Friday, October 28, 2011


Welcome to the “It’s All About Catitude”  Blog Hop in honor of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines hosted by Barbara   The theme of the hop is “It’s All About Catitude” and 19 crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable projects in honor of National Cat Day and our furry little felines.   If you came here from  Inga  Inga , then you are in the right place.  But if you happened to end up here, then you will want to go back to the beginning at Barbara’s and hop along with us as you don’t want to miss any of the meowy purrfectly frisky projects.    The hop will run for two days, October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011.  So please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

It’s All About Cat Blog Hop Lineup:
1. Barbara B.
2. Crafty and Green (Tina) -
3. Haidee
4. Janet S
5. Vicki
6. Linda T
7. Lisa
8. Jamie
9. Gill
10. Princess Penelope.
11. Gina
12.  Inga
13. Vicki R -
14.  Yvette L.
15.  Wendy T.
16.  Julie K-
17 Lynda B.
18. Shannon M. -

Barbara's Grand Prize Blog Candy for this Blog Hop is the Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter.   She will also have a little daily grab bag blog candy and will pick the winners on Monday, October 31, 2011.

Rules to be eligible for her Blog Candy:
(1)  You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
(2) Leave a comment on her blog
(3) Become a follower at "Craftin’ with Barbara”
(4) Name of your furry friend(s) [Dogs included]


I apologize that the lighting was not good here.  This layout is on a really soft baby blue.  This is my Grumpette or Grumpy for short.  She was the only cat I knew that could growl and purr at the same time.  I say "was" because in 2010 at the age of 16 I had to say goodbye to my friend.  Devastating to say the least and I cannot think about her even today without tearing up and just sighing at my loss.

My home burned in 1994 and I lost three cats.  Again a devastating turn of events.  It took months to get the house back together but as soon as I moved back in I was searching for a cat.  Not to replace the others but to help fill the void.  While shopping at a barn sale I saw a litter of kittens and there she was. Very distant in her approach, careful to not show any emotion or attachment but something drew me to her.  Home she came whether she liked it or not and when she saw my three dogs she was NOT impressed!  LOL 

Please stop back tomorrow so see another layout of my cherished and sadly missed friend.  I will tell you more about her Catitude then..thanks for stopping by today, I look forward to your comments tomorrow.

  Now, hop on over toYvette L. and see the beautiful creations she has made for the hop.  Please be sure to stop by tomorrow and hop along with us again to see more crafty creations.  Remember, to adopt/rescue a little furry feline friend.


Linda Therrien said...

Grumpy is adorable. It isn't easy having to put your babies down - I too have days that i just miss Key Key so much, the way he used to hug me back when I picked him up to give him a squeeze, the way he would start purring the moment you stepped into the room - the house became so so quiet..but we were blessed to have them in our lives :)


Vicki said...

What a pretty cat and great layout of Grumpette. No matter how many cats come into my life, I always miss the ones that are gone.

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HockeyScrap said...

Wow! What a story. So sorry for your loss. It is never easy! But I do love they way you honored her memory in this layout. Beautiful. - Debbie

Leah said...

Aww, sorry for your loss~ never easy to let them go. I love your layout and the way you honored the memory of Grumpy...


OCCricut said...

Sounds like Grumpy was a very lucky cat!!! sweet LO ... love the "fur"


lindaplus3 said...

Thank you for sharing and so so sorry for your loss .. Grumpy was a beautiful looking cat :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Kim H said...

Love the layout, great color combo. Its so hard when they grow old, and you must say goodbye, I couldnt imagine losing my furkids (Tagger Kitty and Fox Collie) in such a tragic way. And understand needing to fill a void once they are gone, and you begin to heal. Thank you for sharing.

Maria said...

Love your layout. Super cute cat
my furry babies name is Sadie, but she is tiny dog


It's amazing how God works! He works in his time, and I'm not a patient person, and I'm not praying for them because I've done that before :O) It seems people who love the Lord go through a lot in their lives, but after you get through it, you are stronger and your faith is stronger. He knows how to strengthen us! I know how you feel to lose a beloved pet, and I miss her still and it's been several years! After reading your story about your husband. I remember when they told my Mom she has breast cancer, she went to her bedroom for days, and she gave up, but because of God's people, friends and loved ones, she made it through and lived 30 year cancer free. Just the word devastated her. I don't know how people get through life without God, because I call on him daily and talk to him and knows he there for me! I'm thankful for parents who taught me about our wonderful God. Anywho, I love your layouts! Thanks for sharing! Hugs! Leah Ann

The Crafty Dream said...

Wonderful blog, LO, thank you sharing the story of your husband!!

I am your new follower, could u please stop by my blog, follow me and leave a comment in my blog hop today and tomorrow for Creative Kuts!!

Thank you

Barbara B said...

Grumpy is so beautiful. And, the layout is also so beautiful. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Barbara B.

Janet said...

Thank you for sharing your story Your layout is so lovely! Grunpy I like that name!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Mary Durbin said...

Hey LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LO!!! its so cute!! Great job!! love the blog too!! We have two, well they are my boyfriends, Boober and Gabby, he rescued both when they were kittens!! I want my own so I will be starting a search for my purrfect fit kitty!! lol.



smyiow said...

Love the layout! Great great colors!

EnjoliCollums said...

First off I'm am sorry for your loss. I love your layout super cute

joydee1963 said...

I love both your layouts of your cat.I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

kimberly said...

Love to see all the fur babies... and the creative ways you show your love! tfs
sorry for your loss f Grumpy - it is hard to lose a loved one even fur babies

Gill McCall said...

what a simply stunning layout. TFS