Cat Up a Tree....

Many of you may be wondering where I have been the past couple of days……………the title of the post might help you out!  I have been dealing with a cat up a tree for three days!  Not really a cat…but not really a kitten anymore.  She somehow managed to escape to the great outdoors.  She also picked the tallest tree around to take refuge in.  Day one, the weather was nice, she seemed scared, but I figured she would come down.  I checked on her ever couple of hours.  No luck in getting her down.  Day two, the weather changes, rain and snow set in.  Now she is really not happy, but still not coming down.  (Note-I am no longer happy checking on her in the rain and snow either!) I call animal control, they assure me she will come down on her own.  They said the longest they have had a cat up a tree was four days.  Day three, still crummy weather and the cat seems to be having some problems getting around in the tree.  My son fetches the neighbor kid…who decides he will climb the tree to retrieve the cat. The cat is definitely a tree hugger, and wants to stay in tree, but is really happy to see someone! Finally able to retrieve the cat and bring her back inside.  (Note to neighbor-long sleeves might help if there is a next time!)  Life is now getting back to normal…it seems the saying is, you never see dead cats in trees….but I have to wonder just how smart our cat is!

I still had my Cruisin paper pack out on my desk, so I proceeded to make a thank you card for the neighbor from the cat.  I based the card on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  Here is the original sketch-
 I don’t have a lot of crafty cat items, they are normally not the focus of my cards or scrapbooks.  I recently picked up the cat stamp from a blog win at deconstructing jen, which was donated by Scrappin’ Great Deals.  The stamp is the only cat stamp I have!  I made my own pattern paper by adding text in coordinating colors in Word and printed out for my banner.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Sassy Cat by Technique Tuesday
X7145B Cruisin Paper Packet
X5668 Twilight Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento 
Z1393 Black Mini-Medley Accents
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles 

I have also entered this card in the following challenges;
Amusing Challenges - Buttons
Crafters Companion Four Legged Friends
Cupcake Craft - Sewing Box (Buttons & Thread)
Divas by Design - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - use your favorite tool (Cricut)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  2. What a gorgeous card! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  3. Fab card Allisa and very appropriate under the circumstances! So glad your kitty was okay!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

  4. Fun card - I hope by now that escapee has made it down and come home! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week! I was gone all week but am catching up today and will post the winner this afternoon on my blog. Have a great week!

  5. This is a fabulous card and I love your colors. Thanks for playing in the Divas challenge.


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