Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Birthday to you

Hi everyone!  Looks like my mojo has returned!  Yay!!!  I was able to actually create some cards and not one ended up in the trash.  That is a good day!

All three of my cards today feature Tilly's Magic Garden stamp set illustrated by Lydia Evans for Catherine Pooler Designs.  The sentiment is from Young at Heart.

I had fun playing around with different color combos.  This one is Bellini with Orange Twist and Mint to Be and Aquatini.  I had to use Black Jack & Midnight for the leaves.

I think this one is my favorite of the three.  Do you have a favorite?

I used Bellini, Orange Twist, It's a Boy and Fiesta Blue. I have to tell you just how easy these were to create.  I first drew a light pencil line onto my card base. I then used one of Catherine's new acrylic blocks, which have grid lines on them, to stamp the flowers in a perfect line.  I just used one of the lines on the block and lined it up with my pencil line and voila, perfect stamping!

I am playing along over at Addicted to CAS: Florals.

and Seize the Birthday: No topping for me.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

New Release at CP Designs- Hello Tilly's Magic Garden

Hi everyone!  Have you seen the newest release over at Catherine Pooler Designs?  I am so excited to share some peeks with you today!

Did you hear Catherine announced the newest CP Designs stamp set illustrator yesterday?  It's none other than the amazing Lydia Evans!!!!  I would encourage you to go check out her blog, she is an awesome designer!

Lydia's first set, Tilly's Magic Garden is a two step stamping floral set!  This set is going to be so amazing to stamp using Catherine's ink colors.

I have been on vacation and the new release goodies were in my mail box when I arrived home.  My mojo has taken a bit of a break, but I was able to create this card with Lydia's new set.

I used the sentiment and one of the leaves to create my card.  I love thinking outside the box and using stamp sets in different ways.  I was able to show off a lot of Catherine's bright ink colors on this card.

Not only did Catherine release this stamp set, but she also released a new section in the shop called "Craft Room Essentials".  You will find stencils, acrylic blocks, Glass bead glitter gel, whipped spackle, cardstock, adhesive and much more.

A few more new products being released in the store are the Hello die, Turkish stencil and neutral colored cardstock.  You can purchase each product individually or purchase them all with just one click. Easy peasy, right?

I am hoping my mojo returns soon, so I can share some more projects with you using this new release!  Happy shopping!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Rainbow leaves

Hi everyone!  I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across this pin HERE!  I was immediately inspired to create a card.  I grabbed my Leaf Motifs stamp set and got to work.

So fun, right?  I used Catherine Pooler inks on the leaf stamp.  I thought the sentiment would look perfect embossed in white on black card stock and peeking through a circle die cut.  Adding some sequins and some black and white twine finishes off my card.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fall Birthday card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun fall birthday card to share with you all today using Color Burst powders.

I started my card by sprinkling three different color burst powders onto a piece of water colored card stock.  I then spritzed with water to get the colors moving and blending.  I didn't spray too much water to completely blend the colors and I love how it turned out.  I then die cut my colored paper with Papertrey Ink's Mix & Mat Pinked Edge die.  I love how the leaves pop against the black background.

I will add this over at Seize the Birthday: Anything goes.  No topping for me this week, but I just may play along with these colors at some point.  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch! #236

Hi friends!  I have a couple cards to share with you today inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

My color combinations and technique used were inspired by Kimberly Rendino from CAS-ual Fridays.  She shared some fun cards over on StampNation for the Cards with Sass Masterclass.  I am totally loving these classes.

For this card I used all Catherine Pooler inks - Lime Rickey, Aquatini, & Something Borrowed along with the Beautiful You stamp set and matching dies.

This card also uses Catherine Pooler inks and stamps - Party Dress, Tiki Torch & Pixie Dust.  I couldn't really catch the sparkle on this flower in the photo, but I covered it with the Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Here is the sketch I followed:

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