Saturday, April 16, 2016

Use Dies and Stamps Creatively

Hello  friends!
This is my 2nd post for the day, for the Whimsy Stamp Saturday Spotlight feature, please click here.
I like to play with dies and mix/change them up a bit. Today's card is a good example. 
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I started out with the Heart of Roses (from Simon Says Stamp, it's 20% off till tomorrow!!)  The paper was sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine. In odder to compliment the die, I stamped "You're So Lovely" from Hero Arts.  I tried to stamp it creatively. The neat thing about this card is that I used only part of the die "I love You" (Paper Smooches). This is the easiest way to stretch your dies. See, this card can be given to anyone special in your life, even for a's just nice to say "love you".


Lastly, one a personal note, we have two family members celebrating birthday today (Stephanie) and tomorrow (Dr. John). And just a few days ago, my son David found out that he will be heading to California for a co-op/internship this May. After a lengthy period of interviews and application process, David is super excited about working with an electric motorbike company. It will be an awesome learning/working experience. And here is a bit of lovely news about me as the chosen Guest Star over Winnie and Walter (squeal!).

Indeed, we have much to be thankful and to celebrate! I am counting my blessings.

(my kids on National Sibling Day)

Extra extra!! For your next purchase over Simon Says Stamp, use code FLASH to get 20% off Simon Says Stamp products! Hurry, this weekend only (expires 11: 59am, April 17 Eastern Time). This is a great chance to score the Simon Says Stamp dies (such as Heart of Roses, Stitched Rectangles and any floral dies...) that you have been wanting/"need" (wink).

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous heart card, Virginia - just love the die cut enhanced by the leafy fronds!!

conil said...

Good grief, what a family of stars the Lu family is. Happy Birthday (belatedly) to Dr. John and Stephanie, many heart-felt congratulation to David, for his new position, and you for your stellar W&W GD and this amazing card.

Karen B. said...

So many happy things going for you! Yay!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the mix of dies and clever stamping Virginia.
Your kids look so mature and responsible!! Congrats to David. Happy Birthday to Stephanie and Dr.John. Will be looking for you at W&W.

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Virginia.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!

Harriet said...

Happy day to Stephanie and Dr. John, wonderful sibling photo too. Your card is happy and that's a very good thing for a card to be. Thanks for encouraging us to creatively with our dies.

Lisa said...

A wonderful card and lots of wonderful blessings!! Happy birthday wishes for Stephanie and congrats to David!! What beautiful children you have!! Way to go for you my friend on your W&W gig!!

Greta said...

Hurrah! Congrats on being chosen, Virginia! Beautiful card!