Hey Love Blog Hop And Linky Party | Java Great Day and I Love You

Hello hello hello friends… Today is still cold winter season but I have a Love/Spring card to share with you… hope this card can sweeten your day.

And today… I am joining the Hey, Love Blog Hop and Linky Party with STAMPlorations Girls. This is a blog hop where you can see lots of Love/Spring themed projects from the girls, and also you are invited to join the Linky Party where you can link up your Love/Spring themed projects and to win lots of prizes!!! More details at the bottom…

On my card today, I am using one of these new STAMPlorations Love/Spring Free Digital Stamps. You can download them here and make projects with them for the Linky Party for sure.

I printed my image on a Canson Mixed Media paper with inkjet printer. I dried the image with craft heater before I colored it just to make sure the ink dried well and would not smear.

I colored the images with Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush to blend the colors. I like using waterbrush for better controlling the amount of water. Also, have paper towel close be is always great.

After coloring, I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I trimmed it around its frame. I added some thin layer of white gesso on it to muted the text printed on the background and give light white shadow around the colored image.

For the background, I used double stacked stenciling technique using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil and Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

First, I added the It’s A Girl Catherine Pooler Ink directly on the card with oval brush using the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil, and removed the stencil . And then I put the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil on the card and I added the same ink on top of on it, then removed the stencil. And there’s the double stacked stencil technique. I learned that from Dina, my friend, at Splitcoaststampers.

I added the colored digital stamp in the middle of the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Java Great Day Phrase Die, and then I glued it on a light grey banner cardstock. I added it on the card with same adhesive.

I stamped the two sentiment words from the Pocket Blooms Stamp Set on pink cardstock with Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, and then I trimmed them in to words strips. I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.

BLOG HOP and LINK UP PARTY

There are many ways for you to win the amazing prizes from STAMPlorations:

  • Join the Hey, Love Blog Hop and leave comment at all participants’ blog posts by Friday, February 8.
  • The Link Up Party will be open until Friday, February 8. The more you link up, the more chance you have. PLEASE make sure to read all the details.

List of prizes that you can win is at STAMPlorations Blog. All Winners will be announced on February 10 in the January winners post at their blog.

LOVE/SPRING SALE AND DISCOUNT COUPON CODE

From January 22 to February 14, all products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off instantly… PLUS… get extra 20% OFF when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!! You save 35% TOTAL!!! How about that??? Isn’t that amazing saving?!

So… it’s time to get hopping around the girls’ blogs, create projects, link up with us… and shopping!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!!! I hope you all have a great java day.


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A Watercolored Card and A Mixed Media Tag

Hello hello hello crafting friends… Today, I have a card and a tag to share with you all.

Sometimes, I need extra boost to my crafting mojo and joining some challenges help me to get that boost. If you like me, here are couple of challenges that you might wanna try and play along.

My first project is a card that I created inspired by the January CUTplorations Challenge from STAMPlorations where I got my inspiration from the colors and fashion model on their challenge image.

On my card, I use the CityGirl Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a mixed media paper and colored it with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and waterbrush. I dried the watercolor paint on it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it.

For the background, I use the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil and using make oval brush to add the Catherine Pooler Inks on it. After that, I sprinkled some water and dabbed it off with paper towel for distress look.

And then randomly I stamped on of the image from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on it. I trimmed the background panel into 4” x 5 1/4” and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added the girl on the card with 3D foam tape. For the sentiment, I cut a black cardstock using the Just Becuase Phrase Die and then I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I embellishe the card with some sequins from my stash

And the second project is a mixed media tag that I created inspired by the January Mixed Media Challenge.

I cut out a piece of 140 lbs watercolor paper using one the large size of the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. And then I started building up the background using the Evolution ARTplorations Stencil and added thin layer of grey acrylic paint using make up sponge.

Next, I sprayed randomly and lightly light blue Marabu Art Spray and then sprinkled some of the lime green and teal Marabu Art Spray paints on it with fan brush.

I added thin layer of clear gesso on the tag cover the whole using my finger, and then dried it with craft heater. I added some of the Melon Metallic Gelato around the tag edge and blended it in with some water and finger.

I added some glitter texture paste on the tag with Rag Rug ARTplorations Stencil and dried it with craft heater.

I cut out couple of the Bloomdala Bliss Festive flowers with peach cardstock and teal metallic cardstock. I added the peach flower on the tag with gel medium and then added the metallic teal flower on top of it with permanent adhesive glue. I just added the glue in the middle of the flower and let the petals pop up loosely.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Sweet Spring Wishes Stamp Set on a white cardstock, trimmed it into word blocks, and then I added it on top of the flower with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Final step, randomly I stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. I dried it with craft heater.

I hope these 2 projects today will give you some inspirations to create something. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!


Fun challenges I play along:

Joy Clair New Release Day 3 | Rainbow Birthday Shaker Card

Hello hello hello everyone… Today I would like to share a rainbow birthday shaker card with you all.

On this birthday shaker card, I used the Lucky Charm Stamp Set, which is one of the Joy Clair new released stamp sets. This stamp set is great for upcoming Spring or celebrating St. Patrick’s Day themed projects.

I stamped the clover leaf images directly on a white card with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Verdant and Green Oasis).

I stamped the rainbow and cloud image on a heavyweight white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocture, dried it with craft heater, and then I colored it with Derwent Colored Pencils and waterbrush.

I cut the cardstock with 2 sizes of the Divinity Designs – Double Stitched Rectangled Dies. I got the middle part that have the colored rainbow could image and the other piece is the frame for the shaker card that I added a piece of acetate plastic on it with double sided tape. I like to use recycle plastics on my shaker card because they are sturdy and thick and also it is a great way of using them instead of throwing them away.

I added the middle part right on top of the card with Dries Clear adhesive glue. Next, I sprinkled some of the jumbo glitter in the middle of the card, and then I added the shaker window frame on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then added it on top of the frame with Dries Clear adhesive glue. I drew some faux stitches on it using Sakura Micron Pen for extra fun detail.

BLOG HOP and GIVEAWAY

Have you check the new release blog hop from Joy Clair this week? If you have not, head over to Joy Clair Blog to see the inspirations from the design team for the Day 1 and Day 2. Today is the Blog Hop Day 3 and my Day 1 project is here.

And… to celebrate this new release blog hop, Joy Clair is giving away prizes! They will be picking one winner for each day of the release – a total of four lucky commenters from Joy Clair new release blog posts and their designers’ blogs. Here’s the list of Day 3 New Release Blog Hop:

Betz Golden

Kerry Urbatch

Monica Maier

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullett

So… Check out the New Released Stamp Sets and let me know which one is your favorite?

I appreciate your love and comments… Thank you for stoping by my blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful day.


I link up this card at:

Anything Goes Week 370-371
Simon Says: Recycle Something
January Challenge
Ch #403 – Birthday

Bloomdala Bliss | Cards, Mini Instagram Hop and Giveaway

Hello hello hello…everyone! Today is not my usual posting day but I would like to share a fun hop with you all.

STAMPlorations release a brand new dies today! I have couple of cards to share with you that I created using the new Bloomdala Bliss – Festive Die Set. Both of my cards are clean-and-simple style showcasing these beautiful bloom dies.

On the first CAS and mixed media card, I cut 2 blooms out of teal metallic cardstock, stacked them together with adhesive glue. I added a piece of vellum paper on the back of the bottom of them and trimmed it.

I used Plaid Maker ARTplorations Stencil to create the plaid background. I use make up brush to add the Fossilized Amber Oxide Distress Ink on the card.

For the tag, I sprayed some purple Marabu Art Spray on a watercolor paper and dried it with craft heater. Next, I added some of the Imagine Crafts Shimmer Creative Medium on it with finger and then dried it again with craft heater. I cut the tag with one of the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Smile Stamp Set with Flirty Fuchsia Catherine Pooler Ink Pad.

This second CAS card. I cut out a piece of plastic acetate using the Bloomdala Bliss – Festive Die Set so I got 3 acetate blooms and the negative turn in to a stencil.

On a piece of mixed media paper, I added the Tiara and Tiki Torch Catherine Pooler Ink Pads using the die cut stencil and make up brush to create the background of the bloom. Then I cut the paper with one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I also cut out a piece of the pink salmon cardstock with the larger die. I added both of them on the card.

I added the bloom die cut on top of the stenciled bloom with adhesive glue, and then I stamped the sentiment from Kathryn’s Big Wishes Stamp Set using Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad.

Join us today at STAMPlorations Mini Instagram Hop to see more inspirations using these new Bloomdala Bliss Die Sets. Here the hop list:

Visit each Instagram account, like, and leave comment for a chance to win the prize ($40 worth of Bloomdala Bliss dies)! This giveaway is open worldwide. It ends on Sunday, January 20.

The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the participating designers’ Instagram posts and will be announced on the STAMPlorations’ Instagram the following Monday, January 21.

Enjoy the hop and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!!!


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Graciellie Design New Release Part 3 | Sweet Love Shaker Card and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Valentine’s Day is coming soon… Today, I have a Valentine’s theme shaker card to share with you all.


I use the Sweet Love Digital Stamps and Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack. They are couple of the new released digital stamp set and digital papers from Graciellie Design. They are just perfect for any Valentine’s projects!

I printed some of the pretty papers on white cardstocks to use on this card and for future projects. I cut out one of them with the Fancy Frame Die Set from Craftin Desert Divas.

I added a piece of silver cardstock on a white cardstock and then I added the Sweet Love paper on it with adhesive permanent glue.

I open the heart lollipop image and sentiment with Silhouette Software, resizes them, and turned on the Print-and-Cut mark on it. I print out them out on a mixed media paper with inkjet printer, and then I cut it with Silhouette Cameo.

I dried one of the heart lollipop image with craft heater and then I colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I added some of the Ranger Stickles on the heart. Let it sit to dry.

For the shaker, I cut out a piece of white cardstock with 2 sizes of the Double Stitched Ovals Dies from Divinity Designs (before was Out Daily Bread Designs). I added the acetate on the back of the oval frame with double-sided. I added some of jumbo glitter on the card and added the frame on top of the card with adhesive glue.

And then I added the heart lollipop and sentiment on top of the shaker frame with adhesive glue.

Head over to Graciellie Design Store to see all of her digital stamps and digital papers, including the 5 new digital stamp sets and 1 new digital papers. You will love these new stamps and papers! And… You do not want to miss this gorgeous Heart Bundle Digital Stamps is on sale this week only!!! They are so perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day, or any occasions encouraging cards, or Bible journaling, or even for art journal.

GIVEAWAY

Celebrating this new release, Gracie is giving away a $15 Gift Card to her store. To enter this giveaway, head over to Graciellie Design Blog to read all the details and leave comment at every blog.

What is your favorite digital stamp(s) or/and digital paper(s) from Graciellie Design?

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


I am link up at:

Splitcoasstampers – Color Challenge CC721

Graciellie Design New Release Part 2 | A Card, An Art Journal, and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Today I have couple more mixed media projects showcasing the new release from Graciellie Design to share with you all.

My clean-and-simple card is made with the new Love, Love, Love Digital Stamp Set. This stamp set is versatile, it is perfect for either masculine and feminine style. I am a big fan of wood slices, and I LOVE that heart wood slice!!!

This digital stamps can be used with any software, even Microsoft Word. For this card, I used the print-and-cut steps from Silhouette Design Software to print the heart wood slice and sentiment and then cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.

I used Catherine Pooler’s Designs Ink Pads (Icing On The Cake and Over Coffee) as watercolor paint. I dabbed the ink on craft mat and pick it up with water brush to paint the heart wood slice image. I dried it with craft heater.

Then, I added some glue in the middle of the heart using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, let it completely dry, and then added a piece of Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Red. I rubbed it gently with my finger, removed it, and ta-da… there we have a foiled red heart.

I added some white acrylic splatters and gold metallic paint on the heart and embossed background cardstock with fan brush.

I added the embossed cardstock on a white card with permanent adhesive glue, then I added the heart with 3D foam tape, and the sentiment strip on the card with permanent adhesive.

For my second project today is an art journal that I created using the new Let Go Digital Stamp Set. This is one beautiful stamp set that has fabulous encouraging sentiments to use on any type of projects. Sky is the limit!

The sentiments in this set are uplifting and encouraging. They personally remind me to have faith in what God has provided for us in this new year as I walk in through it day by day. He has stored better things for us!

I use the same print-and-cut technique for the pieces I used on this art journal page. I printed them on mixed media paper so I can use various mediums and coloring mediums on it.

First, I created the background by adding a piece of light blue tissues paper on my Canson Mix Media Journal page using gel medium and foam brush. I trimmed the extra with scissors.

White the gel medium half way drying, I added some of the Deco Foil Gold and Teal Transfer Sheet randomly on the page. I simply burnished them with my finger on the page.

I added some white gesso on the page with my finger. I painted the black frame around the page with Stabilo Woodsy Black Crayon and waterbrush. And then using the bubble wrap, I stamped the bubble wrap prints using white gesso.

I colored the Bird House and Bird images with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I blended some of the colors on the birds with waterbrush. And then, when the colors dried, I use UniBall White gel pen to trace the dots and hearts on the birds so they pop up.

I added the images and sentiments on the page with Art Glitter Dries Clear Permanent Glue Adhesive. And then I added the shadow around them with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Grey Brush Pen and waterbrush.

That’s all my projects today featuring the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design.

Head over to Graciellie Design Store to see all of her digital stamps and digital papers, including the 5 new digital stamp sets and 1 new digital papers. You will love these new stamps and papers! And… You do not want to miss this gorgeous Heart Bundle Digital Stamps is on sale this week only!!! They are so perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day, or any occasions encouraging cards, or Bible journaling, or even for art journal.

GIVEAWAY

Celebrating this new release, Gracie is giving away a $15 Gift Card to her store. To enter this giveaway, head over to Graciellie Design Blog to read all the details and leave comment at every blog.

What is your favorite digital stamp(s) or/and digital paper(s) from Graciellie Design?

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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I am linking up at:

Simon Says: Use Something New
Anything Goes Week 368-369

Celebrate Big Stylish Birthday Card

Hello hello hello everyone, today I have a stylish birthday card to share with you all.

I just had a birthday couple of weeks ago and I had a fabulous day with my family. My girls and husband made sure we celebrated it with style for sure.

My card is inspired by these neon, fashion designs image from STAMPlorations January CUTplorations Challenge. Honestly… neon colors is a challenge for me to work with for sure.

On my stylish birthday card today I use the Celebrate Big Phrase DieCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesCityGirl Stamp Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the CityGirl Stamp Set on a white mixed media paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad and I dried it with craft heater. Then, I sprayed with Flamingo and Teal Marabu Art Sprays. I dried it again with craft heater and trimmed it to paper strip. I added it to another white card. I spray the cardstock very lightly with the same sprays and then I cut it with the large size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the finished background on a white card with permanent adhesive glue.

I stamped the girl from the CityGirl Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad on another mixed media paper, colored it with the same Marabu Art Spray paint and waterbrush. I dried the watercolor paint and then fussy cut the girl image with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

Next, I cut Neenah neon pink cardstock with the Celebrate Big Phrase Die twice, stacked them together to make thicker with adhesive glue, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape, overlapping it with the girl.

Last step, I stamped the sentiment from the CityGirl Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad at the bottom of the card with stamping block.

That’s my card today… and you all are invited to play along with this STAMPlorations January CUTplorations Challenge and make sure you read all the challenge rules here. And… when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects, you can link it up at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, too.

You don’t have any STAMPlorations products yet??? No worries… you can use the free digital stamp from STAMPlorations on any of your projects to join their challenges all month long. Go ahead to grab it here today! Or… you can get STAMPlorations stamps, dies, or/and stencils with 20% OFF for your order today by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

We are looking forward to see your projects! THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day.