Saturday, April 15, 2017

Autism Matters Blog Hop #2

   Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to be joining you today to help spread Autism Awareness in our stamping community and beyond. The day Tami asked me to share my story by writing the post for today’s hop I cried. It touched my heart to be thought of, and to know that my son means so much to others.

  My son Cameron is 9 years old and he has Non-Verbal Autism. He wasn’t officially diagnosed till age 5. We are so blessed in that Cameron is able to communicate by typing, and he is very much able to let us know his needs, wants and feelings. My husband and I joke about Cameron being better at typing then the both of us! We don’t let autism slow us down, and because of that Cameron is a great traveler and we have driven across the USA and have enjoyed trips the same way as most families.

My Autism fact is: From the Greek word meaning "self" autism literally means alone.

   Cameron loves rainbows, and color. He sees the beauty in the simplest of things and that is where the inspiration for my card came from today.
  God does give us rainbows, and Cameron is my rainbow. I used the set "Over the Rainbow" to create my card. I cut out strips of card stock and stamped the small heart from the same set to create a heart patterned background. I stamped and hand cut the sun.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Over the Rainbow; Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black; Card stock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 71 - Dear Friend

Hello! I am happy to announce that I have been asked to join The Card Concept challenge design team! I LOVE the inspiration picture for my first challenge!
I loved the soft, pretty simplicity of this inspiration photo.
Here is my card:
To create my CAS (clean and simple) card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Delightful Dahlia additions, and the Stampin' Up set Jar of Love. To give my butterfly a more realistic appearance I colored and cut out two butterflies and adhered them together. The butterfly flies off the card!
I hope you play along with us for The Card Concept Challenge 71. I cant wait to see what you create!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop - You Are Amazing

        Hello! I am thrilled to be joined by a fantastic group of designers as we do our part in spreading Autism Awareness to our crafting community.  As many of you know I have a son with Autism, so this month is very near and dear to my heart. There are many ways to be spread positive energy to people whose lives are impacted by Autism.
1. Learn About Autism
2. Ask Us About Our Kids
3. Go the Extra Mile
4. Be A Good Listener
5. Acceptance Strengthens Friendship
6. Caring for the Caregiver
7. Be Inclusive!
8. Invite Us…Again!
9. “Walk in Our Shoes”
10. Help Us Advocate (Don’t worry, it's easy!)
              Click on the link for detailed descriptions of each suggestion!
                                           Here is the card I created for today's blog hop!
      To create my card I used the butterfly from the new stamp company with beautiful, trendy designs "The Stamp Market". The name of the stamp set is "Papillon", French for butterfly. The Amazing diecut sentiment and stamp is from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Amazing".

     I created my rainbow watercolor background using ink pads, water, and a paint brush.

   I am SO happy you stopped by my blog today and please visit the blogs joining the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. They've created fantastic cards for today's hop!

Here is a list of the designers that have created projects for the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

An InLinkz Link-up
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #50 - Just a Little Note

Hello friends! I was thrilled to be invited by Marcie Sharp to join this weeks
Inspired By All The Little Things  challenge! The inspiration picture is a beauty:

This is the way I was inspired:

     To create my card I used the Stampin' Up! set Picture Perfect and a sentiment from the Little Notes stamp set by The Stamp Market. I'm happy you stopped by today and if you want to play along be sure to create a card and upload it to the Inspired By All The Little Things blog 
by Friday April 7th at 12 PM PST. Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop - Spread Your Wings

Hello and welcome to the Grand Opening of Topflight Stamps, LLC!!  We can't wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!
We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20
Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!
       I'm excited to share a card I created using the beautiful stamp set "Hummingbirds" from Darkroom Door. This set features several hummingbirds in various sizes mounted on ezmount cling rubber. I love hummingbirds, and this set is truly a must have if you are a lover of the hummers like I am.

     I embossed my hummingbird using gold embossing powder. The background features the "Clouds" background stamp by Katzelkraft. I used white craft ink to create a subtle, airy background behind my embossed hummingbird. I am so happy you stopped by, and I am thrilled that I was invited to help welcome Topflight Stamps LLC to the crafting world!
  Be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

Veronica Zalis - You are here!
Lisa Hoel 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings Year 5 Blog Hop

Hello! The winner of the $15 Butterfly Reflections Ink gift card is comment #8!

  Congratulations ColleenB! Please send your email address to

                                                                    Thank you!!

   Hello and welcome to the Seasons Givings Year 5 Blog Hop! This year has been a very special year for my family as we welcomed our baby girl Abby June into the world. Life has been pretty darn busy, but I still make time for my favorite hobby, stamping! If you want to see pics of my little cutie be sure to follow me on Instagram @veezalis

    Today I am sharing a card and sentiment that hits home for me.

Rest and Relax, perfect advice after a busy year and Holiday Season!

Here is the full card:

To create this card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set "Cuppa Love". The background was created using MFT Gingham background stamp.

My giveaway for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop is a $15 Butterfly Reflections Ink gift card. Just leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Follow me on Instagram @veezalis for an extra entry!

Here is the full list of blogs participating in today's hop:

Heidi Ramsey Blankenship

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Create Together With Marcie Sharp - Baby Bear

           Today I am joining my friend Marcie Sharp from Sharp Designs for a dual blog collaboration that she began called "Create Together". We created cards using a theme we chose, babies!!  My life seems to be all about babies these days with the much anticipated arrival of our baby girl. Here is the card I created:
     I created a card featuring the adorable Stampin' Up! set "Bear Hugs". This is such a fun set and those bears definitely make me smile. The stamped flowers are from the MFT stamp set "Mini Modern Blooms"  with coordinating dies. I could stamp those flowers ALL day! My patterned paper is Bundle of Joy by Echo Park. (It's been out for a couple of years but I love it and have held onto it!)
Be sure to visit Marcie's Blog to see her baby themed creations!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Reverse Confetti Anything Goes - Oh Baby!

Hello hello! Today is my last post as one of this months Reverse Confetti "Fetti Friends". I have had a  great time and all of your super sweet comments on my cards has really warmed my heart. Today I am sharing a sweet baby themed card (of course) featuring stamps from the adorable new RC stamp set "Cute As a Button" with coordinating Confetti Cuts.  
I also used the oh so versatile ABC Cover Panel,
and the newly released Big Stripes Tag Layer.
Here is my card!
      The sentiment is from the previously released RC sentiment stamp set "Fancy Word Coordinates".  
    I love how beautifully these stamps lay the ink down. Such a solid, perfect inked impression! If you are an avid stamper like I am you understand what I mean, and have probably experienced the frustration of using stamps that just won't give a good stamped impression. I had fun putting this card together! I am happy you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try # 39 - I Love You Tons


 Hello friends! This month we have a fun Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try! Check it out:
Here is the card I created:
 Reverse Confetti SFYTT 39
To create my card I used the newly released RC stamp set "Coffee and You" with the coordinating Coffee and You Confetti Cuts.
Be sure to play along, and share your creation for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!
Monday, August 8, 2016

Reverse Confetti August New Release Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Reverse Confetti August New Release Blog Hop! There are so many fabulous stamps and dies being released this month, did you make a wish list? For today's Blog Hop I used the adorable stamp set "Worm Wishes". This set is so so cute!!

Here is my full card!

    I used the cute apple stamps to create my background. I used the RC All Heart Quick Card Panels to add a strip of color to my card.  To create the notebook edge on the grid paper I used Office Edges Confetti Cuts. I love how versatile this set is!! 

Be sure to visit all of the stops on today's hop, there is SO much inspiration!! Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!

Fetti Friend - Teri Anderson

Heather Pulvirenti

Diane Jaquay

Lisa Henke

Fetti Friend - Veronica Zalis

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Audrey Tokach

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Jeanne Jachna

Laurie Schmidlin

Susan Liles