Thursday, April 9, 2020

April Show & Share

Hello friends!
It gives me great pleasure to start Show & Share for April.
I am amazed at the responses and would love to continue this monthly feature.
The main goal is to challenge you to create and share with our fellow card-makers.
I am hoping that all participants in this monthly feature can give each other some blog love, offer encouragement and get inspired! Are you gamed!?

This is how it works:
Each month, I will post the link on the 9th day of the month and it will end on the 29th day of the month. On the last day of each month, ONE winner will be announced.
To participant in this monthly feature: 
1. link up your new creation(s) and share it here in the gallery. You can use Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest... or blog for your projects.

2. you are most welcome to use WHATEVER in your stash to create. Old or new products are all welcome. You do not need to purchase new products to play. Use what makes you happy.

3. try out new techniques, styles and products! This is your chance to show off what you make!

4. please link to my blog and mention that you are taking part in Virginia's "Show and Share" and use the blog logo if you can. I hope this will help spread the joy of "show and Share" with more card-makers!

5. please share no more than 4 projects within a month. Basically one project a week is good if you want to link as many as you can.

You can now find this monthly feature link at my side banners. Simply click on it and you can find this very post. I chose 9th day of the month as a cycle because I was born on Dec. 9th.

Here is my simple take with Large Die of the Month (Spellbinders) 

I have been making lots of sweets ever sine we have been staying home and do the social-distancing. Of course, I am most included to make a cup cake card with the dies.
happy birthday

This die set has so many intricate parts that I was amazed at the possibilities that you can do with it.

happy birthday -001

The pattern paper I used are from this month's Spellbinders Card Kit.
happy birthday

Pattern paper provides the quick and easy way with intricate dies like this.
You find the Spellbinders Club Kits listed below.

Large Die of the Month Membership - Spellbinders
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Card Kit of the Month Membership - Spellbinders
[ SPL ]
Stamp of the Month Club - Spellbinders
[ SPL ]
Small Die of the Month Membership - Spellbinders
[ SPL ]
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership - Spellbinders
[ SPL ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Club - Spellbinders
[ SPL ]
Die Hard Value Club Membership - Small Die + Large Die of the Month -...
[ SPL ]
Die Hero Value Club Membership - Small + Large + APG Die of the Month -...
[ SPL ]
Kit & Caboodle Value Club Membership - Small Die + Large Die + Card Making...
[ SPL ]
The Works Club Membership - Small + Large + APG Dies + Card Kit of the...
[ SPL ]
Glimmer 'n Cut Value Club Membership - Small Die + Large Die + Glimmer of...
[ SPL ]
Glimmer Groupie Value Club Membership - Small Die + Large Die + Card +...
[ SPL ]
 πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ this month's prize, you will receive 
valued at $27.50
Disclaimer: please know that this feature is not sponsored by any stamp companies. I will be responsible for the prize and shipping. I appreciate that you use my affiliated links (listed as follows and are all located in the side bar) for your crafting purchase. The small commission I make will go toward this event. , Simon Says Stamp , Spellbinders

Please start and finish your shopping with my links. 
Thank you!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spellbinders April Card Kit

Hello friends! 
I am sharing TWO cards with this month's Spellbinders Card Kit.
The April kits are now here! While supplies last for new members. US shipping included in cost. If you sign up in April you will receive the April kit. (Pictured.) Available April 1-30th (AZ Time.) 
This month's "Weekend Fun" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!
Check out our NEW MONTHLY CARD KIT EXTRAS if you want just purchase select items from the kit or need more embellishments. You can shop the store or add to your cart at the club checkout. Shop Now
Membership Includes:
  • A Monthly Card Kit Containing: Dies, Clear Stamp Set, Die Cut Shapes, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 200+ pieces and will create 10+ complete cards. $60 Value!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.
Here is my first card.
Celebrate today -001

 Here I used only the dies from the kit and created a silhouette design.
The pattern paper and gold foil card stock are all part of this month's kit.

celebrate today

 This set is perfect for creating month-long projects at home.

Spellbinders is open and shipping as they practice social-distancing.

Here is the photo of the card kit. I apologize for the bad lighting and glare.
However, you can get an idea of the kit.
Spellbinders April Card Kit

My 2nd card is super cute and sweet one.
there is no one like you -001

This card took very little time to create as I used the Ephemera in the kit. 

The message is perfect for encouragement cards.
there is no one like you
I hope you enjoy seeing these cards from the card kit.
They truly are fun and easy to use. I have more to share in days to come.
Please stay home and keep yourself and family safe.

I would appreciate that you use any of my following affiliate links if you are making a purchase. Thank you for stopping by! tomorrow's Show & Share will going live at 12:01am April 9th.

Spellbinders offers FREE Washi Tape with $75 of order.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

How to Use COLORS to Create a Cohesive Design

Hello friends!
I am excited to share a project with you since I made this card a while ago.
 Creative Corners Thin Metal Creative Die
 The online stores such as (not in stock yet) 
Simon Says Stamp has very limited dies in stock.
Be warned, these dies are super popular. If you are interested, you should grab it asap. 

For my project, I started out by choosing a few colors that I want to incorporate into my design.

The colors I used are Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, and Cracked Pistachio.  I started out with ink-smooshing the background with pink and yellow and let it dry.
enjoy -002

Then I inked up the paper in light green and yellow. I then die cut my DIY paper with  Creative Corners. This die reminds me of the ornate garden trellis. It is perfect for floral designs. 
BTW I have another idea about stretching this die, more to follow! 
enjoy -001

In keeping the colors cohesive (as the title of this post suggests), the easiest way is to use all the chosen colors within all of your elements. Therefore, I followed though with colors that will work with the background. I took out Country Charisma Creative Die and used it as the focal point.

enjoy -003

Once I have all the pieces in place, I assembled them and carefully mounted them onto kraft card stock. All the colors that I chose are harmonious and pleasing to the eyes. It is simply because I used the exact colors with various degree of colors and shades. And that makes it a cohesive design.
enjoy -004

I hope that you love what I share today. I really had the best time creating this card.
You can find most recent release (Secret Garden) here over (shipping is as usual).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Getting Inky!

Hello friends!

I am stopping by with some inky inspiration.
Today's cards are 100% stamped and INKED!
Altenew-Dotted Diamonds-Virginia#5

Inked with Antique Gold
Altenew-Build--Flower-Torch Ginger-Virginia#3
 Inked with Obsidian

Altenew-Wildflower Doodles Stamp Set-HappyBirthdaytoYou-Virginia#4 
Inked with Obsidian 

Altenew-Line ArtStamp Set-Virginia#3
  Inked with Obsidian  

thanks (2)
 Inked with Enchanted Gold

GUESS What!?

SHOP HERE 30% off Pigment Ink Bundle
24 hours only! The promotion expires April 6th, 11:59pm.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Spellbinders: Small Die of the Month

Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a quick post about Spellbinders Small Die of the Month.
The April kits are now here! While supplies last for new members. US shipping included in cost. If you sign up in April you will receive the April kit. (Pictured.) Available April 1-30th (AZ Time.)
This month's "Special Celebrations" small die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. Use them to create adorable stand-alone projects and it also coordinates perfectly with the Past Large Die Club favorite "Truckin Through the Seasons - Large Die of the Month Club".

I took a simple approach with the dies and came up with a wedding card.
just married -001

I started out with creating several rectangles and decided to create a "present" for the newly-wed.
I must mention that the sentiment/font in this die series are absolutely detailed and refined. 

just married

This sentiment alone can make any cards a stand-out.
just married -002

I added two heart balloons for interests . That seemed to work out nicely! 
Lastly, I want to mantion that Spellbinders is offering a sale on Amazing Paper Grace Collections
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you stay safe and healthy! Take good care!
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products Blog Party

Hello friends!

I am sharing a fun and creative card with various stamps set of Simon Says Stamp. 
You see, today, I am joining of 80+ crafters out there and am sharing lots of creative goodness with Simon Says Stamp followers. Let's get the blog party started!

As the theme is United We Craft, I took out all my recent favorites Simon Says release and created a very unique card: stamped and stenciled. 

thinking of you -001

In my design, I wanted my card to depict the current mood in the world. 
It is chaotic and yet it is beautiful....
thinking of you -002

I started out with stencil the Peony Bouquet first. If you look carefully, you will see the Peony Bouquet in coral and pink.

thinking of you

I then stamped the Wild Flowers over several times so the silhouette image would stand out.

thinking of you -003

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (from Beautiful Day) and solid small butterflies and completed the card. I hope that you like the vision that I created.

Be sure to check out the blog party over Simon Says Stamp where there are nearly 100 blog hop participants!! All products are listed below with affiliate links.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello friends! 
I am joining the Altenew family to celebrate Altenew's 6th Anniversary Blog Hop. Today is day 2 of this celebration.  Instead of canceling this special celebrations, Altenew decided to use this blog hop to spread joy and encourage others to give back/ be there for one another during these challenging times. Subsequently, Altenew has donated 6K to relief organizations that are working to help vulnerable populations. Watch this short video to learn more (you can find me at 0:27 πŸ˜€) 

Here is the collage of me and my favorite projects in the last year.

If you just arrived from the blog of Terri Koszler, you are in the right place.
You can find the master list and info over Altenew Card Blo.

Here is my celebratory birthday card.
Altenew-LineArt Stamp-StarburstCoverDie-Virginia#1

I am using my most recent favorites-Line Art Stamp/Die Bundle and Sunburst Cover Die.

Altenew-LineArt Stamp-StarburstCoverDie-Virginia#3

First of all, let's talk about that simple background. With the Sunburst Cover Die, you have these beautiful textured pattern instantly once you ran it through the die cut machine.

Altenew-LineArt Stamp-StarburstCoverDie-Virginia#2
Next, I took out my favorite inks and stamped stamping with various shade of red/pink and minty green. I then die cut the pieces and arranged them all over the card stock.
Altenew-LineArt Stamp-StarburstCoverDie-Virginia#4

To me, this is most satisfying part of creating a design, that is, you get to use up all the pieces that you lovingly stamped. I am pleasantly surprised that my card has nearly the same color combo with the blog hop banner! The sentiment from Ornamental Bliss has that clean and modern vibe. Perfect with this design.
 Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm 

Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew
Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
 Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each
 My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative ...etc) $50 gift certificate
  Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate 
 Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
  Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate 
 Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
  Bumbleberry Papercrafts:  £25 gift certificate Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! 
To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments lefton any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Blog Hop Order

 Your next stop is the blog of Alex Syberia.
Thanks for stopping by!