Altenew Mini Delight: Poppy Release Instagram Hop





Hi Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Happy Arty Days blog!

Today I am participating in the super fun 

Yay! Such a beautiful Mini Delight Set to start off 2021 with! 
If you haven't checked it out yet, here's what the Mini Delight: Poppy Stamp & Die Set looks like...


Teeny, tiny but oh so beautiful! 

Did you know that you Altenew also offer an exclusive Mini Delight Club?


 How awesome!
This subscription saves you 20% off the regular price, plus never suffer FOMO again!

Here's a lil looksee at what I've created with this sweet Mini Delight: Poppy Stamp & Die Set...


Told you this was a beautiful set! 
Absolutely stunning!


Here's a better look for you...


Such a detailed stamp and die set! 


I think you'll agree that this lil Mini Delight is a stamper's 'must have' set! 

Looking for more inspiration?
 Or better yet, 
Want to join in on the Instagram hop fun & maybe even win some prizes?
Visit  @altenewllc to get started! 

I hope my card has inspired you!
Thanks so much for visiting, 
till next time, 

Hip Kit Club - January Mood Board Inspiration!






 Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club awesomeness!

Today I am sharing some Winter themed inspiration with the gorgeous HKC: January Mood Board! 

My December 2020 Hip Kits may have only just arrived, but that didn't stop me from crafting up a crisp Winter Wonderland layout for today's post!  

But before I get too excited, here's a reminder of what the January Mood Board looks like...

 

 

So gorgeous! The board was created by our amazing Anke Kramer, & it's such an icy delight to behold! Love it!  And here's what it inspired me to craft...

"Winter"

 

 

Oh my heart! Ice, Ice Baby! Winter love, indeed! As soon as I laid eyes on the beautiful, exclusive Hip Kit Club, Keeping Cozy 'Frozen Sky' paper, I knew I would cut it up and create a concentric design with it! I mean seriously, that paper is errrrrrything!!! Hip Kit Club exclusives are always my faves! Let's take a closer look....

 

 

It really is somethin', aint it?! As you can see, I was totally inspired by the center, 'Hello, Winter" image, and used it to create my  overall layout design. A circular snowflake arrangement on a square background, with the focal point in the center. I also loved the notion of going concentric - starting large and getting smaller, and making your eye travel to the center of the page. With these design ideas in mind, I chose the pretty  Keeping Cozy: Northern Lights pattern paper for my layout base. It's washy gray blue color, and tiny snowflake pattern made for a beautiful border and starting point for my page! My next layer, or smaller square if you like, was a sheet of White Bazzill Cardstock (courtesy of the December 2020 Cardstock Kit) which I trimmed to 11.5" x 11.5" and machine stitched onto the Northern Lights base.

 

I trimmed down the Frozen Sky paper to 11" x 11" & cut out the circular center of this print too! I backed it with foam tape, and adhered it to the White Bazzill Cardstock layer. My concentric square layers were now complete! I chose to enhance the newly transformed circular design by adhering all the Keeping Cozy: White Puffy Leaf Stickers under, over and around the fussy cut circle rim. Yes - it took the entire packet - but doesn't it look awesome?!! Some embellishments are truly beyond words (& that's exactly why you always need to order the Embellishment Kit too!) Amazing!

 

 

I machine stitched my next circle into place, and then used this detail as a guide for my foam mounted, Keeping Cozy: Floral Ephemera leaves and Metallic Puffy Stickers title. So much soft texture and dimension to this page!

 

 

I framed my photograph with that stunning Keeping Cozy Chipboard Sticker wreath, and then positioned my photo onto that sweet Floral Ephemera wreath.  For maximum impact, I foam mounted these final circular layers to the center of my page. To add that 'extra' something, I added a Keeping Cozy Cardstock Bow in a similar color to the wreath.

 

 

That bow!!! So adorable & the perfect finishing touch to my darling's photograph! I also embellished with a couple more of those shiny Metallic Puffy Stickers, and a chipboard heart or two! Beautiful! Here's a couple more close ups for you...

 

 

I just love that shiny silver title - so cool, crisp & icy!

 

 

SO many beautiful details and layers created with the divine December 2020 Hip Kits! 

I hope my layout has inspired you to create something today! 

Please be sure to share your Hip Kit projects with us in the Hip Kit Club Facebook Group HERE - we love seeing what everyone makes!

Thanks so much for visiting! 

til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo

Elle's Studio: January 2021 Kit Reveal & Inspiration!




 

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more crafty inspiration with the first 

Elle's Studio Kit reveal for 2021!

Like always, the Elle's Studio exclusive monthly kit is jam packed full of bright, contemporary & versatile designs - check it out!

January 2021 Kit

So gorgeous! 

This kit is sure to sell out fast - be sure to lock in your monthly subscription HERE & never suffer FOMO again! 

Subscriber Benefits:

Guaranteed a kit each month at our special price of $9.99.
 Free shipping on any other products that are purchased during the 24 hour bundling period starting each month on the 10th at 8:00 am Pacific and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am Pacific. These products will be shipped with your subscription.
Access to special discounted items during the bundling period.
Plus the Elle's Studio subscription option is risk-free and may be cancelled at any time.

If the January Kit wasn't awesome enough, the new products being released this month will also win your heart! 

Told you so! Aren't they all superb?! I can't pick a favorite - SO good!!!

And let's not forget the wonderful January Digital & Printable Products too...

Wow!
I think it's safe to say that 2021 is off to an amazing start at Elle's Studio! 

Before you shop, here's some inspiration for you using some of these lovelies...

"Love You" 


Wow, what a bright & stunning page! You truly are the BEST! 

Other: Bazzill -Coconut Swirl Smoothies Cardstock, Sewing Machine, Sequins & colored Stamping Inks.

There are so many cute 'n' fun details to this layout - let's take a better look...


So super cute! 
I couldn't resist diving into the Hugs and Kisses Stamp immediately, and I stamped up a tri-color hearts base. To coordinate with my stamped hearts, I used the black & white tiny hearts paper & lots of Puffy Sticker & Acetate Hearts too! 
I was also inspired by the cute hexagon die cuts from the January Kit, and added a few more hexagons to the mix! Those gray ones are fussy cut from the 6 x 4" note card in the kit, and the larger tiny heart ones are from the XOXO paper. 


They own my heart strings... so needless to say, I had to machine stitch my hearts and hexagons into place. I love the texture that this created!


Aren't the colors in this month's kit just divine?!
I layered and embellished my hearts and hexagons too! 


And how awesome is that Love You! wood veneer?! La la LOVE!

My second project for today is a sweet card duo for Valentine's Day...


Oh how sweet!!! I just love creating slimline cards at the moment, and the Acetate Hearts were the perfect go-to embellishment!

Other: Bazzill - Coconut Swirl Smoothies Cardstock, Sewing Machine, & Jewels. 

Here's a better look at them...


So sweet!
I can't decide if I love the purple or the red most? Which one would you give to your Valentine?


The XOXO Paper Stack papers are fabulous, and the typewriter font one had my heart - 
it worked as a background for both cards, perfectly!


SO many cute embellishments for Valentine's themed projects!
I'm especially loving the Acetate Hearts and the All My Heart Wood Veneers!




Oh, and the Puffy and Chipboard Stickers are on my  'must have' list as well, lol!


Just gorgeous!


I hope my projects have inspired you to get creating with these amazing new products! 
I'll be sharing more with the January 2021 Kits a lil later in the month, but until then, 
 Thanks so much for visiting, 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




 


Hi Creative Friends!

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so thrilled to be joining Altenew for today's fabulous

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway 

Yay! Such a beautiful Craft-A-Flower Set to start off 2021 with! 
If you've just arrived from the amazing Amber Rain Davis blog, then you're in the right place! If not, or you're feeling a little lost, here's the full blog hop order for you:

Start here ---> Altenew Card Blog

Wow! You're going to be so inspired by this hop!
And like all good blog hops, 
Altenew has some incredible giveaways and offers to share with you!

Like $200 in total prizes!!! YAY!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list featured above by 01/12/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/15/2021. Good Luck!

Plus check out these terrific offers...



Receive the gorgeous Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set  plus coordinating Gradient Cardstock Kits (Shades of Purple + Green Meadows) & save 5%!

Or, for even better discounts, join the Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan!


This is a monthly subscription plan for the Altenew Craft-A-Flower die set.
When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)
Yay! Never suffer FOMO again!
Join HERE

With the formalities taken care of, here's what I've created with the stunning


Sigh! Such sweet & pretty cards! 


My card set was inspired by a Spring garden color scheme & a contemporary twist on Scandinavian Folk Art. I think the fresh look to the Craft-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Die Set demonstrates just how versatile this set can be! Let's look closer...



So simple, and yet oh-so-pretty!!!


I love the delicate details to these layered blooms - so good!


For my card sentiments, I featured the Bold Bunch Stamp Set which is available HERE.


For finishing touches, I added a sprinkling of the Tropical Forest Enamel Dots - Love it!
Beautiful card making made easy with the stunning new 

I hope my fresh, folk art inspired, floral cards have inspired you!
Thanks so much for looking!
***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway draw***

Time to send you hopping over to the awesome  Virginia Lu's blog, and let me tell you, she was something gorgeous to share with you all!
Thanks so much for joining us today & Good Luck!

til next time, 

Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




 


Hi Creative Friends!

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so super excited to be starting off 2021 as a Guest Designer for Altenew! Yayyy! 
It's no secret how much I love their products, and it's such an honor to be part of today's 

Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

If you just arrived here from the super talented Virginia Lu's blog, then you're in the right place! If not, or you're feeling a little lost, here's the full blog hop list for you...

Start here ---> Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin

Seeka

Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco

Whoa! That's a whole lotta inspiration for you!

And like usual, Altenew also have some amazing giveaways and offers to share with you too...

Starting with $300 in total prizes! YAY!!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

Good Luck!


Plus here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 

1. Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Fresh Start release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

2. Get a FREE brand new online cardmaking class with every order from the new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release collection from 01/05/2021 through 01/11/2021. Shop HERE

3.Get a FREE brand new Fresh Start Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 01/05/2021 through 01/07/2021. Shop HERE!


Now, time to share some inspiration of my own with you!

First up, I want to shine the product spotlight on something more decorative than crafty & it's totally winning my heart; the new Choose Happiness Decal Set!


Oh hello, 2021! I'm ready for you!
What a terrific way to personalize your planner & phone!


So pretty, and these sentiments really resonate with me!
And the best part?
The Choose Happiness Decal Set is completely resealable!
You can pull these stickers off, and re-use them again and again! Love it!

My second share for today is a super pretty mixed media page,

"Always Beautiful Moments"



Oh how beautiful, indeed!


You can see why it's called the Enchanted Roses Stamp Set! Such a magical stamp! Let's take a closer look...


Swoon! SO pretty!
It's a lovely stamp for cardmaking, but it's amazing for scrapbooking too!
I inked mine in Permanent Black Crisp Ink and then messily painted and splattered my enchanting roses with blues & purples from the Watercolors 36 Pan Set.


Those roses are so beautifully detailed!


I completed my layout with papers, washi tape and chipboard alphas from the Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection, and scattered a few of the Shades of Purple Enamel Dots. Simple. Beautiful. Enchanting!


My last project for today is this light, fresh and contemporary scrapbook page,

"Loved"


Oh so pretty!!!


It may be called the Vintage Garden Stamp but don't let the name fool you! It's suitable for both classic and elegant projects, as well as fresh & contemporary ones like mine!


Such a pretty & versatile stamp set! I hand colored my vintage blooms with some gel pens from my stash, and I just love the result! To save my fingers from laborious fussy cutting, I used the coordinating Die Set to do all the hard work for me - bliss!


I also stamped falling leaves directly onto my Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection paper base, and that beautiful sentiment too!


Simply Stunning!!!

I hope my projects have inspired you!
***Please remember to leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway draw***
Good Luck!

Time to send you hopping over to the awesome Seeka's blog!
Thanks so much for visiting today & Happy Hopping!

til next time,