Saturday, December 7, 2019

Two Cards for Two Challenges

Created two cards using a card kit that still had some supplies left.  The first one is for Use Your Stuff challenge, where the prompt was snow. 


I stamped and fussy cut my penguins and my igloo.  I let my pattern paper serve as that snowy background and used a "snow" sentiment.  And my igloo gets that sheen from me piping some Liquid Glass . . . ice block by ice block! 


And using the same kit of supplies and the inspiration from Always Fun Challenge, I created a second card and used up my kit!  For this one, the prompt was Snowman. 


For this one, I stamped and fussy cut my snowman, along with stamped and fussy cut mittens, hat and scarf.  


I hope you find some time to create today.  


Supplies Used - The World Changes When It Snows
Stamps and Dies:  Snow Much Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler); Blender Pen (Zig);
Paper: Celebrate Winter (Echo Park); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger) and Ivory Seashell Nuvo Drops (Tonic)


Supplies Used - Snow One Like You
Stamps and Dies:  Snow Much Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler); Blender Pen (Zig);  White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura);
Paper: Celebrate Winter (Echo Park); Island Blue and White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart);

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Happy Birthday for Little Red Wagon

"You Say It's Your Birthday" is the theme at Little Red Wagon this week.  So I pulled a kit down and got creative. 


I love the thin font on that happy birthday die. 


Go create something!  :) 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Happy  Birthday
All Supplies from The Stamps of Life March 2019 Card Kit
Additional Supplies:  Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Clear (Spectrum Noir) and Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life)

Autumn is Calling

Sharing a card created for the challenge at Cut It Up Challenge Blog, where this weeks prompt to was celebrate fall!  I used some leaf dies in celebration. 


The pattern papers were scraps that were left over from creating my Thanksgiving shadow box.  I also used a die for my "hello" sentiment. 


Lots of ink on these fingers! 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Hello - Leaves are Falling
Stamps and Dies:  Autumn is Calling Stamp, Simple Greetings and Little Leaves Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake, Rockin' Red, Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Knit Picky Fall 6 x 6 Paper (Lawn Fawn);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger);

Spots and Sparkle for Just Add Ink

Created a card with some spots and sparkle for the Just Add Ink challenge blog.


For my spots I let my pattern paper do all the work.  And for my sparkle . . . hard to see . . . but my flower centers are loaded with Nuvo drop sparkle, and my hello sentiment was cut from glitter paper. 


I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Hello
Stamps and Dies:  Find Your Happy Stamp Set and Dies, Friendship Border Die and Ways to Say Hey Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Bellini, Garden Party, It's a Girl, It's a Boy, Sweet Sixteen  (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Premium White Card Base (Catherine Pooler); The Bees Knees Pattern Paper (Honey Bee Stamp); Black Cardstock (American Crafts); White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other:  White Blizzard Glitter Drops (Nuvo)

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Happy Hello for Freshly Made Sketches

Created this card today for Freshly Made Sketches


I used these new retro papers that I had from Catherine Pooler Designs.  Definitely a CAS card. 

I hope you found some time to create this weekend! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - A Happy Hello
Stamps and Dies:  Frosted Blossoms Stamp Set and Snowflake Trio Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink & Embossing:  Hot Tub Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock and Feeling Chilly Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Other:  Diamond Stickles (Ranger)



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fall Thank You

I created another fall card using some scraps from a recent project along with new stamps and dies on my craft table.  This one was created using the prompt "Thanks" at Just Us Girls challenge blog. 



No stamping required . . . just dies and some sparkly Stickles to give some dimension to my leaves.  



I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie

 
Supplies Used - Thank You
Stamps and Dies:  Simple Greetings and Little Leaves Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Knit Picky Fall 6 x 6 Paper (Lawn Fawn);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Heart Epoxy (Dooodlebug);

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Hallloween Card for Shopping our Stash

It was quite a few months ago when I started this wreath builder piece, and with Shopping Our Stash's Halloween prompt, I revisited it today and added additional elements before turning it into a card.  I used the Gina K Wreath Builder stencil.  (And the hardest part of revisiting this was finding the stencil!)


My witches hats were waiting for me to add some surrounding color . . . which I did with stars and 31's.  And I dropped some color onto those witch's hats.  



A little late for Halloween this year . . . but prepared to send next year.  

Supplies Used - Happy Halloween
Stamps and Dies:  Everything But the Broom Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs); 
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Grass Skirt, Tiki Torch, Flirty Fuchsia (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Wow);
Paper:  Orange Peel Cardstock (Bazzill); Watercolor Paper (Canson); Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); pattern paper from scrap stash; 
Other:  Wreath Builder Stencil (Gina K. Designs) 

Fall Inspired for The Card Concept

Created this clean and layered card for The Card Concept, inspired by their inspiration photo.


I used stamps and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs and combined them with fall paper from Lawn Fawn.  


A little ink, some Stickles definition on the leaves, and a bit of layering!  

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Supplies Used - Leaves are Falling on Wood Grain
Stamps and Dies:  Autumn is Calling Stamp Set and Little Leaves Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Knit Picky Fall 6 x 6 Paper (Lawn Fawn);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger);





Sunday, October 27, 2019

Try it on Tuesday - Witchy

Created this card inspired by the challenge at Try it on Tuesday - Witches/Wizards/Halloween. 


Made a watercolor piece in orange, green purple (those Halloween colors) and embossed witch words down the side of my card base.  


Cute little spiders!  


A witchy mouse on the move. 

I hope you found some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Witchy
Stamps and Dies: Skateboard Witch (House Mouse/Stampendous); Spooky Hallow and Everything But the Broom Stamp Sets and Spider Web Background (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles, Black Soot and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (Ranger); Versamark; White EP (Hero Arts); Versafine; Clear EP (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Various Markers (Zig Clean Color Brush Marker);
Paper: Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor (Canson);
Other:  Dots (Close To My Heart);

Inspired by World Card Making Day

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

I had some new stencils for making clouds and grass.  I definitely need some practice.


My watering can was white and I used direct to paper to get that deep color.  It looked like velvet when I was done.



And my clouds got better on this next one.  


Love the airy look to this one.  



And a sparkly "awesome". 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - How's it Growing
Stamps and Dies:  In the Garden Stamp Set, Grass and Watering Can Dies (Whimsy Stamps);
Ink & Embossing:  Twilight, Grass Skirt, Limoncello, Flirty Fuchsia, Black Jack (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Premium White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Cloud and Grass Stencils (My Favorite Things); 

Supplies Used - Your Are Awesome
Stamps and Dies:  Love is in the Air Stamp Set and Dies, Awesome Die (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Skylight, Peppermint Scrub, Sauna, Daydream, Mandarin Spice, Spruce, Royal Treatment, and Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper: Premium White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Cloud Stencil (My Favorite Things); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Birthday Card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday

I was inspired to make a card using a sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  Here is the sketch . . .



And here is my card . . .


 Shifted things a bit, and did some coloring with a Zig Blender Pen.  


I'm off to do more creating! 


Supplies Used - Puppy Present
All Supplies from The Stamps of Life March 2019 Card Kit
Additional Supplies:  Puppy Presents Cling Stamp (Stampendous); Midnight, All that Jazz, Party Dress and Limoncello Inks (Catherine Pooler); Blender Pen (Zig)

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Waving Hello for a Tic Tac Toe

I have not been creative enough the last couple of week, so decided to work on some challenge.  This week's challenge at Use Your Stuff was a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I went with red, blue and a stamp and created a card that says hello! 


I used a stencil with circles to line of my crabs.  They remind me of the "Under the Sea" song from the Little Mermaid!  But alas, they are not singing, they are only waving "Hello".   


I hope you get a chance to be creative today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Waving Hello
Stamps and Dies:  Hook, Line and Sinker Stamp Set and Circle Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink: Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks); Embossing Pad (Wow); Rockin' Red Embossing Glitter (Wow);
Paper:  White Cardstock (Park Lane Paperie); White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Salt and Seaweed Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs);
 Other:  Pattern of the Rings Stencil (Winnie and Walter);



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Inspired by The Beatles

Could not resist to play along with this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, as the prompt was "inspired by The Beatles". 

My brother taught me everything about the fab four.  I went simple with this card and a stamp with one of my favorite lyrics.  


I adore the guitar playing in this song.  And I adore the sparkle of some embossing powders. 


And a second version with a different pattern paper (because, why not). 



I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Here Comes the Sun
Stamps and Dies:  Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark, Black Sparkle Embossing Powder (Ranger); Tiara and Tiki Torch (Catherine Pooler Ink);
Paper: Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); scrap of white and pattern paper from my scrap stash;



Supplies Used - Here Comes the Sun
Stamps and Dies:  Fearless Pursuit Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark, Black Sparkle Embossing Powder (Ranger);
Paper: Desert Storm and Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); pattern paper scrap from stash;



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Watercolor Inspired

I was inspired to make a watercolor background for the Watercooler Challenge.  It was an "anything goes feminine" prompt, so I decided to go floral with some friendly colors. 


 I started by creating my watercolor background piece using two of Nuvo's shimmer powders.  I went with a soft background so I could try to either remove or add color once I added my stamped background.  I stamped the background with a black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used my Close To My Heart watercolor set to add color to my flowers and leaves. 



For my sentiment, I used some Wow embossing glitter. 

No lie though . . . I left my craft room with ink stained fingers and glitter on my shirt.  :)  Worth it. 

I hope you find some time to create. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Awesome
Stamps and Dies:  Awesome Die and Climbing Background Die (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Solar Flare and Cherry Bomb Shimmer Powder (Nuvo); Black Pigment Ink (Close To My Heart); Clear EP (Ranger); Wow Embossing Pad with Carousel Embossing Glitter (Wow); Watercolor Paints (Close To My Heart);
Paper:  Cherry Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Black Cardstock (American Crafts); Vellum (Close To My Heart); Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Bee);
Other:  Charleston Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Snow Much Thanks for Sweet Stampin' Christmas

Included a snow person for the current challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas and decided to make a holiday thank you card . . . I'm challenging myself to send more thank you cards this year.  


 I used supplies in a kit from Simon Says Stamp . . . still had some supplies hanging around, and I love to use the supplies that I have. 


I paper pieced the hat, scarf and mittens.

I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie



Supplies Used - Snow Much Thanks
Stamps and Dies:  Snow Much Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler); Blender Pen (Zig);
Paper: Celebrate Winter (Echo Park); Surf Blue and White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: White Pom Poms (Darice)

Cardz 4 Guyz - Sailabrate!

Created a card inspired by the prompt "Celebrate" at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Of course, my sentiment is appropriate to the theme of my card! 


I still have some "go to" guy paper from an old card kit.  I cut some sailboat pieces, embossed the body of my sail boat, and added some colorful sails. 


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Sailabrate
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Monday, September 2, 2019

Watercolor Creation for Color Throwdown

Created a little something inspired by the color combo at Color Throwdown . . .


 I've been really trying to get into watercolor backgrounds the last few days so I used the color combo, made a watercolor background and then used a cover plate to create my dotted background. 



 I matched up some jewels to the colors and put them on my vellum sentiment. 


 I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Thanks (Pastel Watercolor)
Stamps and Dies:  Throwing Confetti Cover Die and Just Thanks Die (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  It's a Girl, Bellini, Limoncello, Garden Party (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Bee Watercolor; Vellum (Close To My Heart);
Other:  Buttercream, Lemon Drop, Spring Green and Pink Blush Jewels (Pretty Pink Posh);



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Creating Outside Comfort Zone

The challenge at Sweet Stampin' was "Pretty in Pink".  I channeled pink using supplies on my desk. 

Preface this by saying this is not my norm.  But I wanted to play with putting a background stamp to cardstock, adding some shimmering embossing powder, and then using some punches in my stash that I'd not used in YEARS.

No joke, years.  


Not sure I love the card . . . love that background stamp.   And I do love some tone on tone. 



The curve on that front panel is interesting.

I hope you find some time to create outside of your comfort zone. 

Debbie



Supplies Used - Get Well Soon
Stamps and Dies:  Get Well Soon (The Stamps of Life);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Frosted Crystal EP (Ranger);
Paper:  Bubblegum and Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Papers from February 2015 Card Kit (The Stamps of Life);
Other:  Friendship Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);  Mini 8 Punch Flower (We R Memory Keepers);

Sunday, August 25, 2019

K is for Kraft

One of my favorite places for inspiration is StampNation, and I was inspired to create this card by the prompt, K is for Kraft. 


I created this card using a fairly new stamp set from Club Sursee


I love the muted tones on this card.   

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Supplies Used - Wildflower
Stamps and Dies:  Life in Full Bloom Stamp and Die Set (Catherine Pooler Club Sursee Set)
Ink:  Icing on the Cake, Sand Castle, Polished, Mandarin Spice, Sugared Lavender, Royal Treatment (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Desert Storm and Solar White (Neenah); Artichoke (The Stamps of Life);
Other:  Twine (The Stamps of Life);

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Circles for Always Fun

The inspiration prompt at Always Fun Challenges this week was Circles.  I created a card using some circle paper and circle dies. 


 I used supplies from an old kit that I had hanging out in my craft room.  The pattern paper outlining the sentiment "amazing" has pattern paper in the same font as the die.   I tried to find the best cut so that the word would show. 


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - You Are Amazing
The Stamps of Life Kit of the Month - November 2017 and Sizzix Circles

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Anything But a Card

Anything but a card was the prompt at Always Fun Challenges.  So I made a little gift box with a tag. 



No stamping required . . . just creation of a box from scratch.  I notched the bottom with a circle punch, and embellished with some ribbon. 
 

I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Sweet (Treat Box)
Stamps and Dies:  Stitched Tag Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit 2018
Other:  Ribbon, Twine and Puffy "Sweet" Sticker from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit 2018; Fiskars Circle Punch

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Inspired by Little Red Wagon

I clearly go in waves with creating . . . blame it on my day job.

But I was inspired to make a card using scraps from a scrapbook layout, and I made a card inspired by Little Red Wagon's challenge, "Dog Days of Summer".  And that led to more cards because I was "that" inspired.  Love using my stuff.

Linking up one of my cards, but sharing them all.

This first one will just be a blank note to send to someone . . . someone who knows me and my love of my puppie . . .


The one I'm linking up speaks summer to me . . . I mean come on, if you're a working girl like me, you are longing for those shiny weekends.  It means more time with my pups in the sun! 


Had to throw in a card using similar design, but a completely different sentiment. 


I'll be bummed when I have to use that . . . and then finally, and another blank note card . . .


I do love using my scraps.  You find my original layouts using these papers and stamps here.  I hope you will check it out.  

Now go use up some scraps.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - My Heart (A Diagram)
Stamps and Dies:  A Piece of My Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart)
Ink & Embossing:  Ballerina, Bashful, Raspberry, Candy Apple, and Black Ink (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock, Paper, Shimmer Trim, and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);

Supplies Used - Is It The Weekend Yet
Stamps and Dies:  Paw Prints on My Heart (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing: Midnight Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock, Paper and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (The Stamps of Life);

Supplies Used - Never To Be Forgotten
Stamps and Dies:  Paw Prints on My Heart (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Cardstock, Paper, and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);

Supplies Used - My Heart (A Diagram)
Stamps and Dies:   Paw Prints on My Heart and A Piece of My Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart)
Ink & Embossing:  Ballerina, Bashful, Raspberry, Candy Apple, and Black Ink (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock, Paper, and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);