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.
*Products are highlighted and listed below. 
Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you.

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.  

Today's Blog Hop
Paige Evans
Enza Gudor
Kathleen Graumüller
Jen Schow
Zinia Redo
Bea Valint
Raquel Bowman
Sandra Dietrich
Amanda Baldwin
Maryam Perez
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Altenew Card Blog  
Nathalie DeSousa
Kymona Tracey
Patricia Roebuck 
Lydia Evans
Terhi Koskinen
Lilith Eeckels
Meghann Andrew
Reiko Tsuchida
Flóra Mónika Farkas
🌸🌹🌷Virginia Lu🌸🌺🌷
Kim Jeffress
Elsie Robinson
Laurie Willison
Kelly Janes
Erum Tasneem

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Spellbinders Just Add Color Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am excited to be part of  something special, that is.....
Spellbinders Just Add Water Blog Hop!
There are so many talented card-makers in this hop and I am honored to be part of the hop.
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You can find the entire collection here.

The stamp that I am featuring is Mandala Blossoms Cling Rubber Stamp
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You can obviously "Just Add Water".
I wanted to achieve an inky design by using various ink color to make this very flat design super colorful!
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I started stamping the mandala image with various colors and then clear-embossed it.

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I then applied the Emboss Resist technieu and added more colors within the Mandala.
I also stamp and cut out a mask and inked up outside the Mandala.
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For a change, I thought it would be nice to have colorful sentiment and that's what I did!
I am also sharing another "Just Add Water" card that I previously shared in my blog, in case you miss seeing it.

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For this card,I stamped the image in top and bottom and inserted the white- embossed sentiment in the middle.
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Hope you like today's blog hop cards that I created for you.
You can find all the products that I used below

Shop Spellbinders products HERE
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The Mystery Box is still available--> here
Shop Clearance sale here
If you love "Just Add Water" collection, you will love Medium Peony and this Sunflower, too!
 
Giveaway:To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 24th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
 
Today's Blog Hop:

Spellbinders 
 Stephanie Low 
 Yana Smakula
  Mona Tóth 
 Janette Kausen 
 Therese Calvird  
Justine Hovey  
🌷🌸🌹>Virginia Lu <🌷🌸🌹
 Jacquie Dean  
Kelly Latevola
  Emily Midgett  
Yoonsun Hur

Your next stop is the blog of  Jacquie Dean .
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dotted Blossom and Altenew Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Hello friends!
Many of you commented that you love Dotted Blossom during the blog hop.
Well, I am back with the 2nd version! 
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 For the outline, I used a neutral colors instead of bold black outline.

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 I then just colored the image withe Watercolor Brush Markers.
I took out  Geo Frame Die and die cut the diamond shape with Gold Foil Cardstock.

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 I highly recommend getting the coordinating die.
Why?

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Because no matter haw poor the coloring is (such as mine here), the delicate branch die will always make your design a stand-out.

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 I also use the same blue watercolor to add to the sentiment.
This way, the entire design looks more cohesive!
 Hope you like it!

Today's the last day for 25% off on all Creativity Kit.
Shop early for best selection! Shop HERE.

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I recommend this one and this one.
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👉👉👉 Shop sales here
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Scrapbook.com is having a Die-cutting sale (up to 50% off)

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 For example, this Radial Cover Die is now $16.78
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Lastly, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and comments during the February Release Blog Hop. It's time to announce the lucky winner! 
Random.org picked #21.
The $30 Gift certificate goes to.......
Congratulations, mae! 
Please e-mail me at virginia@altenew.com to claim your prize!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Add Layers with Wonderland Stamp Set and Sales!

Hello friends!
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Wonderland stamp (Altenew)
Wonderland Die and stencil (listed below)

I am popping in with a colorful card.
It is about adding layered look with a simple stamp set.

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 I will list the following key elements on adding layers without the bulk.


1. masking: this is likely the easiest way to pack a lot of images without adding layers.

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2. stenciling: partial-stenciling helps to extra patterns and colors to the design.
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3. Washi Tape: The thin Wahsi Tape adds so much color and layers without bulking up the surface.


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4. Add some shine: I added gold sequins and gold foil paper. AND you can also see the white splatter! Yes, the white splatter make the shine pop even more!

Altenew Creativity Kits are 25% off.
Shop early for best selection! Shop HERE.
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I recommend this one and this one.
Two days only!
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 Good news!
Simon Says Stamp 17% Off Sale (site wide) has been extended for one more day!

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Shop here
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Scrapbook.com offers 9% off of the entire order (today only)

24 HOUR President's Day Sale! 9% OFF Entire Order (Coupon: PRESDAY4697). Shop anything in our store and SAVE 9% with coupon code PRESDAY4697. Hurry, this offer ends tonight at midnight (MST)

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use code: PRESDAY4697

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

More Tulips Creation

Hello friends!
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I am popping in with a quick post about Exotic Tulips.
This Stamp set comes with die and stencil as a bundle.
It is said to be one of the most popular sets in the Feb. release! Can you see why?

Today's card is a little different from my previous card.
It is bright and simple.
I love it

 I started out with one layer design and had a blast using masks.
Part of me was feeling lazy....so, I decided just to do some outline stamping as well. 

I love the way
It turned out to be lovely to have layered and outline stamps in the mix.
Just when  I thought things were going well as planned....I added some shine with the Tonic Shimmer pen. The glitter oozed out in a huge blob as I tried to squeeze out some more. Alas, the tulip has to be cover. this, you see there is one tulip that was popped up.

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Here are my takes on Floral Fantasy 3D Die
One Fantasy Floral Die--5 ways!

If you love  easy and gorgeous 3D Floral stamp-layering dies, this Floral Fantasy is your chance to get one!
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Shop HERE.
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