Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs :: Bursts & Backgrounds



Catherine Pooler Designs has just released the coolest mix of products with the Bursts & Backgrounds Bundles Release! There is a mix of background stamps and dies, stencils and Color Burst Powders, that match perfectly with some colors from the Carnivale Ink collection. Even if you aren't a mixed media artist-possibly a more clean and simple artist like me?, these products are still sure to please. I absolutely love them!


I started my card by applying some Color Burst Powders in Limencello and Mardi Gras onto Canson Watercolor Paper. After the background dried slightly, I laid down the new Bear Grass Stencil and applied a water mix made from a drop of the Mardi Gras ColorBurst Powder and water. So cool that you can also watercolor with these powders!

I finished the card by trimming the background panel and adding it to a card base from made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, the sentiment from the Three of a Kind Die and a bird from Happy Together, and a side strip from the Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper Pack. I really like how you can create so many backgrounds for cards and accentuate them with other items from your stash!


My second card features the amazing Samba Color Burst Powder and the matching Samba Ice Liquid, which adds a lovely shimmer and sparkle to the mix! I have also used a stencil that is special to me, the Polka Heart Stencil. The Polka Heart Stencil is perfect for Valantine's Day, but can be used for so many other occasions as well. You can even mask off the stencil to create halftone stripes or squares!


I created a background first with the Samba Color Burst Powder and the matching Samba Ice Liquid onto Canson Watercolor Paper and then after it dried, I applied Samba ink over it with the Polka Heart Stencil. I then did a bit of inlaid die cutting using the Love Word Die. I mounted the panel onto a cardbase of Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then finished with some stamping and die cutting with the Bon Voyage Stamp Set and Bon Voyage Dies.

This whole release is so much fun to just sit and play with, to enjoy the cards you can create with results that are unique each and every time. 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!
Be sure to check back later this week, I will have more cards to share with this release!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Soft and Subtle


One of the most versatile stamp sets I have used in a long time is Catherine Pooler Designs Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set(affiliate links used) I've made so many cards with the set, and it is perfect for many occasions.

Once again I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I then added some detail to the base using the Flourish & Whimsey Stencil with Sauna Ink, Limencello and Polished Ink. I added a detail on the bottom with a cut-out from the Fitted Frames Dies and Whimsical Blooms Patterned Paper.


The spotlight comes from stamped images Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set and the corresponding dies. I finished this card with a sentiment from the Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set and few sequins from the new Phoenix Sequins Mix.

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Hope Anchors the Soul



Sometimes life makes twists and turns and takes it own sweet time to right itself again.  Every so often, I find myself needing to send a Thinking of You card to someone who might be in the middle of a twist or turn. (Or, I should send one to myself!)


My card today features items from Catherine Pooler's Unsinkable Collection, from the Refuse to Sink Stamp Set and Hook, Line and Sinker Stamp Set. I created it by all stamping on Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, no dies were used! I stamped images in a mixture of Eucalyptus, Juniper Mist, It's a Boy, Midnight and Daydream Inks-arranging them in a wreath format. The panel was mounted on an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock base.


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!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Ship's Wheel


I'm back with another card featuring the Unsinkable Collection from Catherine Pooler that was released earlier this week. There were so many great products released that I didn't get to showcase them all in my Blog Hop Release Post.




The Ship's Wheel Die is a stunner on a card. Do you see the detail that the die embosses? It's amazing! I die cut the Ship's Wheel from Midnight Cardstock and then mounted that onto a card made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I added a panel from one of my favorite panels from the Salt and Seeweed Patterned Paper Pack. I then added a sentiment with the Hello Die and finished with some jute twine.

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!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs:: July Unsinkable Release

 

Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, the Unsinkable Collection? It's available today! I don't live any where close to an ocean , but I seriously loved working with this collection and it has become one of my favorites for it's versatility! 


As usual, there is a fabulous blog hop with the design team and guests for the release.



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 added a panel from Midnight Cardstock that has been embossed with the wave stamp from the Hook, Line and Sinker Stamp Set using the quality Wow Embossing Pad and Clear Embossing Powder. I then die cut an anchor, rope and from Refuse to Sink Die Set, stamping the rope with the Refuse to Sink Stamp Set and coloring the anchor with alcohol inks. This anchor is seriously theeee perfect size!


My second card starts with a card base made from Sand Dunes Cardstock. I inked a mixture of Suede Shoes, All that Jazz, and Fiesta Blue Inks over the absolutely beautiful new, Shell Parade Stencil. I then stamped and die cut the cute crabs (I think it is my most favorite single stamp of the entire release! Look how cute they are!!) from the Hook, Line and Sinker Stamp Set and Dies.


I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from Hook, Line and Sinker and then added a die cut word from the Hello Die. So awesome that the stamps from this release work so well with so many word dies previously released!


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 Announced Monday evening, August, 12th.

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!

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

Catherine
Jenny C
Nanette
Kristie
Ashlee
Karen (that's me!)
Susan
Tracie
Jen
Lisa
Ilina
Daniel

Be sure to check back later this week, I will have more cards to share with this release!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

LID:: New House & Home or Build a Home Bundles Promotion




Have you seen the promotion up now from Lil' Inker Designs? These sets have never been seen before and are FREE with a qualifying purchase in-store! There are two bundles released, New House & Home, and Build a Home! (affiliate links used) Hurry fast, the promotion ends July 31st. Here are the details:July 27th, 2019 - July 31st, 2019 (EST), place a $50 order at Lil' Inker Designs and receive our House & Home Stamp and Word Die Bundle  FREE with your order, a $15.95 value.
Place a $75 order and receive our Build A Home Stamps and Die Set FREE with your order, a $24.95 value.
Place an order of $100 or more and receive BOTH SETS FREE with your order - a value of over $40!
(There is no code that needs to be entered. Just shop at Lil' Inker Designs during the promo and your items free items will be added to your order!)

My first card features the Build a Home Bundle. Laura has the best explanation of this set: It contains adorable images that can be stamped and colored to make the cutest little houses. We've given you accessories to create your house in lots of different ways including different doors and windows and even some outside accessories like trees, clouds and a mailbox. Of course, we've also designed a set of coordinating dies so that you can cut out your images with ease and precision. The "door dies" included will allow you to cut around your door partially so that they swing open!I love creating a little scene with this set, using a soft blend of inks to color each image and then detailing with Copic Markers. I added a sentiment from the New House & Home bundle, I love how these two bundles work so well together!



Next, I am featuring the New House & Home bundle. Laura again has an awesome explanation: it contains a 4x4 set of 10 clear, photopolymer stamps with lovely sentiments all related to the importance and significance of home. There is also a large home word stamp and one small home image to color. This set also comes with a home word die which can be used together with the stamps to complete the phrases. This is a wonderful set for someone who has just purchased a new home or has moved into a new place and more!


I created a cute little background with some images in the set and finished with a sentiment. This card was so easy to create!

Please visit Lil' Inker Designs to take advantage of this offer while supplies last! Items purchased in our Clearance section, which is quite large right now, do count towards your order value for this offer!

Here's a quick look at these sets:




Saturday, July 27, 2019

BRI: It's Your Day


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

Sunday, July 21, 2019

National Ice Cream Day! Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler Designs Hop



It's National Ice Cream Day and Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler Designs are teaming up with a sweet hop to highlight the day with their fabulous sets!


Everyone on the hop today is featuring Catherine Poolers's cute I Scream You Scream Stamp Set and Ellen Hutson's Leading Ladies - Little Gentelman and Leading Ladies- Little Lady stamp sets. For this first card, I am featuring both of these cutie pies (colored with Copics) saluting to their ice cream treats! 



The background was created by ink blending Grass Skirt Ink and splattered with the same ink as well. I finished the card by adding border from Bordering Sweet Borders Die and a sentiment from Amazing Florals paired with the Sweet Die.


This next card features the same products...This time I created a background with the awesome ice cream truck from I Scream You Scream and then customized the little lady with colored pencils and a white gel pen.


I colored all images featured on these cards while waiting for my son to finish baseball practice! Summer is such a busy time, but I try to get in some crafting on the go whenever I can, which often means at the ballpark!



I prestamp my images and then load them onto a standard clipboard. I have carrying cases for both my copics and colored pencils, as well as my zig markers, so I pretty much grab the medium I am working with and carry-on! I hope that you get some crafty time in this summer, even if it means you are on the go when you do so!

STOPS on the HOP: 
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PRIZES:We've got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Catherine Pooler shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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


Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs June 2019 Release Showcase. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is small, but mighty, and 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 card today is bright and sassy! I started with a vibrant, colored cardstock base which was embossed with the the Quilted Stitched Stepping Stones Cover Up Die. I then added the large, awesome Happy Birthday to You Word Die, as well as a cake stamped and die cut from the Cake Party Stamps and Cake Party Dies. I finished the card with some Nuvo Drops as accents.



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! (affiliate links used)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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



Today marks the second of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs June 2019 Release Showcase... I hope you are enjoying the cute critters and tea lover's galore that Lil' Inker Designs has featured with this releaseIf 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 with two cards featuring the Time for Tea Stamps and coordinating Time for Tea Dies. For the above card, I used a kraft card base and stamped one of the many Rae Dunn inspired fonts onto it. I also added a sentiment from Hand Drawn Thankfulness. The star of the card is the striking tea cup and matching saucer! Love how realistic you can make the tea cup look!


I brought back dainty with this card, featuring the Time for Tea Stamps and coordinating Time for Tea Dies, nested on the Quilted Stitched Stepping Stones Cover Up Die. I love these cover up dies, and how easy they are to use but how they add such a punch! Once again I was able to customize the tea cup with the Time for Tea 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)