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Monday, December 28, 2009

Quilting Forever

Whipper Snapper is releasing two new sets today, illustrated by the Anna Wight. She's worked her magic on two quilting sets including Quilting Forever, which I 've used for my card today. Be sure to click on this link to see both sets being released. The other set is called Springtime Quilt which you'll be seeing more of later this month and into January.

For today's card, I stamped my quilt block image on K&Co. Classic K Margo patterned paper and then added a bit of paper piecing to achieve the look of a pieced quilt. Although this stamp is actually a double wedding ring pattern, the way I've pieced the images doesn't actually show off the "ring" part, but I liked it better this way. Even though I'm not a quilter (although using these sets are making me want to give it a try...), I have a feeling that quilting, much like stamping, really is good for the soul!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Whipper Snapper Nov-Dec design team:

Carla Murphy
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Gabriela Divine
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Jennifer King
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Randee Elsing
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Birthday {SFYTT}

Happy Holidays, all! I hope your Christmas was filled with blessings, love and peace that continues into 2010. We still have lots of partying to do as my siblings are joining us for the holidays for the next three days or so. Monday we'll be celebrating my niece's 8th birthday, so I took the opportunity to use this week's SFYTT for Keara's birthday card.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's cards as well:
Jen & Kim

Thanks for stopping in today, and be sure to stop back on Monday for a Whipper Snapper release!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Sketch-y Ketchup...

...a little play on words for you today. I thought "ketchup" would be a fun way to title this post that is all about me catching up on this week's overdue sketch challenges. First up is my TCP Tuesday card based on a sketch by our hipster hostess with the mostest this week, Jen del Muro. And, second card is this week's SFYTT card, also created by Jen! I don't know where she gets all her royal sketchiness, but she has really stretched my stamping skillz as a result (thanks, Jen)!

TCP image and sentiment from You Sick Thing paired with a SU! snowflake, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper and buttons by Foo-fa-la...

My SFYTT card using a sweet Kim Hughes snowman, tree and snowflakes, along with a PTI sentiment and K&Co. papers...

Here's a little detail shot of the paper piecing, buttons and bling...

Click here to see Jen's TCP Tuesday post with all the deets...

Click on the names below to see the SFYTT team's cards...
Jen & Kim (December guest designer)
(Susan is off to FL for Christmas, so look for her in 2010)

Thanks for stopping by to "ketchup" with me!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handmade Christmas??

If I had my way, I'd have oodles and oodles of time to stamp-out and craft-up each and every Christmas gift I give, but somehow time has gotten away from me again this year, and this might just be the only hand-stamped-crafted gift I'm giving for Christmas 2009. The ensemble pictured consists of a covered PTI notepad and box full of hand stamped labels for my friend who owns and operates King Bee Apiary, thus KBA.

Stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farm and Papertrey Ink. Colors are inspired by this awesome tag box tutorial by Val Stangle on SCS. The box was made using Val's tutorial with a change-up in dimensions to suit my labels.

Here's a shot of the box "half open", so you can see the acetate sleeve. Don't be intimidated by the acetate sleeve...just read the tutorial and follow Val's instructions--easy peasy!

Thanks to Val for a great tutorial and color combination! Hoping to be back tomorrow with a TCP Tuesday sketch card and my Christmas cards...


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Well, how are you all doing with your Christmas shopping, baking, planning and prepping? Since I last spoke of it on my blog, I've actually gotten a start on my shopping, and have a prototype of Christmas card finished. I'm incorporating a picture of the kiddos along with two different Papertrey Ink sets, but you'll have to wait to see it...maybe later this week when I get them all finished. They're easy peasy but I really like them!

Ok, let's get on with things, namely Jen's weekly SFYTT, which is another keeper! I think I was ready to move away from the style I've been stamping lately and came up with a sorta fun, funky, eclectic Christmas card for today's sketch, so without further adieu, here she is:

My stamping is pretty straightforward, so I'll just give you a little list of the ingredients, in bullet form:
  • Paper: Rustic White, Kraft (PTI); Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss (SU!)
  • Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio, Polka Dot Basics 2, Giga Guide Lines (PTI)
  • Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Kiwi Kiss, PTI Vintage Cream Hybrid Ink
  • Accessories: Melissa Frances rhinestone, Foo-fa-la buttons, linen thread (SU!), embossing plates/argyle (SU!)
That's all about me, so let's see all about the SFYTT girls: Jen & Kim, Amy, Kelly, Leigh & Susan!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Favorite Wine Princess

My cousin and best friend, Jane, is hands-down my favorite {wine princess}, and sometimes, she's a self-proclaimed {whine princess} as well...just kidding, Jane, you know I love you either way!

Wednesday is my day to post over at the American Art Stamp blog, and since I had a little extra time today because I'm home from work on a snow day, I thought I'd put together a fun bingo card featuring Emerson Quillin's Wine Princess, in honor of Jane. I was originally going to spell out Jane's name in chipboard letters but then got the bright idea to die cut them in corkboard (get it--cork, as in wine cork?!). The chipboard crown is from Melissa Frances, as well as the bingo card itself. Papers are from October Afternoon and Making Memories Mistletoe collection. The red buttons are Foo-fa-la, and the ivory button is from PTI. Stick pins are from Heidi Grace, and the glitter is Glitzy Glitter from The Cat's Pajamas, adhered with 2 lines of sticky strip.

I intended to use a bit of Crystal Effects on the wine glass and top off the crown with some sort of bling, which I'll probably work on after George goes down for a nap this afternoon...geesh, can't remember everything, can I?! Ü

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for stopping over today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it SNOW!

We're gearing up for a big snowfall starting this afternoon and continuing on into Wednesday, so I was all about Susan's TCP Tuesday challenge to create something "snowy" with our TCP stamps! Secretly, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for either a late start or an entire "snow day" tomorrow, but that's all I'm going to say about it, because I don't want to jinx myself!

My Copic colored penguins are slippin' and slidin' around on a die cut and layered circle, topped with a button tied sentiment flag. The cute stamps are from the set, Penguin Christmas. I added a bit of felt cut with my Top Note die (SU!) just for a bit of coziness and layered it with Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy! paper. A few zig-zag stitches hold everything in place.

Be sure to check out Susan's blog for all the TCP Tuesday deets, and don't forget to link your creation to Alma's guest book slide show.

Happy Tuesday,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

{Missing You} SFYTT

Happy Saturday, everyone! I've got an adorable Pure Innocence image for you today, Flurry of Love, from MFT. I can't get enough of these girls, and now there are even more of them, just released this past Wednesday from MFT, so if you can't stand the cuteness, head on over to get your inky hands on them! I keep telling myself that I have to wait until after Christmas before I can buy more...hope I can stick to it, or not?!

Anyway, about the card, and the sketch--love the sketch! I did add a couple of extra layers to the sketch because I wanted to somehow incorporate a bit of Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy! patterned paper since it had my color scheme and snowflakes, and then there's a bit of PTI's Text Style stamped directly above the patterned paper, just to keep it company. I also added an extra layer for the sentiment. I thought it might get "lost" if I stamped it directly onto the vertical mustard layer, so I added a little sentiment flag in the same color and tied it all up with a button using PTI's button thread. Sweet little innocence is colored with Copics and her sweet snowfall is accented with Diamond Ranger Stickles.

I hope you're all on your way with holiday shopping, baking and, not so much, but I plan to get a few things done this weekend, after I watch Hank wrestle today, play for church tomorrow and attend an annual family Advent get-to-gether hosted by my "almost" 90 year old great aunt. Hmmm...doesn't sound like I'll have all that much time, huh? Oh well, 'tis the season!

Please take some time to check out my SFYTT sisters and a new December guest designer over at Jen's. After that, stop over and see what Leigh, Susan, Kelly and Amy have for you to drool over!


Stamps: MFT Flurry of Love, PTI Text Style
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Mellow Moss
Paper: PTI Kraft, Aquamist; SU! More Mustard; MFT Cream Perfect Paper Panels; Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy
Accessories: PTI Scarlet Jewel button, button twine and ribbon, Ranger Stickles, Spellbinders Circle die

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From Visa

Oh what fun it is to shop with a Visa full of credit, eh?! That's what this wine-lovin' Emerson Quillin lady is thinkin'! These images make me smile and bring me joy, and you can see how much fun I had putting together this card. I actually picked up some "leftovers" on my stamp table (snowflake, tree, Jenni Bowlin patterned paper) and it all fell into place quite quickly last night. I got the inspiration to use of some of my scraps/stuff on my table from PC Go-To-Gal, Jess Witty and this post she wrote for the Paper Crafts Connection blog. Thanks, Jess!

The main image is colored with Copics and sponged around the edges for a bit of vintage. The die cut Christmas tree is from Cosmo Cricket (Oh Joy paper pack), the letters are die cut using CB's Red Tag Alphabet, and the buttons are from Foo-fa-la. Just to add a bit of texture to the tree, I stamped it with the double row of damasks from PTI's Damask Designs (if you don't own that set, do yourself a favor and just get it!). Be sure to check out From Visa at American Art Stamp, along with Emerson Quillin's other ladies.

Have a great Wednesday, all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Swanky Sprinkle Scarves

It's TCP Tuesday, and our hipster hostess with the mostest, Joanne, has a great color challenge for us this week: ivory, pink and kraft. Be sure to check out Joanne's blog for all the details of the challenge and a sweet sample from her.

I'm continuing on with my wine scarf idea for this week's color challenge. I stamped 3 different Sprinkle images on shrinky-dink plastic in black Stazon, and colored in bits of pink here and there with Copics. Actually, before stamping and coloring, I die cut the ovals so that my images wouldn't be compromised by my worn Big Shot "sandwich" plates. I decided to keep the felt scarf the same pink for each, but changed up the kraft embellishments: a snowflake for skater Sprinkle; a flower brooch for NYE Sprinkle; and a star for cowgirl Sprinkle.

As you can see, cowgirl Sprinkle likes a long neck; skater Sprinkle is watching her figure, so she sticks with light beer, in a shortie; and NYE Sprinkle is going for wine, possibly the entire bottle! Which Sprinkle is most like you?! Ü

Have a great Tuesday, hope you find some swanky stamping time to play along!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowflake Bottle Scarves

Yesterday I posted a slew of flowered bottle scarves with the promise of a few snowflake scarves today, so here they are:

Here's a closeup of my favorite of the bunch...

If you missed yesterday's post, just keep scrolling down for more information on die cutting felt and the origin of these scarves. See you tomorrow for more scarves, TCP style!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bottle Scarves

A month or so ago, my sister showed me this adorable and easy-to-make wine bottle scarf on Zakka Life, and she and I talked about making a few when she came home for Thanksgiving. Well, I got a head start and showed you THIS one I'd made for my SIL's 40th birthday last week. While my sister was home for Thanksgiving, we made a few more, and now I'm a bit addicted!

Today I'm showing you a few more of the flower version in various color combos, including these ever so cool crumpled flower versions. I saw the idea for the crumpled flower on Leigh O'Brien's blog, who'd seen them on Dawn McVey's blog, who got the original idea from Wendy Smedley. I scaled down my version of the flower using a small Cuttlebug scalloped flower die and also a smaller Nestabilities scallop circle. I like the version using the CB die a little bit better because the scallops are bit more pronounced (the flower using the CB die is on the pink scarf). Here are a few of my favorites...

Now, I have to tell you, these cute little scarves aren't JUST for wine bottles--they work perfectly for bottles of,! They make great beer bottle charms (is that an oxymoron, or what?!)...a great way to keep someone from sipping yer brew, and I can say that from experience, snort!

Stay tuned for snowflake versions tomorrow, and on Tuesday I'll have a few more, of the "Swanky" version!

Just a little note about the felt: I found that the 100% polyester felt did not cut as well with my dies. I had better luck with some old felt I had lying around in a bag (for years), but I don't know what it is made of. I do know that it feels softer and smoother than the 100% polyester felt, so I'm guessing it has a bit of cotton? If anyone has any other input, please leave me a comment and let me know.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

An {Early Birdy} SFYTT

Cosmo Cricket--Early Bird, that is! I finally got my hands on the Early Bird chipboard after falling deeply, madly in love with the paper collection and decided to finally give it a whirl on Jen's SFYTT. Could that toaster and toastie (as I call it when I make toast for my dogs, Keah and Idgie) BE any cuter? I just don't think so!

Every bit of paper, except for the kraft base and bits of saffron, are from the Early Bird collection. The sentiment is from PTI's Vintage Picnic Sentiments, and I think the mix of fonts in it go perfectly with the feel of this paper. I've added buttons here and there and wonky, crazy stitching around the perimeter. Don't look too closely, as my sewing machine was obviously not in the mood, and wouldn't give in to the right tension--ugh!

I know you have lots to do this weekend now that the Thanksgiving feast has been devoured and cleaned up, so let's see what Jen and Amy (November guest designer), Kelly, Leigh, Susan and Amy have for us to feast upon!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be part of Taylor's Black Friday Blog Hop, featuring her Perfect Package Card Box! You may have arrived here from Alex Maldonado's blog, where the hop began, and if not, be sure to click on her link to start at the beginning. Before I go any further, I want to share some great shopping news from TE that you don't want to miss:
In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the two biggest shopping days of the year!), Taylored Expressions is offering 15% off everything in the store! Just use the promotional code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the discount. You don't want to miss up to 50% off all JustRite products, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Tiny Twinkles, and the new TE Shirts & Aprons!

I covered my box in designer paper by Rob & Bob Studio Holiday Slab V, as well as a strip of it on the cards that are housed so perfectly in this box. The box has a magnet to keep it closed but I decided to add a black grosgrain bow topped with a felt snowflake and button just for a little extra sumpin'-sumpin'! I have to tell you that once I decided on a theme for my box, covering it was easy peasy lemon squeezy, so don't be intimidated by the thought of time consuming alterations!

I also used some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles on the card, to mimic sparkly snowflakes, and I love how they look. That sweet snowman that I can't get enough of is from Whipper Snapper's Think Snow (illustrated by Anna Wight). Below are just a couple more shots...and your next stop on the blog hop.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TCP Tuesday!

Hey there, folks! It's the hippest day of the week, TCP Tuesday, and I'm your hostess with the mostest this week. I'm challenging you to do a little embossing this week, whether it's dry embossing or something heat embossed. So, get out those embossing folders, your Scor-Pal, embossing powders and heat gun, and let's get 'bossy!

I really wanted to do a tone-on-tone heat embossed look with a mix of TCP alphabet sets (Nightie & Babydoll), and while it looks really cool IRL, I had the gosh-darndest time getting a good picture of it. I took closeup shots so you can get the idea, but looking at the whole card, you might not even notice the "thank you" sentiment above and below Poochie and his pile of gifts (Give A Little). I also ran the aqua layer through my Big Shot with my good old snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug...almost forgot I had it!

Don't you just love the mix of Babydoll andNightie? I've said it before, but it's worth repeating--a match made in heaven! And remember that these swanky sets are clear, so placement of the letters is slicker know what!

One other VERY important detail:The Cat’s Pajamas will be having a Gobble it up sale from Thursday the 26th thru Monday, the 30th. Everything will be 25% off except the Kitty Kat pack! A great time to stock up on all those swanky sets you've had your eye on.

Ready to play? Here are the deets:
  • All challenge entries will go into TCP's monthly Swanky Stamper contest. This means $25 in Cat Cash for the winner to spend on new stamps from The Cat's Pajamas!

  • Link your creation to the slide show/guest book on Alma's blog so that we can all see it!

  • TCP stamps are not required, but are of course highly recommended. Ü

  • If you'd like to also upload your piece to Splitcoast Stampers, use the keyword TCPTUES86 for this week.
See you at the slide show!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bingo Birthday, Part 2

Yesterday I posted my SFYTT in the form of a Bingo card I made for my SIL's 40th birthday. If you missed it, you can either scroll down to my last post or click HERE to see it. I decided to "add on", if you will, to her gift with a covered notepad, using PTI's Take Note, and cased Lisa Johnson's notepad which can be seen HERE. I changed up the colors and a few other details, but credit totally goes to Lisa for her awesome design--thank you!

I also made a wine bottle scarf from a piece of ivory felt and topped it with a die cut felt flower and PTI button and sentiment. I {heart} how this turned out and plan to make a few more of these for the upcoming holidays 'cause they're cute and easy peasy--mac 'n' cheesy!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to check in Tuesday when I'll be hosting the weekly TCP Tuesday challenge!

Stamps: Text Style, Guidelines 2, Mixed Messages, Take Note
Paper: Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Rustic White (PTI), Basic Black
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding
Tools/accessories: Birds & Blooms die cuts, felt, PTI plum button, SU! linen thread, PTI notepad, sewing machine/thread

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bingo Birthday or Birthday Bingo

It's Saturday, opening deer hunting day for my hubby, and I'm trying to write a blog post for my SFYTT card while my 2 year old, George, is busy...very busy...I just heard the microwave "ding" and a giggle from him, so I'll be right back...just wanted to hear it ding, and now he's ready to take my breakfast order, "Wudda you want, mom?". Anyway, this is going to be short 'n' sweet this morning, girls!

It's Mary's (my SIL) 40th birthday today and we're celebrating tonight (I think I'll need a glass of wine, make that a bottle, by then), so I thought I'd whip up a birthday bingo card for her using Jen's sketch. Here it is, followed by the deets in short form:

  • Maya Road chipboard
  • TCP Glitzy glass glitter
  • Melissa Frances chipboard frame & bingo card
  • Birds & Blooms die cut bird
  • Paper: Making Memories Mistletoe, Spring Moss, Jenni Bowlin (bird)
  • Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Text Style (PTI)
  • Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Vintage Inking cubes
  • PTI buttons and ribbon (plum)
Ok, I think that's it, so let's see what Jen & Amy White, Amy Sheffer, Leigh O'Brien, Kelly Lunceford & Susan-Susie Q-Liles have up their SFYTT sleeves this morning!

BTW...I just got done cleaning marker off the wood floor...I KNEW it was too quiet, and now I hear the pencil sharpener and a phone beeping...gotta go! Ü

Friday, November 20, 2009

Whipper Snapper Friday!

I have a few fun things to share today featuring the newly released WS sets, Gardening Snowmen & Think Snow, illustrated by the Anna Wight. The first is a set of three tags that started out as an accordian tag card but ended up as three separate know how that goes, right?! Anyway, each of the Think Snow critters is colored with Copics and balances atop a sentiment strip. The patterned paper is more of the Holiday V slab by Rob & Bob Studio.

The second card uses Gardening Snowmen with a sentiment from Think Snow (there are so many great sentiments in that set!), again colored with Copics and set atop a row of PTI Plum Pudding buttons with a splash of orange ribbon beneath. I like the combo of the orange and plum, mellowed with kraft and white.

Thanks for stopping in today, and be sure to stop back tomorrow for our weekly SFYTT which will be in the form of a bingo card for me (wonder twin powers--activate!).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big Bows!

I have two cards to share today and their common denominator is a big ribbon bow topped with a big button (of course!). The first is a card for the American Art Stamp (AAS) blog, but I'm only going to show you a bit of it, a teaser if you will, so you'll hop on over to the AAS blog and check out all the great designs posted by the AAS design team.

The second big-bow card is for TCP Tuesday--an inspiration challenge hosted by Toni Armstrong. I decided that the inspiration piece reminded me obviously of winter, and the colors made me think of Valentine's Day, so I pulled out Loving Mew and got to work. I stamped a background using the heart circles and then made a cute little love muffin button topper for the bow, coloring it with Copics. I crack up every time I read that sentiment, Love Muffin, and decided to flank it with mini pink rhinestones to help it stand out a bit more. Be sure to get those TCP stamps inky and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping today, and have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 16, 2009

One of a kind!

I've been keeping a fun little secret for the past month or so, and today's the day I get to reveal it! I'm one of the Whipper Snapper Guest Designers for November & December, and am I ever thrilled! I've always been a huge fan of Anna Wight ever since oooh'ing and aaah'ing over her scrumptious creations on SCS and then as one of the Dirty Dozen and now as an illustrator for Whipper Snapper, on top of everything else she does. Just click on her name to take you to her blog--amazing stuff, I tell ya! So, to be asked to create with two of her new releases is a thrill and a half!

Today I'm featuring Mr. Skinny Snowman from the newly released set, Think Snow. The set is full of fabulous sentiments and characters in true Anna style, decked out for the snow and cold. Be sure to get yourself on over to Whipper Snapper to view the entire set. Anna has another set being released today called Gardening Snowman, so stay tuned this week for more projects using these two sets.

I colored mr. skinny snowman with Copics and set atop a chipboard snowfake that's been treated to a little PTI Aqua Mist ink and Melissa Frances Mica Flakes. I've also tied a bit of pink twill on the snowflake (by punching button holes with my Crop-A-Dile through the center) and then topped it with a button. I've always loved this sentiment/saying, and I think the mix of italicized and regular letters is just perfect! Last but not least is a randomly stamped snowflake (also from Think Snow) in Aqua Mist hybrid ink.

I almost forgot to say that this fun sketch is Taylor's Weekend Sketch #91--thanks for the sketch, Taylor!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Your Next Stamp {SFYTT}

Is she cute, or what?! She's a digi image from Your Next Stamp, and some, or possibly all, of the SFYTT sisters are playing with them using this week's sketch. Jen is going to have a $10 gift certificate up for grabs as well, so be sure to click on over for the deets.

If you've tuned in the last week or so, you know I've recently acquired Copics, and while I'm totally in love with them, I need to learn to be patient: to patiently wait for my image ink to completely dry, that is. It seems I've not had enough hours in the day lately for stamping, so I'm always in a rush to do this, rush to get that finished--you know the routine! Anyhow, even when I thought my image had dried (this one was printed out), I smudged a little bit on her cute little face, but left it "as is" because I didn't have time to start over, and that's the charm of a hand-made card, right?

This one's going to my niece, Maren, for her birthday on December, I'm ahead of the game! I think she'll love it, smudged face and all, because she LOVES crafty-anything! The patterned paper is from a Rob & Bob Studio holiday slab I picked up last year, and the ribbon/snowflake/button/sentiment cluster goes like this: PTI ribbon, button & sentiment, and SU! felt flurry snowflake.

Let's see what the other digi-SFYTT sisters have done with these cute images:

Jen del Muro & Amy White (Nov. Guest Designer)
Amy Sheffer
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Susan Liles

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cocktails, anyone?

Here it is, another card using the newly released TCP set, Make Merry, which is one of three sets available as a single set or as part of the current Kitty Kat Pack. What the heck, since we're talking in three's today, I'll give you a peek at two more cards I made for the new release using Make Merry...

I used shrink plastic for the sentiment button center, so IRL that sentiment is a bit bigger. Just bits of color here and there with another sentiment stamped repeatedly over the glitter polka dot patterned paper.

Again, I stamped over the patterned paper, this time using Sprinkle--ain't she cute?!

There you have it--cocktails with the TCP crew! Stop back tomorrow for another SFYTT...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More TCP Penguin Fun!

I promised to share more of the newly released sets from The Cat's Pajamas (TCP), so here's my favorite project that I made for the release--Bingo Penguin Fun! Remember that you can get your hot little hands on this set as a single or as part of the current Kitty Kat Pack, so don't delay! Alma has also released a new glitter pack, Holiday Glitzy, and new buttons, Vintage Holiday Buttons, both of which are featured on my bingo board above.

The penguins are colored with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol and a paper stump. The banner sign sentiment is stamped using the new alpha, Coolvetica, and embossed for a little extra sumpin', sumpin'. Random snowflakes dot the background, and the skating pond was fashioned with some of that yummy new Holiday Glitzy glass glitter, acetate and an adhesive sheet.

Stay tuned for more TCP fun tomorrow...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pure Innocence...pure bliss!

Have you seen MFT's latest release? Included in Kim's fantastic release is a new line of stamps called Pure Innocence, and they are...the most...precious little girls I've ever laid eyes on (in the world of stamping, that is)! I didn't really have any extra $, but I found some--you know, the places you go when you're really, really broke: the couch, the car, your husband's wallet?! Just kidding, but seriously, I couldn't say 'no' and ordered me up a pair of these cuties, Snow Day & Flurry of Love. Unfortunately, they are both currently sold out, but there are 2 remaining PI sets left, so hurry, click on the link above!

Here's my Snow Day girl, all dressed in a coat/hat/tights/boots by Daisy D's (you know, like at the Oscars when they ask "...who are you wearing tonight?" to indicate the dress designer). Her scarf is Basic Grey, as well as the vertical strip of patterned paper. I colored her face and mittens, along with some shadow lines with my new Copics and topped off her hat with mini jingle bells. The card base and button are from PTI's Scarlet Jewel color line, and the little branches sticking out are punched using a Martha punch. I can't for the life of me remember the cardstock color--oh yes, True Thyme (retired SU!), and it matches the BG paper perfectly!

Ok, enough chatter for today abd thanks for tagging along!



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