Thursday, November 30, 2023

12 Days of Crafting for The Cats Pajama Blog!

Happy Thursday! Today, I am here with a card to share on day 7 of the 12 Days of Crafting! When I saw these sweet gingerbread men, I knew I had to use them to make a card... and look at that sentiment! HA! 



This card was pretty clean and simple. I printed out the digital images from the Whisk You a Merry Xmas set. I colored them using copic markers and fussy cut them out, along with the sentiment. I made some basic layering pieces with some patterned paper I had in my stash. I ink blended with a very light yellow ink onto the circle I cut out from an oval die I had. I glued layer after layer. I added some stickles to the white icing on the gingerbread cuties and I added some bling! Easy peazy! 



I hope you enjoy this basic card. Be on the lookout for the rest of the 12 Days of Crafting right here on the blog! 


Saturday, September 30, 2023

Hoot Hoot Halloween!

 Hello friends! 

Corinna here, again! This time I am here with a sweet Halloween card. I don't know about you, but I like the cute stuff, not the scary stuff! And what is cuter than this trio of characters?



I started off creating this card by using bristol smooth paper to get a nice clean ink blend. I created a mask using a circle for the moon. I used a cloud stencil with wilted violet and picked raspberries distress oxides. I also sprayed some shimmery goodness on the sky and used a stencil with some lunar paste to add shiny stars. I did a lot with this background! When I removed the mask, I lightly blended some yellow ink on the moon and used a grey copic marker to add little shadows and dots.   For the hay-ish ground, I blended with scattered straw and fossilized amber distress oxides. I also splattered with it. I then cut out two layers of that with a grass stencil but I think it totally works as straw or hay to give a Fall and Halloween look!  I used the Hoot Hoot Halloween digital set and printed these sweet lil guys and the sentiment. I colored them in using copic markers. I fussy cut them out and popped them up using foam tape. 



I really hope you like this sweet Halloween card. It goes to show you this holiday does not have to be scary. Grab this sweet digital set, and many others here. I can't believe Halloween is just one month away. Have a good one kitties! I will see you next month!

Friday, April 28, 2023

A card for all of my fellow book worms

 Hello kitties!  I absolutely love reading, and of course a really good cup of coffee to go with! What better company!? I wanted to showcase this digital stamp set called Bliss that is in the digital store! How sweet is this....


This card came together very quickly. It is super simple. I printed out the digital image on xpress it cardstock, colored it up with my copics, and fussy cut it out. I then used a shaped nesting die for the sentiment that also comes in the digital file. I used a piece of patterned paper to adhere to the base of the card and glued the rest of the images. The image is glued flat and the sentiment is popped up on foam tape. I hope you love this image as much as I do. It's perfect for our book worm friends! 



Valentines Day Post for the Cats Pajamas

 Hello again kitties!  How darling is this image -- and oh my, the sentiment! I love it all. I created a very 'pink' lovey dovey cupidy card using the Feeling Cupidy digital images. 




I used some slimline frame dies, some grass border dies, and a cloud stencil I had in my stash. There is nothing I enjoy more than ink blending sky backgrounds!  I used worn lipstick distress oxide on the upper portion of the clouds, and saltwater taffy oxide ink on the bottom half of the clouds. I printed and colored the cupidy bunny image. I used copic markers to color the cutie patootie. I then fussy cut him out and used foam tape to adhere him to the card. I trimmed the sentiment down to fit on the card. 



I hope you love this snarky bunny as much as I do! You can find this digital image set in the digital store! 


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Netgalley Review of The Drift by CJ Tudor


3 Stars

This review is a tough one to write because CJ Tudor is one of my favorite authors. I have rated all of her books on th high end. I will say, I am not sure how much of it was the fault of the author, as I am not really into this subject matter much. I also think there were quite a few perspectives and characters to follow, and I never felt connected to any of them. However, the pace was pretty good and there were a few thrilling scenes but I did not jive with this book overall. I am still giving it a three because I think 'it's me, not you', and I can definitely see others loving it. I did feel like there were redeemable qualities toward the end of the book. I don't want to say too much to avoid spoile

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Winter is coming....

It's that time of year where we are all working hard on our holiday cards! Today, I wanted to share this card I made with you because everyone should have these adorable snowmen and gnome in their collection! I love that they are singing together. 


For this card, I wanted to use soft non-traditional holiday colors so I went with pinks and purples. I used the Winter Gnomes digital stamp set from The Cats Pajamas. I used copic markers to color the image and added a little snowbank and some patterned paper. I also used the sentiment that came in the same digital image set. I added a few embellishments and tada! You have a sweet winter/holiday card! I hope you like it. Get your digital images! There are so many available, but especially holiday cuties! 


Use this link to get the Winter Gnomes digital stamps!


Have a faboolous Halloween!

 We are days away from Halloween and I am here to share my last spooky card of the season. I used the Faboolous digital images, as well as the Hide and Eek digital images from the shop to create this fun but creepy card!


I created an easel card with this creepy lil' critter! I created a stopper on the front using some dies I had in my stash. I colored the images with copic markers. I used N2, 4, and 6 for the headstones and C0, 1, and 3, as well as, R24 for the creepy guy. I fussy cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals and glued the headstones directly to my die cut. 



 Make sure you check out all of digital images in the shop.