Monday, January 29, 2018

Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello! and Happy Monday!
I took time to complete a card yesterday for the Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge.  
Making cards with DIE cuts only is so much FUN!! Anti-Stress therapy, actually:)) So why all the die-cutting? Well, I've been learning many new tips and tricks by participating in the Dynamic Die-Cutting class at Altenew Academy. The fee for class is under $10, and well worth the money! Plus with lifetime access, one can always go back and brush-up on some dynamic techniques. I've learned to look at Dies in a whole new way:))
 I started out first, by playing around with the Crisp inks and masking tape as Erum, hostess of the challenge, shared in her post here. Then I added LOTS of splatters and Smooshes of dots with a small foam applicator.
Next, I reached for the new Creative Edges: Lace Die and trimmed the panel down.
In playing with the  Lace Die on it's own I found that a double sided trimm could be achieved by lining up the dots at the straight edge and cutting a second time. The thinner solid die cut trim is made by lining up the scalloped edges and leaving a small gap then cutting a second time on the yellow Card stock. The width of this trimm cna be any size needed for a project:))
And realized that hand stitching could be added for extra texture:)) Just a simple straight stitch is all it took to attach the lace yellow trim to the background panel. 
For the focal point of the card I decided white on white would make this project more CAS.
The Floral Fantasy 3D die set  takes very little effort to line up for a pretty bloom! A few french knots added to the center used up the tiny bit of floss left in the needle:) Then I layered several bits from the Create A Wreath Die Set, cut from White CS also.
And for the final Sentiment, the Flower Arrangement Die set contributed the perfect font to match the feminine feel to this card.  I cut two layers of THANK YOU, stacked them up with dot glue tape.and popped them into place. An easy way to get the tape onto such a small/thin die cut is to leave the cut in place of it's original piece of paper and run the glue tape along the cut lines...stack the next layer of die cut on top of that, then pop it out all ready to go onto the project.

Hope you enjoyed my ALL DIE CUT card. It was a JOY to create!

See you next time,


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to my stop on The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop! Today is day 6. I'll list ALL previous hop day LINKS at the end of this post, just in case you missed some of the inspiration:)) 
ALL stamps are available in the the store.

Have you enjoyed seeing all the new goodies being used by the DT and Guest designers?? I'm blown away with each and every creation from the talented ladies:))

I didn't have time to play with the new PEONY NOTES BUNDLE until after the Debuting week, last week, so of course I was excited to create something for today!!

For my first inking, I used Set A and Set C only and chose to stay with one ink color for each image. Ballet Slippers Couture ink was the perfect feminine shade of pink I was looking for:)) the Sentiment is inked with Hollywood Star. Embellished with the the new PINK BOKEH Couture Mix.
I LOVE how CAS this looks against a pink matting! A set of these would make a wonderful gift set for anyone!

Moving an to my next card.  I started out with the same inks for sets (A&C)Ballet Slippers:  then built up the colors with additional images from Set A:Hollywood Star and Set B: Cosmo Pink, Soft Garden and Bright Emerald.
The sentiment is inked with Light Onyx. and I chose to embellish with PINK BOKEH Couture Mix.  This version takes a bit more time to stamp out the layers, but has a HUGE impact with the Lovely details:))
For my last card today, I played with SERIOUSLY AMAZING SENTIMENTS and  LARGE FLORALS: DAISY and Coordinating dies

 Comment to Win: 
  • DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS: For each Release Day (1 through 3),The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog  
  • BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS: For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.
Today's HOP list:(January 24)
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane <<<You are Here!
Dana Gong

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Third Anniversary Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog
All new release products are available now!  

NEW Product Links:
XOXO Mini Set

Winter Cardinal

Timeless Peonies Print

The Most Interesting Cardmaker 2.0

Sweet Folk Hummingbird


Seriously Amazing Sentiments

Riotous Wildflowers

Peony Notes - Bundle Options Available 

Peony Bouquet

Painted Peonies

Loose Tulips

Large Florals: Daisy

Kind, Fierce and Brave Mini Set

Haute Gala Dress, 6x8 Set

Fresh Cut Daisies

Fresh Cut Daisies (Coord. Outlines)

Delicate Polka Dots Cling Background

City Buildings Cling Background

Daisy Duet

Coming Up Daisies

Buildable Woodgrain, 6x8 Set

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #78

SWEET inspiration at Inspired By All the Little Things #78 for the next 2 weeks.
I was inspired by the white on white texture and delicate flowers.
This is the first card, in like FOREVER, that has no stamping:)) It is really quite freeing to score, cut, and glue! The Folk Hearts and Brushstroke LOVE are from Essentials By Ellen. The sweet flowers are Memory Box.

Linda Snodgrass of Lin's Craft Corner is our featured designer for the month of January.

The linky will close on Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11:55 a.m. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • 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...we all love the support!
  • Yes, you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges, please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reminder Theme and Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations

Using the Hidden Hearts Stencil again, I sponged shades of pink Distress ink for the curves:)) added some doodles with gel pen and black markers.  The Flutter Zen2 die is cut from black CS and inlaid back into the stenciled panel. more curves from Stitched Snow Hills die and then a sentiment add from Kathryn's Big Wishes stamp set, 

Looking forward to seeing your projects using STAMPlorations products in the gallery. Have you played along yet?
Thanks for stopping by!

Here's a discount coder for you:))

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release - Day3

Today is the DAY!!

All new products for The Ton Stamps 3rd Anniversary Release are in the shop NOW! This is DAY 3, where we are debuting 5 new stamp sets.
Sweet Folk Hummingbird

Loose Tulips

City Buildings


My first sample card features Loose Tulips


My next card stars the Sweet Folk Hummingbird

There you go! Make sure to check back at The Ton Blog tomorrow and next week for 8 more days of BLOGHOP inspiration!
Yes, We are continuing the 3rd Anniversary Release Party!
See you there,


For The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4x6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set
Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6x8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).
**Incentive products are available for purchase separately**

Laura Jane <<<you are here

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on Monday, January 22 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog

Mix 1: Pink Blossoms
Pink Blossoms Couture Mix…/pink-blossoms-couture-mix
Mix 2: Lilac Blossoms
Lilac Blossoms Couture Mix…/lilac-blossoms-couture-mix
Mix 3: Mint Sugar
Mint Sugar Couture Mix
Mix 4: Pink Cosmo Twist
Pink Cosmo Twist Couture Mix…/pink-cosmo-twist-couture-mix
Mix 5: Sakura Petals
Sakura Petals Couture Mix…/sakura-petals-couture-mix
Mix 6: Misty Mint
Misty Mint Couture Mix
Mix 7: Pink Bokeh
Pink Bokeh Couture Mix
Mix 8: Rose Champagne Sparkle
Rose Champagne Sparkle Couture Mix…/rose-champagne-sparkle-coutu…
Mix 9: Cosmic Mauve
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