Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Catherine Pooler's Store Opening Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone!
I am so excited to be participating in today's blog hop to celebrate the Grand Opening of Catherine's New Online Store!  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.

You will be able to get every product that was in the first four Stamp of Approval collections.
  • Friendship
  • Holiday Magic
  • Young at Heart 
  • Beautiful World
 (With the exception of Holiday Flourishes) will be available for individual sale.
Even though you can get these products individually, it's still "better" to get the SOA...you get the free PDF, loads of products for $97 (the last box retailed for $130 and the upcoming holiday box retails for $135) and it's like a little present to yourself because it comes in a sweet box with some notes from CP. 

I am sharing a card today using some products that are available in the store.  Geobuilders by Catherine Pooler Designs, All About You stamp set & 2 Yous dies by CAS-ual Fridays for the Stamp of Approval Beautiful World collection.

I love these fun arrow stamps in the Geobuilders stamp set.  The patterns on them are fantastic.  I love the variety of looks you can achieve using these stamps.  The "you" is a die cut from black card stock.  Isn't that font amazing?!!!  Just love it!  I love that the All About You stamp set has many different sentiments to pair with the 2 Yous dies.  So FUN!!!!

**The store will open this afternoon-make sure you visit Catherine's blog and subscribe to her newsletter to be notified.  She will send out an email when the store is open AND you will get free tutorials, PDF's, downloads, etc for becoming a subscriber.**

PRIZES---There will be 3-$25 Gift Certificates up for grabs.  Comment on each blog along the hop for chances to win.  The more comments, the more chances you have to win.  ***Winners announced on Catherine's blog***

You have until Thursday, Sept. 1st at noon to get those comments in.  Winners will be posted on Catherine's blog later that day!

Next stop on the hop is the amazing Jessica Frost-Ballas.  Here is a complete list of hop participants.

Catherine Pooler
Emily Leiphart
Maureen Merritt
Lisa Harrolle
Kristie Goulet-You are HERE!
Jessica Frost-Ballas-Go HERE next!
Ingrid Blackburn
Chaitali Narla
Laurel Beard
Amy Kolling
Heather North
Allison Cope
Kimberly Wiener

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stand Tall.....

Hi everyone!
I am popping in real quick with another card using one of the new stamp sets from the latest Essentials By Ellen release.  I love all the sentiments in the Stay Golden stamp set along with the pineapples and matching dies.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique to create my golden pineapple in the sentiment.

Here is a close-up of this fun set!

Before you go, I wanted to share a sneak peek with you of my card for the latest challenge over at StampNation.  This week's challenge is to use a triangle.

 Members can view the challenge HERE.

Would love to have you play along with us, but you have to be a member to play!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Paper:  Black (Papertrey Ink)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Essentials By Ellen Late Summer Release Hop & Giveaway!!!

Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I am so excited to be joining in this amazing hop showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies! 

You should have arrived here from the amazing Julie Ebersol's blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

My first card showcases the awesome Silver Linings Dies, Sunshine Words & Warm Fuzzies stamp set.

I started by die cutting both of the sun ray dies from white card stock.  I then sponged Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed distress inks onto each die cut creating a sun effect with the Spiced Marmalade in the center and then Mustard Seed towards the edges.  I flicked some water to add some cool water effects.  I then attached them together onto a scrap piece of card stock and spritzed the whole thing with Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Here is a close-up to show you the sparkle.

I die cut the sunshine die using black card stock.  To get the shine, I covered it with Versamark ink and then clear embossing powder.  So cool.  The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies stamp set, I just masked off "sunshine".

My second card features the adorable Sock Monkey Surprise stamp set with matching dies.

I started this card by creating a panel using Ultramarine Blue & Violet Color Bursts.  I then stamped and die cut the monkey and balloon and heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock.  I used an extra bit of the color burst panel to paper piece his belly to match the background.  Such a fun set.

YAY!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Sharon Harnist.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!!!