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A Mouse, a Cat, Two Fish, and Plaid

I am playing in the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (Plaid) HMFMC#391on this very hot but beautiful Saturday. I just got back from a day at the ball fields where two of my Grandsons won 2nd place in their tournaments.  Now we have State tournament, and then we can relax until football season... I am playing with the cute Curious Kitten image I won a few weeks ago (thanks Sue).  I watercolored the image and made my top plaid with the leftover paints.  To make more room for the sentiment, I cut the image a bit on the right. The bottom rocks on the fish bowl have gold Stickles. I also popped up the food container to add more fun.  I think this made a cute Thank You card.   Hugz, Nancy 
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