Saturday, January 26, 2019

Honey Bee Brie Mine Hop



Hi peeps and welcome to day 2 of Honey Bee Brie Mine blog hop. In case you missed the first day, check out Honey Bee blog post HERE.

We have loads of amazing inspiration for you showcasing the newest release from Honey Bee, Brie Mine!! This release is full of cuteness & sweetness!!

For my card, I used the adorable Mae The Mouse. Funny story, recently at the office my boss was having a meeting and suddenly he called me and said, "Vera we have visitor." So, I went to look and here's this cute, tiny mouse inside our office by the front door. Being an animal lover, my reaction, along with my assistant was, "Aw, how cute!"

Yeah, not the reaction my boss was hoping for. LOL. I opened the door and the poor guy scramble away, but not before I noticed that his hind leg was injured. So, then we went looking for a box, so we can rescue it, but it already disappear. My boss think I was nut for wanting to rescue it. Me, I think it's normal. What do you think? Hm..., on second  thought don't answer that. ;)

Needless to say, that cute teeny tiny mouse was on my mind quite a bit. Thus, playing with this mouse stamp is fitting. Hah.... 




I mean, how adorable is Mae? I grounded it with the flower wreath from Hello Gorgeous set (I think this is my most used Honey Bee set) and colored it with Copic.  For the sentiment I used the word me & Valentine from the new Brie Mine set & die cut it with its coordinating dies. Finish by adding some Sugared Peach acrylic heart.




GIVEAWAY:
Honey Bee is offering TWO $30 Gift Certificates to the Honey Bee Stamps Store, one from Day One and one from Day Two comments. In order to be entered to win, all you need to do is hop along with us and comment on each blog. Winners will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog on February 1st.

Here's a complete list for today's hop:
Amy Rysavy
Carly Minner
Ilda Dias
Bibi Cameron
Nichol Spohr
Vera Yates  <-- you are here
Peeps, I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop. Don’t forget to comment along the way to be entered to win! Have a beautiful weekend....

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hello Beautiful

My goal this year is to give more love to the stamps that I already owned. With design team assignments and all, I find myself often neglected the stamps that I have & love because I often run out of time. 

Well, I am trying to fix that. I mean, after all I bought these stamps because I love them, so I shouldn't let it just sit on the drawers, right? :)

Case & point, this Wplus9 Hibiscus Bouquet. I love, love this set, bought it last year and keep thinking I am going to play with it right away. Wrong... It got neglected instead. So, I am correcting this error. Hah...




I stamped and colored it with Copic and then masked the bouquet and color the background with distress oxide. Once that done, I die cut the word Beautiful (from My Favorite Thing), add the hello and some enamel dots.

I love the way this card turned out and happy that I finally use this beautiful set. My goal is at least each month I'll use at  least a couple sets that I haven't use just because. Not because DT assignment or challenge, simply just to create. :)

Well peeps, that's all from me today. I'll be back on Saturday with a fun hop with Honey Bee. See you then...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge 51



When I saw the inspiration board for SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge # 51, all I could think of is how cozy & serene this board is.

At first, I was going to do flowery card since I love using unusual color mix for flower card, but then I keep looking at the knitted blankie and light bulb moment.... The Knit Wit set would be perfect!




So, here's my card with the sweet smiley yarn. I hope you will join us and play along. Swing by to SugarPea blog to find all the details and to enter the challenge. You have till the end of January 2019 to join. Can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Season's Giving Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone. First, thank you so much for all the sweet & kind notes you have left on my Season's Giving blog hop post. I read and appreciate every single one.

I know I am late in posting the winner. Sorry, things get super hectic yesterday and it just totally slipped my mind. So, without further delay, here's the winner for my giveaway:




Congratulations, Michele! Please email me your mailing address and I will get the package out to you ASAP. Again, huge thanks to everyone for joining us on the hop and especially thanks or your prayers for my niece. That  means the world to me and our family really appreciate it.

Hugs,
Vera

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Ton 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hop



Hi peeps and welcome to day 1 of The Ton anniversary release blog hop. From January 5 to January 8, 2019 we are celebrating The Ton's 4th anniversary with some fantastic line up.

Effie has introduced 9 new designs for this release. There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details.

For today's hope, I am playing with my two favorites!!

First up, is this beauty using Smiling Cosmos. Peeps, this set is awesome! So fun to color and I sure love the way my card turned out.




Originally, I was going to use to do the sentiment in the flower color. You know, layer it up and then use the die cut word to create tone on tone sentiment. But, while doing the layer, I really like the way the white sentiment stands out against the colorful background. So, I decided to keep it white and use the die cut letters for a second card.

The sentiment Hope Your Day Is As and As You Are is from previous release Haute Stacks set. I actually got brave enough to cut the sentiment apart, so I can use them to customize my sentiment on this card. And, yay... I am still breathing! LOL, it was a bit nerve wrecking for me to actually cut stamp apart!!




Here's the second card using the colored die cut letters from making the first card. Leave the rest black and white and I think it lends certain elegance. Basically, this card is flip version of the first card. ;)




I simply lined up the letters to the flowers lines. Oh yes, using Misti definitely help in stamping the flowers in same exact position as the first card. So glad, I haven't moved the stamp from my Misti when I switched idea in the middle.




Long, long time ago I sent request to Effie to create bouquet with lantern and as always by the time she came up with the design and created Special Day Lantern set, it makes my jaw dropped. 




I stamped and heat embossed the lantern with Rose gold embossing powder. This set can be used for any occasion. From wedding to birthday to sympathy card, the option is plenty!!



GIVEAWAYS: There are also giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. Effie will choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for these giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST.

Without further delay, here's a complete list for today's hop. Thank you all so much for stopping by here and I hope you enjoy today's inspiration. Have a blessed weekend everyone!
  1. The Ton
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Renee Day
  4. Lea Lawson
  5. Janette Kausen
  6. Vera Yates <-- you are here
  7. Jana Millen
  8. Laurel Beard

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Ton Anniversary Release



Hi peeps! I hope your New Year starts off wonderfully. Creativity wise, how about starting it with a new release? The Ton is celebrating 4 years this month and Effie has introduced 9 new designs for this release. There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. See below.

For my first card, I played with the Gifted set. This set is so fun to layer! And, since there's plenty of space between each present, it's easy to add different color to each present.






I simply stamped each present in different color and for the bows, I used gold ink. Once that done, I adhere the panel to the card base and added a strip of glitter gold paper to ground the stack of present. Finish by stamping the sentiment and add some sequins from Starry Wonderland Couture Mix.

The Gifted 6x8 Set will be the GWP for this release. This set is a free gift with $175 purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. Cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

And, DOUBLE rewards point for purchases made between January 4 and 7th, 2019.

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

On to my next card. This one I went with softer tone and using the new Today's Cosmos.




If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I love working with flower stamps. This beautiful Today's Cosmos is simply beautiful. I focused on just one of the flower on the set. I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor panel and once it dry then I stamped the flowers and the leaves. Die-cut it and adhere to the panel with foam adhesive.

For the sentiment I used one of the sentiment from Penned Sentiment set and finished by  adding some mixed size dew drops. I love using dew drops!

Now, giveaway details. After all that's part of the fun for new release party, right?

GIVEAWAYS: Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog. Effie will announce the winner on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for all giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST.

Check out what the team has created for this release. Please head on over to The Ton Blog for all the release details and for more inspiration. Thank you all so much for stopping by here. Stay tune for the blog hop tomorrow! See you then.....

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