Good Thursday morning. I love placing a cat or two in my Christmas card scenes. I think they add another element of the homey feel of the holidays. My husband and I are “the staff” that wait on four cats in our home so I have lots of inspiration. LOL! Several of you have written and asked if I would share some of my cat photos. I thought it would be fun to include several of my cat cards along with the Caracciolo cat gang.
You can click on each of the card photos and be taken to the original post.
You can click on each of the card photos and be taken to the original post.
Cassie is 11 years old and is the oldest, largest, most beautiful and sweetest cat in our house. We rescued her from Pet Rescue by Judy at a Pet Smart event. Take my word for it. If you really don’t want to take a kitten or puppy home with you don’t shop for pet food on Pet Rescue day. LOL! Ask me how I know.
This is Cassie and Chloe. Chloe is 8 years old, a Fluffy Siamese and literally the most temperamental cat I have ever had the opportunity to “serve”. LOL! Cassie and Chloe are great friends as you will see in the next several pictures.
Chloe thinks she can ride daddy’s bike but she got totally tuckered out just jumping up to the seat.
Everyone thinks our king sized Tempurpedic mattress is their place to sleep.
This is Sophie and Toby. They are 5 years old but we still refer to them as the kittens. My husband adopted them at Pet Rescue by Judy and brought them home to me to help soften the blow of losing Bailey, my 14 year old poodle. It was very hard to stay sad with kitten rodeos going on around the house.
They were trying to use my Stampin’ Up! markers but they got too sleepy and had to take a nap.
Sophie wanted to be with my constantly when she was a kitten. Here she is riding on my shoulder while I was working in my stamp room.
Sophie thinks Mom is her perfect sleeping spot.
The kittens tuckered out from a romp.
Chow time! No one can take time to look at the camera. LOL!
This is Toby. He is the cutest, meanest, most ornery and “entitled” cat I have ever had the opportunity to “serve”! When he is sleeping he is very very good. When he is awake everybody needs to watch out!
Toby and Cassie look like twins but they are not related. Talk about book ends.
Twelve pound Chloe, the eternal optimist, trying to fit in a small Amazon box.
Cassie loves laying in baskets, boxes and even the bathroom sink.
Cassie and Chloe waitin’ to brush their teeth.
Now you can see where I get all the “cat” inspiration and why they seem to fit so perfectly into my scenes. I would like to point out that we resued three mut cats and purchased one pure bred Siamese. Funny….the pedigree doesn't make a bit of difference in how much we love them. Do yourself a favor. Go rescue an animal and fill your home with love and save a life at the same time.
I hope you don’t mind that I did a more personal post. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.
Love the CAT cards but love the CAT pic better… Thanks for sharing with us!!!
I am a cat person too, so I love your cards and your babies! So cute!
How much i loooooove cats ! Thanks for sharing the super shots with your kitties, they’re adorable !
I’ve been faithfully following your blog for the last 3 years. I never miss a post! I don’t comment like I should but I do buy A LOT of the products you use! You are my favorite enabler! hehe
But I just had to take a moment to comment on your post today. I LOVED IT! We have 4 cats too. I loved the personal touch and your cats are just beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration. I look forward to each and every one of your posts!
Take care and have a wonderful day!
I just love your cat cards. Thank-you so much for sharing all your adorable cat pictures! They are so lucky to have loving parents!!!LOL
they are all too cute, we have two cat sisters that we adopted while we were stationed in England and brought them home with us, they will be 17 years old this December, although they are both having problems with their health they are still doing pretty good and we love them much!! After 13 years they are finally forgiving us for bringing in a dog to the family 🙂
Your cards are just spectacular. I loved all the cat themed cards today. I don’t have a cat in my life right now, so thank you for sharing the photos of your lovely kitties. They were a joy to view.
I too am a cat lover. We have a 19 year old Seal Point named Cocoa of Treetops. I loved seeing all your babies getting along so well. They are beautiful and so photogenic. I never want to be without a kitty in the house. They are what makes a house a home. Thank you for sharing your loves.
PS You have a great husband who adores kitties too.
Although I love to look at your cards every day…today’s post with your cute cats was my all-time favorite! I also have 4 cats and more pics of them that I look at every day, just to bring a smile to my face. Your cats are so cute and now I don’t feel quite so guilty having 4!
Your cards are all beautiful with or without cats. Love the pics of your family. We have 3 black and white’s, Max-16 and BJ and JB-12. Couldn’t live without a cat. When I started out paper crafting I was going to scrapbook. I made 3 pages-1 for each cat and started making cards and have never gotten around to any more scrapbooking. I really should scrapbook my kids one of thee days. Looking forward to seeming many more of your beautiful cards. HAPPY HALOWEEN
Cats and cat cards – I enjoyed the combination! Thanks for sharing your kitty family photos.
Well, no wonder you have a few cat cards! Your cats are beautiful and I’m sure they are a source of constant amusement and obviously inspiration! thanks, Kitty
Always love your cards Kittie! And now I love your beautiful cats!!! Thanks for sharing!
Kittie, I LOVE your post today. I’m a cat person too and enjoyed “meeting” your kitties. They’re just precious! Have to say, Chloe is a BEAUTIFUL cat, but does have the diva look, like “you are granted permission to bring me this, and that, and ….” LOL! When I lost my kitty of 18 years, I didn’t know if I could stand to get another one, and it was 8 years ago, but at the Farmer’s Market, I was browsing and heard this loud mewing. There were 5 kittens in a box — their mother abandoned them! I couldn’t help myself and brought home a teeny black kitten, named her Ebony and call her Ebbie, then found out Ebbie is a big ‘ol boy. You know, seeing all your kitties together makes me think I’ll get her a friend. I’ve heard stories of how bad it can be if the cats don’t like each other, but I may brave it. Anyway, thank you for this wonderful post!
OMG….I admire all your posts even though I don’t leave a comment every time, but I couldn’t resist this one….I love your kitties. We lost our little Barnie (dog) after 17 years with us and swore off any more pets since it was so painful losing him….well, a kittie, who was apparently lost, made friends with us every afternoon on our back patio and quickly became a regular visitor/diner. One afternoon she showed up injured; we couldn’t leave her outside….after 47 days in the hospital, she came home to be our house pet…none of our neighbors claimed her. We loved her and cared for her for about a year, but she became ill again (cancer) and passed away. We were grief stricken again and swore off pets once again. Well…one stray led to another, one of whom was pregnant, and we are now the proud parents of 5 kitties. I think someone sent out a memo where to come when hungry. I’m such a softy for animals. We love our babies and are so entertained by them…always good for a laugh. TFS your babies with us….
It is nice to get to know a little about the people we invite into our lives nearly everyday. Thank you for sharing something close to your heart. I look forward to getting your e-mails as I love your cards. I am sure the suppliers thank you too as I, along with hundreds more, rush out to buy the dies you use, Thanks again. Rose
Hi Kittie. I’ve always loved the cats on your Christmas cards. You color them so well and they look so realistic. And I love cats anyway, so thanks for sharing pictures of your own cats!! I especially love the little black kitty on your shoulder! My husband and I are both cat lovers. We both had owned many cats throughout our lives even before we met. We lost our last dear pet cat named Rocky back in January and we miss him so much. We just can’t afford to get more cats right now and that makes me very sad, so looking at pics of yours allows me to live vicariously through you. Thanks so much.
The cards are beautiful as always. I LOVE your cats, they are so pretty.
Good Afternoon Kittie,
What a nice surprise! I love cats too.
You have beautiful cats, Kittie. Cassie look like my old cat. Very nice to see how they are playing with each other! And so sweet, Sophie on your shoulder.
Kittie, I would like to tell you much, much more than I can say in English, but I learn everyday.
Thank you very much for sharing your sweet cat pictures!
Oh my! All of your sweet babies! Love all of these pictures! I had four boys but Bruce & Booboo have passed this year. Now you inspire to get another precious kitty. Your sweet babies look so very happy. What a joy to look at all these wonderful pictures and moments. Please keep sharin the love.
Good Morning, Kittie, No wonder you have such beautiful and inspiring cat cards. Your cats are gorgeous. I always had dogs, nothing at the moment. but do love the beauty of cats. thanks for sharing your lovely additions.
Your cats are very cute ! Thank you for these pictures. My two cats are named Diabolo and Ulysse. They are seven and sixteen and we have very pleasant moments with them.
Françoise from France
Thanks for sharing your cats with us! They’re lovely characters! All my cats were rescue cats and they were ALL great additions to our family! Good for you! And as always, your cards are fab!
Kittie, these are great pictures….. No wonder you do such great kitty pictures…. Thanks for sharing this part of your life
Your cards are stunning as usual! Thanks for sharing them with us. I loved all the pictures of the cats. It’s been more than 10 years since we said good-bye to our last of 3 cats (all old and hurting) and I miss their presence every day, so I loved seeing your 4 beauties. Thank you!
I love your cards and your cats are really cute. Thanks for sharing.
I love cats but am highly allergic. My daughter and sil rescue cats and not long ago had 4…they are down to one now. This past weekend their beloved Maine Coon cat Pete died–he had to be put down, incurable genetic illness and he was in great pain. They are heartbroken. I forwarded the link to this post to my daughter knowing it would be a comfort to her. Thank you for being such a loving, generous sharing person.
Also, I read your blog daily and love everything you do!
thank you SO MUCH for sharing your cat photos. it has made my day! this is the longest I have ever gone without a cat of my very own, and I miss it so much. seeing all of your precious ones made me smile! our last cats were all rescues, and I would do the same in a heartbeat. I love my dogs, but alas, they are not cats. 😉
Loved your personal post today. It was so nice of you to invite us into a little corner of your life. I never tire of cat photos and your “kids” are just beautiful.
I can relate to the cat in the sink pic. We had a grey tabby male, adopted when he was tiny from animal rescue, he used to lay in the sink and the empty bath tub. He loved it if I turned the water on so that it would drip and he could play in it and drink from it. He lived to be 19 years old, he was my favourite best loved cat. Thank you for sharing today. The impression obsession cats die is popular, I was in a store yesterday and in the time I was there 3 different customers bought it. I also told people about your amazing cards and your blog.
Love all the cats Kitty, on your cards and the real ones! Adorable, warm greet Miranda
Hi Kittie. Now I KNOW why I feel kindred with you ♥ This has to be one of my favorite posts of all the ones you’ve done. I love what you create, but I love more what you are surrounded with — KITTIE love 🙂
Kittie, I love your cards, but adding pics of your cats is just too adorable! Hmmm…I think I see a set of cat dies in my future… Your cards are lovely, as always. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
Love the personal bit! I intersperse my crafty doings with notes about Orlando [my marmalade Maine Coon] all the time. Your cards are so beautiful and I love the way you place the kitty figures on them – it has inspired me to do my own version of summer time Christmas and cats! Thanks for featuring me earlier this week on your post – I had many visitors come by via you – it was most pleasant 🙂
Oh my goodness Kittie your fur babies are just adorable! I was oohing and ahhing at every picture with a big grin on my face. So lovely to see them. Your Chloe looks just like my kitty Mookie who has crossed the rainbow bridge. And your little black kitty Sophie is the double of one of my two cats, Mika. I adopted them at a Petsmart when I lost Mookie. I also have two dogs and one of them is black and called Sophie too! Pets do really fulfill our lives, and throw in a bit of card making and what more can a person want! LOL. Thank you so much for posting, just adored seeing them. Please give them all an extra scratch on the cheek today from me!
I love your cards and your post. Adding the pictures of your cats is great. I am going to have to get the cat die cuts. Pets from a rescue can be wonderful pets. I had an Australian Shepherd from a rescue for 9 yrs. She was a once in a life time pet. 2 months a go we adopted a 9 yr. old diabetic Australian shepherd and she is turning out to be a wonderful champion. Demi,our 3 yr. old cat even likes her. I have always been a cat person, and still am, so for me to adopt a dog she has to special. Love all your cards.
Your cards are amazing and so are your cat pictures! Sophie looks like she could be our Oliver’s twin – especially the one where she is riding on your shoulder. Oliver did that, too. I rescued him one morning about five years ago from the middle of a country road while I was rollerblading. Poor thing was only about 5 weeks old, fit in the palm of my hand and “sicker than a dog”. He is now over 15 pounds and spoiled rotten!
Thank you for all the inspiration given with your lovely cards!
Beautiful cats! Love the pictures!
Thank you for these photos! what a beautiful family of cats! I also had two, but I had to separate myself for health reasons. A Calinette that was put on my shoulders, and that Fripon squatting my knees. This is a nice company, sometimes I miss it, so I took the opportunity when I can caress those of my daughters (4) who all 2! These are moments of pure happiness and sweetness. Friendships from France, Nicky
your cat cards are really inspiring. I bought some cat dies a few months back, but not being sure how to use them they are still in unopened packages. I think it’s time I did something with them. As for rescue and save a life, It is the only way to go. We have only had rescue pets as long as I can remember and they have given us great joy and companionship over the years.
As a Cat Mommy to a 20 year dark tiger female rescue, I love the pix of your family and the cards with cats in them!
Love all your kittie babies. I lost my baby last summer – he was 14 and I had to put him down. I miss him everyday. I think it’s time to get another ome. Love your pics.
It is so fun to see all your little kitties. I see why they appear on your cards. Thanks for showing us a fun bit of your life…………..dianne
Kittie, I loved your post and had to comment. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your “family” with us. I love your cards, all of them, but the ones with cats speak to my heart. Your kitties, in life and paper, are adorable! Big hug from a fan in Brazil.
Kittie..Love your cat cards..I too am a cat lover..we have had our Callie, she is a Tortie, for 16 years now..before her we had Punkin, also a Tortie, for 15 years..when the time comes we will rescue another one..Love your blog..keep those great cards & ideas coming our way..
OMG … I love your cats. I love all cats. Sure miss having one. But DH’s dog would be the end to any cat brought into the house now. (Makes me sad.) So thanks for posting pics of your foursome! As always the cards are stunning. (And must point out we have such good taste I have the matching bedspread!!!!) Hugs…
love both your cats and what you do with the cat dies. Thanks for sharing
Oh, Kittie , it was so nice to meet your fur babies! You are obviously as cat crazy as I am – most people looked at me like I was crazy when they learned I had four kitties at my house! All of our cats are rescues, and I absolutely agree that you need to be careful about which day you buy pet food, lol. I would bring them all home if I could.
I love that you add the kitties to your cards, they add such whimsy and a feeling of warmth. Another die set I bought after seeing them on your cards!
Thanks for the inside look at your fabulous four-legged family –
Love the CATS….I have 3 boys and they all have cats….I cannot have any animals because I decorate cakes…no hair allowed….but I do enjoy visiting my cat grandkids….thanks for sharing…Jan
Yep, now we know your inspiration for cat cards. I have never had cats..but must say yours are the prettiest I have ever seen…and did you pose them for their star pics? Amazing poses…Of course all of your cards cats or no cats are the best of the best.
Thank you so much for sharing pix of your kittie kids. They are adorable and I can see they are also inspirational. Enjoyed seeing all of them.
Love your cat cards and pics! I’m partial to cats too and have had a Siamese most all of my life, starting with my first one when I was about 5. Now we have Coco, who we adopted in April from AnimalSave. She’s about 3 we think and looks to be purebred seal point. I tracked her back a bit and she was originally picked up as a stray! That really surprised me. She was adopted but then returned to the shelter because she bit someone. Apparently bit a volunteer at the shelter also. Then adopted again here in the area where we live, and again taken to another shelter where we found her. Not sure what happened with that home and why they gave her up, but I suspect she may have bit someone. Maybe they had kids and decided it wasn’t a good match for them. At any rate, she fits in very well here! We just love her! She is a bit tempermental but we are learning to read her signals! She also has to be an “only cat” because she doesn’t like other cats at all.
Oh what a lot of fabolous cats !!! They are just amazing. Easy to understand why / how you pick inspiration from cats with that many around !!!! Love your cats and your cards…both with and without cats !! Thanks for sharing great pics !!!!!
Hugs from SPAIN
LOVED all the cat pictures and descriptions!
God bless you for your love and care of these wonderful creatures!
Love all the stories of your sweet cats. Bless you and your husband for having them!
From another cat lover, so happy to meet your lovely family. They are all so beautiful.
Don’t you just love all of their unique personalities, I know we do in our kitty family.
Your blog always makes me happy, you truly have a special gift and so glad you share with the rest of us.
Have a wonderful day, Patti
OMG, Kittie! What adorable kits you have. I can so relate to the kitten rodeo ( love that term -it’s perfect!) we recently adopted two sisters, lily and Rosie, and they are a hoot! Of course I had to get the IO cats Die as soon as I saw it! Thanks for sharing your sweet critters stories.
Um, don’t you mean “their” king-sized Tempurpedic which they let you sleep on? I know how that is!
Kitty I had the greatest time looking at all the pictures of the cats. What a hero you are for doing rescues. They are obviously well fed and housed and well loved. Your cards continue to thrill me and give me much inspiration. That Christmas tree one is over the moon!
Love the cat cards and all the real cat pics!
Loved this post!! Just looked at it today and absolutely loved seeing your cards with cats and then your real cat pictures. They are all so cute. I brought in two little girls from outside when they were still babies. There brother and mom where brought in and adopted too. Anyway, I did love seeing your pictures and reading your commentary on there antics. Thanks for sharing.