Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas

The Cat Pack has been teasing you for a week ... are you ready for the reveal?  Hope you're as excited as we are!

We have three new stamp sets, and four new dies - including a POP-UP!!  All are available now!  at The Cat Pajamas... but wait... there's news to come!

You should have arrived here from Jessie's - you can always go back to the beginning here at TCP's blog, if you want to.

Shall we get started?

I've used just the clock and face for this countdown to Midnight! and those gorgeous Wings!!!  [more on those later!]
 
 
 
 
The TCP Heart Swirl die represents the 'wind beneath his wings!'
 
 

[a little embossing never hurt any card, in my opinion!]


This is as CAS a card as I've ever made!  Delicata Gold is a gorgeous ink, isn't it?
 

This next card is a reminder to get those tags made for our current TCP Tuesday Challenge #341 - Tag it!  

 
There is one more very special little die in the release ... a Corner Pop-Up!  Here's how it works - thank you, Alma for the video!  and this is what I've created using it - much easier than I thought it would be!

I've added a few of those fun new TCP Snowflakes
NO those trees are NOT part of the card!  I wish!
 
 
 
Now if my cards don't entice a little TCP shopping, maybe this will: the free with purchase for this release is the set of  WINGS dies!  AND>>>>> don't you DARE wait....


and YES it does include the new release items!!!
 
It is now time I sent you on your way to the next stop in the HOP... Nancy is sure to please! 

Thanks for stopping, and hopping along!
 
=]  Michele

Monday, November 20, 2017

Two Cards, Two Challenges!

I actually found a little time to just 'play cards' over the weekend... two challenges were calling my name:

Inspired by All the Little Things #73 featuring my Sister from another Michigan Mister - who could resist?

A favorite set from Christmas 2016 was perfect for it... see if you agree:

Wplus9 Holiday Houses, DOX water-coloring; Stickles;
and Nuvo Glimmer Paste over a stencil from GinaMarie Designs
 
Trying to photograph this gorgeous Glimmer Paste is trying my patience!  Try this:
 



Moving on... The Card Concept also had an inspirational photo, with a gorgeous Vintage Bauble Wreath...


here's my version:

Lil' Inkers: Vintage Wreath; Copic colored; and a wood-grain panel from Cat!
 
I have to tell you that I've had so much fun playing with this wreath on Instagram with Tracy Hawkins... just what the doctor ordered for a dark day in the craft room... must run over to see if she made her card!
 
BTW you all brighten any day for me - thanks!
 
=]  Michele

25 Tags of Christmas - Day 20

Waffle Flower is our sponsor today ... a company that I've fallen in love with this year ... that BEAR!

Today I'm featuring the fun, and festive The Season, and had its little characters decorate the tree together:

That pretty little tag is from another of our sponsors, Neat & Tangled
 
get it?  SEA-cret?  LOve it!
 
I do hope you are getting your own tag creations to Tracey's Linky... don't forget to follow her instructions to the letter!  Remember:  there are prizes, my friends!
 
=]  Michele
 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 19

Technique Tuesday is our sponsor today!!!  YAY!  I've long been in love with their little sentiment stamps... recently I was given the opportunity to play cards with Teri Anderson's sentiments, and a certain little sassy looking Owl stamp that I just fell in LOve with, immediately!

Are you a fan of Will & Grace?  familiar with the snarky personality of Karen?  get into her head for a moment, please.  Here's Karen's Christmas card... OH you must say "honey" just after "there"...



You didn't see that tag at first, did you!!  It's a tiny, but mighty cute little stinker from SSS.

I've loved creating this Christmas card... I'll laugh all the way to the mailbox to send this to someone who will totally get me!

How about you?  Will you make any funny Christmas cards this year?  OH I do hope so... honey!  and head over to Tracey's Link with those tags, too! 

=]  Michele

Saturday, November 18, 2017

25 Tags of Christmas - Day 18

Avery Elle is Day 18's sponsor ... time for another pun-y Christmas card from me... please don't be offended - I have the utmost respect for the most Blessed of all Holidays!

 

No... that sentiment isn't part of the Avery Elle set I used - it's all mine - and it's just something I love to do!

You have been creating tons of beautiful Tags... we can't wait to see your Avery Elle tags!

=]  Michele

Supplies:  Avery Elle: NO Way! & Laurels - sadly no longer available.  and MFT Wonky Rectangle for the tag base. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #313

Freshly Made Sketches' host is Karren Johnson... and it drew me in like ... like ... well.  a big ol' piece of chocolate cake - how's that?
Karren gnomes how much I admire her Copic skills - thought I'd put my own to task:

Inside:  you Gnome me so well!

That's it for today ... sorry about the plethora of posts ... that trouble with Blogger really messed with my schedule this week!  TGIF!

I'll see you tomorrow for Day 18 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

=]  Michele

First, and Second Helpings

Happy to have enough of those gorgeous blooms I created during Bobby's visit to make more than one card ... think it's okay to serve up Second Helpings to The Flower Challenge's CAS #14?  We'll see!


Roses, and Hellebores... aren't they the perfect pair? These are from Wplus9, and Dawn has a wonderfully helpful video sharing her way of using the MISTI with layering stamps... you'll find it here.  This is the second card I created with them:

CAS is often described as having "lots of white space" but I think this soft grey is a beautiful stand-in!

Speaking of WHITE ... here is another little goodie that Bobby brought along... this darling little Christmas Tree die from Concord & 9th ... fa la la fabulous!  and on its way to Inspired By all the Little Things #72... Laura Jane's white Christmas tree was my inspiration!

 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by ... always makes me...
=]  Michele