Friday, September 20, 2019

Altenew | Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! Welcome to another Altenew Blog Hop! If you love the watercolor brush markers as much as I do, you'll be excited about this one - there are now refills for them!



The awesome thing about the refills is that you can use them for so much more than just refilling your markers. In today's card example, I used simply as liquid watercolors. I poured a drop of each color from the Spring Garden set onto a palette and used them to watercolor a floral image from the Just Because Stamp Set.


A little goes a long way, so I was also able to create several backgrounds (I used watercolor paper) that I can use on future cards as well.


I chose some green stripes for the base of this card and heat embossed my sentiment in white. I also punched some little pink hearts from another background for embellishment.


I had so much fun playing with these refills! You can check it all out in the video below:



If you want to purchase your own brush marker refills, check out this awesome giveaway!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/25/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/27/2019.

Blog Hop Order:


Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! It's time for another awesome release from Altenew and I'm happy you're here for the Blog Hop (see the full list below). Here's a look at the entire release...


I created a layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp Set, the Flower Garden Stamp Set, and the Tall Alpha Die Set.


Those florals are just gorgeous, aren't they? I stamped them and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I used my watercolor brush markers to add color to the images and fussy cut them out.


I used watercolor paper for my background too and heat embossed the Faceted Stars in white and added some light color with my Altenew 36 Pan watercolor set. It's a very subtle look, but very pretty in real life!


For my title, I painted a bit of pink and orange onto a scrap of watercolor paper so I could match my flowers. I die cut the letters using the new Tall Alpha Die Set (already a favorite!). Then I cut it 3-4 more times from white cardstock and stacked the letters together for a chipboard look.


Finally, I added some gold splatters using the Altenew Antique Gold Spray Mist and a few enamel dots. I'm so happy with the way this all came together!


If you want to see how it all came together, check out the process video here:



GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/10/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.

Also, Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE.

Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 

Jen Schow YOU ARE HERE!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hellebore Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hey there! I'm excited to share a new Build-A-Flower stamp and die set from Altenew today, along with the others in the blog hop. I absolutely love these layered flower stamps and this Hellebore is no exception. A new Build-A-Flower stamp set is released each month and you can even subscribe for a discounted rate. Awesome.

Here is the layout I created using these gorgeous flowers.


I just absolutely love how it turned out! I started by stamping my flowers and die cutting them out. I always make extra just in case and then if I don't use them, I have a few for cards!


I used the Glacier Caves and Seashore Mini Cube sets for the flowers and Prickly Pear Mini Cube set for the leaves. Love that they come coordinated like that!


I used the Color Wheel die as a stencil and did some ink blending behind my photo and on a few edges of the page. I added my title with puffy stickers from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook collection and the little "hello" from the Hellebore Build-A-Flower set was the perfect compliment!


I added a few embellishments and some journaling then splattered just a few gold droplets with the Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray. Perfect!

If you want to see it come together, watch the process video here:


Here's another look at the final layout!


Now, are you ready for the giveaway? I thought so. :)

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/7/2019.

Blog Hop Order:


Thanks so much for stopping by!












Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altenew August 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! I have a gorgeous new Altenew release to share with you today and I've created a layout and a card using some of the new stamps and dies!


I worked with the Dot Art Stamp Set and the Pleasant Pansy 3D Die and I absolutely LOVE them!

First, I created a layout of a recent little day trip my daughter and I took to Payson Lakes. The gorgeous floral dies and the fun dotted leaves from the Dot Art Stamp Set were perfect for these photos.


I started by creating some purple/pink pansies with some cardstock. I also cut some leaves from vellum. I wanted to keep them soft because I knew I was going to stamp the dot art leaves on the background of the layout.


I created a row of photos and added some florals to the top right and the bottom left of the row.


I used the Block Alpha Stamp Set for my title and added a few Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts for some whimsy.


I'm really happy with how this came together! I had a few pansies left over after I made the layout so I created a super quick card.


I added some Sea Breeze blue ink in the center of my card, popped up my flower, added some leaves and a sentiment and I was nearly done!


To finish it, I added some matching tangled thread, a few iridescent sequins and created a striped border using a stamp from the Dot Art Stamp Set. Easy, peasy!

I filmed a process video for both of these and accidentally deleted them (argh!!), but I did film a more detailed layout and card share video where I talk all about how I created these projects.



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/14/2019 for a chance to win.

They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/17/2019. 



Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!!


Monday, July 29, 2019

Persnickety Prints + Crafty Jen Schow Collab and Giveaway!!

Hey friends! If you've followed me for any amount of time, you know that when I'm not printing photos at home, I send them out to Persnickety Prints. They are the best, bar none. And, super lucky for me, they are local so I can pick up my prints quite easily and often on the same day. Awesome!

Well, I've teamed up with Persnickety to bring you an awesome giveaway and create a little project using their new(ish) photo strips. They are printed on 130# Smooth Matte Press paper and the quality is freaking awesome. I accidentally left one in my purse for a week and a half and used it on this layout. You can't even tell. Haha!


When you are dropping your photos into the four squares on the strip, you can opt to drop in text or even leave them blank, which is what I did here. I stamped on the right hand strip with one of my *brand new* stamp sets (launching August 1, 2019), and I am 100% OBSESSED!


It's called "Big High Five" and I used it to stamp the red accents on my layout as well.


In addition to the stamp set and photo strips, I used the Shimelle Sparkle City collection by American Crafts and it was perfect for this story about my new nephew, James.


You can see that while I stamped on one of the blank spaces in the photo strip, I added a die cut in the space on the other one. Love the versatility!

You can watch my process here:

So, do you want to win this stamp set before you can buy it, win $50 to Persnickety Prints, some StazOn ink pads, and win some goodies from the Sparkle City collection??? I thought so. Get your entries in below between July 29-31, 2019!


Persnickety Prints Stamp Giveaway


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Altenew April 2019 Washi Tape/Embossing Paste Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I'm excited to be back with another amazing Altenew release!



Today, I'm showing off the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape and the gorgeous, fluffy new embossing paste, but you can find all of the new releases over in the Altenew Shop.


Here is the layout I created - I am in love!



I started by adding some embossing paste to the background through the Dahlia stencil. I let it dry and then added some Altenew watercolors on top. That's when the angels started singing. Haha! But seriously...


I put the washi on top of some of the new Alluring Blooms papers and I love the way it looks! I fussy cut them out and added them around my photo, matching the colors to my background.


I added a title using the alphabet stickers from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and a bit of journaling.


A few splatters finished it off and you can watch it come together in the process video below!


Now for the fun part!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/1/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/4/2019.

Blog Hop Order:


Thanks so much for stopping by!