Friday, December 29, 2017

Over at The Ton

I have two THANK YOU cards over at The Ton blog today.
here's a peak:

Hope to see you over there!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me today for a PARADE...Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop:)) Have you enjoyed the hope so far? I get giddy with all the inspiration! If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from Emily's blog. a full bloghop list is at the end of this post.
 OH! how I adore playing with Altenew products!!  I think I can safely say YELLOW and BLUE were my favorite colors to work with this year. And what a Glorious year of creating it has been:))
 ALTENEW products I've used are listed under each photo for your convenience; with affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
Here we go!
Simple masking on this one layer card sent out for the Facebook Fan Group cardswap.  Linking to the Year In Review Inspiration Challenge.

Colored a cluster of blooms draped over a "tray" with the new Artistic Markers.
Stamps: Charmed, Framed 

So excited that STENCILS are available at Altenew:))
Stamps:Floral Fantasy, sentiment Dahlia Blossoms  

Loving the look of the new creative 3D dies!
Dies: Floral Fantasy 3D,  Leafy Garland, Shutters Cover die used as a stencil 

Click here for the Original post on this sweet number.
Stamps: Layered LaurelPattern Play-CircleLittle OneFramed  
Other: Crisp Inks

Colored the sweet friend frame with Ziggy's and markers.

This card was created for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Stamps: Sentiment from Build-a Flower: Ranunculus 

A marble background can be made with the lightening images from Rain or Shine stamp set. 
Other: Crisp Inks

A bit of Mixed media fun on this card:))

Playing with fussy cut blooms and adding dimension by curling each petal with a pencil.
Stamps: Hibiscus Bouquet

One lone Tulip is lovely in a flurry of dots!
Stamps: Tulip

Well, you made it to the end of this photo heavy post:))  Your next stop is Kelly Latevola.
 If you have any question about my creations here please ask in the comment section and I will do my best to answer. 

And wishing all of you who celebrate, a very Merry ChristmasWishing you all a very Blessed end of year with family and Friends.  LOOKING forward to seeing you in 2018!
Happy crafting:)

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

And a PRIZE from Comments left here on my blog:)
I will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate at Altenew. I will announce the winner on 01/05/2018.
What a positively fantastic way to end this blog hop. I love blue and your soft hues are so lovely - thank you and Happy Holidays.
CarolPlease contact Altenew at with the subject line Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Thank you Altenew for providing this Shopping Spree:))

Bloghop Order:

A FABULOUS coupon for YOU:))

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Theme and Sketch Challenge reminder at STAMPlorations

Here's a reminder of the Theme and Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations.


Following the THEME***Stamps and GOLD
I stamped them colored Zen Coffee ATC #1 with alcohol markers then Embossed the image again with GOLD ep. Cut and matted with  coordinating paper. Inked a hombre BG with Old Rose Prints - ARTplorations Stencil trimmed it with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and layered it all on top of a white A2sized cardbase.

Hope you enjoyed my card! I'll be linking this to the WINTER Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 

Here's a discount coder for you:))


Over at The Ton

Stop by The Ton Blog to see FOUR quick cards for last minute Crafting:))

See you over THERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello and Welcome to my Stop on the hop:))
I'm Super excited to be a part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar  Extravaganza!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Here's my card featuring Stamps from THE TON.
Creating a faux Letterpress look by using several layers of the Wreath Die Cuts inked with Couture Color . Then run it through the Bigshot with a rubber mat to make the impression.  
Next, I stamped images from the Christmas Wreath Builder set and used the Coordinating dies to adorn the letterpressed wreath. 

A simple sentiment and a few Sequins completed the card. 


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! 
Today’s prize is generously supplied by THE TON STAMPS so you’ll definitely want to win! 
Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! 
You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 11, 2017

I must be Dreaming!!

  Happy dancing 💃💃💃 to be guesting over at Wplus9 blog today! This has been a Big Dream of mine! Feeling honored and grateful for the invitation.

My flower loving heart swooned back in 2013 with the release of  Fresh Cut Florals, which was the very first layering stamp set purchased by me:))  😍 I've been a fan of Dawn's stamps and Coloring videos since the beginning of my card making/ blogging days. Learning to play with watercolor, markers, and Zigs along with stamps, blossomed for me thanks to the simple techniques taught by Dawn and Kelly Latevola, one of her Team designers.

So, over at Stamp Away with Me, I'm sharing a sweet card with the newly released THE CREW:GARDEN CLUBThis is not a layering set but an outline image set just begging to be colored with my Ziggys:)) on Bristol smooth watercolor paper.

Here is a sneak of the card:

I'd LOVE it if you popped over at Wplus9, to see the whole card, read up on the details, and leave a comment. Tell 'em I sent ya' 😍

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #76

Are you ready for a NEW YEAR??
Here's a card to get you in the mood to celebrate 2018:)
I used a set from Ellen Hutson called ADVENT.

This will be the last card challenge of 2017. Looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery:))

Joanne James  from The Craft Owl is our Featured Guest Artist this week. Stop by Inspired by All the Little Things to read about her.  And see all the creations made by my teamies:))

Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:
Coral Necklace Couture Mix
Script Words 2

Pattern Play: Circles

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