CCL - Wild Wild West!


Hi friends!

Happy Sunday!

South Florida, where I live, isn't kicking up it's heels just yet -

we're putting up our umbrellas!

We were drenched by Fred and now we're waitng

 - and watching - 


AND it's the last week of summer vacation ...

We need a recount - LOL!

It's also the 15th of the month which means we create a card

based on the card kit mailed to us by the dueling hostesses.

This month's themed kit from Suzy and Deb:

The Wild Wild West!

How super fun!

Suzy provided The Diamonds with a stamped image, papers, embellies

and this how I colored/created my card.

I loved the face on this sweet cat, such cattitude!

I colored him (yes ... it's a boy!) to look like one of my old kitties,

Big Red.

I always said if he was a person, he'd have been Hoss from Bonanza ..

a gentle giant!

He was a stray I adopted and he was HUGE!

He was bright orange from head to tail and had not had an easy life.

He hung around our parking lot at work,a sweet  boy never harming 

anyone or the cars but my boss hated animals and ...

well, I scooped him up and took him home, 

much to my mom's dismay.

He lived out his days with me and I will always love my Big Red kitty!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Creative Card Ladies

on Splitcoaststampers - it's a WILD wild west month!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How precious - your card and story! Love the coloring of your kitty - and he does look good in the cowboy hat!

  2. LOVE ME SOME HOSS WITH CATITUDE!!! Big Red is nodding his approval from the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Darling card and perfect coloring!

  3. Did he have a part in Bonanza Kelly? One of my old favourite programs!! He certainly has got the attitude!! Great card and love the image and design, Hope you had a good weekend. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S. xxxx

  4. Oh Kelly, your card is fabulous (as always) but even better is hearing about your Big Red rescue cat. Sweet!

  5. This card is a great tribute to Big Red! I love how you colored him and the die cut is perfect. Great Card this month!

  6. Yehaw!!! Love this fun Wild West kitty- fun boots and cowboy hat too : ) Fun fun duel and a great card!!!

  7. fabulous and great card Kelly
    Gr Karin

  8. I can't understand anyone not liking animals Kelly, I prefer them to humans most of the time. Anyway your kitty sounds a real character and your card is fabulous, I love it. Take care, your State is having a hard time of it, thinking of you Kate x

  9. Looks like your cat lost a pair of boots!! What a fun and fabulous card, Kelly!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories of your big orange cat!

  10. TEE HEE! This kitty gives me a chuckle Kelly! I am an animal lover for sure and they really have a way of getting into our hearts because they accept us just as we are! ;) Thanks for sharing friend!

  11. Oh Kelly, such fun and delightful card!! It makes me smile so much, because.... I have to say this: I'm really very impressed reading your post because this cat on your card is MY cat (one of my six... lol) !! And his name is... RED!! He is a BIG RED cat! :) LOVE him and your card!

  12. Oh I love this big red Kelly - out big red was named Sam, and he too was amazingly gentle - unlike my current caramel ginger, Tinker....
    Fabulous card, and I love how you have matted Big Red to be the star
    Stay safe

  13. Such an adorable card. I love that you colored your kitty to match my 2 kitties I have at home.

  14. Makes me remember we have Wild West Park out here I should take the grands to. Cute card Kelly

  15. Fantastic card! I love the die you used to show off Red.

  16. Wow Kelly I love the way you colored Big Red. It comes as no surprise to me that you adopted the gentle giant. Your heart is so big and compassionate. Great job on this challenge. I love your layout and the dsp you used as well.