Wednesday, January 13, 2021

FIND HAPPINESS IN TODAY...

 ...because today is release day for Catherine Pooler Designs new Date Night inks and 

the Love-N-Hearts Collection


All of the new products will be in the shop today at 9am EST. Be sure to check the sales items too because there are a lot of love themed products on sale - some as much as 60% off!


I used 4 of the new Date Night Inks on my card today - 

In The Park, Cummerbund, Pucker Up and Drive-in.



Here are all of the 8 new colors. They are so pretty!!


I stamped the main image from the Through The Prism stamp set using my MISTI onto some water color card stock. I used the MISTI so I could stamp it a couple of times to be sure to get good coverage. Next I heat set it with some WOW White Embossing Powder and then had some fun with one of my all time favorite techniques - ink smooshing. I started by smooshing the ink pad onto a large block, adding a little water then pouncing the paper into the ink. I dried it with my heat gun and then repeated the process with the next ink color.


After it was all dry I repeated the process but this time I used the re-inkers instead of the ink pad. I squeezed a couple of drops onto a large block, added a couple sprays of water and then pounced the paper into the ink puddle. This really made the colors more vibrant. 
By doing it with the ink pad and the re-inkers I was able to achieve a two tone look of each color.



To finish the card I layered it onto some black card stock leaving the tiniest of borders. I cut a strip of the striped paper from the Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper and added it to the left side of the card base then added the inked panel. 

For the sentiment I did another of my favorites - heat embossing with white onto black card stock - it's a simple technique but it definitely packs a punch.


Now to write in this card and get it in the mail. One of my goals this year is to send out more 'just because' cards to friends and family. The world is so crazy right now and who knows when we'll be able to visit with loved ones again so why not send them something to let them know you are thinking of them. And a handmade card is perfect for that.



*** 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 6am***


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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

LOVE YA!!

 I'm pretty sure you've all seen the new inks by Catherine Pooler Designs by now and if you're like me you think they look gorgeous. Well that's because they are! Not only are the colors really pretty the names are super cute too! 

These will be in the shop tomorrow (Jan, 16th) for the general public BUT if you are a StampNation member then you get to order today at noon EST. 


Not only is there new inks available, there's the Love-N-Hearts Collection being released as well. With all that's going on in the world right now who couldn't use a pick me-up-card telling them they are loved.
This collection is perfect for that.



Check out this adorable card by Brand Ambassador Illina Crouse using products from the I Love You Soy Bundle. It's so cute!! I can't wait to play with these products. 


While I'm waiting for goodies I pulled out some love themed goodies and grabbed the new inks and made a very simple card and I know exactly who I'm sending it to. Considering how easy it was to make I think I'll make a few more.

I started by doing some direct to paper with each of the ink colors. I couldn't decide on which ones to use so I decided to use them all.


Next I used the second smallest heart die from the Nested Stitched Heart Dies and cut one out from each color. I cut a panel using the large rectangle from the Postage Stamp Dies and then adhered the hearts leaving a spot in the middle to add a small sentiment. I chose to use one from the Doodle Hearts Stamp Set that fit perfectly so I stamped that in Midnight ink. I added the panel to a white card base with some craft foam and this card is done.


While you're shopping be sure to check out the sale section because there are a lot of love related products on sale - some are 60% off!! 


*** 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 the dates and times mentioned above***


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.

Monday, January 11, 2021

DATE NIGHT INK COLLECTION

 

Hi Friends! Welcome back to my blog. I've got another card to share with you today using the other 4 inks from the new Date Night Ink Collection. Yesterday I used the Do-Si-Do, Catching Rays, In the Park and Cumberbund on this card. Today I used the Chiffon, Pucker Up, Serenade and Drive-in inks.
These inks along with the Love-N-Hearts Collection will be in the shop on Wednesday, January 13th at 9am EST - BUT if you're a StampNation member then you can order on Tuesday, January 12th at Noon EST



Check out these new blending brushes that will be in the shop on Wednesday! 


I started with some ink blending on a white piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". I wanted a one layer card but I don't like blending on the whole front of a card as I always, always, always get ink on some other part of the card. 
I started with Chiffon, then Pucker Up, next was Serenade and then to finish it off was Drive-in.



Next I stamped the floral image and the sentiment from the Beautiful Day Floral Stamp Set using my MISTI and Midnight ink. I stamped it a few times to get a nice deep dark black image. 


To finish the card I added it to a card base and then using the POSCA white paint pen I filled in some of the leaves, the inside of the flowers and added a few dots. 


This was a quick card to make and would look great done in all kinds of color combos.
What color combo would you do? Leave me a comment - I'd love to know.



*** Please note: I've linked below to all the products I've used and some of the new products too. The new ones are listed first but won't be live until the dates mentioned above***


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.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

HELLO NEW INK!!

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a good day. I wanted to let you know that Catherine Pooler Designs has some new goodies hitting the shop on Wednesday January 13th at 9am EST
If you're a StampNation member then you get to order on Tuesday January 12th!
One of the new goodies is NEW INK!!! The ink bundle is called Date Night and I'm so excited about this because she really does make one of the best inks on the market.
She also has a mini release called Love-N-Hearts that's perfect for Valentine's Day next month. I don't have anything to show made with the Love-N-Hearts products since those are still making their way to me in the mail BUT I do have the inks!

Just look at all this gorgeousness! And check out the names - so cute and fun.


I used the Faitfhful Fluttering Butterflies because I wanted to layer up the inks and the butterflies each have 3 layers to their wings.

I used the new Cumberbund, In the Park, Catching Rays, Do-Si-Do on this slimline card. The yellow butterfly is stamped with Catching Rays, Tiara, Tiki Torch and Tutti Frutti for the body. The pink butterfly is stamped with Do-Si-Do, Coral Cabana, Samba and Cranberry Fizz for the body. The blue butterfly is stamped with Cumberbund, Mint to Be, Aquatini and Deck the Halls for the body.
The ink blending inside the circle openings is done with In the Park ink.
I love how they turned out.



I used the Post This Slimline Die set to make all the layers for the card. This is a great set to have in your stash because besides using them all together they would also work great individually which makes it more versatile.


I adhered a sheet of acetate to the back of the piece with the cut out circles. Next I added some craft foam being sure to add it between each circle so when I added the Soda Springs sequins they wouldn't all fall to the bottom of the card. I used the Marching Leaves Stencil and some In The Park ink to add a subtle background and then layered it all together.
The hello is from the Ways To say Hey Dies and cut from black card stock. A few more sequins on top and this card is done. 


I'll be back with another card using the other inks tomorrow.

*** Please note: I've linked below to all the products I've used and some of the new products too. The new ones are listed first but won't be live until the dates mentioned above***

 



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, January 6, 2021

YOU TAKE THE CAKE

Hi Friends! How's everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutions? Do you make them or do you just make small goals? I've decided instead of saying I want to lose x number of pounds because I always fail I'm saying I want to be healthy in whatever way that looks on me. I actually started this one about a month ago and I'm happy to say I am being successful in a way that I never have been before. 

I also made a goal to be more consistent with my blogging and video making. I'm not off to a great start with that but I'm working on getting my house organized this week and then my craft room and once that is all done I am going to make a schedule. My craft area is so unorganized since our move - it's also a bit of a dumping ground for everything that doesn't have a home in the house yet and for things waiting to be used on reno projects. Because of this I don't always feel productive or creative when I'm in this space. But all that will change!

Now let' talk about my card for today.

One of my goals for this year is to send out more cards. I'm great at getting the cards made but not so great at getting them sent out. The Birthday Cake Remix Stamp Set (and the coordinating die set) is really going to help me get cards in the mail. This is such a cute set and you can get so many different looks with it depending on what techniques you do.



I kept this card really simple by stamping the cake layers in 3 different colors and then adding the icing. I stamped the sentiments on the cake and on top instead of candles. I cut the panel with the large stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Die set and then added it to a white card base with craft foam for dimension.


This would look super cute in some really bright colors or you could do a monochromatic look, or 3 shades of the same color - the possibilities are endless!

Catherine Pooler Designs is coming out with some new ink color. Check them out below. They'll be in the shop on Wednesday, January 13th. You can buy them individually or if you purchase the whole Date Night Bundle then you'll receive a discount and who doesn't like a discount.




Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and 'listening' to my jibber jabber in the beginning. 

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.

Monday, January 4, 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


I didn't send out as many Christmas cards this year so I'm sending out some New Year's cards too. 
This card was easy to make so if you're looking to send out some New Year's cards this may be what you're looking for.


I used the Sparkle and Pop Stamp set along with some Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder to make the panel. After I heat set it I cut the panel with the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Die set. 
I added it to a kraft card base with some craft foam and then embossed the sentiment from the Cocktail Party Stamp Set with white embossing powder on black card stock. 
The color combo isn't typically used for holiday cards but I love how this turned out. It's got a classy look to it - kind of like dressing up for a fancy night out or in as was the case this New Years.


Now to get this card in the mail.


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, January 2, 2021

STAMPING ON ZOOM WITH FRIENDS

 

Yesterday Catherine Pooler and a bunch of the StampNation members along with some of the design team had some fun creating together on Zoom. StampNation is turning 10 in January and we're celebrating with some fun new products.

I used the Birthday Cake Remix Dies to make this card while visiting with all the fun people on Zoom. Crafting time has definitely been different lately but it's nice to know there are ways to still get together - even if it is virtual it's still fun.

I started by stamping the Doin' The Polka Background stamp onto some white card stock with embossing ink then heat setting it with Wow halo embossing powder. I used the cake dies from the Birthday Cake Remix Dies to cut out the cake.



Next I stamped some flowers from the Toucan Do It stamp set, colored them in using a blender pen and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I pieced the cake together, added the flowers then made the background. 
I cut a panel from white card stock using the Circle Squared Slimline Die, adhered it another piece of white cardstock so it looked more solid  and cut it down using the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Die set. I adhered it to a white card base and then added the cake on top with some craft foam for dimension.
I'm leaving the sentiment for the inside. I was thinking this could be a wedding card but it could also be a fancy birthday card. 


Are you getting together with friends in creative ways to craft? Facetime? Zoom? Leave me a comment letting me know.


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.