Category Archives: Challenges

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 »

Create Custom Color Card Stock For Layering Dies

I’ve had Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Die set on my wish list for almost two years!  I finally splurged when I saw they created a creativity kit and it was part of the bundle. Altenew bundles products into Creativity Kits that they release weekly with a set of instructional videos that you can purchase to… 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 »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers

I have had a crazy busy spring.  I bet you can relate.  It has been one thing after another and my craft kits have been sitting for two months. That’s right!  Two months!! I finally got to open and play with Simon Says Stamp May Kit called Delicate Flowers. What a fantastic kit this is… 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 »