Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs:: January 2019 Release:: Day 3


It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs January 2019 Release Showcase...I hope you enjoyed seeing all the projects with the new release items! This January release from Lil' Inker Designs is beautiful, cute and perfect all wrapped up in one, and perfect for Valentine's Day and all the loved ones in your life! 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 one of my favorite cards that I created to showcase today. I started with a bright pink card base in which I cut the Radiating Love Heart Die on the front panel. I set the panel aside and created a super sweet bear from the Bear Hugger Stamp and Die Bundle. He was cut from brown paper and I stamped the face with black, and colored with markers. I then die cut a stitched heart from the Perfect Palette Heart Cover-up Die (this die offers you stitched and non-stitched cut-out hearts!) and stamped a sentiment from the Heartthrob Stamp Set. I wrapped the arms from the bear around the heart (which also perfectly holds a wrapped piece of candy!). 


I finished the card by die cutting the Sending My Love Word Die and cutting off "my love" and stamping a sentiment from the Bear Hugger Stamp and Die Bundle.

My final card for this release features the Quilted Stitched All Hearts Cover-up Die and the Heartthrob Stamp Set,



I used some left over hearts from the Perfect Palette Heart Cover-up Die  and stamped various patterns of hearts from the Heartthrob Stamp Set. I then adhered these onto a purple card base that was embossed with the Quilted Stitched All Hearts Cover-up Die and finished with a heat embossed sentiment from the Heartthrob Stamp Set.


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! (affiliate links used)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs:: January 2019 Release:: Day 2


It's the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs January 2019 Release Showcase...weren't yesterday's projects from the team so inspiring? Such a creative team! This January release from Lil' Inker Designs is beautiful, cute and perfect all wrapped up in one, and perfect for Valentine's Day and all the loved ones in your life! 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.)



Today I have another card featuring the Perfect Palette Heart Cover-Up Die, this time paired up with the adorable Perfect Pairs 2 Stamps and Perfect Pairs 2 Dies, along with the new Perfect Pairs Additions Stamp Set. These all complement absolutely perfectly with the previously released Perfect Pairs Stamp and Die Set, which I also featured on my card today.



I die cut the Perfect Palette Heart Cover-Up Die in blue paper and mounted it onto a white cardbase. Then I colored the cute images from both the Perfect Pairs 2 Stamps and Perfect Pairs Stamp and used the respective dies to cut them out. They were colored with copic markers and tucked into the open hearts. I finished the card with a heat embossed panel using a sentiment from the Perfect Pairs Additions Stamp Set.

I have another card featuring items from Perfect Pairs 2 Stamps and the Radiating Love Heart Die.


For this card, I die cut at an angle the Radiating Love Heart Die from a light blue card front and then also a white panel. Onto the heart, I stamped the salt and pepper shaker from Perfect Pairs 2 Stamps and colored them with copics and added silver and white highlights. This heart was then adhered to the card base.


I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment panel from Perfect Pairs 2 Stamps and some Nuvo Drops.

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! (affiliate links used)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs:: January 2019 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs January 2019 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is beautiful, cute and perfect all wrapped up in one, and perfect for Valentine's Day and all the loved ones in your life! 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 showcases the super cool Perfect Palette Heart Cover-Up Die and the  trendy Heartthrob Stamp Set, along with the large, beautiful With Love Word Die.
I started by die cutting the Perfect Palette Heart Cover-Up Die which creates a perfect panel for a cardfront and then very lightly traced the heart shape onto a white card panel. Then I created an array of solid rainbow hearts by stamping the solid half-heart shape from the Heartthrob Stamp Set in two shades of ink. I then adhered the Palette Panel onto the card front with dimensional adhesive.



To finish the card, I die cut the  With Love Word Die from both black foam and black cardstock, stacked them and glued them, and then added it to the card, what a fun Valentine or an every day card to give to someone you love.

I have another card featuring items from this release that can be used beyond the Valentine season. I started this card by die cutting the Radiating Love Heart Die from fuchsia paper. I love that this cuts not only a nice sized large heart from the cardstock, but also the radiating lines!



I then used the classic Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Squares to create a panel with the Radiating Heart, and then adhered the panel onto a square, white card base and then die cut the large, beautiful Sending My Love Word Die from both black foam and black cardstock and adhered it to the card for a finishing touch.

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! (affiliate links used)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Love is the Key


I love every last item from the Stamp of Approval Adoring You Collection (affiliate links used) from Catherine Pooler Designs, but the keys and locks from The Key Stamp Set and The Keys Dies (add-on item) and Love Notes Background Stamp top the list.

For this card, I started with a Sand Dunes Cardstock panel and stamped the Love Notes with Icing on the Cake Ink and then ink distressed a few areas to create an aged look. One technique I like to do a lot is to die cut items without cutting them apart, as I did here. I used the arrangement of The Keys Dies to determine the layout of the card. I then placed the panel onto a white cardbase and stamped the matching keys and locks from The Key Stamp Set.


I finished the card with a few strips of solid paper and washi tape, and a sentiment from The Key Stamp Set.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Adoring You Stamp of Approval:: Release Day



Oh my goodness, I'm back with a card to help remind you that the Stamp of Approval Adoring You Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs was released to StampNation members last night, and the Wait List this morning. If there are any available collections left, they are available right now! Hurry up and order here!

I saved one of my favorite cards I created so far from this collection to share with you today. I started with a base of  Sand Dunes Cardstock (affiliate links used). Onto this base, I stamped the gorgeous Love Notes Background in Over Coffee Ink. I then created a bordering panel by covering cardstock with Peppermint Scrub Ink and cut another panel from Sand Dunes Cardstock. Onto the panel, I stamped the lovely twig wreath from Sweet Home Wreath multiple times in Over Coffee Ink and then embellished the berries with White, Gold and Berry Nuvo Drops.


I then added a sentiment from Happy Together Stamp Set. I finished the card by assembling the layers. I love the rustic, farmhouse feel of this card!

I hope you had a chance to order the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection!



Monday, January 7, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection


You are in for quite a treat, as the newest Catherine Pooler Designs called Stamp of Approval has arrived! Past releases have been spectacular and this one is just as spectacular!


Let me help introduce the Stamp of Approval Adoring You Collection! The Stamp of Approval Adoring You is an exclusive collection. The products were designed exclusively for this box, are brand new and won't be available separately for a number of months. 

This happy box is jam packed full of items that are perfect for Valentine's Day, but as my products showcase today, perfect for any time of the year. I really love how all the items and add-on of the COLLECTION work so well together.

For my first project, I started with a panel made from Catherine Pooler's Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. Using some soft brushes, I created a serene background with the following inks: Seafoam and Skylight, and then stamped the Love Notes Background Stamp in Skylight. On top of that, I added some more texture with leaves from the Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set. Then, I stamped a two part sentiment, using stamps from Congratulations Sentiments and The Key Stamp Sets(affiliate links used)


I finished the card with some stamped and cut keys from The Key Stamp Set and corresponding add-on The Key Dies Set from Sand Dunes Cardstock.  The keys are hung from the panel with black string and the panel was mounted onto a Sand Dunes Cardstock card.

I have another card featuring the new items from the new collection!


This card is has a romantic vibe to it. I once again started with Catherine Pooler Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as a base and inked the Love Notes Background Stamp in It's a Boy Ink and then used a soft brush to ink up the edges. I then used the cool Adore Die to die cut a "window" from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and set this aside. I created a little scene of birds on a branch using the Happy Together Stamps and corresponding add-on Happy Together Dies. (Inks used: Bellini, Coral Cabana, Icing on the Cake, Lime Ricky, Garden PartyIt's a Girl and Party Dress).


I layered the window die over the bird scene and then I finished by creating a custom banner covering some Ultra Smooth White Cardstock with Lime Ricky and stamping a sentiment from Congratulations Sentiments with  Garden Party.


One last card for today...for this Congratulations card I started with a square card base made from Catherine Pooler Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then onto it I stamped the beautiful Love Notes Background Stamp in Twilight Ink. On the middle of the card, I stamped the sentiment from Congratulations Sentiments, also in Twilight Ink. To create interest, I created four panels by die cutting the add-on Backsplash Dies from Smoke Cardstock. I backed each panel with the amazing Vellum Cardsock.


Before adhering each backsplash die, I colored the vellum backs with Copic Markers for a stainglass look.


If you don't already know and are interested in this collection, you'll need to subscribe to the waitlist to get the first notice of the sales list, as the collections sell out quickly! Click HERE to subscribe to the waitlist!

There's also prizes up for grabs to celebrate the Stamp of Approval Adoring You Collection 2 random winners chosen to receive $25 Gift Certificate to the shop and winners will be announced January 14 on Catherine's Blog

Here's a list of hop participant's today:

Friday, December 28, 2018

May Majestic Blooms


One great thing about the holidays is the extra time to stamp when my boys are away or each of us is doing our own thing. I created yet another card for the Altenew 2018 Year in Review Challenge .


This time I chose to work with the May Color Palette. I love the pink and blue hues! I stamped the bloom and foliage from the Majestic Bloom Stamp Set and used the Majestic Blooms Die Set for the focal images, and then used a small foliage stamp to stamp directly on the blue card base as as layer. I finished the card with a sentiment panel from Many Thanks and a few Nuvo Drops. 


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Hibiscus Bouquet


I was so inspired by some of the combinations in the Altenew 2018 Year in Review Challenge I had to make some more cards!


This card is based off of the September color palette. I stamped random flowers and leaves from the Hibiscus Bouquet. I then added a die cut from Majestic Blooms Die Set and a sentiment panel from Many Thanks. I finished the card with a few clear gems.