Monday, September 28, 2015

Cozy Christmas

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! Today I have a very simple card to share with you. We made the card candy during Convention, so when I got home I just adhered it to Very Vanilla card base.
The stamp set used is Cozy Christmas and the dsp is Home for Christmas, along with a button and ribbon from the same collection "Home for Christmas"
 hint: the Santa image is cut out from one of the sheets from the dsp

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Hi stampers! 
I am back today with another creation for you. I know two days in a row. I am trying to do better with editing my pictures and scheduling my posts ahead of time :).
For this card I used the Hydrangeas stamp from Lili of the Valley and colored my image with my Chameleon Deluxe set pens.I used only 5 pens to color the whole image! 
I used some of the Dress shoppe paper from Lili of the Valley for my background. 

Note: The registration for my Home for Christmas stamp-a-stack by mail is closing soon.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Skipping Stones Designs Stamp and Share challenge

Hi Stampers! 
This my 2nd post for today, so for the coffee lovers blog hop project scroll down. 
But today is the last Friday of the month, and that means it's time for the Stamp and Share challenge by Skipping stones design. 
For the challenge we have the picture below. 
I took the colors off the picture to create my card using the Victorian Summer stamp set, which is one of my favorite stamp sets

For my card I stamped the flower image and the sentiment and then die cut the panel. I stamped the butterfly on another piece of card stock and cut it out. I adhered it then to my image panel and added come sequins. Then I adhered it to the scalloped panel and adhered to my card base. I added some Wink of Stella onto the butterfly to jazz it up a little.
Now scroll down to see the list of all the participants of the blog hop and hop on over there and leave them some love, because they have some wonderful creations for you.

Ilina --> you're here
Challenge will end on Friday, October 2 at 5:00PM EST. If you are on social media sites use #skippingstonesdesign and #stampandshare and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the keywords ssd and skippingstonesdesign. 

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi stampers! 
Happy Friday! 
I am so sorry I was so quiet this past week. Work has been so busy that I didn't have time to post anything, though I was creating. After hours and hours in front of the computer during the day, I couldn't sit more to write up posts or edit pictures. And today I have not one, but two blog posts for you. 
Today marks the start of the Coffee Lovers Fall blog hop and Skipping Stones Designs is one of the sponsors. 
So, for my card I used the Funny Coffee stamp set from Skipping stones design. Stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo black and colored with my copics, then I cut it out. I used some Lawn Fawn dsp for the strip on the side.

Scroll down  to see all the SSD  design team members participating in this hop and to hop on over to their blogs :) 

Ilina --> You are here

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Home for Christmas and Stamp-a-stack by mail

Hi Stampers!
Happy Monday!
I have couple more cards for you that I made using the Home for Christmas dsp, as well a new stamp-a-stack by mail.
I made the cards using the Home for Christmas dsp and some sentiments sets (you can use any sentiment sets)
I like their simple designs and how they turned out.

Now onto the stam-a-stack. All you need will be some adhesive and any sentiment set you like along with ink pads/markers. All the other materials will be provided and plus you will have bunch left over to make more cards or any other projects you like.
The stamp-a-stack will make 12 cards ( 4 of each of 3 designs - the designs will not be posted online by me).
You will receive the following supplies:
-Home for Christmas dsp (24  6"x 6" sheets )
-Home for Christmas buttons ( 9 buttons - 3 of each of 3 designs)
-Home for Christmas Enamel dots (24- 4 of each of each size/color(6))
-Snowflake Elements (8- one of each of 8 designs)
-Envelopes and cardstock and other accessories to make 12 cards.
-PDF with directions
-Shipping is included in the price (US ONLY)
The price is $23 for 12 cards (includes shipping and materials and instructions)

you can register by October 1st and the kits will ship around October 15th

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Skipping Stones Design blog hop

Hi stampers! 
Welcome to the first Skipping Stones Design Tip/Technique blog hop! I am so excited to be hopping over the other team member's blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations and tips and techniques. 
If you started the blog hop from the Skipping Stones Design blog, then you probably ended up here from Anja's blog and her wonderful project. 
I have another project to share with you, for my card I used the Heartfelt stamp set and did watercolor wash background. This technique is pretty easy, all you need it watercolor brush, watercolor paper, heat gun and some watercolors. For mine I used Kuretake watercolors.
I taped my watercolor paper with Frog tape to my working surface and applied generous amount of water using 1 1/2" watercolor wash paint brush. Then using smaller round brush I applied the colors and let them run into each other, then using my heat gun I dried the background. Then using small brush and some more watercolors I did some splatters and let it dry. When it was completely dry I stamped my image and sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder and then added the sequins and the ribbon. Lastly I adhered my panel onto my card base ;)

Leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs! Heather will randomly select a winner! 

Now, it's time to hop on over to Giovana's blog and check out what she has prepared for you, and trust me you will not be dissapointed. 
If you want to start the hop from the very beginning head on over to the SSD blog first. 

And last but not the least, Heather is running PMS sale 

Purchase More Stamps

Finally it pays to PMS!!!
Buy 1 save 5% enter pms1 at checkout
Buy 2 save 10% enter pms2 at checkout
Buy 3 save 15% enter pms3 at checkout
Buy 4 save 20% enter pms4 at checkout
Buy 5 or more save 25% enter pms5 at checkout
If you have any problems using these codes email Heather your order
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Friday, September 11, 2015

Versatile Christmas

Hi stampers!
Happy Friday! 
I have pretty simple card for you today with minimal stamping. I used one of the new pretty designer papers from the Stampin' Up! new Holiday catalog called Cozy Christmas. There are two sheets filled with these cute little deer. I cut out two of them! 
I cut my card base from Very Vanilla card stock and then I die cut the bottom of the front side using an non-SU! die. On the back I adhered some dsp and then a little thin strip on the front. After that I stamped the sentiment from Versatile Christmas set in Real red, adhered the deer with dimensionals and added the snowflake. 
I really like how it turned out! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Merry and Bright

Hi stampers! 
Today I have simple card for you that I CASE-d from my friend Kristin Kortonick over at I just flipped the layout and added more sequins etc. 
I used few new product (framelits, stamp set, vellum and ribbon).
I die cut merry from silver glitter paper using my Christmas Greetings framelits and stamped the sentiment from Holly Jolly greetings. Then in the background I stamped some of the snowflakes from the same set. Added ribbon and piece of dsp, adhered the sentiment and die cut and added some sequins, then mounted the panel onto my white card base. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Birthday Party

Hi Stampers!
Happy Tuesday!
Today I have Lili of the Valley card for you. I used the Celebrate stamp for this card and Happy Bears (for the sentiment).
I stamped the image using Memento ink and colored it with my Chameleon pens, diecut it and added some sequins. Then I cut mat using Romance and Roses patterned paper and then on some pink card stock and red card base. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bear Hugs

Hi Stampers!
I am back today with another No Line Coloring card. For this card I used Paper Smooches set Chubby Chum Pals I think it was called and patterned paper from Stampin' Up! (Sweet Lil' things or something like that)
I stamped my image in very pale color ink and then colored it with copic markers. I messed up the eyes, so I covered my mess with some googly eyes :) 
Hope you like it! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Halloween Ornaments and Jar Toppers

 Hi stampers!

I have been having a lot of fun making all kids of ornaments and jar toppers with the Papertrey ink Petite places dies and stamps.

My latest projects are Halloween ones and I am offering them as kits to go. 

Supplies you will need to complete the projects are: glue (liquid adhesive such as Tombow Multipurpose glue or Scrappy glue), dimensionals, scisors, sticky tape or scor-tape.
You will receive all pre-cut and pre-stamped images. You will just need to put everything together.

The kits utilize Betsy Veldman's Petite places dies and stamps.

Only PDF will NOT be available, you will receive PDF with your kit on how to put them together.
Pre-registration is until September, 10th 2015, and the kits will ship the last week of September, 2015
Halloween ornaments and jar toppers are $20 each kit which includes shipping within the US (email me for international shipping quote- since they don't include SU! supplies I can ship them outside the US).The kits include supplies to make 4 ornaments or jar toppers (they fit on top of the lid of wide mount jars)

-4 half dome ornaments 
-die-cut elements to make the layers of the ornament 
- ribbon/twine to decorate the top (not pictured) 
-pdf instructions on how to put the ornaments together.

Choose your options bellow

Halloween Kits

See my other kits to go: Teacher's gifts and Christmas 

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