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!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! I have some awesome and beautiful new releases from Altenew to share with you, along with a few projects.


There are so many awesome products in the April 2019 release. Here's a quick look at all of it!


I am a huge fan of Altenew's stamp sets and there were a few of the 6x6 Paper Packs I had to have! I share my picks and some projects in the video below.


Here's a bit of a closer look at what I created:


I focused on the new Summer Garden Paper Set for this layout and I am in love with the colors of those florals!


For this page, I used the Delicate Flower Bed stamp set to create a base for my photo and the wonderfully artsy Alluring Blooms Paper Stack along with the dies from A Study in Watercolor. Love!


Lastly, I created a couple of cards. The first uses the Weekend Doodles stamps and dies along with a sentiment from Delicate Flower Bed. The second focuses on the Rose Spray stamps and dies with another sentiment from Delicate Flower Bed! 

Now, for the exciting part - prizes and inspiration!

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 4/22/2019 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 Card Blog on 5/4/2019.

Hop List



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway


Thanks for visiting my blog for the Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! I hope you've been finding lots of great inspiration today! You can find more info on the Altenew Card blog where the hop is hosted. 

Here is the layout I created to share with you today. 



I used the Spring Showers Cover Die and the Altenew Live Your Dream Collection to create lots of beautiful flowers for my background.


It was definitely a labor of love, but I find that kind of thing incredibly relaxing!



I used bits and pieces from the die cuts and puffy alphabet stickers as well to embellish around my photo. It's a picture of me when I was two that I just came across and had to scrap!

I created a process video so you can see just how it all came together.



Here are all the details for the awesome giveaways and the other people who are part of this hop for Day 2!

Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.



Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.



Blog Hop Order

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Thanks again for stopping by!