Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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


Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs May 2019 Release Showcase. This release from Lil' Inker Designs has both a tropical and butterfly vibe and is absolutely fabulous! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Heather Hoffman's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



My first card today features the beautiful Cover Up Die: Butterfly to create a simple and stunning card. I started with a white card base and die cut the Cover Up Die: Butterfly from the front. I then backed the front flap with a piece of patterned paper. I doodled the outside of the butterfly with a black pen and then added a sentiment from Spread Your Wings Stamp Set.


My second project features the uber cool and trendy Pineapple Shaker Die Set, along with the fun Be Sweet Stamps. To create the card, I started by die cutting a panel from an older LID product (this one is similar!) and adhered that to a white card base. I then used the same color cardstock and inks to die cut the pineapple from the  Pineapple Shaker Die Set and added some Nuvo Drops for embellishments. I finished the card with a sentiment from Be Sweet Stamps.



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, May 13, 2019

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


Today marks the second of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs May 2019 Release Showcase... I hope you are enjoying tropical and butterfly vibe that  Lil' Inker Designs has featured with this release! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Heather Hoffman's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



I'm starting off today again with the fun Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps and Hawaiian Word Dies. I used a colored card base and stamped a combination of one of the solid and out-lined leaf images from the set to create a fun patterned background. I then stamped, colored and die cut images from Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps and Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Dies. I arranged them around the fun aloha sentiment from the Hawaiian Word Dies.


My next project features the profoundly beautiful Cover Up Die: Butterfly. It is so easy to create an impactful card with this die. I inked a "sky" onto a white card base, then die cut the butterfly from black paper. I filled in the cut areas in the wings with some Nuvo Drops, and added dimension with a Copic Marker after the drops were dried. I finished the card with some additional Nuvo Drops on the wings, and a sentiment from Spread Your Wings 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)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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


Today is the
 first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs May 2019 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs has both a tropical and butterfly vibe and is absolutely fabulous! We are also welcoming back Laura Williams to the LID Design Team! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Heather Hoffman's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)




My first project features the uber cool and trendy Pineapple Shaker Die Set, along with the fun Think Happy Thoughts Stamps and Hawaiian Word Dies. To create the card, I die cut the three pieces of the the  Pineapple Shaker Die Set and colored them with inks. I then created my card base and did some inking and splattering, adding some flowers from the Think Happy Thoughts Stamps for some interest and fun. I finished the card with the Mahalo word, one of two words from the Hawaiian Word Dies.


My next project is as sweet and as encouraging as can be, not to mention a breeze to make! I started by choosing some sky blue cardstock for my base and embossed it with the previously released Cover Up Die: Swirls. I then created a framed feature panel from the classic Stitched Mats: Rectangles. Onto the white panel, I stamped one of the beautiful butterflies from the new Spread Your Wings Stamp Set. I colored the butterfly with markers and stamped a sentiment, also from Spread Your Wings 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)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Sweet Spring Coffee


I'm sneaking in last minute to join the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I created a simple card featuring some products from a super sponsor, Lil' Inker Designs (affiliate links used).

I started by creating a little scene by stamping and die cutting a mason jar and flowers from the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set and Dies, as well as a cold coffee from the Coffee Talk Stamps and Dies. To color them, I used Catherine Pooler Inks and a blending brush to apply shaded ink.

To ground the jar and cup, I did score the white card base twice-although you can't see it!- and then inked the edges of the card. I finished with a combination die cut and stamped sentiment.

Mama and Papa Bear


I hope you've had the chance to Blog Hop and Instagram Hop for the newest Catherine Pooler Designs release, the Storybook Collection?! Fantastic inspiration, fantastic products!

There's a video hop today on YouTube, I hope you are able to check that out too!



I've got a card to show today, featuring items from the Father's Day Bundle, one of the three bundles released with the Storybook Collection! I started by using the Wood Slice Die to emboss on white cardstock to create a background for my two bears cut from the Wild About You Die Set. I then covered them with the new Rouge Ink and stamped then in black ink with the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp. I finished the card with a sweet heart and a sentiment grimness Athens Wild About You Stamp Set.



Thursday, May 9, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs Storybook Collection Release



Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, the Storybook Collection!? There are so many awesome products released this go round, I have a feeling that you will love them all like I do! I was a lucky gal and got to work with the Father's Day Bundle, one of the three bundles released with the Storybook Collection! Also, there are FOUR New Inks available, from the Spa Collection!



I'm starting off with my favorite card made from some of the many products in this release. My card base is the made from the awesome Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, which is the perfect cardstock for bases as well as die cuts, coloring, well, pretty much anything! Over this I stamped in the new Lemongrass Ink the woodgrain stamp and ring available from the Hey, Mister! Stamp Set, an amazing 6x8 size! This is my favorite color from the new release! I added some strips of patterned paper from the Lumberjack Patterned Paper Pack to ground the card. For a focal point, I stamped the deer silhouette from Wild About You in the new Queen for a Day Ink and die cut it out with the corresponding Wild About You Die Set. I finished the card with some staple embellishment and a custom sentiment stamped in Queen for a Day Ink made from the many options in Hey, Mister!



My next card also features the Lumberjack Patterned Paper Packalong with the new Wild About You Stamp Set, Wild About You Die Set, and Hey, Mister! Stamp Set. I am also featuring the amazing red rubber Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp and the new Sage Ink from the Spa Collection. I started again with a base of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, stamping the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp in Sage Ink over the entire card front.



I then added some strips of paper from the many patterns in the Lumberjack Patterned Paper, as well as a pattern from Wild About You Stamp Set. I stamped the howling wolf in Sage Ink from the Wild About You Stamp Set, cut him out in with the coordinating Wild About You Die Set, and the moon from the same set in Lemongrass Ink and the stars with Queen for a Day Ink. I finished with a sentiment from Hey, Mister!


Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler Store! Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog on May 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 and guests that are hopping today:

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Spring Songbird at the BRI Blog


I'm guesting over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today, featuring these cute critters!
Please stop by there for the full cards and more details!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Stand Tall and Be Fabulous Shaker


I need a bit of warmth and good vibes in my life right now, so I thought to share this happy card I created using Catherine Pooler Designs Stamps and Dies. (affiliate links used)

This card started with an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock Base, and then I tucked in some Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper on the top and bottom of the card. Then, I chose a fun and flirty purple based paper, also from the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper pack, and die cut a panel, using the Tags, Etc. Dies. From that panel, I die cut a flamingo from the Stand Tall Dies. Before adhering the panel to the card base, I stamped a sentiment from the Stand Tall Stamp Set, and added some dimensional adhesive to contain the Springfield Sequin Mix to create a shaker.  I also doodled the border and the flamingo by tracing the outlines created from the dies, to add a whimsical touch to the card.


I finished the card by die cutting the leaves from the Leave Me in Paradise Die Set, and hand drew details on the leaves. To finish the card, I grounded the flamingo with some Nuvo Drops. 

This shaker style card was super easy to create, and I think is so much fun!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Rainbow Hello


I had a delightful time crafting with a friend yesterday, and although I created just one finished card and started another, I'd call it a successful day!

I used some Lil' Inker Designs (affiliate links used) products on this card. I started with a white card base in which I inked blended various shades of blue. I then added some blue splatters. Then I created a rainbow using Zig Markers, and the fun die from Lil' Inkers Rainbow & Clouds Die Set. This was adhered on the card base, with the top cloud using dimensional adhesive. I finished the card with a bold sentiment, from the Snarky Shadow Hello Die and Stamp Bundle.


This fun, playful die is included in the Spring Bundle (three products at an amazing price!) that is offered by Lil' Inker Designs, and they are also having a sale through tomorrow!



Thursday, March 28, 2019

Darker Colors


Catherine Pooler Designs (affiliate links used) had a fabulous release this month, and I have a bold beauty to showcase today. 

I started by covering some Ultra Smooth White Cardstock with Samba, Tiki Torch, Grass Skirt Inks, then stamped the Grunge Background Stamp over it with the same color ink-for a fun two-tone texture. From these, I die cut the cool, fun flowers from Be Wild Dies and leaves from the Leave Me in Paradise Dies. I stamped the coordinating images with the Be Wild Stamp Set and Leave Me in Paradise Stamp Set.


I arranged these onto a black cardstock panel that was embossed with the Chevron Divide Cover Plate Die. I trimmed the panel a bit short so I could showcase the card base, that was made by stamping SambaTiki Torch, and Orange Twist Inks on to the Grunge Background Stamp and then stamping that over a blend of Tiki Torch. I finished the card with a sentiment created from the Isn't She Lovely Stamp Set and Lovely Word Die.

I usually don't create bold designs such as this, so it was fun to try something "newish" for me!