Neat & Tangled-Making Waves

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Neat & Tangled blog featuring the Making Waves dies.Neat & Tangled-Making WavesI thought it would be fun to do some fancy schmancy ink masking & ink blending for the sunset, or is that a sunrise? I used post-it tape to mask off the rays and a 3/4″ circle punch and a post-it to mask off the sun.
Neat & Tangled-Making WavesI used a sentiment from the Succulent Journaling Card set. Stop by Neat & Tangled to see more fabulous projects featuring their new products. That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

My Monthly Hero August 2016

MMH_Logo_TBHi there! Today I’m joining Hero Arts as they launch their August My Monthly Hero Kit. This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme.
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For my project I blended in distress inks and partially die cut a window using the oval border frame die included in the kit.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitI colored my fairy with Copics and added Wink of Stella to her dress & wings.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize! Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson

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:
Altenew
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.
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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!