Monday, December 15, 2014

Catching Up, and Theater Cards and Gifts

Hey friends! I apologize for the crickets 'round these parts lately. I have been doing a LOT of stuff, just not blogging, I guess! It's that time of year...... ;) Lots of shopping, wrapping, parties, lunches with friends, etc. but just not much blogging. Finally have everything bought for Christmas, most things wrapped, cards done, and everything shipped that needs to go out! Whew! Now onto baking, next! ;) I did made some new holiday cards today, and took a Copic class sponsored by The Greeting Farm Stamps last week. It was taught by my blog friend Carisa Zglobicki, and she did a fantastic job! I learned so much about shading. :) Here are two of my people that I colored, I am pretty proud of them! :)

Also, we have had a Silver and Gold feature up at CardMaker blog this month! So far, I have had a card up, and an ornament. On Thursday, I will have a sweet gift card holder, so check it out if you can!

Of course, my Sis and I are always busy keeping up with Craft Storage Ideas site as well. My other "blog baby" if you will. ;) We are having a Contributor Call right now! Please apply if you are interested! :)

Well, I wanted to show you *something* else today, anyway.... This isn't very Christmasey, but it is SOMETHING I had been wanting to share anyway, so here goes!

I normally make some things for my theater kids and helpers and the show I had in October was no exception! Just had no time to blog it until now, so here you are. :)

I didn't have time to make cards for every student this time, so I made these little tags that I hot glued to chopsticks. I then slipped these into the flowers we had made up for the kids. 

These cards were for my 3 assistants, they were so much help! 

There was a pocket inside for gift cards, too. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CardMaker and Impression Obsession BLOG HOP!

Hi all! Thanks for stopping by on the CardMaker and Impression Obsession BLOG HOP! You should have arrived from Karen Amidon's awesome blog! If you are  a regular reader of mine and would like to start the Hop at the beginning, please head to CardMaker's blog! 

I made my card using this gorgeous Snowflake Background die!
I cut a wood veneer sheet with my die, I was going for a rustic and wintry look. Behind the die cut is light blue vellum and a dotted paper. The sentiment is cut from some patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by paper & ICE! Next on the Hop is Kittie Caracciolo's beautiful blog! 

Have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sweet Deer Card/Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi friends, Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to pop in today and share a little something, if you are an American, I sure hope you are stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie today! :) 

Here is a sweet deer card I made a few weeks ago that I hadn't shared yet. I used TCP Fancy Flip and Fancy flip Frames CutUps and Lawn Fawn stamps/papers. The leaf embellie was cut on my Silhouette and I was BLOWN AWAY that it cut that teeny vein on the leaf without tearing it. Whoa. 

I am so very thankful for my hubby, my boys, my family, my dear friends, and YOU! Happy Thanksgiving "deer" blog friends!! :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas Release BLOG HOP and Sneaky Peek Week Wrap Up!

Hi all! SO very excited that our BLOG HOP for The Cat's Pajamas Release is today! Yay! :)

You should have come from Lori's fabulous blog, if you didn't, and want to begin the Hop, please go to Nancy's awesome blog.

It is also TCP Tuesday this week, so my Hop card follows this color challenge: 

If you want to play along, here are the deets:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and 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 use keyword TCPTUES280. 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 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 Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.
My Hop card uses the set "Reindeer Kisses."

Here are the cards I showed last night at the Pajama Party. The first one uses "All Is Bright" 

The second one uses "Melt My Ice" and the Double Snowflake CutUps.

I sure hope you enjoyed all the projects this week! Thanks for stopping by!

To purchase any of the sets released this week, please head over to The Cat's Pajamas. 

Next on the Hop, please go to Lisa's fantastic blog!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sneaky Peek Week Day 6: Handmade For You

Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 6 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week. 

Today, we are peeking a really awesome set for holiday giving, particularly good for those of us who like to make our gifts! It's called "Handmade For You." 

I used one of the Cutables we are offering with this release, it's called the K Cup Carryall! Super cute, Alma has a video to show you right here. 

I made a little set to gift. This will probably go to a neighbor, or to one of the boys teachers. 

 Here's a few more shots of the K Cup CarryAll:

I stamped my images on some printable canvas that I cut on my Silhouette, I liked the rustic feel the canvas added to my project. Also, because I was using the muslin bags, I felt it coordinated nicely. The muslin bags are food grade and are available right here. You can stamp them, ink them and customize them in a lot of ways! 

I used the Luggage Tags CutUps, and some Brown Sugar Divine Twine on my project, too. 

Of course, painted jingle bells are the perfect accent for a holiday giftie! I sure hope you like my project. Don't forget to go check out what my DT buds have in store today. :) 

and our PJ Party!!

Have a fabulous day!