Sunday, May 1, 2016

Gracielle Design - New Stamp Blog Hop & Giveaway

Are you ready for some serious FUN and inspiration?  Well, I'm joining my friends at Gracielle Design for an exciting Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY to showcase Gracie's fabulous new digital stamp release.  The Hop started on Gracie's Blog in case you need to get started; but if you're already hopping along, you most likely arrived here from Joyce Erb's sweet blog.  You'll be seeing things on this blog hop that will completely blow your mind regarding digital images.  Did you know that you can emboss digital images?  Yup!  I learned this great trick from Gracie, and let me tell you.....her stamps look FABULOUS embossed.  She has the sweetest new vintage whimsical images, and I had SO much fun playing with them.  Aren't they super sweet?  She's got LOTS of other great images and sentiments, too.  You can see all of the sets in this release on Gracie's Blog.
These sweet images from a nostalgique time past were a perfect match for a new line I recently purchased over at Simon Says Stamp.  I used Prima's "A Tale Of You and Me" patterned papers, chipboard and ephemera to create a romantic mini album.  This is just the front cover of the album; but if you stop back by on May 15, I will be posting a follow-up post for this Blog Hop and sharing the inside of the album.  I wanted to create a to little memory book to store treasured photos, keepsakes and memories.  I lightly embossed the girl image in black, and I used Copics as well as my gellatos to gently color and shade her.
Then I fussy cut her and posed her in the garden on these lovely papers.  I accented the page with lots of goodies.  Just let me know if you'd like to know any specifics regarding what something is, or where you can find them for yourself.  These images are SO beautiful that it's easy to find something that will compliment them nicely, but because I used so much, I didn't want to list it all.  Just know that, other than the lovely Gracielle Design image and sentiment, pretty much everything is from "A Tale Of You and Me".
Now, what a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY?  So....Gracie is generously giving away a free stamp set to THREE lucky commenters on the Blog Hop.  You could own this beautiful set!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog letting us know what you like best about this new release from Gracielle Design.  Who knows?  YOU could be one of the three lucky people who will win a new stamp set from this release.
Then, as I mentioned, be sure to stop back on May 15 for a second peek (a.k.a. Part 2 of the Blog Hop) because there will be even more great inspiration for you.  And don't forget that ALL of Gracielle Designs' fabulous images are ready for download now at Gracielle Design Etsy Shop.
This set has two images and three sentiments.  I used one image (vintage girl) and one sentiment on this album page, and I will be using the other image (fan) and another sentiment on Page 2 of my album that I'll be sharing with you when you stop back by on May 15.  Your next stop on this Blog Hop is at the super fun blog of the sweet and talented Autumn, and I know her project will be amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us today.  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop along the way, to check out all the fabulous stamps available at Gracielle Design, and to stop back by on May 15 for a second peek.  The give-away/Blog Hop will run for two weeks, and then Gracie will announce the lucky winners on her blog.  You can also sign up for her newsletter there, so be sure to visit Gracie's Blog often for updates, new releases, and specials.

Thanks again for joining us, and happy hopping!

I'm sharing my project here:

Arful Crafting - Challenge #12 - Precious Mom

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday - Use Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Show Us Your Metal - I used an ADORABLE metal heart that I purchased at Simon Says Stamp in their Prima A Tale Of You and Me collection

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party - Come play along for a chance to win some of Karen's GORGEOUS seam binding!

May God bless your day and cause you to smile,
Karen


47 comments:

  1. Lovely stamp, beautiful coloring!

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  2. So pretty. Love the soft colors you chose. Makes the flower image pop.

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  3. This is such a lovely new release and your card is wonderful. I appreciate your sharing and for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

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  4. What a beautiful album front! Looking forward to seeing the unveiling!! Thank you.

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  5. This little girl is beautiful. Your coloring is lovely and the details really pop! Great project!

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  6. This little one couldn't be more sweet. Great work.

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  7. Oh my! This might be the sweetest vintage card I've seen in the longest time. SO beautiful! Love the colors you worked with and how the digi stands out on top of all those lovely layers. So glad to see you as part of this month's blog hop! Hugs.

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  8. Adorable card! Love how you combined everything.

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  9. Karen, your card is lovely. I love all the details.

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  10. Love your composition and vintage coloring!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous..
    LAura

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  12. Beautiful card! Great combination of papers and stamps! Lovely!

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  13. Gorgeous! Looking forward to follow-up:-)

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  14. This album cover is AWESOME. The girl looks so real, and I love all
    "goodies" you included.

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  15. So beautiful! I think this one is my favourite

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  16. Cute card! Love the background.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  17. You did a beautiful coloring job. I think this little girl is one of my favorites. Tfs ♡

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  18. That sweet image is beautifully colored and is right at home with those sweet papers and dreamy flowers. Can't wait to see the rest of the album!

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  19. This is stunning, Karen. So different from your other projects but such a lovely design. I really like how you used the gellatos to color the girl's dress. Beautiful!
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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  20. Karen, you have turned a darling digital image into a very special card. Little girls grab all of our hearts.

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  21. How charming this
    cover looks! Great
    colors and I love
    all the flowers in
    the new release.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Karen I believe you keep outdoing yourself in crafting with your lovely creations - each time it gets better and better - well what can I write - your creations are always stunning!! Lovely creation here for sure and love the added metal - thanks for the HOP! have a blessed week!

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  23. Love this stamp. Your card is just wonderful. The colors and embellishments are prefect.

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  24. This is soooooo pretty! Great Job, Karen. I love to know how to emboss a digi??

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  25. Awesome card and love the vintage look and those images are stunning. I am interested in the embossing digis.. I love your card and colors. Hugs

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  26. Absolutely romantic and gorgoeus card! Love the vintage mood!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  27. Your project is beautiful

    Kathleen

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  28. Karen, this is gorgeous! I am a vintage lover and this image is so cute!
    I became your latest follower because I like your blog very much. Thank you for your comment on my blog and ofcourse I understand why you deleted my contribution (box). I did not notice the right date, so it's completely my fault. But I will join for sure in future!
    Hav e a nice day! Lia xx
    (by the way: I see that you are living in Las Vegas, We have been there twice and stayed with a rented motorhome at Oasis resort. We made 2 trips in Western USA a few years ago and are planning a next one in 2017).

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  29. Your card shows the versatility of this beautiful stamp...such creativity!

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  30. Wow, love this! Love the colors and it's a beautiful vintage-looking piece. Great stamp set!

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  31. A lovely release!! Gorgeous mini album cover!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  32. Love how you colored this image! It truly looks like something that was already done and then cut out. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Karen, this is a work of art! What a beautiful journal page! I can't wait to see the second page with the fan! I love how you add so many details to your projects. It's like a treasure hunt looking for all the special embellishments or techniques you've added!

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  34. Oh wow, those are so lovely! I love their vintage look! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  35. Oh Karen what a beautiful image and you have showcased her to perfection - this is utterly beautiful
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  36. Gorgeous Karen...love your use of all the pretty Prima products!! (Did you see Prima has a DT call? You should apply)!!

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  37. Wow, Karen!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    (I'm heading to take a look at Graciellie's shop!)

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  38. Wow, this card is amazing. Love this image and your coloring.

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  39. Hi Karen,
    Such an inspiring set of gorgeous digis full of wonderful possibilities, you've showcased these beautifully .
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  40. Beautiful! Love the image. Thank you for playing along with us! :)
    Design Team, Artful Crafting

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  41. Hey ribbon buddy! This is amazing! Such a pretty way to showcase that gorgeous stamped image!

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  42. Karen, your creative work never ceases to amaze me with the loveliness and care you put into each beautiful detail. This is just stunning. What a gorgeous vintage design.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  43. Everything is so lovely.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  44. Oh Karen, this is so beautiful. Love the shabby chic and vintage style! The coloring work is fabulous, Karen. You always inspire me!

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  45. Karen, your album is wonderful. Every detail speaks its own little bit and harmonizes beautifully. What fun I've had today finding the Graciellie blog hop. Normally I am NOT a fan of blog hops but today's extremely positive experience with all your fabulous projects--so tastefully done, so classy--may just change my mind. You have a gift and your work is fabulous.
    --Kathryn
    Kitchen Table Crafter

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  46. Such an absolutely lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

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