Monday, December 9, 2019

A CHRISTMAS CARD WITH THE WANNA HUG BUNDLE


I am LOVING this new release from Catherine Pooler Designs! I've been playing with the Wanna Hug Bundle and having a blast. Because it's almost Christmas I decided to make a Christmas card with a bunch of the products from the bundle.
But before I tell you about the card let me fill you in on some details you need to know.
The Release is called Out West and it hits the shop on Dec. 11th. SOON! 
But if you're a StampNation member you don't have to wait that long because you can order on Dec. 10th. Early ordering is just one of the many perks of being a member.


 I stamped the flowers and leaves from the My Kind Floral stamp set using Rouge, Shea Butter and Eucalyptus inks and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I cut the Canyon Mini Cover Plate Die out of white card stock and set it inside the large frame from the Chalkboard Frame Dies. I used some scotch tape on the back to hold it together. I used some foam squares (lots of them) around the back of the frame and adhered it to a piece of white card stock that I cut with the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Dies and then layered that onto a white card base.


I cut a circle from the Circles Die set, adhered it to the top potion of the panel and then set about adhering all the flowers and leaves. Most of them are adhered directly to the circle but a few are adhered with dimensionals. 


The sentiment is from The Man With The Bag Stamp set. I stamped it with Midnight ink and set it inside the small frame from the Chalkboard Frame Dies. I love the little bit of detail on those frames.

I mentioned the Wanna Hug Bundle but guess what? There are two other bundles - the Shine On Bundle and one that will be revealed later today. 
There is a bit of a savings if you buy the bundle but if you don't want the bundle, don't worry because everything is available individually for purchase as well. 

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan


Shopping list:

Below are links 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, December 7, 2019

WANNA HUG BUNDLE - OUT WEST COLLECTION


Have you heard the news?
Catherine has a new release coming to the shop.
It's called OUT WEST and it's really fun!
It hits the shop on Dec. 11th BUT if you're a StampNation member then you get to order on Dec. 10th! Just one of the many amazing perks for being a member.

Did you see Catherine's reveal for the Wanna Hug Bundle she did on Thursday? When she showed us all the products I think I did a squeal when I saw all the cacti and those cute pots. 


If you look closely you can see that the black piece is embossed. I used the Desert Diamonds Background stamp which is part of the Wanna Hug Bundle and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I love the tone on tone look. I cut the Canyon Mini Cover Plate Die (also part of this bundle) out of white card stock, layered it onto a solid piece of white card stock and put the aloe plant and pot on top of that. The plant looks a little splotchy but I did that on purpose. And how cute is that sentiment!

You can buy the bundle if you want and you get a bit of a savings. Don't want the whole bundle? No problem, everything is available individually for purchase as well.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!
  


Shopping list:

Below are links 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, December 6, 2019

SCRAP'N STAMPS WHITE CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP



How's everyone doing getting those Christmas cards ready to mail? I still have a bunch to do but I'll get there. We've got a great theme for the hop at Scrap'n Stamp this month - white Christmas - and lots of inspiration for you as you'll see along the hop. 


You should have arrived from Kia's blog but if not, don't worry because I've linked to everyone below.

For my card I used a few of the polar bears from My Favorite Things Polar bear Pals. It's a birthday themed set but by using a Christmas sentiment it's now a Christmas card. 


I stamped them in black, colored the scarves with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers ( Light Blue No.036 and Light Green No.041) and the bears with some neutral gray Copics (N0, N2 and N6). I cut them out with the coordinating dies and layered them onto a panel that I cut with a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and 2 snow hills that I cut using the stitched hillside border dies also from Lawn Fawn. I layered that all onto a white card base with some craft foam for dimension.


This was a quick and easy card to make. I think I might make a few more and just change the colors of the scarves.

Now check this out 
- A FREE GIFT - 
but only while supplies last. No minimum purchase is required but you will have to pay the shipping costs.


Plus there will be one lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store so be sure to leave a comment at all the stops along the hop. This will increase your chances to win. 

Now it's time to hop 
(did you leave a comment?)

Tara - start here
Susan - You are here



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



Shopping list:

Below are links 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!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE CARD CONCEPT



I love the colors, the buffalo plaid, the red truck, the wreaths in the window, the brick on the wall, the rocking chair, the texture...
It's safe to say that I love the inspiration photo for this weeks challenge at The Card Concept
I decided to use the plaid, the colors and the trees (although I chose to do mine white) as the inspiration for my clean but layered card (or at least that's what I'm calling it).
 I stamped the Buffalo Plaid background stamp onto white card stock using black ink and layered that onto a piece of dark red card stock. I tied some twine around the top and added the panel to a gray card base using craft foam.
I die cut 5 trees using a tree die that's been in my stash forever from white card stock and added them to the buffalo plaid piece popping one of them up with craft foam.
The sentiment is stamped with black ink onto white card stock and layered onto a piece of the dark red card stock and then adhered to the card.
All in all, this was a super easy card to make.
Check out this inspiration photo - I'd love to have a front porch like that.



Now it's your turn!
You can check out what the rest of the team came up with HERE and then I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan


Shopping list:

Below are links 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!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

DECEMBER CANVO SPREAD


Did you pick your new Canvo yet?
It was hard to decide but I went with the plaid one - I love the travel theme of the inside page.


I'll be honest with you - I kind of stepped away from using my Canvo lately. I thought I was spending too much time on decorating it rather than on the the things I was keeping track of in it. BUT when I wasn't using it I was way less organized SO I'm starting fresh with a new one and it feels great! I'm going to allow myself one day to set up the month ahead and have fun with it which is what I did today and now I'm mostly set for the month. I say mostly because I want to make a few lists for shopping, gifts and menus but I'm going to do that tonight and maybe I'll share those with you tomorrow.

Here's my two page spread for December. Sometimes I just use one page but there's a lot going on this month so I opted for the full spread. 


One thing my Canvo has been great for is keeping me on track with some of my habits. I say some because some are easier than others to do. I've left a few to fill in if I think of more,


I love lists but I tend to lose them so I'm putting them all into my Canvo and I can always take a pic of the list I need with my phone if I need it and don't want to take my Canvo with me. This one is a work in progress - I covered a section because some people may see what's under that and Christmas is about surprises, right?


You may have noticed a theme to my pages. I'm using CP's It's a Boy ink along with My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals and Art Impressions Penguin Cheer. I couldn't decide on one so I used both. I colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils. I also used CP's Bullet Journal Basics stamp set, the On My List Stencil and the Half Calendar Stencil.

I did all the weeks very similar to these two but I switched out the stamps. The previous two weeks were done with the Polar Bear Pals but this is already a long post so I thought I would just share these.


I like starting a new page for a new month and the thought of putting just 3 days on one page would've stressed me out. Thinking now I could have done that and then used the rest of the page for resolutions. That may have worked but I think I'm going to do one page for my goals for the new year - split it in two and do business goals and personal goals.


Now it's time for another cuppa chai and to fill these pages in.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan


Shopping list:

Below are links 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, November 30, 2019

THERE'S STILL TIME

I'm a little late getting this news out there but don't worry
THERE'S STILL TIME
to get in on some of these amazing Black Friday sales.
This is a great time to shop for yourself and of course for all the 
crafty people on your list. 
Here are just a few of the many savings that are out there this weekend.

First up is Catherine Pooler Designs with savings of up to 75%!!!



Next up is Maple Syrup Designs with savings of up to 65%


Here's another one for you to check out.




And one more (then I have to go clean my carpet) - Art Impressions.



Happy shopping!!

And if you shop through my links, THANK YOU! as I am an affiliate and earn a small commission that helps in the running of my blog and Youtube channel that I am slowly growing. 

Susan


Thursday, November 21, 2019

FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS




I have a quick an easy card for you today - one that would be great for mass producing - just set up your die cutting machine and turn on some Netflix and you're good to go.
I die cut a house from CP's Winterhaven dies, then cut a deer and a tree from CP's Snow Glob dies from white card stock. I cut two hills using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border dies from white card stock. 
I grabbed a piece of blue card stock from my old Stampin' Up stash - I think it's called Marina Mist - ran it through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some white embossing paste to create some falling snow against the blue background.
I layered on the die cuts using craft foam for the top hill to create some depth. The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled's Bright Baubles stamp set - I stamped it using CP's midnight ink. 
I layered the panel with craft foam onto a white card base and called it done.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan


Shopping list:

Below are links 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!