Saturday, October 29, 2016


Sometimes I feel like I've got lots of balls in the air, hoping not to drop any of them!  So when I saw this delightful digi outline, Juggling Tiger,  by Gerda Steiner, I knew I had to create a card with it.

A free digi is given monthly in the Progressive Freebie Group at the Outlawz ning site.  If you use the image, you get the next month's freebie sent to you, etc. etc.

I came across this James Patterson quote.  It certainly gave me pause for thought....

Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.

I found it rather uncanny that Gerda's tiger is juggling five balls.  I made "work" the red rubber (for bouncing back) ball in the middle.  I know, deep thought for a cute image.  But let's hear it for all jugglers.

Other materials:
computer generated coloring and sentiment
Copic markers to highlight computer colored image
Ranger Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles (on balls and nose)
DCWV Animal Crackers cardstock

Did you know today is special?

So I'm also entering
Her Peaceful Garden 2016 Cat Lovers Hop  #134 Winner
because a tiger is included in the big cat category

2016 Cat Lovers Hop Badge


DonnaMundinger said...

That is really a cool quote and works so well as inspiration for the image (which reminds me, I haven't colored it yet for the Outlawz.) Fabulous card. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

Carole J said...

Haha - I've felt like I've been juggling all week. I love the James Patterson quote - definitely gave me paws for thought! Cute card! x
caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

Karenladd said...

That's a lot of philosophy for a juggling cat to carry... and I wish that all of them were rubber, and none glass. Thanks for sharing the quote and this adorable card.
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Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! That is deep, but true. Such a cute card! banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great image and a sweet card. Those are some deep thoughts about the balls we are juggling. Thanks for explaining the progressive challenge. I've seen that tiger several places recently and thought it coincidental that so many used it. NOW I understand why.
PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

Michele K. Henderson said...

Juggling Tiger is a GREAT card! I love the cheerful colors!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your card! Great juggling tiger, reminds me of my son who likes to juggle.

Arianna Barbara said...

Great quote! Love it!
And your card is absolutely cute!!!

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Becca Yahrling said...

Awesome quote and so true.
Your card design is lovely.

Fikreta said...

so cute card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

That's an awesome quote! So true! Your card is adorable - I love Gerda's designs! This week has been a lot of fun!

KT Fit Kitty
fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

mandysea said...

Oh my goodness... so true, so true!! I feel like that too! And the image is a perfect interpretation of that. Beautifully done. I've loved reading your post!

D.Ann C said...

I LOVE this image and your fab take on the red rubber ball! Thanks for introducing me to Outlawz. I'm still trying to find my way around the site, but may pop in there from time to time. Cool beans! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

Sue D said...

Very cute. Great choice of papers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

Christi Conley said...

I love the story behind this card - and that quote is SO true!! So let that red ball bounce, I say! Christi ~ StampinDIva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

Kuni said...

This is wonderful.
my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

Janis said...

Thanks for that great quote.....such a good thing to remember!!! Love your juggling tiger and this happy card.

Thank you so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
<3 J

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