Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Altenew Enjoy the Ride Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Welcome to the Altenew "Enjoy the Ride" Blog Hop!  "Enjoy the Ride" is a brand new scrapbook collection from Altenew with gorgeous florals, leaves, and artsy backgrounds!

You can start the blog hop at the Altenew Blog HERE and see the new collection in the store HERE. 

I have TWO pages and videos to share with you today with this release.  In my first video, I do a run through of all the products for you to see.



I decided to work with the dark green paper for my background and have the bright florals and leaves pop off the page.  I decided to fussy cut these elements instead of using the die cuts because the die cuts have a white border on them, and I liked the look of just the colors on the dark background without the white.



Instead of using mixed media, which I often do, I opted to use the washi tape to get a mixed media look.  I made an area to ground my photo, and also added a bit on the left to draw the eye across the page.



I just added some of the chipboard pieces and letters for my title, plus a few splatters of blue paint to pick up on the blue in the camera icon.



You can watch the process for this page here:



For my 2nd page, I also started with one of the "artsy" painted background papers, this time in a light blue.



I fussy cut MORE flowers and leaves from patterned paper, and this time used some inks and mists on my background.


I layered my flowers and leaves so that they flowed diagonally across the page.



And the chipboard icons were perfect for my photo about our long bike ride!


Watch the process here:




Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 9/1/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/03/2020.


Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Bea Valint

Virginia Lu

Patricia Roebuck

Maryam Perez

Elsie Robinson

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Kelly Janes

Lilith Eeckels

Raquel Bowman

Tania Ahmed

Audrey Yeager <---YOU ARE HERE

Kim Jeffress



Special Offer:

We are running a special promotion to celebrate the release.

  • Promotion details: Receive a FREE brand new Washi Tape Mini Inspiration Guide with *every order from 8/26/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 8/28/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Shop here --> https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products  *Not valid on Altenew Academy class and workshop orders. 


Thank you so much for joining me today and stay scrappy my friends!


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Altenew Mixed Media Blog Hop


 Welcome to the Altenew Mixed Media Inks Blog Hop!  Today the designers will be sharing projects with the new ink pictured here:


You can start the blog hop from the Altenew Card Blog: http://altenewblog.com/ink-lovers-blog-hop-giveaway/

You can find the Altenew Store here: www.altenew.com , and the new inks listed here: https://altenew.com/collections/mixed-media-inks

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the giveaway information!

Let me share my projects with you!

I created two cards using the Mixed Media Inks, and I wanted to try some techniques that I like to use on my scrapbook pages when using mixed media.



For my first card, I used the Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set to make some flowers using the Ruby Red, Coral Berry, and Frosty Pink inks. 




For the leaves, I used some watercolor paper, stamped the inks on my mat, and used a watercolor brush to create a background with different shades of green.  Then I used the leaves from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and layered the bits together. 



For my 2nd card, I repeated the watercolor technique to create a background on watercolor paper, using my brush to create splatters as well.


I used my blending tool to create an ombre effect with the four shades of pink, and then cut out the word "Hello" from the Mega Hello Die.

    

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  


Special Offer

To celebrate the Mixed Media Ink Lovers Blog Hop, we are offering a free class with every order of the Mixed Media Ink Bundle.



GIVEAWAY INFO:

Giveaway Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/18/2020 for a chance to win. 


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/21/2020.


Here is the blog hop order, where you will have a chance to win on each person's blog:

Blog Hop Order:

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.


Altenew Card Blog

Maryam Perez

Cheiron Brandon

Therese Calvird

Laurel Beard

Tania Ahmed

Justine Hovey

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Nicole Watt

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

The Hedgehog Hollow

Norine Borys

Lydia Fiedler

Svitlana Shayevich

Audrey Yeager

Kymona Tracey

Lilith Eeckels


Friday, July 17, 2020

Altenew July 2020 Stencils/Enamel Dots/Creative Cutouts/Decals Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew Blog Hop featuring some new releases for July 2020, including Stencils, Enamel Dots, and Creative Cutouts!  



You should have arrived from Lydia Evans blog. You can see the full hop list below.

You can find the beginning of the blog hop on the Altenew Blog HERE. And of course the Altenew store has all the new releases in stock!



I began my process by creating the circles from green cardstock and the "Geometric Landscape Stencil".  I blended a few different colored inks, then punched and cut out the circles.  I inked and distressed the edges as well.



For my background, I gessoed white cardstock, used some yellow mists and a watered brush, and then used the "Cloud Scene Stencil" to add some dimension and layers of color.




I machine stitched the circles onto the background, and then used blue and green mists to color the "Nested Wreath Creative Cutouts".


For the final details and embellishments, I used Wood Veneer that I inked orange, a phrase stamp from the Morrocan Tile stamp set, some of the new "Tropical Forest Enamel Dots" and some labels from my stash. 

You can watch my entire process in the video below:





GIVEAWAY:

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 or/and Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 7/23/2020 for a chance to win.


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/26/2020.


Blog Hop Order:


Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Amber Rain Davis

Amanda Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Kelly Janes

Laurie Willison

LauraJane

Norine Borys

Mindy Eggen

Ashlea Cornell

The Hedgehog Hollow

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Elsie Robinson

Virgninia Lu

Terri Koszler

Lydia Evans

Audrey Yeager

Tania Ahmed

Amy Hill

Nikki Kehr




Please head over to Tania Ahmed's blog now! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, January 3, 2020

Top Layouts of 2019

My blog has been neglected for quite some time!  If you want to catch up with my scrappy endeavors, please check out my You Tube channel, instagram, and Flickr gallery! 

You Tube: My You Tube Videos

Instagram: My Instagram

Flickr: My Gallery

Pinterest: My Pinterest Board of my Projects


Today I am going to share with you my favorite 10 layouts of 2019.  Since starting back to work full time, I have not had nearly as much time to scrap anymore, so I don't even think I made 100 pages this year!  But no matter, I still was able to run my Summer Scrappin' Series and attend a lot of crops with friends.  In no particular order, here are my favorite pages.  Many of them have process videos, which are linked to the page title if you click on it.











Happy Day:

















Playing Catch:





Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Hip Kit Club 12 Days of Giveaways Day 4!



Welcome to the Twelve Days of Giveaways Blog Hop from Hip Kit Club!!!  For the next 12 days on the Hip Kit Club Blog, there will be all kinds of free cut files, printables, and more! The blog hop begins on the 1st Dec until the 12th Dec & always originates from the HKC blog.

Today I am using a cut file designed by ME! I don't make them often, but I love the way these ones came out! Lorilei also joined me today, so be sure to hop over to her blog, too!


To get your free cut file, Please follow this link back to the Hip Kit Club website. Login to your account & look for the ‘downloads’ tab. You will find a subheading ‘12 Days of Giving, where you will find all of our 12 Days of Giveaways. Please download them & enjoy! Happy Holidays from all of us here at Hip Kit Club.


I used the GORGEOUS November kit for my page today, cutting the branches from the green and blue patterned papers.


I wanted to keep the design simple to highlight the branches and their color.



I love the combining a plaid pattern with pine....it reminds me of woodsy/Adirondack theme!


For journaling, I just used a few label stickers and layered them with some embellies.


Finally, the car with the tree on the top was a perfect match for my theme.



And be sure to hop over to Lorilei's page!


You can watch how I created this page in my process video below, which is a part of my 'Tis the Season: 12 Days of Holiday Scrapping series.










Thanks for stopping by and stay scrappy my friends!