Thursday, March 5, 2015

That Darn Cat...Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! I just couldn't let a good Coffee Lover's Blog Hop pass without entering at least one card, so I'm here today with my first entry.

Now here's the thing; the theme is spring, but right now in the Northeast we just got hammered with yet another snow storm. Yeah, not very spring-like outside...and when it is spring, you get mud. So instead of flowers and butterflies, this one is more reminisce of going stir-crazy waiting for spring to come!

If you've been here before, you've heard I have cats. When Newton's Nook came out with their new Naughty Newton stamp set, one cat in particular came to mind:

I'm shocked he's not sleeping in the clean laundry...
Meet Jasper. Jasper is...well, overall a good cat. Other times, however, Jasper is a bit of a jerk. Anyone who's been to my house learned fast never to leave any beverages unattended when Jasper is around. The little furball has broken two of my coffee mugs over the years and wasted countless amounts of caffeine.


Looks just like him...I clipped out the flower pot Newton there knocked over and replaced it with the coffee mug from the Verve Holiday Treats stamp set that I won during the last hop.


I colored in Jasper with my Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut him out and added in the coffee cup. I then figured out where I wanted him on the watercolor paper and grabbed my Distress Inks and water brush to paint in that poor, wasted cup of coffee.

While it dried I used the Mama Elephant frames to die cut the deep chocolate (or is that coffee?) brown cardstock and add it to the kraft base card I created. I die cut the watercolor paper to fit on top, then stamped the little sayings in black Versafine ink. The word bubble is a set I won from My Favorite Things and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. I heat embossed the 'bad kitty!' in Ranger super fine black powder and then broke out the foam tape to add it and Jasper to the card. A little Ranger black enamel for his name tag and the front was done!


And for a change, I stamped the inside, too:


I love how it turned out, and may need to frame it as a warning to others...LOL

Also linking up to:
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenge 13 - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!

44 comments:

  1. What a super cute card design Jennifer.

    Hugs diane

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  2. Loonheffing thuis is just perfection love, love it. I am a huge fan of those Newton stamps you sure rocked it.

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  3. This is so adorable and fun! Love the "bad kitty" Newton!!

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  4. OH, love the card, but the story is simply too much fun.

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  5. This is the cutest card, Jen, I love your Jasper image! Your Jasper looks exactly like my Tigger that passed away two years ago. He was a wonderful cat, but drank out of anything you left down...so I just never left something down so nothing got broken here! I have a new Tigger now only he has long hair. He doesn't climb on counters and he doesn't drink from a glass or cup, so strange that some cats do that and others don't! Enjoyed your tale!!! or tail!!!Happy Thursday and happy hopping...your card was a fun card!

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  6. Super fun card, it made me chuckle!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  7. What a sweet kitty and LOVE your Jasper card:)
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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  8. Cute card! Jasper is a good looking cat. TFS

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  9. So cute, looks like he got a little too curious.

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  10. Well as a cat lover I think this is FABULOUS! Jasper is a cutie! A bit naughty when it comes to your coffee though! I love your card!

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  11. Such a sweet card! And what a cute kitty!

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  12. funny and fun--love the coffee spill and the sentiment!

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  13. Oh My Goodness!!!! I can so relate to that card....lol. That is FABULOUS!!!! ♥

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  14. What a great idea for your card! I love your sweet Jasper, even if he's not always sweet, he looks sweet anyway!

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  15. This is just so adorable...love your sweet cat.

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! Oh, such a naughty kitty. I have 20 kitties of my own, so you know that I am well-acquainted with their antics!!!

    I'm always glad to meet another cat lover and would love for you to visit my blog. I am your newest follower on Google Friend Connect: J. Woolbright
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. I say, kick that cat to the curb! Haha, love the card Jen!

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  18. So fun! I love the sweet little kitty and the little scene you created is too cute!

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  19. Super cute! Wishing you Spring weather very soon!

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  20. This is adorable! One of my favorites of the entire hop! :)

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  21. LOL what a fun card! Big smile for the day.

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  22. Love this awesome card! And your kitty is adorable!

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  23. Jasper looks like my late (sniff) cat, Cinnamon. He was a shy, sweet little chubby kitty. Cinny like to lay mid-way up the Christmas tree...Love your sweet 'sorry' card. NN stamps have such awesome images. Great watercolored spilled coffee. Really cute card. Bev

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  24. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!! love it! :)

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  25. Awwww!!! Both the card and Jasper are adorable! I live in the house of the Fabulous Feline Five, so I can certainly relate to the "OOpss"! :) Christi
    http://art-without-anxiety.blogspot.com/

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  26. Fab job! I love the frame, too!

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  27. Absolutely adorable... "inside and out!"

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  28. Oh my gosh, this is so darn cute!! That naughty kitty made me laugh!

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  29. Simple and adorable, love it!! :) I have a trouble-making feline as well....who is trying to sit in my lap where my keyboard is at... lol

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  30. Uh oh that little Newton is getting into trouble. lol. Thanks for sharing your cute card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  31. Fabulous card! I like how you made the cat yours and the back story. Cats are funny, all have their quirks. We love them anyway.

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  32. Fabulous card! I like how you made the cat yours and the back story. Cats are funny, all have their quirks. We love them anyway.

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  33. This is just so darned cute, the scene you created is darling!

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  34. Hahaha - this is SO cute! I love the card but I love the story behind it even more! :) thanks for giving me a grin! Thanks for linking up with Eclectic Ellapu!

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  35. What a lovely project! LOVE your kitty-cat! Thanks for joining the “Anything Goes” challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.
    x Asha

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