Monday, March 1, 2021

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

 



I was perusing the internet the other day and saw a couple of clean and simple challenges and another clean and simple one with a theme of animal. I thought of the Peeking Pets Stamps and Dies from Catherine Pooler Designs right away and an idea popped in my head. 
If you're ever in a creative slump I highly recommend challenges - they're a great way to be inspired.





The image is stamped with Midnight ink onto a piece of neutral color card stock from my pile of scraps. I cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the bottom of a white card stock panel cut with a stitched rectangle die. I attached the panel to a white card base with some craft foam.
The sentiment was just as simple. I die cut a speech bubble using the Critter Crew Dies and then using the Block Alphabet Dies I cut out the word Hi. I adhered them together then stamped a little paw print from The Peeking Pets Stamp Set then added that to the card with some more craft foam. 
When a card is this CAS I like to use craft foam to give it dimension and some detail.




I'm playing along with the following challenges:

 Addicted to CAS - animal




The Paper Shelter - clean and simple

Sweet Stampers - clean and simple

Try it on Tuesdays - oh so cute 


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RUN! DON'T WALK!

 









Instead of linking to all the products individually I decided to link to the sale page where you can find everything. 

If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!

And remember this is a while supplies last sale so if there's something you've got your eye on - RUN, DON'T WALK before it's gone. 

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan








Tuesday, February 16, 2021

PEEK A BOO CRITTERS

The critters from the Critter Crew have been so much fun to play with. This time I used them with the Four Windows Cover Plate Die and created some windows for the critters to peek through. 


I started by stamping the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto some white card stock with some Sand Castle ink and cut it out with the Four Windows Cover Plate Die. I sponged around the edges as well to add some shading. 
Next I stamped out some critters - one for each window and did some really simple coloring. For the background I went through my Catherine Pooler Patterned Paper and pulled out some scraps that added a bunch of brightness and fun with the patterns.



To finish the card I used the Chatterbox Background Stamp and fussy cut out a bunch of the speech bubble sentiments and placed them inside the windows and outside on the window flaps too. A few little firefly's and it's finished. 




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE PARTY CREW

 


I love that the critters from the Party Crew Bundle pair so well with so many other stamps and dies that I have. I inked up the Woodgrain Background Stamp with Twilight ink and stamped the front of a white card base. I used a blending brush to sponge the edges with some Twilight ink and then darken the outer edge with Black Jack ink. I die cut the frame from white card stock using the Instant Happy Dies. I swiped the Black Jack ink pad across the frame purposely leaving it streaky. I added a piece of acetate to the back of the frame - I was planning on making this a shaker card but I put it together and forgot to add the sequins - oh well - it's a window card? Next I stamped and cut the critters out and added them to the frame. The sentiments in the speech bubbles are from the Chatterbox Background Stamp. I used the Blender Brushes, Cummerbund and In The Park ink to create a background for the frame.


I'm playing along with the following challenges: 



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!


Friday, February 12, 2021

WILD ABOUT YOU


I am wild about this release! The For Your Crew Release has 4 different bundles - The Hip Crew Bundle, The Posh Crew Bundle, The Preppy Crew Bundle and The Party Crew Bundle.
The Party Crew is the one I've been playing with but I've also been pulling out other stamps and dies from my stash to use with the bundle. 

For my card today I used the new Critter Crew Stamps and Dies along with the Wild About You Stamp Set and the Too Fly Patterned Paper.


The great thing about patterned paper is that when you combine different patterns and colors most of the work on the card is done for you. After I chose the papers I used the Good Things Mini Cover Plate Die to cut two rounded rectangles. I did some ink blending of Cummerbund and In The Park Ink onto the white piece then adhered the stripe paper along the side. I added the two critters from the Critter Crew Stamps and Dies that I had added a little bit of color with using a blender pen. The sentiment is from the Wild About You Stamp set and cut out with the speech bubble from the Critter Crew Dies. I did direct to paper with Rockin' Red Ink and then cut the heart using the heart die from the Critter Crew Dies as well.


I think I may see how many of my stamps, dies and papers I can use these cute critters with. 


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A RAINBOW HELLO

I'm back today with the easiest card I think I've ever made. I used the Chatterbox Background Stamp that is part of the Party Crew Bundle


I loved coloring as a kid and I still do. This card reminded me of that. I stamped it with Midnight ink onto a white piece of card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4" then pulled out some markers. I decided to color it in rainbow order. I was hoping to blend the colors a bit but that didn't work so I grabbed a grey marker and outlined all the speech bubbles.

This would be a good one to have the kids make and send to family and friends that they're missing.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

IT'S RELEASE DAY!!

 


Catherine Pooler Designs newest release is in the shop today at 9am EST. The For Your Crew Release has 4 bundles - The Hip Crew, The Posh Crew, The Preppy Crew and the Party Crew. 

I have two cards for you today.
This first one is SO incredibly easy and I love how it turned out. I simply stamped the Chatterbox Background stamp with Midnight ink onto white card stock cut to 4x 5 1/4". I used a black marker and colored in the empty space then adhered a Rockin' Red heart that I cut with the Critter Crew Die Set.


This next card has a bit more going on. I started with a white piece of card stock and used the Good Things Mini Cover Plate to cut out a frame. I used the small Happy Birthday stamp from the Critter Crew Stamp set and Midnight ink to cover the frame. I added a sheet of acetate to the back of the frame. When I was looking through my stamps I saw that I had some trees from the Wild About You Stamp Set all inked up with Spruce ink and ready to go. I used In the Park and Cummerbund along with Catherine's new blending brushes to ink up the front of the card base. I added the trees and hid a cute owl in them before adding the frame with some craft foam. I used the Critter Crew stamps and dies to add the rest of the cute critters and sentiments.



These stamps work beautifully with so many others in the CPD collection. I'm eager to pull out some stamps and have some fun.

*** Please note: I've linked below to all the products I've used and the new products too. The new ones are listed first but won't be live until 9am EST today***

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. 
If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much!