Thursday, September 12, 2013

MFP September Blog Hop Day 3 - What a scream or CRAZY CAT LADY STARTER KIT

Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10

Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm

Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
Featured Sept 13

Tailgate Party

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Sept. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
Holiday Tags

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
Nature's Brushstrokes

Now the set "What a Scream" is a really cute set, but I don't celebrate Halloween. I was struggling for ideas of how to use this set, and then inspiration hit me. And when it hit it hit me so hard it might have knocked something loose. I decided to use the little kitty cat to make a CRAZY CAT LADY STARTER KIT. I made an explosion box. I put the words "THE CRAZY CAT LADY STARTER KIT" on the 4 side panels. I made a lid out of coordinating dp. I used the tag and sentiment from the Holiday Tag set. I stamped the kitty with his tail and one paw sticking over the edge. Now there are crazy cat ladies for sure, but I might have been a little crazy stamping, painting and fussy cutting all the cats. I had more stamped and painted and I gave up after 6 cats. I hot glued their paws to the bottom of the box so that they would stand up.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team did with this set.


  1. I can understand your quandary MariLynn as I also do not 'do' halloween. Love how you have used the image - it's gorgeous.

  2. Love your crazy cat lady explosion box!

  3. Oh be still my heart!!!! You are so creative!!!! That has to be the best use of a cat stamp EVER!!!! So cute!!!!

  4. Now I do believe you should win the medal for creativity! Unbelievably cute. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning with all those cats and the paw of the edge of the tag is too cute.

  5. How very creative!!! At least these cats won't wind up emaciated as, unfortunately, some cats do that live with crazy cat ladies! Love your explosion box!

  6. What a fun idea MariLynn! I love your crazy cat lady explosion box!

  7. Marilynn!!!!!! absolutely fantastic! first of all you made an explosion box and then to put all those cats in there....again fantastic!
    stamping sue

  8. Great job at using the stamp set for a different purpose!

  9. How cute, I love how you used the cat as an everyday image instead of Halloween. That is a great idea.

  10. Oh my gosh- this box is so super cute! I am a cat person, so this is adorable!!!!!!! Love, love love it!

  11. Great use of the cat and a wonderful box to boot!

  12. MariLynn,
    I love this adorable explosion box - and all the kitties inside. It is wonderful and I loved it!!

  13. MariLynn,
    I love this adorable explosion box - and all the kitties inside. It is wonderful and I loved it!!

  14. Cute cat creations. Not made what I think is called an explosion card like yours.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Oh my such a great idea. I know who every opens this box will be happy.