Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sales and Update on Winner Announcement

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick announcement. 
Since Feb. is the shortest month, I am delaying my winner announcement for the monthly giveaway and Show & Share.
Today is also the last day of entering my Show & Share.
The announcement will be made on March 2nd right here in my blog.

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Scrapbook.com now carries the latest Altenew release

Shop Exotic Tulips here

 and many more here.

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Today is also the last day for FREE US Shipping.
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Please use THIS link or the following product links to do your shopping and get the shipping for FREE or get $5 off.
I looked through the sales and found these items are of great value (all under $35).

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Beauty of Stenciling (& Altenew FREE Shipping)

Hello friends!

When you first see this card, stenciling will not come to mind.
However, this card really is all about using stamps and matching stencils.

 (Altenew offers FREE US Shipping. Details are at the end of this post)
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I started out with stamping all the small stamps from Wonderland.  
(sold out at Altenew)
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 Once I stamped them all in Green Field, I took out the negative part of the stencil and applied various inks.
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This colorful background didn't take long to finish.
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For the final touches, I decided to add the glitter Halftone Heart Die and Butterfly Acetate Die Cut!
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Hope you like this colorful rendition of a stenciled card.

👉👉👉The good news is here!!!
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2 days only! FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9F or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9F at checkout. 

I highly recommend the following:
Dotted Blooms Stamp/Die Bundle
Baroque Motif Stamp/Die Bundle
Beautiful Peony Stamp/Die Bundle 
Botanical Silhouette Stamp/Die Bundle

Offer valid from 2/27/2019 at 12:01 am EST through 2/28/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Card with Fun Elements

Hello friends! 
I have a fun birthday card to share today.
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This card has a few elements and I manged to put it all together.
Let's just say.....my original design did not go as planned and this is the result that I came up with.
I used the smaller image in this set.
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I also incorporated the Floral Lace Border Etched Die in the mix.
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All the blooms were colored in Distress Oxide. 
The butterfly ephemera came from the Golden Swan Die Cut Shapes  
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Here are some of the deals over Spellbinders.
The Mystery Box is still available (listed below)
Thank you for stopping by!

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Botanical Silhouette-2nd take (& Winner Announcement)

Hello friends!

I am popping in with a quick post. 
Previously I had shared a project during the Feb. release with Botanical Silhouette.
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A note about the sales today--stamp/Die Bundle are 15% off.
24 Hours Only! Get 15% off ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 2/25/2019 at 12:01 AM EST until 2/25/2019 at 11:59 PM EST. No code needed to enjoy this deal! Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last.

This is my 2nd interpretation with this stamp set.
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Started out with embossing the focal point in Caribbean Sky Embossing Powder.
With the negative side of circle die cut in place, I colored the white with Watercolor Brush Markers.

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Then I stamped the background with the matching ink.
I love how the ink and embossing meshed together.

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This was my 1st take on the Botanical Silhouette Stamp & Die Bundle.

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I really love this stamp set and there is just not enough time to create very version that I can think of....  sky is the limit. Grab the stamp and die bundle here while today is 15% off.

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 Scrapbook.com offers 8% off the entire order with code
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Last but certainly not the least, I am announcing the winner of Altenew "Live Your Dream" Scrapbook Collection Release.
 $30 Altenew Gift certificate goes to.... #23
Congratulations, Sue D., please contact me at virginia@altenew.com for your prize!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Bold and Beautiful

Hello friends!

I have a super bright and bold card to share today.
The stamp set "Beautiful Peony" is definitely beautiful.  
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(edited: the stamp/die Bundle is 15% off on Feb. 25th only)
The detailed lines make it easy to create.
I often have a small pile of  my DIY Watercolor paper (with .
All I needed to do is choose the right spot and stamp the peony!

There are 3 bold elements in this design-flowers, background and sentiment. 
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 Once I had the flowers and leaves and ran them through Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine.

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 I took out another inked-sprayed paper on Feathered Leaves Stencil.

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For a change, I used a large scripty word "Mega Thanks Die" for the sentiment instead of stamping.
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  Currently, Mega Thanks Dies  is on sale. 
TWO days only--Altenew Dies are 20% off.

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Scrapbook.com offers 15% off on
Butterfly-themed items here
Floral-themed items here

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Shop Blitsy
One item only-->60% off
You can now get Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers for 60% off.

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use code SPRING60 
Hope you like the use of bold colors and large word die.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Rebirth of the "Nearly-Trashed" Scrap

Hello friends!
Almost all the times Often times....
 we only want to show and share our very best work to our peer and love ones.
well, not me, no sirree.....
I am not shy about sharing failures.

It all started with the Altenew Radial Cover Die for this card.
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 Previously I had used the spray mist over the cover die on Bristol paper.
It looked artsy and yet really messy and....I really didn't know what to do with it!
I thought it belongs to the garbage bin.

I let it sit for a while and didn't think much of it.
Then the idea of the Flowing Butterfly Stencil came to the rescue!
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I decided to go for a silver metallic look.
For a change, instead of using white card stock, I used vellum for the entire card.
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I did ahere a piece of white card stock inside, so it is still easy to write messages.
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If you follow my blog for a while, you know that I am not shy in sharing my trials and error.
By sharing the "errors", I hope to improve and continue to grow.
AND that is why you should join my "Show & Share"!!
With the challenge, it prompts you to create and do better!

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I am happy how I turned some "nearly-trashed" scraps into something decent.
 I hope that you enjoy seeing posts like this and feeling a little inspired....

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Scrapbook.com offers 15% off on
Butterfly-themed items here
Floral-themed items here
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Today Only--> 50% off Rainbow Rose Stamping Kit--->Shop Altenew Here
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Shop Blitsy
One item only-->60% off
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use code SPRING60

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo- heavy post 
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Yay, welcome to Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop from Altenew!

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Product Description: Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection is a bright and elegant line that you can use to document any occasion. From the little daily moments, you want to remember forever to bigger milestones like parties and birthdays. All of the products in this collection are very versatile and you can use them for many different projects such as 12x12 layouts, pocket scrapbooking, cards, home decor, and much more.

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I am super excited to share 3 cards created with the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection with you. If you arrive from the blog of  Flóra Mónika Farkas you are in the right place!

The design paper are so gorgeous! I had a hard time deciding which ones to use...
At the end, that I chose to use the paper with Cover Dies to show off this collection.

 Card #1: Radial Cover Die
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I also used the butterfly chipboard from the collection. The added glitter makes this design shine!

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A few heart dies were added back to the front for extra pops of colors.

Card #2 : Gradient Stripe Cover Die 
(currently on sale-->$ 21.00 $11.55)
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For this cover die, I ran it through the die cut machine along with the tan embossing mat.
The potted plant chipboard is lovely, isn't it?
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You can see the leaves in the background....they are stickers!
The Puffy Alphabet Stickers makes is super easy, too!

Card #3 Leaf Frame Cover Die


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 For the background, I applied the leaf stickers to the colored card stock. 
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Additionally, I adhered the uncolored poppy flower image from Wonderland Stamp Die Bundl.

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I hope that you love what I created for this blog hop.
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For details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Scrapbook Blog.
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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 Feb. 28th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on March 3rd, 2019.

Giveaway: please leave me a comment in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $30 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Feb. 25th right here in this blog.  


Your next stop is the blog of Kim Jeffress
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!