Etsy Sale!!!

Heya peoples!
are you looking for any last minutes holiday gifts? or perhaps in need of a calendar before 2011 gets here? then you are in luck! miss kate funk is having a sale on her etsy site! just enter the code: ENDOF2010SALE and get 20% off all your orders from now until the end of the year.


it's almost here..

be there or be square!

break time is over

so miss kate funk decided it was time for my long, lovely break to end and to try and shoot her christmas card today.
it didn't go so well.
no one should be forced to wear ugly sweaters.


more shows

check it out - miss kate funk will be attending the East Town Market at Discovery World again this year! she won't be able to attend all of the shows, but she will be there on January 8th and March 12th. either way - go check it out. it's pretty rad.
later! off to work on preparing for all of these shows.


upcoming shows!

are you ready to do some Christmas shopping? it's almost that time (yeah!). if so, you should check out any of these upcoming shows that miss kate funk is going to be at. there will be tons of awesome vendors at all of them. hopefully we'll see you there!

Friday, December 3rd
Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th
Chicago, Il

Saturday, December 11th
Madison, WI


maxin' and relaxin'

this is my favorite time of the year.
we've finished the calendar.
kate funk is too busy with other things to make me do any shoots.
i just get to lounge around.
maxin' and relaxin'.


The Glitter Workshop!

attention all Madison peoples! there is a brand new store that is about to open up called The Glitter Workshop - and they will be carrying our stuff! miss kate funk is super pumped to have another store added to her list in her favoritest of all states: Wisconsin. it sounds like Naomi, the owner, is shooting for November 13th as their grand opening. check it out yo.
also if you are in the Madison area on December 11th make sure to check out the Sixth Annual Holiday Craftacular, which is also being organized by The Glitter Workshop. kate participated in their summer show and is super excited to join them again for the winter version. it's a great chance to shop for handmade presents for the holidays. (especially if you are interested in some super awesome cat calendars).
that's all for now.
later dudes


it's here!!!!!!

we're so excited! check it out here.



miss kate funk bought me a puffy vest at target today. which apparently she thinks requires a blonde wig to "complete the look". not cool.


more card revamping

heya everybody!
so in addition to revamping the back of our cards, mister brennan groh also helped us out by by re-doing the text on the inside of some of our cards as well as creating matching stickers for them. i had miss kate funk take a photo of a couple of them to show you all what they look like.
i think they rule pretty awesomely. thanks brennan!


2011 Calendar Sneak Peek!!

heya everybody! big news!!!
so the calendar is finally finished and off to the printers. hopefully we'll be able to put it up for sale soon on kate funk's etsy site. until then here are some sneak peek photos that kate took today.
we can't wait!!!!!!!


movie #12 - 7 Year Itch

and it's done! we're finally finished shooting the photos for the 2011 cat calendar! it took way too long, and tons o' work, but it's done. we did the last photo shoot this morning. miss kate funk wasn't happy because she was up all night finishing the backdrop despite my attempts to stop her from doing so by insisting on tummy rubs and attacking her pencil non-stop. but she most certainly got me back by making me dress up as the famous marilyn monroe for this shoot. not cool.

so now it's time to send everything off to the printers. we'll let you know when we get them back and they're finally up for sale. hurrah!!!

it's 2:30 in the morning.
and i refuse to let miss kate funk finish her final calendar backdrop for the final shoot in the morning.
or sleep.



so there have been a lot of changes going on around the office here that we thought we should let everybody in on. miss kate funk has reached a point where she's been pulling her hair out with way too much to do and had to make some hard decisions to help alleviate some of her stress. so it was decided that it was finally time to hand the printing and cutting of her cards over to a third party.
being the control freak that she is, she's not 100% excited about this decision. but there are some upsides:
first - she decided it was time to update the back of her cards. she turned once again to the amazing mister brennan groh for some help and this is what he came up with:

we're all really pumped about it. we just got the proof back from the printers yesterday and love it. (and i think it smells pretty awesome, too.)
second - the paper stock is so much nicer than what miss kate has been using up until now. it's much thicker and has a glossier front.
third - this gives miss kate so much more free time to work on new photos (and hopefully replace some of the older designs she's no longer in love with). she spends all her time now printing, cutting, folding, and packaging cards nightly. with the first three steps gone she should have tons more time to focus her attention on other things. and maybe have a night off once and awhile, too.
so with the good comes the bad. she will sadly have to raise the prices of her cards once the new ones arrive. there's no way she could sell them at the current prices and make any sort of profit with the price it costs her to print them. lame.
the final piece of news (which kate thinks sucks - but i think rules) is that she will be discontinuing her Polaroid card line. that's right. it's all about me now. boom. they are on sale for now on her etsy site. the prices for the AC cards hasn't gone up yet, either, so you can still snatch those up at the lower price until the new ones arrive.
ok. back to my nap. later dudes...


movie #11 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

so today we shot the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation photo for the month of December in the upcoming calendar. miss kate funk was really excited since this is her all-time favorite christmas movie. i got to play the awesome Randy Quaid, sans a glass of whiskey - which we discovered from the last shoot that i am not a big fan of. we actually got a shot right away since my modeling skills are constantly improving. so there's not much to show from the shoot. here i am before the shoot. i was waiting for miss kate to leave because i really wanted to eat the trees on the set, but she kept guard over them the whole time. super lame.

so we've only got one photo to go. and it's the one i've been dreading since i'm not a huge fan of cross-dressing. there are sure to be lots of good photos from that one, though, since every time kate and jay try on my costume they can't stop laughing at me. ugh.


movie #10 - Animal House

so we took the photos for Animal House today! i got to be the beloved character, John Blutarsky, in his famous pose. sadly, we discovered that unlike miss kate funk - i am not a lover of the Jack Daniel's. due to my inability to hold a bottle of whiskey we had to get creative on this one and kate had to make me a fake arm. the effect didn't really work out that well - but it still looks pretty hilarious.
anyways - here's some photos from the shoot of me not cooperating and a close-up of my very fancy fake arm covered in catnip.

talk to you later dudes.


movie #9 - Rosemary's Baby

so miss kate funk finished up another calendar photo today (we're just flying through these now). it wasn't a whole lot of work on my part - since i didn't have to wear a costume, just pose. and she did cheat and use photoshop for the first time ever - which she seems to feel guilty about. but she really wanted to do Rosemary's Baby for the Halloween photo. she loves all things fall and Halloween, and Rosemary's Baby is one of her all-time favorite horror films, so after lots of hemming and hawing she decided to go for it. We can't show you anything from the shoot - since there was very little going on. but i'm pretty sure you all know where we're going with this.
onto the next...


movie #8 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

so we just finished up shooting for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. miss kate funk had actually never seen it before, but wanted an excuse for me to wear my brand new fancy cowboy hat. she had to go out and rent and watch it first. it was much better than we both expected, neither of us being western movie fans. kate grew up with her dad watching westerns all the time, but this was the first time she actually sat down and watched one all the way through. plus a younger Clint Eastwood wasn't awful to look at for 2 and a half hours (her words - not mine).
anways. there aren't too many photos from the shoot to show, since i did awesome this time. she didn't even need a helper i was so good.
here is a photo of me looking very manly with my hat, though, that mister jay took.

onto the next...


renegade recap

so miss kate funk and mr. brennan returned this last sunday from the renegade craft fair in chicago with lots of awesome-ness to share with me. i hear it was the best so far for sales and everyone loved the new photos of me from the upcoming calendar. the strange part is that they left with a car packed to the ceiling with things and the one thing they both forgot was a camera, so there was little to show me from the actual fair. kate did snap this one photo from her phone of the awesome show put on by mucca pazza. they made a stop right in front of her tent. she couldn't get out any further to see them with the crowds - but i hear it ruled.

she did come back with a bunch of awesome purchases (although nothing for me for once. lame. last year she was next to a cat toy booth, but they weren't there this year.)
here's some of what she got:

an amazing shirt by fuzzy ink

more awesome coasters from her friends at the found

and some awesome cards by dude and chick


Renegade Craft Fair!!!!!!

doing anything this weekend? you should check the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair! kate funk will be in booth #75 (pretty close to the storefront for Renegade Handmade).
go check it out!


movie #7 - Half Baked

heya peoples!
so i had the honor this morning of playing Brian from the super 100% awesome movie, Half Baked, for another photo for our calendar. it was so much work. here's me taking a rest afterwards.

i got to wear this super ugly but super delicious Jerry Garcia's ashes satchel mister jay and miss kate made for me. it was kinda distracting while we were trying to shoot and kate had to keep pulling it outta my mouth. but once we were done she let me chew on it for awhile. so good.



heya everybody!
guess what? there's another store out there that will be carrying miss kate funk's cards! it's name is Inkling and it's in Chicago, Il. kate hasn't had a chance to visit it in person yet - but will hopefully be able to stop in while she's in Chicago for the Renegade Craft Fair. here's some photos from their facebook page. it looks pretty amazing. check them out, yo.


Movie #6 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

so we finally, FINALLY took the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory photo this morning. it took way too long for miss kate to get her act together on this one. (although there were a lot of props and costume pieces to make for it). we don't really have any photos to show from the set, but here i am patiently waiting on the kitchen table for her to finish setting everything up before we shoot.
now onto the next. i'm not sure what she'll choose. What About Bob? maybe?


Madison Craftacular

so miss kate funk returned late last night from the Madison Craftacular with lots of awesome things to tell me about. i guess it turned out to be a great show - awesome weather (despite a lot of wind that made the tent a little scary), lots of awesome vendors, and even more awesome customers. mister jay went with her as her helper (and beautiful day to have a drink - drinking partner). here are the photos she brought to show me:

jay helping out in the booth

kate's brand new suitcases her super-amazing father made for her with built in shelves!

her brand new garden markers display
(which i got to eat all the leftover cat grass she used - delicious!)


kate's aha moment is here!

this weekend!

don't forgot to visit kate funk this Sunday at the 6th Annual Summer Craftacular in Madison, WI! she's in booth #59 which is on the outdoor lawn. hope to see you there!


tons o' new stuff up on etsy!

check it out, yo. miss kate funk just put up 3 new cards on her etsy site (2 of which are super special photos from the 2011 calendar that were too awesome to hide any longer).

and she also has a brand new boxed set that has all 3 new photos along with my mug shot and my college dorm room photo. it's called the {bad kitty} boxed set. check them out!