Monday, July 15, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} July 2019 Club Sursee, Part 1

Hi there, I'm popping in with a sneak peek at the Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for July 2019. It's amazing and I have way too many ideas and not enough time to share all of them! This card is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with the products in this month's subscription.

I used five Catherine Pooler inks - Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Mint To Be and Fiesta Blue - to create an ombre effect with the custom sentiment from the Layered Greetings stamp set. Then I used life changing blender brushes to blend the same colours on the Friendship Border die - Party DressTiki Torch and Tiara for the lattice and Mint To Be and Fiesta Blue for the inserts. This design was inspired by all the stunning tile mosaics I saw on my recent vacation in Portugal.

If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

{Avery Elle} Twin Birthday Card by Damian

We got back from Portugal on Wednesday and Damian quickly made this card while recovering from jet-lag. His twin friends turned 12 on Friday and they're moving to Los Angeles in a week so we included virtual gift cards to their favourite stores once they get settled in their new home!

Damian used Prismacolor pencils to colour images from Avery Elle's Market StandPeek-a-Boo Pets, Peek-a-Boo Pals and a retired set called Hats Off.

Damian's linking up this card to Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Colouring Challenge. With end-of-year concerts and our vacation, we were just too busy to play along this time around but it's nice to be able to squeak one in. ☺️

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, June 30, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Lawn Fawn + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Samantha Mann and I are back with new videos for Two Many Cards. If you're new to this series, please visit my original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're so excited to be featuring fun, adorable and super inspiring products from Lawn Fawn, including On the Beach stamps, On the Beach dies, Hammock and Trees and Sandy Beach Accents.

I used all of the aforementioned sets, along with the Shadow Box Card dies to create two shadow box cards. That little bear makes me squeal, especially with the cool shades and the fox is too cool in the hammock!

I used the Sandy Beach Accents on four of the five hills so I could tuck in the different images. They're so much fun and addictive to use! These could be used on pretty much anything, from sand to water and even snow.

I was so delighted that I was able to figure out a way to fit the Hammock and Trees into the Shadow Box Card. I really hope you'll give it a try and let me know how it turned out!

Who knew interactive cards would be so addictive to make and play with? The Magic Picture Changer and Magic Picture Changer Add-On dies are pure genius and I loved transforming this little sunbathing bear into a tanned version of himself, complete with a setting sun and darker sand. Lucky for him, he had sunscreen on so he wasn't too badly burned. LOL

I hope you enjoyed today's 3D and interactive cards! Have you used these dies? If not, they're a fabulous way to surprise the recipient. My son was super impressed by the shadow box cards but then asked what they're for. LOL! I wonder what kind of scene he would create? ;)


Lawn Fawn is giving away a $25 gift certificate and one lucky winner will be chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 7, 2019 and the winners will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Please head over to Sam's YouTube channel to see her incredible take on these adorable products.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Technique Tuesday & WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop + Giveaways!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Technique Tuesday & WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop! If you missed Day 1, head over to Technique Tuesday's blog post HERE and hop along. We have prizes so be sure to hop along on both days and comment for your chance to win! Today, you should've arrived from the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog, your first stop for Day 2 of this fun collaboration hop.

My projects feature the Sweet Summertime stamp set, Sweet Summertime dies, and Cool & Sweet Words dies. I previously featured the Sweet Summertime stamp set HERE.  Yup, I can pretty much combine any stamp set with a squirrel. 🤪😂

All images were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink before being watercolored with distress inks (listed below) and heat embossed with various WOW! Embossing Powders. For those of you who've been following me for a while, you'll know that I love combining classic fonts with scripted ones so I wanted to use both the Cool & Sweet Words dies with words and phrases from Sweet Summertime. I stamped specific treats to go with the custom sentiments.

I specifically used the three ice cream cones so I could feature the Bursting With Color Trio. I added Clear Sparkle to the cones themselves and to heat emboss the base layer of the Cool & Sweet Words dies. The top layer was heat embossed with Black Twinkle Glitter. Both of these together are so sparkly in person!

I think we all know that anything can be made into a wreath, including fruit. It looks delicious, doesn't it? LOL I added Primary Pink Lady on the strawberries and watermelon, Black Twinkle Glitter on the watermelon seeds, and Berryburst on the blueberries.

Since the first card was too clean and simple, I used the Cars on the Border die to dry emboss some details on the panel before adhering all of the elements. I also felt it was too wide for the design so I trimmed a quarter inch off the width, making it a sleeker and more proportional card.


WOW! Embossing Powder


Technique Tuesday is giving away TWO $20 gift certificates to their store and WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away SIX powders of your choice, plus a WOW carry case. Winners will be chosen randomly from ALL THE POSTS on both days. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning these fabulous prizes.

Your next stop is Yasmin Diaz! Please head over to her blog to see her gorgeous projects!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Heffy Doodle + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! I'm super excited to introduce Samantha Mann as my guest this month for Two Many Cards. I've been a huge fan of Sam's for years and I've long wished for her to make videos! I have a feeling that you'll all be begging for more after this. Sam, you're going to be a busy girl! 😉 If you're new to this series, please visit my original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're so excited to be featuring beautiful products from Heffy Doodle, including the Super Dudes stamp setSuper Dudes dies, Cityscape stencil and Rays the Roof stencil. I'm also using the Super die and Crafty die.

I started these two cards by stamping multiples of each image from the Super Dudes stamp set,  whether or not I planned to use them. Then I coloured them with distress ink colours, all of which are listed in the supply list below.

I used both ends of the Cityscape stencil to create a scene. Watch my video above to see how I cut apart the stencil and the full explanation of the reasons behind it. You'll want to do it, too!

To create the custom sentiment, I stamped words from the Super Dudes stamp set and incorporated the Crafty die. As you probably know by now, I love sentiments that have a combination of traditional fonts and scripted fonts.

For my second card, I used the remaining image from the Super Dudes stamp set, along with one of the Rescue Dogs stamp set, a gift with purchase. Isn't he cute? He works so well with the Super Dudes stamp set. The background on this card was created with the Rays the Roof stencil.

I also created a custom sentiment for this card but I masked a much longer, single sentiment so it was stamped on three lines instead of one. This time, I incorporated the Super die.

I had a ton of fun playing with these adorable products! The scenes came together so easily and my son even asked if he could skip making his own Father's Day card and give the latter to his dad. LOL!! 🤣😱


Heffy Doodle is giving away a £25 gift certificate and one lucky winner will be chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on June 22, 2019 and the winners will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Please head over to Sam's YouTube channel to see her incredible take on these fun products.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, June 14, 2019

{Studio Katia Video} 3rd Birthday Blog Hop + Shop Discount + Giveaways!

The winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Studio Katia shop is Carol Mayne. Please email with the subject line "Emily Leiphart YouTube Winner" to claim your prize!

Hello, I'm thrilled to be joining Studio Katia for its 3rd Birthday Blog Hop with giveaways! Today is Day 1 of a two-day celebration and you should've arrived from Isha Gupta's blog.

We're celebrating with a blog hop, new release, shop discount and lots of giveaways! The new release includes 5 new stamp sets, 1 set of coordinating dies, 1 new stand-alone die, 2 new stencils and lots of new embellishments.

All stops will have a giveaway and some will occur on blogs, while others will occur social media channels such as InstagramFacebook and YouTube (like mine!) so be sure to read carefully and enter where applicable for multiple chances to win!

This post is photo-heavy so if you want to skip the photos and watch the video, that is perfectly fine! I made three quick and easy cards using six of the new release products. The first card features the Party Balloons StencilIt's Your Birthday Stamp Set and Pastel Rainbow Confetti sequin mix.

I stencilled all the balloons using four distress ink colours, heat embossed the sentiment with sparkle embossing powder and adhered Pastel Rainbow Confetti and Clear Drops Mix Two with Studio Katia Glue.

I was inspired by the colours in the Pastel Rainbow Confetti sequin mix so I used similar colours to sponge the balloons and then of course the sequins matched. It's practically a party on a card!

While I love my first card, the second one is my favourite of the three because it features Kobi the Bear who's a favourite of mine in terms of stamp set characters. I'm so happy to have another Kobi for my collection!

On this card, I used all of the images and a sentiment from the Kobi Makes a Wish Stamp Set and Kobi Makes a Wish Dies, as well as the confetti from It's Your Birthday. Of course, I coordinated the confetti and Copic colouring with the colours from the first card.

To frame my scene, I used the largest die from the Dot Patterns Mix 1 Die Set and used it to dry emboss the panel in my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

For my third and final card, I used the Shaker Balloon Die with the Pastel Rainbow Confetti and sentiments from It's Your Birthday.

I used the negative space for the shaker and the positive pieces, cut from glitter cardstock, to frame the shaker and double up on balloons for an ultra festive card.

I second-generation-stamped the best wishes sentiment in the confetti colours to balance the colour in the shaker.

I added balloon strings with cord in coordinating colours and held them in place at the knot with glue dots and secured to the card with multi-medium matte.

Shop Discount

Shop Studio Katia and save 15% off your order using code SK32019 at checkout! Coupon expires June 16, 2019.

Giveaway Details

In addition to individual prizes (mine is on my YouTube video!), Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD gift certificates every day of the blog hop! Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on the Studio Katia Blog. To enter:

All comments must be left by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 23, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog. Ready to get hopping? Here's the complete Blog Hop List for Day 1:

Your next stop is Ilda Dias and I know she has some gorgeous projects to share with you on her blog.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!


Saturday, June 8, 2019

{Sunny Studio Stamps} Home Run/Slam Dunk Birthday Card by Damian

My son made this card for his classmate who celebrated his birthday this past week. His friend plays in hockey and baseball leagues but is also a huge basketball fan. With the Toronto Raptors doing so well in their first ever NBA Final, who wouldn't be? ;)

Naturally, Damian reached for Sunny Studio Stamps' Team Player and stamped out the trophy, baseball, bat and basketball using the original MISTI stamping tool. Then he used his favourite colouring medium, Prismacolor Premier Pencils.

My favourite part of this card is the way Damian was able to transform the basketball into a Toronto Raptors ball using a Copic multi-liner and fine point Sharpie! My husband and I were so impressed and I know his friend will be, too!!

After the images were coloured and die cut, Damian arrange them in a cluster and picked a combination sentiment. It was a tough choice between "home run" and "slam dunk" since either phrase would've worked for these images. I stamped the sentiment myself since it involved multiple steps with masking.

Finally, the images were adhered to the panel with glue dots and foam tape. The only image Damian wanted popped up was the trophy but he specifically wanted the handle of the bat behind the basketball with the top end leaning against the trophy. The top of the bat is popped up and the bottom is flat on the panel. To finish, we embellished the card with three stars, die cut from silver screen cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by!