Winter Post, goodbye..

Catherine Projects

Here's another set that won't be available after Jan. 18.  It's one of my favorites and one that will stay on my stamp room shelves.

So, if you are a plan ahead type of gal, go here and click Shop Now before it's gone!  See more samples here.  This card also uses the stamp set Warm Words which retires on Jan. 18.  Warm Words is another fabulous set with great words for adding to scrapbook pages!

Season of Friendship

Catherine Projects

When this stamp set first came out, I wasn't too sure about it…but it grew on me.  And luckily, it grew on me before the demo preorder was up because I was able to order it over 40% off!

It has proven to be one of the most popular stamp sets from the mini catalog which expires on Jan. 18.  If you would like to order it, go here and click Shop Now!

Go here and visit my gallery to see more samples and upload some of your own!

Happy Hearts

Catherine Projects

This was one of the layouts that my Extreme Scrapbooking club gals did this month.  I was really pleased with how it turned out!  It uses A Happy Heart Stamp set, Candy Lane DSP, the Word Window Punch, Rididng Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, scallop border punch and yupper…the Top Note!!!

See more samples using A Happy Heart here.  This set is available through January 18!

Top Note – Kind Thoughts

Catherine Projects

I was inspired by someone's card on Splitcoaststampers.  I love the reverse of the Big Shot Top Note Die.  I simply used the frame that was left when I cut it out and sponged Pretty In Pink ink inside!

I layered Pink Pirhouette with Riding Hood Red.  I also used the Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, which I LOVE!  See more samples with the Kind Thoughts stamp set here.

Candies anyone?

Catherine Projects

 I tried to post this last week, but it's somewhere in cyberspace.  yikes!

You might know that my kids were tracked out of school for the month of December.  We had a fabulous time with holiday prep including LOTS of baking, candy making and crafting!

We made these candies with lots of fun fillings like marshmallow fluff, caramel, peanut butter, cherries… don't they look so pretty here with the ribbon and tag?

 We also made candies to deliver to our neighbors.  it was fun running up and down the street handing out our goodies…felt like Halloween in reverse!  The kids had a ball.

I know this is Christmas, but maybe you can get inspired for Valentine's Day!  Just switch out the ribbon and add a heart tag and you've got a great little goodie for friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.

Valentine’s Stamp Camp

Catherine Projects

Need a few Valentine Cards?

Need a great flip book mini album?

Then sign up for my Valentine's Day Stamp Camp!  For $20, you will make 6 cards and a great little photo album.  We will meet on Weds. Jan. 28 to make the projects.  If you purchase the Love You Much bundle, your class is only $10!

Can't attend?  Get the class TO GO!  Register Here.

What's in the Love You Much Bundle?  Click here.

See samples with the Love You Much Bundle.


Front cover of book:

Calling all Scrapbookers and Wannabes!

Catherine Projects

Behind in your scrapbooking?

In a rut and want new page ideas?

Want to get ribbon, brads and more to coordinate with your Simply Scrappin' kits?

I have a brand new club starting soon and I'm so excited!  In the Scrappers' Express club, you will participate for 6 months.  Each month you will receive a Simply Scrappin' Kit and embelishments such as ribbon, brads, cut outs from the Big Shot, etc.  You will also receive full color photos of a minimum of 6 layouts and instructions to put the layouts together. 

If you are in the Raleigh area, we will be meeting once a month to work on the pages together. 

The cost is $25 per month ($5 extra for shipping if you're out of town) and at the end of the 6 months, you will get a level one hostess stamp set.  You will also get a copy of the brand new catalog that comes out in 10 days!  You will also have lots of pieces of your kit leftover to make other projects.

E-mail me for the registration form!

**If you are a demo interested in purchasing the files from me, let me know.  I am considering offering this service.***

Here is a sneak peek at the first set of layouts using the I Wish kit.  If you wish to start right away, contact me ASAP so I can order this kit that is retiring!

Kind Thoughts…

Catherine Projects

Kind Thoughts is my most favoritist stamp set on the retiring stamp set list.  I just love, love it.

For this card, I used Rose Red craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then, I sponged Pretty in Pink ink over the top of it.  Embossed the butterfly, cut it out and attached it with a dimensional.  Just gorgeous, huh?

If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you got another sample delivered to your inbox!  If you missed it, go ahead and sign up for my newsletter now.  I have another one going out next week that you won't want to miss…some good organizational tips for you to start out the new year.

Want to see more samples with this set?  Check out Kind Thoughts in the gallery

If you have any to share, register as a user and upload your wonderful artwork!  I'd love to see it!

Check back next week for more with this set and a couple techniques to boot!

Monogrammed Notecards

Catherine Projects

I love giving monogrammed notecards as a gift.  My daughter's kindergarten teacher got married over Christmas break and I made a set for her.  They went to Mexico and got hitched on the beach, so I decided to use Seaside and heat emboss the shells with Irridescent Ice Embossing paper.  Then I made a matching box.  I was pretty happy with how it came out!


Catherine Projects

The holidays are over…sort of!  This will be a great week because we are “recovered” here in the Pooler household.  The toys and presents are put away, the decorations are packed and we have a light schedule this week.  Mostly hanging out and visiting with friends!

I do have a Stamping and Scrapbooking event on Jan. 1.  If you haven't registered, I hope you will consider it!  It's going to be a great day.  See the events page for full details.

I had some projects I was working on that I couldn't show you because they were gifts.  Guess I can show you now!

I don't know how well you can see this, but it's my kids photo in a SOAP DISPENSER!!!  Can you believe how flippin' COOL that is!!???

I simply took a photo to staples and had them print it on a transparency.  I took the soap out of the bottles, rolled my clear photo (which I cut to match the shape of the bottle) and slipped it inside.  It unrolls and then I put the soap back in.  I was dyin' over this.  Thanks to my friend, Tracey Renaud for showing me this terrific project.

I have to tell you how cute my Mother In Law is.  She opened it, and I had her open it at the same time as my BIL, and she glanced at it, saw it was a soap dispenser and said, “oh, thank you” and put it in her lap.  She didn't realize the photo inside.

It totally cracks me up guessing what she was thinking “geez, I have a weird daughter in law, giving me a bottle of soap with a ribbon around it.  What's so great about that?”  ROTFL!!!!

Then when we told her about the photo, everyone thought I was the craftiest most amazing person ever!  hehe!!! 

I love crafting…

Party With Mr. Twigster!

Catherine Projects

I showed ya the party…but I didn't show you the making of the invites!  We literally spent about 30 mins. of mommy-daughter time making these!  How stinkin' cute are they!? 


We used Mr. Twigster and Rainbow Sherbet paper and inside it said, “we are going to have SnOw Much Fun!”.  hehe!

Big Shot Totes

Catherine Projects

Imagine 6 kindergarteners, 2 second graders, 1 third graders and a 4 year old.  Sleeping over.  That was what my house was like last Friday night.  Yikes!  Our middle child, Alana turned 6 and what started out as, “you can have 3 friends sleep over” exploded into a Kindergarten frenzy!

We were calm enough to make these totally awesome bags!  I picked them up at the Big M…we stamped the doodle from Doodle This and their initial in craft ink , then I cut flowers from the Big Shot and I had the girls attach them with brads.  NO, they weren't SU brads…but gosh, I wish they were!  These cheap brads were so flimsy the kids had trouble poking them through because the legs were getting all bent up.  Ok, that's enough of why I stick to SU stuff.

But how stinkin' cute are they!!???

Cards for Heros

Catherine Projects

…almost.  I didn't do this with the official group, but there is a gal in my downline that is overseas in the military.  So a few weeks ago, some of my downline came over and we took a bunch of Holiday cards that I got in swaps…about 70 of them!  And mounted them to make full cards.

I think this one really shows how much fun we were having!

Here's my overseas buddy.  Odd…I usually see her with a stamp in her hand!

And here is her and her buds with our cards!  I got the biggest kick out of this photo!  I just love it!

Here is an exerpt from the e-mail she sent me:

“Got the box of cards today… It was a hit. I know the guys in the photo don't exactly look “excited” but that's mostly because it was like 40 degrees out and I made them take a photo! 
It was funny, when I opened the box, everyone was interested – mail is our daily excitement – and even people I don't work with were asking for cards. It's a mostly male population here, so I was curious how they'd go over – but they're all gone, so it went well! 🙂 I offered some to one guy and he was like “sure, give me two, one for my wife and one for my mom, oh, you better give me another one for my mother-in-law.” It was hilarious. “
This is one of those times that I am so delighted to have a job that can bring such joy to me and others. 
A big shout-out to my military buddy- Can't wait til you come home and we can stamp together again!  Hurry on, girl! 🙂

Desktop Calendar

Catherine Projects

I had my desktop calendar class this morning and we had so much fun!  I wanted to post the finished samples for you.  Some I created, most I CASED!  Hope you like them!













Monogram Card

Catherine Projects

I had a promotion for my downline to post their Stamp A Stack holiday cards so we could get ideas from each other.  I picked one name out of a hat to get a little goodie pack from me.  This is one of the items that

was in the pack.  How delicious is this card!!??


I used my Big Shot for this.  I adhered some Sweet Always DSP to a piece of Regal Rose CS then ran it through with the Top Note Die.  Then I used some of our On Board Chipboard book pieces…I adhered DSP to it, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Serif Alphabet. 

I finished off the card with a Filigree Brad.  Once you use those brads, you gotta have them!  They are fab!