Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop!

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
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It gives me great pleasure to be part of the Spellbinders Blog Hop.
If you came by the blog of Helen Salo , you are in the stop. If not, come on in and join the hop!

Here are the TWO collections that we are showcasing today:
 Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken 
 and
 Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell.

( products are linked for your easy reference/purchase)

For all of my projects, I am showcasing Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell
collection. You MUST check them out as each one of them is amazing!

My first card features Birds on the Cherry Branch Die.

you are always in my heart

Isn't this birdie sweet?

you are always in my heart (2) 
I love that the nest, the bird and leaves are all in one die.  As you can see, this die does all the TWEETING/talking! The sweet bird was painted with watercolor.

you are always from my heart

I used the negative part of this "Thinking of You" die to create a white overlay on kraft background. I stacked the dies and slightly offset the images to show off  the white.

you are always in my heart-001

My 2nd project features the intricate Floral Photo Frame Etched Die!
I die cut two frames and the top panel and that's it! It is SO easy to put together!

photo frame

I think this is such a GREAT one to use and you can make multiples easily! This cutie pie happens to be my niece's daughter!! 😍
photo frame (2)

I applied colors with Distress Oxide and added Rose Water Nuvo Dew Droplets.

My 3rd (and last project) features Dimensional Floral Panel Etched Die.

Happy day

I created my own paper with watercolor and die cut it once it's dry.

happy day-002

Since the die Dimensional Floral Panel Etched Die is so ornate and detailed, it is perfect for creating a wedding card!
happy day-001

I absolutely love how dreamy this looks!
happy day (2)

I have one more project to share with this die "Etched Gatefold Etched Die" , please be sure to stop by again to check it out. I hope that you get some ideas and perhaps are inspired by these projects!

Giveaways: To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, February 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. 

Comment to win: Spellbinders is so generous that they offer to do a giveaway $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders.Be sure to comment by Feb. 15th.

Today's Blog Hop

For all the blog hop inspiration, please visit Spellbinders.
 Your next stop is the blog of Anna Kossakovskaya 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your hop.

77 comments:

Harriet said...

Where to begin? Why at the beginning: Blue Birds card is lovely, I can almost hear the song. That frame is perfect as is your nieces daughter. And finally-dreamy and lovely. Simply gorgeous!

pcm said...

you always call your posts photo heavy but they never feel that way to me!

Karthikha said...

Such lovely cards :) They are so pretty!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great projects! The framed picture card is just the cutest!!

GAZ said...

Your cards are all so pretty and I love the colors you use. My favorite is the last one - it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

mommyx2 said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! I am in love with all of them and the new spellbinders release from Becca and Sharyn is amazing!
I love your picture frame!

Sheila H said...

All your projects are just gorgeous, Virginia. I love how you colored the bird die. The offset stacking really looks good. That frame and your grandniece's picture is darling. The paper you created is positively beautiful. All the dies are so striking. I particularly love the sentiment "You are always in my heart." Could you please tell me the name of the stamp set? Thanks!

Lori said...

Just pretty projects!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you blend colors together
on the different projects. The blue
bird is gorgeous. I can hear him
singing a happy song.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great cards!

Ann said...

Love your paper and the rose die. TFS!
Hugs
Ann Robbins

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous dies! Love the cards and the photo frame! The Dimensional Floral Panel is my favorite! So much delicate detail on the die cut, and lovely colors!

Sandy Artman said...

These dies are so beautiful but adding your loving touches makes them special.

Late Blooming said...

Blue bird of happiness...Really nice. thank you for sharing.

graham Brand said...

Your projects are just fabulous and totally different!
The frame and photo is adorable.

Wendy Thompson said...

Lovely cards, thanks so much for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous projects, Virginia! I love it when you watercolors on dies...the effects are amazing!

Bee Jay said...

Thanks for sharing your work Virginia - always an inspiration.

Rosie said...

Love the work you did and the colors you used - what an inspiration you are sharing!!

D.Ann C said...

Oh that dimensional floral panel is so beautiful and even moreso with your gorgeous watercolors!

Joy Meadows said...

Hi, Virginia! LOVE all of your cards, but the last one really is super beautiful. Love your watercolor paper from which you cut this gorgeous die.

TLady said...

HOW LOVELY!!! The Sherenschnitte Dies are GORGEOUS! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! ;) Your cards feature them SO WELL!!!! AND YES, your Neice's little girl is ADORABLE!!! ;)

LC Lamothe said...

One word sums it up pretty accurately in my mind...GORGEOUS!

Tracey Magner said...

Oh Virginia, These are ALL so BEAUTIFUL!! I love that bird on that first one and that 2nd one, I like easyones, lol. I was wondering who that little sweetie was, she is so ADORABLE, your niece is one lucky girl. Thanks again for sharing some great projects today.

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Thank you for the beautiful introduction to Sharyn Sowell's dies which are very lovely and versatile.

FM said...

I really like all of the dies in this collection!

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely projects! The frame with the photo is so charming. Thanks!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties, Virginia! Just love how you colored the bird in nest on card 1 and the pretty inked panel on the final card! Gorgeous frame too!!

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely projects! The frame with the photo is so charming. Thanks!

mel h said...

So beautiful. I am loving the new Spellbinders club dies!

Noelene Apap said...

I love your projects! Thanks for sharing x

Barbara Baxter said...

Virginia, I love all three of your works of art! I love the bluebird set against the tan cutout. It really makes the bird stand out with its soft coloring. And your soft coloring leads to your other projects! You have such a light touch with color. The oval wreath is just awash with softness. I love the frame. (That's my favorite but maybe because your grand niece who is such a cutie!) Your work is just gorgeous!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the photo frame! What a great idea that’s so mailable and super adorable!!

Sandra Smith said...

So pretty! The photo frame is an amazing idea!

disha jain said...

Amazing projects and you have shown so many versatile techniques for using dies. Great work

Lorraine Gall said...

Lovely projects, thanks for sharing!!

Peggy said...

WOW love these dies and you showcased them so beautiful. Wonderful cards and amazing frame. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

wonderful projects. Love the sweet bird, adorable frame and gorgeous wreath.

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

Thank You for sharing a great card... So cute..

JackieA said...

I love these as lanterns and they are lovely.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful!

cindybearj said...

Your cards and picture frame are beautiful!

Jan said...

Oh soooooo PRETTY!!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Deborah Starling said...

I have found your cards very colorful and creative, I certainly enjoyed them, thank you!

Tracy Steinbach said...

First the little girl is adorable and that frame is pretty! I love the way you colored the bird and wreath.Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Who's the darling little girl gracing your frame? Love the new Spellbinders release and the ways you used them. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome Virginia.

Rubeena I. said...

Hey Virginia, hope all is well with you!! I love these projects!!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Nice projects but the photo frame is beautiful, with the subject who makes it adorable!
Doreen R

Teresa Doyle said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. These are very elegant dies. Your great niece is pretty darned cute too.

Purple Princess said...

Amazing work!!

Joy, USA said...

Love the coloring technique and the end results! How beautiful!

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely cards with amazing dies. These are beautiful collections!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are beautiful, that wreath on the wedding card is so elegant and the colors are perfect! I LOVE your bird card.....EVERYTHING about it. Your frame is gorgeous and the picture is SO cute!!

ETHEL BALLA said...

I just love your projects! Beautiful!

Susan Gonyo said...

These are great new dies and I love the projects you made with them. Very pretty!

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome projects! I really love the idea of making a frame!

SuzzieQ said...

Lovely samples.

Quinty girl said...

Love all your cards but the one with the birds is my favourite, just because I love birds. Quinty girl

Cyndi Morris said...

All your projects are beautiful. I love the bird.

Patti H. said...

Love the beautiful picture frame with the adorable subject! The bird card is awesome too. A great design & the wedding card is elegant! Wonderful projects from a true artist!!

sammi said...

Virginia, all of your projects are amazing! Love the softness of the Oval wreath. Your coloring is just amazing! The bluebird is so fan against the tan background - Makes him look like he's about to fly off the paper! Thank you for the wonderful creative inspiration!


Karen H said...

Gorgeous projects! And your daughter is an angel.

Amante del Papel said...

wow your cards are stunning and super beautiful!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

OH my goodness that framed photo is cuteness overload! Beautiful work!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such lovely projects! Being a birdie lover,
the first card is my favorite. But they are
all pretty.

cghundley said...

Lovely use of the
inks on all of your
creations. All are
so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Lorrayne Ingram said...

Beautiful cards. Love your photo display card

Jessica Bruce said...

I love your coloring on these die cuts! It adds so much to an already gorgeous shape!

Laura said...

Delightful and beautiful.

Christine Ray said...

Your projects are lovely. I like the way you used the dies. Thank you for sharing!

Barbara said...

All of these are just gorgeous and I love that Bird On A Cherry Branch die, mainly because of your card!

Annette Gordon said...

Just love the picture idea you incorporated. What a brilliant idea.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. I tool love the picture idea. Thanks for the inspiration today

Valerija said...

Fabulousc projects and beautiful dies.

Lori Sloan said...

What sweet ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Virginia, your cards are gorgeous and elegant.
I love each of them.