Thursday, November 16, 2017

{Catherine Pooler Designs} Paradise Found Release Blog Hop: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Paradise Found Release Blog Hop! In case you missed Day 1 and Day 2, head over HERE to get the links for those stops. I have four cards to share today so let's get started!

For my first card, I used the stunning Medallion Mix-Up stamp set, layered with the Small Doily die. Since the design is very simple, I stamped on a linen cardstock panel for more visual interest and texture.

The sentiment is from the latest sold-out Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection. All four of the medallion colours are also reflected in the sentiment - Green Tea, Sauna, Eucalyptus and Peppermint Scrub.

Sources for All is Calm, All is Bright:

For my second card, I once again used the Medallion Mix-Up stamp set but only a single image from that set. I merged the two panels I shared on Instagram to create a layered holiday card. I trimmed the flower centres from the linen cardstock panel and adhered them to the smooth solar white panel.

I slightly off-set them so they add movement to the base image. Then I used Copic markers to colour each white pearl centre to match the first, second and third generation stamping of Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, Sauna and Eucalyptus inks. The sentiment, stamped with Midnight ink, is  also from the sold-out Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection.

Sources for Joy to the World:

My third card features the same two sets as the first card but in a very different way. I used the Small Doily die to dry emboss a panel cut from Catherine Pooler's Premium White Cardstock. Then I stamped four medallions in Juniper Mist, Eucalyptus, Sauna and Mandarin Spice.

I stamped three of the sentiments in coordinating colours. I love the way the ink stamps over the embossed doilies, giving this one-layer card so much visual interest.

Sources for Smile, Enjoy, Be Happy:

My last card uses the Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set. I used the small bough with Eucalyptus ink to create a wreath. Then I stamped the ornament balls in Peppermint Scrub and Sauna and arranged them in a cluster on one corner of the wreath.

I hung the wreath with white silk ribbon and stamped a sentiment from the Stamp of Approval Winterhaven Collection. Then I layered pearls over sparkling clear sequins and adhered them around the wreath.

Sources for Warm Wishes:

Be sure to hop along with all of these fantastic ladies for more inspiration and a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Store! Comments close at 11:55 p.m. EST on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Day 3

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

{Muse ChristmasVisions} Challenge #89 + 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'm thrilled to be a guest designer for Muse: ChristmasVisions #89! Our theme this week is snow and we're playing along with Tracey McNeely's annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I immediately pulled out Paper Smooches' Cool DudesBorders 1 and Gift Tags 2 to create these snowy tags.

I used a blending tool and two distress inks to create the sky, then splattered it with water to create snowflakes. I love using glitter cardstock for snow hills and I used both silver and white here. All of the images were heat embossed and watercoloured with distress inks.

The sentiments are from another Paper Smooches set called Holiday Cheer, which is one of my favourite sentiment sets for the holiday season! To finish, I embellished the tags with May Arts chevron ribbon, Hemptique cord and two sizes of jingle bells.

Be sure to link up your Muse: Christmas Visions entries HERE for your chance to win Hero Arts' Coffee Cup Tags, and your 25 Days of Christmas Tags entries HERE for a chance to win prizes from the amazing sponsors below. Thanks so much for playing along!



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

{Catherine Pooler Designs} Spa Collection: Paradise Found Release!

The Paradise Found Blog Hop has begun! New inks and products are available in the shop or down below. Be sure to hop along with these mega-talented ladies for more inspiration using all of these new products!



You have until 11:55 p.m. EST on Friday, November 15, 2017 to leave a comment for your chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Store!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

{Altenew} Let's Celebrate You

Yesterday, a good friend turned 40 and a bunch of us went out for brunch, followed by a matinee showing of A Bad Moms Christmas! We had such a good time. I thought the sequel was better than the original. ;) I used the watercoloured images from Day 15 of Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge to create this card for the occasion.

In addition to the wonderful images from Coffee Love, I used the Super Script set to create the sentiment. I also used Volcano Lake, Lagoon and Emerald inks to create the ombre effect on the big 'celebrate' word.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, October 30, 2017

{Lawn Fawn + Winnie & Walter} Jump for Joy + Sketchy Thoughts with Sentimental: Birthday

On Day 17 of Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge, Ang, Linds and I featured Lawn Fawn's Jump for Joy and I paired the autumn critters with Winnie & Walter sentiments from Sketchy Thoughts and Sentimental: Birthday.

I used a Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder to create the texture on the white panel but you can also use pre-embossed woodgrain cardstock. I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter marker to add shimmer to the leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by!