Friday, July 10, 2020

SUMMER FUN Video Hop + Giveaway at Altenew July 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Inks

Hello Papercraft Friends!

I'm participating in the 
July 2020 Altenew VIDEO Hop. 
So hop on over to my YouTube channel to join the fun!

****There are GIVEAWAYs for leaving comments on the videos in the hop!


Quick glance at more card samples:

Mini Cube Inks: Butternut, Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, 
Sea Breeze, Misty Morning, Parrot, 



Be sure to follow me on IG @mammacooksalot to see close ups of each these cards!

SUMMER FUN July 2020 Release used:

Summer Fun Full Release Bundle (everything releasing on 7/10)

Enjoy the July 2020 Altenew VIDEO Hop!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

HoneyBeeStamps Hello Summer Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends!

I had the delight of creating with a few of the new HELLO SUMMER goodies from HoneyBee Stamps! There is one $25 gift certificate giveaway for each day on the hop. This is day two, so you are going to want to make sure you haven't missing yesterday's hop!!
For day 2: you should be arriving from Ilda Dias, your next blog is to Jenny Hall

The lovely Emily Midget illustrated of the versatile ParadiseBlooms, which is the focus of my post today.

I Watercolored all of the images in the set several times with Arteza brush markers for a relaxing afternoon craft session! Cutting them out with the coordinating ParadiseBlooms | Honey Cuts allowed me to quickly move on to arranging all the colored blooms onto three cards embellished with the background of both GardenLattice Cover Plate - Base | Honey Cuts and GardenLattice Cover Plate - Top | Honey Cuts, I love the look of stacking both layers cut from Neenah Solar White cardstock.

I LOVE the way the sentiments can be cut with HoneyCuts too!!! 

Here are three cards that feature some Hello Summer products:
 On this first card, I trimmed the Garden Lattice Cover Plate layers down and framed it with a rectangle frame stacked and adhered it to colored paper.

Not wanting to be wasteful, I used the leftover Lattice from the first card as a simple accent on the side of the a cluster of more ParadiseBlooms.

And lastly, here is the Garden Lattice Cover Plate in it's full glory behind the hibiscus images found in the Emily's ParadiseBlooms 6x8 Stamp Set!

I'd love to here what you think of my card samples. Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a &25 giveaway at HoneyBee Stamps!

Your next stop on the hop is to Jenny Hall.

HoneyBee Stamps products used in this post:

Thank you for stopping by today.
Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Spellbinders – Laurie Willison: Effortless Greetings

Hey Ho Friends!

One of my favorite CAS carmakers in the community is Laurie Willison, What a thrill to see her design a few Hot Foil Glimmer plates for Spellbinders!

Today I'm creating with two of the plates from her first Glimmer offerings; Effortless Greetings collection by Laurie Willison.

Check out my three cards below Hot foiling with Rainbow Glimmer Hot Foil Roll :

I simply placed the Foiled Brushstrokes and Stripes Glimmer Hot Foil Plates on the heating platform of my Glimmer Hot Foil System then cut a piece of the Rainbow  foil and foiled onto an A2 size card front.
Added an embellishment/sentiment Heart... with one SNARKY HEARTS GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE & DIE 
Next, I used the beautiful Sweeping Thanks Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and
Foiled Brushstrokes for a quick thank you card :)))

And finally, stamping over the top of the Sweeping Thanks Glimmer Hot Foil Plate makes another quick, yet pretty thank you.

I hope you have been inspired to heat your Glimmer system up and enjoy some Hot Foiling creative time :))
Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!


Friday, June 19, 2020

Spellbinders – Glimmer Backgrounds

Happy Friday friends!!

I have two more cards using Spellbinders Hot Glimmer foiling featuring the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Rainbow from the Glimmer Backgrounds Collection. It's always fun to heat up my Glimmer Hot Foil System!

Take a look:

Three passes with the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate horizontally gives the illusion of an 'full panel cardfront' covered. I broke up the miss alignments with a solid strip of pink glimmer foil.

 Then embellished with a modified Splendid Trilliant Etched Die as a sentiment banner.
 Next, I used one thin panel over rainbow washi tape for a bright card. Also featuring the word die LAUGH, cut from a piece of  Negative glimmer foiled paper. Never missing out on left over Glimmer goodness!

Two easy cards with the kiss of Hot Glimmer foiling! And yes, I accidentally foiled the Twinkle Lights Glimmer plate with the Rainbow :)) But it does not affect the foiling capability of the plate.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!


Monday, June 15, 2020

Spellbinders: Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken

 Hello Friends!

I had the pleasure to create with two products from the Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken collection at Spellbinders. Today I am sharing two cards featuring 
Elegant Twist Squares Etched Dies and two cards embellished with Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies.

To begin with, I stamped several backgrounds onto A2 sized white cardstock with one of my favorite stamp sets from Altenew; Watercolor Wonders Stamp Set . This is a forgiving multi layering set that is very relaxing to work with. I enjoyed several creative sessions stamping different colored blooms and leaves!
While completing the backgrounds, I planned out how to use both Etched die sets in unique ways.

Take a look at all four cards together, and then I'll briefly explain how each Elegant Twist embellishment was achieved. With summer fast approaching, I couldn't resist adding a few Glimmering Butterflies :))) 

 First up, the Elegant Twist Squares Etched Dies are prefect for a subtle frame for a square card. I like how there are so many size options in the set as well as thin line frames and Twisted decoration.

Next, the Frames are used as points of interest and drawing the eye to specific areas in the floral background.  Like Highlighting a cluster and bloom. 
More interest is added by cutting the thinner frames from paper with Hot Glimmer foiling.

Moving on the the Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies; I cut one of the pretty Trilliant dies apart to make it look as if is hugging the card with a Butterfly to  hold it together. 

 All the delicate details in the die cut add interest without overpowering the card. 
And finally, the Corners of this background are embellished with the triangles as decorative accents.

 As you can see, the Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken collection is versatile and a super simple way to add a kiss of die cut elegance to your projects!

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Just popping in to share the news of new Digital goodies in the
AlexSyberiaDesign Etsy shop!

Alex is releasing beautiful floral images as well as three super Cute Japanese Kokeshi Dolls.
When blessed with the honor of creating with Alex's digital stamps, I like to print several of my favorites onto mixed media paper in various sizes to have on hand for coloring therapy moments. 

 My 1st card features the Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki
To make this card:

Next up is the Succulent Close-Up
A beautiful full card front image that can be sized up or down..I think it makes a lovely piece of art for framing.
 Watercolored with the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.


Be sure to check out Alex's shop to find all the new stamps which are available for immediate download today:))
To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates.
Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex's blog on 05/23/2020.

Blog Hop Order:

Thank you for stopping by today. wishing you a Blessed Easter weekend and hope you are staying safe and well!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!

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