Thursday, May 25, 2017

Anything Goes

Hi Friends!!!
This week's challenge over on StampNation is Anything Goes.

Here is a peek at the design teams cards....

Members can view the challenge HERE.
I hope you will join the fun over on StampNation!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Modern Masked Rainbow

Hi everyone!
I'm guest blogging over at Catherine's blog today with a masked rainbow.
I loved blending with Catherine's inks!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Emboss It!!!

Hi everyone!
This week's challenge over at StampNation is to use embossing.
Heat embossing, emboss resist, embossing folders or embossing paste.

Here is a peek at the design teams cards....

My card is on the far left. 
 I heat embossed the sentiment and the background, which you can't see in the sneak peek.
Members can view the challenge HERE.

I hope you will join the fun over on StampNation!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Birthday Explosion Card!

Hi everyone!
We are having a blast over on StampNation with our Fancy Folds and Moving Cards Class!  There have been SO many amazing tutorials shared already and more to come. 

The first card that was posted was called an Explosion card.  Catherine shared how easy it was to create and I have been wanting to try it out since she posted it back on April 10th!  I finally had the chance to play today!

Here is my card!!!  Looks like a pretty ordinary card on the outside, right?!!!!

Now look at the inside!!!!

So cool, right?!!!!  Here's another shot of the inside.

I can't wait to send this off to someone special.  :)  

I am adding this over at Seize the Birthday:Anything goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pick-a-pattern peek & Get well soon

Hi everyone!
Back in April of 2014, we did a mini-event on StampNation called "Pick-a-Pattern".  This week's challenge is to Pick-a-Pattern.  I don't know about you all, but I tend to hoard my patterned paper.  

Here's a peek at the DT's cards.

Can you guess which one is mine?

Members can view the challenge HERE

I hope you will join the fun over at StampNation! 

I have another card to share with you today using some more goodies from Catherine's Spring Fling release.
I started my card by die cutting a circle from a piece of card stock.  I then stamped the tall flower from the Beautiful You stamp set around the circle.  I curved it on my clear block so it would stamp around the circle.  I then took the small flower stamp and stamped that around the "wreath" in rainbow order.  The black circle in the center of the flowers was stamped using one of the tiny dot stamps in the Perfect Reason stamp set.  I then took that panel and lined it up over a card base to see where to stamp the get well soon sentiment from Beautiful You.  I adhered the stamped "wreath" panel to the card base with dimensionals.  I added a little black and white twine bow to finish off my card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Beautiful You & Perfect Reason (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  It's a Girl, Bellini, Melon Ice, Mint to Be, It's a Boy, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Circle Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black & White Twine (Timeless Twine)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Fling Masculine card

Hi everyone!
I have another card to share today using new goodies that were released on Thursday by Catherine Pooler.  Did you hop along to see all the gorgeousness from the DT?  Click HERE to visit my stop on the hop.

I used all the blue inks that Catherine has available in her store.  It's a Boy (NEW), Fiesta Blue & Something Borrowed.  I stamped the row of dots stamp from the Simply Stated stamp set across my card panel.  Stamping the dots twice in each color.  The die cut sentiment, Happy is also NEW!  I cut 3 from black card stock and layered them on top of each other to add some dimension.  Stamped the birthday sentiment from the Spot On stamp set onto white card stock and trimmed it out.  I think this makes a great clean & simple masculine birthday card, what do you think?
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps:  Simply Stated & Spot On (CP Designs)
Ink:  It's a Boy, Fiesta Blue, & Something Borrowed (CP Designs)
Paper:  White (CP Designs), Black (PTI)
Accessories:  Spot On Sentiment die - Happy (CP  Designs)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Catherine's Ink Party Collection: Spring Fling release blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.  If not head on over to Catherine's blog to start at the beginning.

Catherine is releasing 8 new, beautiful ink colors along with other stamps and dies.  The new ink colors are an extension of the Party Collection - they are all pastels and will be sold together as a bundle, as well as individually.

Along with the inks, she has the following new items available:
  • two sets of circle dies
  • 3 sentiment dies (these will be available for purchase as individual dies as well as the set)
  • a sentiment stamp set
  • a floral stamp set
  • and a background stamp!!!
You can purchase these inks HERE starting today.  PSSST, I have a code for you to use to get 10% off your first order at Catherine's store.  CLICK HERE!!!   WOOT!!!

My first card today uses the new Circle dies, one of the Spot On Sentiment dies and the tiny flower and leave stamp from the Simply Stated stamp set.  The ink colors I used are Bellini, It's a Boy, Mint to Be and Midnight.  The sentiment "happy birthday" is from the previously released Spot On stamp set.

A close up so you can see the embossed circles.

This card features the Dotted Circle dies and Simply Stated stamp set.  I used all the new ink colors on this card.  I love the line of dots stamp that comes in this set as well as this congratulations stamp.  I was on an "embossing with dies" kick when creating with these new goodies.


Catherine will randomly choose 3 winners from all the blog hop comments to win a set of ink (or a gift certificate of equivalent value if you have already purchased the inks).  Leave a comment by Monday, April 24th at noon (EST) on ALL THE HOPPERS blog posts for your chance to win.

Time to hop along to the next blog which is the awesome Laurel Beard!  Here is the complete blog hop list.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!