Thursday, December 27, 2018

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello everyone! It's been a wonderful year creating with Altenew Products:)) I'm excited to be on the Year In Review Bloghop with so many talented designers! This is the BEST blog hop of the year, in my opinion, because we get to enjoy everyone's BEST; all in one post:)) So grab a cuppa' something cozy/refreshing and enjoy the inspiration parade! If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from Missy Whidden's blog. If not, I have the full blog hop list at the end of this post. You don't want to miss a single stop:)

Here are my favorite Altenew creations from 2018!

I've listed the feature Altenew supplies above each card. Direct links to original posts are highlighted in yellow under the photo if you want more details of the card :) ****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!

Enjoy the Parade of eye candy!

A one layer wonder created as a re-do card using Fabulous Floral Stamp SetArtistic MarkersMandala Die, and  Crisp Inks Magical Marker Techniques class
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Played with the Wreath Builder Template created by Gina K Designs using Heart Flowers Stamp set and Green Meadows Crisp inks. Embellished with Layered Rose die and Rose Flurries 3D dies.
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Had some scrappy fun for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive using: Extra Special Stamp & Die BundleTrigonometry Stamp & Die BundleLayered Rose die cut, Handmade Tags die set, and Dotted Scales Debossing Cover DieWith a Twist Class
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Using an Alpha die set for an interesting backgroundLeaf Canopy Stamp & Die Bundle, BOLD Alpha Dies Pinstripe Stamp Set , Artistic Markers
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Fun with Coloring..learning to use the Artistic markersCROWN BLOOM stamp setLABEL LOVE Rustic Linen Stamp Set Artistic MarkersBeautiful Details Class
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Glorious layers in one floral stamp set! Bride To Be Stamp Stamp & Die BundleFine Frames Rectangles Die,  DOTTED SCALES DEBOSSING coverplate die.  Artistic MarkersFor the Love of Color Class
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 Crisp Inks, spritzed with water and stamping with a MISTI toolGarden Silhouette Stamp & Die BundleRustic Linen Stamp Set,  Creative Edges: Lace DieCreative Watercolor Media Class
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Added my own layers to each flower with Zig Markers. WINGS of HOPE stamps and die bundleOur Family Frame die, In The Mood For Color Class
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Coloring for therapy is always good! Build-A-Flower: Peruvian LilyArtistic Markers
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Going for a vintage fabric look on this one. Needlework Motif Bundle Create A Wreath and Gradient Stripes Cover DieArtistic Markers
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I thoroughly enjoyed coloring the images from Folksy Florals with the Artistic Markers Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class
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YAY! New colors of Artistic Markers! Inked Flora stamp set, Artist Markers Set ETuxedo Washi Tape, Reflection Scrapbook Collection
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Learning to use the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set.  Perfectly Perfect Stamp & Die BundleFeeling Dotty StencilDots in Maple Washi Tape
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While writing this post I realized that most of the cards were inspired by CLASSES at Altenew Academy. I have found when my Creative MOJO is missing, all I need to do is pop over to the Academy to watch a few lessons and I'm back on a productive creative path!

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/3/209 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/6/2019

Additional Giveaway:

Please leave me a comment here on my post for a chance to win an Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced by January 3, 2019 right here :)


And the winner of the $20 Altenew GC goes to...

Oh my goodness, Laura Jane! I had to do a double-take on the Peruvian Lily! It looks like a photo it is so real looking! Love ALL your projects and stitching over the stamps?! Who would have thought! Amazing!

Congratulations Michele! 
Please contact winner@altenew.com by 1/15/2019 with the subject line "Altenew 2018 Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog".



After you leave me a comment, your next stop on the hop is Zinia Redo. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Bloghop list:


Hope your day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)

Bonus Stitching Project:) because I revisited a long lost love of needlework this summer using Altenew stamps as the pattern and learned several things along the way.


****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!

FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Spellbinders – Destinations China Inspiration

Hello everyone! Today I'm playing with new Spellbinders  – Destinations China collection by Lene Lok

Here are the two die sets I created with:

Shapeabilities Lanterns Etched Dies Destination China by Lene Lok

Shapeabilities Chinese Knot Frame Etched Dies Destination China by Lene Lok

SHAPEABILITIES CHINESE KNOT FRAME ETCHED 

DIES DESTINATION CHINA BY LENE LOK

And here are my cards:)

 I added the sweet blooms from SPRING FLOWERS - SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH CLUB to the lovely frame in CHINESE KNOT FRAME ETCHED DIE for a fresh Birthday card.
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To celebrate the new year, I created with the fun and intricate lanterns in SHAPEABILITIES LANTERNS.
Each lantern is cut from two different colors of Cardstock for added dimension.
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 The word dies are from HOLIDAY GREETINGS - SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH CLUB.
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 and #NEVERSTOPMAKING!

LauraJane :)

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.


****I am part of Spellbinders 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!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello paper crafting friends! Welcome to my stop on the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop. You should be arriving from the blog of Zinia Redo. If not, don't worry, I've included a full Bloghop list at the end of this post.
Warning: Photo heavy post!

DECEMBER Release

I'm excited to share several cards made with Stamps, Dies and Papers from this new release.The entire DECEMBER Release is in the shop right now!

PRIZES:*****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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018
Giveaway:*****And if you leave a comment on this post you will have a chance to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop! I'll announce the winner by 12/18/2018.

One of the most unique stamp sets in the December release is Nature Snippets Stamp Seta simple layering set with a feeling of calm in it's design.

I heat embossed a three of the solid circle images with Caribbean Sky Crisp Embossing Powder and then the second layers with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder Then added two more circles inked with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. A couple of  strips of washi tapes, and small dots around a few of the circles using Artist Markers were the only embellishments needed.


This nest card features the same Nature Snippets Stamp Set, however it is only inked with Crisp inks and a few extra flicks of color from the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Setsimply embellished with Dots in Maple washi tape.

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Moving on to two of the new Paper Packs and Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle.*****Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack is going to be a staple in my stash! The new 6x6 paper packs are double sided..I share a video at the end of this post that shows each side of the two packs I played with .
Essential Black & White looks wonderful with Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Pack . The Ruffled Flowers Stamps have easy to line up layers that I inked with shades from Tea Party and a kiss of Fresh Lemon for a varied look on some petals. A mix of Green Meadows and Green Fields for the leaves. Did you notice the Wild Ferns stamps and coordinating die set? This was the first time working with it, and LOVE how nicely it adds filler greenery without distraction:))

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How do I LOVE thee? Let me count the ways! 
Mega LOVE Die is a MUST HAVE and so is the Flower Vine Stamp & Die Bundle. Pairing the two together on the next card, along with the Essential Black & White  and Enchanting Washes 6x6 Paper Packs
To make the card:


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Not wanting to waste the Mega Love cut from the card front above, I proceeded to layer several more of the same die-cuts underneath to give the LOVE more lift on my next card.
The outline layers of Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle add a nice background to the cardfront. I glued two black thin sizes of Fine Frames Rectangles Die to draw the eye in and stamped the hello there around it with Coral Berry ink. Notice the fine line of color around the edges? That is from Artist marker Coral Berry R304. It's so nice to have inks and markers that are the same colors with the same names!!
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More LOVE!!


For MORE embellishment; I added several Carved Rose Stamp & Die Bundle roses and leaves, colored with the same colors from the Watercolor Brush Markers.

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One final LOVE card: This one is scrappy in nature:)
Our Family Frame Die accents more papers from theEnchanting Washes Paper Pack and a tiny Painted Butterfly. I doodled with a multi-liner pen on the Mega LOVE for some fun shadowing.
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Still in a scrappy mood: I created my last card to celebrate the new release.
Supplies used:
Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
Artist MarkersLeaf Medallion Die
Inline Alpha Die Set
Reflection Collection Paper
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
Crisp Inks: Shades of Purple collection, Tropical Forest collection, and Pocketful of Sunshine


Thanks for sticking with me until the end!  Just a quick video sharing my Stash from the release and the Papers from the two 6x6 paper packs used in this post; You can watch it below or in HD on myYouTube Channel.

Your next stop on the bloghop is to see card creations by Virginia Lu! Happy Hopping :) Remember to leave comments along the way for more chances to win prizes!

Blog Hop Order:
You are here>> Laura Jane <<You are here
Edited to announce winner
$30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop goes to....

Great Cards! I love the bright yellows of the second card (love the nature snippets stamp set too) and the pink love card is beautiful. What a lovely use of the bed of roses stamp.

Congratulations Hanneke!  Please contact winner@altenew.com by 12/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.



Hope your day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)

****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!


FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane.

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