Saturday, June 28, 2014

TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge

So many things came to mind when I looked at these inspiration photos.  This is my take, inspired by all the little flowers on the cake.



If you want to join in on the fun and a chance to win, check out The Cat's Pajama's Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your weekend is full of sunshine!
Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  Strange and Wonderful (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Design Paper (American Crafts and Crate Paper), Blending Card, (XpressIt),  Cardstock (DCWV and SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (StampN Stuff),  Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers, tulle (from stash), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 
Card Sketch: Viva la Verve, May 2014 week 4

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's a BLOG HOP!!!



Happy Release Day! I hope you enjoyed Sneaky Peek Week! I loved being able to share this wonderful new release with you.  The Cat Pack and the other Swanky Stamps created some amazing projects!  So, if you came from Susan's Blog you're on the right track.  If you didn’t then get back on track, Alma has the entire line up on the TCP Blog.  With all this inspiration you'll want to drop in and add the newbies to your TCP collection!

I made another tag using one of the sentiments from Nature's Hello and the wonderful flower die from the Posey Petals CutUps. I love the way this flower turned out. If it were white, it would looks almost exactly like our gardenias that are blooming right now.
I hope you have enjoyed the Sneak Peeks this week.  I have certainly enjoyed being a part of all the fun and want to express my gratitude to Alma, The Cat Pack and all the other Swanky Stampers.  You all are one talented bunch!  It's not over yet tho, head on over to see what Julie has to share.  You know its gonna be great!
Aloha,
Brenda
Supplies:
Stamps: Nature's Hello (The Cat's Pajamas)
Dies:  Posey Petals CutUps
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore), Whisper White (SU!), Cardstock (DCWV)
Ink:  Onyx Black (VersaFine), Distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  Ribbon  and Rick Rack (Creative Impressions), Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), Frantage Aged Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Clear Embossing Powder (Stamp N Stuff), old lace, old doily, pearl embellishment.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

TCP Sneaky Peek 7: Life Is Like Ice Cream


I know it's getting monotonous, but I really love this set.  Bunny is back again in a delicious, rather precarious looking place.  How can you look at him and not smile?  It was a wonderful image to color with Copic Markers.  


I also decided to try my hand at the new Cutables Step Card.  When you purchase the file you get the pattern for the card and mats in .svg, .studio and .pdf file for those of us who don’t have a cutting machine.  For the next two months, The Cat’s Pajamas will be donating the proceeds from the Cutables to the Julie Masse’s China Adoption, so be sure to pick up both this one and the Card in a Box.  I used the .pdf file with my paper cutter and scoreboard and it worked great!  


    


Thanks for stopping by.  Catch all the cuteness created by the Cat Pack and the Swanky Stampers here.   Stop by SplitcoastStampers for a chance win this set for you own,  just leave a comment here.  And last but not least be sure to join the party at SplitcoastStampers tonight.  






Aloha, Brenda

PS-My Silhouette is on the island!  Just gotta find a time to pick it up.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Life is Like Ice Cream (The Cat's Pajamas)
Card Pattern:  Cutables (The Cat's Pajamas)
Dies:  Framed Up CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  Cardstock (SU! and DCWV), Neopolitan (American Crafts), X-Press It Blending card
Ink: VersaFine
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Glitter Domes (Crystal Stickers), Wink of Stella, Crochet thread (J&P Coats), Clear embossing powder (StampN Stuff), Embossing folder (Elizabeth Craft)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

TCP Sneaky Peak Day 6!




I have a terrible time coming up with masculine cards.  I can pick the colors, but somehow they always look so plain.  This next set may well be the answer to this dilemma!  Take a peak at Aye, Eye, I and the companion Under my Hat CutUps!  Think of all you can do with these great sets.

                

I took the opportunity to use this set to make a Father's Day card for my hubs.  I want ya to know these wonderful dies cut right through wool and felt without any problem!  I was able to get inky and chalky for this one:




I know you can't wait to get your hands on these.  June 17th they can be yours or if you're feeling lucky (or even if your not, you just want to have some fun) head on over to SplitcoastStampers forum here and take the opportunity to win this fabulously versatile set.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you haven't checked in at the TCP Blog yet, you can get there from here to see what the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers have created.  Thanks for stopping by.  One more peak tomorrow and it's another cutie!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  Aye, Eye, I, Admit One  (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  Cardstock (Worldwin Papers), Design Paper (DCWV)
Dies: Under My Hat CutUps and Framed Up (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink:  Wedding Dress White (Memento Luxe)
Accessories: Recycled wool, craft felt, white embossing powder (SU), Washi Tape (Scotch), Chalk, Button Brads (?).





Friday, June 13, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 5, Bubbles Happen



It's another cutie!  The little Penguin is having a ton of fun blowing bubbles! He is so adorable, all the attention is on him with this Sweet Sunday Sketch #222.  


I fussy cut the Penguin and bubbles (:( no Silhouette yet), but the new free Cutables would have made this a breeze.  The Posey Petals CutUps are back again in the form of the small flower (told ya I couldn't stop making them).      
                        

                                

So, you know the drill by now.  If you haven't been by, ya gotta see all the goodness the rest of the crew created here.  You should also head over to SplitcoastStampers In It To Win It Thread.  Leave your comment here and you could be inking this stamp set up yourself! 

Thanks for taking a peak.  We are getting close to Release Day, June 16th.  But until then there's more to see so be sure and stop in.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Bubbles Happen (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Cardstock (Playshop Paper) (DCWV), Design Paper (American Crafts), White Cardstock (Xpress It)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Die Cuts: Circle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Stamp N Stuff), Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Sketch:  Sweet Sunday #222





Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sneak Peek 4, Vintage Summer




Hold on to your sunbonnet cuz today's TCP sneak peek is really something special!  I love all things old and grungy, vintage things.  This Sneaky Peek set lends its self so well to my favorite style, but you could also use it clean and simple to mimic vintage silhouette art.


Here's a look at all the goodies you get in this set and as you can see, it is a companion set to the Framed Up CutUps.                        

                                   

Now if you haven't already been there, you need to head on over to see the magic created by the Cat Pack and the Swanky Stampers.  You might also want to  head over to SplitcoastStampers In It To Win It Thread.  The ever generous Alma is at it again!  Leave your comment here and you could be the blessed winner of this stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love you to come back tomorrow when you will see cuteness is taken to an entirely new level!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Summer (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Whisper White (SU), Cardstock (DCWV) 
Ink:  Distress (Ranger), Riding Hood Red (SU), Onyx Black (VersaFine), Azurite Chalk Ink (Color Box)
Die Cuts: Framed Up CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas)
Accessories:  Frantage Aged Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Crystal Stickers, Sun Rays Embossing Folder (Sizzix),  Embossed stars (homemade)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek Day 3

Welcome to another peek of the newest release from The Cat's Pajamas!!  Today you get a quadruple shot of sweetness!  Alma has outdone herself with this release.  I am using bits and pieces of these fab products including 2 of the new CutUps.

                             
                        


I had such a great time making flowers with the Petal Posies CutUPs, I only used the sentiments from the first set, Nature's Hello.  I love PJ, but the flowers won out for this one.




These posies are prefect for creating wonderful, full paper flowers.  There are many flower techniques out there (love Pintrest!).  To make these, I cut 5 layers of cardstock for each flower, punched a hole in the center, soaked them with water, scrunched them up, flattened them out, and placed a small brad to hold them together.  After they were secured, I bunched all the layers up to look kinda like a rose bud and let them dry overnight.  I slowly peeled the petals down, cut the medium flower to make leaves and sprayed them with Shimmer Spritz.  The big butterfly (multiple layers of tissue paper sewn together) from the Butterflies CutUps seemed to belong on this tag colored with a Distress Ink technique.  I also tried my hand a crinkling organza ribbon with my heat gun...all kinds of fun was had making this tag.

The set used to create the next card may be my favorite of the collection, Simple Blooms.  I was challenged to come up with a way to use this set, I didn't want a solid color image.  Here's what happened...



I colored on the stamp with several shades of Copic Markers, spritzed it with Copic Various Ink and stamped the image.  The spritzing made it kinda scary, I had little control over what happened next.  I love the way it turned out, just seems to fit this gorgeous stamp!  

Be sure check the TCP Blog to see all the other fun projects created by the Cat Pack and the Swanky Stampers.  Plenty of inspiration to be found with all these talented women around.  You'll definitely want to see the new Cutables in action!  Please stop by here tomorrow for another peek!

Aloha,
Brenda


Tag Supplies:
Stamps:  Natures Hello (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Tissue Paper, Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Cardstock (DCWV)
Ink:  Distress Ink (Ranger)
Die Cuts: Butterflies, Petal Posies and Framed Up (The Cat's Pajamas), Honeycomb (Sizzix)
Accessories:  old lace, Pearls (Kaisercraft), Bling (Crystal Stickers), Organza ribbon (generic), Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko), Frantage Aged Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Simple Blooms (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: 110# Cardstock (Neenah)
Ink:  Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Copic Various Ink

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sneaky Peek 2: Play Ball!!!!

It's Day 2 of Sneaky Peek Week for The Cat's Pajamas newest release!   This release has 8 new stamp sets and 3 new CutUps!  Can't wait, right?  The set today is appropriately titled Play Ball.  


You already know how athletic Bunny is from seeing him play football and hockey not to mention skating and skiing.  He is absolutely one of my favorite creatures and he just hit one out of the park!  The sentiments make this set so versatile and fun!  (It would seem I am overusing my exclamation point, but I am just that excited about working with all these great new products!)



Come visit again tomorrow for another sneaky peaky of TCP fabulousness!!!

Aloha,
Brenda

Stamps: Play Ball (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Cardstock (DCWV), Xpress It Blending Card
Ink: Onyx Black, (VersaFine) 
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Sharpie Marker, Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Clear Embossing Powder (StampN Stuff),  Circle Punch

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sneaky Peek Week!!!!



Wow! You recognize Sprinkle,so that must mean somethings going on at The Cat's Pajamas!  It's The Cat's Pajama's Sneaky Peek Week and TCP Challenge Day!  I am so happy to have the opportunity to play!  Since I didn't take the time zone thing into consideration I am going to cut this short and get right to the nitty gritty!


Get ready to get inky with some of the coolest new stamps around!

It's TCP Tuesday and the inspiration is color!  


I had such a great time playing with this new set, Strange and Wonderful and the new CutUps dies, Petal Posies.  I came up with this card(and several others cause I loved it sooooo much!).  





Aloha,
Brenda

Stamps: Strange and Wonderful,  (The Cat's Pajamas), 
DieCuts: Petal Posies and Rick Rack Border (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: X-press It, Paper Heart (Crate Paper}, Cardstock (DCWV)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers, Clear Embossing Powder