Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cats Gone Wild {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello friends,

I'm ba-ack! Last week, was a bit of a fail for me in terms of blogging.  I just couldn't bring myself to post anything at all.  After working on a few projects for a submission call, I was sort of tapped out creatively.  Do you ever feel that way? In addition, the girls headed back to school- I must have spent 2 hours solid labeling their school supplies and long hours at work kept me out of my crafty space most of the week.

I did find a few moments to put together a card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  Since there are 5 Sundays in August, this week is a BONUS Anything Goes challenge.  Yay!!

I love combining Paper Smooches sets to create little scenes.  This card will be the first in a series called "Cats Gone Wild."  So here's the set up... Oscar the cat, spied his favorite "wet food" can in the grocery bag and decided to dive bomb the bag and help himself.  Can any other cat owners relate?

The kitty is from the Nine Lives stamp set which also features coordinating dies.   He's peeking out of a shopping bag that I created from kraft cardstock and the versatile Shopping Bag Die.  I used the can image from Market Fresh as the kitty food, but I stamped the fish image from Nine Lives on the can before coloring it and cutting it out.

The sentiment is from Slang Gang- I just LOVE that sassy set and it seemed to be a suitable reaction to kitty's antics!

Ready to play?  You know the routine!   You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, September 6 link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store. Woot woot!  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

Savannah O'Gwynn

That's all for me today, but I will be back tomorrow to share some exciting news!
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. okay, this is hilarious...I LOVE it.

  2. Buahahaha! I just love this card! Awesome!

  3. Hahahaha, LOVE your fun kitty card!

  4. Cat out of the bag . . .you crafty genius you! I love it!

  5. HA! I saw this first at the PS blog and just laughed out loud! It is so creative.

  6. FYI-------- that cat is killing me!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE his grin and how he's coming out of the shopping bag! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the colors and design of this card! I LOVE it all! YOU amaze me, Katie! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  7. HA! Totally, FUN! Love it! And oh yes, I just finished up some DT and guest work and felt the same way. ;) Not sure what it is?...Usually, I try to comment/blog everyday.


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