Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TCM August 2013 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's August Release Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us today. If you came from Lin's blog, then you're at the right spot. To see the full list, make sure you visit the TCM blog. I have 2 cards to show you today.

First up uses Folk Art Blooms and Choose Hope stamp sets.  This is a different card from what I usually make, but I really had fun making it.
The sentiments are my favorite!
My next card uses Jar of Sunshine (mason jar and sentiment), Cottage Garden (plants), Potted Garden (tag) and Choose Hope (butterfly).
I colored the plants with Copic markers. The paper strip is Echo Park and little Twinery twine.
The Craft's Meow is giving away all the new sets. One random commenter will win all six of the newly released stamp sets by leaving comments on the blogs on the hop. You have until 8:00 pm Pacific on Friday, August 23rd to enter. The winner will be announced the next day on the TCM blog
Your next stop is my friend -->> Sharri<<--.

Monday, August 19, 2013

TCM Previews: Folk Art Blooms and Jar of Sunshine

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's May previews. Today we're showing two sets designed by yours truly :). First up is Folk Art Blooms, a set of fall florals such as sunflowers, dahlias and roses. I made a background using inks that coordinate the Echo Park patterned paper. The sentiment is from the second set, Jar of Sunshine.
I highlighted the sentiment with some Want2Scrap bling.
My second card uses Jar of Sunshine (jar and sentiment) and Choose Hope (butterflies), the set showcased yesterday by the TCM Team.
There was a blank space on the left, so I added strips of Washi tape to add interest. The butterflies were dotted with Want2Scrap pearls.
Make sure you go to the TCM blog for more info on today's previews and a chance to win these two stamp sets! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

TCM Previews: Potted Garden, Cottage Garden

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's August previews. Today we're showing a couple of beautiful sets by TCM's new illustrator, my friend Clare Buswell. You will love these sets because it is so easy to make lovely cards with the sweet images in them! I have two cards for you today.

My first one uses the Potted Garden set. These flowers are so fun to color. Here, I did it with Copic markers. The papers are Echo Park. I also used twine and Want2Scrap strip of pearls to highlight the sentiment.
Here's a closeup of the potted geraniums with a cute little tag.
My second card uses Cottage Garden. With this set, you can create a gorgeous garden scene with the many varieties of images in the set. Clare also included some versatile sentiments with lovely fonts.
The card base is store bought from Hobby Lobby. I dotted the sentiment flag with a Want2Scrap pearl.
Make sure you go to the TCM blog for more info on today's previews, including a chance to win today's sets!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Purple Butterfly Birthday

Today's card is something that was posted over on the Want2Scrap blog earlier this week. The butterfly from Penny Black's Free Flight stamp set was stamped with 2 shades of purple and sprinkled with Art Glitter on the sides. The sentiment is SRM Stickers. The papers are by Quick Quotes.
Here's a close up. You can see the detailed info on the Want2Scrap blog .
Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sending Love Dahlia

Happy Monday, friends! I've been busy traveling this past weekend. We got to visit some decades-old friends we don't get to see except every several years when we're in the US. It was a delightful, encouraging and definitely blessed weekend for me and my family. How about you? Did you do any crafting?

Today's card is something I put together with my limited supplies. When I packed my crafty travel kit, I knew I had to include my favorite Copic combos. I used them here. The main panel is Penny Black's Sweet Dahlia set. The card base is store bought.
The birdcage is by Webster's Pages. The sentiment is TCM's Stitched Sentiments. The butterfly is Pink Paislee. I inked the edges with Distress inks. I adhered all these pieces using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Here's the close up of the dahlia which, along with the word "Beautiful," was colored with Copics.
This card was inspired by this week's Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger. I'm still not very good at making collages because I want everything to be straight and symmetrical :). Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Craft's Meow's August 2013 Blog Hop

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's August Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Summer. If you came from Karen's blog, then you're at the right spot. Please check the TCM blog for the complete list.
For todays' card, I used one of my favorite TCM stamp sets, Flower Garden and Circle It. I stamped them in colors that coordinate the Echo Park patterned paper. The flower was attached using my new favorite product, DODZ by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. That flower won't budge at all!
I added some Want2Scrap pearls to highlight the sentiment and on the flowers.
For the first time, you can join the TCM team and enter the Summer challenge. Check the TCM blog for more detailed info! Your next stop is Sharri Seffens. Happy hopping!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Crafty Girls

My girls and a dear friend had fun with my crafty supplies this morning and created these lovely cards. I'm entering these to Simon Says Kids' Challenge. Kathryn, age 12, made this using some Webster's Pages elements, SRM Stickers and Want2Scrap pearls.
This card was made by my 11yo using Penny Black stamps, Twinery twine and Copic markers.
Aren't these girls talented? I'm so very impressed. Thanks for looking!
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