Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pick-a-pattern peek & Get well soon

Hi everyone!
Back in April of 2014, we did a mini-event on StampNation called "Pick-a-Pattern".  This week's challenge is to Pick-a-Pattern.  I don't know about you all, but I tend to hoard my patterned paper.  

Here's a peek at the DT's cards.

Can you guess which one is mine?

Members can view the challenge HERE

I hope you will join the fun over at StampNation! 

I have another card to share with you today using some more goodies from Catherine's Spring Fling release.
I started my card by die cutting a circle from a piece of card stock.  I then stamped the tall flower from the Beautiful You stamp set around the circle.  I curved it on my clear block so it would stamp around the circle.  I then took the small flower stamp and stamped that around the "wreath" in rainbow order.  The black circle in the center of the flowers was stamped using one of the tiny dot stamps in the Perfect Reason stamp set.  I then took that panel and lined it up over a card base to see where to stamp the get well soon sentiment from Beautiful You.  I adhered the stamped "wreath" panel to the card base with dimensionals.  I added a little black and white twine bow to finish off my card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Beautiful You & Perfect Reason (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  It's a Girl, Bellini, Melon Ice, Mint to Be, It's a Boy, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Circle Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black & White Twine (Timeless Twine)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Fling Masculine card

Hi everyone!
I have another card to share today using new goodies that were released on Thursday by Catherine Pooler.  Did you hop along to see all the gorgeousness from the DT?  Click HERE to visit my stop on the hop.

I used all the blue inks that Catherine has available in her store.  It's a Boy (NEW), Fiesta Blue & Something Borrowed.  I stamped the row of dots stamp from the Simply Stated stamp set across my card panel.  Stamping the dots twice in each color.  The die cut sentiment, Happy is also NEW!  I cut 3 from black card stock and layered them on top of each other to add some dimension.  Stamped the birthday sentiment from the Spot On stamp set onto white card stock and trimmed it out.  I think this makes a great clean & simple masculine birthday card, what do you think?
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps:  Simply Stated & Spot On (CP Designs)
Ink:  It's a Boy, Fiesta Blue, & Something Borrowed (CP Designs)
Paper:  White (CP Designs), Black (PTI)
Accessories:  Spot On Sentiment die - Happy (CP  Designs)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Catherine's Ink Party Collection: Spring Fling release blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.  If not head on over to Catherine's blog to start at the beginning.

Catherine is releasing 8 new, beautiful ink colors along with other stamps and dies.  The new ink colors are an extension of the Party Collection - they are all pastels and will be sold together as a bundle, as well as individually.

Along with the inks, she has the following new items available:
  • two sets of circle dies
  • 3 sentiment dies (these will be available for purchase as individual dies as well as the set)
  • a sentiment stamp set
  • a floral stamp set
  • and a background stamp!!!
You can purchase these inks HERE starting today.  PSSST, I have a code for you to use to get 10% off your first order at Catherine's store.  CLICK HERE!!!   WOOT!!!

My first card today uses the new Circle dies, one of the Spot On Sentiment dies and the tiny flower and leave stamp from the Simply Stated stamp set.  The ink colors I used are Bellini, It's a Boy, Mint to Be and Midnight.  The sentiment "happy birthday" is from the previously released Spot On stamp set.

A close up so you can see the embossed circles.

This card features the Dotted Circle dies and Simply Stated stamp set.  I used all the new ink colors on this card.  I love the line of dots stamp that comes in this set as well as this congratulations stamp.  I was on an "embossing with dies" kick when creating with these new goodies.


Catherine will randomly choose 3 winners from all the blog hop comments to win a set of ink (or a gift certificate of equivalent value if you have already purchased the inks).  Leave a comment by Monday, April 24th at noon (EST) on ALL THE HOPPERS blog posts for your chance to win.

Time to hop along to the next blog which is the awesome Laurel Beard!  Here is the complete blog hop list.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Catherine Pooler Spring Fling Sneak Peek & StampNation Challenge Peek!

Hi everyone!
Tomorrow is the day, Catherine Pooler is releasing 8 new ink colors and some awesome new stamps & dies.  The Dream Team will be participating in a blog hop tomorrow to celebrate the occasion.  BUT, today I get to share one of the cards I made using some of the new goodies.  YAY!

I absolutely love the new ink color Pixie Dust, that is what I used to stamp the Happy from the previously released Spot On stamp set.  The Birthday sentiment is from a new set called Simply Stated.  See the embossed circles around the sentiment?  Yes, new circle dies are also being released that match the Spot On stamp set.  WOOT!!!!

There is ONE more ink left that has to be revealed!  Play along HERE!

Hint: The mystery ink is NOT in the correct spot in the rainbow order!!! :)

Here is a peek of the DT's cards for the weekly challenge over at StampNation.

Absolutely love the colors in the mood board that was the inspiration for the challenge.

Members can view the challenge HERE

I hope you will join the fun over at StampNation! 

Thank you for visiting and see you again tomorrow for the blog hop!
Have a great day!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Color Bursts & Stencils

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!
Today I have a couple of cards to share with you using a new to me product called Glass Bead Glitter Gel by Faber Castell.  The StampNation Dream Team was lucky enough to get a huge box of amazing goodies from Faber Castell and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel was one of the products in my box.  It is so fun to work with and adds some amazing shine to your projects.  Thank you SO much Faber Castell!

For this card I used the Glass Bead Glitter Gel, spread it over my stencil, then applied some Ultramarine Blue Color Burst over the whole thing.  I then spritzed with water to get the color bursts moving and blending.  I have to give credit to the amazing Ingrid for this fun technique.  She shared a video recently over on StampNation and I knew I had to try it out.  Thanks, Ingrid!

This card uses the same technique, but masked off the stenciled portion so it is a one layer card with the sentiment popped up.  I used Alizarin Crimson Color Burst powder on this one.  The sentiment stamps are from the Spot On stamp set in the Foundations Box by Catherine Pooler.  I used Lil' Inkers stitched circle dies to cut out the happy sentiment.

I am adding these over at Seize the Birthday: Anything goes.

 Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Spot On (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Checkmate stencil (Stampers Anonymous)

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Hi everyone!
This week's technique challenge over at StampNation is all about masking.

Here's a peek at my card...

Members can view the challenge HERE

I hope you will join the fun over at StampNation! 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Merry Everything

Hi everyone!
My card for today was inspired by Cornelia over at Muse: Christmas Visions.  
I was inspired by the brick background and Santa Hat on Cornelia's card.
I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches too!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamp:  Jingle All the Way (My Favorite Things)
Accessories:  Brick wall embossing folder (Tim Holtz), Jingle All the Way dies (MFT)