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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TCP Tuesday--What's on Your Desk?

Well, after LOTS of technical difficulties today (and interruptions by one unnamed bestie), I'm finally able to write up this blog post for the TCP Tuesday Challenge from The Cat's Pajamas

This month's challenge is themed "What's on Your Desk?".  Alma's challenging everyone to make one card, and then with what's left on your desk, make two more.  While it felt good to make three at one time, it was kind of hard coming up with three different cards and not making them too much alike!  I guess that's why it's called "a challenge".  Pfff!!

At first, I thought the challenge was to just make 3 cards in one sitting basically.  But then I went back and actually read the challenge!  I had to make three cards using what was still on my desk from the first one.  So I guess I cheated a bit and changed up my stamp sets, but that's all!

After the football bunny card was made using the new GO, FIGHT, WIN set, I wanted to stick with a "sports" theme in order to keep the colors and papers aligned with the challenge.  So I grabbed the SKATING BUNNY set and the JUST CHILLIN' ice fishing bunny and made the most of it.  Which one's your favorite?

All the star embellishments are from CutUps dies.  The small one came from the HOLIDAY TOPPERS die and the larger one is from the 3x3 STARS CutUps--both are must haves!

This really was a fun challenge!  Look for me to make another set next Tuesday...better start thinking what to make now!  In the meantime, y'all need to play along!  ALL the info on how, what and where can be found on the The Cat's Pajamas blog HERE!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I use my little foam pad and piercer from the "Mat Pack" from Stampin' Up to poke holes in things for my brads.  That's how I did the stars.  However, I found that if I poke slowly, it was bending the star as the piercer pushed down on the cardstock.  Then I figured out if I STABBED it, it didn't have time to think about bending and stayed perfectly flat.  The more you know...

Stamps:  Go, Fight, Win, Skating Bunny, Just Chillin', Wish, Freezin' Season (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Skies, Black, New Leaf (PTI), Beautiful Life (Echo Park), Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Red Hot (MFT)
Accessories:  Holiday Toppers and 3x3 Stars CutUps (The Cat's Pajamas), Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punch, Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Green Enamel Brads, Buttons, Licorice Divine Twine (TCP), Copic Markers, Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2 (all)


  1. I like the football one!

  2. Love the "sporty" look Susan - the colors are so energizing! A fun group of cards.

  3. Such great solutions for this challenge. LOVE your color palette!

  4. Simply AMAZING, Susan! Love the colors, the textures, the layouts, your coloring...I LOVE it all! You did a fabulous job with this challenge! :D

  5. Awesome use of color -- really a fabulous set of cards. This challenge sounds fun, I might have to try it :)

  6. Such super cute cards. I especially like the football one.

  7. LOVE these! such great colors and I love me some Bun! :)

  8. I love all three of these. And what a cool challenge! Might have to participate in that one, if I can find a little "time"! Great job!


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