5/21/19

MFT May Kit Release Day....



Today is the day this gorgeous new kit from My Favorite Things is available!

MFT May Kit

The new kit called Poppies Card Kit, is ready to purchase.  My favorite part?  This amazing new background stamp.  I used a watermark ink for the most amazing simple background.  The stamp is packed with so much detail.  I just love the end result.  I added in 3 die cut strips from Skinny Strips Die-namics.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the new set called Greetings and Salutations.  I heat embossed it in Silver Embossing Powder for a fun shiny look.

MFT May Kit

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see a full list of stops to check out the kit inspiration.  Thanks so much for coming by today.  Have a great day!


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Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello Altenew fans! There are a whole new bunch of Stencils being released today and they are fabulous!!  Today's hop is going to be packed with inspiration using all the new stencils.  Altenew even has some new Embossing Paste!  Check out my projects and then you will see all the new stencils below.  There are giveaways and the complete blog hop list below.  Just a heads up....don't forget to leave a comment on every stop on the hop!  There will be a $15 gift certificate given away to one lucky crafter!

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CARDS


Altenew

This first stencil is called Floral Garden and it is genius!  You add in one color to the flowers, flip the stencil and then add in another color to the leaves.  It creates a gorgeous background!

Altenew

This next stencil is called Ombre Stripes....

Altenew Stencil Hop

I used Pixie Spray to adhere this stencil in place for those detailed lines to stay put.  AMAZING stuff!  It helped to make this fun and bold striped look to this card front.  

Altenew Stencil Hop

Another new super smart stencil available now is called Heart Builder....

Altenew Stencil Hop

To create this fun pattern, you add in a light color to the stencil, flip it, line it up and then add in a darker color.  I love the 3D heart look.  

I also used Altenew's new Obsidian ink on the sentiment on this card.  This ink is amazing!  Crisp, quick drying and such a perfect bold black!

Altenew Stencil Hop

Keep scrolling to see the new stencils, the stencil bundles and the blog hop list plus the giveaways!

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NEW STENCILS




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STENCIL BUNDLES

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 5/18/2019.

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BLOG HOP


Laurie Willison (you are here!)
Amber Rain Davis

I hope you have enjoyed my stop on the hop.  Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!


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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


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All products in today's post are linked below and throughout the post.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  Thank you for supporting Soapbox Creations!  




5/16/19

MFT May Birthday Project...


Hello there!  It's time for another Birthday Project Challenge at MFT!  Here is a little more about it...

It’s just not a birthday celebration without candles…a single number candle for tiny tots is always a winner while a towering inferno of colorful candles can’t be beaten for those of an “advanced” age ;) Light it up this month — we can’t wait to see your cards featuring candles!

I adore the candle stamps and dies that MFT has and they make the most fun CAS cards.  Here is today's card....

MFT Birthday Project

I stamped the candles, die cut them and the attached them to the card front with fun foam.  I stamped a sentiment along the bottom in coordinating ink.  

MFT Birthday Project

The little flames are die cut from yellow card stock and then I added a little darker yellow copic along with some yellow glitter gel pin.  

MFT Birthday Project


I would love to see your candle creations so I hope you can play along!  Stop over to the MFT Blog to learn more about today's challenge!

Have a great day!


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5/9/19

Winners!


Congratulations to Denise Bryant!  You have won the Glimmer Kit of the Month!  


Also, the winner of the $100 gift certificate to the Picket Fences store is Michelle McClellan!


Email me at llwillison@gmail.com with your information.  :)


Altenew May 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway...


Welcome to the May Altenew Release Hop.  Altenew has some amazing new stamps, dies, stencil AND Enamel Pins!!  Yes, enamel pins!  Stayed tuned because it's all so much fun!  Keep scrolling to see my projects, to check out the giveaways and see the new products!

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CARDS

My first card uses 2 new things....that I adore!!  

Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die
Ornate Foliage Stamp Set

(all supplies linked at the bottom of this post)

These might be my favorite of the release!  This new Dotted Swirls die makes the most amazing background....

Altenew May Hop

This card was super easy to make. I die cut the Dotted Swirls die on a piece of white card stock and then matted it with a gray card base. I stamped the Ornate Foliage image and filled it in with several amazing Altenew Colors. I stamped and embossed the sentiments and added them to the card front on the gray strips.

Altenew May Hop

This next card? Super simple!

Altenew May Hop

I stamped the beautiful bloom from the new set Delicate Clusters and then added in a sentiment in black ink.  I love the white space that makes this red bloom pop!

Altenew May Hop

This next set I used for a background.  It's called Everlasting Happiness and it has so many possibilities!

Altenew May Hop

I stamped it on white cardstock and colored it in with Copics.  I added a layer of vellum over the top and then attached the whole panel to an aqua card base.  I die cut the hang in there die cut in white and added that to the card front.  

Altenew May Hop

Click HERE to see the whole release for the month.  You can also scroll to the bottom to see my supply list.

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BUNDLES

Altenew offers an easy way to shop!  Want it all?  Or some?  Check out these one stop buttons so shop the bundles!



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ENAMEL PINS

How fun is this? Altenew now has their own line of enamel pins for your collection!

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

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BLOG HOP


Thank you so much for joining us today!  Have a great time hopping!


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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)


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