Friday, July 20, 2018

Creative Vision Stamps Week and Giveaway Day #5: July New Release Re-Cap and Giveaway Winners

Wow!
This week went fast!
and...
I had a GREAT time creating and sharing cards with you along the way.

Creating cards with the July New Release from Creative Vision Stamps
was so much fun.
I enjoyed creating cards with each of the 4 new stamp sets
and...
I appreciated and enjoyed ALL of the comments shared by YOU...
here at my blog.

Today...I'm sharing a recap of the cards that I created and shared this week...
and...
at the end of today's blog post 
l'll share the names of the 4 GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

If you haven't visited the Creative Vision web site yet...
You can see the new release stamps & all of their fabulous goodies
HERE

If you MUST have the entire July release...
be sure o check out the July 2018 Bundle
(The price is awesome!)

So...here we go!
The re-cap...of this week's cards...

BEARY MERRY
(and the Beary Merry card making video)




























Are you loving this Creative Vision Stamps July release
as much as I am?
(You can browse and shop for these wonderful new stamp sets HERE
at the CREATIVE VISION STAMPS web site


and now...
THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS
(Winners were chosen at random...the "old fashioned way...
By picking  name(s) out of a hat!)

***WINNERS: Please send me your mailing info 
PRIOR TO SUNDAY....JULY 22nd
You can send your mailing info to me at: tobellissimacards@gmail.com
NOTE: If a winner doesn't provide their mailing info prior to Sunday...
a new winner will be chosen for that particular GIVEAWAY Stamp Set. 

Okay....here we go

The BEARY MERRY winner is...
CAROLE LOVILL



The ELF THIS winner is...
VERNA ANGERHOFER


The PET MONSTERS winner is...
KAT WUBBENHORST


The STICK WITH IT winner is....
CHERYL W


CONGRATULATIONS 
CAROLE ...VERNA...KAT and CHERYL!
Don't forget to send your mailing info to me (prior to Sunday) at:

tobellissimacards@gmail.com

Thanks so much my crafty and creative friends for following along this week
as I shared all of the cards that I've created with Creative Vision Stamps new release!
Thank you for all of your kind comments...
I hope that you found a little bit of inspiration here at my blog
and that you find time to enjoy some card making of your own!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Michelle.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Creative Vision Stamps Week & Giveaway Day #4: Stick With It

I can't believe that it's already Day #4 of
Creative Vision Stamps Week and Giveaway, here at my blog!
(GIVEAWAY info is posted at the end of this blog post)

I've had the best time creating (and sharing) this week's cards!

Today I've got a few cards to share with you...
created with one last new release stamp set.

"STICK WITH IT" is a fun...and cute stamp set 
that includes and assortment of great images and sentiments.
For today's cards, I've chosen two of the images...
and two of the sentiments
to create two cards!

I colored both images with Copic Markers...
Created backgrounds with inking and stenciling...
Die cut the image pieces
Created inked, hand cut sentiment banners
Chose background prints that have a water color look...
 I positioned the image pieces with fun foam to add dimension to the card.

and...
 this is what I came up with...

This first guy was fun to color and create a card with...
I kept the colors soft and earthy
and used Clarity Stencil Brushes to create the blended ink backgrounds
of the sentiment piece..and the image piece.
I used the rectangle die as a stencil to create a clean edged background
around the image. 


This card was crated with the largest image in this wonderful stamp set.
I added a stenciled cloud background to the image piece and the banner piece.
The image piece was also inked with Clarity Stencil Brushes.
The Deckled Edge die did double time....
firstly to cut the image piece...
and then it was used as a stencil while inking the sky and grassy areas.
Like the prior card...
The image piece was positioned with fun foam.


This stamp set...
like each of the Creative Vision Stamps July New Release stamp sets...
was lots of fun to create cards with.

All of the July release stamp sets offer the opportunity to color...
and create varied backgrounds...
as well as lots of mix and match image/sentiment options.
These new release stamp sets have carried me through the seasons.....
PET MONSTERS for Halloween cards....
and BEARY MERRY and ELF THIS for Christmas cards...
They've also given me the opportunity to create some multi-purpose
note card style cards with the STICK WITH IT stamp set.
All of this leads me to say that this is a versatile new release!

and now...
A little bit about the (4) GIVEAWAY(S)

The giveaways are opened to those who have USA mailing addresses.
Commenting to enter: There will be 4 giveaways....one for each new release stamp set.
You can post one comment per blog post....(Monday through today...)
(There are 4 blog posts...You can leave a comment under each...
for a chance to win one of the 4 giveaways.)
Comment period ends at 10 pm tonight (Thursday July 19th)

The 4 winners will be chosen at random...
and the winners will be announced here at the blog on Friday, July 20th 
(That's Tomorrow!)

So now...
Don't forget to leave a comment below all 4 blog posts...
and...
come back tomorrow to see a recap of all of this week's cards...
Each created with Creative Vision Stamps July new release stamp sets.

Thanks for visiting today!
See you here tomorrow for the re-cap 
and announcement of the giveaway winners!
have a terrific Thursday, my friends!
Michelle

PS...If you didn't see the BEARY MERRY card making video...
You can see it HERE (at the Day #1 blog post)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Creative Vision Stamps Week & Giveaway Day #3: Pet Monsters

I can't believe that it's already Day #3
of Creative Vision Stamps Week & GIVAWAY here at my blog!

(*GIVEAWAY details shared at the end of the blog post)

The Beary Merry and Elf This stamp sets 
that I shared on Day #1 and #2 
had me thinking of Holiday cards.
And now...I've switched gears and I'm in full Halloween mode
after creating cards with today's featured stamp set...PET MONSTERS
which is one of 4 new stamp sets in Creative Vision's July Release

I think that you're going to love the images in the PET MONSTERS stamp set!
They're TOO cute...they're different...
and they're fun to create cards with.
Here's a peek at the stamp set...
(*And...THIS is the stamp set that I'll be giving away today...WooHoo!!)


(You can find it at the Creative Vision Stamps web site: HERE

Here's some info about the cards I've created with this fun and fabulous stamp set...

I colored all of today's PET MONSTERS images with Copic markers.
and inked each of the background 
by lifting ink off of an assortment of ink pads 
with Clarity Stencil Brushes.
I chose dies that were used to die cut the image pieces...
as well as being used as stencils for the background inking.
I chose an assortment of Halloween prints for today's cards
and matted the layers with coordinating card stock colors.
Each matted image piece was positioned with fun foam...for added lift and dimension.
For the sentiments...I stamped and inked the sentiment pieces...
hand cut the banners...and matted each sentiment

So now...here we go...
I've got 4 cards to share with you...
How cute is this cat?
I love his snarky expression...
He looks totally annoyed about wearing the candy corn costume!
He just cracks me up!

and...
How about this guy!
I love that he is in a dinosaur costume!
Again...TOO CUTE!

and...
Another cutie!
I love his fangs and the way he is holding his cape out
in true vampire style!

and finally...
This guy....who is channeling Frankenstein!
(Love the neck bolt and his stitches)

I've got plans for this stamp set and these adorable images.
I'll be creating more cards...
and some goodie bag toppers

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing today's cards....
as much as I've enjoyed creating them!
Coloring and creating with Creative Vision's new PET MONSTERS stamp set
was lots of fun.
The idea of putting costumes on pets is wonderful, I think!

GIVEAWAY!
How about some giveaway info now!
One of each of Creative Visions new release stamp sets 
will be given away here at my blog.
Four winners will be chosen....One stamp set per winner
(Winners will be announced here at the blog on Friday...July 20th)

To be "in" on today's PET MONSTER giveaway
you'll need to have a USA mailing address.
and...
you'll need to post a comment below.
(To be "in" on all 4 giveaways...be sure to post a comment at all 4 blog posts...
Day #1...Day #2...Day# 3....and tomorrow...Day #4

So now...before you head off to post a comment below...
Let me say thank you...
I'm glad that you visited today
and look forward o you visiting again tomorrow...
when I'll be sharing cards created with another new release stamp set

Have a great day, my crafty and creative friends!
Michelle.