Celebration Kitty

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe that TODAY is the last day of the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop. Cat Lovers has always been one of my very favorite hops, and I have been playing along for the past 7 years. I remember the very first Cat Lovers Hop, and I am so proud of my dear friend Janis, a true friend of the kitties, who has cultivated and grown this hop every year! I’m already thinking about NEXT year’s hop too!

There’s still time to play along and get one more card entered for another chance to win fabulous cat prizes and find some great kitty inspiration. I know that I have picked up a few new ideas from all of the crafters and card makers who have linked up crazy cat ideas! Check out her Peaceful garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2021/10/main-hop-page-2021-cat-lovers-hop.html

For my final cat card today, I am using a fun stencil that I WON in last year’s Cat Lovers Hop, Mini Flying Cat by TCW (The Crafters Workshop). I love this happy kitty, flying through the air! I used pink embossing paste on 6 x 6 inch patterned paper, then added a few tiny balloon die cuts.

Seeing this happy kitty flying through the air reminded me of just how very different my life was a year ago, at the end of the Cat Lovers Hop. Because of the pandemic, my roles at my job had changed, and I was looking forward to getting back to more of the things that I liked best about my work. But then, in the spring of 2021, I was offered a full-time position at a Children’s Museum, and I became the new Education Coordinator! Now my days are spent programming for children, and yes, a flying cat would fit right in! So many things have changed now, and it’s given my whole family cause for celebration!

I’m headed back over to The Cat Lovers Hop to see a few more great ideas before wrapping up my kitty stash this year! See you there!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

18 thoughts on “Celebration Kitty

  1. Bunny Hoyle says:

    Michele, your celebratory card is creative and cute. Paste for some reason doesn’t like me.

    It has been fun looking at everyone’s creations as this is my first year.

    BTW, I love your little owl graphic. It is so cute. I need for someone to make me a bunny graphic and something I can use that’s my very own for the back of my cards. With a bunny of course since my name is bunny.

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  2. karenladd says:

    congratulations on your new position Michele…and what better way to celebrate than with a flying kitty? LOVE this textured, artsy card, and that stencil is just wonderful.

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  3. Nana Connie says:

    WOW, Michele, fantastic work with that stencil! It looks so clean I thought it was a die cut at first. I haven’t had that kind of control over stencil pastes when I tried them. 😀 Hello again from the Cat Lovers Hop.

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  4. SHartl says:

    Stencils are something I don’t use very often, and I’ve never used embossing paste at all, but WOW!! This kitty stencil is so much fun. Can’t get enough of his little folded newspaper hat, lol.

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  5. Carole Jones says:

    Such a cute stencil and lovely work making it into a card, Michele – the embossing paste is a great way to make the image stand out (Literally!). Lovely colours and genius to add some balloons. Beautiful. xx

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  6. mandysea says:

    This is amazingly arty! I love how the stencil gives the subtle suggestion of the cat, and the texture forming the cat and flying thought the air at that! Its celebratory ist clear – a very fun card! Its been lovely visiting your blog this past week! Happy hopping from Cat Lovers Hop!


  7. Janis in ID says:

    Michele…so great to hear about your new position. Sounds like a lot of fun…but also a bit crazy at times!! Working with kids is such a hoot!! Kinda like herding cats, right???? Ha.
    Your card is so colorful and fun. I would never have thought to stencil paste onto patterned paper like that, but it looks very celebratory…esp with the balloons! Great to see you using your prize from last year’s Hop!
    Thank you so much for joining in the fun at the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  8. Sue EisenHauer says:

    Oooh – that’s great. What amazing colours 🙂 Loving that stencil.
    Visiting you from the Cat Lovers’ Hop
    IKE =^..^=


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