Sunday, November 23, 2014

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Reindeer Kisses

It's the last day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. The Pajama Party is tonight and right after that the party the products will be available to purchase. Alma, has a fantastic deal that I know you are going to be interested in.

Today we are featuring the Reindeer Kisses set. I colored both of the images with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out, attaching the both to a rectangle piece cut from gray card stock. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the same piece. I combined the images with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer pad using a simple layout. I added the big snowflake matted onto a circle and anchored with a button.


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Fancy Pants dp, PTI cs and button, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguin-W00, E81, YR30, YR31; Gift-R01, R02, R05, B0000, B000, B01, B53; Reindeer-W00, W1, W2, W5, R01, R02, R05, C00, C1, C3; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000


Here are some details you need to know:


1. All the new stamps and dies will be released tonight!!!



2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.


3. The Pajama Party is tonight, (Monday) November 24 from 8-10pm EST.


Here are the new products I used today:



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Handmade for You


Welcome to another day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. We are showcasing the new Handmade for You set today. 


I created a card and small gift bag as a "neighbor" gift for the holidays. I stamped the sentiment from the Handmade for You set using Ranger Vermillion Archival ink and then cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I combined it with one of the house images from the Home for All Seasons set  which was stamped onto Copics X-Press It blender card and then cut out with the matching Village CutUps. I clustered the stamped pieces with a patterned paper background piece, a red and white strip cut with the Chevron Cutables, the heart shaped key hole cut with a die from the Key to My Heart CutUps and a trio of Doodlebug enamel dots.  


I used one of the food grade 4x6 Cotton Muslin Drawstring Bags that Alma is carrying now to make a matching gift bag. I started out by cutting a stencil with my Silhouette using the Chevron Cutables and a Stencil Blank. I inserted a piece of card stock inside the bag so ink would not bleed through to the back side, laid the stencil over the front and inked the open chevrons with Studio Calico Lime Light ink using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool. For the tag, I stamped the sentiment from the Handmade for You set and then cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I cut a tag shape with one of the dies from the Luggage Tag CutUps from Limeade Ice card stock and attached the sentiment to it anchored with a button. I tied the tag to the bag with a ribbon bow. Easy and so fun to make. 


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Cutables and Muslin bag, PTI cs and button, Michael's ribbon, Maya Road stick pin, Ranger Archival and Studio Calico inks


Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, November 25.

2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, November 24 from 8-10pm EST.

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  NoelleLisaChristineJessie


Here are the new products I used today:




Thursday, November 20, 2014

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek} Pray for Snow


It's another day of TCP Sneak Peeks. The fabulous penguins are back with the Pray for Snow set. Now living in Alabama, I really do have to pray hard for snow because it is a rare occurrence here. We get excited when even a few flakes start falling, never mind that it usually isn't even cold enough to stick to the ground. 


I have two cards today, both are 4.25 square and were created with card stock and patterned papers from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright pad.


For the first one, I colored the skating penguin with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I prepared the background with patterned paper to represent the sky and then cut a snowy landscape with one of the dies from the Holiday Toppers CutUps. I also added a "pond" with another one of the dies from the same set and then placed the penguin onto it attaching with dimensional dots. I created the fabulous oversized snowflake with the also new Double Snowflake CutUps. I cut the larger one from patterned paper and the smaller one from white card stock. I also used the smaller die to cut one from silver glitter card stock, trimming the points off of it plus I kept the cutouts intact. To assemble, I glued the white and silver pieces together then placed atop the larger piece with dimensional dots. An enamel dot finished it up. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the "snow bank" using Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush ink. 


For the second card, I used the skiing penguin also coloring with Copic Markers and fussy cutting out. I created the background circle with a die from the Holiday Toppers CutUps and Spellbinders Nestabilities. I used the Dots Plate to emboss a border panel and the 3x3 Stars CutUps to create two stars from glittery card stock. The sentiment was stamped onto a patterned paper circle. The penguin and stars were attached with dimensional tape. I embellished with messy silver thread and a few Doodlebug enamel dots. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, Carta Bella dp, PTI cs, American Crafts Glitter cs Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Skating Penguin-W00, E81, YR30, YR31, R32, R35, R37; Skiing Penguin-W00, E81, YR30, YR31, YG0000, YG01, YG03, C00, C1, C3

Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, November 25.


2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.


3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, November 24 from 8-10pm EST.


Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  KelliNoelleWendyLisaChristine, Lori

Here are the new products I used today:




Day 4 Verve Holiday Release Spotlight Hop

It's release day at Verve and we're celebrating with Day 4 of our November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  Have you enjoyed the spotlights we've been sharing this week? Well, the wait is over and everything previewed this week is available in the Verve online store now! And to cap off this release, we're giving away the entire release to one lucky commenter along today's hop, so come along with us as we share one last look-see at our holiday spotlights!

Today's spotlight is on the November 2014 Release Collection, so grab a treat and hop along!

If you have come here from Christyne's blog you are right on track. If you just happened up on the Hop, you can follow the list below to get caught up.


Today was designer's choice and I couldn't resist using the Pinecone Christmas set again, stamping the branch with Simon Says Dark Chocolate and the pine needles with Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz onto a circle. The pinecones were stamped with My Favorite Things Chocolate Brown and cut out with the matching dies from the Poinsettia & Pinecones set. The snowflake from the Unto Us set was stamped with Ranger Archival Aquamarine ink and cut with a die from the Reindeer Fun set. I attached both the pinecones and snowflake to the circle with dimensional tape. I followed the layout for the November Viva la Verve Week 1 Sketch using patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer pad for the background. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base. After attaching the image circle with dimensional tape, I added sequins and buttons for the embellishments.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE November 2014 Release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the shopping and prize info and deadlines!

November 2014 Collection

Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine14. Janelle


Products: Verve stamps and dies, Fancy Pants dp, Neenah cs, PTI cs and buttons, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, MFT, Simon Says, Ranger Archival and Stampin' Up inks


To continue the hop, please pop on over to Maureen's blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

{The Cat's Penguins Sneak Peek} All is Bright


Welcome to Day 3 of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. We are showcasing the new All is Bright set today which features the ever popular big eared bunny. 


I started out by coloring the bun bun up with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I fired up the Silhouette to cut the card base from white card stock using the also new Triple Side Step Card Cutables and the mats from Aqua Mist card stock. I hand cut the patterned paper mats and the white card stock mat upon which I stamped the sentiment. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to create the Christmas tree, cutting it four times from card stock and once from patterned paper, stacking and gluing them together. I added the glittery star at the top cut using the 3x3 Stars CutUps and then attached the bunny with dimensional dots. The sentiment on the lowest step, birds on a wire cut with The Birds CutUps on the second step and more 3x3 Stars CutUps on the last one. All the patterned paper came from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day pad. 


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, CutUps and Cutables, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42; Lights-R22, R24


Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, November 25.


2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.


3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, November 24 from 8-10pm EST.


Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  KelliNoelleWendyLisaChristineJessie


Here are the new products I used today:





Day 3 Verve Holiday Release Spotlight Hop

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's November 2014 Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guests are back for another day of spotlighting the new holiday release! And the wait is almost over... everything previewed this week will be available in the Verve online store tomorrow (Thursday, 11/20). So come hop along with us and see our first looks at today's featured products!

If you have come here from Christyne's blog you are right on track. If you just happened up on the Hop, you can follow the list below to get caught up.

Today's spotlight is shining on the Weary World set and Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane illustrated by Julee Tilman, as well as the coordinating Starry Stable Die Set.

I have two cards for you today as one of the Guest Designers for this release.


First up is a card using the new Weary World stamp set. I stamped the sentiment from the set onto a piece cut with a die from the A Cut Above Cupcake Frame set and then another sentiment from the set directly onto the background panel. I cut the cross from the Starry Stable Die Set and then stamped the cross image from the Weary World set onto it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder. I cut the image panel from red metallic cardstock and then added a strip of Mirrored gold cardstock, rounding the corners with a corner chomper. After attaching the images to it, I wrapped white satin ribbon around it and tied into a bow. I attached to the background with dimensional tape and added a mini clothespin at the top. A few red rhinestones finished it up.  I have to say that I loved these metallic papers until I had to photograph my card! It was so hard to get a decent one - most of the them looked like I had used two reds and two different golds which is why I have to say that this card looks better in real life.


My second card features the Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane. Although not necessarily a Christmas verse, I decided to treat it as such with subdued colors. I wanted to illustrate the dark to the light message so I used a combination of light blue and charcoal gray cardstock for the background panel. I stamped the verse onto a tag cut with the A Cut Above Tagged Rectangle Die and then added a pearl matted with a white sequin at the top, attaching to the panel with dimensional tape. I stamped the candle image from the new Pinecone Christmas onto a circle and then colored with Copic Markers, also attaching with dimensional tape and offsetting with a trio of pearls. I added a bit more "light" with a star cut with a die from the Starry Stable Die Set and another strip from the same glittery cardstock, along with messy silver thread underneath the small tab.



Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win today's featured products! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about our new products and all the prize info and deadlines!

Weary WorldStarry Stable Die Set
Psalm 119:105 Plain Jane



Day 1 Hop List
1. Julee8. Stacey
2. Laurie9. Teresa
3. Chaitali10. Andrea
4. Marisa11. Christyne
5. Amber12. Nancy
6. Diana13. Maureen
7. Charmaine


Card 1 Products: Verve Stamps and Dies, Recollections and Bazzill cs, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug Mini Clothespin, Ranger Embossing Powder, Versamark and Simon Says inks

Card 2 Products: Verve Stamps and Dies, Recollections and PTI cs, Melissa Frances pearls, Simon Says Ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, YR30, YR31, C00, C1, C3, C5, BG70, BG0000


To continue the hop, please pop on over to Maureen's blog.