Monday, May 20, 2013
Happy Release Day! Are you as excited about our new release as I am? I hope so.
If you have come for the Blog Hop, you are in the right place. I am the starting point for this hop! Just follow the link at the end of this post and hop along to the next blog to see what trouble... er, I mean, TCP goodness The Cat Packers have stamped up for you.
Here is my card using Travelin' Man and Summer Sentiments AND Small Sayings. I also snuck in the cloud from the Talk to Me CutUps. I did some fancy paper piecing and I just love how this card turned out. The Summer Sentiments are perfect to use for Subway Art to create a simple and graphic card. This card was so fun and easy to make.
After I paper pieced the card, I added some liquid applique to the exhaust and curled just one corner of the banner. I really like the extra dimension it gives.
Hope you like it.
Now on to Susan! She always surprises and delights. And I'm sure she will today.
Sneaky Peek #7
It's the LAST Day of Sneaky Peek Week. That went fast, no? So, today we are showcasing our very last stamp set, "Summer Sentiments".
"Summer Sentiments" is part of our May Release available on May 21. "Summer Sentiments" is also part of the "Subway Series". "Words of Love" was the first, "Summer Sentiments"is the second. It's perfect set of words and graphics for Summer vacation scrapbooks and cards.
Like "Words of Love" the sayings can be stacked or used separately. "Summer Sentiments" is packed with fun graphics and words and phrases, just perfect for the season
Now on to the cards.
Kimberly Gajewski creates a sunny, fresh card with "Summer Sentiments" and our NEW Glasses CutUps. She stacks the works and graphics, this way and that and comes up with a fresh, nautical background.
Here is a card from Nancy Thomas that takes the scenic route. She pairs the set with our New Luggage Tags CutUps and the Heart from our Pinwheel CutUps. Heart marks the spot where our loved ones are, or our favorite place.
Nancy Thomas stamps up another fresh and fun card! I'm loving the colors in this card! It's perfect to announce the coming of Summer. Or you can place that tag on a scrapbook page as a pretty embellishment.
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Summer Sayings" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sneaky Peek #6
Cat Packer Extraordinaire, Susan Liles, a while back asked for a series of small sentiments to use on Scrapbook pages and cards. So when another Cat Packer, Tracy Falco, (who is also pretty darn extraordinary herself, suggested word balloons for dies, I knew that the two were a match made in heaven.
So today, we are showcasing "Small Sayings". "Small Sayings" is part of our May Release available on May 21. You can use "Small Sayings" stamped by itself or with the "Talk to Me" CutUps. And like all of our dies, you can also use the dies with the stamps, or by themselves.
Now onto the cards.
Noelle McAdams has a great idea to make a simple, yet stunning Birthday card. LOVING all the bits of shinies! They really make the starburst from the "Small Sayings" set, and "Talk to Me" CutUps, sing! Can you say that five times fast?
And, speaking of stunning, how about this card by Cindy Major? She had paper that used to make the perfect background and then created this little patch work cutie.
Want to see more? Check out Swanky Stamper, Emma Hubert! This card is what I was thinking of when I created this stamp set. And, also Julie Masse. She makes stamps from the "Talk to Me" CutUps dies and then spatters the ink she used on the card for a really bright and cheery card. So awesome!
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Small Sayings" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sneaky Peek #5
Guess who is shooting for the stars? That's right, the long-eared bunny is back and taking a little ride on a rocket! He's perfect for people who know no bounds. AND, he is wonderful for celebrating the Fourth of July or Canada Day! Who knows what else he is good for.
He is part of a Stamp set with four different sentiments, "Aim High. "Aim High" is part of our May Release available on May 21.
Now onto the cards.
Kimberly Gajewski creates a wonderful card! Long-eared bunny soars to new heights. Simple doesn't have to mean boring. She mixes it up with our 3 x 3 Star CutUps
Emma Hubert flys high with her card. Lots of pretty papers and bling plus long-eared bunny equals a super cute card
Want to see more? Check out Wendy McGaffey, Lori Tecler, and Nancy Thomas. When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Aim High" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Sneaky Peek #4
The Penguins are Baack! Did you have doubts? These little guys are part of a set that contains these guys and four different sentiments. You can stamp them alone or together.
And, the beauty of this NEW stamp set is that there isn't much to color or paper piece, for those of us who like to stamp and go. "Reel Experts" is part of our May Release available on May 21.
Now onto the cards.
Remember what I said about stamping and going? Julie Masse is the master of clean and simple cards, and this one shows it off to perfection. Just a bit of paper tape, a dash of color and a bit of bling, and BAM. Instant, pretty card.
Wendy McGaffey does a bit of fussy cutting in this card. And the simple shapes of the penguins makes it easy. A little arrow from our New "Talk to Me" CutUps adds to the charm of this card
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Reel Experts" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sneaky Peek #3
Oh Boy, it's Wednesday! It's Day Three of Sneaky Peek Week and the Bunny is going on a road trip! To the beach, or camping, the Bunny is a-traveling! This sweet bunny is part of NEW stamp set, "Travelin' Man" and it's part of our May Release available on May 21. The big, bold, open spaces in this stamp make it so fun to paper piece or color.
Nancy Thomas rolls out another cutie! Her card is fresh and fun and the coloring is so pretty!
Noelle McAdams is on her way with this darling card! She paper pieces AND colors! I'm loving this card. She is also peeking one of our new CutUps, Talk to Me. It contains 6 dies, the arrow, thought balloon, speech balloon and more. You can use them by themselves or with the NEW set that we will be Sneaky Peeking later this week.
Want to see more of "Travelin' Man"? Then head on over to Wendy McGaffey, and Swanky Stampers, Emma Hubert, Cindy Major and see what they have done with "Travelin' Man." You won't be disappointed
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Travelin' Man" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sneaky Peek #2
Happy Wednesday! It's Day Two of Sneaky Peek Week and someone has been waiting a long time to say "Hello"! Or "Meow" as the case may be. Sprinkle is back and she is searching for love! Hope you have some to give. She is part of NEW stamp set, "What's Mew" and it's part of our May Release available on May 21. Now onto the cards.
Wendy McGaffey created this fantabulous card, stamping the bush over and over to get this lush effect. And, Sprinkle, the centerpiece.
Swanky Stamper Cindy Major gives us a bit of jungle love with this fun card. And not only do I see a Puddity Tat, but I spy a couple of our new CutUps Dies. Can you spot them?
Nancy Thomas stamps it like it is. With four different sentiments to choose from, this is a great "just because" set to paper piece and color.
Want to see more of "What's Mew"? Then head on over to Julie Masse, and Lori Tecler and Swanky Stamper, Emma Hubert and see what they have done with "What's Mew."
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "What's Mew" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sneaky Peek #1
Life's A Beach
It's HERE! It's the very first day of Sneaky Peek Week and I am SO excited to bring you the very first peek at our May Release available on May 21. We are kicking off the week, by bringing you our favorite Long Eared Bunny, kicking it!
We had our very first day of Summer-like weather here in San Francisco, and it must be because this little bunny wants his beach time.
Susan Liles multi-tasks with this darling card! What a great way to showcase this stamp set AND do the KISS TCP Tuesday Challenge. (Deets below) I'm in love with the coloring of the bunny on Kraft! Brilliant!
And speaking of darling cards, how about this one from Nancy Thomas? It's the start of tanning season and this sweet bunny is starting it off right! With a cocktail, sitting at the beach. I hope he remembers his SPF 30.
Wendy McGaffey has the right idea with her card! The bunny AND his umbrella are perfect for paper piecing and coloring up, or down.
Want to see more of "Life's A Beach"? Then head on over to Julie Masse, Kimberly Gajewski and Lori Tecler and see what they have done with "Life's A Beach." Also joining us are Swanky Stampers, Cindy Major and Emma Hubert! Check out the sweet offering they have on their blogs.
When you finish at their blogs, head on over to our Forum on Splitcoaststampers and leave a comment on our "In It To Win It!" Thread. You could win the "Life's A Beach" stamp set just by leaving a comment.
Are you playing along with our TCP Tuesday Challenge? It's a KISS Challenge this month.
Here are the Deets.
- The First Tuesday of the Month I will post a challenge on this blog. That's right! Here!
- If you want to play along you just upload your design right here on this page using the InLinkz button. (The challenge button will be posted on the right hand column of this blog so you don't have to search around)If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers using keyword TCPTUESMay13.
- The Challenge will be a month-long challenge and you can play as many times as you like during that month.
- Cards and projects must have at least one Cat's Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die in the project.
- On the First Monday of the Month a winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and crowned Swanky Stamper.
- The Swanky Stamper will not only be acknowledged as the Swankiest Stamper for that month, but will also 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 as snazzy badge to display on their blog.
- The winner will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog