The Cat's Pajamas

Welcome, Little One

I haven't stamped in FOREVER (too much going on, will fill you in later) but one of my co-workers asked if I could whip her up a baby shower card and I said..."sure, no problem." As soon as the words were out of my mouth I began to wonder if I had over committed myself. I know, you are can this girl over commit herself with ONE CARD but for me? THE STRUGGLE IS REAL FOLKS!! LOL

It took me 2 hours to make it...crazy, I know, but I had to color the same image 3x because it wasn't "just right." By the time I finished the third image I was happy with it. I probably could have made some minor color changes but overall, after not stamping for 6+ months, I liked what I saw.



All the stamps I used are retired (sorry) from The Cat's Pajamas. It's fun to pull out the old stuff!! 

Hoping to play with my stamps again soon. Keep good thoughts for me!

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Made some earrings today...


Pretty excited how they turned out. I even made the little felt envelope with a die from The Cat's Pajamas. Woot, woot! 

Here is the envelope closed with the earrings inside...


How great is that? Turned out to be the perfect size. YEAH!

Tomorrow I plan on stamping & getting caught up on some cards (or at least I hope to). My shoulder has been giving me some trouble so I don't know how productive I will be. This is the reason for my absence over the last week. :( 

Anywho, hope to see you all tomorrow. Enjoy the earrings!



Flyin' High!


Guess I'm not flying so high tonight! :)

I had big plans to come home & get some stuff done but the minute I walked in the house? Exhausted. What's up with that? I was soooo looking forward to getting my weekend started. I had a take charge attitude & now? Now I feel like crawling in bed with my sweet little puppy & snoozing. Heck, if I go to bed now maybe I can get to sleep before Robert comes to bed & then I won't have to listen to his snoring!!! LOL

That's it, I'm gonna succumb to the sleepiness. I will catch up with all of you later. 

Thanks for stopping by!



card deets: 

  • stamps: Flyin' High from The Cat's Pajamas
  • paper: DP from K & Company, White & Black
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Glossy Effects, Black Multiliner & Glitter Pen

Bring on the cake!


As much as I like this card, I now realize, it could have been so much better. If only I had made it AFTER my Copic classes! My shading & coloring would have been better, there would have been more contrast...I could go on... but as Sherrie said..."we learn from our mistakes." Why yes, yes we do. :)

Maybe I will have to perform another card overhaul & use this card as my base project???? Hmmm...

In other news, it's Thursday so you know what that means, right? TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!!! I am looking forward to the weekend and getting some stamping done. Or at least getting something crafty done. 

Hope you all have a fantastic day tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!



card deets: 

  • stamps: Bring on the Cake from The Cat's Pajamas
  • paper: American Crafts, White & Pink
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: TCP die & Bakery Cord

I wish I was there...

or not, or maybe... LOL


I was using up my scraps from this past week & it hit me... I used wayyyyyyyy too much red over the past week. I get carried away sometimes. Can you tell? LOL


I am going to call it early tonight as I have had a terrible kink in my shoulder for the past couple of days. I think I am going to try a heating pad on it & see if that helps. 

Hope you had a fun Monday! See y'all later!



card deets: 

  • stamps: Travelin' Man from The Cat's Pajamas
  • paper: Red, White, Navy & DP from Simple Stories
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Brad & Corner Rounder Punch

Aim High

don't settle, GO BIG!!! As in HUGE!!! 


When I was digging through my paper & saw this DP from K & Company I knew I had to pull out this sweet stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas. Alma really scored big when she snagged this designer, Zlatoena. She has some seriously cute digital images. Have you been to her Etsy shop? You should check it out HERE. I can only hope that Alma makes all of her stamps into sets!! :) 

I think that's all I have tonight. I am trying to finish up on a couple of chores & then hit the sack at a decent hour. Hope you all have a swell night!

Thanks for stopping by!



card deets: 

  • stamps: Aim High from The Cat's Pajamas
  • paper: White, Black & DP from K & Company
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Twine, Ribbon, White Gel Pen & Clear embossing powder

It's cloudy with a chance of meatballs...

Not really. I mean, it's cloudy here but no meatballs. Unless I decide to make some for dinner. Mmmm, doesn't that sound good, meatballs? I may have to pull out some ground beef or turkey & whip some up. 

Random thought here but did I tell you I started back on my low carb diet? I did. I am doing pretty good. I lost 6lbs in my first week & exercised twice. Twice, you say? Well, twice is better (& more) than what I have been doing! Baby steps people, baby steps!

I've also been taking the girls (Molly, Bailey & Libby) for a walk in the evening & picking up the mail. It's only a 15 min walk, but, it IS a walk. Whoop, whoop!

Okay, enough about my diet & meatballs, let's get to the meat of the post & get a card up, shall we?


I made this card for my sister in law. Her birthday was the beginning of January and I still have the card sitting on my desk in my office. OOPS! I should make it a point to get it out in the mail on Monday, what do you think? Okay, okay, I will get it sent out. LOL

Oh wow, my Saturday is slipping away, I better get busy. Hope you have a fantastic day today!!

Thanks for stopping by!



card deets: 

  • stamps: All Tied Up from The Cat's Pajamas
  • paper: My Mind's Eye, White & Kraft
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics

It's Pumpkin Time!!

Are you bored with Halloween cards yet? I sure hope not cause I still have a couple more to share, like this one...

What do you think of this one? Too plain? Too fun? Too much orange & black? LOL

Well, I hope you liked it cause I had a good time making it! But then again, anytime I get together with my friend Dana & stamp all day I have a good time!! :)

I better get this posted, thanks for stopping by!


Card deets:

  • Stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
  • Paper: Paper Studio, Pumpkin Pie & White
  • Inks: Momento Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: QK chevron dies, a|muse studio tag dies & tiny brads


Happy Birthday Bubb!

It's my guys birthday today. Nothing too exciting going on though. Our big plans went down the drain as the week caught up with us. I took a 3-4 hr nap this afternoon and he has been napping off and on all day. Like I said, nothing too exciting. LOL

He did make out like a bandit though. Two HUGE Invicta watches and a cookie bouquet. I've also been really nice to him this week. I could say I am always nice but then I wouldn't be telling the truth. C'mon girls, you know you are the same way. Don't lie to me. LOL

Since it is his birthday today, I should probably share a birthday card, huh? I think I have one laying around, hang on a sec...

What do you know, I have one...

I made this one a few weeks ago. I was using some vintage Cat's Pajamas stamps. I do love the old TCP stamps!!

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Vintage Cat's Pajamas 
  • Paper: White, K & Company Dp, Red
  • Inks: Black Memento & Copics
  • Misc: Ribbon, Nesties, Crystal Effects

Alright, I am off to enjoy the rest of the day with my honey bunny. See you all tomorrow. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Baby Showers...

I love giving baby shower gifts, I really dislike going to the actual baby shower. I don't know what it is about them. Maybe it's because someone else is getting all the presents? LOL Maybe it's because someone else is having a child that I so desperately wanted? Not really sure. Just not a big fan of them. 

I did go though. I wouldn't have missed it despite how I feel about them. This is the card I made for my friends gift...

The baby's room is going to be mint green & chocolate. Since we bought her bedding I tried to make the card to match. No mint green paper in my stash so I used the next best thing...gable green. LOL

I liked the simplicity of the card. What do you think? 

Card deets: 

  • Stamp: The Cat's Pajamas (the stamp is retired, I think)
  • Paper: Gable Green, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla & Kraft
  • Inks: Brown & Copic Markers
  • Misc: QK die

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