Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs Sunny with a Side of Sparkle June Release Blog hop day 1

Hi Stampers! 
Welcome to Day #3 of the Catherine Pooler's new release! The new Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release is now LIVE in Catherine Pooler’s online store. This release consists of 2 new stamp sets (with available coordinating dies),  stand along STAR word die, stencil, patterned paper stack and the products from the Love is in the Air SOA that was released early this year. 
Since there are so many new items, check out What’s New section in Catherine’s store to find the new items this release. 
You should have arrived here from Karen's blog, but if you didn’t, you can find the whole blog hop list at the bottom of this post. 
And since I am the last stop in the hop, you can go back to Catherine's blog if you didn't start from the beginning. 

PRIZES: To celebrate the new release Catherine is so awesome and 5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Announced Friday, June 22nd.

All supplies and overview of the release are at the bottom of this post!


For my first couple cards I used the new Say it with Diamonds set. Watch the video below to see how this card came to be. My second card is very similar just changed the colors and sentiment used,.
The colors I used for this card are: Flirty Fuchsia, Lime Rickey, Tiara and All that Jazz.






For the second card I used: Something Borrowed, Lime Rickey, Melon Ice and Tiki Torch



For my next card I used Shea Butter and Rose petals. I stamped the images in the middle, then added two strips from Midnight card stock to frame the pattern and adhered to note card made from Midnight card stock.




Last but not the least I have a card using the Starlights stamp set and the coordinating dies. To make this card it's best to start by stamping the sentiment in the background. Stamp the one in the center of the panel then stamp above and under it. Once done stamp the little stars using Aquatini ink pad. Stamp and die cut the start using Flirty Fuchsia, Tiara and Lime Rickey ink pads. Before you move onto assembling the card stamp "you're" on Midnight card stock and emboss with white embossing powder. You are done! 




Full Blog Hop List

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop and Giveaway!


 Hi Stampers!
Happy Tuesday! I am back today with another Hero Arts card. Today I am using the Peonies stamp set along with the coordinating dies.
To make the card start by stamping the peony and leaves using Versamark ink onto white card stock and emboss with gold. Color your images using alcohol based markers (I used Copics) and die cut them. Set them aside.
Next cut a strip of Vellum and stamp and emboss the sentiment. Assemble the elements using 3D Foam Circles White Mix onto 3 3/4" x 5" piece of white card stock and adhere to kraft note card using E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.
To finish off your card add few Champagne sequins.




Blog Hop Details:
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 Emily's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Janette  (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Blog Hop List 

Ilina Crouse - You are HERE

Giveaway:
And it won't be a hop without prizes. Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L both have giveaways! One prize pack from Hero Arts, one from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, each with a $35 value.  To enter the giveaway click on the button below to submit your entry via Rafflecopter! 




Thursday, June 14, 2018

MISTI and Alexandra Renke Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi Stampers! 
I am back today with a card featuring some Alexandra Renke goodness. If you are not familiar with her stuff, you better check it out! I stumbled upon their booth at Creativation earlier this year and I was blown away. I fell in love with their poppy papers and intricate dies. 
Today I have something little different than intricate dies and poppy papers ;) I am using the Many Angels stamp set along with Angel with a star die and Wishes stamp set. 
As well I used some Alexandra Renke paper. 

To make the card you will start by die cutting the angel on cream panel. (I left off the star) and you will use the negative image. Once the angel is die cut, use your MISTI to stamp the sentiment and the heart. The heart is from a different angel image from the set, but I only inked the heart and masked off the rest. Stamp it few times with Versamark in order to get nice impression and emboss with gold embossing powder. 
Use mounting tape to adhere to card base made from Alexandra Renke paper. Use the MISTI to align the panel into the corner of your card base. 









Blog Hop Details:
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 My Sweet Petunia's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Karin (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Giveaway:  Both companies are giving away $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $50 shopping spree at www.alexandra-renke.com . So, be sure to leave your comment no later than Sunday, June  17th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday June 19th, on the Alexandra Renke and My Sweet Petunia blogs. 

Blog Hop List

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hero Arts: Cactus Animals

Hi stampers! 
Today I have a cute and simple card for you using the Hero Arts Cactus animals stamp set and the coordinating dies. Bundle is available, too! 
To make the card you will need to cut wood-grain card stock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and die cut the circle.
Next Cut smaller panel from Snow layering paper and ink blend Soft Pool, Tide Pool and Antigua where the window will be. Set these parts aside while you work on the rest . Cut a strip of Sunshine paper and free hand cut the "landscape". Blend in some Just Rust on the edge. Adhere under the circle cut out to create the landscape.
Stamp image with Intense Black and die cut. Color it using alcohol based markers (I used Copics) Stamp sentiment on Black Layering paper with Versamark and emboss with White Embossing powder.
Assemble card and add Crystal Lacquer to flower, bee and pot.
All supplies are listed on the bottom of this post.



Friday, June 8, 2018

Hero Arts: It's your Birthday?

Hi stampers!
Happy Friday! I am back today with a card using the Hero Arts Alpaca Stamp and Cut set from the new summer catalog, along with the new Tile Pattern Stencil.
To make the card, start by stamping your images on CP Designs premium white card stock (this is one that is alcohol marker friendly) and Intense Black ink, then color them and cut them out. 
Cut two rounded rectangles. Dry emboss the larger one using the Tile Pattern stencil. For the smaller one, swipte 4 of the pink ink cubes across it to make it saturated with ink. Stamp the confetti with Versamark right away (this will cause fading on the inked background). Once the ink is dry, stamp few more of the confetti, and emboss with ultra fine embossing powder. 
Assemble your panel and adhere onto Black Folded Card. Add Champagne sequins as finishing touch.

All supplies are listed on the bottom of this post 



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Impression Obsession: Something Edible

Hi stampers!
It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge. This time around it's "Something edible" I used the Soft Serve Cone stamp along with the new Hello Summer die
As well I was using new pencils to color my stamp and they did pretty good, and are pretty inexpensive and worth trying. They are the Arteza colored pencils. I got the tin of 72 for about $25. 

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:


Monday, June 4, 2018

Hero Arts: June My Monthly Hero Blog Hop, Video and Giveaway!

Hi Stampers!
Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release.
Let's take a closer look at this month's kit

Kit Contents:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4 Ink Cubes (Deep Ocean, Summer Sky, Soft Sky, Soft Granite)
Sand Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
Sea Foam Shimmer Spray 1 fl oz
Beach Enamel Stickers
Kit Value: $72
Kit Cost:$34.99

We also have several optional add-on products this month four clear stamp sets, two coordinating Frame Cut sets, one Stamp and Cut set, one Confetti Die, one gorgeous new Frame Fancy Die, two Bold Prints background cling stamps, and another new addition to our Liquid Watercolors line - Dark Teal! You can also purchase all of the add-ons as a bundle, at a savings to you.
I wanted to start first with the card I had yesterday over on the Hero Arts Blog, using the main kit! The sand embossing powder in the kit is amazing and you will see it used again couple more times in the card below. 
Next are couple cards using the main kit along with the Beach Frame Fancy die (this die is to die for, no pun intended) and I have video below for both of the cards (one video) 






For my next card I used Seas the Day Seagulls along with the Wave Sea Confetti die. To make the card you will need to die cut the cover die from pool layering paper, and adhere to pool note card. Stamp the imaged on CP Designs premium white card stock with Intense Black ink and color with copics. Die cut. Die cut a circle from Vellum and apply sand embossing powder. Arrange and adhere your card. 




Last, but not the least is a card using the Seal of Approval set and coordinating dies. I decided to keep this one simple and have the Seal take the center stage. The background is ink blended using: Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Butter Bar and Orange Soda. Supplies are listed bellow. 


Blog Hop Details:
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 Emily's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Janette  (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

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 hopThe giveaway closes Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog

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 June 8th.

Full Hop List

Ilina Crouse  - That's ME

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Hero Arts: June My Monthly Hero Sneak Peek

Hi stampers! 
Happy Sunday! Quick post today, I am up on the Hero Arts blog sharing a sneak peek of the June My Monthly Hero kit, so head over there for more details :) 


Friday, June 1, 2018

Impression Obsession: You are powerful and rare

Hi Stampers!
Happy June and Happy Friday! Today I am back with an Impression Obsession alcohol ink  card. For my card  I used the Powerful and Shell Picture stamps. 
Before you go stamping the image, you will need to create your alcohol blended background on Yupo paper. Once your background is dry trim it down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", use antistatic powder tool on it and stamp the image and sentiment using Versamark. Apply white embossing powder, then heat set it. Make sure you don't over heat it, as the yupo will warp due to its synthetic nature. 
Die cut a frame from white card stock and assemble your card.

All the supplies are listed on the bottom of this post. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Spellbinders: Sorry I was so prickly

Hi stampers! 
Happy Wednesday! Today I have a card for you using one of the new die sets I received from Spellbinders called Build a Terrarium. 
To make the card you will need some kraft, espresso, soft sky and white card stock. I have listed the ones I used at the bottom of this post. Die cut your elements and using the detailed blender tools and distress inks apply over the die cut elements. Create a window on a panel of woodgrain panel and adhere acetate on the back. Arrange your elements. Create the background using Soft Pool, Soft Yellow and Butter bar ink pads and mini ink blending tool and adhere the cacti and "soil". Assembled your card and adhere the sentiment that you've stamped on strip of black card stock and embossed in white. 


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