Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Inspired by a Book


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us the week in sharing your creation which has been inspired by a book.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Here's my card using Knobby Knees Nurse provided by Bugaboo Stamps -

I was inspired by reading I have been doing lately at work.  Not a very glamorous read, but it is a necessary read for my job.  It helps us keep up to date on the care of diabetes.  This publication is called ADA Guidelines of Care and it gave me a great reason to color up this darling little nurse.

For more information about the prizes, guidelines and inspiration from the DT, check out CRAFT Challenge blog.  We will be looking forward to see what books inspire you.

Thank you for dropping by.  The weekend is almost here!

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps Knobby Knees Nurse
Stamps:  Stamps of Life bandage2stamp
Paper:  Digital papers (hfinch), DCWV cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine satin red
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Happy Birthday to Him




This week Donna is our hostess at Little Red Wagon.  Donna wants to see our birthday cards, tags etc, for the males in our lives.  



It's no secret I love cute and this Mama Elephant Ellie and his little hedgie friend are definitely cute.  Hopefully the papers and color combo help it meet the masculine criteria.  

Without further ado, head on over to the Little Red Wagon to join in on the fun.  I know you are going to love what the Girlfriends have come up with.

Thanks!  I'm so glad you stopped by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Release Day at TCP!


Yippee!  It's release day at The Cat's Pajamas Stamps.  You should have arrived here (and I'm sure you are still swooning) from Deborah's blog, if not you may want to back up and start from the beginning so you won't miss a thing.  

Here are the stamp sets and dies that are available to you today -

 

 

And here is my card featuring the brave Bunny from Bunnies in Flight -


The next stop on the hop is Wendy's blog.  She is sure to wow you with her design. 

Thanks for hopping by today!  

Aloha,
Brenda
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From the Heart Stamps Rewind

Happy Monday everyone!  We want to welcome you to another From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches challenge.  This week were are bring back sketch 002 for you to try out.  Since this is a great recycled sketch, there is no tWist for this week.

Here's the sketch -

And here's my take on the sketch using Beach Medley -


Remember feel frees to rotate it, flip it and embellish it as you wish, we just need to be able to recognize the sketch.  As always, a From the Heart Stamps image is a must.  For all the challenge rules head on over to the blog.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope to see you next week.  It's the first of the month, so that means a FtH blog hop!

Have a great week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, April 21, 2017

SS #460



Happy Saturday!  Here's your sketch for this week, and it's a really good one!  I love that You can flip it and have it be for perfect for so many images.





My card is featuring a darling image provided by our sponsor, Digital Stamp Boutique.  The image is called Cute Pup Set and comes with several cute options.


Here's my take on this week's sketch -



For more information about the challenge and prize up for grabs, stop in at the Sketch Saturday Blog.  The DT has some amazing inspiration for you too!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Another TCP Sneak Peek!


As you know by now, it's sneak peek week at The Cat's Pajamas.  We are mixing things up a bit and today it's my turn to share.  This fab release features 2 new stamp sets, one re-release stamp set and 2 new CutUps -


   
                                                                                                 

My first two cards were made using one of my all time favorite sets, Hola Tequila.  These Penguins are just so much fun and so perfect with Cinco De Mayo just around the corner.  Don't hesitate to pick it up because when it's gone, there's no more -




I was a bit concerned about the next set, Watercolor Basics...at first...then I started playing with it and now feel it will change the way I make many of my cards. If you are fan of smooshing but find it challenging to get the look you want, this is the set for you.  


Featuring Basic Watercolor and Bunnies in Flight sentiment

The next card features the beautiful CutUps, Live, Love, Laugh and Watercolor Basics.  For this card and the one above, I stamped and then spritzed it with water to give it a blended look.

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Featuring Basic Watercolor and Live, Love, Laugh CutUps

You can't even begin to guess how much paper has given it's life because of my inability to splatter without it going wild. Splattering scares me to death no longer.   This card also uses Watercolor Basics and one of the Buns from Bunnies in Flight.

  This card features Bunnies in Flight and Basic Watercolor set (splatters and drips)


And here's that rascal Bunny again, floating around in the Clouds and Balloons CutUps.


Hola Tequila is currently available over at the TCP store here and the other stamp sets and dies will be available on April 25.



Today could be your lucky day!  Just leave a comment and stay tuned. Tomorrow, we’ll choose a lucky winner from those commenting to win a $10 gift voucher for the TCP store  Check the TCP blog and on our Facebook page for the winner.SaveSave

Be sure to stop in tomorrow to see Deborah's sneek peeks!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Blues




It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight we want you to tell us your favorite color.  Use it on your creation and then, tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

Here is my card, using my favorite color, blue and blue and more blue.  I love blue best and always have.  I love it now because it is the color of the beautiful ocean that surrounds our little island. The different hues the ocean shares never ceases to both take my breath and calm me at the same time. -


The blues in this card came from distress oxide inks (LOVE THESE) in faded jeans and broken china.  Some clear Dreamweaver embossing past was stenciled onto the right side.

For details on this card see below.

I am looking forward to seeing what color is the overall favorite.  I also can't wait to see your creations, we have such a talented lot of participants.  We are waiting for you over at the AYLI blog.  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 here!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Utterly Violet (we need to change her name now, don't we?)
Paper:  Ranger watercolor cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine Ink, Distress Oxide faded jeans, broken china
Accessories:  Dreamweaver clear embossing paste, Hero Arts flower stencil, Nuvo crystal drops
Coloring medium: distress ink