Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Winner Announcement and Giveaway

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce Decmber 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 December are....
from this post:  
#7 Maura said...
I love the soft stamping in the bg of both cards, Virginia, and the warm tones of today's card are so pretty!!
from this post
#7 Sue D said...Love the stone mosaic pattern. December 27, 2019 at 8:45 AM

December's Show & Share is a great success!
 I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
👉👉👉The next one will start on Jan. 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)

  The $10 Concord & 9th Gift Card goes to......

#12 Janet (swan lady21)

Congratulations, Maura, Sue D and Janet, please e-mail me at virginia@altenew.com asap to claim your prize by Jan. 5th, 11:59pm EST! If the "Show & Share" prize is not claimed by the said date, it will be offered for upcoming months. 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 Jan, 9th, 2020!
All UPDATED New Years Sale are listed at my right side bar. 
Please use the affiliate link for your shopping! 

Wish you all the very best (HAPPY & HEALTHY) in 2020!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Spellbinders New Year's Celebration Sale

 Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a quick post about Spellbinders Sale. 

Recently, I have created quite a few projects with the embossing folders and I am really loving how easy it is to mass produce cards!

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  These embossing folders are now on sale. I am listing a few that caught my eyes!  


Spellbinders Up To 40% Off Select Products

Take up to 40% off select products at Spellbinders. Including Glimmer Hot Foil Plates, clear & rubber stamps, embossing folders & stencils, and of course, dies!
Offer only available 12-30-19 to 1-3-20 at 11:59 PST.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Washi Tape Inspiration and Altenew Warehouse Sale

 Hello friends! 
I am delighted to share a super colorful and fun card with Washi Tape.
The Bouquet Die Cut Tape is one of the many Washi Tape that Altenew released this past year.
However, the Bouquet Die Cut Tape is not like the other. 

This the Bouquet Die Cut Tape comes in rolled form with a long strip of tape. The surface is non-porous.Therefore, Alcohol Inks are ideal for applying colors.

I had a lot of fun using my Alcohol Pearl Ink. It took no time to ink up the surface.
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The Alcohol Pearl Ink resulted a gorgeous shine and vibrant colors.
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I took out the Fancy Hello Die and added a strip of glitter tape.

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I threw in a few gold sequins and this card is done!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

End Year Warehouse Sale shop HERE
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I have added the best buys/ products that I recommend in the following list.
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 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

An Interview with Preeti

Hello friends!

A while ago, I was invited by Preeti to do an in depth interview. 
I happened to meet Preeti this past August at the Altenew "Meet and Greet" in Syracuse.
She was so nice and lovely, of course, I had to say yes to her interview.

 If you love see an interview about the Virginia behind "Yes, Virginia...", check this you tube out

I would appreciate that you give it a thumbs-up.
Preeti does BEAUTIFUL work and You Tube Tutorial, I recommend that you subscribe to her channel and her blog here.  I know she has more fun interview and tutorial planned in 2020.

From Preeti,,
Meet Virginia Lu. She is the most Kindest and loving Person I have met. Her story is inspiring and heart warming. Give her some love by leaving a comment. *Please subscribe to my channel to meet artist and to know more stories of their success and struggles, and card making videos. Below are all the Links to Virginia's Social media platforms:
Facebook Page: Yes,Virginia. 

Please leave a comment for the You Tube section, that will be great!
 I appreciate that you for stopped by!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Winter Holiday Collection

Hello friends! 

I am popping in with a quick post about the Winter Holiday Collection Sale over Altenew.

I am sharing a few of my previous projects featuring this collection.
You can find all the product links listed at the end of this post.

Diamond Snowflake Stencil
Hello Winter

2020 Stamp Set

Birch Impressionism

Festive Foliage
Peace Love Joy 

 Christmas Stockings 

 Create a Wreath 

 Modern Poinsettia & Birch Impressionism

Get 20% off All winter holiday products from 12/27/2019 at 12:01 AM EST until 12/28/2019 at 11:59 PM EST.
 Spellbinders Offers great discount. Shop HERE

Simon Says Stamp offers 30% off all Simon Brand Dies. Shop HERE

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

New Year's Card With Bold Numerals Dies

Hello friends! 

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas! 
Today's my turn to share an Altenew project with you over Altenew Card Blog.

I understand that you have lots to do after Christmas and that is why I am sharing a quick and easy New Year's card. Bold Numerals Die Set comes to the rescue! This is a set that you can use year after year for all occasion cards with numbers. Let's get started with the year 2020, shall we?

I started out with stamping Stone Mosaic Stamp Set on white card stock. You can use any color combination to create your own mosaic. I chose pink ( Cotton Candy,  Snapdragon and  Magenta) and mint ( Misty Morning Mini Ink Cube)  colors for my base. With the Bold Numerals Dies positioned on top of my stamped image, I ran them through my Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine, I got my 4 numbers instantly!


To add shine and strengthen the numbers, I inked up the Embossing Ink and heat-embossed the numbers with Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Love that shiny and bold effect! Next, I applied the Gold String Washi Tape over a piece of card stock and die-cut it with Geo Frame Die Set.  


 I then adhered "2020" over the die and stamped "happy" (from "Happy Pomegranates Stamp Set") on top. This card is complete! If you are pressed for time, you can use any Altenew Pattern Paper with the Numeral Dies.  It's amazing that you can create any number-related cards in just 5 minutes!

This is my last post over Altenew Card Blog in 2019. I would love it if you can leave me a comment HERE.   Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends! 
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(Dr. John, Greg, Stephanie, Virginia and David in Sept. 2019)

 Today's post is a special one.
A Merry Wish
There is no new card share, just a good old-fashioned greetings to wish you a Merry Christmas.

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I have selected a few my past favorite Christmas cards. 
Merry Christmas

Wondering what I am up to this Christmas? 
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My daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Greg, son David are spending the Christmas break with us. We are having a full house for a change. David successfully completed his first term in Master's Degree (Robotics in University of California in San Diego). Greg and Stephanie settled nicely into their new jobs, roles in their chosen city.
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I hosted their parties with their old friends at our house. I only needed to make some pies and cookies.... no biggie! It is always a delight to have the "kids" and their friends at our house.
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Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.
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Last but certainly not least.... I want to thank my readers/followers like YOU.
  Whether you visit regularly or periodically, thank you so much for taking the time to do so.
If you happen to use my affiliate links to help me to support this blog, I APPRECIATE YOU. 
My HUGE thanks to those who never fail to leave me some love in every post
 (I/you know who you are!!). You da best!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 23, 2019

One Layer Beauty

Hello friends! 

As Christmas is nearly here, I thought I'd share a one layer non-Christmas card for a change.
find the beauty in every day

I started with painting the Altenew Metallic Watercolor over the three stripes of Chevrons. 
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It was not easy to keep the line straight as I was using watercolor brush and the water can easily seep through the Chevron Stencil.
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Once I painted three stripes, I decided to stop.
Hence, I stamped the Classic Beauty and kept it one layer.

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