Saturday, November 30, 2019

Super Weekend Sale and Show & Share Announcement

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce November Monthly Giveaway (at the end of this post).
All the Black Friday Sale are constantly updated at my right side bar.
I appreciate that you use my affiliate links for your shopping.
This greatly help me in keeping this blog running.

I am listing the Altenew Sales items that may be of interest to you.

Save up to 50% off on the Super Weekend Sale collection of more than 900 items including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, and more. Valid 11/30/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 12/01/2019 at 11:59 pm
20% Off on All Dies here

Free Gift Offer: Receive Free 12 3” x 4” Watercolor Journaling Cards on orders over $69 from 11/30/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 12/2/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last.
From Simon Says Stamp:
For order over $50, get FREE USA shipping /$7.99 off the cost of international shipping ---->BZW799 or get $5 for order under $50---> 5BK853
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 1st lucky winners of November is ....
this post:  
Amanda Steele said...
Wow, these cards are awesome Virginia! I love how you used the third layer to emboss on your first card. Love how the red, pink and grey worked on your second card and love the 3 different techniques used on your 3rd card.

My 11th month's of Show & Share is a success!
 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 Dec. 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
The lucky winner of this "Show & Share" is....
#21 Vikki Hein

Congratulations, Amanda Steele and Vikki Hein, please e-mail me
 at asap to claim your prize!

BIG thanks to those who comment tirelessly on my posts and 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 Dec. 9th.

This will be the LAST one for "Show & Share" ( I think). You won't want to miss it! 
If you like to see me continue with this feature, please comment in this very post.  
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Simple Elegance

Happy (Black) Friday, friends!
This is my 2nd post for the day. Please scroll down or check out the sale here.

I am popping in to share a simple yet elegant card. 
Card-making doesn't have to be complicated.
 I am using Penny Black Folk Art Christmas Tree Die as an example.
Today's card only requires a few simple element and it's fun to create.
Let's get started.
Merry & Bright -003

First, let's take a look at the tree die. After die-cutting, I smeared Distress Oxide all over the tree die.
Once coated and dry, I adhered two more die cut pieces underneath. 

Merry & Bright -001

 To add the gilded touches, I took  out my huge jar of Nuvo Radiant Gilding Gold Flakes.
After applying with the Kuretake Zig Memory Glue Pen, I was able to coat the tree with golden flakes. Love the look. 

Merry & Bright

Next it's about the background. I die cut the card stock with the small rectangle die from Crystal Frame Die. With Embossing Mat, I dry-embossed the frame. 

Merry & Bright -004

Next, I masked off the innner frame (with thin strips of paper ) and outer frame in Scattered Straw and Cracked Pistachio. 

Merry & Bright -002

I love how this turned out and keep the embellishment to minimum.

 All Black Friday Sales are updated at THE RIGHT SIDE BAR.
 Shop HERE with code BLF398
or TAKEFIVE (for small orders)
 today only (ends midnight tonight)
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Take $10 OFF Orders $70+! (Code: NICELIST2019) 

It's Black Friday Week! Use coupon code NICELIST2019 to take $10 OFF your order of $70 or more! This offer ends Saturday, November 30th at midnight MST. *Only ONE (1) coupon code per order. Shop all Penny Black here.

 Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Altenew Black Friday Sale

Hello friends!
Black Friday is here and it's time to get the deals that you have been waiting for.....

Sewn with Love (65% Off)
For your convenience, I have listed all the items that are up to 65% off.

 All Creativity Kits are 40% Off. I am listing my recommendations. 
The kits are amazing deals as they come with curated items.

 Save up to 65% off on the Black Friday Sale collection of more than 900 items including stamps, dies, stencils, watercolor, washi tapes, and more. Valid 11/29/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 11/29/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Shop HERE
All Crisp Dye Inks are 20% Off--->HERE
Please click here once you load up your shopping cart.

Shipping offer is valid till Dec. 2nd, 2019
 Your use of my affiliate links are much appreciated!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

One of a Kind Card

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a one of a kind.
When you craft a lot, you are bound to have many leftover pieces on your desk.
That was how today's card came about. It's mesh-up.


It all started with the Build-a-Flower Lavender.
I then took out a piece of inked paper and die cut it with the Lavender die.
thanks -002

Hence, this is the inlaid- die-cutting. 
thanks -001

I did stamped bit of background before I adhered the die-cut panel. Of course, I had to add my own strings with the embossed sentiment to complete it!
PLEASE check all the updates on Black Friday sales at my sidebar. 
I am so thankful that you shop through my affiliate links (at no additional cost to you).
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Spellbinders Blowout Black Friday Sale

Hello friends!

I am sharing some great sales over Spellbinders Black Friday promotion.

 I have gone through the shopping and chose to list the following as they offer great design and value.
Hope you find the list helpful. Have fun shopping!
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Thank you for stopping by!

Stretch a Square Stamp

Hello friends! 

I am popping in to share a card with some extra stamping.
 This Altenew Stone Mosaic features a 2.6" x 2.6" mosaic background consisting of four layers.

About this stamp: Stamp the solid backdrop layer first in any color of your choice, then fill in the other three layers with either complementary or contrasting colors. The pattern is seamless, so you can extend the pattern to cover larger areas. The set includes ten happy greetings that are sure to put a smile on someone's face. This is a perfect set for experimentation and to have fun with colors!"

For my project, I stamped the Stone Mosaic background twice and created a mosaic rectangle.
It's really is a no-brainer.
you can do anything

I chose soft color combo for this. I love how it turned out. However, once I did the stamping, I was kind of stumped as to what to do next .... in flies the butterflies!
you can do anything -002

 I then stamped the sentiment in between the mosaic to cover one tiny white line that I missed.
It's not very obvious, but you may see if you look closely. 
you can do anything -001

To make the design more cohesive, I added a few black splatter and that made a world of difference to me. 
you can do anything -003

Thank you so much for stopping by!
All the Black Friday sales are listed below.

Winter Holiday Collections are all 20% Off----> HERE
Build-a-Flower Collections are 15% Off---> HERE
Receive FREE Our Family 12 x 12 Patterned Papers 
($15.99 value) on orders over $69 from 11/27/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 11/28/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last.

Edited: Doorbuster deal is on over Simon Says Stamp--->Distress Oxide Spray (HERE)


Monday, November 25, 2019

Altenew Early Black Friday Sale!

Hello friends!
I am excited to share some great deals and bargains with you.
Altenew has rolled out some awesome packages and deals which are listed at the end of this post.
I also list the stamps & die bundles that I recommend.
Nov. 25th-26th offer,  Black Friday Special FREE gift offer

 Receivea FREE Vintage Florals Stickers ($6.99 value) on orders over $69 from 11/25/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 11/26/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last.
Last but not least.....
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