Mar 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Antique Rose Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


 

Hello there!

Welcome to ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: ANTIQUE ROSE LAYERING DIE SET RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Terri Koszler's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.




Don't you love the 7th of each month!  It is release day, which means Altenew has just revealed their new CRAFT-A- FLOWER:  ANTIQUE ROSE LAYERING DIE SET, and it is a beauty!   It so detailed that you can use an infinite color combination to create the right feel for your project.  Let me show you my project:



Who said that Valentine's Day layouts have to be red!  I chose to create my flowers from shades of blue as I am using them to document my hubby in this page.




I chose a soft gray background, so that the flowers will pop from the page.  Building the flowers was so easy as I used Altenew's Adhesive sheets, which made it practical to peel the background and stick the pieces together.  And the results are just amazing!




Once the flowers were ready, I ran a strip of the new Foiled Marble Washi tape on the page.  Then added the pictures to the right of the layout, and used the flowers to embellish them.  Then just created a small cluster on the left of the layout ( this is for my Gratitude notebook) and placed my title there.




I love how it turned out!  The new CAF:ANTIQUE ROSE is just perfect for all types of paper crafting, a definitely must!! 

Remember you can always join the CRAFT-A-FLOWER Subscription program to secure your new dies delivered to your doorstep -monthly - at a  lower price



  • Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-monthly-subscription 

    • This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

 

Of course we are celebrating the new release with a GIVEAWAY:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/15/2021.

Good Luck Everyone!


Now it is turn to continue with this hop's inspiration.  Your next stop is Tina Smith. Remember you can always return to Altenew's Card blog to start the hop.  Here is a list of all the participants:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa   <<< YOU ARE HERE

Tina Smith

Jaycee Gaspar

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Jenny Colacicco

Lilith Eeckels

Yoonsun Hur

LauraJane

Rachael Shedeed

Seeka

SathyaKala Sankaran



Thanks for stopping by!

MONTHLY CHALLENGE - Pinkfresh Studio

 



Hello there!

It is time for this month's Challenge over at Pinkfresh Studio.  This month  is all about flowers and a fresh colour palette that matches the new Keeping It Real collection.   Of course this is a perfect combination, so here is what I created combining both  prompts:




I  just loved  the color palette, and decided to use the new Cuppa Love cut file to create my layout all about one of my favorite things, COFFEE,




 I started with a bit of mixed media on the background.  Sky Blue, Aquamarine Liquid watercolor and also a bit of Mint reinker create the color on the page.  I added a soft impression of the Slim Argyle stencil using Sky Blue ink, and set it aside to dry.



The cut file was cut three times from white cardstock, and the cut outs were glued together to create dimension.   I backed the image with papers from the Keeping It Real collection, and set the cup on the background, followed by the two pictures.   Here was my favorite part, adding flowers from the ephemera pack, puffy stickers, as well as a few embellishments.




The title for the page is a combination of the puffy word stickers and teal alphas -both from the collection-.   Finally a few lines of journal and enamel dots complete the page.



Remember to join in the challenge for a change to win a $50 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio Shop,  I cannot wait to see what you all create!

XO

Mar 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Hello there!

Welcome to ALTENEW BUILD-A-FLOWER: SEMI-DOUBLE CHRYSANTHEMIM RELEASE BLOG HOP +GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Virginia Lu's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.



It is the first of the month, which means time for a new Build-A-Flower stamp set.  This month's BUILD-A-FLOWER: SEMI-DOUBLE CHRYSANTHEMUM is beautiful, super easy to layer, and the results are gorgeous. Overall, a must have!   Let me show you what I have created with it:




This year, I have chosen to work my Gratitude Journal as  a yearly project instead of just during Thanksgiving season ( lesson learned thanks to COVID).  This page is all about my late grandparents and how thankful, I am they existed and shaped our lives.






My format of choice for this project is Heidi Swapp Chapters notebooks. So, once had cut my papers, decided to frame my page with vellum. 



 I used the BAF: SEMI-DOUBLE CHRYSANTHEMUM  with inks from Shade of Purple and Fall Harvest sets to create the flowers.  I love the color combination with the soft gray of the background.   The sentiment in the stamp set was the perfect title for the page!



For my journaling page, I trimmed about 2 inches of the width, and once again used vellum to  frame the journal.   I repeated the floral design at the center of the journal block, making sure that the flowers do not cover any important detail.




I just love how this turned out.  The page is simple, but the beautiful BAF: SEMI-DOUBLE CHRYSANTHEMUM just adds enough color and interest in a soft subdued way (just like my papacitos did).




Remember that you can always subscribe to the Build-A-Flower subscription program at Altenew's shop.     This will secure your stamp and die to arrive monthly at your doorstep.

As always, we are celebrating the release with a fun GIVEAWAY

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2021.


Good Luck Everyone!

Now it is time to continue with the inspiration.  Your next stop is Laurie Willison.  Remember you can always return to the Altenew Card Blog to start the hop.   Here is a list of all the participants:





Thanks for stopping by!