Video Chat Tonight!

Hi All,

Just a reminder that I will doing the live video chat tonight at 6pm CT in the US. For more information, please see my detailed post about it HERE.

See you tonight!

Darlene

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

Rocketing Popsicles

Hi All!

I’m participating in a blog hop celebrating Altenew’s 2-year anniversary! See my free post at LiveLoveCards for detailed photos, a video on how to color these popsicles, and giveaway information! :)

Don’t forget to check out my news from yesterday, in case you missed it.

Darlene

News!

Hi All,

I’m popping in for a quick bit of news. It’s all in the video, with a few links below. :)

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Follow darlenedevries on Instagram!
Bookmark the live video chat for April 16, 2016 at 6pm CT. If you would like to submit a question to be answered, enter it into the comments here. Thank you!

Giveaway Winners!

Just popping in to announce the winners of the two LiveLoveCards one-year subscriptions!

Congrats to Janice R and Casey T. I emailed both of you.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Hope to see you again soon. :)

Darlene

Balloon Builder Bunny and LiveLoveCards Birthday Celebration!

Balloon Bunny

Hi All!

It has been awhile since I posted here! Glad to be back. Today’s card video uses Stampin’ Up!’s new Balloon Builders set, which releases today as part of the new Occasions Catalog. When I got the set, I spent several hours creating all these cool balloon animals. I seriously had to force myself to stop at 22 – I could have created another 20, at least!

Today is another big day… the birthday of the card-making community site I started exactly one year ago today (hence the birthday card). It has grown to over 1,200 members and over 400 videos. During the year I’ve added challenges, polls, and the ability to bookmark favorites, just to name a few features. This Thursday I am starting a new video series called “One Flower, Eight Ways”. Each video is a real-time coloring session that compares different mediums used on the same flower: Inktense pencils dry and wet, Copics, Distress markers, Zig watercolor pens, Peerless watercolors, Gansai Tambi watercolors, and Gelatos. Not sure you want to join? Learn more and hear from members on why they love it HERE.

GIVEAWAY!

LiveLoveCards
I’m giving away 2 one-year memberships to celebrate!! Leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm CT on Monday, January 11th, to enter a chance to win. If you decide to join now and your name is selected as the winner, no worries – you’ll get a FULL REFUND! So don’t wait. :)

This month, LiveLoveCards members are also automatically entered into two more giveaways! Gift vouchers to two of my favorite stores.

$50 to Simon Says Stamp! $50 to Ellen Hutson!

Another big event is Sale-a-Bration, which starts today! Get a free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog for each $50 you spend. AND, the 51-page Occasions Catalog goes live today too! Order from my friend, Michelle’s, store and 25% of your order will be donated to Foster Kids Charity.

Okay, so back to today’s card. Here are my 22 balloon animals (click for a larger version):
Stampin' Up! Balloon Builder

Enjoy the video!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

Copic colors used: YG21, YG25

Balloon Builders
Balloon Builders
It's Wild
It’s Wild
Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride Ink
Rose Red
Rose Red Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH|DB
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
S.COM|JA
Stampin' Up! Craft Scissors
Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors
Absorber
Absorber
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS