Friday, May 29, 2015

Just a Note

I have been in full on organizing and clean up mode ever since we wrapped up the latest The Cat's Pajamas release and really haven't taken the time to make anything new. Instead I am sharing one of the two projects that I showed to the attendees of the pre-release Facebook Pajama Party on Monday night.


I stamped the three different birds from the Take Flight set using Mango, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral inks and then cut out with the matching Bird Friends dies. I combined them with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye A Mother's Love pad, stamping the sentiment from The Tweetest Things set directly onto the background rectangle using Sour Apple ink. I attached the birds on top of a double-ended fishtail banner using dimensional dots and then  added a cloud cut with the new Stitched Fly die topped with an enamel dot.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps, My Mind's Eye dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dot, Fresh Ink,  Stampin' Up, and MFT inks


Have a great weekend!


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Monday, May 25, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas New Release Blog Hop and TCP Tuesday}



It is release day for The Cat's Pajamas! All five of the new stamp sets, four fabulous new Cutups dies and two new Cutables are available now in The Cat's Pajamas shop. Don't forget that the Stitched Clouds are free with a $65 purchase.

We are celebrating with a release blog hop.  I am first on the blog hop so you are in the right place.


It is also time for TCP Tuesday. I am your hostess for this two week rotation with the easiest of challenges - Anything Goes.  See the full details on The Cat's Pajamas blog.


I used the Take Flight set once again. I stamped one of the birds with Blueberry ink and a bird house with Daffodil Delight and then cut out with the matching Bird Friends and Birdhouses dies. I cut the frame from Blueberry cardstock using the Stitched Fly CutUps twice, cut out the word and then glued them together for more dimension. I attached to a patterned paper backing from the American Crafts True Stories pad. I stamped the sentiment inside it and then added the bird and birdhouse using foam tape. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, American Crafts dp, PTI cs, MFT cs and ink, Stampin' Up ink

I hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peeks, chatting and the shopping over the past week! To continue the blog hop, please pop on over to Lori's blog.  




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Purple Onion Designs New Stacey Yacula "Sweet Occasions" Release Day

The new Stacey Yacula Studio Sweet Occasions collection is now available for purchase at Purple Onion Designs. There is even special pricing at 30% off if you want to order the whole shebang! But hurry, to get that discount yet you must order by June 7.

I have two more cards to show you today using these cute new images.


I stamped Bubbly and Rockets onto a rectangle cut with a Lil Inker Designs stitched die and the colored with Copic Markers. I prepared the background with patterned paper from the Simple Stories Say Cheese pad then attached the image piece to it using dimensional dots. I slipped a tab cut with a MFT die underneath the image piece topping it with a small star cut with the The Cat's Pajamas 3x3 Star CutUps.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Lil Inker Designs die, Darice Embossing Folder, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E40, E41, E42, E44, R11; Rockets-N1, N3, R22, R24, Y11, Y21, Y35; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Sky-BG70, BG000, BG0000


For card #2 I couldn't really decide if I wanted an everyday type color or go all out with a Valentine-ish theme but when I started thumbing through my patterned papers I found a left over piece from another project from the Simple Stories I Am pad. It was already cut on the diagonal so I trimmed it to fit the panel and added a thin border at the top. I prepared the background using a Darice embossing folder. After stamping the Bee Mine image onto a white Neenah cardstock circle I colored with Copic Markers and attached to the background with dimensional tape. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set was stamped onto a white cardstock strip and layered over the heart in the patterned paper.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Darice embossing folder, Reverse Confetti die, Copic Markers
Copics: Bee-Y0000, Y11, Y21, W00, E81; Shadows/Hearts-C00, C1, C3


Now for the winner of my blog's giveaway.

Stacey's designs are just so adorable! I love your cards. That first one with the little ducks, such an adorable scene and LOVE the squirrel!

Congrats Miriam, you are the winner of True and Blue (Ducklings)PondClouds and Cinnamon. Please contact me with your address.




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Sunday, May 24, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Spotlight on Cutables



It's the last day of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. The Pajama Party is tonight and right after that the party the new stamps, dies and cutables will be available for purchase.


Today we are spotlighting the two new Cutables for this release. This includes the Shadow Box Cutables as well as the new Tri-Shutter Card Cutables.


I used the the Shadow Box Cutables with my Silhouette, cuting the back from white cardstock and the front from Spring Rain cardstock, I cut out the image panel using one of the dies from the Framed Up 2 Cutups which is also a bit larger than the opening of the card front. After stamping the image from the new Constellation Prize set I colored with Copics. I added clouds and stars cut with a combination of the new Stitched Clouds CutUps (which is the free set with a $65 purchase), the clouds from the Stitched Fly CutUps and the 3x3 Stars CutUps, attaching them to the panel with foam tape. I added a few buttons in various places and then secured the panel to the back with card base with craft foam. I cut out the largest cloud in the Stitched Clouds CutUps from white cardstock and patterned paper and stamped the sentiment onto the white one. After attaching to the card base front I added a couple of more stars.


I also included a couple of clouds, a star and another sentiment on the back card base and then attached the front and back card bases together using double sided tape.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, CutUps and Cutables, PTI cs, My Mind's Eye buttons, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Moon-YR30, YR31; Penguins-C00, C1, Y21; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000


Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.



2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Facebook Page to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT post every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  TammyLoriDeborah

3. The Pajama Party is tonight, Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.


Here are the new products I used today:







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{Reminder} Purple Onion Designs Giveaway!


I just wanted to drop in and remind you about the Purple Onion Designs Giveaway. Details are on this blog post



Saturday, May 23, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks} Spotlight on CutUps


I'm back with another The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks. Today The Cat Pack are spotlighting the new CutUps for this release.


Since I adore the Take Flight stamp set I decided to use it again. I cut the Stitched Fly CutUps twice and then glued them together and then added a patterned paper backing from the Kaisercraft Shine On pad. I stamped the sentiment inside it and then attached to the background panel. The scallop underneath actually came as part of the paper pad. I stamped one of the birds using Simon Says Black ink and then cut out with the matching Bird Friends die. I also cut a star from the 3x3 Stars CutUps from white cardstock and wrapped with gold thread. Both the bird and star were attached using foam tape and I finished it up with a few enamel dots. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Kaisercraft dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Simon Says ink




Here are some details you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26.



2. Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? For a chance to win your choice of new CutUps set, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog . A winner will be randomly drawn and will be announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day. Here are the other Cat Pack participants:  LisaJessieTammyWendyB

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25 from 8-10pm EDT.


And here are the new products I used today:






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Deepest Sympathy

Today's card is for the Viva la Verve May Week 4 sketch


I used this week's sketch to add to my sympathy card stash. This was a quick one for me since I already had the flowers stamped and colored just waiting for an opportunity to use on a project. The flowers from the Verve Framed Florals set were stamped onto watercolor paper and then cut out with the matching Bluebells die. I used Peerless Watercolors to color the flowers, first with a light blue and then added purple over the blue in a messy manner for a two toned look. I stamped the sentiment with the Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane stamp, slipping two fishtail banners from gray patterned paper scraps underneath it before attaching to the background. The image was attached using dimensional dots and I added a trio of enamel dots around the sentiment.

Products: Verve stamps and die, Basic Grey dp, PTI cs, Ranger Watercolor paper, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT dies and cs, Simon Says ink, Peerless water colors

I hope all my U.S. readers have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.




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