October 2016

Plaid Star Newton Christmas Card

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Here's my second project for this month's Inky Paws Challenge "cozy plaids". I did find one sheet of green plaid that I felt was somewhat Christmas-y. I had a tough time determining a shape for it and settled on a star. My husband's input on my grey snowflake card is that it wasn't very festive so my goal with this project was to make it more traditional holidy colors. I found a shimmery soft...

Snowflake Plaid Newton Christmas Card

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I've been organizing my dies, which turned into a flurry of organizing all of my papercrafts. I found a few Newton stamped images from a previous Newton coloring session. I pulled these out and had them waiting for this month's Inky Paws Challenge. As soon as it posted I got to work.This month's challenge is "cozy plaids".

Now that I live in such a small space, I store the majority of...

Celebrate Grey Crazy Cat Card

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The background on this card was fun to make. I used stencils in three ways. After finishing the base background ombre in a rainbow of colors. I used a stencil and pulled up some of the color by blotting with a wet papertowel. next I colored a filigree stencil using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Finally I used a chevron stencil with texture paste.

I noticed that the texture paste quickly...

Happy Birthday Crazy Cat with a Green Balloon

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Everyone loves to dress up their cat right? So my theme for the first run of Crazy Cats cards is dressing them up. I used the Stampin Up Birthday Wishes stamp set as I wanted a more casual looking sentiment. This cat gets his own birthday hat and balloon tied to his tail. The dies you get with this set includes dies to cut out just the cats eyes and tails for added dimension. I cut out a...

Doesn't Know Better Cat Card

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Another funny saying. This one is from Funny Bones. I used glossy accents on the cats eyes, and the Milk bottle. I made some spilled milk by cutting out some cardstock, adding a little C5, and covering it with Glossy Accents. I thought this came out soo cute!

Background: Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber, Picked Rasberry, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch. Edged in Seedless Preserves...

Crazy Cat Apology Card

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I love the Dylustions Sentiment " I didn't mean to offend you, that was just a bonus", because I can use the first two text snippets and leave off the rest. I tucked the final two rows of text behind the envelope with dimensionals on back in case this card warrants the entire phrase. I thought the guilty looking cat carrying a bouquet in its tail was totally appropriate.I popped up the card,...

Crazy Cat Birthday Yellow Balloon, Red Gift

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I acquired an already purchased but unused set of full size Crazy Cats Stamps. I then of course had to buy the matching dies. At the 12 hour crop (my first!) I attended last weekend I got down to it and brainstormed my color schemes for my cats and the accessories. In order to be able to mix and match I standardized on 6 cat and gift/balloon colors. It wasnt until this weekend that I finally...