Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cats Leave Paw Prints

Good morning!  I hope this fine Wednesday is treating you well.  I have a little project to share with you today.  A few weeks ago, a dear friend, who just also happens to be my pastor asked me if I could come up with a cat themed frame for a colleague who was moving.  She had seen this little "Cats leave paw prints on your heart" saying somewhere, and with her friend being a cat lover as she is, she thought something like this would be a great going away gift.  I'm happy to report that her friend did indeed like the gift!  Whew!!!!
I started this frame with the computer generated sentiment, then stamped and colored these adorable Cute Kitties from Peachy Keen Stamps with my Copic markers.  The Cute Kitties stamp set comes with both kitties in two sizes, and an assortment of paw prints to work with.  It's one great set, let me tell ya!!  The kitty done in tan actually holds a flower in it's paw, but I omitted it by simply not inking that part.  I was trying to make this frame a little more masculine because the recipient is a fella who loves cats.  The paper, frames, and tags all come from a Making Memories Pets Scrap Kit that I've had stashed away for a while.  In my effort to pull off a "manned up" version of a frame, I used plenty of twine and vintage brads/embellishments.   What a wonderful and fun project this was, and now I have all sorts of ideas spinning around in my head for more of these babies!!  Stamp on!!!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the project, and that maybe it's inspired YOU to do some happy stamping!

Love ya,


Kathy Czygan said...

Wow Lorie! This is adorable! I'll bet they do love it! What a great idea for a gift to a cat lover! Thanks for sharing this with us. Love the blue and green!

Becky said...

This is so cute, great job.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorie

Your frame is super, love the cats and such a great sentiment.

HUgs Ali x

April said...

Love this idea! I just bought a little shadow box ant the dollar store and have a similar idea!

kadie said...

What an adorable idea! I love the stamps, tags and papers! Such a special gift!

Brenda said...

Hi Lori!
This card is so cute! You colored the kitties so perfect - just adorable! Your papers are perfect.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

HOW CUTE!! I love this framed piece! It is just as sweet as can be and of course, your coloring and papers are PURRFECT!! :)Thank you for always making everything look so awesome! Love ya!! Hugs, Kathy