Monday, July 14, 2014

One BIG Fat Cat

Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to everyone this morning!  We had company all weekend and I really don't think I'll ever catch up on everyone's blogs but I'll do my best.  It was a good weekend - but you know how it is when company comes........you're glad to see them get here and glad to see them leave!  LOL!

The other day I placed an order with  Joann's on line and this stamp - that I'd been wanting FOREVER - was on sale!!!!!  Yipee!!!  Make me a happy camper for sure.  So, I ordered it along with a couple of other things and just couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  I'd already planned out the perfect design, sentiment, the works.  The package came in the mail and I ripped it open.....started searching for that cute little 2X2 (approximate) Penny Black stamp!  Nope, not in there.......kept digging and this big mama came out!  WHOA!  That is one BIG stamp!!!  I never even checked the size of the stamp when I ordered, just assumed it was what I wanted.  (Never assume anything Lynn!)  Anyway.......it's big but it's still a cutie!  I didn't add much color except to the hat of course, a little to the holly, and a smidgen of gray to the cat.  Added some Wink of Stella to the hat and that was about it.  Done deal!

Another Christmas card completed!

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

30 comments:

Brenda said...

I so agree Lynn, I'm always happy to see company come, but even more happy when they leave. lol I love, love this cute kitty card!! I also love that the kitty is big and takes up a lot of room on the card, heck it makes making cards fast and simple!! Love his bright red hat and the ho, ho, ho in red also. This is just to dang cute and how fun that you have another Christmas card for your stash. Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

Awwww I love this cute little cat with the Santa hat :)

Lynn McAuley said...

A fabulously fun holiday card, Lynn! I love this chunky cat in his Santa hat and holly bow tie!

Anne Temple said...

I love it! You know kitties have to have a big presence, and this cutie is no exception.

Donna Hanley said...

Sometimes the bigger - the better. I think this darling creature with this big hat is perfect especially with the nice big red sentiment. I adore this card. Have a good day.

Becky said...

I love shopping at on line Jo annes, always can get a good bargain when they have their sales. I just love this card and yes this image is adorable.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm Lyn have done that too when bought online.. one soloution is to stamp it out scan, save to computer and resize it in Word to size you want eg 2 x 2 + select a text box + insert image all done in Word.
It works a treat!! Shaz in Oz x

vic said...

This is fab Lynn can't go wrong with a fat cat :) love it! Glad you had a nice weekend :)

Vic x

scrappymo! said...

It is big but I like this size. Big and cute and fun...now that is a great combination in our card world! lol

Linda Simpson said...

Being a cat person I just adore this BIG cat he is fabulous. Gorgeous card Lynn.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the the image .xxx

MaryH said...

We didn't have company, but were busy, so I'm 2 posts behind in commenting too! Playing catchup this afternoon, after paying bills & filing this am. Your kitty is so doggoned cute. The size of it turned out well for your card...it made the front of the card! How cool is that! It's a delightful image, and love his bright Santa hat. Good job! TFS & hugs. Rest up.

Tammy said...

Awww that cat is adorable Lynn, I love the fun Santa Hat!! I love shopping on-line at Joann's... they have some awesome sales!
Tammy x

MiamiKel said...

How cute and YAY for Happy Mail!

Tammy said...

Oh ho, ho, ho you silly fat cat! You are super cute and soooo handsome! Great card Lynn!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Big stamp.... less fuss! This will make great holiday quickies! I say it was a perfect buy! Love how you used this PB humdinger!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I like the adorable Kitty image
Kevin xx

Diane said...

Ho, Ho, Ho to you Lynn, my gosh this is just darling.

Hugs Diane

Maxine D said...

Oh Lynn this is fabulous - and I don't think it is too big - it's such a cutie it doesn't need anything else, and you have used it to purrfection!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

He couldn't be any cuter! Love that red hat!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I do hope he's coming to my house for Christmas, Lynn! My own little Honey would be so happy to have another white kitty in the house. :-D Gorgeous card! Love the CAS which you always do so spectacularly well.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Lynn wow he is ammmazing what a fabulous stamp love what u did it is really wonderful thanks for visiting my blog hugs Judith xxx

Tracy said...

This is fantastic Lynn, love that you have only added colour to certain areas, works perfectly ! x

Lesley said...

love Penny Black stamps - it's a lovely card even if the stamop was a 2x2 one best wishes Lesley x

Kat W said...

Oh, how cute; I think that hat is bigger than the cat! Fabulous design :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Jessi Fogan said...

Our trick is to have a little house with no room for people to stay ;) lol! This is what you call one of those Instant Card stamps - I LOVE it, it's adorable! And just think how quickly cards will come together!

Carol L said...

This big cat makes the perfect CAS card with his large size! I can see why you wanted him! It's adorable, and I darn near missed seeing this one. My Bloglovin feed hasn't been sending timely notices and the feed for this one never came at all!

Mary Marsh said...

isn't this just a cute Christmas card and so perfect for a cat lover-I had to laugh at your story-I have done things like that myself-we have company coming this weekend and I already have the same feeling

Margaret said...

I know it's not what you thought you ordered but this is fantastic! That kitty is so sweet!

Hope you have recovered!

Marilyn said...

Love this cat and doesn't PB have some of the greatest stamps? This Christmassy guys looks great with all the white.