Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval release

Hi everyone!
The Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval is live for the general public. Since last night when it went on sale for the Stamp Nation members who attended t he PJ party, then for those on the wait list, only 30% of the boxes remain in stock. So hurry up! Head over Catherine Pooler's store to get yours!

In meantime here are few more cards I made using the collection!

For my first card I used the Celebrate die along with WooHoo and Punctuated Party set. I drew a circle with pencil and filled it with the smaller images from the sets. Then using coordinating copic markers to add little dots. When the ink was dry I erased the pencil marks. I die cut the Celebrate die few times and stacked them up and adhered to my panel. Stamped "let's" on black card stock with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing powder. Assembled the card. 

For my next card I used Punctuated party and created a pattern using the images from the set. Stamped the sentiment and adhered to a coral card base. 

Hero Arts: Color Layering Nasturtium-stamping on dark card stock

Hi Stampers!
Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing few cards featuring the stamping on dark card stock technique. Little white ago I made a video with the same technique but different stamps and inks, so I have that one below if you are wondering how this technique is done in "real life" for your reference. 

For my cards today I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Nasturtium set along with Prayers, Hello and Thanks Stamp and Cut sets. I started by stamping the first layer of the stamp (flower and leaves) with Unicorn white ink, once it was completely dry I stamped it again with Soft Pink/Butter Bar ink. You will need to make sure that you don't remove your stamp from your MISTI before stamping the second time (when you use colored ink). 
After my panels were done, I stamped the sentiments using Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing powder, then stamped the accompanying sentiment using pink/red inks. All supplies are linked at the bottom of this post.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are inspired to do something creative today 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner - Perfect Reason SET and DIES

Hi all,

I am little late announcing the winner for the Catherine Pooler's Perfect Reason Bundle (stamps and dies)

The winner is CAROL MCGREGOR

Carol please email me via "contact me" link on the upper right side (on the banner) to claim your prize!! 

Celebrate with Friends Stamp Of Approval Blog Hop Day #1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Love is in the Celebrate with Friends of Approval Blog Hop! You should have come from Maureen's blog (full blog list below) and your next stop is Josephine.
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.
And make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9am ( if not sold out) on Tuesday  4/24 before goes live for the general public at 6pm (if not sold out). These collections almost always sell out, so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to make sure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection! (and trust me, you do!!!!)
This kit is such an amazing one, I love coffee and tee, an this kit is perfect for birthdays, friends etc. 
For my first card I used the Cuppa Tea set and coordinating dies and border dies. I stamped the tea pot in Midnight ink, then using masking I stamped the flower and leaves. Stamped the lid and bottom and die cut it. I assembled my card onto Premium white card stock with the bottom die cut using the Bordering Sweet die. I stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink. 

For my 2nd card I used the Woo Hoo stamp set and hooray dies. I stamped the balloons using : Tiki Torch, Party Dress, All that Jazz, Mellon Ice and Sweet Sixteen inks. Them stamped the sentiment and die cut Hooray from Midnight card stock 3 times and adhered them together for added dimension. I assembled the card and added die cut party hat. 

PRIZES:  3 random winners chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Announced April 23rd (Monday) at 6 PM on Catherine’s blog.

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Ilina Crouse  - that's me!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Let Love Grow//Right at Home + Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to a fun blog hop between Right at Home stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs inks. Nicole and Catherine Pooler creative team are hopping today featuring stamps from Right at Home and Catherine's inks. It's like match made in heaven!!! 
If you are hopping along you should have come here from Ardyth Percy-Robb  blog, and your next stop would bLaurel Beard  and trust me, you don't want to miss neither of these ladies' designs. 
Full blog hop list is at the bottom of this post along with prize details!!! 
For my card, or set of cards today I used Let Love Grow. I stamped the jars three times using Bellini and ALl that Jazz inks then stamped the plants. I used my MISTI do stamp multiples. Once my main panel was done, I stamped the sentiment on black card stock using Versamark and embossed it, trimmed it and adhere it to my card panel. To finish it off I adhered onto black side folding note card.

Prize details: comment on the blogs along the hop to win item of your choice from the new Right at home release. 
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Impression Obsession - All that Glitters

Hi stampers!
It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge. This time around it's "All that Glitters" I used the Flying Kites stamp and stamped onto a watercolor backgorund with Versamark, then embossed with white glitter WOW embossing powder and adhered to Silver Metallic card stock note card. And Voila ....clean and simple. ;) 

Don't forget to play along over at the IO Stamps blog for a chance to win a gift certificate, as well as visit the other Design Team members for more inspiration:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Impression Obsession: Thanks a Bunch!

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Thursday! I have a card using some new goodies from Impression Obsession. I used the new Flower Pots set along with the coordinating dies.
I stamped the images using the IO stamps black ink and colored with copics. I used a circle from woodgrain vellum to "ground" my image and stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and embossed with white for contrast. I assembled my card, added black twine and black Nuvo drops. When everything was dry, I adhered my panel onto top folding black note card.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Catherine Pooler's Designs: Perfect Reason and Peacock and GIVEAWAY!

Hi stampers! 
Happy Wednesday! I have couple cards for you and a GIVEAWAY!!! Yesterday I turned 40 !!!! Where did the time go? Seriously!!!! So, I thought it was a perfect timing for a give away. I was going to post yesterday, but work was insane, and then I was to tired to write. Anyway, enough about me. 
Giveaway detail at the bottom of this post!! 
Today I have two cards using the Perfect Reason and Perfect Peacock stamps by Catherine Pooler Designs! I just love those two sets. 
For my first card I stamped the images from both sets onto CP Designs Premium White card stock and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I arranged all elements onto a panel of Midnight card stock and adhered them. Next I stamped "Happy" from the Simply Stated set and embossed with white embossing powder. Next I stamped "mother's day" on separate piece and embossed with white embossing powder. Trimmed to size and adhered to my panel. I adhered it to top folding note card and added white Nuvo drops as finishing touch

For my second card I did similar thing, but only used the Perfect reason set. I stamped the sentiment onto Midnight card stock and embossed with white. Trimmed and adhered to Midnight panel. Stamped flowers and leaves onto Premium White card stock and die cut. I arranged them onto the panel and adhered. Adhered the panel onto Midnight top folding note cards and added white Nuvo drops to finish it off. 

GIVEAWAY: Leave comment on this post for a chance to win a Perfect Reason Stamp and Die bundle! You need to leave a comment by April 18th 11.59PM EST. I will announce the winner shorly after! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Concord and 9th Release is LIVE

Hi stampers!
Happy Monday! Just a quick post today! The new Concord and 9th release is live. As well they are celebrating their birthday and have bunch of discounted products!!! 
Since I am turning 40 tomorrow I treated myself by clicking on the "Buy it All" button. Like that was an issue for me. LOL 
My favorite product from this release is the Wreath Turnabout bundle! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Impression Obsession Challenge: Pink and Green

Hi stampers! 

Welcome to another Impression Obsession challenge! This time around it's Pink and Green. So, I decided to use the set Happy Coffee and do some Alcohol ink background using pinks and greens on Yupo paper. Once my background was dry I cut it down to size and added a circle with the sentiment. To finish it off I added some sequins and adhered to a top folding note card.

Don't forget to play along over at the IO Stamps blog for a chance to win a gift certificate, as well as visit the other Design Team members for more inspiration:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hero Arts: It's Fiesta Time and Cinco de Meow

Hi Stampers!
I know I know! Post #3 for today. I am blogging over at the Hero Arts blog today using the new Cinco de Meow Set and It's Fiesta Time. Head on over there for more details.

Celebrating Altenew's 4th birthday over at My Sweet Petunia blog

Hi everyone, one more post from me today!
 I am over the My Sweet Petunia blog celebrating their 4th Birthday. Head on over there ( click HERE) for full details of the card as well as video!!!


The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hi stampers! Happy Wednesday! 
Welcome to the The Ton Spring 2018 release blog hop. I am honored to be a hopping with all the talented ladies today.
The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton Blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.
If you are following the hop you have probably arrived from Laura Jane’s blog and your next stop will be Tae Eun Yoo .

I have few cards for you today using the new release ( I do have videos that I’ll post later, we are on vacation and the internet is so slow that they wouldn’t upload) 

For my first card I am using the Large Dahlia 1 stamp set along an sentiment from the Beautiful Betas set. I started by stamping the flower onto Arches cold press watercolor paper then embossed with white embossing powder. Masked off the flower and then stamped the leaves and again embossed. Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens I colored the image. Next, stamped the sentiment onto black card stock, embossed in white and trimmed it. Adhered to my panel and assembled my card onto Black top folding note card. I added some clear baubles for extra interest. 

Next up is an “unconventional” card I made using the Beautiful Betas set. I stamped the Betas using Orchid Minis and Minted Minis cube sets, and cut them out. I cut out a circle from pool card stock and stamped the “grass” using versamark, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut out second set of Betas and circles for the back of my card. I used acetate to create my card. I adhered the betas on the front and the second set on the inside to mask off the adhesive. Then adhered the pool circle on the inside of the card, then the second circle on the back, again to mask off the adhesive. 
Next I stamped sentiment using Versamark ink on black card stock, embossed with white embossing powder. Trimmed it and adhered to my card. I added some glitter dots on the front of the card to mimic bubbles 

For my last, but not the least card I used the Large Florals: Heritage Rose set. I stamped the flower using the Peony Pink Minis Cube set, and the leaves using the Garden Minis Cube set and using my MISTI. I cut out the flower and adhered onto my white card stock panel on which I had already stamped the leaves. I assembled my card and adhered to Black top folding note cards and added some jewels for more interest. 

GIVEAWAY: Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.
  1. The Ton
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane
  19. Ilina Crouse - that's ME
  20. Tae Eun Yoo -Your next stop! 
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero + Giveaway!

Hi Stampers!  
Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release. Hope you are following the blog hop and finding a lot of inspiration, as well as enjoying all the ideas. If you are following the hop along, you have probably arrived from Nichol's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Kathy (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Let's take a look at this months kit. The kit this month is called Fiesta! 

This month's kit includes:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
20 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Ornate Floral Border Die
3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal and Fiesta Yellow
3 6"x18" Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorder Colors)
This kit is valued at $70, but is an incredible deal at $34.99.
Also, there are some terrific, optional add-on products this month - Three new stamp sets with coordinating frame cuts, one background bold print, one Confetti die, one border die, two fancy dies, one paper layering die and one new liquid watercolor color
I had so much fun making the card and playing with the main kit and all the little things in it (paper and reactive ink cubes).  
For my first card I used the Pinata, stamped with Intense black, colored with Copics and cut it out. Then cut strips from the paper in the kit and created fringes, then adhered to my white panel. Stamped the sentiment and adhered the Pinata. Then assembled the card. 

For my next card, I again used the main kit. I stamped the images (the cactus is two stamps and some masking) colored with Copics and cut them out. I drew eyes and mouth on the cactus with black pen.
On piece of white card stock I masked off a circle and used the reactive ink cubes from the kit to do some ink blending. Sprinkled some water and lifted it up with paper towel.  I stamped the sentiment and assembled my card. 

For my next card I created a scene and colored the background again with my copics, stamped the sentiment and adhered the frame die cut (from the kit) 

For my next card I used the Paper Layering Pinata die and the main kit (for the sentiment) using sticky notes I masked parts of the Pinata and did ink blending with the reactive ink cubes from the main kit. To get green, orange and purple/blue I blended two colors on top of each other. I applied some Crystal Lacquer pen to add more interest. 

And I couldn't resist using the Cinco de Meow and It's Fiesta Time. I stamped the cat and colored with copics. I created ink blended background using the inks from the main kit. Created window using the Circle Frame cuts. Stamped the sentiment from "It's Fiesta Time" set and assembled my card.

And last but not . the least, Another card using "It's Fiesta Time" I stamped the dog and colored with copics then cut him out. Next I used sentiment from the main kit and stamped it with Versamark on black  card stock and embossed with detail white embossing powder. I cut the Papel Picado die from white and adhered on white card base. I assembled my card by using vellum circle under the main image. Added Champagne sequins for extra interest 

Giveaway: Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero Arts will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th, at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
Kit availability and shipping: The main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday April 6th. 

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