Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TCP Tuesday 154 and Weekly Winner!

Surprise! This week I am your Hostess with the Mostess.

Not only is it TCP Tuesday, but The Cat's Pajamas and The Cat Pack are celebrating a brand new baby!

Last week, one of The Cat Pack had a little baby boy! Tracy Falco, who has been a member of The Cat Pack since almost the very beginning, had her very first baby! We are jumping with joy over here and we want to share our joy with you, and her newly expanded family.

So, in honor of the NEW baby the TCP Tuesday Challenge is to create anything baby, using The Cat's Pajamas stamps. AND to further celebrate this little bundle of joy, we are kicking off the start of this precious life with a blog hop!

I love the idea of stamping on fabric, so that's what I did. I stamped using Stazon ink, onto white bib and onesie blanks I found at Joanne's and some patterned fabric.

Tracy loves owls, and I knew little baby Falco would be surrounded by owls, so I thought I'd use some of the animals in our Happy Camper set and in the Ewe Complete Me set. After I stamped, I colored in with fabric paint 'cause Stazon is not recommended for fabric. A little fabric ink on the end of a Q-Tip gave the sheep a little color. If I were to do it again, I would find real fabric, like Crafter's Ink.

For the onesies, I cut and pieced the fabric like I would with paper, but instead used Stitch Witchery as my adhesive. I found that Fray Check (to stop fraying) dissolved the Stazon, so I chose to seal the edges with fabric paint. Fingers crossed it works. We'll see after the next wash.

Then, I stitched in grass and flowers. I had done a sampler in Girl Scouts, but since that was well (well) over 30 years ago, my stitching was a little rusty. But, I like the way it looks.

If you want to play along and help us celebrate all things baby, check the deets below and upload your card or project to the guestbook.

Next up in the hop is Tori, and boy, does she have something special to show you!

Here are the Deets.

1. Each Tuesday we will give you a challenge.
2. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
3. Add your entry to the guestbook or upload to the
SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES154 for this week's challenge.

4. TCP stamps are required for this challenge.
5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner, announced on Tuesdays.
6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. They will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.

Weekly Winner!

And the Weekly Winner is Chris Veneruso. The random generator picked #6 and Chris' lovely card was the sixth entry. Don't you love how Chris added those yummy cupcakes to her card? FAB!

You could win, too! You only have to play.


Shirl said...

Oh boy oh boy! those bibs and onesies are simply too cute for words! Love them!

Jenny said...

Dang Alma- that's CUTE!!!! Almost makes me want another baby;) Almost. LOL!!! I wondered what you meant when you said you were waiting for your project to dry!! Well worth the wait:):)

Julie Masse said...

These are adorable Alma!! What a great gift for baby - I think I see tshirts in the future for my little ones! :)

Chris said...

wow, you are crafty! Love the onsies and bibs, they are very sweet.
geez, I can't believe I won again, not that I'm complaining just a little shocked. thanks!

Leigh OBrien said...

Love those bibs and onesies, Alma! You are such a smart cookie!

Makalah said...

I don't know why the guest book never lets me sign it (sad!) but here's my contribution to Tracy's e-card party!


carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my goodness! These are soooo precious!!! Can't wait to see Baby Braden in 'em! I think we need a transfer challenge... :)


Blog Widget by LinkWithin