Blank Page Muse and Cat Lovers Hop

Hi everyone! Blank Page Muse and Her Peaceful Garden are teaming up to do a blog hop and it’s all about cats! This hop is to celebrate cats of all sizes and shapes during the last full week of October because National Cat Day is October 29th. Also the best part Blank Page Muse is one of the sponsors…lots of cat stamps to choose from…wink, wink!

When you have a chance check out all the cat stamps on the websites: Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.

Since I’m a lover of all things cats I couldn’t wait to create a little card using the close up cat face from the Cats Full Sheet from I Brake for Stamps Site.

My inspiration for this card is my cat Omega. A little info on her…I actually seen her born (runt of the litter) over eleven years ago and she was half the size of her litter mates. She can be a little diva at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way. She LOVES chin scratches, sleeping next to my pillow at night and can be very chatty if she’s hungry. But most important of all she’s even converted my husband into a cat lover. I told my husband when he proposed that she was part of the package deal. Anyways lets get started on how I created my card.

First I placed the cat stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Black Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.

I gathered up an assortment of inks and watercolors and painted the cat image.

I folded a 6″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock in half to create a card base. I cut another piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and two strips of cardstock and adhered all to the card front. I added a mat to the cat image before gluing to the card and I finished off by adding flatback pearls down the side of the card. Be sure to stop by Her Peaceful Garden’s blog for details on the hop. You can find the post HERE.

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Supplies

I Brake for Stamps: Cats Full Sheet

Various Patterned Cardstocks

Watercolor Paper

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Watercolors

Watercolor Brushes

Flatback Pearls

MISTI Stamping Tool

Black Ink

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS

This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Paper Addiction at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Blank Page Muse, I Brake for Stamps and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is great and enjoy creating!

Meow’s it Going? Tunnel Card

Hi everyone! Today over on the i-crafter’s blog I share how I created this fun tunnel card using this month’s Purrfect Birthday Clear Stamp Set along with the Tunnel Base Card, Swan Diecuts and the Floral Garden Diecuts. For the details you can find the blog post HERE.

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If you would like to purchase this stamp set along with the diecuts sets I use you can find i-crafter’s web site HERE. If you need more inspiration you can find the rest of the design team’s posts HERE.

Supplies

Patterned Cardstock
Gems and Buttons
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Blank Ink and Hot Pink Chalk Ink
(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are i-crafter and Scrapbook.com Products. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Hope You have a Purr-fect Day Card

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share a quick card I created using cardstock scraps that I had laying around from other projects and a leftover printable from Lisa’s Altered Art and you can find the printable HERE. The base of the card is 6 1/4″x4″ folded piece of patterned cardstock.

I placed the bits and pieces of all the different patterned cardstocks and doily that I had and adhered to the card base. The girl with the cats was a leftover printable that I thought would be a “purr-fect” addiction to the card. 😆
I used a flower and leaf sprig diecut from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and added to the card along with a sequin and gem to the center of the flower. I added loops of thread behind the girl and cat image. And I finished by printing a sentiment from my computer. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Supplies

Cardstock Scraps
Lisa’s Altered Art: Queen Series 4
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Sequin
Gem
Thread

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run Tonya Trantham Designs – Creative Addiction to Paper Blog at no additional cost to you. Today’s features are Sizzix, Eileen Hull and Scrapbook.com Products. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

Nerdy Cat Box

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team and Stampotique’s Design Team have teamed up to show how to create some simply stunning projects combining diecuts and stamps. Since I LOVE anything cats my first project had to be something with the Nerd Cat Stamp.


I cut from watercolor paper two sets of the Caddy Bag Diecuts. The two diecuts that looks like tags (with a hole in the top) will be used in another project.
I folded the both the diecuts and one of the diecuts I cut the sides off since there is no need for them.


I stamped the cat image twice and colored in the glasses, nose and the inside of the ears on the orange patterned cardstock. Next I fussy cut the image of the cat out and on the pink image of the cat all I cut out was the shirt which I adhered to the full cat image.


I embossed the box with the Waffle Embossing Folder and then adhered the diecut that I had cut the sides off to the side of the other diecut. Be sure the flap is going in the other direction since this will be how you open and close the box.


Next I glued the box together and added thin ribbon to both sides of the box. 


I added an assortment of bright and happy patterned cardstock to the top of the box along with thread and a snippet of Pom Pom trim. I dressed up the cat with mini pearl buttons, mini flower and googly eyes.


I cut and water colored a couple Romance Flower Diecut and once dry I crinkled them up and added a Dew Drop to the center. I cut two of the smaller flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecut, shaped and added dew drops to the centers. The last thing I cut was the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves Die which I glimmer misted and once dry I shaped. Now I was finally ready to adhere everything to the top of the box!


It is prefect size to either add candy, washi tape or whatever you want to and give as a gift! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


To see this month’s Inspiration Teams projects you can find the posts HERE and HERE and Stampotique Designs Teams projects you can find the posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


I would also that submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: #SDC 275



Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is fabulous and enjoy creating!

"Cat-titude"

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a mini album I created out of coffee filters using the Special Delivery Collection from the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month and we are cross promoting with EC crafts


The mini I created isn’t the typical baby mini album. I made this with my cat, Omega in mind…thus, the title “Cat-titude” meaning cat with attitude. 🙂
I started with four coffee filters as the base for my mini album.

I traced the filters onto the Special Delivery Cardstock and the Pink Rose on Green Cardstock and then cut out and inked the edges. Here is a tip…line up your words and stripes before you trace and cut out or you might have your words upside down or your stripes going in a weird way. 🙂

Next I used my Bind it All to punch holes in the pages and then cinch the 3/4″ O-wire.

This is what the mini will look like once the O-wires are added.

Next I “speckled” the cover and pages with a marker spritzer (I got this several years ago from Stampin Up) and Frayed Burlap Distress Marker to give the pages a bit of “well loved” look.

These two pages I kept pretty simple. I used a chipboard baby bottle from Gina’s Design which I painted. The other page I used the backside of the Forest Trees Specialty Paper to matt the photo of Momma cat and kittens.
I actually got to see these kittens be born. I really wished I had taken photos when this happened but at the time I had not planned on keeping any of them. The momma cat, Miss Bonkers had followed me  around all day and wouldn’t let me out of her sight. Well,when she finally went into labor and had all of them it was 2:00 in the morning. Omega was the last kitten to be born and was half of the size of the other three kittens. Omega meaning last is how she got her name since she was the last to be born. 🙂

I used from the new Lodge Collection the Birch Tree Paper Straws which I inked with and brown chalk ink and then I punched leaves from Wrap Glitter Cardstock, shaped and adhered to the side of the paper straw. I topped it off with a button and dew drop.
The other page I cut from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock the trees and inked the edges and adhered to the page…letting some of it hang off the side of the page. I added to the top of the photo The View sticker which is from the Outdoors Stickers set. I punched two leaves and shaped and topped off with a button, sequin and dew drop.

This is one of my favorite photos of Omega way up in a tree just laying there. She always got chased up a tree by my other cat, Cotton.

I cut from the Pink Glitter Cardstock four scalloped ovals from the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals diecuts and embossed all with the Flowers and Leaves embossing folder from EC crafts. I plan on adding more photos and finishing my journaling to these pullouts later on.

 I cut a matt from the Forest Trees Specialty Paper and adhered a photo of my husband and Omega to it. My hubby was already asleep when Omega got in his lap and went to sleep never waking my hubby. 🙂 Next I printed and cut out from the Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet “sweet dream” and adhered above. 
The “loved” photo is one from my Instagram account. I used a wooden photo frame that I had received in a swap and added three pearl dew drops from Crimson Mini Dew Drops to top it off. I had a leftover Valentine Hearts cardstock that I cut a scallop diecut from and a scrap leftover from a heart cutout that I adhered to the page.

The back cover of the mini along with ribbon, fiber and charms that I added to the O-wire.

The front was major fun to do. Since I had scraps from past DT projects I used those and a script cutout from the Lodge Cut Outs Cardstock, Forest Trees Specialty Paper, dew drops, bling, decorative frame and doily from Gina’s Designs and a sticker of a vintage cat  that I had bought years ago that I thought would look perfect on the front.


Supplies Used:

4 Coffee Filters
Bind it All, 3/4″ O-wire
Ribbon
Buttons
Sequin
Punches: Leaf and Small Flower
Sizzix: Scalloped Circle, Little Leaves
Spellbinders: Grand Scalloped Oval Diecuts
Charms
Chocolate Chalk Ink
Robin’s Nest: Special Delivery Cardstock, Pink Rose on Green CardstockForest Trees Specialty PaperBirch Tree Paper Straws, Wrap Glitter Cardstock
Lodge Cut Outs CardstockOutdoors StickersCrimson Mini Dew DropsValentine Hearts cardstock, Crimson Mini Dew Drops, Dew DropsPink Glitter Cardstock 
EC Crafts: Flowers and Leaves embossing folder
Gina’s Designs: Doily, Baby Bottle, Decorative Frame (front of mini)
Cassi’s Creations:  Collage and Charm Words Mix Media Altered Art digital sheet

Well, I hope you enjoyed the mini I shared with you today. Please remember to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Special Delivery Collection that is 20% off this month and while you are at it but sure to look at the new Lodge Collection too…super fun collection that you can do a lot of crafty things with. 🙂 Also be sure to stop by EC crafts and check out the embossing folders, stickers and other fun crafty stuff they have.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!