Saturday, September 23, 2017

Crafty Sales

Hi All, 
just a quick note. Simon Says Stamp has 20% off sale on Pink and Main and Waffle flower products until September 25th! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hero Arts: You Put a Spell on Me

Hi stampers!
I am back today with couple more cards. I was impatient to share these, hence 2 posts from me today. I used the same concept for both cards just little bit of variation. The main element is the Gothic Vines fancy die. I die cut a black card stock panel using the die (without the frame) and spayed it with shimmer spray. White that was drying for my first card I sponged snow panel with the following inks : bubble gum, orchid and grape juice. Then stamped the cats and embossed them. Sponged them to match the background (so the white outline doesn't jump off the card and the cats blend in). Next I die cut them. Stamped sentiment onto my background and embossed it. To finish it off I splattered some Finetec Mica violet pearlescent watercolor. Assembled the card and voila ;) 
Before I go on, just a reminder today is last day to save 20% off all Hero Arts products over at Simon Says Stamp.

Scroll down for the 2nd card and list of supplies. 

The second card I kept it more simple. I stamped and cut two of the ghosts and embossed them, then spritzed them with the shimmer spray and let them dry. I did the frame the same as in the previous card. Only this time my background is black glitter paper. I cut the ghosts, as well as stamped and embossed the sentiment onto vellum, then die cut with the Oval infinity dies. Next assembled the card. 
Scroll down for list of supplies ;) 

Have a magical holiday season - CFC183

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to another CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This week the challenge is to create shaker card. So, that's what I did. I have been in Christmas creative mood, so I made a Christmas card. I used the Bubble box fri-dies to create the window. Then in the background I used Dazzling diamonds glimmer paper, as well as to die cut the funky snowflakes. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and embossed with White embossing powder, so it stands out.
I used 3M mounting tape to create the shaker and filled it with sequins. I adhered the snowflakes and then the whole panel onto white top folding card base.

Visit the CAS-Fridays challenge blog for more inspiration and to see what the rest of the Design team has created. You won't be disappointed ;)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Impression Obsession challenge - You're invited: Join us

Hi stampers! 
Welcome to another Impression Obsession challenge. This week the challenge is Invitation. I decided to make fall inspired invitation using the Holiday Gate stamp set and coordinating dies, along with Wood Grain cover-a-card background stamp. 
I used Pool paper and stamped the wood grain using Sea Foam ink. I stamped the gate, wreath, pumpkins etc on Neenah white card stock using IO black ink, then colored with Chameleon Pens and color tops. I die cut them and assembled my card. I stamped the "Join us" with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I adhered the pool panel onto white top folding card base. 
Make sure you visit the blogs of the rest of the DT for more inspiration! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers Technique spotlight guest

Hi stampers! 
Happy Wednesday! Today I have a tutorial over Splitcoast Stampers as part of the Technique Spotlight. I am showing you a Blender bleed technique.
Below are the couple cards I made and the video. I am using several Hero Arts product linked below. But my tutorial happens to coincide with the Simon Says Stamp sale on ALL Hero ARts product. So you can purchase the items I used(and then some) at 20% off  using the code HASS623, the sale is good until 9/22 11.59PM EDT!

I stamped my images using several Hero Arts shadow inks and then turned my paper over and applied the blender pen generously. The more of the colorless blending solution is applied the more bleed you achieve and you get look of faux water coloring. The pale looking image was accidentally discovered while I was working with the blender pen and noticed that as I applied the blender pen the ink bled ( seep through) on the back of my card stock panel and it looked like a stamped image that I've put velum on top for a softer look. 

Watch the video below on how I made these cards :) 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Holidays with Concord and 9th and VIDEO

Hi everyone!
Happy Tuesday! I have simple card that is easy to mass produce, especially if you like to emboss. For me embossing is like magic. You see the powder magically transform into a shiny surface when you apply heat.

For my card I used the new Concord and 9th set Magnolia Wreath. I stamped the main wreath using Garden Skirt ink pad, The rest of the images and the 2nd layer of the wreath were stamped in Versamark ink, and embossing with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The wreath was die cut along with rest of the elements (the banners were hand cut ;)) , assembled and adhered onto Hero Arts Kraft Layering Paper. Using gold gel pen I added little dots for more interest. To finish I adhered the panel onto white top folding note card.

Watch the video below to see how this card came to be.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hero Arts Glorious Petals stencil and foiling

Hi Stampers!
Like 1.5 month ago I posted these two cards and I promised you a video. LoL. I know it took me a while, but finally the video is here! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I really miss you

I am not a writer, yes, I do write proposals but they are technical and to the point. But here it is, I am opening my heart to you and sharing my raw emotions. 

On September 10th, 2017 the world lost a special woman, at least a woman special to me. Her name was Borka Andreeva, she was a math teacher, a mother,  a wife, a sister, a grandmother, and she was my aunt (she was my dad's sister). She was a woman with a HUGE heart. A role model how to be a wife, a mother, a sister, aunt. She gave the best hugs ever! Her love was always overflowing. Sometimes I even felt like she loved me more than my own mother. I spent days and nights with her. Her home was always open for me. She was an example for everyone. She is 99.99% the reason I love math so much!
If you ever needed anything she was always there to help. She was a great cook and she would never let you leave her house hungry. 
Besides a math teacher she was a great seamstress. 
No matter where she went she always brought presents for me, like I was her own daughter. 
She was one of the people who made biggest impact on me through my life and set a great example. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman and wife.

She loved flowers and her favorite were tulips. 
So this card is dedicated to you "tetka Borka". I really miss you and it pains me that I don't live closer to Macedonia. It pains me that I always thought I would see you one more time. That I would give you at least one more hug. It pains me that I can't be there for your funeral to say one final good-bye. I can't believe you are gone, and I don't want to.

I made this card using the Chameleon Color tops (I am taking part of Splitcoast Stampers Product focus details HERE) and couple sets from Power Poppy 

Impression Obsession Fall/Winder Die Hop Day #3

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!

We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days.
Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.
All winners will be announced on September 18th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Today I have another simple card for you. Truth to be told I never thought I could make a card with dies only, but these ones are really amazing and  I feel really accomplished creating cards with dies only. For today's card I used 3 dies: Snowfall, Let it Snow and European Buildings. I die cut the snowfall from Shimmery Midnight panel, and the buildings and sentiment from Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. I adhered the snow fall piece onto slightly larger shimmer one and adhered the buildings and sentiment. Then the whole panel was adhered onto shimmer midnight card stock. Clear as a mud? You can see from the pictures how everything was layered better. My English is not cooperating tonight. 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Hi stampers! 
I am back with a quick post. I was up on the Chameleon blog yesterday with this cute teacher card. I used Mama Elephant Page Huggers set and coordinating dies and colored with my Chameleon pencils. Supplies are on the bottom and instructions that you can download are on the Chameleon blog 

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