Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring is in the Air

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  I hope that you are well.  We are under a blanket of SNOW in this part of New England.  Since the new year began, we have missed five days of school.  In fact, last Friday, we were going to start school two hours late.  Just as we were about to head out the door, we received a telephone call that the buses would not start and school would be cancelled...ugh!  Everything is so pretty with the snow though.  We went to Old Sturbridge Village on Sunday to walk around and go sledding.  It was so much fun!  A great way to spend a winter's day.  Even though we are as the saying goes, "Spring is in the air" and Kelli Jo is the hostess for this week's TCP Tuesday Challenge called Spring Time.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.
My card is playing double duty today.  Splitcoaststampers is celebrating their Member Companies during their annual Love Fest.  Today is the day to celebrate...THE CAT'S PAJAMAS!!!  Your challenge is to use the photograph above as inspiration to create a project.  It goes perfectly with Kelli's Spring Time challenge too.  This is what I came up with.
I was really inspired by the colors in the photographs and I was able to keep with the birdhouse and springtime theme.  The papers are from Simple Stories (pink) and My Mind's Eye (green stripe).  I used the TCP Apron Border CutUps because the loops reminded me of the intricate iron work on the gate.  I also used the Framed Up CutUps and the Home Tweet Home CutUps.  The tree branch (colored up with Copic Markers E23 and YG 25) is from the TCP The Tweetest Things set and the sentiment is from the Field of Pinwheels set.  I added a teeny piece of Black Licorice Divine Twine to finish this springtime creation off. 
Here are all of the details about the SCS LOVE FEST for you.  I hope that you have lots of fun creating!  Good Luck!
 THE CAT'S PAJAMAS LOVEFEST CHALLENGE : We have put together 3 photos for you to use as inspiration for your project (see the photo above). You may be inspired by the color palette, the garden theme, the design elements such as the wrought iron gate, the birdhouses, trees, flowers, by the patterns within the birdhouses, etc. It’s all about what you see in the photos! It is not a requirement to use a TCP stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
There is a $25 gift certificate to The Cat’s Pajamas store up for grabs.

You'll have until Monday, March 3rd at noon Central to share your challenge entries. Upload your creations (they don't have to be cards!) to your Member Gallery and use today's keyword to play along.
We can't wait to see what you do!

1. All LOVEFEST entries must be uploaded with the specific challenge keyword, no later than March 3, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine LoveFest challenges, but you are welcome to combine LoveFest cards with any other daily challenges, or create multiple cards for each challenge! Hint: Go check out our TCP Tuesday Challenge!
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Stay warm and enjoy the snow if you have any!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's TCP Tuesday...Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge and this time around, Lisa is our wonderful hostess!  She is celebrating her birthday this week, so our challenge is to create something that has an image of a present, candle, or cake.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.  Now, here is my card for this week's challenge.

My image and sentiment are from the Bring on the Cake set from The Cat's Pajamas.  A great fit for Lisa challenge.  My long eared friend is colored up with Copic Markers (BG13, C0, C1, C3, R00, R11, R29, R32, R81, R83, R85, Y38 and the Colorless Blender) and then I fussy cut him out.  All of the papers are from the Hazel Collection from My Mind's Eye.  My embellishments include the Buttons CutUps and the Dots CutUps.  To dress up the die cut buttons I used the Linen Button Twine in Ivory from The Cat's Pajamas.
I hope that you will be able to play along.  Be sure to stop by and wish Lisa a very Happy Birthday!  Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D