Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crafts With Cutters Challenge #122

Happy Wednesday!  Today is "Love Your Pet" Day at  The Design Team has created projects that reflect their love of pets.  I love all animals (except snakes!), but cats are my favorites.  We are currently owned by a fluffy grey cat named "Tucker."  Yes, owned.  Dogs have owners, cats have staff!  

We adopted this cute little fur-ball last August from our local Pet Smart.  I made the mistake of going with my Mom on a "quick run-thru" for some dog food for her pups on a Adopt-A-Thon weekend.  This little guy was in the first cage we passed and he reached out and grabbed me as I went by.  It was love at first sight!

He was tiny, fuzzy and had way too many toes.  (I have a special place in my heart for poly dactyl kitties.  The sweetest cat I was ever owned by was a poly and he ruined me for regular-toed cats.  LOL!)  Needless to say, after holding this sweet boy and having him cozy up under my chin, it was all over except for the paper work.

Tucker is almost a year old now; he's no longer tiny; he has long beautiful grey fur and he has more toes than we originally thought.  And he is a Mama's boy through and through.  He still loves to cozy up under my chin and his purr is so loud I often have to turn up the volume on the TV.  Yep.  I love my cat!

Anyway . . . I wanted to add Tucker to the family scrapbook, so here is his kitten layout.

Here's the recipe:
  • The collar at the top of the page is a strip of card stock cut at 1" high x 12" wide.
  • The paw prints are from the Cricut Lite Meow cartridge.  they are cut at 1" high.
  • The journal tag is also from the Meow cartridge.  It is cut at 2 1/4" wide.
  • The metal buckle is by Momenta.
  • I frequently call Tucker my "PurrBaby" -- so that phrase was a must on this layout.  The "purr" is from the Cricut Lite Four Legged Friends cartridge and is cut at 1 1/8" high.  "Baby" is from the Cricut Alphabet cartridge and it is cut at 1 1/2" high.
  • The text at the bottom of the page is also from the Circut Alphabet cartridge.  It is cut at 1 3/4" high.
  • The sleeping kitty is from the Cricut Four Legged Friends cartridge and is cut at 2 3/4" high.
  • The colored card stock is by Recollections and is from the "Cool Water" paper pack.
  • Some chalk and pen doodling complete this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head on over to and check out the rest of the Team's projects.  And then create your own pet-themed project and link it up -- you have two weeks -- you could be our next "Top Crafty Cutter!"

~ Jen


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Super sweet LO. Love the little kitten sleeping on the letters. Your Kitty looks so cuddly. :) ~Tami

Sandy Palmer said...

What a wonderful layout Jen! I loved reading about how the kitty stole your heart as you passed by him when he reached out his paw to you! Animals have a way of coming into our hearts don't they! :)

Sheena said...

Adorable! Reminds me of my sweet Tilly when she was just a little thing :) all that baby fuzz...cute!

Hugs, Sheena

Marie97 said...

Cute layout!

Brenda said...

This layout of your kitty is so adorable! I love the paw prints and I love the die cut kitties! Your kitty is so cute, but I've never heard of cats that have so many toes. lol I just know farm cats. How interesting that they have lots of toes! Your story was so cute and it was meant to be when your sweet kitty reached out and grabbed you!! Love it!!

Kaylee Snyder said...

When I saw this on facebook, I couldn't stop looking at your adorable kitten. He is so cute. Love the layout-especially the little cat sleeping on the title.

DIANA L. said...

Super layout. Your kitty is so adorable!

Nancy J said...

Love your layout... your kitty is so adorable!!! Love the name also!!! TFS!!!