Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blended Bloom






                                                         Blended Bloom 

with Blendabilities.... and more challenges.  I really hadn't intended to do any more challenges this week, thinking I may have overdone it a bit.  But... when I saw the Friday Mashup (HERE) today I had to give it a try.  The challenge was to use stripes with or without a removable 'part'.  Since my SU order arrived yesterday, a day early, and I was anxious to try the blendabilities on the new Blended Bloom stamp, it was a done deal.  I also had visited the Deconstructed Sketch (HERE) and decided I could combine the two.




I used Jen's sketch (from Deconstructed Sketch) and selected my stripes from an old packet of DCWV, daffodil delight, whisper white, and basic black.  My ribbon is SU's gumball green (retiring).  I used a diagonal stripe embossing folder which sort of keeps the striped theme going.





I stamped the Blended Bloom twice on whisper white and colored with my cherry cobbler blendabilities. *They will be available to customers in a month or so* and I know you will like them.  They really saturate the image with color which is why I stamped off 2 images... but only colored one. I cut them both out and placed the uncolored one behind the colored one since the color showed through. note... no worries, this happens with all alcohol markers and, as long as you are aware of it saturation qualities, you can plan to layer your cards accordingly.  When assembling the card, I only added adhesive to the sides of the front element so the tag would slip in and out easily.




I hope you've enjoyed this card and this week's challenge entries.  It's been fun.  I'll be back soon with more samples... stay tuned!  Thanks for coming by to visit :-).  Leave me a comment or drop me a note at 2felinefurbabies@gmail.com ... I'd love to hear from you!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Color Throwdown 294


                                                  

                                              Color Throwdown challenge 294

Yay... another challenge card.  

It's all about the colors and they were to use strawberry slush, coastal cabana, and sahara sand.  Goodie... I have those colors.  So this morning I decided I wanted to use splashes of color and dug out my Gorgeous Grunge and Off the Grid and started stamping.  I cased this card from my 'crazy card club' member and fellow conventioneer (2013) Lynette Bredow.  Thanks for the awesome inspiration, Lynette :-)  Off the Grid was stamped last and done in versamark and then, using gold embossing powder, I heat embossed it.  It shows up more clearly in the second photo.







I hope I've given you some inspiration this week to "get out there" and play in some of the challenges.  If you are interested, most of them are listed on this blog along the right sidebar.

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!!!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mojo Monday 347




                                          Mojo Monday Tall and Skinny card

I made this card for Verve's Mojo Monday challenge - this week it is Tall & Skinny. Anyone can participate... check it out HERE... it's fun.  I used to play in the challenges frequently and can't quite remember why I stopped ... brain drain?  It feels good to be back playing - hope I keep it up this time (!)

This challenge is open to any type of papers and any brand of stamps - just follow (or be inspired by) the sketch.   

Here is Julee's sketch ...



and here is my take on it.  I hope you like it.



I knew I wanted to use a favorite, but not recently used, Verve stamp set called"Love's Flower".  When I was fishing around for designer paper to use, I came across this Stampin' Up packet called "Print Poetry".  When did I get this pack?  And why haven't I used it?  Good grief.... sigh... it's retired now.  It's sooooo pretty and I love it.  I stamped the flower 2 times and colored both with my copics.  I then cut one out so I could do some layering....



This was a fun card to make.  I hope you like it too.  I'll have another soon - I'm enjoying making cards for challenges - it stretches me.  Well, not to become tall & skinny (unfortunately) ... but creatively!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back soon!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Merry Monday


                                                         Christmas Treats

Hi friends...

Yesterday I decided it was time for me to take the plunge and enter some of my favorite weekly challenges.  I really like the Merry Monday Challenge!  Two reasons:  One... it gives me a chance to break from the Spring and Summer motifs and Two... I get a little head start on Christmas cards.  Oh, and this week, Debbie Henderson is the hostess and she chose to challenge us to make a Christmas card where food is involved.  Well, Ok, so this week, that's 3 reasons :-).  If you'd like to play too, click on this link HERE
to check it out.  It's fun!!!






I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  I've had this yummy stamp from Impression Obsession for several years and it hadn't seen ink in a long time.  It is called "IO Candy Jars".  I stamped it on whisper white with memento tuxedo black and pulled out the copics.  I would have used the new SU blendabilities but I don't have them yet.  The ribbon is from my stash - I thought it fit the card perfectly.  Other than cutting and coloring, I used dots ef and an edge punch to spiffy it up a little.  The sentiment is from Inky Antics called "Penguin Christmas".

I hope you've enjoyed the little break from all the flowers - but, fear not, more flowers are coming your way!!!

Have a Very Merry Wednesday


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weekly Deals May 27





                                          Weekly Deals - May 27 - June 3


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3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die
3-1/2 INCH CIRCLE ORIGINALS DIE
Price$17.95 $13.46
Full Heart Punch
FULL HEART PUNCH
Price$16.95 $12.71
Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper
NATURAL COMPOSITION SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Price$12.95 $9.71
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
NEUTRALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price$21.95 $16.46
Spring To Life Kit -- Digital Download
SPRING TO LIFE KIT - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Price$9.95 $5.97
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
STRIPES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER DIE
Price$7.95 $5.96
Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die
SWEET BUTTONS EMBOSSLIT DIE
Price$11.95 $8.96
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die
TYPESET ALPHABET BIGZ DIE
Price$89.95 $67.46

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This card uses Chocolate Chip & Whisper White Card Stock, Word Window, Modern Label, 1 1/4" Square & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Circle Circus Stamp Sets, White Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Clear Buttons and my Big Shot with the Stripes Embossing Folder.   Image detail for -Stampin Up! Cupcake Punch Art    

don't let these stripes get away ... this embossing folder is not in the new catalog!  I already have it ... otherwise, I'd be all over this deal.  Also, if (like me) you are planning to get into the Project Life Scrapbooking, you might want to take a look at the Typeset Alphabet BigZ die as well... nice 20% savings.  That dsp is pretty awesome too ... some goodies this week >^..^<

Have a great Wednesday... and I'll see you later!

{{hugs}}

Side Step card


                                             
                                                 Ramp up the 'WOW' factor

Hi Stampers!

I hope you've enjoyed your 3 day holiday and are now ready to start creating new pretties.  The samples are from Pinterest but I've made them and they're fun!  If you've never tried a "SIDE STEP CARD" then you've come to the right place.  These are a blast to make.  The basic card base is quite simple ... see step by step below ... and I know you'll love decorating it.

So... let's get started ...






1/11/2012; Barbara Joyce at 'Inky Fun!' blog; Snow Much Fun Side Step Card






Begin with a piece of cardstock cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2



    1. Step 1

      Line up the short side of the cardstock at 3" in a paper cutter


      1. Start at 1" and cut all the way to 6 1/2.  You are basically making a slit in your cardstock.

          


    1. Step 2

      Score the 2 1/2" wide section of the card at 4 1/4".
    2. Step 3

      Score the 3" wide section at 1", 2", 3 1/4", 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".
    3. Step 4

      Fold the score line at 4 1/4" down.
    4. Step 5

      Fold the first score line on the right hand side of the card down (mountain fold),
    5. fold the second fold up (valley fold).
    6. Step 6

      Continue to fold the score lines mountain valley style.
    7. Step 7

      Fold the last score line down to finish the card base.

    Decorate ... decorate ... decorate...!


  • Thanks to Beate Johns for sharing her tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers.  

  • Also, thank YOU  for stopping by... give this a try... I think you'll enjoy it.




  • Sunday, May 25, 2014

    Memorial Day tribute




                                                               ALWAYS REMEMBER



    Memorial Day 2014

    Many of us think of Memorial Day as a federal holiday where most people have a day off to barbeque, go to the beach or travel, but in fact there’s a great deal of historical significance attached to the day.
    Celebrated annually in May, Memorial Day is an occasion for remembering those who died while serving their country in the United States armed forces. It’s not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, an annual holiday in November that honors everyone who served in the U.S. military.
    Memorial Day was first observed in 1868, when it was called Decoration Day, a day set aside to honor the 600,000 U.S. men and women who died in the Civil War. Millions more have served since, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice.
    “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” -John F. Kennedy

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Retired list 2013 - 2014 catalog



                                      Newly updated RETIRED LISTS showing SALE PRICES 

    For the stamps category click HERE

    For accessories click HERE

    Hope you find all your favorites at a new, low price!!!

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    PAPER PUMPKIN DEAL-GET 50% OFF JUNE'S KIT

    May 21, 2014Yesterday afternoon we sent an e-mail to demonstrators who aren't currently Paper Pumpkin subscribers offering them half off of June's kit if they subscribe before May 23. Because of an innocent miscommunication here at the home office, some demonstrators were told that the deal was intended for customers as well. While that wasn't our original intention, we are happy to share the deal with all of you and any customers you want to tell about it. Check out Shelli's invitation below, and make sure to sign up by this Friday!


    What: 50% off June's kit
    When: Subscribe by Friday, May 23
    Where: MyPaperPumpkin.com/signup  or call 1-800-STAMPUP
    How: Enter the promo code SHELLIDEAL


    Pick me as your demonstrator ... Pat Knowlton (just type in my name under "Find a Demonstrator" and I'll pop up for ya!!!

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    Enjoy your shopping!

    {{hugs}}
    Pat

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Stampin' Up Blowout Sale




                                           
      Stampin' Up!  BLOWOUT SALE


    Thursday May 22 to Wednesday June 4 ... that's two weeks of great savings


    Yep... on many remaining retiring products.  I will get more information tomorrow and post right away - but get your orders ready.  I have a feeling things will sell out really fast at these prices.  Stay tuned for more info.


    Click  HERE   ---  Updated retirning STAMPS list  ---- many still available


    Click  HERE  ---  Updated retiring ACCESSORIES list ---- many, many are still available - yippee!! - can't wait to see the discounted prices!!!  I'm an Accessories junkie :-)



    RETIRED LIST BLOWOUT SALE - this from the su website -


    Get excited! We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available for the until June 4, 2014. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!
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    Here are two big shot dies .... ready for adoption!
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    Mini Milk Carton - still available - $32.95 - discounted to - ???


    Halloween Treat Mini Milk Cartons
    Inking Idaho: Mini Milk Carton Watering Can - Stampin' Up mini Milk carton die and scraps.  Happy Moments 2010 SAB stamp set.Stampin' Up!  Milk Carton gingerbread house!
    SU milk carton box tutorial - free







    Shabby Chic Milk carton carrier

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    Blossom Party Originals die - still available - $17.95 reduced to  ???

    Stampin Up! Blossom Party Originals Big Shot Sizzix Bigz Die      Stamps: Delightful Dozen  Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi    Ink: Black StazOn  Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Blossom Party Originals Die, Big Shot, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button (Pool Party), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

    Stampin' Up! Blossom Party Original Die Cut!  Just love the blossoms you can make.  Follow me at Creativecardsbypat.blogspot.com           Stamps: Bring on the Cake Inks: Stazon black Papers: 2013-2015 In Colors, whisper white Accessories: Oval framelit, Blossom Party Originals, bird builder punch, stretch ruffle trim. pearl accent,

    Note to self.... buy this!!!  I thought I had this die... nope.... I will soon tho.  I think it's wonderful - so versatile... and I adore daisies!

    Ok... off to plan for my party this weekend (birthdays)

    Be sure and come back early tomorrow for pricing updates

    {{hugs}}



    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Crazy Card Club June 2014


                                                    
                                                                Crazy Card Club for June

    Hi Friends...

    I hope you've had a nice weekend!  We are gearing up for a family get-together next weekend (Memorial Day + hubby's birthday + granddaughter Aly's birthday)... should be fun!  But how can it be almost June already? I'm too old for warp speed :-)

    Meanwhile, I have been making my 'crazy card club' cards and here is what I've come up with.




    The inspiration came from my friend and fellow demonstrator Vicki Burdick ... to see her card click HERE.

    Recipe...

    Lattice BigZ die, little leaves sizzlit
    Dots embossing folder
    Whisper white, night of navy, soft sky, dsp (retired)
    Pansy punch, petite petals punch, itty bitty punch pack, 3/4" round punch (for sentiment tag)
    Rhinetone from basic jewels colored with alcohol marker
    Sentiment from Wetlands

    So many of the elements from this card are being retired (or are already).  But... can't wait to get started on some fresh new ideas from our new catalog!  

    Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by today.

    {{hugs}}

    Weekly Deals 5/21




    I couldn't resist... this week's deals are all about ribbons!!!  Enjoy  :-)



    WEEKLY DEALS

    We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!



    Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 131209
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN



    Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126879
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN



    Wild Wasabi 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126873
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN



    Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131208
    Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN



    Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon Item # 119959
    Regular Price: $5.95 US/$8.25 CAN
    Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$6.19 CAN



    Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126877
    Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.75 CAN
    Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.06 CAN



    1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
    Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN



    Made From Scratch Recipes Designer Template - Digital Download Item # 129004
    Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
    Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN



    International Bazaar Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130875
    Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
    Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN