Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs Unsinkable Release Blog Hop

Hey Everyone! 
Welcome to the hop for Catherine Pooler Designs Unsinkable Release.
This release is awesome! I have had SO MUCH FUN playing with all the products and I think it's safe to say that the whole team feels the same way.


Be sure to leave a comment below because someone is going to win a 
$25 Gift Certificate to the SHOP.

Let's get started, I've got 3 cards to share with you today.

When I first saw this release two cards instantly came to mind.
One I will share with you tomorrow in the video hop and the other one 
I'm sharing with you today.
A mermaid tail.

This card features the following:
- Big Sur Sequin Mix
- Hook Line and Sinker


I drew a mermaid's tail, cut it out and covered it with sequins from the Big Sur Sequin Mix. Really easy! The background is made using the Sunburst Stencil and sponging on Tiki Torch and Tiara inks and then covering a die cut circle with the same inks for the sun. The water is made with Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, All That Jazz, Mardi Gras and Something Borrowed. I used water color paper and added the inks with a water brush. Catherine's inks are great for water coloring with. 
I added the sun, water and beach onto the card base, topped it with a panel that I die cut a circle from using craft foam for dimension. I adhered the mermaid along the edge of the circle and then stamped the sentiment.

This next card features the By the Sea Stamps and Dies which is only available to StampNation members only. Are you a member? If not, you might want to check it out - it's a never ending source of fun, inspiration, encouragement and friendship.


The water is from the same piece that I made for the above card. I stamped all the images and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored them in using a blender pen and created a little beach scene. I think this is where Catherine was sitting when she came up with the idea for this release. The sentiment is from the Fluttering Friends Stamp set.

My last card features:
- Refuse To Sink Stamp Set
- Refuse To Sink Dies
- Shell Parade Stencil
- Big Sur Sequin Mix
- Vitamin Sea Stamp Set
- Vitamin Sea Dies


The background is stamped with the Woodgrain stamp set onto Sand Dunes card stock with Sand Castle ink. The edges are sponged with the same ink. I very lightly blended It's a Boy and Mardi Gras inks onto white card stock with the Shell Parade Stencil and then die cut it with a circle die adding a little sponging around the edges. The anchor is my favorite thing on this card. I stamped it with versamark ink and embossed it with Black Magic Embossing Powder. I love the way it turned out. I layered everything onto the card adding the anchor with craft foam and then finished it with a few sequins from the Big Sur Sequin Mix.

Now it' time to hop!
But before you go make sure to leave a comment here telling me what your favorite product is from this release. Remember someone is going to win a $25 Gift Certificate to SHOP in Catherine's store. Winners will be announced Monday, August 12th on Catherine's Blog




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 whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Unsinkable Sneaks

It's Almost Time!
The Unsinkable Release from Catherine Pooler Designs is about to 
hit the store!


And it's AMAZING!!

The whole team has had a blast creating with it and we are all eager to share our projects with you.
Check out this first one - doesn't it look like those fish are in water?
Be sure to check out the video hop to see how I made it.


Here are a few more sneaks at just some of the cards I've made.


 

If you're a member of StampNation there's a Pre-Release Party tomorrow, Tuesday July 30th at 3pm EST to celebrate the release and to give you access to early ordering. How great is that! 

And here's a peak at a card made with the exclusive to StampNation Only stamp set from this release called By The Sea.



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Capture Life in Full Color

I'm catching up on some challenges at StampNation and the first one I'm playing along with is the weekend color challenge of April 20th. The great thing about all the StampNation challenges is they never close. Whenever you have the time the challenges are there for you to play along with.

The theme for this challenge is to use the foundation colors - any red, green, orange and blue in your stash.


I used Fiesta Blue, Orange Twist, Rockin Red and Grass Skirt - the 4 colors that make up Catherine Pooler Designs
 Foundations Collection. The stamp set is Capture Life in Color by Picket Fence and it's beautiful.
I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink - one of my two favorite black inks, onto 
some watercolor paper using my MISTI. 


Next I used an aqua painter brush to add color. I smooshed some ink onto a block, added a bit of water and then using big brush strokes I added the color to the paper. When the first layer dried I added a second layer to brighten it a bit. When it dried I put it back into my MISTI where I left the stamp and stamped the image again to sharpen the image. 
I ran it through my die cutting machine using a stitched rectangle die before adding it to a piece of black card stock. I added it to a white card base with some craft foam. 


I love cards that come together as easy as this one did.
And I love the sentiment on this stamp!

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 whenever possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support - I truly appreciate it!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Two Places at Once


Hi Everyone.
Sorry I've been a little MIA lately. I've been out of town a lot this summer due to a family health issue. My posts will probably continue to be sporadic for the next month or so. BUT I'm in two places today and thought I'd share them with you.

First up is StampNation. We've been having a blast sharing our favorite products and techniques from A to Z. Today's letter is I. Can you guess what I shared for this letter? You'll have to pop on over to StampNation to find out.


Second spot for today is the Scrap'n Stamp Blog with a post about how easy it is to water color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These markers are amazing - great for any skill level but especially great for beginners. I've even got a video for you! Yes I'm branching out to videos and am starting to get the hang of it. I'd love for you to join me in this journey. 
Here's a sneak peek at the card I water colored.



Have a wonderful day!
And thanks so much for visiting!


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Joyful Tidings in July

It's never too early to start on that long list of Christmas cards that need to be made so I decided to play along with 
the Christmas in July challenge at AAA Cards to help get me started.



The only stamping on this card is the sentiment but I did use a lot of dies. I started with the Love Connection Dies. I ran it through my die cutting machine along with a large stitched rectangle die. I tucked the circle of hearts that you see on the card into the grooves so it fit snugly and taped it together on the back. I had a thin piece of plastic leftover from some organizing I was doing earlier and added it to the back of the panel for a shaker card. 
I used the Throwing Confetti Cover Plate Die to create the background. I ran it through my die cutting machine, adhered it to the card base saving all the little circle pieces. I used the trees from the Wild About You Dies to cut some white tress. I adhered them to the card base so they would just be seen on the edges of the circle. 
Next I added some craft foam all over the back of the top panel making sure that the area around the window had no openings and then added some adhesive tape to the craft foam. I put all the little circle pieces from the Throwing Confetti piece into the window portion of the card and then added the card base to the panel. I'll admit when I turned it over and gave it a little shake it made me smile. Shaker cards are fun no matter how old you are!
The mittens are from the Holiday Mittens Die Set. I cut the cord portion from black card stock and the mitten portion from patterned paper and pieced them together. The cuffs of the mittens are cut from white card stock and adhered on top of the mitten. I adhered this to the card then stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Mittens Stamp Set in midnight ink.

There's still to join the challenge


Why not use it to help you get a jump start on your holiday cards.

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 - I truly appreciate it!

Monday, July 15, 2019

One Layer Happy Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful summer and 
enjoying heaps of ice cream. I can't eat ice cream but I love making ice cream cards with 
the Hello Sunshine Release from Catherine Pooler Designs.


I made a one layer card today - not something I do often but I do love to do them. I started by stamping the ice cream truck from the I Scream You Scream Stamp Set and then making a mask of the truck. To make a mask stamp the image onto some masking paper. When you're cutting it out cut just inside the stamped lines - this will ensure that the next image you stamp will touch up against the image you are masking.
I covered the truck because I wanted that to be in the foreground. Next I die cut the Sunburst Die also from Catherine Pooler Designs from a piece of card stock - I'll use the sun on a different card but I used the piece that I cut it from to lay over my card and sponge on some Tiara and Tiki Torch inks to create the sun. When this was done I removed the mask, got out my Prismacolor pencils and colored in the truck. You could use any coloring medium you want but some will show through the back of your card. I didn't want anything to show through so I went with my colored pencils.



I stamped the Happy Birthday wonky on purpose. I wanted it to look as if someone in the truck has just hit the horn and the horn is saying Happy Birthday. Not sure that it worked too well but I like it.

I am submitting this to the Seize The Birthday challenge where the 
theme is Sunshine.


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 - I truly appreciate it!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hope Your Birthday is SWEET!

If you haven't heard yet I thought I'd let you know that 
is AH-MAZING!!

I combined some of the products from the release with some other 
Catherine Pooler products and came up with this card.


Here's the 'recipe' for you if you'd like to make one.

1. Choose a patterned paper from the Sum Sum Summertime paper pack. Any of the patterns would work beautifully. 
2. Swipe the Be Mine ink pad across a piece of white card stock big enough for the Sweet word die.
3. Stamp out 2 ice cream cones on white card stock with Midnight ink, color them in using a blender pen and Limencello, It's a Girl and Sand Castle ink.
4. Run the patterned paper through your die cutting machine using the scalloped die from the Tags Etc die set.
5. Run the Concentric Circles die through your die cutting machine with white card stock.
6. Run the Sweet word die through your die cutting machine with the Be Mine colored card stock you made. If you have craft foam run the die through the machine with that and then adhere the foam to the cardstock.
7. Run the ice cream cones through the die cutting machine using the coordinating die.
8. With a versamark pen add some ink to the ice cream part of the cones and then add the Singing in the Rain embossing glitter and heat set. If you don't have this and have a glitter pen then use that to add some sparkle to the ice cream.
9. Stamp the sentiment with Midnight ink.
10. Adhere everything to a white card base cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". The patterned paper is adhered directly to the card base. The Concentric Circles piece and the Sweet word die both are adhered with craft foam for dimension. The ice cream cones are adhered directly to the Concentric Circles piece and the sentiment pieces are adhered directly to the patterned paper.

Here's a close up of the sparkle. 




Now, go get yourself an ice cream cone and enjoy the day!


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 - I truly appreciate it!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Scrap'n Stamps Turnabout Hop with Concord & 9th





Welcome to another fun hop at Scrap'n Stamp where we are featuring
the Turnabout Stamps from Concord and 9th.

I used the Crafty Turnabout Stamp Set to make two cards today.

My first card uses the stamp the way it was intended, as a turnabout stamp.
When you get your stamp it comes with instructions so don't stress out about thinking you don't know how to use one. It's really easy!



I made one stamped panel using just black ink on each rotation and then I made another panel using different Distress Inks on each rotation. I die cut a circle out of the colored panel and with the next larger circle I cut a piece out of the black stamped panel as well as some black card stock. I inserted the black circle into the black stamped panel and then layered it onto a piece of black card stock. I lined up the colored stamped circle onto the black stamped panel and then added it to a card base with some craft foam.
The sentiment is stamped with versamark ink onto black card stock and then heat set with white embossing powder.

My second card uses just one of the images from the stamp.


I really love the paint brush so I did some stamp surgery and cut it away from the larger stamp. I can always add it back in when I want to use the stamp they way it was intended.
I stamped the handle in black and the brush part in different colors of ink and stamped it across a strip of white card stock. 
I was going for a rainbow of color. I added it to some black card stock and then with some craft foam I added it to a card base that I added a piece of scrap patterned paper to.
I stamped the sentiment in black on white card stock and then pieced each one onto some black card stock. I added each piece with craft foam.
This card used a bunch of scraps that were sitting on my desk - I love when I can put them to good use.

And did I mention the prize?
There's a $50 Gift Certificate up for grabs to the Scrap'n Stamp Store
AND
Concord and 9th are offering 15% off all orders placed on their site during the month of July! 
Use code CCD15 when placing your order.

Now let's Hop!
But before you leave be sure to leave me a comment because you can't win if you don't comment :)


Susan
Nancy F. (your next stop)


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!




Monday, July 1, 2019

Shaking Things Up with Catherine Pooler

Hi Everyone!
If you're in Canada - Happy Canada Day!!! 
I hope you're able to celebrate with family and friends and get outside to do something fun. Perhaps a hot air balloon ride?

I'm over on Catherine's blog with this fun shaker card. Riding in a 
hot air balloon is on my bucket list but until that happens I have these fun stamps and dies to play with. 
Come check it out and say hi while you're there.



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!