Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Random Fan Review - Little Miss Sassy

Good morning. I have a card today featuring A Random Fan stamp which is now available in rubber at C.C. Designs.

I colored up Little Miss Sassy in one of my favorite color combos, pink and black. The patterned paper came from the Lily Bee Victoria Park pad. I kept the design simple so Little Miss Sassy would really standout, just adding a strip of ribbon and a couple of enamel dots.

Products: A Random Fan stamp, Lily Bee dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, Strano ribbon, Doodlebug enamel dots, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-N1, N3, N5, N7; Clothing-W00, E81, R81, R83, R85, R39, C1, C3, C5, C7; Shadows-W00, E81

Be sure to check out the C.C. Designs blog for more projects.

My Sale Page (new stamps and dies added recently).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

20 Special Years {TCP Tuesday - Sketch Challenge}

Welcome back to another TCP Tuesday challenge.  As a reminder, The Cat's Pajamas recently changed to a two week rotation on the challenges so you have longer to get them completed. Plus the incentive is now$10 Cat Cash for the winner but if the winner uses a TCP stamp or die, then the prize is $15 Cat Cash. Full details are at the bottom of this post.

This week's challenge is a sketch which happens to be one I drew up. In addition to the sketch, TCP is also offering SVG, Studio and cut files for you to use if you would like. They are free this time around and are located in the Cutables section of The Cat's Pajamas shop.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary so I made this card for him using the Your Number is Up stamp set, the Numbers Plate and Framed Up 2 CutUps. I cut the heart with the Hearts Trio CutUps

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog as well as on the Splitcoaststampers forum and TCP 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 TCPTUES264. 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.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random 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 month's 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 Sale Page (new items added 4/13).

Monday, April 14, 2014


I really enjoy the challenges at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog so I am especially happy to be guest designing for them for the second time.

This week's #104 challenge is to use the colors slate, kraft, white or cream. I decided to use a stamp from the Papertrey Ink Star of Wonder set, stamping the image with My Favorite Things Kraft ink and then cutting out with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I layered onto a dark gray piece cut with the Verve Classy Label die which was matted with kraft cardstock. The label was anchored with two mini brads and a smattering of jewels and flat back mini sequins. I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Holiday Borders with Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink at the bottom for a clean and simple, mail friendly and faith based card.

Products: Papertrey Ink stamp and cs, Simon Says stamp, Bazzill cs, Kelly Purkey sequins, Basic Gray jewels, Verve die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, My Favorite Things and Memento Luxe inks

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog to see all the creative Design Team cards.

My sale page (new items added 4/7).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I {heart} You Deer

Good morning. I had a few hours to myself yesterday and completed two cards including this one. It's for the current Lawnscaping Challenge (79) which was to try a new-to-you technique.

I decided to use inlaid die cuts although I think I've done a variation of this technique before. Truthfully, I am not sure this is a look that actually interests me but it certainly does make for a clean and simple card. I used the  Hearts Lawn Cuts dies to create an inlaid background for the patterned paper square from the Into the Woods 6x6 pad. I stamped the two images from the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods stamp set coloring the deer with Copic markers and then fussy cutting out both images. I parsed together two of the sentiments from the same stamp set, plus the "you" from the Love You Tons set. I replaced the heart in the sentiment with a Studio Calico wood veneer heart.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Heart, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: E40, E41, E42, W00, R00

Have a great rest of the weekend.

My Sale Page (new items added 4/7).

Friday, April 11, 2014

C.C. Designs Special Release - Nurse Lucy

Welcome to a special mid-month C.C. Designs release in honor of nurses!!

My card features Nurse Lucy. I colored her up with Copic markers to match the patterned papers from the Lily Bee Double Dutch pad.  I also used  two of a new collection, the Sicky Poo Doodads. They are just about as cute as Nurse Lucy and make a fun and mail friendly embellishment.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps, Lily Bee dp,PTI cs, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E51, E53, E34, E37; Clothing-W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, B91, B95, B99; Shadows-B0000, B000; Doodads-W00, E81, R22, R24, R27, BG0000, BG11, E01, E02, E11

Be sure to check out the C.C. Designs blog for more projects. The entire Nurse collection is in the CC Designs store now.

My Sale Page.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Love Never Melts

Today's card is another one for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (#103). I can't resist snowmen so this week's challenge is perfect for me. It also gave me a chance to ink up a stamp that I haven't used yet, Kraftin' Kimmie Snow Wonder. I colored it up with Copic markers to match the papers from an older Echo Park pad, Holly Jolly Christmas. I added some Liquid Applique to the bunny's tail for some added dimension. The sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas Freezin' Season set was stamped onto a label cut with My Favorite Things Die-namics and then inserted it between the image mats. I wrapped some PTI twill around the patterned paper panel and tied into a bow and finished up with a few sequins.

Products: Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, The Cat's Pajamas sentiment stamp, PTI cs and twill, Lawn Fawn sequins, Memento and Simon Says inks, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman/Bunny-W00, E81, R00, R01, R11,YR30, YR31, G0000, BG0000, G20, G21, G24; Shadows-BG70, BG0000
Spectrum Noirs: Bird-PP3, PP5

And speaking of Christmas, I just added quite a few stamps to my sale page, most of them Christmas themed so please take a look if you have any interest.

I'll see you back here tomorrow with a special C.C. Designs release card!

My sale page (new items added 4/7).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

C.C. Designs Review - Party Olivia

It's review time on the C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps blog and I am joining other members of the design team in showing you more projects using the April release stamps.

Today's card features Party Olivia. Olivia has quickly become one of my favorite C.C. Designs characters. I colored up this sweet girl with Copic markers and then cut out with Spellbinders Nestablilities. The sentiment came from the new AmyR Great Birthday Greetings set which I have to say is a fantastic sentiment set with nice big sentiments for the inside of your cards. You can see that they also work for the front of your cards as well. The patterned papers came from the Fancy Pants Beloved and Wonderful Day pads and I added a few buttons and sequins for embellishments.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps, Fancy Pants dp, PTI cs and buttons, MFT buttons, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Memento and Simon Says inks,  Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E0000, E000, E11, R20; Hair-E51, E53, E34; Clothing-Y0000, Y11, Y15, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, W00, E81; Floor-C00, C1, C3; Shadows-B0000, B000

There are more review projects on the C.C. Designs blog.

My sale page (new items added 4/7).