Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sneaky Peeks from The Cat's Pajamas

It's my favorite time of the month, Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat's Pajamas!  So far you've seen the talented likes of Nancy, Michele and Deborah.  We are sharing the creative genius of Alma in the form of 4 stamp sets, 3 new CutUps and a wonderful new to the shop grass die!  

Today I want to share a few tidbits.  My first card up features Live More with Shells CutUps and a sentiment from Summer Sentiments, both from a previous release.  This set celebrates life and living it to the fullest -

Isn't this the sweetest little puppy from Whee?  I love the sketchy look of this set and felt a new to me technique of coloring on textured cardstock might give an interesting look.  The eyelet die is wonderful, you're going to be seeing lots more of this one from me -

Lastly, I have a fast CAS card using Camera and Smile CutUps.  So many ways this could be used and so quick to put together -

That's it for my peeks today.  Now it's over to you, are you...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Little Miss Muffett - Backyard Houses BBQ

It's my pleasure to share with you one of the new May release images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  It's called Backyard Houses BBQ and holds so much potential.  It comes with several accessories which will be fun to create little scenes with.  Today I went the CAS route -

I really loved coloring up this sweet little house and felt like all it needed was a sentiment and a little heart.  It would be perfect for the Little Miss Muffet anything goes challenge.  We sure hope you join us!


As You Like It Flora or Fauna

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite.  Use flora or fauna  on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:

This is a hard choice to depends on what mood I am in and what I want to create with. I chose flowers for this challenge because there are so many wonderful techniques you can use to color them. Besides that, flowers just make me smile.

Here is my card featuring flowers -

I used a new to me technique for using a stamp positioned to double stamp first for the very wet watercolor and second with VersaMark for embossing.  It was fun to do!

We would love for you to head back 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, I hope your week is going well!


Image:  Kennedy Grace Creations Beautiful Blooms Hydranga
Paper:  Canson watercolor paper and cardstock from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Clair nocturne black
Accessories:  Studio Katia jewels, Stamps and Memories gold embossing powder, Frantic Stamper double fishtail labels
Coloring medium: distress ink

Father's Day/Male Creations for CRAFT Challenge

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week.  Our challenge for you is to make a creation with the theme of Father's Day/Male.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Here's my card cheering Father on Father's Day -

I learned that you can give clear droplets a little extra shine by adhering them with Stickles.  If you look closely you will see a little bit of iridescent shine.

I hope you'll have a chance to join us at CRAFT Challenge blog.  We look forward to seeing your creations!


Image:  DigiStamp Boutique Cheers to You digital image
Sentiment:  same
Paper:  Neenah Solar white
Ink:  VersaMark Clair nocturne black, distress oxide ink, Simon Says Stamp Stitched panel
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Clear droplets
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Double Duty Post

Happy Wednesday!  It's Little Red Wagon Challenge time again.  Heather is our hostess and she has chosen 'Under the Sun' as her challenge theme.  So many ways you could go with this, just gotta see that sun a shining!

My card features dies from the new Frantic Stamper Release, 'Animal Cuteness'.  Now that I look at it on the screen, it looks more a big yellow moon at night with that distress oxide sky.  Thank goodness the sentiment saves me -

The items I use from the new release are, Flo the Flamingo (FRA-DIE-10453), Palm Tree Edger (FRA-DIE-10457) and Flamingo Stamp Sentiments (FRA-CL-105).  Dies from older releases are Stitched Waves (FRA-DIE-10258) and Stitched Circles (FRA-DIE-09637).  

So, I know the Girlfriends have got this challenge handled, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Matilda Kangaroo and Ping the Panda

Once again the month is flying by and I have several more cards featuring dies from the Cute Critters release from Frantic Stamper.    In the first card, meet Matilda the Kangaroo (FRA-DIE-10448). 

She is holding balloons from the Critter Accessories dies (FRA-DIE-10456) which you are going to love. There are all sorts of cute items to add character to the animals in this release. Also featured here are Simple Scalloped Edgers (FRA-DIE-10463) with a sentiment from Lama Sentiments (FRA-CL-098).

Next up is another look at Ping the Panda (FRA-DIE-10462).  Ping is all settled into her Bamboo Stencil (FRA-STN-005) and Tropical Leaves (FRA-DIE-10461) jungle.  Also featured are Long Speech Bubbles (FRA-DIE-10462) and Wild Sentiments (FRA-CL-100).

For more peeks at what the design team has created, follow the direct links from the products above.  Thank you for stopping in for a look!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ollie Owl

I think it's time to so you another card made with dies from Frantic Stamper's new Cute Critters release.  This is Ollie the Owl (FRA-DIE-10455) and the clear stamp set, Owl Sentiments (FRA-CL-106).  

This card was super simple and quick to make.  I made a watercolor background with a kid's watercolor set.  Ollie was die cut and put together with scraps from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and the panel was adhered to a cardstock base.  That's it, as I mentioned, super simple, right?

I want to encourage you to check out the Frantic Stamper store.  They have a bunch of wonderful new items in.  Remember, they don't just sell their dies.  I recently got some of the Cosmic Shimmer goodies that I can't wait to play with.  All of our craft/stamp stores here are disappearing and Frantic Stamper has become my go-to store.  

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Have a wonderful week!