Sunday, October 21, 2018

You've Got This

Sharing this card I created using paper and epoxy stickers from a card kit in my stash.  The colors did lend themselves to breast cancer awareness, so I pulled a stamp from CAS-ual Fridays

 The colors in the pattern papers did lend themselves to breast cancer awareness, so I pulled a stamp from CAS-ual Fridays and had to use that "Don't quit" puffy sticker. 

I hope you find some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Don't Quit
Stamps:  Calling All Sistahs (CASual Fridays)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs); Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Live More Collection (Pinkfresh)
Accessories:  Live More Collection Puff Stickers (Pinkfresh); Pewter Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Choose Kindness . . . Just Us Girls Color Inspired

Sharing a card inspired by the colors at Just Us Girls.

For this one, I started by creating a colorful watercolor background with some emboss resist. 

 The purple and green can get a bit muddy, so I had to be careful to keep them a bit separate. 

And that "kind" stamp and die . . . LOVE it.  

I hope you find some time to create.  

Supplies Used - Choose Kindness
Stamps and Dies:  Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind Dies, Angled Squares Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  All that Jazz; Grape Fizz and Lime Ricky (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder (Wow);
Paper: Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Watercolor (Canson);
Other: Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things in Life

Enamel dots were the challenge element at Use Your Stuff.  Oh but what to do . . . use enamel dots with adhesive, or create my own. 

I do love my enamel accents.  I've used them to color, which creates dimension on items.  Today I used a stamp from Pretty Pink Post that has guidelines for dots.  You can use whatever you want to fill the dots, or I suppose not fill them at all. I used my enamel accents to fill mine and suffice for the challenge.  Or is that cheating. 


Little dots . . . with a reminder to enjoy the little things.  I had to keep a steady hand. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Little Things
Stamps and Dies:  Sparkle Dot Pattern 1 (Pretty Pink Posh);
Ink & Embossing:  Black (Hero Arts);
Paper: White Dot Cardstock (Bazzill); Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Enamel Accents (Ranger)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Stencil Inspired

Sharing two cards created for World Card Making Day and using a stencil, which was inspired from Little Red Wagon.  

This one was inspired by brick, and I used some new, cool product that was in my stash to give it a metallic look.  

My second card was also created using a stencil.  This one used distress oxide inks. 

This one is a bit simpler, but was perfect for a sympathy card.  

I hope you find some time to create very soon. 


Supplies Used - Imaginary Neighborhood
Stamps and Dies: City Stacks Stamp Set (Concord & 9th); Postage Stamp Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah);
Other: Mini Bricks Stencil (The Crafters Workshop); Pearl Luster Metallic Gliding Paste (Creative Expressions); 

Supplies Used - With Sympathy
Stamps and Dies: Salutations (Paper Smooches);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks); Forest Moss and Stormy Sky Distriess Oxides (Ranger);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah) and Brown Cardstock (Bazzill);
Other: Espresso Jewels (Pretty Pink Posh); UFO Stencil from my stash;

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown . . . For a Cause

Please . . . choose kindness. 

I have a number of causes, and one of my tops is Colon Cancer.  My bro lose is battle to colon cancer and one of his causes was kids . . . and kindness . . . and so my cause for this challenge is bullying.  I see bulling in the workplace, and of course, I know that it definitely happens in environments for teens and kids. So I celebrate my bro by touching upon one of his causes. 

The card below was inspired by Tuesday Throwdown, and also by a challenge at StampNation for World Cardmaking Day! 

The color combo and gold embossing came from photo inspiration there.  

I hope you found some time to create today!  

Please . . . Choose Kindness!  It's so simple.  

Supplies Used - Choose Kindness
Stamps and Dies: Kaleidoscope Background Stamp, Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Three of a Kind Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Barn Door, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides (Ranger); Versamark; Gold Rich and Ebony EP (Wow!);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah); Licorice and Gold Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life

Dies and Punches for Always Fun

The challenge at Always Fun this week was Dies and Punches.   I focused on a pattern paper and some circle punches for my card . . .

 No stamping, but lots of cutting and pasting! 

I hope you find some time to create! 

Supplies Used - Awesome
All supplies from May 2017 Cheerful Collection (The Stamps of Life Card Kit)

Smile Inspired Card

My card this morning is a combination of two challenges.  One is from the Muse challenge (#285 to be exact). 

And the second is from my favorite crafty place, StampNation, where World Card Making Day is upon us, and I was inspired by photos from Hungary.  The foliage!!!!

Lots of leafy goodness here.  And a stacked sentiment in a matching ink color using direct to paper! 

Supplies Used - Smile
Stamps and Dies: Ovals and Flowers Dies, Smile Die, Leave Me in Pardise Stamps (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Eucalyptus, Sauna, Shea Butter and Green Tea (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day Inspiration

Sharing a few cards inspired by World Card Making Day over at my favorite crafty place, StampNation

Here are two card inspired by challenges there . . .

 I used gold glitter paper, a stencil, and black embossing paste for that left panel. 

And then my card below was inspired by the waters of Hawaii along with the Color Throwdown challenge. 

I created that background piece using distress inks and some Wow! embossing powder.  

If you are ever looking for an amazing crafty community, I highly recommend StampNation

I hope you find some time to create today! 


Supplies Used - Focus on the Good
Stamps and Dies: Focus on the Good Floral Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Metallic Gold Rich EP (Wow!); Matte Black Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver);
Paper: Licorice and Gold Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie & Walter from SOA Friendship Collection); Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Supplies Used - Aloha
Stamps and Dies:  Fearless Pursuit Dies, Canvas Grunge and Tropically Yours Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink (Ranger);
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor (Canson);
Other:  Charcoal Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Neptune EP (Wow!);