Saturday, July 22, 2017

Best in You

Hi everyone!
Happy Saturday!

I have a couple cards to share with you today using one of my favorite sentiment stamps from Catherine's Freshly Picked release.  I definitely want to live this way and teach my children the same.  Isn't it a great sentiment to live by?!


I wanted the sentiment to take center stage, so I used my MISTI.  I then took the layering flowers from the set to stamp around the sentiment.  Aren't those flowers fun?  There are three layers, but you can just stamp two if you like. ( I did just two layers on the pink flowers below)   I am a bit obsessed with gray leaves lately.  I used the new Black Jack ink to stamp off to get the lightest color and then full on Black Jack for the second layer.  I added some black and white twine to finish off this one layer card.


This card is very similar, but I took the largest Merry Labels die to cut from my top layer.  I then added some foam tape to pop it up in the negative space.  I LOVE that this sentiment fits perfectly in the Merry Labels die!!!!

Before you go I wanted to let you know about a sale over at Ellen Hutson!  She is having a HUGE Christmas in July sale.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Pineapple thank you

Hi everyone!
I have a quick thank you card to share with you today!


I started by masking off a strip on the front of my card and then used Glass Bead Glitter Gel through the Checkerboard stencil.  I stamped the pink pineapple, die cut it and then stamped and embossed the sentiment on black card stock.  I scattered a few sparkly clear sequins to finish it off.

Here's a close up of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel.


Love the sparkle!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Pick YOU!

Hi everyone!
I'm back with another card using Catherine's new Freshly Picked Release.  
If you missed my blog post yesterday, click HERE to check it out.



Today's card features the Mod Flowers stencil and the I Pick You stamp set and matching dies.


  I lightly sponged over the Mod Flowers stencil using the new Black Jack ink.  I die cut then stamped the two apples.  Stamped the sentiment and then attached the apples with foam tape.  For my finishing touch I added some black and white twine.

Have you purchased any of the new products?  I can't wait to see what everyone creates using the new goodies!  I will be back soon with more cards.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  I Pick You (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink:  Lime Rickey, Rockin' Red, Icing on the Cake, Black Jack & Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Mod Flowers Stencil (Catherine Pooler Desings), Black & White Twine (Timeless Twine), I Pick You dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Catherine Pooler's Freshly Picked Release!!

Hi everyone!
Have you heard the news?  Catherine is releasing some new goodies today.  The Freshly Picked release is available now!  Click HERE to purchase the entire bundle.


I am sharing my favorite card I made with this release.  The sentiment from Best in You is just amazing.  Not sure if you heard the story behind it, but Catherine shared on Facebook live and also on StampNation Live, I encourage you to check it out.  

I just love this sentiment paired with the colorful "flowers" that I just stamped as circles to create a fun border.  I love the second layer stamped in a slightly darker color!

AND also releasing today are a few former Stamp of Approval Collections!  The Candy Cane Lane collection (think Christmas cards) and The Perfect Reason collection (think peacocks)!

Here is a look at all the items being released today.  LOOK at those inks!  Love the dark gray and the perfect brown color!  I am in love with everything that is being released!! I am such a fan of stencils and these are amazing!




I will be back tomorrow with another card I made using this release.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: Best in You (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper:  White (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MCV82 - Christmas in July!

Hi everyone!
As you can tell by my most recent blog posts, I am on a Christmas card making roll.  Today I have two more cards to share with you.  The first one was inspired by Jessica from All the Sparkle over at Muse: Christmas Visions.



I focused on Jess's:
  • Color scheme
  • use of Poinesttia's
  • Gold embossing
I am not good at Copic coloring, so I used my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I find I get much better results with these.  While I had my supplies out, I created a few more cards.

For this card I embossed using silver embossing powder and used a teal and pink color combo.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!