Monday, March 30, 2015

Mello Yellow Challenge

OK, who else has the tune by Donovan running through their head?  Guess I'm showing my age:).  The Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this fortnight is Mello Yellow and we wanna see what you come up with.

Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps

The prize is a $12 gift card to use at their shop
www.samistamp.blogspot.com


For my card, I used Sami Stamps Persian Kitty 3.  the card design was inspired by Deconstructed Card Sketch #193 here.  This is what came up for me: 

Be sure to head over to the challenge blog and take a look at all the mello yellow cards the team designed, you're in for a treat.

Thank you for stopping by, looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Sami Stamps Persian Kitty 3
Sentiment Stamp:   ?
Paper:  Neenah White Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock  Penny Black Painted Blooms paper pad, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders circle die, Coats and Clark crochet thread, SU! embossing folder

Sunday, March 29, 2015

An Easter Spinner

I needed an Easter card that would work for my daughter's boyfriend and I wanted to try making a spinner inspired by Alma's (TCP) card here.  This is what turned up:


The cute little bunny image is Hopping Bunnies by Digi Stamp Boutique.  The paper is "vintage",  some I have had for years.  It was from Junkitz, a line called Salsa Paperz and I see the copyright date is 2005!  I didn't do much embellishment because I felt the paper was strong enough to stand on it's own and it needed to be more masculine. The bunnies were colored with Copic markers.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 130http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.ca-Easter

I hope it was a lovely weekend and a blessed Palm Sunday.  Thanks for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique Hopping Bunnies
Sentiment:  The Cat's Pajamas Spring Fling
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper: Junkitz Salsa Paperz, Neenah Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories:  Spellbinders Circle dies, MFT Pierced Circle dies


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CRAFT Challenge 304-Inspired by a Movie

The CRAFT Challenge this week is to make something inspired by a movie.  Our sponsors are:



and

Prize is 4 non-colored images

Head on over to the blog to get more info, inspiration from the DT and to link up your wonderful creations!

Growing up in Kansas, the Wizard of Oz has always been near and dear to my heart.  When I saw this hot air balloon, it sealed the deal.  When I found this floral paper in a Penny Black Paper Pad, it reminded me of the field of poppies right out side the Emerald City.  Because of the Emerald City, I had to have some green involved.  I also used a brick embossing folder to create a yellow brick road, but you can't see much of it.  Here's what it all looks like:

Meljen's 
Hot Air Balloon

The card design was inspired by Reverse Confetti's SFYTT #8.


Thanks for stopping in!  Love hearing from you and visiting your blogs.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:Meljen's Hot Air Balloon, Computer generated sentiment
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Penny Black Painted Blooms Paper Pad, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Distress ink (sky)
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Cloud CutUps, Copic Markers


Monday, March 23, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 222

I absolutely love sketches to jump start my card making creativity.  Here's the My Favorite Things sketch for last week...LOVE IT!


I felt that it was the perfect time to break out one of my recent purchases, Somebunny by MFT.  Love these cute little bunnies and chickies.



This sketch was so great, I did 2 cards (2 more to go).



Thanks for dropping by.  Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Card 1
Stamps: MFT Somebunny,  The Cat's Pajamas Spring Fling sentiment, Fawn Lawn Argyle Backdrops
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink tide pool and bubble gum
Accessories:  Darice Naturel Hemp, Doodlebug Designs sequins, SU! Pearls, MFT Somebunny and Pierced Circle Dienamics, Mama Elephang Femme Frames Dies, Copic Markers

Card 2
Stamps: MFT Somebunny,  MSE sentiment, Fawn Lawn Argyle Backdrops
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Archival Jet Black ink, Hero Arts Shadow Ink tide pool and bubble gum
Accessories:  Darice Natural Hemp, SU! Pearls, MFT Somebunny and Pierced Circle Dienamics, Mama Elephant Femme Frames Dies, hot glue dots, Sizzix embossing folder, Copic Markers



Sunday, March 22, 2015

I Made This

I just learned of a challenge blog called Shopping Our Stash.  It sounded like exactly what I need to do more of, so here I am.  The challenge theme for this week is "I made this" and we need to make our own background. Well, as it happened, I made this distress ink and embossing enamels background already positioned in the card, all it needed was some character.

I added the little Penguin and sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas SPACE CADET (from the newest release) and it was done!  Love that this happened.  I even have someone I think will appreciate receiving it!

Thanks for stopping by.  I so appreciate your visits and comments.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Space Cadet
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy
Ink:  VersaMark Onyx Black, Distress Ink
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Stampendous Embossing Enamel

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CRAFT Challenge #303


Welcome to CRAFT Challenge #303!  This week we are asking  you to create a Mother's Day card or a card for a special female.  This week our sponsor is Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Prize-$6.00 gift certificate for Little Miss Muffet Stamps

This week I worked with Kiki Bloom, such a darling image!  Here's what I came up with:


I'm hoping you stop by the CRAFT Challenge and link up your creations, can't wait to see what you come up with.  Stop by the Craft Blog to take a peek at what my Teamies designed.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Aloha,
Brenda

PS:  I would like to add this to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge-Anything Goes.

Supplies:
Digital Image:  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Kiki Bloom
Stamp:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, SU! cardstock, Jillybean Seedless Cucumber Design Paper
Accessories:  Darice Natural Hemp, Creative Impressions Ribbon, button from stash, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Sizzix Center Step Card and Tag die, Copic Markers


Monday, March 16, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday calling for Buttons or Bows

Click here for The Cat's Pajamas Blog hop.

Yip, that's right, the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge for this fortnight is to use buttons or bows.  This challenge is sponsored by:  

Bugaboo Stamps

and

Whimsy Stamps



Decisions are hard for me especially when it comes to buttons or bows, so I chose to do both.  This card is featuring Bugaboo Brat Bugs, one of my favorite little girls from Bugaboo Stamps.  She is so cute and such fun to color.  My tip is to wait to add the sentiment on a card that could be used for different occasions   For this card I will add the sentiment on the inside when I know what the occasion is.

Bugaboo Brats Bugs

Link up to play along for a chance to win...
from Bugaboo Stamps

or

from Whimsy Stamps

For a real treat stop by the Top Tip Tuesday Blog and take a look at the beauties my Teamies have created.

Thanks for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Brat Bugs
Paper:  Hammermill Digital, DCWV cardstock, Basic Grey Green at Heart Paper Pad
Accessories:  MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, button from stash, Darice Natural Hemp, Copic Markers, EK Success Chalk, SU! embossing folder 

It's Release Day and a Blog Hop!

Release day is finally here and there's a Blog Hop to celebrate! If you are following the hop you have arrived here from the amazing Nancy's blog (tough act to follow), if not you can always go back to the TCP Blog and start from there.
I am so happy to be playing along with The Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers.  This release is so awesome with all the new stamps and dies released by TCP.   

I had a hard time choosing but, I decided to go with a card created with the Patterned Petals set and matching dies.


                  
  

Today also happens to be the start of a TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I had to play along, this is such a great sketch. 


Here's what I came up with:




As if all that is not enough, there's a Spring Blog Hop starting today and going for the entire month.  You can enter with a project using any TCP product and the winner will win a $50 gift certificate! 



       

I want to thank Alma, Ms. Meowy herself for this opportunity.  She has the vision to create all these wonderful "creative tools" and to put together an awesome design team that never ceases to amaze me.   I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to join in on all the fun. 

As always, thanks so much for dropping by.  Now hop on over and to check out the uber talented Wendy M's blog. 

Aloha, 
Brenda

PS:  I would like to enter the second card in The House of Cards Enamel Dots challenge

Supplies:
Card 1
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Patterned Petals

Dies: The Cat's Pajamas Petal Posies, 5 Petal Posies, Lacy Posies, Leaf Scroll and Fancy Flip Frame
Cut Files:  The Cat's Pajamas  Cascade Card Cutable
Paper:  DCWV Cardstock, Hammermill Color Copy, Pebbles Basics DP, Strathmore Watercolor paper
Ink:  VersaMark, SU! Lost Lagoon
Accessories:  SU! White Embossing Powder, Circle Punch, Distress reinkers

Card 2
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas You Got This
Paper:  American Craft Neapolitan Paper Pad, Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper Pad, DCWV Yardstick, Neenah Solar White Yardstick
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles enamel dots

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Day 7 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks

Well, today is the last day of the sneak peeks, which means you need to join the celebration tonight! Here's the scoop:



Today we are giving you peeks at the amazing new CutUps from this release.  Here's my card using  Five Petal Posies, Lacy Posies and Leaf Scroll:




Need I even tell you how much fun these cards were to do?  Remember the CutAbles are not only available as cut files, but also as pdf files.

Thanks so much for stopping by, not sure with the time difference I will make to to the PJ party, so y'all have some extra fun for me!  Please stay tuned tomorrow for the Blog Hop which will start at the TCP Blog and it's TCP Tuesday!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Patterned Petals
Dies: The Cat's Pajamas Petal Posies, 5 Petal Posies, Lacy Posies, Leaf Scroll and Fancy Flip Frame
Cut Files:  The Cat's Pajamas Diamond Fold  Cascade Card Cutable
Paper:  DCWV Cardstock, Hammermill Color Copy, Pebbles Basics DP
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  SU! Bling, brad, SU!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sneaky Peek KEEP CALM


Day 6 from The Cat's Pajamas.  Today we are highlighting the Keep Calm set and again I have to use the word versatile.   Once I got started with this set, I couldn't stop.  Here are a couple of cards that happened:



Want to remind you, just 3 more days until till the Pajama Party at SplitCoast Stampers.  I just know you've been by The Cat's Pajamas Blog, here to get all the scoop.  Be sure to stop by SplitCoast today for a chance to win TCP goodies! 

Aloha,
Brenda 

Supplies:
Card 1
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Keep Calm and Do I Smell Cake (cupcakes)
Paper:  American Crafts May Berry
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Creative Impressions Ribbon, CutUps Pinking Border
Card 2
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Keep Calm
Paper:  American Crafts May Berry,  Hammermill cardstock, SU! cardstock
Ink:  SU!  Red Riding Hood
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Heart Rosette CutUps, Darice natural Hemp, shrink plastic



Friday, March 13, 2015

Sneaky Peek Day 5

Welcome to day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks.  Today I'm using one of the wonderful new Cutables that will be available for download on March 17.  I love downloads because it satisfies my "gotta have it now" mentality.  The Diamond Fold Card shown here even includes the cut files for the mats and is a breeze to make!  Just cut it with your electronic cutting machine or print off the PDF...believe me, the hardest thing about this card was taking the photo!

You can see I had fun with this card using the BONUS stamp set, "Jump for Joy".  Jump for Joy is only available with your purchase of over $65.  You can't beat the price which is FREE!



                             

If you haven't landed here from the TCP Blog, check it out here for the details on all the fun.  You can also get the creative juices flowing by seeing all the fab creations by the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Jump for Joy
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Doodlebug Design DP, Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark watermark stamp pad
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, Ranger gold embossing powder, Copic Markers, Pretty Pink Posh and Doodlebug Design sequins

Thursday, March 12, 2015

YOU GOT THIS-Day 4 Sneak Peek

I know you have been waiting to see what our favorite Bunny has been up to...I think he's working on his powers of persuasion.  You are gonna love "You Got This", as usual the sentiments are so perfect.

It's hard to believe we are half way through the peaks, but there is plenty more to see.  Stay tuned to The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  There you will be inspired by the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers.  You can also follow the link to SplitCoast Stampers for a change to WIN and get all the details on this fab release!

Thanks for checking in!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas You Got This
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy, American Crafts Everyday, SU! Very Vanilla Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders circle die, Taylored Expressions Burlap embossing folder, Copic Markers, Darice Natural hemp

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CRAFT Challenge #302

For The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek, click here.

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
Prize-4 images from Sassy Studio Designs

This week we are asking you to create a Christmas card to help that card stash grow!  Here's my take:


Sassy Studio Designs
Snow Queen Portrait


I used a lot of texture and a lot of Stickles here.  I also fired up my Silhouette Cameo and cut the card and the snowflake swirls as part of the design.  It's quite sparkly in real life.  

We hope you join us this week for our Christmas make.  Be sure and stop by the CRAFT blog to get a peek at the DT inspiration. 

I think this card also works for Merry Monday Challenge #149-monochromatic blues. (A happy accident!)

Thanks for stopping in, look forward to seeing your creations!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Digital Image:  Sassy Studio Designs Snow Queen Portrait
Stamp:  Winnie and Walter Happy Christmas
Paper:  Mohawk Color Copy, DCWV cardstock
Ink:  Ranger Dye Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Crystal Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Sizzix label die, Taylored Expressions embossing folder, Copic Markers

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Day 3

Well, are ya loving what you've seen so far from The Cat's Pajamas new release?    Todays peek is Patterned Petals stamp set and and 2 of the 3 new CutUps dies hat match this set.  This stamps are especially wonderful with Spring just around the corner.  


For all the scoop on this release, be sure to check out the TCP blog.  Lots of inspiration over there from the Kitty Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers.  Much more to be seen with 5 new stamp sets, 4 new CutUps, 2 new Cuttable and a bonus stamp set with a $65 purchase!

Thanks for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow for even more fun stamping goodness!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Nancy's Set
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas flowers and swirl
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink: Delicata Gold
Accessories:  Circle punch, Stampin UP! white embossing powder, Sizzix embossing folder



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek Day 2

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek day 2!  There is a new designer in The Cat's Pajamas lineup, Tamara Hess.  I love the versatility of this set.  You can use it, as I did here, for an Easter greeting or change up the sentiment for a completely different message.  FUN!

Bet we see more of this cutie in the future!  For this card, I made a distress ink background, paper pieced the little lion and colored the flowers and egg bunches with Copics.  

If you didn't start at The Cats Pajamas blog, head on back there for the full scoop on this set and other release details.  You're also going to want to see the makes from the Cat Pack and Swanky Stampers.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Can't wait for day 3 goodness!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Hear Me Roar
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Scraps for paper piecing
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Ink
Accessories: clear embossing powder, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Clouds, circle punch


Monday, March 9, 2015

TCP Sneaky Peek Day 1-SPACE CADET

I am very excited to be sharing SPACE CADET, one of the newest release from The Cat's Pajamas!  I am happy to say that Sprinkle and Poochie are back in action, joined by one of the adorable Penguins.


I got out my watercolors to create this outa this world background.  I also used Stampendous embossing enamel to create the stars.  

Get ready for 7 days of TCP newness!  There will be stamps sets, CutUps and Cutables that are going to knock your socks off!  You're going to love this release!  

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to come back tomorrow for sneeky peek #2.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Space Cadet
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Hammermill Color Copy, DCWV vellum
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Stampendous Embossing Enamel, SU! embossing powder, Koi watercolors, Copic markers, Ranger tiny attacher, circle punch

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Craft Challenge #301

We have a new challenge firing up over at CRAFT Challenge today.  


As usual there are some great sponsors lined up with generous prize packages.

Kenny K Downloads

The prize is 5 digital downloads from their shop.

and

Pickled Potpourri Designs
 
The prize is a $7.00 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Design Store, good for any digital design.

I chose to use Pickled Potpourri's Snowman Tag for this challenge.  These frosty little guys are so cute!  Here's my recipe:
3 embellishments (snowflake border, glitter, twine)
2 colors of paper
1 image

Pickled Potpourri's
Snowman Tag


Hurry on over the the CRAFT Challenge and check out the other creations by the DT.  Be sure to link up yours for a chance to win!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Digital Image-Pickled Potpourri Snowman Tags
Stamp:  Winner and Walter Happy Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Lawn Fawn Snowy paper pack, DCWV cardstock
Accessories:  Acclaim Glitter, Stickles, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Copic Markers, Devine Twine Baker's Twine


Monday, March 2, 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Action Figure


Tip Top Tuesday has a new challenge for you today, Action Figures!  We are so fortunate to be sponsored by Zlatoena.  
The prize is 2 digital image of the winner's choice.


I decided to double up on this challenge.  I am using the darling Rabbit Traveler Hot Air Balloon and I put him on a slider card.





The Slider CutUps from The Cat's Pajamas made this card so simple to make.  I will be making more soon!

We would love you to come play along with us.  Leave a 'Tip' for a chance to win a guest designer spot, check for details on our blog.  While you're there take a look at the DT's fab creations.  Look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

I am also entering this card in the Sister Act Card Challenge #95, anything goes. Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Rabbit Traveler Hot Air Balloon, The Cat's Pajamas Away We Go
Paper:  Hammermill Digital, Pebbles Special Delivery Paper Pad, DCWV Cardstock
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Cloud Border CutUps and Slider CutUps, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, The Sequined Bunny Sequins, Stamp N Stuff Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers