Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for a blog hop to celebrate the release of the new set of Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers - the Tropical Fiesta set! There is a lot of inspiration and prizes to be won, so stay tune for more details! 



The Altenew Tropical Fiesta set consists of 10 watercolor markers -  I really liked them because of the nice flow and of the vibrancy of the colors. There is a swatch below and also you can see me swatch them live in the video tutorial I have at the end of this post.
For my card today I decided to pair them with the Altenew Wallpaper Art stamp set. These florals are gorgeous and, because they are so large, they were the perfect canvas to practice with these markers.


For the flowers I used the colors Crimson and Fresh Lemon and for the leaves I used Lime and  Sweet Leaf. Because these markers are water based I used some water to blend them out. Once I was done coloring I die cut them with the Wallpaper Art Die Set.


For the background I scribbled down some color with the marker Turquoise on a panel of Canson XL watercolor cardstock cut at 4x5.25" and I blended it out with a paintbrush loaded with water. I then added droplets with the same Turquoise Marker and with the Desert Night marker. I also added some shimmery droplets with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen.


I matted the panel with an A2 sized sheet of black cardstock and glued my heat embossed sentiment with some foam tape.

I also filmed ad uploaded a video tutorial where I show how I created this congratulations card with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!




And now it's time to talk about giveaways!

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.

One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019.

Blog Hop Order:
And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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Mix and Match Stamp Sets - Spring Card feat C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a cute Spring card I created with the C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things stamp sets! I love mixing and matching different stamp sets: it's a great way to stretch your supplies, and these two work great together! At the end of this post you will find a video tutorial showing how to create this card!


For the background I did some ink blending with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar over a panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used the Mini Hearts Stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to add texture and sparkle and put the background aside to dry.


I then created a DIY stencil by die cutting some acetate with the Cloud and Grass dies and used it to create an ink blended sky. I used Distress Oxides in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. To add some subtle shimmer I brushed the panel with Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl.

For the grass borders I used the Cloud and Grass dies and Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I spritzed them with water and then die cut both the grassy borders and the sky with the In & Our Circles.


I then started working on the images from the C.C. Designs April & May and Spring Things stamp sets. I stamped them with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then die cut them with the coordinating dies.


I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued everything on an A2 card base. I raised the scene and the sentiment over one layer of foam tape and added some finishing touches with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen, Glossy Accents and Nuvo Drops in Simply White.
As I mentioned I filmed a video tutorial showing you how to create this cute spring card. You can watch it down below or on my YouTube channel. 






And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and liked the video and I hope I inspired you to create with these adorable stamps by C.C. Designs!
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖





Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a super cheerful birthday card for the Pink and Main's 5th Birthday Blog Hop! There are giveaways and tons of inspiration along the way, 
so make sure you hop along! You will find all the details at the end of this post!


For my card today I used the BEE Day stamp set and the Happy Birthday Dies. I started by stamping the images on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink and I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

 For the background I cut some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4" and ink blended Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides on top. I added some water droplets to create a distressed look.


For the background panel as well as for the sentiment outline I ink blended Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry over some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock and added water droplets on top. The card size is the standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" and for the sentiment and the sentiment outline I used the Pink and Main Happy Birthday Dies.


I then matted the yellow background with black cardstock cut at 4 1/8 by 5 3/8" and glued it on the pink background. I adhered all the elements to the card, raising the sentiment and the smaller bees with some foam tape.


I added some finishing touches with a white gel pen and with Glossy Accents, that I used to coat the balloon and the eyes and antennas of the bees.

And now it's time to talk about giveaways! Pink and Main is giving away FIVE 50$ gift certificate to their store to FIVE lucky winners. Make sure to comment on each blog in the hop to for your chance to win! The deadline for commenting is March 24th and the winners will be announced on the Pink and Main blog on March 25th.

Here is the full blog hop list - have fun!

Pink & Main Blog
Zsofia M.
Amy R.
Annette A.
Ardyth P.
Ashley T.
Amy Y.
Dana J.
Caly P.
Dana P.
Cassie T.
Donna L.
Jennifer M.
Jeannie L.
Leanne W.
Ilina C.
Laura V. <--- you are here
Laurie C.
Lynnea H.
Mindy P.
Kathy S.
Tracy F.
Xenia R.
Yolie B.

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the post and liked this sweet birthday card inspiration! If you are curious to see the Pink and Main release you can visit this link! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!





Easy Foiled Cards with Spellbinders March 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month


Hi everyone! Today I am back with two easy foiled cards created with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month. The latter is a monthtly subscription kit that you can get on the Spellbinders store. Spellbinders offers a number of different subscription kits, you can find more information on this page.


For the first card I foiled some white cardstock with the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in the color Citrine and the wreath Glimmer Hot Foil Plate included in the kit. I die cut it with the coordinating dies, also part of the kit, and glued it on a 4x4" white base with foam tape.


I dried embossed a 4.25x4.25" sheet of Lemongrass cardstock with the leaves and the flowers in the kit and adhered it to the white panel. For the sentiment I used the You're My Type stamp set and the banner die which was part of the February Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month.
I finished off the card with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in the color Limoncello.


For the second card I foiled some white cardstock with the leaves in the kit and Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls in Citrine and Viridian Green (included in the kit). I then die cut them with the coordinating dies and glued them to a 4x4" white cardstock panel.


I matted the panel with some Lemongrass cardstock cut to 4.25x4.25" and used some foam tape to glue my sentiment banner. I added some finishing touches with Nuvo Jewel Drops in Key Lime.


And these are my cards for today! Quite easy and quick to make, but still very pretty thanks to the foil and the pretty floral designs! I also created a fun short video showing how I created the cards. You can find it on my Facebook page!
Before I go I wanted to remind you again that, if you are interested in this or in other subscription kits by Spellbinders, you can check them out on this page.
I will be back soon with another fun project and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!

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Prismacolor on Toned Gray Paper - Studio Katia March 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! It is time for a new Studio Katia release and today we are celebrating with a blog hop and giveaways! This release includes 7 new clear stamp sets, 6 sets of coordinating dies, 5 new stand alone Creative Dies, 6 new Stencils and a new embellishment! Read this post until the end for more details about the hop and the giveaways!



To celebrate the new release I created an elegant floral card with stamps from the new Kind Bouquet stamp set.  I started by stamping the flowers from the set with white pigment ink on Strathmore Toned Gray paper. I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and die cut them with the coordinating dies.


I then cut two more panels out of Toned Gray paper, one with the Darling Ribbon and Frames dies and the other with the scalloped rectangle in the new, beautiful Scallop Heart Cover dies. I blended white pigment ink and some new stencils to create a pattern on the panels. I used the Grid Stencil on the first and the Underwater Sun Rays on the second.



I stamped the word kindness on some more Toned Gray paper with the same white ink and die cut with the Kind Bouquet Coordinating dies.
I raised the scalloped rectangle over the base with one layer of foam tape and glued down the floral image and the die cut word kindness. I completed the sentiment by stamping the word matters with Memento Dew Drops in London Fog. I added a few clear drops and that finished off my card.



And now it's time to talk about giveaways! Studio Katia is giving away TWO $50 CAD gift certificate on their Blog. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on Studio Katia Blog.
To enter:
- Leave a comment on Studio Katia blog post
- Follow us on Instagram
- Like us on Facebook
- Make sure to leave all the comments by Friday, March 15, 2019 11:59 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 on the Studio Katia Blog.

You should have arrived from Dana's blog and the next stop is Galina's blog! If you get lost just visit the Studio Katia blog for the full hop list!


There is also one more giveaway on my Instagram profile - check that out too for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to the Studio Katia store! Good luck!

EDIT: the giveaway winner is Lisa Byers! Lisa, please send an email to studiokatiagiveaway@gmail.com to claim your prize! Congratulations!



And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the post and liked today's floral spring card featuring the Studio Katia Kind Bouquet stamp set! And, if you are interested, you can find the whole release on the Studio Katia store! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!



When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖




Elegant Easter Card with Die Cuts Only feat SugarPea Designs


Hi everyone! It's Laura here for another YouTube feature here on the SugarPea Designs blog. Today I am sharing an elegant Easter card made with die cuts only and a video showing how to create it!

For the front panel I die cut some Bristol Smooth Cardstock by Strathmore with the Card Front Element Builder dies. I did some ink blending with Distress Oxides in Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Scattered Straw and then I added some shimmer by brushing Perfect Pearls in Perfect Copper over the panel. I also added some droplets with the same Distress Oxides and the Perfect Pearls diluted with water.
Once the panel was dry I used the Egg Cut-Away Dies to die cut a window out of its center.




For the window background I used again Distress Oxides on Bristol Smooth Cardstock. This time I used Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord. I added droplets to the background with those same Distress Oxides and Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl.


I die cut five bunnies out of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with the second die in the Egg Cut-Away Window Dies and added some shading to the Die cuts with Distress Oxides in Pumice Stone and Black Soot.

I used the Easter Word die to die cut some black cardstock as well as some more Bristol Smooth cardstock, over which I had blended Distress Oxides in Forest Moss, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters. I adhered the two die cuts to each other, shifting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect.   


I embossed the word wishes from the Easter Wishes stamp set with white embossing powder over black cardstock and die cut a banner around it with one of the dies in the Enjoy Tags set. 
I decorated the inside of the card (you can see how in the video below) and added some finishing touches to the card front with Nuvo Drops in Bottle Green.


As I mentioned, I filmed an uploaded a video tutorial showing how to create this elegant Easter card with products from the new SugarPea Designs release. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more inspiration!




And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video and I hope I inspired you to create with products from the SugarPea Designs February 2019 release! 
Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!


When possible, affiliated links are used at no additional cost to you. This means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I will get a small commission at no additional cost to you. The money I earn this way goes towards running this blog and my YouTube channel. Thank you for supporting my creative journey! 💖