CateNip Terms of Use

Got CateNip? Terms of Use
To request a copy of ANY template from now on, please email me at
Be sure to put "Template Request" in the subject line. In your email include the number of the template you're wanting.
For multiples, email your first 2 choices and after receiving them email your next 2 choices...and so on. Your requests will arrive with the layers closed so don't panic if they look blank.
I check for requests once a day so please give me 24 hours to fill your request.
Gmail is checked @ 6pm PST.
Requests left on the blog will not be fufilled, sorry.
*** Attention TUTORIAL WRITERS***
If you'd like to use anything from this blog in a tutorial, first email me at the above mentioned email address for permission.
Thanks for understanding and following my terms.
*** ADDED NOTE, Please Read ***
If you're looking for tutorials of my tags? Sorry but I don't write tutorials because I get very frustrated trying to keep track of what I did to create a finished tag. I always credit the fabulous tut writers when I've used a tutorial because they're the brave ones and without their sharing I wouldn't have learned how to fine-tune my designs. Just the way it goes Thelma.
I'm just missing the "Tutorial Writing Gene" I guess.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coming Soon to my Always List...

Just waiting for the new year to flip over
so I can send out some new tags for January!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waitin' for Santa

This will be the last post til after Xmas...
I hope everyone that stops by has a wonderful holiday
& I'll catch up with you on the other side of the 25th.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last of the Curly Toe Stockings for 2011

This will be my last tag creation made with the
CurlyToe Template.  Oddly enough. it's for my
Always List tag ho ho

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A SteamPunk Faery!

I may play a little more with this wonderful tube!
It's by Scarlet Gothica and she can be found
at Dreamscape Imaging!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

These are a few of my favourite things...

This is a guide to  my holiday music on the blog...
A few of my favourite holiday songs.  I figured since
I was sharing this corner of my world with friends from
many different places, there's songs on here
that are reflections of those heart and souls that I love.
Feel free to skip around on it, the Mix Pod is at the bottom
of the blog.  press the right side arrows to advance the songs.
1. Pearl Bailey   5lb. Box of Money
2. Purple Snowflakes: a song by Marvin Gaye
3. U2  I Believe in Christmas(No Snow)
4. Mr. Mojo's Xmas... a Door's medley
5. Carol of the Bells  The Bird & The Bee
6. Robbie Williams  So This is Christmas
7. Diva Dance/The Nightmare Before Christmas
(a VERY impressive collaboration!)
8. Melissa Etheridge  Glorious
9. Kristin Chenoweth/Craig Ferguson  The Christmas Song
10. Mario Cantone: The Jim Morrison Christmas Special
11.The Pussycat Dolls  Santa Baby

Another Xmas template re-issue

I forgot that I'd offered this set of boxes last year.

They're called Short n Tall boxes.  They can be
used year round with the right scraps and ribbons!
Here's what I made with them this year, using a kit from
Blue Dream Designs, Xmas09.
Be sure to read the TOU's before requesting

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday re-issue 2

This is a re-issue of a frame I offered last year.
The sample of what I did with it is in my CateNip banner...
it's called
"My Lil Deer frame "

Holiday re-issue!

I'm bringing back my Silver n Ice Frame!
Available until New Years...

and here's what I made with it:

Be sure to read the TOU's before you request it.

Thanks to Everyone!

Thank you everyone for being patient
with the mail-in requests!  I know it's a little
different approach, I hope it's not too much of a pain on your end.
I'm working on bringing back a few of last years
xmas frames and elements so check back this week.
I used a few things in my banner...the deer frame
and clusters!  I know I need to break away
from the stockings...LOL
Now, can someone help me step away from this addicting tube?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sad news today!

Yes, it made me very sad to read the news
of my muse, leaving CDO at the end of the year.
Olivia's artwork has inspired me for years...
and I mean YEARS!  I've collected her art since 1977.
I get a monthly dose in Playboy to this day.
When none of her beautiful monthly contributions
surfaced at CDO this year, I sort of had a feeling
this day was coming.  Didn't make it any easier, I only
hope her work re-appears in the next year.  I'm very meloncholy right now.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just playing around

I drooled over this new tube til I couldn't
stand it anymore...LOL

click on tag to enlarge

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Curly Toes Stocking Template 2

Here is a sample of the template,
please follow the instructions in the TOU
to request the template.  Samples of what
I've made are in a few previous posts.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Story Behind My Curly Toes Stocking Template

For many years I'd had a wonderful close friend named Vicki.  We started doing craft faires together around Xmas time,  Vicki made the most exquisite
Xmas stockings using velvets, satins, hounds tooth fabrics; vintage laces, buttons, vintage florals...things she'd saved thru the years from flea markets and thrift store rummaging.
Vick was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was very aggressive; she managed to beat it and was cancer free for 7 years.  But it came back.  So while she went thru more chemo she'd sit in her chair and hand sew her beautiful stockings.  Many went to the chemo nurses, or she filled with yummie goodies for fellow patients.  Sadly, she passed away.  I treasure my Curly Toes stockings.  In a way, they are my Breast Cancer Awareness reminders.
Last year I created a template set, designed after her paper patterns.  When I make tags in the season, I feel like I'm sharing part of my friend.
So, thank you on all the wonderful comments on my stocking tags...
You're really complimenting Vicki for what she taught me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reworked a template for the holidays!

I reworked my Curly Toes Stocking Template...
the new version is a bit chunkier, the heel more rounded.
I felt the first version was a little skinny...
The template will be posted some time this weekend.
Here's what I played with, using the beautiful
angel tube from Barbara Jensen:

Thank you PTE's Yahoo Group!

I entered the PspTube Emporium Yahoo Group
Christmas banner Contest and won!
I would usually post the banner (tag) on my blog
but due to it's size I can't.  I will post the link to
view it once they have it changed.  In the meantime
I made a tag using the stocking from the banner.
Thanks again for selecting my tag for the front of the
group announcements.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The NEW Rules

To request a copy of ANY template
from now on, please email me at
Be sure to put "Template Request" in the subject line and in your email
include the number of the template you're wanting.
I check for requests once a day so please give me
24 hours to fill your request.
This is due to finding out my templates have indeed been passed
around in a certain Yahoo share group. 
This is against my terms of use.  It's a shame to have to do this around the start of the holidays but TOU's are posted for a reason.  It places more work on me but to insure I know who's actually downloading my offerings for personal use as opposed to stealing this is how it will be.
I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

PTE Helloween Contest

Tis was my entry in the PTE Helloween Contest
a non winner

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One more...then bedtime!

This tutorial is called

I'm Obsessed!

I have a new favourite tutorial site!!!
I've learned sooo many amazing treatments
for plugins I've had for a couple of
years (and never knew what to do with them.)
Here's a few samples of what I've played with.
I know, my renditions are very different but hey...
that's what tutorials are for; to learn and apply the knowledge
First 2 tags are from the
Pink Lady

It all started with this tag as a challenge:

and then I went to:

There are sooo many tutorials on this site,
and so little time...hehehe!
I've combined a few new tricks on my tags, sorta
like "Frankentuting"
(...okay, that was a bad Helloween joke!)
I hope you go check it out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ghouls Just Wanna ...

... be frilly and, well, you can see for yourself...
I miss you Lady Death!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Playing around

Trying out some of the PTE Yahoo Group
challenges: The tutorial is by Just Fi
Here's one with Scott Blair art:

and a version with Barbara Jensen art

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

NEW Template 09

This template will require some advanced skills.
It works well with the tutorial linked in the previous post
although my sizing is very different, my framing is different.
The framing has bauble beading added to it that are my original
creations.  I wish to thank Shirley's Web Works for her wonderful tutorial
and for the inspiration.

It's all set for making a tag like my sample below.
To request a copy of this template please email me at
Be sure to put "Template Request" in the subject line and in your email
include the number of the template you're wanting.
I check for requests once a day so please give me
24 hours to fill your request.
Thanks for your interest!
...and here's what I created with it:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Putzin' again

You can find the tutorial I played with

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tut by Vix

I adore Vix's tutorials!
I've learned sooo many techniques
from her!
You can find this tutorial
I would also like to take a moment to thank Ismael Rac.
With all the recent uproar with MPT tubes, Ismael
is now allowing us to use our current Xeracx License #
with all tubes purchased thru MPT and AMI...
I, personally have 40+ tubes between the 2 companies that I wasn't using because I won half the tubes thru various contests or
had made promo tags for MPT and got to keep the tubes.
 There wasn't a receipt
for that huge block of tubes so they were sitting in limbo.
Thank you Ismael!!! 
 I plan on using your work much much more, again!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

So Many Tubes, so little Time...

I could play with Robert Alvarado's tubes all day!
errr, maybe I should rephrase that...??
This tag was done for his FTF Friday
last weekend in the PTE Yahoo Group.
I should get my arse in gear and pull together
a Helloween template, eh?  My template creativity
has been on vacation, so it seems.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Putzin' Around

I was playing around with a few of the
 weekly challenges in the PTE Yahoo group
First tag is the template challenge:
You can find the template HERE

Next is the non animated tag challenge:
find the tut HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PTE September Monthly Contest!

I can finally post this tag!
I got 2nd. place!!!
I loved pulling this one together and wanted
to show it off a week or so ago...
Thanks PTE!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A couple more

Last 2 tags like this, I promise!
and the last...
click to view full size

Tags from a tutorial

I really enjoyed this tutorial
It's called "Dark Beauty"
I liked it so much I made 2 tags
from it in one night/
I'll add the site to the sidebar after I sleeps a bit,
click on the tags to see full sized.

and this is the second tag; both are for MOTW

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'll be in trouble 4 sure

When my cats figure out I borrowed
from their food fund to get tubes this week,
my name will be shit with them...LOL
This is also a MOTW tag

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One of a Kind

That groaning you here is me...
think my fence sitting has just begun...LOL
Time Bender

Monday, September 12, 2011

On the Fence

I'm not sure if I over did this one...
Sorta like it but something's missing?
Maybe it'll come to me as I play around
with the full tube, later.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CDO Fall/Spring Lucky Draw tag

This is my September entry.
I used a sweet mini kit
called Moments Like This

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

For my dear friend

I'm having a terrible time this week.
I got a call from the son of a dear friend Tuesday morning.
He told me his mom had died the night before.
Just as we had hung up the phone it rang right away.
This call was from the manager of our storage
unit .  he regrets to inform me that we have gotten
broken into YET AGAIN...
my heart can bearly stand that I'm missing my friend
and my brain has to process, in a split second!,
 that there's some F**King
excrements walking around helping themselves
to parts of my life I keep locked in safe keeping...
Sorry...I'm hating life for a few days here.
It seems that's the only thing within my control anymore.
I don't have my Barbs to sound off with...sighhhhs

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Playing around

I have trouble with the sweet stuff, I do...
Find a gorgeous scrap kit and I just
can't leave it alone...LOL

MOTW tag 2 for this week

My second MOTW tag was
loosely based on a tut
by x-clusively Christy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Polish Princess strikes again!

As I was cleaning up some links that weren't working
in my tutorial site box, I somehow deleted it!
So now I get to go blog hunting this weekend
While I'm checking around, here's what I'd made for this weeks
MOTW in the CDO Yahoo group

Friday, September 2, 2011

Alice in Chains influenced

I find myself addicted to them lately
to be honest, I think my cats are ready to hide their cds on me
This is from the pack of choice from Barbara Jensen's contest
Her beautiful works are HERE
click the tag to view fully animated

I AM a weiner!... so my brother used to tell me~

I haven't entered any contests in months.
Maybe none this year?  My eyes have been
giving me beaucoup problems.
Anyway...I entered one...
I came out as 1 of 4 winners!
MoJo builder!!!!!!
Thank you Mz. Barbara J for hosting a wicked contest!
...and with a one of a kind tag...
No blank saved!

Heavy Siggghhhh

     I sigh because I find myself in a WTF? place.

   3 times this week I went to try some of the new tutorials that I saw go thru my Yahoo groups.   3 times I can't try the tutorials because I can't open the supplies that are being saved as .rar files.  Not everyone's PC is willing to let it's user download a .rar opener...Sony Viaio's are one of them.   Sighhhhh

   Sooo, at least, if there was something to be learned of a new technique, I did that! That's what a well written tutorial is for... to teach.  I learned how some tutorial writers don't care to be bothered when asked if there was a way I could get the supplies in a different form...( asking went unnoticed/ignored...hmm.)  That's fine with me.  All I can think at this point is it's part of a certain clique and my planets don't align with their stars OR it promotes ones creativity to get into overdrive and make the best with one's abilities.

.....I'm good at that...hehe!
nuff said.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just catching up with the rest of the tagging world

I'm really not sure what karma is going around MPT.  Better yet, I'm pretty sure I'm just gonna stay in my little corner of the tagging world, pull up my PSP program and play with tubes from companies that appreciate my patronage AND my cash.  I made a huge gaffe in trying to stick with MTP in the last war of words n witts and frankly felt like a fool. Yea, I said it. It's sort of an apology to those at PTE that got judged
before I knew what was really happening there.
I'm happy that my favourite artists are finding homes.
Without these "homes" I'd lose a hobby that's
kept my empty moments from strangling me.
A little cryptic, again... yea yea.
But I'm just gonna get to cleaning my "hobby corner"
and throw myself into making some new taggage.
Let the big kids sort out the damages, I guess?
Parting's out of our hands so all we can do is wait
and hope for the best.
P.S ???
Someone pleassseeeee get Scott Blair hooked up with
a cool place to land?  I miss the man...

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Here's something I put together this morning:

To request a copy of this template please email me at
Be sure to put "Template Request" in the subject line and in your email
include the number of the template you're wanting.
I check for requests once a day so please give me
24 hours to fill your request.
Thanks for your interest!