Sunday, March 2, 2014

Good Friends.......Pass the Popcorn

Helloooooo there!  I know, I have once again been missing in action, but I am here today - that is all that matters, right??  I know most of you know how it is to work a good ole 9-5 day job then have to come home and take care of the house too before you can have fun in your craft room right? I usually have time on the weekends to "play" but I have been watching my grandson a little more than usual the last couple of weeks, so he won over my coming up stairs to play!  But today, I am soooooo glad I finally got a few hours to myself to play, and play I did!

A few weeks ago I had won a stamp of my choice from The Cat's Pajamas - I LOVE their items.  Are you familiar with them? If not, you should definitely go check them out!  Anyhoo, when I won I selected one of their cute little penguin stamps called "Good Friends" so that is the set I pulled out today to play with.  Before I got started, I went over to The Cat's Pajamas blog here to see what their challenge of the week was. This week it was to include anything "gold" on your project, so I decided to try and play along.

I did not want to prepare a card with this cute stamp, but instead I wanted to prepare a small "gifty" item by making a cover for a pack of microwave popcorn. This is what I came up with:

What do you think?  I couldn't help but wonder while I was coloring these little critters what movie they may be watching.  Perhaps they are watching the Golden Globe awards that are on tonight and arguing over who is the best dressed?

Well, just wanted to "pop" in and share my little creation.  I hope you like it and it inspires you to get inky soon!


Cardstock:  Mind's Eye, Georgia Pacific White
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Markers, Copic Markers
Other:  Close To My Heart Ribbon Slider and Ribbon

Happy Crafting!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Together Forever

Tonight someone contacted me and asked me if I could make them a "Congratulations on your Engagement" card for a family member who had just recently became engaged.  Being as I do not have that many "bridal" type stamps, this is my "go to" for a Anniversary, Engagement, Love, type card.  Not mushy - but CUTENESS I do believe.  Plus, using the birds on the card tonight, happened to permit to partake in the challenge going on over at Crafty Creations here.  The theme this week was  "For the Birds" so my card certainly fit the bill - or is that beak?  I know, corny, but its getting late!  Here is the card I made:

What do you think?  I love this color combination together and I just think those birds are so darn cute together!

Card Ingredients:
Stamp:  Stampin Up! Cheep Talk and Fun & Fast Notes
Paper:  Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun
Ink: Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay Melon Mambo
Misc: Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, Stampin Up! Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nuts About You!!!

Well, here I sit in Charleston, SC, where it is supposed to be nice and sunny and it is a dreary, 34 degree kind of day with icy rain falling.  Can't complain though when the boss man calls and tells you to stay home off the dangerous icy roads!  "Craft room here I come!" I exclaimed early this morning.

So, I snooped around the internet and found the weekly challenge going on over at The Cat's Pajamas here and knew I wanted to play along.  This week's challenge was using the theme of "Love".  It did NOT have to be a Valentine's card, but something showing "love" and I knew the exact stamp I wanted to use.  So, I whipped this little baby up:

Do you not just LOVE that little squirrel and his collection of nuts?!  Hard to tell from the photo but I used dimensionals to "pop" the squirrel off the little log and then also "popped" a few nuts up on the nut pile for a little 3-D effect.

I hope everyone else is staying warm today!

Card Ingredients:

Paper:  Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, We R Memory Keepers Cotton Candy DT paper
Stamp:  The Cat's Pajamas Happy Camper
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Circle and Scalloped Circle Punches

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Love Note" to my Favorite Peep

Love is in the air........Valentine's is around the corner.  But who says you just have to show "love" to your significant other or children?  What about your best "peep" who is always there for you?

Today I wanted to share a card I whipped up to send to a few "peeps" of my own.  Like I usually do, I always look out there for a card/sketch challenge and I found one today over at Simon Says Stamp for their Monday challenge.  The theme for their challenge this week was "Love note".  Like I indicated above. There all kinds of love notes and I felt this one fit the bill!

I LOVE these "Who's That Girl" stamp by My Favorite Things and am bummed to learn they have retired that entire line. I only have a few of them from this collection, but glad I at least have a few.  Fingers crossed they will eventually bring them back!!!

So - who are you sending a love note to this month?

Card Ingredients:

Cardstock: George Pacific White, SU! Real Red, Classic Black
Ink/Colors:  Memento Black Ink Pad, Copics E00, SU! Real Red, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, and CTTMH Black

The "sentiment bubble" is simple a square piece of white cardstock that I used the corner rounder to make the edges rounded since I did not have a punch that size.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Like freebies?

Do you like freebies?  Well then you should join us over on facebook today for a Freebie Frenzy!  My friends over at Spectacular Expo Events is hosting this event for small businesses and my personal little store, T&J Creations is one of the participants as well.  Freebies will kick off at 9:00 a.m. (eastern time)  time and continue throughout the day. 

Oh - - it's 9:00 a.m. already! Gotta run!
Have a happy day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mini Cupcake Treat Holder for TCP Tuesday

Hello everyone! I been MIA the last few days here at the blog, because I dived into digital scrapbooking over the weekend and have finally pulled myself away to catch some air!! I have been fighting the temptation to try it for years thinking scrapbooking should be done by hand. But, there are just so many hours in the day and after realizing I have not scrapped ONE page since my grandson was born - - - 7 MONTHS AGO - - I figured I best get busy attempting it or he would be graduating college before I even got his first birthday pics in the scrapbook!  Anyhoo - back to today's topic......

I was over on the The Cat's Pajamas website being nosey and came across a few things. First thing was a "Tasty Treat Cupcake Holder".  Anyone that knows me at all, knows my favorite food group is cupcakes, so of course I had to open up that link and take a peek to see what it was and how to make it.  Then, I saw that this week's challenge on their blog here, was to create a project that included a cake, candle,  or present image on it. So......of course, I had to make this cute little cupcake holder!

If you look on their website, I pretty much made mine look exactly like their example!  I did not have any of the tools they said to use however, so I had to get creative with what tools I did have, but it worked for me.  And the image is also the same, but it just happened to be perfect for this project and is one of my all time favorites so it just worked out to be a copy, for the most part.  (At least I am admitting it!!)

I think these would be very cute for any type of small treat really, not just mini cupcakes! I am planning on making up a few these for some gifts over the next few weeks for sure!


Paper: CTMH Sweet Leaf, SU! Pretty in Pink
Images: TCP Smells Like Cake
Color:  SU! Markers - Daffodil Delight, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Real Red; ZIG Candy Pink, CTMH Black stamp pad
Other: SU! Scallop Border Punch, SU! Oval Punch; Corner Rounder, CTMH Blush Polka Dot Pink Ribbon, Misc buttons

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You Rock!

Well, since we are "snowed in" here in Charleston, SC spending more time in the craft room!  So you "northerners" can get a good laugh at your southern brothers and sisters, I have attached below a photo of our "winter storm" below:

Yep, that was all we got last night!  Of course we do not know how to drive on "icy" roads and since the temperature is still in the 20s here, the town has just about completely shut down.  No complaints here - I am in my craft room, crafting away!

I decided to check out a new sketch challenge today over at CAS(E) this Sketch.   CAS stands for "Clean and Simple" which is pretty much how I roll. :)  Means basically one or two "layers" on your card and simple on the embellishments.   The sketch they provided for this week is this:

I turned the sketch sideways and instead of putting sentiment to the bottom (or to the left) of the image, I added some hard metal eyelets to keep with the "hard metal" feel of my card.  Here is my card:

I can see this card being given to a teenager for a birthday or even on a special day for a "job well done" whether that be for bringing home a good report card, or helping out around the house, or whatever.  Not my normal color combinations or format, but I think it turned out CAS(E).

Card Ingredients:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White
Images:  Stampin' Up! Extreme Elements, Friends Rock
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Close to My Heart Black
Other:  Stampin' Up!  Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets

Happy Crafting!