Friday, September 13, 2019

It's All About Christmas is Coming Soon!

'It's All About Christmas' is
COMING SOON!!!


If you like making Christmas cards and lets be honest here, who doesn't like making them, then you are definitely going to be interested in the products in this release.  The It's All About Christmas release has 5 different bundles and they all have different themes. Yup 5!!! So there's sure to be one (or more) that appeal to you. 
Check out Catherine's YouTube Channel to see the previews.

This collection goes on sale in the shop on Sept.18th 9am EST
AND
If you're a StampNation Member then you get to order early! Sept. 17th at 3pm EST. 

Here's a look at a few cards made by Catherine and some of the design team. 



Cute right!

I'll be sharing some cards soon so stay tuned.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Card Concept is BACK!

Hi Everyone! 
The Card Concept is back from summer break with our first challenge 
and as usual the inspiration photo is awesome!! 
Check it out!

Look at those butterflies - so pretty. I was inspired by the colors to make a clean and simple card. I used a Catherine Pooler Designs stamp set from a Stamp of Approval Collection called A Beautiful World which has some beautiful butterflies.



I used Peeled Paint, Broken China and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks to stamp the butterflies onto watercolor card stock that I ran through my die cutting machine using the large stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink and heat set it with black embossing powder. I layered it onto some Midnight card stock and then adhered it to a Sand Dunes card base using craft foam for dimension.


I love the sentiment - such a beautiful message - it's part of the same stamp set as the butterflies.

Click HERE to see how the rest of the team was inspired and I look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



Shopping list:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Watercolour Wishes with Scrap'n Stamp

Hi Everyone!
Scrap'n Stamp is hosting a Watercolor Wishes Blog Hop and it is FULL of inspiration. You should have arrived from Deb's blog but if not I've got all the blog links for you below.




I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set from My Favorite Things and some masking paper to do some repeat stamping and fill a 4 1/4x 5 1/2" piece of watercolor paper with one of the poppies. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.



I used the Gansai Tambai Watercolors and a water brush to color in the flowers. I used a combination of color #'s 32 (Red), 31 (Scarlet Red), 36 (Wine Red), 40 (Lemon Yellow) and a little 20 (Black) that was very watered down. Here's a close up of the flowers or you.



The sentiment is from Penny Blacks Sentiment Collection Stamp Set - I LOVE the font of this one. I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and die cut the sentiment and the Poppy panel with the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I tied some gold twine around the painted panel, then adhered it to the card base. I added the sentiment with some craft foam and some sequins. 

I love how this card turned out. It was quick. It was easy and it was fun! Three things I love in a card.  

Now it's time to HOP!

Tara - begin here
Susan - you are here

Leave a comment for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store. We also check our social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram so comment, like and share there as well. And there's a bonus for you too - shop this weekend (Sept. 6-8) and save 20% on all watercolour products in the store! 

Don't forget to share your watercolour card over at  the Scrap'N Stamp Challenge Page on Facebook.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Shopping List:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Check it Out!

Have you heard? Catherine Pooler Designs  is having a sale on some of my favorite stamps and dies in the shop. I've been crazy busy lately and haven't made anything new with them but I thought I'd share some cards I made with these products in the past.

I love the leaves in the Leaf Motif Stamp Set  that I used in this first card. You can see how I made it HERE.


and I used that same stamp set again in this card which you can see HERE.



And in case you haven't guessed it yet I love Fall and made another card that features leaves but this time I used the Hello Autumn Stamp Set. Another beautiful stamp set. Click HERE to see how I made this one.


Typically I don't make Halloween cards but when I first saw all the cute Halloween stamps and dies that Catherine was putting out I couldn't wait to play with them. You can check out the next two cards HERE. I used the Spooky Hollow Stamps and dies







Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Shopping list:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Home Again and the Adoring You Collection

This is the last day of my summer break (insert sad face). I've been gone most of the summer but yesterday I was able to spend some time in my craft room. I had an idea for a card using products from the Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection from Catherine Pooler which are now available in the store. I've linked to all the products below for you. And a heads up for those of you in Canada and shopping with Maple Syrup Designs, some of these products are on sale at the time of this post.


I used a few of the products from this release on my card today including the Love Note Background Stamp, the Sweet Home Wreath Stamp Set, the Sweet Home Wreath Dies, the Happy Together Stamp Set and the Happy Together Dies
I think my favorite thing from this release is the Love Note Background Stamp. I love the soft, subtle look it gives the card. The Sweet Home Wreath Stamps and Dies are super fun to work with too. Oh and the Happy Together Stamps and Dies - those birds are fun too. Actually it's ALL great!!!

Here are some other ideas using products from this collection. You can see them HERE

 


and another one HERE



and one more HERE.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Shopping list:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Focus On The Good



Focus on the good. 
I love this sentiment! It sounds so easy but at times it can be so hard to do but if you keep at it, it does get easier. This week I'm focusing on camping with my husband for my last week of vacation.
I had such fun making this card.
To make the background piece I mixed up some embossing paste first with Suede Shoes Color Burst Powder and then another small batch with Mardi Gras Color Burst Powder. I placed the Bear Grass stencil onto some card stock and then randomly spread the colored embossing paste over top. I love all the texture and how rich the colors look, especially when you pull off the stencil and you get that pop of white. I used a stitched edge die to cut a panel that I adhered to a white card base with craft foam.

I made a panel of pure fun with the Color Burst powders and die cut a piece with a large circle die. To see how I made the panel of pure fun check out this video - I'll be making cards for a while from all the panels that I made. I cut the circle into two pieces and adhered them onto the embossing paste panel. 
I stamped the sentiment with Midnight ink onto vellum that I cut with the same circle die, filled in the letters with a fine tip black marker and adhered it with little drops of liquid glue where the sentiment is to the Color Burst circle. It's strong glue so I'm not worried about it falling off. 


Lastly I stamped the three trees in Midnight ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I added two directly to the panel and the last one I popped up with some craft foam for some more dimension.




I really like how this card turned out. It makes me think of the camping trip I'm leaving on in the morning and that's something really good to focus on.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



Shopping list:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Feelin' Hexy!

When Catherine showed us the Feelin' Hexy Cover Plate Die I loved it. She had me at the name of it and then when I saw it I knew it would be great to play with. And I was right. It's great! 
The first thing I did for both cards was to play with the  new Color Bursts. 
Have you got yours yet? 
I sprinkled some of the powder onto a 8 1/2 x 11" piece of watercolor card stock and then sprayed on the water. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I will never get tired of playing with these. The way that color just bursts onto the paper is so much fun! Okay so once that was dry I used the Limoncello Liquid Sparkle to add some splatters and let that dry.


I used the Feelin' Hexy Cover plate to cut a piece for the card above. I used the outer edge as a guide to glue in some of the pieces (I saved the rest for another card) and then removed the outer edge. I love how it appears to be falling down the card. I added a simple sentiment with the Thanks word die cut from Midnight card stock and using craft foam added it to a card base. 

For this next card I used the Feelin' Hexy Cover Plate Die again BUT I left all the pieces intact and added it to a card base for a completely different look.


I ran the In Flight Butterfly Die through my die cutting machine with a piece of that water color paper full of Color Burst goodness and adhered that to my card with a simple sentiment embossed with white onto black card stock and tucked it in close to the butterfly.

These are really two very easy cards to make - and super fun too.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Shopping list:

Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!