Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Stencil It

Hi all!  This week Kate is our hostess and she is asking us to Stencil It.  I have been collecting stencils, but honestly haven't put them to much use.  Here's what I came up with using a Tim Holtz stencil and some distress inks -

I can't wait to see how you choose to use your stencils.  I hope you'll drop by the Little Red Wagon, share your creations and take a look at what the Girlfriends have to share.  


Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween  
Paper:  DCWV cardstock, Hammermill Color Copy
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  May Arts ribbon, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz stencil, Sizzix embossing folder
Coloring medium:  Distress Ink

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tags on TCP Tuesday #326

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to a new TCP Tuesday Challenge.  This week we want to see you incorporate tags into your projects.  If you have gotten your fab new TCP Holiday Tag Duo Die, now would be a perfect time to use it.  

As you can see, I haven't been able to put down the new stamps and dies yet.  Here's a little gift bag I made using the Tag Duo Die and Santa is Coming stamp set.  The snowflakes are from Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps -

I also want to remind you about our blog hop -

For details on both TCP Tuesday and the hop, head on over to the blog here.  If it's inspiration you need, check out the amazing creations the Cat Pack has put together.  This week, head over to visit Nancy and Wendy.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

AYLI #89 Old or New Stash

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is old or new stash.  We want to know which you used and till use a bit about why it's your favorite or at least why you chose to use it.

This week our wonderful sponsor is:

I love adding to my stash. There are so many fun images and papers and mediums for us to play with. I also love digging around in my old stash finding things I have never used or even forgotten I had. For this challenge I am choosing to go with goodies from my stash. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use this cute new digi from our very kind sponsor, DigiStamp Boutique. This is from Rosie Collection 1 and I love her!

For this challenge I used a combination of new and old stash.
I love adding to my stash. There are so many fun images and papers and mediums for us to play with.  I love digging around in my old stash finding things I have hardly used or even forgotten I had.   All of the items on this card, except Rosie are from my much loved stash.

I can't wait to see your creations and learn about the products you use.  Head back on over to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, the weekend is almost upon us!


Image:  DigiStamp Boutique Rosie Collection 1
Paper:  scraps from stash
Accessories:  Simon Says Stacked Hearts die, Cherry Lynn tag die, MFT stitched mini scallop stax, Natural Hemp twine
Coloring medium:  Copic markers


CFT 386 - Christmas

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week by sharing a Christmas project.

Our sponsor this week is -

I made a Christmas slider card this week using images from Pink and Main.  A great new die cut from The Cat's Pajamas made it so simple.  Here's what happened -

Santa was definitely hiding a little something!  For this card I colored the images up with Copic markers.  I used distress ink on the "sand" and added a little shine to the Christmas lights with Glossy accents.  Here's a 'How To' link for the slider.

With Christmas just around to corner, why not get out your holiday goodies and join us this week at the CRAFT Challenge blog?

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Pink and Main Warm Holiday
Paper:  scraps from stash, Hammermill Color Copy
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, The Cat's Pajamas Slider CutUps
Coloring medium: Copic markers

LRW #364 - Let's Party!

Welcome to Little Red Wagon Challenge!  This week we have Janice doing our hostessing duties.  Now anyone who has read Janice's posts know she is always up for a good time and this challenge is no exception, so Let's Party!  I decided to go with the good old birthday party since I needed a small persons card.

Here's my make using The Cat's Pajamas cute Bunny -

I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder, colored up Bunny, added a couple fishtail banners and voila...a birthday card for a soon to be 6 year old.

I am looking forward to seeing what kind of party you and the Girlfriends want to share.  I hope you'll be heading over to the Little Red Wagon to link up!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Numbers Plate
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy, scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Sizzix embossing folder, clear embossing powder, MFT small scallops stax
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Monday, October 17, 2016

TCP Blog Hop 10/18/2016

Happy Blog Hop Day.  Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas celebration of our newest release.   I hope you had as much fun peeking as we have had sharing with you.  Now you can get all the fab stamps and dies for your very own.  

Hopefully you have arrived here from The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  If so, you know the hop starts our newest TCP Tuesday Challenge.

Here's my card featuring the CutUps Duo tag die and Cups die (see the tiny shrink plastic cup?) and This Could Be Vodka.

I have to admit I love all the products in this release.  I love that they range from beautifully elegant to fun and sassy.  I think what I love most is the versatility and quality of all these wonderful new stamps and dies.   It has all been so much fun, but there's plenty left to see.  

The next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented  Kitty Cat, Wendy.  Hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has to share.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I am humbled by your visits and to have a small part in sharing The Cat's Pajamas Stamps with you.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 7 - Bunny Snowglobe

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas final sneak peek for our October release.  I'm always a little saddened by the final day of sneaks.  That is, until I think about out cute this last set is!  Today's set features none other than our favorite floppy eared Bunny - Bunny Snowglobe!  

I have to admit, for this release, I seem to be obsessed with shaker cards.  I colored Bunny up with Copic markers and added some fun "snow" and encased it all in an acrylic button cover.    

The Season's Greetings CutUps seemed to be the perfect sentiment.  I love this gorgeous font and they cut this glitter paper like butter!  Here's a closer look at these goodies.

-This is your last chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, by leaving a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.

Even though I'm sad today is the last peek, I'm excited about the Pajama Party tonight on Facebook!  I hope you'll be able to join us.  We will be sharing more peeks of the new release and who knows, maybe you'll have an opportunity to WIN!!!

The other thing I am happy about is that tomorrow is release day!  I know you have been waiting patiently and you will be able to get these wonderful stamps and dies for yourself.  Order them quick to join in on our Winter Blog Hop which starts tomorrow!

Don't miss the peeks today from Christine, Jessie, Nancy, Stacy and Wendy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Sure do hope to see you at the PJ party tonight!