Saturday, May 26, 2018

{Altenew} May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by for the Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop and left some love! I enjoyed reading every single one of your comments and appreciate all of your kind words!

I used to select a winner for the $30 gift certificate to shop at the Altenew online store and the lucky lady is Lindsey!

Congratulations, Lindsey! Please email by June 10, 2018 with the subject line Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Emily's blog to be set up with your gift certificate. Happy shopping!

In addition, Altenew will be announcing the SIX winners of a $50 gift certificate to their store on the Altenew Card Blog, so be sure to check there tomorrow. ;)

Don't forget to shop Altenew's Memorial Day Sale! You can save 15% on over 170 items in the shop. Click on the banner to shop!


Friday, May 25, 2018

{Studio Katia} 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop: Day 1 + Giveaway!

Hi, friends! I'm delighted to be part of Studio Katia's 2nd Anniversary celebrations! Studio Katia has just released 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments. There has been so much inspiration from the Studio Katia design team on their blog and social media. You're about to see so much more in this two-day Anniversary Blog Hop!

I made two cards using five of the new products. Both share the same colours but look entirely different. It's easier and convenient for me to keep creating once I have my colours picked!

This first one features Lovely Blooms, Stitch Borders and Birthday Greetings. I stamped the blooms on watercolour cardstock with black pigment ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder.

Then I watercoloured with distress inks, all of which are listed below. These blooms are absolutely stunning and therapeutic to colour! I'm pretty sure these will end up on loads of cards.

To create the background, I used all four of the greens I used for the foliage and smooshed them on to a large acrylic block, misted the ink and smooshed the block on to a panel of watercolour cardstock. 

After the panel dried, I used the largest of the Stitch Borders dies and die cut two rows at both ends of the panel. To finish, I heat embossed a sentiment from Birthday Greetings, one which fit nicely into the little nook created by the blooms.

My second card features the Kobi Bearing Gifts stamp set and coordinating dies. As I mentioned earlier, I heat embossed the images and watercoloured them with distress inks.

Then I used the same colours and sponge daubers with the Bubbles Stencil to create the background, which was die cut with the Dotted Patterns - Set 1 die set.

I sponged around the top left- and bottom-right corners of the card base using the same six colours before adhering the popped up frame and inside panel.

I also added adorable and super shiny Crystal Stars Sequins to the ground to anchor Kobi.

Here's the full hop list for today:

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD Gift Certificates on both days of the Blog Hop! That's FOUR chances to win. The winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on ALL blogs of the Blog Hop. To enter, simply leave a comment on all blogs on both days, follow Studio Katia on Instagram, and Like Studio Katia on Facebook. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning! Comments must be left by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, June 2, 2018. All winners will be announced on the Studio Katia blog on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!