Saturday, June 24, 2017

Felt with the Heart

Hi all! Jamie here! 

I can't tell you how happy I am to be here sharing with you on this wonderful Saturday! I'm even more happy to say that at a recent scrapbooking weekend, I was able to finally get some scrapbooking done - like 40 pages worth! Even better, our very own Sabrina was at the crop with me! It was so wonderful to see so many potential customers drawn to her set up! Yay for Victorine Originals!

This is one of the layouts I made at that crop. I finished it this week with the perfect stamp from Victorine Originals.

These are photos of my oldest daughter and my amazing mother-in-law just a few weeks before she passed away. Ever since I took these photos, I knew I wanted to make a super special layout with them. These are some of my favorite photos of just the two of them during my mother-in-law's fight. It's been three years, next month, and it's taken me this long to even be able to scrapbook them.

It was around the Fourth of July. We loved going out on walks with my mother-in-law, and my daughter LOVED picking flowers and giving them to her. In these photos, they were enjoying one of those flowers and the wonderful outdoors.

I had to include the flower aspect on the layout, and I really wanted to draw out the red, and then the yellow of the flowers. My good scrapbooking buddies helped me find the perfect paper and flowers to work with this layout! The red page is a foiled paper, and the gold is glitter. They really make this layout super special. Adding a couple of coordinating doilies and some bling to the plethora of flowers finished it off.

Then I found the perfect sentiment. It's hard for me to know what to say on these layouts. It's hard to think of them as good times, as the end result definitely wasn't good, but I love looking back on those special days and I'm so grateful we were able to share those times. And, I hope and pray that my daughter will cherish these photos and use them to help her remember her grandma.

The Felt with the Heart stamp, a quote by Helen Keller, really spoke to me.

Thank you for looking at my layout! I hope it inspires some of you scrapbookers out there to give these wonderful Victorine Originals stamps a try on your layouts! 

Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge 5 - Summer Vacation

Welcome back! Before we jump into the challenge and winner from our last challenge we want to update you on our new challenges! We are hoping to inspire more crafty people to join us by changing from just a theme challenge to more of an inspiration challenge. 

So let's talk details. First, this is the only time we will post the "rules" graphic below but you can find it here if you need it. It's pretty self-explanatory with 3 Ways to Play.
  •   You can use the photos for inspiration; use one photo or use all the photos or 
  • Use just the color palette but be sure to use all the colors or 
  •  Follow the theme. You can always find the theme in the lower right corner of the picture.
  • And if you're feeling really creative, use all of it! 

Now that we have the basics down, let's talk RULES. 

  • We ask that you share the Inspiration Graphic on your blog with a link back to our challenge post 
  • We also ask that you tell us what inspired you, was it the photos, color palette, or the theme
  • New designs -Please make something new to submit to the challenge. The point is to inspire you to create!
  • Three entries per challenge -Please pick your favorite three designs to share. Each design must have its own blog post on your site to use Linky.
  • You do not have to use Victorine Originals products in your entry, but your prize is bigger if you do. 

Challenge #5

Please post this graphic on your blog

Show us what Summer Vacation means to you. Beach, Amusement Parks, Lake, or maybe you spend your Summer on the front porch with a glass of lemonade or sweet tea! Whatever it is, we can't wait to see your take on the Summer Vacation challenge. Let us see those cards, mixed media projects and scrapbook layouts!

Now, the winner of Challenge # 4 -"4th of July"


  Please grab the badge below to place on your blog, and email to claim your prize

Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge, and we cant wait to see what you design for our NEW Challenge #5 - "Summer Vacation"!

The winner of this challenge will Receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend at the Victorine Originals online store!

Please read the rules before entering!

Now on to our DT Inspiration for our Challenge

 This card uses Mount Rushmore Stamp.

More details on her card can be found on Beth's blog, Beth's Beauties.

Theresa - Theresa's Crafty Creations
 This card uses Summer Fun Stamp.

You can find all the details on Theresa's blog, Theresa's Crafty Creations.

Lisa - The Relativity of Paper

This project uses Dots Set.
More details including a video tutorial on Lisa's blog, The Relativity of Paper. 

MaryAnn - PaperDreamz007

This card uses California.
More details on her card can be found on MaryAnn's blog, Paper Dreamz007.

Please let us know what you think of the new challenge by leaving a comment below.
And as always, thanks for joining us!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Double Take Flag....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
It's DT Theresa from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and it's my day to take over the blog!

YAY for me... I'm so excited to share a wonderful
Fourth of July card with you! 

Some of you may not know, but... my son is in the Marines,
and anytime I can send him well wishes, I do! I thought this
Fantastic Double Take Flag Stamp would be fitting!
It is a Large stamp, and the stars are separate from the stripes,
which made it easy to stamp in the colors I wanted!
I also like that the stamp has a vintage/distress design 
which I thought was pretty neat - 😊
The Sentiment is computer generated & I printed it out
on Vellum paper... then die cut it out with a banner die.

** Other Supplies Used **

Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Recollections, Vellum
Flag Stamp - Victorine Originals (Double Take Flag)
Distress Oxides - Broken China, Faded Jeans, 
Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick
Lg. Stitched Rectangle Die - My Favorite Things
Sm. Stitched Rectangle Die - CDD
Scallop Rectangle Die - CDD
Banner Die - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment Computer Generated - Font (BixAntigueScriptHmkBold)
Red Candy Dots - Stampin' Up
Big Shot, Misti, Printer, ATG, Fun Foam, Small Zots

Thanks so much for stopping!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mouse Shaker Card

Hello everyone!  Beth from Beth's Beauties with you today.  I have this bright shaker card to share with you.
 I started by stamping the V.O. Mouse With Umbrella stamp (also part of the Mouse Set 1) with Versafine Onyx Black ink on watercolor paper.  I used Crayola Watercolor pencils and an aqua brush to color in the image.  I made it into a shaker card using GMD double pierced circle in and out dies, acetate, foam tape and sequins.
I used a GMD stitched rectangle die for the front panel.  The papers I used are from Doodlebug Design Fun In The Sun 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from V.O. Floral and Sayings stamp set and I added some GMD Watermelon Colors enamel dots around it.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Beauty of Spring

The beauty of spring

Hey crafty friends, I up again here on the Victorine Originals blog this week to share a pretty yet simple card with you all. 

This beautiful flower stamp is so pretty and reminded me of all the blooming going around right now. 

I dug thru my paper stash and found this beautiful nature pattern paper from club scrap. I actually picked this up at a flea market along with some other sets they sent out. Love it. I layered a few different colors to help bring out the colors. I stamped my image a few times and only colored/highlighted the main flower with a pretty purple gel pen from super doodle. 
Sorry the photo is darker as it was a cloudy day before the rain. I still love the way it made the glitter shine.

Don't forget to head join in our challenge: 4th of July. It ends this Friday, still plenty of time to link up your project.

If you want some beautiful stamps, head over to the website and go shopping, there is a pretty amazing designs. Don't miss out.
Link to my blog, head on over and leave me a comment there too. 
Thanks for stopping by.