Theo + Mack

I’m sharing something a bit different today, because I want to introduce my two newest loves, Theo and Macklin!

Theo and Mack

I’ve been thinking about adopting a cat for a while, and I started the process of filling out an adoption form a few weeks ago. After being approved, I sort-of just waited to see if any kittens would pop up on the shelter website. A week or two went by, and on a Tuesday afternoon Buff and Gray (as the shelter had named them) came up on the website and I knew I wanted to meet them. That night, I drove through some pretty icy road conditions like a crazy person and got to see these two and instantly fell in love! They came home with me that night and we’ve been getting to know each other ever since.

Macklin. Approx 4 months.

Buff has been renamed Macklin (Parks & Rec, anyone?), but I call him Mack for short. He is orange and white, and is the more outgoing of the two. This means that so far Mack has caused all of the messes! The name suits him, I think. He is super sweet, just like his brother. All you have to do is look at him and he starts purring.

Theo. Approx. 4 months.

Gray is now Theo, but I find myself calling him T or TT most of the time. He’s more timid, but seems to love to be picked up and cuddled when he’s not feeling so shy. Theo is gray and white and he and his brother are about 4 months old.

If you’d like to see more photos of them (in color no less), check out my instagram feed. They also have their own Instagram account (because this is what happens on days when you’re snowed in and have nothing better to do…). I didn’t want to inundate my own feed with too many cute cat photos (is there such a thing?), so you can find them @theoandmack.

Mack and Theo

I’ve been going through some personal stuff lately, and in the few days I’ve been bonding with these two I realize that adopting them was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. Caring for these sweet, snugly, playful boys is a great form of therapy.

Anyway, getting these two settled means I haven’t done much card making in the last few days, and if I’m being honest I have to say that I’d rather spend all my time playing with them right now! But, I’ll be back in the craft room this weekend!

Happy Friday!



Farm Animal Birthday Cards

A short and sweet post today! I wanted to share two birthday cards I made for a coworker recently.

Two Farm Animal Birthday Cards

For both cards, I used texture paste and stencils to create the patterned backgrounds – a SSS Tiny Dots stencil for the card with the cow, and a SSS diagonal stripes stencil for the card with the chicken. Once the texture paste dried, I used distress inks to do some ink blending over the paste to create a colored background. The animals and sentiments are stamped with  the SSS Birthday Farm Animals set and are colored with Copics. I finished both cards off with a few Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!