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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Roll over? ... I just rolled over 200,000 miles!

A darling friend of mine just celebrated a birthday ... seems I'm older than anyone these days - so I thought I'd point out that rolling over another year is a major cause for celebration in my world!

This little darling rolling-Rover is from the latest Essentials by Ellen, one of two new Leading Ladies by Brandi Kincaid, called Dog Lady   and he does indeed roll over - encouraged by that bone! the penny slider turned into a dime to fit into the perfect space provided by this cute Reverse Confetti die ... oh that friend?  she's worth the extra nine cents!

Although Brandi provides the cutest sentiments in her sets, I do enjoy getting to add a few sentiments of my own on occasion!  Here's one I've added to my Cat Lady, and sent to another friend - we talk often about a visit ... she may not be aware that I could easily show up on her doorstep!

By the way, cats aren't the only pets that enjoy an element of surprise... there's a perky little pup waiting 'round the bend!
I have noticed there are more dog, than cat ladies in our midst... me?  I'm pet-bidextrous myself - love them both! and both of these sets will be back in stock real soon, so be sure to sign up for the E.H. notification email in the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop!

=]  Michele

Supporting players:
Reverse Confetti Congrats Square panel.
The Cat Lady dies
The Dog Lady dies
MFT Scattered Surface background stamp

Saturday, February 10, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday

There are only a few cards I've made over the years that truly were my own favorites ... this is one of them, made for a PTI Throwback Thursday homage to 2013:

Today, I Transformed it for my oldest granddaughter, Anna, who will have her premier stage performance in March.  It will be a Cinderella night for her [and me] - even though the play is Beauty and the Beast.  For my Clock Face embossed card the PTI Hands of Time will strike 12!
Keeping it soft with the lovely Bazzill Pale Rose cardstock I love so much ... instead of white, I've used PTI's Vintage Cream for the clock's hands and a few of those little Martha Stewart butterflies.  I'll keep my inside sentiment just for her... hope you don't mind.
Congratulations, Papertrey Ink, on your 11th anniversary ... you do know how to throw a party!!
=] Michele