Tuesday, January 15, 2019

More Ruffled Flowers!

Hello friends!
I am back with another rendition of Ruffled Flowers Stamp and Die Bundle
There was a huge shortage of Ruffle Flower Die everywhere...
This is likely one of the hottest Altenew item!
Guess what!? This Bundle is finally back in stock!
 Previously, I had shared three versions of  Ruffled Flowers...
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Like most of you, I can't get enough of this stamp set and came back for one more.
I hope you don't mind me sharing...again.
from: Scrapbook.com

I wanted to stamp the leaves in GRAY and then came up with another card like this.

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This time I arranged the flower at the front and centered. As the flowers and leaves are so delicate, you can really arrange them however you like it.... I know, right?
If you like the colors of inks I used, please check the link at the end of this post.

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You can see that there are slight variation of dimensions. The Acetate Diecut Butterfly from Altenew enhances this design to another level---light and airy.

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Once I arranged the elements to my satisfaction, I filled up the tiny space with enamel dots and sequins and a bit of splatter!

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I know this card will make someone special (and gorgeous) very happy!

Hurry, get this Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle  here before they are sold out again.

ONE DAY ONLY! Get a FREE NEW Pine Cone Mini Stamp Set (value $4.99) with every order from 1/15/2019 at 12:01 AM EST until 1/15/2019 at 11:59 PM EST. While supplies last! Not valid on prior purchases.
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Monday, January 14, 2019

Winner Announcement---> Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback from the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop.  Here is the announcement that you have been waiting for....
 The $20 Altenew Gift Certificate goes to......

Congratulations, Celeste! Please contact me at virginia@altenew.com to claim your prize!

24 hour only!
Shop here.
The magazine is free with order!
Please know that I also have a Show & Share feature.
I would love to see what you create!
You can link it up here.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Stamp and Emboss

Hello friends!
I was in the mood for creating a winter-themed card.
Today's card is the result of that creative process.

Solid images always speak to me....
 Perhaps it's that instant gratification from simple stamping. 
Ink and stamp..... and your are done!
 That's pretty much how we got into this hobby!!?

This cling set is called "Christmas Mittens", it doesn't have to be used only around Christmas time.
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I even tried to add some hearts to the design. Notice the hearts on the mitts?
I stamped the hearts and sentiment with "Key to My Heart" .

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In between each stamping, I also did clear-embossing.
Layers and layers of Distress Oxide and then more clear-embossing.
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I also added Distress Resist in the mix in the background.
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Hope you like this wintery card!
Be sure to link up your creations with my "Show & Share".
I love to see what you come up with.
Scrapbook. com all all the latest Penny Black products available now.

(edited) use code: FUNDAY2378 and get the entire order 10% off (Monday only) 
You can check out Penny Black's Happy Heart Day Collection here
Blitsy is having Ranger products 25% off---> here
shop new arrivals here 

Simon Says Stamp's Feb. Card Kit is now available--> here
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Scrapbook Memory Paper Sale!

Hello friends!
Do you love and hoard pattern paper?
I am pretty sure that's how I started with my love affair with all things paper....
Have a look at my layout and cards with Scrapbook Memory Paper Collection.


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Document precious memories with our Scrapbook Memory Paper Collection!

24 hours only! 
Save $20 on the Scrapbook Memory Paper Collection ($39.99 --> $19.99now through 1/13/2019 at 11:59 PM EST.
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You CAN get very creative with these gorgeous paper. 
It is TIME to hoard stock up if you are into paper!
Scrapbook.com is offering 15% Off Sizzix Sale!

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There are some fabulous new dies that are available now.
Thanks for stopping by!
 Be sure to take part in my first EVER Show & Share--->HERE
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Friday, January 11, 2019

Stretch Those Frame Dies!

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share a Clean and Simple Card with you.
Today's card serves as an example how you can stretch those expensive frame dies!
 I am using Lovely Border for this purpose.
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The main component of this card is all that background, focal point and sentiment.
The darling image of the bear comes from "Key to My Heart" Stamp set (Penny Black).

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The neatest thing about this card is all that dry-embossed heart frame!
When I first got the frame die, I left them as it and used the tan embossing mat under and ran the entire thing through my Grand Caliber. You can do this with all the die cut machine as long as you have a Tan Embossing Mat.

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You are then left with these amazing dry-embossed patterns from using the dies!
With this, do you think the dies' cost is more justified? I think so.😁

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I hope today's post prompt you to look at your frame dies.
The die frames with stitching, lines or any small patterns will be most suitable for this purpose.
Simple arrange the dies ( however you like it) and adhere a piece of Washi Tape to secure when dry-embossing.

You can check out Penny Black's Happy Heart Day Collection here

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to link up your creations for "Show & Share" (see top right side bar)!

Altenew Card-Making Kit

Hello friends!
I have a quick post about Altenew Card-making Kits.

These 3 cards were created with Sunlit Flower Card-making Kit.

Each kit is packed with coordinated elements and curated items.
These kits are perfect for gifting and creating.
They are also ideal for creating card sets! 

Save 20% on all the products in our Cardmaking Kits Collection from 1/11/2019 at 12:01 AM EST until 1/12/2019 at 11:59 PM EST. No code needed to enjoy this deal! Not valid on previous purchases. 

FREE US Shipping code over $100: USFREE
$7 off International Shipping: SHIP7OFF
TODAY (Jan. 11th, 2019) only
Scrapbook.com is offering extra 10% off as their way of thank you.
Be sure to use the code : SECRET2019
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Don't forget to link up you creations with my Show & Share (see top side bar).

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Welcome to Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share a project with you.
 If you arrive from the blog of lovely Kymona Tracey, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.
These 10 Brush Marker's colors may look deep and rich. However, it is entirely up to the user to blend and mix. The Delicate Primrose Stamp/Die Bundle are perfect for watercoloring.


First of all, let's talks about the background.
What is most unique about Altenew Brush Markers is the Metallic Silver Marker!
It has a lot of metallic element in the mix and allows you to easily paint on color card stock.
It is far better than any metallic pen that I have come across.
For this one pen alone, you will get your $ worth. That is my honest opinion.


I placed the Warp Speed Stencil over the black card stock and started painting it with the Metallic Silver Marker. I was amazed at the result! The flow is thick and juicy. I only need to add a tiny bit of water to get the flow going.


 OK, let's talk about the flowers. Will you look at those gorgeous colors?
All you need is to MIX up 2-3 colors and water. That's it!
If you have already owned and loved the first set Watercolor Brush Markers (Spring Garden),
you will LOVE this new set Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers and MORE!


The sentiment from World Map Stamp Set fits into this design nicely.
In today's card, I only use the latest Water Wonderland Brush Markers.
I look forward to using the two sets of brush markers together in my future projects.

I have linked up all the products below. Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, Jan 16th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on Jan. 19th.

Giveaway: please leave me a comment for chance to win a Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Jan 14th right here in this blog.  

Your next stop is the blog of Caly Person.
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!