Monday, September 1, 2014

September Challenge from VSC: Circles/Dots!

Hi my beautiful friends!

I can't believe I've been MIA from my blog for nearly 2 months! ):  Life's havoc picked up again as soon as August came... I've already started the new school year, and although I'm quite busy now, I have to tell you that my second year of teaching is going O-so-much-better!!! *stoked* I am over the moon in love with my 2nd graders--they're absolutely amazing!!!

It's the 1st of September--woohoo!  So you know I'm back, because today the V's Sweet Challenge blog begins a brand new challenge that I absolutely had a blast playing for--circles and/or dots!!! I can not wait to see all the beauties everyone comes up with this month!!! So I extend you the invitation to join us at V's Sweet Challenge to play along with our fabulous September challenge!!! *grin*

Here's the card I created for this month's challenge:

The V's Sweet Ideas products I used for this card were the following: Baby Love stamp set and a neutral/sand color sweet dot! (;  If you didn't know or haven't yet gotten the chance to check out V's Sweet Ideas' new photopolymer stamp sets, you MUST!!!  Not only are her stamp sets high quality, but her designs are a mix of sweet and chic and let's face it, they are just so stinkin' cute!!! :D

The other products I used for this card are from Lawn Fawn and I just had to use my new stitched party banners lawn cuts, which had been sitting on my crafting desk for months (In love with this set!!!!!)... All pattern papers (vellum paper from STAPLES) are from an old LF release, dewey decimal petite paper pack (6X6).  Also, the white rustic twine is from Papertrey Ink and I used a Sakura white gel pen to create the faux stitches around my card.

Don't forget to swing by the VSC blog for more inspiration from the talented DT gals! (:  Thank you for stopping by today!  May the LORD bless you abundantly more than you ask or imagine!  'Til next time, my lovelies! XOXO


Monday, July 7, 2014

V's Sweet Ideas Blog Hop!!! (:

Hello crafters! 

Grisel here with our first V's Sweet Ideas blog hop giveaway!  We will be showcasing our first three clear photopolymer stamp sets for our July/August release: Life Recorded, Baby Love and Alpha Me. 

Our new stamps will release at midnight (eastern time) on July 10th. You will find our new releases HERE.  We will have lots of great projects and will be also doing a giveaway!  Please join in on the fun for your chance to win a stamp set!

Here's the card I created using the Baby Love stamp set! (:

Here are the details:
1. Two winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop.  Winners will get to choose their stamp set!
2. Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Thursday, July 10th to leave a comment.                             3. Please check V's Sweet Ideas Blog on Friday, July 11th to see if you are a lucky winner.

Your next stop is the incredibly awesome Lisa.

Here is the full hop order:
Vanessa (V's Sweet Ideas)
Grisel  ⟵ You are here

Thanks for stopping by today!  'Til next time... GOD richly bless! XOXO


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

VSC: Red, White & Blue!

Good morning, my beautiful friends!!!

I'm back to post my card for the new challenge that starts today over on the V's Sweet Challenge blog!  The theme?  RED, WHITE & BLUE and I'm lovin' it!!! V's Sweet Ideas is also sponsoring this month's challenge--woohoo!!! :D

I had a blast making this card.  First of all, I got to play with my spankin' new Simon Says Stamp embossing paste and Falling Stars stencil--pure bliss!!! *stoked*  The stars couldn't go more perfect for a red, white and blue theme, especially with the 4th of July rolling right around the corner... (;  The large "you" die cut is also from SSS and it's from this set here.  I'm in love with it! (No pun intended lol)

The "are my" part of the sentiment, as well as the life saver and anchor are from Lawn Fawn's "float my boat" stamp and die cut sets.  I cut out a stitched journaling card out of vellum (also by LF)--ADORE! The beautiful v-striped, red ribbon is by May Arts and can be purchased on the V's Sweet Ideas online store.  I also tied some red twine through the loop of the anchor, because obviously I needed more red in there... (; heheh  I'm in love with how this card turned out.  I can't wait to play some more with my embossing paste and new stencils!! *leaping for joy*

And now I present to you my red, white and blue card... (:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope I have inspired you.  Don't forget to hop on over to the V's Sweet Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the DT gals have created just for you!  I hope you'll join us by playing along in this month's fun challenge!  'Til next time, my loves!  GOD richly bless!  MUAH!! XOXO


Monday, June 30, 2014

Enjoy The Ride...

Hello, my lovelies!!!

How are you all doing?!  I'm enjoying my summer break and gearing up for my upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic--ooh, I can hardly wait!!! *grin*

Found this cute card I made some months back and I don't think I ever posted a picture of it.  And since I'm hardly ever on my blog anymore, thought I'd get on and share this one.  It's an adorable mini card I made using the Lawn Fawn "Admit One" stamp set.  I colored it with my Copics and added shimmer to the white scallops, the horse seats and the carousel flag. I also added a strip of gray heart pattern paper (Let's Polka petite paper pack) as a border to tie it all in with the bottom of the carousel.  Tied some purple twine at the bottom of the card and finished it off with a rhinestone on the bow.  Very simple, but sweet and heart-warming card (:

I hope I have inspired you today.  Swing by again tomorrow for a new V's Sweet Challenge... It's going to be a fun one! (;   Thanks for stopping by to "see" me.  Wishing you all a bright and blessed day!  XOXO


Sunday, June 1, 2014

VSC: Summer Fun!

Happy June, my beautiful friends!!!

I hope you're all doing well!  I just finished my first school year here in MD, and I can't believe I actually survived it!!! HA! Words can not express how good it feels to finally be on summer vacation!!! :D  Anyway, the reason I'm here today is because it's the 1st of June and that means a new challenge begins on the V's Sweet Challenge blog today--woohoo!!  The theme?  SUMMER FUN!!!  The sponsor for this month's challenge is the awesome "A Day For Daisies".  The winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift card to A Day For Daisies' online shop! (:

For my "summer fun" card, I decided to use summer-y colors... all bright and warm shades!  I had been dying to try out a watercolor background--the types that Julie Ebersole and Laura make.  I am in love with how the card turned out!!!  I think I'm now hooked on making watercolor backgrounds and you'll be seeing more of these in the future!

For the focal sentiment on my card, I used the new Lawn Fawn die "scripty hello" and went over it with my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (clear).  Then, I covered it with glossing accents, because I am obsessed with the trapped sparkle effect it creates.  I splattered some perfect pearls shimmery water for a more artistic look and feel.   I then thought I'd add the "friend" sentiment (gold embossing) underneath the "hello" die cut (LF stamp set #awesome).  I matted my watercolor paper panel onto a bright orange Hero Arts card stock, and then adhered that onto a lighter shade of orange card base (also from Hero Arts).  To finish off my card, I adhered a generous amount of sequins in varying sizes, mostly from V's Sweet Ideas and a few by Lawn Fawn... I was stoked with the outcome!!! :D

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty and play along in this month's fun summer theme!!!  Don't forget also to stop by the V's Sweet Challenge blog to check out more inspiration from the DT gals! (;  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  May the LORD richly bless!  'Til next time!!! XOXO