Thursday, October 31, 2013

Unity Thursday {SOTW Holiday Joy}

Happpy Halloween!

It's Unity Hop day!

I wish I had something 
spooky to share with you. 
I've moved on to Holiday creations. 

I used this week's SOTW

I loooove this image!
You will too. 
Sign up and become a
Stamp of the Week member. 

There are so many ways to use this beauty.
I've got a  tag and card for you today.

Here's the tag.
I colored the image up with my Copics and 
popped it up with some foam dimensionals.

 Here's a closer look at the pretty 
detail of the stamp. 
I added a bit of  glitter to the ornaments.
Sometimes just a little glitter
is all it needs!

Here's my card. I used the same colors and papers as the tag.
makes for quick crafting when you do this.
this time I used the stripes from the OCt.. SMAK kit
along the bottom. 

I have a SMAK post coming up on Saturday....
you won't want to miss that!

And stamped the tree onto some pattern paper. 
I went simple with this and added a few
dabs of Stickles glitter to the ornaments. 

The sketch is from Lisa A. wanna Sketch Challenge. 
Check it out, HERE.

Two of these itty bitty bundles will be given away
to 2 lucky commentors. 

Leave some love on the DT blogs that are hopping today
for your chance to win!!

 As always....
the fun starts at the 

see you all tomorrow!

Have a safe and fun


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Curtain Call and Reverse Confetti

I didn't want to pass up the Gorgeous Gourds challenge from the Curtain Call Challenge blog. I LOVED the inspiration photo. Blue pumpkins??? It was so unique and just darling. 

Sadly, I didn't get it linked in time. I also used the Mojo Monday sketch 316 from last week. Missed that link up, too. Oh, well!  I'm okay with that, because I still can share it here with you. 

I used the fabulous Reverse Confetti stamps, Forever Fall (YES! it's back in stock!!) and a pumpkin from Spooky Cuties.  It's so fun to mix and match those RC stamps.

I added a touch of burlap for texture and tied it all up with some of my favorite ribbon.....PTI's saddle stitched grosgrain in Enchanted Evening. It is so easy to tie into a bow and always looks beautiful. I seem to be out of some of my favorite colors.

 I think I need to place a re-order, soon.

Here is the sketch and Inspiration photo I used for today's card. 

Happy Hump Day! I'll see you back here tomorrow with some Unity goodness! 


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TCPTuesday Challenge {anti-embellishements}

I'll keep this short and sweet. I have my TCP Blog Hop Post below.
 It's chuck full of all the New Release goodies.
 Please scroll down to see it. 

It is the last Tuesday of the month and I have one more card for this month's TCP Tuesday Challenge. You still have time to play along, too. Make a card with no, or minimal embellishments.

 This month it's an Embellishment challenge. Well, actually an anti-embellishment challenge.

I know that I love me some embellishments. Twine, buttons, gems. And, I heavy up on these to make a card. And, that it what happens. The card gets really heavy. And bulky. And hard to mail. So this challenge is about using minimal embellishments. No more than two. And, none of the three items I mentioned above. No twine, buttons, or gems.

Here is a card I made for our middle guy. He won a special award at school a few weeks ago and I gave him this card to tell him how proud we are of him. The stamp set is Aim High

Since I couldn't use embellishments on my card, I gave it some WOW by using some Gold ink. I also added some fun Cloud Detail, thanks to the awesome Cloud Border cut ups

You can read all about it over on the TCPTuesday Challenge forum on SCS. 

Details are HERE:
  1. The First Tuesday of the Month I will post a challenge on this blog. The challenge will also be posted on our Splitcoaststampers forum and on our Facebook page. If you want to play along you just upload your design right here on this page using the InLinkz button. (The challenge button will be posted on the right hand column of this blog so you don't have to search around)
  2. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers using keyword TCPTUESOct13
  3. The Challenge will be a month-long challenge and you can play as many times as you like during that month.
  4. Cards and projects must have at least one Cat's Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die in the project.
  5. On the First Monday of the Month a winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and crowned Swanky Stamper.
  6. The Swanky Stamper will not only be acknowledged as the Swankiest Stamper for that month, but will also receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND... They'll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig AND as snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The winner will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and my Blog
Link your creations on the TCP Blog. 


TCP new release Blog Hop!

Hi-deee-ho! Soo happy you are back for more of The Cat's Pajama FUN.

 It's our new release blog hop. You should have arrived here from Susan's awesome blog

But just in case you are just getting started.....make sure you start over on Alma's blog so you don't miss any of the TCP release details. 

First up, I have a trio of ornament tags to share. I love having a stash of tags on hand, especially during holiday time to top off any gift. I used the new Ornaments Cut Ups and  a few sentiments from the holiday sets releasing today to make these. 

Here's a close up of each of the tags. This first one I embossed polka dots with the help of the Dots Cut up. I use a tan embossing mat in my stack as I run it through my die cut machine. Try it with any die and get a great embossed image. 

The sentiment is from Simply Holiday stamp set and I added a strip of the Icing Cut Ups for a fun detail. Cream Seam binding and a touch of MS Tinsel glitter finished this off. 

Next I cut another Ornament from some plaid paper and added a sentiment from Peace, Joy, Penguins. I also stamped a few snowflakes from Believe.

The final tag, has another sentiment from Simply Holiday. I really like that the words are separate and you can customize what colors you want to stamp with. I added the fun ornament accent included in the Cut Ups set,  to the bottom of this one. 

Next up is the adorable Bounce Back bun. Poor thing is under the weather, but I'm sure he'll bring a smile to whoever may receive this card.

 I colored him up with my Distress markers and pieced up his blanket and scarf with the Finnley papers. The icing border was a fun accent on this playful card. 

I used the Dots Cut Ups on this one, but actually used the die to cut out those polka dots. I love how the pattern paper peeks through. You can also see I added some of the cut out dots on my tag. Double duty always makes me happy!

 I used the Luggage Tags cut ups to stamp my sentiment from Bounce Back. I tied it on with a bit of Tinsel Seam Binding ribbon

I've got one last one for tonight. This was a last minute creation yesterday. I just couldn't help myself.  I hadn't inked up these cutie-pie penguins AND I really wanted to show off the other Celebration Topper. Then this card came to life. 

 The stamp set is Peace, Joy, Penguins. Who wouldn't love this tower of cuteness?? I colored them up with my copics and stamped the sentiment in Kraft ink. 

The Celebration Topper was a fun accent and a perfect way to accent these guys. You'll also notice I tucked in another layer of interest by die cutting those polka dots with the Dots Cut ups

Now it's time to move on. Come follow me to Jessie's Blog to see what fabby creations she has for us.

Thanks for hanging with me this past week. I had a blast with my first TCP release. Happy Shopping!


Monday, October 28, 2013

TCP Sneaky Peeks {final day-ho ho ho}

Woohooo! it's the final day of sneaky peeks for The Cat's Pajamas. I'm so excited for the pajama party tonight. We sure hope you are there for all the fun!

The fun all starts over at the TCP Blog. Be sure you hop on over there for all the release details. 

Today the Cat Pack is showing off the gorgeous new Simply Holiday stamp set. It's a must have sentiment set, with lots of sizes and sentiments. The "ho, ho, ho" stamp is from this set. 

I also took some time to play with the fabulous new cut ups releasing this month. The Celebration Toppers are awesome! They add such a fun element to any holiday card. 

Check out the ornament. That's a new cut up die, too. It's called Ornaments and you get two shapes in this set. You also get that fun accent piece to pretty up your ornaments. I added some glitter, cuz what's a holiday ornament with out a little shimmer! I tied on a pretty silver cord for a final accent!

You still have a chance to win a prize for this release. Just make sure you are chatting it up in our In it To win it thread over at SCS. 

Supplies I used on today's card.