Tuesday, January 17, 2017

StampNation 6th Birthday Bash Day #7

Hi everyone!  We are onto Day 7 of StampNation's 6th Birthday Bash!

Here's a peek at the DT's cards for today's Something Borrowed: Wedding Card challenge.

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! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Save on Ink! at Ellen Hutson

Hi everyone!  Wanted to pop in and let you know all inks are on sale over at Ellen Hutson!

Get 20% off inks HERE.  No code needed.  Ends 1/22/17.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

StampNation Birthday Bash Day #2

Hi everyone!
Today's challenge over at StampNation is to create a playful/child birthday card. 

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

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! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday StampNation!!!

Hi everyone!  Today is the kickoff of StampNation's 6th Birthday Bash.  This event will last 8 days with tons of inspiration from the Design Team and members.  There are also some AMAZING prizes up for grabs.  Just look at this awesome line up of sponsors.  We are SO thankful for their generosity.

Just an FYI, a couple of the sponsors are offering products that aren't even available to the public yet!!!  How crazy awesome is that?!!  Now is definitely the time to join StampNation if you aren't already a member.  You won't regret it.  It is such an amazing and encouraging community.

I am sharing another card today to wish StampNation a very Happy Birthday.  If it looks similar to you, it is.  Did you hop along the blog hop yesterday?   This one uses the same Yay! Stripes stamp set along with the sentiment from the Enchanted Garden stamp set and the Merry Label Dies by CAS-ual Fridays in the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection.

 I am going to add this card over at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

I hope you will join the fun over at StampNation!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hi everyone!  Welcome to Catherine's ink party collection release blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Taheerah's blog.  If not head on over to Catherine's blog to start at the beginning.

Catherine is releasing 8 new ink colors to the 5 previously released in the Foundations Box.  The colors are so amazing, bright and fun!!!  I love them all, so I just had to use them all on my card today.  What a gorgeous rainbow of colors.  You can purchase these inks HERE starting today.  PSSST, I have a code for you to use to get 15% off your first order at Catherine's store.  CLICK HERE!!!   WOOT!!!

I used the dotted chevron stamp from the Yay! Stripes stamp set and also the Thank you from Still Smiling, both by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I used my MISTI to stamp the dotted chevrons.  After stamping the first color, I moved my paper down a bit and stamped the next color.  Continuing through all the colors and on the last color, Flirty Fuschia, I decided to use second generation stamping to get the light purple color.  The sentiment was stamped over using Midnight ink.  I popped the inked panel up on a card base using dimensional adhesive and added some sparkly clear sequins to finish it off.


Catherine is going to draw 2 winners for a $25 Gift Certificate to her store.  Leave a comment on ALL THE HOPPERS blog posts for your chance to win. Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog on Thursday at 6pm EST.

Time to hop along to the next blog which is the awesome Deepti Stephens.  Here is the complete blog hop list.

Catherine Pooler
Laurel Beard
Chrissie Tobas
Heather North
Taheerah Atchia
Kristie Goulet - YOU ARE HERE
Deepti Stephens - GO HERE NEXT
Lydia Evans
Ingrid Blackburn
Allison Cope
Melissa Miller
Kelly Griglone
Maureen Merritt
Lisa Harrolle

StampNation's 6th Birthday Party starts tomorrow.  It is going to be a fun time with lots of fun challenges & amazing prizes from some amazing sponsors.  You won't want to miss this!  

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Merry Monday - Angels

Hi everyone!
Long time no "see" & Happy New Year!
 I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.  I took some time off to enjoy my family.  My oldest son Noah is going to be leaving next month for Navy boot camp.  :(   Though I am sad at the thought of him leaving, I am so proud of him.

I found out that even though I made Christmas cards throughout the year last year, that I was still short.  I mail LOTS of Christmas cards.  So, I am getting a good head start on my 2017 Christmas cards by playing along with Merry Monday.

I pulled out Winter Wreath by Avery Elle, Ornamental Christmas & All the Christmas You'll Ever Need by Lil' Inker Designs.   I kept this card pretty clean & simple.  The angel is die cut using the matching dies and popped up using foam tape.  I did create 5 cards using this same design, but stepping up the next two cards a little bit.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Ornamental Christmas & All the Christmas You'll Ever Need (Lil' Inker)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Smoky Slate (SU), Grass Skirt & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  Pure Poppy (PTI)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jesus-The Reason for the Season

Hi Friends!
I am sharing a clean and simple card today that I created and mass produced when I realized I didn't make enough cards throughout the year.  I was short about 50.  YIKES!!!  Thankfully, my MISTI came in handy and made creating these a breeze.

I used the wreath stamp from the stamp set Wonderful Wreath by Catherine Pooler Designs.  This set was part of the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection.  I stamped it twice to make a fuller wreath.  The berries are from the stamp set Merry & Bright also by Catherine Pooler and is part of the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane collection.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I couldn't capture it in the photo, but the "Jesus" die is sparkly.  :)

I am adding this card over at Christmas Card Challenges.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!