12/31/2019

8th Annual Seasons Giving Blog Hop + Giveaway...


Welcome to the 8th Annual Seasons Giving Blog Hop!  There is an amazing line up of stops with even more amazing giveaways.  I wanted to share a few pics of some card favorites from 2019 and then on to the Giveaway!

Just a couple favorites to share today....

Taylored Expressions Blender Brush Hop

Spellbinders

Ellen Hutson and Hero Arts Hop

MFT and Friends

And now on to the Giveaway.  I have 3 Mystery Boxes.  One with some random stamps and dies and 2 with retired MFT stamps and dies.  All you need to do is leave a comment below for your chance to win!  For a second chance to win, follow me over on IG and leave a comment on the Giveaway post. Comments will end January 5th at 11:59 CST.  I will announce a winner here sometime next week.

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Blog Hop List....

Pocono Pam

Thank you so much for joining us today!  I appreciate you hanging out here with me on my blog for all these years.  2020 starts my 14th year of blogging.  Its been an amazing journey!

Happy 2020!

MFT Hits and Highlights....


Welcome to My Favorite Things last Hits and Highlights challenge of 2019.  This one is perfect for the New Year.  Check it out.....


Ring in the new year with glamorous looks that feature lots of shimmer & shine. Use any of our glittered card stocks, metallic card stocks, foil dies, or technique of your choice to create unforgettable looks that sparkle.


I have a quick and simple card using MFT's Glitter Card Stock.  If you haven't tried their Glittered Cardstock.....well it will change your life.  Click HERE to check it out!

Today's card uses 3 MFT products....



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To create this card, I cut down a piece of the Black and White Stripes pattered paper to fit the bottom of the card front.  Next, I die cut the celebrate die in the Silver Glittered Cardstock. 

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I popped the die cut up on another celebrate die cut out of fun foam for dimension.  After adding that to the top of the pattered paper, I added in some black pearls to finish off the card.

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Check out the rest of the DT and what they have created for today by stopping over to the MFT Blog.  

So glad you stopped in today.  Hope you have a FANTASTIC 2020 and I am just so happy that you are hanging out with me still.  It's been almost 14 years of creating and sharing here on my blog and I am thankful for you hanging out with me!


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12/22/2019

Hello, dear friend {Spellbinders}...



Hello friends!  I wanted to stop in to share a card I made awhile back using the new Hello Dear Friend Glimmer Hot Foil and Die Set.  I love LOVE this foil and die set for 2 reasons.....1.  I love that script font of the hello.  Its just so pretty!  and 2. The fact that it has a coordinating die is FABULOUS!  You can hot foil and die cut to put anywhere on your project.  So easy!

If you haven't seen the Glimmer Hot Foil System, click HERE.  This is a machine that heats up Glimmer plates and then you add foil and run it through your die cut machine. The heat activates the foil and it sticks to the card stock.  It leaves such a fun elegant look!  

Check out today's card.....



Spellbinders

To create this card, I hot foiled the hello on white card stock and die cut it with the coordinating die.   I hot foiled the "dear friend" onto a white card base along the bottom.  Next, I took stripes of navy cardstock and added them to the card from tot create stripes.  

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I grabbed 3 different colors of scraps and hot foiled the Glimmering Layered Flower Hot Foil Plate and Die Set.  I added pearl to the center of the heart before adding them to the card front.

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Last, I added the hello to the card front with foam squares for dimension.  This card was super easy to make!  I just love the shine that foil brings to the card front.

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Check out the Glimmer Hot Foil System and all the Plates by clicking HERE.

Thanks for coming by today!



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12/19/2019

MFT Birthday Project...


Its Birthday Project time at MFT.  This month's challenge was made for me.  haha!  Or at least I'd like to think so!  :)

The challenge.....


We’re a bit busy this time of year…just us? Clean and simple cards are not only appealing, they can also be put together in minimal time (OK, the design process might take just as long but the assembly is quicker…right? Right??) so they are a great option when time is short, and you’d prefer to use fewer supplies to minimize clean up. Clean and simple is the theme this month — take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to see what you can come up with!

Here is my card....


MFT Birthday Project

To create this card, I used the Mini Staggered Circles to blend in the background on a half sent of white cardstock. 

MFT Birthday Project

Using the Happy birthday Die-namics, I die cut into the polka background.  I cut another sheet of fun foam and layered the 2 for dimensional letters.  I added the letters to the card front using liquid glue with my press n seal method.....perfect arrangement every time!

MFT Birthday Project

Check out the rest of the MFT Design Team and their creations by heading over to the MFT Blog.  I hope you can play along!

Have a great day!


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12/18/2019

MFT December Vault....


Today is Day 2 of the MFT Vault Release.  Each month, MFT reaches back into the retired sets and brings some back to life.  There are several sets available now to purchase, so check out the MFT Shop to see them all.  

Here is a card using the set called Strike Up the Band...

MFT December Vault

I love this set because both of my kids play the drums so, or course, I had to use this little bass drummer.   I colored it with Copics and die cut it using the coordinating die.

MFT December Vault


I scored a card front and added the sentiment and then popped the little drummer up on foam squares.  I added the card front to the card base with fun foam for one last pop of dimension.  Super clean and simple!


MFT December Vault

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more about this month's Vault Release.  Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!


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Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway


Where in the world has 2019 gone?  This year flew by SO fast! I have had the best time with Altenew and along the way, I have a few favorite projects to share.  Keep scrolling to check them out!  At the end of my post is a list of places to stop.  The rest of the Altenew Design Team will be sharing their favorites too.  LOTS of amazing inspiration to see for sure.  Don't forgot to leave comments along they way, as there are prizes!  



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FAVORITE PROJECTS OF 2019


January Altenew

This card using Garden Picks 3D Dies was so fun to make!  

January Altenew

Clean and simple is my most favorite so this card using Snail Mail was a quick and easy one!

Altenew March 2019

I love leaving these blooms in black and white and layering a bit of color underneath.  Wallpaper Art has several blooms and greenery to make a beautiful, simple card.



Altenew Stencil Release

Handpicked Bouquet is a must have.  Love the big bloom and the easy of layering in color.  Such a gorgeous set!

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Altenew

The Layered Dahlia Stencils are some of my absolute favorites.  I love how a little ink blending makes this gorgeous bloom!  

Altenew

One last set that I just love is Dot Botanicals.  Such a simple little touch of dots with a pop of color and you have an easy card with lots of flair!

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GIVEAWAY

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 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

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BLOG HOP

--- Laurie Willison you are here! :)

Thank you so much for coming by today.  I appreciate all the love and support over this last year.  I love sharing my creations with you and I am so glad you are here!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!


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