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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paradise Found Release by Catherine Pooler

Welcome to the Paradise Found & Spa Ink Release from Catherine Pooler Designs! 

Hold onto your seats because this is a great release.  Have you seen the beautiful new ink colors?  Let me tell you they are gorgeous!!  

Also, if you had your eye on the Naturally Inspired SOA box and were waiting for those items to arrive in the store, you're in luck because they are releasing today too!  Whoop, Whoop!  If you'd like to shop now to make sure you get what you want before it possibly sells out, you can shop here now!

Today I have two cards to share with you using new products and new ink.

Walking in a {Plaid} Winter Wonderland

Jen Carter Plaid Winter Wonderland 2

This is my favorite card that I made with this release.  I started by stamping this awesome new Plaid Background Stamp with Midnight ink (it looks gorgeous stamped in the new colors too!!).  I trimmed the edges down so that the Midnight cardstock would show on each side.  

Jen Carter Plaid Winter Wonderland Closeup 1

This new Small Doily Die is so pretty!  I die cut it out of Kraft cardstock.  I then stamped some of the "greenery" from the new Winter Wonderland in Midnight ink and the new Eucalyptus ink color that you'll love for all things floral!  The sentiment and bow are also from the Winter Wonderland set as well. I tied some black twine around the middle of where the doily would go and then popped up the doily with dimensional tape.

A Winter Wonderland Wish

Jen Carter CP Winter Woodland Best Wishes 1

I love this new Winter Wonderland set and all of the wonderful things you can do with it!  There are also coordinating Winter Wonderland dies.  For this card I stamped the birch trees from the set on white linen paper for some texture using Black Jack Ink stamped off once and then stamped again for an even lighter tree.  I smooshed some ink onto an acrylic block and then used an aqua pen to pick up the color and draw the lines on the tree.  I know it looks labor intensive but it went really fast!  I stamped the deer in Icing on the Cake ink and the bunny is also stamped with that ink but stamped off once first.  I masked off the tree so the bunny looks likes she's hiding behind it.  The bird is stamped with the new Peppermint Scrub ink.

Jen Carter CP Winter Woodland Best Wishes Closeup

For the top of the card I stamped the snowflake cluster from the Winter Wonderland stamp set in VersaMark Ink and then embossed with the newly released, exclusive (and pretty cool!!) Wanderlust Embossing Powder.  I die cut the gorgeous Best Die on paper that I had blended Juniper MistDaydream & It's a Boy inks.  I then pressed the die cut into VersaMark Ink and embossed it with the same beautiful Wanderlust Embossing Powder.  The "wishes" sentiment is stamped from the Simply the Best Stamp Set.

Spa Ink Color Collection

Jen Carter CP Spa Ink Colors Swatch

I wanted to stamp out all of the gorgeous new colors for you so that you can see them together.  (This stamp is from the Medallion Mix-Up Stamps also being released today.) These are perfect rich colors, great for all of your Fall & Winter themed cards!  I LOVE them so much!  Pictured above are Royal Treatment, Juniper Mist, Daydream, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Sauna, Mandarin Spice & Peppermint Scrub.  Believe me they are totally worth the investment!  You can purchase them HERE! 😀  And, if you don't have any of these gorgeous inks yet, why not treat yourself to the entire collection for Christmas??!!  You can find the complete ink collection HEREThey are honestly my favorite inks ever! 

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To see more from this amazing release, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!

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Don't forget that along with these great products, most of the products from the Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Box are also being released!  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas with Frantic Stamper

Jen Carter JOY Mistletoe

For this CAS Christmas card, I started by die cutting the Mistletoe from Frantic Stamper and then coloring it with copics.  I added some red pearls to it also where the berries are on the die.  I die cut the bow from gold cardstock, also with the Mistletoe die I die cut the J & Y with the new JOY dies.  I placed the mistletoe joy on a piece of peach cardstock die cut with one of the Pinprick Rectangles dies.  I rounded the corners with a corner rounder on the kraft cardstock to finish the card off.

I'm entering this card in the Addicted to CAS challenge to use bows.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, November 10, 2017

New Inks Coming Soon!!

You all know how much I LOVE the Catherine Pooler inks!  Have you heard that there are EIGHT new colors coming out soon!  8!

Several of the ink colors have already been revealed and more will be revealed this week! You can check out Catherine Pooler's Facebook page to see each new color.  Let me tell you that they are gorgeous!  

If you haven't already purchased the previous ink colors, look at the gorgeous selection!

Click here to check them out and/or purchase!

These inks stamp like a dream, dry quickly (but you can still emboss with them), don't dry blotchy and are vibrant, gorgeous colors!  You won't regret adding these to your collection! :)  Stay tuned for a new release from Catherine that you can find out more about on my blog on Tuesday, November 14th!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs: 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Welcome to day 6 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags featuring Lil' Inker Designs!  To see all of the fabulous sponsors, prizes and posts, (and more information) please visit Tracey's blog In My Creative Opinion.

Believe Tag

Jen Carter Lil' Inker 25 Days Tags

For my tag I started by cutting the base with the largest Anytime Tags 2 Die.  I then die cut the gorgeous Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow and then recut it with the tag die so it fit perfectly on the tag base.  I die cut the beautiful Believe with the die from the Brush Script Christmas Words die set.  I die cut two snowflakes using the Snowflakes dies in gold cardstock and used foam tape to pop them up.  

Thank you for visiting today!  Be sure to stop by Tracey's blog In My Creative Opinion for lots more Christmas tag inspiration and do some shopping at Lil' Inker Designs today too! :)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

A couple things (a sale & a chance to win!) ...

There's a couple of things going on this weekend.  First, there's a sale at Lil' Inker Designs on the Dual Dotted Circle Dies & the Dual Dotted Heart Dies in celebration of Chrissy's Flashback Friday post and her adorable ornaments lollipops (see her post here).


And, Catherine Pooler is inviting you to spend a little time relaxing this weekend...for a chance to WIN!

Catherine says, "You’re like me. You take care of everyone else. You make cards that brighten the days of others. You carpool, you get food on the table, your work hard, you volunteer. You invest time and energy into making sure the people in your life are happy, healthy and have their lunchbox when they walk out the door.
But who is taking care of YOU?
Even superheroes need a little TLC now and then. I want to make sure that you are doing something special for YOU!
So I’m declaring this weekend officially CP’s Self-Care Weekend and I’m challenging you to take just a little bit (or hey, a lot if you can!) to do something for yourself.
Something that lights you up, inspires you, brings you peace, fills your bucket. AND I’m even going to enter you to win a prize for doing it!
Here’s how it works:
1. Right now, think of an activity that you can do for yourself this weekend. It could be a pedicure, wandering through a bookstore, calling a friend you haven’t talked to in a while, stamping something just for you….it can be all full day (or weekend!!) event or 10 minutes, whatever you can spare. Put it on your calendar to do this weekend!
2. Sometime during the Self-Care Weekend (This Friday, November 3 - Monday November 6 at 1pm EST) post a picture on Instagram or Facebook of you doing your activity. Tell me why it makes you feel amazing. Use the hashtag #CPSelfCareWeekend (and make sure your post is public so we can find it and cheer you on!)
3. Each photo you post will enter you to WIN a gift $25 certificate to our shop! That’s right, you might get rewarded for being good to yourself!"

So...there you have it!  Relax, share & win!  And why you're relaxing why not check out the amazing merchandise in Catherine's store!?  You can shop her fun line here!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Watercolored Joy to the World

Jen Carter Joy to the World Watercolor

I'm still playing with the new products from Lil' Inker Designs' latest release.  You can view all of the new products here if you'd like.  This card was really simple to make.  I started by stamping the new Joy to the World stamp and embossing it in white.  I then used some cheap shimmer watercolor cakes (found here) and painted a circle around the sentiment in blues. I added a little green randomly.  When it was dry I tied some white twine around the panel and attached it to the blue & white striped paper.  Super simple & easy to mass produce!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Candy Corn Shaker

Jen Carter Thankful Candy Corn Shaker 2

It's the time for Fall candy and candy corn has made appearances in stores.  We're just under a week away from Halloween and I thought it was an appropriate time to share this candy corn shaker card I made.  The candy corn is die cut with the Giant Candy Corn die by Frantic Stamper.  I backed each section with the corresponding cardstock color and turned it into a shaker, adding sequins.  The sentiment is die cut with the Elegant Thankful die. I stamped the paper with the Grunge Crosshatch Background stamp to add some texture.  The yellow frame was die cut with one of the Pinprick Rectangle dies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Rainbow of Hello

Jen Carter CP Hello Cameras 1

Hello. :)  I wanted to play with this camera paper from the Shimelle Glitter Girl line.  I love camera images and what's better than a rainbow of cameras?  I used the gorgeous Catherine Pooler inks blended on Bristol Smooth cardstock to create that gorgeous hello, die cut with the Hello die.  (Do you have the Hello die yet?  Love the handwritten "font" and the size!)  The colors I used to create the rainbow are It's a Girl, Aquatini, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, Orange Twist & Tiara inks from Catherine Pooler.   I die cut the hello two more times and then adhered all three layers together to create dimension.  I adhered it to a piece of striped vellum and added some sequins.

I'm glad you stopped by today!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Day 3

Welcome back to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs September release!  All of the products are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store, so you can start shopping now! :)   

Joy, Noel, Merry Christmas!

Jen Carter Christmas Words Tree wm

This card focuses on a fun new die called Christmas Words Tree die.  I die cut it out with a copper gold paper and then paper pieced the gold glittery star & Christmas on top.  I also die cut some stars from the previously released Starry Sky die to add to the sky.

The border was die cut with the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles dies.

Merry Christmas Wreath
If you love to color this next stamp set is for you!

Jen Carter Vintage Christmas Wreath 2 wm

I die cut the Vintage Christmas Wreath and then stamped the wreath with the Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set.   I embossed it in gold and then colored it with Zig Real Brush Markers. For the center, I used one of the Stitched Mats Circles dies to cut a circle from Kraft.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed and is also from the Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set.

New Products Used
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release: Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs Release!  All of the products being shown today are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  

Today I have 2 Christmas themed cards to share using the new Rowdy Reindeer Stamps & Dies, Joy to the World Stamps & the Festive Florals Stamps.

Rowdy Reindeer
If you like Lil' Inker Designs sassy stamps, you'll love the new Rowdy Reindeer Stamps & Dies!

Jen Carter Rowdy Reindeer Flying wm

I die cut the reindeer with the Rowdy Reindeer die and the stamped him with the Rowdy Reindeer Stamps. I colored him with copics and added a sequin for his nose.  The background was die cut with the Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron and I backed it with a black & white patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment on the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag die cut.  I wanted to make it look like the reindeer was flying so I die cut & stamped some trees from the Rustic Christmas Stamp & Die set.  I stamped the present from the Party Pachyderm stamp set and fussy cut it out.

Joy to the World
I love black & white backgrounds on card and I felt like the Festive Florals Stamps would work nicely to achieve that look.

Jen Carter Joy to the World Festive Florals Black wm

I started by stamping the background on white cardstock with the Festive Florals Stamps (there are coordinating dies too!).  Then I carefully, carefully cut apart my Joy to the World Stamp so each line would be an individual stamp (you could do this same technique and just mask off the part of the stamp that you don't want inked up at the time too). I embossed each line in a different color on to black cardstock.  Then, I popped the pieces up with dimensional tape and added a few enamel dots.  I also wanted a pop of color on the inside of the card so instead of my normal white card base I used an aqua color.  This card has a "twin" of sorts that I'll share at a later date.

New Products Used
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs October Release Day 1

Hello and welcome to the October Lil' Inker Designs release! The new products are already available in the  Lil' Inker Designs store so you can start shopping now

I have THREE cards to share today!  I know, it's a lot but I hope you'll scroll all the way to the bottom.

Love & Joy Card #1

Jen Carter Geometric Snow Peace Love Joy 1 wm

If you follow my blog you know that I like non-traditional Christmas cards (does this even qualify for a Christmas card? Not sure.)  I used the gorgeous new Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow which ranks right up there with my favorite cover up plate ever. I think it's great for a floral look too!  I sponged Distress Oxides inks on a white piece of cardstock in an ombre pattern and then diecut. 

Jen Carter Geometric Snow Peace Love Joy Closeup

For the panel, I die cut one of the Wonky Squares Dies out of white cardstock.  I then stamped the ampersand from the All About Ampersand Stamp Set in the middle in a light gray ink.  I stamped the fun & cool new Peace, Love & Joy Stamps in various colors and embossed them with a clear glitter embossing powder.  I love the little shine and sparkle the embossing powder gave the letters.

Warmest Wishes Cards #2

Jen Carter Season's Greetings Dog 2 wm

This next stamp set was fun to work with!  I stamped the Season's Greetings Stamps on watercolor paper and put the little dog inside of the frame (there are 3 animals to choose from!).  I used Zig Real Brush Markers to color the frame, dog and banner.  The sentiment is also included in the stamp set.  I fussy cut the entire thing out.  

Jen Carter Season's Greetings Dog Closeup

I added stitched detail to the edge of the card with the Silly Stitched Die set

Noel Card #3

Jen Carter Noel Season's Greetings 1 wm

This card is my husband's favorite card that I made for this release.  I die cut the Noel Word Die in both kraft & vintage white cardstocks and then pieced the antlers on top of the Noel.  I also added glitter with a shimmer pen to the antlers but I couldn't capture it well in a photo. I stamped the banner & sentiment from the Season's Greetings Stamp Set and then fussy cut it out and popped it up with dimensional tape.  On the white background I used a border stamp from the Tribal Chic stamp set to peek out from behind the plaid paper.

New Products!
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Thanks for visiting my blog today!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store!