No, I'm not retiring. Been there, done that three years ago. I did have two friends retire this year though. And they certainly deserve good wishes after working for many long years. My prayer is that their retirement is healthy and very relaxing. I'm afraid that kitty would have to take a nap somewhere else so I could have the seat.
For my card base and mats, I used Early Espresso. The Circle Scissor Plus was used to cut the 2 circles (they were cut down to fit under the image layer). The Marina Mist circle was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I used the Square Lattice embossing folder on the Daffodil Delight layer. The image from Peace Within was stamped with StazOn ink on Watercolor Paper. Using markers, I colored in parts of the image and used the blender pen to "paint" it. The kitty was stamped again on scrap paper, colored, cut out, and propped up with dimensionals. I used the 3/16" Corner Punch on opposite corners of the image and its mat. Again I turned to the old reliable Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment. Daffodil Delight brads were added to the Wild Wasabi.
I hope they enjoy their retirement as much as I have been enjoying mine. Time moves so quickly and you don't want to miss a day. You go out and have a terrific one.
Super Stamp Set: Peace Within (#114312); Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Irresistible Ink: Jet Black StazOn (#101406); Early Espresso (#119670); markers in the following colors - Wild Wasabi (#120975); Rich Razzleberry (#120970); River Rock (#120972); Soft Suede (#120973); Cajun Craze (#119678); Daffodil Delight (#119677); Marina Mist (#119679)
Paper Confections: Early Espresso (#119686); Marina Mist (#119682); Daffodil Delight (#119683); Wild Wasabi (#108641); Watercolor Paper (#105019)
Terrific Tools: Blender Pen (#102845); 3/16" Corner Small Punch (#119871); Circle Scissor Plus (#112530); Glass Mat (#112531); Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
Finish It Up: Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Brights Brads (#119740)