Thursday, May 24, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs:: Wild & Wonderful Release



Wild and Wonderful indeed is the newest release from Catherine Pooler Designs! (affiliate links used) This collection features two new inks- Limoncello and Grape Crush, along with the now available Be Mine Ink, (All that Jazz Ink is included with these three, now known as the Party Collection: Carnivale Ink Bundle!). The Wild and Wonderful Collection also features two red rubber background stamps- Kaleidoscope and BFF, along with beautiful photopolymer stamps and Dies- Note of ThanksWonderful Wildflowers Stamps and Wonderful Wildflower DiesFocus on the Good Floral Stamps and Focus on the Good Floral Dies and the beautiful Scroll Butterfly Die and In Flight Butterfly Die

I've got a few projects to showcase today for the last day of the blog hop-although all items are now available! 


My first card features the beautiful and all too fun Wonderful Wildflowers Stamps and Wonderful Wildflower DiesI stamped the solid images in the set onto Ultra Smooth White Cardstock, die cut them, and arranged them onto a pale blue cardstock base. I finished with a sentiment strip stamped with Note of Thanks and a few black Nuvo Drops. I used the following ink combinations for my flowers and leaves:
Orange= Tiki Torch, Orange Twist
Yellow= Limoncello, Sauna
Pink= Be Mine, Party Dress


My next card, I feel, is so grand and quite the showstopper when delivered by hand due to the 3-D nature! I started again with the amazing Ultra Smooth White Cardstock as a card base and then also cut a panel. Onto the panel, I inked a soft layer of It's a Girl Ink, and onto top of the panel I stamped the beautiful pattern from Kaleidoscope with Sauna Ink and stamped a sentiment from Note of ThanksFrom this stamped panel, I die cut In Flight Butterfly Die, and then I die cut another butterfly and inked it up with Limoncello.


I then inked some paper with Sauna Ink and die cut the Scroll Butterfly Die These were adhered to the card at the body of the butterfly and the wings lifted for a nice 3D effect.


One last card today for you! I started this one by inking an Ultra Smooth White Cardstock panel with Grape CrushSweet Sixteen and Royal Treatment Ink. Then I watered the BFF Background Stamp with water, and pressed it onto the purple panel. This created a soft pattern onto the panel. I adhered this to a white card base, along with a strip of Limoncello colored paper. I added detail and a sentiment on the card using Note of ThanksFocus on the Good Floral Stamps and Focus on the Good Floral Dies. The background color is Limoncello  and the details stamped in Tiki Torch-what a great, bright and happy combination!



Please be sure to hop and comment, as there are prizes! 5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Winners will be announced on Catherine's blog, Friday, May 25.


Here is the complete list of the Creative Team that are hopping today:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Blue Blooms and Lime Dots


I have a card up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog for Challenge #21: Florals.

Please stop by there to see the full card!

The current challenge ends on in a few days, on May 29th, I hope you have a chance to play along! Check out Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook and Instagram!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge:: Florals


The May Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #21: Florals is here and we would like for you to be inspired by Florals! There's so many awesome floral items from Concord & 9th that will work for this Challenge and we can't wait to see how you were inspired, as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products!


I started my card with a watercolor panel and used my most loved Concord & 9th Wildflower Stamp Set. I used the back of the zinnia flower stamps to create colorful areas and then spritzed the panel with water and let the colors mingle. After that dried, I splattered the panel with pink ink and then used the fronts of the stamps to add the flower image. 


I then added some greenery using shades of kraft ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Many Mandalas, adhered the panel to a kraft card base and tied a burlap string bow on top.

The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until May 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic! 

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instagram here!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Catherine Pooler:: Faithful Fluttering Spinner


They have arrived! Catherine Pooler Designs has introduced Faithful Fluttering Dies (affiliate links used) to coordinate with the previously released, beautiful Faithful Fluttering Stamp Set.

I created a spinner card, one that even impressed my boys!


I stamped the butterfly two separate times with Bellini, Polished, and Mandarin Spice and Midnight Inks, and then die cut each. I sandwiched a string in between before adhering them back to back.


On the front of a card panel, I die cut a circle and frame, and then affixed the string in between. I stamped a sentiment from Faithful Fluttering Stamp Set. Before putting the card in the envelope, I twisted the string, so once the recipient opens the card completely, the butterfly spins!


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Chomper


An alligator chomping on a birthday cake...too cute! Reverse Confetti is hosting their last Sketch For You To Try and I knew I needed to play along.



I stamped and colored Later Alligator and adhered him to a panel with an action wobbler. The clouds and patterned paper are MFT.




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

LID:: April 2018 Release:: Day 3


Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2018 Release Showcase... I hope you've enjoyed seeing all this release offers! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



This first project means so much to me, and I hope it will for the recipient as well. My co-workers help parents who are adopting with the process, so I created a set of these cards for them to give out, using the new One Love Stamps and One Love Dies.


I started by stamping (using the rock and roll technique with two shades of green ink) the world, then die cutting it out. I lightly inked the edges in blue. I then die cut the word Love from the world, as well as a piece of colored card stock. The world was placed onto a white card base (embossed on the edges with the Tribal Chic Cover Up Die) and the Love word inlaid. I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment from One Love.


This next project features many of the new item, and I adore how well they all fit together. I started by creating a card front with the amazing Brushed Plaid Stamp Set. I used a mint ink for the base, and then added darker mint individual stripes (included in the set.) This stamp set is exceptional for ease in creating a beautiful background! I then created a shaker with the Shaker Tag Die Set, adding iridescent sequins and a bow from twine. 


I finished the card with a die cut sentiment from the Hello Word Die Set, and a big, beautiful bloom from the Best Mom Stamp Set, and Best Mom Dies.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:








It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!



Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day. 

Catherine Pooler:: Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval:: Release Day!!


Oh my goodness, I'm back with a card to help remind you that the Celebrate Friends! Stamp of Approval Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs was released to StampNation members last night, and the Wait List this morning. If there are any available collections left, they are available right now! Hurry up and order here!

I started the card by die cutting a white panel from Catherine Pooler Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and set this aside. Then I die cut the super fun Hooray Die from pink cardstock, used the Morning Joe Border Dies (add-on) with orange and Sand Dunes Cardstock to create fun border to rest it on. Underneath, I stamped a sentiment from Woo-Hoo Stamp Set in Party Dress Ink underneath.



The cutest part of this card rests in the birthday cupcakes! I built the cupcakes from the Eat Cake Stamp Set, Tiki Torch, Party Dress and the new Mystery Ink Color, as well as the Eat Cake Dies (add-on).

I hope you had a chance to order the Celebrate Friends! Stamp of Approval Collection!


Monday, April 23, 2018

LID:: April 2018 Release:: Day 2


Today is the second of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


I've got my FAVORITE project to showcase today from this release, although each and every product from this release is amazing! I really enjoy how Laura from Lil' Inker Designs really thinks about how well every item in the release coordinates together, but also can be used separately. I was so inspired by these April products, it was hard to put them down!


I created the above project with the new Spring Wreath Die Set. This set can be traditional, or modern like I've made it here. I started with a white square card base, scored lines on the front to use as a base to ground my wreath, that was die cut from black, light green and turquoise card stock from the Spring Wreath Die Set. I die cut a banner from the One Love Die Set, added a stamped sentiment from Friends Stamp Set and the word die included in the Spring Wreath Die Set.


I made another square card for this next project, and I'm pleased as a pickle on how it turned out! I started with celery green card stock and used the Dual Dotted Squares Dies to cut add detail to the edges of the card, and adhered this to a white card base. I thought it mimicked the details in the beautiful stamp I used for the focal point. I stamped Have a Nice Day in light green onto the panel, then slightly shifted the placement and stamped it with a dark green. This created a cool shadow effect. I finished the card by adding a few simple white gel pen details, placing dots in the natural areas of the stamps.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:



It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

LID:: April 2018 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. I say this each time for the Lil' Inker Designs releases, but this one is the best yet! And, this month we are introducing a super sweet, extremely talented new design team member, Caly! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


The Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons is the star of the show on my first project. I could not wait to fill the dots with a rainbow of Nuvo Drops. I first started with a white card base, then die cut a white panel from the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles and then the Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons. I adhered the panel to a white card base and filled each dot with Nuvo Drops in rainbow order. This took me about ten minutes, so easy and quick!


I finished the card with a panel cut from the interior of the new Shaker Tag Die Set and stamped a wonderful sentiment from Hand Drawn Happiness Stamps. (I also added some dark green Nuvo Drops to the leaves). The end result is a happy, rainbow card with wonderful, clean texture.


This release also includes a great graduation set too. The Grad Class 2018 Supplement is a perfection addition to Grad Class, and at a perfect price point as well. (Grad Class has been marked to $10 so both can be purchased for the price of a regularly marked stamp set!) I capitalized on the "Reach for the Stars" sentiment from the Grad Class 2018 Supplement Stamp Set and created a galaxy background. I paired it with a stamped cap from Grad Class. There are many sentiments from both sets that offer flexibility and creative freedom to make a fantastic graduation card.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today (affiliate links used):





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!