Monday, October 23, 2017

Feed Me!

I love cats.  I am currently owned by four felines {The Fabulous Feline Four}
and I am obsessed with them.  I can talk about my cats like other people talk about their children. I've been looking forward to this fantastically fun blog hop ALL year! Janis, at Her Peaceful Garden, started this hop a while  ago and it has been wildly successful - I mean who doesn't have any cat stamps?!?! I have a huge amount of cats stamps and every time I see one I like, I might not buy it right away, but it's gonna get bought! Stop by for the next five days and hopefully get a chuckle out of my cats cards; better yet, make your own and enter the hop!

What I Used to Make my Card:
Square White Card Base {5 1/4" x 5 1/4"}
Cheap Alphabet Sets or Letter Stamps
Judikins Purring, Purring Cat, #3395E
Judikins Black Cat, #2725E
My Favorite Things I Knead You Stamps, #BB14
Meow Stamp {manufacturer out of business}
Computer Generated Sentiment
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Hero Arts Ink in Cup 'o Joe
MISTI 



This was a super easy card to make.  I started by stamping the two cats on the square card using the jet black ink; I have removed the 2 cat stamps from the wood blocks because it was very difficult to get a good, solid image and now I can stamp them over and over with the MISTI until they are nice and black.  Then I set to work making my own stamps.  It isn't difficult and if you have no alphabet sets you can sometimes pick them up for a dollar at the major chain stores.  I have quite a few old alphabet sets, and they are all wood mounted.  I was a die hard "mount your
stamp on wood" stamper; until I saw how much more economical it was to buy them unmounted, and now it's  cheaper to buy the clear stamps. Anyway, if you have designated a few alphabet stamp sets you don't mind using {you're going to have to ruin them, if you consider un-mounting them ruining them}, just peel the letters off the adhesive; and off the wood if they are mounted.  Then you are free to make your own words.  All I did was adhere my chosen letters to a piece of cardstock, then I used the MISTI, attaching the stamp with a bit of non-permanent adhesive roll tape {the kind that comes out of the dispenser}.  So easy and I am happy I thought of a way to recycle those teeny tiny letter stamps. You can just reuse them by taking them off the card stock. The red letters I used in this project actually came with something or other to attach them to so you could make your own words and sentences.  It didn't work, so I threw out the thingamajig, took the adhesive off the back and viola! I have custom words!  

So, I had my card with the two black kitties on it, I computer generated my sentiment {which reads "When you have been gone for a while and your cat greets you like this:" the meows are stamped, then the second half reads: "They are really saying this:" then feed me is stamped}, colored the cardstock with the Hero Arts Ink, very lightly.  I then stamped the fish around the bottom part of the card using the same Hero Arts ink.  The meow stamp was stamped at an angle.  I then used adhesive dimensional dots to put the sentiment onto the card.  The whole process was very easy and so much fun.  I love it when my cats are sarcastic and snarky {they learn from the best!}.

Before I close, let me invite you to enter a little giveaway I'm having:


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Im having a small drawing on my blog.  All you need to do is click onto this post, chose the costume you like best & when I get 75 costume comments (or on Nov. 1, whichever comes first), Ill draw a random winner.  Open Internationally! Please feel free to share!

EXPIRES Nov. 1, 2017

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Hope to see you at the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop 2017and don't forget to share my little giveaway! Hugs, Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges, besides the Blog Hop:
SUYP - #23, M, Anything Goes of Meow-lew-ween 
Southern Girls Challenge - Crazy for Critters

22 comments:

  1. Too cute! My Jezzie doesn't even bother to meow. She just stares as though saying "How DARE you!" LOL Love your design. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA (haven't posted yet, I'm running behind. LOL)

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  2. So adorable! Love it! Awesome self made sentiment!

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  3. so cute card!
    love it!
    I have 5 cats so when Im gone for a while they all are meowing :D

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  4. I think this is just so darling! Love those cat images.
    rebyah1 @ gmail dot com USA

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  5. Love those cute kitty stamps you used!
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom
    Denise in CA

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  6. Hahaha! Too cute! Yep, that's 100% true!!

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  7. Of course, I knew you'd be doing the Cat Lovers Hop, Christi, and this card is not only fabulously funny, it's so true! lol I love those cat stamps. They remind me of a Cheery Lynn die I have with three individual cats. Check out my card for tomorrow's entry into the hop[ and you'll see one of them.
    prfconnie(at)gmail(dot)com
    PS You'll be glad to know that I did get some additional sleep and still got to Jury Duty on time this morning. So glad we're finally on lunch break but I do wish the entire day was already finished. :-D

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  8. Such a fun card, and I love the way you used your alphabet stamps and tiny icons! I happen to own the exact same Judikins image and used it on my own card for the hop, which is a fun coincidence. Looking forward to enjoying your cards!

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  9. They don't JUST say feed me. They also tell you how close to death they came and how it was miraculous that they managed to pull through and what a terrible person you are for putting them in this position. "Six minutes from death, I tell you!"

    Very sweet card. Good ideas with the alphabet stamps.
    PrincessJudy4 @ yahoo.com USA

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  10. Your card is adorable...and so true. Mine also want to be pet usually when I am trying to type...like now.

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  11. So cute--love this sentiment.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

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  12. Very cute card! I love the saying!

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  13. Isn't that the truth! Fun & creative card! thealteredpaper@gmail USA

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  14. Awww, your card made me smile! Very cute! I think all cats speak the same language...."feed me." ;) After this blog hop I may join you in starting to collect cat stamps....yet another addiction!

    Beverly S.
    theladystamper2000atyahoodotcom USA

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  15. Hello there, Christi! Yay for the Cat Lovers Hop! Your card is soooo cute, and it is so true! Love those silhouette kitty stamps!

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  16. This is so pretty! I love that yellow and black combination! Fresh and fun!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  17. Love your silhouette cats and your card really made me smile! Good way to use your old stamps too!
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com
    UK

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  18. This is great! I love the cat images.

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  19. Fabulous and fun card, Christi!! Love that you made your own word stamps. Thanks for the tutorial!! I adore those black cat stamps.

    Thanks so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Such fun and wonderful creation! I love the idea of making your own words!
    jain161169@gmail.com

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  21. Fabulous, fun card! Love the retro feel to the black cat stamps! x

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