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!


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.

 


THE CAT'S PAJAMAS - NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP {tcp tuesday #207 - TECHNIQUE/SUPPLY}

Blog Hop GraphicWelcome to THE CAT'S PAJAMAS new release Blog Hop!  Today's the day that all of our new goodies are finally available for you to order.  And there's soooo much in this release that will make your "must-have" list too. 

So, you should start the hop today with JULIE.  She's today's hipster hostess with the mostess since it's also TCP TUESDAY #207.  The challenge today is to FOCUS ON HANDMADE FLOWERS.  Our new release has two great new CUTUPS DIES that will make flowers - POM POM FLOWER and HEART BORDER - and there are our existing flower CutUps dies as well.  Let's see what you can do with these great tools!

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I used the POM POM FLOWER CUTUPS die here to make some hair clip flowers.  I love, love, love the look of these loopy blooms!  I added heart leaves using the HEART TRIO CUTUPS and hot glued the flowers to inexpensive silver hair clips.  I used the new WINDOW CUTUPS die for my window and the POM POM FLOWER die for the shutters.  The sentiment here is from the new BLOOM stamp set and the GRASS BORDER CUTUPS die completes the look!

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Now you should head over to JENNY'S blog and see what she's created to knock our socks off!  Make sure to add your card to ALMA's blog for this week's challenge and use keyword TCPTUES207 when uploading to SCS.  Have fun!


TCP TUESDAY #206 & SNEAKY PEEK DAY 1!

Not only is it TCP TUESDAY #206 but it's the first day for new Sneaky Peeks from the design team at THE CAT'S PAJAMAS.  Our new release will be available for ordering on Tuesday, April 24th...wanna see what we've got coming out?  Read on...

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JEN put together this fabulous POSTAL themed collage for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge...isn't it fun?!  And it worked out perfectly because our first set preview is for the new COMMEMORATING YOU set.  This set coordinates with our STAMP TRIO die that came out some months back...versatile, right?!  I stamped a few stamp strips and a little letter and then added them to some map paper from October Afternoon along with a fun envelope, a little bouquet of flowers wrapped in pattern tissue, and some airmail flags on straight pins. 

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Wanna win this set?  Make sure that you pop into the IN IT TO WIN IT THREAD on OUR FORUM at Splitcoast and leave a comment each day this week.  ALMA will be giving away the preview set that is featured each day and it could be yours!  Check in with the design team (listed at left) all week for more new goodies!

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TCP TUESDAY #20 - COLOR CHALLENGE

Popping in today to share my card for this week's TCPTUESDAY #203 challenge.  It's color combo time and this one's from LORI...

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I colored up and paper pieced the little gal in the WARM FUZZIES set.  I used a bunch of different patterned paper to fit the color theme.  Sing-song music notes from THE TWEETEST THINGS set, Aqua Divine Twine, tiny Doodlebug flowers, and buttons finish it off.  I also followed along with Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #155 for my layout.

TCPTUES203_Just Saying HelloAdd your card using this color combo to ALMA's BLOG so that you'll be included in all of weekly goodness.  Use keyword TCPTUES203 when uploading to Splitcoast.  Enjoy the Spring day...wherever you are!


TCP TUESDAY #202 - Technique/Supply Challenge

I'm late to the party but here I am popping in with my card for this week's TCP TUESDAY CHALLENGE #202 from JULIE...

"Let's put a little "grass with class" in our projects!  Ok, now know you're thinking, what????  But it's easy really, just use any grassy product you have, you could use The Cat's Pajamas's ultra swanky Grass CutUps die using patterned paper, felt, cork, etc., etc.  Or you could use any number of TCP's super cute stamp sets that have grass in them, like Kick Some Grass or Happy Camper. You could even use some yummy Divine Twine or Seam Binding or other ribbon to make your own grass - go wild!"

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I pulled out PJ with his beautiful sunflower in the BEARING FLOWERS set.  I'm ready for sunflowers - my favorite, of course!  They just make me happy!  I used green felt cut with the GRASS CUTUPS die to fit the challenge.  All of the patterned papers here are from October Afternoon.  I added a piece of wide SU! striped ribbon, a big MM gingham brad, buttons, twine, and some little brad thingies with an eye for twine to finish it off.

It's been such a great week...warm so early!  Hope you're enjoying the same.  Don't forget to use keyword TCPTUES202 when uploading to SCS so that we can see your project too.

 


TCP TUESDAY #200 - SKETCH CHALLENGE & PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

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TCP Tuesday is 200! Can you believe it?

Today marks the 200th challenge that the Cat Pack has given to you! So we are celebrating in true Cat's Pajamas fashion, with a FREE Giveaway. That's right, I said FREE! Since our 200th TCP Challenge is a sketch challenge we are giving away a fancy Cat's Pajamas Sketch Book featuring virtually every sketch challenge in TCP history! It's a great reference to get those creative juices flowing. Page after Page of sketch goodness! Just go to http://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCPTuesdaySketchbook.pdf and download your copy for FREE.
But that's not all. Comment on any of The Cat Packers blog posts that features our 200th TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge by Tuesday, March 13 and you could WIN our complete NEW release! The more times you comment, the better. ALMA will announce the winner on her blog on Wednesday, March 14.
Okay...on to the sketch.  Heeere you go!
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Remember that this is a jumping off point.  Be creative.  I can't wait for you to see how some of the other DT gals interpreted this one...very inventive!  Do the small squares give you the heebie jeebies?  Ahh...they're too small for images?  Is that what you're thinking?  You can do what I did and add your main image over the squares.  Here's my card to show you what I'm talking about...
TCPTUES200_Together ForeverI used my favorite PJ image and the trees from the HAPPY CAMPER set along with various patterned papers from October Afternoon.  I also used three different CUTUPS dies:  CLOUD BORDER, BIG SCALLOP BORDER, and the BIG PINKING BORDER.  The sentiment is included in the LOVE STINKS stamp set.  A jumbo button, pretty ribbon, and twine complete the look.
So, use keyword TCPTUES200 when uploading to SCS.  And add your card to the links on ALMA'S BLOG so that you're included in the weekly/monthly contest stuff.  AND...head on over to the other girls blogs this week and leave them some comment love.  The winner of everything in our next release could be Y-O-U!

TCP TUESDAY #199 - Stamp/Die Challenge

With the mild winter that we've enjoyed here in the East it really seems like Spring must be right around the corner.  (And you know that since I've had this thought and actually typed it here, next week we will be enjoying a blizzard.  Mark my words!!) SUSAN must have been thinking the same thing when she decided that this week's TCP Tuesday Stamp Challenge should celebrate...THE GREAT OUTDOORS! - Use any stamp(s) that are "out getting a breath of fresh air" (aka, doing something outside) along with the CLOUD BORDER CUTUPS die.

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It's been a little bit since I used the bunny in the plane stamp from the TAKE OFF set.  I love this guy and his plane.  I really hope we see more of the bunny in various vehicles!  I used the BIG TICKET CUTUPS die to make a little tri-fold pull out for the front of my card. I stamped each ticket with the outline from the ADMIT ONE stamp set.  I die cut two borders from the CLOUD BORDER CUTUPS die and then embossed them with a dotted embossing folder.  I cut those clouds apart so that I could spread them across the three panels.  Bunny is pulling a little banner behind his plane so that everyone can tell that his "head's in the clouds..."  All of the patterned papers are from the Farmhouse pad from October Afternoon.

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So, lots of CAT'S PAJAMAS images to choose from when we're talkin' THE GREAT OUTDOORS.  Grab some stamps and the CLOUD BORDER CUTUPS die and get to work.  Add your card to Splitcoast using keyword TCPTUES199 and also to the links on ALMA'S BLOG so that we can include you in the weekly/monthly contests!