Monday, August 20, 2018

Believe in Yourself

Hi everyone!  I have another card to share with you today using new goodies from the "Kind of Batty" release by Catherine Pooler Designs.

My card today features the Rose Garden stamp set and the Angled Squares Background stamp.



These roses look amazing in the different shades of purples.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Choose Kind

Hi everyone!  I have another card to share with you today using new goodies from the "Kind of Batty" release by Catherine Pooler Designs.

My card today features the amazing Three of a Kind dies and the Kind of Wonderful stamp set.



I started my card by stamping the ink splat from the Eat Sleep Create stamp set in rainbow colors across the top and bottom of my card.  I then took the largest of the three kind dies and ran it through my big shot with the embossing pad to create an impressed outline.  Here is a close up that might show it a bit better.


I love that little detail this adds.  I then die cut the next die from black card stock and the last die from white and layered them on top of one another.  I stamped Choose on top and added some black and white twine and my card is done.

Visit Catherine's blog today for the last of the blog hops.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thanks for being you!

Hi everyone!  I have another card to share with you today using new goodies from the "Kind of Batty" release by Catherine Pooler Designs.

Did you see my blog post yesterday?  Make sure you check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Catherine Pooler Designs.

My card today features the lovely Rose Garden stamp set and coordinating dies.


These roses have 4 layers to them to create a realistic rose on your project.  They are pretty easy to line up too.  I wanted the rose to be the focal point of my card so I kept the rest pretty simple.  



Stamped the sentiment and added some score lines on the bottom.  Some twine and sequins finish off my card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!  Visit Catherine's blog for more inspiration today.

SUPPLIES
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!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

KIND OF BATTY RELEASE BLOG HOP - DAY ONE



Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 1 of the "Kind of Batty" release blog hops for Catherine Pooler Designs.  Today new stamps, dies and ink hit the shop.  The Creative Team will be sharing projects to introduce you to the new items over the next few days.  You can see all of the new products HERE!


This release is actually two releases rolled into one.  Some products are under the "Kind of Wonderful" release and some Halloween products are under the "Going Batty" release.

Together they are the "Kind of Batty" release!

My cards feature the products from the "Kind of Wonderful" release.

Look how amazing that layered leaf looks with Catherine's inks!!!  Stunning, right?!!!  I started by stamping the leaf using all the layers and die cutting it with the coordinating die.  I then used just one of the layers to stamp the row of leaves using the yellows/oranges I used on the die cut leaf.



I popped up the die cut leaf onto one of the solid stamped leaves and then stamped the sentiment using Midnight ink and added some strips of black card stock to the bottom and some black and white twine to the top and my card is done.  

My next card features these amazing products:


I started my card by stamping and white heat embossing the kind from the Kind of Wonderful stamp set.  I then sponged Lime Rickey and Aquatini ink over top.  After getting a good blend, I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess ink from the white embossing.  This step really makes the white embossing pop.

I then die cut it using the coordinating die cut.  I also die cut the layer behind from black card stock.  I love this look!  I glued this onto my white card stock and stamped the coordinating sentiment above using Midnight ink.


The stripes on the bottom are from the new Angled Squares Background stamp.  I stamped it onto a piece of white card stock using Midnight ink and instead of using the whole piece, I trimmed part of it off and used it on the bottom of my card.  Some black and white twine finishes off my card.


Comment to Win!!!

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs in the hop today.  Catherine is randomly choosing a winner from each blog hop days comments to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!  Winners will be announced on Monday evening, August 20th.

Time to hop along to the next stop on the hop which is the amazing Maureen Merritt!  The complete blog hop list is below.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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!



KIND OF BATTY PRODUCT LINKS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Be Fearless hexagons


Hi everyone!  I am back today with another card using the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval collection.  This card features the Fearless Pursuit stamp set.  I love the sentiments in this set and the little geometric shapes.


I used the solid hexagon stamp to create some fun stripes on my card.  I love how the colors create new colors when you overlap them.

Have you grabbed your collection yet?  Hurry before they are gone!  

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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, July 24, 2018

Masked and Sponged Sunrise!

Hi everyone!  I have a card up over on Catherine's blog using the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval collection!

Here's a peek...


I hope you will pop over -->HERE<-- and check out the full card and post.

Before you go though, I have a couple Mystery Boxes for sale >>> HERE!!!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Supplies used:

Sunday, July 22, 2018

You had me at ALOHA!


Hi everyone!  I'm popping in here today with another card using the new Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours Collection.  Have you grabbed yours?!  You have some time before they sell out so grab one HERE!!!

I found an image on Pinterest the other day and just had to create a card using the image as my inspiration.  I started by stamping some of the leaves from Leave me in Paradise in Fiesta Blue.  I then stamped the Hibiscus using Rockin' Red ink.  I love that you can see through the flowers to the leaves.



I then stamped the dots onto the background to fill in.  The sentiment was stamped using Midnight ink.  I really want to create this card using gray leaves and bright pink or coral flowers.  How pretty would that look?!



Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SOA TROPICALLY YOURS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Hi everyone!  It's Release Day for the SOA Tropically Yours collection! The past collections sold out in record time, so make sure you get yours NOW!  Hurry, it's only available while supplies last. 


I have another card to share with you today using goodies from the collection!  This card features the Stand Tall & Good Vibes Borders stamp sets along with the Stand Tall dies (Add-on)!



If you know me well, you know I just had to create flamingos in rainbow colors!!  So fun, right?!!!  I stamped and colored then colored with my Zig Clean color brush markers.  I love the little peek of the border stamped in between the main images and the sentiment.

I can not wait to see what YOU all create when you get your box of goodies.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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, July 17, 2018

TROPICALLY YOURS STAMP OF APPROVAL BLOG HOP - DAY 3



Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 3 of the Tropically Yours SOA Collection Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Tracie's blog.  The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.

The collection goes up for sale on July 18th at 9am to those on the Wait List.
Ordering will then be open of the public (6pm EST) if the collection hasn't sold out already.  

StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!) and then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!

**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 stash!  Awesome!!!  I have had a blast creating cards using this collection. 


The new ink color Coral Cabana is also available in the shop.  This color is so awesome and I used it on my first card today!

My first card features the Tropically Yours & Good Vibes stamp sets along with the Add-on dies for Tropically Yours.


I love these hibiscus flowers in this set.  So pretty.  I need to stamp them out in a bunch of different colors to have on hand and ready to go when I need to make a card.  The cross hatch border stamped along the bottom of my card is pretty awesome too!

My next card features the awesome Cabana Tiles dies & the sentiment from Tropically Yours.


 I die cut a bunch of the cool and unique hexagons out of black card stock and arranged them onto my card front.  After I had them arranged and glued down where I wanted them, I worked on my sentiment.  I used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers to color onto a piece of watercolor card stock.  I then spritzed with water to blend and waited for it to dry.  After dry, I stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink.  I popped that up with dimensional adhesive and added some black and white twine.


It's time now to start hopping along, BUT before you go, make sure you leave comments on each stop along the way for your chance to win!  Your next stop on the hop is Jen Carter!

One winner will be chosen at random from EACH day's comments and announced on Friday, July 20th on Catherine's blog.  3 random winners will be chosen to win a $100 Gift Certificate to the shop.

Kristie Goulet - You are here!
Jen Carter - Go here next!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, July 16, 2018

TROPICALLY YOURS STAMP OF APPROVAL - DAY 2!!


Hi everyone!  It's time for another Stamp of Approval Collection by Catherine Pooler!  Today is Blog Hop Day 2!   Although I am not "officially" on the hop today I have another card to share with you all using some of the goodies in the collection.

You can start the blog hop today over on Catherine's blog.



If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this exclusive collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. All these products were designed specifically for this collection; they are brand new, and while they will be made available at Catherine's store in the future, they won't be available there for many months.
If you are a StampNation member, you get access to order starting on July 17th during our pre-release pajama party.  Not a StampNation member? Make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9 am July 18th, before the public (at 6 pm). These collections always sell quickly (and often sell out!), so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!

Now onto my project!




My card features the Good Vibes Borders stamp set, a sentiment from the Tropically Yours stamp set and the Add-on dies for the Fearless Pursuit stamp set.


I masked off the sides of my card and stamped the border using rainbow inks.  After removing the masking tape, I stamped the sentiment and added the die cut palm trees and some black and white twine.


Can you spot the Coral Cabana ink color on my card.  It fits perfectly in the Party Line of inks.  Available in the store on Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!  Stop back by tomorrow for my blog hop day post.

SUPPLIES
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!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

TROPICALLY YOURS STAMP OF APPROVAL - DAY 1!!!


Hi everyone!  It's time for another Stamp of Approval Collection by Catherine Pooler!  Today is Blog Hop Day 1!   Although I am not "officially" on the hop today I have a card to share with you all using some of the goodies in the collection.

You can start the blog hop today over on Catherine's blog.



If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this exclusive collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. All these products were designed specifically for this collection; they are brand new, and while they will be made available at Catherine's store in the future, they won't be available there for many months.
If you are a StampNation member, you get access to order starting on July 17th during our pre-release pajama party.  Not a StampNation member? Make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9 am July 18th,  before the public (at 6 pm). These collections always sell quickly (and often sell out!), so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!

Now onto my project!

My card uses the Tropically Yours stamp set, the Canvas Grunge background stamp, Good Vibes Border stamp and a sentiment from the Stand Tall stamp set.  

I started my card by clear embossing the Canvas Grunge background stamp onto a piece of midnight card stock.  I LOVE the subtle texture this gives the midnight card stock.  I then stamped and die cut the hibiscus and leaves.  To add a bit of interest and dimension to the flower, I stamped with It's a Boy ink first then used a finger dauber to ink up the center of the stamp using Something Borrowed ink and then stamped again.  This created the darker center.


This close up photo shows the embossed background a bit better.  After adhering the stamped and embossed background piece, I stamped one of the borders from the Good Vibes Borders stamp set and then adhered the flower and leaves.  Stamped the sentiment and added some black and white twine and that finished off my card.


Catherine is also releasing a new ink color that goes perfectly with the Party Line of inks.  It is also THE PERFECT coral color, in my book.  I just love it.  Make sure you remember to add it to your cart when you are checking out as it is not included in the box this time.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

See you again tomorrow with another post.

SUPPLIES
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!

Friday, July 13, 2018

ROCK STAR!!!

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing a card today using some products by Catherine Pooler.  My card features her Starlights stamp set and coordinating dies.


I love these stars in rainbow colors.  No surprise there, right?!  ;)  I started my card by die cutting the stitched rectangle from Catherine's Postage Stamp dies.  I then used the dies to cut partial stars from the rectangle piece.



I then lined up the stamps using my MISTI and stamped them onto my card base.  I popped up the die cut rectangle.  Added my sentiment, some black and white twine and some rhinestones in the centers of each star to finish off my card.

Before you go, Catherine has another Stamp of Approval collection coming July 18th!  You can start seeing sneak peeks of the products in the collection on Catherine's blog, You Tube channel, Face book and instagram.


Along with the Stamp of Approval collection, there is also a new ink color releasing the same day.  This new color, which is amazing, will be in the shop on July 18th.  I LOVE this color that goes perfectly with the Carnival Collection in the Party Line of ink.

The three days of blog hops start on Sunday, July 15th.  Hop along for inspiration using the new collection and comment to win the collection!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
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!