Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Winner Announcement and SALES

Hello friends!
As promised....
I am here to announce the winner of Altenew October Release Blog Hop
and my monthly Altenew giveaway
 A big thank-you to those who stopped by and left me wonderful feedback and comments. 
The $30 gift certificate goes to....
Lisa's Creative Niche said...
Wow you've been super busy! I just love love love the layout! My kids have also gone to see Thomas when my son was very little he loved all things trains and especially Thomas. Riding Thomas was such a joy with him and a memory I will always cherish.

Monday, October 30, 2017

My Altenew "Make & Take" Session

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick share...
So, a week ago, I found out that I will be doing a Make & Take session with Altenew projects at my local Scrapfest near Toronto. It was such a frantic time that I forgot how I came up with the project....

I made a sample card and this. was. IT!
birthday wishes -001

The session was divided into a 3-step process: floral background, layering dies and stenciled details.  I have never actually run a Make and Take before, but I sure have attended plenty of them.
It's a delicate balance to keep the project easy and interesting for attendees who are in all levels of stamping (from novice to advanced).

Step 1: for the floral background, I used "Just Because"
(shop Altenew here, shop Simon Says Stamp here).

Step 2: Layering Dies as the focal point.
Shop Altenew here
Shop Simon Says Stamp here

Step 3:
Shop Simon Says Stamp here
Shop Altenew here 
birthday wishes

I am happy to report that no one at the event complained that it was too tricky or too simple.... 😁😅


Noticed some of the crafters came up with a slightly different design of their own? LOVE that!
And because Altenew is super generous....no one went home empty-handed!
 The croppers all went home with a prize! We are hoping to do more events like this.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products that I have listed, 
simply click on the photo and it will take you right to the source. 

 Shop Simon Says Stamp here
(use promo code "HARVEST" to have $5 taken off). 

Shop Altenew here.

I appreciate that you use my affiliate links to do your shopping. This will not add to your cost. In return, it will help me to continue to share and run this blog. You can see my affiliation here. 
Thank you for stopping by!  

edited: PLEASE help me test my affiliate links---->if anyone use the links to make a purchase, please e-mail me becr8ive2@gmail.com
I will send you a die and a card!!  (offer expires Nov. 1st, 11:59pm)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

An Eclectic Card

 Hello friends!
Today's card is consisted of assorted leftover pieces from other projects.
I call it "eclectic" style!

Here are the stamps I used.
(All links are highlighted. Simply click on image for more details )
So, I came up with this....
a friendship like ours (2)
Can you see there is all sorts of shapes going on? 
 There are also two stamp sets that I used.

a friendship like ours

It took me some time to find placement for each odd piece and made them fit.
a friendship like ours-001

What I love about this card are the silver-embossing and inking behind the vellum heart....
Other than that, this card is pretty straight forward.

If you like how I used these products and want to purchase them, I 'd appreciate that you shop through my affiliate links at no additional cost to you.
That way, I know that you see and appreciate my postings.💖

Use promo code "HARVEST" to get $5 off over Simon Says Stamp..

 Also.... this hot item is back in stock over Concord and 9th.

Blooms Fill-In BUNDLE — $36

Bundle of Blooms Fill-In stamp set and Blooms Fill-In dies

October Release is also back in stock here. (shipping is free for U.S. orders over $60)

 Lastly, the Make and Take session at the ScrapFest Creative Festival was a success! 
I am proud how it turned out as I have less than a week to prep for this event. BIG thanks to Dr. John for chauffeuring, taking photos and keeping tracks of the giveaways... etc!

Look at all the happy crafters!
Altenew Make and Take session
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Creative Use of a Border Die

Hello friends! 
I am popping in with a post about using this awesome die from Altenew.
It is designed to line up the inside of the envelope.

Shop Simon Says Stamp here  

This die set has so much to offer. I only used the star die
I started out with die cutting the stars right in the middle of the tag.
Normally I would die cut it on the edge, but I thought it would be nice to try something different.
Once I did that, I layered another piece of card stock underneath.

I added some textures with Silver embossing paste.

Faber-Castell SILVER TEXTURE LUXE Metallic Paste 770323
Faber-Castell SILVER TEXTURE LUXE Metallic Paste

(note: I have tried other silver embossing paste. But this silver embossing has great texture and shine. It lasts and does not dry up like the others)
Altenew HALFTONE Stencil ALT1627
Halftone Stencil (shop Altenew here, Simon Says Stamp here)
I think Halftone Stencil is my all time favorite stencil... just saying.


I also used Darice Sparkle Tape (Silver) to die cut the stars. The sentiment is from Night Before Christmas.
 I think I  barely touched the surface for the Envelope Liner Die Set.
Have you checked out the new release from Altenew?
You can see my post here.
Find out the latest over Altenew here.

I also just got these ink cubes
Altenew RAINBOW PRISM 6 Mini Ink Pad Set ALT1904
Altenew RAINBOW PRISM 6 Mini Ink Pad Set

Altenew SOFT PASTEL 6 Mini Ink Pad Set ALT1905
Altenew SOFT PASTEL 6 Mini Ink Pad Set

I will be using them for today's "Make and Take" at the ScrapFest Creative Festival.
Shop Altenew's Poinsettia and Pine special here.

Shop the latest over Simon says Stamp here.
( promo code "HARVEST" will take $5 off your order!!)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Promotion and Sales!

Hello friends! I want to pass on a few sales info.
Simple click on the photo and it will take you to the source.
In case you love Poinsettia and Pine...
Altenew offers 25% off.

Poinsettia & Pine Stamp & Die Bundle
Poinsettia & Pine Stamp & Die Bundle

NO code needed for this purchase 
 More SALES items here.

Spellbinders has some awesome Fall Clearance sales.

Now how cool is this Couture Purse die?
this gift box die will come in handy for holiday gift-giving.

I saw it on Spellbinders

Chrysanthemum Stamp and Die Set from the Earth Air Water Collection by Stephanie Low


Concord & 9th still has a few items left for this month's release.
See here before they are all sold out.
Trim the Tree BUNDLE
Trim the Tree BUNDLE
I saw it on Concord & 9th

Plaid Background stamp set — $20

6x6 stamp set with 2 pieces


Over Simon Says Stamp...this die is back in stock.
Penny Black SNOWFLAKE STITCH FRAMES Thin Metal Creative Die 51-375

promote code : HARVEST ($5 off)
See the latest here

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sampling Watercolors and... a Craft Event!

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share my experiment with the Daniel Smith Paint samples.
They are pretty popular and are now in stock over SSS.

from: Simon Says Stamp

The first time I tried Daniel Smith Watercolor, I immediately love the colors! They are so rich and creamy... The first color sample was from part of the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.
 When Simon Says Stamp comes up with two sample sets, I was eager to try them.
You can see the entire Daniel Smith watercolor collection here.

just for you at Christmas

I used Bristol Paper for this purpose. First, I had fun coloring the Christmas lights and even did some water-color stamping with the trees. After all that, I was not sure what to do with the paper...


Then.....the Snowmen came to the rescue! 😁
Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY AND BRIGHT SSS101781 Making Spirits Bright
Simon Says Clear Stamps MERRY AND BRIGHT

(back in stock)
This set is full of cute images and the sentiments are awesome. 
just for you-001

I love using Bazzill Vellumfor heat-embossing. All you need to do is to ink up the image in Versamark and add SSS Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss....that's it!
I sprinkled a few of these...
Little Things From Lucy's Cards RAINBOW SPARKLE Jewels LBJ01
Little Things From Lucy's Cards RAINBOW SPARKLE Jewels

Those "little diamonds" sure look like CANDY!

Use code HARVEST to get $5 off over Simon Says Stamp here. 
You can also purchase the latest Altenew release over Simon Says Stamp here.

 Last but certainly not the least...😊
I am doing an Altenew Make and Take at ScrapFest in Mississauga( near Toronto) this Saturday  (details here). I am excited to represent Altenew at this creative event, so I have lots of prep work to do, as you can imagine....
This event starts today and Saturday is the last day and I will be there from 10am till 4pm.
It would be awesome if you are able to see me in action....
Thanks to the generosity of Altenew, I also have lots of giveaway (wish me luck!!)😍
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Altenew Embossing Powders & Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! This is my 2nd post today. 
For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, please scroll down or click here. 
Warning: super photo-heavy post
I am delighted to share a few Altenew projects with the release.
You can find out the details over Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog
If you come from Flora Monika Farkas's blog, you are in the right place.
For the new and exciting products, please see here
Altenew has done it again...these Embossing Powder (EP) are in gorgeous colors!

Project feature #1: Florescent Green EP and Razzleberry EP
Altenew_Florescent EP_RazzleberryEP_Virginia#2
For this card, I did a two-tone embossing. I stamped the Handmade Tags Stamps to stamp a colorful background.

Altenew_Florescent EP_RazzleberryEP_Virginia#1

I also applied Warm Gray Ink over  the Halftone Stencil to create the polka dots.
The Tonic Silver Moondust was added for the extra sparkle.

Altenew_Florescent EP_RazzleberryEP_Virginia#3

Product feature # 2: Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
I embossed with one of the stamp set from Winter Rose on Bazzill Vellum.

Aren't the embossed images amazing? The sentiment was created with Script Words Die with the Gold Foil cardstock.
The Champagne sequins are perfect for this!

#3 Product Feature: Copper Crisp Embossing Powder
I did partial-embossing with the pattern paper from the Reflection Paper Pad.

The TWICE Copper-embossed Bold Alphabet Dies with the red pattern paper looks so rich and beautiful!   

Last but certainly not the least...
It is "Our Family Scrapbook Collection"!
What can I say about this collection? Whether you are an avid scrapbooker or not, this well thought-out kit will be awesome to make gorgeous pages that you have been wanting
but dreading to make...like I do!
(click photo to shop)

 Because life is busy....we can't possibly have a few hours just to make a page! All the design paper, embellishment, stamps and die are designed to work together for your precious photos!
Even a card-maker like me find it super easy to put the layout together.
With my nephew's darling children's photo, I made this page within 30 minutes!

The Chipbaord Stickers (included in the kit) makes this quick layout a child's play!

I hope my 4 projects give you some inspiration and ideas about this release.

You can find out all the release and info here.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog
by  Thursday, Nov. 2nd for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Nov. 4th. 

Giveaway: for an extra chance to win a $30 gift certificate, please leave me a comment in this very postWinners will be announced on Oct. 31st right here in this blog.

 All products are highlighted in links like this.
 Your next stop is the fabulous Lilith Eeckels's blog.