Category Archives: Catherine Pooler Designs

My Favorite Things: Squirrels and Fall Colors!

It’s hard to resist a stamp set as cute as the MFT Stamps Squirrel! set.  The little squirrels and acorns were too adorable not to add to my shopping cart! This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was the perfect sketch to pull out some  of my favorite Sunny Studio Stamps 6×6″ patterned paper to use… Read More »

Thankful For Fall Y’All!

I love making fall cards!  The colors and images always make my heart sing. I came home exhausted from work today and fell asleep.  I was awakened by the phone after only a 15 minute snooze.  It left me groggy and out of sorts. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling creative. Yet, once I got… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 2

TI got two cards out of one alcohol ink background.  I created a card yesterday that you can see HERE, using alcohol ink backgrounds and Catherine Pooler’s new Unsinkable stamp and die sets. This card uses the second sentiment in the Under the Sea stamp set and other shell images.  I used a combination of… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 1

I decided to go for a nice quick alcohol ink background to create a sea-like feel for the fun stamp and die sets from Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection. I live in a coastal port town and I love the sea themed stamp sets.  They always get a lot of use in my crafting projects. For… Read More »

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I… Read More »

Quick Card With Background Stencil Ink Blending

This card today is super quick and it uses a stencil to create an ink blending background for a fabulous sentiment from Pink Fresh Studios Word Series Believe Stamp Set. I used an old favorite Catherine Pooler stencil called Perfect Vines and the Real Red, Sauna, and Blue Suede Shoes CP inks with my Picket… Read More »

Kim’s 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up Day 3: Mini Ink Pads

When I said I was doing a 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up, I hope you realize that I am not doing 30 consecutive days.  Mostly because it is the end of the school year and it has been very hectic.  I don’t really have a good excuse! Once you start cleaning up and working… Read More »

When You Have Just The Perfect Cover Die For A Sketch Challenge

I was excited to see this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge because I have the perfect cover die from Altenew for this sketch.  I also found a box of happiness from Catherine Pooler’s latest release on my doorstep when I drove into my driveway.  WIN-WIN! The background paper is a fun 6 x 6″ paper… Read More »

You Matter

What a fantastic sentiment for a card!  Who wouldn’t feel good when they opened that envelope and saw those words? One of the first stamp sets that I purchased from Catherine Pooler was on of her early Stamp of Approval sets called Count Your Blessings.  The stamp and die set here is called Bloomin’ Bouquet.… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Fluttering Friends Clean and Simple Card

  This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a nice clean and simple layout.  I peeked at the cards the other design team members made and realized that they all used patterned backgrounds. I’ve been skimping on the backgrounds lately, favoring some simple and quick splatters.  (I’m practicing my technique.) I also felt that this… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Strikes Again!

I have been loving all the new goodies that Catherine Pooler has been coming out with.  I honestly thought that I was showing a tremendous amount of self control when I placed my order last week with her new release. I really wanted to purchase that whole bundle, but I selected just a couple of… Read More »

2 Techniques For The Cottage Garden Background Stamp

I was very excited when I saw Catherine Pooler’s Welcome Home release.  I was also proud of myself for only ordering one small bundle from that release! I selected the Cottage Garden Bundle because I loved the graphic geometric feel of the main floral image in the two stamp sets that were included in the… Read More »