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

Love,
Gri

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

Love,
Gri


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

Love,
Gri

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

Love,
Gri

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May VSC: Distress It!

Hello, my lovelies!

I'm back on the blog to share the card I created for this month's V's Sweet Challenge, which is a "Distress It" theme.

I received so many adorable goodies from Vanessa last month, and I went crazy trying to use most of them on my card!

The stamp I used was C.C. Designs Cracked Lula.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper.  I then colored the image with the use of my Faber Castell gelatos, as well as some Distress inks for the skin and the hair.  I  distressed the edges of the frame of my watercolored image with the Tim Holtz paper distresser.  The sentiment is from a discontinued Fresh Squeezed Stamps set, and I stamped it using VersaFine ink in jet black for a crisp impression.  I adhered my distressed piece onto a Dear Lizzy pattern paper frame (Daydramer 6X6 paper pad), which I also distressed the edges of, using Pomice Stone Distress ink.  I grabbed a Hero Arts yellow folded card, heat embossed the mobile stamp image (Lawn Fawn's plus one set) using sugar cube embossing powder, for some added sparkle.  I wrapped a bow around the card base using May Arts crinkle ribbon in ivory, and tied another bow around the ivory crinkle ribbon with some honey dew green twine.  And since I just couldn't resist those yummy sweet dots, I added a yellow one to accentuate the twine (from the Seafoam pack).  Finally, I mounted the framed image onto the yellow card base to finish off the card.



I hope you'll join in on the fun by playing along with us this month!  Don't forget also to take a little hop over to the blog to check out more inspiration from the very talented DT gals! (;

Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you a blessed day! Xoxo

Love,
Gri