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!


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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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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.

Graciellie Design New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Today is an exciting day because it is the new release day for Graciellie Design, and I have couple projects to share with you all.

Do you know that Gracie has a new store? You will love the new Graciellie Design Store where she sells all her digital stamps and digital papers. And today, she has 5 new digital stamp sets and 1 new digital papers at the store. These new goodies are so perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day, or any occasions encouraging cards, or Bible journaling, or even for art journal.

My first project is this clean and simple card that I created using the new Love & Friends Digital Stamp Set.

I use the Print-and-Cut feature with Silhouette Studio Software. I printed the heart wreath on mixed media paper with my inkjet printer in black and white. And then, I cut printed images with Silhouette Cameo. I did the same steps with the sentiment.

I dried the printed heart wreath image with craft heater and then I colored it with Sakura Koi Water Colors and water brush. And then, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on it with fan brush. I dried the finished image with craft heater.

I added couple of the Documented Faith washi tapes on a white card. Then, I added the heart wreath and sentiment coupon tag on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with some pink sequins.

For my second project, it is a large bookmark that I created using the new I Can Do All Things Digital Stamp Set.

It is super easy to make this bookmark. I printed both the image and sentiment on a mixed media paper. After that I trimmed them in 3″ x 7.5″ and then I dried the printing ink with craft heater. I colored them using Sakura Koi Watercolor and water brush and dried them completely with craft heater.

I glued both side with permanent adhesive and I laminated it with laminating plastic. I I trimmed the extra plastic off, punched the whole with WRMK punch. I used embroidery floss for the tinsel.

GIVEAWAY

Celebrating this new release, Gracie is giving away a $15 Gift Card to her store. To enter this giveaway, follow these steps:

Giveaway entry is open until Sunday, January 13th. The Winner will be picked randomly and will be announced at Gracillie Design Facebook.

Here’s the list of BLOG HOP participants:

And…this Heart Bundle Digital Stamps is on sale only this week!!!

I hope you all have fun blog-hopping with us and we hope these projects inspire you today.

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

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Mixed Media Card | XOXO, I Love You

Hello everyone… Today, I have a new mixed media card to share with you all.

I created this card for the STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge. This challenge is anything mixed media goes, including cards, as long as you use one or more stencils on it.

I use the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil, Shutters ARTplorations stencil to create the background. First, I created a watercolored background with Catherine Pooler Design’s Ink Pad (Baby Girl) and water using smooshing technique. And then I used stamping with stencil technique to add the shutters ghosting print on it.

Next, I mixed Ranger Texture Paste with fine glitter to create the glittery paste and I added it on the panel with Zen Heart stencil. I let it sit to dry. It is okay to use craft heater to dry the paste, but have to be very careful to not over heat it.

After the texture paste dried well, I used the distresser tool to distress the edges of the background panel and I added it on the white card with permanent adhesive glue.

And for the sentiment, I use the You & Me CUTplorations Phrase Die and Pocket Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped the words on a white cardstock with Catherine Pooler’s Design Ink Pad (Rockin’ Red) and trimmed them into small sentiment strips. I added them on the card with permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape. Then then I cut out a red cardstock with the phrase die but I only used the word “you” on this card.

I hope you all will join our mixed media challenge this month. The more you link up, more chances you have to win the prizes!!! And… if you use any STAMPloratios products, you can also link your project at the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

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!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a fantastic week!

Hello New Beginning

Hello everyone… I hope you all are getting ready for New Year now! Isn’t that crazy? We are at the end of the 2018!!! But the end is the new beginning. So… today I have an encouraging card to share with you all. It is an easy and quick card you can make and send to others, too.

Today, I am sharing a tutorial how to make this New Year card at Joy Clair blog using the New Year New Me Stamp Set, Light Bulb Moment Stamp Set, and Doodle Flower Background Stamp.

I also use VersaFine Clair ink pads, Fancy Frame die set, and Stitch Nesting Dies Set. Head over to their blog for more details.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous day and ready for the new journey!

WE WISH YOU ALL A BLESSED AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

Mixed Media Coffee Card

Hello everyone… I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. The year of 2018 almost ends… and ready or not… the new year of 2019 is coming!


Today, I have a simple tutorial to share with you to make this mixed media coffee card. Head over to STAMPlorations Blog to read the full post with step pictures.

I hope you all will find this tutorial is helpful and easy for you to get started with mixed media card. 

Before you go… Here’e 20% OFF coupon code for you to use when you put an order at the STAMPlorations store. The code is STAMPGIRLHELEN (simply copy and paste in the coupon code box when you check out).

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by the STAMPlorations blog today! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Thursday Coffee Break | Hello

Hello hello hello… New year is 4 more days! Can you all believe it? This year is almost gone and I hope you all ready to step into the new journey in 2019.

Today, I have one more card to share with you for our 2018 Thursday Coffee Break over Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

I use the  Clara Girl stamp set from Unity Stamp Company, and the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies from STAMPlorations. Both of them are Super Sponsors of our coffee loving crafters community.

I hope this card give you some inspiration that you need to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful caffeinated day!

Project Thursday ~ A Coffee Card and A Year In Review With Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a fabulous holidays week! Can you believe that a year almost gone by? New year is coming in 4 more days!

And it also means that is the end of my term with Precious Remembrance Shop. It has been an amazing year and for sure I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing team, for Dyane, and for her generosity through out the year.

I am sharing my last blog post at their blog today. And I also share my Top 5 favorite cards that I created with their wonderful products.

I hope you all can visit me there and check out on the projects. Thank you so much for stopping by today and may you all have a fantastic day!