Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Pink Champagne



Get ready, because Catherine Pooler Designs is releasing four new ink colors with the upcoming Retro Winter Release on October 30th! 

The second of the four inks being revealed is Pink Champagne, a lovely light rose shade. I used it on my card today, together with Nice is Nice Stamp Set and coordinating Nice Word Die set and the following ink colors:


Sangria, showcased yesterday, and Pink Champagne, are part of the Oasis Spa Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs(affiliate links used, at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!) will be released October 30th.



Monday, October 21, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Sangria



Get ready, because Catherine Pooler Designs is releasing four new ink colors with the upcoming Retro Winter Release on October 30th! 

The first of the four inks being revealed is Sangria, a lovely deep rose shade. I used it on my card today, together with Wonderful Wildflowers Stamp and Dies set and the following ink colors:


Just for today, there is an amazing sale over at Catherine Pooler Designs, (affiliate links used, at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!) in celebration of the talented Catherine being on You Tube for 10 years. The inks hardly go on sale, so don't miss out on this! The code will automatically be added to any qualifying order.





Saturday, October 12, 2019

You Are an Angel


Last night was homecoming in my small town, and I was the lucky recipient of some "outside decorating" of the rolled, white paper variety. There was also one object that I was unable to remove by myself, so my friends helped me out. They were truly angels!

I created this card by first ink blending some light sky colors onto a sheet of Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock with Pixie Dust, Samba, Sauna, Polished and Party Dress Inks. Then I splattered some white paint and set the card base aside to dry. I also painted some Ultra Smooth White Cardstock with silver paint, and after the paint dried, cut out the beautiful angel wings from the Angel Wings Dies and the beautiful word from the Angel Word Die. (These products were included in the recent It's All About Christmas Release.)


I adhered the wings and angel word to the sky card base and then finished the card by stamping a sentiment onto a strip of painted silver paper with the Believe in Angels Stamp Set. All three products are available in a bundle! It's awesome that you can use these products beyond the Christmas season too, like I did on this card.

The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wow Embossing Powder & Catherine Pooler Designs Holiday Blog Hop


Wow Embossing Powder and Catherine Pooler Designs have teamed up for a Holiday Blog Hop! These two companies are really a match made in heaven because there is Embossing Powder and Glitter that matches the famous Catherine Pooler Inks, wow! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Verity's Blog.


My first holiday card features the Bundled Up Embossing Trio by Wow from the Catherine Pooler store. The Trio features three powders with glitter in Peppermint Scrub, Sage and Skylight. They are so beautiful! I used the Boughs & Berries Stamp and Die set, along with the Trio, to stamp and emboss some holiday foliate that was arranged around a Chalkboard Frame. To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment in Midnight Ink, also from Boughs & Berries


This is a holiday hop, but I wanted to showcase how holiday items can be used year round as well! I stamped a background using images from Boughs & Berries with Daydream and Eculyptus Inks, then created a sentiment with the beautiful Metallic Copper Embossing Powder. I die cut Happy from the Happy Word Die, some leaves from Boughs & Berries and then a sentiment from Milestone Birthday Sentiment Mix Stamp Set and heat embossed all of them in the shimmery copper powder. 


(affiliate links used at no cost to you, I appreciate your support!)

There are some fantastic prizes along this hop, comment to for a change to win a WOW! Embossing Powder $25 Gift Card or a Catherine Pooler $25 Gift Card! Commenting will be open for one week with the winner announced on Friday, October 4th.

Your next stop on the hop is the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog!

Here's the full listing of the hop order!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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


Welcome back to the second and final day of the September Lil' Inker Designs mini release for Fall/Halloween. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Chrissy Ano-Larson's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



My first project features the new, super cute Spooky Script Word Die, over a masked off moon and a night sky done in classic Halloween colors. The card also showcases the newly revised Bats and Broomsticks Dies with a witch and bat completing the night sky scene.


The scene was die cut from Stitched Mats: Rectangles and adhered to a white cardbase. 


This next card is a Clean and Simple Halloween card featuring the Spooky Word Die Original and previously released Seen on Halloween Dies. Such an easy card to create, especially when the cardbase has been embossed with Quilted Stitched Swirl Pattern Die.


Here's a look at the new release products showcased (affiliate links used):




This is a comparison picture of both the Spooky Word Die Large and Spooky Word Die Original... clearly we need them both!


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!

Lil' Inker Designs has a fabulous selection on fall and Halloween items, you can find them all here! And please be sure to comment along each stop of the hop, as Laura is giving away each of the three Spooky Word Dies!

Also, any order placed during the hop September 25th and 26th will get a free Here for the Boos Stamp Set! No code or minimum order needed!

Lil' Inker Designs has a fabulous selection on fall and Halloween items, you can find them all here!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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


Eek! The newest Lil' Inker Designs products are releasing, and they are so cute for fall and Halloween! This is a mini release, but it is still mighty! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Chrissy Ano-Larson's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



My first project features the a larger version on the Spooky Word Die Original. I die cut the Spooky Word Die Large out four times from the front of a white card base, and then adhered a panel with four inked strips underneath to feature classic Halloween colors. I finished with a bat cut from black cardstock out of the newly revised Bats and Broomsticks Dies.



This next project features some of the Fall/Halloween items currently in the Store and ready to be used for a cute tag! I started with a vellum ghost created from Ghost Shaker Dies. I stamped a pretty face from the Boo & Faces Stamp Set. The banner was created by heat embossing a sentiment, also from Boo & Faces Stamp Set, and die cut with a banner from the Thankful Thoughts Die Set. I finished the tag with a few different fibers and ribbons.


Here's a look at the new release products showcased (affiliate links used):




This is a comparison picture of both the Spooky Word Die Large and Spooky Word Die Original... clearly we need them both!


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!

Lil' Inker Designs has a fabulous selection on fall and Halloween items, you can find them all here! And please be sure to comment along each stop of the hop, as Laura is giving away each of the three Spooky Word Dies!

Also, any order placed during the hop September 25th and 26th will get a free Here for the Boos Stamp Set! No code or minimum order needed!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Letter Boards & Pinterest Boards


The letter board trend has been going strong and is a ton of fun. I personally don't own one (yet!) but am collecting all sorts of fun quotes to caption when I do! The card I have today showcases a "letter board' and features stamps and dies from the latest Catherine Pooler Designs It's All About Christmas Release.

This clean and simple card started with a smooth, sleek Ultra Smooth White Cardstock base. I then die cut the letter board frame from Chalkboard Frame Dies (inked lightly with Over Coffee Ink). The embossing indentations were traced with a black pen for added detail. I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh What Fun Stamp Set and scored a few lines in the black paper to resemble a letter board. Did you know...the Oh What Fun Stamp Set was inspired by all the Pinterest Boards available for holiday porch decorating?!


I next stamped and die cut the fun ribbon/evergreen bough and ribbon, as well as the skates, also from Oh What Fun and Oh What Fun Dies and arranged them over the letter board. For added detail, I colored in the metal of the skates with a silver pen.

It's All About Christmas release is so much fun, and perfect for the holiday season and winter months. The Catherine Pooler supplies I've used are linked (affiliate links used at no cost to you, I sure appreciate your support!) in the body of my post, I hope you have a chance to check them out!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

MFT Superstars 2019: Innovation Master Entry


A storybook slider is what I created here for the MFT Superstars Innovation Master category! This little hedgehog starts on a pile full of mushrooms, leaves and acorns and slides and spins down the hill.



I used one stamp set for this slider card, one of my favorite MFT sets, Happy Hedgehogs, and the corresponding Happy Hedgehog Die-Namics. The sky is clear with just a touch of clouds in the sky, created with the retired Cloud 9 Die-Namics.


The slider was created with the partial die-cutting technique (twice) using the Snow Drifts Die-Namics.

My nephews have a hedgehog, I think they will get a kick out of this card!



MFT Superstars 2019: Coloring Virtuoso Entry


There's just something about stacked critters that I love, and I took it up a notch and created a dog pile, complete with the last pup trying his hardest to reach the top!



This card is my entry in the MFT Superstars 2019 Coloring Virtuoso category. I stamped, masked and stamped some more dogs from MFT's Lucky Dog and You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Sets and got to enjoy some no line coloring with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I finished the card with a banner created from Fishtail Flag Frames Die-Namics and a sentiment from, Essential Sentiments along with a die cut "Hugs" from the retired Hugs Die-Namics.




MFT Superstars 2019: Clean and Simple Genius Entry


One of things I look forward to every years is the MFT Superstar Contest. It is always fun to stretch supplies, pull out some stamps that need some love, think outside of the box, and make something that I love. There are always so many superb entries that I make a point to look at them and learn from the talent! I might not have all the new products, but it is awesome to be able to create with what I do have!


For the Clean and Simple Genius Entry, I created a little scene of a remorseful kitten. The kitten comes from the retired Smitten Kitten Stamp Set, he is colored in Copics. Then, I used the retired Stitched Strip to create some "cat scratches" in the background, and finished the card with a sentiment created from Deepest Sympathy and a die cut word the retired Friend Die.