Friday, August 17, 2018

So Happy For You


Concord & 9th is continuing their celebration of three years in business and I get to join along in the showcase of their new stamps! Today I am featuring the So Happy For You Stamp and Floral Hoop Die Set. The So Happy For You Stamp Set features gorgeous flowers, leaves and sentiments to create a lovely wreath, in conjunction with the coordinating Floral Hoop Die Set that includes the awesome "hoop."


The background is created from the ever trendy new Shiplap Sentiments Stamp Set!

I hope you've had a chance to check out Concord & 9th's amazing August 2018 release!



Thursday, August 16, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Kind of Batty Release:: Day 2



Welcome back to the second day Blog Hop for Kind of Batty- the newest, awesome release from Catherine Pooler Designs! This collection features stamps, coordinating dies, stand-alone dies and two new ink colors. It is a delightful mix of Halloween, Autumn and every day.

I've got a few projects to showcase today for the first day of the blog hop-although all items are now available! 


I went vintage for my first card today. As in yesterday's card, I stamped the Angled Squares Background Stamp with Sand Castle Ink onto some cream cardstock, and added some splatters in the Sand Castle Ink. I then created some roses from the beautiful Rose Garden Stamp Set and Rose Garden Dies. I only stamped the last two layers of the the roses.The combination of inks I used It's a Girl and Peppermint Scrub. For the leaves I used and Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I used the single, last layer of the Three of a Kind Dies for a statement sentiment and finished off the sentiment from stamps from the Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set.


My next card features the show-stopping Spiderweb Background Stamp that pairs so perfectly with the Going Batty Background Stamp and Who's There Coverplate Die! I did some simple stamping using the Going Batty Background Stamp with the new Twilight Ink and over that I stamped the Spiderweb Background Stamp with Black Jack Ink all on onto Mirror Cardstock. I then ran the card front panel through my die cutting machine with the Who's There Coverplate Die and backed the panel with different, fun colored cardstock panels and covered the eyes with glossy accents and Nuvo Drops. I finished with a sentiment from Spooky Hollow Stamps  with Midnight Ink


My last project features a Halloween tag that I stamped the Going Batty Background Stamp in Twilight Ink and then the Grunge Background Stamp (available from the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection) in Sweet Sixteen Ink. The tag was made from the Tags, Etc. Dies. I added detail images from the Spooky Hollow Stamps and Spooky Hollow Dies.


Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! 3 random winners chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Store! Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog, the evening of Monday, August 20th.

The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!


Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:
Karen Baker ---you are here!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Kind of Batty Release



Are you ready for Kind of Batty- the newest, awesome release from Catherine Pooler Designs?! This collection features stamps, coordinating dies, stand-alone dies and two new ink colors. It is a delightful mix of Halloween, Autumn and every day.  Wow!

I've got a few projects to showcase today for the first day of the blog hop-although all items are now available! 


My first card features many items from the new release together, and I love how it turned out! I started with Sand Dunes Cardstock card base that had been stamped with the Angled Squares Background Stamp in the new Sand Castle Ink. Isn't that such a lovely combination? I then created some autumn leaves from the Hello Autumn Stamp Set and Hello Autumn Dies. The combination of inks I used were Sauna, Tiki Torch, Orange Twist and Mandarin Spice, then Limencello, Sauna, and Green Tea and the green combination is Sauna, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, and Spruce. I used the new Three of a Kind Dies (the first two layers) to create the focal sentiment, the color is Polished. I finished the sentiment from stamps from the Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set.



My next card features the show-stopping Spiderweb Background Stamp that pairs so perfectly with the Spooky Hollow Stamps and Spooky Hollow Dies! I did some simple stamping and coloring with Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped the Spiderweb Background Stamp with the new Twilight Ink onto some bright purple cardstock. I stamped some images from the Spooky Hollow Stamps onto Mirror Cardstock with Midnight Ink and then die cut them with the Spooky Hollow Dies, watercolored with Distress Oxide Inks and arranged them as a little scene onto the card. 



Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! 5 random winners chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Store! Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog, the evening of Monday, August 20th.

The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!


Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:

Karen Baker --- you are here!

Spellbinders Stephanie Low Release


Spellbinders has teamed up with the designer Stephanie Low for some beautiful stamp and coordinating die sets, the collection is called Inked Messages. I was fortunate to be sent some of these products to create with, and my first card today features one of the stamps and dies from A Little Birdie Told Me.


I stamped and die cut 12 envelopes and added a bit of color to each heart, along with some glossy accents. (Sentiment is from Catherine Pooler). Love little images that can be lined up in a row!


My next card features the Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die Set. I used distress oxide inks to roughly color the beautiful bottle image, and then added a bit of scored lines for detail.


Spellbinders has some really cool sets in the collection, I hope you get a chance to check them out!


Friday, August 10, 2018

Top It Off


Nothing says "congratulations" like saying "Oh Happy Day!" Love this sentiment!

Concord & 9th is continuing their celebration of three years in business and I get to join along in the showcase of their new stamps! Today I have used the their new, innovative Top it Off Stamp and Die Set. What I did was stamped "Oh Happy Day" and "Congrats" in black onto pink cardstock. Then I die cut the sentiment from blue, and adhered it over the stamped image for a cool dimensional look. I finished the card by stamping a flag pole, die cutting the banner and then stamping onto the banner as well, all from products from this bundle!


This next card features all products from the same card I used above, the Top It Off Stamps and Dies!
I chose a purple card base and stamped the layers of the cake with various shades of purple. I stamped the banner poles in black and then die cut the "eat cake" sentiment and adhered it to the card base. I love that there is a classic banner die in this set as well, so I die cut it and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.

I hope you've had a chance to check out Concord & 9th's amazing August 2018 release!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

WC9 Challenge:: Anything Goes- Concord & 9th's Third Birthday!


This is so exciting! Concord & 9th is celebrating THREE years in business and they have a fabulous release! I'm so excited to be participating with my Where Creativity Meets C9 teammates and Concord & 9th by showcasing their new August products, and it works perfectly for the new August Challenge: Anything Goes!


To help celebrate, the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge has an Anything Goes theme this month, where you can join in and help celebrate the goodness of what Concord & 9th is all about.


I created these two cards today with the new Birthday Dies and Birthday Balloons Stamp Set Bundle. This is a FREE bundle with a qualifying purchase over at Concord & 9th. (Visit the Concord & 9th Promo Page and it will have all the details on how you can get this set!) I stamped the solid balloons and finished the card with some doodling. Such a fun and easy bundle to create birthday cards!

I hope you can join in on the Anything Goes Challenge!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

LID:: July 2018 Release:: Day 3


It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs July 2018 Release Showcase Hop... sad to see it come to an end but I hope you got lots of inspiration for these new goodies! This release from Lil' Inker Designs is as cute and fun as can be. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


I just have a single card to showcase today, featuring the adorable Animal Doctor Stamps and the coordinating Animal Doctor Dies. Since I knew my fabulously talented teamates would be featuring the cute critters from this set, I decided to make a card focusing on the smaller stamps. I randomly stamped them onto an inked background, did some choice coloring and adhered the panel to a card base. I finished the card with a sentiment from the Animal Doctor Stamps and two highlighted images die cut from the Animal Doctor Dies.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my project today:



It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!

Monday, July 23, 2018

LID:: July 2018 Release:: Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs July 2018 Release Showcase... hasn't the hop been a lot of fun and lots of inspiration featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is as cute and fun as can be. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


I have three cards to showcase today that feature the ever so adorable Scooter Balloons Stamps and coordinating Scooter Balloons Dies. For my first card, I started with a red card base, and stamped one of the sentiments included in the Scooter Balloons Stamps down the left side. I then stamped and copic colored one of the scooters with balloons, die cut it, and then finished the card with a sentiment strip in white.


These little scooters are very popular in my town during the summer, we've got red ones, blue ones and even some yellow ones!


For this next card, I started with a light blue card base and embossed the front with the newly released and beautiful Quilted Stitched So Stylish Cover Up Die. I adhered another scooter and sentiment strip to finish off the card. 


These balloons were covered with glossy accents and I adhered a clear crystal for the headlight. So many possibilities to dress up these lil' scooters!


And for this card, I also embossed the magenta card front with the Quilted Stitched So Stylish Cover Up Die, adhered a cute scooter and sentiment, this time at an angle.


Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my projects today:





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

LID:: July 2018 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs July 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is as cute and fun as can be. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


My first card features a couple of the new items. I started with a pink card base and used the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die (affiliate links used) as a template to stamp and heat emboss with black some of the fun circle images from Spiffy Spots. The stamp set,  Spiffy Spots, is so much fun and versatile to be used on it's own, but pairing it with the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die is a match made in heaven.


I then added a white panel cut from the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die and adhered it at a jaunty angle, then finished the card by stamping a sentiment from Spiffy Spots, following the edge of the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die for something a bit different.


I was so inspired by the name of the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die that I decided to make my next card resemble an eyeshadow palette, complete with mattes and shimmers! I started again with a pink card base, added areas of ink to a white piece of card stock trimmed just so it fits behind the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die and then topped the colors off with a gray palette made with the Perfect Palette Cover Up Die


I added some shimmer to the pots with a Wink of Stella Pen, then a sentiment from a previously released Lil' Inker Designs stamp set called Mirror, Mirror (currently out of stock, boo!). The inside reads: How am I supposed to remember your birthday when you never look any older? I thought it was so fitting with the whole eyeshadow palette look!

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:


It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Mixed Media Bowl of Ice Cream


I have a card up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog for Challenge #23: Mixed Media.

Please stop by there to see the full card!

The current challenge ends on in a few days, on July 29th, I hope you have a chance to play along!
Check out Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook and Instagram!