Altenew blog hop giveaway winner!

Hey friends!  I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

It’s time to announce the winner of the Altenew Celebrating Parents blog hop from my blog!  (Altenew will also be drawing 3 winners, and will be announcing it on their blog on May 22, 2017.)


The winner is:

Linda Anderson

“Lovely cards. The colors on both of the Father’s day cards is so fun and bright. The Mother’s day card is just lovely as well. Those two pink inks work so well together ( and I have both)!”

Linda, you should have an e-mail from me!

Happy Sunday!


Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends, and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive blog hop + giveaway.  You should be arriving from May Sukyong Park‘s blog.

Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you:

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My first 2 cards feature Altenew’s Best Dad stamp and die set.

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For this card, I stamped the tape measure and tool box images from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink.  Using copic markers, I colored in the images, and then added some details with a white gel pen.  I also stamped a few of the solid stars using yellow ink.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.

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Next, I worked on my background, which is 2 layers.  On the background, I blended some blue distress inks: tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, and a little bit of blueprint sketch to create an ombre background.  For the top layer, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die and a large circle die.  I attached the white cardstock to the ombre background using foam tape.  I attached the tool box and tape measure to the center of the cut out circle using more foam tape.  (I cut a little slit into the tool box image to nest the tape measure in a little.)  Then, I attached the whole panel to an A2 sized navy card base.  I finished off my card with a little watercolor splatters, sequins, and stars.

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For my next card, I stamped the mugs from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set.  I masked off the “BEST DAD” and mustache to create a few plain mugs.  I colored in 3 mugs using copic markers, and I added a little highlight using a white gel pen.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images out.

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To create my background, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  Then, I masked off the bottom 1/3 of the cardstock using post-it tape.  Using distress inks: broken china, salty ocean, and just a little bit of blueprint sketch, I loosely ink blended the background.  I sprayed some water onto the ink blending, and then blotted with a paper towel, creating a fun background.  I also ink blended a little scrap of white cardstock with mustard seed distress ink to create the strip of yellow.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on black cardstock, and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I glued the yellow strip of cardstock onto my background, and then attached my sentiment strip with foam tape.  Next I glued on the trio of mugs.  I attached the entire panel with fun foam onto an A2 sized card base that I created out of navy blue cardstock.  To finish my card, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in various sizes.


I created my third card using Altenew’s Best Mom Stamp and die set.

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To create this card, I stamped the floral image from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set using Versamark ink onto white cardstock.  I heat set the image with white embossing powder. Using distress inks, I watercolored the image.  For the flowers, I used spun sugar and picked raspberry.  For the leaves, I used mowed lawn, mixed with a little bit of lucky clover.  Once dry, I diecut the image using the coordinating die.

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For the background, I loosely watercolored using tumbled glass distress ink.  I also used the distress ink to create paint splatters.  I wanted my stamped floral image to blend in with the background a little, so I used the tumbled glass distress ink to color in some of the negative white space.  Next, I stamped the sunshine sentiment using black archival ink.  I attached the background panel to an A2 sized white card base using fun foam.  Then, I attached the floral image on top using foam tape.  I finished off my card with sparkling clear sequins.

Altenew is currently hosting a card drive to bring a little joy to seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  You can find out all about it on the Celebrating Parents Card Drive post on Altenew’s blog.  You can send in cards through May 3, 2017.  I encourage you to create and send in as many cards as you can.

Altenew-Celebrating Parents Stamps

20% of the profits earned from Altenew’s Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose stamp sets by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Also, Altenew has a special offer on the Best Dad Stamp set and coordinating die through April 22, 2017.  35% off the Best Dad stamp & die bundle, 30% off the Best Dad die set, and 25% off the Best Dad stamp set.  Altenew Best Dad Promotion

As mentioned above, this post is a part of a blog hop.  The next stop in the blog hop is Natalia Zubkova!

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Be sure to leave comments by Sunday April 30, 2017 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 May 2, 2017.

I will also be drawing a winner from my comments for a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store as well. The winner will be announced on my blog on May 1, 2017.


Joni Andaya

Sveta Fotinia

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

May Sukyong Park

Jung AhSang  <—-you are here

Natalia Zubkova

Nicole Picadura

Kristina Pokazanieva

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Hussena Cal

Svitlana Shayevich

Vera Yates

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr

Lydia Evans

I hope you like my cards, and are inspired to create for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Happy Wednesday!

Congrats card featuring Altenew

Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a happy day!

Today, I’m sharing a card I made using Altenew’s painted flowers stamp set.  I wanted to make a simple, clean, yet elegant card for a wedding that I am attending.  I used the colors that were on the wedding invitation, and I absolutely love how this turned out!  (supplies linked below!)

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Supplies used:

Happy Tuesday!

cards for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a few cards I made for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive.

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The Lasting Hearts Card Drive is trying to provide comfort to mothers “who have lost a piece of their heart.”  I am hoping my cards will bring comfort to a mother who has just lost a baby.  Miscarriage.

I have to admit that when I read about this card drive on Jennifer McGuire’s blog post, it struck a particular part of my heart.  Not many people know this, but I know what it is to loose a piece of your heart…in fact, I have lost a piece of my heart twice in the last few years.  I know what it feels like to have silence fill the room where a heart beat should be.  I know what it feels like to cry so hard, so much and so long that there are no more tears left.  I am very thankful for the 2 blessings that are our girls, and can only leave the rest up to God.

You can send in cards for this card drive too, or you can make a monetary donation.  All the information is in the above linked post on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

Here are more close up pictures of each card and some product details (I will provide links where I can):

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*Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever stamp set (roses)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Tim Holtz distress ink in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and festive berries

*Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.

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*Stampendous Ranunculus field stamp

*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die

*Zig Clean Color real brush pens

*DeNami Designs TR23 All Occasion word blocks stamp set

*Mint Owl Studio 6 mm gold sequins

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*Mint Owl Studio Happy Mail stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Copic markers

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*DeNami Designs E204 Flower Filigree stamp

*DeNami Designs TR23 All Occasion word blocks stamp set

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.

*Tim Holtz distress inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and seedless preserves.

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*Stampendous Bouquet for You stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die

*Copic markers

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*Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set

*Hero Arts Every day stamp set (sentiment)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Zig Clean Color real brush pens


Thanks so much for dropping by friends.  Have a wonderful day.


Stripes on stripes!

Hey guys, I have a blue/green ombre striped card, as well as a rainbow striped card, on the BRI blog.  You’ll find a supply list and links to the shop there.  I hope you’ll come check it out as it is my last post as a regular Butterfly Reflections Ink design team member.  Hopefully, you’ll see me there again real soon as a guest designer!  Thank you so much Vanessa for having me!  I have loved creating for Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Happy Wednesday friends!

Thanks for your friendship

Hey friends!  Today I have a card that I made to help a friend celebrate 1000 followers on instagram.  I’m taking part in Coralynn’s (@picturethis74) thankful-themed instagram hop.

Here’s what I created:

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Supplies used:

Hero Arts Thanks stamp & cut:  BRI

Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set:  SSS

Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set:  BRI

Ranger gold embossing powder:  BRI

Copic markers: BRI

American Crafts Christmas foil 6×6 paper pad:  AMZN

Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen:  BRI

Pretty Pink Posh springtime mix sequins:  PPP

Pretty Pink Posh lilac garden flower sequins:  PPP

Don’t forget to check out this fun instagram hop!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy Monday!