Grand Opening Blog Hop

Today is the day many of you have been waiting for.  Catherine Pooler's online store is opening for business.  She has many of her previously released Stamp of Approval products available along with some exclusive Catherine Pooler Designs stamps and dies!  :) To celebrate some of the design team is doing a blog hop.  Here is my card using one of my favorite stamp sets from the Beautiful World collection.

Catherine will be sending out an email to all newsletter subscribers as soon as her shop opens, so be sure to sign up when you visit her blog.  Before you go, don't forget to hop and comment for you chance to win one of the three $25 gift certificates that Catherine will be giving away on September 1st.

The incredibly talented Allison Cope is up next and she will blow you away with her creativity.  In case you get lost, I've also included the entire list below.

Stamps: Beautiful World (Gina K Designs for Stamp of Approval)
Ink: 031, 036, 080, 081, 082, 083 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Onyx Black (Versafine) Versamark
Paper: Basic Black (Stampin' Up) Bristol (Strathmore)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up) Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


Bullet Journal Planner | September

September is right around the corner and I am so ready to get back into the swing of routine.  I'm starting by setting up my September layouts in my bujo (bullet journal) planner.  For most of August my blog and youtube have been pretty quiet, but there are loads of things coming this Fall, so I need to get busy creating, posting and editing so I can share it all with YOU!  Thanks for giving me grace this summer.

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My monthly isn't decorated yet, but it will be.  In the meantime this is a functional start for me.  It is more important that I have space to keep track of all the events and appointments than it is to have a cute (cluttered) page.  :)

Washi tape is a bujo's friend.  It's such a quick and easy way to decorate your pages.  This weekly/daily combo layout seems to be working for me, so I'll keep it for September.

School bus yellow for my bills and such layout.  Isn't that school bus stamp cute?!!!

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Smoky Slate Ink & Small Clear Block: Stampin' Up

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Trendy Triangles

Have you noticed the triangle trend going on right now?  You can see it home decor, advertising and all sorts of designs.  My creative friend and fellow dream team member, Kristie Goulet, did a trend's article about it for StampNation and this week we are using Triangles as our challenge.

I was inspired by this piece of artwork I found on  Pinterest.

With the help of my MISTI, I think I pretty much nailed it.  What do you think?  I've already been playing with some different colors using the same triangle design for a gift card set.

If you're a member and would like to see the challenge and what the rest of the design team came up with, clicky.  If your not a member, why not?  Only $9 a month gives you endless inspiration. www.thestampnation.com 


Revised Video, Magnet Tip and Winners

The video I posted on the 17th for my "Remind A Sistah" card for the Calling All Sistahs blog hop had some serious sound issues.  Thankfully Noreen brought it to my attention.  I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I redid the sound, reloaded the video and it seems to be working now.  In case you missed it the first time, here it is again... only better!

Direct link to youtobe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH5DtCzO-jw

Did you catch the magnet tip?  You can buy thin sheets of magnet that are die cuttable.  I got mine ages ago at a home improvement store, but I found some at Ellen Hutson that I will link below for you.

If you would like more information about our monthly hop, please check out our Facebook Group.  Don't worry, I'll approve you.  ;) If you have a blog (& at least one item from the Calling All Sistahs line) and would like to participate in the next blog hop, we would LOVE to have you!!!

Stamps: Calling All SistahsTin Roof, Calm and Gentle (CASual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: (Zig) Onyx Black (Versafine) Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up) Bristol (Strathmore)
Accessories: Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die (CASual Fridays Stamps) Clear Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up) White Superfine Embossing Powder (WOW)

Michele has announced the winners of the hop over on her blog, and one of them came from my blog!!!  Go check them out and see if you are one of them.  Clicky

Please remind someone today to check themselves.