Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Hubs and I spent the early part of  May in Florida, for a seminar he attended.  Not only did he get educational credits, but also a cold.  You know how this ends, right...a week later I had it too. Fortunately I was only down 3-4 days.  His stayed with him a good 10.

My other distraction lately is our neighbor cat Cookie.  She has run from me at every overture for the past 3 years.  Suddenly this spring she decided we might be able to be friends. 

She is a sweet little calico that was a rescue.  Our neighbors are well aware of her visits; she comes by several times a day and will stay for 10 to 30 minutes at a time.  She particularly likes to visit my crafty space, it has so many things to explore.  When she is tired, she'll sneak into the bedroom to take a nap.

I am heading out to California to visit my Dad and cat sit for him while he visits family in Iowa.  I will be gone for most of the month of June.  I have pre made cards to post while I am gone, as my supplies will be limited while I am out there, and there will be lots of socializing to catch up on.

I intended to join in on a challenge, but missed the deadline.  I rather like the card and so I am posting it anyway. 

Copic coloring, which I will be practicing during my spare moments on the west coast, the stamp is from Technique Tuesday - Pansy. There is a bit of a glitter strip down the right side. It matches better IRL.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be popping in on you throughout the month to see what you are up to!


  1. Pansies are such happy flowers - love these purple beauties, Cat! Enjoy your time away in CA!

  2. love your cat pictures and story - enjoy your CA visit - and your card is so pretty

  3. You are a busy lady Cat! I love that you shared not only the photos of Cookie but the story too. Your card is a beauty and I hope you have a lovely visit to Cali! See you on your return!

  4. Your pansies are just gorgeous, Cat, so life-like!! It's a winner to me! Safe travels to you as you head out here. (Wish your Dad lived in Northern California!) I hope he has safe travels, too, as he visits his sister in my home state of Iowa! Big hugs, Darnell

  5. I'll be thinking of you, Cat--enjoy your visit with your dad & his kitties! I can't believe your neighbor cat actually visits inside your house--such a cutie! Your card is gorgeous--beautifully colored! Hoping my card gets to you before your flight. Hugs, Greta

  6. Gorgeous pansies, Cat ... such lovely colouring! Sweet cat photo's too! Enjoy your trip ... and safe travels! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Safe travels and how organized you are to have cards to post during your absence! Lovely pansies!

  8. pretty card, love the coloring! Safe travels and have fun -- Miss Calico will miss you...

  9. Oh Pansies!! LOve those little beauties! You've captured them beautifully with water color, Cat! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  10. Cat, your card is simply gorgeous. It's beautifully colored.

    The sweet photos & fun story of your neighbor's cat made me smile.
    Enjoy your visit with your dad.

  11. sweet card...beautiful card!

  12. Gorgeous Copic coloring on your pansies, Cat! Love your CAS design, too...so crisp, clean and perfect!
    How nice that Cookie is finally getting comfortable with you...she's so cute!


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