Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CRAFT #361


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a project inspired by a book.  I also want to welcome (belatedly) our new teamies, Sheryl, Lisa, Jean and Khristina.  We are so happy to have their creative energy gracing our team.

Our Sponsors this week are -

 Craft Classes Online


The Cutting Cafe


The Paper Shelter


My card was inspired by the children's book, The Little Red Hen.




Truthfully, I couldn't wait to use this cute chick digi by  Skapar K√§llarn and she remained me of this book from my childhood.  Here's my card -



I sure do hope you'll join us this week for our new challenge.  For peeks of the DT creations and more information about the challenge including the very generous prizes head on over to the 

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Skapar Kallarn
Sentiment: Simon says hello die
Paper:  Pebbles Basics stack, Basic Grey paper stack
Accessories:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames #10 Frilly, Martha Stewart border punch, MVT Dienamics wacky stitched oval, Copic Markers

LRW 339 - Let The Sunshine




Hi all!  This week our challenge is being hosted by Heather.  She want us to use a Sun in our creation.    I decided to use the new Cutable just released by the Cat's Pajamas.  I used several colors of distress ink to stencil my sun.  The rainbow was created by using just plain old circle dies to cut this rainbow from watercolor paper and this used distress ink to paint it.  




Now that Spring is here there should be plenty of Suns to go round, so let's see those sweet, sunny creations.  You can link up at the Little Red Wagon blog.  While you're there, check out what the Girlfriends created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Sending You  
Ink:  Distress Ink, VersaFine onyx black
Paper:  cardstock, DCWV vellum
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Stitched Clouds, Spellbinders Circles
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajama Sun Cutable, The Sequined Bunny sequins

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Spring Blog Hop!


It's release day at The Cat's Pajamas Store so get out that wish list and start filling that shopping basket.  This release is so chock full of wonderfulness you're going to want it all!

Since the sneak peeks are over, to celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP!  If you didn't start at The Cat's Pajamas blog, you might want to begin here.  If you arrived here from Jessie's blog, you are on the right path.

Here's my card using the very beautiful Sketched Flowers -


I grew up in Kansas, so sunflowers have a special place in my heart.  I used kraft cardstock and burlap ribbon in an attempt to give this card a warm homey feel.  Watercolors were used to color the fussy cut images.  Sometimes I do therapeutic fussy cutting, but remember all the stamp sets from this release have free cutables to use with electronic cutting machines.

The next stop on the hop is our super talented guest designer, Lesley Croghan.  I love what she's created with this release!

Thanks for joining us this week, I've had so much fun.  I so enjoyed reading your comments.  Congrats to all the In It To Win It Winners!  Don't forget to get out those flower stamps and dies out to join us in the customer blog hop.  All the details can be found here.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Sketchy Flowers
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  SU! kraft cardstock, Pebbles Basics stack
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets, LUV burlap ribbon, Taylored Expressions sequins



From the Heart Stamps Sketch #149

For a sneak peek of The Cat's Pajamas release, click here!

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches with a tWist #149.  Our sketch this week is a great one designed by Imke and the tWist is to use a die.


I have been trying to cut back on my sugar intake, perhaps that's why I chose to color up the lucious Cupcake Lineup -



I isolated one of the Cupcakes and yummied it up with Copic markers and glitter.

Remember, for this challenge, everyone is a winner.  Just link up your creation and you  will receive $1 credit for use at the From the Heart Stamp store.  You can use it as a discount or save up to get a free image.  For all the challenge details check out the blog here.  You'll also want to check out the inspiration the design team has for you this week, you'll not be disappointed.  I hope you have time to play along this week, can't wait to see your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image: From the Heart Stamps Cupcake Lineup
Sentiment:  LOTV tags
Paper: American Craft Fine & Dancy stack
Coloring medium:  Copic Markers
Accessories:  Twine, MFT Dienamics Blueprints 2, Martha Stewar bubble gum glitter, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Square Stamp and Sending CutUps Peek



Well, it's Monday and time for another sneak peek of The Cat's Pajamas Spring release.  Today we are showing off 2 more new CutUps.  I just know you are going to LOVE these dies!   The first CutUp, which I used, is the Square Stamps and the second is called Sending.  Sending will be free with your purchase of $65.00, it is also available for purchase.



And



I took our Penguin Friends from the Friendship set and placed them each in one of the small square stamps and used one of the four great sentiments included in the set.






This is the last day of sneak peeks, but the fun is nowhere near being over.  In fact, this would be a great time to let you know about our Spring Blog Hop. Tomorrows the big day, so stay tuned to find out what all the hopping is about...




-Today is your last chance to be IN IT TO WIN IT.  For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.




-Don't forget, tonight is our Pajama Party.  You are invited!  All you need to do is show up on Facebook, tonight at 8-10pm EST, 5-7pm PST and 2-4pm HST.  You're going to have all sorts of fun TCP style!  

-The wait is almost over...all these wonderful stamps and dies will be available for purchase TOMORROW!

Today you can see peeks from ChristineDeborahJessieNancy, and Wendy. 

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas  Friendship
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas  Square Stamps and Sending CutUps
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  DCWV cardstock, American Craft paper pad
Accessories:  clear embossing powder












Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sketchy Flowers



Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek Week.  This is such a great release!  Today's we are giving you a peek at Sketchy Flowers.  It's no surprise...I LOVE THIS SET!  There are so many ways to use this gorgeous set.




With my current love of watercoloring, I decided to use distress inks to color this up -




I stamped the "sketched" image and then colored it with distress reinkers.  This beautiful sentiment is from Simply Stacked Sentiments.  I gave the background a light wash, did a bit of splattering and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.  Again, I have to say, I LOVE THIS SET!

Once again, here is the information you need to know -


-So what's this IN IT TO WIN IT? Well, for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.


-Don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, April 25 from 8-10pm EST, 5-7pm PST and 3-5pm HST.  Consider yourself invited!

-The release date for all these wonderful stamps and dies will be April 26, 2016.

Today, don't miss the peeks from ChristineDeborahJessieNancy, and Wendy. 


Aloha,
Brenda



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Sketchy Flowers and Simply Stacked Sentiments
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Inks
Paper:  American Crafts cardstock
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sending You


Happy Weekend!  Can you think of a better way to celebrate than to take another sneak peek of The Cat's Pajamas Spring Release?  I tend to say every set is "one of my favorites" and this one is no exception.  I LOVE THIS SET!  Here is Sending You, for your viewing pleasure.  Christine dubbed Bunny as the most interesting bunny in the world and this set is just further proof!  Look at this guy!




I absolutely love this set.  Here in Hawaii, sending rainbows is a very common wish for all things good, so I was thrilled to see this as a sentiment option.  Here is Bunny literally making a rainbow to send to a dear one. 




The stencil was made using the Stitched Cloud CutUps which I stapled together.  I used distress ink in tumbled glass to create the sky.  The "rainbow" coming from the helicopter is the Icing CutUps colored with distress ink.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum with several colors and types of ink which were then clear embossed.  Stitched Cloud CutUps were added for a little extra dimension.

Here are all the details you NEED to know -



-Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? Well, for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.




-Don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, April 25 from 8-10pm EST, 5-7pm   PST and 3-5pm HST. Consider yourself invited!

-The release date for all these wonderful stamps and dies will be April 26, 2016.

Today you can see some amazing peeks from ChristineJessieJulieNancyWendy and our special guest designer Michele Boyer.

Aloha,

Brenda


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas  Sending You
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas  Stitched Clouds and Icing CutUps
Ink:  VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Satin Red, Studio G orange, yellow, green, blue and lavender, Distress Ink candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, mowed grass, broken china, blueprint sketch, and tumbled glass
Paper:  American Crafts cardstock, Mohawk color copy, DCWV Vellum
Color medium:  Copic Markers


Time to Bloom

For The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek #4 click here.

Just wanted to remind ya'll that we have until April 30th to upload your stamp of the month challenge creations to the From the Heart Stamps blog here.  I was absolutely awe struck when I saw this beautiful stamp set, Time to Bloom.  Not only are the images beautiful, the sentiments are too.  I love the fonts and arrangements of the words.  LOVE IT!



Here's my card...




I was a bit intimidated by all these beautiful images, but I have to tell you, the coloring was so therapeutic after a very busy day at work.  I added a little gold thread and a few sequins and it was done.  

I will look forward to seeing you lovely creations.  I love that so many people play along month after month, it is a real tribute to Faith's talent.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your weekend is full of all that you enjoy!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image- From the Heart Stamps Time to Bloom
Paper- Recollections Mosaic Memories stack
Coloring medium- Copic Markers
Accessories- Sulky thread, Taylored Expressions Sequins, Spellbinders oval and oval scalloped dies

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello There!


It's day 4 of The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peeks.  I'm so excited to show the new 'Hello There' CutUps!  I'm absolutely loving this font.  If you saw this peek from Monday, you can see how versatile this die is.



I kept this card pretty simple to show off this beautiful die cut.  It was cut from one of my watercolor fails, which worked out pretty well.  It is mounted on the open circle die from Framed Up 2 CutUp.  A single flower (maybe a pre-sneak peek????) and a few pearls were added.  I did a little hand stitching to finish it off.



Here are the details you need to know...




-Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? Well, for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.




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-Don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, April 25 from 8-10pm EST, 5-7pm   PST and 3-5pm HST. Consider yourself invited!

-The release date for all these wonderful stamps and dies will be April 26, 2016.

Today you can see peeks from ChristineJessieJulieNancyWendy and our special guest designer Lesley Croghan.

Aloha,
Brenda



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Sketchy Flowers 
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas  Square Stamp CutUps
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Shadow Inks Bubble Gum
Paper:  Penny Black Painted Blooms, American Craft cardstock
Accessories:  Pearls from stash, Binney & Smith Peacock

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

As You Like It Challenge #78

For The Cat's Pajamas Sneek Peak, click here.

This fortnight's challenge theme is to use your favorite animal.  We want you to show us your creation and explain why it's your favorite animal.


This week our sponsor is:




Here's my card using Poppy from Purple Onion Designs -



It's really hard to pick a favorite.  I love dogs and cats and horses and baby goats.  One of my very favorite animals is the bunny.  My sister and I were gifted 2 white rabbits when we were young.  My bunny was Thumper.  I just love remembering how soft they are and the way their little noses wiggled as they hopped around.  I used terrycloth and Copic Various ink to add texture to this little guys fur to make him look more fluffy.  I think it makes him look so cuddly.

For more information on prizes and inspiration from my very talented teamies, head on over to the AYLI blog.  Be sure to link up your creation.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda




Supplies:
Image:  Purple Onion Designs Poppy
Sentiment:  Mama Elephant
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  Ranger watercolor Paper
Accessories:  washi tape, clear embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Coloring Medium:  Binney and Smity Peacock watercolors

CRAFT #360

Click here for The Cat's Pajamas SNEAKY PEEK!  You're gonna love it!


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making Christmas projects.

Our Sponsors this week are -


 Bugaboo Stamps

AND


Dr. Digi's House of Stamps


Here's my card -




I used the cute image Holly Jolly Christmas.  This image is one of the darling images From the Heart Stamps collection of Birdbrain Chicks.

It's time to get ahead of the Christmas rush and join us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  Can't wait to see what you are going to share.



Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  From the Heart Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas
Paper:  SU!
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn twine, button from stash, Copic Markers

Friendship



HI EVERYONE!  Welcome back to day 3 of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks.  I know after the past two days peeks, you are dying to see #3!  Let me tell you, I've had so much fun creating with this set, so you will be seeing more in the future.  It features our favorite Penguins celebrating Friendship.  



Here they are immortalizing their day with, of course, a selfie!

 
For this card I am also giving you an early peek at another one of the fabby new CutUps sets.  


Here are the details you NEED to know -


-So, do you want to be IN IT TO WIN IT? Well, for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, leave a comment on each of the sneak peek posts, including The Cat's Pajamas blog. A winner will be drawn and announced on the TCP Facebook Page the following day.

-Don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, April 25 from 8-10pm EST, 5-7pm PST and 3-5pm HST.  Consider yourself invited!

-The release date for all these wonderful stamps and dies and Cuttable will be April 26, 2016.


Today, you will want to visit DeborahJessie, Julie, Nancy, Wendy and our special guest designers Lesley Croghan and Michele Boyer.  They all have very special peeks for you!

Thanks for stopping by.  Good luck on In It To Win It!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Friendship
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Square Stamps CutUps
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  DCWV
Accessories:  Copic Markers, clear embossing powder,