Sunday, May 24, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Spotlight on Cutables



It's the last day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. The Pajama Party is tonight and right after that the party the new stamps, dies and cutables will be available for purchase.


Today we are spotlighting the two new Cutables for this release. This includes the Shadow Box Cutables as well as the new Tri-Shutter Card Cutables.


I used the the Shadow Box Cutables with my Silhouette, cuting the back from white cardstock and the front from Spring Rain cardstock, I cut out the image panel using one of the dies from the Framed Up 2 Cutups which is also a bit larger than the opening of the card front. After stamping the image from the new Constellation Prize set I colored with Copics. I added clouds and stars cut with a combination of the new Stitched Clouds CutUps (which is the free set with a $65 purchase), the clouds from the Stitched Fly CutUps and the 3x3 Stars CutUps, attaching them to the panel with foam tape. I added a few buttons in various places and then secured the panel to the back with card base with craft foam. I cut out the largest cloud in the Stitched Clouds CutUps from white cardstock and patterned paper and stamped the sentiment onto the white one. After attaching to the card base front I added a couple of more stars.


I also included a couple of clouds, a star and another sentiment on the back card base and then attached the front and back card bases together using double sided tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, CutUps and Cutables, PTI cs, My Mind's Eye buttons, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Moon-YR30, YR31; Penguins-C00, C1, Y21; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000


Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.



2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Facebook Page to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT post every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  TammyLoriDeborah

3. The Pajama Party is tonight, Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.


Here are the new products I used today:







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{Reminder} Purple Onion Designs Giveaway!


I just wanted to drop in and remind you about the Purple Onion Designs Giveaway. Details are on this blog post



Saturday, May 23, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Spotlight on CutUps


I'm back with another The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. Today The Cat Pack are spotlighting the new CutUps for this release.


Since I adore the Take Flight stamp set I decided to use it again. I cut the Stitched Fly CutUps twice and then glued them together and then added a patterned paper backing from the Kaisercraft Shine On pad. I stamped the sentiment inside it and then attached to the background panel. The scallop underneath actually came as part of the paper pad. I stamped one of the birds using Simon Says Black ink and then cut out with the matching Bird Friends die. I also cut a star from the 3x3 Stars CutUps from white cardstock and wrapped with gold thread. Both the bird and star were attached using foam tape and I finished it up with a few enamel dots. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Kaisercraft dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says ink




Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.



2. Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? For a chance to win your choice of new CutUps set, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog . A winner will be randomly drawn and will be announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  LisaJessieTammyWendyB

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.


And here are the new products I used today:






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Deepest Sympathy

Today's card is for the Viva la Verve May Week 4 sketch


I used this week's sketch to add to my sympathy card stash. This was a quick one for me since I already had the flowers stamped and colored just waiting for an opportunity to use on a project. The flowers from the Verve Framed Florals set were stamped onto watercolor paper and then cut out with the matching Bluebells die. I used Peerless Watercolors to color the flowers, first with a light blue and then added purple over the blue in a messy manner for a two toned look. I stamped the sentiment with the Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane stamp, slipping two fishtail banners from gray patterned paper scraps underneath it before attaching to the background. The image was attached using dimensional dots and I added a trio of enamel dots around the sentiment.

Products: Verve stamps and die, Basic Grey dp, PTI cs, Ranger Watercolor paper, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT dies and cs, Simon Says ink, Peerless water colors

I hope all my U.S. readers have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.




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Friday, May 22, 2015

Purple Onion Designs New Stacey Yacula "Sweet Occasions" (and a Giveaway)




I am happy to be part of the announcement that Purple Onion Designs will be releasing a new Stacey Yacula Studio collection on Monday, May 25! The collection is titled Sweet Occasions since it covers almost every holiday or special occasion throughout the whole year. The collection consists of 25 images and a sentiment set with 20 different sentiments.

Would you like to win some or all of these stamps? Of course you do! For a chance to win the entire Sweet Occasions set, leave a comment on the Purple Onion Design blog and/or Stacy Yacula's blog by Sunday at 12:00 AM EDT

For a chance to win the stamps on the cards I am showing you today, leave a comment here on my blog by Sunday at 12:00 AM EDT.  A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday. The winning set of stamps from this blog include a mix of the new and older collections, new True and Blue (Ducklings), PondClouds and new Cinnamon.

Now that I have established how to win, here are my cards for the day.

 
I stamped the Pond image onto Neenah cardstock and cut out a portion of it with a My Favorite Things Pierced die. I also stamped the Clouds at the top, then colored the image with Copic Markers. The new True and Blue ducklings were stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. I attached them to the pond scene using dimensional dots. and added a flourish cut with The Cat's Pajamas Heart Swirl CutUps. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Occasion Sentiments set onto patterned paper then cut out with a Stampin' Up punch. The image and sentiment piece were both attached to the background panel with foam tape. A scattering of enamel dots provided the finishing touch. All the patterned paper came from the Echo Park For the Record 2 pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Echo Park dp, Neenah and PTI cs, MFT cs and die, Doodlebug enamel dots, The Cat's Pajamas die, Copic Markers
Copics: Ducks-Y0000, Y11, Y15, Y35, YR12, YR14; Pond-B0000, B000, B01, W00; Meadow-YG61, YG63 YG67; Trees-G20, G82, G85; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000



For my second card, the cardbase was cut from Blueberry cardstock and the circle from white cardstock using a Lil Inker Designs stitched die. I clustered together leaves at the bottom cut from patterned papers from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pad using dies from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves set. Cinnamon was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out, and then nestled in the leaves. I stamped the sentiment onto a small tag using Blueberry ink, added a small Hemptique cord bow, placing a couple more small leaves underneath it. A scattering of Doodlebug enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp and dies, PTI cs,Doodlebug enamel dots, Hemptique cord, Lil Inker Designs die, MFT cs, die and ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Squirrel Body-W00, W1, W2, W5, W7, R20; Squirrel Tail-E40, E41, E42, E44; Acorn-E30, E33

Don't forget to leave a comment before you go for a chance to win the stamps I used on my cards today. Then head on over to the Purple Onion Design blog and Stacy Yacula's blog for a chance to win the entire Sweet Occasions collection.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Take Flight



The Cat Pack are back with another The Cat's Pajamas sneak peek. Today we are showcasing the new Take Flight set.


Although I adore coloring with Copics I also just like to stamp and go sometimes. Take Flight is another modern, graphic set along the same concept as the Patterned Petals in the last release. I had so much fun playing with this set that I've made 5 cards one of which I am featuring today.


I stamped one of the birds with Rose Bud ink and a bird house with Daffodil Delight and Sour apple inks and then cut out with the matching Bird Friends and Birdhouses dies. For the image panel I cut a frame using a die from the Framed Up 2 set and the center from some older Echo Park patterned paper. I prepared the background panel with a border from even older October Afternoon patterned paper, then attached the image piece to it, adding the bird house to the center with foam tape and the bird perched atop the frame. The small heart centered with an enamel dot was cut from one of the other birdhouses. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background. I rounded three of the corners of the card base with a Corner Chomper.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Echo Park and October Afternoon dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Stampin' Up, MFT and Memento inks


Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.


2. Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? For a chance to win today's set, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog . A winner will be randomly drawn and will be announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  ChristineWendyTammyLisaLoriJessie
3. Save the date for the Pajama Party  on Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.



And here are the new products I used today:






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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} In Shape



We are back with another The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. Today we are showcasing the new In Shape set.


The set is worth it for the sentiments alone! They crack me up. I can so relate to the one I used on this card. I stamped the bunny image onto a piece cut with the matching free Cutables that Alma provides with each release and then colored with Copic Markers. I cut the image background from patterned paper from the Studio Calico Atlantic paper pad and twice more onto plain cardstock. I glued them all together and than attached them to them to the panel for a bit of dimension without the bulk. I stamped the sentiment directly onto it and attached image with foam tape. I used a die from the Flower Button CutUps to cut from Harvest Gold cardstock to represent the sun and a cloud from the Stitched Clouds CutUps (which is the free set with a $65 purchase) from white cardstock. I attached to the panel with foam tape and then added some enamel dots for a visual triangle.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Studio Calico dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E53, W00, E81; Hammock-B21, B23, B26, E30, E33, E35; Grass-YG61, YG63




Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.


2. Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? For a chance to win today's set, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog . A winner will be randomly drawn and will be announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  ChristineWendyLisaDeborahJessie


3. Save the date for the Pajama Party  on Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.



Here are the new products I used today:







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