Sunday, September 21, 2014

Keep Calm and Drink Coffee

I'm back today with a card for the September Week 3 Viva la Verve sketch using stamps and dies from the Anni-VERVE-sary release.

I cut the tag from patterned paper with the C.C. Designs Baggie and Tie Cutters set and then stamped the sentiment from the new Verve Coffee set using Stampin' Up Midnight Muse ink. I then finished up the sentiment by using the also new Coffee Word Die cut from navy card stock which I then attached to a banner. I debated with myself to use all browns but at the last minute decided to mix it up with navy and orange. I stamped the coffee bean images randomly onto the same patterned paper as the tag and then cut into circles with My Favorite Things Die-namics. I cut the third circle from chevron patterned paper. I stamped the coffee cup from the same Coffee set onto a piece cut with the matching Cuppa Joe Die set, colored with Copic Markers and then attached to the largest circle with dimensional dots. All the patterned paper came from the My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side One pad.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, My Mind's Eye dp, Bazzill cs, C.C. Designs and My Favorite Things dies, Stampin' Up ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Psalm 34:8

I am playing catch up on the September Viva la Verve sketches as we were visiting North Carolina family for a week. Plus I am also still trying to use the stamps and dies from my fabulous Anni-VERVE-sary winnings!

I used Sketch 2 for the layout of today's clean and simple card. I stamped the Verve Psalm 34:8 sentiment directly onto a subtle patterned paper using Simon Says Black ink. A strip of patterned paper layered with ribbon and a trio of sequins topped with jewels finished it up. This was quick and easy one. All the patterned paper came from the Fancy Pants The Good Life pad.

Products: Verve stamp, Fancy Pants dp, Bazzill cs, PTI cs and ribbon, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Kaisercraft jewels, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Simon Says ink

The past week was somewhat quiet on my blog but today's card is the start of a flurry of activity. Lots and lots to share with you all through the next week and beyond, including The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks starting Tuesday.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with another card based on a Verve sketch.  


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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Sky is the Limit {TCP Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge}

Welcome to another TCP Tuesday challenge. We have any easy one for you - anything goes. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat's Pajamas stamps are not required. You can win up to $15 in Cat Cash which should come handy considering there is a new release coming up soon! See the full details at the end of this post.

I colored up one of my favorite TCP images, Away We Go and then fussy cut out. I added some White Opal Liquid Pearls and punched out a small heart which I glued to the front of the balloon basket. I paired it up with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Wonderful Day pad, actually letting the paper do most of the design work for me. I added a banner flag and then stamped the sentiment directly onto the background panel. Lastly, I added a few enamel dots which appear to be my 'go to' embellishments these days.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Fancy Pants dp, Stampin' Up and PTI cs, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, RV0000, R81; Balloon-Y21, Y23, Y26, W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, BG10, BG11, BG72

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES275. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die but if you do the Cat Cash amount increases.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the week's winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will join in on the challenge.

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What Does the Fox Say?

Now that I have that horrible song in your's card features Purple Onion Designs Cedar. I actually think this was considered a winter image but fall is the beginning of sweater weather so I think he fits right in an autumnal look.

I cut Cedar out with Spellbinders Nestabilities with some out of the box action for his tail and then colored with Copic Markers. After matting the image, I attached to a panel cut with my Silhouette using The Cat's Pajamas Chevron Cutables with patterned paper underneath it. This fox says "Happy Thanksgiving" using a sentiment from a very old Hero Arts mini set, stamped onto banner flags. All the patterned paper came from the Doodlebug Friendly Forest pad and I added the enamel dots from the matching Falling Leaves Sprinkles.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Doodlebug dp , PTI cs, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-W00, E81, E97, E99, E19; Scarf/Hat-BG10, BG11, BG70, BG72; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

I am entering this in the Virginia's View Patterned Paper Challenge (#7) and since I used a new and never before used stamp, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Squirrels Just Want to Have Fun

I have another fall card today using the Purple Onion Designs Sammy (the squirrel) which is one of Stacey Yacula's designs. After coloring him with Copic Markers I fussy cut him out. I cut the leaves from various patterned papers from the Doodlebug Friendly Forest pad using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves. I layered them across the panel using a combo of glue and dimensional dots. I placed "Sammy" right in the middle of them with dimensional dots also. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Forever Fall set using Studio Calico Purple Rain ink and then added a scattering of Doodlebug Enamel Dots.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Reverse Confetti stamp, Doodlebug dp and enamel dots, PTI, Stampin' Up and Bazzill cs, Lil Inkers Designs, Studio Calico ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E30, E31, E21, E23, E27, V12, V15, V17

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

I am entering this in the Virginia's View Patterned Paper Challenge (#7) and since I used a new and never before used stamp, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Witchin' Good Time

Today's card is a clean and simple one for the September Reverse Confetti Sketch Challenge #16.

The tag was cut using the Reverse Confetti Tag Me Too set and I inserted an older My Mind's Eye Decorative Brad from my stash in the tag hole before attaching to the background panel with foam tape. I stamped the witch shoes from last year's Spooky Cuties set onto a Martha Stewart Halloween Doily for the main image. A scattering of sequins finished it up.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Pink Paislee dp, My Mind's Eye dp and brad, PTI and MFT cs, Martha Stewart Paper Doily, Doodlebug and Darice sequins, Simon Says ink

Happy Hump Day!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

With Sympathy

I am always in need of sympathy cards but never seem to have them on hand so I'm hoping to remedy that over the next few months. I have good intentions of doing that know that paved road to you know where goes and all.

I stamped the framed from the Verve Framed Florals set onto Ranger Distressed Water Color paper (on the smoother side), stamped the sentiment inside it and then cut out with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat. I used the Verve Bluebells die cutting from the same water color paper and then stamped the image onto the die cut. I have fallen in love with the new Distress Minis and I water colored  the frame background and the blue bells piece with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans. I attached the blue bells image over the top of the original florals using foam tape. Some Ranger Diamond Stickles on the flowers, Verve ribbon and a button finished it up. I used the September Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch for the layout and all the patterned paper came from the Echo Park For the Record 2 pad. And since I used a new and never before used stamp as well as new inks, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.

Products: Verve stamps, die and ribbon, Echo Park dp, Ranger Water Color cs, PTI cs and button, MFT Die-namics, Lil Inker Designs die, Ranger Mini Distress inks

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