Hello, my dears! So happy you stopped by today! Why, you ask? Well, silly, because at long last, it's RELEASE DAY for The Cat's Pajamas! Now YOU can get your paws on all EIGHT of the new sets and/or all FOUR of the new CutUps dies! Why do I care so much about you having access to all of that swanky goodness? Because I'm just generous that way. I want my buddies to have the best in life, and when it comes to stamping, nuttin' is better than The Cat's Pajamas, honey. That's a proven fact. Take my word for it. I am centuries old and very wise, so I know this stuff. Trust me.
If you started at the beginning of the hop with JULIE (also known as this week's Hipster Hostess With the Mostess), you've already learned about today's TCP Tuesday Challenge to MAKE A SHAPED CARD1. I'm sure you're dizzy from all the shapely lovelies thus far, including those from our special guest blog hopper, three-time Swanky Stamper JENNY PETERSON2. It's a tough job, following my fellow Cat Pack-er, the fabulous TORI, but somebody's got to do it. So, here I am. Ta-da!
And here's my stab at a shaped card -- something I NEVER do, mind you -- starring the brand new WET PUDDLE set:
I made one of those trendy little printed Wellies that everybody's wearing these days -- cute, huh? I drew the boot freehand onto a regular-sized card then cut the shape out and covered the front with the printed paper (a quadrant from 'It's Raining, It's Pouring' by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker that I picked up at my LSS) and the red cardstock I used for the upper and the sole. The treads on the sole were made punching with the top part of a 1/4" circle punch.
Wet Puddle Girl (not to be confused with her friend, Dry Puddle Girl...3) was colored with Copics and her polka-dotty jacket was paper pieced. Her boots and the trim on her coat were given a coat of Glossy Accents for authentic slicker-ness. She has Tiny Twinkle yellow gems for buttons on her little ensemble. Isn't she adorable with her short hair? I swear, I'm so excited to have a stamp with a girl with shorter hair, for once! There's definitely some prejudice against us gals with length-challenged follicles in the stamping world. Fortunately, The Cat's Pajamas isn't afraid to fight the power and give us our moment in the sun/ink!
For the boot top I used one of our previously released CutUps dies, BIG SCALLOP BORDER.
Surely, though, some of the other gals have given your glimpses of our new CutUps: GRASS, HOME TWEET HOME, PINWHEEL, and EASY ROSETTE. Alma's always got her finger on the pulse of what's hot and cutting edge in the paper crafting world, as this release exemplifies. She's one cool cat, that Miss Meowy!
Well, I've bent your ear/eyes enough (ouch!). Time for you to make your way to the one-and-only TONI's blog to see what sort of sweetness she has in store for you. Thanks for stopping by, and let me know what's a MUST-HAVE for you from this month's release. If you're anything like me, you want it ALL!
1. When I saw this technique challenge, I made a snooty face like Veda on Mildred Pierce and sneered "Ye gods and little fishes - a SHAPED card?!" Did you watch Mildred Pierce on HBO last night? Parts 1 & 2 of 5 were aired. It was pretty amazing to watch something take its time to develop so richly. But that Veda (Mildred's daughter)? I don't practice corporal punishment on my own kids, but I sure wanted to give her a good SMACK! What a pretentious little self-entitled monster! Of course, Mildred's created that monster... can't wait for the rest of it!
2. Jenny is relatively new to the online stamping scene, but let me tell you, she's got talent in SPADES! I'm telling you, this gal is one to watch! Seriously. Do yourself a favor and add her your Google Reader or subscribe to her blog. You'll thank me for it later. :)
3. Just kidding. There isn't a Dry Puddle Girl. At least, not that I know of...