Thursday, June 17, 2021

IT'S A PUFFIN PARTY

 


Hi Everyone! It's a Puffin Party on my blog today.
These guys are so cute and when I add some googly eyes I can't help but giggle. 
I began by blending some Sea Glass, Bay Breeze and Juniper Mist inks onto a piece of card stock that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", spritzing it with a bit of water and quickly drying it with a towel then cut it with the Wavy Cover Plate Die. I adhered that directly to a white card base.



 I stamped and cut out the banner pieces in a variety of colors and patterns and added them to the top of the card. Next I stamped, colored and cut out the puffins and the little crab. I embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock for the little crab to hold. 
I added the puffins directly to the card base and the sentiment and the crab with fun foam. A few little googly eyes and this card is done.




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and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Monday, June 14, 2021

A LITTLE NOTE TO SAY...


I've recently started leaving images uncolored and I love it. At first it was a little difficult to do - the urge to 'finish' the card was strong but I fought through it and now I love doing it. 



Because I left the flower and leaves uncolored I needed to add color in another way. I opted to do some ink smooshing which is one of my favorite things to do with ink and paper.
I used the Through the Prism Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped and embossed it in white on water color paper. After I heat set it I swiped on some Catherine Pooler ink in rainbow order, gave it a little spritz of water and dried it. Once it was dry I added more ink and did it again.



After it dried I die cut a tag - the ones I used are not available but I linked to another set that are retiring soon and on sale. 
I added the tag with some craft foam to a card stock panel cut with the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die Set and added that to a card base with more craft foam. 
I added some b&w twine, an embossed sentiment and of course the uncolored flower and leaves.



Have you seen this huge sale happening at CAS-ual Fridays right now? 
This is while supplies last so if there's something you have your eye on - grab it while you can. The Pretty Posies stamps and dies are 35% off right now!




 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Saturday, June 12, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPSICLES


Popsicles were always a treat when I was a kid. I remember giving my girls popsicles for the first time. The look of pure joy while they ate it and it melted all over their hands was awesome.

I chose to do a rainbow of popsicles for this card because seriously can you ever have too many popsicles. My favorite as a kid and still is, is root beer flavored popsicles but I can't find them anywhere and believe me I have looked!



I die cut 7 of the popsicles, added antique linen ink to the sticks then blended on the popsicle portion. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine. I blended on some color for the background, added the birthday portion of the happy birthday die then added the popsicles added some with craft foam for dimension.
I embossed the happy from the Crazy Talk stamp set in white and popped that up on the card. 
The card base is smaller than normal. It's 3 1/2 x 5 1/2". I didn't do it for any particular reason - I just thought it was cute. 




 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Thursday, June 10, 2021

ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM, WHO WANTS ICE CREAM?

 


I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog sharing all the details for this yummy card. I've linked to all the products below.





I'm also submitting this to the Color Hues Challenge #19


Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

SENDING HUGS YOUR WAY

 


Blue and brown is one of my favorite color combos - not only for cards but for clothes and home decor too, so when I saw the  
Color Hues challenge I knew I would be playing along.  

I made a couple of cards - 
this is the first one and I'll be sharing another one tomorrow. 


This one is super quick and easy to make. 
I die cut a panel of white card stock using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Next I stamped the rain using It's a Boy ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. The rain and the sentiment on the cloud are from CPD's April Showers stamp set. I used CPD's Icing on the Cake ink and stamped the sentiment onto a cloud die cut from the April Showers Dies. I adhered the cloud with some craft foam then added the Poppystamps Playful Hugs word die that I cut from some scrap brown card stock. I adhered the panel directly to a white card base and called this card done.


Click here to check out the Color Hues Challenge




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Saturday, June 5, 2021

DO PUFFINS MAKE YOU SMILE?

 


The cute little puffins in the Puffin Party Stamp set are adorable and definitely make me smile. This was one of those sets that I thought I didn't need but boy was I wrong. It is SO FUN to play with. And let's be honest, we need ALL the stamping goodies! lol!


I started with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" then using the Swoop Stencil, some blue inks and a blending brush I created the background. Next I die cut a circle from the center, adhered the panel to a card front then popped the circle piece back in place with some craft foam. 


I added the puffin with a mini wobbler for fun and I gave him a googly eye too. I love how he looks like he's jumping in the waves.



The stamped sentiment is from the Magnetic Messages Stamp Set and for a pop of color I added the Hey using the Block Alphabet Dies and some Samba ink. I really LOVE those letters!. They're the perfect size and they're fun to use. 




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Friday, June 4, 2021

SCRAP'N STAMP WHITTLE THINGS BLOG HOP


Hey Everyone!! It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time to hop along with the team at Scrap'n Stamp Canada. This month we are featuring the Whittles products from Poppystamps. They are soooo cute!!! 
There will be a prize of a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky person that leaves a comment. To increase your chances leave comments at all the stops along the hop. You may see our cards from the hop on Instagram or facebook -  if you do, be sure to leave comments there as well to increase your chance of winning that $50 Gift Certificate.

Want to get your hands on some of these cute Whittles? If you shop this weekend you'll receive 20% off ALL Poppystamps products in the shop.

I have a few cards to share with you so let's get started.

This first one is soooo clean and simple. 


I used the Whittle Shark Die and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the Lawn Fawn small Stitched rectangle Dies to cut the frame and the panel. The frame is popped up with some craft foam and the panel is adhered directly to the card base. I blended some Hickory Smoke Distress ink onto some white card stock then cut the shark out and added it with some more craft foam. 
While writing up this post I decided to add another sentiment to the card. I like it much better with the added sentiment.



My next two are little 3x3" cards. I never make this size but thought it worked well with the Whittle dies.


I used a Tim Holtz Waves embossing folder for the first layer. I think it's an older one as I couldn't fine it online anywhere but there's a ton of others on the marker. On one of the cards I added it face up and the other face down. I adhered it directly to the card base on the dolphin card and used craft foam for the other one.

 I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks to create the water panel before die cutting with the the Whittle Wave Background Die. I adhered that to the card with some craft foam. I blended some Hickory Smoke distress ink onto a piece of white card stock then cut out the Whittle Dolphin. I used the Word Balloons and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments to finish the card. 


I used the Whittle Fish Trio and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments for this little card. 


Okay, this next one is my last card. 
I paired some Whittles products with some Heffy Dooddle products and came up this.


I used the Heffy Doodle Wave to Me Stencil for the bottom layer. The lighthouse is from Heffy Doodles Lil Lighthouse Stamps and Dies and colored with some distress inks and a grey Prismacolor pencil. 

I used the Whittle Wave Background Die, Whittle Fish Trio Die and the Word Balloons for the rest of the card. 


Besides the fact that these products are adorable - that dolphin may be my favorite - they have a great price point! You could add a lot to your stash without spending a lot. That to me is a win-win when you're on a budget. 

Next up on the hop is Deborah - be sure to check her blog but before you go leave me a comment for a chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate I was talking about at the beginning of the post.

Here is the whole list for you in case you missed any.
 

Tara/SNS

Chala

Nancy

Kia

Lindsay

Susan - you're here

Deborah - next

Jessica



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and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Friday, May 28, 2021

SENDING HUGS YOUR WAY

 

Who needs a hug? This card is full of them and zero stamping or coloring.


I used the Hugs die from Poppystamps and die cut it multiple times from kraft card stock and 4 times from red card stock. I started with a panel that was 4"x5 1/4" and began adhering the die cut words offsetting each one. Once the panel was covered I used a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut the panel down then I glued the other three red hugs together and added it to the red one on the panel. A few of the smallest stitched heart die from Catherine Pooler Designs cut with the same red card stock finishes the panel.
I added a piece of kraft card stock to the white card base and used a strip of patterned paper from the Through The Woods Pack from Catherine Pooler Designs - it's Christmas themed but that doesn't mean you only have to use it at Christmas - the striped worked perfectly with my color scheme. 
I added the panel with craft foam and this card is done.



 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Monday, May 24, 2021

LOW TIDE OR HIGH TIDE


Hi Everyone!!
I hope you are all doing well and making time to do something you enjoy. With everything that's happening in the world right now it's more important than ever to practice self care - whatever that looks like for you. Lately for me that means lots and lots of chai lattes. 
This past week has been a bit stressful for me. A couple of years ago I had an issue with my right eye where something was detaching from my retina - not serious, I got through it with a tiny spot that has remained on my eye that I constantly see. It happened to my left eye last week but this time it was much worse. I had some tearing, bleeding and a hole and a lot of spots all over my eye. It was like a tiny fish net covered my eye and there was a ton of stuff caught in the netting. I ended up needing a laser treatment to stop it from getting worse and losing my sight in that eye. Then 2 days after all that while things are healing I get some bug bites. On both of my eyes. Yup. They both puffed up and got really itchy and the whole right side of my face ended up puffing up. 
The swelling is going down and the itching is getting less. The spots in my right eye are lessening, they're not gone yet but I'm hoping in time they disappear completely. In the mean time I'm drinking another chai latte :)

Enough about that. Let's talk about this card.


I love coloring the octopus from the Ocean Chums Stamp Set - it makes me smile especially when I use bright colors.  I used a blender pen and a couple of blue inks to color it in then cut it out with the coordinating die. I used a white Posca Paint pen to color in the suckers on the tentacles and to add a little highlight. 
Once it was all colored in I layered it onto a panel that I layered with the Cleo Slimline Die cut to fit the panel. I adhered the throwaway bits back in their spots. I adhered a strip of paper from the Black Tie Gala Paper Pack - I chose the circles because it made me think of bubbles. I added the panel with some craft foam then added the sentiment.


Remember to make time for some self care.


 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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Friday, May 21, 2021

PLAYING WITH JACKS AT CAS-UAL FRIDAYS

 I made three quick and easy cards to add to my birthday stash all using the same stencil and stamp set from CAS-UAL FRIDAYS
I used the Jacks Stencil and the Shenanigans Stamps.
All the inks are from Catherine Pooler Designs except for the white on the last card - it is from Hero Arts.
Even though I made this first one a birthday card I'm thinking it could make a cute Christmas card too. Inked up in blue the jacks could be snowflakes.


The ink colors on this card are Tranquil, Stone Blue, Cove Blue and Juniper Mist for the jacks and Midnight for the sentiment. After blending on the ink with blending brushes I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI. I wanted to be sure to get a solid crisp image that stood out against the darker jacks and I needed to stamp it a few times to do that.
I layered it onto a piece of black card stock then before adding it to a white card base with craft foam I added a strip of black & white patterned paper from Catherine Pooler Designs.


This next card came together the same as the first one.


I used Limoncello, Garden Party, Be Mine and Flirty Fuchsia inks for the jacks and Midnight for the sentiment. This time I embossed part of the sentiment with white embossing powder onto black card stock.


This last card is a little different. I was going for a classier look so I used white, black and gold.


I used a sponge dauber instead of a blending brush to add the ink to the jacks. I added that panel directly to the card base then embossed the sentiment with gold onto white card stock and added that with craft foam.


The Jacks Stencil is a lot of fun to play with - just like when I was a kid playing with real jacks - but now I get to play with ink too :) 
This would be fun to do making each jack a different color hmmmm I definitely have enough inks - maybe I'll give that a try. Perhaps I should try embossing the jacks as well.
I think it's time to head back to my craft room and play some more.


Happy Stampin'

and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





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