Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Like People.....or Not. Friends with Flair 3-20




"My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her."
                                                                               -------Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a super-fun card for this week's Unity Friends with Flair.  I received this sentiment in a Unity grab bag some time ago and it sat unused in my stash.  It didn't really seem like something I would put on a card.  I didn't have a clue how to use it.......


UNTIL..............................



........I came up with the idea of putting it with a CAT!!!!  lol......

I just got this brand-new Paper Smooches - Feline Friends, and couldn't wait to use it!!!  (THANKS, PS!!!)  I used patterned papers from the DCWV Pet Stack, which I inked with Distress Inks - Walnut Stain and Barn Door.  I stamped the kitty and the sentiment in brown and heat embossed with clear powder.  Love the little guy with the googly eyes that look a bit worried and confused!!  lol...   I even like how the ink doesn't quite give full coverage and so the tummy is lighter than the rest of the kitty. 

A bit of thrift store burlap ribbon and some baker's twine (with one tail left long for kitty to play with!) finished this card off nicely.  I LOVE how it turned out!!!!  Hope you do, too!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity - Friends with Flair Link-Up 3-20
2. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #253 - Use 4 offset layers
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Lions and Lambs, Oh My! - Any Animal
4. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #152 - Anything Goes (alt. Thank You)
5. 4 Crafty Chicks #238 - Inspirational Photo


59 comments:

DIANA L. said...

This is so true with cats it is the purr fect sentiment. I love it.
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Lucy C said...

Truly genius to pair this sentiment with a cat. Purrrfection!

D- said...

This is purr-fect. Soo cute {and true. lol} Thanks for sharing.
{I spotted you on Unity FWF today}
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot

Kary said...

What a cute, cute card!! LOVE!!!

Samantha Klaebe said...

This is cute. I love the idea...and on the inside you could write "you're lucky you in the like too much category...something like that anyway?

ionabunny said...

Very fun card. Love those papers and all the little touches. Hugz

Maxx and Boo said...

Super cute and very true!

Doreen said...

This is a super fun card,love the colurs.xxx

Stampsnob. said...

Janis I love what you are doing with your scrap Thanks for sharing at SF&F MFP >>>>>>>>Lis

Vickie Y said...

Super cute! Love the papers and colors you used.

Vickie Y said...

And, thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge!

Ruby said...

Cute card.

Sue D said...

Perfect sentiment for a cat! I have this pet stack paper too and love it for dog/cat cards.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Hi Janis! Your card is really cute & fun. I also like how you left one tail of the twine long for kitty to play with.

Linda said...

your card is too funny!

Lorraine said...

Oh gosh, that's so cool. Perfect sentiment for a cat and perfect papers too!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

I love this tag. I forgot I had this stamp. But what a great choice to pair it with a kitty. Thank you for sharing.

Karenladd said...

That's the trick! If you have a sentiment you don't know how to use, just pair it with a cat and see what happens! This card has me laughing so much that my hubby called down from upstairs to see what was going on! Everything about this design is perfect! I really love the papers you used and the twine and burlap that give it an edgy distressed look. That googly eyed kitty is the BEST!! Also really like the long, tall format and your wonderful use of the mixed patterned papers. I'm going to have to tag this as a real favorite! Ten meows for this one!

Crystal said...

That really does become the perfect sentiment with the addition of the cat! Very clever and a cute card and color combo too!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the fun sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Dawn Fields said...

This is a super fun card! I love the pairing of this sentiment with a kitty!

Lisa :) said...

This card is so great because OMG who doesn't feel like that quote sometimes?!??!

Barbara Thompson said...

Your sentiment is perfect for a cat card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so adorable and cute! The kitty is purr-fect! Love the googly eyes! That sentiment is awesome! I love the kitty papers! Wonderful card!

Kim Rippere said...

hahahaha! Made my laugh out loud the minute I saw it! Thanks.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Carol L said...

What a perfect sentiment to put with a cat image! I love all the fun details you added, like a longer piece of twine for the cat to play with! LOL Grumpy cat is too funny too :)

Daniella said...

Hi Janis!
I am in LOVE with this! You are so clever pairing the sentiment with a cat! Perfect!! And thank you so much for your super sweet comment on my blog today! You made my day! I have been smiling so long my face hurts! Thank you so much for that! YOU are awesome!!
xxDaniella

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hahahaha!! You found a pawsitively AWESOME use for the sentiment!! Perfect to be paired with a cat. :) I am having difficulty typing from all the laughing. Once again, every element is perfect...the papers, the design, the distressing, the burlap peeking from behind the sentiment and poor, confused kitty, and the longer piece of twine for the kitty to play with...you thought of everything!! This card is simply too cute for words. Thank you for always finding a way to brighten my day and put a smile on my face!!! You are amazing, and I am happy this craft introduced us!! ♥

Gaylynn said...

Haha, made me smile. Super fun card with that sentiment. Cute kitty too.

Tina Henderson said...

Love it! This quote is just perfect for my cat!! Love the colors too! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

Janis said...

Sorry to be late on leaving replies!! Thank you, Diana, for your sweet comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lucy! Your comment made my day!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Dawn! I appreciate your visit so much!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Kary!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

I LOVE your idea on what to write inside!!! Thanks for that great idea!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Gail!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehehehe.....isn't it, though!! Ha. Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Doreen!!! The colors aren't very springy, but I love that combo, too!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lis!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Vickie!!!! I appreciate your nice words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Ruby!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sue!!! I don't think I had used this stack before. It's one that was on a Hot Deal at JoAnns and I might have gotten a discount besides that. Of course, I could NOT pass it up!!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks for mentioning the long end of the twine. I thought that kitty needed something to cheer him up!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehe....Thanks so much, Linda!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lorraine!! Your comment made me smile!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

I'd love to see what you do with yours, too!!! Thanks so much for dropping in!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehee.....Karen, your comment totally made my day! lol....
LOVE your idea of pairing up those misc sentiments with cats. I bet I can do that with some of my other unused ones!!!
Thanks for mentioning the googly eyes. I was undecided as to whether I should use them or not, but I am glad I went ahead and did. Thanks so much for your fabulous comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much for your very nice comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Meihsia, for stopping by on your rounds to leave such sweet words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Dawn. I am so glad others thought this sentiment went well with a kitty, too!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hahaha...it is true, but still not something I would want attributed to me on a card. But a cat.....that's okay! :) Thanks so much for stopping in!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Barbara!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, KT!! You are my standard of excellence for cat cards, so I really appreciate your sweet words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehehe.....thank you for your wonderful comment. You made my day!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Carol. I appreciate you mentioning the twine for the cat toy. I really liked that little detail. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Daniella, for your awesome comments on my cards!! I am so glad to have gotten acquainted with you!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Carolyn, for your encouraging and sweet comments!!! I appreciate so much you stopping by! Thanks for mentioning abt the burlap, too. I really liked that "scratchy" texture with the kitty. I am really glad to have gotten to know you, too!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Gaylynn!!! I appreciate your always sweet comments!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Tina, for coming by to visit!!! I appreciate your nice words and hope you will come back often!

<3
Janis