Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Calendar

Welcome back for the final day of the Cat Lovers Hop! I can’t believe it’s almost over!

I have another 2018 calendar for you. (I can’t believe 2017 is almost over, either!) This one features Graphic 45’s fabulous Raining Cats and Dogs collection

I know I said pigment inks are the best for these ‘boards’ however, I will say I had an extra tough time getting this shiny gold ink to dry (Teresa Collins Glitz Gold by Color Box). I also realize I didn’t get a picture of the shine, and now it’s gone on to its new home. I let it sit overnight, and thought it was dry, but I was still getting smudge marks when I touched it and had to use a heat setting tool on it. Just FYI.

I took my flower shaping tools and, after fussy cutting the flowers, umbrella cat head, and arm with the puppy (a LOT of fussy cutting, but worth it!), I put them all on some soft foam and gave them some dimension by rolling the tools across the back side of the images.Then I adhered them to the page – sometimes with foam backing to keep them popped up – for some added dimension.

I prefer mixing the colors of the microbeads for a more natural look, don’t you?

Materials used:

  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs paper collection: Precious Pets and Tags & Pockets (Enabler alert: G45 has just released the Deluxe Collectors Edition!)
  • Spellbinders Grand Labels One
  • Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Essentials tools
  • Kaiser Craft Bracket Album
  • Docrafts 2018 calendar tabs
  • Color Box Teresa Collins Glitz Gold pigment ink
  • Pebbles,  Inc. Pearlescent Chalks: Jewel Tones
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Glass Microbeads: Fire Opal, Florentine Gold, Garnet & Yellow Barite
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue & Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive
  • Misc. ribbon

I’m entering this in the Cat Lovers Hop… click HERE for more information as to how you can join the fun.

Don’t forget that the special discount bundle at Frantic Stamper from THIS post is only good through November 1st, so, if you wanted to snag that fab deal, don’t delay!

Time is running out (that seems to be a theme in this post!) for my Blog Candy Giveaway games from THIS post, too. Another hint: There are 7 words that run through the T in the exact middle of the word search grid. Still having trouble? You’ll get one final clue later today. No worries, you will still get entries for the Bonus questions, whether or not you get the answers to #1 and #2 correct. Have fun!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave your kind comments!!

~D.Ann

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A Furry Little Heartfelt Floral Calendar & Card

Hello again my furry little friends and their two legged subjects! The Cat Lovers Hop continues!

 

This time I have a sweet gift set of a hanging 2018 calendar and a matching card:

Here’s a close-up of the calendar… I cut up a Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses die cut and used the pieces to frame the pretty Furry Little Story Paper. The roses are made of vellum embossed in blue and then colored ON THE BACK with a Copic marker.

Note: when using ink to cover the bracket album, it is best to use pigment ink!  (Instead of an album, I used each ‘page’ as a sturdy calendar backing.)

Materials used – calendar:

  • Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamps and Botanical Wings dies
  • Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses dies
  • Spellbinders Grand Labels One
  • Kaiser Craft Bracket Album
  • Scrapberry’s A Furry Little Story paper pack
  • Foray Transluscent Inkjet Vellum 30#
  • Docrafts 2018 calendar tabs
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Stampendous Beach embossing powders – Sky Blue
  • Copic marker – R39
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment ink Pearlescent Poppy
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks: Jewel Tones
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Microbeads: White Gold
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue & Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive
  • Misc. Ribbon

I am entering this calendar in the following hops and challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join in on the fun!

  • 2017 Cat Lovers Hop
  • CropStop Linky Party #33 – anything goes (Aleene’s,Heartfelt, Martha Stewart, Pebbles, Spellbinders,Tombow, Tsukineko)
    • Cat Hoppers: Don’t forget Cropstop will add more prizes if she reaches 100 entries… Just sayin! Don’t forget to list the products you used from brands that she carries over at cropstop.com

The matching card uses several papers from that same Scrapberry’s collection:

Materials used – card:

  • Scrapberry’s A Furry Little Story paper pack
  • Core’dinations cardstock: blue & wine
  • Tombow Mono adhesive
  • Misc. cat button

I’m entering this card via Instagram in the Cat Lovers Hop… click HERE for more information as to how you can join the fun.

For those of you playing along Blog Candy Giveaway games from THIS post, I’m sure you’re right smack in the middle of the puzzle. It’s time for another hint: Do you know what a bunch of cows and a type of orchid have in common?! Don’t fret… You will still get entries for the Bonus questions whether or not you get the answers to #1 and #2 correct. Have fun! Oh, and it may hearten you to know that even the puzzle creator had to wrestle with this… I was just making up my ‘solutions’ post and found I lost a word in my answer key somewhere along the way in the many revisions. So, when tallying the answers to #1, I will give credit to both the answer I hinted at in the last two posts and the correct answer. A toast to imperfection! Our kitties understand – as long as we feed them on time!!

~D.Ann

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Waffle Flower Flora Cat Clock Makeover

Welcome to day 2 of this year’s Cat Lovers Hop!

   

There will be a lot going on here on my blog today: a home decor makeover, some games, a giveaway, a guest designer, a sci-fi mash-up… Wait! Did I say games and a giveaway?!! Be sure to read all the way to to bottom to find out the details!

Lest’s start out with my first project for today –  a home decor makeover:

I’ve been wanting to update this clock for ages! It started out BLAH:

By embossing the fabulously sweet Flora Cats from hop sponsor Waffle Flower onto gray paper, it’s now a lovely and playful piece of art hanging on my wall. Meowza!

Materials used:

  • Waffle Flower Flora Cat Play stamp set
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado embossing powder – linen white
  • Core’dinations gray cardstock
    • BTW: have you ever wondered the difference between gray and grey? The easiest way to remember: grAy is the American way of spelling the color and grEy is the English way of spelling it. Now, if I could just keep my hair from learning that word no matter how it’s spelled….

I’m playing along with the Cat Lovers Hop – Hurry and click HERE for more information on how you can join the fun before it’s all over for another year!

I’m also joining Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Monochrome. Click HERE for more information.

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And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for! I have a fun game for you to play… a cat themed word search! Now, you may not be into word searches, but this one may be worth your while… finding the answers will get you entries to the giveaway!

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You may want to right click on the puzzle, copy it and print it out to better play with it. Here’s how to play:

  1. Find all the words that contain the letters C-A-T in order. Draw a line through each word. Words can run up, down, across, backwards and vertically, but always in a straight line. Now, not including the words CAT or CATS, how many different words did you find that have ‘CAT’ in them? (With no exact duplicates.)
  2. Next, take the leftover/unused letters and unscramble them to fill in the blanks:                                   __  __  __  __  __    the    __  __  __       __  __  __  __  __  __       __  __  __ !
  3. Bonus: List the words (actual words, not acronyms or names) that have the letters C-A-T in reverse order in them. (Note: these words should NOT be in your list in #1 lest you lose some of the letters needed to finish #2!)
  4. E-mail your answers to me at d.annscraftingwhims [at] gmail (dot) com. You will get one entry for the correct answer to #1, another for the correct answer to #2, and a bonus entry for each correct word listed in #3. You can get additional entries if you follow my blog (on a desktop computer, the follow button is on the right side-bar, on a smartphone, I think you have to scroll to the bottom), follow me on Instagram or follow me on Pinterest, just tell me in your e-mail which ones you follow, if any. Please let me know if you are USA or international as there will be a small prize for each. (Sorry international peeps, it has to be light to keep the postage down.)

You have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, October 29, 2017 to submit your answers via e-mail. The winners chosen using Random. org from the correct comments and bonus entries. They will be announced on a blog post on Monday, October 30, 2017 – hopefully, before noon PACIFIC time. I will also post the solutions in case you didn’t get them. Please come back and check to see if you’re the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Ok, off you go to hunt for those words!

Oh, I guess you’d like to know what you’re playing for, eh?

Continental USA peeps:

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… a set of 6 Mary Engelbreit cards & envelopes; an unknown set of holographic kitty stickers (yes, the stickers are the same in both pics, just the way the light hits them changes their color – so cool!), 6  sheets of 6″x6″ paper from the My Minds Eye Meow collection, a yard of paw print ribbon and a cat shaped paperclip.

International peeps:

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A sheet of Sandylion dimensional gem stickers, an unknown set of holographic kitty stickers (yes, the stickers are the same in both pics, just the way the light hits them changes their color – so cool!), and a yard of paw print ribbon.

Stay tuned…. I have a guest blogger coming up later today with a very special kitty project!

~D.Ann

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Don’t Worry – Be Frappy! Upcycled Starbucks Post-It Pen Holder

Good afternoon! I’m glad you could stop by for my next project for the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

   

For this project, I upcycled the box from the recent Starbuck promo (the one that had the stickers in it), and turned it into a fun Post-It and pen holder, printing up my own sentiment:

Ahhh, fraps… the refreshing drink of summer!

  

Materials Used:

  • Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Dies
  • Core’dinations aqua and white cardstock
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalks
  • Simply Defined “Stay Put” All Purposed Liquid Adhesive
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive strips runner
  • Starbucks promo box and stickers

I am playing along with the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop click on it for more information on how you can join the fun.

I’m glad you stopped by today!

~D.Ann

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Newton’s Nook Spring Coffee Lovers Friendship Card & Post-It Cube Gift

I’m glad you’re here for another day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

This time I decided to make a sweet little gift set using Newton’s Nook Stamps. Their Inky Paws Challenge this month is to use this sketch:

Here’s the gift set I made:

Stamping the cube of Post-It notes wasn’t too difficult… just had to grasp them firmly so the individual pads wouldn’t slide apart! (they did separate just a little when I attached them to my background. Since I used an ultra strong adhesive, They’re not budging now!

    

I still giggle at the joke of ‘If friends were COFFEE (instead of FLOWERS), I’d pick you’! FYI, the backboard die cut is out of 2000# cardstock and I only put the cutting plate up to the edge of the die right before the pattern started again, so it wouldn’t cut the bottom. Then I took a paper cutter and cut straight on down 4 additional inches to wrap it behind and under the stack for stability.

Supplies used:

  • Newton’s Nook Designs stamp sets: Aloha Newton, Beautiful Blossoms, Beautiful Wings, and Newton Loves Coffee
  • Spellbinders Divine Eloquence dies
  • Post-It note pads (6)
  • Core’dinations Parisian Nights A2 pink card and green and white cardstock
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama blue, Bamboo Leaves, Elderberry, Rhubarb Stalk,Rose Red, and Tuxedo Black
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Orange Zest
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens: 021, 026, 028, 040, 041, 044, 045, 047, 050, 052, 056, 070, and 081
  • Darice Foamies 3mm sheet foam
  • Simply Defined ‘Stacey Tape’ 2.5″ wide double sided adhesive
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dots, 3D foam squares and Crafty Power Tape
  • Misc. rainbow twine

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I appreciate all my visitors, especially those who leave such kind comments… Thank you!

I’ll see you again real soon.

~D.Ann

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