Technique Tuesday May Release Blog Hop: Butterfly TN spread

Hi friends!  Welcome to the Technique Tuesday May 2019 Release blog hop.  You should have come from Ana Anderson‘s blog, and after me is Natasha Kara!

Today I’m sharing a rainbow butterfly TN spread featuring some Technique Tuesday stamps.  I used the Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets.

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I used the BButterflies silhouettes, and a mixture of inks  to create a rainbow of butterflies on the left side of my TN.  I stamped the butterflies on white cardstock, cut it down to size, stitched through the middle of all the butterflies, and then adhered it in my notebook.

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For the right side of my TN, I used a piece of Paige Evan’s Horizon pattern paper.  I stitched through the “rays” for some texture.  I added my photo, and embellished it with a doily, a banner (also from Paige Evans), and two butterflies that I stamped using the TT Beautiful Butterflies, and the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes stamp sets, and then fussy cut out.  I stamped the word beautiful (also from the BB silhouettes stamp set) above the photo.  I added a little tab at the bottom with a little hand written journaling.

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I love, love, love the way this turned out!  I have a little TN that I fill with photos that I love, just for me, and when I flip through it, I can’t help but smile.  This spread definitely puts a smile on my face.  I love rainbows, I love butterflies, and I especially love that smiling face in the photo.

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Here is the blog hop order!

Technique Tuesday

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Ana Anderson

Jung AhSang  **you are here

Natasha Kara <—–your NEXT stop

Dana Kirby

Amy Kolling

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Kymona Tracey

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa 

Seeka

 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Tuesday!

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share a Traveler’s Notebook (TN) Spread using the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy stamp & die set.  Blog hop and giveaway info will be below.

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When I saw this stamp set, one of my most favorite photos that I’ve ever taken popped into mind, and I knew I had to create something with the photo.

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First, I started off by printing my photo to almost fill one side of my TN.  I printed it off, and trimmed it to about 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.  I adhered the photo to the page.  Next, I grabbed a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, and I stamped the outline images of the 2 big flowers all over creating my own pattern paper.  I trimmed it to about 5 x 8 in, and adhered it to the right side of my TN.

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I grabbed another piece of white cardstock, and I started stamping the poppies using the Altenew inks in the Red Sunset Mini Cube set.  I really love the Crimson red ink!  On some of the flowers, I just double stamped the crimson on the next layer, and I love the subtle look it gives.  I also stamped a few of the leaves out in one of the inks in the Altenew Green Meadows mini cube set.  Once I finished stamping, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

BAF Poppy Layering Guide I made a little journaling tag from craft cardstock, and I used my typewriter to type a little journaling.  I added the tag, a few flowers, and a couple of the small leaves to my TN.

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I wanted a sentiment, so I used the “you are bloomin’ gorgeous” sentiment from the stamp set, and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock.  I trimmed it out, and adhered it on top of the photo.

To finish my TN spread off, I added some ribbon and twine to the tag, I added some washi tape to the photo, and I added some gold splatter and a heart paper clip.  I really love how my project turned out!

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For more information about the blog hop, be sure to stop by the Altenew card blog.  Here are the other stops along the blog.  You should have come from Laura Jane’s blog, and the next stop is Therese Calvird‘s blog.

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Enza Gudor

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

Norine Borys

Laura Jane

Jung AhSang  <—– you are here.

Therese Calvird

Michelle Murray

Svitlana Shayevich

Amber Rain Davis

Sveta Fotinia

Laurel Beard

Giveaway details:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

**I will also be drawing a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from my blog, so be sure to leave me a comment!  I will announce the winner on my blog no later than 12/6/2018.

Don’t forget to check out the Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy stamp & die set.

You can also pick up this set as Poppy & Ink Bundle for a 5% discount.

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I hope you like my project!  Make sure to hop along for lots of inspiration and giveaways!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday!

my Homer, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends and welcome!  It’s time for another installment of the Sketch Challenge for Hip Kit Club.  I am using the November 2018 Hip Kits.  I am using the Main Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Color Kit.

Here is the sketch:

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When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought it would be perfect for a Traveler’s Notebook spread.  Doesn’t it look like 2 halves put together?  I have been loving TN spreads recently!

Here is what I came up with:

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This was my sweet pup Homer.  He’s been gone for years now, but he’s still my favorite boy, and I miss him terribly.  He was such a smart boy!  He loved his tennis balls, was awesome at Hide & Seek, and loved me the most.  I still think of him often, and decided that I needed his photo in my TN!

On the left side, I used 2 of the Shimmerz to add some ink splatters.  I created a title using a combination of the Jen Hadfield phrase thickers and the HKC exclusive blue puffy alphas.  I also added a phrase sticker from the Heidi Swapp cardstock sticker sheet.

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I added a small cluster of embellishments at the top.  The pink flag and the heart are from the HKC exclusive ephemera.  The little flower is one that I fussy cut from a Jen Hadfield pattern paper.

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On the right side, I cut down a piece of Heidi Swapp pattern paper to about 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.  I matted the photo with a HKC exclusive Project Life card and another Heidi Swapp pattern paper. ahsang HKC homer 4

I embellished the photo with HKC exclusive ephemera, a Heidi Swapp tag, and a Jen Hadfield wood veneer/ cardstock “thinking of you” frame.

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I’m so happy with how things turned out, and I’m so glad that I have my sweet boy’s picture in my TN now.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Don’t forget to check out the November Hip Kits, and if you’d like to take part in our sketch challenge, visit the HKC Group FB page here!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sunday!

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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!

Traveler’s notebook, featuring DeNami design

Hey guys!  Today I’m on the DeNami design blog with a DIY traveler’s notebook.

If you follow my blog or instagram at all, you already know how I’m obsessed with these little journals.  I decided to make this one my baby bear/bump journal.

I hope you’ll pop by the DD blog to check out how I made this traveler’s notebook & for more pics!

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