Monday, January 8, 2018

Nobody Owns a Cat

This HAD been a clean tub!!!  I believe Caspian was the culprit....
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments of sympathy at the loss of our sweet Shy-Cat. You might wonder how to say her name, Chaienne. It's pronounced "Shy-enn" and that's why we shortened it to "Shy". She wasn't shy by nature......more like sly.  So sometimes we called her "Sly Shy". 

This last year, we discovered that she preferred to drink from the leftover drips of shower water pooled by the drain in the tub, rather than from her full dish of fresh water. Since we were having trouble keeping her hydrated, we began keeping a cat water bowl in the tub. 
Well, she's gone now and we would take it out, but now the other cats are habituated to drinking from there.  A couple of them even get on the verge of urinary tract infections if they can't get to that bathtub water bowl when they come inside the house!!  All the while, it is totally wet and sloppy outside with scores of clean puddles of half-melted snow and ice everywhere.  But, noooooooo.....they have to come inside and make muddy pawprints in the clean tub while they get a drink of water.  Honestly....CATS!!  <3  <3  <3

Hi, Friends......

I was missing my Shy-Baby and decided to make a kitty card with a fabulous new-to-me cat stamp. I had found it at a thrift store a few months back. I loved it, but decided I couldn't justify spending the few dollars that they were asking for it (for yet another cat stamp).....but perhaps my son would like to give it to me for Christmas!!! :)

So....I went ahead and purchased it and handed it to him.  I told him he should hang onto it and put it in my Christmas stocking because I would never remember it by then. I was right. I had forgotten it completely and was delighted all over again. Hahaha!! (Ain't getting old great?!!!)

There are a number of challenges out there right now with a "Something New" theme so I am using this unlabeled stamp and also a sentiment strip from my new Kaisercraft - Pawfect paper set. Fun!!!

Isn't that a fabulous cat image????  I adore all the detail on it.

Supplies used include:
Thrift store cat stamp
Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia
Clear embossing powder
Scrap of Core'dinations Kraft cardstock
Kaisercraft - Pawfect paper set
Scraps of DCWV paper from my stash

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. I appreciate your kind comments so much!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #25 - Furrything Goes or Meowy Christmas
2. Penny Black at All Sorts - Something New (must stamp focal)
3. All Sorts Week #449 - Something New
4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New
6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January
7. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks #315-316 - Use Snippets

8. Love to Scrap  LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
9. Artistic Stamper Challenge #1 - Anything Goes (must stamp)
10. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
11. Craft Stamper January TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping
12. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - Anything Goes   


  1. Fabulous card Janis and I adore your new cat stamp :-)
    I love the bathtub :-D I have cats that do this too if I leave the door open and one even uses it for wees LoL
    Thank you for coming to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE xx

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  2. A really super creation for our 'Something New' theme at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. A super cat image and a super card.
    Thank you for joining our 'Something New'
    challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. A really beautiful card, love that cat image and fabulous sketch you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge with us!

    1. I'm back again, sorry I missed you also shared at Penny Black and More, so just wanted to say thanks for sharing your gorgeous card there as well!

  5. Brilliant card, Janis. What a beautiful cat stamp! I love the sentiment, so true. xx

  6. Gorgeous card and I love the stamp! Sweet footsteps in the bath - kitty cats certainly decide for themselves where they prefer to drink! Hugs xxxxx

  7. Oh, I love your card; the kitty on it is adorable! Our furbabies have some funny habits! :)

  8. Awww Janis, I am so sorry for the loss of your cat, I enjoyed reading about your little adopted...if somewhat mucky furry friends tho. Your "ain't getting old great" story made me chuckle.. mainly cos I can relate!!!!. You new car stamp is adorable and the sentiment is just perfect for your gorrrrrrrrgeous card, so thrilled that you joined in the artistic stamper challenge. Xxx

  9. What a lovely stamp and I like the design you came up with for it. Such a true sentiment too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  10. Great card and a super stamp Janis. Quite a find - all the more so as you forgot about it afterwards - sounds like me!


    Di xx

  11. Great story of your bathtub and love this cat stamp.

  12. What a lovely kitty card, the stamp is really nice and the sentiment is spot on. I'm so sorry to read about the loss of Shy, being a cat person myself and loosing 2 in 18 months, I know the terrible heartache you're feeling, I console myself with the fact that my cats however long they've been around have had a charmed and spoilt life as I'm sure Shy had and their paw prints live on in our hearts for a lifetime x

  13. Ha ha! Our cats do the exact same thing! We had so many special considerations set up for our senior kitty Felix, that is seems strange when we DON'T have to do certain things for him anymore. I love today's card, so sweet, and I love the colors too.

  14. Hi Janis,
    what a brilliant card and your design is super and wonderfully created.
    Such a great use of Snippets too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. I agree! Cats are independent and gorgeous. :) Awesome card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New Challenge. Gayatri xx

  16. Wonderful card in remembrance of your kitty! Cats are very sly, we have one that we have nickname the "Godfather"...
    Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt

  17. Love your card, and your stamp is so beautiful ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  18. You are right - that is a fabulous stamp, and I have a cat like that too. We have a wonderful and fairly expensive ceramic fountain for our cats, but one of them only wants to drink from the sink. Anyway, I love all the different visual elements you have assembled for this card! Thanks for joining the HeARTful Stamping Challenge this week!

  19. Super cute card, thank you for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper.


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