Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April VSC: Favorite Technique

Hello, my lovelies!!!

It's been AGES since I've posted, or crafted for that matter! Oh, how I've missed stamping and getting inky, and all that goodness derivative of creativity!  But, alas, I'm back and this time to share my card for this month's "Favorite Technique" theme over on the V's Sweet Challenge blog! (:

Photographed with no flash

I have many favorite techniques to pick just one favorite... but since I recently got TONS of new Lawn Fawn goodies, which I hadn't had a chance to play with until this weekend, I asked myself... "How can I show a favorite technique that will allow me to use absolutely ALL the new products I just purchased?" heheh (:  My mind was all over the place, because I just couldn't decide on which stamp set to use--I LOVE them all!!!  Lo and behold, what better super FUN technique than to paper piece?!  I was like a little kid in a candy store *grin*  So, I grabbed the oh-so-trendy #awesome stamp set and lawn cuts by LF, since I could paper piece, die cut and stamp the entire collection, using none other than some more yummy LF pattern papers (Let's Polka and Hello Sunshine)!! :D

I was going to just add a few sweet dots by V's Sweet Ideas and be done, but I felt something else was missing to make the whole card stand out... What better way to add a WOW factor than with Maya Roads metallic ribbon in gold from V's Sweet Ideas?!!  Yes, it was a match made in heaven! (;  For the finishing touches, I punched out two hearts with my Martha Stewart confetti hearts punch, then added shimmer with my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen marker (clear).  I also wanted to trap all that pretty shimmer by covering the birdie and the hearts in glossy accents.

Photograph taken with flash

This card is a little more busy (because of the many different patterns) than I like my cards to be (I'm more of a CAS style kind of girl), but I just couldn't help myself with so much cuteness surrounding me! LOL heheh (:  Anyway, I hope my card puts a smile on your face...  And please, swing by the V's Sweet Challenge blog to check out the gorgeous creations my teammies have come up with.  They have totally outdone themselves with this one--you won't want to miss it!!!

Have a great day and may the LORD richly bless!! 'Til next time!!! XOXO

Love,
Gri

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You Mean The World To Me

Hello, lovely crafters!

I hope you're all having a FAB weekend.  It's been a rainy Sunday here in Maryland--perfect for spending the day crafting! (:  I've been on a roll creating cards and having a blast trying out new techniques that I had been dying to try out.

I recently received a HUGE Lawn Fawn order (through V's Sweet Ideas) and it wasn't until today that I got a chance to play with all those yummy goodies!!! {[Stay tuned for a special post this Tuesday! (;]} Anyway, it's hard to decide which stamp set and pattern papers to use when you have so many to choose from!!!  Lawn Fawn is such a big enabler... *grin*

I now present to you my paper-pieced artwork... (:

Photographed without flash
I had SO much fun making this card and adding all the little details.  It's such a vibrant and happy card--it makes me smile every time I look at it! :D

Photographed with flash
All pattern papers are from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka and Hello Sunshine.  I'm in love with all these papers!!! And it's the first time I decide to use them without fear of running out... I refuse to be a hoarder of pattern paper--all thanks to my girl, Kisha *kiss*  The stamp set and coordinating lawn cuts (dies) I used for this card are also by Lawn Fawn and they're called "Wish You Were Here" *swoon* After paper piecing the adorable globe, I added a tiny heart on it (Martha Stewart heart confetti paper punch), and also painted some shimmer on it with my Wink of Stella brush pen.  I then covered it in glossy accents, because I LOVE the effect it creates underneath.  I also added Caribbean twine (from V's Sweet Ideas' shop) to "hang" the banners from.  As a finishing touch I drew white faux stitches all around the card.  Seriously, this card just makes me SO happy!!! (:

I hope I have inspired you today.  Thanks for stopping by and for taking a look.  Hope you are all well.  May GOD bless you today and always! 'Til next time! XOXO

Love,
Gri

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

Good morning, lovelies!

Another snow day for me, so I have a chance to stop by the blog and post a project I am linking back to Vicky from Clips-n-Cuts!  She is having a HUGE giveaway for anyone who creates a project and uses the InLinkz tool--which is a business owned by her family--to list the products used in your project(s)... SO fun!! (:

So here's the card I created and right below the second photo, you'll find the list of supplies I used for this project...









 
   



I hope you'll be inspired to try it out and enter for a chance to win BIG (SSS Ink and Paper Collection)!  Check out Vicky's' blog and video for more details! (;  Thanks for stopping by!  GOD bless... XOXO

Love,
Gri

Sunday, March 2, 2014

VSC #21: Kids Theme!

Good evening, my beautiful friends!

Quickly making a stop on the blog to post my card for the current V's Sweet Challenge Theme this month: "Kids Theme".  The sponsor for this month's challenge is: A Day For Daisies.  They are offering a $12 gift certificate to their online shop.  I invite you to stop by their blog to check out their fabulous images! A BIG thank you, ADFD for your generosity!!! (:

And now, here's the card I created for this month's challenge:



As you can see, I used Lawn Fawn's "Year Two" stamp set and couldn't adore it more!!! It's SO stinkin' cute!!! :D  I tied a bow using twine that you can purchase at V's Sweet Ideas online shop! (;  I hope you'll join us this month in this fun new challenge!  Don't forget to also stop by the V's Sweet Challenge blog to check out the wonderful projects created by the rest of the DT girls!

Thanks for stopping by to "see" me.  'Til next time!  GOD richly bless! XOXO

Love,
Gri

Monday, February 17, 2014

I Only Have Eyes For You...

Good morning, my lovelies!!!

I hope you're all doing well.  It's a gorgeous sunny Monday morning here today!  These past 5 days of time-off have been AHH-MAZE! (:  I've rested plenty and I'm gearing up to tackle two very hectic weeks up ahead.

Before the craziness catches up with me and I'm unable to stop by my blog, here's another lovey-dovey card I made last week, which I just about adore!  It's so sweet, romantic and pretty... (:

I finally got around to unpacking more moving boxes and there I found the rest of my crafty supplies that I'd been looking for and missing! (':  It was like opening gifts on Christmas morning all over again!! HA! (:  Anyway, I was able to get a hold of my precious and beautiful doilies one again, as well as all my other paper punches! *grin*  Without further ado, here's my card... Hope you enjoy! (;

Supplies
Lawn Fawn: Science of Love (sentiment)
Papertrey Ink: Love Birds; Kraft card stock 
Martha Stewart: Hearts punch 
Hero Arts: Red card base 
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Watermark (VersaMark) 
Misc.: White gel pen; star dust stickles; french lace doily; red polka dot washi tape; white embossing powder 


Thank you all SO very much for stopping by to "see" me on the blog.  Wishing you a wonderful and blessed week.  GOD's best to you always! XOXO

Love,
Gri