Jun 26, 2022

HAPPY TOGETHER - Doodlebug Design

I have never been so in love with a Doodlebug collection, as I am with the new MY HAPPY PLACE Collection.  I just love the color palette, designs, and (though I do miss the cute and smiley elements) all the icons.  It is just so perfect for my style of daily documenting!!  So, I quickly unpacked it to create this page:



I love all the house icons in the collection, and drew inspiration from it to create my own.  I used the 6x6 paper pad and Odds & Ends pieces with a bit of hand stitching to create my own house.




I might need to purchase boxes of the Garden Party patterned paper. It is just the perfect background!!






I used pieces from the 6x6 paper pad to back my photos, and then placed them on the page.   Chit Chat pieces are always a must, and the ones in this collection created the perfect title.





I just added a few extra embellishments to bring more of a homey feeling to the house, and call it complete!





You are going to love the new MY HAPPY PLACE Collection, and I cannot wait to see what you will create with it!

XO


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Jun 21, 2022

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW JUNE 2022 FINE & DANDY COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.   You are arriving from Cheryl Espie's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.




There is so much to love in today's release as it contains hot foil plates, stencils, dies, and the new and super gorgeous metallic papers. Let me show you what I have created with some of these products



The new ORIENTAL POPPY Bundle is amazing!!!  It is super versatile, and perfect for memory keeping.   I love the large blooms and how easily you can create them with the stamp and coloring stencil.




The ORIENTAL POPPY bundle is just the perfect size for my Personal 6x8 journal.   The large poppies filled my title page which made journaling a breeze.




The  new and versatile FINE RINGS: CIRCLE HOT FOIL PLATE was the perfect complement to  all the dishes in my photo.   The delicate design of the plate allowed me to repeatedly create a series of overlapping foiled circles on my page.




To complement the page, I created my title and subtitle using Altenew dies and the new BRUSHED GOLD METALLIC CARDSTOCK.   I hid my journaling so that the page would not be overwhelmed with too many details




The new set of SCALLOPED CIRCLES HOT FOIL PLATE & STITCHED SCALLOPED DIE SET BUNDLE are glorious, and can be easily worked together or separately in your projects.





I simply combined the hot foil and die set to create the embellishments for this page!  In addition, I used my solid plate to create the inverse foil look of the plate, and used those cut out stitched scalloped circles as part of my embellishments, too!





One of my favorite pieces from this release is the new EXQUISITE MARBLE HOT FOIL PLATE. The possibilities of this  plate are endless, from backgrounds to titles!





I used my solid plate to use the negative part of the foil and create a reverse foil look.  I used the Bold Alpha Die set to cut the title of my project.  I was able to sneak a piece of the Stitched Scalloped Circles die cuts in the embellishment cluster of the page.




The new FREESIA HOT FOIL PLATE, DIE, AND STENCIL BUNDLE is a must.  The delicate design of the Freesia, is easily colored with the coordinating stencil. It all comes together in a  short amount of time.  I  created two of the floral images, and used them as the main embellishment for my spread!



 


To keep the look of the page simple, and to avoid breaking the look of the photo, I opted to use the new BRUSHED SILVER METALLIC CARDSTOCK to cut the title word for my spread.




For my last project, I am using the new  DELIGHTFUL FLOWERS HOT FOIL PLATE.  This is probably my favorite plate from the release.   I chose to use the plate on Altenew Watercolor paper.  Once the image was set on the paper, I used Altenew Artist Watercolor Pan set to detail my flowers.




I LOVE how this turned out.   The delicate foiled shine surrounded by all the watercolor goodness!

You are going to love all versatility of this amazing release!   Cannot wait to see what you will create!




Of course Altenew is celebrating the release with a generous GIVEAWAY

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2022.


Good Luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue with the inspiration. You are off to visit LauraJane's blog.  Remember you can always start the hop in Altenew's Card Blog.  Here is  a list of all the participants for your convenience.

Altenew Blog

Terri Koszler

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa <<< you are here

LauraJane

Therese Calvird

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Linda Westfall

Emily Midgett

Nenette S. Madero

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Dana Joy

Colleen Balija

Erum Tasneem

Bridget Casey

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Thanks for stopping by!



Jun 12, 2022

Altenew June 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 



Hello there!

Welcome to ALTENEW JUNE 2022 MARVELOUS MONTHLY SERIES RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.   You are arriving from Colleen Balija's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the  bottom of this page for your convenience.




Today marks the first new Monthly Subscription series from Altenew.  Now all your favorite subscriptions are available at the same time.   Let me show you what I have created with some of this month's products.




The new  BUILD-A-GARDEN: NATURE'S MAGIC is gorgeous!  I love the delicate design of the flowers in this set, and used them for a new entry in my family journal.




I am using Artist Markers to color  my BUILD-A-GARDEN: NATURE's MAGIC flowers. The movement in the design just worked effectively in this design.




The new PAINT-A-FLOWER: FLOWERING DOGWOOD is probably one that I will go back to again and again. I love Dogwood flowers!




Did I mention, I  have been loving my Artist Markers lately!  Well,  I chose to change the usual color of the flowers for this card. Once, I colored the new PAF: FLOWERING DOGWOOD, I trimmed them to add them to the top panel of a card. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.




I love the new CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CAPE MARGUERITE Layering Die Set.   It is so perfect for all sorts of paper crafting projects. 




I cut all the pieces from the CAF: CAPE MARGUERITE from white cardstock, and colored them with inks to bring some color to them..  I paired them with an alcohol ink background and a sentiment from the  CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT:  SILK ART.  Probably one of my favorite cards of  this year!




The new CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT:  SILK ART is one that will also be a constant in my desk.  It is perfect for memory keeping.




I used the CYLPK: SILK ART's stencil and Stamp set to create the flowers for my layout.   It was so easy to create a background  with  ink and a blending tool.




But, then there is the 3D Embossing folder from the CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: SILK ART that is just as gorgeous.   




I embossed the top and bottom edges of my March Journal cover page with the folder, then used the coordinating stencil to add the color to the  embossed area.  Truly love the new CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT:  SILK ART!




Remember you can still use Altenew Subscription program to secure your favorite products each month.




To celebrate this new monthly series release, Altenew is holding a generous giveaway:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/18/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/20/2022.


Good luck everyone!'


Now, it  is time to continue the inspiration. You are off to check Caly Person's projects!  You can always start the hop from Altenew's Card Blog. Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Dana Joy

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Cheryl Espie

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Terri Koszler

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< you are here

Caly Person

Therese Calvird

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Amy Hill

Tenia Nelson

Hussena Calcuttawala

Maryam Perez

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Daniel Diaz



Thanks for stopping by!