Friday, December 15, 2017

New Release from Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends!

There is a new release from Simon Says Stamp.
This time is all about "friends".
 These are a few that caught my eyes. 
 Cosmo Flower Frame Die.

I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

STACKED DIAMONDS Wafer Dies sssd111771 Friend
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MODERN FLOWERS CARD WRAP Wafer Dies sssd111787 Friends
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MODERN FLOWERS Wafer Dies sssd111788 Friends
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MUM FLOWER FRAME Wafer Dies sssd111775 Friends
I saw it on Simon Says StampSimon Says Stencils RADIANT STENCIL ssst121406 Friends

 For all the latest, please check it out here. 

 Use code : MERRY573 to get $5 off
Shop Simon Says Stamp here
 Copic Sale here
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Card Kit of The Month JANUARY 2018 FAVORITE PERSON ck0118

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stamp a Landscape

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a post about stamping a landscape. 
It may sound daunting to create a scenic place, but with the right stamp, it is really not that hard.
I decided to use two of the images from this stamp set and created a scene.

I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Penny Black Clear Stamp LOVE AND PEACE 30-453

With the help of MISTI, I was able to do Selective Stamping and built up the scene.


 I stamped the trees first with Zig Markers.

season of love and peace

I then stamped the Snowy Village on the left.

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Once all the images were clear-embossed, I was able to color the background by sponging Distress Ink.

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This is Spellbinders offer (back by demand)
Surprise.... it's only $40!!

$150 Surprise Die & Embossing Package

The  January Card Kit 2018 is now available.
This kit is lovely, isn't it?
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Card Kit of The Month JANUARY 2018 FAVORITE PERSON ck0118

Limited stock

Penny Black Cling Stamp SNOWY VILLAGE

Here are what's NEW over Simon Says Stamp.
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 Copic Sale here


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Snowy Village (Penny Black), MISTI, Clear Embossing Powder (SSS), Zig Brush Markers, Distress Ink, Neenah Card Stock (white) , Nuvo Glossy White Droplets (Tonic),
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Altenew Build-a-Flower Carnation

This is my 3rd post ....
For Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza, please click here
For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, please click here
Hello friends!

It's busy day in my blog. Today is the reveal of Build-a-Flower Carnation.
Altenew's Build-a- Flower sets have always been amazing, this one is also no exception.
For more inspiration and details, please visit Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog.
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About Carnation:
This month's build-a-flower set features a beautiful carnation. The meaning of carnation includes fascination, distinction, and love, and its use in art and decor dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. With their ruffled appearance and classic beauty, these flowers possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. Alongside the multi-step carnation, we have included two-step leaves, berries, and a cluster of tiny flowers that can be used as filler images for your flower arrangements! The set also includes three kindness sentiments that are great for any occasion.

Thanks to Mother's Day, Carnation are the first REAL flowers that I got to know when I was little. It has a special place in my heart. It's funny how a certain type of flowers can evoke a special memory. I decided to stamp a blue-ish Carnation as they become more common in the last decade. 
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I started out with stamping and die-cutting the carnation. You definitely do not need many ink colors for this design.

Ding--->Remember "Generation Stamping"? You can use the lightest ink in the background to start with. Each time, you can stamp a stronger shade as you go. Practice makes perfect. Try stamping on a piece of scrap paper and see works.

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Stamping the carnation and background are equally fun and satisfying.
I enjoyed stamping the light and dark shades to create a nice backdrop for the flower.
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 I LOVE mixing colors. Here I mixed Sea Shore and Deep Blue Seas.
I saw it on ALTENEW

Build-A-Flower: Carnation

The small floral were colored with Altenew Artist Markers.
I hope you like my first rendition with this month's Build-a Flower.
I will be back with another version hopefully soon.

👉👉 leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on December 20th. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post)

👉👉 leave me a comment in this very post for a chance to win $20 Altenew Gift Card. I will announce the winner here in this blog on Dec. 17th. 

 Head over Altenew Shop and get this Build-a Flower Carnation while supplies last.
You can also get Build-a Flower Sets from Simon Says Stamp here
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #451

This is my 2nd post today. 

Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the "Gift It" Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is... 

Stitch It (Real or Faux)

 We are using We R Memory Keepers products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

I proceeded to stamp a colorful background with stars and added some hand-stitching for the sentiment.  All the inks I used are from Simon Says Stamp Ink.

be yourself
The stamps I used are:

 I followed the Grid Line with We R Memory Keepers Heatwave.

We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN Tool Starter Kit 662586
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN Tool Starter Kit

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I relied on my MISTI to do the Multi-Color Stamping.

I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

be yourself
I hope that you are inspired to do some stitching.
You can use white Gel Pen to do some faux stitching as well

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.

You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello friends!
I am so glad that you open that door over Taheerahs' Blog.... 
Yes, it's Virginia here!
I am so pleased to be part of Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’. 

I love the stamps and die from Concord & 9th, especially they came up with the following set last month. I knew I had to try it out.
I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Concord & 9th DAHLIA TURNABOUT Clear Stamp Set 10293
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Concord & 9th DAHLIA Dies 10294

I created a one layer with this stamp set....sorry that it's not Christmas-themed!
edited ( my EPIC FAIL HERE) 😓
I could have used Christmas colors! When I created this card, I forgot about the theme ...
well, Christmas....duh. 😏
If you don't see me making appearance in next year's extravaganza , you'll know why. LOL😉

hello gorgeous

I chose to use 4 colors for this Turn About Stamp because in each turn you get to use one color. Easy!
With the matching die, I cut out some vellum pieces and adhere over and around the large bloom.

The inks I used are the following:
Simon Says Stamp: Cherry Blossom, Pocketful of SunshineDeep Blue Sea
and Warm and Cozy

For the shine, I used Altenew Emboss Ink and Translucent Clear Embossing Powder.
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I saw it on Simon Says Stamp

Tsukineko Delicata ROSE GOLD Ink Pad DE000357

I love the Rose Gold Delicata which I used for the sentiment.
Of course, I had to stamp it with MISTI.
You can find all the Concord & 9th products over Simon Says Stamp here.

So, how about this extravaganza fun so far?
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!
It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Concord & 9th so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 
These are the latest from Concord & 9th!