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Have you played along with our TCP Tuesday Challenge, yet? This time – “Anything Goes!” So let down your hair and have FUN!

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Last week, I showed you an an easy watercolor technique using our Simple Blooms set. (All you needed were water soluble markers and a mister.) We watercolored some really pretty flowers for our card.

I could have left the card with the pretty front, but you know me. I’ve gotta gild the lily, so I turned it into an easy pop up card using our Card in the Box Cutable!

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Watercolor Pop Up Card. pt 2

So, here is the video on how I did it. It’s SO easy. You’ll be making pop up cards left and right.

Check out the video, then play along with us on the TCP Tuesday Challenge and load up your card on this blog.

You could win a gift certificate up to $15, and qualify for over $100 in prizes, just for by your fingers inky.

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Screen shot 2014-07-25 at 6.17.30 PMAnd the WINNER of a $50 gift voucher is Tricia Traxler! She created this beautiful card for one of her mother’s caregivers. Truly a wonderful card for a wonderful woman that made her mother smile.

Congratulations! Tricia, please contact me for your voucher number!

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It’s time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge. It’s an easy one for this rotation – “Anything Goes!”

I don’t know about you, but I love challenges where I can do anything. It was my mother’s birthday and I made this card for her. I think it’s perfect for this challenge because she taught me that I really could do anything.

I used an easy watercolor technique using our  Simple Blooms set, water soluble markers and a mister. I love to water color, but I by the time I pull out the paints, paper, water cup towels, etc. I lose interest.

FrontYou know the saying, “Business in the front. Party in the back”? Except this time, the party is in the middle.

Inside3This card opens up to reveal a  Card in the Box Cutable. I just love the way it turned out. So I did a couple of videos showing you how I created this card.

This week is Part One, where I show you the watercolor technique. And, next week, I’ll post Part Two, where we make the inside pop with a Card in the Box Cutable

Now let’s see how The Cat Pack took on this challenge.

Kelli used the What’s Mew set on this colorful card. Don’t you love the wrapped frame?

Kelli IMG_9354Wendy’s blue on blue card is high adventure using Flying By.

Wendy-2Christine’s use of patterns and colors is just perfection on this card using Commemorating You and matching Stamp Trio CutUps.

Christine TCP Happy BD CO 0714Nancy used the Simple Blooms set on this clean and simple card.

Nancy Thomas TCPTUES271Lori uses dramatic colors on this card using the Presto! set.

Lori TCPTues271-Hats_OffLisa creates the perfect card for Summer using the Life’s a Beach set

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How about this pretty card by Noelle using the Simple Blooms stamp set and the Framed Up 2 CutUps. Just so soft and pretty.

NoelleNow it’s your turn.

Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES271. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

The winner of the TCPTUES270 challenge is AJ. Please email alma  for your $10 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!

BiggerSummerBlogDon’t forget! There are only TWO days left to be a part of our Summer Blog Hop.  Just use at least one stamp, or die, or Cutable from our new summer collection and add it to the Inlinkz  here in the right column. You could win a $50 Gift Certificate! It’s that easy.


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There is still plenty of time to play in the current TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge.  Link your projects on this post by Monday (7/21) at Midnight, EDT.270We can’t wait to see how you interpret Wendy’s fabulous sketch!

 

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It’s Tuesday! So that must mean it’s time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge.  It’s a Sketch Challenge drawn up by our hostess Wendy McGaffey. This challenge goes for 2 weeks and the randomly chosen winner can win a gift certificate up to $15.

Now let’s see what the Design Team has done with fun sketch!

Wendy’s card featuring the Aim High bunny is full of red, white and blue goodness. Don’t you love the countdown using the Numbers Plate CutUps?

Wendy-7Julie uses the Aye, Eye, I to perfection in this clever card. Note the fabulous stamped detail on the circle.

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Christine’s card using the new Nature’s Hello is a floral garden on a card.

Christine TCP Bloom Sketch CO 0714Noelle stamped up At Your Service for a sweet and girly birthday card.

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Kelli put a fresh and fun spin on the sketch using the Big Top CutUps as the centerpiece.

Kelli IMG_9347Lori treats us to a beautiful clean and simple card featuring the new Butterflies CutUps.

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 Lisa puts her shabby chic skills to fabulous use on this beauty featuring the Simple Blooms set.

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Nancy used the sketch to create a Christmas in July card featuring the J*lly H*liday set.

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TCPTuesdayBigHere are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES270. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

The winner of the TCPTUES269 challenge is Angela P. Please email alma (at) thecatspajamasrs (dot) com for your $15 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!

BiggerSummerBlogIn addition to TCP Tuesday we are having a Summer Blog Hop from now until July 24. We liked playing with our Summer Stamps, CutUps Dies and Cutables so much we thought we’d like to see what you did with them. Just use at least one stamp, or die, or Cutable from our new summer collection and add it to the Inlinkz  here in the right column. You could win a $50 Gift Certificate! It’s that easy.

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I went to Brenda’s blog and saw that she had posted the Card in a Box using Take Off and I knew THIS was the card that was the winner. Her post was the perfect answer to the Inspiration Challenge.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her use of the “4″ from the Numbers Plate and the floating stars.

There were so many wonderful entries for July that I have to post some of my favorites.

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LOVE this pretty, pretty card by Lyn Wallan-Smith using Lean on Me.

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Debby shoots for the stars and hits them with this card using Framed Up, Icing, and Bitty Banners CutUps, not to mention the Aim High stamp set

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Christine Veneruso uses Strange and Wonderful, the Chevron, Petal Posies and the Toppers CutUps for her soft and pretty card.

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To be honest with you, I chose this card by Brenda as the winner for the Swanky Stamper. I’ve been stamping for close to 15 years and I thought I saw it all. Until, I saw the beautiful flowers that Brenda had fussy cut to dot so beautifully on her netting. I love the pop of color that she added to the Kraft, Cream and Rose Color Challenge. Brenda wins all the Stamps, Dies and Cutables from our next release. And, she did it just by entering our TCP Tuesday. Our last release was over $140 in prizes. You could be next. Just come back tomorrow for the next TCP Tuesday Challenge.

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There is still plenty of time to play in the current TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge.  Link your projects on this post by Monday (7/7) at Midnight, EDT.

Christine TCP Summertime PairChristine made an extra surprise using the inspiration photos. How cute is this set using the new Vintage Summer stamps?

Have you noticed the participation rules have changed?! Not only do you have more time to create your projects but use of a TCP product is no longer required. Each project enters you for a chance to win some Cat Cash up to $15.

We are looking forward to your interpretation of the inspiration photos!

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It’s Tuesday! So that must mean it’s time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge. This one is a fun one. It’s an Inspiration Challenge and the Hostess with the Mostess is Nancy Thomas.

TCPTuesdayBLOCKShe’s challenging you to use the above Inspiration Collage and create! This challenge goes for 2 weeks and the randomly chosen winner can win a $15 gift certificate. And if that weren’t enough to get you stamping, how about a $50 gift certificate?

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Just use at least one Stamp, CutUps Die or Cutable from our Summer Release, add your card, or project to the inlinkz column to the right and you could win a $50 gift certificate.  (Entries close July 24)

Nancy Thomas TCPTUES269Here’s Nancy’s super cute card using Vintage Summer and the Pinwheel CutUps. She also used the Star Rosette CutUps to emboss the stars on the base of her card.

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Noelle McAdams is a star in my book. She uses our Numbers Plate, 3×3 stars and Petal Posies CutUps to decorate this sweet the Card in a Box. And to finish it off, our Vintage Summer and Your Number is Up stamp set. So adorable!

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Lisa Henke says “Hello” to Summer with this card by stamping on fabric. Then she added the 3 Butterflies that come from our Butterflies CutUps. Sweet.

 

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fresh and lovely cards uses the Step Out Card Cutable for her card as well as the Petal Posie CutUps and the Vintage Summer stamp set

Want even more inspiration? Check out Wendy McGaffey, Lori Tecler, and Kelli Hull.

Now it’s your turn, play along with us on the TCP Tuesday Challenge and load up your card below. THEN, add it to the Summer Blog Hop on the right. (Just make sure you use at least one Summer product.  You could win big!

Here are the Details on how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES269. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.

The winner of the TCPTUES268 challenge is Adelle. Please email alma (at) thecatspajamasrs (dot) com for your $15 Cat Cash code. Congratulations!



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Recently, I’ve discovered a liking for all things Canadian. What’s not to like about Canada?

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Okay, they may spell things a little differently, but, they have a beautiful country with lots of time zones. Universal health care. They like their Hockey.

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And, their citizens. Prolly, some of the nicest peeps around. I’ve long since thought that Canadians had a really wicked sense of humor. So, when it was time to look for new Cat Pack member, I wasn’t surprised to learn that my first pick was Canadian. Her name, Christine Okken.

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Christine has been a Swanky Stamper so many times that the title should be named after her. She has continually wowed us with her beautiful coloring and attention to detail.

AyeHer blog, Christine Creations has been a stop on my blogroll for years.

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Her wonderful color sense, her terrific design sense. Christine, who has been stamping for over 10 years is a stamper’s stamper.

COLeanShe knows so many different techniques, but is ready and willing to always try a new one.

TCP-Ice-Cream-CO-0614I’m so glad that when I asked if she would join the Cat Pack, she said “yes”. And, so are we, eh?