Monday, August 25, 2014

Garden Note

Hello! I am popping in to share a quick card. This stamp called Garden Letter is quite detailed and ornate. If you love floral collage, this is another great stamp to try!
I had made a card previously with pattern paper (see here)and today's card has a part with colored card stock (the coral color)
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Garden Notes
I partially cut out the image and let the background color shine through along with the gold embossing. It's something different, huh?

Over StampNation, I have a regular feature called Virginia's Stamp Clinic where I explore the possibilities of using stamps. I hope to continue with this series in the Fall.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Howl Are You?

Just wondering ....
howl are you
I love this owl set from Hero Arts. This card was made LONG time ago for a publication call. It was based on a sketch....however, it was a reject! But I think it is sweet, so I am sharing :) 
It's been a while since I share cards made with Hero Arts stamps. I am dying to get some new HA stamps, but the new release are currently out of stock over Simon Says Stamp (see here)...

 What are the new stamps/dies that you are lusting for? I'd love to know as I am going to compile a huge shopping list.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

SSS September Card Kit
Hello! How is your August going? September is just around the corner, if you can believe it! 
I am popping in to share a quick card with you.
This is my first time getting a Simon Says Stamp card kit (Life is a Storybook). I am just too excited to play with the paper, stamps and embellishments from this kit.
 The vintage drawers in the card come from the pattern paper in this kit. All I did was to stamp the sentiment, books and plants. The bright color strip of paper was previously made with some new Neon Inks (Imagine Crafts). The small wooden dots are from Teresa Collins (included in the kit).

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014-August!

Hello! I have been meaning to play the Tim Holz Tag challenge...but I never seem to have the right idea or supplies. Well, today is the day to share my creation with you. 
The latest August Tag Challenge is asking the participant to follow your own inner creative muse! 

muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction

Here is my simple take on this challenge.
love you
Supplies: Woodgrain  (Tim Holtz Stencil), Butterfly Friends by Simon Says Stamp Exclusive, Wendy Vecchie Embossing Paste, Vintage Photo (TH Distress Ink), twines and ribbons (American Craft), sequins and Perfect Pearl droplets, silver thread (Michael's)

For the woodgrain, I actually applied the Vintage Photo Distress Ink after the white embossing paste dried. I thought I would enter it into this month's Mixed Media Challenge (stencil with modeling paste).

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

StampNation Sneak Peek!

This my 2nd post for the day, You can click here for Simon Say Stamp or scroll down.

A beautiful sample of all the design team's projects.

Here is a sneak peek of my DT project for StampNation.
Other than my DT assignments, I have a feature called Virginia's Stamp Clinic. This is where I explore the possibilities of using stamps. Last time, I made 15 cards with one border stamps and it was so well-received by the members. I hope to continue with the series this fall.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #277

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Summer Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)
This week the challenge is...

Back to School

We are showcasing My Favorite Things this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)

For my project, I used Pure Innocence (It's a Sign). The girl image is so sweet... I am not really into doll images, but Pur innocence image is the rare exception for me.
Hello School
I decorate the card with MFT Mini wavy Pennants  with some pattern paper. I hand-stitched the little pennant in pink and white. I used the drak grey paper Basic Grey's Fresh Cut for  "chalkboard". It was easy to emboss the sentiment in white, cut out the image and then paper-piece it. Voila! I also added some tiny random sequins (Pretty Pink Posh). They really make the design more enchanting and magical... It's been a while since I did serious copic-coloring. I am not great at it, but I think it's a PASS! LOL
I hope you like it!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 

You have until Wed  8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I can't wait to see what you create!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog Feature

Hello! It's my day over CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today!
 Here is a sneak peek of one of my THREE cards (yes, 3!!!) ...
If you like to see how I used text background stamp, you must stop by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps here
 By the way, there is a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team call, do apply here if you want to work with these awesome stamps!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

A VERY Bright Card with STAMPlorations

Once I started playing with this stamp set

I knew that I can't just stop at making just one card.
I am entering this card to the challenge.


Supplies: Neon Inks ( Electric Pink, Coral, Yellow, Blue & Green by Imagine Crafts), Delicate Wings (Penny Black), Celebrate Artsy by STAMPlorations

Recently I have the good fortune to get a hold of the Neon Inks from Image Crafts--all 7 of them! So that makes it super fun to create this 100% stamped card.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Another Clicking Cameras Challenge Card

I am sharing another card that I made for Moxie Fab World's Clicking Cameras Challenge.

Here is my first one, if you missed seeing it.
I used the same stamp Looks Good  (Hero Arts).  The sentiment is from I Heart Art ( Paper Smooches)
You add color to my life
This card was prompted by my new acquisition of new Neon Inks (Imagine Crafts). I've got all 7 of them! I thought it would be fun to use all the colors with the Polaroid image. I did some masking and then swiped all the ink pads to create the colorful background. The clips are from Fancy Pants.

Well, that's all folks! 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

AE IHeartU Challenge

The latest  Avery Elle Challenge is calling for kraft
I always love kraft card stock, but I rarely use it as the main theme. This truly was a challenge. With my limited AE stamps, I chose the lighter kraft card stock and Write It 
 and just "went with it"....

After embossing the entire kraft card stock in white, I found it really neat but a bit lacking in color...What can I say? I am truly a colorful person.
you make the world a better place
I resorted to my new Gelatos (Metallic Mint and Guava) and applied the inks with masked lines-- one line at a time.  It is basically an Emboss Resist with Gelatos.
I also used Avery Elle's Custom Panels  to make all 3 small circles (colored with Gelatos on vellum) as part of the embellishments with the silver strings and sequins .

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clicking Cameras Challenge!

Are you camera shy? If you are, this may be the challenge for YOU!
Moxie Fab World has a new one called Clicking Cameras Challenge

Cameras are a big deal in my family. Dr. John loves photography and so it is not surprising that it also became a passion for my daughter Stephanie. I am not good at photography, but at least I can make a card with a camera with ease (insert a smile)!

Somehow I was quite inspired by the challenge. I used the stamp set Looks Good  (Hero Arts). The sentiment is from Friendly Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)

This one is all about watercolors!
I love using stencils and embossing paste to create embellishments. The circles are lovely with a bit of Martha Stewart glitter.The camera image was stamped in black and then clear-embossed. Since I am still crazy about watercolors, I decided to get my new toy out to play. It's the Peerless Watercolors.  If you are thinking of getting watercolors, you should definitely consider these ones. The colors blend beautifully and the price is right! I cut my color swatches and put them on a piece of card board with double-sided tapes and added a color sample on the side. Pretty low-tech, but it sure works splendidly!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

StampNation Sneak Peek

This is my 2nd post for the day. You can click here for Simon Says Stamp or scroll down.
Here is a sneak peek of all the DT's project for StampNation.
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