Monday, December 18, 2017

Another Take on Spellbinders Lavender Swag (Winner Announcement)

 Hello friends! 
Hope you are having a great day so far.
It looks like we are going to have a white Christmas here...
but inside, I am trying to creating with bright colors to lift the spirit.
I made this card over the last weekend.
thank you, sweet friend

This is a new rendition with Lavender Swag from Spellbinders. 
You can see my previous card post here.

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I can't help doing another similar design.... this time, I positioned the focal point on the right upper side. In order to match the colors and my watercolor Lavender Swag, I used Distress Inks to match up the colors of the swag as closely as possible.
This die is so detailed and fancy, I think it's fabulous to create birthday, weddings, anniversary....etc.
thank you

I find the colored Wink of Stella (Green)s seem ideal for adding splatter. Not sure if this happens to any of you, buy  my Wink of Stella is always full of liquid...which makes it easy to add splatter.

All products I used are listed below for your easy reference and purchase.
There are a few special promo going on in case you are interested.
 All the Spellbinders over Simon Says Stamp are 15% off! 
For my fellow Canadian friends, this is a very good deal.
Be sure to use code SPBR525

Over Altenew, you can get 15% OFF ALL Stencils & Ink Sprays with code HAPPYWEEK2017 at checkout. Valid 12/18/2017 at 12:01 AM EST through 12/20/2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

Lastly, ( sorry that I am a day late!)
 the $20 Altenew Gift Card winner of the Build-a Flower (Carnation) post is....

#19 cm said...
My grandma, who lived in a small town in northern Alberta, had a flower garden that quite literally turned heads and brought people down the street to see its splendid glory. Roses, petunias, name it, she grew it. But the highlight for me: her carnations! Big, beautiful blooms filled with ever so lovely colour. Your carnation, and all the other florals you paired it with, reminds me of grandma's green thumb and her luscious garden. Her vegetable garden was utterly amazing, too! Miss her; sometimes I wish I were a little girl again...

 Congratulations, cm, please e-mail me to claim your prize.
If the prize is not claimed by Dec. 20, another winner will be selected.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Altenew Frosted Garden (Watercolor with Inks!)

Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.
I am sharing a project created with Altenew Inks and Frosted Garden.

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I love the various colors and shades of flower and leaves and I am never shy from mixing them up.
For the Altenew inks I used, you find find them over 
Simon Says Stamp here and Altenew shop here.

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This card may make you think it takes a ton of time to create, but it really didn't take long at all.
Once I finished stamping, I left the stamps in place on my MISTI (don't take them out so soon!!!)

AND applied Once the entire flowers and leaves are clear-embossed.
This leaves the images an extra shine and created a barrier.
I proceeded to ink up the background with Rock Collection Ink (Simon Says Stamp) and water!

I saw it on ALTENEW

Rock Collection Oval Set

And then you get this....

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   I love the artsy vibe in this. It is almost like a fabric print, isn't it?

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I would love it that you leave me some love over Altenew Card Blog. 
 I hope that you find this post interesting and helpful.

By the way, today is the last day for this Altenew Promotion.
  👉👉 Click photo to shop

EVERY purchase you made, this stamp is yours for FREE.

All products used are listed below for your easy purchase and reference.
Thank you so much for stopping by!                 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Birthday Giveaway Winners Announcement

Hello friends!
First of all, I want to mention that Spellbinders has a great BOGO deal.

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Buy ONE participating die set on and get ONE of equal or less value FREE. 
 Click Here to view participating Dies. Offer is individual consumer use only.
Offer ends December 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST. Offer is while supplies last.

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Surprise packages contain an assortment of past Spellbinders Dies & Embossing Folders. Contents for Surprise packages do not vary. If you purchase multiple packages you will receive the same items multiple times. Full retail value of package is $150. 

 I am happy to report that my Grand Caliber (got it on Cyber Monday Sale) safely arrived in Michigan. To safe (where my son David works and lives now). He is bringing home the machine next week! Yay!
So, for my birthday giveaway (see post here)....
I am announcing TWO winners.
It's Random. Org's pick.

$15 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card
Glennis said...
Happy Birthday Virginia, I hope you are having a wonderful day
$15 Altenew Gift Card (monthly)
goes to #8

Denise Bryant said...
Happy Birthday to you, Virginia! (Funny coincidence that tomorrow is my sister's birthday, and her name is Virginia too!). I hope you have an extra special day! I am feeling some shopping coming on at Altenew... and I'll be sure to use your link!

Congratulations, Glennis and Denise Bryant, please e-mail me at to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed by Dec. 23rd, another winner will be randomly selected.

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S4-839 Spellbinders LAVENDER SWAG Etched Dies
S4-839 Spellbinders LAVENDER SWAG Etched Dies

from: Simon Says Stamp you are my home Spellbinders---15% off
 edited: Use code SPBR525

Friday, December 15, 2017

Altenew Rainbow Rose Stamping Kit Promotion

Hello friends!!

Do you know Altenew is running a special promotion on the 15th of every month to celebrate a publication of Altenew monthly newsletter? If you haven’t don’t so, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter HERE.

The latest collection includes this stamp set called Winter Rose.
This is a very popular stamp set since its release in November.

Winter Rose Stamp Set
Winter Rose Stamp Set

Here are a few cards that I made with this set. 


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Don't forget...on top of the deal, you are getting a FREE stamp set! 

  • Receive a FREE Sweet Season stamp set with every purchase from 12/15/2017 at 12:01 AM
    EST through 12/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EST. It will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last! Sweet Season stamp set is being released today!
     Shop Altenew  
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New Release from Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends!

There is a new release from Simon Says Stamp.
This time is all about "friends".
 These are a few that caught my eyes. 
 Cosmo Flower Frame Die.

I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

STACKED DIAMONDS Wafer Dies sssd111771 Friend
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

MODERN FLOWERS CARD WRAP Wafer Dies sssd111787 Friends
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

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MUM FLOWER FRAME Wafer Dies sssd111775 Friends
I saw it on Simon Says StampSimon Says Stencils RADIANT STENCIL ssst121406 Friends

 For all the latest, please check it out here. 

 Use code : MERRY573 to get $5 off
Shop Simon Says Stamp here
 Copic Sale here
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Card Kit of The Month JANUARY 2018 FAVORITE PERSON ck0118

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stamp a Landscape

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post about stamping a landscape. 
It may sound daunting to create a scenic place, but with the right stamp, it is really not that hard.
I decided to use two of the images from this stamp set and created a scene.

I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Penny Black Clear Stamp LOVE AND PEACE 30-453

With the help of MISTI, I was able to do Selective Stamping and built up the scene.


 I stamped the trees first with Zig Markers.

season of love and peace

I then stamped the Snowy Village on the left.

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Once all the images were clear-embossed, I was able to color the background by sponging Distress Ink.

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This is Spellbinders offer (back by demand)
Surprise.... it's only $40!!

$150 Surprise Die & Embossing Package

The  January Card Kit 2018 is now available.
This kit is lovely, isn't it?
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Card Kit of The Month JANUARY 2018 FAVORITE PERSON ck0118

Limited stock

Penny Black Cling Stamp SNOWY VILLAGE

Here are what's NEW over Simon Says Stamp.
 Use code : MERRY573 to get $5 off
Shop Simon Says Stamp here
 Copic Sale here


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Snowy Village (Penny Black), MISTI, Clear Embossing Powder (SSS), Zig Brush Markers, Distress Ink, Neenah Card Stock (white) , Nuvo Glossy White Droplets (Tonic),
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