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!