Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop...



Hey there crafty friends!  Today I am hopping along with a group of amazing ladies for a wonderful cause.  Altenew is collecting handmade cards between March 14th and April 30th, and each donor is eligible to win one of FIVE $30 Altenew gift certificates!  Check out the Altenew blog to learn more details about the card drive and your chance to win.  Click HERE to check it out!  

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CARDS

I have 3 cards to share today using the sets Best Dad, Best Mom and Story of Us.
(all supplies linked below)

My first card was created using the Best Dad stamp set.  This stamp set is full of the perfect images, all dad related.  I chose this adorable mug to create a simple background....

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I stamped a sentiment on a rectangle panel and then popped one more mug up on foam tape.

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Altenew has a set for mom's called Best Moms.  It includes the most amazing flower stem that I can't get enough of!

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I scored the card base with random lines and stamped the sentiment in between.  I colored up that flower stamp with Copics and popped it up on the card front.  Last, I added in some black gems to finish off the card.

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

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One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets is called Story of Us.  These beautiful blooms are easy to stamp and there are several gorgeous sentiments.

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I stamped and die cut the blooms and leaves and added them to a card base lined with a strip of black and white striped pattern paper.  I stamped the sentiment, from the Best Moms set,  just above the flowers so I could keep a nice big area of white space.  I do love white space!

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

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GIVEAWAY


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 listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

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.


BLOG HOP



I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the hop.  Your next stop is the very talented Laura Jane!  I am so glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!


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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


Facebook: Soapbox Creations

Shake it!

Hey there!  I am stopping in with a couple of Queen and Company shaker cards, one created with  the Pretty Presents kit and one foam front card. (all products linked below)

This first one was so fun to make!

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I used the foam boxes from the Pretty Presents Kit to create this card.  I used the Present dies too but cut them down so that I would just have the square frame.  I filled 2 boxes with Confetti and Sprinkles and the other 2 with the clear stars from Jewels Toppings. I added a glittery sentiment die to the front of this card to finish it off.

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This next card showcases the circle shaker foam front from the Circle Shaker Card Kit...

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To create this card, I stamped a sentiment on the card base and then added the circle foam front, toppings and acetate to create the base.  Next, I used the Circle Foam Front Die to create the main card front.  I added in these gorgeous blooms to frame the circle shaker and finish off the card.  

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Head on over to Queen and Company to see more of their shaker cards.  They have kits and foam fronts and all kinds of topping to create your very own Shaker Cards.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards!  So glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michele’s 50th Birthday Blog Hop Bash...


Today is a pretty fun day over at Cas-ual Fridays!  Today starts the celebration for Michele's 50th Birthday!  I am joining in with a group of amazing women to do a little partying.  If you are falling along on the hop, you have come here from the sweet, Shona Chambers' blog.  You can stop by the Cas-ual Fridays blog to see a fun list of stops on the hop.  

Cas-ual Fridays started as a Challenge blog so many years ago and I was so lucky to be on the design team.  And then one day, Michele started designing stamps and I was so honored to be on her first stamp team!  I am really happy to be here today to be able to say Happy Birthday to my sweet friend! 

Michele, here is a birthday card for you!

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When I saw these little chicks, I fell in love!  They are so adorable and make for a quick, clean and simple card.  This card was so easy to create.  I lined a white card base with this fun, colorful pattern paper.  Next, I lined up the chicks in my Misti and stamped the perfectly centered chicks.  I masked off the sentiment and stamped it in 3 pieces so it would fit next to the main image.

Cas-ual Fridays

Last, I kept the chicks simple and white so they would stand out on the colorful cardstock.  I popped them up on foam tape for some dimension.

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GIVEAWAY

Michele has a very generous giveaway today.  She is giving away 5 - $50 gift codes to the Cas-ual Fridays shop.  One will be chosen from the comments on the Cas-ual Friays blog.  Four more lucky people will be chosen from the comments all along the hop, so don't forget to leave a comment on each blog.  Comments will end on April 23rd at 11:59pm EST and Michelle will chose winners after that time.


BLOG HOP

Your next stop on the hop is over to the talented Jeanne's blog.  So glad you stopped in today!  Have a great day!



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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


Facebook: Soapbox Creations


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop...


Hello craft friends!  I am so excited to be joining in today's hop with Spellbinders.  There are some amazing collections being shared today but my cards will focus on the Folk Art dies from Lene Lok.  

I used the Nordic Tree Etched Die for this first card....

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Instead of using a die cut, I decided to use the die to emboss the card front.  I used a light gray card stock, embossed the front of the card and then added some white paint splatter to add a little detail.  Using the Spellbinders Platinum 6, I was able to emboss this perfectly!  I added in some silver floss and a heat embossed sentiment to finish off this card. 

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This next card showcases the Kurbitis 2 Etched Die....

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To create this card, I did some alcohol ink blending on a piece of Yupo paper and then die cut with this gorgeous die.  I love how this one die alone can work at your focal point.  I added the die to a scored white card base and then completed the card but adding in a heat embossing sentiment.  

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There will be so much more to see on this hop.  Check out the giveaway and hop details below....

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. 

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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


Facebook: Soapbox Creations

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge...

Happy Wednesday and welcome to a new week at the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  Today's sketch is so clean and simple and so much fun!

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To create this card, I did a little ink blending on a card front and then added in the Circle Window and Frame dies, some flowery sequins and a Circle Shaker Pouch to create this easy shaker card.  Next, I added a heat embossed sentiment on a vellum Fishtail Frame Banner.  To finish of the detail of this weeks sketch, I added 3 little star sequin right below the shaker box.  

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Here is this week's sketch.....

Check out the MFT Challenge Blog for more details about this week's sketch.  I hope you can play along!  

Thanks for coming by!




 
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