Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Birthday for CAS(E) this Sketch!

Hi everyone!
Today's card was created using the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch!

I immediately thought of the Harleen stencil from the SOA Young at Heart collection for the diagonal lines.  I lined it up once, masked off one strip, then moved it down and sponged another section of diamonds so they were all connected.  I then used the Ring in the Celebration stamp set from the same collection to stamp the images.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the stamp set Young at Heart.

I will also add this over at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Young at Heart, Ring in the Celebration (SOA Young at Heart collection)
Ink: Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks, Black
Paper:  White (SU), Black (PTI)
Accessories:  Harleen Stencil (SOA Young at Heart collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches & Inspiration Nation

Hi everyone!
I have a card today featuring Clearly Whimsy Stamps using the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I changed the orientation of my card, but it still matches the sketch.  I stamped the bigger of the two flowers from Mom's Layered Flowers, masked it off and stamped the smaller flower below.  Stamped and masked the stems, added the sentiment.  The rainbow stripes were stamped using the Get in Line stamp set.

Before you go, I want to let you know our next event at StampNation is about to start.

Each quarter, we have some sort of online event, whether it’s a free class, a party or an inspiration series.  This quarter, Maureen put 7 (amazing) Mood Boards together for inspiration.

 The Dream Team Members will share their projects and videos with you each day next week!

Not a member yet?

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Merry Monday #202

Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week Kathy challenges us to create a snowy Christmas card.

I decided to stamp snowflakes all over the background of my card and create a faux shaker card.  My good friend Maureen creates the most beautiful faux shaker cards so I wanted to try my hand at it.   I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

 Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sending birthday wishes

Hi friends!
Sharing another card today using the Stamp of Approval Beautiful World collection.  You already know I am in love with this sentiment.  :)  I am also loving the heart shaped leaves stamp in the set Enchanted Garden by SugarPea Designs for the collection.

I masked off my card base using Post-it tape.  Sponged some ink in the open space.  Removed the tape and stamped the leaves and then the sentiment. 

I will add this over at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

**Winners for the Stamp of Approval Blog Hop have been posted HERE!**
Thank you to everyone who hopped along and left so many encouraging comments.  You are all awesome!
This collection has sold out already!  

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Enchanted Garden (SOA Beautiful World by SugarPea Designs)
Accessories:  Post-it tape

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Hi everyone!
I'm up today over on the Whimsy Blog.

Here's a peek at my project...

Click here to view the full card.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SOA Beautiful World Collection AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Hi everyone!
It's finally time!
The Beautiful World Collection is available NOW!!!!

Remember, this collection is limited and only available while supplies last!

If you are a StampNation member and signed up for the Wait List, you should have received (9AM EST) notification that the Stamp of Approval collection is available for purchase!  In just one hour (10 AM EST) the collection becomes available to the public.

This week's challenge on StampNation is to create a beautiful card using the Beautiful World Collection. 
The DT and SOA designers all used the Beautiful World Collection and stamps/dies from the other SOA collections on their cards.

Here is a peek at my card.  YES, I am obsessed with this image.  :)

I also wanted to share another card using the Geobuilders stamp set in the collection which was designed by Catherine herself.  So exciting!!!

I stamped the border stamp creating the fun image.  I then stamped the diamond in versamark ink and embossed using gold embossing powder.  I placed this piece at an angle on my card base and trimmed of the excess.  The sentiment is from the All About You stamp set.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop celebrating the release of the Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection.  Today myself and many of my favorite designers are sharing cards using the Beautiful World collection.  The box goes up for sale tomorrow at 10am.  StampNation members get the sales link one hour earlier at 9am EST!

 **The box is only available while supplies last.**   
Make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.

The box contains products that can be used together to create many different cards.  They can also be used along with products you already have in your supplies!  Awesome!!

I have been creating with the Beautiful World Collection for a few weeks now and still haven't used all of the supplies in the box.

I started by stamping the gorgeous image from Beautiful World by Gina K, 3 times down the side of my card stock using versamark ink.  I then added white embossing powder and heat set it.  I then blended my distress inks to create a rainbow.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up on my white card base.  I absolutely LOVE the font on this sentiment and the other sentiment in this set called Enchanted Garden by SugarPea.

Here is another card I created using the same sentiment stamp, but using the stamps from the Enchanted Garden stamp set.  These stamps create a fun background.  Think of all the color combinations you could create using this same design.  :)

 **WIN a Stamp of Approval box.**

Make sure to leave a comment on each stop along the hop.  TWO lucky commenters will win a Stamp of Approval box.   The more times you comment, the more chances you will have to win! 

You've got until Thursday at 9:00AM EST to get those comments in. The winner will be announced on Catherine Pooler's blog!  Good luck and happy hopping!

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet-*You are here*
Heather North-*Go here next*
Allison Cope
Laurel Beard
Lisa Harrolle
Ingrid Blackburn
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Tribout Latevola
Beth Silaika 

 Thank you for visiting and have a great day!