Monday, 30 June 2014

Groovy Kind of Rainbow

Hey Stampers,

I am still having SO much fun using all my new catty goodies!! Todays card uses the awesome Groovy  Love stamp set and matching Sweetheart punch! My Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow (EIGHT years!! crazytown … ) so I will be giving this cute card to my awesome hubby. I love how fun and colorful it is!! Check it out!!

Isn’t that fun!!? I just love using so many colors on a card. The rainbow effect is SO fun! My rainbow is made up of Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry. And I was so excited to see that the fun sentiment fit in the Sweetheart Punch as well!! I added it to a Basic Black panel embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder (how awesome are the huge dots?!) and tied it all with some 1/8” Silver Ribbon. Quick, easy and SO fun! Hope my hubby loves it as much as I do!!

Well thats it for me today!! Thanks a lot for coming by - have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Something To Say Stampin’ Success CASE!!

Hey Stampers,

I know I say it a a lot - but CASEing other peoples awesome work is one of my fav things to do! There is something so nice about just following a “recipe” for a fun project - for some reason it always sparks my own creative juices! So, the card I am showing you today was in an issue of Stampin Success this spring. I loved this sweet and simple layout so I knew I wanted to create one myself!! Take a peek!!

Isn’t that cute?? I am SO loving the new heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The shape is SO sweet! And I love how it matches the new Sweetheart Punch as well! The Moonlight DSP Stack is so full of great patterns. Love the new In Colors here too! Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey are a total match made in heaven!! 

Here is a look at the inside. I love making the insides of my card as beautiful as the outside! Is that something you do as well?? If you don’t, why not give it a try! It is so fun. 

Well thats it for me today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend - have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Be You {Tiful} Flower Patch

Hey Stampers,

Are you ready for some MAJORT flower power!?! Its all thanks to the FABULOUS “be-you-tiful” Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower fair framelits! And a 15% of discount as a bundle!?! You know I am ALL over that!! Take a look at the first (of many many many I am sure) cards I made with these awesome products!!

Thats it … I am officially obsessed. This bundle is a MUST HAVE y’all. Totally. And how easy is it to layer these fab images?? This set is PHOTOPOLYMER so, sooooooo easy. I promise!! Two step stamping at the easiest ever! And that sweet sentiment?? Its in the set too!! 3 cute flowery sentiments to match!! Its almost too much ...

Well thats it for me today!! Thanks so much for visiting!! Have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Ahoy Matey’s !!

Hey Stampers,

Good morning! It is a beautiful Monday here! Nice and sunny. Finally starting to seem like it might be summer LOL. My Aunt came home this weekend from Belgium for the summer, and her and her husband LOVE anything to do with boats. They have a boat over in Holland that they go on every weekend - so fun!! So I knew that the Sea Street stamp set and matching Maritime DSP would be perfect for a “welcome home” card for them! Take a look at the adorable card I created!!

I just LOVE it! I used the (sadly)_ retired Real Red Core’dinations cardstock for my embossed layer. I thought the Stylish Stripes folder looked nice and nautical! I believe the hardest part of this card was choosing which DSP pattern to go with - but I love this fun anchors and wheels pattern! But the star of this card in my opinion - is the fab custom sentiment!! The Alphabet Rotary stamp is SOOOOO awesome you guys!! I am so in love. I just "dialed up” the words I wanted and it was as easy as that! You may have to rock the stamp a bit to make sure you get all the letters - but it really couldn’t be easier!!

And here is a peek at the inside. I am so into adding an extra layer of color to the inside of my cards now. Really makes them pop!! And my sentiment is from the great Project Life photopolymer set Remember This. Lots of fun words and phrases in that one!

Well thats it for me today! Thanks so much for dropping by and Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Dotted Thank You

Hey Stampers,

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! It is raining here, a really gross day out. My mother is out to visit, so she is entertaining Jackson - meaning I get to have some fun creating and blogging!! The card I am sharing with you today uses one of the awesome single stamps we have in the catalogue this year! I am SO loving the selection of single stamps in this catty! One of my favs is the Watercolor Thank You that is on todays card. Its such a great font - really versatile! I can totally see me getting lots of use out of this fun stamp!!

Isn’t that sweet? I so love that great stamp! And see those polka dots?? Thats from the awesome photopolymer Dotty Angles set. I stamped it in Smoky Slate and then moved it and stamped again. So lots of 2 toned dots! I thought it really matched this pattern from the Moonlight DSP Stack. And I can’t get enough of the yummy new In Color ribbon! This Hello Honey is just to die for. 

Thanks so much for dropping by today!! I hope you have a great weekend - see you again soon and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Artsy Blended Bloom

Hey Stampers,

The project I am sharing today is one we did in my June Stamp Club on Tuesday. I really wanted to share the gorgeous Blended Bloom stamp with my girls, but where the Blendabilities aren’t available for customers to order for a few weeks yet, I needed to come up with a different way to use it! And I came up with a SUPER fun, quick and easy idea - color the flower with the fun Work of Art stamps! I love they way it turned out!

Isn’t that fun?? I used the Hello Honey ink and one of the swooshes to color the centre of the flower, and then used the same swoosh 4 times in Lost Lagoon on the petals. And I call that done! So fun!! I paired it with some Moonlight DSP, the great sentiment from the Work of Art set and some yummy Lost Lagoon ribbon - and you get a super cute card!! 

Well thats it for me today! Thanks a lot for dropping by and as always, Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Sweet & Epic Hearts

Hey Stampers,

Well it was JUST like Christmas at my place last night - my big box o’ new SU goodies came yesterday!! I could hardly pick what to play with first!!! I finally decided on the awesome Epic Alphabet set, Sweet Taffy DSP and the FAB new Sweetheart and Hearts Border Punches. Check out this fun card!!!

There is a special place in my heart for the Brights Color Family. So this DSP is right up my alley! The only downside is that all the patterns are so cute - it took me a little while to decide on this fun design. And the Epic Alphabet is so great - not only is there a cute alphabet, but also great shapes like a heart, star, hexagon and triangle! And they all match punches and framelits!! Can’t beat that. And the new Hearts Border punch is SO fun! Love that strip added in there. This is a perfect little card (it’s 4-1/4” square) to put in your spouse or kids lunchbox - to remind them that you heart them! LOL

Well thats it for me today! Thanks so much for dropping by and Happy Stamping!!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Elegant Butterfly Catalogue Switch-Up !

Hey Stampers,

Good Monday to you ! I hope you had a wonderful weekend ! I had some fun time to create, so I want to share some of it with you today ! I have said it before, and I’ll probably say it again. The catalogue is such a HUGE wealth of inspiration for me ! If I am in the mood to make something, but the mojo isn’t really flowing, I just take a quick browse through the catty and I always find something I want to re-create !! Todays card is a version of one that I found on page 130 of the annual catalogue. I used different stamp sets and colors though. Take a look at my version !!

Cute right !?! I don’t often make cards that are different sizes than the regular A2 size, but I thought I would give it a go! This card is 2-1/1” by 6”. The Envelope Punch Board makes making different sides envelopes SOOO easy! I also used the punch board on this card, for those little indents in the middle. A fun touch! And I love this color combo of Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Soft Sky. Soft and delicate! The background image on my Elegant Butterflies is from the new Hello, Darling stamp set. I LOVE that set! It has lots of really cute images and details that I can see myself using a lot. The swirly image is from the olive but goodie Everything Eleanor.

Well that’s it for me today ! Do you like making different sized cards? Or are you an A2 gal like me hahaha. Leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks so much for dropping by today and Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Work of Art for Dad

Hey Stampers,

I have a SUPER fun Fathers Day card to share with you guys today !! My son just loves to paint, so I thought using the Work of Art set would be a cute way to make a fathers day card for my hubby. I love how it turned out !! Take a peek !! 

I LOVE this card !! The Work of Art set is so versatile, I can hardly believe it. LOL That polka dot background is something I will DEFINITELY be recreating again. I love this color combo of Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Island Indigo. Very masculine but still fun. I used a pattern of DSP from the awesome Moonlight DSP Stack as well, which I love. That stack is fabulous !! I did use the retired Delightful Dozen set for my sentiment. That one is a keeper for sure !!

Well thats it for me today !! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend !! Happy Stamping !!

Friday, 13 June 2014

By The Tide Birthday

Hey Stampers,

Good Friday to you !! Hope you are having a great day and have a fun weekend planned. Its going to be a busy one for me ! I am working on Saturday, which is also my dear Husbands birthday ! And then of course on Sunday it is Fathers Day ! So its a weekend all about my main squeeze !! LOL We are going to go out for supper on Sunday, just the 3 of us, so that will be nice. 

The card I am showing you today is the fun birthday card I made for Brian. He loves my homemade cards, so I always am sure to make him one for special occasions! I LOVE how it turned out ! Take a peek !!

Isn’t that fun !?! I am LOVING the color combo from the Maritime DSP - Coastal Cabana, Real Red & Night of Navy. Funnily enough, my husband HATES lobster hahaha. But I was really drawn to this fun stamp so - too bad ! Hahaha This was a super simple card to put together. I love it ! My sentiment is from the retired Family Reunion set. I still love it for its huge mix of words like dad, mom, son, etc. Hope you got this one when it was available !!

Well thats it for me today !! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping !!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Birthday Confetti x 2 !!

Hey Stampers,

Another card with new stuff today !! Don’t you just love it ?? I am showing you the awesome new birthday set Amazing Birthday and the fun Confetti Celebration DSP ! I took the same layout, that I found on page 44 of the catalogue, and made 2 cards from it !! Take a look !!

This card it a total case from the catalogue, though I did which the bakers twine they used with this awesome THICK Strawberry Slush twine. I love this stuff !! It is a dream to use. Love how this card looks !! Its a super great layout that can be adapted to a lot of different cards. Like my next one !!

See how different this one looks, even though it is ultimately the same !?! I love this DSP pattern so much. Really makes the banner pop !! And colouring all the different elements of my stamp with my Stampin’ Write Markers couldn’t be easier !! And then just cut it out with the Banner framelits and you’re done !! Yay !!

Well thats it for me today !! 2 cards for the price of one !! Thanks so much for dropping by, have a great day and Happy Stamping !!

Monday, 9 June 2014

A Million & One Thanks

Hey Stampers,

I am SO in love with the card I am sharing with you today !! As you may have noticed, I am just about addicted to gold lately ! So todays card is COVERED in lovely gold stuff !! I made it with the Million & One stamp set, which I have never used before. It turned out so pretty ! Take a look !!

Isn’t that just gorgeous ?? I am SO in love with the awesome Fancy Designer Vellum. I just layered a piece of it on top of some Very Vanilla and there ya go !! You have to be careful when you use adhesive with vellum though, so most of my glue is under the big die cut, but I did use a few dots of Tombo under the hearts to make it stay down. I put my Gold Foil to good use here as well, with both the Window Frames framelit and new heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents pack. My sentiment was heat embossed in gold, and I used the Circles framelits to cut it out. Easy !!

Well thats it for me today !! Hope you have a great day (even if it is Monday) and Happy Stamping !!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

CCC #035: June Card Challenge "An Apple A Day"

Hey Stampers,

Welcome to the Catherine & Cathy Create June Card Challenge ! Our theme this month is “An Apple A Day” - anything food related !! So break out your “yummy” stamps and play along with us !!

I used the new and AWESOME Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set for my card. I was ITCHING to ink it up for the first time, and that cake allowed me to make it work for this challenge !! LOL Take a look at what I came up with !!

Isn’t that fun ?! I am officially stunned that I don’t use that cool tag from the Chalk Talk framelits more !! I am LOVING how it looks on this card ! The huge selection of words from this stamp set helped me create this fun saying. And because they are photopolymer, you can stamp them exactly where you want them ! Just like the fun little lines at the bottom of “celebrate” and “awesome”. Isn’t that a cute effect ?? And of course, I am still battling my addiction to washi tape. Love the selection I used here from the Retro Fresh and Watercolor Wonder packs ! Fun !!

Well thats it for me today !! And please, come over and join us on CCC !! If you link up your card in any of our 3 challenges - you are eligible to win the BRAND NEW Peaceful Petals stamp set !! Yay !! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

An Eclectic Work of Art

Hey Stampers,

I am back today with another new project using NEW stuff from the Annual Catalogue !! Yay !! It amazes me sometimes how much my styles have changed since I first started stamping. I used to use a lot more color and embellish until there wasn’t a square inch of empty space on a card (haha). And I still sometimes go for a more fancy or vintage style, but nowadays there is NOTHING I like more than a clean and simple card ! And the more white the better ! So, with that said, take a look at todays Clean and Simple project !!

LOVE it ! I am so excited for some fun masks in the new catty ! The mask I used today for those awesome Ombre polka dots is from the Simply Created Build a Banner kit. I just covered my cardstock with the polka dot mask and sponged my Coastal Cabana ink, going lighter as I went up. LOVE that effect ! Can’t wait for my box to come so I can try it in heart and stars and all kinds of stuff !! yay !!

The Work of Art set has to be one of my absolute favourites in the new catty. My “swoosh” of Coastal Cabana came from that set, along with the beautiful verse. And my butterfly is from the Kinda Eclectic set that I used on yesterdays card. So fun ! 

Well thats it for me again today ! Hope you enjoy the clean and simple look as much as I do ! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Kinda Eclectic and Kraft-y !!

Hey Stampers,

Ok, this is a TOTAL #firstworldproblems situation, but do you have any idea how hard it was to decide which project to show you today !! Hahaha. I have a bunch of fun samples that I made at my Demo Retreat this weekend, and they are all screaming to be shown FIRST ! But, I guess this fun card screamed the loudest, cause it was the lucky winner. LOL

I was SO lucky to get to play with a pile of new product this weekend - because I spent it with my BSF (best stampin friend) Cathy Caines ! She is a member of SU’s Artisan Design Team so had a bunch of new stuff that wasn’t on the preorder - it was like Christmas !! One of the awesome new sets she has is called Kinda Eclectic. I must admit, I never really thought much of this set. That it until I got to use it ! It is SOO fun and has some fab images ! She also gave me some of the awesome new Kraft cardstock, so that was what I used for the card as well. Take a look !!

All of the images on this card are from Kinda Eclectic. LOVE them all ! And there was a cute leaf & Branch image that I didn’t use. LOVE this set ! I snapped it up right away on my order on Monday. And can I say how awesome this new Kraft paper is ? I am loving the way it takes ink as well. The Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Baked Brown Sugar looks great on it, don’t you think ?? 

Well thats is for me today ! What is YOUR fav new stamp set in the catalogue ? Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!

Monday, 2 June 2014

I Heart Hamburgers !

Hey Stampers,

The day is FINALLY here !! Its New Annual Catty Day !!! I am SOOOO excited to place my order when it goes live this afternoon !! And let me tell you, its a DOOZY of an order. LOL I am in a super excited SU zone right now, because I just got back last night from my Demo Retreat ! I had an AMAZING time and made a ton of gorgeous projects to show you ! But, I have yet to photograph any HAHA. So todays project is one I made when I first got my preorder - the awesome Hamburger Box Die !! I am SO smitten with this adorable box ! Take a look !!

Isn’t that cute !? I cut it out of the fab new in color, Lost Lagoon and then stamped it all over with the fun heart from the new Something to Say set in Versamark which I then embossed with White Embossing Powder. And see that heart tag ? That comes on the die as well !! I cut it with some of the Moonlight DSP Stack. My sentiment comes from the tried and true Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Heres another angle of the box. Its a GREAT size and I can see me filling it with all kinds of things ! And see that new ribbon ? Its the In Color ribbon for this year, loving the Hello Honey color ! 

And ONE more pic for good luck !! Hahaha

Well thats it for me today !! Hope you have a good one and pop over to my Online Store this afternoon to place your order for the new catty !! Yay ! Happy Stamping !!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

CCC #034: "Pack Your Bags" June Challenge

Hey Stampers,

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend !! My best bud Cathy and I are TOGETHER this weekend having a FAB time at our SU Demo Retreat ! We are scrapping and stamping up a STORM and loving it !! So, this morning we are posting our CCC Blog Challenge, which is a Travel theme !! SO cute. And speaking of cute, head on over to CCC and see the awesome samples by our Design Team ! They really outdid themselves this month. And now for my sample !!

Isn't that fun ! Even though I have not purchased this awesome Traveler stamp set yet, there are a few of them at my retreat so I still got to play with it ! I paired it with the awesome Maritime DSP for this fun ship card. I thought it was the perfect masculine card for Fathers Day ! I LOVE the fun fathers day sentiment from May's Paper Pumpkin, don't you ?? 

Well thats it for me today !! I have a few more hours of crafting time before we have to pack up and head home (boo hoo) so I better get to it !! Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping !!