Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Altenew "Celebrating Parents Card Drive" blog hop! 

I'm so glad you're here and I'm excited to share a few cards with you for this important cause! If you're following along the hop, you should've arrived from the amazing and oh, so talented, Erum's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, Click here to go to Altenew's blog.

Altenew's goal is to send cards to the elderly who live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they're not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in some cards!

Special Offer:

Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal. Proceeds will


**Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs along the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother's Day, May 13th, 2018.
**Altenew is also letting me give away another $20 gift certificate, randomly chosen from the comments here on my blog hop post - yay! I will announce that winner on my blog, May 10, 2018.

Whew! Now that all the important business of this hop is taken care of, let's get to the creations! (All products used will be listed at the end of this post.)

I used the Best Dad Stamp set for my first two cards. A simple, shaded background, stamped with lots of different images from the set and an added sentiment, make for a quick and easy card!

For the second one, I also used the coordinating die set. These images are so fun to color and cut out! Then you just add them to your card base to create an adorable, little scene!

My third and fourth cards had to have some flowers because we can't forget about the mom's out there! This next one uses Altenew's, Forever and Always stamp set and I loved doing a bit of water coloring with this beautiful stamp! I used my Zig Markers.

For my last card, I used the gorgeous, Happy Bloom stamp set but colored the images with Copic Markers this time. Red roses are the perfect way to celebrate mom!

That's it for me - I hope you enjoyed my cards! The next stop on the hop is the talented, Nina Marie!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

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Friday, April 13, 2018

SSS Fluttering By Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my blog! I'm so happy and excited to share my cards using products from the Simon Says Stamp, Fluttering By release!

It's an awesome release with so many fun goodies but before I show you what I've created, I want to tell you that Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at each stop along the hop, randomly chosen from all the comment sections - yay! They'll be announcing all the winners on their blog on Wednesday.

If you're following along with the hop, you should've arrived here from Lisa Addesa'a blog, I'm in Haven. She is so talented, isn't she?! The start of today's hop can be found here at Simon's blog. This is day 2 of the hop, so if you missed day 1, you can click here to start from the beginning.

Whenever I receive goodies from Simon, I always try to use every product they send so I can give you guys some ideas on using them. Of course that means I've got lots of cards to share today. I hope seven of them isn't too many! Lol! I'm gonna try not to be too wordy in my card descriptions so this post doesn't drag on forever, but if you have a question, you can send me an email. Just click the, "About Me" link, located across the top of my blog. You'll find my email address there.

All the products from this release, and others I used on my cards, will be listed in the affiliate links at the bottom of this post.

Okay, for my first card, I used the "Woodgrain Block" die. I just cut it from white cardstock and shaded it a bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I wanted a masculine look.

My second card took me quite awhile to create - ha! I used the, "New Beginnings" Stencil, which is a beautiful tree. Believe or not, I used colored pencils, then added some highlights with a few Copic Markers. And that sentiment is from the, "Mom Flowers" stamp set.

Next up is one of my favorites from this release. It's a cling stamp called, "Center Cut Flowers." I love that the center portion of the stamp can be removed, or you can keep it in place, like I did on this card. Don't ya love that sentiment? It's also from the, "Mom Flowers" set.

I used the same stamp for the next card but this time I only stamped the center portion. I decided it'd be fun to create a circle shaped card.

Another view so you can see the dimension.

This next one uses another fave. The, "Butterfly Shimmer die." It creates such pretty cards! I kept mine very neutral but man, could you ever create lots of different looks with this one! The sentiment is the, "Happy Birthday Script" die.

Here's another neutral card. I know - strange for me but I love the simple, soft look! I used the, "Mom Flowers" stamp set again. Yes, there are flowers in the set too, along with some wonderful sentiments!

 And finally my last card - thanks for hanging in there with this long post! These flowers are the same ones I used above. The bold Copic colors are more my style and I love using purple and orange together!

That's it - ya made it to the end - yay! Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is Jean Manis. I know you'll adore whatever she's created! I love her work!

Enjoy the rest of the hop! ♥


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