Thursday, September 27, 2018

Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop


WOO HOOO! Happy dancing with the entire September 2018 Release Washi Tape Release! Feeling privileged to be on the Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop Roster and having a chance to create with some of the goodies:))
****If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from the ever clever, and Most talented, Norine Borys' blog.

Here is a card I made mostly from Washi Tapes, before venturing to other mixed media projects!





Check out my video showing the creation of the card, start to finish:) You can watch the video below or in HD at my YouTube Channel.



                                   
Altenew Washi Tapes used:
Galaxy Washi Tape
Gilded Ombre Washi Tape
Glitter Flurries Washi Tape

Signature HELLO die cut from gold paper.
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All the washi tapes are BEAUTIFUL and can make anything look amazing!
So I couldn't help but add Gilded Ombre Washi Tape to my 
Plain Jane tape dispenser and fussy cut a few Glitter Flurries blooms to adorn my WaterColor 36 pan set.

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To make finding all my Crisp ink mini cubes easier, I added Washi tape around the edges of the storage case. Each case holds the corresponding color palette of cubes:))

WASHI on EVERYTHING!!
  
Yes, even on a water-bottle!
The Mandala Die set, cut from Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape, really dresses up this otherwise boring steel water bottle.
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I then moved on to stitching my own hand-bound notebook covered with Watercolor Nebula Washi Tape. It's such a happy place to keep my STITCHING project ideas tucked inside:) 
I even taped up a few paperclips for added FUN!


The washi taped cover is Heat embossed in gold using the Floral Art stamp set and then I stitched just a the simple sew in love, from Oval Embroidery Hoop die set.


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And for one final project celebrating the new Washi Tape release and my Grand-daughter:


The Party Banner & Pocket Banner Dies are so festive  cut from # 110 cardstock and covered in washi, then embellished with Mega Alpha dies, also washi taped.

 The tiny ribbon tags on each side of the Pocket banners are washi tapes folded over onto themselves. Then stapled together and clipped on with micro clothes pins:)



Here is the list of all washi tapes used in this FUN bunting project.
Washi tapes used for the banner:
Painted Fantasy Washi Tape
Washi Used to cover Mega Alpha Dies:
Red Ombre Washi Tape
Washi used to make tiny ribbon tags:
Swirlies in Pink Washi Tape
Leaf Washi Tape
Gold Glitter Tape

I hope you enjoyed all of my projects shared today! Let me know what you would create with the new Washi Tape release. Leave me a comment below:)

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/6/2018.

Additional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from comments left on this post! Thank you Altenew for generously sponsoring this giveaway:) I will post the winner right here, after 10/3/2018.

The winner from comments left on this post is:

YAY! Washi on everything, I love it!
Beautiful creations LauraJane

Congratulations HELEN, please contact  winner@altenew.com by 10/15/2018 with the subject line Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.



Full Hop List:


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Monday, September 24, 2018

Guest Post for Altenew Card Blog +Video


Somebody Pinch me! No, don't! I'm really enjoying this Dream:)))
I'm Guesting over at the Altenew Blog today with a very Stitchy Post. Please join me over there to see inspiration with Thread and Altenew Stamps.  I'll be mentioning tips learned along my journey stitching on stamped images.
 AND there's a video too, eeek!  You can check out the entire post on the Altenew Blog if you're interested! 

Here's a quick peek of what I'm sharing using Needlework Motif.




Watch the video below or in HD on my YouTube channel


Also, here's a  sneak peek of a quick stitchy project:)) to get you thinking about you stamps in a whole new way! This is Capture Moments, a mini set from Altenew.

A big squishy thank you hug to the Altenew Team for inviting me to Guest Design!

GIVEAWAY:
Altenew is graciously offering to sponsor a $20 gift certificate to their store! I will randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post, right here:)) Let me know if you like my Stitching projects. winner will be announced after October 23, 2018.


Thanks for stopping by!
You can find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  

YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video


Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop.You should be arriving from Zinia Redo's blog. The full Hop list is at the end of this post.

YAY! for Artist Marker Re-Fills!!
I'm so excited that the Re-fills have been released, as my markers were needing to be freshened!  And NOW I can really use the markers for more than just coloring:) Since the Re-Fills are Alcohol based, it's like a two-fer. Alcohol inks that match the Altenew Crisp Inks! I LOVE IT!! No extra products cluttering up my shelves..I NEEDED these Re-fills:)  Altenew sent Set A for me try out..and I plan on purchasing the B set and C set  too, since I have #fullsetsyndrome when it comes to the coloring mediums by Altenew.
All of the Re-fills cam be purchased separately.

After seeing all the Gorgeous Alcohol inked backgrounds on social media, I had been wanting to try creating some too.  I created with the Re-Fills that are in RED COSMOS mini ink set:  Frosty Pink,Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Grapevine. 

Here's a card I made after creating an Alcohol Inked background using the Re-Fills:

Make this card:
  • Using the Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Ruby Red, and Grapevine refills as an alcohol medium on Alcohol Ink paper
  • then I stamped the Holiday Bow with black ink over the background I created 
  • used the Holiday Bow die to quickly cut out the bow and Creative Edges: Lace Die 
  • stitched Black Floss through the Lace Die
  • Layered them on a card front with the Rustic Linen  to create a simple card
  • stamped a sentiment from Blessings stamp set in Black ink

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The card above inspired a stitching project where I actually dyed white embroidery floss with the Coral Berry marker Refill, I have a really quick video showing the process. 
Watch the process video below or in HD on my YouTube channel.


                                   



While the floss was drying I stamped the solid image from Holiday Bow on 100% cotton fabric, then I put it in a hoop and did a simple back stitch as an outline to the bow. I went back in with Artist Markers once the stitching was finished to add more details. Then I used the Ruby Red and Grapevine markers to color the bamboo hoop, which coordinates whole thing together :)


A simple stitched outline on a stamped image can create a 'Toot Sweet" Hoop Art project! I have a video of the entire process. 
Watch the Stitched Holiday Bow video below or in HD on my YouTube channel.

I liked to use the large storage pouches to carry all my stitching supplies in.
Coordinating paper from Reflections Scrapbook kit finishes the back of the hoop perfectly using the Circle die form Half Tone circles and a name tag plate cut with Dot Labels die.

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I thought I was finished playing with the Marker Re-fills, but my kids wanted to play with some shrink plastic, and of course I wanted to play along as well! 
Layered Rose die, Inline Alpha die, and Leafy Wreath dies cut beautifully on the shrink plastic. I colored all the die cut images with Artist Markers and popped them in the toaster oven to watch the magic happen. My images are now one third there original size..and SOOO SWEET!!
Take a Look:
After the pieces had cooled, I simpley glues them together on two heart shapes that had been shrunk as well. the Leafy Wreath was easily snapped in smallr pieces to fit onto my projects


Hope you enjoyed my projects today! 
Thank you for spending time here, in my Garden of stamped Flowers, playing with the Marker Re-Fills :)Your next stop on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich. But remember to leave a comment right here on my post for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew shop!

Blog Hop Order:

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 9/29/2018.

Additional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments left right here on this post! Thank you Altenew for generously sponsoring this giveaway:) I will post the winner right here on this post after 9/26/2018.

EDITED to announce:

Thanks for sharing so many creative ways to use refills. All of your creations are so unique.
CONGRATULATIONS GAYLE! contact us at winner@altenew.com by 9/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.


A great Promotion for you!



Save 15% Off on All Artist Markers from 9/20/2018 at 12:01 EDT until 9/22/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Shop HERE Artist Markers (excluding the refills and brush nibs)


NEW class at the AcademyRETHINK Re-inkers
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(Valid till 09/21/2018, cannot be combined with other coupons) 

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Thanks for stopping by!
****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

You can also find me:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.


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