Sweet Sentiment - May Release is Here!!

Howdy and Happy Saturday!  Today is Sweet Sentiment's May release and it's jam packed full of stamp and stencil fun!

The first stamp set I have used today is called "Gone Fishin'" and it's got all the fun fishin' images a girl (or guy) could ever want!  This stamp set features the company owners, Sandy and Jammie, out in the wildness in all kind of fish related fun!

I began this card using the amazing Sweet Sentiment Premium Coloring Paper, the brand new "Helm Mandala Stencil" and Copic Airbrush system.

I created this fun blue stencilled background and then popped on my little fisher-gal with some fun foam tape!  I used Copic Markers to color her in and some Polychromos Pencils to add in some of the finer details again.  I used Memento "Desert Sand" ink to stamp her for a no-line effect.  The frame is from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Next comes the stunning new blooms stamp set called "Sweet Sincerity".

This magnificent stamp set features some beautiful trio-petaled flowers and accompanying leaves and buds and a glorious large scale sentiment.

To start, I first masked off my cardstock panel of Sweet Sentiment Premium Coloring Paper, then I airbrushed on some yellow Copic and then a splattering of dark fuchsia Copic ink.

I stamped all the floral and greenery images in Moment "Desert Sand" ink for a no-line look as well!  I colored them all in using bright pink Copic Markers and popped them up using foam and glue dots.

I inked up part of the sentiment with Versamark ink and then embossed it with Copper embossing powders.  And voila... a card was born!

Don't forget to check out this nifty gadget...

This is the Sweet Sentiments Exclusive Color Blend Stand.   It holds up to 5 Copic Sketch markers for ease of coloring!  It comes in a variety of fun colors for you to choose from!

I hope you have a great rest of your weekend and I hope you're able to get crafty!

~ Ally ~


Be the Light in the Darkness

The Summer Nights collection over at Catherine Pooler is a collection your gunna love!  There's a little something in if for everyone!

Today I'm working some of the fun products from the Night in Flight Bundle and the Under the Stars Bundle. All of these products are also found a la carte in the CP Shop so you can pick and choose.

I choose to grab one of the cute bugs from the "Night in Flight" stamp set first.  I stamped it out in Dress Blues ink and then colored it up using my Copic Markers.

Then I grabbed the smallest circle die from the new "Round About Dies" and cut a hole in the cute polka dot paper from the "Under the Stars" patterned paper pack.  This round hole size is perfect for the fabulous "Halo Lights" from Pear Blossom Press (also sold in the CP Shop!).

I created a Dress Blues inked edge for my polka dot paper and I used Orange Twist ink to stamp my greeting inside the circle from the "Night in Flight" stamp set.

I mounted the Halo Light under the circle on my card base and used foam tape to attach the front panel of my card.

And voila... a light up card for someone special...

Don't forget... if you're a StampNation member, if you shop anytime during the month of May you can get a FREE 3x4 stamp set...

Have a great Tuesday!

~ Ally ~


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Live Color-Along over at Stamp Anniething Tonight!

 

Join me TONIGHT for a LIVE color-along featuring the adorable "Adalaide - Hiya Gnomie" over on the Stamp Anniething Stamper Facebook group. The live starts at 7pm ET (6pm CT/5pm MT).
 
Hope to see you tonight!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp Create Crafty Memories Hop

This weekend, May 7th, is National Scrapbooking Day!  The Scrap 'N Stamp team is celebrating with a fun HOP!

To join in the fun, comment at each stop along the hop!  We have blog posts and Instagram and YouTube posts filled with lots of inspiration!

Here's a little sneaky peek of my card creation featuring some cute Heffy Doodle stamps...

All of the items I used on my card featured on my Instagram are listed below.

To begin, CLICK HERE!

Good luck!

~ Ally ~

Stamp Anniething ~ Meet "Daisy - You Look Spiffy"

 

Happy Friday!  Today is the final day of the Stamp Anniething May release!

Today we want you to meet... "Daisy - You Look Spiffy"!

Daisy is all decked out in her party dress and looking to make a splash at her party!  I used the brand new "Deco Fan Stencil" and some sparkly Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone) to create a fun back drop for her party!  The pink and purple shades of ink are from Catherine Pooler.

The cool deco greeting is called "Cheers Word Die" and it's a fabulous add to any card!

All of the new release items are now in the shop!  I have easy to see image links below of all the new items.  

Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~


Stamp Anniething ~ Meet "Jay - Here's To You Old Sport"

 

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today is Day 2 of the Stamp Anniething May release and today we have one dapper fella...

Meet "Jay - Here's To You Old Sport"...

I started my card by using the new "Deco Fan Stencil" and my Copic Airbrush system.  The airbrush allows for a nice smooth, light application of ink across the stencil.  I die cut the panel using the "Card Mat Die" with the scalloped edge.

I stamped our little "Jay" fella out in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him in with Copic Markers.  To achieve the stripes on my suit, I used my Fine Sakura White Gel Pen and added them after I colored his entire suit in blues.  I also used the "Jay Here's to You old Sport Outline Die" to cut him out!


Don't you just love his little 'stash?!?!?  LOL!!!

Stay tuned!  Tomorrow is the final day for our release over at Stamp Anniething!

~ Ally ~

Stamp Anniething ~ Meet "Myrtle - Bees Knees"

Today is the first day of the bran new Stamp Anniething release for May!  Our first little lady is already to party.

Meet "Myrtle - Bees Knees"!  She's one fabulous little flapper gal...

I paired her with the brand new and AH-mazingly cool "Grand Staircase Die" and the gorgeous new "Deco Fan Stencil".

I couldn't resist making that girl's dress sparkly!  Thank goodness for White Gel Pens!

Join me tomorrow for another roarin' 20's character!

Til then!  Ta-ta!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Summer Nights Release Day & A Christmas Card!

The Catherine Pooler Designs "Summer Nights" release becomes available TODAY!  Everything in the new release will available for sale in the CP Shop at 9am ET.

Today I'm featuring one of my favorite parts of the new release, the awesome "Camping Lantern Die"!  A lot of people that have seen this die just love it's many design possibilities!  ME TOO!  I know it's kinda meant for summer or camping season but I also saw it for Christmas too!!

I paired this beautiful die with some of amazing 6x6 patterned paper packs; "Through The Woods" and "Patterns & Pines".  Both amazing patterned paper packs for the season of snow!  I even used the pine cone, greenery and snowflake paper to fussy cut out the details and add them to my card.  I used Hot Tub ink and swiped it across my lantern die cut to reveal the embossed detail of the die.

To add a touch of sparkle, I heat embossed the little flame part of the lantern die with some "Halo Embossing Powder".  And isn't that a cute touch of the gingham paper wrapped around the top of the lantern?!?!

To finish off the card, I used a simple and small greeting from the "Winter Blessings Sentiments" stamp set with Icing on the Cake ink. 

Don't forget that Catherine and Erika are LIVE today at 12 noon ET on the Catherine Pooler Facebook page.

I hope you have blast looking at all the new "Summer Nights" goodies!  Happy Shopping!

~ Ally ~

 

All new CP products go LIVE in the CP Shop on Wed. May 4th.  Shop EARLY & NOW if you're a StampNation member.  This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you...

Catherine Pooler ~ S'More Time Together

If you're a StampNation member, then you get to order the new Catherine Pooler "Summer Nights" release TODAY!  One whole day early!  What a great perk as a member!

Today I'm sharing a quick card featuring the adorable "S'More Please" patterned paper pack and the adorable "Happy Camper" stamp set featuring that sweet little badger fella!

I used Icing on the Cake ink to stamp all my images and Spruce ink for the greeting.  I used my Tombo Blender pen and some Over Coffee, Sauna and Apricot ink to color in all the details.  A simple rectangle die cut using the "Scallops & Dots Dies" and my card was complete!

Thanks for checking out my super fun card today! 

  

 Join us for our LIVE events....

  •   Tuesday May 3rd: CP YouTube Channel at 12 noon ET (StampNation     shops EARLY at 12 noon ET)
  •    Wednesday May 4th: CP Facebook Page at 12 noon ET - Summer Nights Collection goes live in the Shop at 9am ET.


 

 

I hope you get to craft soon!

~ Ally ~

 

All new CP products go LIVE in the CP Shop on Wed. May 4th.  Shop TODAY if you're a StampNation member at 12 noon ET.  This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you...

Catherine Pooler ~ Let There Be Light

 

It's almost time!  Almost time to shop the new Catherine Pooler "Summer Nights" collection!  If you are a StampNation member, you get to shop tomorrow at 12 noon ET.  The entire release goes live to the public on Wednesday at 9am ET.

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Today I'm sharing another fun interactive card featuring that adorable "Camping Lantern Die" and our fabulous new "Cozy Plaid Background" stamp set.

First I stamped that beautiful plaid using some Daydream and Juniper Mist inks.  I like the almost "glow" of the plaid!  Then I cut a lantern and coloured it up with my Copic Markers!  I adhered some vellum to the glass globe part of the lantern to add a haze to the globe.


Next I backed it with a piece of white cardstock and attached the colored flame part of the die cut.  I hole punched a small hole in the flame so my LED light would show through.

My circuit inside used the amazing products by Chibitronics. I used a yellow LED Light Sticker along with some Copper Tape and created my circuit so that when you press the sentiment ion the card front, you complete the circuit and the yellow light, lights up.

Check out my very short video on how it works...


Thanks for checking out my super fun card today! 

  

 Join us for our LIVE events....

  •    Today: CP Facebook Page at 12 noon ET
  •    Tuesday May 3rd: CP YouTube Channel at 12 noon ET (StampNation     shops EARLY at 12 noon ET)
  •    Wednesday May 4th: CP Facebook Page at 12 noon ET - Summer Nights Collection goes live in the Shop at 9am ET.


 

 

I hope you get to craft soon!

~ Ally ~

 

All new CP products go LIVE in the CP Shop on Wed. May 4th.  Shop on Tuesday if you're a StampNation member.  This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you...

Catherine Pooler ~ Milky Way Cute Campers


Happy Saturday all!  Today I'm sharing another fun card created with the new "Summer Nights" release from Catherine Pooler Designs.

To begin, I stamped all whole bunch of the images from the "Happy Campers" stamp set including those cute, adorable little raccoons in Black Jack ink!  Then I used their coordinating dies to cut masks out of my light adhesive masking paper.  I stuck all the masks over top of my stamped images.

Then I took my Uptown and Dress Blues and inked up the entire cardstock panel.  I wanted a "Milky Way" effect so I kept the blue color to one central swoop in the front. Before removing my masks, I splattered some Gansai Tambi "Starry Nights" paints across the whole panel... then I removed the masks.

I stamped a small piece of white cardstock using the new "Cozy Plaid Background" stamp using Glitz ink and trimmed it down into a strip.  I backed with some die cut pieces from the "Scallops & Dots Dies" to add the scalloped details.  I also stamped out a greeting and die cut it using the "Nested Ovals Dies" and popped everything on the card front.

Thanks for stopping to take a peek!

  

 Join us for our LIVE events....


 

See you on Monday for another fun "Summer Nights" creation!

~ Ally ~

 

All new CP products go LIVE in the CP Shop on Wed. May 4th.  Shop on Tuesday if you're a StampNation member.  This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you...
 
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