Apr 9, 2021

MY SWEET GIRLS - Doodlebug Designs

 For the love of rainbows -and black and white photos-! I am sure many of you share my love for a number of colors in an arch.   Well, as soon as the new FAIRY GARDEN collection arrived, I was totally in love with the colors and all the rainbow patterns ( plus the fairies, bugs, and everything nice that dreams are made of!!).  So, I quickly formed the idea on my head and pulled scissors, glue, and embroidery floss to create a page all about my Goddaughters (aka my littlest cousins!)

I drew the rainbow in a 8.5"x11"piece of copy paper, cut each strip to use it as a pattern for the patterned papers from the collection.  Once all the papers were cut, I glued them to a piece copy paper, created my stitching guide ( a thumb tack did the trick), turned on Netflix, and hand stitched away!

In addition, I drew a few clouds in a scrap piece of white cardstock, and added a bit of hand stitching around the borders.

I chose the Bubble Blue gingham/linen Pettite Print for the background, and simply started gluing everything to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.    The new Sunshiny Day Doodle Pop is probably a new favorite that I am going to need to curate in my stash!

Once the rainbow was set cascading into the clouds, The perfect spot for my photos just appeared!  I used the Sprinkles Vellum to back my pictures and added a few embellishments around them.   For my title, I combined pieces  from the Odds & Ends and Chit Chat packs with My Type stickers.     A few enamel dots and a few mini icon stickers complete the page.

I cannot wait to see what you all create with the gorgeous FAIRY GARDEN collection.  It is just what nice dreams are made of! Now, I am off to order a few extra pieces for my stash!


PETTITE PRINT - Gingham/Linen - Bubble Blue
MY TYPE Alphabet Stickers - Lilac

Embroidery Thread

Apr 8, 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)


Hello there!

Welcome to ALTENEW 7th ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP DAY 1 + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Scrapbook.com blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Happy Birthday ALTENEW!!! For the past 7 years they have been producing high quality products for all sorts of paper crafting.  My journey with Altenew has been nothing short of one of the best creative adventures.   So, for today's post, I decided to create a page that started with just cardstock...

Let me tell you, nothing more satisfying that create a memory from scratch!  It all started with a piece of 9x12 Altenew Watercolor Paper.  I used Lagoon and Sea Breeze Watercolor Brush Markers refills to paint the entire sheet of paper, thus creating the ombre effect.

I trimmed about 2 inches of the colored paper to create my title using the Caps Bold Alphabet Die set.   At the same time, added a bit of Embossing Paste through the Feeling Dotty Stencil  - using the Ink Blending Tool very softly- to the top and bottom edges of the cardstock.

While the paste dried, I used a mix of Gradient Cardstocks and regular cardstock to cut all the flowers for the page using the Jumbo Gardening Picks Layering Die Set.    I went with bright colors that will contrast and complement the background.

To assemble the page, first I backed the picture with a piece of paper from the Summer Garden Paper Pack.  Next, I glued the cardstock on the center of a 12x12 white sheet of cardstock, and the title on a vertical line on the right of the color cardstock.  I used the die cut flowers to create a large cluster at the bottom of the teal cardstock and title.

To complete my page, I added another cluster of flowers on the top left corner of the colored cardstock.  Then used Embossing Ink and Antique Gold Embossing Powder to add some texture and shine to some pieces from the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers (I added them around the page). Finally, I used the Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set to create two butterflies from white cardstock and vellum.

I just love how easy I was able to combine Altenew products to create this page, and I totally love how it turned out!   

I am sure that after seeing all the inspiration from today and the next few days, you all will  be looking into purchasing some Altenew goodies. Here a small promotion that will help you add product to your stash:

Of course all Altenew's blog hop always have a GIVEAWAY!!! And this time there are huge prizes from Altenew and some great sponsors we all love.

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

Good Luck everyone!

Now, let's continue the fun and inspiration, you are off to visit the always inspiring Simon Says Stamps blog.  Remember you can always return here, or visit the Altenew blog to start the hop. Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Thanks for visiting!!!