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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goodbye Summer; Hello School - PSC89

Hello friends and Happy Wednesday.  Things are looking much better here at the Cat House.  Hehehe!  I think all the kitties are back to being well, although Corey has a visit scheduled on Thursday to get 2 booster shots.  Let's hope that getting him in the crate will go better than it did on Saturday - cause it didn't!  These little guys are just too smart to bamboozle them.  ;)  At least he's speaking to me again.

Time to show you what I've been up to for Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week.  Labor Day is just around the corner and for many that means the end of Summer and back to school.  This week we want you to create a card with either a Summer theme or a Back to School theme.  Don't forget to include your sentiment on the front.

I sure hope all the kids are ready to learn and have a fabulous school year.

For this card, the materials I used were:
  • Image - Paper Shelter - Learning is Fun
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Groovy Guava
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Hopscotch
  • Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; Stampin Up Oval and Scallop Oval punches; I can't remember who the manufacturer is of the corner die.  I'll have to look that up.
  • Copic Markers - B91, B93, B95; E31, E33, E35, E37; E40, E50, E51, E53; Y21, Y17, YG01, YG21; YR00, YR02, YR12, YR15, YR24, YR82; Spica Gel Pen Gold.
 Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.

Her images are so adorable, so make sure to check out the store and see what she has.  The Paper Shelter will be awarding a $20 gift certificate to one lucky random winner!

Now, it's time for you to get inky, so hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge blog for some inspiration and see what the rest of the Design Team has been up too.  Then get your stamps, ink, and papers out and see what you can come up with.  You could be one of the Perfect 3 this week.  Good luck!

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges2 - anything but a square
Scrap-Creations - Back to School
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
By Lori Designs - Back to School
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Back to School
Whimsey Stamps - Clean and Simple
ABC Challenges - no flowers
Card Mania - Use Ribbon
Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Back to School
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Girly cards

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Christmas Wishes - PSC 88

Hello friends. Thanks for stopping by.  We've had some sickies in the Cat House the last couple of weeks, but hopefully everything is under control now.  Casper got some meds on Monday and I was actually able to give it to him in a syringe without much of a struggle last night. I watched what the vet assistant did to give him the meds and did the same thing and it worked great!  Corey gets to go to the vet next Saturday for a couple booster shots for him and then I hope it's just normal life with no visits to the vet even though they are very nice and caring.

Getting on to the business at hand.  It's Wednesday and time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  This week we've made it pretty easy for you.  The theme this week is to make a Christmas card, but don't use any red or green.  Easy right!  I was so glad to do this card because I'm so far behind in getting my Christmas cards done.  It was a little hard in picking the colors to use for it, but I think it turned out pretty well.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Tracey Malnofski's - Happy Happy Snowman
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Joyous Celebration
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Bashful Blue; Xpress It Blending Card; Shimmer c/s - don't remember where I got it.
  • Designer Paper - Stamping Up Frostwood Lodge - Background and Diagonal Strip - my stash
  • Accessories - Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts; Bling from my stash; Cricut Frosty Lace cartridge for the snowflakes; Stamping Up small oval and large oval punches; Nestabilities Large Oval Die and Big Scallop Oval Die; Blue stickles; Spica Gel Pen - Silver
  • Copic markers - B0000; B000, B01, B12; E11, E13, E18, E21, E50, E51, E53; Y11, Y13, Y18, YR01, YR02, W0, E3, W6, W7

This week our sponsor is none other than The Perfect Sentiment Challenge!

One lucky winner will be awarded 3 free Christmas digital images from the PSC website.  Great for you to get started on making your own Christmas cards.

Don't forget to stop by the PSC blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has in store for your inspiration.  Then get inky yourself and create something for the challenge.  You could be that lucky random winner or be chosen as one of the Perfect 3!  Good luck!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
SweetStamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craftfoom Door - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Lots of Layers
Crafty Boots - Christmas in August
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes & Cute
Fashionista - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and Shine
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Square Card 
A Gem of a Challenge - Punch it Out
All that Stickles - Outdoors and Baby Blue Stickles
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything Goes with Markers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Add Strips
The Hobby House - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Die cuts & Punches
Delicious Doodles  - Christmas in August
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Scary Pumpkin - PSC86

Good morning and welcome back after our vacation.  It's been nice, but I sure have missed posting.  I am running a little late getting my post up.  I guess that happens after vacations.  ;)  So I'll get right to the task at hand. This week our challenge is to create a card for the occasion of your choice using your favorite technique which can be anything from heat embossing, dry embossing, fussy cutting, sewing, paper piecing, etc. Please include what technique you used.

Here's my card:
I like paper piecing and don't use it enough.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Robyn's Fetish - Scary Pumpkin
  • Sentiment - K & Co - paper ribbon
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Basic Black; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Blackbird; Polka Dot - Making Memories
  • Accessories - Little Yellow Bicycle - Felt Bat; Bling from my stash; Nestabilities - Classic Circle Die
  • Copic Markers - YG03, YG11, YG25; YR02, YR16, YR09; W3, W5, W7
  • Spica Gel Pen - Black and Gold
This week our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish
Our Sponsor
Prize: 5 Free Digis
Now it's your turn.  Head on over to The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog and check out what the rest of the DT has to show you and then get busy and create your own card.  You might be the random winner of the prize or one of the Perfect 3.  Good luck!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Roxie - Simply Betty Stamps FB Fan Page Challenge

Hello my friends and Happy Friday Night!  So glad to have a weekend here and with not much going on so I'm hoping I'll have lots of time to play.

Before I go get lost in my stamp room, I want to show you my card I did for this month's Simply Betty Facebook Fan Page Challenge.  The deal as always is that we get a free digi from the amazing Betty but we have to use the image to enter the Fan Page Challenge that month.  If you don't, then you have to sit out the next month.  The good thing is that if you can't do the challenge, you can always purchase the image.  Check out her store at Simply Betty Stamps and see all the amazing digis and rubber stamps she has for you.

So, here's my card.
The sentiment words are from Betty, but I generated them on my computer so they would fit on the tag. Cardstock base is Stampin Up Pale Plum and the image is printed on Xpress It Blending Card.  I dug into my stash of designer paper and found these from Imaginisce - A Shore Thing, and Getting Hotter - needs water.  I used bling and Stickles for the bubbles and stickles also on the fins.  The image was colored with Copic markers - B0000, B000, B01, B02; BG0000; E01, E02; V0000, V000, V01; YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG06, YG21.

Here's a close up of the image --

My layout is from My Favorite Things.
That's it for today.  Just a reminder that Perfect Sentiment Challenge will be back on Wednesday, August 7.  I hope you'll come join in and play with us again.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Simply Betty Stamps - FB Fan Page Challenge - Use image - Good
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Pastels
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Life's a Beach
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches or Die Cuts
By LORi Designs - Designer Paper
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Fun in the Sun