Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Hi stampers! 
I hope you are having a great day so far. It's very cold down here in GA, but I won't complain since we are not in PA or where it's even colder like IL. 
 I am back today with a Hero Arts card using their new set and paper layering dies called Butterfly Pair to remind us that spring is near.;) I just love love the new paper layering dies and basically EVERYTHING from their new catalog. I die cut the butterflies first then using my MISTI I stamped them with the new Intense Black Hero Arts ink pad (as well as the sentiment). Then I die cut my panel and colored the butterflies using my Chameleon Pens. Popped the wings and adhered my panel onto some Sweet Gelato card stock. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The earth has no sorrow

Hi Stampers!
Happy Tuesday!
I have a quick post for you today. Just a little sneak peek of a card I have over the Skipping Stones Design blog. I am blogging over there, today. I used two stamp sets: Beautiful Botanicals and Healing wings for my card and I stamped them on my watercolored background. I really like how it turned out. I used SoHo watercolors for the background. Head on over Skipping Stones Design blog for more details ;)

Monday, February 8, 2016

They say it's your Birthday

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was pretty busy, like every other weekend. Plus my oldest one is sick, so I was working from home today. I am really grateful that I can work from home on days when my kids are sick. 
Today I have a Stampin' Up! card for you. Well, not one but set of several identical cards. We always need a birthday card, so I decided to make few while I was at it, and thankful for my MISTI (well the few of them lol) I was able to quickly produce multiple cards. I did 2 color varieties and used Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts inks.

Hope you like these simple cards that I CASE-d from the Occasions catalog by Stampin' Up! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the Good Times stamp set is comment #2 and that was Stasia Sloma! 

Thank you for the chance to win. You are an inspiration. I love everything you create.

Stasia email me your address, so I can send you your set :)


Hi stampers!
Happy Friday!
I am blogging over the A2ZScrapbooking blog today , it's my first blog post as part of their Design team.
For my card I used 2 new stamps/sets Origami Animals and Dotted Hello.
 As well if you want to get some Hero Arts goodness from their store, I am offering 15% discount for any orders over $25, just use the code "Ilina15"

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blogging over A Blog Named Hero today

Hi Stampers!
This is my second post for today. Scroll down for my 1st post.
I just wanted to drop a line to tell you that I am blogging over A Blog Named Hero today. Head over there to see my full card and list of supplies ;)

note: My Giveaway is open until MIDNIGHT today, so make sure you check this post and leave a comment for a chance to win the PTI Good Times stamp set.

Beary Sweet Wishes

Hi Stampers!
Happy Thursday. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, so I have 2 cards for you today using the Beary Sweet Wishes set by Avery Elle. I LOVE LOVE gummy bears! So I had to have this set. And I had the privilege of meeting Caryn, who designed this set back in January at CHA ( the Avery Elle booth was next to the Chameleon Pens one). She is so awesome! 
I stamped bunch of gummy bears in versamark on some cold pressed watercolor paper and then embossed them with white embossing powder and watercolored them. After that I die cut them and put my cards together. Yep, simple as that.
I hope I inspired you to create something today! 

Check back later today for my 2nd post for today (since I skipped yesterday)

note: My Giveaway is open until MIDNIGHT today, so make sure you check this post and leave a comment for a chance to win the PTI Good Times stamp set.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Just a note and playing along with the Hero Arts Challenge

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Tuesday! Today I have another Hero Arts card for you, this time I am using the Mum Stem stamp, again from the new catalog along with a sentiment from the Color Layering Orchid in a pot clear stamp set. I made this card last week while playing with my watercolors and fits perfectly for the new Hero Arts challenge Fabulous Flowers. 
For today's card I started with a piece of water color paper and using my Winsor & Newton professional watercolors I did the background and the splatters. After it was completely dried I stamped the Mum using versamark ink, and then embossed it with Hero Arts White embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment. After my panel was ready I die cut it and adhered it with mounting tape onto Desert Storm card stock. 

note: My Giveaway is open until Thursday, so make sure you check this post and leave a comment for a chance to win the PTI Good Times stamp set.


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