Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Howdy Poochie!

This card is for this week's The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge, which is being hosted by Ana.
It is a sketch challenge this time.

Stamps: Shootin Poochie and Western Star by The Cat's Pajamas
paisley patterns from Wanted by Stampin' Up (SU).
Paper: Main panel: Neenah Classic Crest Classic Cream; Base: SU Creamy Caramel; layers: SU Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and decorative paper from Provocraft Scrap Pad
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon; SU Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Colorbox Frost White, Prismacolor pencils, SU Chocolate Chip marker.

Faux distressing was done by sponging the edges with Creamy Caramel ink, and Direct-To-Paper methods. (Drag the edge of the card along the edge of an ink pad.) The 'bandana' and 'Poochie' panels were physically distressed with a thread cutter tool. Stitching is also faux, and made by drawing the stitches with a marker. Stars were cut out with a 3/4" circle punch.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The Cats Pajamas Tuesday challenge.

Toni challenged us to use Sprinkle in a project. I have had this project in my mind for ages, and today's challenge was the nudge I needed to get it done.

Stamps: Big Sprinkle from The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Prismacolor pencils
Paper: Shrinky Dinks
Accessories: Ear wires, jump rings, pins, and various beads from my bead drawer.

The hearts started out symmetrical, so I don't know why they went catty-wompus when they shrunk. I colored the hearts purple because 1) I have purple beads and 2) I wear purple a lot, so I will actually wear these earrings.

I love Sprinkle! I have a thing for black cats. And now I can wear one on each ear.

Meet my cats

This is a favorite picture of my cats, Tigger and Pooh. This picture was taken when they were about a year old, I think. They are now 12 years old.

They are the inspiration behind the name of my blog.

Let's get started

First post.