Sunday, July 22, 2018

Virginia's Stencil Sunday #2

Hello friends!
Welcome to Stencil SundayWeek #2! 
I have done these series before and I am back at it again.
Starting last Sunday, I am featuring an Altenew Stencils every Sunday.
Stencil Sunday  
Since it is summer, I am slowing down a tad with blogging and card-making. 
I will have a few occasional posting and Stencil Sunday in the next few weeks.

Let's start this feature with this gorgeous 
Flowing Drops Stencil

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you are sew amazing

I love ink-blending and stencils are best for this purpose.  Once I did that, I thought it would be cool to stamp small images in the larger openings of the stencil. I used Garden Silhouette for this because it has to be a detailed stamp.
you are sew amazing-001

And if that was not enough, I decided to add hand-stitching with gold strings !
you are sew amazing-002

Of course, the sentiment from Rustic Linen is SEW perfect!
you re sew amazing

This card truly is a labor of love. Stencils make it easy to create.... just saying.

Altenew has a wide selections of stencils, you can find them here.
 Sales here

Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS: if you are using my links for your shopping, please don't forget to check out the sales and promotions on this page for 3 giveaways!!! This is my way of saying "thank you"!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Altenew July Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Hello friends!
 Hope you are having a great Saturday so far.
I am popping in to announce the winner of the July release blog hop.

The $30 gift card goes to.....
Liz Ford said...
Virginia, once again you have done an amazing job! Love the embroidery hoop card and the special details you gave to it. Is that a shaker card? It looks like it in the photos. How cool is that!!!! I think your thank you cards are wonderful and I like all the different ways to say it via all the languages. Super cool. Thanks for your insight!

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Please enter the Summer Giveaway when you shop through the following affiliate links
or any links in Yes, Virginia Blog.

Prize 1: Happy Mail package valued at $75 (within North America)

Prize 2: $15Altenew Gift Card ( August)


Prize 3: $15 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card 

The 3 randomly selected winners will be announced on August 31st, 2018.
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Friday, July 20, 2018

A Card with The Round MAZE Die

Hello friends!
Have you joined the Altenew July Stamp/Die Blog Hop yesterday?
I tell ya, there is loads of fun and inspiration.
Better yet, there are many chances to win Altenew Gift Certificate!
Be sure to comment in my previous post and Altenew Card and Scrapbook blog!
HERE is the entire July Stamp/Die release.

If you happen to use my affiliate product links to make a purchase (at no additional cost to you), please enter my 3 giveaway here.
The entry link is located at the end of the post

So far, I have only ONE entry, so your chance of winning is HUGE!

Let's get to the Round MAZE die, shall we?

As mentioned, I am now sharing the project that I created with one of the new release.
That is, the Round Maze Die.


This Round Maze Die is very intricate and a lot of fun!

I started out with die cutting the Round Maze.  I knew that I wanted to play with the word MAZE.


With the Round Maze negative die in place (only the circle is showing), I did a colorful ink-blending first.

I then stamped the floral images from "Life Is Awesome" with tropical colors.

Altenew LIFE IS AWESOME Clear Stamps ALT2425
Altenew LIFE IS AWESOME Clear Stamps ALT2425

from: Simon Says Stamp

I love how this turned out. The Tall Alphabet Die Set is truly perfect in this.
Fine Alphabet Die Set
Fine Alphabet Die Set


Check out the new release here and the blog hop here.

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Check it out HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

LATEST Sales and Promotion

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This shall be posted on my blog side bar located on the right for your convenience.

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Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily & Ink Bundle

Altenew July Stamp/Dies release!
The kit features a coordinating stamp set and a stencil which will help you create many different looks. An exclusive project inspiration guide is included in the kit, complete with step-by-step instructions and designer tips.

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New Release Special!
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Valid now through 7/22/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. No discount code needed to enjoy this deal. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.  

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This weekend only, SAVE 15% or more on all items in our Planner, Journaling and Bible Journaling themes as well as ALL Travelers Notebooks! The discount is already taken from the regular price of these items and reflected on each product page. This sale ends Sunday, July 22nd at midnight PST, but shop now for the best selection!
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    I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

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    ($138 --->$117)
    July 2018 Release Bundle

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    FREE shipping on order over $75 in the USA
    Christmas in July sale --->here
    For the next 3 days, all holiday-themed stamps and dies are 20% off. You'll find everything you need to make Christmas cards, gift tags, home decor projects, planner spreads and your December Daily album.

    πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ If you use any of the text, banner links (this page or from my posts) to make a purchase after July 6th, 2018 , please enter the link below for a chance to win the following:

    Prize 1: Happy Mail package valued at $75 (within North America)

    Prize 2: $15Altenew Gift Card ( August)


    Prize 3: $15 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card 

    The 3 randomly selected winners will be announced on August 31st, 2018.
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    If you do shop through my links, please be sure to start from my links and finish it in one go.
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