“It’s A Girl Thing” Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Today, I am joining the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop. It is an honored to join Lori and friends for this cause.

What is Turner Syndrome?

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born missing her second X Chromosome, leaving her with life long medical issues. It affects 1 in every 2,000 to 2,500 girls but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to term (miscarriages and stillbirths). TS is named after Dr. Henry Turner, who discovered the condition in 1938.

Here are the amazing sponsor for this year blog hop. They are very generous people. Make sure to visit them and leave some love. Go here to find the direct links to each sponsor and go here for the full list of blog hop participants.

On my CAS card today, I use products from two of the sponsors: Joy Clair, STAMPlorations, and Imagine Crafts.

First, I printed one of the Graciellie Design Rustic Wood Digital Paper on a white cardstock and trimmed it smaller than A2 card. I added it on the card with Scrapbook Adhesive E-Z Grand Runner.

The sentiments are from Joy Clair Stamps: Thank You For Everything and Hugs and Smiles. I stamped them on the card with Imagine Crafts – VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad using Mini MISTI.

The pocket full of flowers is from the STAMPlorations – Pocket Blooms Stamp and Die Set. I stamp the flower with Imagine Crafts – VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a watercolor paper, then I colored them with Spectrum Noir Sparkles Brush Pens. I dried the flower with craft heater and then fussy cut it with scissors. I added the flower on the card with Scrapbook Adhesive E-Z Grand Runner.

For the pocket, I had monoprinted paper in my stash that I created in the past. I cut it with the pocket die. I added the pocket on the card, under the flower with 3D foam tape for an extra dimension.

The butterflies are from Joy Clair – Butterfly Kisses stamp set. I stamped them on a watercolor paper with Imagine Crafts – VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and then I colored them with Spectrum Noir Sparklers Brush Pens. I dried the butterflies with craft heater and then I fussy cut them with scissors. I added them on the card with permanent adhesive glue and I also added 3D foam tape under couple wings for dimension effect.

I hope you all can join this amazing blog hop. Visit every participants’ blogs to see more inspirations! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you all have wonderful day.

Polka Dot Orchard Collaboration Wednesday | Penguin Hugs Shaped Card

Hello everyone! Today, I have this fun Penguin Hugs shaped card to share with you.

I am joining my crafty friend, Esther, as a guest at the Polka Dot Orchard Collaboration Wednesday. I had fun making this penguin shaped card with this super adorable Penguin Love Digital Stamp Set!

First, I opened the penguin png file at the Silhouette Studio Software.Then using the Trace Tool, I trace the penguin image to create the cutting line. Next step, I used the Offset Tool to create the offset line around the cutting line. I duplicated the shape using the Mirror Replicate Tool and then welded both of them into a card.

I added the sentiment in the middle of the heart on the penguin after I modified a little bit. For front card, I used the Print-and-Cut tool for the penguin. I printed couple of the penguins that fit on a 8.5 x 11 heavyweight cardstock. After that, I cut them and the penguin card bases with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

I colored the penguin with Prismacolor Premier Pencils and Colorless Blender Pencil. I added the penguin on top of the card with permanent dries-clear adhesive glue. The card is 4.25″ tall that will fits inside a regular A2 card envelope.

I like how this penguin shaped card turned out and I do hope you like it, too. Head over to Polka Dot Orchard blog to see Esther’s project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous day!

Clean and Simple SMASH Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone… Today I have something other than card, or mixed media, or a homedecor project, but it is a clean-and-simple SMASH Scrapbook page to share with you. 

Believe it or not… I am still working on our memory scrapbook album! And I like the 8×10 SMASH book size. It is not too big but also not too small for a scrapbook. This is a quick to scrapbook page to make using the Wood Heart 2pc., one of the Wood Frame Shapes on my page as the frame.

I am sharing a full detail about this SMASH Scrapbook page on Clear Scraps Blog today. I hope you visit me there. And… I hope you also will check all the newly released products at the Clear Scrap stores. You will love them for sure!!!

Thank you for stopping by here today. Have a wonderful day!

Coffee Loving – The Cat’s Pajamas Collaboration | Sneak Peek Day 3

Hello everyone! Today, I am joining the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and The Cat’s Pajamas Collaboration Hop!

Every day at The Cat’s Pajamas Blog they reveal the sneak peeks of each new release. And today on Day 3 Sneak Peek, you can get Make Tea along with the FREE Cutting Files for this set. The entire release will be available on January 28.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ design team share their projects featuring this stamp set. You will love what they have created! The full list of blog hops are at the end of this post.

When I saw that stamp set, I started thinking of Spring! There are adorable images on this stamp set. I guarantee that you also will love love love this set! And, you will receive a free cutting file for this stamp set.

Here are two CAS, Tea-Spring themed cards to share with you today.

First of all, I cut out all the images using the free cutting file they gave me. I open the cutting files with my Silhouette Studio software and cut them with heavyweight white cardstock.

I put the negative cut out on my MISTI, and then put the stamps inside the negative cut out and picked them up with the MISTI lid. This way, I can stamp the images directly in place on the cut outs. I stamped all the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad.

I colored all the images with ADORNit Watercolor Pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Brush.

On the shaker card, I used one of the negative die cuts I had in my stash as the shaker window frame and for the shaker filler I used giant iridescent glitter. I added the shaker frame and image on the card with 3D foam tape and I stamped the sentiment right under the shaker window.

And for this second card, I simply stamped the sentiment on a pink cardstock with Catherine Pooler’s Ink Pad and cut it with on of CP dies. I added both sentiment label and image on the card with 3D foam tape.

I used Spring patterned papers I had in my stash on both of the card backgrounds.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

Here’s the list of the blog hop participants from both design teams. Leave a comment on each of them and you could win a $10 gift voucher. The Cat’s Pajamas will pick a winner each day this week from the comments on the blogs and post the winners on The Cat’s Pajamas Blog and on Facebook page.

Full List Click here

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have fun blog-hopping and have a fabulous day!

Hey Love Blog Hop | You Are Loved

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to the STAMPlorations Hey, Love Blog Hop and Linky Party!

The Linking up and commenting starts today, January 22nd and will end on February 8. There are amazing prizes to win! And also… For Three (3) Lucky Winners that will be randomly picked from all comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and all participants’ blogs will each receive their choice of Typografia Romantique stamp. More info about the prizes, visit STAMPlorations Blog!

My card I created using one of the gorgeous Free Digital Stamps from STAMPlorations. They are available for you to download here, limited time!

I printed the digital stamp on a white cardstock with inkjet printer. I printed it the night before so the ink will dry completely. Or you can also print it and dry the ink with craft heater before you color it to avoid smearing.

I colored the printed image with Metallic and Glitter Gel Pens. It is so fun using these gel pens. I tried blending two colors with gel pens and they worked! The trick is the colors need to blend right away while they are still wet.

I colored the letters with Black ShinHan Alcohol Marker and then I used Ocean Mist Copic Marker to add light shadow all around the flower bouquet.

I stamped the butterflies from Brave One Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad on a white cardstock with Mini MISTI. I colored them with gel pens also. After that I fussy cut them with scissors.

And… for extra glitter… I used Spectrum Noir Sparkles Clear Brush on all the images. Can you see all that glitter shines???

I added a heart patterned paper on an A2 White Card base and then I added the finished colord digital image right on top of the card. And the I added those butterflies with micro-glue dots for extra dimension.

I hope this card sparks some idea for you today. Before you go… check out the Special Sale Event at STAMPlorations Store!!!

SALE SALE SALE!!! The sale is from January 22 to February 10, products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 20% off — no coupon needed…the discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. Customers can get an extra 20% off if you use my DT discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN

Thank You so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a fabulous day!


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