Altenew-July 2016 Release Blog Hop

July2016BlogHopGraphic_UPDATEHi there! Today I’m very excited to be joining Altenew for their July Release blog hop! They are releasing 16 new stamp sets, paper, and washi tape! All new products will be available tomorrow, July 29th at 9am EST for you to purchase.
Altenew-TulipMy first project showcases the beautiful new Tulip stamp set. I just love these multi-step stamping floral images. I added a sentiment from the new Floral Shadow set.
Altenew-TulipThis next card features the Floral Shadow set.
Altenew-Floral ShadowI inked up each image with two ink colors for a gradient, multi-colored look. So many fun techniques you could try with these solid floral images and fantastic font combinations on the sentiments, too!
Altenew-Floral ShadowThis last project features the Big World set.
Altenew-Big WorldAfter multi-step stamping the globe, I masked it off to blend in Antique Linen for a subtle background.
Altenew-Big WorldGIVEAWAY!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, August 5, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 6 on the Altenew blog.

I also have a $30 gift certificate to give away to the Altenew shop! Leave me a comment for your chance to win!

Here is the full hop order:
Laura Bassen<-you are here!
Therese Calvird
Patricia Roebuck
May Sukyong Park
Lilith Eeckels
Sveta Fotinia
Keeway Taso
Flora Monika Farkas
Svitlana Shayevich
Evelyn Yusuf
Amy Gray
Agnieszka Malyszek
Eunyoung Lee
Lydia Evans
Yoonsun Hur
Yana Smakula

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Virginia’s View Challenge #22

V V Challenge #22Hi there! Today I’m excited to join my sweet friend, Virginia, for her 22nd challenge. This month’s challenge is all about color, which I absolutely love!
SSS-Many Thanks, Hexagon diesI created several masks using the Hexagon dies and blended in distress inks as well as flicking some water after. I stamped the sentiment from Many Thanks and added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins.
SSS-Many Thanks, Hexagon diesThe challenge will run till the end of July. One winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. Check out Virginia’s challenge blog for more information on the challenge and to play along! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Celebrating 10K YouTube Subscribers

bloghop-maingraphic-juliacelebrates10KHi there! Today I’m excited to join the Celebrate Kindness Blog Hop. Julia Altermann has organized the hop to celebrate her 10k Youtube subscriber milestone. Congratulations, Julia!!
SSS-Bear NecessitiesI made a few cutie patootie “thank you” spinner cards using the Bear Necessities stamp & die sets.
SSS-Bear NecessitiesHere’s a video to show you how I made my spinner cards.

Aren’t these so much fun? I used the Stitched Oval dies for the window as well as some Elle’s Studio pattern papers.
SSS-Bear Necessities
Here is the full blog hop order:

jomc-blog-hop-sponsorsThere are some amazing sponsors for the hop with a total of 13 prizes up for grabs!!
Leave me a comment by July 31 midnight to enter the drawing.
Winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card .

– A $15 gift card to Altenew
– A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays h
– A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
– A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs 
– A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
– A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things 
– A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
– A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
– A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
– A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
– Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tim Holtz-Crazy Dogs

Hi there! Today I have a project to share using the hilariously adorable Crazy Dogs stamp set that is also included in the Masterpiece Box by Simon Says Stamp.Tim Holtz-Crazy DogsThis sentiment from Happy and Smile was exactly what I was thinking about these furry faces:) I created three window openings using the Nested Circled dies. After coloring the images with Copics, I masked them off using full sticky post-its and then blended in some distress inks for a subtle background. The embossed sentiment was die cut using one of the Banner dies and popped up with foam tape.
Tim Holtz-Crazy DogsI also have a winner to announce from my giveaway here. Congrats Svitlana Shayevich!!!
Thanks so much for all your comments and word die cut suggestions! There were so many fabulous ideas…unfortunately far too many to make a decent pie chart, but I will say that “blessed” had the most votes. I LOVE hearing your opinions. Hope you have a wonderful day!

MFT-Twice the Wishes card kit

Hello there! Today I have a fun project to share featuring the new Twice the Wishes Card Kit by My Favorite Things which will be available tonight at 10 PM ET!PrintThis kit is so fun! The dies included allow you to make an interactive birthday cake. I added a few critters from the Warm & Fuzzy Friends set.
MFT-Twice the Wishes KitI blended in distress inks on the cake using Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon. I used Abandoned Coral & Spiced Marmalade for the background.  I colored the images with Copics.
MFT-Twice the Wishes KitStephanie Klauck has put together a great video on assembling this fun cake HERE. Here’s a GIF to show my pop up cake in action. 
The kit goes on sale tonight at 10 PM ET! Check out the My Favorite Things blog for more information. Thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS-Masterpiece Box blog hop

Masterpieces_927_galleryHi there! Today I’m so excited to join Simon Says Stamp and several other amazingly talented designers in a hop to showcase the awesome new Masterpiece Box released by Simon Says Stamp. The box features 15 products from 10 different manufacturers featuring new releases that are yet to be released…how exciting!!
SSS-Happy Days & WPlus 9-Large AlphabetMy project features the fun Large Alphabet set by WPlus9 & Happy Days by Simon Says Stamp. Both of these sets have yet to be released and won’t be for several months, BUT you can get them now as part of the Masterpiece Box.
SSS-Happy Days & WPlus 9-Large AlphabetI used emboss resist for the both the background and the floral images. I blended in my favorite trio of distress inks right now: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon & Cracked Pistachio.
SSS-Happy Days & WPlus 9-Large AlphabetI used one of the Basic Banners dies to die cut my sentiment strip.
SSS-Happy Days & WPlus 9-Large AlphabetHere’s a video to show how I created my card.

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift card on each stop of the hop :)  Leave me a comment for your chance to win! The winners will be announced on Monday over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Your next stop on the hop is the outrageously talented Yana Smakula!
Thanks so much for hopping by!