by American Crafts hanging around for a while, so I was intent on using them tonight. They don't match the paper (Scenic Route) exactly, but they'll work. Here are a couple of the cards close-up:















Supplies; Paper: Bazzil, Papertrey (white), Scenic Route (Patterned Paper); Stamps: Amuse (Carolers, sweet sentiment), Memory Box (Gingerbread guy), Impress (fa la la la); Ink: Noir (Palette); Copic markers, Liquid Appplique, Felt Shapes (American Crafts), Ribbon (May Arts).

There are a couple of small details that I thought I should mention; I used a gold-leafing pen around the perimeter of the patterned paper. I don't normally like gold, but the paper already had embossed accents of gold in it, so I went with it! Similar to distressing the edges of cardstock, it gives it that special *polished* look we all aim to achieve with our cards. I also coloured the images using Copic markers and used liquid applique on the gingerbread's buttons.

I hope you all have a *very* merry Christmas, I know I will!! (First Christmas with my boyfriend.. should be a blast!)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Blog Candy Winner!

Using Random.org the winner of my little gift is:

scfranson said...

You have a great blog, congratulations. Our favorite tradition is each of us buying some stocking stuffers for everyone and on Christmas Eve we take turns opening the gifts from our stockings.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net


Congrats! I will email you and I'll mail it off.. Thank you to everyone who told me about their Christmas traditions. It sounds like everyone is making some really great memories this time of year. I can't wait till Dec. 24th!!!!

I got a chance to put up my tree tonight, here is a pic:


Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pic of the Candy!!


Here are the treats I will give one lucky reader who tells me all about their favourite holiday tradition. I have LOVED reading all of your replies, thanx SO much for sharing that with me! Please leave a comment in the previous post, and I will announce a winner tomorrow night! Take care!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

10, 000 Hits! BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!!

Because I'm a high school music teacher, AND a freelance musician, this is probably the most concert-heavy time of year for me. This week I am busy for 6 nights straight doing concerts (and this is in addition to teaching every day). Next week I get a little bit of a break, so hopefully I can decorate my tree and put up Christmas decorations.. I just haven't had time yet!

Anyway... On to FUN! I am not the "Blog Candy" type of person, but I think I will have to make an exception because 10, 000 hits is a pretty big number and I need to celebrate! I would like you to leave a comment IN THIS POST and let me know what your favourite Christmas tradition is. I will post a pic of what the blog candy will be in a couple of days...

I will tell you my favourite tradition:

My family is Catholic (I'm not practicing anymore) but I still cherish the wonderful tradition of going to midnight mass. I gather up all of my presents (and clothes etc) and head over to my parents on Christmas eve. We usually have a nap around 9:00 (although of late, my brother and I usually stay up playing poker and drinking.. hahahaha) and around 11:00 we all put on our Sunday best, my best friend comes over, and we head to midnight mass... My brother, best friend and I sing at the top of our lungs during the service (usually drowning out the octogenarian choir) and breathe in frankinsense. We get home around 1:30, bring out all the presents from Santa, and head to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

I will post a pic of the Candy over the weekend, but I will make the draw on Sunday night! Feel free to let anyone know about the blog candy, and thank you all for reading my blog. And have a merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday's Colour Combo

I had a chance to make a card today with today's colour combo. The colours FOR ME weren't particularly inspiring, but I found my felt photo corners really made this card. I coloured a tiny bit with my copic markers and my new Spica glitter pens, and used stickles for even more *BLING*.


Supplies: Paper: My Mind's Eye, Bazzill; Ink: Ranger, Versacolor; Stamps: Inkadinkado; Felt Photo Corners (Fancy Pants); Ribbon (May Arts); Spica Glitter pen and markers(Copic) ; Stickles (Ranger).


Friday, November 23, 2007

Chocolate Bubblegum



This is for today's limited supply challenge at SCS and here are the perameters:
Let's make some sensational snowflake cards. Use mostly neutral colors: choose from shades of brown, shades of gray, or black & white. Then add just a teeny tiny bit of color with ink, watercolors, and/or embellishments. Please see the list.
Keyword: LSC143

Stamps
snowflakes
sentiment optional

Cardstock
2-4 layers
only the neutral colors

Ink or coloring tools
mostly neutral
just a teeny tiny bit of color

Embellishments
choose one kind
mostly neutral, just a bit of color

Tools
one specialized tool


I don't know what it is, but I LOVE creating within parameters. I find all of the choices I have around me (tools, papers, colours, ribbon, stamps.... AHHHHHHHH) claustrophobic. So here's the card I made with the neutral being brown/kraft, and the touch of colour (ribbon and tiny piece of c/s) is pink! I used my Cuttlebug for the "specialty tool." Stamps are by amuse, and the large snowflake is by Stampendous.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Amuse Addicts Weekly Challenge #16

The challenge is to make a Christmas card using Amuse stamps! How easy is that?!?! I actually made this card while sitting around waiting for the colour challenge to be posted on SCS. I also just acquired my TAN POLYMER MAT today from Precious Memories, so I'm finally able to emboss with my Nestabilities dies and my Cuttlebug. YAY! I LOVE the embossing capabilities of those dies, it makes them a must-have tool, and I MUST HAVE MORE, that's for sure...

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for all the stamping on this card. I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner ( I only got mine a couple-a weeks ago) cause now I have worry-free stamping. I stamped the tree first, then added the "ornaments" with some tiny stamps from a Memory Box clear set (TRENDY TREES), and finally stamped the tiny oval for the base. I then went over the whole tree with my clear-ish gelly roll glitter pen. (I am desperately waiting for my Copic Spica pen...) I stamped the sentiment in Cloud White (versamagic) but went over it with my white gelly roll pen 'cause the white wasn't white enough!! Thanx for looking!

*Edited to add ONE MORE CARD!

I'm not normally this productive on a school night, but my b/f wasn't over, so I actually got some work done. This card incorporates the amuse challenge, AND tonight's colour challenge at SCS.. This card didn't come together very easily for me (layout issues) but I FORCED it until I was moderately satisfied with the turn-out. I am presenting this to my mother for her Christmas cards for my parents business.. Hope she likes it, it would be an easy card to duplicate, that's for sure!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Featured Stamper: Papermoon

I really love the Featured Stamper challenge. I don't case cards too much anymore (too busy to gallery stroll these days) so this gives me an opportunity to "learn" new skills from a fellow stamper. I made this card for a client whose Christmas cards I'm trying to design, so maybe she'll like this one! I think it turned out great. I especially love those ghost snowflakes!

Here's her card that I cased.

Supplies: Basic Grey "Dasher" paper, Bazzill, Great Impressions (Sentiment), Nick Bantock Lamp Black ink (Ranger), Burnt Umber (Palette), Heidi Swapp ghost shapes.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Lists...

Do you make lists? I am constantly writing various lists on random pads of paper around my house, and leaving them all over the place. I make lists about:
-money
-groceries
-teaching stuff to do
-projects on the go
-projects to do
and around Christmas time is possibly the busiest list-making time for me. I picked up a cheap note-pad from M's, and thought it would be the easiest way to make a book with my bind-it-all! All I would need to do is decorate the front cover.
I initially picked out some paper to cover the whole front cover, but since I'm totally into the kraft/white thing, I left it au natural. I stamped various snowflake images in Cloud White (Versamagic) and a cute Amuse sentiment directly onto the chipboard cover. I then glued the rik rak with Zip Dry liquid adhesive and made a little pull-tab at the bottom with a snap (WeR). I punched the squares out of some Around The Block paper with my giga scallop square punch (Marvy) and adhered them to the chipboard with Zip Dry. I then bound it all together with my Bind-it-All. Finished size is 4x8.

This will be a permanent fixture in my purse from now until Christmas. Do you think this would be a good gift for my son's teachers? Maybe I'll run to M's and pick up some more pads.

Anyway, happy list-making, and thanx for visiting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another reason I {heart} Starbucks...

Have you been to your local Starbucks lately? I have! (about 2-3 times a day, lol) and when I was there the other day I was oogling one of their new Christmas decorations, do you know the one I'm talking about? It's a tree made of light blue paper, wire, and tiny mirrors. I picked it up, examined it, and thought, I CAN DO THIS! I went to M's looking for supplies that would work, and luckily found suitable substitutes for things I could not find (a metal base for the tree, for example).

I purchased some VERY expensive paper for this project (Heidi Grace glitter embossed paper at $3.25 a sheet), clear opalescent snowflakes, got my glue gun out, and started cutting, gluing, and consequently burning myself. OUCH!

I cut strips of 12x1.5 from my 12x12 paper, then cut those strips down to 1x1.5. I folded a little flap over, applied hot glue, and pressed it to the cone. I started at the bottom, and worked my way to the top, not worrying too much about it being symmetrical, but making sure to hide the styrofoam base.
The base is a tiny terra cotta pot that I painted with white acrylic paint, covered in glitter, and embossed with UTEE. It has this really cool frosted glass look. I then glued it to the bottom of the cone.

To finish of the tree I glued the plastic snowflakes on with the hot glue in random places.

All in all this was an expensive project ($6.50 for the cone, approx. $6 for the paper, $7 for the snowflakes), but I know where I can cut expenses if I will replicate this for gifts. I encourage you all to try this, it's an AWESOME look. THANK YOU STARBUCKS MERCHANDISING PEOPLE!!!!

Supplies: Paper: Heidi Grace; Snowflakes (Dress it Up); Styrofoam, terracotta pot, glue gun (Michaels).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A card.... FINALLY

I haven't posted for a week, and I feel AWFUL, but I have undergone some recent changes in my personal life, specifically in my LOVE life. hee hee.. Yes, I am no longer listed as "single" on facebook, I'm officially "in a relationship." His name is Ian and he's an education student (like I was not too long ago) and for his practicum he's teaching the 5th grade. It's SO cute.. anyway. Enough about my new man...

I finally got some time last night to putter around on my scrapbook table and made this little ditty for the Featured Stamper Challenge. The challenge was to case one of Stampowl's cards, and I chose this one. I changed the following:

~ She did a Cami tri-fold, I did a 4.75 square card.
~ She punched the sentiments with a word-window punch, and I stamped it DTP.
There are many other little things I did differently, but I think it's obvious her card inspired me...
Supplies: Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Amuse; Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill; Ink: Ranger Inks (Nic Bantock) Lamp Black; Copic Markers, Rub-on (American Crafts), Marvy Punches.

Oh yah! Did I mention I got a digital SLR for my grad present from my parents? This pic was taken with it, and can I say, I'm in LOVE... Here's a pic Ian took of me over the weekend while I was performing at my school's swing dance fund-raiser.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Simple Christmas Cards

These cards are for a "stack class" I will teach in December at Precious Memories. Friday's Limited Supply Challenge was to make simple, flat cards that were easy to mail, so inspired by that challenge I made four cards that are easy to replicate.

I had originally picked out some American Crafts paper for this class, but once I saw the new Basic Grey FIGGY PUDDING paper I fell in love..... (What can I say, I have a thing for Basic Grey).

I designed this class so we would only use 1 sheet of 12x12 paper for all 12 cards. It was a tight fit, but I love to save on scraps, and hoard my good paper whenever possible!

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzil; Stamps: Season's Greetings Stamp strip (that's all it says on them); Ink: Versamagic chalk ink; Ribbon: May Arts, WeR, Bo Bunny; Brads (Imaginisce); Sakura glitter pen; Marvy Punches.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Tagged!

So... I don't normally play "blog tag," but Sharon Johnson tagged me, and I LOVE her, so I had to play.. so:
Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger (see above), and also post these rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag seven (or as many as you can find who HAVEN'T done this) people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

OK, here are my 7 facts:

  1. I used to be a makeup artist for TV and film.
  2. My son was conceived while I was on tour with a music group in Phoenix, AZ, so I named him Phoenix!!
  3. My son's father has never met my son, and wants nothing to do with us. (But it's OK, 'cause we have a GREAT life "Just the two of us."
  4. I used to have 14 piercings (body and ear) and now I only have 4.
  5. I have had plastic surgery. (I'll never tell..... lol)
  6. I LOATHE laundry.. It piles up on my bed, and in baskets until my dear Grandmother comes to babysit and graciously folds it for me. (I still have to put it away though.....)
  7. I waited until I was 26 (and a single parent) to pursue my dream of being a high school music teacher. I plunged myself into debt, let babysitters raise my son 18 hours of MOST days, and got my degree(s). I received my degree/certification in the mail the other day and it was a VERY good day. I am now teaching at a magnet fine arts school in my city, and LOVING it.
So there... 7 random things.. I tag these people:
Kelly Albright
Colleen

And, for a card! I played today's colour challenge found here.
The colours we were to use were So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red. As always I knew I could find a patterned paper that would coordinate with this CC, and I actually found it right away! To fulfill the "saffron" component I airbrushed Y21 with my copic marker and airbrush system along the edges of the main image. Have a great day!

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts (Santa), Amuse (Sentiment and snowflake); Paper: Bazzil and Basic Grey; Ink: Noir (Palette), Jumbo Java, Red Magic (Versamagic), Versamark; Ribbon (Amuse), Felt shapes (American Crafts), White Glue (Art Institute), Copic Markers and Airbrush system.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Featured Stamper: Nitestamper

This week's featured stamper is Nitestamper, and here is the card I cased.

I changed the following:
- colour combination
- stamp set
- ribbon
- scallop punch instead of circle

This was a great layout, and an awesome way to feature patterned paper.

Supplies: Paper: Marigold Morning, Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp (SU!), Scrapworks, Papertrey; Stamps: Amuse, Hero Arts; Eyelets (WeR), Copic markers, Ribbon (May Arts).



Here are some pics of my trip to the pumpkin farm with my son, Phoenix!





Fun with Felt!

I love felt! I hoard it, but I love it. lol. I just bought another pack of 12x12 felt shapes by Fancy Pants and I was sitting there trying to find a colour to match my card when it donned on me; USE YOUR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM AND YOU CAN MAKE THEM ANY COLOUR YOU WANT!! Don't you love "aha" moments? So I grabbed my airbrush, grabbed my camera (ofcourse) and documented my findings. Result: FABULOUS! I am appreciating more and more every day why these markers are so remarkable. (no pun intended haha...)

Directions:
1)Pick a colour of felt that will either be a good base colour, OR use white. (Which is what I decided to do for my first felt shape)
2)Spray shape with the lightest colour (similar to shading) and cover shape completely.
3)Spray with a darker colour to add depth. You could keep going darker, but I only used two colours on my flower.

I adhered the felt to the patterned paper with Aleene's Tacky Glue. Do you see the brown felt shape? It was originally a baby pink colour, and I airbrushed it with a deep brown. LOVE it!

I saw someone the other day use their Scor-pal to emboss their card front (notimetostamp) and I thought it was genius! so I tried it, and it's AWESOME! (I embossed a rectangle frame around the patterned paper. Thanx for looking and visit my SCS post for supplies!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Some Exciting News!


Well the REALLY big news is Diana Crick of Scor-Pal has chosen me to be a member of her design team! Diana attended one of my card classes at Precious Memories when it came up that she's the owner/inventor of this famous tool!! I am working on my first tutorial for her website. Will be coming soon!



The other news is that my "Dancing Fool" layout I posted the other day was selected to appear on the Basic Grey website. I'm so excited! Here's the link.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

Today's Featured Stamper challenge features TruCarMa and here's the card I cased. In her comments she mentioned the ribbon being her original inspiration for the card, but when it came time to it it didn't fit on the card...Well, I went with her original idea and added ribbon instead of brads. I used the new Amuse ribbon, which is yummy and sparkly in real life.

I, for the most part, kept her original design. I cut down on the layers, but LOVED the layout, so I stayed true to that (scalloped bottom included). If you click on the image you can see I covered some of the dots on the present with glitter, and some with Simple Shine (Crystal Effects). Love that dimensional effect. I cut out bella's legs/dress with an exacto. I LOVE that coming-out-of-the-picture effect. What's that technique called anyway?? Have a great week!

Supplies: Stamps: Presentabella (Stamping Bella), Amuse; Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzil, Papertrey; Ink: Noir (Palette), Jumbo Java and Cloud White(Versamagic); Ribbon (Amuse), Copic Markers, Simple Shine.

Staff Crop Night

The LSS where I teach (linked on the right) had a staff crop tonight! I did more talking than cropping, but isn't that what crops are all about?? Here are the fruits of my (not so much) labour:
I did this card with the specific intention of using chipboard. I used the Basic Grey chipboard and coordinating die cuts (Stella Ruby) to make this SUPER quick card. I also couldn't resist using one of my new felt shapes by Fancy Pants since it went so well with the paper.

Supplies; Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzil; Ink: Jumbo Java (versamagic); Ribbon: May Arts; Felt star (Fancy Pants), Chipboard letters (Basic Grey).



My second completed project is this layout featuring my freak of a son getting his groove on. I toiled over this page, mostly because I have many embellishments for female-oriented pages, but none for little boys. (Go figure- I only have one child and he's a BOY)

To colour the chipboard arrow I used my brown and black Copic markers and the Copic airbrush system. No more paint for me! haha..

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey, KI Memories, Bazzil; Ink: Jumbo Java (Versamagic); Thickers (American Crafts), Chipboard (Basic Grey), Journaling tag (Making Memories), Rub-on (Cosmo Cricket), Copic Markers and Airbrush system.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A first for me.

No patterned paper....BY CHOICE! I will do it if I have to (for a challenge or something) but it's always my preference to use patterned paper. In the case of this card, nothing matched the airbrushing perfectly, except for this piece of cardstock I had in my stash (Bazzil) so I thought, what the heck!

This is for Beate's weekend sketch found here.

p.s... I am house-sitting for my parents and I used my mom's Canon EOS digital SLR. Isn't the picture amazing!! I want a pretty camera SO bad.. oh the pictures I would take....

Supplies: Paper: Bazzil, Papertrey; Stamps: Stampendous (large snowflake), Amuse (small snowflake, penguins and sentiment); Ink: White Cloud (Versamagic), Noir (Palette); Ribbon (May Arts), Copic Markers and airbrush system.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Santa's on a Diet

The first time I saw this image I didn't know what to think of it. A skinny Santa? I didn't know if I was ready for that. I bought the set anyway, and haven't inked it until today. He's kinda cute now that he's all coloured, and the new modern twist on the old Santa suits more modern and geometric patterned papers with which I've paired him.

This is the second card I've done for today's featured stamper challenge, and I cased the same card. (I was on a roll, what can I say?)

The challenge is here, the card I cased is here.


Supplies: Paper: The Paper Company, Wild Wasabi (SU!), White (Prism); Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Set, Amuse (Sentiment); Ink: Red Magic (Versamagic), Noir (Palette); Ribbon (May Arts), Copic Markers, Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Mat Pack (SU!).

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's been a LONG week.

This past week has been one of those weeks, you know? I taught two classes at my LSS (LOTS of prep) and I was busy making out mid-terms for my high school students, and before I knew it, a week had gone by!

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge, featuring Stampertammy. (Her card is here). I was determined to use my NEW stamp from Stamping Bella. Isn't it AWESOME?!?! I coloured it with Copic markers, and decorated the image with some white glue and glitter ritz micro-fine glitter.

To add special interest to the image I cut the rectangle so it appears as if the stirring stick is sticking out of the matte. I LOVE this look, and it worked out so well. I die cut a scalloped rectangle using a Nestabilities die and my Cuttlebug.

Supplies: Paper: Piggy Tales, Bazzil, Papertrey; Stamps: Stamping Bella, Amuse; Ink: Versamagic, Palette (Noir); Copic markers, Aleene's Glue, Glitter Ritz, Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

File Folder Album

I saw Kristina's (kwerner design blog) directions for a small file folder album, and thought I'd give it a try. I actually had to go to Staples and buy a whole box (1oo) of files because I didn't have ANY in my house. Even though this is only half a file folder, it was still a lot of work, time, paper, and I don't know if I would do it again! I'm the kind of scrapper that likes to get a project done in an hour or less, and this was NOT that project.. ah well.

I had a bunch of old photos of me given to me and they have sat in my photo box for a LONG time. I find it SO hard to find papers to match that orangey-70's colour, but these papers by Cosmo Cricket worked pretty well.

Here's the cover. The monogram is a metal letter by American Crafts, and the stamps are Technique Tuesday.

Supplies: Paper: (Kraft, Cosmo Cricket, MME); Stamps: Technique Tuesday, Autumn Leaves; Ink: Jumbo Java (Versamagic); Accessories: Copic markers, EK punch, MME star die cut, WeR brads and ribbon, metal letter (American Crafts).

Monday, October 1, 2007

Colour Challenge: Chocolate Bayou

What a yummy colour combo: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip and River Rock (all SU! colours). The first thing I do when there's a colour challenge is thumb through my scraps of patterned paper that coordinate with the challenge colours ( I have SO many scraps that I'm usually successful). It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, so I think my Grandmother who is hosting dinner, will receive this card.

I stamped "thanks" with a gorgeous alpha by Technique Tuesday, and "give" with my tiny snap stamps. I was able to line up the alpha using a clear block with a grid by Provo Craft.

For challenge details check out the link here.

Supplies:
Paper: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip (SU!), KI patterned paper; Stamps: Alphabet (Technique Tuesday), Snap Stamp (Karen Foster), Leaf Flourish (Inkadinkado); Ink: Jumbo Java (Versamagic); Ribbon (May Arts), Felt Flowers (American Crafts), brads, Ticket Corner Punch (SU!).

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fluffles le Chat

Can you believe this is my first "Fluffles" stamp? I don't know why I haven't purchased one before, 'cause I think they're cute, but I just really like this one. My friend Tara first showed me this stamp, and I guess I just had to have it!

I wanted this to be a really quick card because I'm designing a class that centre around punches and Copic markers for Precious Memories, and this was a quick and easy sketch.

Here's the original layout (you can see the challenge here) and ofcourse I changed it to suit a square card - this time measuring 4.25 square. It's subtle, but the kitty is actually grey (like my son's cat) because any other colour would have clashed with the Piggy Tales paper.
Have an awesome day!

Supplies:
Stamps: fluffles (Stampendous)
Paper: piggy tales, bazzil
Ink: lamp black (ranger)
Accessories: copic markers, punches, gel pen (sakura), rik rak