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!

Supplies used:

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:

Did you see my post from yesterday?  Catherine is celebrating her store's 1st Birthday with DOUBLE POINTS as a gift to YOU!  As a rewards member, you earn points for all your purchases.  You then can cash in those points for rewards! ($ to spend in the store!)  Awesome, right?!!!  Click on the links below to start earning your rewards.  Happy Shopping!!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Hi everyone!  There are DOUBLE POINTS over at in celebration of the store's 1st Birthday!

As a rewards member, you earn points for all your purchases.  You then can cash in those points for rewards! ($ to spend in the store!)  Awesome, right?!!!

There are SO many awesome products to add to your stash.  The Candy Cane Lane Collection is available!  

Not to mention Catherine's inks!  The ONLY inks I reach for and use on my projects!  Look at these colors! SWOON!!!  Catherine's inks are perfect for stamping, watercoloring and sponging!  Her inks blend like butter! 

I hope you will hop on over to Catherine's store and treat yourself to some awesome crafty products and earn rewards to use for future purchases!

Thank you for visiting and happy shopping!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sassy Rainbows

Hi everyone!  Our Masterclasses are in full swing over on StampNation!  This week we started the class - Cards with Sass by CAS-ual Fridays.  Michelle Lupton shared some amazing rainbow cards and I was inspired to make some of my own.

I started my cards by water coloring with Catherine Pooler's inks!  These inks are perfect for water coloring.  Have you tried it yet?  After my water colored panel was dry I stamped and embossed with the Tin Roof stamp by CAS-ual Fridays.  I added the panel to my card base and then added two more panels with dimensional adhesive to the sides.  The sentiment from Mon Ami was stamped and white heat embossed onto a piece of black card stock.

Here is another card using the similar supplies.

For this card I stamped using Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Here is a close-up of the sparkle!

Members can check out the lesson by Michelle HERE.

If you are not a member, what are you waiting for?!  ;)

Click HERE for more information and to join us today!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SN Sketch challenge with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hi everyone!  This week's challenge over at StampNation is a sketch challenge.  The Design Team is using CAS-ual Friday's stamps in honor of the Masterclass-Cards with Sass.  This class started on Monday.

All entries to the challenge on StampNation will be eligible to win a very generous prize from CAS-ual Fridays.

Here is a peek at the DT's cards.

Can you guess which one is mine?  Members can view the challenge here to play along.

I also wanted to share a peek at the cards that will be shared during the CAS-ual Fridays Masterclass.

Yummy goodness, right?!!!!  Members can view the first video done by my friend Heather North HERE!  I can't wait to see what is next in the class!!!

Remember these classes are free with your membership and will be on the site forever!  Awesome!

Click HERE for more details and to join us today!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Birthday cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple birthday cards to share with you today.  Both use the GeoTrio stencil from the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings collection.  Even though this collection has sold out, the good news is the items from the collection will be available for individual sale later on in Catherine's store.

I absolutely LOVE the dots on this stencil, how they go from big to small or from small to big.  :)  I have been following everyone's rainbow creations from the Online card class, and have been inspired even though I am not taking the class.  I love black and white with a pop of rainbow!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

This card uses the chevron part of the stencil.  I placed the stencil one way, sponged with Midnight ink and then turned the stencil around to create this fun pattern.  I used the same Papertrey Ink sentiment, but added the pop of color on the "H", "B", & the "!".

I am adding both of these over at Seize the Birthday: Anything goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Saturday everyone!  I have a couple cards to share with you all today inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I started this card by masking off the shape represented in the sketch below using masking tape.  I then placed the Marching Leaves stencil over and sponged using Midnight ink.  I stamped and die cut the bloom using Bristol paper so I could easily use my Zig Clean color brush markers to watercolor the flower.  I added some versamark from my Versamark pen to the center of the flower and sprinkled some Wanderlust embossing powder on it and heat set to add a bit of sparkle to the center.  I then stamped the sentiment and mounted onto a card base.

Here is the sketch.

While I had my supplies out I created another similar card, changing out the bloom color.

For this flower, I used my Zig Clean Color markers again.  This time just scribbled with a yellow and pink marker, spritzed with water to let the colors blend.  LOVE how it turned out!

I will add one of these over at Seize the Birthday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Fall

Hi everyone!  I am back sharing a couple more cards with you using the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection.  I know a lot of you will be getting your collections soon so I wanted to share some more inspiration with you all.

My cards are similar to these cards HERE, but I decided to do a full bloom instead of just a half bloom.  I used Catherine's Spring Fling collection of inks on this card along with Black Jack.  I used my MISTI to create even spacing of the leaves.  I die cut a circle and stamped the sentiment and attached to my card with foam tape.  Don't you just love those little acorns?!

Here is another one using my favorite rainbow colors!

After stamping the full bloom, I fussy cut it and attached it to a black card base.  LOVE how it pops on the black.

I am adding the top card over at TIME OUT Challenges:  Autumn with the optional twist of Speed Stamping.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SOA Counting Blessings Release Day!!

Hi everyone!  It's Release Day for the SOA Counting Blessings Collection!  I sure hope you were on the Wait List because it looks like it is going to sell out again before the public release!!!  WOW!!!

I have more cards to share with you today using the goodies from the release.

All my cards feature the GeoTrio Stencil and the Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set.  The coordinating Bloomin' Bouquet dies are an add on and are available in the store.

The GeoTrio Stencil is very cool, there are three geometric designs you can use.  The first one is this amazing chevron.  I sponged over the stencil onto my card base using Fiesta Blue ink.  LOVE the result.  I then stamped & die cut the flower image using Tiara ink and the leaves & sentiment using Black Jack ink.  I popped the flower up using dimensional adhesive and added some sparkly clear sequins to finish off my card.

The next design on the stencil is gradient polka dots.They go from big to small.  I used Glass Bead Glitter Gel through the polka dots.  Stamped and die cut the flower and leaves and then added the sentiment from the Good Things stamp set using Icing on the Cake ink.

The last design on the stencil is the fun triangles.  Love the many, many uses for this ONE stencil. This time I used Whipped Spackle through the stencil.  Stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves and stamped the sentiment from Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards using this amazing collection.  I look forward to seeing the many creations popping up all over Blog land.  That is my favorite part.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Monday, August 14, 2017

SOA Counting Blessings Blog Hop Day 2 & Giveaway

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 2 of the Counting Blessings Collection Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Laurel's blog.  The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.

The collection goes up for sale on Wednesday, August 16th at 9am to those on the Wait List and then ordering will be open to the public if the collection hasn't sold out already.  StampNation members that are on the Wait List will be notified first (a little perk of being a member!) and then the rest of the Wait List will be contacted!

**The box is only available while supplies last.**
Make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.

The box contains products that can be used together to create many different cards.  They can also be used along with products you already have in your stash!  Awesome!!  I have had a blast creating cards using this collection.

My first card features Thankful Die, Leaf Motifs, & Autumn Blessings stamp sets.

I used one of the leaf patterns to create some half blooms on the top and bottom of my card.  I die cut the thankful die from the white panel and glued it onto a piece of black card stock.  I stamped the sentiment around the thankful die cut and added some sparkly clear sequins to finish off my card.

My second card features Leaf Motifs & Good Things stamp sets.

I again used one of the leaf patterns on this card to create half blooms on the top and bottom of my card.  I then stamped the sentiment from Good Things in the center and the curly brackets on the top and bottom of the sentiment.  I added some black and white twine to finish off my one layer card.

It's time now to start hopping along, BUT before you go, make sure you leave comments on each stop along the way for your chance to win!  Your next stop on the hop is Ardyth!

One winner will be chosen at random from EACH day's comments and announced on August 17th on Catherine's blog.  The winners will win their box and if you have already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Kristie Goulet - YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

First card supplies

Second card supplies