Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Show & Share Winner Announcement

 Hello friends!

This month's of Show & Share is a huge 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 Oct 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
BUT first, I have some happy news to share. Yesterday, I found out my cards (#3 and #20) are selected as Top 20 Best Cards in 2020 by You can see the entire list HERE.Screenshot_2020-09-29 The 20 Best Cards of 2020
AND Top 20
I apologize for the humble brag, but this sure doesn't happen very often. πŸ˜€Thank you! πŸ˜‡
Now...back to the regular program.
I  went out and about and check out your Show & Share creations.
Here are a few that are stood out  to me.
Let's start with something cute, fun and bright..... Meghan got this one all spot on! 

 This one from Nandini is so unique, graphic and yet detailed. 
Next, we have Linda W.'s white Christmas card.
 She reminded us that using white on textures is such a good idea!
She also got your Thanksgiving card covered. 

 Helen F's colorful Fall card really captured the essence of all. 

Last but not least, Ashwini's colorful card is so pleasing to the eyes! The variegated watercolors, symmetry and balance....Wow, eh?

 Last but not least, the lucky winner
 of the Spellbinders Elegant Twist Die is....
Congratulations, #52 Cindy C.! πŸ‘
Please e-mail me at with your postal address to claim your prize! I will snail mail you as soon as I hear from you.
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 Oct 9th! 
Lastly,  a promotion from Simon Says Stamp....
Use code URGRT44 for your 15% off.
Please remember that I feature some of the brands here in my blog, particularly Simon Says Stamp and Altenew. Please remember to use my affiliate links. Thank you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Use an Intricate Stamp with Pattern Paper

 Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post on using Fragile Foliage Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew.

 When this set was first released, I was loving it and didn't think I used it enough, especially with the coordinating die..... So, here I am!

thinking of you -001 

I have an unusual way of using pattern paper with this stamp set. This is my first time using the intricate coordinating die. If you like delicate stamps like this, you must then get the coordinating die! There is NO way you can fussy cut.  Not all coordinating die is worth getting, but this one definitely is worth it.

thinking of you

 I am actually quite proud of the "hills". They are the leftover pieces from die-cutting the trees! It totally makes sense to make good use with the pattern paper. This tree scene reminds me of the time when we traveled to visit The Leaning Tower of Pisa southern Italy.

 thinking of you -002

 It also reminds me of Parsley! It's funny how these images evoke our feelings and memories.

Oh, on the last note, the star of this card is... that Sphere Stencil. Yup, it's a goodie!

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Falling for Fall Foliage

Hello friends! 

I am on a roll for the Fall Foliage scene and products. I am back with another fall card that I made this past weekend. 

Fall Foliage
This smaller set of dies is part of the new release "Autumn Extraordinaire" from Penny Black.
 It comes with 4 dies: two large leaves and its own matching stems.hello autumn

For the price point and design, it's a win! I had so much much putting together today's card. hello autumn -003 
I started out with dry-embossing the card stock with Stitches of Love. This die set comes in many sizes and various edges of border designs. I love it and use it all year round.

hello autumn -005

From the colors of this card, you truly see the splendor of Fall.  I started out with the new to me Karin Brush Markers.  By applying all the fall colors (nearly every markers from this Pro Flower set)
on watercolor paper. Once dry, I die cut all the pieces.
 This Pro Flower setsare limited in stock. Be sure to get it over SSS if you are interested.

hello autumn -001 
I do not own the biggest set. I tried out with this Pro Flower set. However, it is currently sold out over Simon Says Stamp. If you don't own any watercolor markers, Karin BrushMarkers
is definitely one to be considered. 
hello autumn -006 
This card was so fun and easy to create! And the result is not too shabby, either! 
ps: Simon Says Stamp has limited Fall Foliage in stock right now. Act soon if you are interested.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Last Call for Spellbinders Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale

 Hello friends!

This is a reminder that Spellbinders Warehouse Sale will be over after midnight tonight.

Honestly, this is the best price I have seen with Spellbinders products.


Thank you for stopping by!

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

An Extra-ordinary Wreath

Hello friends!

Hope your day is going well! I am loving the beginning of Fall season and can't quite stop playing with leaves and wreaths. Today's creation is a little extra-ordinary....

As I was creating the following card. I noticed the delicate coordinating wreath.

(the upper wreath from Harvest Wishes) 

harvest wishes 

I decided to try using the Harvest Wreath Die only as a frame.  After playing with the dies and stamps a bit, this is the result.

so thankful -002 
I actually die cut the frame and then fit it into the white card stock. I did the inlaid die-cutting here because I wanted to keep the layering to thankful 
The Falling Leaves Cut Out are currently in limited in stock over Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the colorful leaves from my DIY paper with Zig Markers (listed below). The sentiment is from "Wagonful" Stamp Set. so thankful -003 
 I love the gold of the wreath and used the leaves as a embellishments. The wreath die is more than a coordinating die. You can use however you see fit...and that's what I did thankful -001 
 What do you think?  To me, this is kind of extra-ordinary wreath. I hope that this post inspires you to look at your supplies with a different perspective! I am listing all the stamps and die that I will be featuring in coming weeks.
Simon Says Stamp's into the last week of STAMPtember. Be sure to check out the new stamps.
You can find the latest "Autumn Extraordinaire" from Penny Black (please use the links below) is offering Fall Event Clearance HERE

A reminder: there is still chance to ink up your Show & Share creations by Sept. 29th.
 The winner of the $25 die set will be announced on Sept. 30th!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Winners Announcement (Spellbinders and Altenew Monthly Giveaway)

Hello friends!

Altenew-Celebrate Us Stamp-Celebrate Us Die-CelebratePaperPack#3 

It's Friday 8pm.....

As promised, it is time to announce yesterday's Spellbinders September Club Blog Hop and my monthly Altenew Giveaways (2 winners!).

Thank you so much for commenting and giving me so much blog love. 


 The $25 Spellbinders Gift Certificate goes to......

Denise Bryant said...The kits look awesome! Great cards! I am really loving that big cake slice! So many fun possibilities!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Spellbinders September Club Kits Blog Hop

 Hello friends!

I am excited to be part of the Spellbinders September Club Kits Blog Hop! If you arrive from the blog of Jennifer Snyder, you are in the right place!

 First up, I made two cards with this Month's Small Die.

Small Die (two cards) 

I must say that Small Die is my absolute favorite club kit!

Next, I have made three cards from this moth's Card Kit.

The next two cards are perfect for encouraging students in your life.Card Kit (Virginia Lu) (2) - Copy

 The Card Kit comes with a huge varieties of ephemera and decorative elements. They are so handy for creating a quick card. Each month's Card Kit comes with stamps, dies, ephemera , stickers, card stock, sequins, double-sided tape and many more! 

Card Kit (Virginia Lu) - Copy

The next projects combines the Large Die and the Monthly Card Kit. I wanted to create a birthday card that's suitable for teens or/and males! This is what I came up with.

Large Die

There is an add-on stamp set for the Large Die. You see the textures on the cake? That was stamped!DSC_0041

 I love using the ephemera from the card kit because they set the theme and style for the card.

 Also, it's super fast to add the pieces for a quick finish.Large Die (Virginia Lu) - Copy

 Here are the TWO versions from the same Large Die.large die -001

IMPORTANT:  Coupon Code for 10% off for new Club members!!

 πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Join any Club and save 10% Off the first month. Must use Code NEWSEPT at time of subscription or savings will not be applied.  Coupon code can only be applied to ONE CLUB per transaction. Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 9/23/2020 to 9/30/2020 at 11:59 PST.

I am also listing the Fall Warehouse Sale items for your shopping convenience. Some of them could be sold out.

Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on 
Sunday, September 27th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Extra giveaway: 

Guess what!? I get to draw a lucky winner to receive a $25 gift certificate. I will announce it TOMORROW (Sept. 25th!) at 8pm EDT right here in this blog

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

  Today's blog hop:

Your next stop is the blog of  Jill Hilliard
Thank you for stopping by!