Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bright Love


Going out of my comfort zone with a bright, vibrant card, one that I ended up just adoring! I used items from one of Catherine Pooler Design's newest collectionWhimsy Bundle. This card came together surprisingly quick and easy too!

I started with a card base from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock(affiliate links used) which is the perfect cardstock for bases. I then used a combination of Melon Ice and Lime Ricky Ink over the Flourish & Whimsy Stencil I then added some other bright details to the leaves with the accent stamps from the Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set in Party DressMandarin OrangeAll that Jazz and Midnight Inks.


Then to finish the card I added a die cut panel from the Whimsical Blooms Patterned Paper using the Fitted Frames Dies. I then grabbed a previously released stamp and die set, Happy Together.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Catherine Poole Designs Hello Sunshine Release



Are you ready for Catherine Pooler Designs newest release, Hello Sunshine? It's available today! There are so many awesome products for spring and summer released this go round, I have a feeling that you will love them all like I do! I am showcasing the beautiful and fun Whimsy Bundle.


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 softly blended some Daydream Ink and then added some splatters in the same color. On top of this, I die cut the Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set with the Whimsical Blooms Dies and used Black Jack Ink and Sauna Ink.


I finished this card with a few sequins from the new Phoenix Sequins Mix, as well as a die cut layered sentiment using a pattern from the new Whimsical Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack and Smoke Cardstock, as well as the previously released Wonderful Die.


My second card also features the Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set, but in an out of the box way! I stamped two of the blooms in It's a Girl and Party Dress Inks onto Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, and added some doodles to resemble ballerina poses.


I framed the ballerinas with a soft inking of Juniper Ink over the Flourish & Whimsy Stencil, and added a sentiment from A Note of Thanks Stamp Set in Black Jack Ink.


My final card today features some fun and cute items from the Whimsy Bundle! Once again, I started with a cardbase made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I die cut a shape using the second largest die from the Fitted Frames Dies from a cherry pattern from the Whimsical Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack. I then doodled some scallops with a black marker.


On the interior of the frame, I added a die cut sentiment from the Thanks Die, and embellished with some Ebony Black Crystal Drops by Nuvo and a cherry stamped with the Whimsical Blooms Stamp Set and die cut with the Whimsical Blooms Dies.


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 Monday, July 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:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Add a Little Sparkle


Change can be difficult, but I've learned personally that change can also be beautiful.
I just adore the new stamp set, Spread Your Wings, from Lil' Inker Designs, (affiliate links used) because of the beautiful butterfly images and even more beautiful, encouraging sentiments in the set.

This card came together quickly. I first stamped and embossed with Wow Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter and Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then colored in the sky using blue ink and a blending brush, and then added color to the butterflies with Ziggies.


I then added a sentiment from Spread Your Wings and rounded the corners.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Forest of Thoughts


Sometimes I need a one-layer card, easy to mail. I created this card to send to a family that recently lost a loved one. It features some stamps from Catherine Pooler Designs latest release, from the Storybook Collection- specifically from the Father's Day Bundle, as well as two of the newest four Inks available, from the Spa Collection. (affiliate links used)

I started with an A2 card made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. Starting about the middle of the card, I stamped the tips both trees from Wild About You in the new  Sage Ink, as well as Green Tea, Seafoam, Eucalyptus and Spruce Inks, finishing with Midnight Ink using the full stamp. I then created a night sky using an ink blender and Queen for a Day Ink, concentrating color on the top of the card. I added a sentiment from a previously released set, Faithful Flutterings. To finish the card, I added a few details to the tree with a white gel pen.


The card didn't take too long to create, and it was fun to mix and match the green hues of ink available in the Catherine Pooler Store. I hope I achieved the look of dimension of receding trees in the skyline.

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.