Saturday, September 30, 2017

Inspired By #66

Going BIG, Bold and Beautiful for Challenge #66 at Inspired By All the Little Things:)

I used the Up-Close Dalia from The Ton, Bold Alpha dies from Altenew, and Striped Stencil from Tim Holtz.

The banner with,  and kisses. inked with Cosmopolitan Pinkis actually the letter l from the Bold Alpha dies...just turned on its side:P

Our special Guest Designer this week is Anita in France. Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there, CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)

Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen



The linky will close on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!
Hope to see your creation in the gallery!

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1. I'm so thrilled and excited to be joining in the fun today with 5 samples from this release. If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of Sveta Fotinia.
This September release is filled with Holiday stamps and dies as well as timeless Floral stamps, Greenery and Geometric dies...and some new Stand-alone-dies as well. I hope you like what you see here and are inspired to create with Altenew products:))

For my first project I created an 8x10 framed Home Decor piece that features the new Building Blocks Dies. I'm a Tetris geek so I totally flipped for this die set!! I also found that several of these building blocks are the PERFECT size for sentiments!! I know it may seem silly to be excited over this, but I am HORRID at cutting those tiny banner rectangles for sentiments...straight and square is not my thing.

Have a look:


To create this:

  • I stated by inking several pieces of white CS with the following Crisp Ink colors, Ruby Red, Pinkolicious, Autumn Blaze, Maple Yellow, Parrot, and Tide Blue...I did this while waiting for the dies to arrive via USPS:)
  • When the Building Blocks Dies, arrived I  cut my chosen shapes from each colored CS and then cut MANY, MANY more layers of each shaped from 110lb BLACK CS.  I wanted some of the shapes to be popped up from the others.
  • When everything was cut out, I pieced the shapes together to form a heart shape, like a puzzle,..thanks to a photo on Google, this was easy to accomplish..I make Tetris Lines and Growlers per usual, Not Hearts:))
  • Once the heart was formed, I determined which of the shapes to pop up then added the extra BLACK layers to the back of them by gluing them together with liquid glue.
  • Used some Press n' Seal to hold it all together and placed it on a sparkly galaxy Black piece of CS, glued it down with liquid adhesive.
  • After all this was completed I stamped sentiments from BAF Magnolia set on several of the building block pieces.
  • Embellished further with Enamel Dots.
  • The Arrow is from Happy Dreams stamp set

You can see the popped up dimension here in both of these photos


Moving on to my next project using the lovely JUST BECAUSE stamp set...and the Building Blocks Dies in a different way.

To create this:

  • I stamped one of the large clusters of blooms from JUST BECAUSE onto Bristol Smooth white CS with Desert Night Crisp Ink
  • Colored it quickly with Zig markers. 
  • Still in the puzzle mood I then cut the panel with Building Blocks Dies and inked the edges of each building block with Dusk and Limestone
  • Put them back together and glued them to a scrap piece of CS
  • Quickly heat embossed the edges with Liquid Platinum EP
  • Heat embossed the largest frame from FRAMED stamp set onto a coordinating colored piece of CS from my stash with Liquid Platinum EP
  • Layered the finished Floral panel onto the framed panel and placed them onto a white Card Base
  • Cut three layers of THANKS from black CS and stacked and glued it to the front of the finished card with liquid glue


What's more lovely than a yellow rose? A Winter Rose with an artsy outline layer!! Nestled a-top a background of Pattern Play-Circle.

To create this:


  • First I stamped the layers of Winter Rose with the following Crisp Inks: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Sunkissed, and Limestone. I fussy cut them out and stamp the leaves with Olive Crisp Ink. 
  • For my background panel I inked the Pattern Play-Circle with Limestone. Then I went back with the small circle images from Pattern Play, and randomly restamped them using Maple and Fresh Lemon. 
  • When putting together the finale card I decided to cut two extra layers for each of the flowers and stuck the layers together with foam tape to create a 3D effect
  • I placed my flower arrangement and leaves on the finished circle panel and embellished with Enamel Dots.
  • For the sentiment banner I used a Building Block die inked with Limestone and stamped the sentiment in Olive... I love how the Building Blocks are the perfect size for the sentiments! 

CRAZY for the Pattern Play-Circle, and Layered Laurels :)) 

To create this:


  • Starting with Layered Laurel stamp set, an A2 size white card stock and the MISTI tool, I inked the first layer of the largest Laurel image with Lagoon. Then I rotated the card front 180 degrees and stamped a second time to create an oval frame. I then repeated these steps with each of the remaining layers of Laurels using Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist, and Sea Glass. Remembering to rotate the card each time. 
  • To fill in the top and bottom of the oval, I inked the smaller Laurel images in the same way as above, (and the same inks).
  • Added dots around the stamped Laurel frame with the small circles from Pattern Play-Circle, using Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Warm Sunshine, and Buttercream.
  • The larger oval image from Framed stamp set is inked with Emerald, and cut with the new Framed Die 
  • The Little One onesie is inked with Lagoon and cut it out with the coordinating die, along with three more layers to pop it up. 
  • The sweet little ducky is inked in Warm Sunshine :)
  • I assembled the die cut frame and the onesie onto the front of the card.
  • For the sentiment, I manipulated the strait image to fit the curve of the oval frame, stamped it with black ink. 


 And my last card is created using the many layers of Majestic Mistletoe Stamp Set.

To create this:


  • The first layer of Majestic Mistletoe is inked with Frayed Leaf, second layer in Forest Glades, and third layer in Ever Green on light grey card stock. The solid image berries are inked with Buttercream, the shadowing inked with Warm Sunshine.
  • For the dots in the berries and sentiment I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP
  • Trimmed down the panel and layered it onto a sage green card front from my stash.
PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

Extra prize Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the ALTENEW SHOP from comments left here on this post. The winner will be announced on October 6th.

Enjoy the rest of the hop! Your next stop is the Lovely Lilith Eeckels!


BLOGHOP ORDER:

Altenew Card Blog
Laura Jane <<<you are here
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura

NEW Products Used in today's Projects:

      
Formerly released products used today:

The entire September Release:)

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Over at The Ton

Join me at The Ton Stamps Blog today for a non-Holiday card from the Christmas Mini Cluster stamp:) which is a Gift With Purchase until the end of September.



See you over there!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #65

There's a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things!
I was inspired by the tiny toadstools and greenery in the photo.

For today's card I stamped a background panel with a special stamp set from Close To My Heart called From the Heart. The good folks at the company sent this kit to me for the month of September. I did enjoy working with the inks..they have this cool magnetic closure to them. it keeps the lid from slipping off.

Our special Guest Designer this week is  Amanda Bodine.
Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

The linky will close on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #64


Welcome to a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.
I was inspired by the Turquoise and COPPER in the photo.
I started with a quick wash of color from Shimmerz Paints...Tickle Me Turquoise and Blue Lagoon Inklingz. Then heat embossed the sentiment from Penny Black in copper EP onto Vellum. embellished with NUVOdrops Copper Penny.

Our special Guest Designer this week is Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon Kay Paperie. Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there, CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)


Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

The linky will close on Friday, September22, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall COFFEE Lovers Bloghop




Helllo! I'm over at The Ton Stamps with a card for the HOP:)
....with a secret "brew"
SEE ya over there!!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #63

HELLO and WELCOME back to the newest challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things!
There are a few changes on the team this Fall with the addition of  Darnell KnaussNance Leedy and Veronica Zalis!

Here is my take on the inspiration photo: watercolored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi after Clear embossing the image.

Supplies: 

LOVE YOU Wafer DiesNuvo Drops - Metallic Copper Penny



Our Special Guest this week is Bev from Happy Dance:)

Stop by my Teamies blogs for MORE inspiration:)
Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Marcie Sharp
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen
Darnell Knauss

The linky will close on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)

RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop


The Ton has 24 new stamps, coordinating dies and 6 Couture Mixes for their new Fall 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!

PRIZES!!
Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

It's been a BUSY week creating with all the new sets:))) Hope you have followed along , made a list and even placed an Order!!

For my cards today, I wanted to share a few QUICK Christmas Card samples mixing NEW stamps and Holiday sets from previous years.

 This first one is the COZY POINSETTIA heat embossed with Rose GOLD EP. I rotated my card front 180 degrees to get a "framed" look for the sentiment embossed with Black EP.  Embellished with NEW YEAR couture Mix.


This one features the NEW Poinsettia Banner embossed with GOLD EP, fussy cut and placed on a black panel with the Holiday Border cling embossed in Clear EP over Hamilton White ink. Embellished with NEW YEAR couture Mix.

And my final card has The layers of  the Christmas Pine Tree inked with Soft Garnet, Red Sangria, and Valentine Red, then cut out. popped up with foam tape, onto The Holiday Border cling, which is inked with Valentine Red. Those sweet bows are embossed with GOLD EP.  

Occasion Confetti is stamped and embossed with GOLD over the top of the border. The sentiment banner is from Banners - Holiday Add On Mini Set which is stamped onto BASIC BANNERS and coordinating die.

 I LOVE how this has a look of vintage Fabric:)))
Enjoy the rest of the HOP!! Your next stop is Amy Kolling
Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)
Gift with Purchase:
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2×3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***
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