Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)




 



Hi Altenew Friends & Crafters! 

Welcome to the Happy Arty Days blog! 
I am so super excited to be participating in today's amazing
Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Huge thanks to the awesome Daniel Diaz for relaying you here!
His projects are really inspiring!
If you haven't arrived here as part of the hop, or you're feeling a little lost please visit the Altenew Card Blog to get started!

Like always, Altenew are celebrating in style....

With an amazing $300USD in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/20/2021. Good Luck!

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Start here ---> Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Joy Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Lilith Eeckels

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies


Wow! That's quite a talented list! Be sure to check out all their fabulous projects!





Here's what Altenew has to say about this amazing Project Kit...

"Nothing is prettier than a garden rose! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go! This kit features a stamp including two beautifully drawn roses with three layers each and four leaf outlines. Leave these unfilled, or add color with the stencil set! One stencil acts as a coloring/mask stencil, one includes bold stripes, and the third contains three words that go with the sentiments in the stamp set. Finally, add texture with the 3D embossing folder for a stunning project!"

The Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose Project Kit is bound to sell out fast!

Be sure to secure yours with a subscription, and never suffer FOMO again!




Find out more HERE


Time to share what I've created with this lovely Project Kit! 


First up, this pretty card duo...



Oh how pretty!!! 
I can't decide if I'm more smitten by this month's Embossing Folder or the Stencil Set - 
both are really effective at enhancing my stamped Garden Roses!
So gorgeous! 

 Let's take a closer look at each card...


Hello beautiful, indeed! 
Those triple layered Garden Roses are sheer elegance! Florals are always my favorites!
I stamped mine with Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink for the outline, & Red Cosmos Pigment Inks for the layers. I used the Ink Blending Tool-Small & Frosty Pink Pigment Ink to apply the diagonal stripes stencil. Simple, but so effective! 

Here's a better look at the embossed card...


What a beautiful birthday card! 
The sentiments in the Garden Rose Layering Stamp are so good!
But it's the detail in the 3D Embossing Folder that really impresses me - total WOW factor! 


Simply stunning!!!

The Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose isn't just for card makers either - 
it's perfect for memory keeping too! 

"Friend" - 8.5 x 11inch scrapbook layout 


Oh how dreamy & divine!
Here's a closer look...


What fabulous title work!
Can you tell that I love the stencil set included in this month's Project Kit? ;)
So awesome! 
And of course, the Garden Roses were beyond words & breathtakingly beautiful!


SO.much.gorgeousness in one little kit! 


I really hope my projects have inspired you! 
Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw 
& Good Luck!!!

Time to send you hopping over to the amazing Dana Joy's blog! 
Thanks so much for visiting today, 
til next time, 


Elle's Studio: October Kit Projects!




 


Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio awesomeness with the 

October Kit reveal! 

If you haven't seen it yet, you can check out ALL the amazing new things HERE!

And here's a quick look at a couple gorgeous pages I've created with it all...

"Autumn Fun" - 12 x 12 scrapbook layout



Fall is always my favorite color! 
Isn't this stunning?! 
Let's take a closer look...


I adore the stitching around the heart - such a beautiful detail for a note card! 
But it's the cascading Autumn Die Cuts leaves that really have my heart...



Just divine!!! 
But if Autumn warmth and golden days aren't quite your thing, don't worry!
Here's a more crisp and cool Fall page,

"This Is Everything" - 12 x 12 scrapbook layout


How awesome is this?! 
Super fresh and contemporary for my cool guy! 
Here's a more detailed look...



This is everything! 
The October Kit & Add-ons couldn't possibly be any better! 


I hope my projects have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by, 
 til next time, 



Elle's Studio: Sincere Sentiments Scrapbook Inspiration!




 

Hi Creative Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio inspiration!

Today I'm shining the product spotlight on the gorgeous new Sincere Sentiments: Wonderful You collection - for scrapbooking! Yes, you read correctly! I am absolutely loving this new collection designed specifically for card makers but you know me, I can't resist demonstrating how versatile the Elle's Studio products are! 

Here's a look at my completed project...

"YOU shine so bright" - 12 x 12 inch scrapbook layout




Oh how sweet & fun! Sincere Sentiments: Wonderful You is definitely a scrapbook must-have! 




Apart from the addition of the Autumn Die Cuts, my page was crafted entirely from the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection! 

Here are a few of the key elements and techniques that I used to create this page:

1. Solid Paper Perfection!


Solid papers can seem a little plain if you're an avid pattern paper fan, but when used to highlight and draw attention they can be really effective! Try layering different colors together, and using strong geometric shapes to make them pop. I layered two of the Cool Solids Paper Stack blue papers together with a 1/4 inch trim, and cut the papers into rectangles and triangles. 


I also directed the solid paper triangles into my photo cluster for added impact. 
Simple, but so effective! 


2. Mix Up the Title! 


With such an awesome array of sentiments, phrases and titles in the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection, mixing the title font, color and material is a great way to create interest on memory keeping pages!  You'll spy that I stamped & die cut the large outline 'YOU'  onto some cork for my title. This not only added interest to my title, but also some much needed warmth to my overall design. With warmth needed, I completed my title with the  Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banner, 'shine so bright'. 



3. Get Inky With Journaling & Sub-Titles! 


The Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp has so many phrase combinations and heartfelt sentiment options! Stamping not only fills white space, it also adds a pop of color and detail to the background cardstock. I repeat stamped a few of the YOU stamps with a mix of story appropriate sentiments to make my journaling a feature of the layout rather than a block of text. Such a cool idea! 


4. Stick To It! 


When it comes to embellishing, nothing beats a good sticker (or 20!) Stickers add color, detail, interest and even more story telling to the page. I mixed the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Chipboard Banners, Acetate Stickers, & Gold Puffy Hearts for my sweet layout. To ensure attention was directed into my photos, I only adhered stickers around my photo cluster. Again, a really simple idea to maximizing the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You collection for scrapbooking!


5. Repetition & Color Are Errrrrything! 


Repetition in design creates a more cohesive and seamless look. Use similar shapes, embellishments, patterns and or, colors to connect your page. You'll notice that I repeated hearts and florals within my color scheme. I know, I've mentioned this tip many times before, but nothing looks more classy than a beautiful color scheme! Choose colors that compliment your photo or story mood, and that play off each other well. The Solid Colors Paper Packs are loaded with beautiful colors to inspire you! 

I hope these top tips have given you some ideas on incorporating the 
into your scrapbook and memory keeping pages! 

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 






Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)




 


Hi Crafters! 

Thanks so much for hopping by today! 
I am so super excited to be sharing more Altenew inspiration as part of today's amazing

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Special thanks to the incredible Daniel Diaz for relaying you here! 
If you haven't arrived here as part of the hop, or you're feeling a lil lost, please visit the Altenew Card Blog to get started! 

Like usual, Altenew are celebrating in style....

With an epic $200 USD in total prizes! WOW!



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/15/2021. Good Luck!

Blog Hop List:

Start here --->   Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Daniel Diaz

You are here --->   Amanda Baldwin

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dsouza

Ishani

Linda Parker

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija


Such an amazing array of crafter's to inspire you today! 

And trust me, their projects are going to make this Craft A Flower sell-out fast!!!


So if you're like me and never want to miss out on another Craft-A-Flower release, now is the time to join the exclusive Craft-A-Flower club!



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). Yessss!!!!

Now, onto my project!

Here's what I created with the beautiful Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom...


Oh.my.heart!
This may be my most favorite card make of the year!
That Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom is an absolute gem!


So many beautiful details - let's take a closer look...


Ink blending + layered dies = total gorgeousness!
I applied Deep Blue Seas Crisp Dye Mini Inks with the Ink Blending Tool-Small to create that pretty blue background - love it!


I cut apart the Floral Lace Die cut, and arranged it as a pretty border trim.
The Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock was perfect for layering my Primrose Blossoms with, and I used the darkest shade, Cosmic Berry, for the sentiment.
I love the realistic look of the Craft-A-Flower blooms! Those layers are errrrrything!


Simple, elegant & oh so beautiful creating with the

I hope my card has inspired you!
Please remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw
& Good Luck!

Time to send you hopping over to the wonderful Reiko Tsuchida's blog!
Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time,