Friday, October 30, 2015

May Your Home Be Filled with Joy

I have another project featuring a stamp from the new Stacey Yacula Snowflake Grove collection.

I colored the Treehouse image with Copic Markers onto a square background. I then colored one of the gnomes from the Emmett and Emerson set, fussy cutting him out and then placing him in the scene with foam tape. The sentiment from the  new Snowflake Grove Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the panel. After inking the edges of the patterned paper background with Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs ink, I attached the image panel to it then added a couple of wood veneer embellishments.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Fancy Pants dp, Studio Calico and Lawn Fawn Wood Veneer, Ranger Distress Ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree-W00, W1, W2, E30, E33, E35; Shutters/Door-YG0000, YG91, YG93; Hearts/Mushrooms-R30, R32, R35; Mushroom stems-E81; Snow-G0000; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Don't forget there is a limited time flat price of $100 for the entire collection until November 4th. Of course you can just pick out your favorites on an individual basis too.

This is also the last day for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I am happy to say that I am 30 for 30! A huge thank you to Kathy for running such a fabulous challenge. Not only did I complete my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, I also got a head start on Christmas cards. And as an added bonus I have quite a few Christmas images for future cards!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Meadow {New Purple Onion Designs Snowflake Grove by Stacey Yacula}

I have another project featuring a stamp from the new Stacey Yacula Snowflake Grove collection.

I first created the watercolor background with Blueberry Sky ink allowing to dry in between additional layers of color. I then dropped water on it to represent a snowy day. The sentiment from the new Snowflake Grove Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the background. I colored Meadow with Copic Markers, adding a few pin dots with a white Gelly Roll pen. After fussy cutting out I attached to the watercolor background with foam tape. I wrapped twine around the image piece and then attached it to the card base for a clean and simple card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Ranger Watercolor cs, PTI cs and ink, The Twinery twine, Copic Markers
Copics: Deer-E50, E51, E53, W00, E81, R00, E30, E31, E33, W1; Scarf-R01, R02, R05

Don't forget there is a limited time flat price of $100 for the entire collection until November 4th. Of course you can just pick out your favorites on an individual basis also. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge

It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas with an "Anything Goes" challenge. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas stamps are not required.

After stamping the two snowmen from the Let the Flakes Fly set onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities, I added some lines on both snow dude's scarves and a line for snow with a Copics Multiliner pen and then colored with Copic markers. The image pieced was attached to the patterned paper background with craft foam. I stamped the sentiment from the Joy to the World set directly onto the background with Versafine Onyx ink. I wrapped the panel with lime green twine before attaching to the card base and then finished it up with a scattering of pearls and buttons.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Pink Paislee dp, PTI cs and buttons, Hemptique twine, Kaisecraft pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowmen-C00, C1, R20, N1, N3, N5, YG0000, YG01, YG03, R22, R24, R27; Instruments-E30, E31, E33, C1, C3, YR30, YR31, YR23; Shadows-BG0000, BG000, BG70

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 to The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 11:55 EDT 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 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Introducing the New "Snowflake Grove" by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}

You may have seen a few hints on Instagram but today is the official release day for the new Stacey Yacula Studio "Snowflake Grove" collection.

The collection is available TODAY in the Purple Onion Designs shop.  There is special pricing of a flat $100 for the entire Snowflake Grove 30 stamp collection until November 4. Of course you can also purchase individually.  Now onto my card of the day.

After stamping the Merry Background onto kraft cardstock using Versamark ink, I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then cut a tag from Neenah Solar White cardstock and first stamped the sentiment from the new Holiday Marquee set using Catkin ink. I then used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position Forrest (hedgehog) on top of the "j". I popped the tag back in the die, cutting it shorter and then cut another full size one from patterned paper. After coloring with Copic markers I attached the two tags together with a seam binding/twine/button combo. The stamped background was attached with craft foam and after securing the tag to it I added a small silver snowflake.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, Michaels metallic cs, Bazzill cs, PTI cs and button, Martha Stewart seam binding, Paper Source silver twine, PTI die, Lawn Fawn die, Versamark ink, Simon Says ink
Copics: Hedgehog-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, R00, YG0000, YG91, YG93, YR30, YR31; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Now scoot on over to the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration from the design team as well as some special guest designers. Then head on over to the Purple Onion Designs shop.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Boo to You

Today's card is my last Halloween project for this year.

After stamping the two pumpkins, leaf and curly vine from the Lawn Fawn So Thankful set I cut out with the matching So Thankful Lawn Cuts and colored with Copic Markers. I used a Lil Inker Designs stitched mat to cut a circle from patterned paper and a layer of craft foam. The cutout was backed with more patterned paper and I placed the two pumpkins inside the circle and then attached the piece to the card base. The ghosts were cut using the Memory Box Swirling Ghosts die. The sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Spooky Sentiments was stamped directly onto the background piece and I added a few sequins for simple embellishments.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti stamp, PTI dp and cs, Doodlebug sequins, Lil Inker Designs and Memory Box dies, Versafine ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YG91, YG93, YR20, YR12, YR14, E50, E55, E57

Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge #33

Good morning. I am honored to be guest designing for the Tag You're It Challenge #33 today. Here is the fun challenge piece.

I was inspired by the folded style of the tag. I first cut the tag from white cardstock using the Papertrey Ink Basic Bookmark #2 making it longer than the size of the die.

I scored the tag in two places to create three different sections and then stamped the fence from the Reverse Confetti Spooky Cuties set with Smoky Slate ink on the bottom section. The cat from the same set was stamped onto the fence with the head portion over onto the next fold using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After stamping the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Spooky Sentiments set using Orange Fizz ink on the middle section, I used a Fiskars Fingertip craft knife to cut around the head portion of the cat so when the tag was folded it would pop up. The spider web was cut from gold mirrored cardstock using a die from the Paper Smooches Halloween Icons set and attached to the top section along with the patterned paper topper. I then stamped a couple of small spiders from The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween set onto the first and second section using Sour Apple ink. 

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps, The Cat's Pajamas stamp, Doodlebug dp, Recollections mirrored cs, PTI cs and button, Paper Smooches die,  MFT, Stampin' Up and Versafine inks

Here are a few more views:

Stop by Tag You're It blog to the to see all the creative designer samples as well as the details on how to enter the challenge. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I Like the Way You Roll

Today's card features a Lawn Fawn set that has been in my "new" box for a while now.

After stamping the bamboo tray, soy sauce, sushi and two chopsticks images from the Lawn Fawn Let's Roll set, I cut out with the matching Let's Roll Lawn Cuts. I colored all images with Copic markers and then arranged them onto a circle cut with a Lil Inker Designs stitched mat - attaching some of the images with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment onto a patterned paper background and then cut the textured cardstock background with The Cat's Pajamas He Said She Said die. The image circle was attached with a layer of craft foam.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, PTI dp and cs, Bazzill cs, Lil Inker Designs, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Soy Sauce-E23, E25, E27, E29, R22, R24, R27; Tray-E40, E41, E42, E44; Chopsticks-W00, E81; Sushi-YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, W00, E81, R11, R14, R17

Another busy day ahead of me. As always, thnk you for stoppng by.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Merry and Bright

I am really mixing up my holidays these days. I seem to alternate between Halloween and Christmas, two holidays that couldn't possibly be more different!

I first stamped the doodle frame from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather set with Black ink onto a white cardstock rectangle cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat. I then used the matching die from the Sweater Weather Lawn Cuts to emboss the frame. I then stamped the tree using Sour Apple ink and the bunny (both from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day set) onto Copics X-Press It cardstock and cut both out using the matching Snow Day Lawn Cuts. After coloring the bunny with Copic Markers, I attached both to the frame using craft foam which I also cut with the matching dies. The sentiment was stamped directly to the panel with Vermillion ink. After attaching the matted panel to the card base I added a few jewels and tied lime green cording on the side.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, PTI and MFT cs, Hemptique cord, Kaisercraft jewels,  Simon Says, MFT and Ranger Archival inks, Lil Inker Designs die, Copic Markers
Copics: E40, E41, E42, E44, R20

A busy day ahead for me. Thank you for stopping by.

I am submitting this for the current Freshly Made Sketches #209 Challenge.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Just a Note

Good morning. Today's post will have to be short and sweet because I have a doctors appointment this morning.

I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die set to cut a tag from watercolor paper. I left all the squares in the diecut and stamped the flower bud, stem, extra leaf and sentiment from the WPlus9 Doodle Buds set with Versafine ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. After watercoloring the images with Zig Clean Color Brush markers, I removed the square in the center of the flower. I then popped it up with foam tape for a "spotlight" effect. I attached to the finished pieced to the prepared background panel using craft foam. A trio of sequins from the Nature Mix finished it up.

Here is a closeup view of the flower center.

Products: WPlus9 stamps, Doodlebug dp, Strathmore Watercolor cs, PTI cs,  Pretty Pink Posh sequins and dies, Versafine ink, Zig Clean Color Brush Watercolors
Zigs: Flower-Yellow, Mustard; Leaves and Stem-Mid Green, Olive Green; Background-Blue

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mama Elephant Boo-Tastic

I am still working on Halloween cards which are some of my favorite holiday cards to make. They are just fun and sill and all of them go to my grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews.

I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip die to cut from white Neenah and black cardstock. I stamped three of the images from the sweet Mama Elephant Bootastic set onto the white squares and colored with Copic markers. I inserted them back into the film strip diecut and added it to the card base with craft foam along with a strip of patterned paper. I stamped the bats and the sentiment directly onto the card base using Versafine ink and then added a couple of sequins for a tall, skinny CAS card.

Products: Mama Elephant stamps, Doodlebug dp and sequins, PTI cs, Pretty Pink Posh die, Versafine ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-N1, N3, N5 and YR31, YR30, YR23; Clothing-W00, E81, BV00, BV01, BV02,BV04, YR12, YR14, YR16, V12, V15, V17; Shadows-C00, C1

That's it for a Monday. Have a great week.

I am entering this in the Simon Says The Monster Mash challenge.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


I have a Christmas card today using the so very adorable yet meaningful WPlus9 Drummer Boy set.

I first water colored the background with Zig Clean Color Brush markers onto Ranger Distressed Watercolor cardstock to represent sky and sand. I then stamped the star onto the background with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel and then the whole piece cut out with a stitched die. I stamped four of the images cutting out with the matching Drummer Boy dies and coloring all with Copic markers. They were attached to the panel with craft tape.

Products: WPlus9 stamps and dies, Ranger Watercolor paper, PTI cs, MFT die, Versafine and Versamark inks, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E21, E23, E27, E29; Clothing-E13, E97, E99, E81, E84; Drum-C00, C1, C3, YR30, YR31, YR20, B41, B32, E30, E31, E33; Palm Trees-YG91, YG93, YG95, W00, W1, W2, W5; Lamb-E40, E41, E42, N1, N3
Zigs: Blue, Flesh Colour, Oatmeal

We are off to church soon. Have a blessed Sunday.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Have a Fangtastic Day

Today's project is a clean and simple Halloween card.

I stamped this cute little vampire from the My Creative Time Fangtastic Day mini set and then cut out with the matching die. I cut a frame from the Simon Says Quadrangle Frame die from black cardstock and after attaching to the cardbase and patterned paper strip, I attached the image inside of it using foam tape to pop him up. The sentiment from was stamped using Versafine ink directly onto the card base. I then stamped the bats from The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween set and added a few black and purple enamel dots. The patterned paper came from my old scrapbook stash.

Products: My Creative Time stamps and die, The Cat's Pajamas stamp, Ki Memories dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says die, Versafine ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-N1, N3, N5; Clothing-C00, C1, C3, C5, YR12, YR14, YR16, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04

Enjoy your Saturday! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Jingle All the Way

Today's project is for the current Tag You're It (#32) Challenge. I can't resist Santa!!

To create a shaker tag used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 die set to cut two tags from Neenah Solar White and Limeade Ice cardstock and a rectangular Spellbinders Nestie to create the cut out from the top (green tag). I stamped one of the Santas and the tree from the My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way set and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment was stamped partially on the outside tag and finished up on the inside tag. I sandwiched everything together with craft foam and a piece of acetate for the window, filling the inside with beads and sequins.  I topped the tag with the bow cut from red cardstock using the Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bows set.

I added the tag to the card base which was prepared with patterned paper and the twine portion of the Twine and Bow die set.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI and Neenah cs, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Pretty Pink Posh dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-W00, E81, E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, R24, R27, N1, N3, N5; Gift-B0000, B000, B01, YG21, YG23; Tree-YG0000, YG01, YG13, YR30, YR31,, Y20; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Happy Boo Day!

Today's Halloween card is for the ColourQ (cQc #312) Challenge.  

I stamped the largest pumpkin from the Lawn Fawn So Thankful set, cut out with the matching So Thankful die and then colored with Copic Markers. I cut the tag from a Reverse Confetti Quick Panel card using the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die. The sentiment was already printed on the card. I added a piece cut with a die from the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #8 and a small strip both from the Glitz Design Raven pad from a couple of years ago. It is still one of my favorite Halloween paper pads. I added a couple of ghosts cut with the Memory Box Swirling Ghosts Die and then sponged around the edges with Soft Stone ink. After wrapping black Hemptique cord around the tag, I added the ghosts and pumpkin images using foam tape. The tag was attached to the patterned paper background with craft foam.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamp and die, Glitz Design dp, Reverse Confetti Quick Panel card, PTI cs and ink, Hemptique cord, Memory Box dies, Pretty Pink Posh die, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, E84, N1, YR20, YR27