Altenew Giveaway Winner!

Hi all!
Just wanted to pop in and announce the winner for the Altenew $30 GC!

Congrats to Jill Lokan!!

Jill, please send me an email to claim your prize!!

Thanks for all of the comments everyone! I really appreciate each and every one of them!

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MFT January Release Replay

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things Release Replay where the design team shares more projects using products from the January release.

For my card, I wanted to use the cute I'm Owl Yours stamp set to create a fun card with a bunch of 'selfie' photos on it lol! I thought having a bunch of selfie's of one of the owls  would work awesome with the sentiment that I used on the card.
I stamped the same owl on a bunch of different Polaroid Frames that I had cut out with watercolor paper. I wanted the images to look like he was getting too close to the camera and getting out of frame... you know, all the usual things that happen when we try and take selfies haha!

Once I had all the images stamped, I coloured them in with my watercolours and I also created a watercolour background. I let everything dry and then I added the photos to the card front, stamped the sentiment and adhered the whole panel to a top-folding grey card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You can see more projects created by the design team using the January release on the MFT blog here.

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Winnie & Walter January Leading Lady | Take 2

Hello! I am excited to share that for the month of January I will guesting with Winnie & Walter as their Leading Lady. You can find me over at their blog every Saturday in January here.

Here is a peek at the card I'm sharing this week...


You can see the full card with details and a video on the W&W blog here.

Giveaway!

Leave a comment on any of my Saturday posts here on my blog in January and I will draw a winner for a $30 GC to Winnie and Walter at the end of the month.

I hope you enjoy today's card design and I look forward to seeing you again next Saturday. ;)

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The Ton Stamps 2017 Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on The Ton Stamps 2017 Anniversary blog hop! I am the last stop on the hop and you should have came here from Taheerah's blog. ;)

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog here. All new release products are available now!  


For my card I used the new City Girls Park Life stamp set (my favourite from this release) and created a fun watercolour scene on my card. I love all of the images in this set and couldn't wait to get them on a card! ;)
I stamped the two girl images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock, coloured them in with Copic markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors. To create my background scene, I stamped the bench onto watercolor cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then I heat embossed over it with clear embossing powder.

I then used Distress Inks and added the background colours to look like the ground and the sky. I love the outline of the watercolour area and think it looks so great with the stamped images.

Once the watercolour was dry, I adhered the girls to the bench with liquid adhesive and I created the sentiment banner. I used a sentiment from the new Brushed Hugs stamps set and white heat embossed it onto black cardstock. I trimmed the left edge into a banner and adhered it to the top area of my card so it didn't cover any of the watercolour scene.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video below:



Giveaway 

Comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Ton's shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs.  
To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton's Blog.​

Thanks for stopping by my stop on the hop!


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MFT January 2017 New Product Launch

Hello and welcome to the new product launch for the My Favorite Things January 2017 release! We've been sharing projects all week long using the new products and everything is officially available now in the  MFT online store! Yay!!

Tonight I'm sharing a card that I created using the new Mailbox die and my favourite sentiment ever from the new Love is in the Mail stamp set.
I diecut the mailbox from watercolor paper and then I coloured each piece with an ink blending tool and distress inks. I love how saturated the colours are and how textured it looks from using the watercolor paper.

For the background I used distress inks and lightly blended them onto a white cardstock panel and then I added some water to give it a distressed look. Once it was dry I adhered the mailbox over top with foam adhesive for some fun dimension.

I layered the top part of the mailbox with foam adhesive so I could add some envelopes inside and make it look more realistic and then I also added one into the grass to make it look like it fell from the mailbox.

I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card, so I added inside instead. I love love love this sentiment and was so excited when it was added to a stamp set. ;)

You can see how I created this card in this weeks episode of MFTv on the MFT YouTube channel.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more creative ideas from the design team using the new release and giveaways too!

Thanks so much for joining me all week and happy shopping!!

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Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew blog hop featuring their new Artist Markers! You should have arrived here from Marika's blog.

 Here's a little bit about the markers from Altenew:

Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors to any stamped images. Our various range of stamps is perfect for these markers. You can also easily pair them with our Crisp Dye Inks to take your coloring to the next level! The colors in this set are designed to be as close as possible to our existing ink colors, so you can take the color guessing game out of the way when coloring.

For my card I used the Altenew Tulip stamp set so I could use the markers to colour in the beautiful flower images.
I used every colour that comes in this first set (except the black) to colour in my flowers. They blend beautifully together and the colours are so vibrant and beautiful! 

Once I had all of the flowers coloured, I stamped a sentiment onto a white cardstock banner and adhered it onto the bottom area of the panel. I then added the finished panel to a top folding grey card base. I love the pop of colour from the flowers on the grey card base.

You can see how I created my card in the video below:


Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th.

I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate from comments left on my blog post here! I would love to hear what you think of the new markers! Please leave a comment by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. 

The next stop on the hop is the amazing Yana!! Happy hopping! ;)

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MFT January 2017 Release Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. For the next 5 days, we're counting down to the January 2017 release, sharing cards and ideas using the new products.

For today's card I used the new Floral Fantasy background stamp  to stamp my white card stock panel and then I  diecut a heart out of the middle with the stitched heart from the new Flop Card - Heart die-namics.
I used markers and coloured in the diecut heart with lot's of bright pinks, reds and greens and then I adhered it onto the card base with the negative piece. I adhered the heart directly to the card base and the negative piece with foam adhesive for some dimension.

I stamped the sentiment onto a white Stitched Sentiment Strip and adhered it over the heart. I love the shadow effect you get behind the banner and I love how the bright colours make the heart pop off the background, ;)

Thanks so much for joining me for day 1 of the January release countdown. All of the new products that we're sharing all week will officially be available in the MFT online store at 9pm EST tonight!

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas from the creative team and giveaways! See you tonight for the release! 

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