Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the last day of the Zen Garden blog hop. What do you think of all the new inks, stamps and dies? Aren’t they just gorgeous? During today’s blog hop we focus on the Stained Glass Cover Plate and the Faithful Flutterings stamp. My first project is using the larger butterfly and the new Split Chevron stencil from the Zen Garden release. I started by blending Seafoam, Skylight and Stone Blue through the stencil. After I was done, I splattered the same colors all over the card to “mess it up” a little more. Next up, I stamped the …

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Save the crafty YouTuber video hop

save the crafty youtuber

Hi everyone and welcome to a very special post. A lot of us crafty YouTubers earn a little bit of money through YouTube’s monetization program. This program was changed just recently, so we won’t be able to utilize it anymore. That’s why we all came together for a Save the crafty YouTuber video hop. We are sponsored by big companies, which means you can win amazing prizes. What do you have to do for that? Just watch our videos and leave a comment underneath the videos (on YouTube, not the blog). The more videos you watch and on the more …

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Stampnation Birthday Challenge – Come join us

Stampnation Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone, I don’t know if I told you before, but as part of the Catherine Pooler Design Team, I joined Stampnation. This is a forum full of crafters that share their projects, join challenges, send each other cards and more. It’s super fun and you’ll get a lot of inspiration. Currently, there’s a Stampnation birthday challenge that helps you creating a bunch of birthday cards, so you’re prepared for the year πŸ˜› I wanted to share the two I created so far. If you’d like to check out all the different topics and cards, join Stampnation here. One of …

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Creativation 2018 recap

Live From Creativation FB Event Banner

Creativation 2018 is over and I came back with lots of inspiration (and a few goodies). This post is probably going to be a little longer as there is a lot that I’d like to share with you πŸ˜‰ Interesting products Let’s start with all the goodies. One of the biggest booth at Creativation was the one from Ranger. I have a recording from my Facebook live here (the audio is a little low, because I didn’t want to scream over all the conversations that were happening around me): In this video you also see Emerald Creek and Seth Apter …

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Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Sneak Peeks

Catherine Pooler Sneak Peek

Hello there, I’m currently at Creativation, looking at all the new stuff. One of the new releases that I got a little earlier is Catherine Pooler’s Zen Garden (perks of being on the Design Team πŸ˜‰ ). So you’re one of the first to see some sneak peeks of the new stamps, dies and ink colors πŸ˜€ I mixed some of the new products with dies from the latest Stamp of Approval collection. I love when you can mix and match things. Sometimes you need bright, sometimes a little muted. This background is toned down using vellum. I can’t wait …

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Introducing the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection

Introducing the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection

Welcome to the official release of the new Stamp of Approval collection “Love is in the Air”. Make sure to get one before they are all gone. Usually they sell out FAST. The link to the store is here. When you’re done shopping, you should check out all the projects. The Creative Team has prepared a bunch of amazing cards as inspiration for you. Mine is featuring a little bit of mixed media and some foiling. I know that you have a lot to read through today, so I thought that I prepare a video. What do you think? Isn’t …

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Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Hello there, are you excited? I know I am. It’s Stamp of Approval time again, yippieh πŸ™‚ The newest collection is called Love is in the Air and it is full of awesome adventure themed stamps and dies. Today’s blog hop is showing off some of the goodness that is waiting for you in just a few days. Are you prepared? If not, better sign up for the waitlist, so you know when it’s time to shop. The public release is on January 9th at 6pm EST, but sign up for an early note *winkwink*. In case you don’t know …

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Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! – featuring Visible Image stamps

Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! Featuring Visible Image stamps.

I was in the mood for some mixed media fun, but I didn’t want to create an art journal page or canvas. So I decided to create some mixed media art on a card instead. My new paint addition from a Black Friday sale and some of the Visible Image stamps helped me making my idea a reality. I started with some texture for the background and added a mix of peach and grey color to it. I never used that color combo, but have seen several great projects from other crafters with it. After I was done with the …

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Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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Celebrating all seasons with So Suzy Stamps

Hi everyone, don’t you love when you can just play? Crafting is my stress relief and my favorite part about crafting is when I can just let loose and let my imagination take over. No thinking about how to align things or which supply to use… just grabbing things randomly and playing with it πŸ™‚ This is how these cards came together. I just started playing with these water color powders and created several backgrounds. I mixed always two colors together, sprinkled a little powder onto my new hot press water color paper (which I fell in love with!)… … …

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