Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello, again!

 
I do hope that you all remember me!  I know that it has been quite some time.  Life has gotten in the way of my stamping fun lately, but I am back today with a card for this round of TCP Tuesday Challenges.  Just in case you haven't heard, Our TCP Tuesday Challenges are every other Tuesday now.  That means you have two whole weeks to get your challenge done!!  It also gives you the chance to win a little Cat's Cash to spend over at the TCP Website and a chance to be Swanky Stamper of the Month.  Please head over to Alma's Blog for all of the details!  You will also want to check out Alma's newest creation CUTABLES!!  If you have a Silhouette or other cutting machine, you'll LOVE this!
 
 
This week's challenge is a wonderful sketch from Nancy.  I love all of the different shapes and layers!  One of my best friends just had a new baby girl (she already has three darling, little boys!!!) and I hope to have the chance to meet her next week.  This card will go along with her gift.  Here's a peek of the sketch. 
 
I started off with our long eared friend from the Bloom set from The Cat's Pajamas.  He is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, E33, E34, E35, R20, R35, R46, YG17, YR20, YR21, and the Colorless Blender).  The papers are some oldies but goodies from DCWV.  The sentiment is from the And Baby Makes Three set and I added a few crystals to girly it up.  Then I added a few buttons and some Linen Button Twine to finish this one off.  Just right for a new baby girl!
 
 
I do hope that you will have the chance to play along with us over at The Cat's Pajamas!  Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  Have a Happy Tuesday!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring is in the Air

 
 
Happy Tuesday, Friends!  I hope that you are well.  We are under a blanket of SNOW in this part of New England.  Since the new year began, we have missed five days of school.  In fact, last Friday, we were going to start school two hours late.  Just as we were about to head out the door, we received a telephone call that the buses would not start and school would be cancelled...ugh!  Everything is so pretty with the snow though.  We went to Old Sturbridge Village on Sunday to walk around and go sledding.  It was so much fun!  A great way to spend a winter's day.  Even though we are as the saying goes, "Spring is in the air" and Kelli Jo is the hostess for this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge called Spring Time.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.
 
 
My card is playing double duty today.  Splitcoaststampers is celebrating their Member Companies during their annual Love Fest.  Today is the day to celebrate...THE CAT'S PAJAMAS!!!  Your challenge is to use the photograph above as inspiration to create a project.  It goes perfectly with Kelli's Spring Time challenge too.  This is what I came up with.
 
 
I was really inspired by the colors in the photographs and I was able to keep with the birdhouse and springtime theme.  The papers are from Simple Stories (pink) and My Mind's Eye (green stripe).  I used the TCP Apron Border CutUps because the loops reminded me of the intricate iron work on the gate.  I also used the Framed Up CutUps and the Home Tweet Home CutUps.  The tree branch (colored up with Copic Markers E23 and YG 25) is from the TCP The Tweetest Things set and the sentiment is from the Field of Pinwheels set.  I added a teeny piece of Black Licorice Divine Twine to finish this springtime creation off. 
 
Here are all of the details about the SCS LOVE FEST for you.  I hope that you have lots of fun creating!  Good Luck!
 
 THE CAT'S PAJAMAS LOVEFEST CHALLENGE : We have put together 3 photos for you to use as inspiration for your project (see the photo above). You may be inspired by the color palette, the garden theme, the design elements such as the wrought iron gate, the birdhouses, trees, flowers, by the patterns within the birdhouses, etc. It’s all about what you see in the photos! It is not a requirement to use a TCP stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
There is a $25 gift certificate to The Cat’s Pajamas store up for grabs.

You'll have until Monday, March 3rd at noon Central to share your challenge entries. Upload your creations (they don't have to be cards!) to your Member Gallery and use today's keyword to play along.
We can't wait to see what you do!

  UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS on SCS:
1. All LOVEFEST entries must be uploaded with the specific challenge keyword, no later than March 3, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine LoveFest challenges, but you are welcome to combine LoveFest cards with any other daily challenges, or create multiple cards for each challenge! Hint: Go check out our TCP Tuesday Challenge!
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Stay warm and enjoy the snow if you have any!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's TCP Tuesday...Happy Birthday, Lisa!

 
Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge and this time around, Lisa is our wonderful hostess!  She is celebrating her birthday this week, so our challenge is to create something that has an image of a present, candle, or cake.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.  Now, here is my card for this week's challenge.
 

My image and sentiment are from the Bring on the Cake set from The Cat's Pajamas.  A great fit for Lisa challenge.  My long eared friend is colored up with Copic Markers (BG13, C0, C1, C3, R00, R11, R29, R32, R81, R83, R85, Y38 and the Colorless Blender) and then I fussy cut him out.  All of the papers are from the Hazel Collection from My Mind's Eye.  My embellishments include the Buttons CutUps and the Dots CutUps.  To dress up the die cut buttons I used the Linen Button Twine in Ivory from The Cat's Pajamas.
 
I hope that you will be able to play along.  Be sure to stop by and wish Lisa a very Happy Birthday!  Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D
 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's TCP Tuesday Time!

 
Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge and this time around, I am the hostess!!  Are you ready for your mission?  Here goes...this week's challenge is called 3-2-1.  You need to use 3 different patterned papers, 2 different kinds of embellishments (die cuts, buttons, gems, pearls, brads, etc.), and 1 type of twine, seam binding, or ribbon.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.  Now, here is my card for this week's challenge.
 
 

My image and sentiment are from the Sheepish set from The Cat's Pajamas.  My fluffy friend is colored up with Copic Markers (C0, C1, C3, and R00) and then I paper pieced the pockets and scarf and fussy cut him out.  The three different patterned papers are from the Winter Park collection from Echo Park.  My two embellishments are buttons (of course!!) and die cuts.  I used the Buttons CutUps and the Snowflake CutUps.  To dress up the buttons and the sentiment, I used the Linen Button Twine in Ivory from The Cat's Pajamas.
 
There you have it...the TCP Tuesday 3-2-1 Challenge.  I certainly picked the right set for this challenge.  We are expecting six inches of the fluffy stuff tonight and bitter cold temperatures.  I'm going to need to snuggle up to stay all warm and toasty!  I hope that you will be able to play along.  Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D
 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Celebrate...Paper Piecing!!

 
Happy Tuesday and Happy 2014!!!  We have changed things up a little bit over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  Our TCP Tuesday Challenges will now be weekly instead of monthly.  That means that you will want to check in each Tuesday to see what the new challenge for the week is.  Our hostess this week is Jessie and her challenge is Paper Piecing!!  Paper piecing is one of my favorite crafting things. I LOVE the different looks that you can achieve with patterned paper.
 
 
My card highlights our long eared bunny.  This one is from the One Cupcake set.  The sentiment is from the same set as well.  I colored up my bunny with Copic Markers (E51, E53, E33, E35, R20, R22, YR30, and YR31).  I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper and then I fussy cut him out.  All of the patterned papers are from the Hootenanny Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I embossed the chocolate circle and I used the oval from the Framed Up CutUps.  Some machine stitching, a button, and some Linen Button Twine complete my card.
 
I hope that you will have a chance to play along with this week's challenge.  If you do, you may be lucky enough to be chosen as the Swanky Stamper of the Month or you may be lucky enough to win $10 in Cat Cash to go shopping!  Be sure to upload your creation to The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  Good luck!  Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's TCP Gift Giving Time!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge.  This month's challenge is all about gift giving.  You can find all of the details to play along in the challenge and to have the chance to be the Swanky Stamper of the Month right HERE!
 
I saw THIS TUTORIAL for a tea bag dispenser over on Splitcoaststampers and I knew I just had to try to make one.  I even know who I will be giving this special gift to. 
 
 
This sweet teacup and sentiment are from the Toni's Tea Set.  I paper pieced the cup and saucer.  The tea in the cup and the spoon are colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, C1, C3, E13, and E15).  I added a button from my stash and some Ivory Linen Button Twine to the sentiment.   
 
All of the papers are from the Family Ties collection from Pebbles.  The felt accents are made out of the Green With Envy Felt from The Cat's Pajamas and I used the Icing CutUps on the sides of the box and the leaves and the middle part of the flower on the top are from the Flower Buttons CutUps.  Here are a few close up shots so that you can get a better look.

 
 Here is a close up of the top of the container. 

 
Thanks so much for visiting with me.  Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other members of The Cat Pack.  Some shared their handmade gifts last Tuesday.  A few of us are sharing today and then a few more will have some gift ideas for you on next Tuesday.  Have a beautiful day!  Until next time...Toodles! :D 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's Black Friday...Starting on Tuesday!!


I'm just popping in to let you know that The Cat's Pajamas is having a Black Friday sale that starts TODAY!  Just head on over to the TCP website for some shopping fun!  Have a Happy Turkey Day, Friends! :D

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's TCP Tuesday Time!!!

 
Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is now November and The Cat's Pajamas has a new challenge for you this month.   The challenge is to create a card, and then from whatever is left on your desk, make two more cards.  To play along and have a chance to be next month's Swanky Stamper of the Month, please visit Alma's Blog.  I still had a few packs of patterned paper on my desk from the last release, so I grabbed Big Bear from The Cat's Pajamas and I got to work.  Here is a peek at my first creation.
 
 
I used the new Dots CutUps for my background.  All of the patterned papers on my cards are from the Merry Little Christmas collection from My Mind's Eye.  The only Copic Markers that I needed for all of these cards were C1 and C2.  I added some Cranberry Seam Binding and a button from my stash to finish this one off. 
 
 
This card uses papers from the same collection, a few buttons, and some more seam binding.  This time around I used the sentiment from the Expecting the Big Guy set and I cut it out with the Circus Panels CutUps
 

My last card includes more of the same papers and the same sentiment and the Circus Panels CutUps.  This time around I added some buttons, some gems, and a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps.
 
I hope that you'll take some time to join The Cat Pack and try this challenge.  Once I got started, I was quite surprised by the fact that I could make three cards in about the same time that it usually takes me to make just one!!  With everything out and ready to go, as my Firsties at school would say...It was easy peasy!  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blog Hop Time for The Cat's Pajamas!!!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It's Blog Hop time for the new release from The Cat's Pajamas!  If you are hopping along, then you arrived here from the very delightful and talented Jessie Rone's Blog.  If you just happened to stop on by, then head on over to Nancy's Blog so that you can stop by all of the blogs.
 
My card features this adorable snowman from the Let the Flakes Fly set.  I colored him up with Copic Markers (B0000, B000, C1, C5, C7, C9, R20, R29, R59, YG93, YG95, YR16, YR21, YR24, and YR68) and then I did some straight stitching on the stamped panel.  The patterned papers are from Echo Park.  I added some zig zag stitching and a trio of buttons to the main layer.  I just had to dress up the buttons a bit, so I added some Cherry Divine Twine.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I hand cut the flake and added a heart from the Heart Trio CutUps that I embellished with a snowflake from the Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps and a button with some Holiday Divine Twine.
 

Your next stop on The Cat's Pajamas Blog Hop is the very sweet and talented, Lori! Be sure to head on over to her blog and leave a little love!  Happy Shopping!  The link for the Brand New TCP site is HERE!!!  Thank you so much for visiting with me! Have a beautiful day and until next time...Toodles! :D