I’d Be Lost Without You

Today I’d love to share clean and simple Valentine’s Day card using Basic Stenciling technique that I learned from the StampNation Technique Toolbox: Creative Stencil and Medium.

On this card I used a circle stencil that I cut a cardstock with Silhouette Cameo. Lay the stencil on the card and then stamp the heart inside the row of circles.

I skiped 4 hearts on the second row for the sentiment that I stamped using MISTI for solid image stamping.

I'd Be Lost Without You

Supplies I used on this card:

  • Canson Watercolor Paper 140 lbs.
  • My Anchor Stamp Set (CTMH)
  • Silhouette Cameo (to create stencil)
  • Picked Raspberry Mini Disterss Ink
  • Black Chalk Fluid Edger (Prima Marketing)
  • Acrylic stamping block
  • MISTI

Today I Link up at:

CASology Week 184 – Valentine

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SSS Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says One Layer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Craftin Desert Diva Week 2 Link Up – Hearts

The Card Concept #48 – Sweet Hearts

Love Is… You!

Valentine’s is 5 days away and today I am sharing a clean and simple card Valentine’s Day card that I made for Joyful Stars February Blog Hop and enter it at 3 challenge blogs.

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For the blog hop, you should arrive from Donna’s blog, but if you are here first, you can continue hopping to make the loop. You can always go to Joyce’s blog to start and see the full listof participants.

Love Is... You! | Handmade card by Helen Gullett http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2dw #ctmh #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #valentinecard #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecard #cardmaking #watercoloring #thedailymarker30day #ssswchallenge

On a piece of Watercolor Paper, I stamped all the flower images from Wavy Blooms stamp set using Black Archival Ink. Then I colored using Watercolor Pencils and using Blending Pen to give the watercolor look and it works perfectly for smaller lines like on those flowers. Less messy, too :)

I cut a strip of paper from La Vie En Rose paper packet to use as the bottom border on the front card, then I glued the watercolored flower paper on it.

Love Is... You! | Handmade card by Helen Gullett http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2dw #ctmh #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #valentinecard #handmadecard #cleanandsimplecard #cardmaking #watercoloring #thedailymarker30day

For the sentiment and the inside of the card, I stamped the letters from Inked Alphabet stamp set using Black Archival Ink. Aren’t they beautiful handwriting style? I wish I could write that way :)

And I finished my card with some Red Enamel Heart and it’s ready for me to write some love notes.

You next hop is Yvonne’s blog to see what she has created for you. I hope you like my card today and inspired to make some handmade cards :)

I link up my card at:

Kathy Racoosin’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge: to color something at least 5 minutes every day. Doesn’t it sound like a fun challenge? You can read all about it on her blog.

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog: Have A Heart

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Craftin Dessert Divas – Linky Party Week 2

Thank You so much for visiting today!

Illustrated Faith Store Is Now Open At DaySpring

Illustrated Faith and DaySpring

WOW!!! I have an amazing and exciting news to share with you all today. The Illustrated Faith Store is now open at DaySpring starting today.

This is a great new ideas to help you #LiveYourFaith and a beautiful new friendship! DaySpring is partnering with Shanna Noel, founder of Illustrated Faith, to bring her amazing ideas for Bible journaling to DaySpring. You can find faith-focused scrapbooking supplies as well as journaling Bibles and more at Illustrated Faith Store!

There are Devotional Kit, washi tapes, paints, date stamp, paper clips, coloring book, journals, ESV Bible Journaling, embellishments, diecuts, stickers, alphabet stickers, number stickers, and more!

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Aren’t they gorgeous for Bible Journaling? The Created To Create Devotional Kit the best kit to start Bible Journaling if you are new to it.

And…… Celebrating this new store launch…. You can use code IFSHIPSFREE at checkout to get Free Shipping on all things at Illustrated Faith Store! This week only. Offer is good through Sunday (2/14). **Links to the store is an affiliated link, you won’t get charged extra for it but I will reciece small precentage when you put an order.**

If you haven’t entered the BIG GIVEAWAY, you still have time to do that today HERE!

Illustrated Faith and DaySpring

This is exciting and THANK YOU for stopping by today!

30 Days Coloring Challenge Week 1

For the first time this month I am joining Kathy Racoosin’s 30-days coloring challenge. It is a challenge for me for sure because it is not only for me to practice my coloring skill, but also, it is a fun time for me and my daughters to do art together!

If you are new to this 30-days coloring challenge like me, you can read all about it here. Kathy is an amazing coloring artist, she also share tips & tutorials on her blog. You also can link up your coloring projects on her blog or share it on social media, like Instagram using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day.

This first week, I was able to finish 3 coloring projects. The first two pages are from Growing Through Prayer Study And Journal Book. oh yes, this study book includes coloring pages! It is also available for kids.

Luke 18:1 - Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart // http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2dG #GrowingThroughPrayer #thedailymarker30day

The first page above, I colored it using coloring pencils I got from Target when we went school-supplies shopping back in the Fall. They are great coloring pencils and work well to do simple shadowing.

The second page below I colored it using Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pens! I had fun time coloring it. It is sparkly and metallic-y 😀 But the downside is that it bleed through the pages becuase it is regular book printing pages. So, I would suggest to use coloring pencils only.

Mak 1:35 // http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2dG #GrowingThroughPrayer #thedailymarker30day

The third page is from Adornit ArtPlay Coloring Book – Chamberry that I colored using Loew Cornell watercolor cakes. This is gorgeous and high quality coloring book! This page is ready to be put on the frame.

Family Is Everything // http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2dG #GrowingThroughPrayer #thedailymarker30day

I enter this watercolored page at Little Tangled Challenge #65 – Watercolor

Spending 5-15 minutes a day just to color sounds so relaxing and fun, doesn’t it? I hope you will join this challenge, too :)

Have a fabulius weekend and Thank you for stopping by!

CTMH – Share The Love Blog Hop

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Welcome to CTMH – Share The Love Blog Hop! On this blog hop, we are featuring the new special stamp set to support Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Share The Love (CC1060) is a D-size stamp set filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection and perfect for making love cards/notes, scrapbooking layouts and pocket scrapbook cards. Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™.

If you arrive from Jen’s blog, you are are on the right path. If you happen to be here first, you can continue to hop to make the loop to see all the projects created by participated consultants. You can always go to Melinda’s Blog to see the full list of participants for this hop.

I made a Valentine card set using the Share The Love stamp set. And I decided to go with clean and simple style note cards with stamping images and some embellishments.

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Supplies I used to make my cards are:

Share The Love Card Set by Helen Gullett | http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2bU #ctmh #ctmhsharethelove #closetomyheart #lovinLaVie #cardmaking #handmadecard #valentinecard

Your next hop is Sheila’s blog to see what she has created for you! THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a fun blog hopping and a great day!