Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TCP Tuesday - on a Wednesday :)

Hi everyone, I's Wednesday, but I'm a day late posting this week's TCP Tuesday challenge - we're taking it easy here at The Cat's Pajamas over the holidays, so I'm posting a nice and easy challenge for you: for the New Year, make any card that uses something "NEW" - try a new technique, use a new stamp (a TCP one if you have one!), use a new layout, make a New Year's card - it's up to you! When you're done, add your card to Alma's blog slideshow for us all to see :)

Continuing with the relaxed theme of the week...I'll be working on my card and posting it later today or early tomorrow. Have a relaxing, creative day!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to me :)

Today I hit the big 3-8 :) We went bowling yesterday, followed by a visit to Krispy Kreme - then in the evening I went to see "Up in the Air" - a super movie!! Shopping today with Nattie to use up our gift cards :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy, Happy Holidays!

I hope you're having a super week :) I am finished with my shopping and now I just have to finish the wrapping! I went to the grocery store today, and now it's snowing outside - we're supposed to be getting between 6 and 12 inches of snow with this one. Looks like we'll be having a white Christmas here in Colorado.
Best wishes to everyone for a super Christmas! I'll be back at the weekend :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge Card :)

I am so sorry it took me this long to get my TCP Tuesday card posted! I have a new laptop and had to figure out some new photo software...I will have to play around with it over the break to get used to it :) Anyway, my card uses one of the new TCP sets - "Give a Little" - check out Sprinkle on her candy cane!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TCP Tuesday - Sketch Challenge!

Happy TCP Tuesday :) This week's Hostess is on her blog entry right here to see the fabulous sketch she has created for us! I have made my card, but the light was awful when I got home from school this afternoon - so I will post it tomorrow.

I hope all's well with you! We're heading into the last 3 days of school before a 2-week break. My new job is so much fun; the staff have made me feel extremely welcome and every day I am learning something new! The reception for our retiring secretary (Kathleen) is tomorrow evening; she has been at the school for 16 years, so there will be lots of Marshdale families stopping by to say goodbye to her. Some of the teachers stayed behind after school to decorate it as a surprise for Kathleen in the morning; I can't wait to see her face when she pulls up at 7.30am!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I made it...

The first two days in my new job were hard work, but great fun :) I am very lucky to have an overlap of 7 working days with the current secretary, and she is an excellent teacher. On the first day, I shadowed Kathleen, and yesterday we switched so that I'm now doing the job and she's there to guide me. All of the staff and students have been very supportive, and Jamie and I decided we'll have a lunch date every Wednesday :) It's strange being in the school at 7.30am - very, very quiet! Last night we had the staff holiday party which was great fun. Whatever you're up to, have a super weekend!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

TCP Tuesday - Stamp Challenge :)

Hi all...TCP Tuesday has rolled around again, and this week Susan is challenging us to make a wintery card :) I decided to post this card as I don't think I showed you a card with this particular image - check out Poochie with his head deep inside the present box (from TCP's "Give A Little" set)! I'm also happy to be able to post a card with warm colors on it - considering that right now the temperature outside is -11! The kids at school haven't had outdoor recess for the past 2 days, since we can't take them out if the temperature is under 20 degrees. Fingers crossed for at least 20 degrees tomorrow...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Favorite tree ornaments

Thursday, December 03, 2009


This card made with the new Pure Innocence line of stamps from My Favorite Things is perfect for today! We aren't expected to get above 15 degrees! Yesterday when I got home from work around 4pm the temperature was 5 degrees...
I used the patterned kraft paper by Jillibean Soup on this card, and as you can see, I paper-pieced the little girl's coat, hat, scarf and boots. I added some sparkle to the snow with some Stickles (Frosted Lace). The layout is from the Card Patterns blog (Sketch 42).
It's time for me to head off to work, so I'll catch you later! Stay warm!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

TCP Tuesday - Color Challenge!

Hi everyone - we have another TCP Tuesday Color Challenge for you - hosted this week by Joanne :) Jump over to her blog right here to get all the details on playing along. For my card I decided to make a holiday card - I used TCP's "Give A Little" set (I love the bear!). I paper-pieced the bear using some patterned kraft paper by Jillibean Soup. The word "honey" is spelled out using a new alphabet set from TCP - it's called "Coolvetica" and the letters are the perfect size for cards :)