Sunday, March 1, 2015

Virginia's View Challenge #13

Welcome to the new March Challenge! This challenge is a special one...
Can you believe that Virginia's View Challenge blog turns ONE YEAR OLD today?

When I started this challenge, I didn't plan to go on this long because it is quite a commitment! Seeking best guest designers, commenting, posting updates and more commenting, choosing Top 10  Favorites...the tasks can be daunting. 
But, with the amazing support and the avid participation, YOU make this all possible! For that, thank you for your amazing support and participation during this past year!
For our 13th challenge, We are going rekindle the old flame in stamping....
 As you may have experienced, when you fell in love with stamping, it's all because embossing rocks!
Well, let's get back to the basics, that is, embossing.

All Things Embossed ( please choose at least one)
~heat-embossing (using embossing powder)
~multiple embossing
~dry embossing
   embossing folders
   stencils (see example below)
   dies: please see Jennifer McGuire's video here
   household objects: get creative!
   Here is a quick guide for some dry-embossing with diecut machine.
~de-bossing is welcome, too! If interested, please see link: here
~any kind of embossing that you like to share...sky is the limit!

Here is my take on embossing (using two different bold embossing powder)
so very thankful

 Here is my card using stencil as an embossing folder. You can find out the details here.
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This monthly card-making challenge blog will run till the 18th (11:55pm Eastern Time) and there will be a SPOTLIGHT feature of Top 10 Favorites on the 25th. Any style and all levels are most welcome! You can read more about the challenge guidelines at the bottom of the page.


Among the Top 10 Fav, there will be a random draw for a lucky (and talented) winner who will then receive the top prize. In order to qualify for the top prize, your project has to be NEW (not linked back to a previously made project). You are welcome to combine other challenges, but please limit your total number of challenges to no more than 4.


Our Sponsor: Simon Says Stamp 
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
Thank you, Simon Says Stamp!!

Our Top Winner (randomly selected from Top 10 Favorites) will receive a $25 voucher!
  AWESOME, eh?!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront

36 comments:

My Paper Epiphany said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to joining in!

Shalu said...

Wow...wish you a very happy 1st blog birthday...!! Looking forward to join the fun...!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Wow, one year already?!! Congratulations!! Another great challenge again, looking forward to play!

~amy~ said...

oooohhhh....love these! Both of your cards are gorgeous!!!!
Congrats on your blogaversary! Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration Virginia!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Congratulations! You're doing a wonderful job with this blog! Xx

Jeanette M. said...

Congratulations! Love all the inspiration I find on your challenge blog. Your cards are awesome!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Congratulations on your birthday, Ms Virginia!!!! Well done! So love all of the inspiration you graciously provide! Keep it coming! :) hugs!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous cards! And Congrats on 1 yr!!! (Has it really been 1 year?!...Where has the time gone?! lol ) You totally ROCK, Virginia! I absolutely love your challenges! :) Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! Happy one year anniversary! Thank you for all your time and commitment to making this a fantastic challenge! You have a big heart, and you really know how to bring our community together! Your enthusiasm is contagious!

kreativekymona.com said...

Congrats on your one year!! I wish I played more often. I'm determined to play each month this year!! Great challenge this month. Embossing is always so pretty.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful embossing! You are going to be so busy this month with this challenge~ I can't wait to see all the entries you are gonna get! THAT was an amazing fast year too!

sandie said...

Gabulois embossing and congrats on making it to 1. Time Out challenges is 1 this week also!!

D- said...

Happy 1st birthday! Here is to many, many more.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.
Your time and inspiration projects are greatly appreciated.
I loVe to dry emboss on my projects and just broke out my heat embossing goodies after years of hibernation.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

LauraJane:) said...

WOW! The year has gone by so fast!! So glad you are continuing this challenge Blog Virginia, It's my favorite one to participate in:)

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on a successful year. Here's to the next one.

Susanne Vargas said...

Fun, fun, fun, new challenge! Hope I will be able to play! Can't believe Virginia's View is turning one! Where does the time go????

Barb Ghig said...

It's hard to believe it's been a year already...Happy Anniversary, Virginia! I don't know 'how' you keep up with all of your responsibilities, and never miss leaving love on our blogs...AMAZING!
Your sample cards are absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to get started playing along with this month's challenge! Cheers to another successful year :)

Taunya Butler said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR OLD BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! I am so excited about this challenge - I love embossing both with the powder and with embossing folders!! It Will be so fun and so cool!!

Laura Norris said...

Congrats on one year Virginia! What an exciting milestone. What fun we have had over the past year! Thank you for all your time and effort in making this one of the best challenges around! Here's to another great year!

E.T. (Erum) said...

cards look yummilicious!! Congrats on your blogaversary!

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic challenge!

Nora N. said...

STUNNING cards Virginia. I LOVE this new challenge!!

Connie Alderden said...

Wonderful cards and great inspiration!

donna mikasa said...

Wow--Happy Blogaversary! One year sure whizzed by! Love your cards and love this theme. Hoping to play along this month!

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary, Virginia! One of my favorite challenges!

Anita in France said...

Happy Birthday to Virginia's View, Virginia ... such a fun and fabulous challenge!! Beautiful cards ... love the embossing on the vellum ... and those flowers are just gorgeous ... vibrant and striking! Anita :)

vinita jain said...

Happy First Birthday! I love your challenges, always with new inspiration and techniques! Love that stunning flowers, such gorgeous creation and love the embossing on vellum!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy First Challenge Birthaversary, Virginia, and many, many more!! Thank you for a fun challenge!! Your cards are stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

Mandi said...

Happy First Birthday :) I have only just discovered your blog today I love it!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Love this challenge & all things embossed! Happy 1st Birthday & here's to many more :)

Cindy C. said...

Happy 1st Challenge anniversary!! Looking forward to play along!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Happy 1st Anniversary!
Cards are beautiful, Virginia! Love their rich colors!

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS on 1 year Virginia's View!! Hooray!!!!

Karen D. said...

Happy One Year!! Great fun here. Thanks so much mf.
hugs,
Karen

Martha said...

Virginia, thanks for the lovely inspiration & the fun challenge.
Embossing is one of my favorite techniques.

maria f. said...

Oops, I knew I was late to the party, but didn't realize I'd missed it alltogether. Happy birthday Virginia's View! Here's to many more. And here's my card:
http://rieslingmama.blogspot.de/2015/03/bring-on-tulips.html