Hello everyone! I felt that the blog has been neglected during the past few weeks. So I’m popping in to share a few good news and then a giveaway!
1. Waving hello from my little corner of the world~~~ This blog was visited by people from 181 different countries in 2013! Wow! Thank you for stopping by!
2. I was notified recently that my cards will be on magazine covers! Woohoo! For both CARDS and Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. These are my two favorite magazines and they both offer digital subscription – you can read them no matter where you are! Don’t forget to check out their submission page while you are there! Pub calls are a lot of fun to play with!
3. I’m leaving for Craft & Hobby Association Show tomorrow! It is where manufacturers share their new releases for 2014. I look forward to seeing the new products and meeting some crafty friends. I even prepared some name cards!
Some of you have already noticed that I am experimenting with a new blog design. But I still used my old logo here. I’m thinking about incorporating it back to the blog too! Hmmm…
I will be sharing CHA photos on my Facebook Page and Instagram. So I am doing a giveaway to warm them up! Some of my favorite stamp sets to share!
How to Enter
- Enter on this blog (1 winner). Twitter will be updated too!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Enter on Facebook Here (2 winners) or Instagram Here (2 winners)
Find the above giveaway photo and comment below it to enter. Tag a friend in your comment and you both will win!
Each winner will get to pick a stamp set from the ones shown in the giveaway picture. Enter by midnight Wed, Jan 15th. The winners will be notified by email or direct message. Good luck everyone!
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone! For today and the next few days, I will share one of my published cards per day and hope that it will bring a smile to your face.
The card for today was published in Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol.8. And here’s the link to a digital sneak peak.
The Santa is a digital cut file from Echo Park for Silhouette. Isn’t it the cutest santa ever?!
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Hello Everyone! I had some time this morning and made a couple cards for Grayson and his brother Aydan. You can read about the card drive Danielle started here.
These are simple cards but I hope that they will bring a smile to the boys.
I used the new Hero Arts Gold ink on the building silhouette in the super day card. I am a little disappointed about the gold ink. It is watery (like the rest of the shadow inks) and is more like a light kraft color with some glitter in it than a solid pigment gold ink I am used to. I will try it more later but here is a comparison shot:
And while I’m here, I would like to announce the random winner of Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop at my stop.
Congratulations Kelly! Please email me your snail mail address at:
Thank everyone for joining us! Don’t forget to check out the Pebbles Blog and my teamies blogs to see whether you are a winner too! I’m sure there will be more blog hops and giveaways in the future. (In fact, there is one going on right now at Pebbles here!) We appreciate you!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Hello everyone! It’s time for another Runway Inspired Challenge!
This one is very hard for me. I am not a big fan of grid patterns with lines so far apart. But I took a literal approach:
I stamped the banner, masked and stamped the leaves. I then cut the top portion to square and used a ruler and a marker to draw the grid pattern:
Som glassy accents to add some shine to the leaves. I also diecut the banner with the matching die to create a shadow like the design on the model’s pants.
Click on over to see what my talented teamies have for you this time!
Runway Inspired (Challenge Details)
Aga (on leave)
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone! I am guesting at Lawn Fawn Blog today. Squeal!
Lawn Fawn has always been a special company to me. My first photopolymer stamps were from Lawn Fawn. My first published card in CARDS was using Lawn Fawn products. My first project in a company catalog and displayed at CHA was this card for Lawn Fawn. I have had several wonderful guest design opportunities because of this card I entered for Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2013 Contest. I like what Kelly said in one of her videos: make cards that make people smile. I guess that is why I like Lawn Fawn so much! :)
I hope that you enjoyed today’s card. Happy crafting!
Hello everyone! My posts are usually scheduled 2-4 weeks ahead of time but I couldn’t wait to share what I have made with the cracker box die after I received it on Monday :) So here is the quick but colorful project for today.
These boxes are perfect for some Jelly Belly treats! All paper from the Daphne’s Closet 6″ x 6″ pad, Retro Hemp Cords, and Happy Easter Bunny Stamp by Lawn Fawn. Love the springy colors and sweet patterns.
I made a couple with double-sided paper and Loved them! This box just makes me happy!
Now, the lucky winner to this cute Cracker Box Die is:
Congrats Lizzy! I will email you shortly! Unfortunately, this die will not be back in stock soon enough for this sale, but you can still use code WAFFLE for 20% off everything at lifestylecrafts.com and enjoy the 40% mark down of Templates Dies now till Sunday March 3rd! (Thank all of you who have used my promo coupon code, your support means a lot to me!)
I promise more giveaways in March! (Wink)
Wait, there is one more winner for today! The lucky winner of Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop is:
Congrats Cynthia! You will have the super cute “Totally My Type” stamp set by Teri for Technique Tuesday! Your prize will be sent directly from her. I will email you shortly! :)
Life is good! Happy crafting, everyone!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to share a little sneak peak of my 1 Die 3 Ways tutorial featured over at the CLASSroom with Ellen Hutson!
If you are not familiar with ellenhutson.com, it is an awesome online paper crafting supply store with a wide range of quality products and excellent customer service. The CLASSroom is the store blog where Ellen and friends share crafting tips and inspirations.
Thanks to Ellen, I was one of the first few lucky girls who get to play with some Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2013 release right after the show. In fact, some of the products I used will not be shipping until next Thursday. So don’t forget to leave a comment to enter this giveaway. I will draw a random winner on February 19th.
From Feb 14-15th, there is a 14% off everything in-stock sale at Ellen’s with code: bemine! I am going to pick up some fancy quilt inspired dies like the Flower Petal here and Quilt Cuts 2 here for myself. And there are always great deals at Warehouse Sale, right? ;)
Happy shopping and crafting!