Tuesday, September 2, 2014

C.C. Designs Preview - Latte Sue

Today is the first of three days of C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps  September previews. We are featuring fall images this month. I love summer but the colors of Fall are some of my favorites so these stamps were a joy to work with for a change of pace.

I am showcasing Latte Sue. She was colored with Copic Markers and cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I combined her with patterned papers from the Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal pad. I stamped the new Vodka Latte sentiment onto a banner piece, wrapped hemptique cord around it and then clipped a clothespin on it from the Doodlebug Fall Mini Clothespins set. I finished it up with two of the Doodlebug Fall Sprinkles Glossy Enamel Dots.

Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-30, E33, E39, E29; Sweater-BG10, BG11, BG34, BG72; Pants-E02, E30, E15, E19, E37; Boots-E21, E23, E25, E27, E29; Cup-W00, E81; Bench-W00, W1, W2, W5; Grass-YG91, YG93; Leaves-YR23, YR27, E07, E09, E33, E37; Highlights-BG70, BG0000, BG000

There are more preview projects on the C.C. Designs blog. While you are there, enter to win some new stamp goodies.

The stamp I used today along with the other September stamps will be available for purchase at the CC Designs store Thursday, September 4 at 9pm EDT.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Just For You {TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge}

Welcome to another TCP Tuesday challenge. Lisa has challenged us with this fun and easy sketch. This 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.

After coloring up P.J. from the Bearing Flowers set, I fussy cut him out. I substituted the stamped flower with a die cut using the Sunflower Rosette CutUps. The border was cut using the notebook edge die from the Toppers CutUps set. I stamped the sentiment onto a circle cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities. The image panel was attached to the background panel with dimensional dots. A Doodlebug mini clothespin clipped to the top of it provided the finishing touch. I bought three packs of the clothespins so expect to the see them a lot!

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn dp, Doodlebug Clothespin, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, R83, R56, R59; Leaf/Step-W00, W1, W2, YG91, YG93, YG95

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 TCPTUES274. 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.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will join in on the challenge.

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C.C. Designs Preview - Autumn's Mum

Today is the first of three days of C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps  September previews. We are featuring fall images this month. Fall is one of my favorite seasons so it was a joy to work with this group of stamps.

I am showcasing Autumn's Mum today which is one of Christine's images. I colored up this cutie with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir inks. I inked around the edges of the image as well as the background panel with Gathered Twigs ink from the Tim Holtz Mini Distress #6 kit using the fab Mini Ink Blending Tool.  I combined her with patterned papers from the new Doodlebug Friendly Forest pad as well as some of the matching embellishments including the Fall Glossy Enamel Dots, Falling Leaves Sprinkles, and the Fall Mini Paperclips. I tied some coiled hemp cord around the paperclip for some texture.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, Ranger Mini Distress ink, Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E30, E33, E57; Shirt-W00, E81; Pants-RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17, E25, E27, E29; Shoes-E21, E23, E27; Flower-Y13, Y15, Y17, Y35, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG67; Shadows-W00, W1, W2, E81
Spectrum Noirs: Pants-BP2, BP6

There are more preview projects on the C.C. Designs blog. While you are there, enter to win some new stamp goodies.

The stamp I used today along with the other September stamps will be available for purchase at the CC Designs store Thursday, September 4 at 9pm EDT.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

One Cup at a Time

Did you see that I won the entire Anni-VERVE-sary release? You can read about it here. And when I say the entire release, I mean EVERYTHING down to the sequins. Julee shipped it out super fast and I received on Friday which was even before the products were officially released. Here's a photo (Zoe had to get in on the act). Thank you so much Verve!

I was two sketches behind in the August Viva la Verve sketches so I got to work this weekend, using Sketch 4 for the layout of this card. I stamped the sentiment from the new One Cup set onto a rectangle, then tied the twill tape around it. I used a die from the Cuppa Tea set to cut the cup stack from Copics X-Press It cardstock and then stamped the matching image onto it. After coloring with Copic markers, I attached the piece to the side of the sentiment panel with dimensional dots. All the patterned paper came from the American Crafts Soho Garden pad.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, American Crafts dp, PTI cs and twill, Bazzill cs, Lil Inker Designs die, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, Y11, Y21, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, RV0000, R81, R83

That's it for today. I'm off to church soon. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Made With Love

I hope all my fellow Americans are having a wonderful holiday weekend. We are looking forward to a day of football watching here and some grilling out. I'm hoping to craft with one eye on the television. Of course all  extraneous activities stop when Alabama plays this afternoon.

Today's card features another Sugar Nellie Furry Friends digital stamp, Made With Love. I used my Silhouette machine to faux fussy cut (Trace and Offset Function) the image. I've performed this function before but not with a digital stamp so there was some trial and error involved. Let's just say the third time was the charm. I had good intentions of coloring this cute kitty in yellows but I was just not going to be happy if I couldn't use the yellow polka dotted paper from the Avery Elle The Brights Collection pad. I was afraid that was too much yellow so I went with warm grays instead. Some chocolate icing on that yummy looking cake and it was all colored up in a jiffy. I kept the background simple as I wanted lots of white and then attached the image piece cut with Reverse Confetti Diagonal Strip Pretty Panels paired up with the Love Note die with dimensional dots. The sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Lickable set was stamped directly onto the card base. A tiny bow cut with the Mama Elephant Dainty Bow die set provided a splash of color. A scattering of enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, Avery Elle dp, PTI and MFT cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Reverse Confetti dies, Mama Elephant die, Copic Markers
Copics: Kitty-W00, W1, W2, W5, RV00, R81, E81; Cake-E33, E37, E29, E50, E51, E53, YR01, E81

I am entering this in the Sugar Nellie Furry Friends challenge.

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Friday, August 29, 2014


Now that I have a new printer I am capable of printing digital stamps again. My first purchases were three of the new Sugar Nellie Furry Friends. I spread the love between a kitty, a bunny and a teddy. Today's card features Texting.

I started out cutting a Cell Phone file with my Silhouette from plain card stock and Copics X-Press It blending card stock. I printed the Texting image onto the screen portion of the phone and then colored with Copic Markers. I combined this cutie patootie bunny with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Me-ology and Studio Calico Here+There pads and matted all the background pieces with the same Smokey Shadow card stock as the cell phone. The cut file contained quote boxes also but I felt the My Favorite Things Say What? Die-namics was a better fit for the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Just My Type set. I attached the sentiment piece with dimensional dots and then added the row of hearts cut with the Reverse Confetti Love Note Confetti Cuts set, backed with a bit of silver thread.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, Fancy Pants and Studio Calico dp, PTI cs, Silhouette file, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Reverse Confetti die, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-C00, C1, C3, R20, W00, E81; Cell phone-W00, E81, YR12; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

I am entering this in the Sugar Nellie Furry Friends challenge.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shore Do Love You

Today's card is a clean and simple one for the August Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. This month's colors are red, navy and gold.

I cut the tag using the new Reverse Confetti Tag Me Too from navy card stock and the lower portion from polished gold cardstock plus the white strip. I stamped the rope image from the Happy Harbor set using Ranger Archival Vermillion ink onto the white portion and then the two anchors after which I fussy cut out. The lighthouse was stamped onto Copics X-Press It, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. After stamping the sentiment directly onto the background panel, I attached the completed tag with dimensional dots. The two anchors were attached with a Doodlebug mini clothes pin with a bit of baker's twine.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI cs, Doodlebug clothes pin, Ranger Archival and My Favorite Things inks, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, R22, R24, R29

Thanks for stopping by!

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