Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Beautiful Heart

Hi Angels!

It’s been a long day so I cased a card from this month’s Catherine Pooler Designs Club Sursee that arrived in my mail this afternoon.

It helps that I watched a foiling video too since this card had foiling on it. I think I need to play more with foils.

The Shattered Rainbow foil from Deco Foil is fabulous! I stamped the heart from the In My Heart set in embossing ink, used WOW! Bonding Powder embossing powder then added the foil and ran it through the laminator. The sentiment is from the same set.

Fortunately I’ll get to play with some more foil this weekend in class. I signed up for Brutus Monroe’s Crafty Staycation event and one of the 7 classes includes foiling. I think I’ll also be stalking Youtube for more ideas.

Thanks for popping by!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Serenity Relax

Hi Angels!

With the intense cold even with central heat & air plus an extra infrared heater, I could only be in the studio a short time today. It is after all still a garage with some extra insulation added to it.

I did complete my mini series and worked on getting some happy mail prepped in my study.

Nature is one of the most perfect ways to relax and we are blessed to live on 2 acres that are like a mini nature sanctuary. So this leafy border was a perfect way to convey serenity.

The same Catherine Pooler Designs sets from the past couple of days. Classy Trims & Re Sentiments. I also added Crater Lake sequins to all three cards. On today’s card I grouped tiny sequins in groups of three to mimic berries in the foliage.

Please stay warm and safe during this artic blast.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Rainbow Rejoice

Hi Angels!

I decided since I already had the Catherine Pooler Designs Classy Trims & Re Sentiments out that I would do a mini series. 3 border trims = 3 cards. When I am designing this is a great way to create a class.

This fun rainbow/scallop border is so fun. Rainbows are a great reason to rejoice. The promise from God to never flood the earth again like He did when He had Noah create the ark. This card is sure to bring a smile and can be used for multiple occasions.

I colored my rainbows with my CPD inks and a Tombow blender marker.

The first part of snowmageddon is due to arrive in just a couple of hours. Wherever you are in this cold blast, I pray you are safe & warm.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Geometric Refresh

Hi Angels!

After gathering a few more supplies for snowmageddon, I popped into the studio for a quick card tonight.

I didn’t have time to play with what I was planning to, so after a quick scan through some stamps I opted to do another geometric card.

Black & white with a pop of color is always fun. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Classy Trims, Re Sentiments & Best in the Patch stamps sets with the new Pucker Up and Catching Rays ink colors.

Several people seemed to be a bit stressed lately and it’s always good to take a little time to refresh & regroup. It can be as easy as a bubble bath, reading a favorite book or even if you’re able a weekend getaway. It’s okay to give yourself some breathing space.

I hope everyone stays safe & warm during this super freeze event. It could be a blessing to stay in & have some down time.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs

Retro Cake

Hi Angels!

I wasn’t entirely sorting/organizing last week. I had to make a birthday card for Miss Margaret’s 81st birthday Sunday.

I wanted to do something with red, one of her favorite colors, so decided a retro style cake would be perfect.

This wonky cake is so much fun! It’s the new Birthday Cake Remix stamp & die set from Catherine Pooler Designs paired with the Dotted Bursts Background Stamp. I also own the original CPD wonky cake stamp set from one of my very first Stamp of Approval kits. I am going to have to design some more wonky cake cards soon.

I am starting to get into the habit of using my CPD inks more & used Rockin Red, Cranberry Fizz, All That Jazz & Aquatini for this card.

Hope you are staying warm.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Encouragement & Hope, Kindness matters, Slimline Cards, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Watercolor

Incredible Slimline

Hi Angels!

I have been enjoying the late evening quiet the past couple of nights creating. I really should go to bed earlier but when you are creating time kind of fades away.

Tonight I opted for a slimline card. I haven’t made one in a bit. I used Sweet ‘n Sassy My Thoughts of You and In This Together sets.

This card makes a fabulous encouragement card! I used shimmering watercolors and tried WOW Disco Ball Embossing Glitter for Catherine Pooler Designs on the sentiment. The sparkle is fabulous.

Who do you know who could use a bit of extra encouragement this week? Do something special for someone who maybe doesn’t get recognized or chooses not to be recognized for something they do.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Creative Tips

Heart Love

Hi Angels!

It’s been a long but fun weekend. We are very blessed to be able to spend time with our granddaughters.

Our birthday girl spent the night last night and had lots of fun creating several things & getting a lesson in The Charleston Dance. We learned that Josephine Baker is one of her favorites and she recognized her right away from the 1920’s video we found on Youtube.

After all the weekend’s festivities, I still made a quick card tonight. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Scribbled Heart Stencil and Love in Heart die.

Ink blending is quick when you use a stencil & you are less likely to get the circles from the daubers showing. I used Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry. A little Nuvo Glitter Gloss over the word and some CPD Crater Lake sequins added a bit of sparkle.

I’m going to try & get my video set up back up and running this week especially since I have a project waiting to share. I enjoy popping on with a video from time to time.

Have a Blessed Week!

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Kindness matters, Watercolor

Shine Bright

Hi Angels!

I’ve been puttering around this evening working on a couple of projects.

Tonight’s card was made with the bonus stamp Shine Your Light included in my Club Sursee this month from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I used watercolor pencils on Bristol paper and added some Sparkle Silk.

The world needs a whole lot of light right now with the continued virus issues & general unrest. Kindness & love should be our golden rule.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Share a smile with someone this week.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, My Favorite Things

Sending Love

Hi Angels!

I’ve had a busy couple of days. I have been working on a project but it’s not quite done yet, so I decided to make a quick card to share. Well it didn’t turn out so quick because I just wasn’t finding a sentiment I liked for the card.

I did have fun using the new Catherine Pooler Designs Hip Hearts set & new ink colors. I figured I’d make a card similar to one of the samples Catherine created.

After searching for a bit, I finally settled on a sentiment in Well Hello from My Favorite Things and I added a few Romance sequins also new from Catherine Pooler.

Sometimes what you think you want to create just doesn’t quite gel with what you have on hand to create with.

I hope your weekend is peaceful.

Cards, Catherine Pooler Designs, Classes

Blue Flakes

Hi Angels!

I still have a couple of cards to share from my final holiday class.

We have a couple of blue lovers here so designs in blue are always a hit in class.

This card features Catherine Pooler Designs Snowfall Stencil and Cuddle Weather Sentiments stamp set. The stencil is just gorgeous.

I used Nuvo Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste through the stencil for lots of sparkle and glitz and WOW Blue Topaz Embossing Powder for the sentiment. Easy-peasy as long as you are willing to wait a few minutes for the Glimmer Paste to dry and perfect for a last minute card.

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday filled weekend with no stress and lots of joy this final weekend before Christmas.