Thursday, January 31, 2013

Damask Divas For Always Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas For Always Blog Hop! 

If you came from Ashley's Blog, you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

Hey everyone! This month we are doing a blog hop featuring the beautiful For Always paper pack by Close to my Heart. I used the For Always paper
. I just love this paper pack, it is one of my favorites! I used my favorite cricut cartridge, the Artiste on all projects.

For my first project I used the For Always paper pack, and a beautiful stamp set B1418 Love Doily.  I embossed it with white embossing powder to show of all the detail.  I used retired Cranberry ribbon and blinged it up a little.

For my next project I was inspired by all the chalkboard artwork out there.  There are some great Youtube videos if you do a google search.  I used the For Always paper pack as background paper.  Then used the February Stamp of the month, Home Sweet Home.  I embossed the image in white embossing powder, and heat set it. Then I used a sponge dauber to add a touch of Blush and Sky pigment inks.  For the hearts I used the Artiste to cut out cardstock and Glitter paper.  Don't you love the new black glitter buttons? 
I also used this for my Mojo Monday card, Mojo 278
 and the Heart 2 Heart All that Glitters Blogs. 

For my next project I had to use our new Paper Pouches and For Always Textiles~love them!  First I used my Ruby ink pad and swiped it inside the embossing folder, and embossed it in my Big Shot.  The I used a sponge dauber and a Blush ink pad to create a border.  I used cut outs from the Artiste cartridge, a banner from the Textiles {yes, fabric!} and a bow made from naked Color-ready seam binding ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Whooo's your Valentine stamp.

Remember to visit the Damask Divas Blog to enter the giveaway!  Yes, you can win a FREE stamp set!  This month I am giving away the stamp set from the Whooo's your Valentine kit, which is no longer available.  One lucky winner will be drawn, so make sure you enter for your chance to win!  Mandy will announce the winner on the Damask Diva Blog.  Good Luck!

 Thanks for joining me!!! Click here to shop with me! Feel free to leave a comment, follow me or browse my blog.

The next blog on the list Melissa's Blog! Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using For Always. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas for the full list.  Shop with me!


  1. These are great! Excellent idea to sponge on the ink on that chalkboard style card! Girl, you are totally teasing me with those pouches!!! You can emboss them too...awesome!!!

  2. So darn cute Cards and the pouche! Awesome projects! I really love the pouche! Now I will have to get me some for sure!

  3. Look at all the fun someone did have and could have!! All are amazing...truly inspirational Stephanie!

  4. Love your projects you did. Great job!!!

  5. Both of your cards are great, I love the chalkboard one

  6. Great Job Stephanie!!! I love them all. SO cute!!

  7. I think that owl is so cute. Love your cards. Celebrate over is very pretty with the butterfly on it.
    thanks for giving a prize for the hop.

  8. You did a great job on all your projects. I love the embossed doily card. Time to get out my embossing powder again.

  9. So cute! Love the Valentine's Day card! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!