Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Isn't that cat the cutest thing. My first cat, Samantha, was a black cat. She was a sweetie. I never needed an alarm clock back then because she used to wake me up in the morning by pulling my hair. She'd get a little mouthful of hair and tug. How you reacted to that last piece of information determines whether you're a cat person or not. I love the kitties and found it very endearing, if it creeped you out or you said you'd kill the furball, sadly, you are not a cat person. I love doggies too but this is a cat card so I'm gonna talk about cats. This week The Cat's Pajamas challenge TCPTUES75 is a sketch. So I grabbed one of my favorite Cat's Pajama stamps, it' called "Relax". I find this name very humorous, mostly because while I'm trying to type this one of my current kitties, Memphis (she's the princess and she's at least 17 years old) is sitting on my chest. She's very tiny, not even five pounds and she likes to park on me. She's very relaxed. So's my other cat Shamus. He's a meatloaf. He likes to keep his weight a secret but he's waaay over five pounds and I'm pretty glad he doesn't like to park on me. He does like to park next to me, sometimes right next to me, like this morning when I woke up with him right next to my face. Again I found it endearing. The poor boy doesn't like to miss a meal and so he stays close to me until I crank open that can. After that he spends his day relaxing on my favorite wing chair. Cats know how to relax and the kitty on this stamp is really chilling with his pink lemonade in his tube/pool. I got out this paper cause I think flip flops are perfect for it and I knew I had that neat little button that's hanging off the punched border and I just had to use it. And the colors would work for the Stampin' for the Weekend colour (I think they're British)challenge to use pink, teal and orange. The paper is Imaginisce, Summer Cool Banana Flip Flop. It's double sided so I used the backside for the sidebar. The kitty was stamped in Memento black on white card stock and colored with copics. The sand castle border is a EK Success punch and the bling is Darice self stick gems.
I really enjoyed making this card. It's got a cat, summer colors, flip flops and pink in it. What more could you want. And speaking of pink don't forget to click on the pink ribbon on my sidebar. It's a good thing.


  1. Very cute! Love your cat stories!

  2. Great Card, love the papers you have chosen.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW, and good luck.

    Fiona xx

  3. Great card Chris, very colorful, a cute image. Love all the added bits of gems, and your castle border and the hanging button of a flip flop. Thanks for joining us twice this week at Stampin' for the Weekend.
    Donna xx

  4. What a beautiful card, Chris:O) Love the great background paper, the punched border is brilliant, and the image is adorable. Cute flip flop.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend this week, good luck!

  5. Love it!!! The kitty is so cute. I especially like the flip-flop paper, and the button - too cute! But my favorite is the sand castle border - it looks great on this card.

  6. This is adorable, Chris. I went back and looked in my comments and you did comment but you didn't give a link to your card so I just skipped over it when I sent the links to Alma. I've forwarded it to her now but not sure if she'll be able to rearrange the slide show. Thanks for playing along anyway.

  7. Chris...this is an adorable card...but even better are the stories about you kitties...I'm down to 2...was up to 6...and each one was so two babies now are 23# and's a meatloaf, the other one is a tank...and of course...loves to sit on my chest when I'm laying down reading...and I love it...thanks for the fun stories...Kristine


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