Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

It's time for a NEW RELEASE at Altenew and I'm thrilled to be on the BLOGHOP roster! If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from Agnieszka Malyszek's blog.
This release not only has STAMPS and DIES, but 16 New Crisp Ink colors and 5 different rolls of STICKERS too!

You check out the full November 2018 New release Here.

Here is my first project :)
 I used the Vintage Florals Stickers to create a Quick and easy card with dies only, no stamping on this one.

I found that the Halftone Circle Nesting dies work perfectly to create a clean matting for the small stickers and the Fine Frames Circles Die adds the hint of gold needed to make the circles pop! Other dies used: Creative Edges: Lace Die, and Cross Stitch Canvas Die
 Here is a video introducing 4 of the 5 new sticker packs and how I made the card.
You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.

The Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set was a must have for me.  When I was younger, many afternoons were spent collecting those "Wish Flowers" and scattering the seeds like so many dancing fairies on the wind. How fun it was to re-create that wistful look for my next card :)


Both Engraved Flowers Stamp Set and the Kind Confetti Stamp Set grace the next two cards I created for Christmas cards.

I just LOVE the GOLDEN EDGE WASHI TAPE for a hint of sparkle!
The card below has more sparkle from the STARRY NIGHT stamp set and Gold embossing.
The next 3 cards feature the gorgeous new INKED ROSE stamp set. Similar to the Inked FLORAL from a previous release, the INKED ROSE stamp set has so many more sentiments to choose from. 
  • For my first card I simply heat embossed the INKED ROSE and leaves with black EP onto Arches 140# watercolor paper. 
  • Added a sentiment banner embossed in Silver EP 
  • A strip of SILVER washi tape iunderneath to help it stand out
  • Matted it onto OLIVE watercolored paper 
  • Sprinkled a few sequins. 
I found the card above to be wanting more color....so I removed the sentiment banner and embellishments then set to adding/experimenting with the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set. The cardfront below is what came from using almost EVERY color in the set! Yes, It was that FUN! Then I heat embossed a sentiment in GOLD.
Not being one to let well enough alone, I went out on a limb to create a second card, or "MIRROR IMAGE WASH" of the richly pigmented cardfront above.....I was thrilled with what I came up with :)  I'm so glad I took a chance to try this out.

Here is a quick 2 minute video sharing the process of making the 'MIRROR IMAGE WASH' by spritzing water on the watercolored INKED ROSE cardfront above, smoshing a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper on top and ending up with a BEAUTIFUL second card with very little effort! 
***You can watch below or in HD on my YouTube channel.

To finish each card front I dabbed the edges with Embossing Ink and sprinkled GOLD embossing powder and heat set. Matted each with OLIVE watercolored paper, keeping them simple.
I did go back and touch up the colors of the above card after spritzing..a kiss of Copic Opaque White helped get the highlights back on the petals after the colors ran together, see the video to understand what I mean..

I thought a double matte looked nice with the MIRROR IMAGE WASHED cardfront. The sentiment is HALF embossed in GOLD and a few Flicks of water and GOLD EP adds more depth and interest, as well as a hint of Artist Markers to define some petals.
And my final card has the adorable new acorns from the GRATEFUL stamp and die set.
I love the detail in teh simple layers in this set. I inked them with COFFEE BREAK mini cube set., with a hint of Paper Bag crisp ink for the acorn caps.
Other supplies used:
Halftone Circle Nesting dies
Forever and a Day Stamp & Die Bundle
Label Love stamp set
Antique GOLD embossing powder
Olive Crisp ink

***And I could not let a New Release go without stitching something :) So Grateful to be able to share with you!
Thank you so much for checking my creations out today! It was most difficult to stop playing with this November New Release! What would you like to play with first? Leave me a comment in the comment section for a chance to win.
Your next stop is Kristina Pokazanieva's blog.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/21/2018.

Additional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from comments left here on my blog post. Winner will be announced by 11/18/2018.

And the winner of the $30 GC goes to:

Beautiful creations, so amazing in styles & colours. The dandelion card actually looks like one of those stunning natural wildflower photographs you get, I had to double look, magnificent. Thank you.
Congratulations Andrea!
Please contact us at winner@altenew.com by 11/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Happy Shopping :)

Blog Hop Order:

Check out the full November 2018 New release at Altenew Here.

Hope your Day is Blessed
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Monday, November 12, 2018

For the LOVE of Build-A-Flower at ALTENEW +20% OFF!

Happy Monday Y'all! 
Just popping in to share a great sale on the Build-A-Flower sets at Altenewone of my favorite collections! BAF for short :)

Here are my favorite BAF makes using each Build-A-Flower set: 
Click on the highlighted link below each card photo to be taken directly to the store.

Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

 Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus


Build-A-Flower: Cattleya

 Build-A-Flower: Rose

Build -A-Flower: Camellia

Build-A-Flower: Daffodil

Build-A-Flower Flourishing Zinnia

 Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria

The 20% off all Build-A-Flower sets is for Monday November 12th, 2018 only.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your Day is Blessed!
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You can also find me:
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Spellbinders – NEW Clear Stamps

Hellooo! I have some Super sweet new cards to share with you today!
All are made with Clear Stamps from Spellbinders. YES! Spellbinders has CLEAR STAMPS, and the price point is $5.99 for each 3.75 in x 5.75 in set.
Here are the two sets I created with:


*The classic floral shapes in THANKS A BUNCH are perfect in and of themselves, but EVEN MORE FUN to layer together creating more unique blooms! 
*And the HAPPY SENTIMENTS are timeless!
*I am hoping there will be coordinating dies for these in the future.
These two Clear Stamp sets were so exciting to create with it was difficult to put them away!  Many more ideas are in my head, but life outside my craftroom goes on and I must act like an adult sometime  :) 
Here is a closer look at each card:
Simple Stamping on this one!!
Layering up the different floral images to create some dimension and depth by adding darker shades of ink to the second layers of the leaves. I stamped the CONE images three times to get a wider cone for my Bundle.
With a mask for the center, I created a wreath around the sentiment for this one. 
An airy cascade of THANKS A BUNCH blooms with Gold embossed centers, a Razzleberry EP Lovely sentiment, and a hug of Washi Tape.
Thanks for stopping by today, Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!

Hope your Day is Blessed
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You can also find me:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spellbinders Small Die Of The Month Kit – November 2018

Small Die of the Month Membership

Hello everyone, I'm excited to share a few cards made with the SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH KIT at Spellbinders! As you can see in the photo above, there are several word dies in this kit..MERRY, HAPPY, BRIGHT, NEW, YEAR, &, CHRISTMAS. These make creating holiday cards quick and EASY :)

The first set of cards feature the cute deer.
 The DEER die can be used in so many ways...leaving the tiny pieces in or out, Spots or no spots, adding the antlers is always FUN :)

The SPOTS don't have to be spots, I used them as hoof-prints on this card.
The BOW is a favorite of mine! I have plans for using that on other cards besides Christmas.

 The next set has some mixed media sprays on the BRANCHES...I LOVE how the 'ghost' images of the sprayed dies can be used for a cardfront! Take a look:

 A Gloriously sized Ampersand! '&'

 I REALLY like how all the letters and dot to the 'I' are all attached..which make simple gluing!
Stop by SPELLBINDERS and check out the DIE of the MONTH CLUB KITS and Membership information.

Thanks for taking a look, hope your day is Blessed!

LauraJane :)

Friday, November 2, 2018

STAMPlorations November Theme and Sketch

There's a new Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations.

Here's my take on the Sketch using: 
Rise and Grind - Dee's Artsy Impressions
Be Strong - Typografia In Faith
Brave One - Shery Russ Designs
Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies

  • I first repeat stamped Be Strong - Typografia In Faith with light gray ink for the background
  • Trimmed with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
  • Then on a separated piece of white cardstock; inked Rise and Grind - Dee's Artsy Impressions and several blooms from Brave One - Shery Russ Designs with black permanent ink
  • Colored them in with Watercolor markers and some CREAMEEZ
  • Fussy cut all the images
  • Arranged all the goodness onto the cardfront
  • Partially stamped and heat embossed in black the sentiment below the cup and saucer
  • Added a touch of shimmer for a simple embellishment

See how I altered the Rise and Grind by covering the rose image with all the blooms from Brave One.  
The SHIMMER is brought to you by Bumbly Bee SHIMMERZ paint.

Hope you are inspired to play along at STAMPlorations!
Rules to play:
  • Players can link up to 6 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as there is stamping. 
  • Projects must be based on the theme, sketch, or both. 
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope your day is Blessed!

LauraJane :)
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