Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Color Throwdown #335

Color Throwdown #335 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

Gotta’ say, I just love Wednesdays because it’s always time for another Color Throwdown challenge!  This week Vickie is our hostess, and you can do a LOT with the colors she has chosen.  Check it out…

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I got a new stamp set this week, so I just couldn’t resist using it for my card today.  And I used the current Sweet Sunday Sketch #261 (except that I tilted my background panels a little!)

Color Throwdown #335 by Tammy Hershberger

My stamp set is the new Brushed Blooms from Papertrey Ink, and the matching die.  On the yellow background panel, I added some texture with some translucent embossing paste and the Harlequin stencil from My Favorite Things.

We’ve got something new on the CTD blog… we’re now on Instagram!  Be sure to follow us by searching for colorthrowdown.  You’ll be able to get sneak peeks of the upcoming challenges, and you also might find your card featured there one day!

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration.

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin (sitting out this week)
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Holly Brown, March Guest Designer
Natasha, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TCPTuesday286 – Take Two

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Have you made some time yet to join us for the Spring Blog Hop at The Cat’s Pajamas?  All you need to do is create something using TCP stamps and enter your creation using the Inlinkz on the right side of the TCP blog.  Then you’re entered for a chance to win $50 in Cat Cash to spend!  WHAT could be better?

If you need a little help getting started, why not use the current TCPTuesday challenge which is this great sketch by Lisa Henke

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I made a new card this week using the sketch and the new Lacey Petal Posies, 5 Petal Posies, and Leaf Scroll Cutups.  On the Leaf Scroll, I added the matching stamp from the Patterned Petals stamp set, and added a sentiment from Simply Said.  The square panel behind the flower was dry embossed with the Dots Cutups plate.

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So why don’t you join us this week?  Hop on over to the TCP blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Color Throwdown #334

Color Throwdown #334 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

It's time for another Color Throwdown, and this week I'm hosting the challenge.  I bought a new Vera Bradley purse a few weeks ago in my favorite color (love me some orange!) and thought "these colors would make for a good challenge!"  So I hope you'll join us this week and create some orange, pink and navy things for me to see.

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Several weeks ago, that darn ol' Broni made another card that had me drooling... she's very good at inspiring me and forcing me to spend money!  Only problem was, the Circle Scribbles die she used on this card was sold out when I went to buy it.  But lo and behold, if My Favorite Things didn't come to my rescue with their recent release and now I have the darling LJD Scribbles Die-Namics to use instead!  Here's my card...

Color Throwdown #334 by Tammy Hershberger

I cut the Scribbles from Cotton Candy card stock, then added some flowers from the Wplus9 Design Studio Fresh Cut Florals stamped in orange inks.  The navy blue card stock background was embossed with a chevron stencil, and I finished the design with a sentiment flag and enamel dots.

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration.

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Holly Brown, March Guest Designer
Julie Beech, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas New Release Spring Blog Hop


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Well, Sneaky Peek week is officially over, and you can now shop for all the great new stamps and dies that are available at The Cat’s Pajamas!  And to finish up the week, The Cat Pack has a blog hop for you in conjunction with TCPTuesday #286 today which is a sketch challenge!  Be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the challenge details so you can join us, and win some Cat Cash!
Here’s our sketch for this challenge…

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And here’s my card using the new Jump for Joy stamp set, which you can get for FREE when you spend $65 or more!

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I like square cards, so I’m not really sure why I chose to make mine A2, but I did.  (You’ll have to excuse my tired old brain… I made this two weeks ago!)  I used one of the sentiments from the set to create a little background behind the penguin, and added a starry background by using the little star stamp from the Simply Said stamp set.  I also used my Bitty Banners Cutups dies for one of the flags under my square center panel.

If you’re not here from Lori Tecler’s blog, you’ll want to go to Lisa Henke's blog to start from the beginning for this Spring Blog Hop!  And from here, you’ll need to head over to Christine Okken’s blog to keep the hop moving!

Many thanks for all your visits and comments this week with the Sneaky Peeks, and happy shopping!

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek #7

Sneaky Peek Week

We’re almost there!  Tonight will be the big Pajama Party at Splitcoaststampers, and tomorrow you can buy all the new Sneaky Peek stamps and dies we’ve been sharing with you for the past week! 

For today, you’ll find the Cat Pack sharing creations made with the new Cutups die sets that are being released, so be sure to stop over at the TCP blog for all the details!

Here’s my card for today…

TCP Sneaky Peek #7 by Tammy Hershberger

I used the new Lacey Posies Cutups die to cut a few pieces of acetate.  Then I laid the die-cut acetate pieces on to a piece of white card stock, and sprayed with a turquoise shimmer spray.  I added a sentiment from the new Patterned Petals stamp set, and a few sequins for embellishment.  Across the bottom I added a border die-cut with the Queen of Hearts Cutups.

Here’s a little close-up…. I hope you can see the shimmer.

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Be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the Sneaky Peek details!  And here’s a few more things to remember…

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  March 17.

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2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

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3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, March 16 from 8-10pm EDT.

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:

Christine Okken
Lisa Henke
Nancy Thomas
Wendy McGaffey

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope to see you tonight at the Pajama Party!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek #6

Sneaky Peek Week

I’m so excited to share today’s Sneaky Peek with you… Alma has designed a fun new Keep Calm set that I think everyone is going to LOVE!  It’s such a popular theme everywhere you look these days!  I had a little brainstorm and paired my card with the Survivor stamp set from The Cat’s Pajamas

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Thankfully, I don’t have a need for this card right now, but I just couldn’t resist making this with a breast cancer survivor theme.  I stamped the ribbon in pink behind the Keep Calm sentiment, and added the black strip of card stock that was cut with the new Wavy Stitched Border die.  The layout for my card was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch #251.

On the inside I added…

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Be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the Sneaky Peek details!  And here’s a few more things to remember…

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  March 17.

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2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

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3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, March 16 from 8-10pm EDT.

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:

Lisa Henke
Wendy McGaffey
Nancy Thomas
Jessie Rone

Here’s the view of the stamp set, and the new Wavy Stitched Border die…

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Thanks for sticking with me all week here on the blog!

The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek #5

Sneaky Peek Week

We’re just a little over halfway to the big day… new release day at The Cat’s Pajamas!  I’m excited to show you my project for today using a new stamp set, AND a new Cutables digital file!  Here is the Cascade Card along with the new Jump for Joy stamp set…

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How fun is this for a graduation card?  The Cascade Card is easy to cut and assemble, including the mats to layer.  I simply stamped my penguin and cut him out, then stamped the sentiments and added them to the card and this was honestly a very quick creation.  When you’re on your way out the door for a graduation party, and suddenly remember you didn’t make a card, you can fire up your Silhouette and quickly make this happen!  :) 

Be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the Sneaky Peek details!  And here’s a few more things to remember…

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  March 17.

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2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

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3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, March 16 from 8-10pm EDT.

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:

Christine Okken
Nancy Thomas
Lori Tecler

Here’s the new stamp set for you to see…

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas-Sneaky Peek #4

Sneaky Peek Week

I’m so excited to share today’s Sneaky Peek with you from The Cat’s Pajamas, because this stamp set features my FAVORITE BUNNY!  Those big floppy ears get me every time!  Here’s my card using the new set “You Got This!”

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Bunny is trying to build up some muscles, and has a helper perched there on the barbell, shouting encouragement!  They’re just too cute together!  Now, my card was made a week early so I’d be ready for all the Sneaky Peeks this week, so it’s too late to enter but I did use the color combo from the ColourQ #282, and the MojoMonday sketch #387 for inspiration.  My bunny was colored with Copics, and my card was finished with some baker’s twine and enamel dots.

Be sure to head over to the TCP blog for all the Sneaky Peek details!  And here’s a few more things to remember…

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday,  March 17.

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2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

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3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, March 16 from 8-10pm EDT.

Here are the other Cat Pack participants:

Lisa Henke
Wendy McGaffey
Lori Tecler
Noelle McAdams
Jessie Rone

Here’s the new stamp set…

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Thanks for stopping by today!