Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sharing Hope - TCPTUES367 Sharing Hope

Happy Quarantine Day 297,674...  I hope you all are staying healthy and doing well!

There is still plenty of time for you to get a little crafty and play along with the Cat Pack for TCPTUES Challenge of Sharing Hope.  For my card, I turned the super bear from the set Super in to a super doctor.  These hard working medical professionals all around the world deserve all the recognition and thanks possible. Where do you even begin? They are providing a selfless service to the public while sacrificing their own families.  Thank you to all who are still working to keep our fridges full and providing meals to those in need.  Just thank you....

For the main panel, I used the TCP Cut Up of Balloon Frame to make the window and adhered that to the main card.  I then popped up the image inside the frame.  The sentiment was stamped at the top and bottom of the frame and finished the card with a few of the TCP Cut Ups of Stitched Clouds.  I really like how this little guy turned out with the exception that I wish I had made his head cover a bit wider.  Otherwise, I like it.

We hope you will be able to join us and play along! Link your project to the TCP Blog and you could have a chance to win! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

April New Release and Blog Hop - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Release day and blog hop is here for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and there are so many fun sets and Cut Ups for you to add to your collection.  I hope you all have had some time to be a little creative and get lost in your creativity.  If you arrived here from the awesome Wendy's blog, you are in the right place! If not, start here.

Along with this fun blog hop is a new TCPTUES367 challenge! This challenge is about Sharing Hope and we could all use that.  The Kitty Cat Pack have put together an awesome hop and some beautiful hope creations.  

For the hop, I made a birthday tag using the new release set of Messy Birthday.  I am always using tags for gifts and it is one of my favorite things to create.  

I stamped the image an colored it in with Copics before cutting out the shape using TCP Cut Ups of Spring Tag Duo.  I then cut out a piece of patterned paper that would coordinate well and layer the back side with it.  I finished the tag with some ribbon and ready for gift giving.

For the TCPTUES367 challenge, I used the newly released set of Still Life to create this somewhat of a spotlight style card.  The sentiment of "Spring it on" speaks to telling the universe to not only bring along Spring, but whatever is thrown your way. You will overcome!! 

I first stamped the image where I wanted it on the top panel and coloring it with Copics.  I layered it on the black and blush colored cardstock.  I then used my MISTI to line up that panel to where I wanted the background and being able to pop up the layered colored panel.  I finished the card with a few rhinestones which is a little hard to see in the picture.

Thank you so much for hopping in and your next stop is the talented Melissa! 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Day 6 - Sneak Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Happy Saturday everyone! Although, I suppose that really doesn't matter right now, does it? : ) It's like everyday runs into one another and I really have to think what day it is. I hope you all have some beautiful weather to enjoy at least this weekend.

Today we are peeking into the new fun set of Silly Numbers.  Numbers are great for a variety of occasions and I love that these are not too big.  Perfect for smaller projects.

You can see there are coordinating Cut Ups to match the numbers.  In addition to the numbers, the 'Best Wishes' Cut Ups is new for the month as well and also makes for easy projecting making.  For my card, I used some patterned paper from my scrap stash for the background before layering over the Best Wishes die cut out.  The numbers were stamped in Memento Ink and cut out with the coordinating dies and popped up.  The card was finished adding another sentiment from the new release set of Messy Birthday to pop up below the numbers and some Stickles dotted for some sparkle.  Not sure I love that part, but with Stickles, once its on its on.  : )

I hope you all have been leaving a little love as you have been checking out the sneak peeks! Just leave a comment on either the Cat Packs blog or IG account for your chance to win a TCP Store gift certificate of $10. Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Day 5 - April Sneak Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Day 5 of sneak peeks with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps!! Have you enjoyed seeing all the fun projects the Cat Pack have created? This release is so fun ad perfect for everything Spring. 

Today, I am sharing with you the new set called Get Your Sparkle On.  This set is super cute and wonderful to make pick me up cards.

I pictured this cutie running around swirling her wand around that I decided to use the TCP Flutter By die to create her trail of sparkle.  The image was colored with Copics and fussy cut out to be popped up.  Her crown was colored in with Wink of Stella in gold and topped with some Sakura clear glitter gel pen.  I then used that same pen to run across the swirls for a little sparkle.  The card was then finished with some pearls and rhinestones and the sentiment stamped directly onto the panel. 

Be sure to stop over on the TCP Blog to see all the fabulous creations for the week so far, but also be sure to leave a little love here or on my IG page for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sneaky Peek Day 2 - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - Let There Be Cake

It's Sneaky Peek Day 2 for The Cat's Pajamas!  I hope you have had a chance to peek at yesterdays fun sneak and all the gorgeous creations the Cat Pack put together.

Today we are going to share a sneak for you called Let There Be Cake! This is a fun set that reminds me of cake maybe you'd find in Alice in Wonderland. : )  To keep with this fun and wonky look, I created an off center panel card to match the cake.

I started with a light green cardstock base and off centered my main layer panel.  The cake pieces were stamped using different Memento ink colors and layered on top of the cake stand after cutting it out and popping it up. I used the flag instead of candles and finished the card with a few pearls and rhinestones for some sparkle and two different sized ric rack ribbon at the bottom.

Be sure to head over to the TCP Blog to see all the wonderful creations made for you to get your mojo flowing during some down time you may have.  Are you

Be sure to leave a little love either on my Instagram page or here for your chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the TCP store!  Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES366 - Hello Sunshine!

Happy Tuesday!

Have you had a chance to play along in the TCPTUES366 challenge? There is still time to join in and upload you creation.  The challenge is Furry Animals.  Who doesn't love that? Plus the TCP store has plenty of adorable furry friends who would love a home in your crafty stash! ;)

For my card, I am using the adorable set of Family Forever.  This little guy was a perfect model for the challenge and his friend was no exception either.

I stamped the image on a stitched border panel and then masked the bottom area so that I may brush on some color for the ground using the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush . I then used my Copics to color him in before using a washcloth and some colorless blender solution to dab over him to create some fur. I then bushed in the top left corner some yellow ink for the shining sun before stamping the sentiment directly onto the panel.  I finished the card by added a few matte enamel drop.  The whole panel was then layered over some patterned paper I had in my scrap stash.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see your fabulous creations when you play along in the challenge!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Lucky Charm - Your Next Stamp February Release Inspiration and Some News

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and ready to tackle this next week. As you saw from the title, I do have some news, but I will get to it at the end. First...

Today is another inspiration day and I am sharing with you a card using the new release set of Lucky Charm.  This guy cracks me up and I just love the correction on the sentiment.

I started with coloring him in with Copics and using some Ranger Tinsel Embossing powder for the hat.  Can we talk about this EP for a second? This is NOT my favorite of all embossing powders.  It doesn't seem to stick well and find myself having to emboss several times before getting good coverage.  When I purchased this over the holidays, I was picturing some fabulous sparkle and glitter. It's quite the opposite.  The jar looks like it is full of glitter and when you spread it on, it has a lot of glitter. Then you shake off the excess and you are left with minimal powder.  When you heat it, whatever glitter IS on the image gets blown off. It's a shame because how pretty and glittery it could be if it were just formulated differently.  I know this picture looks like it is sparkly and you do get some, but it is all about the angle of the picture. : ) I digress... Once the image was colored in and embossed, I used the coordinating die to cut him out.  I added a little Wink of Stella to the shamrock for added sparkle. Using some dp, I used the YNS Grass Tufts die to cut out the edge of the dp and added a little black card stock to the back to break up the paper. I added the sentiment onto the base of the card and popped up the image up. The card was finished with some sparkly YNS Gold Tinsel Gumdrops.

And for the news.... I am sad to say that I am stepping down from the Your Next Stamp design team. This is my last card for the month with YNS.  It was a very hard decision to make considering that I have been part of Karen's creative family for nearly 8 years!! I don't even know where that time went.  I have had such a wonderful time sharing all my creations using the YNS products with you all, but it was time for me to step down and focus on my family. My children will head to college in a little over a year and I would like to spend as much time as I can with them. I have also started a new job almost 6 months ago which has been a new balancing act for the family and I.  Karen, THANK YOU so much for allowing me to be part of your awesome team all these years! XOXO

Thank you for stopping by and make it a great one!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES365 - Stencils

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope you all had a nice long weekend and are ready to tackle the rest of the week.  And we hope that you include tackling the final week of this Cat's Pajamas Stamps challenge of Stencils.

For my card I used the TCP Stenzils of Skinny Alphabet. There are many uses for this fun Stenzil (and many others in the store) to create beautiful decor or paper crafts.  If you haven't seen the fun items Alma found in her local dollar store and used some TCP products, check it out here!

I stenciled the side scrolls using the TCP Stenzils of Hand drawn Scrolls and some grey Memento ink.  The word 'Love' was stenciled in using Memento ink while 'always' was stamped using the TCP set of Words of Love

To see all the other stenciled creations the Cat Pack have made, be sure to check out the TCP Blog! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Have a great one!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Create Your Own Background

Happy Valentines Day!

There is still time to play along in the YNS Friday challenge! This challenge is creating your own background. 

For my card, I did a little water coloring and paired it with the YNS set of Fabulous Feathers.  I like the serene feel this card gives and all that blue pops.

I used some Strathmore water color paper and used my distress inks to create the background.  Once the color was dried, I stamped the feathers and colored those in in using my water color pens and highlighting it with my white gel pen.  I then flicked some water droplets onto the card to create the water marks.  The sentiments were then stamped onto the panel and finished with some YNS gumdrops and a few rhinestones.

Thanks for taking a peek and we hope you play along! Don't forget to link up your creation on the YNS Blog for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

February Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

Hey hey!! It's here! The February release for Your Next Stamp.  Did you get to see all the awesome sets and dies being released? And all the fabulous creations the DT put together?  Well the wait is over and now you can purchased your wish list you have been keeping during the sneak peeks. :) 

For my hop card, I am using the super fun set of Cheeky Monkey.  In today's digital age of pictures, this image pretty much sums it up. hahaha! I just love it.

I used the YNS die of Instalove Polaroid to create the frame.  The image was stamped with the YNS ink pad in Stone Gray, colored with Copics, and cut out using the coordinating die set. The image was popped up on the inside of the frame while I stamped and and cut out the 'Smile' sentiment to be popped up in the corner.  The cheeky monkey sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base and was finished using some YNS gumdrops.

As always, Karen has an awesome sale for you to use as you purchase that wish list.

Be sure to keep hopping along and leaving a little love along the way.  One random winner will be chosen and will win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS Store!  Thanks for stopping by!

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