Friday, April 24, 2015

Hiya Honey {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features a stamp from Purple Onion Designs. I am entering it into the current Color Throwdown Challenge (CDT339)



I cut the Beehive Background from Harvest Gold cardstock using my Silhouette, attaching it to a background cut from white textured cardstock. I stamped the bee from the Love Bugs set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I cut the image out as well as the black mat with Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon nesting dies. After stamping the sentiment directly onto the card base, the image was attached using dimensional dots.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, The Cat's Pajamas stamp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Lifestyle Crafts dies, Copic markers
Copics: N3, N5, N7, Y11, Y15, Y35t, R22, R27, C00, C1

Have a fantastic weekend!



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sending Hedgehugs

Today's card was created for the current Lawnscaping Sketch Challenge (No. 104).


I followed the sketch closely with the background panel using patterned papers. I substituted the center circle with a tag shape which was embossed with a Bazzill embossing folder except at the bottom where I stamped the sentiment. I added a pinked square in blue for the sky and a strip of green to represent grass. The stamped the two images from the Hedgehugs set and then cut out with the matching Hedgehugs Lawn Cuts. After coloring with Copic Markers, I added to the tag using dimensional dots. The tag was finished with Hemptique cord and a button and then attached to the background using dimensional dots.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, die and button, Hemptique cord, Bazzill Embossing Folder, Wplus9 die, Copic Markers
Copics: W00,W1, W2, W5, R00

Have a great day!



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May You Find Peace

I am double dipping on challenges with today's card. I was inspired by the flowers and the colors of the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Bouquet and used the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch #265 for the layout.


I cut a rectangle piece from white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Pierced die and then stamped one of the images from the My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers set directly onto it. This has been a majorly underused stamp set and I am not sure why as it is beautiful. I stamped the various other flowers using Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz ink for the greenery portion and MFT Wild Cherry and Wild Wisteria for the flowers. I cut all of them out with the matching MFT Wildflowers dies and then placed them bouquet fashion on the rectangle piece using dimensional dots under the flower portions. I attached to a piece cut from MFT Wild Wisteria cardstock and embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped onto a double ended fishtail banner, attached with dimensional dots. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps, dies, inks and cs, PTI cs and die, Doodlebug enamel dots, Taylored Expressions embossing folder, Stampin' Up ink

I'll be back soon. Thanks for stopping by!




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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Psalm 147:4

Today's card is for the Viva la Verve Week 3 sketch.


I looked through my my stash and and found an older October Afternoon 8x8 pad 5 & Dime for my patterned paper choices. I stamped the verse from the Shining Star set onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities. It was then placed on the prepared background with dimensional tape. A patterned paper star and circle were then placed around the sentiment and I finished it up with a banner garland.

Products: Verve stamp, October Afternoon dp, Neenah and MFT cs, PTI, Reverse Confetti and Spellbinders dies, Simon Says ink



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Love Lives Here {Purple Onion Designs}

I have a project today featuring Purple Onion Designs stamps.


I cut a white rectangle using a My Favorite Things Pierced die and then added the grass piece cut with the a Papertrey Ink In the Meadow die. I stamped the house and the flowers from the Home Sweet Home onto the image background, coloring the flowers with Copic Markers. The house was then stamped onto two different patterned papers, fussy cut out and attached to the background with dimensional tape using the previous stamping as a guideline and also allowing for the outlined portions to remain white for more contrast. The sun was also stamped onto patterned paper, fussy cut out and attached with dimensional tape. The sentiment was stamped onto a heart shape cut with a Reverse Confetti die and placed on the house. I used the colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge (cdt388).

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn and Simple Stories dp, Neenah and PTI cs and die, Teresa Collins sequin, MFT and Reverse Confetti dies, Copic Markers

All of these stamps are from the Stephanie Ackerman Designs collection at Purple Onion Designs.

I've been without a laptop for a few days as the power cord died. It arrived today and I am so glad to have my computer back. The Ipad is fun but I can't do any blogging on it.



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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Proverbs 3:5

I'm catching up with the April Viva la Verve sketches with today's card. This one is for week 1.


I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Scripture Medley 1 set onto a piece cut with the Verve Rounded Rectangle die and then matted with black cardstock cut with the Rounded Scallop Frame die. I combined it with patterned papers from the American Crafts Plus One pad. The butterfly from the So Fluttery set was stamped onto patterned paper and cut with the matching Flutterby Die. I added black Ranger Liquid Pearls down the center and then flatten out before they dried for a "brad" look. The butterfly was attached with dimensional dots among two leafy branches cut with the Sprightly Sprigs die set.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, American Crafts dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Simon Says ink




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Monday, April 13, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday Color Challenge



It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas and Wendy is our hostess for this rotation with a beautiful color challenge. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas stamps are not required. See full details at the end of this post.


I stamped a flower from the Simple Blooms set using Pear Pizzazz and Tangelo Twist inks onto a patterned paper piece. I stamped the sentiment in black directly onto another strip of patterned paper. A few enamel dots were my only embellishments on this clean and simple card.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, My Mind Eye and Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug and Teresa Collins enamel dots, My Favorite Things and Stampin' Up inks

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 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 or other message board use keyword TCPTUES288. 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, 11:55 EST 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 $10.00 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 our Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.