Saturday, August 13, 2022

Just Us Girls #645 - Trend Week

I'm hosting Trend Week at Just Us Girls and I have what I think is a good one that should bring in lots of  cards to the gallery.


So many companies are coming out with stencils now that can be used alone or over stamped or embossed images.  You can also use one for your background.  Whatever tickles your fancy.  


I used Altenew's Tranquility Rose stand alone stencil, with a blending brush and Altenew Inks.  The sentiment is a hot foil plate and shadow die from PinkFresh Studio.  

Our guest designer Cathy Roffey and the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful stenciled cards to inspire you.  Take a look and then make a card for the gallery.  You may have a chance to be a future guest designer. 

Thanks for dropping by.




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Friday, August 12, 2022

Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

I'm back today as part of the monthly series blog hop at Altenew. 

This collection features daffodils, magnolias, a peony, an anemone, and sweet star balloons. The versatile products can be mixed and matched to create many inspiring projects!

 


You should have arrived here from  Svitlana Sayevich.  If not you can start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog where Lydia has a card to inspire you. 


For my card I used Build a Garden: Daffodil Delight which is a simple coloring and layering stencil set. 


I used the stencils with a mini blending brush which allowed me to add darker color to the bottom edges and inside of the petals.  There are many wonderful sentiments included in the set.  I masked off part of one for the front of my card and stamped the second part inside.

You can find all the products in this release in the Altenew Store beginning at 12:01 EDT today.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2022.

Next stop is Virginia Lu.  Have fun hopping.




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Thursday, August 11, 2022

CAS Christmas August 2022 #2 and NBUS #41

I said yesterday that I found another way to make a pine card for CAS Christmas.  I saw this card on Bonnie's blog and fell in love with that tree.  She sent me a link of where to buy it and I couldn't order quick enough.  Time passed and I hadn't used it yet so here it is on its way to NBUS too.  Actually the sentiment is new also.


Because this is a CAS challenge, I only used four portions of the tree, cutting it from a plaid paper pack by PhotoPlay and popping up the edges.  After heat embossing the sentiment from Concord and 9th, I added the panel to some dark green cardstock. 

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you leave a comment to let me know you were here.




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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

CAS Christmas August 2022

The challenge at CAS Christmas is 'pine'.  I wasn't sure I had anything pine with me so went searching and found this one from Newton's Nook.  


I already had the image colored with artist markers so this was easy to put together.  I just cut a panel with a Hero Arts postage die, stamped a sentiment from the set and popped it up.   Since then I've found a few other things so look for another pine project tomorrow.  







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