Monday, February 24, 2020

Fat Tuesday Celebrations

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and it is time to celebrate! Nothing better than a flash sale at Catherine Pooler Designs!

Here are the must-have items included in the sale:

I have featured the Celebrate Word Die on my card above. I started with a dark green card base, then adhered a panel from the Triangle Cover Plate Die cut in White Cardstock on top. I splattered some gold paint and then covered the Celebrate Word Die with gold paint as well. 
Such an easy card, and kind of perfect for a guy too!

The sale starts at 9pm eastern tonight and lasts through the evening of Tuesday, February 25th.
Also, new Spring Canvo Covers will also arrive in the shop on Tuesday, February 25th.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some inspiration with the new Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler releases, and there is a prize up for grabs, too! If you are following the hop, you should have come from the awesome Heffy Doodle Blog!

My first card that I have to show you today features a background made from Catherine Pooler White Cardstock, Garden Party and Lime Ricky Inks and Heffy Doodle's Fancy Foliage Stencil. And of course the cutie pie monkey from Heffy Doodle's Chimply the Best Stamp Set and coordinating Dies and the intricately beautiful Happy x 3 Dies from Catherine Pooler. The cute monkey is on an action wobbler to make him wiggle! Along with the Happy x 3 Dies I finished the sentiment with the So Happy Sentiments Stamp Set.

My next card features the same sets, along with Catherine Pooler Design's GeoCurves Stamp Set. I created a pattern (bottom to top) with Lemongrass, Limoncello, Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Mardi Grass and Spruce Inks.

That lil' monkey is the cutest! He's swinging from the carrying a sign made with the Happy x 3 Dies and holding a plaque with a sentiment from the So Happy Sentiments Stamp Set.

Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Designs will be respectively giving away a 25£ and $25 gift certificate to their stores! Make sure to comment on each post in the hop for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, February 25th on the Heffy Doodle and Catherine Pooler Designs blogs.
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Please be sure to visit all the blogs for some amazing inspiration. Should you get turned around, though, here's the complete hop order:
Catherine Pooler Blog
Heffy Doodle Blog
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It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the next stop in the hop, the insanely talented Davina Cantrell

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two Peas in a Pod

I'm not one to send out Valentine's Day cards, but if I were, this one would be on the top of the list! (There is no pink, red or hearts...just one awesome pun!) I created this card (great for a guy!) using the Veggies, Please Stamp and Die Set from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I started this card by stenciling Sauna Ink onto White cardstock with the crazy awesome Off the Loom Stencil. I then die cut a frame and a panel with the Picture Frame Dies, stamping onto the panel some cute peas from Veggies, Please. (I used Green Tea and Eucalyptus for ink colors). I finished with a sentiment from Veggies, Please

A curious mind wants to know... Do you make many masculine Valentine's Day cards?

In the Kitchen Release is the latest release from Catherine Pooler Designs, and it is a fabulous! (affiliate links used at no cost to you, thank you for your support!)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

A "Radishing" Valentine

Did you know that the Veggies, Please Stamp Set is a perfect set to use for Valentine's Day cards? Especially those hard to make, masculine Valentine's Day cards?? It is!

I started my card with a base from Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, of course, and on top of that layered the Lava Lamp Cover Plate Die cut from White Cardstock for a clean, tone on tone look with the coolest pattern. I had an extra panel of the Lava Lamp cut, so I trimmed out on of the patterns (reminds me of a radish!) and colored it with Rouge  and Samba Inks to resemble a radish.

I stamped a sentiment from Veggies, Please with Midnight Ink onto a panel die cut from Stitched Square Dies and adhered it to the card base, topping it off with the radish! A clean and simple card to present for Valentine's Day!

Items from this card feature In the Kitchen Release from Catherine Pooler Designs, you'll want to for sure check it out! (affiliate links used at no cost to you, thank you for your support!)

Saturday, February 8, 2020

I Can't Get Enough of These Veggies!

The Veggies, Please Stamp and Die Set is among my favorite sets ever released from Catherine Pooler Designs because of the cool, graphic design of the stamp set and quirky sentiments. Catherine's inks are MEANT for this stamp set, too-love the ink coverage you get with the bold designs!

Also featured on my card today is a background made with the Rocks-Ann Background Stamp, (stamped in Lemongrass ink) and a sentiment from the Magnetic Messages Stamp Set.

I brought the carrots to life by stamping them in Orange Peel Ink and Spruce Ink, and then added some Nuvo Drops for embellishments. The sentiment was stamped in Icing on the Cake Ink.

 The Veggies, Please Bundle and Kitchen Staples Bundle from the In the Kitchen Release coming soon from Catherine Pooler Designs

In the Kitchen Release is the latest release from Catherine Pooler Designs, and it is a fabulous! (affiliate links used at no cost to you, thank you for your support!)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Des Moines

 Artichoke hearts are one of the items that I used to despise as a child, but absolutely love as an adult. Do you have any vegetables that are like that? I really love the bold design of the artichoke in the Veggies, Please Stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs. Well, all the vegetables in that set actually!

My shaker card today showcases that said artichoke, as well as the awesome, rustic, retro Des Moines Sequin Mix. I started with a white card base from ultra smooth Premium White Cardstock. I then cut a frame from the largest of the Picture Frames Dies and stamped a texture from the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Icing on the Cake Ink. I then adhered a piece of acetate to the back, along with some dimensional adhesive, and then before adhering it to a card base, added some sequins from Des Moines Sequin Mix to create a shaker.

I finished the card with a sentiment from Veggies, Please and Magnetic Messages Stamp Set, along with a few additional stamps from Veggies, Please (cut from dies from the coordinating Die Set.) Love this play on words with the artichoke heart!

Most of these items that I used today were from the newest release, In the Kitchen, from Catherine Pooler Designs. They are all available in the store. 
I hope I inspired you today to create an easy shaker.
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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Carrot Nose

I'm starting to see the fantastic cards that you guys have been making with the In the Kitchen Release from Catherine Pooler Designs...such amazing inspiration! I'm here today to give you an out of the box idea that you can use with The Veggies, Please Bundle and the Picture Frames DiesWhen I saw a few of the carrot stamps in Veggies, Please I imagined a snowman! 

As usual, I started with a clean, white card base from ultra smooth Premium White Cardstock. I then also cut a frame from the Picture Frames Dies, popping it up from the card base with dimensional adhesive. I stamped "eyes" and a "mouth" with small stamps from the Veggies, Please Stamp set in Black Jack Ink. I added a carrot nose from Veggies, Please, die cut with the coordinating Die Set, in Orange Peel Ink.

I finished the card with a message from the Magnetic Messages Stamp Set stamped in Hot Tub Ink.

I always love to see what people create when the first thought after seeing a stamp set comes to mind. Did you imagine a snowman too, when you saw the carrot?
I love the versatility of this entire In the Kitchen Release as there are many new staple items and of course, lots of fun stamps and dies, too!
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