Sunday, June 30, 2019

Winner of Monthly AltenewGC and "Show & Share"

Hello friends!

It gives me great pleasure to announce June Monthly Giveaway.
Each month, Altenew offers TWO monthly giveaway to my loyal blog followers who comment and support me and my blog. It is the last day of each month and it's time to announce the winners.
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The two lucky winners of June are....

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Altenew Warehouse sale is on....today is the last day!
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 Enjoy up to 40% off on the Warehouse Sale Collection of more than 350 items including stamps, dies, inks, ink sprays, embellishments, bundles, and more.
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My 6th month's of Show & Share is a huge success!
 I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰The next one will start on July 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)

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Congratulations to Anushree Vaish!
who will receive $10 Scrapbook.com Gift Certificate!
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Congratulations, ionabunny, Greta and Anushree Vaish!  
please e-mail me at virginia@altenew.com asap to claim your prize!
BIG thanks to those who entered Show and Share.
Thank you for visiting this blog and shop through my affiliate links (located at my side bar).
I appreciate your support.
I totally enjoyed seeing your creations and be sure to come back for more on July 9th.
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Last day---> Floral and Tropical them items 15% off at Scrapbook.com


Please shop through any of my Scrapbook.com link in my blog
 shop Tropical here, Floral here
 
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Stamping with Watercolor Markers

Hello friends!
I hope that you are having a great day!
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Dreams of Love
I have a two-fers to share today because it is just that easy to create multiples when you are having fun and all the supplies are all out.

I am trying out this stamp with Zig Markers and boy, was it ever fun! 
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 With the Dreams of Love Matching Die, I die cut the flower when dry.

Thanks to the supplies, this card was made possible easily.
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I added the Floral Strips Die  underneath the flower and stamped the sentiment.

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As the cards have bold colors, I decided to keep embellishment minimum.
A few droplets of glitter with Glossy Accent will do.
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Scrapbook.com  offers 15% Floral and Tropical promotion
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dainty Blooms Cover Die

Hello friends!! 
I am popping in to share a colorful card with the Altenew Cover Die
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This card may seem like it takes a while to create, but it really was easy since I took some short cut.
Basically I am sharing how easy it is to hack a cover die! 
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hack #1: pattern paper:
Altenew "Live You Dream" Collection was my way out. It has some gorgeous color paper. I decided to cut a piece and ran it through the die cut machine. Easy, but then...what next?

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hack #2: ink sponge through the cover plate

I took the inspiration from the color of the paper and applied inks through the cover die
With the cover die in place over the white card stock, you can add more intense color.
I used ink sponge dauber for this purpose and they work like a charm!

On a side note about ink-blending tools, there have been so much hype about fancy and colorful ink-blender..... Would I love this or this? Absolutely! 
 While I may drool over them, but honestly, I find that I am quite content with regular  ink sponge dauber and Foam from Ranger. 
 

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But then.....I digress.
My ink-blending job is not spectacular, but my humble sponges will do.

hack #3: add glitter and shine
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Adding glitter and shine is the easiest way to highlight the colors. I want to let the colors come though the cover die, so a little of shine goes a long way.

Now that summer is here, I am finding it hard to do a daily post.
I love to keep up with my garden/yard and run/walk in my neighborhood.
You can may see my posting lots of flower photos over my IG (my story). 🌸🌷🌼🌻
 If you see my less frequent posting here, that is because I am being outdoor and enjoying the fine weather while it lasts.... I hope you do the same, too!

Altenew Academy class is 20% off (June 28th only)
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Spellbinders offers BOGO sale
Buy ONE participating die set on www.spellbinderspaperarts.com and get ONE participating die set of EQUAL or LESS value FREE. Click Here to view participating Items shop here
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 (edited)  Scrapbook.com  offers 15% Floral and Tropical promotion
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Altenew Ultimate Script Word Die Bundle Sale

Hello friends!
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I am having a quick post about Altenew Script Word Die Bundle promotion.
You may have a few of word dies already; if you don't own any, no problem! Word dies are more than just pretty words....they can be part of the background; they can also be the focal point of your designs. It all depends on how you use them. Word dies will always stay true to their form and will not warp or change in shape or become discolored! They truly are the lean and mean paper crafting must-haves!
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The following are a few of my cards with the Scrip Word Die.
Here are some ideas for using word dies: 
1. use script die for a text background
2. mix and match your word die
 ( I mixed love and u from different sets)

Altenew-WatercolorNebula-GoldenEdge-Virginia#3

Altenew_RoseGoldEP_Virginia#2 Altenew File4 

3. Inlaid die cutting makes a design look oh. so. neat. and polished! 
Cards with inlaid dies are perfect for mailing!
4. use a different medium for word dies! Other than plain white card stock, use other types of paper/medium to add an instant WOW factor to your designs.
5. use positive and negative part of the dies
6. stack the word dies: by stacking a few, you are creating your own chipboard. You can even FRAME it along with your art! 
7. they make QUICK gift tags! Need a gift tag in a jiffy for baby shower? Christmas tag?  

 I hope this give you some ideas about Altenew Script Word Die Bundle promotion.

Save 40%   $60.98 US D  now $36.59 USD

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Spellbinders offers BOGO sale

Buy ONE participating die set on www.spellbinderspaperarts.com and get ONE participating die set of EQUAL or LESS value FREE. Click Here to view participating Items. Offer is individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes tax & shipping. Excludes clearance items, not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. The lowest priced eligible items in cart will be flagged as the free items. Offer only available June 26 –27, 2019.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Die Cutting with a Twist

Hello friends! 

I have been wanting to use this darling "Golden Dance" set from Penny Black.
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Over the weekend, I finally got around to it.
The focal point was easy to figure out. You just need to stamp, color and use the coordinating die.
I colored the flowers and pot with my Zig Markers.

(all highlighted text are listed at the end of this post)
happy birthday

 I must say that this stamp is coloring-friendly
All the images were super easy to color and it was really satisfying to once again use my limited Zig Markers.  The great thing about Zig Markers is that the markers' color never disappoint.
They are easy to add/blend shades thanks to the super fine tips of the Markers.
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Once I colored the images, I decided to use the Square Frame Die for the background.
To achieved the dry-embossed look (here's for you, Coni), I sandwiches the die with the tan embossing mat and ran it through the Platinum 6 Machine.
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰So, here is the "twist".
Once the die was dry-embossed, leave it as it (do not remove the die).
Ding---> with the frame die in place, I sponged the area inside the frame with Distress Oxide. This is an easy and effective way to add color within the die frame. Not only that this is easy to do, you are also left with a prefect frame within your die!

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 I then decided to add the white-embossed birthday sentiment with a small string.
I pierced a small hole and tied it around the potted flowers.
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I hope you like this simple yet detailed design with a polished look.

Scrapbook.com offers stamping and inks up to 50% off
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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Turn Scraps into a Design Element

Happy Sunday!
(peonies from my yard)
I am popping in with a quick post about how I used my scraps and turned them into a design element.
sending lots of love

This Spring, I helped with Altenew with the ScrapFest. 
With the preparation for Make and Take, my helper Kiran help me cut up strips of paper.
We had a lot of fun creating, but we also had a LOT strips of pattern paper left.
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I stored them in the plastic bag and didn't want to throw them away. 
This past Friday, I deiced to weave the paper!
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Over my Instagram, you can click on "paper-weaving" and see the process photos here.
I used Altenew's Label Die to create the focal point.
I placed a piece of thin copy paper before I started the paper-weaving process.
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In my card, I used "Forever in Love" to stamp around the card stock.
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The sentiment is from Needle Work Motif Stamp Set
This lovely set also comes with small sentiment which is perfect for my design.

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FREE Stencil with every order from Ink Spray Collection.
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Art Impressions Stamp set (valued at $5) June 24th only

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Simon Says Stamp offers Copic Markers Sale
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Blitsy offers one item 50% off.
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