Friday, June 23, 2017

Christmas card

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!   I have a quick Christmas card to share with you all today. 
 I was totally inspired by this gorgeous card by Lydia.

I have been on a Christmas card making kick lately!  Thank goodness, I hadn't made a Christmas card in what seemed like forever.  I know if I don't start now, I will be scrambling come Oct.  I am trying to make at least 4 of the same design, just changing up colors. This card is an easy one to do just that.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the snowflakes are from CAS-ual Fridays for the SOA Holiday Magic Collection.  The Merry Label Die is also from CAS-ual Fridays for the SOA Candy Cane Lane collection.  The Catherine Pooler ink colors I used are It's a Boy and Something Borrowed.

I am adding this over at Christmas Card Challenges.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gelatos for Masterclasses

Hi everyone!
The first video was posted over on StampNation for the Masterclasses!  

StampNation is bringing you a series of Masterclasses, each focusing on a different topic and taught by master teachers in the industry.

Each Masterclass will consist of:
  • Video tutorials from industry experts
  • Hosted challenges (and prizes!)
  • Live Members-only chats with the designers and companies
 Sounds like a fun summer, right?!!!

I was so inspired, I just had to get out my gelatos by Faber-Castell and play with one of the ten techniques that were shared in the first video.

I have played a bit with my gelatos, but have never tried this technique.  It's a fun and very easy one to do.  Want to find out how to do it?  Join StampNation today!

I am adding this over at the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge!  I was inspired by the paint splatters in the photo. :) 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer SALE & Peek!!!

Hi everyone!
I wanted to share this SALE that is going on over at Ellen Hutson!!
15% off everything today through Saturday,  June 17th.
Use the code: summerfun when checking out!

This week's challenge over on StampNation is a throwback challenge to 2013.   The challenge was to use black and white paired with ONE other color to make a bold statement.

Here's a peek at my card..

and a collage of the Dream Team's cards..

Members can view the challenge HERE!
I hope you will join the fun over on StampNation!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Snowmen Christmas card

Hi everyone!
Happy Monday!

I have a Christmas card to share today.  I am playing along with the challenge at StampNation.  This week's challenge was to use a snowman on your Christmas card.  I haven't made a Christmas card in a while and don't want to be scrambling when it is time to send them out. 

I searched through my stash and found some snowmen stamps.  I stamped them in a row, using Archival ink onto Bristol cardstock so I could color in their hats and scarves with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.  How cute are they in their rainbow hats?  :)  I couldn't capture it in the photo, but I added some glitter to the brims of their hats for some shine. 

While I had the supplies out I made 4 of these.  Same design, just colored their hats different colors.  

Here is one in traditional green and red.

I am also going to add one of these over at Christmas Card Challenges

Before you go, I wanted to share a bit of excitement that is going to be happening this summer over at StampNation!!!!!

Now is a great time to join StampNation!!!

Click HERE for more info! 

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

Stamps:  Snow Much Joy (Hero Arts), Keep It Simple Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Watercolor (Bristol), Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Black & White Twine (Timeless Twine)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Father's Day Card

Hi everyone!  When I saw this card by my good friend Maureen, I knew I needed to CASE it. 

I didn't stray too much from Mo's design.  I changed the colors, sentiment and I placed my stamping in the center of the card instead of off to the side like Mo did.  I didn't add any extras onto my card.  I also made one using Rockin' Red in place of Something Borrowed.  Thank you for the inspiration, Maureen!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Simply the Best (SOA Naturally Inspired), Simply Stated (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Something Borrowed & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs), Smoky Slate (SU)
Paper:  White (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black (PTI)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!

I have a couple more cards to share with you today using some of the goodies from the SOA Naturally Inspired collection which has SOLD OUT!  WOW!  You all love this collection.  

I sure hope you were on the Wait List and grabbed your collection.  The stamps/dies etc...will be available (fall/winter) for individual sale in Catherine's store.

I am loving the images in the Wild Garden stamp set and today I added a bit of color to a few of them.  After inking my green leaves, I spritzed with water to give a water colored look.  I couldn't resist adding a few silhouette images.

To add a bit of sparkle, I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly images using the Wanderlust embossing powder.  They look amazing in real life.  So hard to capture in the photo.

Another clean and simple card using the Wild Garden stamp set and the coordinating dies.  The dies are an add on item and are sold out already, BUT they are on order and will be available soon.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SOA Naturally Inspired - Wait List Release Day

Hi everyone!  If you are on the Stamp of Approval wait list, it's release day!  I hope you signed up!  The collection goes on sale to the public tomorrow.  YAY!!!

To kick off the wait list release day, I am sharing this fun card using the Simply the Best stamp set.  This card could easily be mass produced in many different color schemes.  I used It's a Boy and Bellini.  You could also kick this up a notch and fussy cut the banners and pop those up.  So many options here. 

My next card features the Medallion Mix-up & Simply the Best stamp sets.  Think of all the color possibilities for this card too?!!!  I used It's a Girl and Bellini.

I look forward to seeing all of your creations with this collection.  Thank you for visiting and have a great day!