Does Thursday get any better than this!!!! I think not!!
Happy Thursday everyone!! Today is the big day! It is Pink Cat's release day! But you know as always you have to bear through a boring family story until you get to the real goodies!!
So today was a kind of laid back day, I played with Izzy in the morning (she wore her new leg warmers). Her and Tuxy fought, she took a nap and then we played some more. Pretty uninteresting day, until she discovered Daddy's Nerds candies. That is all she wants now. I had to hide the box. Those little sugar crumbs are addictive and my poor little baby is hooked. I don't know if she just loves the taste or if it is the fun of eating them. I honestly think it is the fun, because I hardly gave her any and they pretty much lasted all day. It was so cute, she was carrying around this huge bowl with about 10 little Nerds in it and she wouldn't put it down for fear that Tuxy might steal them! LOL! Oh, the joys of being a parent to a daughter and a dog!
Alright, alright, fine I won't leave you in suspense any longer! Here are the new stamp sets that are available for purchase now over at Pink Cat Studio!!!!!
It was worth the wait wasn't it?!!! Aren't they just perfect! The Lily and Billy Sweethearts has so many possibilities for Valentine's Day but also for pretty much any occasion. The new Kiki Kitty set is a must have for all those quick and cute card that you need to make all through out the year. Make sure you hop over to Pink Cat to get yours today!!!
To commemorate the new release, I decide to make another Kiki Card and another Lily card, because, well I just love to stamp and color them up! Here they are!!
See what I mean about being so versatile! For the Kiki card, I stamped Kiki with the cupcake on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I then mounted her on some Basic Grey DP and blue and red card stock. For the long strip of DP, I actually wove it through the blue DP along with some yellow ribbon I tied into a bow! I then added a felt button and the sentiment I stamped from the new Kiki set. To finish the card off, I added some blue bling and a little bit of swirls to the sentiment and voila, the perfect birthday or thinking of you card!
For my Lily card, I started off by stamping Lily with her hands on her face on some white card stock and then I drew a window around her with my copic multiliner and a ruler. I colored it all in with my copics. I then layered on pink and green card stock along with some Basic Grey DP. I punched out little hearts using a Martha Stewart punch and popped them off around Lily so that it looks like that is what she is thinking about. I finished the card by stamping the sentiment on some white card stock, colored it in with copics and popped it off in the corner. I added three green brads to the top to help balance it out!! I hope you enjoy!
Onto my next big news!!! I was chosen to be a guest designer for the February Release of My Favorite Things!!! I can't believe it! The entries for this month were incredible and I now it was hard decision as there was so many amazing women who applied!! So thank you to all the MFT team for choosing me!! I only hope I can live up to this honor.
Alright onto my last big news of the day and it is a good one!!! Would anyone like some blog candy?!!! Well you first have to sit through my Watchadoin' Wednesday Challenge for SUINK and More before you get to find out!! (I know it is Thursday, but I wanted to honor my candy which comes from SUINK!!!)
This week's challenge was to create a Valentine's Treat holder. Well, on Monday, the wonderful Lynn challenged everyone over at SCS to make an origami box for her Try A New Technique challenge. Well, it took me staring at the computer for an hour, messing up a whole bunch of times and finally watching a video, but I did it, I made one and I am so proud of how it turned out. (Do try this, It took me so long to make it, not because of lack of instructions but rather the user's lack of brains!! LOL!
Here is my holder with my Valentine treat cards!
Here is a picture of the top of the box!
Seriously though, it was simple to make once you tried. I created this origami box by following Lynn's instructions found here. I made the box out of my new Core'dinations Chocolate box paper!!! It was so perfect because one side is brown the other is fuchsia and the core is fuchsia so it matched my paper perfectly. I then made my lid with some light weight chip board and some DP, sorry don't know what kind it is! I decorated the top of the box by cutting out brown, white and pink card stock with my nesties. I stamped the cupid from Will You Be My Valentine by SUInk and More on the white and colored it in with my blender pen and SU! inks. I added some glitter with my glitter pen, went over the bow and arrow with a gold pen and then sponged over the image with pixie pink to distress it. I made a belly band out of fuchsia Core'dinations card stock and my DP and then added my delish Brazill Basics ribbon all around the outside and tied it closed. It is made to hold my Valentine's Day goody notes that I created by embossing some white card stock with a flowers embossing folder, and sponging it with pixie pink. I cut out a piece of white card stock and a piece of brown card stock and stamped the sentiment from Will You Be My Valentine and sponged over it with pixie pink! I think it makes such a great little gift box and could hold just about anything!
So do you like my cupid and sentiment? Would you like to own these adorable images? Well now you can!! Denise, the wonderful owner of SUInk and More has graciously allowed all the DT members the opportunity to give away the stamp set Will You Be My Valentine as blog candy!
Here is what you have to do to win. Simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 18th at midnight CST, telling me what your favorite Valentine was as a kid! I will announce the winner on Monday.
I have to say my favorites were always the ones that had some sort of piece of candy attached, preferably chocolate. However, I would also accept any Valentine that had suckers in them. LOL! Okay so now it is your turn! Can't wait to see what your favorites were!
Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in all my good news! It makes me feel so good to have so many people to share in my joy!