Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Taking A Break Layout | Altenew

This is probably one of my favorite layouts.  The everyday life photos with the stamps and inks just all went together so well here.

I don't have a video for this layout, but I have links to all the Altenew products I used on the Altenew blog here.

How awesome is this date?  It is a stamp and one of my favorites from Altenew.  I love the modern look.

Be sure to stop over at the Altenew blog for links to all their product I used.  Thank you for stopping by and happy hump day!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Perfectly Wonderful Layout | Altenew | Video

Stopping in to share another layout I did for Altenew in July.  I challenged myself to use these photos.  There's lots of green, some were taking as my husband caught the frisbie as I threw it to him, so they are not the best photos.

I also, for the first time, did layered stamping with the Vintage Flowers stamps!  My eyes are not the best, so for me, it is a little tricky, but so addicting!  I love the effect from the layers!

I really love how this layout came together.  Will be a layout I will be happy I did when I look back on it.

You can watch the video here on YouTube or below.  For links to all the Altenew products I used, please visit the Altenew blog here.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Shaker Card | RG | Video

Happy Saturday!  Stopping in to post a sneak of a shaker card for the Richard Garay blog.  You can see more of the card and a process video here.  Hope you get a chance to hop over there.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Keep Swimming Layout | Altenew | Video

I always forget about my blog when posting work.  So catching up on that now.  Have really had so much fun with the Altenew stamps, inks, and dies.  It's like a whole new creative world.  I created some repeating patterns with the Simple Shapes stamps and then cut them to form a grid.

I used a different ink to create a nice colorful layout with texture.  And for my title, I used the Modern Deco Alpha stamp set.

Now I just need the MISTI tool to help me with projects like this in the future.  Ha!  This was a lot of fun to do, and so many possibilities with the color and these stamps.

You can watch the video from YouTube here or below.  All the Altenew products are listed on the Altenew blog here.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gossamer Blue August Kit Reveal

I have been meaning to blog this, but never did!  I loved these kits more than I thought I would.  Even though there was some themed things in the kits, I found lots of ways to use them and actually some of my favorites!  So here is what I created with the August Kits.  Grab those while you still can.  September sneaks are already up!

Yes, we adopted two new cats!  Wasn't planning on it!  They have kept me pretty distracted to say the least.  Boo is 4 and Lily is 1.  It has been about a month now and we are still in the introducing stage. I think with so much they have to adjust to, they need a little more time to feel safe and secure.  Mostly Boo since she is older and her original family had surrendered her.  Makes me so sad.  They are both very very sweet and great with Emma.  So I'm hoping they can at least tolerate each other in the near future ;)

I'm still catching up with my Memory Planner.  So a little behind, but love all the stickers in the so well with planners!

I journaled about the crappy week under the large photo.  Something I would rather forget.

I will catch up when I can.  Hope everyone is having a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop Winner!

Wow!  I'm so happy everyone loves the new release from Altenew and enjoyed the hop!  I'm impressed that you can pick a favorite and then some of you are like me, and love them all!

I'm excited to share we have a winner!

 - CAROL -

Carol from Cards Created by Carol, you are my winner of the $30 gift certificate for commenting on my blog!  So excited for you!

Please email me at and I will give you the information you need to collection your certificate!  ENJOY!!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Altenew July Release Blog Hop!  Beautiful new products and I cannot wait to see what the team has done with them.  You should have come from Therese Calvird's blog.  Her cards and work are gorgeous and an inspiration!  I also love watching her videos.

I'm so excited to be able to share some projects for this new release.  So let me share!

I started this layout using the new Dancing in the Rain stamp set.  I stamped the umbrellas vertically in the middle of my layout.  Then I used a scrap piece of cardstock with holes punched through as a stencil to blend the Altenew Crisp Dye inks over them.

Then I stamped the raindrops near where my photo would go.  Next, using a paint brush and a cup of water, I dropped water onto the inked areas.  I wasn't sure how it would do, and I love the effect.  I used some of the sentiments from the stamp set to create titles and subtitles.  The 'love' is from the Tulip stamp set.

The baroque frame really complemented the feel of this layout while adding a little bit of shine and layering.

The next layout I used the Happy Mail stamp set to form and fill in a circle.  I just thought the little stamps in this set would be perfect for that.

I used the bottom of a basket to trace a circle with pencil, and just started stamping and filling in.  Left enough space to fill in with little embellishments for more texture.  Then I also used the Invisible Numbers to stamp my title and date.  I love how those tulips fit inside the label.

To give a little more balance to my layout, I added the stamping at the bottom from the stamp set.  I think I used every blue ink that Altenew makes for this layout!

And the last layout I did uses the Tulip, Painted Encouragement, and Happy Mail stamp set.  I went a little simple with the design, but I love the stamped sentiment and the way the tulips add a nice detail.

I used the Spicy Yogurt cardstock for my background.  I knew I would love it!  I masked and stamped the three different tulips and stems with all the stamp layers except the outline, then fussy cut them to cluster near my photo.  And that 'never give up!' from the Painted Encouragement stamp set fit perfectly inside the label from the Happy Mail stamp set.

I added lots of stitching detail and then used the outline stamp of the tulips on the top pattern paper for more texture.

To celebrate the new releases, Altenew is is giving away $50 gift certificates to three lucky winners!  Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, August 5, 11:59 p.m. EST for a chance to win!

I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate!  Just leave me a comment on this post telling me which stamp set is your favorite, and I will announce the winner on Saturday, August 6th, 2 p.m. EST.

Now for more inspiration, please stop by May Sukyong Park's blog.  You will be so glad you did.  She creates the most gorgeous cards and projects, and I learn so much from her videos, so inspiring.  I can't wait to see myself!  Enjoy the hop.  Here is the complete list to help you along the way!

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