Thursday, March 21, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Tropical Treasures Release



Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, Tropical Treasures!? There are so many awesome products released this go round, I have a feeling that you will love them all like I do! And guess what, the products from the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval are now released as individual items as well!



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! I then adhered a strip of the new Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper, and did some inlay die cutting with another pattern from the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper and the One in a Million Mom Floral Die. I then stamped the beautiful image from  One in a Million Mom Floral Stamp Set in Royal Treatment and colored the image in with Copics. I finished the card with a sentiment and die cut sentiment from the Isn't She Lovely Stamp Set and Isn't She Lovely Die. I just love the simple elegance and flirty fun of this card.



My next card also features the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper, along with the new Be Wild Stamp Set. I started with a base of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then used some flower and leaf stamps from Be Wild Stamp Set in It's a GirlMelon Ice, Garden Party, Pixie Dust and Sweet Sixteen Inks.  All of these colors were chosen because they coordinate with the colors in the Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper. I then doodled right on top of the flowers with a Tombow Dark Grey Marker. To finish the card, I selectively inked a sentiment from the Be Wild Stamp Set in Sweet Sixteen Ink, and then paired it with a selectively inked sentiment from the previously released Cottage Corsage Stamp Set



I adore that you can customize this stamp set, layer the colors, doodle, make it your own!



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 April 1st.
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:
Karen (me!)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs:: February Release:: Day 3


It's the final day of the Lil' Inker Designs February 2019 Release! This February release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of sass and fun! 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 a two cards showcasing the adorable, and much requested, Dog Hugs Stamps and Dog Hugs Die Set. I just love how you can customize this set, so that the dogs can hold items or wear glasses, etc.!



I stamped one time the dogs onto white cardstock and colored them in with light colored Copics. Nothing fancy, just gave them a bit of color. I then used the coordinating die, and added a few accessories. I mounted the panel onto a kraft card base and finished with a stamped sentiment from Dog Hugs.


For this next card, I used a single, stamped row of the dog from Dog Hugs- cut with the Dog Hugs Die Set, and mounted it onto a white panel inked with oxide inks. I then created a cardbase from gray cardstock, onto which I stamped a fun sentiment from Sassy Pants Stamp Set. I finished with a panel I cut from the Mod Circles Cover Up Die. So much fun to mix and match all the items from just this February Release!


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, February 25, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs:: February Release:: Day 2


It's the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs February 2019 Release Showcase...weren't yesterday's projects from the team so inspiring? Such a creative team! This February release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of sass and fun! 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 a few cards featuring the newest cover plate to the line-up: Mod Circles! My first card features a teal cardbase. I painted gold paint onto some cardstock and cut out the Mod Circles, applying it to the card not as a normal cover-plate, but as a decorative, angled element.



I finished the card with a three-layer die cut sentiment from the new Fabulous Word Die and a coordinating sentiment from the Sassy Girl Stamp Set.



For this next card, I used the Mod Circles Cover Up Die as an embossing plate with my bright pink card base. I then used the Sassy Girl Die Set and Sassy Girl Stamp Set to create a focal point. I finished the card with a sentiment made from the new Snarky Shadow Hello Stamp and Die 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, February 24, 2019

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


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs February 2019 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is full of trendy, sassy items perfect for your friends and loved ones! 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 project features the uber cool and trendy Sassy Girl Die Set, along with another new snarky sentiment set, Sassy Pants Stamp Set. To create the card, I die cut items from the Sassy Girl Die Set and colored them in with Copics and Nuvo Drop (for some sparkle and shine!). I didn't feel the need to add the face shape, and I think it turned out so cool! It is so much fun to mix and match the elements from this set. The card was finished with a sentiment panel from Sassy Pants Stamp Set.



My next project also features the Sassy Girl Die Set along with the coordinating Sassy Girl Stamp Set, as well as the striped pattern from last month's release, Cozy Plaid Stamp Set. It was so quick and easy to put together. I used Copics to color all the images, but you could use cardstock as well. 



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)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Cottage Corsage Gatefold Card


Woo-hoo! The Catherine Pooler Store has been restocked and the new release items from Welcome Home was among the items. I am in love with this stamp set, Cottage Corsage, and the coordinating Cottage Corsage Dies- also available in a bundle with the Cottage Garden Background Stamp. (affiliate links used)

I created a gatefold card, with a beautiful marble background peeking through-in my opinion, anyway!


I started with a piece of 4.25 x 11" premium white cardstock, folding at 4.25" at each end. Then I did the partial die cutting technique with the Cottage Corsage Dies, and then stamped and colored the beautiful flowers from Cottage Corsage with a watercolor brush and Mint to Be and Daydream Ink. On the interior base of the card, I stamped the Marble Swirl stamp in Mint to Be.


On the inside flap, I stamped a sentiment from the Cottage Corsage Stamp Set. The other flap is where I will sign my greeting. I folded the flaps in and tied it together with a sheer, mint ribbon.
I don't often experiment with different folds or card forms, so this was a step outside my comfort zone and I really enjoyed the results!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

For a New House


I am sure we all can agree when you can use a stamp set for multiple reasons, right? The Happy Place Stamp Set and the Happy Place Die Set, (also sold as a bundle with the Strolling Borders Stamp Set!) along with the Welcome Word Die, all from the Catherine Pooler Welcome Home Release, are just a few of those products (affiliate links used). You can use this set to welcome home a soldier, a college student, a friend that is moving back to her hometown, or someone that purchased their first house, or even a friend that finally moved into their own build dream home!


For this card, I started by creating an abstract landscape using Strolling Borders. I created the sky using It's a Boy Ink, and the grass with Melon Ice Ink. I then stamped the house and trees from Happy Place with Twilight Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored them with Zig Real Clean Color Brush Markers for a no-line coloring look. I then die cut them out with the Happy Place Die Set. Then I die cut part of the sentiment from Welcome Word Die and finished with a sentiment from Happy Place.

Sending this card to a friend who just moved into her dream home after a long process of building and lots of hard work and dedication!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Welcome Home February 2019 Release:: Catherine Pooler Designs



Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, Welcome Home!? There are so many awesome products released this go round, I have a feeling that you will love them all like I do!


My first card features the super sweet Happy Place Stamp Set and coordinating Happy Place Dies. I love these large houses that are perfect for any kind of coloring, or just stamping! I stamped these in Juniper Mist onto Bristol paper and colored them in with Zig markers. They were mounted to a Smoke Cardstock panel that had been stamped with a pattern from the Strolling Borders Stamp Set with Stone Blue Ink. I finished with a sentiment from the new Warm Welcome Stamp Set.


I love this next card! I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and then used the awesome, large Marble Swirl Stamp Set to create a background pattern using Melon Ice, It's a Boy and Limoncello Inks. (By the way, did you see the coordinating embossing powders for Melon Ice? You can find them here!) I did a quick mask of the plants before stamping the background. I then stamped the super cool office/house plants from the Warm Welcome Stamp Set in Midnight Ink and colored them in with Copics.


I finished with a beautiful sentiment from the Cottage Corsage Stamp Set.


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 February 18th.

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:
Karen (me!)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Home is Where the Heart Is


Home is where the heart is. 
Actually, I have my heart, and two hearts of my boys. So a piece of my heart will be with them, wherever they choose to make their home.  
I created this card with the newest Stamp of Approval Collection, Adoring You, from  Catherine Pooler Designs. (affiliate links used)
I started with a cream card base and stamped the lovely Love Notes Background Stamp in Over Coffee Ink, after removing some of the ink by stamping off. I then inked the edges with Over Coffee Ink. Next, I stamped the flowers from Happy Together and leaves from the Sweat Home Wreath in Mandarin Spice and Sauna Inks.


I finished the card by die cutting some locks from The Keys Dies and Sand Dunes Cardstock, inking the edges with Over Coffee Ink and a sentiment from the Sweet Home Wreath stamp set.

I gave this card to a friend to send to her daughter that is in the air force-I know she misses her and wishes she could see her more often. 


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)