Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A Kaleidoscope Christmas


Did you hear? Some crazy talented crafty friends and I are hosting a weekly challenge in July on Instagram. Join Kelly, Amy and I and create a project for Week One, where we are inviting you to create a holiday project from non-holiday based products!
To enter, upload your photo on your Instagram page and use the hashtag #bringingthecheer2020 so we can find it! We will randomly draw two participants to win $15 each to their favorite online crafty store on August 2, 2020. (Although not required, we would really appreciate it if you follow our Instagram accounts for more inspiration at @kelbertram @amypeach1978 and @kmskerve)

For my holiday card today, I started with a cream card base and stamped the beautiful, versatile Kaleidoscope Background Stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs with Wow Embossing Ink. I then heat embossed the image with Olive Embossing Powder.


To finish the card, I inked the edges with Sand Castle Ink, added cranberry Nuvo Drops for berries, and a gold heat embossed sentiment from the Holiday Mix Stamp Set, popping the sentiment strip up with dimensional adhesive.

I hope that you have a chance to play along with us, and please stop by our instagram pages!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sand Castle Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Sand Castle Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Peppermint Scrub Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Peppermint Scrub Ink
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Catherine Pooler Designs Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
Catherine Pooler Designs Kaleidoscope Background Stamp
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Embossing Stamp Pad by Wow
Embossing Stamp Pad by Wow
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Catherine Pooler Designs Holiday Mix Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Holiday Mix Stamp Set
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Ethan's Camper



We will never part ways, me and this set called Tree Farm from Ellen Hutson, illustrated by Brandi Kincaid. (I am pretty sure it is retired.) The critters in this set just make me smile-the potbelly on the hedgehog is adorable!

I created this custom card for a boy that lives down the street. His parents are hosting a drive-by birthday party for him, since he cannot have a big party this year. I asked his mom what he enjoys most and she said camping and fishing! I searched my stash and found this camper from Tree Farm. Ellen Hutson is also celebrating their Summer of Stamping, so what better time to ink up with one of my permanent stamp sets?


I Copic colored the trailer, hedgehog and mouse from Tree Farm, die cutting with the coordinating dies. Before adhering them to a dark green card base, I did some tone on tone stamping of pine trees in the background, and die cut some grass and a cloud to ground the trailer in a scene. I finished by stamping a greeting from Honey Bee Stamps, customizing with Ethan's name and then also added a custom "sign" on the trailer. I sure hope he likes it!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bringing the Cheer Challenge!: Week 1



A couple of friends that I've virtually met through this wonderful crafting community invited me to join in on a new challenge! Kelly, Amy and I are teaming together every Sunday in July to bring some holiday cheer!
For Week One, we are inviting you to create a holiday project from non-holiday based products. 
To enter, upload your photo on your Instagram page and use the hashtag #bringingthecheer2020 so we can find it! We will randomly draw two participants to win $15 each to their favorite online crafty store on August 2, 2020. (Although not required, we would really appreciate it if you follow our Instagram accounts for more inspiration at @kelbertram @amypeach1978 and @kmskerve)

For my holiday card today, I am featuring some Catherine Pooler Designs products (which are on sale through the end of the evening, too!) I started by dry embossing the Adore Die onto kraft cardstock, splattering with white paint for some snow. This panel was adhered to a white cardstock base. I then stamped the beautiful wreath from Sweet Home Wreath in Sage and Spruce Inks. The florals and berries from Sweet Home Wreath were stamped in Polished and Berries in Peppermint Scrub, respectively. Each element was die cut with the coordinating Sweet Home Wreath Dies.


I finished the card with some gold Nuvo drop embellishments, and a gold, heat embossed sentiment from a retired Catherine Pooler set called For Everything. I am so happy that I pulled out this wreath stamp set again, I always have a holiday wreath hanging on my door during the holidays and I'd really love one that looks like this!

I hope that you have a chance to play along with us, and please stop by our instagram's pages!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Polished Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Polished Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sage Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Sage Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Spruce Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Spruce Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Peppermint Scrub Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Peppermint Scrub Ink
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Catherine Pooler Designs Adore Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Adore Die
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Home Wreath Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Sweet Home Wreath Dies
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sending Hugs Your Way



These last few months have been a bit difficult...I'm a hugger when it comes to those I know. It's been a challenge to maintain the required social distance when I do go out. My boys have received far more than their fair share of hugs, I think, instead!

Here today with a card featuring a stamp set included in the Catherine Pooler Designs Celebrate Sale! There are over 100 items on sale! And there is FREE SHIPPING (US orders over $25, $7 off international orders over $25). 


Included in the sale are retiring products... Last Chance items are 40% off! In addition to the sale and free shipping on qualifying orders, there are two new sizes of blocks, (Catherine's blocks are the best!) Plus, there is a limited restock of the famous Catherine Pooler Inks.



The One in the Million Mom Stamp Set is just one of the items on sale, it is what is featured on my card. The coordinating dies, and the Mom Word Die, are also on sale!

 
I stamped the large floral arrangement from One in the Million Mom onto watercolor paper with embossing ink and then heat embossed it with Unicorn Embossing Glitter by WOW. I colored the image with Zig Markers, allowing the ink to run past the edges for a loose watercolor look. The panel was matted and mounted with green cardstock to some light yellow gold card base. I finished with a gold heat embossed sentiment from One Liners Sentiment Stamp Set.

I introduced yesterday a challenge that I'm participating in for each Sunday in July. I hope you have time to check it out!


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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Catherine Pooler Designs One in a Million Mom Floral Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs One in a Million Mom Floral Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs One Liners Sentiment Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs One Liners Sentiment Stamp Set
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Unicorn Magic Embossing Glitter by WOW
Unicorn Magic Embossing Glitter by WOW
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Be Fearless:: Catherine Pooler Designs SALE!



You guys! Catherine Pooler Designs is having a sale-there are over 75 items on sale! And there is FREE SHIPPING (US orders over $25, $7 off international orders over $25). 


Included in the sale are retiring products... Last Chance items are 40% off! In addition to the sale and free shipping on qualifying orders, there are two new sizes of blocks, (Catherine's blocks are the best!) Plus, there is a limited restock of the famous Catherine Pooler Inks.


The Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set is just one of the items on sale, it is what is featured on my card. I sincerely love this stamp set for it's encouraging, happy, heartfelt sentiments and fun, beachy elements.


I started with a card base made from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, added some black paint splatters and then onto a trimmed down Cardstock panel, I inked blended the panel with Sangria, Be Mine, Orange Twist and Tiki Torch inks. I then used the Twisted Sunburst Stencil to apply a shimmer pen, which lightened areas to create a fun, shimmery starburst pattern. I stamped the large sentiment from Fearless Pursuit onto the panel in Midnight Ink, applied some more black paint splatters and then adhered the panel to the card base. I cannot wait to send this to a co-worker who is set to apply for a new position.

Some really cool products that are also included in this sale is the Adore Die, which I've used here,
the Triangle Cover Plate Die seen here, and the adorable Build a Snowman Stamp Set and dies seen here. 

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Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Designs Ultra Smooth White Cardstock
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Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sangria Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Sangria Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Be Mine Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Tiki Torch Ink
Catherine Pooler Designs Tiki Torch Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Build A Snowman Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Build A Snowman Stamp Set
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Catherine Pooler Designs Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set
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Catherine Pooler Designs Twisted Sunburst Stencil
Catherine Pooler Designs Twisted Sunburst Stencil
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Catherine Pooler Designs Adore Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Adore Die
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Catherine Pooler Designs Triangle Cover Plate Die
Catherine Pooler Designs Triangle Cover Plate Die
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