Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Cat's Pajamas!

A few weeks ago, The Cats Pajamas released 3 awesome new sets of stamps - one "get well" and two summer themed sets. (You can see them here.) Aren't they the coolest? They were having a blog hop giveaway to celebrate the new release. I checked it out, thinking I could never be so lucky as to win the stamps, but enjoying all the adorable projects in the hop anyway. Guess what? I was the lucky winner!

Things have been crazy busy here and I haven't had time to keep up with all the challenges I love to participate in. I decided that today was the day I would check out some of my favorite challenges and so, of course, the Cats Pajamas weekly TCP Tuesday challenge was the first one I checked out. Lucky me - it was a sketch (my favorite) hosted by the awesome Carole Burrage of Mother's Little Helper. I "met" Carole when I was participating in MFT's "Survivor" on SplitCoastStampers. She comes up with some really great sketches for the TCP Tuesday challenges. And I love the Stones' song reference in her blog title!

Anyway, enough blathering! Here's my take on Carole's sketch:

I, of course, had to use one of my new TCP stamp sets. :) The ribbon embellishment was something I learned in MFT's What's Up Wednesday forum on SCS. (They had an article with tips on using ribbon on your cards.) This card is way outside my comfort zone since I chose to use primary colors. I was originally going to use a red patterned paper (same pattern as the yellow) but it was too much red, so I chose to add yellow and blue to the card. The yellow paper is from an old (discontinued, I think) DCWV paper stack that TAC used to carry. The flowers are Primas and the buttons are from a bag of Paper Studio buttons that I bought at Hobby Lobby. And, of course, I used some of my favorite Scrappers' Floss to tie the ribbon embellishment.

Tomorrow I plan on working on more cards to celebrate what's left of summer! (Not much, as we go back to school in about a week! Eek!)


Carol said...

Lisa, you did a wonderful job on using this sketch! this is a FUN lookin gcard; really like the combination of colors you used and Sprinkles looks rather relaxed! the added ribbon with flower and button was a nice touch! VERY NICE!!! :)

PaperCrafty said...

Super cute!! Love the colors and layout!

Alice said...

What a great way to use your brand new stamps! Lucky you to win 'em! You should have plenty of excuses to play along with the TCP challenges now. :-)

Cheri said...

nice'll have to tell me more about that ribbon treatment (or I'll just wing like I do most everything else LOL)

Congrats on winning the blog candy stamps