Thursday, January 19, 2017

My Crafty Announcement!!!

Hello friends!
Today is a SUPER exciting day for me! 😍
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 I can finally share my crafty news that is happening in 2017.
You see, back in November, I got this happy e-mail inviting me to join the Altenew Card Design Team (wh-aaa-t?)!! See announcement here! I literally did some silly clapping and a happy little dance! I also got Dr. John to read the e-mail and made sure I was not day-dreaming.....Well, I will spare you the visual details. LOL.😉

I have been a fan of Altenew since its first launch in 2014 and have loved all the innovative designs and trends that this stamp company brings to stampers/card-makers all around the world. Altenew's "Act Local, Think Global" approach in their products and marketing is very inspiring. Working for this amazing stamp company definitely is a dream come true.😊

For the announcement post, I am sharing a new project with you.
I Adore You


I always love using vellum in my project. For this card, I actually made my own color vellum paper with the Altenew Cool Summer Inks by swiping a few ink pad over regular vellum paper.
You can control the depth of blue (or any color) and create interesting gradient of colors, too!

edited: the vellum took about 5-10 min. to dry. I dabbed it on paper to make sure they would not bleed/contaminate the paper. That's it.

I adore you #2

Once dried (the hardest part), I white-embossed the images and fussy cut them out. The details from the stamps makes this card a stand-out.

I adore you #3


 2017 is looking very bright to me in my crafting world. I can't wait to share my Altenew creations with you (the upcoming new release is absolutely splendid!!). To celebrate this special occasion, I have a $15 Altenew online store gift card to give away. One of you who leave me a comment here in this post AND the Altenew blog will get a chance to win. So, please be sure to leave me some love in BOTH blogs (here in this post and my Altenew announcement post). Please comment by midnight 11:59pm, EST Jan. 24th, 2017. I will announce the winner on Jan. 25th.

Thank you once again for your amazing feedback and support.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Products!

Hello friends!
Today's post is about a few new products in case you are interested.
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
 Here is a more detailed photo about this new stamping tool.
If you don't own any large stamping position tool, take note on this one!

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 The new Distress Oxide

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Concord & 9th's new release is looking awesome (see here).

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Lastly, tomorrow is the last day for Copic Sale over Simon Says Stamp.
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Use code: COPICSALE
For all Simon Says Stamp order, you can use the code "HEART" to get $5 off you entire order. 
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The sale is still on over Altenew.

NOTE: A few of you asked how my affiliate links work....
--->when you use any of my store links to make a purchase and complete your online store payment, I will get a small commission. This will not cost you anything and will help me out with my basic supplies. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #404


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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Winter Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything But a Card

 We are using We R Memory Keepers products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

For my project, I used... We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I must say this is one of the best tools that I have and am always pleased with how the envelopes turned out.  For stamping, I used Rose CMYK Layering Stamp (see bottom of the photo) and Rose Layering Stamp (see top).

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I made these envelope slightly larger then the standard A2 size. Paper size is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".

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I can't wait to use these envelopes for my handmade cards. I hope that you join the challenge and link up your creations ( it can be a tag, gift bag, home decor item, scrapbook page, art journal...etc).

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
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There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.

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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Take Your Dies Up a Notch!

Hello friends! 

This card was part of the process when I created this card. This is a good thing when using a stamp and die combo. I had many pieces of dies left and decided to create a heart-shape card.

Have you ever tried this? Just take a look at your stash and pick a shape (circle, oval or heart...) and use it as a invisible guide and arrange it into a shape. Easy!

sending hugs #1

There is no work cut out for you (pun intended) as the stamps and dies did all the work! Imagine fussy-cut the butterflies? By using a large heart shape as a guide, I managed to use up all the butterflies.

Sending Hugs #2

Adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops certainly help filling up the tiny space. They also enhance the overall design.

Sending Hugs #3

I hope this post gives you some inspiration.

Also...a reminder about a promotion over Altenew.
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When you make an order, you will receive a FREE
Tiny Starts Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer. No minimum purchase! Offer ends at midnight today (at Eastern Time)! You can also check out great deals in the Sale category HERE

And...
In case you miss seeing the NEW Distress Oxide Ink from Ranger. Check it out here.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!