Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mine was so busy that I hardly had a chance to rest. My favorite part was going to see A Christmas Carol with my mother. We had an amazing time. So, for today I have a fun little Christmas bear card to share with you. I used the newly released The Cat's Pajamas set called Big Bear along with the Icing CutUps. I paper pieced the bear with some Basic Grey patterned paper. To complete the card I added some ribbon and a 3d snowflake sticker from Anne Griffin Designs. I tried to go with organic and woodsy colors. Well, that's all for me today but make sure to check back for more stamping.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Hi All! I have a quick post for you today. The weather has been so chilly these past few days that I decided to warm up with this cute little set called "Sheepish". The little sheep from The Cat's Pajamas makes me want to cuddle up! Isn't he adorable?! I colored him with my copics and used some fabulous Making Memories patterned paper. I love all the sparkly paper. I also made him look icy with some TCP German glitter. The wide striped grosgrain ribbon can also be found at The Cat's Pajamas. Well, that's all for me today but make sure to check back for more stamping!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am ready to get in the Christmas spirit! We put up our Christmas tree and decorations. I am getting so excited! I absolutely love this time of year. I am also ready to start mailing out my Christmas cards. I always leave it for the last minute but not this year. I am having so much fun with my new The Cat's Pajamas stamps that I have almost all my cards done. For this card I used the super adorable set called You Suit Me. Isn't she adorable?! I colored her in with Copics and added some fun 3d snowflake stickers. I also pulled out my new Big Scallop Border CutUp die. Well, that's all for me today but make sure to check back for more holiday cards. I have tons to share with you!

Monday, November 22, 2010

TCP Release Day!

Finally, all the new The Cat's Pajamas stamp sets and CutUps are now available online! So, what do you guys think?! Aren't they amazing?! So, to celebrate the release we are having a fun TCP blog hop. The blog hop happens to coincide with TCP Tuesday so expect a fun hop. If you are coming from Lori's blog then you're in the right place. This week's hostess with the mostess is the ubberly talented Jen . She is also the first stop in the blog hop. Jen, has her creative juices flowing and is challenging us to make our own embellishments with die cuts. How fun is that? So, I decided to play along with the new TCP CutUp snowflake. I jazzed it up with some punches and buttons. I found these cute snowflake buttons in the TCP Vintage Holiday button collection. I love how it adds an extra layer to the already cute CutUp. Well, that's all for my stop of the hop but make sure you head on over to Carole's blog for another fun card. I can't wait to see what she has. Also, don't forget about the awesome free shipping deal going on at TCP. It's just another reason to get your hands on all the new stamps and CutUps!

TCP Sneaky Peek Day 8

It's getting so close I can taste it!! I'm so excited for you guys because I know you are going to fall in love with all The Cat's Pajamas stamps and CutUps that will be released on November 23. Before I get into the stamping I wanted to let you know about an awesome special going on at TCP. Yup, you read right free shipping for almost a whole week! So, now that you know about that amazing deal let's get to the card. Today, we are featuring the set called Your Gift. I think it's so whimsical and cute. I paper pieced the tree and added some glittery present stickers and Zva Creative rhinestones to complete the card. I tried to go for a whimsical vintage feel. Well, that's all for me today but make sure you head on over to Sony, Susan, and Joanne's blogs. They have some more sneak peeks to share.

Friday, November 19, 2010

TCP Sneak Peek Day 6

It's day six of our TCP sneak peeks and we are getting closer and closer to the release day! How exciting! Today, we are featuring another adorable set called "Jingle Bells". The set has the cutest little girl who is all bundled up in her scarf. I had so much fun coloring her. I also used another new CutUp die that will be released on Tuesday, November 23. I love the swirly border. I know this will be on lots of my cards from now on. The layout was last weeks TCP sketch challenge. I loved the sketch when I saw it but didn't have a chance to play last week so I saved it and made a card with it today! Well, that's all for me today but make sure to check out Tracy and Amy's blog for more "Jingle Bells" eye candy. Also , don't forget to join us at the SCS release party. Check out the forum of Alma's blog for all the details. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TCP Sneak Peek Week!

So, I'm sure everyone is enjoying all the TCP sneak peeks going on this week. If you don't already know The Cat's Pajamas is releasing some awesome new sets and CutUps on Tuesday, November 23. You guys are going to love them. Today, I am featuring the stamp set called 'Merry Wishes". Isn't she adorable?! I paper pieced her dress. The snowflake is a one of the new CutUps. I love it! I decided to hang some little glove punches from the flake. I think it brought the whole card together. I decided to use this patterned paper from My Minds Eye for this week's TCP Tuesday inspiration challenge. I took the lined circle patterned as my inspiration. This week's hostess is the amazing Toni Armstrong! The layout is from Jen's SFYTT. It was so much fun. Well, that's all for me today but make sure you hop on over to Susan and Joanne's blogs. They are also showing some sneak peeks today. Also, make sure to check out Alma's blog and the SCS forum for all the release party details.

Friday, November 05, 2010

TCP Tuesday

Whew! I know I'm a little late but I am going on four weeks of being sick and everything has been sluggish lately! I can't seem to shake this cold and nagging cough. If anyone has any suggestion on cough medicine that actually works please share. I've been taking Delsym but it doesn't really take the cough away at night. I just want a good nights sleep. Well, enough complaining let's get to my card. This week's TCP Tuesday is all about the girls! How fun is that? Susie which is our hostess this week wants us to use a female image. I decided to use my "Who's This" stamp set. Don't you just love that little owl? I colored everything in with my Copics and added some 3D leave stickers to complete my Fall card. This is my favorite season so I really enjoyed making it. Well, that's all for me today but make sure to check out the other Cat Pack's blogs for more eye candy. Don't forget to upload your TCP Tuesday card on Alma's blog for a chance to win Swanky Stamper of the Month along with some cash.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Witch Hat

Hi all! Today I have a fun little project/candy holder to share with you. I was pretty excited when I got my hands on the recently released The Cat's Pajamas pendant dies. My head started spinning and I saw so many possibilities. So, I can up with a little witch hat candy holder. I used the large and large scalloped pendant dies for this treat holder. All I did was punch out 3 pendant die cuts. Then, I scored about half an inch on the lower (unscalloped) part of the die cuts and the scalloped edges. After that, I glued the scalloped sides together leaving the top half unglued so it can open and the bottom scored part to circle die cuts. Then, I added some embellishments to complete the whole project. I tried to get better pictures but for some reason it was hard to photograph the hat. So, I guess these will have to do. The stamp is also newly released from The Cat's Pajamas. She is so cute with her little witch hat and cat. I colored her in and then cut her out and placed her on the hat with 3D glue dots. Well, that's all for me today but I have more cards to share with you soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone! So, today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you. It features the super adorable The Cat's Pajamas little penguins that we all love. I am really starting to get in the Halloween spirit. I enjoy this holiday so much. I think it's because I love chocolate and it's the beginning of a cooler season. We got Josh's costume early this year so he has been in dress up mode since Monday! It's so funny to watch him come home and throw on his Luigi costume. He is on a real Super Mario kick lately. He even wears the hat until it's time for bed. LOL Anywho, let's get back to the card. I colored everything in with my Copics and paper pieced the pumpkin with some patterned paper. I used both new pinking dies. I am in LOVE with them! To complete the card I added some fun 3D bat stickers. I think they brought the whole card together. Well, that's all for me today but forget about the Think Pink Customer Blog Hop going on right now over at The Cat's Pajamas. I plan to have a card done soon! I promise. Check out Alma's blog or the SCS TCP member forum for all the details. It's going to be so fun!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A little Bird...

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting in such a long time. Life as always has been busy busy busy!! First, I want to say that buying a car is one of the worst experiances ever! The whole process is exhausting and draining. I'm just glad it's over with and we finally have a new car. Sorry for the vent but I just had to let it out. LOL Well, today I have a fun The Cat's Pajamas car to share with you. I used the set called Little Bird. Isn't she adorable. I had so much fun paper piecing her little coat. To complete the car I added a big PTI ribbon bow. I really like how it brings it all together. Well, that's all for me today but I promise to come back sooner with some more cards to share. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rubbing Noses

Happy Friday everyone! I am so ready for the weekend. This week has been so crazy. Let's just say that yesterday afternoon our car's engine caught on fire! Yup, there goes our car. I must say though that nobody got hurt so we are grateful for that. Luckily, Josh is finally adjusting to kindergarten. I honestly didn't realize how stressful kindergarten could be. I thought they were still playing at that age?! I was so wrong! So, now that I've bored you with my hectic week let's get to some stamping. Today I have a card featuring one of the new sets from the new release over at The Cat's Pajamas. The set is called Just Chillin' and I happen to think it's ADORABLE! It was so fun to paper piece and glitter up. I also used the new TCP CutUps. This is the the inside pinking CutUp. For the glitter I used TCP chunky German glass in Glitzy. I warned you that I would be using it a lot! To complete the card I added some ribbon and some snowflake die cuts. Well, that's all for me today but I have tons of cards to share with you. Hopefully, you stop by to check them out. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 13, 2010

TCP Blog Hop & Release Day!

Welcome everyone, if you're coming from Beate's blog you're at the right place! So, are you ready for some shopping?! I hope so because all the new sets and dies are now available online at The Cat's Pajamas. I promise you are going to love all the new goodies! So, today we are having a TCP Tuesday blog hop! I love these. Our hostess is the uber talented Amy. She is challenging us to use plaid on our cards. I am a huge fan of plaid so I knew which paper I wanted to use for this challenge. The plaid comes from last year's Basic Grey Christmas collection. I combined it with the new set called Deep Breath. Isn't this bunny adorable?! I seriously can't get enough of them. I decided to also pull out my TCP Glitzy glitter again for the bunny hat. This card also features one of the new dies. The die used in this card is the Large Pinking Border. The dies are to die for!! I love how they complete a card. To finish everything off I added some bling. Well, that's all for me today but your next stop is Carole! I bet she has something amazing in store for you!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

TCP Sneak Peek Day 3!

It's a back to back TCP sneak peek day! That's right it's my turn again to showcase today's sneak peeks along with the super talented guest designer Jackie and the incredible Sony. I couldn't be more thrilled to show you guys these two adorable sets. I am having so much fun stamping with them. So, today I have a Christmas and a Halloween set. I can't tell you which I love best because they both are two cute for words. The first card features the set called Skating Bunny. I just love those big floppy ears! I decided to actually color him in and not paper piece! Gasp, I know! I was so tempted to piece his skates but I hesitated. haha! I also used some of my new FAVORITE TCP glitter in Holiday Glitzy on the snowflake. This glitter is chunky and looks so much like icy! You will definitely be seeing much more of that stuff on my cards! The sketch Jen's SFYTT! I love all her sketches! It worked perfectly with this card. Thanks Jen! For the second card I used the set called Little Devil. I mean seriously can this little guy get any cuter? As you can tell I gave into my paper piecing "evil" side and did his costume with some fun paper. Did you really think I could go a whole post without paper piecing?! To complete the card I added a little pumpkin charm from Making Memories. I think it ties everything together. Well, that's all for me today but make sure and check out all the other sneak peeks going on this week. If you want a list of all the sneak peeks click here. Also don't forget about our Splitcoast Stampers release party on the 13th. Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sneak Peek Day 2

Hi everyone! Hope you guys had a fabulous Labor Day weekend. We got hit with tons of rain here in Houston but we still managed to have a good relaxing time. Well, today is day two of The Cat's Pajamas sneak peeks week! How exciting! This release is going to be huge and in a great way. There are 12 new sets and 4 new dies! The official release day is September 14th. Today we are showcasing the set called Coffee, Tea or Meow? This set includes the super adorable Sprinkle! Doesn't she look adorable in her tea gear? I decided to paper piece the table cloth. I bet that was a surprise?! ha I also added some flower CutUps from the last release. This release will have some new CutUps so you won't want to miss them. They are fabulous! I have plenty of cards to showcase those coming soon. For now I settled on the cute flowers and felt. To complete the card I added some dew drops around the table rim. Well, that's all for me today but tomorrow I am up for some more sneak peeks! Don't forget to check back. For now head on over to Amy and Jen's blog for some more eye candy!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Taylored Expressions 2nd Birthday Bash!!

Wow! I can't believe that Taylored Expressions is celebrating their 2nd birthday today! It seems like yesterday that I got an email from Taylor asking me to be on her Baker's Dozen design team. I was so honored! Unfortunately, I had to eventually step down in order to focus more on my family but I still hold Taylored Expressions very close to my heart! I am so thrilled to see how much success has come to this amazing company in such a short time. So, you can imagine how happy I was when Taylor asked me to be part of Taylored Expressions 2nd Birthday Bash Blog Hop. So, if you can over from the super amazing Amy Sheffer's blog then your at the right place! When I got my stamps in the mail I couldn't wait to get inky with it. This A La Carte set is called Belated Birthday-Fashionably Late. (All new sets are now available online at Taylored Expressions) So, isn't this hippo the cutest? When I saw the dress I just knew I had to paper piece it with something very fashionable. LOL I also had to add some bling to her hat feather and necklace. I used Taylored Expression glitter in Starfire on both. I love that stuff!!! It's soooo sparkly! To complete my card I added an inside panel with the rest of the sentiment. It cracks me up every time I read it. A few other things to add before you leave and move on to the next stop are the specials going on right now in the TE store. They are....

-Purchase ANY 4 full-size stamps and receive a free binder box.

-Purchase ANY 8 A la Cart stamps and receive a free set of Stamp Storage Panels.
-4 orders will be selected at random (one each day from Friday-Monday) to win a $25 TE girt certificate.

Now, I will direct you to your next stop which is the super talented Beate Johns! I bet she has something FABULOUS in store for you. If you would like to start from the beginning of the hop head on over to Taylor's blog. Have fun blog hopping!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cake Time!

Hi All! Sorry I've been MIA. I know I tend to do that very often but you know how being a mother and wife goes. hahaha So, Josh started school today and I am so sad that he is growing up so fast. He was so excited about going to big boy school. We met his teacher and classmates and loved them. I know he is going to have such a great time at school. Anywho, I also have a card to share today. It's a TCP card of course! You know I can't get enough of The Cat's Pajamas. This card features the adorable little bunny set called Forget About the Cake. I adore this little guy. I colored him in with copics and added some TCP german glitter to the cake frosting. The patterned paper used is from DCWV. I sorta went out of my comfort zone with these bold colors but I like how it turned out. I also used the new TCP button and flower CutUps along with some TCP felt. Well, that's all for me today but I promise to come back soon with more stamping fun!


Monday, August 02, 2010

TCP Tuesday and a Sale!

It's time for another fun filled TCP Tuesday! There is a lot going on this Tuesday over at TCP. The Cat's Pajamas is having a sale and a Cat Call. heard that right a sale and a fun opportunity to win some stamps. The sale will be from August 3-8! The deets for the Cat Call can be found HERE! What a great way to show off your favorite TCP creations while also having a chance to win free stamps! Remember the deadline to link your blog post to Alma's blog is August 24th! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. So, back to the challenge. This week's hostess with the mostess is Amy. Her supply challenge is to use the new TCP CutUps! How fun is that?! If you have already gotten your order of CutUps you already know how amazing they are. If you haven't taken the plunge yet this is the time! You can get them on sale too! I promise you will be hooked! I used the new set featuring the adorable penguins called Ship Happens. I colored it in with Copics, paper pieced the tea cup, and used prisma colors to highlight the edges. I used both TCP Flower and Button CutUps for my card. They were both made with TCP Mellow Yellow and Seeing Red felt collections. I finished up the flower with a cute rhinestone. I also tried to age the card but distressing the edges. I like how it turned out. Well, that's all I have for today but I have more stamping to share. Make sure to check out the rest of the Cat Packs blogs for more TCP Tuesday eye candy!