Friday, August 17, 2012

Holiday Catalog Blog Hop- Frightening Feline

Time for a Blog Hop!!  Fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators at Stampin' Addicts have been planning, stamping, photographing and blogging and are ready to share their favorites from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  And what a catalog it is!  Great stamps.  Great big shot dies. Great kits.  Great everything!!

It is no secret that I love kitties.  So... I was naturally drawn to the Frightening Feline stamp.  I have to say after using it though that it has been misnamed.  It is just too cute to be frightening!  So how about if I show you the Not-So-Frightening Feline stamp?!
My first project is oh-so-simple.  I heat embossed the Not-So-Scary kitty with Tangerine Tango embossing powder and framed it with a piece Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP that I cut on the zig-zags.   I popped it in a frame with a precut mat and added just a touch of ribbon at the sides.    Nothing to be scared of here!

Well, these cats are trying to be more frightening by jumping out to shout "BOO!" but even so I think the cuteness factor is out weighing the scariness.

The scariest thing I could come up with was to use just the kitty-cat tail for the steam rising from a witch's cauldron.
I used stamps from the Toxic Framable Digital Designer Template to create the extra items in front.  The template is a fantastic value as there are 34 individual stamps that make up the template.  Tons of possibilities!
The cauldron is made with another new item from the Holiday Mini-- the Ornament Keepsakes Framelits.  On Monday I will have pictures of how easy it is to make this!

Well, that is it for this "terrifying and hair raising" stamp:)  Time to hop to the next blog.  If you have followed the hop from the beginning you will have already seen Cindy's yummy and fun Monster Munchies projects. (Isn't the Frankenstein card a hoot?)  If not, you can hop back to her blog by clicking on this button:
If you are hopping in order, next up is Paula's blog and her great Googly Ghouls projects.  Just click on the button below.
Thanks so much for stopping by the hop!!

16 comments:

  1. Betty, your projects area just adorable. Love the kitty tail for the cauldron steam.

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  2. What fabulous projects! Love the first one, but the cat's tail from the cauldron is beyond brilliant!!

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  3. You are so right, that kitty is so not frightening! And your cauldron is so clever!!! Love them all! I actually have the Toxic Frameable thingy on the Haunts & Harvest disc, but I haven't explored it yet. I better get to that!

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  4. So cute Betty! Love them all.

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  5. Clever, clever you! Cats everywhere are narrowing their eyes in feline approval!

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  6. Wow! You sure did some amazing things with this stamp. I adore the steam coming out of the cauldron. How clever!! I need to add that stamp to my next order for sure!

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  7. LOL, they're all fabulous projects but I absolutely love the flaming cauldron, too cute! Great colors and blog hop too!

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  8. Very cute projects! The cauldron is amazing. And now I had to buy another MDS download? Oy! :)

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  9. You sure got great mileage out of one stamp!! Love all of your creative projects!

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  10. Love the words from the tail as smoke! That cauldron is very cool.

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  11. I already loved this kitty and you have made me love him even more! That caldron is brilliant!

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  12. These are ALL beyond cute, but however did you come up with using the tails for steam?! Brilliant!!!

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  13. Love all your kitty projects, but the 'BOO' kitties are just too cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Marsha E

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  14. This kitty is too fun to be frightening. These are very creative!

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  15. Great idea using the kitty's tail. I love it.

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