Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Cat's Pajamas July Release and Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday crafty friends!  The time has arrived for the The Cat's Pajamas Stamps July New Release and Blog Hop!! Woot!! If you have arrived from the creative Brenda's blog, you are in the right spot!  
We hope you have enjoyed the week of Sneaky Peeks and it helped get your holiday mojo started.  This release is has got me ready for the holidays but really... it has gotten me for the end of 2020! LOL! 

For this card, I am using the new Cut Up of Little Truck along with the new release set of Oh Holy Night and one of my favorite Cut Ups - Evergreen Trees.

I used the Evergreen Trees for the background and then using the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush, I brushed in the sky and ground with some Distress Inks.  I added a few trees to the back of the truck from the Oh Holy Night set and directions to Santa. The card was finished with a touch of Stickles to the tops of the trees.

This next card was fun to make using the new Peek-a-boo Frames. I stamped the image from the new set of Warmest Wishes above the frame as his fishing hole while leaving  a lot of white space to make him the focus but completed the front with a snowflake cut up. 

When the frame is open, you will get a warm sentiment to share. :)  

Be sure to keep hopping along to see all the fabulous projects the Kitty Cats have done.  Next  up is the ever so talented Leigh!! We are happy to see her play along with us this  month. Thanks for hopping by!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sneaky Peek Day 5 - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

It is day 5 of Sneaky Peeks for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! We hope you have been loving what you have seen and ready to get the holidays in order... before the holidays!

Today we are sharing with you Christmas Tree Lot.  This set is fab-u-lous! Perfect for simplicity in a subway tile-ish type. 

For my card, I used this tree against some simple watercolor spots.  I then colored in the 'Merry' with some clear glitter gel pen and added a few rhinestones. I finished the main layer with some holly cut outs from the O Christmas Tree Cut Up set to attach to the corner.  

Are you in it to win it? Just leave a little love here or on my IG page for your chance to win! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Your Next Stamp - You Are More Than Enough

Happy Friday Eve!

Today is my last day guesting with Your Next Stamp and I am sharing with you another  new set that was released called Positive Affirmations.  I know right now, there are many people who could use some of these sentiments or even just a nice pick me up.

I wanted to keep this CAS to showcase the sentiment.  I decided on a simple watercolor background and stamped the sentiment directly on top of that.  The included heart was added as were some fun YNS Gumdrops from various collections.  I layered the watercolor on top of a black panel and adhered that to the base of the card.  

Thank you for taking a peek here, but be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see more awesome inspriation by the DT and my other creation from the last 3 days.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Your Next Stamp - Coffee

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a fun tag for my guest appearance with Your Next Stamp.  The new release of Cool Tag 6 die was perfect for this cutie from Coffee Characters.

I used the YNS paper collection of Summer Plaids for the tag and layered that with the circle cutout. I like to call it the slice of cheese. Because it just does! : ) I stamped and colored in the adorable image with Copics before cutting him out with the coordinating die and popping him up. Some of the circle bits from that layered die was used in the negative spots and outside of it. The sentiment was stamped on the banner piece and popped up.  I finished the tag with some green ribbon and is ready for coffee gift giving!

Thanks so much for stopping in and hope you all have a great one! Be sure to check out the YNS Blog to see all the other amazing creations from the DT on this newest release.

Day 2 Sneak Peek July Release - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

It's day 2 of The Cat's Pajamas Stamps sneak peeks! This release will have your holiday cards done in no time and with time to spare in making some fun tags to go along with it.

Today we are showcasing the beautiful set of Oh Christmas Tree.  This is such a fun set that can even be used outside of Christmas if you don't use the sentiments. : ) Throw in the coordinating dies and you will have your self some awesome cut outs to create a beauty.

For this card, I started with a black base before layering it with a white panel.  I stamped and cut out various foliage and pine cones to create a little bunch. I popped up some of the foliage and adhered others to give it dimension.  I added a red fishtail banner with the sentiment and finished it off with some self adhesive rhinestones and some Stickles on the pine cones. There always needs to be sparkle...

For this card, using the same set, I thought I would do a chalkboard-ish style card.  Using a black panel, I used my white Hero Arts white stamp pad to stamp the sentiment and sprigs in the corner.  I then sprayed some homemade shimmer water onto the top and used my heat gun to set it. It still needed a little something that I decided to use my red Prismacolor pencil to outline 'jolly' and went over a few spots with my white pencil.  Then I highlighted other areas with my white gel pen. 

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Just leave a little love during the sneaky peeks and you can have a chance at winning a TCP Store gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping in and have a great one!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Your Next Stamp - Coffee Characters

I am so excited to be a guest with YNS Stamps! After being part of this awesome family for so long, saying goodbye was never easy, but I knew it wouldn't be forever... just until the next time. : )

I am sharing with you a card I made using the newest release set of Coffee Characters.  Gah! You all know how much I love me some coffee stamps. This sentiment is perfect too!

I created the background using the YNS paper collection of Summer Plaids and happened to come across an old Martha Stewart border punch I've had in my stash that I used  for the sprig border.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before cutting him out with the coordinating die set.  I popped up this little cutie over the YNS Scallop Circle die cut and added the sentiment directly onto the base.

If you haven't had a chance to get your crafty hands on this cute set, Karen has an awesome sale going on now in the YNS Store - 30% off your entire purchase! Thanks for stopping by and I will have more to share with you over the next few days! Have a great day!

TCPTUES370 - Christmas in July


It has been a long time crafty friends, but I am happy to be back creating and sharing with you my creations again.  So much has gone these last few months, during the obvious crazy times we find ourselves in, but the waters have begun to calm down.  

But enough about that! Let's get to The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES challenge! It is all about Christmas in July and what timing... it happens to be sneaky peek week for TCP and you won't be disappointed for holiday readiness.

For my card, I used the evergreen edge die for the tress before creating my scene to head to the North Pole or bust! The image was was colored with Copics  and used the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush to add the sky with some Distress inks.  I am not very good at adding some water, but what I did do, I created with both Copics and Prismacolor pencils.

We really hope you are able to play along for your chance to win.  Need some inspiration? There is no shortage of mojo over on the TCP Blog PLUS with the awesome creations by the Cat Pack for sneaky peek week, you will sure find your creative side. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!