Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Show & Share Winner Announcement

Hello friends!
It gives me great pleasure to announce March 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.
The the lucky winners of March is ...
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The March Show & Share is a huge success!
 I had so much fun checking out everyone's creation and left each participant some blog love!
The the lucky winner of the Show & Share is ...

#54 Ashwini
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰The next one will start on April 9th (mark your calendar and start creating!)
Congratulations, Denise Bryant and Ashwini, 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 Apr. 9th.

Please note that this is a challenging time as we are dealing with a pandemic in most parts of the world. Please do the right thing by doing social-distancing and thorough hand-washing. By taking good care of yourself, you are also taking care of your family and community. 
Thank you for stopping by! 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Altenew Crafty Mystery Bags Sale

Hello friends!
I am stopping by to share some Mystery Bag sale info.
I am also sharing a few of my favorite cards that I created this month.
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(CAS card with 3D Open Bloom Die)

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Save up to 55% OFF with our NEW Crafty Mystery Bags
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Mystery Bag J: $114 including products valued at $253

Mystery Bag K:$80 including products valued at $150

Mystery Bag L: $48 including products valued at $88
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FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $80 with code USFREE

$5 off international shipping on orders over $80 with code SHIP5OFF
Thanks for stopping by! 
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

100% Stamped Thank-you Card

Hello friends!
Has spring arrived in your part of the world? It sure has appeared in my neck of the woods.
We now have melted snow, warmer temp and lots of rain.
I am sharing a Spring card that I created yesterday and hope this will brighten your day.
I am using Dazzle Cling Stamp as my example. 
This stamp has the perfect composition for tulip-stamping.
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I stated out with stamping the tulips leaves and stems. By using all shades of green (with Distress Oxide), the stems and leaves are more life-like. This can be easily done with stamp-positioner like MISTI. The same principle goes with stamping of the bulbs.

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Once I was happy with the stamping, I clear-embossed part of the tulips and ink-blended the Distress Oxide to the background.

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At the end, I couldn't resit using the Pretty Picket Fence for the embellishments. This border die is a must-have if you have lots of floral images.
I will be back for MORE inspiration with the Pretty Picket Fence.
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One thing for sure, I am finally mailing out more cards since I am spending all of my time at home. 
I also keep busy with cooking, cleaning and baking. If you follow my Instagram, you will often see "My Story" showing you what I have been up to with my Lego adventure as well. 
Please stay home and keep healthy.

 You can find the latest Penny Black Secret Garden release

 from Scrapbook.com HERE (and links below)
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Use that Washi Tape AND Stencil

Hello friends! 
I am popping in to share a card with the use of Washi Tape AND Stencil. 
If you are challenged to create masculine cards, today's post may be helpful to get you started.
I am using Gold Spatter Washi Tape for the die cut stars
 and Linear Stencil for the background. 

 I am often drawn to the geometric shapes and designs.
This is one of those designs that came easily simply because I have them in my stash.
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This design is made easy thanks to the bright stars on the Washi Tape.
To keep the theme monochromatic, I use all blue for stenciling and inking. The lighter blue stars are from my DIY paper stash.
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To go with the gold on the Washi Tape, I added a few gold sequins for embellishments.
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My hubby Dr. John's birthday is coming up soon and I think this one will be perfect for him!
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If you have a few birthdays coming up, this might be a good time to create a few.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Shop Altenew Sales HERE
I have also listed a few additional sales items at the end of the list.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Use That Alcohol-inked Paper

Hello friends!
I have a very organic and rustic card to share today.
It started out with a piece of alcohol-inked paper that I created.
At that time, I was not too impressed with my DIY paper.
However, once I got out the new Penny Black stamp "Country Charisma" and Die "Creative Curves",  things started to look up.

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I decided to keep part of the die cut pieces in tact because the color mix from the Alcohol Ink were  beautiful. Thus, I only took part of the pieces off.

I then stamped and die cut the flower pieces from
"Country Charisma" with the Coordinating Die.

This set also comes with coordinating dies which I used in this card.
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Lastly, I white-embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.

I love how this turned out. It truly was a very satisfying process. I highly encourage you to "just play" with your supplies and enjoy the process. It is relaxing and therapeutic.
I will be back with another post on how to stretch the Creative Curve Die.

 You can find the latest Penny Black Secret Garden release 

 from Scrapbook.com HERE (and links below)

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Create an Artsy Background with Ink-Smooshing

Hello friends! 
I have a simple card share today.
 In case you are experiencing a little bit of creative slump, today's card may be helpful. 

I started out with embossing the image from Paint-a-Flower Iris  in Antique Gold.
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The "secret weapon" in this card is the new Watercolor Paper!
 This paper is so absorbent and white. It also doesn't warp at all.
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I took out a piece of acetate and applied waterclor on it. I let it dry in between and inked up some more. With each layer, I was able to create more shades of colors and depth.
This is the so-called "ink-smooshing".
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Today's card truly is a child's play. Hope you get to do some! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
I am delighted to be part of the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!
The goal of this card drive it to send cards for the elderly that live in the nursing home or shelters to let them know that they're not forgotten. 


You can link up your creations for this card drive HERE
If you arrive from the blog of TaeEun Yoo, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

I am creating this card for my dear Mom who lives in Taiwan. I am missing her so much.
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I stamped Paint-a-Flower Rose in three colors and die cut the focal point with Rounded Rectangles Die. I then colored the image with Artist Markers and clean-embossed the entire piece.
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To highlight this colored piece, I popped up the extra dies underneath. Basically, it's another take on Spotlighting technique.

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I die cut the word MOM from Fine Alphabet Die Set since the size and style fit this design perfectly.

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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the Altenew blogs on June 9th, 2019.

Your next stop is the blog of Alex Syberia
Thanks so much for stopping by!