Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sketch Saturday #502


I'm already feeling like those pages are flying off the calendar like in the old cartoons, you know what I mean?  It's Saturday again which means there is a new sketch for you from the Sketch Saturday gang.  This week our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and wow, do they have some gorgeous images!

Here's the sketch -


I had fun designing with one of their colored digital stamps, There's a Fairy in my Tea!  -


This week I stayed pretty true to the design, just switching up an oval for the rectangle.  For more inspiration and more information about the prize, head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog.  I'm turning it over to you now and hope to see your makes in the linkup.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Go Green!


Happy Wednesday! If it's Wednesday, it's time for a new challenge over at Little Red Wagon. This week I would like to see something recycled or upcycled. It can be anything from a ribbon or lace you got from a Valentine goodie or a piece of cardboard or previously used paper. If you've ever had a card turn out less than what you expected, salvage the image and use it this week.  The sky is the limit, if it lived a previous life use it on your creation, it counts. Remember, it doesn't have to be a card to enter.

Here's my card -


The background paper for this card is a piece of scratch paper, you can see the old print in the background. I used this paper to clean metallic paints off my brayer and loved the way it looked. In real life it has a wonderful metallic sheen.  If you could see the back of this cute little angel, you would see that she is stamped on the opposite side of an digi image I didn't use. 

Hopefully you have some idea of how you can create and upcycle for our challenge. If you need more ideas, I know the Girlfriends are going to rock this challenge, so give them a visit. I hope you'll join us this week, can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Time for a Blog Hop!


Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas blog hop celebrating release day for the 3 new stamp sets and 3 new CutUps!  I hope you have had fun seeing all the sneak peeks, I know I have.  Here's another look at the March release.  They are all available in the TCP store now!

 

 

And...here's my card using Home is Where the Cat Is which certainly works for this months TCP Tuesday Challenge -



Remember you have another couple more weeks to join in the challenge, Animals.  Here is a little closer look at my kitties - 


Now, it's time for you to head over to the lovely and oh so talented Deborah's blog.  Here is the line up if you get lost.  The good news is you'll end up on the TCP blog so you can fill up that cart with all these wonderful sets!

Nancy
Michele
Lynn
Wendy
Julie
Brenda
Deborah
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas


Thanks so much for hopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Chomp


It's my turn over on the Whimsie Doodles blog.  Today I want to share a cute little image that could work for so many kinds of cards.  He's quick and easy to color up.  Here's my card featuring Chomp  -

You can find this fun little guy with the Valentine digis here.  He was colored up with Copic markers and the little scene was created with dies.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Butterfly Betsy, Fly

 I everyone!  I am here today to share a fun image from A&M Memories, Butterfly Betsy.  If it's cold where you are perhaps she will give you a glimpse of Spring -


And here's another view -


You can find her here in the store...and if you use this code BRENDAAN15 and mention Brenda in the comments, it's good for 15% off the purchase of anything in the store.

If you are not familiar with A&M Memories, you really should drop in.  Angela has a ton of cute images and if you're a planner girl/guy you are going to be wild about her planner printables.  Look out, I'm going to have to add planner nerd onto my crafty resume...😃

For more A&M Memories goodness, check out the Facebook page here and Instagram here.  As always, thanks for stopping in!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter Hedgehogs

Happy weekend everyone!  I have a card to share with you today, but I have to admit, I have a very difficult time choosing Sasayaki Glitter images.  The Etsy store is just chalk full of all sorts of wonderful images for any occasion you may want to remember.  I finally decided on this cutie.
Here's my card using the darling Sasayaki Glitter Hedgehogs -


I may just get ahead of the game and use this card for Mother's Day, what do you think?

Thanks so much for taking a peek today.  There's even more Sasayaki Glitter going on on Facebook here and Pinterest here.

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, February 15, 2018

TCP Sneaky Peek Week - Day4


Yea!  No, that's an understatement, how about Yippity Yahoo!  We have a new release coming up at The Cat's Pajamas.  Release day for the three new stamp sets and 3 CutUps sets is February 20th, but we have lots to share with you until then.

My first card uses the darling stamp set Family Forever.  These sweet bunnies are framed by Spring Wreath CutUps from a previous  release -


So much cuteness here!


Next up is a wonderful stamp set, Big Family Words.  I can see this one getting very inky, very fast.



Next up is the Home Sweet Home CutUps.  Though it could stand alone with that beautiful script, I felt a few Nested Hearts CutUps would pair perfectly



But then a few Flower Buttons CutUps show it off too -



This card uses the new Hugs and Kisses CutUps along with the little heart trio from Big Family Words -




And last but certainly not least, a treat box (for a new kitty friend) made by altering the K-Cup CarryAll Cutable which was embellished with a sentiment from Home Is Where The Cat Is and the Goodies CutUps (LOVE THOSE BONES!) -


 

Whew!  Now I am turning things over to you for a chance to win a voucher from the TCP store.  Leave a comment here or on my Instagram (brendanH50) and check out the TCP blog tomorrow for the winner.


Aloha,
Brenda