Friday, June 25, 2021

JUNE CARD HOPPIN' EVENT

 


Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be taking part in my first hop with the Facebook Card Hoppin' Group. This group hosts monthly hops to inspire and motivate others to create. 
This months theme is Rainbows and the technique is either shaker or spotlight. I chose to do the spotlight technique.


I used the Beautiful Day Floral Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs, I stamped it once in the center of a piece of card stock cut to 4x 5 1/4". I then masked it and continued to stamp the image filling the panel. I used a small image from the set to fill in the gaps.
Once the panel was covered I used a circle die to cut out a portion of the panel.


I used the inks listed below and a sponge dauber to apply the inks in rainbow order to the circle piece. I sponged some grey ink around the edges of the rectangle panel then adhered that to a white card base. Next I added some craft foam to the circle piece and then added that to the card base making sure to line it back up to it's original spot. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I embossed it in white onto black card stock - one of my favorite ways to do a sentiment. I'm thinking now I should add some sequins. I think I'll go back and do that before I mail this card. 



Next up on the hop is Maria Nyce 

Here is the full hop for you in case you missed any stops along the way.

Susan powell - you are here
Maria Nyce - next




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

IT'S A PUFFIN PARTY

 


Hi Everyone! It's a Puffin Party on my blog today.
These guys are so cute and when I add some googly eyes I can't help but giggle. 
I began by blending some Sea Glass, Bay Breeze and Juniper Mist inks onto a piece of card stock that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", spritzing it with a bit of water and quickly drying it with a towel then cut it with the Wavy Cover Plate Die. I adhered that directly to a white card base.



 I stamped and cut out the banner pieces in a variety of colors and patterns and added them to the top of the card. Next I stamped, colored and cut out the puffins and the little crab. I embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock for the little crab to hold. 
I added the puffins directly to the card base and the sentiment and the crab with fun foam. A few little googly eyes and this card is done.




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Monday, June 14, 2021

A LITTLE NOTE TO SAY...


I've recently started leaving images uncolored and I love it. At first it was a little difficult to do - the urge to 'finish' the card was strong but I fought through it and now I love doing it. 



Because I left the flower and leaves uncolored I needed to add color in another way. I opted to do some ink smooshing which is one of my favorite things to do with ink and paper.
I used the Through the Prism Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped and embossed it in white on water color paper. After I heat set it I swiped on some Catherine Pooler ink in rainbow order, gave it a little spritz of water and dried it. Once it was dry I added more ink and did it again.



After it dried I die cut a tag - the ones I used are not available but I linked to another set that are retiring soon and on sale. 
I added the tag with some craft foam to a card stock panel cut with the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die Set and added that to a card base with more craft foam. 
I added some b&w twine, an embossed sentiment and of course the uncolored flower and leaves.



Have you seen this huge sale happening at CAS-ual Fridays right now? 
This is while supplies last so if there's something you have your eye on - grab it while you can. The Pretty Posies stamps and dies are 35% off right now!




 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPSICLES


Popsicles were always a treat when I was a kid. I remember giving my girls popsicles for the first time. The look of pure joy while they ate it and it melted all over their hands was awesome.

I chose to do a rainbow of popsicles for this card because seriously can you ever have too many popsicles. My favorite as a kid and still is, is root beer flavored popsicles but I can't find them anywhere and believe me I have looked!



I die cut 7 of the popsicles, added antique linen ink to the sticks then blended on the popsicle portion. I used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine. I blended on some color for the background, added the birthday portion of the happy birthday die then added the popsicles added some with craft foam for dimension.
I embossed the happy from the Crazy Talk stamp set in white and popped that up on the card. 
The card base is smaller than normal. It's 3 1/2 x 5 1/2". I didn't do it for any particular reason - I just thought it was cute. 




 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM, WHO WANTS ICE CREAM?

 


I'm over on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog sharing all the details for this yummy card. I've linked to all the products below.





I'm also submitting this to the Color Hues Challenge #19


Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

SENDING HUGS YOUR WAY

 


Blue and brown is one of my favorite color combos - not only for cards but for clothes and home decor too, so when I saw the  
Color Hues challenge I knew I would be playing along.  

I made a couple of cards - 
this is the first one and I'll be sharing another one tomorrow. 


This one is super quick and easy to make. 
I die cut a panel of white card stock using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Next I stamped the rain using It's a Boy ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. The rain and the sentiment on the cloud are from CPD's April Showers stamp set. I used CPD's Icing on the Cake ink and stamped the sentiment onto a cloud die cut from the April Showers Dies. I adhered the cloud with some craft foam then added the Poppystamps Playful Hugs word die that I cut from some scrap brown card stock. I adhered the panel directly to a white card base and called this card done.


Click here to check out the Color Hues Challenge




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

DO PUFFINS MAKE YOU SMILE?

 


The cute little puffins in the Puffin Party Stamp set are adorable and definitely make me smile. This was one of those sets that I thought I didn't need but boy was I wrong. It is SO FUN to play with. And let's be honest, we need ALL the stamping goodies! lol!


I started with a piece of card stock cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" then using the Swoop Stencil, some blue inks and a blending brush I created the background. Next I die cut a circle from the center, adhered the panel to a card front then popped the circle piece back in place with some craft foam. 


I added the puffin with a mini wobbler for fun and I gave him a googly eye too. I love how he looks like he's jumping in the waves.



The stamped sentiment is from the Magnetic Messages Stamp Set and for a pop of color I added the Hey using the Block Alphabet Dies and some Samba ink. I really LOVE those letters!. They're the perfect size and they're fun to use. 




Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!

Friday, June 4, 2021

SCRAP'N STAMP WHITTLE THINGS BLOG HOP


Hey Everyone!! It's the first Friday of the month and that means it's time to hop along with the team at Scrap'n Stamp Canada. This month we are featuring the Whittles products from Poppystamps. They are soooo cute!!! 
There will be a prize of a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky person that leaves a comment. To increase your chances leave comments at all the stops along the hop. You may see our cards from the hop on Instagram or facebook -  if you do, be sure to leave comments there as well to increase your chance of winning that $50 Gift Certificate.

Want to get your hands on some of these cute Whittles? If you shop this weekend you'll receive 20% off ALL Poppystamps products in the shop.

I have a few cards to share with you so let's get started.

This first one is soooo clean and simple. 


I used the Whittle Shark Die and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the Lawn Fawn small Stitched rectangle Dies to cut the frame and the panel. The frame is popped up with some craft foam and the panel is adhered directly to the card base. I blended some Hickory Smoke Distress ink onto some white card stock then cut the shark out and added it with some more craft foam. 
While writing up this post I decided to add another sentiment to the card. I like it much better with the added sentiment.



My next two are little 3x3" cards. I never make this size but thought it worked well with the Whittle dies.


I used a Tim Holtz Waves embossing folder for the first layer. I think it's an older one as I couldn't fine it online anywhere but there's a ton of others on the marker. On one of the cards I added it face up and the other face down. I adhered it directly to the card base on the dolphin card and used craft foam for the other one.

 I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks to create the water panel before die cutting with the the Whittle Wave Background Die. I adhered that to the card with some craft foam. I blended some Hickory Smoke distress ink onto a piece of white card stock then cut out the Whittle Dolphin. I used the Word Balloons and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments to finish the card. 


I used the Whittle Fish Trio and the Whittle Sealife Sentiments for this little card. 


Okay, this next one is my last card. 
I paired some Whittles products with some Heffy Dooddle products and came up this.


I used the Heffy Doodle Wave to Me Stencil for the bottom layer. The lighthouse is from Heffy Doodles Lil Lighthouse Stamps and Dies and colored with some distress inks and a grey Prismacolor pencil. 

I used the Whittle Wave Background Die, Whittle Fish Trio Die and the Word Balloons for the rest of the card. 


Besides the fact that these products are adorable - that dolphin may be my favorite - they have a great price point! You could add a lot to your stash without spending a lot. That to me is a win-win when you're on a budget. 

Next up on the hop is Deborah - be sure to check her blog but before you go leave me a comment for a chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate I was talking about at the beginning of the post.

Here is the whole list for you in case you missed any.
 

Tara/SNS

Chala

Nancy

Kia

Lindsay

Susan - you're here

Deborah - next

Jessica



 Happy Stampin'


and thanks SO MUCH for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan





SUPPLIES

If you're interested in purchasing any of the supplies I've used I've listed them below. I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links below I will earn a small commission with no additional cost to you. 
Thank you! I truly appreciate your support!