And how better to celebrate than with a French kitty?? :) I don't even know who made this stamp, I bought it used because it was a cat in a beret and I absolutely cannot resist such things! (If you know who made it, let me know - I think perhaps Stampendous?). I combined it with a completely ancient stamp set from Hero Arts called C'est Chouette. You know I cannot ever let go of a stamp set described as "all things French"! I used the fleur-de-lis from this set, and also used it as inspiration for the sentiment, which I ended up spelling out with my Hero Arts Printer's Type alphabet.
I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch for this card, although in the end I strayed a little, oops.
Making this card, I couldn't help but keep saying to myself "le mew, le meow, le purrrrr"... anyone know what that is? It's Penelope cat, of course. I think Pepe Le Pew was my first "French" experience growing up - it set me on the course of loving all things French. HA!
And let me just mention yesterday's Stage 4 at the Tour. Because it was AwEsOmE!! After a rotten day of horrible crashing the stage before, it was so nice to have this stage end on such an incredibly happy note, with Tony Martin from Team Etixx-Quickstep finally - FINALLY - wearing yellow for the first time in his career. And in such dramatic fashion, too! The route took them over cobblestones - fyi, not an easy thing to ride a road bike over. Tony ended up having a mechanical, which can quickly take you out of contention in a race - but he quickly traded bikes with his teammate (who rides a different sized bike!) and ended up pulling away from everyone and winning the stage. Just look at this smile!
Tomorrow I'm back with another mega-talented guest designer, see you then!