Thursday, March 24, 2016

Are You Kitten Me

Day 7...Be sure to stop on over to the Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop and check out all the great projects and cards...they are filled with inspiration...join in the have until the 25th to submit as many cards as you want that are Spring themed and include coffee, tea or hot chocolate. 

This card was made for my oldest son's birthday, which is today...he currently has a cat named Thurman (named after a Buffalo Bills football star) that looks so much like this image and he definitely wants his food.  


All About Thurman:  Thurman would invite himself into my son's home because my son, when he was home, would leave his sliding door open for his other cats (Mars and Lars) so that they could run in and out as they pleased.  Thurman would strut in and eat his other cats' food and Mars and Lars didn't discourage Thurman because they were older and more frail, and Thurman was very authoritative and BIGGER.  

Thurman had one tooth that would hang outside of his mouth which was either a defect or he was a lone warrior living in the desert, so I added this tooth to the image. And, if I didn't put it on the correct side, I'm sure I will hear about it from my son...such a perfectionist. 

Thurman's visits went on for a good year, and his visits were more frequent and longer, and even took it upon himself to stay overnite, at which time he decided that David should adopt him.  David lost his other two cats which he had for 16 plus years...took Thurman to the vet to see if there was an identification for the previous owner (none) and now Thurman has been in the family for at least 3 years. An outside cat, with an outside personality, became a house cat and he is so lovable and visits with us when David goes out of town, and he is still BIG and loves his snacks.  

So, this stamp image was so appropriate for a birthday card.  I have to finish the inside, and I'm going to put his age in BIG NUMBERS, and use the same sentiment "Are You Kitten Me?" next to the large number.  

My daughter suggested I color the paw prints with coffee stain...well that meant I had to make coffee this afternoon...oh well I deserved another cup. Colored the paw prints using my left-over was a little weak so my card does not smell like coffee.  I'll have to look up this technique for my next coffee inked card.  

Here's a close up of Thurman...showing a tooth that would hang out of the side of his mouth and his expression was very much like this.  He doesn't look so friendly, but he likes and needs a lot of attention, and food.  

Ooops, I just pulled a picture up of Thurman...tooth on wrong side...will have to change kitty on card before we celebrate David's birthday.  Why didn't I pull this picture up before I did the tooth?  He's so adorable.  

New Photo:  Thurman was stamped, colored and fussy-cut again and tooth put on the correct side and eyes changed to green.  

In Memory of Lars and Mars, Thurman's brothers.  

Also Submitted to:  
The Outlawz Challenges - "Festive Fridays"  - Respect Your Cat Day

Products Used

Design Paper
     CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Adventure" Pacifica 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Stamp Sets 
     Kitty and Sentiments - Fun Stampers Journey "Feed Me" 
     Cup - Create a Smile "Coffee First" 
     Coffee - Verve Stamps "Coffee Word"
     Doily Frames were the Negative of Pretty Pink Posh "Scallop Ovals" 
     We R Memory Keepers for "Scrapbook Icons" word bubble 
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens
     CTMH Cocoa and Pacifica Inks 
     Coffee Watercoloring 
     CTMH 3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape 
     Zip Wink of Stella "Clear" 


Karen B. said...

What a great story behind your fun card!

Ann said...

So funny. I think Sylvia's cat must be thinking the same thing from what her posts said. Ha!

Kim Heggins said...

So cute!

Becca Yahrling said...

What an awesome & hilarious card; love it.

Melanie R said...

I think your pun is "killing" me, rather than "kitten" me, Sue. I love the real Thurman. He's a doll in spite of his large size and you've depicted him perfectly. Great card!

Helen F. said...

Great card, funny story behind it :-)

Sylvia said...

Super cute card, Sue, I would believe anything if a cat has done it! Have a Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, I was the 600th entry in the Spring Coffee BlogHop...gotta go forward to the commenting and get caught up tonight before bedtime. See you along the Hop.

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous card! That sentiment literally cracked me up! I guess cats don't understand the importance of their humans being properly caffeinated, huh?

Lisa said...

Sooo funny! This turned out fantastic again! Looks just like Thurman .. even his bossy attitude! Love it!

Ceal said...

fun card! thanks for the laugh

StampingbugKerry said...

So cute! Love your story about Thurman. Love the coffee kitty prints too. :)

Shelly said...

Heehee. Too cute!

~amy~ said...

Love the tooth....funny story and Thurman is is your card.

Hetty said...

LOL, this is too funny! Thanks for making melaugh with this wonderful card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

How sweet. Looks just like your kitty.

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
love it!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

D.Ann C said...

Thurman's a cutie both IRL and in his mirror image on your card!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS card, LOVE IT, inside & out!!!
THANK YOU for sharing and for sharing Thurman's story :)
WTG on fixing the tooth too Sue, you have a great eye for detail!!!

Tonya said...

Love it!! Great card.