Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Hi everyone!  I have some exciting news to share with you today.  Catherine Pooler's Foundations Box that was recently launched and sold out in 15 hours will be back in stock real soon and ready for shipping next week!  Just in time for you to purchase as a gift for a special loved one or even for yourself.  WOOT!!!!

She also has a great new Holiday wrap-up bundle.  Perfect to finish up your holiday cards (inside and out) tags, and thank you notes for after the holiday craziness.  You can purchase each of the items individually or in a bundle at a discounted price.

Here’s a list of the products included in this mini release:

I decided to make a set of Thank you notes using the Holiday Mittens stamp set and coordinating die along with the Still Smiling stamp set.

I used the 4 different color ink pads that were released by Catherine in the Foundations Box.  The different patterns on the mittens are so adorable.  Love!!!

I even stamped and coordinated the envelopes.

Here they are all packaged up in a clear box with a cute mitten tag. 

I plan to make up another set of these and give them as gifts to my family.

Catherine has also put together some great gift ideas for the paper crafter in your life in her Paper Crafter's Gift Guide.   Or, you can also just share the link to the gift collection in her shop with your partner so YOU can get some awesome crafty goodness for the holidays, too!

Orders placed by no later than December 19 should arrive by Christmas on U.S. orders, but I would definitely recommend ordering sooner rather than later to ensure it arrives on time!

See that Friendship Bracelet- If you don’t know the story behind these bracelets, please go read about it HERE! The bracelets comes free in the Foundations Box but Catherine wanted to make sure all of you had a chance to purchase one if you’d like so they are now for sale at the shop.  I am planning on purchasing a few of these to give to friends and family.  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just Because & Thinking of you

Hi friends!
I have two cards to share with you today using some stamps from the Foundations Box by Catherine Pooler.  For both of my cards I used kraft card stock, white pigment ink and then dye inks.  I love the look when stamping first using white pigment ink then stamping slightly off using dye inks.

I used rainbow colors on my first card and then more fall colors on this Thinking of you card.  The stamps and sentiments are in the stamp set called Amazing Floral.

That is all from me for today.
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Crafty Sale - So Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US!

I wanted to pop in quickly this morning to share with you all how thankful I am for each and every one of you stopping by my blog and leaving me the most encouraging comments.  I appreciate YOU!!!

I also wanted to share about some sales over at Ellen Hutson.  I love shopping with Ellen Hutson, super friendly customer service and speedy shipping.  They are celebrating 10 amazing years together and have a huge party going on over at the CLASSroom blog right now with an amazing giveaway!

Here are the details on the sales!!!
Click HERE to be taken to the store website! 

Have a blessed day and happy shopping!


Friday, November 18, 2016

Merry & Bright

Happy Friday everyone!

I am back sharing another Clean & Simple, one layer card using the stamps & inks from the Foundations Box.  The first supply of the box has sold out but, you can still order.  It will just take a bit longer to be shipped out to you.  Totally worth the wait though.  :)

For my card today I stamped the row of circles from the For Everything stamp set using a light gray ink (not included in the box but you could use the black ink and stamp off) to create a background for my tree.  I love that the dots show through the tree ever so subtly.  Great way to add the look of dimension on a one layer card.  I added some black & white twine to finish off my card.  While I had my supplies out I wanted to try this design on Kraft card stock using different colors for the trees and white pigment ink for the circles. 

 I love how these turned out!

You can whip up a bunch of these in no time.

*ETA:  Adding the top card over are Merry Monday: Use gray, red, & white.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Foundations Box is now available!!!

Hi everyone!
Today's the day!

I wanted to share another one layer card with you today using the supplies in the box. 
 A perfect one layer card for mass producing and easy mailing.

I used the line stamp in the For Everything stamp set to ground my trees.  So simple!

A peek at my one layer card for this week's StampNation challenge using the Foundations Box.

Members can view the challenge HERE.

I cannot wait to see cards popping up all over blog land and Instagram using the Foundation Box goodies.  It is so much FUN to see how everyone else is inspired to use the stamps.

Thank you to everyone who left me such sweet comments on my blog post yesterday! 
 I read each one and they all bring a huge smile to my face!  ♥♥♥

Stamps:  For Everything (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Fiesta Blue, Rockin' Red, Grass Skirt, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  Ultra Smooth Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Foundations Box Blog Hop

Hi everyone!
Welcome to the Foundations Box blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Catherine's blog.  If not, make sure you head over there to start from the beginning.

I am super excited to be a part of this blog hop.   I would have loved for this box to have been available 18 years ago when I first started stamping.  It is SO perfect for the beginner stamper, BUT even the experienced stamper will want these stamp sets, inks, block & paper in their stash!

The Foundations Box includes 3 stamp sets, 5 ink pads, a clear block and a pack of CP Designs Cardstock! The box will sell for $67 and includes everything a brand new stamper needs to sit down and make a card right away. No other supplies necessary! The products in this box are also staple products for EVERY stampers’ craft room.

There is also a little somethin' extra special that will be included in this box.  Watch your emails this evening (Catherine's newsletter subscribers will receive an email with a special video about the somethin' somethin').  I can't wait for you all to find out about this, it is so very amazing!

Here is my first card using the Spot On stamp set.

I am so in love with the bold circle images with the sentiment negatives inside.  There are three, one says wishes, Congrats & Happy!  So fun!  Look at the other fun patterned circles that come in the set too!  I love them all, but my fave is the one with the tiny dots that go big to small.  See it?!

My next card uses Amazing Floral and a sentiment from For Everything.

I created a fun one layer Christmas card using one of the leaves from the floral set to create a snowflake!  I love to think outside the box with my stamps to be able to get more use out of them.

My last card is a stepped up card using the For Everything stamp set.

 I love that I could create a Coffee Cup Christmas Tree!!!  So fun, right?!

The box will go on sale tomorrow morning at 9am EST, StampNation members will get the link one hour earlier (one perk of being a member).  When the box sells out, Catherine will continue to accept orders, it will just take several weeks to receive it.  

Leave comments along the hop for your chance to win this boxOne winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments on the hop.  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning at 9am when ordering opens.  You have 24 hours to comment.  Good Luck!  


Kristie Goulet - You are here
Jessica Frost-Ballas-Go here next
Kelly Griglione
Lisa Harrolle
Deepti Stephens
Melissa Miller

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Classy Christmas and some news!!!

Hi everyone! 
 This week's challenge at StampNation is to create a Christmas card with a touch of Elegance and Class.

Here's a peek at my card...

Members can view the challenge HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting and make to check back on Tuesday, Nov 15th at 9am for a fun blog hop celebrating the release of the Foundations Box by Catherine Pooler.

She has come out with new ink pads and they are amazing as well as some great stamps.  
These are perfect stamps for the beginner or seasoned stamper. 
Check out her blog for more details.

  I can't wait to share my creations with you all.

Have a great day!