TCP Tuesday Challenge #278 – Penguin Tag


  • Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas from the “Polar Holiday” set
  • Tag – Die cut from Simon Says Stamp die “Medium Tags”
  • Snowflake – Impression Obsession “Snowflakes” die
  • Patterned papers – GCD Studios “Joyful Peace Collection: Candy Lane, Yorkshire Pudding and The Holly and the Ivy”
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Divine Twine: Peppermint”
  • Wink of Stella Brush
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

For this card, I used the sketch at The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday #278 Challenge. This cute little dapper penguin is from The Cat’s Pajamas. I applied Distress Ink to the edges of the tag to match it to the patterned papers. I painted the snowflake behind the tag with the Wink of Stella brush pen for some nice shimmer. This also fits the bill for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS Challenge #51 – Code Word: Tag. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Winter Birthday Challenge


  • Die cuts made from:
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday” (98164-MM)
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Snow Dots”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card with the Operation Write Home Mid-month Throwdown in mind. The challenge is to make a Winter birthday card and I immediately thought snowflakes. I used an embossed background featuring snowflakes and added a couple of die cut snowflakes as well. Even the edge of the sentiment die cut fits in with the lacey snowflake look. Thanks for stopping by today.

Watercolor Leaves

watercolor leaves

  • Stamp – from Simon Says Stamp “Leaves and Scribbles” set
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Frames” and “Thanks”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, and Evergreen Bough
  • Cardstock – Neenah and Paper Accents
  • Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

For today’s card, I created a watercolor background and image with Ranger Distress Inks. I did a wash with ink and lots of water for the background and then added some spatters of color. Next, I cut the decorative frame from 110 lb. Neenah white cardstock, which is very hefty. I adhered the thin outer frame horizontally and then added the center vertically in the middle with dimensional adhesive. I applied Distress inks directly to the stamp and then spritzed it with water. Once it was dry, I cut out the leaves and mounted it on top of the frames with a bit more dimensional adhesive. The word “thanks” is a die-cut that I cut out of some cardstock that I found in my stash that matched some of my ink, and then added Glossy Accents on top for some shine to set the sentiment off a little bit.

I’m submitting this card in two challenges: this week’s Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #4 is watercoloring and the Craft Stamper October Take It Make It Challenge which is multi-colored stamping.


Pumpkin full o’ penguins


  • Stamp – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hello Pumpkin” set
  • Die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Curved Rectangles” die
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Paper Distresser tool – Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Signature Essentials – purple
  • Ric-Rac, button and fiber from stash
  • Copic markers

This main image a favorite from The Cat’s Pajamas since it features penguins and Halloween in the same stamp! Perfect for the TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #277 with all of the Halloween-y colors. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some spooky fiber to the button that I’ve had for years. Actually, I’ve had everything I used for this card for years! I guess that’s why it is so appropriate that Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 174 is Halloween. I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration, Paper Players Challenge #219. I don’t think I’ve ever made one card that fit three challenges before! Finally, I distressed the edges of the cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.

Clean & Simple #311 – Thanks


  • Die – Simon Says Stamp (Stamptember) “Thanks”
  • Washi tape – Queen & Co. Trendy Tape
  • Cardstock – Neenah & Paper Accents

I really enjoyed making this card, partially because of the sheer simplicity of it and also its clean design and color scheme. I used the current sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping (FTL 311). I’ve been hoarding a few rolls of washi tape for a couple of years, so I thought this might be a good time to pull it out. And based on my available stash, the black, white and red color scheme was a no brainer–plus I always like to add grey with those colors, so I mounted my base onto a grey card with dimensional adhesive. The die cut was made with a great new die from Simon Says Stamp. This will be a perfect Operation Write Home card. Thanks for visiting today.


Nuts About You – TCP 276


  • Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Happy Camper” set
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Haunted Manor”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels One” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

The latest challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP 276) is to create a card using Light Grey, Rust and Dark Blue. For whatever reason, this card too me forever to complete! I cut different shapes, pushed them around and stared at them. This is how it ended up, for better or for worse! I colored the squirrel and acorns with Copic markers and cut them out. I’m thinking that the squirrel is juggling the acorns, by the way. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.

Halloween Kitty Tag = Spooky!


  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Black Cat”
  • Dies – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Frightful Collection: Spooky” (both sides)
  • Epoxy Sticker – K&Company – Brenda Walton “Haunted Clearlly Yours”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

Today I present you with a spooky Halloween cat with some sparkles for good measure. I created this for the challenge at Friday Mashup (Friday Mashup 181) which was to create a card with a tag, or one with bling, or one that featured both. Well, this fit the requirements for both. The patterned paper had lots of sparkle (not sure how clear that is to see in the photo) and I created a cat tag, distressing the background with Ranger Distress Inks. I also spritzed the whole card with Perfect Pearls Mist for some additional bling. The whole card is quite spooky in my opinion!

Here’s a closer look:




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