Friday, October 27, 2017

A Morning Poem. . .

This card's sentiment is definitely one I can relate to; welcome to card #5 for the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.   This card has caused me the need to vent a bit; unfortunately, the Man is a talker, and has a tendency to blather on and on first thing in the morning about an all manner of things - and I typically have absolutely no idea what he is talking about until I am on my second cup of liquid caffeine.  I often have to ask him questions like, "Did you say there was going to be 30 feet of snow tomorrow?" and he will grudgingly correct me, "No, dear. I said it is going to be in the 70's tomorrow". Well, I've told him a million times not to bombard me first thing and it's not MY fault if he continues to do it! Heck, he will even ask me if I have seen "so and so on the news" ~ HEY! Do my eyes look open?!? Do I look as if I am up to date on things?! I can't even find the remote, never mind actually turn it on! So, it's no shock that this card is a favorite of mine and again, the Katzelkraft Cat has the BEST expression! 

What I Used to Make My Card:
KaiserCraft Square Kraft Card Base, #CD509
Distress Ink in Ground Espresso
Katzelkraft Cats
Sentiment, Riley & Co., Coffee Poem, #RWD-539
Water Color Paper
Water Brush
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Light Brown Card
Lawn Fawn Love You Latte Stamps, #LF704
Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels Forty-One, #S4-468
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black 
Dimensional Dots

I had my cat already stamped, colored and fussy cut out, all she needed was the right card to put her on and this one totally fit the bill! I used Inktense Pencils and a water brush to color her as well as Jet Black archival ink. She was put on the side to wait to be glued onto the card.  

I made my own background using the MISTI , the Lawn Fawn Love You Latte stamp set and Ground Espresso ink.  I just put the stamps I wanted to use in a
It's NOT crooked in Real Life, just in Photo Life
row, stamped, rotated the stamps one over, stamped and repeated the process until I was satisfied.  Since I knew my kitty would be hanging out in the left hand corner I didn't quite finish the background. To be honest, I didn't think the sentiment would cover so much of the background, but so it is.

I stamped the sentiment {that reads: A poem for mornings ~ Coffee, coffee, coffee. Coffee. Coffee, Coffee. Everyone shut up. Coffee.} on a lighter brown than the Kraft card, cut it out with the Spellbinders die and attached it to the card base with dimensional dots. Lastly, I attached the cat onto the card.  I know how this cat feels as I feel it every. Single. Day.  Could be worse I suppose and I do have to give props to him since he makes the coffee {if only he'd do it silently!}

I hope you got a chuckle out of my card and perhaps it inspired you to enter the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop AND share {and enter} my little giveaway?                               Art~Without~Anxiety

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, Ill draw a random winner.  Open Internationally! Please feel free to share!
EXPIRES Nov, 1. 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope to see you on the giveaway as well as the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop! Fondly, Christi XOXO

In addition to the Cat Lovers' Hop, I am entering my A Morning Poem card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - #76, Anything Goes w/ a Die Brand they Sell
CCEE Stampers - #1743, Cat Day


  1. Really cute card! Love the kitty stamp you used and all the fun coffee cups you used for the background!

  2. Your card made me laugh. THat poem is brilliant. My hubby likes to ask me, first thing in the morning, 'How are you feeling today?" Sheesh, I'm not out of bed yet I don't know. I have some aches and pains that get better when I get up and move around and others that don't show up until I stand up.

  3. ROTFL! My hubby has been reading a lot of historical accounts lately and droning on about what happened in 1787 (or whenever) before I manage even one sip makes me want to rip his tongue and scratch his eyes out (except then he couldn't make me another cup.) Love the expression on that kitty's face! I think I need a framed copy of that poem. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  4. I love that he has one eye on the coffee and the other still peacefully asleep. lol Fantastic card, my friend!

  5. This is the purrfect poem IMO. lol Very cute. Love the stamped all over design.
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  6. Bwaahahahaha - you are so funny. Deffo NOT a morning person then ? LoL
    Super cool card.
    Lovely to meet you at the Hop. :-)
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  7. Just brilliant! I need about 4 coffees to come round in the morning X

  8. Bwahahaha! Thanks for the entertaining story to go with this terrific card! Love the half-open eye and that fabulous poem!! My camera life is often quite crooked, too. lol!

  9. This definitely gave me a chuckle.
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  10. Cats and coffee seem to go together, don't they?! Love your cute card! I'm enjoying the Cat Lovers Hop and all of the kitty inspiration!

  11. Tee hee... did have a giggle.. luckily both of us are not talkers in the morning! (we both work afternoons!) So rather stumble around each other for a while till we 'warm up'! Then we are talkers - about lunch time! Love your card - the expression of the kitty says it all!! Loved visiting here for the hop, and thanks so much for your visit too!

  12. I love a good funny card! I LOVE yours! AND morning talkers are SO annoying to those of us that aren't....wink! :)

    Beverly S

  13. OH MY GOSH!! I can't stop laughing at this hilarious card and I'm sure that risk waking up my own mister with my loud guffaws at 1:38 am. That cat's expression and the sentiment are so like me in the morning. Actually, even several cups of coffee don't improve my disposition unless it's past 10 am. Love this so much!

  14. This is funny! Perfect sentiment for the expression on the fabulous kitty's face! xxx
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com uk

  15. Your card is adorable. Love that sentiment. I really think my cats sleep like that.

  16. Ha!!! This made me smile - that's my poem on your card :) Brilliant kitty image to match the sentiment. I'm now a 'follower' ...yay!!

  17. That cat's expression is priceless!!! This card made me laugh and laugh!! Brilliant pairing of the cat with the poem and background stamping. life... :( I just switched to a different online photo editing software because the old one I used started charging. (I totally get that they need to make money, so I don't begrudge that. I just don't want to pay when there are free ones out there!!) The new one I use has a tilt function, but it is incremental instead of continuous like the old one....and it is never at the right increment to make my card look straight!!! Arrrrgh...

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

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