Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Color Throwdown #344





Happy Wednesday, my friends!  It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Vickie is our hostess with this summery photo as inspiration for our colors!



I just had to get out my Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-Namics from My Favorite Things for my card today…




And for the card layout, I just couldn’t resist using the fantastic Sweet Sunday Sketch #270 for this week once again… great sketch, I know I’ll be using over and over!  The sentiment on my card comes from the Totally Happy stamp set from MFT.  I used the BG Gingham background stamp (on the pink card stock, stamped in Whip Cream pigment ink…. oooh, it’s just barely visible!) and on the yellow Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics I stamped the BG Simply Circles background.  That background stamp, AND the Stitched Basic Edges that I used on the edge of the Tickled Pink card stock are both things I’ve had for awhile now, and have FINALLY used!  #ibuytoomuchandneveruse

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration.

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tenia Nelson, May Guest Designer
Kirsty McIntyre, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas New Release Blog Hop




Hi everyone!  Well, we made it… another new release is in the books at The Cat’s Pajamas!  We had a blast at the release party on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page and hopefully everyone has already done their shopping!  But in case you still need some encouragement to go shopping, we’ve got the new release blog hop for you today!  AND it coincides with the next TCPTuesday challenge #291 which is an Anything Goes challenge!

Here’s my card to share with you today, using the new Constellation Prize stamp set…

Shoot for the Moon

The famous TCP penguins are at it again and this time they’re going to shoot the moon!  I just LOVE their antics there in outer space, especially the one sliding down the moon!  I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #270 this week for my card layout.  I colored with Copics, and embellished my design with the sweet 3x3 Stars Cut-Ups dies.  I gave the moon and the stars some sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen.

If you came to my blog from the gorgeous Jessie Rone’s blog, then you’re right on track!  If not, be sure to start at the beginning at Nancy Thomas’s blog!  From here you should head on over to see Lisa Henke, and then follow the links to get to the TCP blog at the very end.




And remember, the next TCPTuesday #291 challenge starts today, and it’s Anything Goes!  Play along to win some Cat Cash, and to have the chance at being our next Swanky Stamper!

Many thanks to all the TCP Fans for visiting my blog this past week for all the Sneaky Peeks and for all the wonderful comments!  They were all greatly appreciated!

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek #7



Wishing all my American readers a blessed Memorial Day, and giving thanks for the sacrifice of all who gave their lives for the freedom we have in our country.  God bless you all!


And now, with my apologies for the late post today, it’s on to the final day of Sneaky Peeks for The Cat’s Pajamas!  Today we’re showcasing the new Cutables for this month!  What are Cutables, you might ask?  They are downloadable files. With each Cutable, you get instructions, .svg and .studio files for your cutting machine. And, for those that don’t have a cutting machine, .pdfs of the card. Because these are downloadable files, they are less expensive than dies and you pay no shipping.  For more info, just check our Cutables FAQs.  Alma even has some great videos to show you just how easy these are!

Here’s the card I created using the Tri-Shutter Cutables.  This first photo shows you the card in the closed position…

Tri-Shutter Drop In

I used the darling new Drop In stamp set to put Bun-bun on the front of my card, floating away in his beautiful, beautiful balloon.  He’s floating over some hills that were cut with the Wavy Stitched Border Cut-Ups die, and among some Stitched Clouds Cut-Ups, too.  I used the Cutables file to cut all the mats of designer paper for the card, too… makes it SO nice and easy!

And now here are two views of what the card looks like when you open it…

Tri-Shutter Drop In 2


Tri-Shutter Drop In 3

I added a few sentiments to the inside panels from other stamp sets including I Are Fun, Constellation Prize, and Space Cadet.  


Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win some Cutables, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Nancy Thomas
Lori Tecler 




And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party TONIGHT! from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official TOMORROW!!!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek #6



It’s almost here!  We’re on day 6 of new release Sneaky Peeks for The Cat’s Pajamas, and today is all about the new Cut-Ups dies!  You’ve already seen a few with cards earlier in the week, but the one I have to share with you today I think you’re going to absolutely ADORE!  I created a shaker card with mine… check it out!

TCP May Sneaky Peek #6 - Fly

Now, I’ve always been shaker card challenged, so this card makes me quite happy because it turned out just as I envisioned!  The new Fly Cut-Ups die is so much fun, and as you can see here I paired it with those new Stitched Clouds Cut-ups (that you’ll be able to get FREE with your $65 purchase!) and stamped a sentiment from the new Drop In stamp set on one of the clouds.  Inside the shaker I used a variety of seed beads and sequins.



Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win some Cut-Ups, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:
Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Wendy Bond
Jessie Rone



And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official on Tuesday, May 26th!


Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek #4


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We’re up to Sneaky Peek #4 today for The Cat’s Pajamas, and today’s stamp set is a beauty!  I adore this set, and know I’m going to get a lot of use from it!




YOU. WILL. LOVE. this stamp set!  Here’s my card…

TCP May Sneaky Peek #4 - Why Walk

The Take Flight stamp set has three beautiful birds, three darling birdhouses, and a bunch of great sentiments.  Plus there’s also the matching Bird Friends Cut-ups dies AND the matching Birdhouses Cut-Ups!  Like I said, you’ll love it!




Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win the new Take Flight set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:
Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Jessie Rone
Lori Tecler




And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official on Tuesday, May 26th!




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sneaky Peek #2 and Color Throwdown #343



 

Woohoo, we're on our second day of Sneaky Peeks from The Cat's Pajamas, and today's stamp set is really darn cute! 



I combined today's Color Throwdown #343 with this new I Are Fun stamp set from TCP.



Check it out...

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How cute is that sweet bear, just floating aimlessly among the clouds?  And how about those stitched clouds?  They're cute too, right?  You can get the Stitched Clouds Cutups die for FREE beginning May 26th when you spend $65 at The Cat's Pajamas, and you will love having them!  I also used the Bitty Banners Cutups die to make that little flag on the right side, embellished with a brown button and aqua baker's twine.

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My photo above is a little blurry, but I wanted you to see how the balloons look here... I used a clear glaze pen on each one to give them some shine, and think they turned out great.



Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win the new I Are Fun set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Wendy Bond
Jessie Rone
Lori Tecler



And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official on Tuesday, May 26th!




Thank you for stopping by today, and for all the great comments yesterday!  I appreciate each and every one!















Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas New Release Week



OK, who’s ready for some fun?  It’s time again for another new release from The Cat’s Pajamas and that means that Sneaky Peek week has begun!  Today the team is showing you the new set “Drop In” featuring everyone’s favorite flop-eared bunny!  Here’s my card…

TCP May Sneaky Peek #1 by Tammy Hershberger

I used our current TCPTuesday #290 sketch challenge for my card layout… and that’s just a reminder, there’s still a week left to join us for that challenge and try to win some Cat Cash and be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper!  My card also features some new Cutups dies that are being released this week too, the Stitched Clouds.  Aren’t they fantastic?

There’s some new ways to win in the works with this release, so be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the Sneaky Peek details!  And here’s a few more things to remember…

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  May 26th.



2.  Be sure to stop by the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page for In It to Win It details!


  
3.  Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.


Here are the other Cat Pack participants today…
Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Wendy Bond
Lori Tecler
Jessie Rone


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Thank you for stopping by today!