Thursday, January 11, 2018

Couple Silhouette Card + Alcohol Ink Technique

Hello my dear friends. I haven't blogged in a while for several different reasons. But I am glad I can write something today. 2017 went by quickly and a lot happened. God remained faithful and loving as He always is. There is absolutely nothing that can compare to His love for us, including our love for one another. As Valentine's Day approaches, let us not only think of ways to make our loved ones happy, but let us think of ways to show love to people who don't expect it from us. That person on the corner asking for money? Give them something to eat and a bottle of water. How about that neighbor whose name you don't even know? Make them a card with a nice message. BE A BLESSING to someone. Start with a small gesture on Valentine's Day, and before you know it, you will be showing love everywhere to everyone. And, of course, show love to those in your life every day. 
I made this card for my husband - for Valentine's Day - but it can really be used for so many different occasions. I hope, somehow, it will inspire you.

Material used
Paper: Silver fine gliter self adhesive paper, yellow pattern cardstock, black cardstock, red cardstock (awesome cardstock sale here)
Tools: Cricut Air Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator
Ink: Alcohol ink
Embellishment: Couple silhouette that you can purchase on any size from my Etsy shop

Tip: Put a little bit (drops) of alcohol ink on ink applicator (the removable soft white piece) and gently tap the glitter paper several times with desired color until the paper is completely covered. 

Next time I will post the picture of another card on which I used the same technique, but with different ink colores and create a different effect. Videos also coming soon on YouTube.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Another Lawn Fawn Challenge

Hi there, I don't know about you, but I am one of those people who loves using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. They are so cute, and now their blog lawnfawnatics have challenges from time to time. I love mixing and matching stamps sets, and that's what I did on the card  I created for their Spring challenge. Check it out.

Supplies Used
Paper: White cardstock
Tools: Sizzix embossing/cutting machine, Darice embossing folder, Lawn Fawn stamps and dies ( "bicycle for you", "let's play ", and "Winter sparrows", and grass die), and Copic markers.
Embellishments: tiny self adhesive pearl
The good news is that both and are having a huge sale, and you can find the stamps and dies with discount. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day. 
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lawn Fawn Challenge #3

Hi there everyone, how are you all doing? Enjoying spring? (or fall, depending on which hemisphere you are). After having fun participating at Lawn Fawn 1st challenge of 2017, I decided to enter another one. Unfortunately I missed challenge #2, but I made this Graduation card for challenge #3, which is "outstanding occasions" like Anniversaries, Graduations, new baby, etc. 
Supplies used for this card
Tools: Cutting/embossing machine, stars die (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: White and navy (embossed) cardstock, silver glitter cardstock
Stamp: "Reach for the Stars" (Lawn Fawn)
Embellishments: handmade diploma. 
I hope you enjoy this card. Leave a comment telling me what you think. You can also leave a comment on Instagram or on my Facebook page.  

Thank you for stopping by, and have a very blessed week.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Card

Hi there,
Are you enjoying spring? I know a lot of people are, especially those who had a lot of snow during winter. Where we live, at this time of the year, we see baby rabbits, baby Sandhill Cranes, eagles, and a lot of other animals. Spring means new life, and it's so inspiring. The card I'm posting today was inspired by spring.

Supplies used
Paper: Rose pink, white and olive green cardstock
Tools: Sizzix cutting/ embossing machine, embossing folder, Spellbinders oval decorative die
Stamp: Cherry blossoms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Pink and white bakers twine

I hope you enjoy the card. Please leave a comment letting me know what you would use this card for.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a very blessed spring.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Die-cut Flowers Card

Hi everybody,
In my last post I showed you a card I made with my Cricut  .Today I'm posting a card that has the same style - die cut roses - but made with a die by Sizzix . So, if you don't have a Cricut Explore YET, you can always work with your embossing/cutting machine. Let's see the card?
Material used
Tools: Big Shot cutting/embossing machine, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Magnetic platform and precision base plate
Paper: Red and white cardstock 
Stamp: Happy Birthday (Sizzix Happy Birthday To You thinlits with stamps)
Black ink
Embellishments: Red ribbon and bow, pearl and red gemstones
Then you ask me, but what if I'm not a card maker? It's ok, you can find this card, and the one from my previous post at Paper Creations, etc shop
Thank you so much for stopping by, and may God bless you and yours.
Happy Crafting,
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Monday, February 13, 2017


Today is my birthday, and I've been mentally making a "list" of what I'm thankful for. Well, the list is too long. God has blessed me in so many ways, not only in the past year, but throughout my whole life. He has given me all the reasons to be thankful, and my 55th birthday is just one of them. So, to celebrate with gratitude, I'm posting a 'THANK YOU' card with envelope, but of course you can make this card for pretty much any occasion.
 Material used:
Tools: Cricut Explore AirSizzix Bigshot cutting/ embossing machine, tag die (Avery Elle Beautiful Bow set)
Paper: Antique rose, white cardstock
Stamp: Thanks a million (Fiskars "Many Thanks" set)
Ink: black
Embellishment: Green bow 
 Envelope material used:
Tools: Envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers), heat gun
Stamp: bow, "enjoy",  and mini tag ( Avery Elle Beautiful Bow set) 
Ink: Versamark clear, green embossing powder

 I like to do something special on my envelopes too, and I love this bow stamp to decorate the envelopes.

THANK you for stopping by, you too are another reason for my gratitude. May God bless you.
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Friday, September 30, 2016


Hello, how are you all doing? Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, but I'm back, and I would like to share a little bit of what has happened. One of the things my family and I did this summer was going on a missions trip. That was awesome! I found out how much I needed to learn about loving unconditionally, and being kind no matter what.  I've decided then to use more of the creativity God gave me to bless and encourage others. The card I'm posting today is a result of that. A lady we know and love went through a difficult time in a hospital. What was supposed to be an outpatient surgery, became 4 days of hospitalization. So here is what I made for her.
Supplies used
Paper: White and patterned cardstock
Tools: cutting/ embossing machine, roses embossing folder, tag die, sharp fine point scissors for fancy cut.
Stamps: "sending you a little prayer..."(front), that God will keep you in his care. (inside), Get Well Soon, and your are Inscribed on the palm of his hand... (all stamps by Stampabilities)
Embellishment: pink ribbon and pearls
I also decorated the envelope cutting one of the flowers from the patterned cardstock paper to create a set.
God bless us in so many different ways. If we have been blessed with creativity and talent for crafts, why can't we use them to bless others?

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you to go out there and encourage others using whatever is the talent you have.
VanĂ­as Reed