Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Sugar Bowl "Anything Goes" March Challenge

Today's card is for The Sugar Bowl March "Anything Goes" challenge.

I printed the Sugar Nellie Feed the Birds digital stamp onto Copics X-Press It cardstock. This image is from the All Dressed Up collection. I cut it with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die and then colored with Copic Markers. The background was embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder. All the patterned paper came from the Pebbles Family Ties pad. I added a layered flower cut with The Cat's Pajamas Flower Button CutUps and a couple of small banner flags topped with a paper button cut from one of the dies from The Cat's Pajamas Button CutUps.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, Pebbles dp, PTI cs, Hemptique twine, Taylored Expressions embossing folder, The Cat's Pajamas dies, MFT die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E30, E33, E35, E39; Clothing-W00, E81, Y21, Y23, Y35, B91, B93, B97; Bird-W00, E81, B91, B93, B97; Tree-E51, E53, E57, YG0000, YG23; Squirrel-W1, W2, W5, W00, E81; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000

It's easy to join the challenge. You must use a Sugar Nellie image for your anything goes challenge and link The Sugar Bowl blog to your post. There is a fabulous prize involved so pop on over to The Sugar Bowl blog to get all the details.

Have fun and good luck!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Star and Sky Birds {Purple Onion Designs}

You can really tell that I am ready for spring with today's card featuring Purple Onion Designs stamps.

I stamped the Doodle Branch onto a tag cut with the smaller die from the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #9 set and colored with Copic Makers. The second larger tag was cut from patterned paper from the Pebbles Family Ties pad. The sentiment from the Homegrown Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the tag background. I then stamped the Star & Sky image onto Copics X-Press It cs, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out, attaching to the tag with dimensional dots. After cutting the two background panels from navy blue and white textured cardstock using the Lil Inker Designs Stitched Die set, the completed tag set was attached to the white panel with yellow Hemptique twine.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Pebbles dp, PTI, Bazzill and Neenah cs, Hemptique twine, Teresa Collins and Lawn Fawn sequins, PTI and Lil Inker Designs dies, Copic Markers
Copics:Birds-W00, E81, B32, B34, B39, YR31, YR23; Branch/Leaves-E21, E25, E27, G00, G43, G46; Shadows-B0000, B000

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday Color Challenge

It's TCP Tuesday challenge time at The Cat's Pajamas and we have a color challenge for this two week rotation. 

I broke out the butterflies for these springlike colors. I started out by cutting a butterfly cutout on the main panel with largest die from the Butterflies CutUps. I placed the green patterned paper underneath the cutout and stamped the small image from the Flutter By set across the butterfly wing and then also the sentiment from the same set with purple ink. After attaching the main panel to the background using dimensional dots I placed another butterfly cut with a die from the Mini Exotic Butterflies set in the center of the cutout. I added two more tiny butterflies cut with the Butterflies CutUps matted with enamel dots. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Avery Elle dp, PTI, MFT and Bazzill cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Studio Calico ink

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 TCPTUES284. 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.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hello There

Today's card is for the current Color Throwdown Challenge(CTD329). I pulled out The Cat's Pajamas Joyride set which had not seen any ink in a while, colored the image with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I stamped the two sentiments onto pieces cut with the Talk to Me CutUps (one of the sentiments came from the Catch My Drift set). I used the Dots CutUps plate to emboss the lime green background piece, added a strip of red and white chevron and then attached the stamped pieces with dimensional tape. It looked a bit bare to me so I added a couple of matted sequins to finish it up.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Avery Elle and Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug sequins, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E53, B0000, B000, B01; Scooter-R22, R24, R27, YR30, YR31, C00, C1,C3

Last week was slow both personal and crafty wise. I was in a Contac Cold&Flu coma for a couple of days. I was suddenly taken with a cold and felt so bad that I didn't even get out of my pajamas for a couple of days and nights. I'm feeling human again now. Unfortunately my strength hasn't returned but it will get there soon. I hope all is well with you. Have a great rest of the weekend. 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Have a Great Day {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card is for Purple Onion Designs featuring two images I had in my stash before I became a design team member. They were part of a group of my first Stacey Yacula stamps.

I stamped Freckles onto Copic X-press It cardstock cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched die. After masking the frog, I then stamped the Toadstool. I drew in another grassy area for the frog to sit with a Copic Multiliner pen and then colored the images with Copic Markers. I love whimsical stamps so I wanted to add to the fun with decidely unrealistic colors. The image piece was adhered to Raspberry Fizz cardstock panel using dimensional tape. The sentiment from the Homegrown Sentiment set was stamped onto Berrylicious cardstock cut with MFT Jumbo Fishtail Stax and then another smaller one cut from Raspberry Fizz .

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Lil Inker Designs and MFT dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Frog-BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13; Mushroom-W00, E81, RV0000, RV00, RV11, RV34, RV17, Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15; Grass-YG0000, YG01, YG13, YG91; Shadows-BG70, B0000, B000

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Thanks So Very Much (Proverbs 31:28)

I am so glad that the Viva la Verve sketches are back for February (VLVFEB2015). They took a break in January and I have to say that I have been missing my Verve stamps.

The sketch provided me with the opportunity to create a thank you card for our Discipleship Minister.  She leads the  Disciple 1 classes at church which is required before joining and I want to give her a thank you card at the last session.

I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Scripture Medley 3 set onto a circle and then added a strip of small rhinestones, attaching to the panel with dimensional tape. I also stamped the sentiment from the Making a Statement set onto the fishtail banner piece. I then covered up a portion of the stamped sentiment with a tag cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Tag Talk die set. I finished the tag with a baker's twine bow. I flipped the sketch to a vertical aspect rather than horizontal for the layout and used patterned papers from three different pads, Pink Paislee Bella Rouge, My Mind's Eye Be Amazing and Studio Calico Brighton Pier.

Products: Verve stamps, Pink Paislee, MME and Studio Calico dp, PTI cs and button, Divine Twine, Bazzill cs, Heidi Swapp jewels, MFT and Reverse Confetti dies, Simon Says ink

That's a wrap for today. I hope to see you back here soon.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Thinking of You {Purple Onion Designs}

I have a clean and simple card today featuring Purple Onion Designs stamps.

I stamped the Puddles image, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I cut the tag with the Reverse Confetti Square Tag die and then stamped the Grass with Stampin' Up Gumball Green ink. I placed the dog image onto the tag using dimensional dots and then added a ribbon bow in the tag hole. The sentiment from the Homegrown Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the background panel. After attaching the tag to the panel, I added a couple of wood veneer hearts. As you can see, no patterned paper was harmed in the making of this card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Bazzill and PTI cs, Ki Memories ribbon, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, Reverse Confetti die, Stampin' Up ink, Copic Markers
Copics:  Puppy-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, E35

Have a great weekend!

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