Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Release

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval release

What? More exciting news today? Yes! The Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours collection is finally available! In case you don’t know what Stamp of Approval is, it’s a collection of stamps and dies that all coordinate with each other, so you can create cards instead of searching for matching sets. This theme is all about tropical flowers, flamingos and more. To give you an idea, here is a card that I made for the release. Rather simple, but so effective. You can see the process of how I put it together in my short video: You can find more inspiration …

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Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

We are so close to the next release of the Stamp of Approval collection, this time with a very tropical flair. Tropically Yours is the new collection, full of fun images, gorgeous sentiments and other surprises. If you came from Jenny’s blog you’re at the right spot. Otherwise, feel free to start at the beginning of the hop here. I created an entire set of cards for the first day of the hop, showcasing the Leave me in Paradise set from the Tropically Yours collection. Here’s a quick video showing how I created these cards. Super easy, once you know …

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How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds – CP and WOW blog hop

How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be hopping with Catherine Pooler and WOW today. In my post, I’m sharing how to use embossing powder for card backgrounds. Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave a comment on every blog. Catherine Pooler and WOW are choosing one random winner each 😀 But on to my cards. I started with one card and then couldn’t stop and ended up creating 4 for this hop. All 4 are using embossing powders for the card background and all are made with a different technique. To make it a little easier, I created …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

I told you that I love this release, right? That’s why I am joining a second day of the blog hop, I just couldn’t get enough of it 😀 Today I’m playing with the “Starlights” stamp set, some embossing powders and the Black Jack ink. These star stamps are so versatile and the different designs are just beautiful. And it was so much fun to play with them. I created a quick video for you, so you can see what I did for these two: I think that the grey from the Black Jack ink looks really nice together with …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Oh my, have you seen the new release from Catherine Pooler? I’m so excited about it. So many geometric shapes: stars, diamonds and a really neat stencil. And what do you do with stencils? You might think “ink blending” (which is not wrong), but today I’m thinking about texture paste – woohoo 😉 I haven’t played with texture paste in way too long and this stencil was asking me to get some out and mess around with it. In my video I will share a super easy way of coloring texture paste and then using it for a fun background. …

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Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful and Blog Hop Day 2

Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful

Hi and welcome to Catherine’s May release “Wild and Wonderful” and our Day 2 blog hop. Did you arrive from Kelly’s blog? Then you’re at the right place. If not, you can start at the beginning. I always love to experiment with stamps and how they can be used for mixed media techniques. I had quite a few ideas for these stamps and today I’m sharing two of them. Both include a lot of ink smooshing for the background 😉 But see for yourself in my quick video: What do you think about mixed media cards like that? Are mine …

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Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval release day

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval release day

Finally, the Stamp of Approval release day is here. You can now get your own Celebrate Friends collection. Have you seen all the inspiration yet? There were several blog hops going on the last days and Catherine shared quite a few samples ;). Now it’s your turn. Make sure to grab a box before they are all gone, because otherwise it takes a while till you can buy the stamps in the regular shop. For the Stamp of Approval release day I created a coffee themed card – super simple, but fun. Do you think that it looks like Scandinavian …

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Introducing the new Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Collection blog hop day 1

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval blog hop day 1

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Stamp of Approval release. This collection is called Celebrate Friends and is full of coffee or tea themed goodness. Join our blog hop to see the first cards made with it. Exciting 🙂 Here are two cards I made using the Woohoo and Punctuated Party stamp set. If you don’t know what the Stamp of Approval collection is, check out Catherine Pooler’s website. Blog hop Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave your love at all the hop destinations. 3 random winners will be chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to …

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Catherine Pooler blog hop day 2 – squared foiling

Squared foiling with Catherine Pooler

It’s day two of the Catherine Pooler release blog hop. Have you seen all the amazing projects from day one yet? They are amazing! The second day doesn’t need to hide though 😉 My cards for today are a mix of elegance and grunge. I love working with stencils and the new one is awesome. That’s why I wanted to highlight the pattern. I decided to foil the pattern, so I spread the Transfer Gel through the stencil. The first one is covered entirely, the second one just a little bit, because I wanted to create a grungy foil look. …

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Catherine Pooler Blog Hop Day 1 – Coloring with the Gel Press

Coloring with the Gel Press and Catherine Pooler

Woohoo! Welcome to the new Catherine Pooler release. Are you excited? I know I am 🙂 For day one of the blog hop I prepared two cards with color, mess and sparkle. I’m a huge fan of the calligraphy word dies, so I wanted to give them special attention. Every focal point needs a little bit of decoration and coloring with the Gel Press is a great option. I created a step-by-step tutorial video for you, so you can see how the cards came together. I had quite a few leftover prints, so I decided to whip up one more …

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