Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Technically Speaking with Chupa!

Hi friends!  Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December and has been WOWing us all with her amazing talent.

Chupa shares her videos in her exclusive forum "Technically Speaking".  StampNation members will be treated to a new video every other Monday.  Here is a sneak peek of her tutorial that went up yesterday.




It is colorful, watercolored, and so on trend!  You can see exactly how she created this by becoming a StampNation member today.  Don't delay, $9 a month (cancel at anytime if you find it is not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.


Click here to learn more about StampNation benefits and to join now!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December – lucky us!  Her style has me memorized every single time I see a new project from her.  She definitely has a different style than myself and I just love it.
After a short hiatus, we are now getting on a schedule with Chupa’s video tutorials in her exclusive forum “Technically Speaking”.  Do I hear a WOOT!?
StampNation Members will be treated to a new Technically Speaking video every other Monday – beginning tomorrow!  Here is a sneaky peek at her tutorial coming out tomorrow…it’s colorful, it’s watercolored and it’s oh, so on trend!
Not a member yet?  Don’t wait another day to join us…$9 a month (cancel at any time if you find it’s not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.
That’s not all…click here to learn all about the benefits of being a StampNation Member.
Ready to join now?  Become a member right now!
- See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/04/technically-speaking-chupa/#sthash.2u1BirAA.dpuf
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December – lucky us!  Her style has me memorized every single time I see a new project from her.  She definitely has a different style than myself and I just love it.
After a short hiatus, we are now getting on a schedule with Chupa’s video tutorials in her exclusive forum “Technically Speaking”.  Do I hear a WOOT!?
StampNation Members will be treated to a new Technically Speaking video every other Monday – beginning tomorrow!  Here is a sneaky peek at her tutorial coming out tomorrow…it’s colorful, it’s watercolored and it’s oh, so on trend!
Not a member yet?  Don’t wait another day to join us…$9 a month (cancel at any time if you find it’s not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.
That’s not all…click here to learn all about the benefits of being a StampNation Member.
Ready to join now?  Become a member right now!
- See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/04/technically-speaking-chupa/#sthash.2u1BirAA.dpuf

Enjoy the ride


Hi friends.  Today's card was inspired by Therese Calvird's card over at the Muse challenge blog.  I really wanted to copy her card exactly because it is so awesome.  I decided to still use stencils and wood pieces on my card though.

I experimented with my wood piece and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  I wasn't sure if it would work but it did.  Yay!  The stencil I used is called Stripe Columns by Simon Says Stamp.

I am also going to pop this over at Virginia View's awesome challenge: Stencils.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic black
Ink:  Smoky slate, Versamark
Stamps:  Admit One (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Wood Veneer piece, Tangerine Tango embossing powder, Stripe Columns stencil (SSS), Blueprints 13(MFT), white embossing powder



Monday, April 14, 2014

Merry Monday #104


Happy Monday friends!  Our friend Karen has chosen the Merry Monday challenge for this week and she wants us to use the colors slate, kraft, white or cream on our Christams cards.


These colors were definitely a challenge for me.  I really wanted to add some red to the mix but that wasn't one of the colors.  :)  I stamped and embossed my sentiment using Smoky Slate embossing powder.  I also wanted to use wood veneer stars on my card but I don't have any.  Need to remedy that soon.  I decided to try to make my own using Kraft paper.  I used the Holiday Shapes die from Simon Says to cut out my stars.  I stacked 3 on top of each other to give them dimension.  I also covered them with my Wink of Stella glitter brush and glossy accents.  I am pretty happy with how they turned out and think they resemble wood veneer stars a bit.  What do you think?

I hope you will join us this week to get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2014.  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!

Cardstock:  Kraft, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink:  versamark
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (PTI)
Accessories:  Smoky Slate embossing powder, Holiday Shapes die (SSS), Glossy accents, Chevron embossing folder, Wink of Stella glitter brush


Saturday, April 12, 2014

StampNation Challenge: Golfer's Day!

Hi friends!  I'm back today with a sneak peek of my card that you can see in detail over at StampNation.  This weeks challenge is all about GOLF!

Did you know there is a holiday every day of the year?  Thursday, April 10th  just so happens to be "Golfer's Day".  In honor of Golfer's Day, make a card inspired by the sport.  Get creative:  think of the clothing...argyle, plaid, houndstooth OR a golf green OR flags OR sports, etc.
I also want to share that the Pick-a-Pattern class, exclusive to StampNation members, has been totally amazing.  I have learned so many new and exciting ways to use my Patterned Papers.   

Friday, April 11, 2014

One card, three challenges

Happy Friday friends! 
 Popping in real quick to share my card for 3 challenges.  


I will pop back in later with my supplies.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Viva La Verve


Hi friends.  Another Christmas card to add to my stash.  This one follows the sketch at Viva La Verve.



Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Stamps:  Merry & Bright (Verve)
Accessories:  Pool Party ribbon, Rhinestones, Starburst Framelits, Loop de loop II die (PTI)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April showers


Hi friends.  Today's card is based on the sketch at Retro sketches and Verve Stamps Challenge: Chevrons.


I used up some of my "hoarded" DSP from SU!  I am trying to widdle down my huge collection but it is taking forever to even dent my piles.  haha  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Speaking of Patterned Papers, does this sound familiar?
  • You have a ton of patterned paper and you can't bare to cut it apart, basically you are a paper hoarder!
  • You want to use patterned paper on your cards but you don't know how.
  • You want some fun ideas in your crafty toolbox on how to use patterned paper.

This week the Design Team is putting on a week-long mini class for StampNation members!  Each day a different DT member will post a new lesson, tutorial, idea on how to use patterned paper on cards.

Our "Pick-a-Pattern" online class is exclusive to StampNation members. 
Don't miss out...
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!