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)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs June 2019 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs has cute critters and an awesome tea set! 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 super cute Cake Party Stamps and Cake Party Dies. I created a little party by stamping the critters from Cake Party and coloring them with pastel shades. I arranged them around the large, die cut sentiment, Happy Birthday To You Word Die.

This next card features just one of the cute critters from Cake Party, along with the new Hand Drawn Thankfulness Stamp Set. I love that this stamp set has large enough stamp sets to carry a card! I started with a ink blended pink background, it reminded me of a fuzzy blanket.


I stamped the sentiment and added a few marker details, and then finished the card with the cute bear from Cake Party.

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, 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.