Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kraft Squirrel Harvest

Happy Thursday!

Is it just me or is this week flying by?  

The Kraft Journal has a new challenge this week: Harvest.  Silly as it sounds, I often think of squirrels during the fall.  My parents used to own a small lot in a campground.  The campground was full of acorn loaded trees and I used to fill a garbage bag (no kidding) with acorn nuts for the squirrels in my neighborhood in town.  Everyday I would put nuts out and just enjoy seeing the happy squirrels snatch up the nuts and scamper off to bury them.  The squirrels soon realized that I was not a threat and would walk right up to me.  One was really brave and actually sat in one of my hands and took nuts from my other hand.  I felt like the "Squirrel Whisperer".  Those were wonderful memories!

Knowing all of that, it is no surprise that I purchased the Small Squirrel Stamp by Joanna Sheen at Giordano Studio Stamps.  He is absolutely adorable and I love how he almost looks like he is rolling the berry or nut in his hands.  The image was colored in with Tim Holtz markers, chalk and Stickles.  The image was die cut using Spellbinders Grand Big Scalloped Ovals.  The beautiful lace die cut is Couture Creations' Irish Dreams doily.  The ribbon is from Michaels.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great Thursday!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kraft Journal, Harvest
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Craftin Desert Divas, AG
Cuttlebugmania, Autumn
613 Avenue, AG


  1. I LOVE IT! It's so CUTE! I'm totally drooling over that sumptuous ribbon too - I don't know how you used it. I'd just keep touching it & making silly noises.
    I can't tell you enough how much I love your acorn collecting story too - those kind of memories are the most wonderful. Where we lived in BC we had what felt like millions of squirrels, but in NS we don't see so many. We had a few last year & I was like a little kid watching them out the window!

  2. I saw your little squirrel at WAW and had to get a closer look.... Ilove squirrels - he's fabulous! What a beautiful card - love your colouring.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. WOW!! Kathy Jo! This is awesome!! What a great card!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous, Kathy Jo!! I love how you colored the looks real!! What a beautiful card!! And it's not just you...the week - heck the entire year is flying by!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. That is the MOST FABULOUS stamp and your colouring of it makes it so realistic.That ribbon is scrumptious! I think that may be one of the nicest stamps I've ever seen ! I adore squirrels, I had one I used to hand feed too, now I just hand feed a Bluejay. River keeps the squirrels away !

  6. Oh, Kathy Jo - this is just SO precious! I love that sweet little squirrel. We had them in our yards when I lived in Minnesota, but I don't see them here in the desert. Thanks for sharing with us this week - you are SUCH a blessing to me!
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. I agree that the ribbon you used really captures the gorgeous colors of Autumn. This is just lovely and I thank you so much for sharing!
    The Kraft Journal

  8. Today I wanted to put a ribbon in the bottom corner like you have is so BEAUTIFUL. The image is so natural looking. What a super great piece of art, the layout and colors are just beautiful.
    God bless you.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. What a great memory! I have Hummingbirds I can get to sit on my finger to drink sometimes - I adore that feeling! I really like the darker CS you used for your image - the squirrel seems to pop off the page. And the ribbon is a great choice for fall! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes” at our house!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave. C
    Personal blog: RubberMAD at

  10. Wow!! You did an amazing job w/ this little guy & I loved hearing the backstory!! :)) :))
    The colors & ribbon are fab!!
    Enjoy your weekend, lovely lady!! Xo

  11. What a sweet image, love the card! Beautiful autumn colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!!

  12. OMG, This is gorgeous, Kathy Jo! Such a cute squirrel stamp! We love the squirrels at our house too! we have a feeder for them and make our our own squirrel food from cracked corn,peanuts and sunflower seeds. They clean it out at least once a day! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

  13. Beautiful card love the squirrel thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's

  14. What a cutie pie he is!! Looks real enough to feel the fur!

  15. This is such a cute image, no wonder you couldn't resist it and you've made it into a beautiful card. The ribbon finished it wonderfully. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

  16. Love the rich colors! Love your beautiful project! Thanks for inspiring me and thanks for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  17. Lovely image and what a fantastic bow. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x


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