Saturday, October 29, 2016

WD 29Oct2106 - Tooth Fairy


Happy Weekend!  One of my little friends is about to loose her 1st tooth and I thought this little envie would be perfect for her parents to pop something into from the tooth fairy.  The very sweet Whimsie Doodles image Tooth Fairy Abby was my inspiration.  You can find her in the What's New category in the Whimsie Doodles store here.


I cut the "card" using my Silhouette Cameo and then glued in an additional piece that will hold coins, bills or a gift card depending on what the tooth fairy plans on leaving.  


Thanks so much for checking in today.  I want to remind you our current "Anything Goes With A Fall Twist" challenge is still active.  You have plenty of time to enter here.

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ribbon, Sparkle and Shine


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in using ribbon, sparkle and shine on your projects.  

Our Sponsors this week are -


And

Crafty Ribbons


This week I used a fab image from our generous sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  This is Daisy Mermaid -


I loved coloring her.  I used Wink of Stella on her "scales" to add some sparkle and shine and the centers of the daisies were embellished with Liquid Pearls.  The sparkly sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  

I love adding sparkle and shine to my projects.  I'm hoping you will join us at CRAFT Challenge blog to inspire me with new techniques.  For more details and prize information click here.

I'm so glad you popped in!

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Lacy Sunshine Stamps Daisy Mermaid
Sentiment:  LOTV Sentiment tags
Paper:  scraps from stash and Hammermill Color Copy
Ink:  VersaFine
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, ribbon from stash, Liquid Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Clear Wink of Stella
Dies:  Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Stencil It



Hi all!  This week Kate is our hostess and she is asking us to Stencil It.  I have been collecting stencils, but honestly haven't put them to much use.  Here's what I came up with using a Tim Holtz stencil and some distress inks -





I can't wait to see how you choose to use your stencils.  I hope you'll drop by the Little Red Wagon, share your creations and take a look at what the Girlfriends have to share.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Vintage Halloween  
Paper:  DCWV cardstock, Hammermill Color Copy
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  May Arts ribbon, clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz stencil, Sizzix embossing folder
Coloring medium:  Distress Ink

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tags on TCP Tuesday #326

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to a new TCP Tuesday Challenge.  This week we want to see you incorporate tags into your projects.  If you have gotten your fab new TCP Holiday Tag Duo Die, now would be a perfect time to use it.  

As you can see, I haven't been able to put down the new stamps and dies yet.  Here's a little gift bag I made using the Tag Duo Die and Santa is Coming stamp set.  The snowflakes are from Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps -



I also want to remind you about our blog hop -


For details on both TCP Tuesday and the hop, head on over to the blog here.  If it's inspiration you need, check out the amazing creations the Cat Pack has put together.  This week, head over to visit Nancy and Wendy.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

AYLI #89 Old or New Stash

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is old or new stash.  We want to know which you used and till use a bit about why it's your favorite or at least why you chose to use it.


This week our wonderful sponsor is:



I love adding to my stash. There are so many fun images and papers and mediums for us to play with. I also love digging around in my old stash finding things I have never used or even forgotten I had. For this challenge I am choosing to go with goodies from my stash. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use this cute new digi from our very kind sponsor, DigiStamp Boutique. This is from Rosie Collection 1 and I love her!




For this challenge I used a combination of new and old stash.
I love adding to my stash. There are so many fun images and papers and mediums for us to play with.  I love digging around in my old stash finding things I have hardly used or even forgotten I had.   All of the items on this card, except Rosie are from my much loved stash.

I can't wait to see your creations and learn about the products you use.  Head back on over to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, the weekend is almost upon us!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  DigiStamp Boutique Rosie Collection 1
Paper:  scraps from stash
Accessories:  Simon Says Stacked Hearts die, Cherry Lynn tag die, MFT stitched mini scallop stax, Natural Hemp twine
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

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CFT 386 - Christmas


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week by sharing a Christmas project.

Our sponsor this week is -



I made a Christmas slider card this week using images from Pink and Main.  A great new die cut from The Cat's Pajamas made it so simple.  Here's what happened -



Santa was definitely hiding a little something!  For this card I colored the images up with Copic markers.  I used distress ink on the "sand" and added a little shine to the Christmas lights with Glossy accents.  Here's a 'How To' link for the slider.

With Christmas just around to corner, why not get out your holiday goodies and join us this week at the CRAFT Challenge blog?

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Stamps: Pink and Main Warm Holiday
Paper:  scraps from stash, Hammermill Color Copy
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, The Cat's Pajamas Slider CutUps
Coloring medium: Copic markers

LRW #364 - Let's Party!



Welcome to Little Red Wagon Challenge!  This week we have Janice doing our hostessing duties.  Now anyone who has read Janice's posts know she is always up for a good time and this challenge is no exception, so Let's Party!  I decided to go with the good old birthday party since I needed a small persons card.

Here's my make using The Cat's Pajamas cute Bunny -


I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder, colored up Bunny, added a couple fishtail banners and voila...a birthday card for a soon to be 6 year old.

I am looking forward to seeing what kind of party you and the Girlfriends want to share.  I hope you'll be heading over to the Little Red Wagon to link up!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Numbers Plate
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy, scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Sizzix embossing folder, clear embossing powder, MFT small scallops stax
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Monday, October 17, 2016

TCP Blog Hop 10/18/2016


Happy Blog Hop Day.  Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas celebration of our newest release.   I hope you had as much fun peeking as we have had sharing with you.  Now you can get all the fab stamps and dies for your very own.  

Hopefully you have arrived here from The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  If so, you know the hop starts our newest TCP Tuesday Challenge.



Here's my card featuring the CutUps Duo tag die and Cups die (see the tiny shrink plastic cup?) and This Could Be Vodka.




I have to admit I love all the products in this release.  I love that they range from beautifully elegant to fun and sassy.  I think what I love most is the versatility and quality of all these wonderful new stamps and dies.   It has all been so much fun, but there's plenty left to see.  

The next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented  Kitty Cat, Wendy.  Hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has to share.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I am humbled by your visits and to have a small part in sharing The Cat's Pajamas Stamps with you.

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 7 - Bunny Snowglobe

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas final sneak peek for our October release.  I'm always a little saddened by the final day of sneaks.  That is, until I think about out cute this last set is!  Today's set features none other than our favorite floppy eared Bunny - Bunny Snowglobe!  

I have to admit, for this release, I seem to be obsessed with shaker cards.  I colored Bunny up with Copic markers and added some fun "snow" and encased it all in an acrylic button cover.    


The Season's Greetings CutUps seemed to be the perfect sentiment.  I love this gorgeous font and they cut this glitter paper like butter!  Here's a closer look at these goodies.




-This is your last chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The Cat's Pajamas store, by leaving 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.

Even though I'm sad today is the last peek, I'm excited about the Pajama Party tonight on Facebook!  I hope you'll be able to join us.  We will be sharing more peeks of the new release and who knows, maybe you'll have an opportunity to WIN!!!





The other thing I am happy about is that tomorrow is release day!  I know you have been waiting patiently and you will be able to get these wonderful stamps and dies for yourself.  Order them quick to join in on our Winter Blog Hop which starts tomorrow!



Don't miss the peeks today from Christine, Jessie, Nancy, Stacy and Wendy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Sure do hope to see you at the PJ party tonight!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 6 - J*lly H*liday Re-release

Welcome to day 6 of The Cat's Pajamas October Release sneak peeks.  You are going to recognize this set from years past.  I made a card with it awhile back and was saddened to hear it had been retired.  Well, here it is back again, J*lly H*liday!  If you wanted it before, be sure to snatch it up now because it's only back for a limited time.  It's another one of those very versatile sets that can be playful or very elegant based upon your design.


I paired it up with the new Scalloped Duo CutUps die.  Talk about versatile, I love all the options this fab die offers.  I left a bit of red peeking out from the cutout areas and used the three larger dies to create the very elegant frame.  I also used the ornament die from the new Holiday Tag CutUps Die.




Here's all 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, October 17 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 October 18, 2016.

Today, don't miss the peeks from ChristineDeborahNancy, Stacy, Wendy and Jody Collins.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night at the Pajama Party!

Aloha,
Brenda

WD October Challenge

Click here for The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday and welcome to a new challenge at Whimsie Doodles.  The challenge is Anything Goes With A Twist.  It's your choice whether or not you want to use the twist of using anything related to Fall on your creation.  For all the information on the challenge check out this post.

I used one of the images released last month for my card.  Her name is Pumpkin Abby and she can be found at the top of the What's New Page in the Whismie Doodles Store here.


I hope you'll all have time to join us this month.  Remember, you have until November 13th to link up your creation.  You don't have to use a WD image, but with all our cuties and even some freebies, why wouldn't you want to?

Thanks so much for stopping in!  Can't wait to see what you make.

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 5 - This Could Be Vodka

Hi!  Welcome to day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas wonderful new release.  I have given up trying to pick a favorite stamp set during a new release...every set is my favorite.  I have to say this is one of my favorite favorites.  I love the sassy sentiments and the little animals are just too cute!  I have a fondness for Siamese cats.  I loved being able to color this cutie up like my sweet angel kitty, Shami.  


The Cups Duo CutUps (LOVE IT!) made paper piecing quick and easy. I used the inset technique to add some character to the big tea cup. The slider CutUp (you're going to love this one too!) as well as the sassy sentiment added some extra fun.  This kitty must have had a bit of vodka to be brave enough to go sliding around in a tea cup!



Here's all the important bits of information about this release again-


-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, October 17 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 October 18, 2016.

Today, don't miss the peeks from 
Christine, Deborah, Jessie, Julie, Nancy, Wendy and our special guest Jodi Collins. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peek 4 - Penguin Joy

I'm so glad you stopped in to see my day 4 peek of The Cat's Pajamas new set, Penguin Joy.  I loved every single image in this oh so cute set and decided to do something a bit different and make planner pages.   Here it is in all it's cuteness -


I love all the cute images in this set!  You can tell I have used whole images as well as parts of some of the images to mark special days.  I used the new CutUps die, Hill and Dale to decorate the bottom of the page and Square Stamp CutUps from the last release to frame the darling Penguins.  The back and front image of the little snow angel Penguin was perfect to decorate the clip as was the Easy Stitched Bow CutUps.   I just love the way it turned out.



Here's all the information you need to know about our new release -

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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, October 17 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 October 18, 2016.

Don't miss the peeks from 
Christine, Jessie, Nancy, Wendy and our special guest Anita. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda