The CAT LOVERS HOP is EXTENDED!!!!!
Oct. 26 - Nov 1, 2015
Happening through the weekend at Her Peaceful Garden
Last day to link up: Now is Nov. 1
Last day to comment: Now is Nov. 3
I am here with my Day 2 post for the Cat Lovers Hop. I hope you have had a chance to look at some of the super-creative entries that came in yesterday and even get inspired to link up your own cat-themed project. This goes on all week, so you have time!! Check out the Hop Guidelines and FAQ Page and link up on the Main Page. :)
Remember that there are fabulous prizes for some lucky random crafters who link up a project and for some lucky random commenters who visit the projects and leave some love. I hope you will do both.
Today I am showcasing some products from another of the wonderful Cat Hop sponsors: Simple Stories. Are you familiar with their Cat SN@P products? This collection has playful little cards, stickers, etc for use in pocket scrapping or traditional....or, in my case, cardmaking. SO MUCH FUN!!!
Simple Stories has donated two prize collections for the hop and I hope you will join me in thanking them at their blog and/or social media spots!!!
Here are some links: Simple Stories blog, Simple Stories Facebook, Simple Stories Twitter, Simple Stories Instagram.I also want to thank you cat lovers who already visited many of our sponsors pages and left thank you notes. That means a ton to me that you did that!!!
Here's my project for today. I used several of the Simple Stories Cat SN@P cards. Don't you love this little battle over whether or not to snag the fish???? I cut the angel and devil cards around the images to make them look a bit ethereal and trimmed the fishbowl card a bit to make it fit better.
The Cat SN@P stickers come with the perfect images to enhance your projects. I put the fish skeleton sticker below the devil kitty.
One thing I love about the simple images in the Cat SN@P products is that you don't have to make your projects be fussy. The basic colors and lines are perfect for making a project in a snap! Using simple lines and lot of layers of matting helps the images really tell the story!!
I hope you are having fun on the hop so far this week. I sure am. I have enjoyed each of your projects so much and I have enjoyed the tales of misadventure of your cats. Ha.
CAT TALES CORNER
Someone asked me yesterday if we really have 20 cats. Well, yes.....we do. But I say that with some reservation because of the Crazy Cat Lady image that must conjure up in your mind!! (It's all true! Ha.) My hubby is a veterinarian and we live out in a very rural area, so it's not exactly like I am a cat hoarder....not exactly... All of our cats are spayed/neutered except one tom who lives under the house and eats on the back porch. His name is Big Bad Black.....but for a tom, he is quite well-behaved. He won't let us get near him but he accepts us looking at him...most of the time. Ha.
We have several categories of cats in our household:
1. Ones that live here and are really, truly ours.
2. Ferals and strays that we can't touch, but that eat here.
3. Ones that my daughter and 5 yr old granddaughter brought when they came to live with us a year ago. (I'm sure at least a few of them will stay when they move out, eventually....)
4. Ones that never successfully made the move over here to our new house 4 years ago when we moved in. [They still live at the old house (or the house next-door to it) that is 1/2 mile away (as the cat travels) over some pastures and fields. I brought them over here way too many times to count, but they kept going back. I still count them as mine and ask about them when I see the people that live there.]
So here's my list of cats.....
Category 1 (14 cats): Chaienne, Aliyah, Ivan, Andale, Tiger Lily, Geneva, Mistopheles, Marshmallow, Scamper, Othello, Andromeda, Whiskers, Ophelia, Alexander.
Category 2 (1 cat): Big Bad Black
Category 3 (5 cats): Cleopatra, Kitten, Brian, Caspian, Judith
Category 4 (3 cats): Bonzi, Jetta, Charlotte
So that is why I say 20+ cats. We sadly do lose a few each year, but our numbers seem to stay right around 20, for some reason. Strays find us during the winter and stay. People come up here and dump cats they don't want. We don't go looking, but any that find us are welcome.
Okay, that's my cat tale for today. Hope you will share about your cats, too. I love reading about them!!!
See you tomorrow with another cat project!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges in addition to my Cat Lovers Hop:
1. Scrapbook Blessings Club October Challenge - Anything Goes with No Stamped Images (Opt. use Digis)
2. Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Lots of Layers
3. DL.Art October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes