Monday, September 15, 2014

The Sky is the Limit {TCP Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge}



Welcome to another TCP Tuesday challenge. We have any easy one for you - anything goes. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat's Pajamas stamps are not required. You can win up to $15 in Cat Cash which should come handy considering there is a new release coming up soon! See the full details at the end of this post.

I colored up one of my favorite TCP images, Away We Go and then fussy cut out. I added some White Opal Liquid Pearls and punched out a small heart which I glued to the front of the balloon basket. I paired it up with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Wonderful Day pad, actually letting the paper do most of the design work for me. I added a banner flag and then stamped the sentiment directly onto the background panel. Lastly, I added a few enamel dots which appear to be my 'go to' embellishments these days.


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Fancy Pants dp, Stampin' Up and PTI cs, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, RV0000, R81; Balloon-Y21, Y23, Y26, W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, BG10, BG11, BG72

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 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 TCPTUES275. 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 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.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will join in on the challenge.


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What Does the Fox Say?

Now that I have that horrible song in your head...today's card features Purple Onion Designs Cedar. I actually think this was considered a winter image but fall is the beginning of sweater weather so I think he fits right in an autumnal look.

I cut Cedar out with Spellbinders Nestabilities with some out of the box action for his tail and then colored with Copic Markers. After matting the image, I attached to a panel cut with my Silhouette using The Cat's Pajamas Chevron Cutables with patterned paper underneath it. This fox says "Happy Thanksgiving" using a sentiment from a very old Hero Arts mini set, stamped onto banner flags. All the patterned paper came from the Doodlebug Friendly Forest pad and I added the enamel dots from the matching Falling Leaves Sprinkles.


Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Doodlebug dp , PTI cs, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-W00, E81, E97, E99, E19; Scarf/Hat-BG10, BG11, BG70, BG72; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

I am entering this in the Virginia's View Patterned Paper Challenge (#7) and since I used a new and never before used stamp, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Squirrels Just Want to Have Fun

I have another fall card today using the Purple Onion Designs Sammy (the squirrel) which is one of Stacey Yacula's designs. After coloring him with Copic Markers I fussy cut him out. I cut the leaves from various patterned papers from the Doodlebug Friendly Forest pad using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves. I layered them across the panel using a combo of glue and dimensional dots. I placed "Sammy" right in the middle of them with dimensional dots also. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Forever Fall set using Studio Calico Purple Rain ink and then added a scattering of Doodlebug Enamel Dots.


Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Reverse Confetti stamp, Doodlebug dp and enamel dots, PTI, Stampin' Up and Bazzill cs, Lil Inkers Designs, Studio Calico ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E30, E31, E21, E23, E27, V12, V15, V17


Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

I am entering this in the Virginia's View Patterned Paper Challenge (#7) and since I used a new and never before used stamp, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Witchin' Good Time

Today's card is a clean and simple one for the September Reverse Confetti Sketch Challenge #16.

The tag was cut using the Reverse Confetti Tag Me Too set and I inserted an older My Mind's Eye Decorative Brad from my stash in the tag hole before attaching to the background panel with foam tape. I stamped the witch shoes from last year's Spooky Cuties set onto a Martha Stewart Halloween Doily for the main image. A scattering of sequins finished it up.


Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Pink Paislee dp, My Mind's Eye dp and brad, PTI and MFT cs, Martha Stewart Paper Doily, Doodlebug and Darice sequins, Simon Says ink


Happy Hump Day!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

With Sympathy

I am always in need of sympathy cards but never seem to have them on hand so I'm hoping to remedy that over the next few months. I have good intentions of doing that anyway....you know that paved road to you know where goes and all.

I stamped the framed from the Verve Framed Florals set onto Ranger Distressed Water Color paper (on the smoother side), stamped the sentiment inside it and then cut out with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mat. I used the Verve Bluebells die cutting from the same water color paper and then stamped the image onto the die cut. I have fallen in love with the new Distress Minis and I water colored  the frame background and the blue bells piece with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans. I attached the blue bells image over the top of the original florals using foam tape. Some Ranger Diamond Stickles on the flowers, Verve ribbon and a button finished it up. I used the September Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch for the layout and all the patterned paper came from the Echo Park For the Record 2 pad. And since I used a new and never before used stamp as well as new inks, I am also submitting this for Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge.


Products: Verve stamps, die and ribbon, Echo Park dp, Ranger Water Color cs, PTI cs and button, MFT Die-namics, Lil Inker Designs die, Ranger Mini Distress inks

Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Fall

Today's tag/card is for the current Tag You're It! Challenge (#5) as well the Curtain Call Lovely Leaves challenge.

I cut the tag from kraft cardstock using Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 die and then stamped the sentiment I parsed together from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby and Into the Woods sets. I inked around the edges of the tag as well with Gathered Twigs ink from the Tim Holtz Mini Distress #6 kit using the fab Mini Ink Blending Tool. I clustered together leaves at the bottom cut from patterned papers from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pad using dies from the Stitched Leaves set. The bunny from the Snow Day set was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out and then nestled amongst the leaves. I added the wood veneer heart and then added a curlyq at the top using a Memento marker. Hemptique cord was tied through the tag hole and anchored with a clothespin from the Doodlebug Fall Mini Clothespin pack. A button at the bottom finished it up. I attached the tag to a simple background of white textured card stock with a single patterned paper border.




Products: Lawn Fawn stamps, dp and dies, PTI cs, button and die, Bazzill cs, Studio Calico wood veneer, Doodlebug Mini Clothespin, Hemptique cord,  Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E50, E51, E53, E81, R11

Have a great weekend.







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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hey There Cupcake

Today's card is a loose interpretation of the August Viva la Verve Sketch 5. I used another stamp set from the new release Cupcakes. I stamped the cupcake liner with Stampin' Up Soft Sky ink and the cupcake with Simon Says Dark Chocolate and then cut out and matted with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I also stamped the cherry onto Copics X-Press It card stock, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I used an offset die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 to to replace the half circle in the sketch. I added the two banners cut from Stampin' Up Soft Sky card stock and stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base. The patterned paper came from the Simple StoriesSn@p Color Vibe pad.  A scattering of enamel dots finished it up.


Products: Verve stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Stampin' Up cs and ink, Doodlebug enamel dots, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R22, R24, R27, YG63

With this card, I've completed all the Viva la Verve sketches again this month.


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