Monday, September 30, 2019

One Background Three Looks

When I first saw the It's All About Christmas Release from Catherine Pooler Designs it was so hard to decide because it is ALL AWESOME!! I received an order the other day and I was so excited to play with everything - especially the Pick a Pine Bundle - I love everything about it.

I used the One Fine Pine Background Stamp Set for 3 slightly different looks on the same card.

On the first card I just stamped it directly onto some Sand Dunes card stock using Spruce ink.


The rest of the card is done the exact same. I die cut the frame from Chocolate card stock and sponged the edges with Icing on the Cake ink. I stamped the tractor and wagon with Peppermint Scrub ink and used a black marker to color over the tires, steering wheel and hitch. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. The tree is stamped with Spruce and Icing on the Cake inks and cut out with the coordinating die. I cut a slit in one of the branches and tucked it into the wagon.  I adhered them to the frame using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment with all the same inks and cut one out with a circle die. I adhered them to the frame and then added the frame to the card.

The next card is the same as the above but I used a white gel pen to add snow to the trees. 


Here is a close up of the snow.


The next card again is the same as the first two except for the background I stamped the trees with versamark ink and heat set them with the Sage Glitter Embossing Powder which is part of the Bundled Up Embossing Trio by Wow. 


Here is a close up of the background - I love all the sparkle!


I have a ton of ideas in my head for all these stamps and dies and can't wait to play some more with them.

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!


Saturday, September 28, 2019

WOW & CP Holiday Blog Hop


Hi Everyone! I'm so thrilled to be part of the WOWCatherine Pooler Designs Holiday Blog Hop. The WOW embossing powders are incredible and the company is very appropriately named. Every time I use one I say to myself, 'WOW, that looks so cool!' And as for Catherine's products, well I haven not met one I don't like yet. Everything is top quality - especially her inks - they are my go to for almost every card I make. 
Like I said, this is a Hop so that means PRIZES!!!! So be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the hop for your chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the CP or WOW stores. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 4th. Good luck!!

I have three cards for you today.
My first one features Sage Embossing Glitter from the Bundled Up Embossing Trio, Metallic Gold Sparkle and White Pearl Embossing Powders from WOW along with the Jolly Word Die and the Bear Grass Stencil from CP Designs. 


I started with the Bear Grass Stencil and some embossing paste and then I sprinkled on some White Pearl Embossing Powder. When you heat set the powder be sure not to keep the heat gun in one place too long or the paste will bubble up. I covered a piece of white card stock with versamark ink, then heat set it with Sage Embossing Powder and cut out some triangles to make trees. The Joy came from the Jolly word die. I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, die cut Jolly, cut off the ll's and glued it back together. I stamped the star from the Wonderful Wreath Stamp Set and embossed it with the same gold powder. I think this is my favorite of the three.

My second card features the Skylight Embossing Glitter from the Bundled Up Embossing Trio and the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set.


I stamped the snowflakes and the sentiment with versamark and heat set them with the Skylight Embossing Powder. I die cut one edge of a black piece of card stock using the Morning Joe Border Dies. I layered it all onto a card base and added a little gold bling with the gold twine.

My last card makes me smile. It features the Peppermint Scrub Embossing Glitter from the Bundled Up Embossing Trio, the Happy Die and The Man With The Bag Stamps and Dies.


I used the Postage Stamp Dies to cut out the frame and stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink. The Happy Die was cut using white card stock and then heat set with Peppermint Scrub Embossing Powder. I stamped the hat, die cut it with the coordinating die and then using a blender pen I colored it in with Peppermint Scrub and Twilight ink. 
I love The Man With The Bag Stamp Set - those hats and sentiments are all so cute!

Time to HOP!


And remember to leave a comment here before you go for your chance to win one of those Gift Certificates I mentioned at the top of this post.





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!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Card Concept #120 (Cozy Cottage)


Today's inspiration photo for The Card Concept challenge had me a little outside of my comfort zone until I took the picture apart. When I first looked at the picture it was too busy for me - there was a lot to look at. So I decided to focus on just a portion of it. I really liked the striped vase and the blue and white colors so that's what I focused on.
 I started with the Bear Grass Stencil and blended on some Something Borrowed Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs to make the striped panel and then cut it out with the Concentric Circles Dies. Next I used the Focus on the Good Stamp Set and the coordinating dies for the flowers and leaves. I stamped them with Midnight ink and Something Borrowed. I layered everything into the bottom corner of the panel and added the panel to the card base. I kept the sentiment really simple using the Essential Sentiments set from My Favorite Things. I stamped it in black ink onto white card and then layered it onto black card stock. 
I found a package of unused gems in a drawer and thought they would look good on this card so I added a few. There are some white ones and clear ones. I don't think those ones are available any more but there are a ton like it on the market.


Be sure to stop by the challenge page to see what the rest of the team 
has come up with to inspire you. 
I sure hope you'll join us as I'd LOVE to see how you were inspired.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan


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, September 23, 2019

First Day of Fall



Today is the first day of Fall - my favorite season - cooler weather, sweaters, fall colors - it's such a pretty time. To celebrate I have a couple of videos up on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog. The first one is all about finding your mojo and the second one shows how I made this card. Come check them out and say hi while you're there.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan

Friday, September 20, 2019

Vintage Baubles Background Stamp meets Color Bursts





It's really hard to pick a favorite from Catherine Pooler Designs It's All About Christmas Release but for me it may just be the Vintage Baubles Background stamp. I've had so much fun making cards with this stamp and today I'm going to share one I made doing some ink smooshing. I love this technique!! It's fun, it's easy and you never get the same results twice which is exciting.

I used the new Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set for the sentiment and two of the recently released Color Bursts to do the ink smooshing.


I started with a piece of watercolor card stock that was a little bigger than the stamp and stamped the Vintage Baubles stamp that I had generously covered with versamark ink onto it. Next I poured on some WOW white embossing powder and heat set that with my heat gun. 
I added some Limoncello and Samba Color Burst powders onto my craft mat, gave it a few sprays of water and then set about pressing my stamped piece into the puddles of ink. If you've never tried this technique here's a tip that someone gave me and I found very helpful. Start with light, small pounces and look at it after each one. You can always add more ink to the paper but it's harder to take it away. 
I like to do a few pounces in different areas and then heat set it. I repeat that until I like how it looks. If you do it this way be sure to move your heat gun around, if you keep it still for too long in one area you can reactivate the embossing powder and make it a mess. Yes, I learned that tip by making a mess lol.
When it was dry I die cut a piece using the rounded rectangle from the Concentric Circles Die and added it to a card panel with some craft foam. I kept the sentiment really simple and just heat embossed it with the same white embossing powder onto midnight card stock. I fussy cut around the words and added that to the card with craft foam. 



Don't forget about the FREE GIFT. Catherine is giving away a really cute stamp on all orders $35 and over - but this is while supplies last.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan

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!




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's All About Christmas is in the SHOP!



Today's the day!!!
The It's All About Christmas Release is in the SHOPAnd it's AH-mazing!!!
There's something for everyone - 5 different bundles - and everything is available 
individually as well. 
PLUS 
beginning with this release for orders over $35 Catherine has a FREE gift for you
 (while supplies last).



I've got two cards to share with you today that use products from The Man With The Bag Bundle and I've paired them with lots of other Catherine's products which I've linked to for you below.

My first card uses the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set. This set has great sentiments paired with beautiful and fun fonts plus a sentiment that's perfect for making tags.
I started by cutting a panel from white cardstock with the large stitched edge die from the Postage Stamp Dies. I placed the Harleen stencil on an angle and spread on some embossing paste. I removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry. 



While the panel was drying I blended some Lemongrass, Daydream, Queen For A day, Juniper Mist and a little Midnight inks onto another piece of white cardstock. Yes I could have just sponged it with a dark ink but when you see it in person you see hints of the other colors in it. It's really quite cool. Once it dried I cut it out with the tag die from the Tags Etc die set. Next I embossed the sentiment and the snow flakes from the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set with white embossing powder and then using stars and hearts from other sets I did some more embossing in white and Singing In The Rain embossing powders. I layered them with craft foam for dimension onto a white card base.

I had Dick Van Dyke in mind when I made this next card. Jolly Holiday is a song from the Mary Poppins movie that has been stuck in my head for weeks! And of course I keep saying it mimicking his ridiculous accent lol.



This card came together really quickly. I used the Jolly word die and cut one word from Midnight card stock and one from white. The white one I covered with versamark ink and then heat set it with some gorgeous Peppermint Scrub embossing powder. It's got little gold chunks in it and it looks so pretty when it's all melted. It's part of the Bundle Up Embossing Trio. I layered them together offsetting them just a bit so as to give a shadow. The rest of the sentiment is from the Holiday Mix Stamp set. I embossed them with white onto Midnight card stock and layered them and the Jolly onto a piece of white card stock that I cut with the large stitched die from the Postage Stamp Die set - I use that one A LOT! Next I cut some trees from white card stock using the tree dies from the Winterhaven Die set and adhered them to the panel. I layered the panel onto a piece of Midnight card stock and then added that piece to a card base with some craft foam.

Are you singing the song now?

What will you make with all your new goodies?
I can't wait to see.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan


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!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are You Ready?




Are you ready to make all your Christmas cards?
Don't worry if you're not because Catherine has you covered with this release - there's something for everyone - 5 different bundles will be hitting the SHOP soon! If you're a StampNation member you get to order today at 3pm EST.  If you're not a member you have to wait one more sleep and then you can order tomorrow morning at 9am EST. 
PLUS beginning with this new release
for orders over $35 Catherine has a FREE GIFT for you (while supplies last).


I've got two cards to share with you today, both of which use products from The Man With The Hat Bundle and some other CP design goodies.

My first card features a sentiment from the Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set. I embossed it on Midnight card stock with white embossing powder and cut it into a strip.



I stamped the holly and berries from the Tis The Season Stamp Set using Peppermint Scrub and Eucalyptus ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I stamped the background using the Woodgrain Background stamp with Over Coffee ink onto Sand Dunes card stock. I cut it out using the rounded rectangle from the Concentric Circles die set and added it to the card base with craft foam. I tucked the holly and the berried under the sentiment using liquid adhesive and added that to the panel. This would be a good one for mass producing.

This next one would also be a good one for mass producing. It features the Making Spirits Bright stamp set and The Man With The Bag stamps and dies.



I stamped the Believe down the side of the panel using Peppermint Scrub and Eucalyptus inks. I stamped the hat and using a blender pen colored it in with the same inks. I added some Wow Opaque Bright White Ultra High Embossing Powder to the trim and bauble on the hat. First I added some liquid glue, then the powder and then heat set it with my heat gun. It's just a little thing but it makes a big difference to the whole card. I adhered the stamped panel to the card base with some craft foam. Next I adhered the strip of patterned paper directly to the panel and then the hat with more craft foam.

I've had so much fun creating cards with these products and have more to share with you soon. Stay tuned.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan



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, September 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!


Mark your Calendars!!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th 
or 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th if you're a StampNation Member 
because all the new Christmas goodies from Catherine Pooler Designs  will be hitting the shop! 



Click HERE to see all the details and to see some super cute cards that Catherine has been revealing.

I've got a card to share with you that I'm super excited about. It makes me think of the ornaments in the animated version of The Grinch. I used the Vintage Baubles Background stamp from The Man With the Bag Bundle. I stamped it in Midnight ink and then using a blender pen and a variety of inks I colored in the baubles. 



I grabbed some scissors, cut a few of them out and adhered them with craft foam to a white panel cut to 3 3/4 x 5". I adhered that panel with craft foam to a card base cut to 4 1/4 x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". I used the Holiday Mix Stamp Set and embossed the sentiment in white onto black card stock and adhered it directly to the panel.

I'm really excited about this release and am looking forward to sharing more cards with you. 

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan

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!

Friday, September 13, 2019

It's All About Christmas is Coming Soon!

'It's All About Christmas' is
COMING SOON!!!


If you like making Christmas cards and lets be honest here, who doesn't like making them, then you are definitely going to be interested in the products in this release.  The It's All About Christmas release has 5 different bundles and they all have different themes. Yup 5!!! So there's sure to be one (or more) that appeal to you. 
Check out Catherine's YouTube Channel to see the previews.

This collection goes on sale in the shop on Sept.18th 9am EST
AND
If you're a StampNation Member then you get to order early! Sept. 17th at 3pm EST. 

Here's a look at a few cards made by Catherine and some of the design team. 



Cute right!

I'll be sharing some cards soon so stay tuned.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Card Concept is BACK!

Hi Everyone! 
The Card Concept is back from summer break with our first challenge 
and as usual the inspiration photo is awesome!! 
Check it out!

Look at those butterflies - so pretty. I was inspired by the colors to make a clean and simple card. I used a Catherine Pooler Designs stamp set from a Stamp of Approval Collection called A Beautiful World which has some beautiful butterflies.



I used Peeled Paint, Broken China and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks to stamp the butterflies onto watercolor card stock that I ran through my die cutting machine using the large stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink and heat set it with black embossing powder. I layered it onto some Midnight card stock and then adhered it to a Sand Dunes card base using craft foam for dimension.


I love the sentiment - such a beautiful message - it's part of the same stamp set as the butterflies.

Click HERE to see how the rest of the team was inspired and I look forward to seeing your project 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 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, September 6, 2019

Watercolour Wishes with Scrap'n Stamp

Hi Everyone!
Scrap'n Stamp is hosting a Watercolor Wishes Blog Hop and it is FULL of inspiration. You should have arrived from Deb's blog but if not I've got all the blog links for you below.




I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set from My Favorite Things and some masking paper to do some repeat stamping and fill a 4 1/4x 5 1/2" piece of watercolor paper with one of the poppies. I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.



I used the Gansai Tambai Watercolors and a water brush to color in the flowers. I used a combination of color #'s 32 (Red), 31 (Scarlet Red), 36 (Wine Red), 40 (Lemon Yellow) and a little 20 (Black) that was very watered down. Here's a close up of the flowers or you.



The sentiment is from Penny Blacks Sentiment Collection Stamp Set - I LOVE the font of this one. I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and die cut the sentiment and the Poppy panel with the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I tied some gold twine around the painted panel, then adhered it to the card base. I added the sentiment with some craft foam and some sequins. 

I love how this card turned out. It was quick. It was easy and it was fun! Three things I love in a card.  

Now it's time to HOP!

Tara - begin here
Susan - you are here

Leave a comment for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp Store. We also check our social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram so comment, like and share there as well. And there's a bonus for you too - shop this weekend (Sept. 6-8) and save 20% on all watercolour products in the store! 

Don't forget to share your watercolour card over at  the Scrap'N Stamp Challenge Page on Facebook.


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, September 5, 2019

Check it Out!

Have you heard? Catherine Pooler Designs  is having a sale on some of my favorite stamps and dies in the shop. I've been crazy busy lately and haven't made anything new with them but I thought I'd share some cards I made with these products in the past.

I love the leaves in the Leaf Motif Stamp Set  that I used in this first card. You can see how I made it HERE.


and I used that same stamp set again in this card which you can see HERE.



And in case you haven't guessed it yet I love Fall and made another card that features leaves but this time I used the Hello Autumn Stamp Set. Another beautiful stamp set. Click HERE to see how I made this one.


Typically I don't make Halloween cards but when I first saw all the cute Halloween stamps and dies that Catherine was putting out I couldn't wait to play with them. You can check out the next two cards HERE. I used the Spooky Hollow Stamps and dies







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!