Mini Kit Challenge
Location: The Rush Ranch – Eastern Oregon
Wx: Fall, cool 55F
Listening to: The quail, clucking to each other on the front porch.
We have a new family member – a second cat named Jake, who is pretty new to the ranch. I have to watch him closely, because he thinks that birds are for chasing, not watching. He is four years old. He was an abused cat and was taken to a vet clinic with severe injuries. I won’t go into that, as I am sure that it would be just as upsetting to you as it was to me. He has no tail, has only 3 teeth, and he is deaf. He was at the animal shelter for six months, living in a tiny cage – I just couldn’t take it anymore, I had to bring him home. I think that people were afraid that he might be timid, have special needs, or have emotional issues because of his earlier experiences, but he has been the delight of our family from the minute I brought him home. Our other cat ignores him. Jake spreads the love around. He sleeps on my daughter’s bed, cuddles with my husband or me. He ignores our dogs. I glad that he is finally in his forever home. (I don’t know if I ever mentioned that my husband volunteers at the animal shelter a few days every month….. I can’t volunteer there, because I would bring every animal home.) Jake has already caught a mouse in our garage (Poor mouse!) and he dropped it into the dog’s food bowl. I’m not sure what that means……..It could be like that Godfather movie, where the Mafia can place a horse’s head in your bed as a warning. Or, it could mean that it was a gift to the dogs……..That poker face is going to keep those dogs guessing, I suppose.
The Designer Challenge over at Pixelscrapper was to take a Halloween template kit made by designer Sheila Reid, and use it in other ways. We could go with any theme we chose, EXCEPT for a Halloween theme. The kit bundle is called “No Tricks Just Treats”, and is available at Pixelscrapper. I originally misunderstood the instructions, and used more than 50% of Sheila’s items to build my own kit – but I was reminded that a designer cannot use 50% or more of any other designer’s work in the making of a new kit. So, I deleted the majority of the things I had made in compliance with the rules. The kit below is what I came up with, and utilizes only about 15% of her designs – a bow on the ornament, a string on the tag, etc. I don’t think that I will ever do another challenge where I am specifically instructed to use items from someone else’s designs……….It’s just too stressful to be so careful. And, I enjoy the creativity of making my own designs, instead. I didn’t see anyone else participate in the challenge, so I don’t have a link to share with you to grab additional kits.
By the way, I made a color change to the strip of lace in the elements preview – I added the same lace pattern in a much lighter, cream color. That initial cinnamon color would be just too dark to be seen on dark paper. So there are two lace strips in the kit. Also, the frames you see in the paper preview are in the “elements” download. This kit can be used for CU purposes. I did purchase the CU licenses for the parts I utilized in this kit.
I’ll be publishing my November Blog Hop designs for you on November 1st – just a few days away! I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by!
Have a delight filled week –