Saturday, November 9, 2019

Peace on Earth



I am triple dipping on challenging with this tag/card today. I created the shaker tag using the Reverse Confetti Square Window Tag cut from patterned paper, gold metallic cardstock and actetate, then filled with clear holographic sequins and tied at the top with gold metallic thread. I stamped the angel and shooting star from the Joyous Holiday set onto Neenah cardstock, then diecut with the matching dies. The sentiment was stamped onto linen cardstock cut with a die from the Bitty Banners set. I am submitting this to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags (Day 5). I was inspired by the trio of sweet tags by Kathy.



And since I need more Christmas cards than Christmas tags right now (I haven't bought a single gift yet), I attached to a card in which I used the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches (#410) Challenge.


And since I used Reverse Confetti products I am submitting to their November Stock Your Stash Challenge



Products: Reverse Confetti stamps, dies and dp, PTI cs, Michael's metallic cs, The Cat's Pajamas sequins, Memento and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Angel-E000, E01, E11, R02, W00, E81, BG0000, BG10, YR21, YR26; Star-YR30

I hope you have a blessed weekend. Thank you for stopping by.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

TCP Tuesday November TCP Tuesday Challenge #363



The November TCP Tuesday challenge is all about a Holiday. That is any November, December or Janaury holiday. You have until the end of the month to complete a project and TCP products are not required. And an added bonus is the $50 gift voucher some lucky artist has a chance to win.


I used the Sketchy Santa Bundle to stamp and die cut the sweet skiing santa, the star cluster and three small trees, then colored with Copic Markers. To prepare the background, I used a circle die as a stencil and brushed on blueberry sky ink, then used a wet brush and gouache to add "snow". The sentiment was stamped using gala red ink. After I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom, I attached the images to a "snow bank" and adhered to the panel with foam mounting squares.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, The Stamp Market dp, PTI cs, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pen, PTI, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-E00, E11, C00, C1, R11, R14, R17, R24, N1, N3, B41, B32; Stars-YR30, Trees-YG01, YG11, YG13

Here are the details for the TCP Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

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New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}



Good morning. I have another card using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. And this time I am submitting it to the Fall/Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop



Rory & Noelle (mouse and squirrel) was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out. I did color the squirrel as a skunk though. To prepare the background I cut a stitched rectangle from Neenah cardstock, then used the previously released Birch Trees Background partially stamped three times to create a forest. After coloring wih Copic Markers, I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Wishes Sentiment Set using vermillion ink. The image was attached using foam dots and twine tied at the top of the card finished it up. These furry critters do look like they need warming up with a cup of coffee or cocoa.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Divine twine, Ranger and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-C00, C1, C3, W00, E81, R00, R01, R20, R22, R24, R27, G20, G21, G24; Squirrel/Skunk-W00, E81, R01, N1, N3, N5, N7, G20, G21, G24; Cups-B41, B32; Trees-W00, E81; Sky-B41, B32, B34, B45; Log-E30, E31, E33, E35

Remember that you have until Friday, November 8, 2019 to buy the complete collection which consists of 19 stamps at $85.00. This represents a savings of 30%. Of course you are free to buy individually as well.



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Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I am back with another card today using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. You have until Friday, November 8, 2019 to buy the complete collection consists of 19 stamps at $85.00. This represents a savings of 30%. As always, you may order individually as well but if you want it all, then now is a great time to order. FYI, the Warming Winter Sentiment set and Rosemary (turkey) must be ordered separately as they are not part of the bundle. 


I stamped Iclyn (bunny) and Storm (penguin) onto a stitched Neenah cardstock piece, then colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment from the previously released Holiday Blurbs II set was stamped directly onto the panel using gala red ink. I added a patterned paper bottom border and enamel dots to complete the image panel. I added another patterned paper border at the bottom of the card base then attached the image panel using a layer of craft foam.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Avery Elle and Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, E40, E41, E42, R00, R01, R12, R14, R17; Penguin-W00, E81, YR30, YR31, BV20, BV23, BV25, W1, R81, R83, R85; Hockey Sticks-C00, C1; Hockey puck-C00, C1, C3


Have a blessed weekend!


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Friday, November 1, 2019

A Day the Lord has Made

Good morning. Today's card was for a special friend who recently married on a farm with a beautiful backdrop of the Tennessee mountains. The wedding was outside and the reception in a red barn.



I wanted to go with a fall theme so I stamped the smallest tree images from The Greetery Fir & Foliage No. 1 stamp set using dark chocolate, hayride and gala red ink then cut out with the matching die. I then stamped the barn from The Greetery Harvest Home using gala red, vermillion and smoke ink and cut out with the matching die. I cut out a stitched panel from Master's Touch watercolor cardstock and sponged a sky background using tumbled ink, then the rock path with The Greetery Pathway Stencil and pumice stone and gathered twig distress ink. The tree and barn were then attached using foam squares. The sentiment from The Greetery Comforting Commands set was stamped directly onto the panel using

Products: The Greetery stamps, dies and stencil, Master's Touch and PTI cs, Ranger Distress and Archival ink, Wplus9 and Simons Says ink

I am submitting this for the current The Card Concept #122 (Bountiful Blessings) challenge.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Male Room (#123) Challenge - Guest Designer



Good morning. As you can probably tell from the badge above I am guest designing today for The Male Room Challenge #123 with a theme of Pirates.


I stamped the image from The Cat's Pajamas Bunnies at Sea onto a Neenah cardstock circle and colored with Copic markers. I matted the image with a porthole cut with the main die from The Cat's Pajamas Porthole Duo set. The sentiment was parsed together using The Cat's Pajamas Aye, Eye, I set. I used my go to border for this top folding card. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and die, Doodlebug dp, SU and PTI cs, Wplus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, E81; Eye Glass-N1, N3, N5; Hat/Large Flags-W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7; Small Flag-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24; Ship-E30, E31, E33, N1, N3, N5, N7; Sky-BG0000

Get your "aargh" on and make a card for this fun challenge at The Male Room! Thanks for stopping by!



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Sunday, October 27, 2019

New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


I have another card today using the brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. The complete collection consists of 19 stamps and will be $85.00 until Friday, November 8, 2019. This represents a savings of 30%. As always, you may order individually as well but if you want it all, then now is a great time to order. FYI, the Warming Winter Sentiment set and Rosemary (turkey) must be ordered separately as they are not part of the bundle. 


Douglas (raccoon) was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out. To prepare the background I cut a stitched rectangle from Touchmaster cardstock and used a snowflake patterned stencil with tumbled glass distress ink. The sentiment from the Essential Holiday Greetings was stamped using archival vermillion ink. I then used a snowflake border  die to cut from vellum and attached to the background with a series of mini brads. The image was adhered using foam dots then the panel was attached to a patterned paper background.

Products: Purple Onion Designs, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, The Greetery stencil, Recollections and WRMK mini brads, The Cat's Pajamas die, Ranger and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, N1, N3, N5, N7, R00, R01, R20, R20, R22, R24, R27

Check out all the awesome projects my fellow design team members have created at the Purple Onion Designs blog. And of course, head on over to the Purple Onion Designs store to see all the images in this adorable collection. 

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Friday, October 25, 2019

New Pine Cone Trail Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


The brand new Pine Cone Trail collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs is available for purchase now. The complete collection consists of 19 stamps and will be $85.00 until Friday, November 8, 2019. This represents a savings of 30%. As always, you may order individually as well but if you want it all, then now is a great time to order. FYI, the Warming Winter Sentiment set and Rosemary (turkey) must be ordered separately as they are not part of the bundle. 



I used a birch tree stencil to create the background using hawaiian shores, blueberry sky and dark indigo ink onto a stitched Neenah cardstock piece, then added cardstock snowbanks at the bottom for a wintery scene. Aftering stamping Maggie (mouse) from a previous release, Bianca & Neve (snowman and bird) and Erica (hedgehog) onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, I colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut out. The images were then attached to the background using foam dots. Lastly the sentiment from the Warming Winter Sentiment set was stamped onto a patterned paper paper piece using gala red ink then attached with a layer of craft foam and a couple of red mini brads.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI cs, Recollections mini brads, The Cat's Pajamas stencil, PTI, WPlus9 and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Mouse-C00, C1, W00, E81, R00, R20, YG01, YG03, YG11; Snowman-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24, YG01, YG03, YG11, B41, B32, E30, E33; Hedgehog-W00, E81, R00, E33, B41, B32

I will have more projects using the new collection throughout the coming days. In the meantime, check out all the awesome projects my fellow design team members have created at the Purple Onion Designs blog. And of course, head on over to the Purple Onion Designs store to see all the images in this adorable collection. 

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving {Purple Onion Designs}

I am trying to finish up my fall cards so I can concentrate on Christmas full time. Here is another one for Thanksgiving.



This was one of those rare times where I prepared the background first. I stamped the Spring Fence partially off the panel as well as the largest image from the 2 Cornfields set also partially off the page. The sentiment from the Essential Happy Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the panel. After coloring with Copic markers, I splashed some fine linen ink on the panel using a small wet brush and cut with a stitched die. The Scarecrow and the Pumpkins were stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. The images were attached to the panel with foam squares.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Neenah and PTI cs, Memento and PTI  ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Fence-E21, E23, E2500; Corn Stalks-E81, E84; Grass-YG91, YG93; Scarecrow-E0000, E000, E01, Y21, YR23, BG10, BG72, E30, E33, E35, E81, E84, E87, YR12, YR14, YR16; Pumpkins-Y21, YR23, YR27, BG10, BG72, BG75, YR12, YR14, YR16, W00, E81, YR12, YR14, YR16; Sky-BG0000, BG000

Thank you for stopping by.


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Monday, October 14, 2019

{Reminder} TCP Tuesday October Challenge


Today I am sharing my second card for the October TCP Tuesday #362 Challenge which is all about Fall. There is still plenty of time to submit your project. There is a $50 gift voucher to the TCP store in play!



This card was part of a welcome to a new neighbor. I stamped the wreath from the Wreath Building Kit using fine linen ink, then stamped the twigs and berries using canyon clay ink. The leaves were stamped using canyon clay and cut with the matching die from the Leaves set. The sentiment from the set along with another one from the Hay Neighbor set was stamped using honey nut and canyon clay ink. The birdhouse stamped with blueberry ink and then diecut came from the Take Flight/Birds/Birdhouse bundle.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Touchmaster and PTI cs, PTI and MFT ink

Post your fall projects here.



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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Wishing You a Beautiful Autumn Season

We just suffered through one of the hottest and driest Septembers in history here in the south and October just recently changed to something tolerable. With that in mind I am sharing three fall themed projects.


Originally this project was to be just the tags attached to some baking goods but time and back problems curtailed my plans. Using lots of Sunny Studio products I started by cutting the tags from white cardstock and patterned paper from the pretty Colorful Autumn paper pad using dies from the Build-a-Tag #1 set. For tag #1 I stamped the leaves and acorn using the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and then cut out with the matching dies. For tag #2 I stamped the pumpkin and leaf from the Pretty Pumpkin set and cut out with the matching dies. I curled some twine to add to the top of the pumpkin. For the last tag, I stamped the flower and leaf from the Sunflower Fields set and also cut with the matching dies. All images were attached to the tag with a combo of glue and foam squares for dimension.





When attaching tags to a card, I like to keep the backgrounds simple so I added touches of patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Autumn stamp set using rich cocoa ink.




Products: Sunny Studios stamps and dies, Sunny Studio dp, PTI and Master's Touch cs, Hemptique and The Twinery twine, Memento ink, Wplus9, Catherine Pooler, Simon Says and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Maple Leaf-R39, Y15, Y38, YG03; Oak Leaf-R32, R35, R39; Acorn-E30, E31, E25, E27

Happy Fall Y'all!!

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Monday, September 30, 2019

TCP Tuesday October Challenge #362


The October TCP Tuesday challenge is all about Fall. It's a great time of year with beautiful colors, fun activities and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. You have until the end of the month to complete a project and TCP products are not required. And an added bonus is the $50 gift voucher some lucky artist will win.

My granddaughters love dragons and stuffed animals so when I found two slightly different TY dragons I thought they would make a great Halloween gift. Of course being the crafter I had to make some spooky gift tags to attach to each.



I cut both tags from white cardstock using the die from the Wish Tag Duo set.


For the first tag, I stamped three of the icons and cut with the matching dies from the Snapes Alive bundle which was just recently released, then colored with Copic markers. I added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the tag then attached the word from the Halloween Tag Duo which was actually left over from a project created during the September release. I then added the broom, then the witches hat and cauldron using foam squares.



For the second tag, I stamped the tree and spider from the Hey Boo set which was also part of the TCP latest release, then added a patterned paper strip at the bottom. The bat was stamped and cut out with the matching dies from the Snapes Alive bundle and colored with Copic markers. The cat was cut from black cardstock using a die from the Portrait of Mew set. Both the bat and cat were attached with foam squares. I cut the word from orange cardstock using a die from the Boom! CutUps, then trimmed off the "m".




Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti dp, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bat and Cauldron-N1,N3,N5; Broom and Hat-YR12, YR14, YR16, W1, W2, W5

Here are the details for the TCP Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas September Release and Blog Hop

It is release day at the The Cat's Pajamas! Seven new stamps, five new dies and four new stencils are available for purchase in The Cat's Pajamas shop.





We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from the sweet and talented Julee's blog you are in the right place. If not, then please return to Kerry's blog because she is the beginning of the hop.




I cut a stitched circle from smoke gray cardstock, then used the new Neighboohood Stencilz to blend on the bats background with black ink. I stamped the witch image from the new Hey Boo set onto the circle then again on Copics X-Press It cardstock. After coloring the image with Copic Markers, I fussy cut out eliminating the spider and web, then superimposed it over the image on the circle. I pieced together the card background with patterned paper and cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto the cardstock portion, then masked it and stamped the broom image from from the new Snapes Alive set. After coloring the broom, I then stamped the spider hanging of it. A few sequins added some sparkle. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and stencil, Reverse Confetti dp, PTI and Stampin' Up cs, The Cat's Pajamas Sequins, Altenew ink, Copic Markers

Copics: Witch-E00, E02, BV00, BV01, BV02, BG000, BG01, BG02, N1, N3, N5; Moon-E81, W00, Stars-Y000, Y11


Now hop on over to Rebekah's blog because she has something fabulous to share with you.

Have a great time hopping and shopping!

Here is the Full Blog Hop Lineup:


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Grab the Unicorn


It is the last day of The Cat's Pajamas September sneak peeks. There are 7 stamp sets, 5 die sets and 4 stencils in this release. Products are made available to purchase as they are sneak peeked but if you can wait until tonight for the official release there will be special pricing.



Today we are revealing the new Grab the Unicorn set and it is adorable. I made a card and a matching gift tag for a special little girl. I created the background by using the Big Beautiful Blending brush and the new Twist Stencilz with spring rain ink to create a blue rainbow effect. Blue is my granddaughter's favorite color. The cloud background was cut from textured white cardstock using the previously released the Beaches and the Stitched Clouds CutUps. The image was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out and attached with foam squares. The sentiment was stamped onto the top clouds using it's a girl ink. Sequins were added for a whimsical look.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, stencil, sequins and dies, PTI and Bazzill cs, Altenew, PTI and Catherine Pooler ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Unicorn-E81, B41, B32, R0000, R81, R83; Cloud-B0000, B000


I created a matching gift tag also for that special little girl by cutting two tags from white cardstock usng the die from the Wish Tag Duo CutUps. I created a cutout on one of the tags using a die from the Stitched Cloud CutUps. I then created a shaker tag by combining the two tags sandwiched between craft foam with the shaker spaced filled with Sherbert Holeless Sequins. The unicorn and grass images were stamped onto the front tag and colored with Copic Markers. A strip of patterned paper anchored the image.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, dies and sequins, Lawn Fawn dp, May Arts ribbon, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Unicorn-W00, E81, B41, B32, Y000, Y11, Y15; Umbrella/Horn-R81, R83, E81; Grass-YG40, G43, YG01; Shadows-B0000



For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs  including mine today and also on my Instagram account @nancyhthomas. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day.

Here are all the new products:


















Be sure to stop by tonight for the September release blog hop.  




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