Sweet and Fresh Lemonade

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all have a fabulous week so far. And today, I have some sweet and fresh card for a friend to share with you all.

When it comes to Summer, iced lemon tea is so refreshing. I love fresh brewed sweet tea with real lemon slices in it. Inspired by that yummy drink… I created this card with this newly released, Happiness Is Homemade Digital Stamp Set.

I created the watercolored rainbow border background with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I scribbled the colors on the edge of the watercolor paper and then blended the water brush. I dried it with craft heater, trimmed it to fit on an A2 white card. I added it on the card with E-Z Grand Adhesive Runner.

And here’s how I created that glass look mason jar. First, I printed the jar and tag on a white cardstock with inkjet printer in black and white. And then I colored it with Prismacolors Colored Pencils.

Next, I covered all the image with VersaFine Mark Ink Pad and then I added some Ranger Thick Clear Embossing Powder. I heated it up with craft heater. I repeated this step twice for glossy and extra thick look.

I love the result… I looks like glass jar. I decorated it with some natural twine ribbon, secured it with some dries-clear permanent adhesive. Then I added the tag and tied it up.

I added the jar on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the sentiment, it is one of the sentiments from the Hey Friend Digital Stamp Set, also one of the newly released stamp sets.

I printed it on a white cardstock, and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on top of the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

That’s my card today…. I hope you all also enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous day!

Mixed Media Card | Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello hello hello everyone… June has arrived! On this first Sunday one the month, I have a mixed media card to share with you all.

Today’s card is for the STAMPlorations June Mixed Media Challenge. You all are invited to play along and creating anything goes projects using your stash as long you use stencils and mixed media.

I created the background using gel printing technique with Make Marks 2 ARTplorarions Stencil, Gelli Art Printing Plate, Color Theory Acrylic Paints, Dina Wakely White Gesso, and American Crafts Navy Blue Cardstock. After that I cut it with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

I stamped the cups from the Sketchy Coffee Cups STAMPlorations Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a watercolor paper and then I colored them with watercolor paint. After that I fussy cut them with scissors.

For the sentiment label, I added some watercolor paint on a piece of watercolor paper with smooshing technique, dried it and then I sanded it for texture and distress look. After that I cut it with one of the Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

And I added one of the Coffee Time STAMPlorations Clear Stickers on that label tag for the sentiment. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I added both cups on the card with permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape.

I hope this card inspire you to crate a mixed media project for this month challenge. And also, you can link you at STAMPlorations Never Ending – Anything Goes Challenge when you use any of their products on your project.

Before you all go… I have a 20% OFF coupon code for you to grab any STAMPlorations products. Simply use this code : STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy Shopping!

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

Graciellie Design Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Graciellie Design Birthday Blog Hop! So… come and join the party!

We are celebrating Gracie’s birthday with a blog hop featuring her new digital stamps, $25 gift card giveaway, and… awesome 40% oFF Sale at Graciellie Desing shop!!!

Here are my cards today featuring the 2 of 6 new digital stamp sets:

On my first card, I use this Embrace The Moments Digital Stamp Set. I love this digital stamp set with cute camera, polaroid frame, and lifting-up sentiments. They are perfect of any occasion and any type of projects.

I use Pixelmator Pro (a photo editor program similar to Photoshop) to create the layout for my card. I used the camera, polaroid frame, and sentiment. I copied the camera out side the frame so I would have extra camera.

Then, I printed the images on a white cardstock in black and white with inkjet printer. After that, I colored them with Prismacolors Pencils. I fussy cut the frame and the extra camera.

I added some of the Purple Glitter Stickles and Clear Glitter Stickles on the camera and then I added it on top of the camera inside the polaroid frame with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

I printed one of the patterned paper from the Rainbow Vibes Digital Paper Pack to use on the background.

I embellished the card with some of the purple glitter gems I had in my stash.

And for my second card, I use this Tulips & Daisies Digital Stamp Set. This digital stamp set is packed with a tulip flower, a daisy flower, and beautiful script sentiments. That tulip reminds me of my Giant Tulips I had in my garden couple years ago.

To create the front card for this second card, I used the same photo editor program and arrange the tulips, overlapping each other. On a letter size layout, I ended up have 4 front cards, each in 4.25″ x 5.5″ dimension.

I printed the image and sentiment with inkjet printer, trimmed into card front size, and then I colored the tulips with Prismacolors Pencils, too.

After the coloring, I cut the panel with Divinity Designs – Double Stitched Rectangles Dies with my Gemini Junior machine. I cut the sentiment with the Divinity Designs – Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

I added the outside frame cut out directly on the card with permanent adhesive runner, and then add the middle cut out on the card with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

Then I added the sentiment on the card with permanent adhesive runner. I embellished the card with some sequins from my stash.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

This blog hop starts at Gracie’s blog and you should arrive from Gloria’s blog. To be eligible to enter to win the $25 gift card giveaway, you simply visit each of the participant’s blog and leave them a comment. Here’s the full list of the participants… you will LOVE their projects!

So…tell me, what is your favorite digital stamp set from this new release?

I hope you all enjoy this blog hop party and thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous day!!!

Feminine Themed Projects | A Card and An Art Journal

Hello hello hello everyone… Mother’s Day just passed and I hope you all had fabulous time with your loved ones celebrating this special day. But… we don’t stop there to show how much we love our moms, or anyone who has the mom role in your lives.

And today, I have couple projects with feminine themed that I created using the Joy Clair new released stamps and Bazzill Basics Paper at Joy Clair blog.

Over their blog, I share how to create these card and mixed media travel notebook journaling page. The new stamp sets I used are Proverbs 31 Color By Faith stamp set and Saved By Grace Color By Faith stamp set.

And… that’s all my Feminine Themed Projects to share with you all today. I hope you like them, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Things With Wings Blog Hop and Link Up Party | Spread Your Wings and Be Ready To Soar

Hello hello hello… Welcome back to my blog today! Today, I have a Spring themed mixed media card to share with you all.

Today I join STAMPlorations for the 2019 Things With Wings Blog Hop. I join this 31 Days of Celebrating Spring with this mixed media card.

I used 2 of my newly released ARTplorations Stencils (Make Marks 4 and Make Marks 5), Gelli Art Plate, and heavybody acrylic paints to create the monoprint background. I added the background panel on a white card base with permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment from the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set directly on the background panel with VersaFine Clair Nocture ink pad and then I dried the ink with craft heater.

I stamped the bird from the same stamp set with VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze ink pad on a white cardstock, dried it, and fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I cut out another white cardstock using 2 dies from the Bracket Labels/Tags Nesting Dies to create the frame. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape and I added the bird on top on the frame with adhesive glue and 3D foam tape.

Need more inspirations? Visit STAMPlorations Blog to see all the amazing and beautiful projects from the STAMPlorations Girls. You all are invited to join this Things With Wings Link Up Party, too! It is simple rule to join the party, head over to the blog for details and to link up your project (s).

Before you all go… check out the special Things With Wings Sale. All products are 15% Off instantly, no coupon needed. And… you can get extra 20% OFF by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

So…what is your favorite thing in the Spring?

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


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2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final Day | So Many More Cups…

Hello hello hello… Welcome back to the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Today is the last day and I hope you all have been having fun creating projects and blog hopping with us!

This blog hop is hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! It starts from Friday, May 3, 2019 until Friday, May 10, 2019. You all are invited to create any coffee/tea/cocoa projects with Spring or Summer theme and link up your projects with us HERE until Friday, May 10th at 11:55 pm pacific. You also can find the full list of the amazing, generous Super Sponsors there.

And for this last day, I have not only one card but three cards to share with you all!

My first card is I created using the digital stamp set and digital paper from Graciellie Design, who is one of the Super Sponsors.

I printed the image on a mixed media paper in black and white using my home inkjet printer. After that, I dried the ink with craft heater.

I colored that pretty mug with Arteza watercolor and I use Signo Ball White Gel Pen to add those dots for extra texture.

The border die is from A Jillian Vance Design, who is also one of the Super Sponsors.

On my second card, I use the stamp sets and the new coffee clear sticker from STAMPlorations, who is one of the Super Sponsors. I colored the roses in the mug with Sakura Koi Water Colors and waterbrush. I added some splatters with white acrylic paint and water using fan brush.

For the background, I cut out a white cardstock with the background die from Divinity Designs, who is also one of the Super Sponsors. I added it on the dark blue card base that I made from Bazzill Cardstock.

And the third card, I used a new stamp that I got couple weeks ago from Stampendous. It is a rubber stamp with wooded block. I love the antique china cups. They remind me of the cups my grandma used to have.

I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad on a watercolor paper and colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens and water brush. After that, I fussy cut the image with micro-tip scissors.

For the background on this card, I used the background die from A Jillian Vance Design. I cut out a white card with it and added it on a ivory card base.

I added the stacked cups image on the card and the sentiment is from the coffee stickers from STAMPlorations,

I totally have been having so much fun creating coffee and tea themed cards during this blog hop week. I would like to THANK ALL SUPER SPONSORS for their generosity and kindness they share with our Coffee Loving Cardmakers Community!

I hope you all also have a fun blog-hopping with us! And don’t forget to check out all the Super Sponsors’ websites for their special sales!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you all have a fabulous day!


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May CUTplorations Challenge | Spring Heartfelt Thanks Card

Hello everyone… I am enjoying some of the Spring colors around me and songs sang my birds at our backyard.

I have another Spring card to share with you all…

On my card today, I use For The Birds DiesTrendy Spring Blooms DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies,  Heartfelt Thanks StampMake Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil.

Here’s what inspire me to create this card: the bird, colors, and layers.

I use stencil to create the background with the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations stencil and added the inks with blending brush on the mixed media paper. After that, I cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the background panel on a white card base with adhesive glue.

I got a negative cut that I saved from last project that I cut a white cardstock with the leaf die from the Trendy Spring Blooms Dies. I added it in the middle of the card with adhesive glue.

For the bird, I added some watercolor paint on a watercolor paper, sprayed with water, and created a watercolored washed. I dried the panel with craft heater and then I cut it with the bird die from For The Birds Dies.

The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set that I stamped it on a white cardstock with yellow and orange ink pad to create the ombre look on it. I trimmed it into sentiment banner.

I stacked the bird and sentiment banner together with adhesive glue, and I added them on the card with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

I embellished the card with some sequins from my stash.

I hope you like this card today and give you an inspiration to join our May CUTplorations Challenge. And… Before you all go and create projects to play along, check out these TWO Spring Sales at STAMPlorations Store and get 20% off extra by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!!

THANKS for stopping by! Have a wonderful day….


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