Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Muse: Sending Hugs

Happy Wednesday friends!

Today's card was inspired by Jenni Murry, this week's Muse over on the Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the pink flowers, squares, stitching and white word sentiment on Jenni's card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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Click HERE to check them out.

Stamps:  Perfect Reason (Stamp of Approval), Big Hugs (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Lime Rickey, Party Dress, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs), Lovely Lady (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Smooth White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Hugs die (Papertrey Ink), White Twine, Perfect Reason Dies (Stamp of Approval)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I don't need a reason....

Hi Friends!
Happy Saturday!  I am stopping in quickly this morning with a couple more cards I made using The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval.

I am just in love with this peacock.  I have popped up the wing to add a bit of dimension.  Every other part of the peacock is stamped directly onto the panel.  The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of cardstock and then trimmed into a banner and popped up using dimensional adhesive.

This card uses the fun circles stamp in the Everyday Mod stamp set and the awesome sentiment from the You did it stamp set. 

That is all from me today.  Thank  you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin- Sights Challenge - Guest Designer!

Hi everyone!
I am super excited to be a Guest Designer for this month's Essential's by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!

The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo.  Full info and details located on the CLASSroom blog.  Look at this gorgeous photo collage!!!

Here is my card...

I stamped and embossed in silver the deer from the Season to Sparkle stamp set from watercolor card stock.  I then smooshed some Aquatini ink onto a clear block and watercolored the deer using a water brush.  I then die cut 3 more deer and layered them on top of one another to give dimension.  The sentiment is also stamped and embossed using the silver embossing powder.

I absolutely LOVE the Stitches Cover plate.  It gives a subtle, but unique texture to the card base.  So awesome!!!

I hope you are inspired and play along with us!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Ink:  Aquatini (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Double Challenge & BIG Crafty Sale!!

Hi friends!
This week's challenge over on StampNation is a Double Challenge.
We are challenging members to make an anniversary card AND use one of the sketches previously posted on SN.

Here's a peek at my card.

Members can view the challenge HERE!

Also wanted to let you know of an awesome crafty sale!!

Get 20% off all stamps at Ellen Hutson through 2/19/17 with code “welovestamps17”. This includes new stuff! Shop HERE.

Gotta love a great sale!!!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 10, 2017

You can do this!

Hi friends!
I have another card to share with you today using the new SOA The Perfect Reason Collection!

For this card I used the Paisley Peacock stamp set and dies, You did it sentiment & Perfect Reason die.  I die cut 4 of the paisley's on my card panel.   I stamped the smaller paisley image inside the die cut spaces directly onto the card base. I then stamped and die cut the smaller paisley images and attached them directly to the top panel.  I popped the top panel up using foam adhesive to give dimension.  The sentiment is white heat embossed on a black die cut from the Perfect Reason die set.   I finished off my card with some black and white baker's twine. 

Have you grabbed your collection yet?!  We are at around 60% sold out, so you are in luck!!
If you haven't purchased your collection, what are you waiting for? 

First time purchasers will receive 10% off their first order!!  
YES, 10% off your entire purchase (excluding the SOA collections), so grab your box and add a couple more goodies too!
Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Hi friends!
I have a couple more cards to share today using The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection.

I used the diamond border stamp from Everyday Mod stamp set to stamp an entire front of a piece of cardstock.  I used Something Borrowed, Aquatini & Lime Rickey inks by Catherine Pooler.  I trimmed down a piece big enough to stamp the Congrats sentiment from the You did it stamp set.  Mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock and then onto a white card base.  Here is the second card using the leftovers.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder and added the stars from the stamp set using the same colors as the border stamping.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  You did it & Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, Aquatini, Midnight, (Catherine Pooler Designs), Versamark (Tsunikeo)
Paper:  White (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval - it’s release day!

Today is the day!

Order your collection before it's too late.
The Perfect Reason Collection is only available while supplies last.

I have some more cards to share with you today using the Mod Squared Stencil along with flowers from The Perfect Reason stamp set and a variety of sentiments from the collection.

As you can tell, I had lots of fun creating this same card just switching out the colors of the stenciled background and the flowers.  The sentiments were also switched out.  These cards will make a great birthday gift to one of my friends.  Catherine and I were on the same wave length when we were creating with this collection.  We made very similar cards, you can view her card here.

Here's a peek of my card for this week's challenge over at StampNation.

Members can view the challenge HERE!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hi friends!
I am popping in with another card I made using The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection.

I am in love with this gorgeous peacock stamp and the matching dies.  I thought die cutting all the pieces and attaching them to a black card base really made the peacock pop!  

See the three different colors on the tail, I stamped the whole tail using Party Dress ink then stamped & die cut the separate feather pieces in Orange Twist and Fiesta Blue ink and then glued them on top of the pink feathers- hope that makes sense!  :)

Don't miss out on the blog hop that is going on today.  You can start at Catherine's blog.

Tomorrow is release day and there is something special planned tonight for StampNation members.
Check this out!!!

Tonight StampNation members are having a slumber party to celebrate the release and Catherine is opening up ordering early for members only!  Earlier than in the past, like way earlier.  ;)

Not a member yet?  Click here for details and to get started as our newest member.

See you back here tomorrow with some more cards for release day!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 2

Hi everyone!
Welcome to day 2 of The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Laurel's blog. The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.
The box goes up for sale Wednesday, Feb. 8th 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 had a blast creating cards using this collection.

My first card features the amazingly beautiful peacock from the stamp set Paisley Peacock, the border stamp from Everyday Mod and sentiment from You Did It and the flower from The Perfect Reason.

Isn't she stunning?!!!!  So many color possibilities for this peacock.  There are 6 different stamps you can stamp for the inside of the wing and 3 different outline designs.   LOVE all the options.  Of course, you could make a card just using the paisley designs by themselves.  (Which I have, I made one for StampNation and one I will be sharing on my blog soon!)  So cool!!!

My second card features The Perfect Reason Stamp Set and the sentiment from Everyday Mod.

I am not usually a fan to flower stamp sets, but THIS one is right up my ally!  I just love how funky the flowers are.  Of course, I had to stamp them in rainbow colors using Catherine's amazing inks.

It's now time to start hopping along, but before you go make sure to leave a comment on each stop along the hop.  One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on February 9 on Catherine's blog.  The winners will win their box and if you have already purchased it, you will be refunded.

Kristie Goulet - You are here
Deepti Stephens - Go here next

Thank you for visiting and happy hopping!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Uniquely Stamped

Hi friends!
Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the cards I created for my new Classroom feature over at StampNation.  I recently started a feature called Uniquely Stamped.  I take one stamp set and show many different ways you can use it.  This is a great way to make your supplies more versatile.

Here's that peek....

The stamp set I featured is called Jolly Holiday by Papertrey Ink.
Members can view the full cards HERE

Catherine has started the Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Product Previews HERE!
Go check them out! 

 Make sure you stop back here on Monday for my day of the blog hop!  
I can't wait to share with you what I have created with this amazing collection!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stamp of Approval is coming soon!!!

Hi everyone!

It's almost time to release the next Stamp of Approval collection.
The name of the collection is called The Perfect Reason!
 Every reason is the perfect reason to send a card.  Right?!

The StampNation Dream Team has been creating amazing creations with this collection and we are excited to have a few guest designers with us!

  Welcome our Guest Designers for The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Collection!
Please check out their blogs and give them a warm welcome!  Welcome ladies!

Here are your first two sneak peeks of the goodness that is coming!

 Here is the calendar of events:
  • Feb. 3 – product reveal videos begin on Friday
  • Feb. 5 – blog hops begin!
  • Feb. 8 - The Perfect Reason Collection goes on sale to all the wait list subscribers! 

Be sure to grab a spot on our WAIT LIST NOW!  Wait list subscribers get notification that the box is on sale right away when it’s ready for purchase.

Our collections typically sell out within a few days, and most of the time we are 85% sold out within 12 hours…so sign up here so you don’t miss out!

Thank you for visiting and see you back soon with some of my cards using the collection!