VOICES IN MY HEAD

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Here's a shocker...A ONE LAYER CARD! Sometimes that's all you need but I could probably count on one hand how many one layer cards I've made.  This set by Julie Ebersole from Ellen Hutson, VOICES IN MY HEAD, just spoke to me.  I love the girls with their top knots and all of the fun sayings are perfect for right now. I don't know about you but this is what the inside of my brain probably looks like at any one moment. It's never one thought...it's many!


TCP TUESDAY #372 - ANIMALS ~ REMINDER!

TCPTUES372How did we get to the middle of the month already!? The weather in Maryland has been delightful so I hope you are all enjoying the same.  I"m ready for Fall...don't wanna go straight to Winter through so don't get any big ideas, Mother Nature!

Here's your reminder that you should play along with us on the monthly TCP Tuesday challenge. #372 is ANIMALS! TCP has sooo many fun animal images. I picked this kitty in a cup from the THIS COULD BE VODKA set. I have three cats and Jamie Fraser would definitely be the one IN the cup. He's such a bad kitty! Still loving the BIG LITTLE ALPHABET dies so I'm using them again here. Otherwise, this is a pretty straight forward, clean and simple card.

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Here are the challenge details:

• If you want to play along you just upload your ANIMAL featured design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.


SNORKEL SMILE

TCPTUES372I'm sensing a beach theme this week. It must be my subconscious saying, "NO SUMMER...YOU CAN'T BE OVER YET!" Here's another tall skinny slimline card for the TCP Tuesday challenge #372 - ANIMALS.  Bunny must be really good at snorkeling because he's pretty deep.  (I know for me...it would be at the surface only!)  Join the challenge this month and you can win some dollars to spend at The Cat's Pajamas. Details below.

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Stamps:  BUNNIES AT SEA

Dies:  WAVE CUTUPS, SMILE, CAMERA

Here are the challenge details:

• If you want to play along you just upload your ANIMAL featured design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.


TCP TUESDAY #372 - ANIMALS

TCPTUES372Get out your animal stamps and play along with the September challenge with The Cat's Pajamas. This bunny is oh so cute and fun and dressed up as a witch could not be any spookier!

I decided that a slimline shaker would be perfect to feature my bunny witch.  All stamps, dies, and the Green Holographic Holeless Sequins are available from Alma at TCP! I created the background with Distress Oxide Inks, white paint and black ink splatters.

Stamps:  CREEP IT REAL set

Dies:  BIG LITTLE ALPHABET, NUMBERS PLATE, CLOUD BORDER CUTUPS

Embelishments: HOLELESS SEQUINS

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Here are the challenge details:

• If you want to play along you just upload your ANIMAL featured design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

Can't wait to see what YOU come up with!


VEGGIE THANKS

Veggie stamps are the best! I love them...I know, I'm weird.  SU! had a veggie set way back and it was just silly and fun.  This set, LETTUCE BE FRIENDS, from The Cat's Pajamas is so pretty. Love the dark outlines. They're perfect for watercoloring. (My card was inspired by one of the samples on the TCP site by Christine Okken. It's a beautiful card!) I'm probably the only person out here still using vellum and brads but I have tonnage of my old supplies.  Everything comes back around again, right?! Sentiment die by MFT.

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LIFE'S SIMPLE PLEASURES

What's simpler than flip flops? If I could, I'd wear them every single day. Unfortunately, they're terrible for your feet and not allowed at work. Daggonit! I couldn't resist the FLIP FLOP BUILDER die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  They're so cute! These are just some simple square cards. Distress Oxide ink background using the cloud stencil from The Cat's Pajamas. Sentiment by A Muse Studio.

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TCP TUESDAY #371 - SLIMLINE CHALLENGE

TCPTUES371This month's TCP Tuesday challenge is the SLIMLINE CARD! Slimline is the rage right now.  Isn't funny how styles ebb and flow and come around again?  This is a fun size though because it fits in a regular business sized envelope and that makes mailing easy-peazy.  

I was already working on another ornament after the gnome pillow so I stuck with that and then added a card to match.  I'm a bit obsessed with the BIG LITTLE ALPHABET. You can really do ANYTHING with it!  I used the LITTLE TRUCK die from the Christmas In July release...another very versatile image.  The ornament also uses the holly die from the O CHRISTMAS TREE die set.

The card background was created using Distress Oxide ink. I masked the bottom so that it remained showy white.  I used a blending brush to apply Speckled Egg ink. I then laid the BLIZZARD stencil on top and again applied the same color ink.  I really love how it turned out.  I cut the letters from the inked layer so that I could add a little shaker portion and filled it with Clear Holographic Holeless Sequins.

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Why don't you play along?  Here are the details...

• Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.

• If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.

• You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.

• On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

 


LIFE'S A BEACH

Here's a just because card.  I was inspired by a card by Barbara Anders...such a great layout. (I can not for the life of me find the post anywhere...whyyyyyyy?)  I cut a stencil circle with a Spellbinders die and used Distress Oxide ink to create the beachy background.  The GREAT OUTDOORS stencil makes creating clouds and the beach a breeze! I wish I was this lazy beach bunny from the LIFE'S A BEACH set right now.  The sentiment is in the  SUMMER SENTIMENTS set. All stamps and stencil from The Cat's Pajamas.

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MERRY GNOMES CARD AND ORNAMENT

It's funny how a project comes together sometimes. This all started out as a slimline card. I cut out the gnomes and the banner using felt and the letters from cardstock and was working on the placement of things when the pillow ornament popped into my head.  Then I was unearthing fabric (linen - don't ya love it!), cutting the letters from felt and putting it all together. Once that was done, I created the card to match - all from cardstock this time.

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Stamps:  Merry Christmas from A Muse Arstamps

Other: cardstock, bakers twine, buttons, white craft ink, white embossing powder, embroidery floss, linen fabric, ribbon, jingle bells

Thanks for visiting! :-)