Monday, July 24, 2017

It's TCP Release Day

Yay!!! It's Release Day and Blog Hop day at The Cat's Pajamas!  I hope you've have had fun looking at all the sneak peeks and today we'll be giving you another look with our Blog Hop.  You will find the new stamp sets, CutUps and Cutables in the TCP store beginning today.  If you have arrived here from the super talented Julie' blog you're on the right track.  

I made this little card with the new stamp set What's Up Gnomie and the new Shadow Box Card Cutable.  This sentiment cracks me up!  You may also notice the sweet little Sun from County Fair and the Pompom Flower CutUps. 

Here is the Blog Hop line up so you won't miss a thing -

Brenda (that's me)
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas

Today also kicks off our new TCP Tuesday Challenge!

The theme for this challenge is How Does Your Garden Grow?

1.  Here are the details for The TCP Tuesday and Blog Hop Challenge
2.  Every Release Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
3.  If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the  InLinkz button by, 11:55 EDT the day before the next challenge.
4.  You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
5.  On the day after the challenge ends, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

Now it's time to head on over to the lovely and talented Deborah's blog.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

She Does Not Sink

Today I'm sharing the last card I've made with this wonderful Frantic Stamper release.  The card was inspired by the sentiment.  I was searching Pinterest for suitable sentiments for mermaid/sea inspired cards and this popped up - She is tossed by the waves but she does not sink.  I loved it and knew exactly what I was going to do.  Here is my card featuring Cute Mermaid and Stitched Waves -

There's still more to see over at the Frantic Stamper Facebook page.  I hope you'll take a peek.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Birthday Fishes

Happy Weekend friends!  I'm sharing another creation using the fantastic new release from Frantic Stamper!  Today my card features Coral and Seaweed oval, Large Staghorn Coral and Three Fish -

This set of dies works so well together.  I loved creating this fun little scene.  It's hard to appreciate here, but the green seaweed and the blue coral are covered in Nuvo Glimmer Paste which looks so fun in real life.  You will also see my goto double fishtail tags, I LOVE this die set and use it all the time!

Thanks for stopping by today.  For more peeks, I would steer you to the Frantic Stamper Facebook page.  I would love to see your creations using the new release, leave me a comment so I can visit.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

TCP Sneaky Peek Week!

Happy Friday or as we say here, Aloha Friday!  It's also day 4 of Sneak Peek Week over at The Cat's Pajamas.  We've been sharing 3 new stamp sets, a new CutUps die, and 2 new CutAbles!  

For my first card I used the adorable What's Up Gnomies stamp set.  The little Gnomies are so cute and the sentiments are perfect and so phunny!  This card design was created with the Flower Pot Card CutAble -

The little card scene slips out to revel the sentiment, but it still fits into an A2 envie.  You may have also noticed the Clouds and Balloons and Grass CutUps used to make this little scene.

My next card was made using Big Blooms.  I LOVE THIS SET!  I can't wait to play with it some more.  This card was inspired by a flower I see on campus of the hospital where I work.  

And my last card uses Big Blooms again with the Banner Day stamp set and the Ribbon Banner CutUps die.   You may have also noticed I used Watercolor Basics on both cards.  This card was inspired by the beautiful hydrangeas that are used here in fresh haku lei making -   

That's it for my peeks.  Fun stuff, right?  Which sets do you want to get your paws on?  If you would like a chance to win a $10 voucher to the TCP store, leave a comment on the featured blog each day of Sneeky Peek Week.  Alma will choose a winner from all the comment each day.  Check our Facebook page or the TCP Blog to see if you've won.

Tomorrow it's Jessie's day to share her creative brilliance.  Be sure to stop in take a look and have a chance to win that voucher!


Frantic Stamper Underwater Wonders

Happy Thursday!  I'm here with another guest post for Frantic Stamper.  Today I am sharing with you Cute Mermaid and Coral and Seaweed Oval.  You will get a couple more peeks of both these wonderful dies later in the month.  

This entire release was very inspiring and just so doggone much fun to create with.  The background for this card was watercolored and the coral and seaweed were both colored with Copic markers.  The little mermaid was die cut from scraps in my stash with just a bit of color to give her bright blue eyes.

I added a few buttons and pearls and before I knew it, this little mermaid was right at home under the sea.

Hopefully you have seen all the wonderful new release cards over on the Frantic Stamper Facebook page.  If not, you'll surely want to take a peek.

Thanks for floating by!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July at CRAFT Challenge

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in celebrating Christmas in July by making a Christmas project to share.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Here's my card featuring Christmas in Hawaii generously provided by our sponsor -

You may know from previous posts, my husband is an avid surfer and therefore many of his friends are too.  This was the perfect image to color up for one of them.  I even "epoxyed" the board with Glossy Accents.  I was disappointed with the way the colors changed after it was added, but always the optimist, my husband declared that it looked as if the board had been waxed.  I went with it 😎.

If you are looking for some new Christmas digis, check out MelonHeadz.  Nikki has a bunch of them in her Esty store and in her TPT store.  You might even be able to find some freebies on her blog.  Get your MelonHeadz, color them up, create that Christmas project and share them with us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.

I appreciate your visit!


Image:  MelonHeadz Christmas in Hawaii
Sentiment:  Dandelion Designs
Paper:  JennyL Designs Easy shop Red Blooms
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  Frantic Stamper double fishtail labels
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

LRW Christmas In July

Yip, it's Christmas in July at Little Red Wagon!  Janice is our hostess with the mostest this week and she it wanting us to make some Yuletide greetings.  My card looks very similar to a card I made last week for a couple of reasons.  1.  I have lots of washi tape on hand and 2.  I just really liked the simplicity of the design.  I don't take credit for the design, I'm sure I probably saw it on Pinterest or maybe even on one of your blogs, but it stuck with me and I really like it.

Here's my card -

If you are looking to beat the heat by thinking winter or just sincerely want to build up your card stash way before Christmas, we would love it if you joined us this week at Little Red Wagon.

So glad you stopped in!