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Tuesday, January 7, 2014






Today is day two of the IO Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop!

I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's creations....all I can say is WOW! We have some talented Designers on this Team!!!!

Today I wanted to Feature  Some of the "Zenspirations" Stamps

This Zenspiration Alphabet is Hot Diggity Bomb!!!! 

I can see myself using it a LOT!

It's very Art Journally, isn't it?

After Making my Background with Ink Sprays from Dylusions, I added some Texture Paste and Glitter as well as a Fun Tree Stencil to create my snowy Scene

I Heat embossed some "Damask" Snowflakes to compliment the Heat Embossed Alphabet! ("A")

In my mind, a Sweet Snowman always compliments a wintery scene!

The Snowman set makes the Perfect Snowman!


Here is an understated yet elegant Sympathy card I created 



Once again, I'm the last Stop on the Hop! 

If you haven't been hopping though, Head on over to the IO Blog to get started!!!


Be sure to leave comments along the way to increase your chances of winning some new Goodies!!!!



81 comments:

  1. Cute calendar. I think I'm beginning to like those alphabet stamps more and more. Love the card also. You were right "understated yet elegant"

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  2. Yes, that alphabet stamp is very art journally! And you used it so well. PS I love that knotty wood background.

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  3. That's something else...cool alphabet!

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  4. WOW! I kept coming along this Hop thinking how do they do it? I am so inspired by all the creations. I love the Zentangle inspired alphabet and see many uses for it in my card making, scrapbooking and art journals. Thanks for sharing this card.

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  5. Both cards are neat. I love the first one and the second is simple but effective.
    PH

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  6. Very pretty and "artsy"...love!! The second is elegant and classy..inspiring pieces of work you did!!!!

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  7. Eileen L. said...
    Love the simpleness of this card and love all of the stamps you used they look great together on your card.

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  8. What wonderful creations! I love the beautiful sentiment on the card!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. Fabulous images and you showcased them beautifully!

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  10. Love both of them. I too really like the Zen stamps. Sympathy card is great.

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  11. Love you calender page and the card is beautiful.

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  12. Oh my goodness... I absolutely adore your journal pages and your sympathy card is extremely lovely and very dear!!!

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  13. Some great ideas and I like both.

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  14. I agree that the alphabet is beautiful! I also love your card!

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  15. love this - agreed it is a wonder alphabet!
    Sandra ltb

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  16. Such lovely projects. I am becoming quite a follower of IO. Thanks for this chance to win.
    kReN

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  17. Ok...now I can leave a comment...Internet was acting up I guess. Love all cards but the last really caught my attention since it is hard to make sympathy cards. wonderful and inspirational!

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  18. What a fabulous and colorful card. Beautiful sentiment.

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  19. Your sympathy card is beautiful! I was wondering about the snowman card--it appears there is a fold to open it in the middle. Does it?

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  20. I am very interested in this one. How pretty! And the sympathy card is perfect. You do wonderful work!

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  21. Brrr... LOL love the theme.
    Like the simplicity of the 2nd card. Great cards.
    Thx

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  22. Great projects...a great showcase for the fabulous new release!

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  23. Great projects; love the sympathy card-very classic. Thanks for sharing

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  24. very cute calendar, love the snowman, pretty stamping on the card!

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  25. I absolutely love that sentiment for a sympathy card! Perfect, especially when it's hard to find words.

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  26. I'm especially lovin' the damask snowflakes but it's all pulled together SO NICE; thanx for the inspiration!

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  27. I love your journal page. The blue/purple really pops. Your card is terrific too. You are so talented.

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  28. What a lovely sentiment on your sympathy card!

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  29. The dangles are awesome. I am so thrilled you created a scrapbook double page! It is awesome.

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  30. Beautiful projects! I also love this Zenspiration Alphabet!

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  31. I just bought an IO sympathy set, and now that I see this, I NEED it too. That sentiment is so beautiful, thanks for showcasing it on your lovely card!

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  32. I had to enlarge the pic of the journal pages you did- they are spectacular. Your winter scene and the lettering for the title are just like you said...Hot Diggety Bomb.

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  33. Love the beauty and simplicity of your sympathy card - the sentiment is perfect and your snowman project is adorable.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  34. Love your snowman, with all the glitter, Especially thought it was clever with the squares, and the folded card. keeps you guessing .

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  35. beautiful sympathy card. love the layout and sentiment. these aren't easy to do....thanks for sharing....have a good day.

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  36. Wonderful projects, Vicki! The alphabet is fun, and OhMyGosh, your sympathy card is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

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  37. Such a perfect understated sympathy card - really lovely!

    Penny

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  38. great work... i really love the sympathy card!!!!

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  39. Great calendar pages. What a fun alphabet. I really like the sympathy card and the saying on it.

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  40. wow... gorgeous project! Love the alpha set you used and that sweet snowman! Love the look of the Texture Paste and Glitter and that stencil tree! Beautiful!
    Also a very pretty and elegant sympathy card!

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  41. LOVE your January spread. Those letters are fantastic!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  42. I do like the alphabet letters, I don't do a lot of journal, but they would work well as a title. The sympathy card is very sweet and simple, I like.

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  43. Was just admiring those Zenspirational Alphabet and Dangle designs this morning so it is fun to see them in action. What a clever idea for a "diary" for reflection.

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  44. Wonderful projects. I do really like those alphabet stamps!

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  45. OMG!! LOVING the Alphabet and your FUN Pages!! A really Clean and Simple Card too!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  46. Such a beautiful "snowy scene." I thought about using some of the "inchies" I have collected when I saw your design. Thanks for sharing your creativity, it was so inspiring to me.

    Mindy
    http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

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  47. Love your capture of winter, only you make it too real, ha ha ;- ) the sympathy card is great, too. Love the artistry you create with these stamps.

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  48. Vicki, inspiration and creativity are flowing here today. WOW! Love the sweet sentiment of your card and your first project has eye candy galore. Both beautifully done.

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  49. Wow, I love how "art journaly" the first one with the snowman is! I also think the sympathy card you created is very elegant. Thank you for showing the wide range of products and how they can be used.

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  50. I love snowflakes but the sentiment is lovely & perfect for a condolence card.

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  51. Hi Vicki = I am liking both creations - the sympathy card is soft and loving that snowman very much - I am basically a snowman freak - thanks for sharing your lovely work!

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  52. Sigh, elegant take on a beautiful sympathy card..never easy to do, but you've done a lovely job on this! And Wow... great giveaway.. too fun.. love all IO stamps and dies and would be thrilled to have some of the newest ones!

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  53. Hot Diggity Bomb, indeed! Loved your art calendar with this alphabet!

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  54. Wow really impressive work, and your wording on the sympathy card is so true

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  55. Beautiful calender pages! I love the letters too, she does awesome work. Thanks for showing some of her stamps, I have a few on my wishlist. Love your card too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  56. You're right that's a great alpha set!

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  57. Wow, two very different creations. I have to say I am with you on that alphabet it's the bomb diggity.

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  58. Love your craft card - the dangle design is a must have for me!

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  59. Thanks for the great Calendar.

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  60. Wonderful sympathy card...the sentiment is just right! Sympathy cards are difficult to design...yours is beautiful!
    Jan

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  61. Nice card. Sympathy cards are always a stretch for me, but I like this.

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  62. I really like both the calendar page and the sympathy card. The sympathy card is different and very pretty.

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  63. Very nice and different. Love it.

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  64. I love snowmen and your page is very creative!

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  65. Love both! The art journal looks fabulous in blue, and those alphas are the best! Love your sympathy card, that sentiment is perfect! TFS

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  66. Lovely sympathy card, and the art journal is very nice also.

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  67. Great journaling calendar. Those fonts are a lot of fun. I love the beautiful sympathy sentiment on your card.

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  68. Looks like a pencil drawn card and it looks gorgeous!

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  69. Love this idea, Vicki. I have to go look at those stamps closer. Also really like the sympathy sentiment.

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  70. Gorgeous stamping, love the flourish! TFS x

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  71. Great projects - love the colors on your journal pages!!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****