Friday, December 3, 2010


A BIG THANK YOU to Iva at for hosting this blog hop.  I'm so excited to be part of this ~ first one that I've ever participated in.  Thanks for visiting my little blog.  Please leave a comment and become a follower ~ I'd appreciate it.

Now....on to my project for today with a little background info.

This year my family has chosen OPERATION PETS/FELINE CAT FOCUS ~ to donate to.

A few months back, someone dropped an adorable (but pregnant) kitty off near our home. We started feeding this poor malnourished mama cat and became very concerned when we didn’t see any kittens. We searched and searched our property but had no luck finding the babies. Then out of the blue there were 5 kittens at our back door. We’d love to make them indoor kitties but we already have a house full of animals (not to mention a barnyard of chickens and a couple of goats) and the fact that they are considered “feral”. OPERATION PETS/FERAL CAT FOCUS OF WESTERN NEW YORK has been a blessing to us and we are in the process of getting all the kittens and the mama “fixed”.

Here's the money jar I decorated.  My youngest daughter named all of them so there's PUMPKIN the mama and her 5 kittens.  The kitty head is cut from DOODLECHARMS, large Santa hat is from HOOT N HOLLER and the little hats are from PEPER DOLL DRESS UP.

Thanks again for visiting me and please visit these other wonderful paper crafters who are hopping too.

Kerry Turner -
---> that's me    Ellen Mandris -
Mary Ann Gawid Santos -


  1. So cute! (as all of your projects are!) I plan to be at Magruders to support the cause tomorrow, if I can get out of my driveway!

  2. veryt cute!! TFS!!
    Debbie Chapman

  3. How adorable!!!
    Look at all that work.
    What a great cause.. and all the kitties are names. Sweet!
    Glad to be on the hop with you!

    Happy Scrappn

  4. How cute I love this idea So glad you shared it.

    hugs Debbie

  5. What a great project and inspirational idea!! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. How cute and how absolutely great that your family picks a charity every year..but those Western NY's are darn good people! (lol.I'm one...just transplanted elsewhere in NY) Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  7. This is a very cute project. Wonderful charity.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  8. That story is soo endearing! I have a little kitty that took in that I found outdoors malnutritioned and only 3 months old and now she is a beautiful 5 year old kitty that I love more than anything! Adorable Jar! I have that cartiage so I may have to make a little kitty for my christmas card!

  9. So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Cute cute cute!!! Love those little adorable faces!!

  11. So cute and great cause!!! From one Cat love to another. :)

  12. So Sweet, and such a great cause.

  13. Love this project! What a wonderful way to help during the holidays...where in Western NY? I'm just outside of Rochester, and would love to know more about this charity, as we have ferral cats all over the forever wild behind us. Our own cats are rescues from Hawaii (long story) where they declaw them all, so they are, needless to say, indoor cats. And your blog is wonderful. I'm a follower, and I love reading about and looking at all your creative ideas! Check out the 24 Days of Cards I'm currently doing at A new card idea every day until December 24 (and one on December 26!) Thanks again for the fun hop!

  14. very cute and for such a great cause!

    I miss going to western NY!! Looks like this was a good week for everyone to stay right inside!!

  15. This jar is so cute and so is your Santa card. TFS. I am a new follower.

  16. Hi Ellen

    Oh, this is very awesome what you and your family is doing! Love your projects.
    Bonnie C
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

  17. What a cute Santa!!!! Thank you!!!

  18. Awwwww, and I love how caring your family is. TFS such a wonderful project.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  19. What a wonderful jar and family project. Thanks for being there for Pumpkin and her babies. We have 3 rescue cats in our family.

  20. what a great project
    and a fantastic job on helping those cats :D

    Hugs Anja