Sunday, August 1, 2021

MFT Camp Create 2021: Spectacular Shakers



I look forward to the MFT Summer Camp every year! The first day of "camp" features Spectacular Shakers. I was inspired by Stephanie's card, I pulled out a large Hugs die-cut from MFT, now retired, and created a scene around my shaker.

This card started by stamping the cute image from You Have My Heart onto a white card base. I masked the image and then inked a sky around it and added some splatters. I then colored the image with Copics-adding some fun patterns to the girl's dress. I die cut some clouds from MFT's Magical Unicorns and added them to the card. Then I die cut from spearmint cardstock a panel using the Grassy Hills Die-Namics and then the Hugs word.


Before adding the panel, I adhered acetate and dimensional foam adhesive behind the word and added a mix of green sequins, clear sequins and flower shaped sequins. I finished the card with a white heat embossed sentiment on a black panel.



Looking forward to creating for the rest of the days of the camp!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

For Your Retirement


Do you have a retirement to celebrate soon? I did for a good friend that has retired early, she'll be enjoying time at her cabin in the mountains.

I couldn't resist to make a card from all of us at work to help her celebrate, using the 
Mountain of Thanks Stamp and Die Set from Catherine Pooler Designs. Whenever I use this set, I'm drawn to create a sunset sky too, I just can't help it! I created the sunset sky using the direct ink to paper technique, where you swipe the inkpad right across your card and/or paper. For the sky I used Chiffon, Limoncello, Catching Rays and Orange Twist. I then created the mountain scapes with Limencello and Catching Rays, Orange Twist and Pucker Up, Pucker Up and Sangria, and then the trees with Grape Crush and Queen for a Day. I then added a sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set.


I just really love the process of direct ink to paper with these inks, they are so vibrant and intense! I also love coloring the die cuts with a lighter shade and then stamping the image in a darker shade.
I certainly wish my co-worker the best in her new life and home!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Mountain of Thanks Stamp Set
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Friday, July 23, 2021

Sending Sparkles & Shine


I'm hosting a theme challenge over at StampNation! It's time to sparkle and shine!

I love the sentiment from the April Showers Stamp Set that says "Sending a little sunshine your way" and created my card around it... Out of glitter paper, I die cut the Sunburst Die, the scripty Hello Die and cloud from the April Showers Dies-all  from from glitter paper. I then added the sentiment stamped in Twilight Ink and some Crater Lake Sequins to finish the card.


I think it is great to pull out some sparkly supplies and use them in select areas, the products can still be used for a clean and simple design.

If you are a StampNation member, I hope you have the opportunity to play along!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

All the Birthday Goods


Did you treat yourself to the new inks from Catherine Pooler Designs? Whether it was for your birthday or for no reason at all, you deserve it! And the colors are just dreamy!


I have a clean and simple card created with products that are included in the latest Catherine Pooler Designs release, Make a Wish. It is fun to use the "little" extra stamps included in stamp sets. I create a fun party with the balloons, cupcake, presents, cake and hat from the Doxie Party Bundle.


The images were stamped and die cut with the Doxie Birthday Party Stamp Set and Doxie Birthday Party Dies using Sparkling BerryMerlotClay MaskSerene (the newest colors!) as well as Lemongrass and Juniper Mist. I then added some doodles with a black pen!


I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from the Big Happy Sentiments Stamp Set in Sparkling Berry and Midnight inks. 

Clean and simple cards are still my favorite kind of cards to make, I love how they make the design, and this case, inks, shine!

I am excited to do some organization soon, as I have the side labels for the Catherine Pooler Inks coming my way!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

You've Been Around a Long Time!


The Make a Wish Release from Catherine Pooler Designs is almost here! Be ready for tomorrow! The Make a Wish Release has some modern and trendy pieces for loads of fun. It also includes the second four Beach Retreat Inks in Sparkling BerryMerlotClay Mask, and Serenewill be available tomorrow, July 14th for general release and today, July 13th for Stamp Nation Members!

I made an extra long dachschund to go along with the snarky sentiment on my card today! I used all items from the Doxie Party Bundle from the Make a Wish Release as well as an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock. I stamped the large Happy and scripty birthday from Big Happy Sentiments Stamp Set in Serene ink.

I then used one of the die cuts from the Doxie Birthday Party Dies and brushed on some Over Coffee Ink to give it a bit of color. I added a nose and eye with black pen, and a stamped and die cut sweater from the Doxie Birthday Party Stamp Set and Doxie Birthday Party Dies. Isn't he just too cute? To make the dog extra long I did some selective die cutting and covered up the two parts with the sweater piece. I added a stamped and die cut birthday hat and finished with the fun sentiment on the bottom that was stamped in Merlot.



Please check back for more inspiration the remainder of the week! Did you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has an awesome essentials collection, new items and restocks are usually added every Wednesday...check out the whole collection of new items here!!
New products aren't available until they are released, they are listed in bold. But all other products are available now!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Over Coffee Ink
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Precision Craft Glue by Bearly Arts
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Catherine Pooler Designs Serene Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Sparklling Berry Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Clay Mask Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Merlot Ink
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Catherine Pooler Designs Large Blending Brushes
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Catherine Pooler Designs Doxie Birthday Party Stamp Set
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