Friday, January 31, 2020

YOU MAKE ME HAP-PEA





Have you heard?
Catherine Pooler's IN THE KITCHEN release is in the store now.

I've got a cute clean and simple card to share with you today.
This card uses the following new products:
- Veggies Please stamp set
- Veggies Please dies
- Stitched Squares Dies



I used Twilight ink to color the top square panel - LOVE how it looks then stamped the you with midnight ink and adhered it to another die cut square with craft foam. Before adhering it to the panel I adhered the peas that I stamped with green tea and eucalyptus inks and cut out with the coordinating die. I adhered it all to a card base and then stamped the rest of the sentiment.


Quick, easy and cute. Three things I love in a card. 



If you use my affiliate links when you shop at no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


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. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A SALE AND NEW PRODUCTS!!!!!


Check this out!
Scrap'n Stamp is offering 30% OFF Sizzix until midnight tonight.



While you're there check out all the NEW PRODUCTS just in time for Valentine's Day!












And check out these shipping costs for Canada.
Can't beat that!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

IN THE KITCHEN RELEASE DAY FROM CATHERINE POOLER



TODAY'S THE DAY YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!



All the products from Catherine Pooler Designs latest release is in the shop today. It's called In The Kitchen and it's a blast from the past. There's macrame, lava lamps and rotary phones from the 70's - it's a fun trip down memory lane!


My card today features the following;
- Happy x3 Dies
- Potluck Party Patterned Paper

I chose two patterns from the Potluck Party Patterned Paper and adhered them to a card base. I used the thin happy die and the outlining die (I hope that makes sense) from the Happy x3 Die set. I cut one from Chocolate card stock and one from white card stock. I colored one of the outlining pieces with Melon Ice ink, inset the thin white one, inset the brown pieces into the letters and then layered it onto the brown piece offsetting it slightly and adhered to the panel with craft foam.
The birthday is embossed with white embossing powder onto Chocolate card stock and adhered directly to the card.


I ordered the Lick The Bowl Stamps and Dies and I can't wait for them to arrive so I can play some more. I think I should've ordered the phones too - what was I thinking? What will you be ordering? 
Ordering is open at 9am EST.

If you use my affiliate links when you shop at no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


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. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART


This was so much fun to make. I love how the sentiments from the Magnetic Messages look stamped in Midnight against all that's going on on the card.
I covered the whole card base with a piece of paper from the Potluck Party Patterned Paper and because I chose a pattern with flowers in it I pulled out the My Kind Floral stamps and dies that is part of the Out West Collection. I stamped a few of them and cut them out with their coordinating dies. 
Now for the really fun part.
I did some ink blending using Sauna, Orange Peel, Mandarin Spice and Peppermint Scrub inks onto a white piece of card stock. I splattered a little water onto the panel and quickly dried it off to create some water spots. I inked up the Rocks Ann Background stamp with versamark ink and stamped it onto the ink blended panel then heat set it with some Singing in the Rain Embossing Powder.
I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Picture Frame Dies. I rotated the second largest piece one turn to the right, the 3rd largest two turns and the smallest one 3 turns to the right before adding them to the card with craft foam.


If you're a STAMPNATION MEMBER then you get to order early - January 28th  - starting at noon EST.  That's TODAY!! PLUS I've heard that Catherine has a sparkly token of appreciation that she will be adding to the orders (while supplies last).
Not a member yet? No worries, you can learn more about it and join here.


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!


Monday, January 27, 2020

YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME HAPPY


I used a few of the new products from Catherine Pooler's In The Kitchen Release on this card. I used the Off The Loom Stencil and the Magnetic Messages from the Veggies Please Bundle and the Happy x3 Dies from the So Happy Bundle.
You are able to purchase all of the products individually are you can purchase a bundle at a cost savings for you.

I spread embossing paste mixed with a little bit of Melon Ice ink over top of the Off The Loom Stencil. When it dried I used a circle die to cut a piece. I used the solid happy die from the Happy x3 dies and ink blended some Sauna, Orange Peel and Mandarin Spice inks onto for an ombre look. The sentiment is from the Magnetic Messages, stamped in black but I cut the last word off - It originally said 'you always make me smile' - and added the die cut happy.
I sponged some Over Coffee ink around all of the edges and layered everything onto a panel that I cut using the large stitched rectangle from the Postage Stamp Dies. The sentiment and the panel are added with craft foam for dimension.

Ordering begins on January 29th, 9am EST in Catherine's shop.

BUT...


If you're a STAMPNATION MEMBER then you get to order early - January 28th starting at noon EST.  That's tomorrow!! PLUS I've heard that Catherine has a sparkly token of appreciation that she will be adding to the orders (while supplies last).
Not a member yet? No worries, you can learn more about it and join here.


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, January 26, 2020

THANKS A WHOLE BUNCH



I used the following products from Catherine's upcoming release called In The Kitchen:
- Potluck Party Patterned Paper
- Veggies Please Stamp Set
- Veggies Please Dies
- Stitched Squares Dies


All of these products and more will be hitting the shop on January 29th at 9am EST.



If you're a STAMPNATION MEMBER then you get to order early - January 28th at noon EST.  PLUS I've heard that Catherine has a sparkly token of appreciation that she will be adding to the orders (while supplies last).
Not a member yet? No worries, you can learn more about it and join here.



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!

Friday, January 24, 2020

IN THE KITCHEN FROM CATHERINE POOLER

Hello Everyone!
Have you been seeing the sneak peeks the last couple of days from Catherine's newest release?


It's called 'in the kitchen' and it's going to take you back in time.
Check out this paper! Those patterns and colors have the 70's written all over it.


Catherine has shared sneaks of the 
and there's more to come...

I've got a card today using the following
the little  'I LOVE' is from the


I couldn't make up my mind which paper I wanted to use first on a card so I
cut out a bunch of squares (I have more ready to go for another card). I placed the 3 larger squares onto a panel and then added the inner square. I cut the panel down to the width of the 3 squares and then added a strip of Chocolate card stock. Next I stamped the I LOVE in Icing on the Cake ink, die cut the You from Chocolate card stock and added that to the panel with craft foam that I also cut using the You die. i added the whole panel to a card base with craft foam and that's it. 
I love how simple this card is and yet there's a lot going on because of all the patterns. If mixing patterns stresses you out just be sure that they all have the same colors in them - then it totally works.
I'm not sure but I think the one I used isn't available (I'll check) so I linked to one that would be equally good if you want to make this card.

Ordering begins on January 29th, 9am EST in Catherine's shop.

But check this out.


If you're a STAMPNATION MEMBER then you get to order early - January 28th starting at noon EST.  PLUS I've heard that Catherine has a sparkly token of appreciation that she will be adding to the orders (while supplies last).
Not a member yet? No worries, you can learn more about it and join here.

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!




Monday, January 20, 2020

MORE THAN I CAN BEAR

Have you made any Valentines cards yet?
I have a quick and easy card for you today that combines two challenges I saw on line. I did simple color, a little ink blending and some masking on this one layer card.



I started by stamping the heart because I wanted that to be in the front. I stamped it on some masking paper, cut it out and covered it up. Next I stamped the bear and removed the heart mask. I made a mask for the bear, covered up the image and then using a blending tool I lightly sponged on some blue ink for the sky.



I peeled off the masks to reveal a cute little bear holding a Valentine heart.
I colored in the image with some Prismacolor pencils. I added a line of color under the bear so that it looks like he's sitting on the ground instead of floating in the air.



A simple sentiment stamped in black ink and this card is complete.



I'm playing along in the following challenges:



CAS on Sunday - winter theme



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, January 19, 2020

Tri-Fold Coffee Card

Hi Everyone!
I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog sharing a Tri-Fold coffee themed card.
Come check it out - there's a video showing how to make it.

Here's a little sneak peek for you.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Susan



Thursday, January 16, 2020

An Interactive Tunnel Card

Hi Everyone!
I've got a super fun card and video for you today.
This first pic looks like it's just a clean and simple card but...


...it opens up to this!


I watched a video the other day by Jennifer Mcguire (I've linked to it below) where she made a few of these tunnel cards. She makes it look so easy. I'll be honest with you though, it took me I think 4 tries to get it right. I kept making the same mistakes but I explain that in my video so you don't make the same mistakes as I did. 

Here are all the measurements for cutting and scoring. I also explain it all in the video.

What you need to make the base:
2 pieces of card stock cut to 5 1/2" x 8"
1 piece of card stock cut to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
nesting dies of your choice
adhesive

Measurements for scoring and cutting the card base:
- score one of the 5 1/2" x 8" pieces at 4 1/4" on the 8" side 
- fold on the score line (this gives you a side fold card base)
- cut 1/2" off of one of the 5 1/2" edges (this will be the back of the card)

Measurements for scoring the inside tunnel:
- score the other 5 1/2" x 8" piece along the 8" side at 1/2", 4 1/4" and 4 3/4" 
- cut a 1/8" strip off of the end with the 1/2" score line
- fold and burnish all the score lines

- cut a smidgen off the top and one side of the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" panel
- place in your scoring tool with the 4 1/4 (ish) at the top and score 1/4" in on each side

Click on the video below to see how it all goes together.





You can check out my video on YouTube 

and here is a link to Jennifer McGuire's video - be sure to check hers out too as she has a few examples to share with you.


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, January 12, 2020

A WARM THANK YOU

It's cold (-10C) and windy and dark and snowy and a perfect day to make a card that makes you feel like you're warm and sunny. So that's what I did.
What's warmer than the hot sun in a desert full of cacti?


I used Catherine Pooler Designs products. Her inks are AMAZING! I love stamping with them - the colors in the Spa Collection are my favorites - the colors are true to what you see on the lids, they have solid coverage, you can color and watercolor with them and I find they're great for ink blending techniques too.

All the colors in the pic below are from the Spa Collection except for Tiara which is from the Party Collection


I started with the Twisted Sunburst Stencil, some white cardstock and the Mini Ink Blending Tool from Tim Holtz. I like to use this one with this stencil because after I finish blending on the rays I ink up the tool and squish it down to make the hot sun. I like the blurred edges it gives.
Next I stamped out some cacti from the Wanna Hug Stamp Set using Midnight Ink. I colored them all in using a blender pen and some Green Tea Ink. I stamped two aloe plants with Green Tea ink as well and then cut them all out with the coordinating Wanna Hug Dies
I cut the sun piece with the largest straight stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies (I use this one a lot), and then using the same die I cut a piece of kraft cardstock for the sand. I tore an edge and then adhered it to the bottom of the sun panel. 
I added all the cacti popping the aloe plant in the front up with craft foam. I stamped the sentiment from the For Everything Stamp Set (this is a great one to have in your collection) with Midnight ink and then I stamped out a few of the little flowers from the Wanna Hug Stamp Set, cut them out with the coordinating die, added them to the cacti and called this one done. 



The sound of the wind is stressing my dog out. I'm pretty sure she won't be getting her walk today. It's -11C now and according to Environment Canada it's going to keep dropping. Perfect excuse to stay in my craft room today.


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!

Friday, January 3, 2020

SNARKY NEW YEAR HOP WITH SCRAP'N STAMP


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!

I was trying to think of some good New Year's resolutions last week when I decided instead to make New Life's resolutions. I want to make changes that will help me to have a better life and then it was easy. I decided that I would do more of the things that make me happy and healthy. 
And that's what I wish for everyone.
To be happy and healthy.

Okay, let's talk about this hop.
It's the first one of the year and it's a fun one!
SNARKY NEW YEAR!
I loved this idea and I think it's safe to say that the ladies on the design team at Scrap'N Stamp had a blast making cards with this theme in mind. 

And of course what's a hop without a prize?
One lucky person will receive a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the 
Scrap'N Stamp Shop - just be sure to leave a comment at all the
stops along the hop for your chance to win.

Okay, now that we've taken care of the business let's talk about the card.

I went with a snarky birthday themed card.
When I showed my husband the card he thought it was really good but was worried the sentiment might be hurtful. I told him that the key to snarky being funny is knowing who to say it to. I would never give this card to anyone who was sensitive about their age. I'll most likely give it to one of my brothers who are 1 and 3 years older than me - and they appreciate a good snarky comment. 


All right, back to the card. I chose to use the Delightful Dinosaurs stamps and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things. I used them once before on a Christmas card that you can see here.
I started by stamping the dinosaurs and that bat thing (no idea what it's called) using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and my MISTI. I used my MISTI so that when I finished coloring them with my Copics (I colored the green one with my Prismacolor pencils), I put the paper back into my MISTI where I left all the stamps and re-stamped the images with the same black ink. This helps to make the images crisp again. Next I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love a good stamp and die set!


Now to figure out the background. I knew I wanted it to look prehistoric-ish but I don't have any stamps and dies for that so I made it myself. I started by making a panel with a piece of white card stock from Lawn Fawn and the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Die also from Lawn Fawn. I used the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things along with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to make the sky. Next I cut a piece of light brown card stock with the same rectangle die and tore off one edge, sponged all the edges with some 
Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added it to the bottom of the panel. Next I grabbed some green card stock and with my scissors I cut some hills, sponged them with some Crushed Olive Distress Ink, added a few dots around the edges with my copics then added them to the panel tucking them in behind the ground piece.



The sentiment is stamped with the same black ink I stamped the images with. I did a little masking because the original sentiment only had one 'long' in it and I wanted 3 of them. 
I adhered the panel to the card using craft foam and then adhered the images to the panel. I adhered them all directly to the panel except for that creature on the bottom left - I used craft foam for him.

Now, which brother should I send it too? hmmmm

But more importantly, it's time to HOP!
But before you go, please leave me a comment for a chance to win that $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE that some lucky person will win.
PLUS we also have a coupon code for you to use this weekend - SNY20 will save you $20 on any order over $75! How cool is that!!! This is good until midnight, Sunday Jan 5th


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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!