Saturday, June 27, 2020

IF I KNOW ONE THING...

... it's that I love the products I used for this card.
You might say that they are some of my favorite things. 

I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp blog sharing this cutie. 
Click here to come check it out.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

OH! SNAP!


I picked up some happy mail yesterday and after a morning of errands I found some time to play. I recently started my retirement and my husband (fingers crossed) will join me in this next stage of our lives soon. Our motto for this next stage is 'take the scenic route' so I knew I had to order the Oh! Snap stamp set.



I kept the card really simple. I stamped 3 of the cameras from the set using Midnight ink randomly onto some white card stock. I should have stamped the sentiment first to be sure of the placement but I lucked out with just enough space for it. I used the little teardrop stamp with the heart in it to fill in some of the gaps.


To add color to the page I turned the stamps over and inked up the back of the stamp. I stamped it off once on scrap paper and then stamped it over top of each image. I love this look.


I layered it onto a piece of black card stock leaving a tiny frame and then adhered that to a grey card base.




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

PEEKING PETS BIRTHDAY CARD


Our daughters were visiting this past weekend and my oldest asked me to make a birthday card for her boss. Her boss loves cats so I pulled out the new Peeking Pets Stamps and the coordinating dies from Catherine Pooler and had some fun. I colored this kitty up to look like her friends cat and added those super fun glasses from the new Pet Specs Dies
It's a birthday party so of course the cat needs a party hat (from the Peeking Pets Stamp set), some balloons and a sentiment (from the Birthday Icons Stamp Set) and a fun banner.
I used papers from the new Poppin' Patterned Paper collection and die cut the banners using the Build-a-Bunting Dies


I needed something to layer all the pieces onto and chose to cut the Canyon Mini Cover Plate from white card stock. I adhered it to a grey card base and then adhered everything directly onto the card except the hat - that I added with some craft foam.



Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


Friday, June 19, 2020

CELEBRATE!!



I haven't had as much time as I'd like to stamp recently but that's about to change. I retired yesterday WOOHOO!! and we are officially moved into our new place. We still have work to do - unpacking and organizing and still have more renos to do but it's so nice to wake up here today and not have to go to work.
I headed down to what's going to be my craft room/exercise room and started stamping. Because it's grad weekend here I made a grad card.


I started with the Sunburst Stencil and using a blending tool I added some Limoncello ink out to the edges. Next I stamped the banner strings from the Build-a-Bunting Stamp Set and then using the Build-a-Bunting dies I cut out some banner pieces using one of the papers from the Poppin' Patterned Paper. I added all the pieces to the strings with some liquid glue. 
Next I cut the frame from the Chalkboard Frame Dies set from white card stock and dragged the Black Jack ink over top to make a grey frame. The dog is from the Peeking Pets Stamp Set, cut out with the Peeking Pets Dies and colored in using a blender pen with Sand Castle and Over Coffee ink. The grad cap is from the Peeking Pets Stamp Set and those super cute glasses are cut from black card stock using the Pet Specs Dies. I LOVE THOSE!!


I added a few of the star sequins that are in the Soda Springs Sequin Mix and the sentiment is from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set. I used some adhesive strips to add the frame, layered it onto some black card stock and then added it to a white card base.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

YAY GIFTS! CATHERINE POOLER PRODUCTS


The Let's Party Collection from Catherine Pooler that hits the shop at 9am EST on Wednesday the 17th - (that's tomorrow folks!!) is a reason to celebrate! If you're a StampNation member you can order right now - just one of the many perks of being a member.

I've had so much fun playing with the Poppin' Patterned Paper and the Yay Gifts Stamp Set.



I made the paper pieced balloons using the other day - you can see that here. Yesterday I shared a shaker card using more of the same balloons. Today's card is a simple celebration card. I ran the paper pieced panel of balloons through my die cutting machine with a rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Dies  I highly recommend this die set - I use it on a LOT of my cards. I cut the celebrate die with Midnight card stock and adhered it directly to the panel. I added the panel to a card base with craft foam and then added some of the super fun Soda Springs Sequins to finish it off.

If you're a StampNation member don't forget to grab your free stamp set.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Please note that new products are linked but won't go live in the shop until release day


Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

LET'S PARTY!! AND STAMPNATION PERKS



This release is so FUN!!! Seriously, there's nothing in it that's not fun to create with. 
It hits the shop on the 17th - that's Wednesday!! BUT if you are a StampNation member then you'll be able to shop today!!! Not a member? Don't worry - click HERE to find out more and see all the perks of being a member.

My card for you today is a shaker card. 


The other day I shared a card explaining how I made the patterned balloons. You can see that post HERE. I took one of the many cards I made that day and made it into a shaker card. I used the large stitched rectangle die from the Postage Stamp Die set and cut the piece for the inside of the shaker. The piece that was left over became the frame. I added a window sheet to the back of the frame and then added some adhesive foam strips around the frame. I poured some sequins onto the balloon panel and then adhered the frame to it. I added that piece to a white card base and then gave it a good shake. 
I LOVE IT!! The colors, the patterns, the fun of shaking it - it all makes me smile. 
You could throw a grad hat on this card and it would be a great graduation card for someone.



And if you're a StampNation member don't forget your FREEBIE! Another great perk for being a member. This is the third free set in a series. Just add it to your cart before you check out.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Please note that new products are linked but won't go live in the shop until release day


Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

LET'S PARTY - MORE BUNDLES!!



Catherine shared two new bundles yesterday.

Decorations Bundle
This bundle includes the following:

- Party Fans 6x8 Stamp Set
- Party Fans Dies
- Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set
- Happy Birthday Stacked Word Die


Next is the 
PARTY FAVORS BUNDLE

This bundle includes the following:
- Round Balloon Stencil
- Oval Balloon Stencil
- Put a Bow on it Dies
- Poppin' Patterned Paper
- Soda Springs Sequins

You can watch the reveal of these bundles HEREDid you miss yesterdays reveal of the Birthday Party Bundle? No worries, click HERE to see that one. All of the products in each bundle are also available to purchase individually as well.
I used the Round Balloon Stencil on my card today but instead of making it all fun colors and festive I made a monochromatic card. 


A lot of people are not happy about turning 50. It never bothered me but I did receive cards to the effect that my life was over at 50. I thought it would be fun to make a card like that.
I chose Black Jack and Twilight inks and using a Life Changing Blending Brush I added 5 balloons to a white card panel. I stamped on the strings and the sentiment from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set using Black Jack ink. I heat embossed the stars from the same stamp set onto the balloons with white embossing powder. I wanted a few of the stars filled in so I colored them in with a white paint pen and then heat set it quickly with white embossing powder.
I embossed the 50 in white also. The numbers are from the Milestone Birthday Numbers Stamp Set. I added a few sequins from the Motor City Sequins mix to finish it off. 

Now for something a little more colorful.


For this card I stamped the balloons from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set onto some of the paper from the Poppin' Patterned Paper and set about fussy cutting them apart. Next I stamped the balloons again onto some white card stock and then paper pieced different stamped patterns onto the panel. I stamped the strings and the sentiment, added a few of the fun Soda Spring Sequins and voila - a fun and colorful card. Because I stamped the balloons onto 6 different papers I was able to make a lot of cards. Just make yourself a big cuppa because cutting that many balloons requires some tea.

So mark you calendars.
These products are available on:
Wednesday June 17th for everyone 
 Monday June 15th for StampNation members.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



Shopping list:

Please note that new products are linked but won't go live in the shop until release day


Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

LET'S PARTY


Who doesn't love a good celebration!
The next release from Catherine Pooler Designs is chock full of all the products you'll need to make hand made cards for your celebrations. You'll even be able to make some cute decorations too!
The new release will be in the shop on JUNE 17th and on JUNE 15th if you're a StampNation member.

The collection is called LET'S PARTY and the first bundle in this fun release is the:

BIRTHDAY PARTY BUNDLE

This bundle includes the following:

- Yay Gifts Stamp Set 6x8
- Yay Gifts Dies
- Celebrate Block Word Die
- Build a Bunting Stamp Set
- Build a Bunting Dies

These items are also available individually but when purchased in a bundle you receive a discount.

I've had a blast playing with the products in this bundle.

Here's one of the many cards I've made.



I stamped the tall tower of gifts from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set twice onto some white card stock and cut them up so I had three piles of gifts. I used the inks you see in the picture and a blender pen to color them all in. I adhered the outside piles of gifts directly to a white card panel and then popped the middle one up with some craft foam. I stamped the sentiment which is also from the Yay Gifts Stamp Set with Midnight ink and then layered that panel onto another white panel and then added that one to a white card base.

Stay tuned for more cards from this bundle and more!


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Please note that new products are linked but won't go live in the shop until release day


Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

PERFECT PEARLS HOP WITH SCRAP'N STAMP

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time to hop with Scrap'n Stamp and this month we are playing with Perfect Pearls.


That means all weekend you can get 10% off Perfect Pearls and because it's a hop be sure to leave a comment at all the stops for a chance to win a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the shop.

This was my first time playing with Perfect Pearls and I was super excited. I've seen them in action a few times and was really impressed and couldn't wait to play with them. I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


I wanted to paint with them. 

I started by stamping the flowers and stems from MFT's Painted Poppies with versamark ink and heat set it with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder from Ranger. Next I mixed a tiny bit (a little goes a LONG way) of Confetti White and Heirloom Gold (I forgot to put that one in the photo) with a little water and then with a paint brush I started painting. I used the Heirloom Gold for the stems and leaves and the Confetti White for the flowers.  I love how the flowers have a touch of blue in it. After it dried I flicked a little bit of the Heirloom Gold 'paint' over top.


I absolutely LOVE how this turned out and plan on adding more Perfect Pearls to my collection. 


I cut down the panel and after stamping the sentiment from MFT's Beautiful Blessings 2 with Versafine Nocturne ink I added the panel with some craft foam.

I had a little peak at the rest of the teams cards the other day and I can't wait to hop along with everyone and see the full cards.

Next on the hop is the talented Laurie but 
don't forget to leave me a comment because you never know - you might be the winner of the $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE.



Susan (that's me)
Laurie (NEXT)




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

NEW GOODIES HAVE ARRIVED!

Have you seen the new goodies that just went into the Catherine Pooler Designs shop?

They will definitely have you thinking summer!

Here's just a few of the items.

Check out this paper

And these sequins!! They match perfectly with the new paper.


Have you seen the new cover plate?
The Savannah Cover Plate Die is gorgeous and check out the space on the side - great for adding a sentiment.

Want to see more items?
Click HERE. Below I've linked to the items you see above and more new items. 

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan





Shopping list:

Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much.