Friday, July 3, 2015

Cheers {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's project features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.



I have another card featuring an image from the new Stacey Yacula Sweet Occasions collection. Since our 4th of July celebration is tomorrow I thought a card featuring Bursting with Pride was perfect to end the week on. I stamped these cute patriotic bears onto Copic X-Press It cardstock cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced die and then colored with Copic Markers. The stars on the flag and the banner were cut with The Cat's Pajamas 3x3 CutUps and then attached with foam tape. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the image panel with Blueberry ink. All the patterned paper came from the Doodlebug Patriotic Picnic pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp and enamel dots, PTI cs, MFT die, cs and ink, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Copic Markers
Copics: Bears-C00, C1, C3, R11, B41, B32, B45; Hats-N1, N3, N5; Pole-E40, E41; Flag-C00, C1; Ground-W00, W1, W3

To all my fellow Americans, have a happy, safe and fun filled holiday weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Let's Celebrate {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.



I have another card featuring two more images from the new Stacey Yacula Sweet Occasions collection. I started out by stamping Confetti onto white cardstock cut with a Lil Inker Designs stitched die and then colored with Copics, adding Liquid Pearls and sequins for some of the confetti pieces. I also stamped Sunny, Sunny's party hat a second time and Robin from a previous release and colored with Copics. After fussy cutting out, I added the extra party hat to Robin's head and attached both of the birds to the image piece with foam tape. The stamped piece was added to cardstock and patterned paper background with dimensional tape also. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiments set was stamped onto a tab shape and I also added a banner cut with a Reverse Confetti die.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI cs, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Doodlebug sequins, Reverse Confetti, MFT  and  Lil Inker Designs dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Birds-B41, B32, B34, W00, E81, Y0000, Y35; Party Hats/Confetti-R22, R24; Confetti-YR01, YR12; Confetti/Shirt-G0000, G000, G02


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I Prayed for You Today {Color Throwdown #347}



I'm back with my last  project as June Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge. This week's challenge colors are blue, yellow and red.


I turned to my beloved Verve stamps this week, stamping the sailboat from the Learning to Sail set onto a tag cut with a die from the WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2 set. After coloring the image with Copic Markers I added a sentiment from the Faith Medley set and threaded blue and white bakers twine though the tag hole. I combined the tag with a Pebbles instant camera diecut which I backed with Lily Bee patterned paper. A scattering of enamel dots finished it up. I really embraced the white space with this one!

Products: Verve stamps, Lily Bee dp, Pebbles diecut, Doodlebug enamel dots, WPlus9 die, Copic Markers
Copics: Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y35, R22, R24, R29, B21, B23, B26

Before you head off to create a project with these fun colors, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team to get you started. 

Barbara Anders -  Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe -  Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin -  Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler -   Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen -  Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis-  MAD Stamper
Jodi Collins -  Stamping a Latte
Tammy Hershberger -  Stamp Happy

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the CT blog post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD345 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd345 and/or #colorthrowdown

It's been a pleasure working on the Color Throwdown challenges for this month.

I am also entering this in a couple more challenges. The Challenge 40 since it has a theme of Nautical this week and also CASology 152 also with a nautical cue card.

 

Monday, June 22, 2015

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge



It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas and our hostess this week is Christine with an inspiration challenge. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas stamps are not required. See full details at the end of this post.


The the image from the Kick Some Grass set was cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities with some out of the box action and then colored with Copic Markers. I haven't used this set in a long time and it felt good to get it inky. I combined the image with patterned papers from the American Crafts True Stories pad. A flower from Patterned Petals was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and then cut out with the matching 5 Petal Posies die set. The sentiment was stamped with Tangelo Twist ink directly onto the card base.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, American Crafts dp, PTI and MFT cs, Stampin' Up ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, R00, R01, R02; Flowers-Y0000, Y11, Y35, YR12, YR14, YR18; Grass-YG0000, YG01, YG23, G43; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

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 The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button below. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers or other message board use keyword TCPTUES293. 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, 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 $10.00 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 our Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas blog.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bursting with Pride {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.



I have another card featuring two more images from the new Stacey Yacula Sweet Occasions collection. I stamped the Fireworks image onto a solid piece of patterned paper using Ranger Archival Veridian ink and then added a cutout with the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #8. After attaching a patterned paper background onto the card base, the stamped and cutout piece was placed on the cardbase using foam tape. Before stamping Bursting with Pride onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, I masked off the smaller bear. After coloring with Copic Markers, I fussy cut out. I stamped the flag portion onto solid patterned paper and then added a punched heart in the center. The image was then placed over the cutout. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set was stamped sentiment onto a piece cut with a Stampin' Up punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Being Unique {Color Throwdown #347}


I'm back with another project as June Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge. This week's challenge colors are turquoise, hot pink, gray and white.


I first cut the background piece with my Silhouette using the Funky Chevrons file. The flamingo body and wing from the Reverse Confetti Fabulous Flamingo set was stamped with Rose Bud ink and then cut out with the matching Fabulous Flamingo dies. The eye/beak and the legs were stamped with black ink and the legs were fussy cut out. The sentiment was stamped onto a circle cut with a die from the Circles 'n Scallops set. The flowers from the Petals 'n Posies set were stamped with  the same Rose Bud ink and then cut out with the matching Petals 'n Posies dies as was the stems cut from cardstock After attaching the various pieces to the card base using foam tape, I added a scattering of enamel dots. I am double dipping on challenges this week by using the current Sketch For You to Try (#25) for the layout.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI, Stampin' Up, MFT and DCWV cs, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Memento and Simon Says inks

Before you head off to create a project with these fun colors, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team to get you started. 

Barbara Anders -  Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe -  Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin -  Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler -   Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen -  Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis-  MAD Stamper
Jodi Collins -  Stamping a Latte
Tammy Hershberger -  Stamp Happy

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the CT blog post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD345 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd345 and/or #colorthrowdown




Friday, June 12, 2015

Make a Wish {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features stamps from Purple Onion Designs.



I am still having fun with the new Stacey Yacula Sweet Occasions collection. Happy was stamped onto a white rectangle cut with a My Favorite Things pierced die and then colored with Copic Markers. The image piece was placed on another rectangle cut from patterned paper. I added a bunch of balloons cut with Taylored Expressions Make a Wish Balloons dies, stringing with Hemptique cord. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set was stamped onto patterned paper then cut out with a Stampin' Up punch and a scattering of enamel dots.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamp, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Stampin' Up punch, MFT dies, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-W00, E81, W1, W2, W5, R11; Party Hat-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG04, Y0000, Y11, Y15; Shadows-B0000, B000 

Have a great weekend!