Wednesday, December 6, 2017

StampNation Color Challenge

Hello, The new challenge over at StampNation is a color Challenge!!

Here is a sneak peek of my card.

Come on over and join this fun challenge and check out the rest of my card and also the design teams card as well.

See you there!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

CFC188 -- Winter Blues

Hey there!!  There is a new challenge over at CAS-ual Friday's Blog.  This one is called Winter Blues. and you can play too!  Just go to

There are also prizes to be won!!

Here's my card for this Challenge!!

For this card I used two stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Joy and Snowy Sayings.

I hope to see your card in the Challenge!!

I couldn't sleep last night

When I cannot sleep I play. I decided to play messy this time. I took a piece of white cardstock and embossed the trees with Wow bright white embossing powder. Next, I added many layers of distress and distress oxide inks in multiple layers to my paper until I was satisfied with the result. Then I took out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and and added splatters first with water, then with black, white, gold, silver and white shimmery paints. Before this step make sure you wipe of the excess ink from the embossing. I set this aside to dry and stamped the deer and bunny and die cut them. Once the ink and paints were dry I added the sentiment which I stamped using my MISTI and Versafine onyx black ink. Next, I added the deer and bunny, who were just floating on the background so I cut a piece of cardstock to make a patch of snow for the deer to stand on and left the bunny sitting on the sentiment.  I thought I was done when I saw sitting on my desk this already stamped and die cut foliage and decided to give my deer a cute pair of foliage antlers. lol  All stamps are from the Winter Woodland stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.

I hope you are having a great Day!!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

StampNation is closing to new members December 1st

Hello Friends, I just wanted to let you know that StampNation will be closing it's door to new member on December 1st. The doors will reopen to new members next year.

If you wish to be a member for the Holiday Homecoming Event you must hurry!!

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

CAS Encouragment Challenge #7

Welcome back!!  This month is the 7th Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. 
Here is this month's Inspiration Graphic.

And here is my card.

I used the Truth Is stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

I hope you will come over to the Calling All Sistah's Blog and enter the Challenge for your Chance to win a gift code to the shop.

Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, November 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - November Reminder

Good morning and welcome to the Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder post.  This is your reminder to do your monthly self breast examination and to book your mammogram if you are due.  This month I used some techniques I recently saw on You Tube to make my card.

I hope you like this reminder card I made for you. If you have not already stopped by the Calling All Sistahs blog please come on over and see what the rest of the team have made.

Come back tomorrow for the Encouragement Challenge!!

Thanks for coming by

Saturday, November 11, 2017

StampNation Christmas Card Challenge # 19 - GOLD

Welcome! Today's StampNation Christmas Card Challenge is all about GOLD!!
Here is a collage of the sneak peeks of the  Design Team's cards.

If your a StampNation member come on over and make a card for this Challenge. If your not a member you can join Here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
See you soon

Friday, November 10, 2017

CP Designs Inks

As may of you may already know I love Catherine Pooler's Inks!!  They ink up stamps do well with just a few light taps of the stamp to the ink, the colors all go together from each collection so no weird colors that don't go together. and the ink once wiped of does not transfer ink from one color to the next!! 
The first collection was named the Party Collection  and is composed of highly saturated bright and fun colors!!  I have used mine so much I just ordered the entire set of reinkers!!  I also can use these reinkers to watercolor with my water brush and for techniques that require more ink instead of using my ink pad!

The Party Collection

There is also two colors in the Neutrals Collection.

Now Catherine had begun releasing a new collection of colors called the Spa Collection!!
These inks are a less saturated color which allows them to have more muted color.

Catherine has revealed the first 6 colors and they are Gorgeous!!

The next two colors will be revealed Monday on Facebook and they will go up for sale with a few new product in the Catherine Pooler Shop on Tuesday November 14.

Thanks for stopping by to see today's post and see you soon!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


There is a new challenge this week for StampNation members!!  This week is all about distress, yes those amazing distress inks!!  Here is a peek at some of the cards.

Come on over to StampNation and show is what you can do with your distress inks!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CAS06 Encouragement Challenge

Welcome back to the 6th Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!  
Here is this month's inspiration graphic is filled with beautiful pinks white and black.

I took my inspiration from the color in the graphic!
and made this cute card.

I hope you will join us over at the Calling All Sistahs Blog and create a card of your own to for this challenge!!  Winner gets a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays store And I know there are some new stamps hitting the shop soon!!

Thanks for coming by and leave me a comment to let me know you were here, Susan!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs

Hi! It is October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The CAS-ual Fridays Blog has been turned pink this month and there have been so many projects shown to help spread awareness. 
Today is the 17th and it is time for your monthly reminder to do your self-breast examination and also to schedule your yearly mammogram if you are due for it.
This month has flown by so quickly and my brain has been on overdrive, so I went back to basics for this month's reminder card. I used some of my rarely used patterned paper from my stash.  I chose papers with the same pattern but different colors for my card. I cut the Ruffled Ribbon out of the darker of the two papers and layered 4 layers of white cardstock and one of patterned paper to make the ribbon dimensional. The lighter of the papers I used as a base layer on a black A2 top fold card. I kept the card clean and simple by matching the patterns and using a single black on white sentiment on a base of black and a few sequins from the Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix.

I hope you come on over to the Calling All Sistahs Blog and see what the rest of the team have created this month.
See you tomorrow for this month's Encouragement Challenge.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

CC Challenge #16 - BOUGHS

Happy Saturday!!  This weeks Christmas Card Challenge is up over at StampNation and this week the challenge is to use Boughs on your project.
Here is a peek of my card.

I Hope you come on over and create a card for this Challenge!!

Reminder!!  Next Weekend is World Card Maker Day!!  Over at StampNation, and there is a whole weekend of Challenges!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rainbow Challenge

Hello!!  Today there is a new challenge over at StampNation!!  This week were challenged to create using a rainbow of color.  Here is a peek of what the Challenge Team created.

Come on over and play along!

Monday, September 18, 2017


Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge!!  
Please join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog and add a card to the challenge for the chance to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop.  This months inspiration board is filled with autumn colors and clouds.

For my card I chose to use the color scheme.And did some repeat stamping, using the Sassy Smiles stamp set and some ink blending for my side panel

I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!! Susan

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah - September

Welcome to this months Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder post.  This is your monthly reminder to do you breast self exam and to schedule your yearly mammogram of it is due, As we know cancer, if found early gives you the very best chance of beating it. Just take our Michelle, she found her lump during a breast self exam and is a survivor!!

Please check out the Calling all Sistah Blog to see what the rest of the ladies have created as a reminder for you this month.

Here is my card for this months reminder.

Ok now do do your self breast exam!!

Tomorrow the Encouragement Squad will be back with a new challenge for you All!

See you tomorrow, Susan

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #15

Happy Saturday!! StampNation has a new Christmas Card Challenge today and this one is super fun!!  We are to get our inspiration from a Holiday song!!
Here is a peek at my card.

Can you guess which Christmas song inspired my card???  Come on over to StampNation and check out all the gorgeous cards made this week.

See you for the next CAS reminder post tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sketch with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

That's right this weeks Challenge on Stamp Nation is a Sketch Challenge!!  Here is a peek at what the rest of the Design Team created and we all used stamps from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

 Here is a Peek of the card I made.

I hope you will join us at StampNation and make a card for this Challenge.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SN Christmas Chellenge #13

Today's Christmas Card Challenge over at StampNation is SNOW!!!
Here is a sneak peek of what the Design Team has created 

and a peek of my card.

Are you a member?? Yes, well come on over and join the challenge. No??  You can join Here!!

See you soon!

Friday, August 18, 2017


Welcome!!  Today the Encouragement Squad has a new challenge for you over on the Calling All Sistah's Blog  This month's graphic is in shades of blue and browns.  When i saw it I envisioned looking out onto an ocean scene.  Here is the graphic inspiration.

I used a lot of different products on this one lol.
Here is my card!!

Stamps - Pretty Posies (CFS), Calling All Sistahs (CFS)
Ink - Versamark, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger)
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, White cardstock (SSS) Kraft cardstock (GKD), Fog cardstock SSS)
Accessories - WOW opaque white embossing powder, Pretty Posies Fri-dies (CFS), Wonky stitched rectangle die (SSS), Lattice Frame Die (CP Designs) Sparkling clear confetti (PPP) Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah's - August Reminder

Hello there Ladies and possibly some Gents as well!!  This is you Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examinations and to book your mammogram when it is due. As you know Michelle the owner of CAS-ual Friday stamps had a close call with breast cancer and as a result created a line of stamps called The Calling All Sistahs. She also donates 50% of the proceeds to Breast cancer research. Please come over to the Calling All Sistah's Blog and check out all the gorgeous creations the Design Team have made for you this month. 
So with out further adieu there is my card for your reminder this month.

Stamps - Full On Floral, Calling All Sistahs (CFS)
Ink - Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Ranger) Versamark Ink
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, Doll Pink and white cardstock (SSS)
Accessories - Sparking Clear Confetti (PPP), WOW opaque white embossing powder, Ruffles Ribbon Fri-die (CFS) Stitched rectangle die (SSS)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

OCC Rainbowmaker Day 4

Welcome back I am a bit behind but here we have my day 4 of the Online Card Class Rainbowmaker homework for day 4. Today we learned about Rainbow Watercoloring. For my card I made a watercolor background using Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. Once that was dry I added the Abstract stencil from MFT over my background and applied Faber Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel on tip using a palette knife. Once dry I cut it down into a card panel and added my die cut Congrats sentiment on to a vellum doily cut with the Spiro Doily Die from CP Designs.

Thanks for stopping by

OCC Rainbowmaker Day 5

Hello today is Day 5  of the OCC Rainbowmaker class and I am close to getting finished with my homework. Today is all about Rainbow Stenciling Mediums!! For my homework I chose to use embossing paste colored with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. Using my Dreamweaver embossing paste I colored up small bits of embossing paste with each color one at a time and spread them over the Circular Lace stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I have to say I am in love with soft colors I got with this technique.

For the sentiment, I layered 3 of the "best" sentiment from CP Designs over a cut out circle "wishes" from the Spot On stamp set from CP Designs. I added s few sparkling clear confetti pieces from PPP, some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen ti the sentiment.

Have a great Sunday !!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OCC Rainbowmaker Day 3

This class was all about die cutting our colorful rainbows. My card was made by gluing rainbow colored paper strips to form a large piece of rainbow paper and then die cutting it. I chose to use the Perfect Vine die from CP Designs and used it on this card.

Thanks for stopping by and I| hope you return tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Rainbow Maker Day 2

Today we learned about Rainbow stamping. There were three videos today WOW!!  For my card I chose another cute ballerina image fro the Tutu stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays and inked it up several times using my MISTI and using the same Rainbow of inks from Catherine Pooler Designs stamped out across my card panel.  I love it!!

That's all for today but the Class is not over yet, so please come back again for the next class creation.

Rainbow Maker - Day 1

I am a day late posting my creation for the Online Card Class - Rainbow Maker.  Day 1 was all about ink blending. For my card I ink blending my rainbow colors around the outside of my panel and over the Swoop stencil by CP Designs using Party Dress, Orange Twist, Tiara, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue and Flirty Fuchsia inks from CP Designs . The focal image is from the new Tutu stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays

I am in love with these cute ballerina's!!

Now on to Day 2!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SN Color Challenge

Welcome!!  This week at StampNation we have a color challenge!!
Here is a peek of my card.

and a peek of what the team has created this week!!

I hope you come on over to StampNation and see the great cards the Design Team and our members have made this week!!

Don't for get the Masterclasses by Concord & 9th are continuing this week!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SN Christmas Card Challenge # 11

Welcome to StampNation Christmas Card Challenge #11!!  From the minute I saw the inspiration board for this challenge I knew what I was going to make!!  Here is a peek of my card!!

I hope you come on over and join the fun!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Girl Power

Welcome!!  Today's Challenge over at StampNation is all about making a card for someone who inspires you. My card will go to a secret someone who inspires me. I cannot say who as she may see this before she gets this card.  We also have a new Masterclass starting this week by the fabulous Concord & 9th!!  I love their stamps!! and have used some of them on my card. Here is a peek.

Lets not forget about the rest of the DT. Here is a peek at what they made.

Come on over to StampNation and see all the cards the Design Team and member have created!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Encouragement Challenge - July 2017

Welcome back!!  This month for the encouragement challenge the Squad worked off of this inspiration board.

I loved the rainbow of colors and used them all!!  Plus who can resist an air balloon!!

I used the new Floating Stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and Stamped the large balloon image and sentiment on top of my Distress Oxide blended background with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with Wanderlust embossing powder by WOW. I added a bit of bling, layered it on a panel of black cardstock and popped it on a top fold white card base.

I hope you come on over to the Calling All Sistah`s blog and enter the challenge. You can enter your card to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays shop!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

CAS Reminder - July 2017

Hello Everyone,  I hope you have been having a great summer so far!!!  This is your monthly reminder to do you self-breast examination and schedule your mammogram if due. 

Here is my card for you this month.

Ready to see what the rest of the Encouragement Squad has come up with to remind us??   Check out all their great creations Here.

Stamps - Word Ribbon (CFS), Hope Ribbon (CFS)
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, Premium White cardstock (CP Designs), Vellum (SSS)
Ink - Gansi Tambi watercolor paints, Versamark Ink, Mistletoe Magic embossing powder (WOW), Wanderlust embossing powder (WOW for CP Designs) Clear sparking confetti (PPP), Wonky stitched rectangle dies (SSS)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

StampNation Challenge - Inside and Out

Hello everyone! This week has flown by and it is Challenge time over at StampNation. This week we were challenged to not only finish the outside of our cards, but also the inside.
Here is a peek of my card.

 Here is a peek at some of the other cards in the challenge thread over at StampNation.

I hope to see what you have created for this challenge!!
Happy Crafting!!