Tightwad Tuesday is Raining Cats and Dogs

Hi All,

Well it did seem to be raining Cats and Dogs and everything else but the kitchen sink right up until the Sun came out over the weekend.  Then again who knows by the time this actually posts on Tuesday it may be doing so again.  I do live in Oregon after all and even though it’s May old man Winter is having a hard time letting go.  One day we’re in the 70’s and the next the 40’s!   I keep reminding myself that last year we had snow in June so I’m keeping a weather eye out (or is that an eye on the weather?) for falling objects of any kind.

And lest it sounds like I’m complaining I should say that part of why I moved to Oregon was for the weather.  After years in Southern/Central Coastal California it’s invigorating to experience real seasonal weather….have to say I don’t miss the earthquakes either.  The only time I waver in that enjoyment is when I open my heating bills!  Though again I have to admit I prefer the lower end of the temperature scale to the higher.

So with that in mind….. welcome to another installment of Tightwad Tuesday where the bargains and the inspiration (hopefully) also fall thick and fast.  For a complete list of other stamps and wheels under $20 check out the downloadable list in my right hand sidebar.  And now that the Summer Mini is live I’ve added a new document to my Scribd files that outline the mini’s stamps and wheels also under $20.

Okay my friends….I’m guessing you’re asking yourself what took this crazy animal loving cat lady so long to get around to these two sets.  Well…hmmm…I guess I have no real good answer to that one but now that we’re here and featuring the stamp versions of my fur friends I’m feeling just as frisky and crazy as they are.   I guess procrastination builds up the energy supply.   So get out your goldfish crackers and a glass (bowl?) of milk and prepare to get cute, cuddly and possibly furry.

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Projects from the Stampin’ Up Store

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  W = wood    CL  = Clear Mount   IBC = Idea Book & Catalog (main catalog)

C is for Cat – #115764, $15.95, pg. 61  IBC

You can just bet I jumped on this set when it was offered for free during Sale -a-Bration.  Not sure why I waited so long but now I have it I can’t stop coming up with ideas for it.  Perfect for any cat lover in your life or to document your own cat’s antics in scrap pages or cards. 

Given my own Wicket cat’s sharp claws I’m planning on using these stamps with some Craft ink to create my very own custom pincushion for my sewing table.  Seems appropriate somehow given all the holes Wicket has put in yours truly over the years (or even just this week!).

Here’s what SU has to say about this set:

Cat lovers will purr with delight when they see this adorable set. With images and greetings for all sorts of different occasions, you’ll find the perfect accent for your next cat-centered project!

Set Quantity: 6

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17436

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3130

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http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/02/kissable-kat-for-ppa.html

http://alystamps.com/tag/c-is-for-cat-stamp-set

https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/cards-in-the-mail-sympathy-for-sandycat-from-dear-friends/

http://rubberredneck.typepad.com/rubber-redneck/2010/04/scrapbook-page-using-c-is-for-cat.html

http://stampwithkriss.com/touch-and-feel-birthday-card

http://www.sunnysideofcrafting.com/2009/07/10/c-is-for-cat/

http://sarahsinkspot.com/blog/2010/01/c-is-for-cat.html

http://cy-gb.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=132398564724

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/c-is-for-cat/

http://sharondavis.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/vet-thank-you/

http://www.diypapercreations.com/2010/02/c-is-for-cat-ppa28.html

http://www.thestampinglady.com/the_stamping_lady/2010/01/c-is-for-cat.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=3645&title=c-is-for-catmiss-bailey&cat=1496

http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-birthday-to-my-kitty.html

http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-have-new-grand-kitty.html

http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/12/branchin-out-again.html

http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2010/03/redneck-regionals.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4451&title=lyssahumane-society&cat=3130

http://unfrogettablestamping.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/10/sympathy-card-for-pet-loss.html

http://createdbyu.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-morning-blog-candy.html

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/08/04/black-cat-with-flowers-tutorial-244/

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2010/01/21/cat-story-time-tutorial-298/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1517017?&cat=17436

http://yaphamason.com/blog/2009/10/11/happy-birthday-abby/

http://yaphamason.com/blog/2009/10/10/c-is-for-cat-birthday/

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/2010/05/c-is-for.html – C is for Cat

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D is for Dog – #115784, $15.95, pg. 61 IBC

I love the freewheeling look of this dog as he/she trots along ( I could wish they had also included a moving image like this on the Cat set too but then most cats tend to sit or lay down more than they trot :D).

The quote from Martin B. is also terrific and so totally true. A few talented stampers have even managed to make this dogs tail wag for real in their cards.   Looking at all the images here it’s hard not to picture Scrap pages, background papers, cards and more flowing from this one set of stamps.  Add some Acrylic Paints to the mix and you could have fun doggying up bowls and other doggy paraphanelia.  Add Craft inks and a heat tool for tee shirts, quilt blocks and other fun items. 

Can’t you just picture a card for your favorite fella with the caption…You dog!  If you have My Digital Studio you can make it happen then stamp the dog images from this set to make it a hybrid project.  You can also use this set with the mini milk carton die to create a doghouse with dog at the entrance!

Here’s what Stampin Up has to say about the set:

A dog may be a man’s best friend, but this stamp set is a woman’s best creative buddy! With images and greetings for everything from cards and gifts to pages and decorations, this set offers unlimited opportunity for the dog lover in all of us!

Set Quantity: 6

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17443

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3138

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http://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2010/03/pet-sympathy-card.html

http://stampingnut.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-m-mutt-nut.html

http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=14501&title=friends&cat=3138

http://addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-to-my-brother.html

http://www.stampinchic.com/search/label/D%20is%20for%20Dog

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1443570?&cat=17443

http://thefortunatestamper.blogspot.com/2010/01/d-is-for-dog.html

http://www.stampandscrapwithkim.com/2009/11/d-is-for-dog-c-is-for-cat.html

http://yaphamason.com/blog/2010/01/16/sab-blog-hop/

http://www.angelasargeant.com/blog/stampin-up/sympathy-card-for-loss-of-a-pet/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1595927

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Coordinating Wheel:

P is for Paw – Standard Wheel – #115620, $6.50 pg. 61 & 205

While it was tricky finding links to share for this wheel.  I have no trouble at all envisioning its use.   I love the mix of small and large – possible cat and dog paws.  Or Kitten and cat, puppy and full dog paws.  Kind of like a free for all game of Twister by the fur face set.  Hmmm….kind of looks like my entryway floor during the Winter months too!

Links:

SCS Gallery: none

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: none

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http://www.staceystamps.com/stacey_stamps/2010/01/d-is-for-dog-easel-card.html

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/for-our-trainer – also uses D is for Dog

http://artisticavenger.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/fun-with-cats-and-dogs-and-horses/

http://yaphastamps.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/great-danes/

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Tailgating – Standard Wheel – #105519, $6.50, pg. 58 & 205

While considered a coordinating wheel for the Loads of Love stamp set I tend to think of it as a doggy wheel.   Perfect if you love to color with pencils or markers Tailgating is not one of those wheels that will change your life, but it’ll sure make you smile. Use it with the Loads of Love stamp set or send the image to any dog lover; you’ll love what you come up with every time

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=4703

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: none

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http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/05/24/trudee-treats-winner/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1120113?&cat=4703

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/468638?&cat=4703

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For other fun dog and cat images check out the following slightly higher priced stamp sets:

Pun Fun on pg.60 of the Idea Book and Catalog. 

A Kind Word on pg. 53 in the IBC also has some cute kitties as well.

Peace Within pg. 103 has another cute cat.

Teacher’s Pet pg. 89  is another one with a cat and dog

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I hope, my fellow Frugalistas that  you’ve enjoyed this companion animal addition of Tightwad Tuesday.  Check back later in the week as I race to get the rest of the Under $20 sets not yet featured up and going before the new catalog is issued in July and the Last Chance list (that might contain a few of these already featured sets) for retiring stamps that debuts in June.

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

Isn’t it lovely when two species try to work together…….

Of course this is more my life and what I have to deal with……..Or as Wicket would say why give humans the can openers and pop tops and give us just a tongue!  As always with cats…its a control issue!

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One Response

  1. Thank you so much for including me! I love the D is for Dog and C is for Cat stamp sets!

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