Friday, January 30, 2015

Casing the Catty

We are back at Casing the Catty blog.   So stay tuned every week for new challenges and new beautiful projects.   I am a design team member and you will see my creations every other week.   Here is this week's challenge:   Be inspired by a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure and use some SAB DSP (or new DSP) in your project.

I CASE'ed the project below which is featured on page 19 of the Sale-a-bration brochure.     Love the simplicity of the card and the beauty.   Such an quick and easy sketch to use.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Hooray It's Your Day, 25 Days, Celebrate Today
Ink:   Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Best Day Ever Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Rhinestones, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Spiral Binder Punch

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monkeying Around




Thank God for snow days here in New Jersey.   Snow = Craft Time.   Since I had some crafting time, I was able to do this week's Mojo Monday sketch.    How great is this sketch.  I got a great gift bag for my nephew that had monkeys on it.    So here is a Valentine's gift tag I made for the bag.   Since I loved the tag I decided to create a birthday card with the same elements and add it my birthday card stash.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Celebrate Today and stamp sets from a local craft store
Ink:   Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Island Oasis Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Natural Button, Linen Thread, Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Button from a local craft store
Tools:  Coluzzle Cutting System, Crop-a-dile

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love my Blendabilites

So if you are like me and were have been on the fence in purchasing, please do not hesitate any longer.   They are fabulous!!!!    They make coloring in your favorite images so easy!!!    If that is not incentive enough this year during Sale-a-bration for every 50$ you spend, you can earn a set of Blendabilies for free!   What a great to started on owning your own Blendabilites collection.

This week's Stampin' Royalty's challenge is Love & Valentines.   Perfect opportunity to use my Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the beautiful images from the Countless Sayings 2.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 pm (PST) February 2nd.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Countless Sayings 2
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette Blendabilites
Paper: Whisper White, Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Rhinestones, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch of the Week

So here is another week and another fabulous sketch by My Favorite Things.   I love their sketches.

Here is this week's sketch and some fabulous products from the Occasions Mini.

Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed creating it!   The florals were cut out of the fabulous designer series paper,

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:    Crazy About You
Ink:   Sahara Sand
Paper:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Baker's Twine, Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape
Tools:  Hello You Thinlits, Scallop Trim Border Punch


Monday, January 26, 2015

Time to Craft

I have to say I am loving having a snow day.   I haven't had much time to create as much as I use to.  Too much going on in my life which means my craft time gets taken away.     Here is the fabulous Retro Sketch of the week.

I got to play with a stamp set and products that I purchased recently.   It always makes me happy when I get to use some of the things I purchased and they don't sit in a pile collecting dust.

Most of the products are not SU, but the ones that are the card stock, ink and the fabulous Blendabilites that I used to color in the record player.   The Blendabilites are the Pink Pirouette and Bermuda Bay that are available for purchased in the Occasions Mini.

Happy Valentine's Day

How great is this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch.   As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to create a card with it!   I actually ended up making two projects with the sketch.   One was with SU products, the second was just playing with lots of fun products I have accumulated over time.    I needed to make a tag to put on my niece's Valentine's day bag.    So the camouflage hearts stickers were a perfect match to the bag.

As for the card, I was most excited to have a great sketch that allowed me to use my Good Greetings stamp set!    



Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Good Greetings
Ink:   Real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Whisper White Baker's Twine and Button, Sequins from a local craft store.
Tools:  Hearts Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Heart to Heart Punch

The only products that are SU on the tag are the card stock, the baker's twine and the punches.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Retro Sketch

 So I absolutely love Retro Sketches, but I hardly get a chance to play along with the weekly challenges.   They come out on the Saturdays, that I hardly ever get a chance to create during the week.   So most weeks, I admire the creations made with the fabulous sketches.      So here is this week's sketch made with my favorite new stamp set and framelit die.

Looking for a new challenge to do,  Casing the Catty has started up the weekly challenges.    Every week you will find a new challenge, new inspiration.     We are casing the Sale-a-bration brochure this week.  The challenge is:  be inspired by a stamped project from the Sale-a-bration brochure and use a SAB or new stamp set) in your project.

Stay tuned next week, you will see inspiration from me as I take a turn as design team member and casing the SAB brochure.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Paper:   Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Doily,  Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Button and Wood Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Corner Rounder from a local craft store, Hello You Thinlits



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love this color combo

 So how great is this month's Unity challenge.    I was completely drawn to the color scheme in the challenge.   I was inspired by a beautiful home wall hanging I saw in Marshalls.    It had this same exact color scheme with a gold emboss.     I was that is perfect for this month's challenge.

To make the background, I took my glossy card stock and then applied ink with my daubers.   Some gold embossing viola and beautifully elegant card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp sets from online
Ink:  Versamark, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Glossy Card Stock, Pool Party
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads, Doily
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy and Corner Rounder from a local craft store

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

This week Stampin' Royalty brings us a color inspiration.     When I saw these colors I knew I wanted to make a masculine card for the challenge.   Here is this month's color challenge:  Hello Honey, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 pm (PST) January 26th.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Something to Celebrate, Peachy Keen
Ink:   Hello Honey, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand
Paper:  Whisper White, Neutral Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Jumbo Brads

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You're the Apple of My Eye

I love this week's My Favorite Things sketch.   It inspired me to make a Teacher Appreciation card.   Come May, I will be happy that I have some teacher cards ready to put at The Fine Grind coffee shop to sell.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from online
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Storytime Designer Series Paper, Night & Day Specialty Paper. Apple Sticker from a local craft store
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots, Red Button and Baker's Twine from a local craft store, Black Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Coluzzle Cutting System


Monday, January 19, 2015

Lego Birthday

My nephew loves, loves Legos.   I picked up this great Lego designer paper at a local scrapbook show and it works perfectly with this week's Freshly Made Sketch.  

I am excited I was able to use 3 of the birthday stamp sets from the Occasions Mini and also a Pacific Point button!   I hardly ever use my blue buttons.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Celebrate Today, Hooray It's Your Day, Crazy About You
Ink:  Versamark, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Designer Series Paper Lego designer series paper
Accessories:  Pacific Point Button, Rhinestones, Real Red Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Balloon Framelits Dies

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mojo Monday #380

I decided to have a little fun today and stamp and join in the Mojo Monday sketch of the week.   I have lots of January and February birthday cards to make.   I don't know how it happened but I have about 6 birthdays in such a short period of time that I have to buy gifts for and create birthday cards and they are all masculine!

So I pulled out some great stamp sets and paper that I purchased specifically for some of men in my life.  

How great is this sentiment... If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.   The great Celebrate Today and Crazy about you from the Occasions mini make the Happy Birthday circle sentiment

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Celebrate Today, Crazy About You, stamp sets from a local craft store
Ink:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Night & Day Designer Series Paper and paper from a local craft store
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:   Star Punches, Confetti Stars Punch, Corner Rounder from a local craft store

Friday, January 16, 2015

Crazy About You

So here are some of my favorite things from the Occasions Mini, Crazy About You stamp set, Hello You thinlits and the super fun Stacked With Love designer series paper.   Love the colors in this new fun designer series paper.   Who would have thought Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red would look so great together.   I love how this card came together!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, My Mother
Ink:   Real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Real Red Button, Bright Candy Dots, Real Red Baker's Twine
Tools:   Hello You Thinlits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Love the Hello You Thinlits

So how much do you love the Hello You thinlits.   So much fun four large words to die cut and then to make it even better you have a coordinating stamp set that has so many great words you can mix and match with.

I saw this great sketch and I knew I wanted to create a card with it.

I have a feeling you may see another card with this same sketch in the future.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Crazy about you, Gorgeous Grunge, Hooray It's Your Day
Ink:   Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede
Paper:   Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Accessories:    Linen Thread, Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board, Hello You Thinlits

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stampin' Royalty Photo Inspiration

This week at Stampin' Royalty brings us a photo inspiration.      I was totally drawn to this photo love the yellows and the coastal cabana color combo.   Love, love these colors.  This color combo was just perfect with to use with the new Hello You thinlits and the Best Year Ever designer series paper.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 pm (PST) January 19th.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Crazy about you, Garden Party
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight
Paper:   Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pearls, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Jumbo Brads
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Hello You Thinlits


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