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A Jillian Vance Design

Hello everyone… Happy Friday… I hope you all are having a great week! Today I have a project that I created with A Jillian Vance Design stamp sets and die sets.

They are featured at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog also today and giving a way a $20 Gift Card to the AJVD Store. To find out more details how I created my project and how to enter this giveaway, you can go to A Jillian Vance Design Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a fabulous and caffeinated Friday!

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Thursday Coffee Break: Coffee & Love Go Together

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! It is time to take a little break with me, drinking favorite drink and make pretty things 🙂

I am sharing a Thursday Coffee Break: Coffee & Love Go Together card at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today that I created using the new Coffee and Love digital stamp set from Gracillie Design.

Thursday Coffee Break: Love and Coffee Go Together

Have you seen the Collaboration Blog Hops with Graciellie Design Team? If you have not, you can GO HERE to see my project for this collaboration blog hop and to enter the giveaway! It ends on soon!!!

I hope you all can enjoy this post today! Thank you so much for stopping by and may you all have a fabulous and caffeinated day!

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Joy Clair Mardi Gras Event 2018

Joy Clair Clear Stamp

Hello everyone… Welcome to Joy Clair Mardi Gras Event 2018! Lent Season is tomorrow! It starts on the same day with Valentine’s Day this year. I hope you all, who are going to do Lent, will be blessed with wisdom and strength. May God bless you richly with His love and grace as you come to seek Him in His presence every day!

Today I am joining the Joy Clair team for this special event to share project inspired by the Mardi Gras image, celebration, colors, shapes, or anything…The team has prepared lots of inspirations for you!

Joy Clair Mardi Gras Event 2018

You can see all the inspirations at Joy Clair Blog. When I looked at the Mardi Gras photo inspiration I am inspired by the colors and I created this New Baby Congrats Card using the New Baby Stamp Set.

Joy Clair Mardi Gras Event 2018 - New Baby Congrats Card

I go with clean-and-simple style for this card. The papers I used are from Crate Paper Little Baby Boy 6×6 Paper Pad and plain colored cardstocks are from Darice Crafts.

I picked the green/purple polkadots paper for the background mat that I added it on the black card base with adhesive glue. Next, I die cut the yellow cardstock with Oval Stitched Rows Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs. Then I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

Joy Clair Mardi Gras Event 2018 - New Baby Congrats Card

And using Versafine Onyx Black and Mini MISTI, I stamped the baby onesies from New Baby Stamp Set with  on the yellow chevron patterned paper, I stamped the heart image on the purple cardstock, and then I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock.

And then I fussy cut the heart and onesie with micro-tip scissors. Then I added them on the card with 3D foam tape. I added some extra glitter on the heart with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen.

I trimmed the sentiment into a banner, and added it on top of the onesies. Since it already pop up, I glue the middle on the onesie, and then glued the edges of the banner on the oval die cut panel.

The card is done. I hope you enjoy this project today 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. May you all have a fabulous day!

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Sending You Love

Hello everyone… Valentine’s Day is 2 days away! I bet you all can smell and feel the love is in the air more… 😀 Today I have a Valentine’s Day Card, Sending You Love…

Sending You Love Valentine's Day Card

I created this card for a swap crafty friend in February. I sent it out early this week 🙂 The stamp set, postage die set and love word die are from the newest Stamp of Approval – Love Is In The Air. I used the in-laid diecutting technique with those dies.

I stamped 2 sentiment phrases from the SOA stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black using my Mini MISTI on a white cardstock and trimmed them down into word stripes. And I added on the card with 3D foam tape.

I added some splatters on the card using Silver Finetec Watercolor Paint and fan brush.

And then I embellished the card with some heart die cuts that I cut out using Our Daily Bread Designs – Hearts Dies. I finished this card with some clear gem also.

The white, black, and colored cardstocks I used to make this card today are from Darice Crafts.

The card is done and I hope you all can enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it 🙂 THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today! May all of your hearts, mind and days be filled with love… HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!


I play along at:

February Challenge – Love Is In The Air

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Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway – Surprise Pop Up Card

Graciellie Design and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello everyone… WELCOME to the Coffee and Love – Graciellie Design and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Blog Hop! We are so glad you join us in this big blog hop!

Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway

Today we start the blog hop showcasing the new Coffee & Love Digital Stamp Set! There will be lots of inspirations from both design teams… and… you have many chance to win the giveaway!

Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway

You should be arriving from my fellow teammate, Esther Albury. This Giveaway starts at Gracie’s blog, the owner of Graciellie Design.

And I created a surprise pop up card with spotlight coloring technique using the Coffee & Love Digital Stamp Set.

Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway - Surprise Pop Up Card

I have an extra pre-cut card from a previous projects from Close To My Heart. I also have tried this fun and easy tutorial how to create this fun card. You can watch the video tutorial here.

I printed out the coffee cup image on a white card stock. I use one of the ODBD Circle Dies to die cut the area I want to color as the spotlight image.

Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway - Surprise Pop Up Card

I added the panel on the easel part of the card. Then I colored the spotlight circle piece using Darice Studio71 Alcohol Markers. I added the finished circle on the card with 3D foam tape.

I also added some white pearl gems to embellish the front card.

Coffee and Love Collaboration Blog Hop and Giveaway - Surprise Pop Up Card

For the surprise inside card,  I cut out the printed sentiment in size that fit in the card. Then I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edge of the panel with sponge for some shadow.

I added it on the card with adhesive. And the card is done.

GIVEAWAY!!!

Graciellie Design is offering two $10 gift cards to the shop. For a chance to win, you can enter by simply visit each blog hop participant blogs below and leave a comment. The winners will be selected randomly – 1 (one) Winner selected by Graciellie Design and 1 (one) Winner selected by Coffee Loving Cardmakers. They will announce the winners on February 17th!

The full list of blog hop participants you can find at Graciellie Design and Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Helen Gullett –> YOU’RE HERE

NEXT STOP –> Karen Seifert

Do you want another chance to win?

To enter this giveaway, you can go to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Instagram @coffee_crafts, find the image to enter to win! Giveaway ends on Friday, February 9th.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all enjoy this blog hop and find inspirations to create while drinking your favorite coffee/tea/cocoa 🙂 May you all have a fabulous caffeinated day!


I also play along at:

Anything Goes Challenge #320 – #321

Simon Says: It Must Be Love

February Challenge

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Project Thursday Chalkboard CAS Card

Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Today I have a black and white chalkboard CAS card to share with you…

Precious Remembrance Project Thursday Chalkboard CAS Card

I created this card using the new Daily Thoughts Stamp Set and Love Coupon Stamp Set. Visit Precious Remembrance Shop blog today to read the details and steps how I created this chalkboard CAS card 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

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Paint It Red XOXO Coffee Cups Card

STAMPlorations

Hello everyone… I am back today with a Valentine’s Day themed card. I love coffee with lots of love in it 🙂 So here’s the Paint It Red XOXO Coffee Cups card for you…

STAMPlorations Paint It Red XOXO Coffee Cups Card

This card I created also for the special monthly challenge at STAMPlorations using Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and A Cuppa Love Stamp Set.

I painted a piece of watercolor paper with red watercolor paint using flat watercolor brush to created the ombre look on it. I used craft heater to dry it. Then I cut it out with 2 sizes of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. First, I added the larger panel with adhesive glue, and next I added the smaller panel in the middle with 3D fun foam with adhesive glue.

STAMPlorations Paint It Red XOXO Coffee Cups Card

I stamped the cup from A Cuppa Love Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black twice, colored it with Crimson Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen. After that, I fussy cut them and added them on the card with adhesive glue and 3D fun foam for extra dimension to it.

Here’s the inspiration I got to create my card 🙂 Isn’t it cute and perfect for this month?

There are some changes with the monthly challenges due to Shery’s family situation…You’ve probably heard that they had a new addition to the family. Shery delivered her second baby girl named “Winter” in December. In order to give Shery a little time to catch her breath after giving birth and to adjust to daily life with two little ones in addition to running the store, we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

So, rather than all of our normal monthly challenges, there will be just one challenge for you to join each month. The monthly challenge will have a theme. And the February Challenge is Photo Inspiration Challenge. Here are the simple rules to play along with the challenge:

  • You may create any type of project — cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc — as long as it follows our theme
  • STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it
  • You may enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
  • You must display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
  • You must comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love
  • For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month

Prizes:

  • TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all entries
  • ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers’ blogs throughout the month

And… Shery is offering a generous 10% (no coupon code needed) off all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from February through April!!!

Now… it’s your turn to get crafty and creative… Don’t forget you can link up your project HERE until February 28th.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog and have a fabulous day!


I play along at:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Anything Goes Challenge #320 – #321

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