Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES358


Have you played along with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES358? It's about Summer and perfect for now as everyone is getting out of school for the Summer and your mind may be dreaming of the ocean, beach, lake, or just relaxing in the Summer sun.

For my card, I kept is CAS and with lots of white space and a touch a of watercolor using both the Porthole Duo Cut Up die and the Scripted Sentiments set.

I did cut out the port hole with watercolor paper and using my watercolor pens to color the cut out.  The background was made with distress stains and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base stamped with distress stains.  The card was finished with some of the super fun Sherbet holeless sequins. 

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Cat Pack  have created to help get your creative mojo flowing before you miss out on the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Holy Shiitake! Your Next Stamp New Release Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and are able to get a little crafty.  Today I am guest posting over on the YNS Blog my card using a new release set called Oh Shiitake! I love this set and the sentiments it has. Because there are days I am sure we all have that this set can relate with. : )

I paper pieced the top of the mushroom before popping it up and placed within the grass which is the Chunky Grass die in the store.  The image was colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die for the mushroom.  For the background, I cut out a white panel using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles set and added some sponging for color.  The clouds were also sponged in using some Distress Inks and finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card.

I hope you enjoyed this little scene of my mushroom to put a little smile on the recipients face! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 116 - Pets

Happy Friday!

It is time for another Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and we are focused on Pets.  Perfect choice for all the fun animal sets YNS carries in the store.  I couldn't help but use the Photo Booth Thumbs Up set for this because these little guys are adorable and they are posing like your pets would! hahaha!

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  For the frame, the Photo Booth Polaroid die was used paired with some fun patterned paper I have had in my scrap stash.  I love the colors on this paper.  The cut out image is popped up inside the Polaroid frame and the card was finished with some fun YNS Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations and we sure hope you will play along in the challenge! You could win yourself a fun YNS prize! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

It time to hop with Your Next Stamp to see more fun new releases and to be able to purchase all those sets you have your eyes on during the sneaks yesterday.

Today I am sharing with you a super fun set that will be fun to create a project to express how you may be feeling.  It is called Cool Tees.

There are so many cute and funny images that will fit on the tee.  I paired mine up with a panel cut out with the new So Many Circles Panel Die.  Before cutting out the panel, I water colored on a piece of card stock with my distress inks to create a bit of a tie dye design.   The shirt was also sponged before the sentiment was stamped in the center and popped up over the panel die.  I finished the look with a few stars stamped within the circles that are also part of the Cool Tees set.

Now that you have another set in mind, as always, Karen has an awesome sale going on so that you can enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday!

It's already time for the June Your Next Stamp sneaky peek! There is a lot of cuteness in this release and this set I am sharing today, is perfect for a great Summer craft project with your younger ones. 

This set is called Card Buddies and these little guys make for fun bookmarks or even finger puppets! 

I decided to make a magnetic bookmark using the cute bunny from this set.  I colored the image and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I cut out another folded piece of cardstock for the bookmark and placed the fully cut out image on top.  The magnet is hidden between two other cut outs which is adhered to the main bookmark. When the book is closed, it will look like this.

Isn't it cute? And this book I used is a gorgeous hand made book made by my good friend Cheryl Lea and it was given to me years ago.  But I cannot bring myself to actually use it!  It is too pretty and very well made.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun projects the team has put together.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer - TCPTUES358 - The Cat's Pajamas

It's time for another TCPTUES challenge and we are channeling Summer! For my card, I am using two super fun sets to create this look - Lemons and In Shape.

This image always reminds me of lazy summer days.  Drinking lemonade is always a must, but sometimes, a little spiked lemonade is nice too! : ) The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and the sentiment was stamped onto the side.  The one sentiment I left out because I apparently stamped it in my head was "Enjoy Life." Oh dear... I clearly must have needed more coffee.  I will have to add it later before giving it to the recipient.  The base of the card was layered with some patterned paper from my scrap stash.

We hope you will play along and upload your creation to the TCP Blog for your chance to win.  In the meantime, head over to the blog to see more Summer inspiration from the Cat Pack!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Baby Blessings - Your Next Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!

Another week is upon us and if you are like our family, we are still waiting to get out of school for the Summer.  My kids are in HS, but I still find myself looking forward to end of the school year as if they were in elementary school. :) Well, we have 2 weeks left and I am soooo looking forward to it.  I the meantime, lets start off the week with a little cuteness from Your Next Stamp spotlighting one of the new release sets from May.

For my card, I am using the set of Baby Blessings to create this cute card to welcome a new baby.

I created the background using a cut out from a cloud die as my stencil and sponged in some color for the clouds and sky.  The image was stamped and the balloon paper pieced using some patterned paper from the YNS Sweet Baby collection.  The rest of the image was colored in using some Copics and popped up over the clouds after I cut it out using the coordinating die set.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and finished it with a few silver sequins. 

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to stop by the YNS Blog over the next few days to see more DT crafty inspirations using the latest release.  Have a great week!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Ombre

Happy Friday!

I don't know about you, but I am a day behind! I keep thinking today is Thursday. But I am not complaining that it is Fri-yay!

Today is also a new YNS Friday challenge.  The theme is Ombre.  With all the fun inks out there now, there are many ways in making your project in an Ombre form.  For my card, I used some distress inks and unfortunately, my blending did not really blend because I used a different blending tool that clearly did not do a good job.  But you can get the picture. :)

I used the set of Puddles of Fun and the coordinating dies to create this scene.  I stamped and heat embossed the rain drops before I sponged in the colors.  The image was stamped and cut out to be popped up and the sentiment stamped directly onto the base.  I finished the card with the fun YNS Stitched Puffy Clouds die. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT has done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

It has arrived! The May new release and blog hop for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! I hope you all gathered some wonderful inspiration this week from all the sneaky peeks the Cat Pack shared. If you arrived here from the inspiring Cristena's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, be sure to start HERE.

Today, I have two cards to share with you.  The first one is using the new set of Henna Tattoos.  This is such a gorgeous set and can be used for so many different projects to create some amazing backgrounds or even as the main focal image.

I started with stamping the image onto the card stock and heat embossing it in clear. I did brush away a part of the design so that it just blends out.  Once embossed, I used my distress inks to sponge in the back ground and then spritzing with a little bit of water. I used the new Flutter By die to cut out a part on the left and heat embossing in black the sentiment.  The card was finished with some of the new TCP Blue Moon hole-less sequins.

My second card is using the new set of Hay Neighbor.  This is an adorable set and I love that it has this sentiment of Hay Neighbor! There are times you just kind of need such a sentiment for your neighbors.  No? Just me? :) Well ok... I still love it. 

I decided to create a little scene with the growing carrots and the giraffe which I thought paired perfectly with the sentiment. To create the ground, I used my distress inks to sponge the color and spritzed it with some water.  I stamped the images and colored them in with Copics before finished it off with a sponging of the sky as well. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the "ground."

Be sure to hop of over to the ever talented Beata for more gorgeous creations! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous week!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

SCORE! Day 6 Sneaky Peeks - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

SCORE!!  It's day 6 of sneaky peeks with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps!! Just one more day and you can purchase all your favorites on your list that you made while peeking through the fabulous creations of the Cat Pack! 

Today's sneak is featuring the new set of That's How I Roll and the new fun Spiral Pop Up die.  There are so many fun things you can create with this die from butterflies floating to this bowling set, which is how I used it.

For the outside of the card, I also incorporated the new Flutter by die to create the "movement" of the ball in motion.  I stamped the image directly onto the top layer and colored him in with Copics.  The ball was colored and cut out using my 3/4" round punch and popped up with a foam pop up. Perfect size! For the inside:

You can see I have placed the spiral where I wanted to have all the images show.  Before adding that, I stamped the sentiment onto the card and colored bits of it in with coordinating colors.  It says, "It's not how you bowl It's how you roll."  Once I placed and adhered down the spiral pop up, I stamped another ball and the pins to be cut out and placed throughout the spiral, ending with the falling pins.  I finished both the inside and outside with a few yellow sequins.  It makes for a fun card to send your recipient no matter what you make with the spiral. 

Don't forget to leave a little love here or on my IG page for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store! If you would like to see all the awesome creations for today's sneak, be sure to head on over to the TCP Blog.  Thanks for stopping in and have a great holiday weekend. Please be sure to take a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country so that we can continue to be free and do what we love.