Friday, April 16, 2021

Made with Love-Birthday Card for My Daughter

Hello friends! 

I am sharing a very special card in today's post. It's my daughter's birthday today.

( Layered Wood Flower Die Set)

I started this blog when Stephanie was in university. She was just getting over homesick and had adjusted to her college life... She is now a full-time researcher and happily married. 

 

I wanted to create a fancier card with layers.... layered with love!

May all your wishes come true

Starting with the inking of the background, I added Coffee Break Gradient Card Stock (Twigtastic Die). This Twigtastic Die really helps draw in our eyes to the focal point.

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 I have been loving the Coffee Break Card Stock and challenged myself not to use green! 

may your wishes come true 

 I then added "HB" from Fine Alphabet Die Set. For the sentiment, I looked all over my stash and this one "may all your dreams come true" from Modern Greetings is perfect!

may all your wishes 

This special birthday card was hand-delivered it to her door yesterday. Our get-together will have to wait until the one-month lock down is over.

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I think with this card, Stephanie can definitely FEEL the love! We can't wait to celebrate the birthday together again! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mini Delight Melon Instagram Blog Hop

 Hello friends!

I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today to celebrate the release of Mini Delight
 Feel free to start the hop over at Altenew IG


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)

Altenew-MD One in a Melon-Bubble Wrap Stencil
 
  I always love playing with small stamps. This is no exception. I inked up a few melons and picked one that has the most contrast.
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 Because this one special melon suits the sentiment and design.
 
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I also masked the border and used the Bubble Wrap Stencil to create interesting gradient effect.
 
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I hope that you love what I created! Thanks so much for stopping by!

 
 
  Save 15% off on *ALL Stamp & Die Bundles (+ Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundles) from 4/15/2021 at 12:01 AM EDT until 4/16/2021 at 11:59 PM EDT
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Daisy Die Winner Announcement

 Hello friends!

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It's now time to announce the winner for Bunch of Daisies Die (Penny Black). from this post


 #10 Blogger Sue D said...Wonderful cards. Pretty flowers, ferns and pretty butterflies and hummingbird.

Congratulations, Sue D, please e-mail me becr8ive2@gmail.com with your postal address and I will send the die asap.  Thank you, everyone, for your feedback and comments!

Spellbinders Large Die of the month  
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Another Simple Take with Hyasinth Die

 Hello friends! 


I am popping in with a simple take with the Spellbinders Hyacinth Die.

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This time I kept the petals all white and created a colorful background instead.

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The leaves were created with Distress Oxide Spray Mist.

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I inserted a piece of vellum in between the Hyacinth and background. That really soften the touches for the overall design. 

2 cards

Here are the two cards I created with the same die.

hyacinth

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Stamping with Distress Oxide

 Hello friends!

I always enjoy some simple stamping and this past weekend.

 
 I took out the Penny Black Cling Stamp "Garden Variaties" and did some "Stamp Therapy".

you are so loved

For each section, I stamped with the Distress Oxide. Each petal and leaves took me about 3 times to get the inking just right.

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I don't find it tedious to do these multiple stamping. It is always so rewarding to see a stamped image change color as you stamp.

you're so loved

Once I was happy with the inking, I inked up the background. you are so loved -001

I then adhered part of the Geometric Circles.  For the frame die, I used Sewing Stackers (awesome die!!). I love how clean and detailed the frame is!

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Lastly, about the sentiment (from Heart Hedgies).... yes, I messed it up at the end. But, I am going with the double-stamping of the sentiment. Kind of artistic, right?   I am giving away a Penny Black Die, please be sure to comment HERE. Thank you for stopping by! 

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Favorite Brand Sale: Penny Black and a Small Giveaway!

Hello friends!

 I am popping in to share a special sale over Scrapbook.com featuring Favorite Brand: Penny Black.

 
edited on April 12th, 11:30am EDT (Scrapbook. com): it's Fun Day Monday, use code FUNDAY5435 and get extra 5% off

I have been sharing Penny Black inspiration and here are my recent work. All products are LINKED at the end of this post.

Card #1: Entranced

 Love Is....

Card #2: Butterfly Strings; Faith, Hope Love

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Card #3: Flying Colors, Fresh Ferns

 100% Stamped (have a great day)

Card #4: Fern Border

 JOY

Card #5: Geometric Frames

you brighten my day

Card #6 : Centerpiece

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 Card#7 Butterfly Strings; Scripture Sentiment

Love (Butterfly String) 

I thought this might be the time that you like to look into getting the Penny Black products that you have been eyeing for.

  With this, I'd like to send a small pack of Penny Black Die (A Bunch of Daisies valued at $11.90--linked below) to one of you.  Please leave me a comment and I will announce it around mid week! Please know that I always appreciate your comments and unwavering support! When you do load up your shopping cart over Scrapbook.com, please check out here.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hi from Ontario, Canada!! 

Welcome to Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3!!!

I am excited to be part of this hop! Altenew has been amazing since Day 1. Altenew continues to grow and win fans all over the world. I am proud to be one of the fans all these years. Let's get started with my card dedicated to Altenew.

If you come from the blog of Dana Joy, you are in the right place. For all the details about this 3-day event, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

Here are my 4 favorite cards in the past year. I pretty much love all my Altenew cards... πŸ˜€ Check out HERE for Altenew's Instagram post about my thoughts and cards (from the past and upcoming release).

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For today's celebratory post, I have TWO cards to share. For the 1st card,  I chose Majestic Bloom 3 D Embossing Folder for the focal point.

Altenew-Majestic Bloom 3D Embossing Folder-Hummingbirds Stamp & Die Bundle

I used the Altenew Detailed Blending Brushes. These brushes are angled and can used as much or as little depending on the surface that you want to cover.

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For the Humming Bird, I stamped it in various colors and added the diecut over the design.Altenew-Majestic Bloom 3D Embossing Folder-Hummingbirds Stamp & Die Bundle-001

This design works because the scale of the images fit well together.Altenew-Majestic Bloom 3D Embossing Folder-Hummingbirds Stamp & Die Bundle-003

 This card "you're amazing" really says everything about Altenew! I can't believe that it has been 7 years!

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There are MORE gradient card stock on the block! 
The new Coffee Break Gradient Card Stock is absolutely beautiful. 

Altenew-Gradient Cardstock Coffee Break-Altenew-Gradient Cardstock Red Sunset-Leaf Mix Die Set-Linear Pathway Alpha Solid-Linear Pathway Alpha Outline Die

 If you love warm tones, this brown tone card stock is a must-have.
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The  Leaf Mix Die is one of my favorite die set. It comes with 14 leaf die and each one can be used individually or interchangeably.

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For the sentiment, I used Linear Alpha Solid & Outline Bundle along with the new Red Sunset Gradient Card Stock

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I hope that you enjoy seeing what I have created for this blog hop. Thank you for using my links.

 

I appreciate that you use my affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Your support are much appreciated.


Special Offer: Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 


Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! Please feel free to start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.