Sunday, January 17, 2021

Versatile Vases #2

Hello friends!

It's time to re-visit Versatile Vases 2 again.  If you love the ease of using pattern paper, this might be your kind of post.

 with sympathy

The "Just Leaves" Die Set is perfect for the vases in scale.with sympathy -003 

I took advantage of the paper and die cut and arranged them accordingly.with sympathy -002

I purposely left one vase empty as this conveys the feeling that that something is missing.with sympathy -001

To ground the image, I die cut the Scalloped Scallops Border Die and call it a card.with sympathy -004

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Old(er) Product Review and Sales

 Hello friends! 

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend! Once in a while, I will be featuring and reviewing old(er) Altenew products that are ON SALE.

With a review like this, you may get some inspiration how one product can be used in so many different ways. It is always a highlight for me to use the same stamp in creative approaches.

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Using the product links (for your shopping) at the end of the post is strongly encouraged and appreciated.


( Forever  in Love Stamp & Die Bundle)


By sharing my samples, I hope that you get some ideas on using these products and get them with a good price.

let your confidance shine 


(Essential Paper Pack)

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(Essential Paper Pack)

thank you for your kindness

(A Study in Watercolor) 
birthday wishes

 (Grateful Heart Stamp Set) 

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY01J5 or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING01J5 at checkout on orders over $39 from 1/15/2021 at 12:01 am EST to 1/16/2021 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Mini Delight: Poppy release Instagram Hop

 Hello friends!

I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate the release of Altenew’s Mini Delight: Poppy. Feel free to start the hop over at Altenew and My IG HERE.
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 I stamped a poppy flower backdrop and popped up one of the Poppy Flowers as the focal point. Altenew-MD Poppy-Fine Liner Pen Set -002
 For the stems, I used Altenew Fine Liner Pen Set and hand-drew the lines! 
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 Stamping this card was really enjoyable thanks to the wonderful design of the stamp. 
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FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY01J5 or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING01J5 at checkout on orders over $39 from 1/15/2021 at 12:01 am EST to 1/16/2021 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 
See sales items here and check out HERE.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and leave a comment on each stop on this Instagram Hop. Meanwhile, please also follow me on my Instagram (yesvirginialu)
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Simon Says Stamp "Love You, Too!" Release

 Hello friends!

I am popping in with the new release " Love You, too" product list from Simon Says Stamp.


I do not have any project related to this release to share as the product (s) has not arrived yet. However, if I do have any new creations from this release, you can count on me to share with you here!

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Add Details with a Scenic Card

Hello friends!
 I am sharing a scenic card with some added details. Today's card is stamped with one die and two stamps.
If you see the card, you will know what I did...

winter wishes

 I started out with stamping Quietude. I then stamped the foreground with Refined. All inks I used are Distress Oxide.winter wishes -001

I was happy with the scenery... however, I felt something was lacking.winter wishes -004 

So, I decided to stamp the sentiment and popped it up with Looped Dies. This really adds some dimensions and interest. 

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We all know that winter is bleak....and my card depicts just that. Yes, endure we must.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Spellbinders January Club Kits Blog Hop

 Hello friends!

I am excited to be part of the Spellbinders January Release Blog Hop. If you arrive from the blog of Mindy Eggen, you are in the right place. If not, you can join the fun and be inspired..... just follow along the entire blog hop list at the end of this post.

For my two projects, I can't help using the Lucky Cat Die from The January Monthly Card Kit. Because it is a lucky cat, why not use GOLD? And that's what I did.

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This lucky cat is not complete with a touch of gold.

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It was super easy to create the golden cat. The gold foil paper also came with the Monthly card Kit.

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My 2nd project is Hello-Kitty-inspired. I used only the kitty's face and made a very simple card.


The ephemera pack has so much to offer that it took me little time to complete this project.


Again, I only needed to color the lucky cat's ears, eyes and nose.

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Here are the 3 projects that I made with the same kitty die.3 cats

Also, I made 4 cards with the Clear Stamp and Small Die of the Month.Card of 4

I hope that you enjoy seeing my projects! I sure had a ton of fun creating! For all the details about this hop, please visit Spellbinders Blog HERE.  I have listed a few Clearance Sales items that you might want to check out!



To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.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.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Get Inky with Layered Wood Die

 Hello friends!

I hope this post finds you well. I finally got a chance to ink up the Layered Wood Die Set. 

This set of stand-alone die set is part of the recent Fresh Start release from Altenew. It is very easy to assemble. If you are a beginner with layering dies, this is a great starter!

loves of love

I decided to ink up each layer with inks (listed at the end of this post).
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I also added layer of die for the lacy background. The thinner part of the Swirl Motif Die was used here.
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It is always enjoyable to assemble card like this. There's not a lot of stamping involved, but it is another way to be free and creative with the inks.  
lots of love 
I was not careful when I applied Perfect Pearl Poppy to the flower and got on the leaves. I didn't dust if off before taking photos. Oh well,  you get the idea. It's hand-made, right? 😁

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