Monday, July 22, 2019

Watercolor a Background

Hello friends!
I have super simple and color card to share today.
It is as easy as 1. 2. 3.
never forget

1. Take out your watercolor supplies and start paint your own rainbow
never forget how beautiful you are

2. Run the Mid-Century Frame Die through your die cut machine

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3. Assemble and embellish
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End of the story.
All supplies used are listed below.
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Sunday, July 21, 2019

One Layer Card with Dry-Embossing

Hello friends!
I love Peaceful Reverie Stamp Set so much

that I decided to stamp a colorful one layer.
thank you for the kindness

I did not bother with using mask and just used solid and outline stamps interchangeably. 


Once I finished stamping, I took out the Altenew Nesting Label Die and ran that through the die cut machine with the Tan Embossing Mat.

Since I am an impulsive stamper, I didn't think much when I dry-embossed the label die. 
thank you

If I think too much, I may not ended up carrying through my idea.
thank you for all your kindness

In the end, I am glad that I gave it whirl because it is kind of cool to have the label die details hidden in the images.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

DIY Postcard

Hello friends!
Is it hot hot hot in your neck of the woods?
My area is under a heat wave and this summer, I am not traveling like previous years.
So, I am hunkering down and spent my time in my stamp room with AC on....
In the evening, I would go out for my run/walk. Got to keep my FitBit going, right? 

As for now, it's time to get creative and use your stash and create something fun....
Here is an idea in case your creative mojo running low lately.
I am using "Calm Water" Stamp from Penny Black as an example.
Since this high quality, rubber cling stamp measures approximately 3.4" x 6.5", it makes a perfect postcard!  I know, is the idea crazy? I think not.
sun set

This card is completely watercolored with Distress Oxide. I didn't use any embossing powder after my initial stamping to "seal the image". Therefore, the lines are not well defined.

And that was my intention.
If you look at the stamp, there is no sunset image.
Yup, I painted that. 😎
Yeah, you can totally paint anything if you like with a stamp like this...sunrise, sunset, rainbow, dark night, dawn...etc. Sky is the limit (literally)! 
I highly recommend Scenic stamps like this and get your creative juices/water flowing....

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I trimmed down the sides of the Canson Watercolor Paper (140Lbs). I made it Postcard size (41/4" x 6"). In order to seal the ENTIRE watercolor image, I applied clear embossing ink all over the card. With the help of a large solid stamp (you can use any in your stash).


 Simply stamp it all over with the embossing ink, you can then add clear EP and heat-emboss. The entire card is sealed and is nearly water-proof. Also, this builds up the postcard and makes it extra sturdy! You now have a postcard! I think they would make great gift sets, too!
Christmas is not that far from now....🎄🎅
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Altenew Educator "Love & Friendship" Blog Hop

Hello friends!
Today is an exciting at over Altenew Card Blog.
We are celebrating "Love and Friendship" with our Altenew 14 Educators.

Please know that this stop is NOT part of the hop. 
You must visit Altenew Card Blog for details in order to be eligible to the gift certificate giveaway. 
I became the coordinator for this program since late 2017 and I must say that it has been a stimulating and learning journey for myself. I met and got to know so many talented crafters from all over the world. It has been a very rewarding experience for me.
You can find out all about Altenew Educator Certification Program here

For the hop over Altenew Card Blog, I created a special Anniversary card for my husband.
This August, we are celebrating 33rd anniversary! 
Since the Virginia Rose 3D Die has my name, what could be more perfect for this special occasion?


I started out with die-cutting the rose with silver glitter paper.
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 I then added Rock Collection Paper Pack for all of the elements for the rose.

I hope Dr. John will love this card that I created for him.💗
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! You must leave your comment in Altenew Card Blog and each designer's blog ( NOT in this post). Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/30/2019.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

From a "Mistake" to "Unique"

Hello friends! 
The Charming Doodles from Altenew July latest release is absolutely charming!
I am popping in with a quick post about turning a "mistake" around...

First, I stamped the flowers in various colors and die cut the flowers as usual. I decided to stamp the stems in black. I actually love the look!

thankful for you
You may not see my "mistake" right away....

You see, there is the "double" stamping of the stems on the top?
Well, that's when the mistake happened. 
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With the card stock in the MISTI, I stamped my first time as usual. I didn't know the card stock got moved a little bit even though I did use a magnet to hold it down.
When I stamped the 2nd time...oops!  I was not happy about that, to say the least. But then I thought since this is a Doodle set and why not just double stamp all of the stems ?? 

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The double stamping of the stems seem to give this card an unique look. I no longer deem it as mistakes any more.  Isn't it funny how things can change just by changing our perspective?
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Hope you find today's card "charming"!
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Decal Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Today is the Decal Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
Decals? I know, right?  
I am super excited to share some super easy home decor projects with you.

Decal Description: Adorn your projects, phone, computer, journals, furniture, and even your walls with our stunning decals! They feature designs and phrases with an elegance that you have come to expect from Altenew. They have been created with the crafter in mind, yet are versatile and timeless enough for anyone looking to add more beauty to their life.
Removable Adhesive :Small: 10” x 5” (3 mil PVC Decal), Medium: 25.5” x 12” (6 mil PVC Decal), Large: 51” x 24”  (6 mil PVC Decal)

 If you arrive from the blog of Caly Person, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

My first project is to decorate the storage unit in my dinning room. First, I decorate the vase with the gorgeous Peonies in Blossom Set A Decals.

The decals are  much like a piece of big piece of stickers! It is actually huge with the set I use. 
For a long time, I left the unit un-decorated... until now. 
And WOW, it certainly makes a lovely statement! 
  I cut up each piece and then peel off the backing very slowly. You can then position the piece onto any flat surface that you choose. 

I used the same set of decal and decorated the window in our living room.
I love how EASY it is to use these decals!
If you can use stickers, you can totally manage this!


Hope my projects give you some ideas how the decals look/work.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by July 22nd for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on July 26th, 2019.

Your next stop is the blog of Mindy Eggen.
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!  

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stamp A Wreath .... or Swag?

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share my 2nd take with the "Sophisticated Wreath".

If you follow me over Instgram My Story, you may have seen my question (whether it is a good idea to use the Sophisticated Wreath to create a swag...)

Well, I did and here it is!
sophisticated wreath
It is bit more challenging to create a swag.
However, this is where you can get very creative. Because you can arrange however you like it. 

 I stamped and die cut many pieces and had the rough swag idea...😀
I then inked up the center of the card stock. 
live every day like it's Saturday

Using Yellow Drizzle Ink seems like a good idea and that's why you see a "glow" in the middle of the card. I used Ranger Ink Applicator and sponges to do the job.
live every day

Once I positioned the swag to my liking, I then stamped some more with the tiny stamps from the set.
live every day like it's Saturday

I can stamp floral wreaths, swags.... all day!! I wonder what idea might come next!

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