Showing posts with label The Cat's Pajamas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Cat's Pajamas. Show all posts

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Three for St. Patrick's Day!

Here are three more St. Patrick's Day cards that I made for a sale at my church.

For my first card, I pounced Alchemy and Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks onto Translucent Lupo paper.  Then I layered die cut  Memory Box shamrocks over the panel with foam dots and added 3 rhinestones.  
The frames on all of my cards were made using Pierced Feature Frames - Rectangles from PTI. 

 The images above and below are digital that I printed from my computer using  Dover Holiday Vignettes - A book and CD of vintage holiday images for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July and Easter.
I'm linking my card to:
my cards are clean and layered 
Inspired by the shamrock

Stamps:  St. Paddy's Day from A Beary Good Year set - The Cat's Pajamas, St. Patrick's Day from Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (retired out of business)
Paper:  white, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese - PTI, Translucent Lupo - Ranger.
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots, rhinestones, Digital Vintage Images - Dover Holiday Vignettes, Alcohol Pearl Inks Alchemy and Sublime - Ranger.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Return to Blossoming Health

Just a quick post to share a card I made for this weeks' CAS(E) this sketch challenge and a little treat 'hat' box..
I used a strip of beautiful digital paper called Folk Art 'Clean' from Waltzingmouse along with a lacey punched strip beneath it (Martha Stewart.  This lovely get well sentiment is from Vintage Garden Seed Packet from WMS.  The card base is vintage cream and I used a Memento Nautical Blue ink. 

This is a great CAS sketch -  this would be lovely as a sympathy card with the appropriate sentiment or a Happy Birthday - don't you think?!   Very versatile!

Kent and I are off to visit my friend Anne, her husband and mother who now lives with them.  I met Anne (jdmommy) through Split Coast and it turns out she only lives about 40 minutes away, so we get together now and then.  Anne recently had surgery on her thumb so we are going to have some pizza with them and to hopefully help take her mind off her hand for a few hours!

I made this little top hat treat box to bring to Anne. You may remember when I first posted some of these in green colors on this post.   Anne's favorite color is red - so I thought it would be fun to make one for her in red!  The template is called Hat's Off and it's from Creations by AR  The bow I used on the brim of the hat is also a template called It's Bow Easy

 I even packaged the little treats inside the hat in a red polka dot bag!  She'll get a kick out of that I think!

Tomorrow I'll show you what I made for her mother, Evelyn!  (It's really cute!)

Blossoming Health Card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Garden Seed Packet
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Fine Linen - PTI, DP Folk Art 'Clean' Digital Paper - Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue
Accessories:  Lacey punch - Martha Stewart

Top Hat
Stamps -  The Cat's Pajamas - A Beary Good Year
Paper:  red and black - Prismatics, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Hat's Off Template, It's Bow Easy Template - Creations by AR, Scor Tape, Modern note Punch - SU, red polkadot bag - Impress

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just Saying Hello!

I'm sharing a card today that I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.  The inspiration site this week was an Etsy shop called Decoylab - they make fun clocks and I was inspired by this one - a vintage phone clock.
It reminded me I had a Movers and Shapers phone die that I bought almost a year ago and hadn't even tried out yet!
 So I die cut the phone in black, then cut the dial piece out of brushed gold and adhered it over the black dial. Then I covered the black part of the phone with Crackle Accents - it hasn't dried yet - so it just looks shiny but it should have a slightly crackled look later on tonight!! (don't try to speed up the drying with a heat gun - it will just blister - how do I know that??!!)

My papers are from Library Ledger from PTI and my sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas - Warm Fuzzies Set.  The phone is popped up on foam tape.  I sponged the edges of the papers with Ranger Distress Weathered Wood and distressed the edges.

Just to let you know - Claire is having Sneak Peeks of her March release over on the WMS blog if you'd like to take a look!

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas - Warm Fuzzies
Paper: Vintage Cream, true Black, DP Text Style Library Ledger - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Weatherd Wood
Accessories: Crackle Accents - Ranger, Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shakers Vintage Telephone and Typewriter die set, foam tape

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feeling Better in Red

I made this card for my good friend and stamping buddy, Anne Harmon, who is having surgery on her thumb this week.  She'll be out of stamping commission for a few months while it heals.  She had the other thumb done maybe 6 months or so ago - so she already knows how painful it is in the beginning. (yuck!)

Anne LOVES red -  so I just had to use as much red as possible on my FEEL BETTER card I'll be sending to her.

I used several circle Nestabilities to make this card - the back of the card is cut with a scallop circle die (I cut across the bottom area so it will stand up and not lean forward since the front circle is smaller than the back!)  I used two circle dies for the red and a heart circle die in Brushed Silver for the front.  To attach the front to the back - I scored a line across the top of the front and adhered it to the back piece using Scor Tape.

My cute little nurse cat is Nurse Sprinkle from the Cat's Pajamas (this may be retired - I couldn't find it on the site).  My sentiment is from Say It Loud from Waltzingmouse.  Inside (not shown) I stamped "I hope each day finds you feeling more and more like your wonderful self" - from Healing Touch Sentiments from PTI.  I used two red Tiny Twinkles for Nurse Sprinkles eyes!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

CASology Cue card - Circle
Less is More - paper piercing
Cas-ual Fridays - Hi Ho Silver (my heart circle is cut from brushed silver cardstock)
CAS on Sunday - making the rounds.

I hope you'll come by again on Thursday - I'll be participating in a Waltzingmouse DT Blog Waltz featuring our favorite stamp sets!  I think you'll be inspired!

Stamps:  Nurse Sprinkle from The Cats Pajamas, feel better soon from Say It Loud - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  pure poppy, white - PTI, brushed silver- SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  scallop circle, heart circle and circle Nestabilities, foam tape, piercing tool and pad, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Pardner!

Howdy Stampers!     I made this cute little penguin Western card for the Cas-ual Fridays challenge Penguin Suit - to use only black and white - not a SPOT of another color!   It was so hard for me not to color in the sheriff's badge - or the bandana - or one of the little critters hats!   but I persevered - and here it is -  pristine in its' black and whiteness!!

The stamps are from The Cat's Pajamas -  the paper is Papertrey Ink -  the large scallop is a punch by EK Success. The sentiment is layered to a Pinking Circle Nestability.   I popped up the stars and sentiment on foam tape for a little dimension.  My card is a slim 3" x 5 1/2"

A good masculine card, don't you think??

Check my post below - you still have time for a chance at winning a Kittie Kit....

Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas - It's a Western Thing
Paper:  white, true black, DP Textstyle Black & White Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versamark Onyx Black
Accessories - Foam tape, circle punches, Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch  EK Success.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother - I Ruff You!

A fun free 4 all challenge over on Split Coast last Friday - to cut out of the box and emboss. I followed the technique instructions in the Split Coast forum. I used my brandy new Labels 10 Nestability for my framing. I also embossed the label after cutting it to meet the challenge requirements!

This beautiful heart with the Celtic Lunette design, matching digitial patterned paper and the sentiment are all from Waltzingmouse Stamps My card today is very clean and simple. I popped up the label on foam dimensionals and then just added 3 sticky gems to the lower corner!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Spring Baskets (sentiment), Celtic Heritage (Heart)
Paper: white, hibiscus burst - PTI, Celtic Lunettes Digital Patterned paper/Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Hibiscus - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensioinals, gems, labels 10 Nestabilities, cuttlebug


I don't have a lot of time to stamp after work so I try to get lots of challenges into a card if I can - so today I was able to hit 4 challenges!

I used the Split Coast color challenge Apricot, sage, grey - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, and the The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge was to use cork.

And I'm bringing my little flying doggie (Angel Yappy) to da Mudder's Teaparty - which is at the Kentucky Derby this week - we have to ride something there to participate in the race because all of the horses went on strike - Yikes I hope flying counts!?!?! LOL!! Read all about the Split CoastTuesday Teaparty craziness here.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: The Cats Pajamas - Angel Yappy, Love Comet, I Ruff You
Paper: white - PTI, Apricot appeal, sage shadow - SU, DP Basic Grey/Archaic
Ink: memento tuxedo black, Sage Shadow & Apricot Appeal - SU
Accessories: lace, heart punch - McGill, cork, heart Sizzix die, sponge, foam dimensionals, scor tape, hand made cloud template

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Colorful Spring

I seem to be chronically late for the teaparty's lately! But here I am none-the-less and the parties are that kind that just go on and on! LOL!! This week we had to bring some color to Abner the Abdominable Snowman because he is sick to death of WHITE!

So I'm bringing along some green grass and blue sky - as well as this little penquin guy with his gravity defying Easter Basket. I figured Abner would feel at home with this ice loving creature and wouldn't feel so nervous about all the new colors he was seeing!


My card is also for Fran's Doubledog Dare Challenge to us this week - to make a 1-2-3 card - I used one ribbon, two little gems, and three designer papers!

And finally - it's for the TCP Tuesday challenge to use The Cat's Pajama's springtime stamps on your card -

Reminder: Claire is releasing 3 lovely new stamp sets on Monday - see some sneak peeks at Claire's, Anya's and Lynn's today - they'll make you want these new stamps - ya - they will!!

Happy Saturday everyone - are you stampin'???

Stamps: A Beary Good Year, Gobble it Up - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: White, new leaf - PTI, DP - DCWV Spring Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: paper piercer, glue dot, foam dimensionals, gold stickles, sticky gems - Amuse, vintage button - PTI, zutter corner rounder, rectangle nestabilities, ribbon - PTI, copics - E35, YR24, YR09, BV08, BV04, YG17, R32, RV11, Y13

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More than Just a St. Paddy's Day Card!

I guess I missed the BIG Mardis Gras Celebration for the Mudder's Teapot Challenge - just couldn't get to stamping yesterday - but if I know the Teaparty gals - there's still a lot of partying going on down there - so PJ Bear is bringing down the green because we heard that there's already plenty of purple and gold there!

AND Joanne's Doubledog Dare challenge this week was to make a St. Patrick's Day card so here you go!

My sketch is Mercy's Tuesday sketch and the colors are the TCP Tuesday Challenge to use olive, light blue and Ivory!
With less stamping time you have to pack them all in right?!?!?

Stamps: The Cats Pajamas - A Beary Good Year
Paper: Bazzill green, blue & ivory, DP Basic Grey Pattern paper, vintage cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chamomile - PTI
Accessories: sponge, oval & scalloped oval nestabilities, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, gold pen, Copics: YG63, E53, E35, BG10, Quickie Glue pen

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Eat !


Every Tuesday one of the Design Team of TCP (The Cat's Pajamas) issues a challenge and this week Amy Rohl's challenge was to use paper piecing on your card.

I don't have my newly won A Beary Good Year set yet (see yesterday's post!) - so I used this cute dining penquin from the Gobble it Up set, paperpiecing the table cloth.

I used Labels Eight Nestabilities to frame him and my Top Note by SU (cut in half) for the background piece. The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket/Earth Notes. I used my Scor Pal to make a double frame around the edge and sponged it with Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink. Then I just stamped my sentiment and added the button knotted with twine!

Check out the challenge and load up yours here before the end of Feb. Maybe you'll be chosen the Swanky Stamper of the month - uh -- oh no - I'm going to be chosen Swanky Stamper of the month - forget I mentioned the contest ! LOL!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Gobble it Up - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Earth Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink
Accessories: sponge, top note die - SU, Labels Eight Nestabilities, Copics - Y38, E19k, R08, 0, Silver pen, Scor pal, twine & vintage button - PTI

Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Sheriff in Town

I made this card for this weeks The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Sketch Challenge Check it out - you have until Saturday to enter and you could be this month's Swanky Stamper! (that is unless I win!! LOL!!)

I love this sheriff set and the fun Cosmo Cricket Lil Man designer paper. I'm seeing orange everywhere - a color I don't usually use - but it's growing on me the more I see it!

I stamped the images directly on the designer paper - then colored in some of the town building parts so they stood out. I paper pieced the hat and shirt of the sheriff, putting the hat up on foam dimensionals. I added the big star brad to his shirt and colored his guns and belt with my Spica silver pen. IRL they are shimmery!

I used the Swirly Punch by Stampin Up to punch a black and orange piece - then layered them under the circle that I stamped the sentiment on. I added the button because I needed that third thing to draw your eye around the card! I figured a black button is ok on a boys card! The 'bang' star is up on foam dimensionals. I stamped "there's a new sheriff in town' directly onto the twill.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see my contribution to the World Record Inspirational Unity Blog hop! It's scheduled to go off at 10 am I think! I'll have mine up early just in case!

Stamps: It's a Western Thing: The Cats Pajamas
Paper: tangerine tango: SU, Spring Moss: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust: SU
Accessories: glue dots, black vintage button: PTI, gold star brad, foam dimensionals, twill: SU, sponge, Spica silver pen, copics, black stitched ribbon: Amuse, curly label punch: SU, circle punch