Altenew sakura blossom WINNER!

Hello friends!  The winner of my Altenew Sakura Blossom blog post is:

Dana MBeautiful card, love the dimension!

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Happy Thursday!

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snapchat queen mini album, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I hope you all are having a fabulous week!  TGIF!  Today, I’m sharing a fun, cute project with you that I made using the Hip Kit Club December 2017 Main Kit, the Embellishment Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Color Kit.

What do you do when you have a snapchat loving, selfie taking 7 year old, and end up with tons of photos on your phone?  You make a mini album of course!

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These kits were perfect for a snapchat mini album!  Some of my favorite products in the kits were the pom pom gold glitter frames, the exclusive HKC paper designed by the fabulous Irit, and the Crate Paper stamp set.  LOVE!

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I made the pocket page using the December Color Kit.  Check out my Instagram; I posted about it a few days ago.

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I had some empty pockets left over from my DD album, so I filled it with sequins and fun stuff!

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I love my mini!  It’s so bright, colorful, girlie, and fun!  My daughter loves it too!  It was super easy to make too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!

Altenew Sakura Blossom birthday card

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card featuring the new Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set from Altenew.  This was such a fun set to play with!  Stop by the Altenew card or scrapbook blog for a chance to win one of 4 $30 gift certificates.  Leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on January 24, 2018.

 

The Sakura blossom is a lovely Japanese flower, and is known as a cherry blossom in some parts of the world. “Sakura” is derived from the Japanese word for “bloom” – “saku.” In the United States, tourists travel to our capital, Washington D.C., to see the flowers bloom at the annual cherry blossom festival. This stamp set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves, and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A Sakura blossom ink bundle is also available.

Sakura Blossom and Ink Bundle

When I saw this stamp set, I could picture fragrant blossoms falling from the sky (I’ve never seen it in person, but I have seen it on TV shows, mainly Korean dramas), so I made a birthday card with sky, cloud, and flower blossoms.

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I was also inspired by the color palette on a pencil that I picked up a while back in the target dollar spot.

To make my card:

  1. I stamped out the layered flower blossoms and leaves with a subtle tone on tone effect using…pink for the blossoms, and light blue for the leaves.  There is a guide on the back of the stamp set to help you out, but this layered stamp set was pretty easy to figure out.  For the final stamp layer, I used Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold powder.  I also used a glitter marker, and colored in the blossoms for a pretty effect.
  2. I dicut the blossoms and leaves, then lightly folded up along the crease lines, creating a 3d flower.  I also stamped out some red ink onto a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the middle piece of the big flower out of the inked up piece.
  3. To make my background, I used some distress ink to ink blend the background on a piece of die cut white cardstock.  I added some water droplets, and then dabbed some of the ink color up with a paper towel.
  4. I die cut a cloud from another piece of white cardstock.
  5. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder.
  6. I assembled my card using foam tape and glue dots.
  7. I added a few enamel dots, and a few droplets of clear glitter novo drops to finish my card.

 

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I absolutely loved using this set to make a card.  The 3d flowers are so pretty, and the set was really easy to work with!  I love the way this card turned out!  This one might be a little tough to put in the mail, but it is perfect to personally give it out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate, and on the Altenew blogs for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner for my blog on January 25, 2018.

Happy Wednesday

He’s my Lobster, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I’m here with you today with a layout featuring Vicki Boutin embellishments.  You can find Vicki Boutin products in the Hip Kit Club December 2017 Main Kit, the Embellishment Kit, and the Project Life Kit.

I must admit I was feeling a bit rusty after working exclusively on my December Documented album for the entire month of December…  Luckily, the December hip kits are jam packed with fun product, that I quickly got back in the groove.  Loving the colors of these kits!

I made a layout featuring our new t-shirts that I ordered for Christmas.  I meant to only buy my husband a shirt, but they were offering a discount if you bought 2, so I got one for me as well.  Ha!  Are you guys Netflix fans?  What are your favorite shows?  In 2017, we were obsessed with Stranger Things, and my husband binge watched The Office.  Of course, Friends will always be my favorite, hence the title.  LOL!

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It’s hard to tell from the photos, but I also used the December 2017 color kit.  I mixed some of the Pasteez and white texture paste, and used the floral stencil to get a bit of texture behind my photo.  I love the tone on tone effect!

That’s it for me today friends!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative!

Happy Friday!

Stick Together Travelers Notebook intro, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hi friends and welcome!  Today, I’m sharing a really cute intro page to my Travelers Notebook using Sweet Stamp Shop’s Stick Together stamps.  I really love this stamp set!  It was so cute and easy to create our little cacti family.

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To make my spread, I first started by stamping some images, coloring them with copic markers, and fussy cutting them out.  (I gave my cacti husband a beard, ha!)

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Next, on my TN page, I stamped the “We Stick Together” sentiment, then stenciled on a few clouds using tumbled glass distress ink, the My Favorite Things clouds stencil, and an ink blending tool.

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I adhered my cacti family with foam squares for a bit of dimension.  Then, I created a few layers beneath my photo with pattern papers, a label, and a scalloped piece I created using an old border punch.

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Finally, I added my photo to my TN spread, and added a few more details with sentiment stickers, the year, and a heart paper clip.

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Super easy spread, but I LOVE the way it turned out!  Perfect for the intro of my Travelers Notebook!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Have a lovely day!

Happy Thursday!

December Daily, days 18-23, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey there friends!  Today, I am sharing days 18 – 23 of my December Daily album.  I shared most of these pages on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago, but I have added a few more pages here as well.

I’m still working on my album, and I am totally okay with that.  I have also decided to document all 31 days of December this year, because we have some exciting things going on that I want to document & remember.

I have been using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have also added in a few products from the Hip Kit Club December Kits: Embellishment Kit, Main Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Day 18 story: around the house.  I always like to do a spread about some new things I have in the house.  I like to keep adding Christmas decor to my collection little by little every year.  This year, my sister made me a red plaid throw pillow, I bought a few bottle brush trees, and I made some Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments.  I also documented my new ornaments on this page.  I get a couple new ornaments every year, and I like to document that as well!

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Day 19 story: my daughter ended up having to stay home from school, and I also took a few photos of Ruby for our bow brand rep.

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Day 20 story: giving.  We put together Christmas gifts for the teachers.  The girls each colored some reindeer (stamps are by Mama Elephant), and we made tags to add to the teacher gifts. E also came home from school bearing gifts for the whole family.  They had an economics fair at her school, and she got to spend $5.00.

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Day 21 stories: E’s school party & Winter Wonderland.

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Day 22 story: gingerbread houses.  They were so excited they got to decorate their own this year!

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Day 23 story: making cookies.

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That’s it for me!  I’ll be here chugging along with my December Daily album.  What about you?  Did you create a December Daily album?  Are you finished?  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!