Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs Hello Sunshine Release Blog Hop


I LOVE THIS RELEASE!!
It's time for a new release over at Catherine Pooler Designs. Some of my favorite designers and myself are hopping along and sharing our projects that we created using products from the new release.

The Hello Sunshine release is a mix of fun images, papers and sentiments as well as some beautiful flowers and sentiments. The background dies are gorgeous - it's all amazing!

My first card features the Right Angle Cover Plate, I Scream You Scream stamps and dies and the Sum Sum Summertime Patterned Paper.


Instead of using the Right Angle Cover Plate as a die I embossed with it. You do this by making your sandwich for your die cutting machine in this order: die cutting plate, embossing mat, paper, die, embossing plate and then run it through your machine. I used a blender pen to add some fun colors to the ice cream truck and then did some embossing and die cutting for the sentiment.

My next card features the Sunshine Flowers Stamps and Dies and the Throwing Confetti Cover Plate.


I don't know much about flowers at all but I do love sunflowers and couldn't wait to color these beauties in. I added them to the background that I die cut with the Throwing Confetti Cover Plate and added to the card base with craft foam that I also cut from the cover plate. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of card stock cut with a circle die and then added that to the panel and trimmed off the edge.

Now it's time to hop along. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the SHOP.




Susan
Tracie  (next stop)


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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 

Card #1


Card #2

Monday, June 17, 2019

Available June 19th!!


TWO MORE SLEEPS!





Here's a sneak peek at one of the cards I made.
Check out that sentiment!!!!


There are so many cute, fun stamps, dies, papers and sequins in this release that you're sure to have a ton of fun creating cards and projects. It's great for all ages!


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Father's Day Card



Hi Everyone!
Father's Day is coming - have you made your card yet?
I've got a quick and easy card to share with you today. 
I used Altenew's Best Dad Ever stamps and dies and did simple coloring with my Prismacolor pencil crayons. I cut a little slit in the mug and inserted the razor.
I stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink onto a piece of white cardstock that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die and adhered the stamped and colored images directly to the panel. I added a little shadow with a pencil crayon and adhered it all to a grey card base.


I'm playing along with the current Addicted to CAS challenge.


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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Summer Swirls at The Card Concept

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another challenge at The Card Concept. This weeks inspiration photo is a hot air balloon and something I've always wanted to try. I think it would be amazing!


My card uses Catherine Pooler Designs stamps, dies and inks. If you've never checked out her products you should because they are excellent. Yes I am on her design team BUT I honestly believe that and would say it even if I wasn't on her team. Especially the inks! They are my go to inks for almost any project. You can learn all bout her inks HERE.  

My card is super simple to make.
I stamped the background with Twilight Ink and The World Awaits Stamp Set.
The balloons are from the Love is in The Air stamp set and stamped with Rockin' RedLimoncello and Something Borrowed ink and then die cut with the Love is in The Air Dies. Next I stamped the basket with Black Jack ink. The baskets are much easier to line up after you die cut out the balloon.
I stamped the sentiment from The World Awaits with Midnight ink and then added all the balloons - some with craft foam for dimension.





I'd love it if you'd come and check out the rest of the design teams cards HERE and if you're feeling the urge to join us it would be awesome to see your cards 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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Grad Card Crazy

I'm going Grad Card Crazy right now and having a lot of fun doing it.
When you have a lot to make but don't want to mass produce the same card I strongly recommend clean and simple cards. I used minimal supplies and embellishments which helps to make the process go smoothly and quickly.

Besides the supplies listed below I also used Avery Elle's Hats Off stamp set, Taylored Expressions Class Of die and Cherry Cobbler card stock from Stampin' Up.



The googly eyes on this owl I picked up from a dollar store.





All the cards are pretty simple and straight forward but here's a link to another post where I did a card similar to this next one.


If you have any questions on these cards, please message me or leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them for you.


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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Fun with Paper



Hi Everyone.
I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog today showing how I made this
 fun fold card.
Here's a little sneak peek for you.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Stamp Out Cancer Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp hop to Stamp Out Cancer. The team and some guest designers have gotten together to spread the word about how important it is to be a strong advocate for your health and when you know something is wrong keep pushing until you get answers. Your health is too important not to.
In lieu of prizes for this hop, Scrap'n Stamp will be donating 10% from all the sales made this weekend - June 8th and 9th - to Push For Your Tush Fundraising Walk for Colon Cancer Canada in honor of team member Nancy Barnett Elrick. 



You can read more about Nancy's story HERE and if you would like to donate to the Push For Your Tush Fundraising Walk For Colon Cancer Canada you can do that HERE.






I printed a free cancer ribbon image from Joanne Fink from Zenspirations for my card onto some watercolor paper. I love the words inside the ribbon and the message it sends. I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blessings 2 from MFT. The written font is beautiful! I did some simple ink smooshing with some distress oxide inks - I think that's my favorite technique onto the panel and onto another piece of watercolor paper. I tore one edge and layered everything together adding a small strip of b&w patterned paper.



I love how quick and easy this card was to make but more importantly I love the message. 

Be sure to check out all the hops to see how everyone was inspired.

Susan 
Kim - next stop


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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Happy Graduation

I work in a high school so it's safe to say that I need a few grad cards every year 
and the WOO HOO stamp set from Sunny Studios is a set that I 
reach for - a lot!


I used the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia. MISTI stands for the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and it is!
I cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 5/8 x 3 7/8" and placed it in the MISTI and repeatedly stamped the sentiment. Using the MISTI helps to get perfect placement every time.
These pics help to show it.
Use the grid lines on the paper to line up the stamp and pick the stamp up with the door. 


Use the grid lines to measure how for up to move the paper for the next stamp.
Notice the two pencil arrows I drew. Keep moving the paper up and continue stamping until the paper is covered.



I stamped the cap and diploma and fussy cut them out - there are dies for this set but I don't happen to have them- yet - and did some simple coloring with some Prismacolor pencils. I used a tiny brad to add the hat to the stamped panel.
I adhered the stamped panel to a piece of black card stock and then adhered that piece with craft foam to the card base.

Now I need to make a few more.

I'm playing along with the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the theme is Graduation.

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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

For The Record at The Card Concept

For the record The Card Concept challenge this week is
AMAZING!! 
I was really wishing I had a record player to play some of my old records.
Yes, I'm that old that I know what records are ;) - 33's, 45's and my dad even had a bunch of old 78's too. 

My card was inspired by the record player and of course the record.


I used the Circles Dies from Catherine Pooler to make the record. I used all but the 4 biggest dies of the set but I didn't die cut with them - I embossed with them.
This is how I store them.
                                  
To make the record I removed the 4 largest ones and left the rest taped together.

I made a 'sandwich' for my die-cutting machine in this order:
cutting plate
dies - facing up
card stock
embossing mat
cutting plate
And then I ran it through my die cutting machine.
I also cut out a white piece for the label.
I rubbed some Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops over the record and once it dried it looked pretty realistic.
I used the CAS-ual Fridays Heart Note Die to make the needle and used craft foam to add the record and the needle to the patterned paper.

The letters are cut from black card stock using Neat and Tangled's Journaling Alpha Dies and adhered with Tombow liquid adhesive.



I used the CAS-ual Fridays Heart Beats stamp set for the sentiment on the inside of the card and added one heart note die in white for a clean and simple look. 


Now it's your turn to get creative but first check out the rest of the design teams cards HERE and then I'll see you 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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Ending Soon!


Hi Everyone!
I hope you're all having an amazing weekend.
Check out all these sales - they're ending soon so don't delay. 
I'm checking them out as soon as I'm done posting this :) :) :) 

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Also, THANK YOU for your support. I appreciate it very much!


















Not to be combined with other offers or gift certificates. 
Sale ends Monday May 27th at midnight.



Sale is not valid with any other sales, promotion or coupon. Valid on in stock items only. 
Sale ends May 27/19

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thank Ewe!

I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp blog with these two cards 
and a few more and some tips on making clean and simple cards.



Come check them out and say hi while you're there.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spring Break at StampNation

Hey Everyone!
It's Spring Break at StampNation right now and we're celebrating with all kinds of fun. Challenges and tutorials and lots of fun!

The challenge is to use bright colors, layers and a sentiment that makes you smile. I think this one fits the bill.


I started by doing some ink blending for the background. I used Lemongrass, Tiara, Sauna, Tutti Frutti, Mandarin Spice and Peppermint Scrub in that order from the bottom of the panel to the top overlapping each color and then blending back down to the bottom.
I stamped the sentiment repeatedly up the side using the same inks I blended with and in the same order.

I stamped the flamingos with midnight ink and colored them in with a blender pen using Sweet Sixteen, Be Mine and Party Dress inks with just the tiniest bit of Peppermint Scrub for some shading. I used a little Mandarin Spice for the beaks. 


I colored the flowers with Aquatini and little Peppermint Scrub in the center. The leaves are colored in with Garden Party and Lime Rickey.
The 'beach' is made with torn Sand Dunes card stock and sponged with Sand Castle ink. When I was putting the card together I decided to add a 'moon' that I die cut from white card stock. A few sequins from the Inspiration Sequin Mix and some baker's twine and this card is finished.

Not a StampNation member yet?
Come check it out HERE.
If you are a member then you know where the party is!

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 when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support.