2/18/20

Taylored Expressions February Release + Video....


It's an exciting day over at Taylored Expressions!  There is another round of Masking Stencils coming out, some amazing stripe stencils and lots of new stamps and dies!  I have 3 new products to share that I am so excited about!  

If you know me, you know I love stripes.  I want to put stripes on all the things!  I asked Taylor for a stripe stencil and it is exactly what I had pictured!  Check this out.....




This 1/2" stripe stencil gives the perfect look without using washi tape to mask off.  It makes your stripe making game WAY easier!


Taylored Expressions


To create this card, I added a little pixie spray to the back of this stencil and then blended in the rainbow colors.  I stamped the "your" and "has lifted my spirits" from the Plant Kindness Stamp Set using my Misti.  Next, I die cut and popped up the kinds die all in white cardstock and added it to the front of the card.  This card was super simple to make!


Taylored Expressions  Taylored Expressions


The next shape in the Masking Stencils line is here!  This time it is the cutest arrangement of squares, perfect for window cards or just any type of masking!





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This card took me about 5 minutes to make.  I used the square stencil along the side of my cardstock and blended in some Confetti Cake ink.  Next, I stamped these adorable new bunnies called Hop to It (which are a full background stamp) and die cut out 3 of the bunnies.  I popped them up on foam squares in the boxes and then added a sentiment from C'mon Get Happy by Taylored.    Last, I added the card front to a card base with fun foam.  Super simple!


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And last but not least, here is that adorable new Hop to It Background.  This background stamps all the bunnies and with the extra little clear stamps, you can add in the check color and the different ear color patterns.  It's genius!  The coordinating die allows you to cut out one of the bunnies like in the card above.

Here is a quick (super quick) video showing how I made this card.....



Taylored Expressions


I stamped the full image in black and then added in all the little colors of ears along with little pink cheeks.  I layered the card front on a yellow card base and then added in the sentiment.  I used the hello dies in white cardstock and then used Simple Strips to add in a birthday sentiment.  These bunnies are great for easter but also for so many other occasions!


Taylored Expressions  Taylored Expressions


Click HERE to see the full Taylored Expressions Release!

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If you purchase the full bundle today, you get 15% off!  The background set, the die and the Mini Strips - Easter!




Head on over to the Taylored Expressions Blog to see lots more inspiration with this month's release. Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!



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2/17/20

Pinkfresh Studio February Release Blog Hop



Hello friends!  I am so excited to be joining the girls over at Pinkfresh Studio today for their February Release.  There are 9 amazing new background stamps that will be available today!  I have a few projects to share, details on some awesome giveaways and a full blog hop list throughout today's post.  There are also details on a code for free shipping during release week so keep reading!  :)

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PINKFRESH PROJECTS


Pinkfresh Studio


One of my favorite background stamps from this release is called Diamond Tiles.  I love the pinstriped lines in this stamp and it makes the most gorgeous background.  First, I stamped Layered Bouquet on a white card front.  I used Coral Reef Ink and Passion Fruit Ink to stamp the blooms and then added in the leaves with Fresh Pear and Grassy Knoll. I stamped Diamond Tiles in black ink on a white card base and then added in the front card panel with fun foam for dimension.  I added in the sentiment last with black ink.  


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Pinkfresh Studio


Floral Shadow is another of the newest background stamps available.  This stamp is gorgeous!  I put the stamp in my Misti and added in Coral Reef, Passion Fruit and Sunshine inks all around the front.  Next, I spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped it down onto watercolor paper.  I cut the panel down and added it to a white card base.  After it dried, I added in the "you are amazing" die cut from the Phrase Builder: You Die set, layered with fun foam for dimension.  I finished off the card with some clear drops.  


Pinkfresh Studio  Pinkfresh Studio

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Pinkfresh Studio


This last card is made up of 2 new stamps.  The gray background is Diagonal Bars stamped in Misty Coast Ink.  The black words are from the new background Do What You Love.  I stamped both using my Misti and then cut the it down to layer onto a white card base.  Next, I stamped Do What You Love Background again on black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  Using the Cut Align, I was able to cut out several sentiments to add to the card front.  I attached them all with a piece of foam tape to finish off the card.


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Pinkfresh Studio



Check out this amazing deal for when you shop today.  
The codes below are good from February 17-21 so don't forget to grab one when you check out!  Click HERE to shop!




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GIVEAWAY

Pink Fresh will be giving away the full release over on the Pinkfresh blog, and on their IG feed so definitely head on over there for more details.

I will also be giving away a $25 gift card here on my blog. Leave a comment below to win!
Pinkfresh will announce the winners on Monday, February 24th on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. Don't forget to check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks. Good luck!



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2/14/20

Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Blog Hop...




Welcome to the Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Blog Hop!  I am SO excited to join the Hero Team to share several new products available now over at Hero Arts.  Keep scrolling to see all my projects, check out some amazing news about the Misti, check out the prizes for today and see a full list of stops on today's blog hop. 

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HERO ARTS 2020 CATALOG PROJECTS


Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop


There is a new background in town, called Circle Pattern Bold Print and I am a fan.  These big bold circles heat emboss like a dream and look amazing with ink blended in.  I topped it off with the new Thinking of You Stamp and Cut, popped up with a layer of black fun foam for dimension.  I finished off the card with some black pearls.


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Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop


Hero Arts has some amazing new stamps called HeroScapes.  This one is called Sunflower Fields and it is just gorgeous.  The multi-step stamp is super easy to line up and stamp, creating amazing landscapes.  I keep this one super clean and simple by creating a square card, using the brand new Square Infinity Dies and then finishing the card off with a sentiment from the same stamp set.


Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop  Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop

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Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop


Last but not least, here is a new set called Zest Wishes.  The images in this set are perfect for those who love to color or for those of us who like to keep it quick and simple!  I created a lemony background using one single lemon image and a white gel pen for detail.  I added in the sentiment from the set in black ink.  The little leaves in the set made the perfect pop of color but still gives the background all the focus.


Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop  Hero Arts 2020 Catalog Hop


Check out all the new products in the Hero Arts 2020 Catalog by clicking HERE.

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MISTI NEWS

Misti and Hero Arts are teaming up to bring us a black Misti!  I am totally digging this and I think I need one!  :). It comes out March 15th so be on the look out.




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GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giveing away 3- $50 shopping sprees to people who comment along the hop. 
Comment on as many blogs as you'd like - more comments means more chances to win! 

Comment by Wednesday Feb 19 at 11:59pm pst, we'll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog.

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2/13/20

Altenew February 2020 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Good morning!  Lots of new stamps, dies, stencils, watercolors and even a new work mat are all available today for Altenew's latest release.  I have 2 cards to share and some info on the new work mat....which I love!!  Keep scrolling to see that information and then check out the prizes and the full blog hop list.

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TODAYS PROJECTS

There is a new stamp set called Watercolor Blooms. It is a beautiful set with lots of little images to create amazing cards.

Altenew

I stamped the blooms and leaves all over a white card base to create this background.  Next, I scored some lines to give a little embossing.  I added the panel to a black card base.  Using the Hugs and Hello dies, I added the hello to the card front and then finished off the card with some clear drops. 

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The next new set is called Ornamental Bliss...

Altenew

First, I lined up the outline stamp in my Misti and then removed it, stamping only the colored layers.  It was so easy to line up and creates the most fun colorful images.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the panel and then popped them up on a color coordinating card base.

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Check out this new work mat from Altenew....



  My favorite part is the outline in the center of the mat where you can line up an A2 sized card horizontal or vertical.  The mat measures 18" x  24" but measures on 16" x 22" on the grid lines.  They are also lined out in 1/4" markings which is super helpful.  It's also self healing which is so nice bc you can't see any cuts you make into the mat.
It is also reversible with a black side and a light gray side.


Check out the full Altenew Release by clicking HERE.


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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 2/18/2020 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 2/21/2020. 



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