Sunday, March 31, 2019

Show & Share and Winner Announcement

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce March Monthly Giveaway.
Each month, Altenew offers TWO monthly giveaway to my loyal blog followers who comment and support me and my blog. It is the last day of each month and it's time to announce the winners.
The two lucky winners of February are....
from this post:  
My 3rd month's of Show & Share is a huge success!
We have 58 entries! WOW!
 I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰The next one will start on April 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
Inlinkz selected the lucky winner and it is.....
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ Betty, you will receive $10 Concord & 9th Gift Card!
 Congratulations, Dawn, Daria and Betty!

Please e-mail me at asap to claim your prize!
BIG thanks to those who entered Show and Share.
Thank you for visiting this blog and shop through my affiliate links (located at my side bar).
I appreciate your support.
I totally enjoyed seeing your creations and be sure to come back for more on Apr. 9th.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LAST DAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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(just a few hours left!!)

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spellbinders Regal Bandeau Topper

Hello friends!

I have a special card to share today.
Shop Spellbinders here
I may have mentioned before about my daughter Stephanie. 
She is getting married this September with her long-time boyfriend Greg.
Upon Stephanie's request, she asked me to make a card for her Maid of Honor. 
A few criteria of the card are: "You are the Best" as the sentiment, unique and special. 

That was it...and I came up with!
you are the best
 The Gold Swan Ephemera was part of the Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month
from January. I paired it up with the Regal Bandeau topper.

you are the best (2)

The card was so quick to put together. I added Moonshine sequins once I heard that Stephanie is gifting her Maid of Honor a Swarovski ear rings, the sequins are just the perfect touches!

you are the best (3)

Happy to say that this card has Stephanie's Stamp of Approval.
You may think I will have lots to do and prepare for the wedding.
Well, I am happy to say that Stephanie and Greg are both very sensible and mature. They have it under total control! The only thing I may have to worry about is to get a proper dress and show up!

There are a few sales going on this weekend.
Check out the following if you are interested.
Altenew has a two-day promotion!

 15% off on all Stamps Die Bundle
please use the links below
or Shop here
Simon Says Stamp offers an amazing sale till the end of March.

 All you need to do is enter "LUCKY777" with the promo code.
You will see the "20% off SAVINGS" instantly! 
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Friday, March 29, 2019

Virginia's Versatile Vases Series #3

Hello friends!
Welcome to the week 3 of "Virginia's Versatile Series"!
note: the vases are VERY popular. The stamps/dies bundle are out of stock over Altenew right now. Product links are listed below. You can purchase them separately over

Today's card has a combination of a few techniques. And it was so fun to create!

I started out with creating the vase with pattern paper.
dearest friend
As you can see, I used two different pattern paper and with the inlaid die-cutting,
Basically, you can die cut various pieces and fit them back like a puzzle!

dearest friend-003

I highly suggest that you play around and see what you can come up with.
dearest friend-001

Once the vase part is "figured out", I added Dotted Blooms. 
I cut a small slit on the vase opening and inserted the flowers.....(boom!). 😁😍

dearest friend-002
For the background, I stamped the outline images from Dotted Blooms.
I then popped the entire piece over Fun Foam and left the Dotted Blooms hanging.

I hope that you enjoy this series as much as I do. These cards are the ones that I share so far.
group of 4 vases

There are MORE to come with this series and I will be back on next SATURDAY 
(due to a special event, this series will be back on Apr. 6th)!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Altenew has a two-day promotion!
 15% off on all Stamps Die Bundle
please use the links below
or Shop here
Simon Says Stamp offers an amazing sale till the end of March.

 All you need to do is enter "LUCKY777" with the promo code.
You will see the "20% off SAVINGS" instantly! 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Stamp and KISS!

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a Penny Black card.
This time, I layered colors and did some kissing....
"Stamp-kissing" that is.

I am using At Grace as an example.
This is my 2nd interpretation with this stamp. You can see my previous card here. 


I used this older Penny Black Script Stamp Set (only one in stock over Simon Says Stamp!!) for the "Stamp-Kissing".  You may see a subtle brown in the flower image.
Joy (2)

1. apply Distress Oxide (colors are listed below) and stamp At Grace in multiple colors
2. apply the Vintage Photo to Penny Black Script Stamp and stamp onto the At Grace
3. with the text on At a Glace,  stamp the image onto paper

Joy (3)

In order to make the frame more interesting, I took out the largest Square Frame and dry-embossed it. I then added the sentiment "JOY"die cut into this card.


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Rose Blossom (Scrapbook. com /Altenew Exclusive)

Hello Friends!
I mentioned this Exclusive Stamp set from Scrapbook. com and Altenew.

It is in stock and is now $19.99 ( regular $24)
Well, it arrived at my house yesterday! 
I quickly inked up the flowers and here it is...

This is likely the EASIEST layering stamp set that I have come across.

For the largest image, it is absolutely amazing to see the flower become 3D right in front of your eyes! I could have stamped this purple flower better, but this is my very first try and it is not bad at all!

I stamped all of the image with Grey Denim and colored the leaves with Altenew Artist Markers Set E. Leave do not always have to be green, right? 


All the inks I used are listed below. I highly recommend this set if you are new to layered-stamping.
  (please use the link below)
 Altenew's Geometric Flowers Set is 50% off.
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Thank you so much for stopping by!

 Lastly, I want to mention that Floral Watercolor Kit is 40% off.

This week only--->get 40% off and FREE online class! Valid through 3/31/2019.
No discount code needed to enjoy this deal. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Happy Wishes

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a VERY quick card.

In the last little while, I find myself taking longer time to create each card. 
I guess as you grow as a stamper, I take each process more seriously and I  think a little longer...
However, today's card is a quick one and I love it!
Happy wishes

I took out a piece of Bristol paper and then colored it with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers (please see links below).
happy wishes

Once I was happy with the colors on my paper, I made the die cut and added vellum underneath. 
happy wishes

One last thing, I want to thank you for using my affiliate links for the products purchase.
happy wishes

Card-making and blogging take up nearly all of my free time.
  With each post that I share, I put in very ounce of my creativity and heart into this blog.
I hope that you feel my passion.
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