Friday, May 22, 2015

Sneaky Peek #4


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We’re up to Sneaky Peek #4 today for The Cat’s Pajamas, and today’s stamp set is a beauty!  I adore this set, and know I’m going to get a lot of use from it!




YOU. WILL. LOVE. this stamp set!  Here’s my card…

TCP May Sneaky Peek #4 - Why Walk

The Take Flight stamp set has three beautiful birds, three darling birdhouses, and a bunch of great sentiments.  Plus there’s also the matching Bird Friends Cut-ups dies AND the matching Treehouses Cut-Ups!  Like I said, you’ll love it!




Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win the new I Are Fun set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:
Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Jessie Rone
Lori Tecler




And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official on Tuesday, May 26th!




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sneaky Peek #2 and Color Throwdown #343



 

Woohoo, we're on our second day of Sneaky Peeks from The Cat's Pajamas, and today's stamp set is really darn cute! 



I combined today's Color Throwdown #343 with this new I Are Fun stamp set from TCP



Check it out...

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How cute is that sweet bear, just floating aimlessly among the clouds?  And how about those stitched clouds?  They're cute too, right?  You can get the Stitched Clouds Cutups die for FREE beginning May 26th when you spend $65 at The Cat's Pajamas, and you will love having them!  I also used the Bitty Banners Cutups die to make that little flag on the right side, embellished with a brown button and aqua baker's twine.

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My photo above is a little blurry, but I wanted you to see how the balloons look here... I used a clear glaze pen on each one to give them some shine, and think they turned out great.



Want to win one of the new releases before they’re even available to purchase? Of course you do! For a chance to win the new I Are Fun set, just hop along and comment on all of the participating Cat Pack member blogs and the TCP blog today. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the TCP Facebook page tomorrow.

Here’s where to find all of the Sneaky Peeks today:

Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Wendy Bond
Jessie Rone
Lori Tecler



And don't forget to save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.  The new release is official on Tuesday, May 26th!




Thank you for stopping by today, and for all the great comments yesterday!  I appreciate each and every one!















Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Cat’s Pajamas New Release Week



OK, who’s ready for some fun?  It’s time again for another new release from The Cat’s Pajamas and that means that Sneaky Peek week has begun!  Today the team is showing you the new set “Drop In” featuring everyone’s favorite flop-eared bunny!  Here’s my card…

TCP May Sneaky Peek #1 by Tammy Hershberger

I used our current TCPTuesday #290 sketch challenge for my card layout… and that’s just a reminder, there’s still a week left to join us for that challenge and try to win some Cat Cash and be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper!  My card also features some new Cutups dies that are being released this week too, the Stitched Clouds.  Aren’t they fantastic?

There’s some new ways to win in the works with this release, so 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,  May 26th.



2.  Be sure to stop by the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page for In It to Win It details!


  
3.  Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, May 25th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Cat’s Pajamas Facebook page.


Here are the other Cat Pack participants today…
Nancy Thomas
Lisa Henke
Christine Okken
Wendy McGaffey
Wendy Bond
Lori Tecler
Jessie Rone


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Thank you for stopping by today!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Color Throwdown #342

Color Throwdown #342 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It’s Wednesday, so that must mean it’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge!  Monika is our hostess this week, and her colors kicked my butt!  LOL  I think it’s safe to say that primary colors are just not my strong suit!  Here are the color for this week…

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What do you think!?  Are you up to the challenge?  We’d love to have you join us over on the CTD blog!

Here’s what I created…

Color Throwdown #342 by Tammy Hershberger

I guess in the end I was pleased with my design, but it took me awhile to get going with these colors!  LOL  For the layout, I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #268 for this week, flipping it upside down.  My sweet bunny image from The Cat’s Pajamas is from the Take Off stamp set.  Behind the plane I used the Cloud Border Cutups, and on the red panel I embossed the polka dots using the Dots Cutups panel.

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
Tenia Nelson, May Guest Designer
Tricia Traxler, Guest Star Stamper

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TCPTuesday #290 – Friends Remind Us

 

TCPTuesday #290 cropped by Tammy Hershberger It’s time for another TCPTuesday challenge, and this week the fabulous Wendy Bond is our hostess with a sketch for challenge #290!  Check it out…

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For my card, I used the darling Strange & Wonderful stamp set, with our sweet penguin enjoying some Spring flowers…

TCPTuesday #290 by Tammy Hershberger

To perfectly cut out my image, I used the Cutables cut file that’s available for this set.  Those are SO nice to have available… no more fussy cutting!  And… THEY’RE FREE!  You’ll even find a cut file for this sketch!  In addition to the stamps and Cutables, I also used the Big Scallop Cut-Ups die directly under my image.  The colors of my card were inspired by the current Colour Q challenge #290.  (How ironic that they’re challenge is also #290?!)

Be sure to stop over at the TCP blog for all the challenge details, and join us!  YOU could win some Cat Cash, AND you’d be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper

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AND, if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, be sure to go "like" The Cat's Pajamas on Facebook!  There's a great contest going on right now, and $15 in Cat Cash is being given away for every 50 likes!  Wooohooo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Color Throwdown #341

 

Color Throwdown #341 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

The weeks are just flying by lately, and here we are at another Wednesday and another Color Throwdown challenge!  Lori is our hostess this week, and being a teacher she found inspiration for our colors this week in these sweet apples…

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The photo shows some very muted shades of pink, orange, green and yellow, but I went bold and bright with my take on these colors…

Color Throwdown #341 by Tammy Hershberger

I’ve had this card by Betsy Veldman on one of my Pinterest boards for a few months and decided to CASE her design for my card today, using the Text Block Birthday die from Papertrey Ink.  On the watercolor paper background, I applied a wash using a lot of water and some Razzle Berry and Orange Zest dye inks from My Favorite Things.  Then I used the Fresh Cut Florals stamps and matching dies from Wplus9 Design Studio for the little flower bouquets on the two opposite corners of the panel.

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
Tenia Nelson, May Guest Designer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TCPTuesday #289 – Inspiration Challenge

TCPTuesday289-2 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Our TCPTuesday #289 Inspiration Challenge is still going on this week, so if you haven't made time to join us yet, get busy!  All you need to do is create something using the photos below as inspiration!  And you don't even have to use stamps from The Cat's Pajamas, but if you do you will win more Cat Cash to spend!

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I made another card this week, inspired by the white flowers in the jars on the right side and the shades of peach and green...

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Using the Simple Blooms stamp set, I stamped the silhouette flowers with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder on watercolor card stock.  Then I used some peach, coral and green inks to add some splashes of color behind the flowers, as well as to splatter some coral ink onto the card front.  I also added some splatter with some heirloom gold spray to the background.  I sadly found that I needed a sympathy card last week, so I added a sentiment from the Simply Said stamp set and some antique gold sequins for embellishment.  I offset the watercolor panel onto a piece of dark green card stock, then mounted to a kraft base.  My design was inspired by this card by the fabulous Debby Hughes.

So c'mon, what're you waiting for?  Join us this week for the TCPTuesday challenge!  Details are on the TCP blog.

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And hey, while you're at it be sure to go "like" The Cat's Pajamas on Facebook!  There's a great contest going on right now, and $15 in Cat Cash is being given away for every 50 likes!  Wooohooo!

Thanks for stopping by today!