Sunday, October 25, 2020

Bunnies, Villages and Birches OH MY with Catherine Pooler Designs


Hi ya everyone!  I am so beside myself with this new Catherine Pooler Designs release.  I mean the cutest stamps ever.  The new Bunny Slopes stamp set is to die for!!!  I loved coloring them up in my Copic markers and matching them with the new White Birch Tree Cover plate.  There are just so many beautiful sets with this release.  The little house is from The Alpine Village stamp set and the paper is from the In the Alps patterned paper.

The sentiment is from the sentiment set called Cuddle Weather.  I went direct to paper with my Twilight ink to color the banner then used White embossing powder for the sentiment.

Make sure to check out the new release available WEDNESDAY OCT. 28th!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Hocus Pocus with Sweet November Stamps


I had so much fun coloring this adorable digital witch from Sweet November Stamps called Black Cat Bess!  The entire scene was colored in Copics.  The sentiment is also from Sweet November Stamps.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A Sweet Season with Catherine Pooler Designs


I had so much fun creating this fun card with Catherine Pooler Jolly Holiday products!  I used the candy cane slimline die, the Whimsical Holiday paper and the gorgeous new Sweetest Season Stamp set and dies.  Oh and don't forget the luscious Catherine Pooler Inks!  This card was super simple to create!  To see more of the beautiful new release check out Jolly Holiday HERE.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Autumn Bliss with Sweet November Stamps


Hi ya everyone!! The cutest new release is available at Sweet November Stamps right now!  This is a clear release and is called Falling into Fairwees.  It's the perfect fall time stamp set.  I've used a number of Catherine Pooler inks to create the fun background and then colored the Fairwees in Copics.

A Peppermint Twist at Catherine Pooler Designs


I have all the love for the new coverplate at Catherine Pooler Designs from the new Jolly Holiday Collection!  Check out Peppermint Twist!  I also used the beautiful new Cranberry Fizz ink to create the background in watercolor!  Don't forget to add the gorgeous Fairy Tale WOW embossing powder to finish off the look!  I love the new Merry Christmas die too!

Holly Jolly Christmas with Catherine Pooler Designs


Hi ya everyone!  Don't forget the new Catherine Pooler Designs Jolly Holiday collection is now in the store!  I used the adorable Naughty or Nice stamp set to create this fun card.  I also used the Peppermint Twist CoverPlate and new Holiday Whimsy Paper Pack.  There are so many fabulous new items, what will you choose?

Saturday, September 19, 2020

New Clear Stamp Release at Sweet November Stamps - Meet Hello-ween Witch Wees!


Hi ya everyone!  Today is a NEW clear release day from Sweet November Stamps and I'm so excited!  The two new stamp sets are just too cute.  This set is called Witch Wees a Little Hello-ween.

I colored these cuties in Copics and then watercolor a background and used the adorable Hello Bluebird die.  Make sure to check out both new clear stamp sets and Amy will be live coloring today at 11am PST and 3pm PST!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wrapped with Love with Catherine Pooler Designs new Holiday Release


Today is the day!!!  All products are LIVE in the Catherine Pooler Designs shop.  I absolutely adore this Jolly Tree Stamp set!  The tree patterns are so fun and coordinate perfectly with this Candy Cane Slimline die.  I also used a bit of the Holiday Whimsy Paper and some Wanderlust Embossed paper to fill in pieces of the slimline die.  The new sequins North Pole was the perfect pop of color too.  You can find all the new products right HERE.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jolly Holiday Release from Catherine Pooler Designs!


Hi ya!  More from the gorgeous Catherine Pooler Jolly Holiday Release!  For this card I used the beautiful new set Jolly Trees with coordinating dies!  You guys this stamp set is just so fun...I love whimsical trees from Christmas cards.  I inked the background with Hot Tub ink and then used strips of Scor Tape with WOW glass slipper glitter to form a border around the ink blended background.  I also added a number of snow splatters with my Dr. Phil Martins white ink.  The trees were stamped in Pink Champagne ink and Sand Castle for the trunks.  I used the beautiful Aspen Sequins and finished off with a glass slipper star for the top of the tree.  Make sure to check out more gorgeous release items from Catherine Pooler Designs.  All items will be available for purchase on Wednesday!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Christmas Lights with Catherine Pooler's new Holly Jolly Release!


Hi ya everyone!  I am so super excited about the new release from Catherine Pooler and these string lights background stamp is SO beautiful!  I used that along with a Christmas sentiment from the beautiful Jolly Trees stamp set.  It's the same set I used in a Christmas Tree card I'll be sharing soon!  You can purchase the whole bundle on Wednesday HERE.

If you are part of Stampnation you will learn how I created this card on Tuesday evening at 7pm EST!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Hugs and Pears with Colorado Craft Company


Hi ya everyone!  If you know me at all, you know I'm a sucker for fruit stamps and while I don't post all the cards I make with fruit stamps, I do love them.  I couldn't resist the new Big and Bold stamps from Colorado Craft Company.  I used the Hugs and Pears stamp set that you can find HERE.

You also know that I adore my Catherine Pooler inks to watercolor with.  I used a number of gorgeous colors for this card, including: Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Spruce, Shea Butter, Polished, Sand Castle, Over Coffee, Icing on the Cake, Black Jack, Twilight and It's a Boy.  I used the fabulous Fabriano 140lb paper with my Silver Brush watercolor brushes.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Slimline fun with Sweet November


Hi ya everyone!  I created this slimline card using the adorable Sweet November digital stamp called Gossamer Cornwand.  Isn't she a cutie!?  I colored the scene in Copics and also used the digital stamp Spooky Tree Background.

I have to be honest, I wasn't feeling well when I colored this scene and I think my coloring sort of reflects that.  I did have fun creating the scene though and these stamps are perfect for Halloween!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lady Elusia from Sweet November Stamps is HERE!


Hi ya everyone!  Today is a new release at Sweet November Stamps!  Meet the tattooed lady called Lady Elusia.  She is the last Lady of Hallow's Eve.  I love this amazing lady and think of it for all your tattoo loving friends too!  I colored her in Copics.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Catherine Pooler and Colorado Crafts Company Blog Hop


Hi ya everyone and welcome to the Catherine Pooler and Colorado Craft Company blog hop!  We are so excited to have everyone join us for this event and hope you will hit up each blog for inspiration.  There will be two $30 gift certificates, one from Colorado Craft Company and one from Catherine Pooler Designs.  
Make sure to comment on each blog as one random comment winner will be chosen to win a $30 gift certificate.

Today I've created two cards for you using Catherine Pooler Inks for a watercolor look.  For the first card I've used the beautiful Lovely Legs Autumn Season stamp set and used the Catherine Pooler Paradise Found ink colors to watercolor the entire scene.  I've also paired it with the beautiful Fall Pick-n-Mix paper pack and the Just Thanks sentiment Die.  

I also added some beautiful embellishment with the fancy Mystic Sequins from Catherine Pooler.  I used Acquarelle watercolor paper.

For the next card I created a fun Wizard of Oz inspired creation using the new stamp set from Colorado Crafty Company called Ruby Slippers which is part of their BIG and BOLD collection.  The sentiments in this stamp set are just fabulous and it was so fun to watercolor those shoes!

Again, I used Catherine Pooler inks to watercolor the entire scene.  To finish this card off, I added Wanderlust sparkle to the shoes for a very sparkly slipper.  I also added Catherine Pooler sequins in Crater Lake and Aspen to the want tip to look like Glenda's beautiful wand.  

Now, make sure to head to everyone's blog to say hello!  You will be blown away by the gorgeous creations from everyone.  Amber is up next on the blog list below:

Melissa - You are here!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New Fall Pick-n-Mix release from Catherine Pooler AVAILABLE NOW!


Hi ya everyone!  Today is the day!!!!  You can purchase the brand new fall collection at Catherine Pooler called Pick-n-Mix!  There are gorgeous papers:

Don't forget the awesome Cobweb Mini Cover plate too!

I made today's card with the Bushels of Love that matches perfectly with the Old Oak Tree Red Rubber Stamp.  This scene I watercolored with the Catherine Pooler inks!

Make sure to check out all the products HERE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A Little BOO with Catherine Pooler's Fall Pick-n-Mix Release!


Hi ya everyone!  I'm super excited about the new mini release from Catherine Pooler - Fall Pick 'n" Mix!  So many adorable and beautiful items including this beautiful cobweb mini coverplate.  I'm totally dreaming of all the fun images I can add!

I used Catherine Pooler inks to blend the night sky.  I added sparkle with WOW glass slipper glitter and some motor city sequins.  The release will be available on Wednesday!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

So Happy with Sweet November Stamps

Hi ya everyone and welcome to another adorable kitty release at Sweet November Stamps.  Today, Sweet November is releasing two new digital stamps called Kirk and Sulu and Bailey and Gizmo.
Each of these adorable scenes were colored in Copic markers.  I used a number of dies from Whimsy Stamps, MFT Stamps and Catherine Pooler designs to create the backdrops.
Sentiments from today's cards are from Catherine Pooler Designs.  I added a bit of white highlight with my white gel pen to finish off these cards.
Make sure to check out these new cuties today in the Sweet November Stamps Shop!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Flying High Friends with MFT Stamps

I fell in love with the new stamps from MFT that come in their card kit for this month.  I didn't buy the kit because I have so many of their papers already, but I did buy the stamps and dies!  The stamps are called Sky High Friends and Best Adventure Bears.

All the images were colored with Zigs and the backgrounds were colored with Catherine Pooler inks.  First I watercolored then ink blended.

I also created one of these beauties in a Facebook Live right HERE.  

Monday, August 3, 2020

Peachy Keen with Catherine Pooler Designs

Hi ya everyone!  I had a lot of fun creating these watercolor peaches using the Catherine Pooler stamps from the June Club Sursee.  The good news is these are actually available at Catherine Pooler now even if you aren't a Club Sursee member.  You can find them here:

The top card was created on Arche's Hot Press watercolor paper while the bottom was done on Cold Press.  Do you have a favorite?  I loved them both.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Missing You with Catherine Pooler, Sweet November and a Facebook Live

Hi ya everyone!  I am finally getting around to sharing a card I made during a Saturday Night Live on Facebook.  We had a good time making this card, but I will say, it's a bit different from what I did in my Live.  I taught a watercolor background technique for the lanterns and honestly, I didn't like the results during my Live.  Therefore, I changed things up a bit.  If you have watched the LIVE, I'd like to give a small tip to get better results:  make sure your yellows are smaller in size than I show in my Live and make sure the color is separated.  It creates a much more life like lantern glow.

Don't forget, I used the beautiful new Catherine Pooler stamp set called 4-Ever and Old Oak Tree rubber background stamp to create the scene!  I also used the sweet little Snowbeary from Sweet November Stamps to finish this scene!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

MEOW with Sweet November Stamps NEW Release

Hi ya everyone!  It's release day at Sweet November Stamps and I created this simple and fun card with the new image Alex and Oso!  Aren't they a cute pair.  I colored the scene in Copics and used a Wonky Stitched die from Whimsy.  The little bubble saying purr is from MFT.

I also colored the new image Camilla and Dulce.  Again, the entire scene is in Copics and the thought bubble and word are from MFT.

Amy will be coloring LIVE today at 11am PST!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wild About You with New Release from Catherine Pooler

Hi ya everyone!  Today is the day!  You can now purchase the amazing products from Catherine Pooler Designs including this adorable set called Wild About You.  This is a perfect layering set with a rhino, zebra, lion, little bird and monkey!  It's so fun to play with color combinations and this set.

I also used the fun sentiment stamp set called Awesome and Wonderful.  The flowers are from a Club Sursee set and the leaves are from the new set called 4-Ever. 

Please see the list of cards I've made so far with the beautiful new stamps!  Click on any card below to head to the Catherine Pooler Designs store for the new release!