Monday, December 15, 2014

Purr-fect Birthday



"Cats are magical.....the more you pet them the longer you both live."
                                                           -------------Anonymous



Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share the birthday card I made for my dear hubby who has a December birthday.

You all do know that we are cat people at our house, right?  So, naturally, I had to make a cat card for my vet hubby.  I just love this snuggly-looking kitty that is all "dimed up", as we say.  (We have our own cat vocabulary.  "Dimed up" means curled up in a tight little ball no larger than a dime....figuratively.)   I cut a piece of variegated flannel for the kitty to nap on.

My intent for the card was to show a sleepy kitty on a snowy day, so I used a snowy embossing folder on some kraft and brayered over it with Versamark and then heat embossed in white.  I tore the edges to give a more rustic, masculine look and put it on some Echo Park paper from the This & That collection.  The sentiment is from the Newton's Antics stamp set. (THANKS, Newton's Nook!!!)



Here's a closer look at the little kitty nestled into the soft flannel.  I used some thrift store mesh ribbon layered over a red ribbon.  I topped it off with a button from my stash.  Cute, huh?  I hope it's not too cutesy for my hubby.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments.  They mean more to me than I can say!!!

Hey, wait.............there's more.......

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I have a couple of new followers to introduce.  This makes 74 on Google Friend Connect!! 

1.  Patry Ro of Patsy's Scrapbooking has some wonderful cards she has created with the coffee theme....soooo creative!!!  Her other work is equally as enjoyable and inspiring.  Thanks so much for becoming a follower on my blog.  This ginormous smile is all yours!!!
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2.  Anita of Cards & Coffee (isn't that the perfect combination?!) makes some of the cutest cards around.  I first visited her blog when she participated in the Coffee Lovers Hop (of course!) and just enjoy browsing around looking at the bright and happy things she makes.  You will, too!  Thank you, Anita, for becoming a follower here.  Your support means a ton to me!!!!  Here's your ginormous new-follower smile!!!
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Again, thank you to each of my readers.  Have a lovely week and take to time to relax and enjoy the Christmas season.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #21 - Anything Goes w/ opt of squares (but no squares here this time)
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #162 - Anything Goes 
4. Bunny Zoes Crafts December Challenge - Buttons  I hope one button is enough.  :)
ETA 5. Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #242 - Round those Corners

18 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is so fun. Loving the kitty and the white touches on the embossing.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Desire!! That sleepy kitty just makes me want to curl up and take a nap, too. :)

<3
Janis

Stampsnob said...

Janis this card is adorable and should be entered at SF&F Rounded Corners MFP...........MERRY CHRISTMAS...................Lis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis. Since I didn't hear back from whomever mods the Simple Salutation challenge, I will gladly enter this one in the Speedy Fox Rounded Corners challenge.
Merry Christmas to you, too!!!!

<3
Janis

Karenladd said...

Purrrrrr and double-Purrrrrrrr. That sleeping kitty on her snuggly flannel bed is making my eyes droop! Love all the contrasting textures with the embossing, the mesh, the ribbon and then the flannel. And no...not too cutesy at all in my opinion and if it is, then you can send it to me!

Janis said...

Awwwwwww..... Thanks, Karen! That image makes me purr, too. Nothing like a sleeping kitty to make me want to take a nap. zzzzzzzz......

<3
Janis

Stampsnob said...

I see you joined us on MFP SF&F a very nice addition to the challenge........Lis

Jo Ann said...

What a beautiful card...Love that you incorporate Kraft a lot. We appreciate you blessing us with your project last week and would love to have you back this week for a two-week long challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word from Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." A Blessed Merry Christmas to you and your household.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Melissa Vandridge said...

Hi Janis! I love how made your background and of course that curled up sleeping kitty! Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

soapHOUSEmama said...

Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

kReN said...

Hi, Janis in ID! Love all your rounded corners for our challenge. TFS! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Jo Ann, for your lovely and encouraging comment!! May your Christmas be blessed and full of joy!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Melissa!! Curled up kitties are just too sweet!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much for stopping by on your rounds!! I appreciate your visit and kind words.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Hi, back atcha! :) Thanks for stopping in. I'm glad Lis invited me to join in the Rounded Corners challenge.

<3
Janis

Melissa Vandridge said...

Congrats on winning week 21 Janis! Merry Christmas! :)

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Melissa!!! I am purr-fectly delighted.

<3
Janis