Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Double Duty!

I'm joining in on a couple of new challenges this week.  I made this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch 238 and learned that is works for Merry Monday Challenge to use stripes or polka dots.

          

Here's my take on their inspiration:



Love these little guys from The Cat's Pajamas September release.  So happy to get a Christmas card made, feeling way ahead of the rush, only about 23 more to go!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Joy to the World
Paper:  Doodle Bug Design Santa Express, Mohawk Color Copy
Ink:  VersaMark Onyx Black
Accessories:  Button from stash, circle punch, flag punch, clear embossing powder

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas September Release BLOG HOP!!!

Well, it's New Release time from The Cat's Pajamas!  After a week of Sneak Peeks, the Cat Pack has one last bunch of tricks up their sleeves, a blog hop!

If you made it here from Noelle's Blog, you are moving along in the right direction!

As usual, I wasn't able to hold myself to one project.  My first card spotlights the adorable Bunny with the big heart.  This is such a meaningful set, "Survivor".  In real life I am an RN/CDE, which translated means I work every day with people who live with diabetes.  It is my daily prayer and my hearts desire that I become unemployed because we find a cure for this monstrous condition.  Until we do, this little Bunny reminds us to work together to Fight, Cure, Win!  It was serendipitous that todays TCP Color Challenge works perfect with the grey diabetes awareness ribbon.  



Every year I make calendars for my coworkers, so 1 down,  4 to go, and "Survivor" makes it perfect!


This second project is just a fun little jar I had that was begging to be made more ghoulish.  It features the new CutUps Fancy Flip and Fancy Flip Frames as well as the cutest scariest Mummy around from the new set "Brains".

                           


                       
                      

For more fabulous inspiration head on over to Lori's Blog.  She has skills nothing short of brilliant.  

Thanks so much for stopping in, I have had a blast playing with the Cat Pack on this wonderful release!  I am so bless the have had the opportunity!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies card 1:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Survivor
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Rose Romance
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzill cardstock
Dies:  Spellbinders
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Doodle Bug design sequins, circle punch

Supplies decorated jar:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Brains
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzill cardstock, Design paper scraps
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Fancy Flip and Fancy Flip Frames
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Cutfiles, Derwent Colored Pencils, May Arts Ribbon








Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sneaky Peek Day 6, Joy to the World

Wow, the last day of the Sneaky Peeks!  This may be the last, but it is certainly not least of the seven new sets new The Cat's Pajamas release!  Everyones favorite penguins are back to sing in the holidays.  Did these little ones ever get names?  Doesn't matter cuz they have never looked cuter than in their caroling attire.  Here's my take using Sweet Sunday Sketch #237.




Once again, I couldn't stop with just one. I woke up Saturday morning with shaker cards in my mind and this is what came out of it.



This card used "Joy to the World", but I cut this little penguin so he could sing solo in a shaker made from the Fancy Flip and Fancy Flip Frames CutUps. I grabbed the sentiment from the set previewed yesterday, Big, Fat Holiday Greetings.  Here, the free cut file for the greeting was used and I fussy cut the red border.


 

 

Stop by the TCP blog to see the great stuff the Cat Pack et al have dreamed up.  Hope you've made your shopping list and have gotten lots of inspiration this week, I know I have. 

Stuff you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, September 30.


2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for a chance to win some TCP goodness.


3. Save the date for the Pajamas Party on Monday, September 29 from 8 to 10 pm EDT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha, Brenda

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Joy to the World 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Real Red and Green Galore
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Fawn Lawn Snow Day, DCWV cardstock, Kraft card stock Michael's, vintage sheet music
Dies: The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Fancy Flip
Accessories:  Copic Markers, The Cat's Pajamas cutfiles, Stickles

Supplies for card 2
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Joy to the World and Big Fat Holiday Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Doodle Bug Designs Santa Express, Fawn Lawn Snow Day, DCWV card stock, Target Sparkle paper
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Fancy Flip, Snowflake Lace and Toppers
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stickles, Generic glitter and star confetti



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sneaky Peek Day 6, Big Fat Holiday Greetings

Welcome to Day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peaks.  Say hello to Big, Fat Holiday Greetings.  They are perfect teamed up with the CutUps Fancy Flip Frame die.

I used the easel card option for this project.  I had a really hard time getting good pictures for some reason.  You just have to believe me, it turned out so nice in real life.  To see just how many ways you can use this die take a look at this video.


For my second card, I used the same great CutUps die and created a flip card.  


The sentiments for both cards are from Big, Fat Holiday Greeting.  The cut snowflake is also from this gotta have set.  It is chock full of sentiments and details perfect for your holiday projects.

                  


Want to see more ways to use Big, Fat Holiday Greetings?  Check out The Cat's Pajamas Blog here.  After that, you know the drill...head over to SplitcoastStampers and comment on this thread for a chance to win one of the new release stamp sets.  

Thanks for checking out day five.  Hope your weekend is full of good things!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies for card 1:
Paper:  The Paper Studio Festive Sparkle, Sierra Pacific Cardstock, metallic scrap, Glitter Paper Target
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Big, Fat Holiday Greetings
Ink:  Memento London Fog, VersaMark
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Fancy Flip Die, Slim/Icicles 
Accessories:  Stamp Affair silver embossing powder, Stickles

Supplies for card 2:
Paper:  Bazzill cardstock, Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Mohawk Color Copy
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Big, Fat Holiday Greetings
Ink:  Stampin' Up Real Red, 
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Cutfiles, Ribbon from stash


Friday, September 26, 2014

Sneaky Peek Day 5, BRAINS

Wow, Day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas fall release!  Isn't great and isn't this the cutest Mummy you've ever seen?  The Flip Frame CutUp makes a great little tombstone to create this spooky scene.  This entire release is so wonderfully versatile!  You can't wait to get your hands on it, right?


I fussy cut Mummy #1, but did I mention the FREE cut files available for download?  They are available for all the set in the new release.  I used my Silhouette to cut Mummy #2 on the next project...what a breeze!  Speaking of the Silhoutte, the Cutable popup candy treat below, will be available with the new release.  How do you make it?  Take a look here for the how-to video.




  
      
        
                                                               


We're getting closer to RELEASE DAY, September 30th.  Here's the details on on the pre-party:

Don't wait until then to visit SplitcoastStampers.  Go there now to this thread for a chance to win a set from this fabulous release!  For more stamping inspiration from the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers head on over the the TCP Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies Card 1:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Brains
Paper:  Doodle Bug Designs Ghouls and Goodies, DCWV cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy
Ink:  Memories Tuxedo Black and London Fog, VersaMark
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Fancy Flip Frames CutUps, Gooey and Bird CutUps
Accessories:  Sizzix embossing folder, Stampendous Aged Black embossing enamel, Coates and Clark twine, Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder, Derwent Colored Pencils, Offray ribbon, Stickles

Supplies Treat Box:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Brains
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Design Paper ?
Ink:  Memories Tuxedo Black
Cutfiles:  The Cat's Pajamas Cutable Candy Popup Treat
Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon, Derwent Colored Pencils



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sneak Peek Day 4! Vintage Halloween

Here we are at Day 3 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks.  I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!  So many possibilities, the third in a series.  It is a match made for the Framed Up CutUps.  As you will see, I was most definitely inspired by this one.  I even sneaked the bats and spider webs on to my last two cards.     
                               
Here's my take 1, a Happy Haunting Card:


And take 2, a little trash to treasure creation for the little trick or treaters in your future:


This little goodie holder is obviously a TP roll.  The eyes and the images on the tag are from the stamp set.  The base is part of a great CupUps die set I am sure you will be seeing a lot more of.  

So here's your sneak peak of the CutUps and the stamp set...you're going to love creating with them!

                              
                                   

Another quick reminder of the up coming Pajamas Party...Be there or be sorry!  Don't forget to comment in this thread at SplitcoastStampers and you could win this fab stamp set.  A set will be given away daily during Sneak Peek Week.  

 Be sure to stop by The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see all the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers Vintage Halloween goodness here!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies Card 1:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock, Doodle Bug Designs Ghouls and Goodies
Ink:  Hero Arts shadow ink, VersaMark
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Framed Up
Accessories:  Stamp N Stuff clear embossing powder,  Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder, Lawn Fawn baker's twine,  Quickutz embossing folder

Supplies for TP Mummy:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock, Charmin TP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Fancy Flip Frames
Accessories:  Doodle Bug Designs baker's twine, TP roll

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sneak Peek 3, Boo Y'all

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Day 3!  That most lovable Bunny is back in ghoulish splendor.  Somehow it's hard to be afraid of this cutie.  He makes the perfect decoration for a Halloween goodie bag, or card, or just about anything.  


Here's your peak of all the stamps and sentiments in this fun set.  The dies match up with the Fancy Flip Die which gives you great choices for designing flip or easel cards.  You can check out the how to video here.

                  

If you haven't checked out the TCP Blog, you should go there now from here.  Check out all the Cat Pack/Swanky Stampers ghoulish creations if you dare.  If you would like to be In It To Win It, comment in this thread on SplitcoastStampers and you may be the lucky winner of this wonderful stamp set.  A set will be given away daily during Sneak Peek Week. 
Hope your week is going well!  Thanks for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Boo Y'all
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, Doodle Bug Designs Ghouls and Goodies, DCWV cardstock, Jillibean Chopped Celery, repurposed brown bag
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Fancy Flip Frames, Sizzix Pocket with scalloped edge



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sneak Peek Day 2, Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

Welcome to Day2 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek Week!  Things are getting a bit scary around here, but Frank being the consummate host, has everything under control.  Have you ever seen Frank look swankier?


Here are the peeks of the new stamp set and CutUps I used to make these cards.  


Imagine the possibilities!  There are so many, once again, I couldn't hold it to one card.  So here is card 2 showing Frank, again as your host with the most.


Be sure to check out all the other inspiration on The Cat's Pajamas Blog here!   Remember, head over  to the In It To Win It thread at SplitcoastStampers.  Comment in this thread and you may be the lucky winner of this wonderful stamp set.  A set will be given away daily during Sneaky Peek Week.  



Thanks for stopping in, hope you come back tomorrow.  You are definitely going to want to see the Day 3 peek!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies Card 1:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Eat, Drink and Be Scary 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Doodle Bug Designs Ghouls and Goodies, Bazzill cardstock, Mohawk Color Copy
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps
Accessories:  Nestabilities, washi tape

Supplies Card 2:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Eat, Drink and Be Scary (and another to be named later)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  DCWV card stock, Mohawk Color Copy, Design paper scrap, Hobby Lobby Kraft cardstock
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas CutUps
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Sizzix embossing folder, circle punch

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sneaky Peek Day 1-Survivor

Welcome to Sneak Peek Week for The Cat's Pajamas Fall release.  Oh, my goodness!  You are gonna love these new TCP goodies!  Alma has outdone herself once again!  I feel so blessed to have the fun of playing with the new stamps and CutUps and Cutables (oh my)!  With out further ado, here is the Bun we all know and love so much:



This time he is encouraging all those putting up the good fight against cancer.  This card will be going to a women who is teaching my daughter a lesson in courage.  Let's all pray that soon, we have no need for this sort of card.

I particularly love the sentiments in this set and couldn't stop with just one card, so here's number 2:


If you didn't get here from The Cat's Pajamas Blog, be sure and check out the rest of the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers creations here.  Then, head over to to the In It To Win It Thread at SplitcoastStampers.  All you have to do is comment in this thread and you could win this wonderful stamp set.  A set will be given away daily during Sneaky Peek Week.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you'll drop in again tomorrow for day 2!  You may also want to put September 29th on your calendar and here's why:



Don't miss out on all the fun!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies Card 1:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Survivor
Paper: Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzill colored cardstock, DCWV design paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Nestabilities die,  Doodle Bug Sequins

Supplies Card 2:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Survivor
Paper: Mohawk Color Copy, Bazzill colored cardstock, Design paper scraps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: The Cat's Pajamas Framed Up CutUps (with handout border),  Sizzix Embossing folder

Monday, September 8, 2014

TCPTUES274

Wow, I just looked back at my Splitcoast gallery.  The first TCP challenge I did was #17!  Look how far Alma has come with all her wonderful stamps!  My stamping has changed a bit since then also:).  Heres the sketch:



And here's my take:


I got this set just a short while ago.  I love how Sprinkle is showing her sassy self!  I used watercolor and some Smooch Spritz to do the sky.  I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut Sprinkle and the clouds.  I made this card this weekend and the sentiment proved so true!

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper-Paper Heart, Mohawk Color Copy, Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Flying By
Diecuts: Dear Lizzy
Accessories:  watercolors, Smooch Spray, twine,  heart brad, circle punch, Copic Markers