Thursday, February 22, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #260

Chrissy's Sketch #260 this week is so open for a million possibilities!  Check it out...


Am I right?  So much fun!  Here's where my imagination took me... [are you ready for your ear-worm Cat?  I'm a little tea pot ... or in this case, a tea cup!]


Okay... so I had to stretch my imagination a bit - and perhaps you'll also have to stretch yours!   I didn't have a large cup die, so I created my cup and saucer using the MFT Wonky Ovals - yes, even the cup handle!  somebody forgot the tea... =|

Hellooo!  have I done my math properly?  260 = 5 years of Sketches!!!  Always one for a party, I'm going to have a little prize to a random commenter here on my blog!  By post time, I will have also published my 1100th post - truly a mind-blowing moment to me!

Good luck, my friends!!  Thank you, always, for supporting me on my blogging journey! 

Now go get your thinking caps on, people!!!  We need a FULL gallery this week to celebrate, don't you think?

=]  Michele

Inspired By... Challenge #8

Laurel finds the cutest photos... check out this one, for Challenge #8 at Inspired By ...

 
Okay... not a fox in the house - but I had an Inspired moment, with another favorite animal ... the blue dots, and orange fur? 
 
 OH is this guy persistent... looks like he's had a few tries, and tuckered himself out!
 
StazOn ink works great on acetate ... but a steady hand helps!
 
So, are there any fox in your hen-house?  Go ahead and transform them, if you'd like... you have a week to do it!  But be sure to add it to our Inspired By... #8 gallery!
 
=]  Michele
 
Supporting cast:

MFT I Knead You
Flora & Fauna Terrarium Cluster
E.H. Cat Lady [those paw-prints, and sentiment =]
Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Speech Bubbles
 
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas February Release!

Hope you don't mind my popping into your mail box twice today! 

It's time for the latest release from The Cat's Pajamas ... yes, they are all available today!  and we hope you will HOP along with our team as we feature a few more ways to use those darling new stamp sets, and dies from our February release!

You should be arriving from the Creative Palette of Nancy Thomas - that, my friends, is always a tough act to follow! 

First up... a few of those darling ducklings from Family Forever - simply white heat embossed, and water colored ... not to worry, with all of that downy fluff, I doubt they'll feel a thing!

 
I couldn't resist using that bone die from the Goodies die set again, and again, and again!!!  Mr. Cat, and his fun thought bubble, from Home is Where the Cat Is allows you to use your own words, but will fit the sentiments included.


I  hope I've caused a little shopping wish-list ... The Cats Pajamas shop is open!

I'm going to send you hopping along now to Lynn at Sprinkled Creations, who always gives us something to smile about ... if you lose your place, you can always find the list of links at the TCP blog ... thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

 

 

TCP Tuesday Challenge - Reminder!

Are you an animal lover?  have animal instincts?  Just a big teddy bear?  Well, The Cat's Pajamas' team loves all that about you!  Why not play cards with us this month...


I really needed a big-time belated birthday card today... jeeesh... what happened to my calendar?  you know the one, with all the reminders?  This should bring a smile, and forgiveness?  chase the blues away??

get it?  the blues?  the blue crab?  okay, I'll stop...

Sure hope this cute crustacean from Seas the Birthday counts for an 'animal?'

Has the animal in YOU come out to play yet?  hmmmm.... I'm watching!  Get it in our TCP gallery, please!  $50 worth of product is up for grabs. my friends! 

=]  Michele

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #259

Donna Mikasa is our Sketch artist this week - immediately, you know it's going to be a great one, right?


I received the prettiest little collection of patterned papers from a friend - just-because gifts are the best, aren't they?  Somehow she knows that one of my few favorite color combos happen to be pink and yellow - with gray accents?  Even better!

Here is my card - thanks, LeAnne... you do color my world with sunshine!

MFT dies
 
You might just see those die-cut letters soon... just sayin' =]
 
Here is another card using those pretty papers - a pretty little Gal-intine's day card:
 
Recipe:  take one heart die, cut from three layers of coordinating PP;  while still stacked, use a slope die to cut three lines - anywhere you'd like them! RE-assemble three hearts, using one from each patterned paper for each heart!  I've used the largest MFT stitched heart from the stack, and Paper Smooches Borders #1 for the cuts.
 
Now, how about we go see what Donna, and the rest of my sensational gang have created for CTS #259 ...
 
so happy to have you stop by today!
 
=]  Michele

Inspired By ... #7

 
Can anyone resist cheesecake?  oh... my husband and I plan entire get-away trips around the next Cheesecake Factory on our check-list!!!  I fondly remember one such trip to Cleveland - it included some of my favorite card-making peeps, and their Misters!
 
I digress ... you came for a card, right?  At your service:
 
PTI Spruce & Sprigs, Altenew Story of Us stamps
MFT Pierced circle die-namics
DOX Seedless Preserves, and DI Dusty Concord inks
 
My inspiration came from the colors, those fabulous black-berries, and the speckled table linen.
 
How will you be Inspired By ... Cheesecake?  I just know it will be delicious!
 
=]  Michele
 
 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sneaky Peek Week at TCP's February Release!


Hello, my friends!  Happy Valentine's Day!!   TODAY I have some big love to share with you about our newest release from

This month, we have three darling new stamp sets 
& three new dies sets!
 
First upHome is Where the Cat is!
[more about those fish bones later!]

 
 
 
Next... Family Forever!
 
 
 
 
Next I've combined a few of those darling little bunnies
from the set with
Big Family Words:
 
 
There are also three [be still my heart] new die sets:
 
Home Sweet Home!
and Goodies - of the dog [and cat] variety!
 
 
 
 
and [because it IS Valentine's Day!]...
 
Hugs and Kisses: X & O
 
 
 
Please tell me there is something you LOve today ... these will all be available next Tuesday, and I'll be back then for more... and a reminder about TCP Tuesday -
hope you're playing cards with us! 
AND you'll be
In it to Win it!
by leaving me some love here, and on IG!
 
=]  Michele
 
TCP Square Stamps dies also used.