Thursday, October 19, 2017

♥ May His presence GIVE strength ♥

Hi there friends! I'm stopping in today with another card I made with a new fabulous die from Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. It is from the new Chantilly Paper Lace Collection and it is called Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame Medium Etched Dies. Becca has done it again! Another "Amazing" new line of dies! This die set is so beautiful!!

Love the intricate details on these dies.. They are beautiful, classic and elegant!

These dies are definitely ones that you will be using over and over again! Just stunning!

♥ I also have a winner from our Chantilly Paper Lace Blog Hop! Anita Braddock you are my winner! Please contact Becca for your prize!! Congratulations Anita! ♥

Hope you have a super AMAZING day!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Photo Inspiration ♥

We have a fun new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...a Photo Inspiration!

Here is the amazing mood board for you to be inspired by!

The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Paper Smooches! For my card, I am using the Large Leaves Die Set and the Fall Sampler Clear Stamp Set. This set has so many great sentiments for this time of year.

The wood background paper is from the Wood Effect 6x6 Paper Pack by Modascrap. I also used some Distress Oxide Inks on the die cut leaves, burlap trim and some May Arts Natural Twine.

And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

Hope you have an amazing day filled with hope, health and love!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

♥ Introducing the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection Blog Hop ♥

Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called Chantilly Paper Lace - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection -------> HERE.

Have you ever rummaged around in your grandmothers attic, through memories of the past to find sweet letters and cards romantically tucked away for safe keeping while preserving sweet acquaintances and conversations of the past?  Letters adorned with the finest decorations, now tattered and ripened with age, impress what an honor it was to receive these treasures.  Becca reached into the past to restore some of these treasures, preserving the fine detail, the elegance and the pure femininity into modern day romantic die cuts that are at home on any card.  The collection is reminiscent of petticoats, fine lace and adornments and are designed so that each die works with the other.  In fact, the card front dies are designed so that they can be used alone or two can be layered over each other.  Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  

We are listing all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog and hint-hint you'll want to make sure you leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog too.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

First up, I am using the Spellbinders S5-328 Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Dies.

These dies are just so beautiful! Love that large frame die! It is perfect to use as a card base or to add to one! They cut with ease and are so easy and fun to use!

As you can see, I couldn't make just 1 card with them! :) I love the sweet little flowers on the dies. They are the prefect place to place some little pearls and give it even more sweetness and dimension.

Just love the intricate details on these dies! So pretty!

Next up is Spellbinders S4-817 Breanna's Corset Label Dies 

These label dies are just gorgeous! Such a wonderful shape! I can see myself using these ones over and over again! They are perfect for any type of card!

Lastly, I made a card combining both sets of dies. :) That is one of the many great things about Becca's dies! They can all be combined so easily and work together so nicely!

These dies have just arrived and are indeed available on the Spellbinders Website -------> HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the recent Venise Lace Collection.

There are five dies that are being given away and each winner that left their comment on Saturday gets an early bird bonus. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace post between October 14 and October 17, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on October 18th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace)

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Venise Lace Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click the links to get to more sweet samples:

Visit Joanna   - to see her take on Lunette Arched Borders and Lily Pearl Flat Fold Flowers
Visit Teresa   - to see her take on Coralene's Chemise and Hemstitch Ovals
Visit Melissa  -  to see her take on Tallulah Frill and Breanna's Corset
Visit Kristi      - to see her take on Annabelle's Trousseau and Vintage Pierced Banners
Visit Becca     - Here, showing Bella Rose Lattice along with Hannah Elise
Visit Becca     - for your first Chantilly Paper Lace Project including step by step photo instruction.

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies would is closest to your heart?


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Thinking of You ♥

Another fabulous challenge is starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we are...THINKING OF YOU!

The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Memory Box! For my card, I am using the Pinpoint Double Frame Die and the sentiment is from the Prayers Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. A wonderful set to have on hand, that's for sure! Especially lately, unfortunately!

Here is a closeup of the Pinpoint Double Frame Die in use. :)

I also used papers from the French Flea Market 6x6 Paper Pad by Photoplay, some Prima Flowers, seam binding ribbon and pearls.

And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

Hope you have an amazing day filled with surprises and love!


Sunday, October 8, 2017

♥ Swallowtail Tags ♥

Happy Columbus Day Eve! Hope you're enjoying your extended weekend so far! I'm also a day late for World Cardmaking Day! I actually made my card yesterday but just getting around to post it today. ;) For today's card, I am using the beautiful Spellbinders Swallowtail Tags Dies by Amazing Paper Grace. These are perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary card. Or just any kind of card, really! ;)

I am also using one of the dies (the Romantic Loops on the top) from the Graceful Corners One Dies. Another amazing set!!

Hope you have an amazing rest of your day!


Saturday, September 30, 2017

♥ Thinking of You ♥

Hi there! It's a lovely day here. Nice, cooler temps for once! I love it! I love Fall. We are getting ready to take the kids to the farm and go on the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch. You can never have enough pumpkins!! Tomorrow, my oldest son and I are going to the NASCAR race in Dover, Delaware. Should be fun! We hope Martin Truex wins! He's a Jersey boy! ;)

 I wanted to stop in today with a sweet card I made with some fabulous dies from Amazing Paper Grace by Spellbinders. I used the Gossamer Knot Ensemble Etched Dies. Such a pretty design! I cut them out with some white cardstock and then using the included Insert Frame Dies, I die cut the panels to place behind the knot panels.

I also used the Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies as well. They make the perfect borders for cards! The flowers and butterflies are by Recollections. (Michaels) 

Hope you enjoy your weekend!!