Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Fall-Inpired Card

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a quick post about my Fall creation. The leaves in my background and neighborhood inspire me tremendously. 


This is the most beautiful season in my part of Canada. 
I still remember the first time I saw maple leaves...

Back in 1984, I just came to Canada for my graduate studies. I couldn't not get over the bright colored leaves. Since I am originally from Taiwan, it is a rare sight to see the changing of colors in leaves!


 I had so a ton of inky fun in applying the distress inks to the stenciled background. I went overboard on the gold embossing and I even added a piece of gold foil....As for the sentiment, I did partial gold-embossing. Not sure if I like it, but I will leave it as it is.

(my backyard, photo taken Oct. 24, 2016)

Reminder: be sure to check out yesterday's blog hop post if you have not done so.

Some SUPER AWESOME DEALS over Simon Says Stamp needs to be checked out.
Use HARVEST to get $5 off.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends! 
Today is a special day as I join my alumni hostesses from Hero Arts for a fun blog hop.
Back in 2009, I was part of the Hero Arts Hostess over Flickr group. It was one of the most exciting time of my stamping life. I never forget the fun and creative time as a hostess. 

 So, without further ado....
welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalogue!  Today's hop starts from my little humble blog :)
Vintage Christmas Post Matching Die
 For my projects, I am sharing interesting ways of using Stamp and Die combo.

Keynotes about this card:
~work the background: starting from the bottom part of the card, I stamped and embossed the script , leaves and pine-cones.
~stamp the bird in colors: I colored the cardinal lightly with watercolors.
~don't forget the splatter and sequins!

Merry Christmas (close-up)

I love how fun and easy it is to coordinate these images. 


And if you ever wonder how else you can do with this stamp, here is a previous example I did.
I stamped a wreath by using all the smaller stamps.
You can watch my You Tube video here. 

(there is a stamp set giveaway for becoming my You Tube subscribers) 
 Merry Christmas
I hope that you are inspired by my projects.
Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 to Hero Arts online shop).
Today's hop:
1 $25 Hero Arts shopping spree
1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog
Tomorrow's hop
1 $25 Hero Arts shopping spree
1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog

 The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! Please comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for a chance to win.

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

Today's blog hop list:
Virginia Lu (you are here)

You next stop is Emily Leiphart's blog!
Be sure to stop by all the stops and Hero Arts and leave some blog love! We have another excellent line-up of hostesses over Hero Arts Blog tomorrow. You will love the inspiraiton!
Thank you for stopping by!