Jun 3, 2011

BC215 Pets

Hello and Happy Friday!
This week the Blogger Challenge Theme is: PETS-What a great theme. If you're a regular on my blog you know by now what my favorite pet is, Yes it's a "Cat" and we have 6 of them in our house. So for my card today I naturally chose to use a cat image.
Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to showcase the row of furry feline's but didn't feel like coloring all of them so I just left them uncolored and then used another image to color. Stamps: The Cat's Meow-retired SU
Card stock: Very Vanilla, SU - All other colors are from Chatterbox - I've had them for years so I don't know the exact color names. The DP though is Sunny Plaid from the Sunroom Collection.

I have to confess that I purchased another punch just for this project. I've been wanting this punch for some time now and even looked at it last week while my friend was down for her visit but didn't buy it then. However it seemed like the perfect time so I went and bought the Paw Print punch yesterday and I'm glad I did as it really added to this card.

Okay I just have to show off the "perfect prop" for this card:
This is, Captain Cuddles the youngest of your furry feline family members. He just happened to get up on the couch while I was taking photo's so I had to take his picture with the card. Isn't he adorable!


It's been quite the week here with pets. Sunday evening Coleen was in the basement playing with her pet rats (Cheesy and Wheezy) when she came upstairs screaming and holding something in her hand. She was hysterical so it was hard at first to understand her but we managed to get her calmed down enough to find out that she had accidentally shut the door on one of the rat's tails and it had come off. Yes, it was icky since the bone and tissue were exposed. She was crying and quite upset. We managed to get her calmed down and after her mom got home we researched on the Internet about what we could do since it was a holiday weekend and taking the rat to the Vet would have been an ER call and way to expensive. After talking to the on-call Vet we just bathed the rats tail in Saline Solution to help stop the bleeding and waited until Tuesday to take him to the vet. He ended up having to have a portion of his tail amputated but I'm happy to report that Wheezy is home now and doing just fine.

Please note that Blogger is having "issues" right now with some people's blogs (mine is one) when trying to leave comments. If you don't have the feature (Name/URL)and don't see a comment from me it's because I am unable to post comments on certain blogs if that option is not available to me.



Now it's your turn to play along. Just use the link below to show us your Pet themed project.

19 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh Ida! This is such a cute card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the paws punch trim.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Linda Monroe said...

So cute. I love how you photographed your card in front of your kittie. Enjoy your new punch!

Asia said...

Love your card :) And the picture of the card with the cat :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great layout on your card. I hope Colleen is ok after what happened to the rat, I'm sure she felt horrible.

JP Card Crazy said...

Ida love how you did your card with all of your babies represented and the one you colored it is so cute how he posed with the card...cats are such hams!!!
Sounds like you and I had the same Monday. At first I thought my kitty just had a hairball...but after spending the night with her I knew it was more than that. I was on the phone first thing Tuesday. Thanks for asking after her she is doing better tonight. Moving around and hiding less infact she is in her favorite spot my bed. She ate a little and I managed to get some water in her so I think all the prayers are working.
I am having the same issues with posting as you.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Delightful card Ida! Love the plaid paper that you used! Great photographs too! Have a wonderful weekend! :D

Yvonne Garner said...

Captain Cuddles is adorable and so is your card!

BarbaraW said...

Your card is the cutest and your card prop is beautiful.

Sue W said...

Great card Ida! Sorry to hear of your latest pet drama.......in years to come you'll all have such tales to tell!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your card, Ida. What a terrific border!

Sue from Oregon said...

Captain Cuddles is so proud to show off your wonderful creation Ida LOL!

Lisa Lara said...

Very cute card Ida. I love the black and white border. What a great idea. Hi Captain Cuddles. I found I can leave comments using Mozilla Firefox (free download)as my browzer!

maryr917 said...

this is such a cute card ida-a perfect one for a cat lover like yourself-so sorry to hear about coleen's problem with her pets tail-glad to hear he is doing better

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card Ida- I love the row of kittens and the circle sentiment and cat- the paw punch is perfect for this card. Cute, cute cat!

Elena said...

What an adorable card! Love it!
So sorry to hear about the rat... But I am glad to hear that Wheezy is doing fine now!

Leslie Miller said...

Poor Wheezy! But poor Colleen, too. That must have been traumatic for both of them. Glad to hear Wheezy is recovering nicely. Love your card in the long format and, oh, gee, everyone should have such a cute card prop!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love your new punch and that row of cats is just too cute! Fab photo of your card in front of your cat!

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like the card...super cute prop set-up with your kitty in the background!