Monday, August 31, 2020

Boo | Catherine Pooler Designs

So I've had these cute Catherine Pooler stamps for a bit and wanted to ink them up for a color challenge.  It was a struggle for me to complete this card especially given the deadline is in 90 minutes.

I picked up these Catherine Pooler stamps at Ellen Hutson's:

Hey Pumpkin stamps | Dies
Jack-o-Lantern stamps
Cobweb Mini Cover Plate

The cobweb paper is retired from CTMH.  The ink I ended up using is from Fresh Ink, they had the softer palette I wanted to go with:


I'm linking up to the Color Throwdown:

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Hello from Amy |

Happy Friday!  I'm up on the blog today!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hot Diggity Dog | Inspired by Challenge - Give a Dog a Bone

Welcome to another new Inspired by Challenge!  There is also an optional sketch challenge:

I had so much fun with this challenge and knew just what stamp set I was going to use:  Clever Sausage by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen.  The sentiment is a combo of Clever Sausage and Modern Succulents.

The slimline dies are by Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Frames & Portholes.  The sentiment was stamped onto one of Newton's Nook Designs' Banner Trio Dies.  The cardstock and is by CTMH.  The pattern paper is [retired] Stampin' Up Whole Lot of Lovely.

I designed this especially for a friend and it has already gone postal.

I can't wait to see how my other teamies were inspired, please check out the Inspired by Challenge Blog!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Birthday Mail | Woodblock Wednesday + Giveaway!

I'm back with another edition of Woodblock Wednesday!  Let's get right to it, I'm featuring:

Here's how I was inspired:

I was trying to make the panels work with different stamps [caffeinated] but it just wasn't hitting me so I reached for that gorgeous Big Bold Bloom.  So very Marimekko to me.

The Impress Fresh Inks I used is Persimmon.  Their Peach matched Crisp Cantaloupe.

The Stampin' Up cardstock I used:

Crisp Cantaloupe [retired]
Calypso Coral
Dusty Durango [retired]

My card was inspired by Sunday Stamps:

I'm doing a bit of a giveaway on IG!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Cool Birthday | Reverse Confetti

I'm super excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today sharing a summertime design.  Here's a sneak peek:

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Truck loads of Happiness | Penguin Palace

So a couple weeks ago I placed my first order with Penguin Palace Stamps.  I bought a handful of cute sets and a couple dies.  Today I'm featuring their:

Here's how I was inspired:

I'm on the waitlist for Rabbit Cafe.  I was able to design a Tea Truck.  It's all about Matcha Tea!  YUM.  I had to get the coordinating dies for The Sweetest Truck because it cuts the interior windows under the awning.

The cardstock I used is CTMH.

All the other dies are by Newton's Nook Designs:

Framework Die Set
Sky Scene Builder
Land Borders Die Set

...and the Clouds Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs.

Here's to a fantastic week!

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Bloom and Grow | Lawn Fawn

Well, this project ended up taking me all morning yesterday...

I love how it turned out though.  I managed to ink up some sets that I hadn't used before.  Here are the stamp sets I combined:

Happy Harvest
Our Friendship Grows
Bicycle Built For You
Harold's ABC's

I used these dies:

Oliver's Stitched ABC's 

and also Trinity Stamps' Scenic Border Die Set.

The cardstock I used is Stampin' Up Smoky Slate and the pattern paper is by Pebbles | Jen Hadfield | the avenue.

Originally I planned on a standard A2 card but after I stamped and colored all those images...I knew I needed more space for my sentiment.

Here are the copic colors I used:
YR31 | Y23 | Y26
BG15 | BG49
E08 | E09
E50 | E51
C0 | C1 | C3 |C4
W0 | W1

I'm linking up to As You See It Challenge:

...and Lawn Fawnatics:

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Coffee + GIVEAWAY | Stampin' Up

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If you're a part of the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group.  You may have seen my latest Stampin' Up purchase.  

Have you seen the new Nothing's Better Than bundle?  Coffee, Cookies, Chocolate + Cocktails...what else is there?

I've been a long time fan of Stampin' Up and was happily in a stamping group for several years.  I have a fairly large cardstock collection with colors that have since been retired.  

Today's card uses two of those colors:  
Crisp Cantaloupe + Chocolate Chip
How about a sub with Petal Pink + Early Espresso?
This set has a super easy way to do coloring with the added solid images.  The bundle saves you about $5.  Worth it because the added die set is a must have.

My card was inspired by the latest CAS(E) this sketch!

Here's a peek at my order.  I still need some more cardstocks and the other caffeinated sets on my list:
Warm Hugs
Press On

I'm still doing a ton of reorganization in my studio so I have a bunch of goodies to giveaway!  The wonderful Shannon Fralish is also adding $5 Coupon Code to her Stampin' Up site!

There are three ways to enter!  

Leave a comment on this post.
Leave a comment on my IG post and let me know here.
Follow Shannon Fralish on FB and let me know here.
Commenting to close on Monday, August 24th around 5 am.
Giveaway open to friends with US shipping addresses.  If I draw an international winner, I will issue a $10 GC to a crafty shop of their choice.

Thank you to everyone that played along!  CONGRATS to Christine!  I'm going to send you an email Christine.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Hello from Amy |

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Happy Friday!  I'm up on the blog today sharing a card that features Honey Bee Stamps!  Here's a peek:

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August Release | Newton's Nook Designs

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The Newton's Nook Designs August Release is now available!  Here's a bit of a look back at my projects I designed for this week's Release Reveals:

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