Monday, December 2, 2019

Furst Love and a SALE! - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! It's hard to believe there is only 23 days until Christmas... I have been behind since October! But if you are looking for an awesome gift for your crafty BFF, the Black Friday sale is still going on at the TCP Store.

Today I want to share a card I made using some new TCP stamps and stencils that were just released.  The stamp set is called I'm not Fat and I thought these cuties matched well with this beautiful Succulent stencil.

Once I stenciled the background using the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush, I stamped the image and fussy cut him out to pop him up using some foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background while some hearts from the set were stamped above the bear.  The card was finished with some shimmer water edging the card with some black ink.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out this awesome sale for some of your holiday shopping! Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - November Release

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! 

I hope you have been able to hop along the TCP Stamps new release blog hop today. If not, I will have a link at the end for you.  I did not participate in the hop this month due to my own schedule restrictions, but I am here to share with you a card using a new set called Winning.

I cut out the window for the card using the TCP die of Balloon Frame through the entire card.  The top layer was adhered down and the sentiment banner was placed at the top with the sentiment stamped on it. The banner is TCP's die of Ribbon Banner. The fun confetti and ribbon was stamped throughout the top panel and colored in with Copics and some silver discs were added for some added elements. The inside of the card:

The inside shows the full image and there is some Wink of Stella on the champagne for some sparkle.  Just a fun peek a boo card for a celebration.

To hop along and see all the wonderful creations the Kitty Cat Pack have done, start here at Cristena's Blog. Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas November Sneaky Peek - Stuck on You

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today is Day 2 of TCP Stamps November release sneak peeks.  Today a few kitty cats and I are sharing the new set of Stuck on You.  This is such a fun and funny set perfect for a quick pick me up project for someone or for Valentine cards which is what I did.  I thought this set was perfect for little 3x3 Valentines.

This set also has an available Cut Up set.  I love it! I kept my little Valentines CAS which you know is my favorite.  These images make it easy in picturing a CAS layout to showcase the adorable plants.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the awesome and beautiful creations the other Kitty Cats have done! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp New Release Feature Day

Happy Thursday!

Today I am featured on the YNS Blog sharing this card made with the new release set of Cool Winter Cats.  

This set is super cute with these cats getting into the holiday spirit skiing, making snowmen, and getting into the wreath. Isn't that what cats do? :)  For my card, I stamped the image and cut it out with the coordinating die before popping it up over the background.  The background was made using the YNS Houses on a hill die.  The card was then finished with some new YNS Emerald Ice Sparkly  green gumdrops perfect for your holiday crafts.  I really do love the CAS cards at the holiday with simple scenes.  They are great for mailing without the bulk but still have fun built into it.

Be sure to check out the YNS Store to see all the newest release sets, dies, and fun gumdrops! Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Your Next Stamp November Release and Blog Hop

Happy Thursday friends! The November New Release and Blog Hop for Your Next Stamp is here!

There are so many fantastic new sets and dies, you really need to take up the awesome sale Karen has included. Check it out below. For my card, I made one using the new Christmas Light Sentiments and Christmas Lights Die. You all know I’m a sucker for sentiment stamps, so adding this one to my collection was a must!

I cut out the string of lights using some scrap cardstock and figured out where I wanted to place it. I stamped the sentiment with some Veramark ink and heat embossed it with a mix of Ranger Platinum and some glitter embossing powder I had. I then popped up the string of lights back in the position where I wanted it and finished the card with some fun YNS Gumdrops and doodling with my white gel pen. Not sure I’m in love with that doodling, but it definitely changes the feel of the card. Are you a good doodler? 

I mentioned a sale. Check out this generous sale Karen has put out for you! 

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to leave a little love along the way for your chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate! Have a great Thursday!!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Your Next Stamp November Sneaky Peek

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!
The Your Next Stamp new release is almost here. Today, the DT is sharing their sneaky peeks and you won’t be disappointed!!

For my sneaky peek, I’m sharing the new set of Holiday Cookie paired with the new Falling Stars die. How cute is this guy?!

For the background, I used the Falling Stars die which I layered over some glitter paper I had in my stash. The image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die. I then popped up the image over the stars background before adding the sentiment to the top.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT put together.  Have a great day and mark your calendars for tomorrow’s release!! Woot!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Halloween

Hey crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog. The theme is Halloween.  For my card I am using the super cute set of Trick or Treat.

The off center background was made from the YNS Fabulous Fall paper collection.  The image was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out with the coordinating dies.  It was then popped up and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base. The card was completed with a few gumdrops.

There is a comment to win a free stamp set opportunity on the YNS Blog, IG and FB; comments must be left by 10/23, winner announced on 10/25.  The challenge runs through Oct 31st at midnight EST. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TCPTUES 362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

There is still time to lay along in The Cats Pajamas Stamps challenge of Fall. The weather is cooler and the colors are quickly changing. There is much inspiration to get your mojo flowing for this challenge. 

For my card, I am using the TCP die sets of Leaves, Wreath Building Set, and the Big Little Alphabet. A very CAS card using patterned paper and the dies to created a very autumn colored card. For the accent stamped leaves and curls and sentiment, I used the stamp set of The Year of the Pig.

We hope you are able to play along and link up your project for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Go Long!

Happy Friday!!

It's another fun challenge over on the Your Next Stamp's blog and it's a great one to get you out of your comfort zone.  Go long is the challenge and it is making a card in a size of 3.75" x 9".  This size is always fun to do since it is never a size we gravitate to in making a standard card.  I forgot how unique and fun it is creating with this size.

For my card, I am using the set of Party Pets.  I just love this set and the cute animals in it.

This is a single layer card which I created the cloud background with the YNS Puffy Cloud Border die and sponging in some Distress Ink.  The grass is cut using the YNS Stitched Grass die while the image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die and popping it up with some foam tape.  I used the YNS Mini Balloon die set for the look of other balloons flying away.  The card was finished with a few sequins. 

Leave a little love on either the YNS Blog, IG, or Facebook page and a random comment will be chosen to win a YNS Stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's a new challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and it's all about Fall!  The weather has been so warm, it feels more like Summer than Autumn. But this west coast girl is not complaining.  I will soak in the warmth as long as I can. 

The Kitty Cat Pack have made some awesome creations around the season of Fall that you don't want to miss.  For my project, I created a diorama that is a bit out of the box but can't be done in various ways.  With the newest release that just happened with TCP stamps, there are some birch trees that is perfect.

This scene was made using the new Birch Snow Globe die and made for an easy diorama.  I started with the background sponging in some Distress Inks to get the "sky" how I wanted. The bottom color is actually a bit more of a deep purple with some grey, but as you can see, it looks a bit more brownish black.  I then added the birch layer by attaching that panel to the background with some accordion fold side pieces. I used the birds from the TCP die set of Birdcage for the added birds and then finished the scene by adding the frame on top of that layer with another set of accordion fold sides.   For the finishing pieces, I added some of the TCP Hole-less Sequins and the sentiment from another die I have.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the awesome creations and hope you can play along.  You can have a chance at winning by uploading your creation to the link! Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!