Monday, August 18, 2014

TCPTUES273-Inspiration Challenge!


Hi there crafty peeps! We are having a fantastic challenge at The Cat's Pajamas right now! Our sweet Christine is our Hostess, and here is the fab inspiration pics she has chosen for us to use! 
Here's the deets on TCP Tuesday: 

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on the TCP blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and ourFacebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button on the TCP blog. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES273. 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, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 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 Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and on the TCP Blog.

Here is my card:

Isn't that inspiration just fantastic for early autumn? I love sunflowers, and I had NEVER (*gasp*) inked up this cute set Bearing Flowers. I also used the Sunflower Rosette CutUps and Framed Up 2, as well as the Pinking Border CutUp.



I dug all through my scraps bin, because I was pretty sure I had a scrap of sunflower paper in there. I know, I know, just call me "Captain Obvious!" ;) That's what my boys call each other sometimes.... ;) But it looked so much like the inspiration pics, I really wanted to use it. Plus it's probably 10 years old, and it feels so GOOD to use up something that old! :) 


I felt like this card had a "country" feel, so I added the bandana paper as an accent. 


I chose to color PJ in a baby blue color and paper piece his belly and nose with gold paper.

This is a card that work for a lot of things, I really enjoyed making it. Thanks for the fab inspiration, Christine! :) 


have a fantastic day, blog friends! :) 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Home Tweet Home

Hey there crafty peeps, thought I'd stop in today with a card. Pardon the iPhone pics, sometimes a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do to get stuff done! ;)

One of my dear friends is moving (to a gorgeous house in the mountains!) Congrats, Deb, you deserve all the good things that are happening for you! Lots and lots of love. ❤️ So I stole her away from packing for an hour to sneak in a cocktail at one of our little restaurants here. :)

I used The Cat's Pajamas "The Tweetest Things" stamp set and dies for this birdhouse card. It came together pretty quick. I was surprised at how I have so few stamps that are for a housewarming. It was either this or a general congrats card. But I'm pleased with the way this turned out. :) 

I hope you like it too. Have a fantastic day, blog friends! 




Thursday, August 7, 2014

CardMaker "Outside the Box"

Hi all! I have a fun card to show you over at CardMaker blog today! I was to take one of my published cards and recreate it in a new way. Go leave me some love if you can! :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

TCPTUES272-Color Challenge


Hi there Kitty Cats! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for a new TCP Tuesday Challenge! Today I am your Hostess and here are the colors I selected for you to play with! I was inspired by the colors I used in my new studio. 


Here's the deets: 

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on the TCP blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button on the TCP blog*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES272. 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, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 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 Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and the TCP blog.
For my card, I used the new set Strange and Wonderful. I also used the Lock & Heart Background, the Toppers CutUps, the new Butterflies CutUps, and the Framed Up CutUps.



Mint is super HOT in the fashion world right now, I particularly like it paired with the the contrast of dark navy. Adding the yellow gives a nice complementary color scheme to play with (Ooooh, big words, see, I did learn something in design school, LOL) ;) 

This paper isn't quite as "minty" as I'd like, guess I need to go hunt down some actual mint card stock, I feel this green is a touch too yellow....... 

That's all for me today! Sure hope you can play along! :)



Friday, August 1, 2014

FYI-New Studio Post


You may or may not have known that I was redoing my studio. But just a few weeks ago I finished this project! I have a full tour on my other site, Craft Storage Ideas! You can read all about here: Part 1 and Part 2. Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

anniversary card for my hubby


Hi there! Just swinging in to show you the anniversary card I made for my hubby. We actually were driving home from a road trip on our anniversary, but my dear friend, Donna, offered to watch our kids a few days later so we could go to dinner and celebrate.
My hubby is an engineer, so I like to use this Love Potion set from Papertrey Ink for his cards a lot. So fun!



I pulled the colors from the DP that I chose, I paper pieced the sentiment with some of the coordinating colors.

I decorated the inside with some scraps. 
I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by! 



Monday, July 28, 2014

The Stamps of Life Blog Hop!


Hi there! Welcome to the CardMaker and Stamps of Life BLOG HOP! Hope you are enjoying the Hop so far. You should have come here from Anna Wight's blog. The Stamps of Life are giving away 3 stamp sets (12.95 or less)! 

I had a lot of fun making this card, I used the set award2stamp. This was such a fun set to play with. I layered the image up with some die cut banners, ribbon, and punched out the circle image to pop up on top. 

I put the sentiment on top stamped in turquoise ink. 

 I hope you like my card. :) 


Next up on the Hop is Jeanne Streiff!  Have fun Hopping. :)


Have a fantastic day!