Friday, October 14, 2016

Candy Cane Lane Stamp Of Approval Collection

I received my SOA Box just a few days ago and I LOVE it!! Today I want to share a few cards I have made since getting my collection.

I cased a card by Lisa Harrole, I loved her card so much I had to remake it. For the background I used the Peppermint Stick Background stamp. I cut out the large labels from the Merry Labels die set and stamped the sentiment from the Merry and Bright stamp set and also the branches and ornaments from the same set. I added some ribbon to the centre and adhered the label with foam tape to give it some dimension.

My second card...
uses the stag from the Hip Holidays stamp set, which I think is super cute with the added patterns to his chest and ears. There is even a little stamp for his eyes and nose!!  Again I used the large label and the die from the Merry Labels die set and the Christmas is from the Merry and Bright stamp set. I added the red fishtail banner for a pop of color.

The Third card...
I used the "Crooky Tree" and Merry Christmas sentiment stamps from the Hip Holiday stamp set. I love this tree and all of the patterns and solid pieces/layers in this set. I added and embellishment made with the Funky Flake dies from last years Holiday Magic SOA Collection.

Finally for today my fourth card...

I used my MISTI with a template by Maureen Wong, to repeat stamp the branch and then berries from Merry and Bright stamp set. I used the small label die from Merry Labels die set and stamped and embossed the Noel from Hip Holiday. The red frames were left over from a previous card.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back soon as I have another stamp set from this collection I have not gotten inky yet :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MFT Sketch 297

I decided to play in this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch.

and here is my card.

MFT products used, Abstract stencil, Together Forever stamp set and You're Rawr-some stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Hi everyone it is that time of the month again.  Time to do your monthly self breast examination and if it is time book your mammogram.
This month's blog hop has a theme "Remind a Sistah".  As you already may know we hop on the 17th of each month, the anniversary of the day Michelle Saugstad Gross, owner of CAS-ual Fridays discovered her lump.  This goal of this Blog Hop to promote the importance of early detection and to remind our sistahs to do their self breast exams. 
It's important to Michelle to be able to give back and pay it forward, so she donates 50% of the profits from her special Calling All Sistahs Collection to
My card this month is simple and straight to the point. 

We have over 20 bloggers this month. Please visit each one and leave a comment by August 19th, for your chance to win 1 of 3 $15 gift certificates to the Casual Fridays store.

Below is a list of all the stops on the hop. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lovely Notes

The latest Stamp of Approval Collection by Catherine Pooler is amazing!!  I received my box of stamps and dies a few days ago and have been creating ever since. Here is what I made.
*All stamps and Dies from the Lovely Notes SOA Collection except where noted*

On this first card I also used the Wild Floral stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.

The "You are" portion of this sentiment is from the Mondo Magnolia stamp set from Ellen Hutson. 

The printed paper is from Gina K Designs

The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Holiday Flourishes stamp set by the Ton and was in the Holiday Magic SOA Collection

 The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Crazy Talk stamp set by Stampers Anonymous. The fairy is from the Fairy Friends stamp set by Lawn Fawn

This fairies on the next two cards are from the Fairy Friends stamp set by Lawn Fawn and the Painted Hello die is from Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations. I hope you are having a Great Long Weekend!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Calling All Sistah's Blog Hop - July

Welcome to the Calling all Sistahs Blog hop!!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means. It is time for your reminder to do your monthly self-breast exams and to schedule your yearly mammogram.

Michelle from CAS-ual Friday's designed a line of stamps and dies especially for this cause when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read her story here.

My cards for today both use the Hope Ribbon stamp set and the 
Hope Ribbon Die. The background was made using the new Wild Floral stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.

My next card uses up some previously made card panels and ribbon. 

Thanks for hopping by!!  Here is a list of all the blog stops. 

Don't for get to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays store.

Lori Kobular

Rahmat Gouse

Susan White: 

Vicki Dutcher

Heather North

I hope you all have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Birthday Balloons

Hi all, 

This week is my last week as Guest Design Team member over at StampNation. I have enjoyed every minute of it. This week we were asked to draw inspiration from one of the StampNation members Gallery she goes by Owleyes. I browsed her Gallery a few times and one card really stood out to me. My card today is a CASE of her Birthday card. I used the same layout and colors, but different stamps.

I used the HB2U stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs for the Young at Heart Stamp of Approval Collection. This set is available this week in Catherine Pooler's Online Store. Then again when the store opens permanently in August. the store contains all of the stamps dies and stencils from the first three SOA collections and three brand new products by Catherine Pooler Designs, two new stamp sets and one set of ampersand dies. I have ordered them all and they will arrive this week!!

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Catherine Pooler's New Online Store

There’s a new online paper crafting store….and I was one of the first to check it out! Catherine Pooler announced the other day a soft opening of her new online shop – one that will sell older Stamp of Approval Collections (SOA) – and her brand new line of stamps – Catherine Pooler Designs!

The store opens Saturday June 25th at 9 AM EST to StampNation members and the next day to newsletter subscribers. If there’s something you’ve been dying to have, don’t miss out – the soft opening is only 5 days till it’s permanently open in August!

I ordered the three new stamps and dies (shown above) and also the new dies to go with Eva's favorite flowers.

I was a bit worried about the looming Canada Post strike and my ability to get these products in my hands. I emailed Catherine and she added more shipping options to get our orders to us including Fedex and UPS.  Thank you Catherine!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Girl...You better check yourself!!

Welcome to the Calling all Sistahs Blog hop!!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means. It is time for your reminder to do your monthly self-breast exams and to schedule your yearly mammogram.

Michelle from CAS-ual Friday's designed a line of stamps and dies especially for this cause when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read her story here.

My card for today is a bit different. I used the Calling all Sistahs stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays and the Sending love stamp set from Gina K Designs.

Here is the list of Blog participants for today's hop.

CASual Fridays Stamps  <<Start Here
Susan White <<You are Here
 Kelly Griglione<<< Go Here Next

I hope you have fun on the hop and leave some love for all the participants there will be prizes!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Challenge at StampNation

Hello Sistahs!! 
There is a new challenge over at StampNation today. This Challenge is called Beautiful Bouquet and to create a card with a bouquet on it.

For my card I used the following supplies.
Stamps: All About You and Enchanted Garden from (CAS-ual Fridays for SOA).
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Doll Pink and Audrey Blue (SSS), Plaid paper (MFT)

Accessories: Enchanted dies and Birthday Journaling Card dies (Sugar Pea Designs for SOA), 2 Yous dies (CAS-ual Fridays for SOA) enamel dots and little gems.

I hope you all have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calling all Sistahs Blog hop!!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means. It is time for your reminder to do your monthly self-exams and schedule your yearly mammograms. 

Michelle from CAS-ual Friday's designed a line of stamps and dies especially for this cause when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read her story here.

I have made two cards for this hop used the Calling All Sistahs stamp set and Ribbon of Hope stamp set.

My first card was stamped and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I decided to add a frame and it was embossed three times to make it look metallic.

My second card was embossed with white embossing powder, colored with distress inks. I added some water drops to the ink and then used a paper towel to remove the water after about 10 seconds. I love the distressed look. The fishtail flags were also inked up and embossed with black and white embossing powder.

Thank you for hopping today and remember this month there will be a $15 Gift Certificate given to 3 people that comment along the hop. You have until May 19th @ midnight EST to comment.

Casual Fridays Stamps -->this is where the blog hop begins
Susan White  --> you are here
Shonda Chambers   -->go here next.

Have fun hopping!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Birthday to You!!

I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #147 - Birthday Girl. I used the Tin Roof stamp and embossed it in silver. I cut down that panel with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. Next I layered the panel in a piece of silver cardstock, and mounted on this on a card base of blue violet from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from All About You by CAS-ual Fridays. I cut the words apart to make the sentiment horizontal and stamped it on a stitched fishtail tag of the same blue violet cardstock and embossed it in white. The die cut You is Is from the 2 Yous dies from CAS-ual Fridays. I die cut 3 white and 1 blue violet and layered the 3 white die cuts together and embossed the top 3 times with silver embossing powder and finished by mounting them on the blue violet die slightly offset.

Thank you for coming by and having a look.  Susan

Monday, May 9, 2016

Tin Roof

OMG!!! I got the Tin Roof stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays today and it is Beautiful!!  I could not wait to play with it!!
I started with the larger of the two Tin Roof stamps and inked it up with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then inked the panel with Distress inks.  I die cut the Thanks from the panel using the Smiling Fri-dies. The panel was then mounted over a purple piece of cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the  Bravo stamp set on a white stitched flag die cut.

For my second card I used the smaller Tin Roof image stamp and embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my Gansai watercolors to color my Panel.  Once it was dried I used a wavy die to cut out a section of the card panel. The word Smile is from the new Smiling Fri-dies. and I used the wavy die to line up the sentiment from the Hope Ribbon stamp set onto the card panel between the wavy panel pieces.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Inspiration Nation Day 3

It is Day 3 and the mood board is up and the colors are beautiful and shapes are geometric!!
For this card I used the abstract stencil from MFT and inked up areas with Sweet Mango, Ocean Mist, and Bubblegum ink by GKD.  I used some masking paper to mask of areas of the stencils rather than have the inks blend. I cut the tag using Tag Buddies Fri-dies.  I used the inlaid die cut technique for the words Love ya.  The word MOM is part of a stamp from Hero Arts that I masked off to just ink up the word. I finished it up with gold twine and sequins.

I hope you liked today's card!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Browns and Greens

These are not colors I use very much. The Mood board for Day 2 of Inspiration Nation at StampNation is up and when I saw it this morning I did not have clue what I would make. I went to my stamps and looked through them and found a set called Fall Foliage from Gina K Designs and used the colors from the mood board and created this card.
The embellishment was a left over from another card I made recently.
Thanks for coming by and having a look!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Inspiration Nation Day 1

Today is the beginning of the week long event over at StampNation called Inspiration Nation. Each Day will have an Inspiration Board to get the creative mojo started. There are also prizes to be won for those who participate!! Here is the card I made for today.

Thanks for coming by today!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Online Card Class - Sheer and Clear Day 3

This class has been really fun and informative. Today I have used acetate on my card and not to make a shaker card. I embossed it with an embossing folder and sandwiched the acetate between 2 layers of cardstock with a square cut out of it making a "window" to the inside. The leaves and flowers were cut out of a piece of watercolor paper I previously used Color Bursts on and then stamped and die cut the flowers using the Enchanted Garden stamps and dies I got from the Beautiful World - Stamp of Approval collection.

Have a great Sunday, Susan.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

CASEing Ally

One of my StampNation sistahs Ally did a periscope yesterday where she created a card with input from the viewers. I decided to CASE her card using similar products and the same stamps and die from the new Stamp of Approval - Beautiful World collection.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clear & Sheer Online Card Class

I am taking the Clear & Sheer Online Card Class. I am a bit behind on my homework so here is a card I made from Day 1 & 2 of the class. I used 1/8" Sookwang tape to adhere the vellum which I colored with Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea and Blue Lagoon inks from Gina K.Designs. The Sentiment is from the HB2U stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs and was heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. The twine was a piece that came in from Lawn Fawn tied around my stamps.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"New" Stamp of Approval - Beautiful World!!

Today is the release date for the new Stamp of Approval Collection - Beautiful World. This is my a card I made for release day.

For this card I used the Enchanted Garden stamp set and Enchanted Dies by Sugar Pea Designs, 2 Yous dies and All About You stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays, and GeoBuilders by Catherine Pooler Designs. This is Catherine's First stamp set she has designed for her very own line of stamps!!

I hope you like my card today and please stop by again soon.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It is almost time!!

April 20th the newest Stamp Of Approval Collection by Catherine Pooler goes on sale.  This collection is called A Beautiful World.  You are going to love this collection!!  As a Guest Design Team member I have had the stamps and dies for a few weeks and have made many cards with it. The Dream Team and other special guests have been sharing their creations for the past few days. If you have been watching Catherine's videos she has shown all all of the products and some amazing cards she has made with the stamps and dies. Here is a card I made with the stamps and dies in this collection. The notebook edge was made with another die not in this collection. I love the two Yous dies and that flourish, just beautiful!!
Please come back tomorrow to see another featuring products from the New SOA - A Beautiful World Collection.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

StampNation Challenge #202

The challenge today on StampNation is Sunshine, Showers and Flowers. For this challenge I made this card. For the Sun rays I used to pieces of masking paper and sponged between them to make the Sun rays. The flowers, dies and sentiments are from Frame and Flowers 2 from Gina K Designs.

Thanks for coming and having a look at my card today.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

MFT Challenge Card

For this card I used Sketch Challenge 275 and a Color Challenge 42 for my card.  I flipped the sketch up side down and for the colors I used ones I had that were as close to the MFT colors.

Hope you have a great Sunday!!  Susan

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I am a day late...

I am a day late making my post for the newest StampNation Challenge #201. The challenge this week is a Photo Inspiration Challenge. I took a few items from the photo and made this card.

This is my first post/card as a Guest Designer for the next 3 months over at StampNation. I have been keeping this secret for a while.

Next, I made a card for the ongoing designer paper challenges by Catherine.  She has so many ideas on how to use designer paper and she is not done yet. Here is my latest card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Ton is having a Challenge!!

Today I made a card for The Ton's Color Palette Challenge
I chose the rose red color from the palette and used it as the layer under my main panel and attached it to a black top fold card base.
My main Panel was stamped using the Ton's Rose Trellis background stamp with Black Onyx ink. I only stamped the left side and the rest was left white. Next. I added a strip of silver glitter tape and a thin strip of black card stock and I felt the tape was a bit too wide and I needed to make it appear thinner.  The sentiment is from Shoe Wardrobe 2 Ed. Solid stamp set. I stamped it with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Thanks for stopping by, check out the challenge and make your own creation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gumball Greetings... the name of the second Card Kit by My Favorite Things. This set is super adorable and loaded with enough product to make 10 Gumball Machine cards. Extra "gumballs" and shaker card pouches are available in the MFT store. As soon as I got my kit and checked everything out I had to make a couple of cards.

 There are so many sentiments to go with this Gumball machine. 

Next I want to share with you my new custom made ink storage unit from 

It comes unfinished and I plan to paint it white to match my other storage units. This was a great bargain for $90.00 including shipping!!!

That's all for now

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Happy Sunday

Hello there. Today I want to share with you some of the cards I have made using the new Stamp of Approval - Young at Heart Collection. If you are not familiar with this collection, it is a collection of stamps, dies and at times stencils and other crafty things such as sequins or a sparkly pen.  These collections are created by Catherine Pooler and come out four times a year. So far there has been four collections and I love them all!  The latest collection is birthday themed and amazing.  Enough with the small talk... here is what I have created so far.

For this card I also used the flowers and greenery from the Gina K Designs Stamp TV Kit.

  This card was a CASE'd from a card by Iliana Garza Myska That I saw on Facebook.

The colored panel on these cards were inspired by a video on you tube by Jennifer McGuire that showed the Stamping over Stamping technique.

I hope you liked what you saw and Have a great Sunday!!

All about Layering Day 4