11/30/18

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2


Hello crafty friends!  Today is a super fun day here on the blog.  I am joining in with the girls over at Altenew for a Crafty Friends Blog Hop. I am excited to check out all the stops and learn more about everyone and read all their crafty stories!

My craft story started 11 years ago in June of 2007 when I started this blog.  My friend, Jen Carter, invited me to a stamp party and the rest is history.  I have spent the past 11 years making cards for fun, guest designing for companies, I've been blessed to be on some amazing design teams and challenge teams and have even won a few paper crafting contests over the years.  I have even created my one and only card making helper die.  My Card Hanger Die!  

But one of my most favorite things about this hobby is the people.  I have been blessed to meet MANY friends in person at different retreats or even meet ups while on vacation.  I count so many as friends and that to me makes this hobby even better!  I also find so much inspiration from friends and their blogs or instagram.  There are so many people to learn from out there!

One of my biggest crafty crushes is the one and only Julie Ebersole.  Girlfriend can make cards now! Her clear and simple style makes my heart happy!  I am here today with a CASE'd card from Julie.....


I love the gray base of this card with those bold pink blooms.  I recreated it here...

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To create this card, I used the gorgeous Altenew set called Handpicked Bouquet to mimic the pink blooms in Julies card.  I grabbed a light gray card base and then cut the Watercolor Stripes Cover Die and attached it to the card base.  I used the Fine Alphabet Die to add the hello sentiment to the card front and then added some little rain drops around the blooms.

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Keep reading to learn about the special offer this week, the prizes....there are lots!  And check out the full blog hop list below.  Don't forget to comment here on my blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew.  I will announce the winner here on 12/9.  :)

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SPECIAL OFFER


FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

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PRIZES


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:




Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

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BLOG HOP


I hope you have enjoyed my stop on the hop. Enjoy the rest of this amazing day! Thank you for stopping in!



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103 comments:

  1. I love the soft colors. Beautiful card.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the use of the soft gray cardstock in stead of white. The color combo is so pretty!

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  4. Soft and super beautiful cards!! :)

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  5. She’s a favorite of mine, too...and obviously so are YOU! Beautiful card, Laurie.

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  6. I truly admire your talents! Beautiful card as always.

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  7. I am in love with that handpicked bouquet stamp set. Altenew truly has the the best when it comes to floral designed stamps. Gray and pink is such a gorgeous combination of colors. Happy holidays.

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  8. So lovely! Your cards are so soft and elegant!

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  9. Living the textured look of this!

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the colour scheme.

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  11. Lovely fresh card. Such lovely soft colours. Altenew has some of the best floral stamps and dies out there.

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  12. Beautiful card. So delicate and
    refreshing. Love the striping in
    the background. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Love that pretty pink flower and the little buds! This is charming Laurie!

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  14. I saw this card on Instagram earlier and couldn't wait to look at it more closely. So pretty!

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  15. The soft pink and grey are gorgeous together, Laurie ... and the texture is fabulous ... what a gorgeous CASE of Julie's card! Anita :)

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  16. I love the pink and grey color combo on your wonderful card!

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  17. I love the soft color palette - I keep trying to convince myself I don't need this stamp set...but I think I do!

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  18. love the textured background - perfect for the flowers

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  19. Pretty cards. I love pink and gray together.

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  20. So gorgeous! Sweet CASE of Julie's card!

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  21. Pretty cards! Love how you did the background too. Thanks!

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the background die.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  23. I enjoy your cards so much, Laurie! And, today's is no exception. Julie's card is very pretty, but yours is a showstopper! Love it.

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  24. Absolutely stunning card... love the gray and pink!

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  25. Oh Laurie, I count meeting YOU on my life's highlights list! and I love every card your heart makes!
    =]

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  26. Your CAS cards are my absolute favorite! LOVE this!

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  27. I love florals and love how you used two different types of stamps. It's great to see black lines on one and no-line on the other. Sometimes I forget to try different styles and ideas! Rachel Duong

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  28. Beautiful card! love that background die.

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  29. What a pretty card and with lots of texture. Really love it!

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  30. I love the soft pink and gray together! And I love the watercolour stripe die! Think I need it!

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  31. The WatercolorStripes die has always been one of my favorites... it sets off any flower so nicely. Your colors are a nice choice for this pretty card.

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  32. I love this card so much .. lovely design and colors

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  33. Beautiful card with the soft pink flower. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  34. Gorgeous card. Love the texture you added on the soft gray. THanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  35. Beautiful card - beautiful stories of friendship

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  36. This is such pretty card Laurie (Julie's is as well!)
    I forgot that you were the one who created the card hanger die, I love the idea of that but still don't have it😣 It may be your only "card making helper" but it's a great ONE!

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  37. These cards are adorable! Love the combination of grays and pink. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  38. Love your choice of colors. Very soft.

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  39. Love, love, love the pink and grey combo and your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. These are just beautiful!!! Love the colors you chose!!

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  41. I am continually amazed at how wonderful this crafty community is, crossing even international barriers, and this blog hop is such a lovely way to celebrate this. This is another beautiful card!

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  42. So beautiful - love the colors you used!!

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  43. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors you chose. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. This card is so soft. What a delight. Thank-you for sharing.

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  45. Gray base, raindrops, soft pink flower ... reminds me of the remnants of a spring shower.

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  46. This is so gorgeous, Laurie, and it's always so lovely to seek inspiration from others, and putting our own spin on it! Thanks for sharing and - yes - inspiring! :-)

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  47. Love your cards, especially the soft pastel color of the flowes. Beautiful card!

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  48. Beautiful card. Love the combination of pink and light gray.

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  49. Love your beautiful card and I'll just bet Julie loves it, too! Crafty friends take joy in inspiring others, as we've all learned as we create together.

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  50. I love your pretty color combination, the soft pink, greens, and the pretty grey! It all looks really beautiful together!

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  51. Very pretty card! I love how you used the watercolor die just as an added dimension to the card.

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  52. Gorgeous cards Laurie! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  53. Julie's card is lovely but I like yours better. I love the dimension you achieved with the background die and the hint of sparkle with the dew drops. Your flower is lovely.

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  54. That's a beautiful card, Laurie! Pink and gray is such a pretty combination; I can see why you CASE'd Julie's card. I love the texture you added with the watercolor stripes background. You have a lovely style to your card making.

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  55. I'm enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Beautiful textures and colors on your lovely card!

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  56. You can't go wrong wth pink and gray. Love the addition of the striped die in the background.

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  57. Beautiful cards with soft cards...

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  58. Pretty cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  59. Such a beautiful CASE of Julie's card, Laurie! My favorite color combo, too :)

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  60. You just brightened my world when I needed it most, sweet girl. Your design is lovely and I am so most humbly flattered. ❤️❤️❤️

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  61. That card is realy gorgeous, love the whole composition. Your Card Hanger Die by the way is awesome and helps to make the giftbag extra special, thanks for your great thinking by creating the die and for this lovely post.

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  62. Your card is beautiful as is your inspiration. Love your pink flowers and the beautiful background. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Hi Laurie! You did Julie an honor with your card, which BTW, is absolutely beautiful!!! Pink and gray compliment each other beautifully. Great job! TFS--have a blessed week.

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  64. your case of Julie's card is lovely, Laurie - love the texture from the watercolor die with your pretty flowers!

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  65. This card is so pretty! Love the softer colors you used. TFS.

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  66. Beautiful card, love the pink and gray combo and awesome CASE of Julie's card (I agree, that girl makes amazing cards as do YOU!)

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  67. I totally adore your case--gorgeous!

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  68. Such a delicate and pretty card. Love the gray on gray.thanks for inspiring!

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  69. So soft and pretty, love the colours.

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  70. Love both the cards, the original and your CASE. I am also a big fan of Julie Ebersol's cards and designs.

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  71. Love your friend's card and your too! It is great that throughout the past 11 years you have made so many friends and even designed a set of dies, that is awesome!

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  72. I just love your style of artwork. It makes my heart happy every time I visit your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love Julie too.. your card rocks! I may have to CASE your card now! Thanks for the inspiration

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  74. Very pretty card you CASE'd from Julie's design.

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  75. Oh pretty card.love these colors.

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  76. I am so in love with the Handpicked Bouquet set and your lovely card makes me want it even more...

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  77. Beautiful card Laurie - soft colours, subtle textures and layers, and the finishing touch with the raindrops. Perfect for so many recipients. Thank you for the inspiration you provide.

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  78. This is so pretty! I love how you placed the florals so it goes off either end!

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  79. Love the delicate feel of your card. Julie's is lovely, too!

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  80. Wow, simply gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful coloring!

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  81. I love the colors you chose for the card! The light gray with the pink bloom is so pretty. Beautiful card!

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  82. Your cards are lovely. Very soft and warm colors, this card would be a joy to receive.

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  83. Your clean designs always amaze me...love the pink and gray!

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  84. I too am a big fan of using the grey background color.....it just makes your pink stand out beautifully.....thank you so much for sharing...Happy Holidays!

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  85. Beautiful flowers"! Love the color palette.

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  86. Beautiful, soft and dainty. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  87. Such a sweet card, loved the soft colors.

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  88. Love the choice of colors, subtle yet beautiful

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  89. I love the coloring on your flowers. Beautiful card!

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  90. Great CASE job and super sweet card!

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I appreciate all of your comments! Thank you for taking the time to stop in!

 
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