Monday, December 13, 2010

TCP Tuesday 139

It's Tuesday, so it must be TCP Tuesday.
This week, I'm the Hostess with the Mostess. And this week I've got the sketch challenge for you to have a little fun with.

It's the last challenge of the year for us here at The Cat's Pajamas, and I hope you have as much fun playing with this sketch as I did looking at all your wonderful cards.

I don't know about you, but I wait patiently all year long for the Holidays. Not for Christmas. No, no, no. For the time that I get to pull out the Liquid Applique and use it on coats, and snow scenes and here, on this Sheep from our "Sheepish" set. The saying is from the "You Suit Me" set. And I also used the "Icing" CutUps die for the edging.

Sometimes, it's a little hard to find Liquid Applique unless you go to your LSS. Tulip has a similar "Puffy" type product that is similar to Liquid Applique. You squeeze out the goop from the bottle and heat the goop with your heat gun. And, then like magic, it puffs. The Tulip "puffy" stuff has very limited colors, so if you are looking for a larger color palette try your LSS.

Don't forget you can turn the sketch any which way you want. Here I've turned it on its side and used the Bear from the "Big Bear" set and the "Big Scallop" CutUps die. And I've used the Liquid Applique again. This reminds me of Leigh's doggie's first adventures in the snow. I just love this big ol' bear.

I must say that when I was doing this last card, when I finally got a layout I liked, I realized that I had at least 6 patterns on this card. They all matched, but as I started pulling all the patterns off and replacing them with a couple of solids, it reminded me of my college friend, Elizabeth.

We were in our last semester of college in the eighties. I was over at her house for dinner, and talk turned to clothes. Specifically, interview clothes. I was going to be looking for a job after college in California and Elizabeth wanted a post in Paris. Paris, France. So she knew that she had to make an impression and she showed me her interview clothes.

A navy skirt suit with either white polka dots or white pinstripes. (Can't remember which)
A white blouse with navy polka dots.
A pair of white tights with navy polka dots.
White flats with navy polka dots.
A navy bow for her hair with white polka dots.
I think there was even a navy tie with white polka dots.

"And" she said " If I can look in the mirror without throwing up, I add these navy bows with white polka dots to my shoes" (Remember, it was the eighties)

So I realized when I was taking patterned paper after patterned paper off my card, that it really wasn't that I was afraid of throwing up. I was afraid of making you throw up. ;)

Want to thro.... er, play along with our challenge?? Here are the deets.

1. Each a week one of The Cat’s Pajamas DT members will host a challenge. <--It's me this week! 2. The challenges will vary {stamp, technique/supply, color, theme, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
4. Link to your post using the Inlinkz button on this blog
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
6. There will be one winner each month. They will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. Only designs posted to the this blog will be considered for the Swanky Stamper.
8. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.


Lisa H. said...

cute cards and cute story. made me lol! too funny! GREAT sketch.

Unknown said...

Alma, I LOVE both your cards, but the puffy sheep, is my favorite. ;-) And I remember matching a WHOLE lot of patterns in my clothes in the eighties. If only we'd had the forethought to save all those outfits because everything old is new again....

dj1952 said...

Your cards are adorable! I do like the puffy effect on both of them. I'm not sure who or what LSS is, but it looks great. Thanks for a great challenge. Hugs, dj1952


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