Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A quick reminder... there's still time...

... to enter the TCP Tuesday Challenge!

For you folks who don't own any TCP products YET!  let me remind you of these rules - particularly #3:

Here are the details for the Challenge:
  1. Each the first Tuesday of the month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. 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.
Just think... you could win $50 worth of Cat Cash to buy your very own TCP goodies!  That's what I'm calling a fabulous prize!!!

So get into your craft room, corner, dining room or wherever you make your magic happen, and get crafting!  You can enter through September 25th!

Here's a little encouragement for you:

Ornaments die, and a little creative cutting from Bunny Christmas.

I dare you to tell me you wouldn't LOve a few Buns of your very own - and that Christmas hasn't felt JUST like this at least once!

=]  Michele

Friday, September 15, 2017

Can you stand it? one more?

Anyone that knows me knows how color-phobic I am .. give me gray - any way you spell it, it's perfect.

Then this happens from ctd460:

and then this from The Flower Challenge #12:

Which turns into this [white, die-cuts, blue - in case you wondered] :

Okay... now that's it for me ... see you next week! 
=]  Michele

Supplies include:
a few snippets!  this little hugs, and kisses was a leftover!  MFT - cut from Pink Fresh Indigo Hills paper.
and a few gorgeous leaves from Waffle Flower Crafts Greenery OH there are some darling stripes hidden underneath:  Waffle Flower Plaid Play

Winnie & Walter September Color Combo

Me, and Winnie & Walter... Oh, it's happening, sweetheart!  YES ... and can you believe this gorgeousness for their September Color Combo

How could I NOT play along?  Red, and brown?  It truly is one of my favorite color combos!  Not an apple in the house - not counting the crisper - but I couldn't let that stop me!  It's soon to be mitten weather, after all...

A gorgeous little Prisma-colored sprig from Elsa's Flora, and one of my favorite panels, cut with Audrey's Cutaways. 

Are you ready for the multitudes of Mittens I will produce this holiday season?  but first Thanksgiving!  Here's #1!

=]  Michele

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #239

Our marvelous Ms. Mikasa has created our Sketch this week, and I know you will love it [and her darling card] as much as I did ... take a look:

I've given it a little turn, and colored up one of MFT's darling little Pure Innocence girls - all dressed up in the colors of Fall...

Those gorgeous papers are a perfect match for her 'colorful' Copic-colored outfit, right?!  Oh I know they don't match... what do I know from colors! or the black and gray of my wardrobe!

Now I know you'll be as excited about that Sketch as we all were ... check out the team post for CTS#239 with me, won't you?  Then we'll see you in the gallery!

=]  Michele

Speaking of galleries ... I used all of the colors in The Heart Desires Challenge #16... so off she goes!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas September Release!

Yes!  The TCP release day has come... and it is a Blog Hop, too!  If you've arrived here from the deliciousness at Deborah's blog, then you are right on track... starting over is easy, too - just head over to Julie's post!

With all the Sneaky Peeking we've had for the three stamp sets, four dies, and two darling Cutables, September's release is bound to be very popular!

As a new member of the team, I have had such fun with the "new" products, and have paired with many of the older new-to-me products, too ... here's where my creative-mind took me:

"Creep it Real"
Doesn't that bubbly embossing folder look a bit like
the Moon's craters? 
Cloud Border CutUps help get him skyward.

"Yes, Deer! CutUp" is just so masculine
when left very CAS with just a bit of
selective gold heat embossing.
I created the frame using two dies: the large from Fancy Flip, and smaller from Fancy Flip Frames. -
a favorite embossing folder provides the wood-grain.
The "Beard CutUp" and appropriate choice from
 "Big Holiday Words"
another VERY old embossing folder creates Santa's 'whiskers.'
A window of glassine was created using one of the Ornament  dies, which coordinates with the Holy Night bauble in the new  "Christmas Cookies" set.
A quick reminder that it is TCP Tuesday Challenge time, too!  Here is another little bunny from "This could be Vodka" who is celebrating a Winter Holiday in a fun way!  using the "BIG Holiday Words."  You'll find all the details at The Cat's Pajamas blog!

I'm not much of a drinker, but it's a bit like this 'round here during the Holiday-prep!

I've so much more up my sleeve for these new products ... but I'm going to send you on to the next fabulous Cat Pack designer:  the one and only Nancy Thomas who leads us all!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I just know you'll find something that makes you purr in The Cat's Pajamas' shop

=]  Michele

Monday, September 11, 2017

Color Throwdown #459

Seeing the Color Throwdown #459 reminder in my email this morning caused a quick - but not so easy - design... someone HAD to use the Mondo Hydrangea!!


I used the perfect word die from Winnie & Walter to make a 'friendship' card - I have a few in mind for this one...

"... you are that perfect pop of color in my
otherwise color-less day!"

Gotta run... that door is closing soon!

=]  Michele

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Playing Cards with Technique Tuesday!

What do you do when someone that you admire [greatly] asks "wanna play?" I personally replied with a resounding YES!

Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society stamps, and their coordinating dies, are ever so beautiful, month after month!  September's Echinacea is the one that Teri Anderson so kindly sent me to play cards with.

I quickly got out my Zigs ... here's where my heart took me:

Soft and sweet...
 and because one is NEVER enough...
bright, and beautifully bold!
No matter how you color it, this is one gorgeous bloom! 
Thanks, Teri, for the invitation, and Technique Tuesday, for the beautiful blooms each month!
=]  Michele