Saturday, August 13, 2022

Cover Plate Three Ways, Day Three


Here's one more way to use the cover plate. Remember that stencil from yesterday's card? Use it!

All those pretty ink colors blended over the cover plate! How could I toss that away? I added it to a kraft card base, stamped a sentiment on a stitched circle, added leaves and a twine bow for some rustic fall flair.

Simple and sweet! Are you seeing signs of summer winding down? I think the days are definitely getting shorter now. I see signs of autumn in all the stores: back to school supplies, fall candles and pumpkins galore! It's a little chilly and overcast this can feel a change in the air. I think I will go for a long walk before I get to my To Do list. Blessings on your weekend, café friends!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Cover Plates Three Ways, Day Two


Here's another fun use for cover plate dies: make a stencil!

I die cut the cover plate, laid it over the card front, and used my blender brushes and CP inks to stencil the pattern on top. Peel it back and voila! A pretty background for your card! And because the CP inks are water-reactive, it's always fun to see the looks you can achieve with a little splattering.

Blessings on your Friday, café friends!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Cover Plates Three Ways, Day One


Cover plates are a fun way to add some interest to a card front. I was really excited to get this new Criss Cross Applesauce cover plate from the new Catherine Pooler release! Other companies have released similar plaid-type cover plates, but I had never purchased one...until now! And that's surprising because I am a lover of all things plaid!

I thought I'd show three ways to use cover plates this week. First up, straight up! I used it to cover the card, as intended. But first, I made a background on the card front by blending ink and using Prima metallic watercolors to splatter.

And this is where I ask the question: Buttercream, where have you been my whole life? This color is yummy!

A few sequins, a tag with metallic copper twine, and those adorable leaves paired with a lovely sentiment. Fast and fun and ready for fall!

Tomorrow's card: stenciling!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Unboxing the New Catherine Pooler "All Things Fall" Release


The new Catherine Pooler release was so fabulous that for the first time ever I pressed the "I Want It All" Button. I couldn't resist! It came this past weekend, too! (And now you know why I was purging and cleaning out the craft room! I had to make room for new stuff!)

 And look at that adorable sticker!

Wrapped in pretty tissue with this pie sticker! A hint of what's inside!

The papers are so cute. I want to find tops and blouses and dresses and skirts in these patterns! 

New inks! I love all of these shades of brown...perfect for fall crafting!

Swirling leaves!

Dies and stencils! I can't wait to play with that plaid die!

I decided to join Stamp Nation this month, as they were giving away this free stamp set and also hosting a class on backgrounds.

And here's a fun card I made with the new goodies!

You know if it's about coffee, I'm all over it.

That plaid paper! I want it in a shacket! 

It's fun to get new products to inspire creativity! I am ready to burn an autumn candle, make a pumpkin spice latte, and get cracking on All Things Fall!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Stitching in the Dog Days of Summer


Road trips are a great time to catch up on summer stitching projects! I finished two of these four Lori Holt Stitch Cards recently, and I'm getting ready to start number three.

I want to stitch this dog, but I'm thinking of changing the colors to look more like Jemma. What do you think?

Here's a funny photo of my girl, taken at her new boarding facility. She had a blast at their Christmas in July party! She got to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and even got to play in the "snow" outside on a very hot day. Good times!

The dog days of summer. What could be better?

Monday, August 8, 2022

Peach Season!

It's peach season! Don't you just love fresh fruit from the orchard?  There's a great farm stand near my Mom's, and whenever I come to town I have to stop.

Last week, my sister Jenny celebrated a birthday! I came up with a Peachy-themed present: a peach cobbler soy candle, homemade peachy salsa with nachos, and a bag of fresh orchard peaches. Yum! She told me I could put that gift on repeat for next year, too!😅

This Peachy card was perfect for the occasion.

{Catherine Pooler stamps, inks, papers, sequins, and dies}

                                                        Hope your day is peachy, too!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Bathing Beauty


Here's a fun card that shows what summer is all about...flip flops and sunglasses at the beach!

I paired two Catherine Pooler stamp sets for this card, and used the coffee cozy coaster die from The Greetery to create a beach blanket. 

And here's my bathing beauty, Jemma! She had a blast splashing in her pool this week! It was a great way to cool off this hot dog!

Happy Friday, café friends!