Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES359 - Christmas in July and A SALE!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all are ready for the holiday and fireworks while celebrating this great country! Today is a new TCPTUES and it is all about Christmas in July.  There are so many fun, cute, and funny Christmas sets in the TCP Store that is sure to help get your holiday spirit in check.  If you haven't seen them all, be sure to head to the store!

For my card, I decided on a CAS card using the Big Holiday Words set and the Beard Die for this fun, yet easy card that can easily be mass produced.  I like to make CAS cards during the holidays for exactly that reason of being able to mass produce and get those cards cranking!


I used my MISTI to place the sentiment where I wanted it and popped up the beard below it.  I added a few Holeless Silver Saucer sequins to the 'O' for an added element.  The card was finished by adding two thin black cardstock strips along the side.



There is an awesome sale going on right now over at The Cat's' Pajamas Store! Be sure to stock up now on all your favorites!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES358

Hello!

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!


Thanks for hopping by and hope you have a great week!  Be sure to leave a little love as you visit each blog for your chance at winning a YNS Gift Certificate valued at $25,
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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.  

Friday, May 24, 2019

Day 4 Sneak Peeks - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps



It's day 4 of sneaky peeks with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and today is Scripted Sentiments and the Birdcage die.  I just LOVE, LOVE this stamp set and there are so many uses for these sentiments.  I created a watercolor card to showcase the cage and the sentiment.






I really would just love to write like this and envy all the beautiful writing I see around.  So, I am really grateful when I can just stamp the scripted writings and not worry about the ugliness my wrists seem to give when trying! LOL!  But, I digress.... For the card, I started with a cold press watercolor paper and used some distress inks to watercolor the background.  I cut out the birdcage in some black card stock which I glued over the watercolored background.  The birds were cut out and popped on the outside of the cage. I thought about the realistic look of being on the inside, but that would be hypocritical of the sentiment. :) Outside they went.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the water color paper and finished with some hearts to coordinate with the yellow bird.

I hope you all have had a great time peeking in everyday to the TCP Blog and seeing all the amazing creations the Cat Pack have done. While you are peeking in, don't forget to be:


As you peek through, don't forget to leave a little love either on the blogs of the Cat Pack or on their IG page for your chance to win! My IG page is here  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps May Sneaky Peek

It. Is. Time!! The sneaky peeks of May's new release of The Cat's Pajamas Stamps.  This release is ah-mazing with new dies and stamps that can be used for all occasions.  This week of sneak peeks will not disappoint when you see what the Cat Pack have created with this awesome release.

For my sneak today, I am sharing the new set of Folk Art Flowers, with the coordinating Cut Ups of Folklore Flowers, and Fluttering By. 







How pretty is this stamp set? There is so much that can be done with this set and matching Cut Up. I used some papers from Doodlebug & Co for the background before using the Flutter By Cut Up to stage the look.  The flower was stamped and cut out using the matching die to be popped up on the top panel.  I used the butterflies from the Cut Up to complete the look and finished the card with a few of the new hole less sequins of Sherbet.  



Be sure to head to the TCP Blog to see all the sneak peeks for today! Leave a little love today here or on my IG account for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 17, 2019

School's Out For The Summer - YNS Friday Challenge

Happy Friday!

It's a new YNS Friday Challenge and the theme is all about Summer or school being out for it.  I don't know about you,  but I am SO ready for Summer.  We still have a little less than month left of school and in the heat of state/college testing that I am certainly feeling that end of the year drain.

My card I am sharing is using the fun and cute set of Waddles Beach Fun.  When school is out, I immediately think of pool side or beach side enjoyment.  For this card, it is pool side.


I used the YNS Scallop Stitched Rectangle die set to create the "pool" for Waddles.  Using the same color card stock as the back panel, I used the Tiny Waves die for the water to layer over the basic white.  I used some Distress Stains to create the sky and added a little for the water.  Waddles was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out using the coordinating die set. The scene was completed adding some Seas the Day gumdrops and a sun from the same stamp set coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend!  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations by the DT.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Your Next Stamp May New Release


It's heeeerre! The May release for Your Next Stamp is ready for you to purchase and get all that you want on your list.  I hope you were able to check out all the fun sneak peeks and ready to hop along to see more of what talents the YNS DT have to share.



My card today is featuring the new funny and cute set of Crazy Fun Shopping Carts.  Oh my... how cute is this set?! I will admit that I had a grand idea for this image, but life unfortunately got in the way that I was unable to complete it.  So, I settled for a CAS card.




I started with a caramel colored card stock with a white center strip down the middle which was cut at the top with the YNS Top it Off  die for an added element. The shopping cart was stamped and colored in with Copics and cut out using the coordinated die before being popped up with some foam squares.  I did draw in the smoke and fast lines for a look of it peeling out. : ) The card was finished using some Carrot Cake gumdrops.

As always, Karen has a generous discount to offer for this new release! 20% OFF your entire purchase!



Thanks for hopping in and hope you have a great rest of the week!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Your Next Stamp May Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!

Are you ready to see this months sneak peek from Your Next Stamp? This release is super fun and will have you giggling. 

For my sneak, I am sharing with you a beautiful set being released called Beautiful Butterflies. I love the mini sentiments that accent the larger ones and are perfect for creating a project using butterflies, and even more so with this new Butterfly Panel die! 




I used my Distress Inks to sponge in different colors to create the background before cutting out the panel die to layer on top. The butterfly images were stamped and colored with Copics to coordinate with the background colors and popped up using some foam squares. The card was finished with a thin black strip of card stock that the sentiment was heat embossed with some white detail embossing powder.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT have done!  Check back tomorrow to see more of this fun release and to hop along for your chance at winning.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TCPTUES357 - Move It!

Happy Tuesday!

Today is a new TCP Tuesday challenge and the Cat Pack have made some amazing projects to showcase the theme of Move it! This would be anything interactive you can incorporate into your project.

For my card, I am using the set of Stoked to create this fun card using a spring action element.  (remember those?!) I didn't want the image to be too tall that I did carefully take the spring out of the base to trim it shorter and added it back to it's base before adhering it to the card.


Here is a closer look of the spring action part.


The base of the card was layered with some patterned paper I had in my scrap stash and used the Cloud and Balloon and Stitched Cloud Cut Ups to create the cloud scene.  The Wave Cut Up was used with three different blue card stock from my scraps, layered and the middle one popped up with some foam tape. The spring element was added to the back of the image and then placed to the card once it was decided where.  The card was then finished with the sentiment which was fishtailed and adhered to the center right.

We hope you join in on the challenge and add it to the link up for your chance to win! We'd love to see your creations.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have great Tuesday!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Your Next Stamp Challenge 113 - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Happy Friday!

It's time for another challenge with Your Next Stamp and it's perfect for Spring. This challenge can be anything to do with flowers, gardens, plants, or your take on the beauty of Spring.

For my card, I am using the Sweet Humming Bird set to create a garden and the sweet humming bird hovering over.


I stamped the image multiple times with various angles using my MISTI.  Once stamped, I colored in the image with Copics and sponged in the sky using my distress inks.  I finished the card with a few Lavender Gumdrops and the sentiment stamped directly onto the base. 

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fabulous creations the DT have done.  And don't forget to leave a little love either there, Facebook or on Instagram by May 8th for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Your Next Stamp - Thanks Fairy Much

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the week and hopefully enjoying a Spring Break if that applies. I am spending this week with my son in NC and soaking up some sun.

Today, I am sharing with you a fun card I made using the new YNS Release of Wishing Well Fairy.  I created this little scene using some distress inks for the background which was cut out using the YNS Stitched Rectangles Die set.


Once the background was sponged in and blended, I stamped the image to be colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating dies.  The grass was made using the YNS Chunky Grass die and the dragonflies from the stamp set were stamped directly onto the panel.  The image was popped up with some foam tape and the little stars were also stamped directly onto the panel and some Wink of Stella was added for some sparkle.  The card was completed with some new Pixie Dust Glittered Gumdrops.

I hope this gives you a little more inspiration from this months YNS new release.  Be sure to check out the YNS blog all month for more inspiration from the DT! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TCPTUES356 Spring - The Cat's Pajamas


Hi y'all!

There is still time to play along in the TCPTUES Challenge of Spring! The month is half over so still plenty of time to get your creation linked up and at a chance to win $50 to the TCP Store!  The Cat Pack have made some awesome creations with this theme and you will not be short in finding some mojo to get your creative side going.

For my card, I am using the set of Happy Easter along with the Cut Up of the Wish Tag Duo.


I started with some cardstock from SU! that I had in my stash.  I believe this is Certainly Celery.  I stamped the image with Rose Bud ink from Memento and fussy cut it out to pop it up over the tag. Once I had cut the tag out, I used some of my ever so neglected washi tape for the background and finished it with some sheer ribbon.   The card was completed with a few of the new Iridescent Green Hole-less Sequins TCP has in the store.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Kitty Cat Pack have done.  Make it a great one!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

It's another Friday challenge with Your Next Stamp and it's all about Florals.  Perfect for Spring and get those pretty floral stamps inky.

I am using the Flower Bouquet set to create this CAS get well card.  

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics.  This image is also perfect for masking and getting in multiple flowers for a larger bouquet. The middle panel is some textured patterned paper that was used before the top panel was put on top.  The card was finished with a few gumdrops and a sentiment at the top.

That is it for me today! To see all the DT creations, be sure to stop by the YNS Blog here.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!