10.01.2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Hello, World!!! It's World Card Making Day and I get to celebrate with you in a very special way with a very special blog hop.  You'll want to be a part of this one... it's for the kids!


For the next 7 days Catherine will be giving 100% of her profits from the sales of her new Hello World stamp set & dies will be giving to help fund the computer program at the school where Jennifer Ingle's husband works as a teacher.  What could be better?  You get some new goodies to play with, the design team brings you a blog hop with dozens of ideas to use them and the kids get new computers and software to build their future!   Win Win Win!!!


Direct link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxQjHtvbkxk



If you would like to donate directly to the kids, you can do so by clicking the following go fund me page: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-for-urban-education/2208813/



Supply List
Stamps: Hello World (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: 004, 31, 33, 36, 40, 41 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Pool to Navy Ombre (Hero Arts) Versamark
Paper: Bristol (Ellen Hutson Essentials) Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Hello World Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs) Misti (My Sweet Petunia) Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder (WOW) Clear Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up)

As if that weren't enough goodness, Catherine came out with another stamp set for this weekend called YAY stripes.  One of the stamps in this set was inspired by my suggestion, so I just HAD to make a card using it for you.  I'll be filming a video and talking about it next week, but for now, I introduce you to the dotted chevron stripe.


Can you guess where the inspiration came from?  Those who know me best might be able to.  ;)  Along with Hello World stamps & dies, and YAY! Stripes stamp set the entire Lovely Notes Collection will also be added to the store.  You might as well add a bit more to your cart if you already paying shipping, right?!  ;) 


To get pink paper to perfectly match the pink dot chevrons I did the direct-to-paper technique.  Simply swipe the ink on piece of white cardstock and you have instant colored paper.  :) 

Stamps: Hello World, YAY! Stripes (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Grapesicle, Limeade, Tropical Teal (My Favorite Things) Versamark
Paper: Black, White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Hello World Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs) Misti (My Sweet Petunia) Opaque Bright White, Sparkling Snow Embossing Powders (WOW)



Now for the blog hop.  Your next stop is the fabulously talented Donna Mikasa.  You will want to check out the entire list of creative designers for ideas on how to use this stamp set & matching dies, then go purchase them for yourself to help the kids get computers in their school. We would love it if you spread the word by sharing this hop with your friends & followers.

BONUS: Instead of a regular blog hop giveaway, I want to give back to the kids, and I hope you do too.  You can help me.  For each 100 people that comment on this blog post by October 3rd,  I will donate $5.00 to the go fund me page.  Your comment will help these kids.  Bless you!

9.30.2016

Wishing You Joy


I did a bit of inlaid die cutting for this beauty and used up scraps on my desk from other projects.  Don't you just love cards that come together like that?  :) So fast and easy to make, yet it turned out to be one of my favorites!!!


This collection is almost sold out, and once it is you won't be able to purchase it again until 2017.  If you want yours before this year's holiday season jump on over to cpstampofapproval.com and pick yours up today!

Stamps: Hip Holiday, Peppermint Stick, Merry & Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs for SOA Candy Cane Lane)
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Real Red (Stampin' Up) Onyx Black (Versafine) Versamark
Paper: 
Accessories: Merry Labels Fri-Dies (Cas-ual Fridays Stamps) Clear Embossing Powder, sequins, wow emboss. pow. 


9.27.2016

Winter Berry Love SOA Candy Cane Lane




This card is Clean & Simple, yet still lovely.  I stamped the berry branches in different directions on the smaller label included in the Merry Labels Fri-Dies set.  I then popped them up on a strip of red cardstock I had embossed using the Peppermint Stick background.  I've gotten a lot of miles out of that background stamp and I'm sure I'll be using it for years to come.  Here is a close up so you can see the embossing a bit better.



Stamps: Merry and Bright Boughs, Peppermint Stick (Catherine  Pooler Designs for SOA Candy Cane Lane)
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up) Versamark
Paper: Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Merry Label Fri-Dies (Cas-ual Fridays Stamps for SOA Candy Cane Lane)

9.26.2016

Joyful, Merry, and Bright Christmas

This silver embossed Christmas card brings an elegant touch to the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection.


Direct link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hmu7p26B_E


Close up so you can see the detail. 


Stamps: Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs for SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection)
Ink: 004, 031, 033, 036, 040, 041, 042 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Island Blue (Simon Says Stamp) Versamark
Paper: Bristol Cardstock (Strathmore) Silver, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up)



9.22.2016

Watercolor Stripes


During a recent challenge over at StampNation I saw a card made by one of the fabulous guest design team members, Michelle Wallace.  I just had to go to my stamp desk to CASE her and this is what I came up with.


Not one, but 2 cards!  I just love them both!!!

Direct link to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx6PH6BVPOE


Stamps: Hip Holiday, Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs for SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection)
Ink/Paint: Alizarine Red, Jackqueminol Red (Peerless Transparent Watercolor Bonus Pack) Versamark
Paper: Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz) Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 3/4" Flat Brush; Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Ribbon (Stampin' Up)




Stamps: Merry and Bright Boughs (Catherine Pooler Designs for SOA Candy Cane Lane Collection)
Ink/Paint: Chrome Deep Green, Grass Green (Peerless Transparent Watercolor Bonus Pack) Soft Suede, Real Red (Stampin' Up) Versamark
Paper: Distress Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz) Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 3/4" Flat Brush; Gold Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up) X-Mas Red (Stickles) Spray Adhesive




You can find Michelle on Instagram at shellwall2 and you can find the StampNation challenge HERE.