Sunday, June 20, 2021

CAS Card w/Flowers

A CAS card for CAS on Friday.

 I've had these stamps and the coordinating punch in my stash for a long time.  Seemed perfect for a CAS card.  

I always struggle with CAS.  I have a need to put stuff everywhere.  I did my best to refrain. 

Whatever you do, make time to create!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - You Are Simply the Best

Stamps and Dies:  Varied Vases Stamp Set and Punch (Stampin' Up);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Grape Crush, Mardi Gras, Coral Cabana and Limoncello (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Pitch Black Cardstock (Hero Arts); White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart);

Other: Paisley Park Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);


Puffin Get Well Card for TGIF

TGIF Challenges this week was a technique challenge to have a peek-a-boo window.  I had some fun fashioning this get well card from a stamp set with critters and colorful pieces, a sentiment set with some cool dies, and a cover plate die with windows.  My card starts with a puffin in flight . . . 

And ends with the little guy on his feet (well, at least on one foot). 

Those puffins are just too fun.  And that little crab is so cute.  

I hope you find some time to create!

Debbie

Supplies Used - Hope You're Back on Your Feet Soon

Stamps and Dies:  Puffin Party Stamp Set and Dies, Doodle Window Slimline Die, Typed Up Sentiments and Sentiment Banner Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Tiara, Orange Twist, Over Coffee, Flirty Fuchsia, Rockin' Red,  Aquatini, Twilight (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Premium White Cardstock and Best Friend Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Other: Portland Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs); Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (Stampin' Up);


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Happy Birthday to One Fineapple!

Inspired by Little Red Wagon, I pulled a card kit and created this card. 

 

I used pattern paper to cut my shadow pieces, and the grain of the pineapple was cut with black cardstock that was embossed with some Wow powder.  I do love that you can see the patterns within that pineapple. 

A sentiment - and clean and simple.  

I hope you are able to find time to create today!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday to One Fineapple

Stamps and DieHappple2stamp dies (The Stamps of Life)

Embossing Powder (Wow), Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger);

Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper(March Card Kit from The Stamps of Life)


 

Easy Simple Card for Alphabet Challenge Blog

The challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog was E is for Easy Simple Card.  
 
I don't do a lot of easy cards, but I'm always reminded that they can be just as effective to the recipient, so I didn't have a problem pulling it off.  I grabbed one of my old card kits from the stack and created a little something.  I only had to add ink and use a paper trimmer for this one.   The kit included some puffy bow stickers, and so I created some gift boxes from the pattern paper, inked the edges, and popped the bows on. 
 
 

A stamped sentiment . . . and DONE!  A birthday card ready to go. 
 
I hope you found some time to create today, and if not, there is always tomorrow.  
 
Debbie
 

Supplies Used - On This Special Day

Stamps and Dies:  Sentiment Stamps*

Ink:  Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks)

Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper*

Other:  Bow Puffy Sticker*

 

* From The Stamps of Life February 2019 Card Kit

 
 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Merry Christmas - Gnome Shaker

I have a few gnome stamps, but decided to go holidays for this one.  This card was inspired by Shopping Our Stash.  And not just one gnome . . . but three.  Two are posing as elves.  One is posing as an elf in a tree costume?  

I decided to angle them and pop them into a shaker as if they are all trying to give silly greetings.  

 

I hope you find some time to create.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Merry Christmas Shaker

Stamps and Dies:  Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp); Picture Frame Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Ink); Copic Markers;

Paper: Kringle & Co. Pattern Paper (Photoplay); Schoolhouse Red Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Solar White (Neenah);

Other: Acetate (Newton's Nook); Merry Confetti Mix (Pretty Pink Posh); Very Cherry Sprinkletz (Buttons Galore & More);

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Faithful Friend

 There was still time to play along with The Card Concept.  When I saw the inspiration photo, I immediately thought of one of my go to boxes for masculine cards which has an anchor die in it. I've had this box of supplies for over three years, and I'm still creating cards with it.  I went for a clean and graphic look for this one . . .

Of course I was inspired by the anchor in that red pillow . . . well, and all that red in the pillow.  I used that as my guide.

After I finished the card, I had wished I bordered it in navy glue to get to the true look of the pillow.  But it was "too glued down" at that point.  So here we are!  

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Debbie

 

 

Supplies Used -Faithful Friend/Sure Anchor

Stamps and Dies:  Sayings4Sailboats and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)

Ink & Embossing: Versamark; White Embossing Powder (Ranger);

Pape:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit

Other: Ribbon, Twine and Wood Embellishments  (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); 

 


Monday, May 31, 2021

Inspired by a Cookie

 I think this may be my first time playing along with If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  I knew I had a stamp that fit the image, so I got to work stamping and paper piecing my sloth.  I was inspired by the sloth cookie in the picture. 

And I used one of my favorite techniques which is paper piecing to crate my little guy from pattern paper. 

I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie

Supplies Used - Wishing You a Chill Birthday

Most supplies from The Stamps of Life Card Kit - July 2018

Additional supplies:  Midnight and Icing on the Cake Ink (Catherine Pooler Inks); sloths2stamp Stamp Set and Dies (The Stamps of Life); Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger);


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Favorite Birthday Guy

I created my own background for Cardz 4 Guys. This one was created on regular cardstock using a baby wipe that I had used to clean a background stamp.  I didn't use the background stamp on this card, just the baby wipe and ink that was cleaned off.    I bunched it up and smooshed it on my white cardstock and kept shifting and pressing. 

Once dried, brought in a stencil and used some glitter gel to add some additional texture. 

And then it was all sentiments from there . . . stamps and a die.  I stacked my die, and have one layer of green that is slightly offset. 

I struggle with masculine cards, so this was a win!  

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Debbie

 

Supplies Used - Favorite Birthday

Stamps and Dies:  Favorite Word Die and My Favorite Sentiments Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, and Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Ink);

Paper: Premium White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Green Pattern Paper from scrap stash;

Other: Star Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); White Glitz Glitter Gel (Gina K Designs); Cats and Bats Dots (Close To My Heart);

 

 

 

 

 




Friday, May 28, 2021

Taking the Postive with the Negative - Take 5

It's time for another positive/negative die creation.  I just can't throw out the parts. 

The prompt at Inspirational Challenges is "Triangles".  I decided to play with a die in my stash that is a circle, but has triangles in the design of the die.  Hard to know what was truly positive and negative on this one.  But here is where I ended up.  

First, I created a background  using watercolor paper and a large background stamp.  I used distress oxide inks and created some "generational" backgrounds.  This is one of the three.  I trimmed it down and then my used my die to create that focal point. 

Love the colors of the ink on this one.  I married it with other embellishments in my stash and some sentiments and dies. 

And of course, I can't throw away "the pieces"!  And so a second card . . . 


Love them both, but the second one!  LOVE!  

Want to see more examples of positive/negative creations, check out these posts.  

I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie
 

Supplies Used - Hello - Happy Day

Stamps and Dies:  Simple Greetings Dies, Party Print Circle Die, Cottage Garden Background Stamp and Pick Your Pot Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Paper: Pixie Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger); Solar White (Neenah);

Other:  Romance Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs); Grape Shimmer Trim (Close To My Heart); 

 

Supplies Used - Thank You

Stamps and Dies:  Simple Greetings Die, Layered Greetings Stamp Set, Party Print Circle Die, Cottage Garden Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger);

Other:  Romance Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Just Add G . . .

 It was Just Add G at Just Add Ink.  I managed to add some G and some ink!  

 I went with gumdrops for my card.  And I added a lot of sparkle because gumdrops are sparkly with sugar! 

And some extra G''s for Goody, Goody! 

I also dug and used some old items in my stash.  I hope you found some time to create today!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Goody, Goody Gumdrops

Stamps and Dies:  labels4jars, sayings4jars, jars2stamp Dies (The Stamps of Life); Step Up Dies (Sizzix);

Ink:  Various Markers (The Stamps of Life); Midnight and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper*, Silver Cardstock (Bazzill)

Other:  Stickles (Ranger), Twine and Epoxy Dots*

 

* From The Stamps of Life January 2019 Card Kit

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Always Fun - Old and New

 I combined old and new, which was the inspirational prompt at Always Fun Challenges.  This creation will be presented to my mom for Mother's Day.  

The old is the Deco Label Frame dies (which I still love to use).  I think they've been in my stash a good eight years.   

The new is the Wrapped Bouquet stamps and dies.  

Really love the way that frame die showcases my bouquet of flowers.  

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Happy Mothers Day

Stamps and Dies:  Deco Labels Dies and Wrapped Bouquet Stamp Set and Wrapped Flowers Dies (Stampin' Up);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight Ink (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Oh So Ombre DSP (Stampin' Up); Rockin' Red Prints (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Other: Big Apple Sequin Mix and Cookies and Cream Twine (Catherine Pooler Designs); Simply White Crystal Drops (Nuvo);


Monday, May 3, 2021

"Float" Inspired at Just Us Girls

The inspirational quote at Just Us Girls was Float.  I decided to play along with stamps and dies in my stash from The Stamps of Life.  And so two cards with "floats" . . .

For this one I used some pattern paper to encourage cheerfulness and went with a fairly solid colored dragon float that I stamped on pattern paper. 

For my second card, I went with a busy pattern paper design and the unicorn flat.  The bright colors in the paper seemed perfect for a unicorn! The sentiment was tucked into the float. 


I hope you find some time to create today!  

Debbie

 

Supplies Used - Just Keep Swimming

Stamps and Dies:  Floaties Stamp Set and Dies (The Stamps of Life);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Ink);

Paper: Guava Cardstock and Cheerful Pattern Paper (The Stamps of Life);

Other: Flamenco Beach Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

 

Supplies Used - You've Got This

Stamps and Dies:  Floaties Stamp Set and Dies (The Stamps of Life);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Ink);

Paper: Midnight Cardstock and Cheerful Pattern Paper (The Stamps of Life);

Other: Tybee Island Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);

 



Sunday, May 2, 2021

Thinking of You - Inspired by a Rose

Little Red Wagon's challenge this week was to smell the roses.  So I stopped for a bit to create some roses. 

But there was no rosy scent to take in . . .  

 

I do love the lift of those rose dies and the border they created.  

For the scent, I ended up in my kitchen and took in the scent of my Meyer's Clean Day Rose Scented  Multi-surface cleaner.  My kitchen counter is clean.  

I hope you find some time to create!  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Thinking of You

Stamps and Dies:  Pair of Roses Dis, Sealed with a Kiss Stamp Set and Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Copic Markers;

Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Red Pattern Paper from my scrap stash (using crap I have);  Silver Foil Paper (Close To My Heart);

Other:  Valentines Day Sparklets (Buttons Galore);

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Love My Lawn Fawn!

I've been inventorying my Lawn Fawn, so it was a great time to be inspired by a few sets.  One that caught my attention was that darn hammock from the Hammock and Trees set.   I decided to create a scene for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

And who better to relax in a hammock but a selfie-taking octopus. 

 

I had a lot of fun creating this scene and see more hammocks in my future. 

Supplies Used - You Take the Best Shell-fies

Stamps and Dies:  Tropical Backdrop, Ocean Shell-fie Stamp Set and Dies, Reveal Wheel Puffy Cloud Add-on Dies and Hammock and Trees Dies (Lawn Fawn);

Ink & Embossing:  Midnight, Lime Rickey, and Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Desert Storm and Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); Kiwi and Banana Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Soft Suede and Early Espresso Cardstock  (Stampin' Up); Pint-sized Patterns Beachside (Lawn Fawn);

Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart);

Friday, April 30, 2021

Pastels for Cupcake Inspiration

Pastels were the prompt at Cupcake Inspirations.  I decided to try my hand at a new item in my stash and not only use pastel colors, but use pastels.  I started with some woodgrain cardstock and used some oil pastels to create a rainbow diagonally across the card. 

I used a paper towel and my finger to blend the oil pastels into the woodgrain. I then stamped my butterfly images. 

Love how the colors blended and that white in the grain showing through! Will definitely need to play with these pastels again. 

 

 

 

Supplies Used - Courage to Fly

Stamps and Dies:  Just Soar Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Ink & Embossing:  Black Jack (Catherine Pooler Inks); Oil Pastels (Sizzix):

Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); White Woodgrain Cardstock (Lawn Fawn);

Other: Crater Lake Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Alphabet Challenge - Anniversary Card

Was inspired by the Alphabet Challenge, where A is for Anniversary.  

I love the colors and the combination of pattern papers.  For some reason, this card reminds me of Archie and Edith's chairs from All in the Family.  Loved that show, and as cranky as Archie was, he adored Edith. (Although, that show would never fly today!)


I hope you find some time to create today.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Mr. and Mrs.

Stamps and Dies:  His and Hers Stamp Set and Dies

Ink & Embossing:  Juniper Mist, Skylight, Hot Tub (Catherine Pooler Inks);

Paper: Premium White Cardstock and Hipster Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs);

Other: Santa Fe Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler Designs);