Saturday, February 17, 2018

You Make Me Smile

Hi everyone!  
Happy Saturday!  

I am sharing a card I made using the new Zen Garden Release by Catherine Pooler.  Have you been hopping along on the blog hops for the past 4 days?  So much amazing inspiration.  Click HERE to view my post for Day 4.

I used the Zen Feather and coordinating dies on my card today.


I started my card by cutting the fun triangle strip 8 times from white card stock.  I used each of the new ink colors and applied them to the die cut strips using the direct to paper technique.  I glued these onto a piece of white card stock that was die cut using the postage stamp dies from the Love is in the Air collection.

I then stamped and die cut the feather using Midnight ink.  I attached the feather using dimensional adhesive.  Stamped the sentiment and attached the twine to the bottom of the feather.





Thank you so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Zen Garden Blog Hop - Day 4 & Giveaway


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Zen Garden Ink Release Blog Hop Day 4!  You should have arrived here from Josephine's blog.  If you started on my blog, the complete hop list is below.

My first two cards feature the amazing Stained Glass Cover plate!


I decided I only wanted to use a section of the die and the circle in the center was the perfect part to use on my Clean & Simple card.

I stared by sponging ink onto a piece of card stock in a circular pattern until I got the blend and enough of the paper colored to die cut the cover plate and have the "circle" all colored.  I used the template of another piece of card stock that was cut using the cover plate as a guide to adhere the little bits and pieces.  As you can see in the close-up below I adhered some of them using dimensional adhesive and some flat using liquid glue.



I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Love Grows stamp set onto black card stock and attached it to the center of the circle.  I added a few sequins and some black & white twine to finish off my card.


For this card I used part of the cover plate - that amazing center circle - as a stencil.  I placed the circle piece onto my card panel at the top corner and masked off all around the outside edge to ensure I only sponged on the inside of the circle.  I used all the new ink colors on this card in rainbow order.  The smile die was die cut using black card stock and the coordinating sentiment was stamped above.  Black & White twine finishes off this card.

My next card features the Faithful Flutterings stamp set.


I stamped the chevron in two different colors and then stamped the small butterfly from the Faithful Fluttering stamp set in the upper center of the chevron.  I love that you can see the chevron image through the wings.  I did create a set of these cards using different colors of ink.  

Here are the three I created!


Each one uses a different sentiment from the set.  These will be great to have on hand.


Comment to WIN!!!!

Before you go make sure you comment on each stop along the hop.  Catherine will randomly pick two winners on each blog hop day, who will each win a complete set of Zen Garden Inks or a $45 Gift Certificate if you already have the inks.

Time to hop along to the next stop on the hop which is the amazing Jenny Colacicco!  The complete blog hop list is below.

Kristie Goulet - You are here
Jenny Colacicco - Go here next

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

PTI Stripes Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's a busy day on my blog today.  Scroll down to see my post for Seize the Birthday and another post using the new Zen Garden Release.

Today's card is for Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Challenge - use stripes.


I used Watercolor Wonder to create my stripes and then Initial Sentiments: Birthday.  The ink colors are the new inks from Catherine Pooler.  I will link the colors below.

Here is another one using different colors and a different sentiment.


And another.  Might as well create a bunch while you have your supplies out, right?!


I am so happy to add these to my Birthday card stash!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

Seize the Birthday - Coffee or Tea

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday.  It is time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and this week our "Toppings" option is COFFEE or TEA.  You can always create an "Anything Goes" birthday card as well.



I used distress oxides to create the rainbow background.  Keeping the cup and steam images in black and white really make them pop off the background.  

Be sure to check out all the great cards by the designers over at Seize the Birthday.  I hope you will join us!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

CREATE EVERY DAY

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!  Today is Day 3 of the Zen Garden release by Catherine Pooler.  Have you been hopping along and leaving comments for your chance to win?  I am again not on the hop today - stay tuned for my post tomorrow - but this release is so huge I have more cards to share with you today.

Today's cards feature the Eat Sleep Create stamp set.


I had SO much fun creating these two cards, one in more masculine colors and one in feminine colors.  The ink splat stamps in this set are awesome along with the many sentiment options.  


I used Shea Butter, Polished and Rose Petals inks. 


 I used Stone Blue, Skylight & Seafoam inks.  LOVE this color combo!

Make sure you visit Catherine's blog today and hop along for your chance to WIN!!!


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!