Friday, September 21, 2018

Window Shakers {Queen and Co}...

Hello there! I am stopping in here with a couple new cards using the new Window Shaker card from Queen and Company.  You guys!  This new kit is so much fun!  The kit has 2 different windows, a set of curtains, a window box and several more fun details to create the perfect window shaker card.  I have 2 cards to share today.

This first card is a clean and simple way to showcase this adorable window die...

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To create this card, I scored a white card base every 1/2".  I die cut the window and then added a stenciled cloud panel behind the window.  I stamped the sentient along the bottom in black in and then added a red heart die cut in the window to finish off the card.  

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The shaker window boxes are so easy to create.  For this next card, I added an embossed brick wall in white cardstock on the card base after die cutting the window through the card base.  This way I could create an actual window on the card front.

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I created the window shaker box by adding acetate on both sides and filled it with 2 different toppings.  I tucked the shutters on each side of the window box and then added the flower box and flowers right below the window. 

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Last, I stamped some hearts inside the card and added the sentiment to the front. 

Queen and Co

That is it for me today.  The Window Shaker Kit is definitely a fun one to have in your stash. Head on over to the Queen and Company store to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by today!



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there craft friends!  I am so excited to be joining my friends over at Altenew for the Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop!  I have quickly become a huge fan of Altenews Makers. There is a sale going on....I need to go shopping and buy some more markers for my stash!  Stay tuned and keep scrolling for the sale information!

Today I am using the Artist Maker Refills Set A.  I grabbed all 4 red refills, R302, R304, R318, R335.  I created a quick, clean and simple card using a little bit of a smear technique...

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To create this card, I stamped the flowers from Bamboo Rose Set along the right side of the background in a light gray ink.  Next, I used my spritzer and added in some black Copic "spritz" in the background.  Next, I grabbed the sentiment "proud of your strength" along the bottom in black ink. 

Using the marker refills I created an ombre panel that I used to cut out this gorgeous Thinking of You sentiment.  To create the panel, I rolled up a 2" piece of fun foam to create a sturdy sponge.  I added each of the 4 red refills to the sponge by adding drops in ombre order.  I grabbed a piece of Yupo paper and then smeared the sponge over the paper to create the ombre inked background.  It was super easy to create and so quick!  Which is my kind of technique! Next, I ran the die cut through and created this beautiful sentiment.

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To create some dimension on my card, I grabbed some black fun foam and ran it through with the same die cut and then attached the ombre sentiment right on top.  I added it to my card using Tombow Mono Liquid glue.  I tucked right on top of the stamped sentiment so perfectly!

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That is it for me today.  Check out the sale below and then keep scrolling for TWO chances to win!

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SALE!


All Artist Markers are 15% off from today, 9/20 until 9/23!  Click HERE to go grab some.  These markers are amazing and the refills are so great to have too!

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GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, September 26th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.

I also have a $20 gift certificate to give away here on my blog. Leave a comment below and I will announce a winner here on 9/26/18.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you so much for hopping with me today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MFT Hits and Highlights...

For this month's Hits and Highlights over at MFT, its all about the stars.  Here is the challenge that the design team was issued....

We’re giving our team some leeway this month and we’re confident they’re going to blow our minds with creative spins on this month's Hits & Highlights challenge. Today, check out how they’ve reached for the stars creating around the idea *of* stars. Click through to see how they’ve interpreted the idea…you might find colorful galactic scenes, you might find brilliant performers belting it out on a brilliantly lit stage, you might find a simple graphic shaker design featuring one of our star shaker pouches. There are so many possibilities this month and we’re excited for you to see them all!

I, of course, had to go clean and simple....well mostly clean but a tad bit out of my comfort zone with a little splatter....

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To create this card, I did a little white paint splatter on a navy cardstock card front.  Next, I used the Inside and Out Stitched Stars and die cut 3 stars from the front panel.  Next, I added the panel to a white card base.  I die cut 3 more white stars and popped those up on the card.  Next, I used the Birdie Brown Alphabet dies to create the Hello in pink.  I added a little sparkle mist to the front of the card too with the Silver Glitter Dust Spray.

That is it for me today.  If you stop over by the MFT Blog, you will be able to see lots more star inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have  a great day!


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Spellbinders September Blog Hop...


Hello there crafty friends!  Spellbinders is hopping today, featuring 4 collections...

A Sweet Christmas by Sharyn Sowell
Zenspired Holidays by Joanne Fink
A Charming Christmas by Becca Feeken
Holiday Die D-Lites

I have a card today showcasing the Spellbinders Santa Etched Die.  My dad has played Santa for most of my life and so whenever I can find a fun Santa die or stamp, I am all in!  
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CARD

Christmas is right around the corner so if you haven't started on your cards, you can start soon and get a good start!  Today's hop will have lots of holiday inspiration for sure!

Here is my clean and simple Santa card...

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To create this card, I started with a striped stamped background on a white card base.  Next, I built the Santa face.  I love these dies because although there are several small pieces, they are so easy to put together.  I die cut each piece in white cardstock and then simply colored his hat, face, eyes and nose with Copics.  Then I was able to put him together quickly!  So simple!  

Next, I used one of the Classic Rectangle Nestabilities Dies to create the back panel for the Santa.  I have had these dies for years and I still love them like I did when I got them.  They make the most finished looking panels for your card fronts.  I love the embossed edge!  

I popped the rectangle up on fun foam after stamping "believe" in the bottom corner.  Last, I used my big ole roll of foam tape and added Santa!

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I love the clean, bright white look of this card, with the pops of red!  Keep scrolling to learn about the giveaway and check out all the stops on the hop!

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison (you are here!)

 I hope you have enjoyed my Santa project.  These D-lite dies are SO much to use and are definitely a must have for your Christmas projects.  

I am so glad you stopped by today. 
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Altenew September 2018 Holiday Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


I am so happy to be hopping along with the girls at Altenew for the September Release Hop.  There are SO many amazing new stamps and dies just in time for Christmas.  I have 3 clean and simple projects to share with you today.  Check out my projects and scroll down to see how you can win some prizes.  
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CARDS

This month's Christmas theme makes me so happy!  This first card uses the new set Bountiful Branch.  One of my post favorite holiday images is holly and this set is absolutely gorgeous!

Altenew September Release

The stamps are so easy to line up using my Misti.  I stamped the background and wanted to keep the focus on the branches.  I heat embossed the Merry Christmas stamp, which is also available this release, on vellum to keep it clean and simple.

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This next card showcases the new Evergreen die and Our Home Stamp Set...

Altenew September Release

I created a bright white scene using a few layers of the Evergreen die and then popped the house full of color in the center.

Altenew September Release

This last card showcases the Starry Night Stamp set...

Altenew September Release

I embossed the star boarder around the card front and the did a little ink blending.  I layered up some white cardstock and vellum after heat embossing the sentiment and that gold star.  

Altenew September Release

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RELEASE BUNDLES

Check out these amazing Bundles and inspiration guide, available for the September Release...


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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 9/19/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/22/2018.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison (you are here!)

Thank you so much for coming by today!  I hope you have enjoyed my clean and simple Christmas cards!  Have a great day!

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