May 21, 2023

Seize The Birthday #261: Anything Goes

 Hi there and thanks for stopping by today. Trying to use stamps that have purchased but have not seen ink just yet! I had a birthday card to make and I used products that fell into that category from Lawn Fawn. Really High Five stamps and dies and papers from the Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad were so much fun to use. Images were coloured with the following Copic markers:

BG13, BG32, BG11, RV10, RV13, RV21, Y13, Y15, Y17, E00, E21, E33

Submitting this to Seize the Birthday #261!

Thanks for stopping in today!

May 16, 2023

Color Hues #64

We have a new color duo over at the the Color Hues Color Challenge for Challenge #64!


The background is the Big Plans background stamp stamped with Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink which is the perfect dark grey ink colour. I used the Dad Squared stamps and the Dad Squared Dies for the focal sentiment stamped with 

All of the products I used are listed below with clickable links for your convenience. The clear stamps and dies I used today just happen to be on CLEARANCE right now at the Greetery!

So grab yours before they are gone!

The overlay sentiment is such a fun addition. I bet it would look great gold heat embossed!

The two tiny sentiments are from the Sentiment Squared stamp set. I made my own matching cardstock using Catherine Pooler Orange Peel and Apricot ink pads direct to paper. 

I'm submitting this to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you haven't been there already, please stop over to the Color Hues Color Challenge. My fabulous teammates have made some fabulous cards using this this modern farmhouse colour palette.

May 1, 2023

Color Hues #63

We have a new color duo over at the the Color Hues Color Challenge for Challenge #63!

 My card was not planned, it just happened--lol!
I think all crafters know how that goes. It all started with foiling! I rarely throw away the  negative piece of foil after foiling. I recently bought the PinkFresh Solid rectangle foil die so that I could use up those pieces to create solid foiled backgrounds. 

I had already foiled the Lawn Fawn Clouds foil plate with cyan foil, that card is at the end of this post. I chose to use the negative from the foiled paper as my first attempt with the PinkFresh Solid rectangle foil die. When I peeled the foil off of the background paper, what was left was magic...and that my friends was the start of my card for this week!

My piece of foil had been completely used, no waste! The panel was cut with the Lawn Fawn's Outside In Stitched dies and the rest of the die cuts are from Lawn Fawn's Fly High stamp set. Images were coloured with Copic Markers. 

I added some prisma glitter to the hot air balloon and it's banner.

Trying to capture the shine from the foil and the glitter is tricky.

I have loved using new goodies from Lawn Fawn's spring release this year.

I used the original foiled piece to make a second card, this one is a shaker.

Being able to use every piece of foil completely makes this die one of my must haves. If you foil, I highly recommend it!

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you head over to the Color Hues Color Challenge to see what the rest of the team has made, you will not be disappointed!

April 16, 2023

Color Hues #62

We have a new color duo over at the the Color Hues Color Challenge #62! Chosen by talented teammate Cindy I think your going to like this one!

For the tulips on the card I used the BotaniCuts Tulips dies and the Market Basket dies from The Greetery. These tulips make me smile every time I use them. I blended Shaded Lilac and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide inks for the flowers and Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness for all the greenery.

TIP: Placing your die cuts on a sticky mat for ink blending is very helpful when ink blending.

I cut the largest Market Basket with Mirror gold cardstock. I needed to trim the basket a wee bit to fit in with my overall design--so easy. You probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out--lol!

I added a few detail strokes to the flowers with pencil crayons, if you are Canadian you likely know what I mean. In the U.S. I believe they are colored pencils. What do you say?

The label on the front of the basket uses a sentiment also from The Greetery called Market Basket Sentiments. 

I made a last minute decision to leave the front of the card without a sentiment to describe the type of card it is. I like to always have cards like that on hand, you never know what you might need in a pinch.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and please head over to the Color Hues to see what the rest of the design team has made to inspire you!

April 7, 2023

Scrap'n Stamp Canada: Confetti 'N Balloons Birthday Inspiration Hop

Today, I'm hopping along with Scrap'N Stamp Canada  Balloons N’ Confetti Birthday Inspiration Hop🎈The hop is a blog hop and it begins on the  Scrap'N Stamp Canada blog where you’ll find the whole list of hopers!

I used new products from Law Fawn for my Birthdayccard. Products used were Fly High and Wheely Great Day stamps and dies and the Clouds Background Hot Foil plate. All these are available at Scrap'N Stamp Canada linked at the bottom of the post.

Join us for tons of birthday and celebration inspiration, plus a chance to win! We also have the Celebrations Card Kit featured in the shop this month which you may see featured on the hop as well.

The next stop on the hop is my fabulous teammate Deepa! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for even more chances to win!

The prize: $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap N' Stamp shop

How to enter:

🎊Like each post along the way

🎊Leave comments

🎊Follow us @scrapnstampcanad on Instagram!

The giveaway closes April 25, 2023, at Midnight EST. The winner will be chosen randomly and posted here on the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog.

Also Scrap'N Stamp Canada is having a sale of select birthday products HERE

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win! 
Thanks for stopping in this morning, enjoy the rest of the hop!

April 1, 2023

Color Hues #61


We have a new color duo over at the the Color Hues Color Challenge for Challenge #61! Design team member Steph chose our new unique colour duo of Peach and Kraft! So pretty!

I completed the Concord & 9th Spring In The Classroom classes and using the stamp and dies that were a part of the class for my card. I used The Big & Bold stamps and dies as well as the Pretty Petals dies. The large die from The Big & Bold creates a debossed image onto a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card front. The smaller dies from The Big & Bold can be added to the debossed image like a jigsaw puzzle--so much fun! I filled in my puzzle using peach and kraft cardstock. Then I added a few extra flower in black and filled in the centres using the stamp set with peach and kraft coloured inks. My large thank you was a die from the Pretty Petals set that I added to my card from using foam tape.

You can use any floral stamps and dies that you might have to get the same look.

Please head over to the Color Hues page to see what the rest of my fabulous teammates have created suing these colours!

March 22, 2023

Canadian Adventure YouTube Hop

Good afternoon crafty friends!
I'm very excited today to be celebrating a new release from Catherine a Pooler Stamps Canadian Adventure Video Hop! My crafty friends and I can't wait to share how we used the NEW O Canada Bundle that’s part of the Global Adventure Pt. Tres Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs.

After you watch my video on YouTube, make sure you subscribe and leave a comment on YouTube along all the hop stops for your chance to be the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Card* to the Catherine Pooler Shop! Now that's a lot of ink!

I had a great time making these cards and I have a more to share but I'm currently heading out of the country on a crafty adventure of my own. On my return I have a few more cards to share with you.

Watch my video below on YouTube and subscribe and comment for your chance to WIN!

A little closer look at my cards!

Here is the beginning of the hop order if you get lost along the way....

Catherine Pooler Stamps