Tuesday, June 23, 2009


This week's The Cat's Pajamas challenge is hosted by Toni, who provided this picture of beverages for inspiration.

When I first saw it, I was first inspired to go to the fridge and pour a glass of iced tea. :-) Then I thought about drink stamps. I have some cocktail glass stamps, but they are not by The Cat's Pajamas rubber stamps. The only drink stamp I have by The Cat's Pajamas is "Relaxing", which is the stamp of Sprinkle in her inner tube. I used that stamp last week, and I didn't want to use it two weeks in a row. So, I dug though my TCP drawer and thought, "Pink and Green", and came across this little Frog Princess.

This is a small card, measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches, and is meant to be a note card, which can be used as a gift enclosure, or a 'lunch note' to slip into someone's lunch bag or briefcase. The circle is embossed, so although this is a one-layer card, it does have some texture.

I kept the card Clean and Simple this week because I would hate to miss one of the inspiration challenges, (since they are my favorite challenges) but I am short on time this week. We are heading out mid-day tomorrow to leave town to attend a funeral, and we won't be back until the weekend.

Stuff used:
Stamps: Frog Princess by The Cat's Pajamas, sentiment from Studio G
Paper: Papertrey Stampers select
Ink: Versafine Onxy black, Prismacolor pencils
Other: chipboard circle to emboss circle


toners said...

Alice, this is a super example of how the inspiration challenge can lead to so many different ideas - I love how you described your thought process, and your card is GREAT! Thanks as always for playing along! :)

Mary said...

Pink and green is my favorite color combination and that froggy wears her pink princess hat quite well!

News flash: I acquired some rubber stamps today--one from Hobby Lobby (a "Special Delivery" for my outgoing parcels)and a 4-imaged "handcrafted by..." cube for the backs of my upcoming cards and other paper projects! After thinking long and hard, I decided that I won't play along with TCP and just experiment with stampin' privately. The stamping/card-making ring is chock full of links between different blogs and websites and I think I'll focus my cyber space publishing on minis for the time-being.

Since this comment is getty long-winded I might as well exhaust myself: I discoverd soft, CLEAR stamps today in Michael's! Never noticed them before and then I investigated TCP and it finally hit me what "Clearly Swankly Sets" meant. And it's funny because there I was standing in the middle of the aisle holding a clear set in one hand and an acrylic block in the other hand, scratching my head (with my 3rd hand?) on how one might chop up the block to mount each image. haha I finally read the back and figured out that the mount for clear stamps isn't permanent. It's cool how all you need is just a few sizes of blocks and you're all set to work with an infinite number of clear stamps...less natural resources expended!

Ok, I'm out of air and this comment should have been a post instead! I just hope I don't stumble upon another form of crafting anytime soon because then I won't have any house space to accomodate all my supplies and tools. But, oh well, learning new things is fun and keeps the creative juices flowing :-)

Carol said...

Alice, really like how you kept this clean and simple; and the shading of that circle is a great take on the pink drink :) have a safe trip!