Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello there! Today I’m honored to be joining Altenew for their 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop.Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_GraphicI’m very fortunate to have met Tasnim & Jen. They are truly special friends and I’m so happy to celebrate this anniversary with them.Altenew-Sohcahtoa & Peony BouquetMy project features three of my favorite Altenew stamp sets: Sohcahtoa, Peony Bouquet & Magnolias for Her. I stamped this colorful background inspired by this awesome geometric design.Altenew-Sohcahtoa & Peony BouquetNot sure if I’ve mentioned it here on my blog or not, but I recently taught a class for Altenew Academy called Clean, Simple & Colorful Techniques. I used these same stamp sets in the class, too.
Altenew-Sohcahtoa & Peony BouquetHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.Altenew has some special offers in honor of their 2nd anniversary:

First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)

Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_Sponsor_0318There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
 WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
 Simon Says Stamp : $30 Gift Certificate
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
 Ellen Hutson : $50 Gift Certificate
 Freckled Fawn : Gypsy Kit valued at $27
 My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
 StampNation : Three 3 Month Subscriptions

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

Here’s the blog hop order:
Laura Bassen←you are here
Therese Calvird
Ellen Hutson
Amy Gray
Joni Andaya
Freckled Fawn
Debby Hughes
Lydia Evans
My Sweet Petunia
Kelly Griglione
Isha Gupta

Thanks so much for stopping by!

WOW Melt It Powder

Hi there! Today I have a fun project to share that combines a few Simon Says Stamp exclusives with some really cool WOW products.SSS-Stepping StonesI used the WOW Melt It Powder & Bluetiful embossing powder to create these delicious colored droplets. I used the Stepping Stones stamp for the background and the Big U stamps & dies for the sentiment.SSS-Stepping StonesThis is something that I’ve been wanting to try ever since I did a make and take at CHA at the WOW booth. The wonderful Marion Emberson was working the booth and that is where I fell in love after she taught me how to make one of these gorgeous rings. She has some great tutorials on the WOW youtube channel as well.WOW Melt ItHere’s a video showing how I created these embellishments with WOW Melt It Powder.Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Butterfly Kisses

Hi there! Today I have project to share featuring the gorgeous new Butterfly Kisses stamp set by Mama Elephant.Mama Elephant-Butterfly KissesThis set has such beautiful images as well as great font combinations for the sentiments. I embossed the images in clear and blended in some Mama Elephant pigment inks.
Mama Elephant-Butterfly KissesI used one of the circle dies from Pizazz Pieces to create a window drawing the eye towards the sentiment.Mama Elephant-Butterfly KissesHere’s a video to show you how I created this card.

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Cute Chicks

Hi there! Just popping in to share a fun card using the adorable Cute Chicks stamp set designed by Elena from Neat & Tangled for Simon Says Stamp. I love this adorable set. I mean, chicks in a marching band? The band nerd in me is all over that snare drum & trumpet.SSS-Cute ChicksI stamped the images, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. For the background I masked the ground using the A2 Card Curved Edge die and blended in Maliblue & Jellybean ink.SSS-Cute ChicksNow if only there were a chick playing the trombone. I’d be in hog heaven:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Simple Seed Bead Shakers

Hello there! Today I wanted to share with you how I make these simple seed bead shaker cards.SSS-Sead Bead ShakersDo you remember this fun shaker card? It’s from waaaay back in August. I knew when I made it that I should’ve made a video for it, but I was too lazy at the time.SSS-Painted Enjoy & Ring Frame dieI’ve had so many questions about this card and requests for a video tutorial for it that I finally made one. It only took me half a year, lol!SSS-Painted Enjoy & Ring Frame dieWhile I had all the supplies out I made one more shaker using the Keep Swimming stamps & dies. I love fish….almost as much as I love monkeys & chocolate:)
SSS-Best FishesThe key to my seed bead shakers is the double-sided foam adhesive sheets & my beloved Shaker Shack seed bead pack.SSS-Best FishesHere’s a video to show how how easy they are to make.Thanks so much for stopping by!