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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TCP Tuesday 198 and 197 and 196 and 195

Well, hello friends (And newcomers too! I've had a lot of new subscribers in the last few days--Thank YOU!). My bad blogging habits/slow crafting habits have turned into a goldmine for ya'll today, just FYI. The truth is, I'd start on a challenge, and by the time I'd be able to finish it, it was Tuesday already and time for another one! Therefore, I have three projects to show ya'll from several of the last few TCP Tuesday challenges from The Cat's Pajamas. Stay with me, peeps.

Let's start with the current one...a Color Challenge from Lori--TCPTUES198. She's challenging everyone with some sweet spring colors that really work well together. BTW, I had the privilege of meeting her at CHA--she's a great girl! (Here's a pic of me, Jen and Lori at CHA.)

And here's my card! I never had a chance to work with Leigh's sketch from TCPTUES195, so I combined and used it here. I LOVE how it turned out, and I can't wait to send it to a friend who's been a little down (or shall we say, treated badly). This will hopefully cheer her up and let her know I'm thinkin' about her!

I used the sweet stamp set, You Suit Me. I colored the girl, but did her scarf by just sweeping thin lines with my Copics to create a plaid. Cute, no? The steam has Stardust Stickles and the banner was made using Jen's awesome idea to cut apart the Queen of Hearts CutUps die for the flags. She's a genius and I was so inspired by that idea! I look at border dies completely different now!

Ok, so I've covered the first challenge I missed (Leigh's) from the end of January and the current one. Now I can show ya'll what I made for the two in between. TCP Tuesday Challenge 196 was an inspiration challenge from Jen (see her post HERE with the Inspiration Pic). It was all rainbow-y and I was in a less is more kind of mood, so I made this card with the rainbow butterfly cut out.

I first cut strips of paper big enough to lay side by side and use the Lacey Butterfly CutUps to cut him from the center. I completely taped the colored strips together on the back side, then laid the die on top and cut. I trimmed the negative to a rectangle and rounded the corners. The sentiment is a combination of one from Bunny Side Up and the Coolvetica Alphabet set.

And LOOK what I get to play with as a result of using the negative from that technique!

Ok, are ya'll still with me? Bueller? Bueller? Here's the last project I have for ya'll today. Julie's challenge for us last week (TCPTUES197) was to make an ABC project--Anything But a Card. So I decided to make this little bookmark for my youngest bookworm, Audrie.

I used the cute What a Blast set, again along with the Coolvetica Alphabet, the Nightie Alphabet set, and the Grass and Cloud Border CutUps Dies. Julee had given me these cool plastic bookmark sleeves a long time ago and I knew they would be just the ticket for little Aud Aud. Now Lindsie wants one too! They both love the Divine Twine tassel the best, I think!

WHEW! I think that's it for me today!
Head over to Splitcoast HERE to see all the details about how YOU can join us in these challenges and not only win some Cat Cash, but also become the Swanky Stamper of the Month!!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Don't accidently hit the publish post button on your blog post before you add all your pictures. Sorry, folks if ya'll are getting this twice, one with and one without pictures. The one with is much more interesting.


  1. Wow, what a great bunch of projects! Those bookmark sleeves are cool.

  2. it's very nice!


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