Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It's Release Time - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Don't be koi folks and let's get this party started! It's release time and Blog Hop with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps for January - woot!!  If came here from Christine's blog, you are in the right spot.  If not, be sure to start here.

The Kitty Cat Pack have created some awesome creations this past week that we know you all have made your new release list and checked it twice. ;) For this hop, I have two  cards to share with you. 

This first card is made with the favorite new Round Bubble Cut Up.  I paired that with the new Coffee Clatch Cut Ups and the Stitched Enjoy Cut up.

I made this card a shaker card filled with some the new Silver Saucer Hole-less sequins.  Using the coffee up is cut using some dp from my scrap stash and finished the card with the sentiment.  This Bubble die is so much fun and there are so many creative possibilities with it.  If this die is not on your list, be sure to get it on the list! :)

For my second card, I went a little CAS with it and it didn't quite come out what was in my head.  However, it is still cute, because, really... how could this set not be?!

This set is called Spit Happens.  With this card, I colored the images with Copics and cut them out with the new Cut Ups called Alpacas.  Seriously! How cute are they?! Anyway, The images and sentiment were placed directly onto the card base and I finished up the card by adding some white gel dots throughout. 

That's it for me today, but be sure to keep hopping along and your next stop is the fabulous Brenda!  Thanks for stopping by and make it a great one!

Monday, January 28, 2019

January New Release Sneaky Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - Coffee Clatch

We've come to the last day of sneaky peeks! Today's peek is focusing on the  new Cut Ups called Coffee Clatch.  For all you coffee and tea lovers, this is a set you will need to have to your collection of dies.  It also coordinates with the new set of Freshly Brewed Heaven. 

I made a CAS card using these dies and some patterned paper from the retired company of Basic Grey. I colored the cup in a matching color and added some of that same paper to sleeve of the cup and to the bottom of the card base.  The sentiment was added to the that strip of paper while the card was finished with a few of the new TCP Silver Saucers Hole-less sequins.  Just a simple card ready for the giving and not too much bulk in the envelope. 

We hope you have been leaving a sweet comment to any of the DT's blog post or Instagram during this sneaky peek week for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store.  Thanks for stopping by and taking peek! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the release to go live and join us for the Cat Pack Blog Hop. Make it a great week!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week - Round Bubbles

Have you been loving this new release with The Cat's Pajamas? There are so many fun and cute stamp sets and dies in this release!  I am sure you have been making your list of all your favorites, ready to purchase on Tuesday!

My card today is an interactive slider card, focusing on both the new Round Bubbles Cut Up and the stamp set of Don't be Koi.  How cute is Bunny? 

I started this card by using my Distress Inks to create the pink background on some watercolor paper, making an abstract design.  I die cut the Round Bubbles onto the center top panel for the slider but only partially.  The top part that wasn't cut, I used the Going Round and Round slider Cut Up to make the slider portion.  I then used my foam tap to tape up the back of the panel ready to add my image.  The images were stamped and colored with my Copics before fussy cutting them out.  The bucket of hearts were popped up using my foam tape while the image was adhered to the stack of circle punch outs to make my slider piece for the main image.  I took the backing off the foam tape of the top panel to hold it down and added the image.  The card was finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the top panel and I added some of the NEW hole-less Holographic Pink sequins throughout.  

Be sure to leave a comment here or on Instagram for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January New Release Sneak Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Sneaky peek week for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps is going on now and today we are peeking in on the new Cut Up of Stitched Enjoy.  I love big words and they seem to be quite popular, especially if it has the added border background to outline that word.  There are many different ways you can showcase these words and for my card, I am pairing it with TCP's One Liners stamp set.

I cut out the word with black cardstock, while the stitched background was cut out using white.  I popped it over the patterned paper panel by the now retired company of Basic Grey.  Using the coordinating Cut Up of  Liners to the sentiment stamp set, I cut out a portion of the patterned paper to be able to heat emboss the sentiment in white on the black panel.  I finished the card with some rhinestones and it was ready for the giving.

Be sure to leave a little love during sneaky peek week on the blog posts of the Cat Pack or on their Instagram post for your chance at winning a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Winter Colors

Happy Friday y'all!

I hope you had a great week and ready for the weekend. Today is a new challenge over on the YNS Blog and it is about Winter Colors.  What inspires you with how you view colors in the winter?  For me, it's always blues and whites with sparkle somewhere.  My card is using those colors and with sparkle imagining the ski slopes.

I created the back ground first using the YNS Snowfall panel die cutting it twice in the blue card stock and in black. I cut out the black so that I could have just the outline while the blue was only cut in the center.  I then used the Double Pierced Hills die to create the slope with I adhered to the top of both panels.  I added some Stickles for the sparkle and let that dry.  While that was drying, I stamped the image from the set Holiday Sparkle and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies and popping it up with my foam tape.  The snowflakes were stamped in the YNS Stone Grey ink and cut out to be popped up on the panel.  The sentiment was stamped directly on the snow hill.

Be sure to stop over on the YNS Blog to see all the awesome winter creations the DT have put together! Thanks for stopping by and make today great!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

January Release Catch Up - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday!

It's hard to believe January is almost done and the holiday hoopla came and went like a city bus on the run. As the month kicked off the new year, Your Next Stamp has the first release of the year. Were you able to catch it?  Well, if not, here is your chance to catch a peek at a few of the new sets.  I was out of town and unable to participate in the release, so today we are doing a DT catch up. 

My first card is using the fun set of Many Thanks.  This is a great set to send a quick thank you note or to tuck away a quick thinking of you card for someone special.

I decided to use this set as a focal point with a few pops of color to offset the base color.  I first masked off the center circle and stamped the florals throughout.  I then colored in the flowers using my Copics and cut a circle to match the masked circle for it to be popped up.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped directly onto the layer and finished with some highlighting coloring of yellow around the flowers and some sparkle using my Wink of Stella pen.

This second card, I am using the set of uber adorable set of Purrr-fect Friends. Cuteness overload on this one!

For this card, I used my Distress Stains for the sky and ground before adding the cut out image, colored with Copics,  to the scene.  Using additional Copics, I added a few grass specks to the ground and finished the card by cutting out a cloud using the Stitched Cloud die and stamping both the sentiment and the mini hearts directly onto the layer.

And finally, for my final share, this card was made using some watercolor paper and some Distress Inks to create the background.  This set is called Cocoa for You.

I realized that I took this picture showing the incorrect stamp set, so I apologize!

For the background, I used the new patterned paper collection of Perfect Blend to create an off center look.  the watercolor paper was added to the top of that before the cut out image was popped up.  The image was colored with Copics.  I added the sentiment directly to the top layer and finished the card with a few new Perfect Blend gumdrops.

So there you have it! A quick catch up to some of the new sets released from Your Next Stamp.  You can catch all of the new releases here and if you need more inspiration, check out the YNS Blog for a few more looks the other DT members created!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas - TCPTUES353 - Love and a DT CALL!

Hey everyone!

There is still time to play along with the Cat Pack for the Tuesday challenge of Love and have a chance to win a TCP prize.

For my card, I am using the set of Look For The Rainbows for his surrender of love. :)

Using some patterned paper from I had in my scrap stash, I created an off center background against some black cardstock before popping up a white panel cut from on of my Spellbinders sets. I sponged some Distress Inks to diffuse the brightness of the white and cut out my image to be popped up on that.   To keep with the abstract, I used a sentiment from the set Love Words to layer that over the panels.  The card was finished with a few rhinestones placed throughout.

Be sure to stop by the TCP blog to see all the fun creations and all the deets for playing along.  There is also still time to apply for the the DT Call The Cat's Pajamas is having! We'd love you to join the Cat Pack! Click here for details.

 Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let's See Smiles - Your Next Stamp Challenge 105

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and your New Year is off to a great start.  Today is the first Friday challenge of the year for Your Next Stamp and we are seeing smiles!  The challenge is to see smiles and YNS has many sets with great faces to make your image bring a smile to your face. 

For my card, I am using the new set called Brew-tiful Day.  Isn't this sentiment perfect?! I really wanted to do a monotone on craft card stock with just a pop of white and little bit of color for the coffee.

Using the new patterned paper collection of The Perfect Blend, I used that as the background before layering another piece of craft card stock on top. The image was stamped with Memento black ink and colored in with both a white gel pen and Copics. I stamped the sentiment directly below that and finished it by stamping the small coffee bean near it.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fab creations the DT have put together.  Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is great!