Thursday, March 22, 2018

Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!  I am so excited to be joining in with the girls over at Altenew today for the March 2018 Release Hop.  Keep reading to check out my cards using the new sets, Rose Bouquet, Hope, and Focus on You.  There is also 2 different Giveaways to check out at the end of this post.  To see the entire March Release, click HERE
If you are following along on the blog hop, you have just left May's blog.  Isn't she the sweetest?  And so talented!  If you would like to see a complete list for today's hop, scroll down or head over to the Altenew Blog for all the details.


I adore Altenew's genius layering stamps.  The flowers are so easy to stamp and turn out beautifully with the layers of color and intricate details.  I used the Warm and Cozy and Green Fields ink sets from Altenew to create these flowers....


I layered it with a black and white striped pattern paper and then finished if off with a sentiment from the new Wildflower Garden Stamp Set and some clear droplets.


Another new flower set this month is called Hope.  These big blooms are beautiful and work great for a background or just one simple detail on a card.


I used the new Doodle Die for the background.  I added in some Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink Blending along the bottom for on ombre style background.  I added in one bloom and set of leaves with a heat embossed sentiment and sentiment die to complete the card.


If you follow my blog, you know I love clean and simple.  And white space!  So I had to throw in one CAS card today.


This set is called Focus on You.  The flower stems are so easy to color and die cut.  I stamped that sentiment in black ink and added the bloom on top with foam tape for dimension.  Definitely a quick and easy card for a friend!

The next stop on the hop is over to Enza's blog.  :)



Check out the Stamp and Die Bundles available over at Altenew, along with an adorable little enamel pin!


*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 Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.

*I will also have a Giveaway here on my blog. Leave comment here for a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate. I will announce the winner on 3/30/2018.


Here is a complete list of the stops on the hop....

Mayline Jung

I am so glad you stopped by today.  I feel so honored to be a part of this amazing hop.  Thanks to the girls at Altenew for having me this month!

Hope you have a fantastic day!



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

MFT Wednesday Challenge....

Happy Wednesday!  Today starts a new weekly sketch challenge over at the MFT Challenge Blog.  I am joining in with a clean and simple card!

First off, here is my card....

MFT Wednesday Sketch 377

You can see the sketch below, but I turned it on its side to make this top fold card.  I used the Celebratory Banner about half way dow the card front.  I cut out the banners out of white cardstock and then added color using Copic markers.  Next, I tied a little tiny white twine bow and attached it to the end of the banner.  I used the little heart die cuts from the Blueprints Tag Builder 5 for the extra details in the sketch.  Last, I covered the hearts in Glossy Accents for a little shine.

MFT Wednesday Sketch 377

Here is this weeks sketch.....

Head on over to the MFT Challenge blog to see the details about this weeks sketch.  I hope you can play along too! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MFT Card Kit Release...

It's Card Kit Release time over at MFT!  The Bundle of Balloons Kit is ready to purchase over at the MFT Store.  But first, I have one more CAS card to share...

MFT March Card Kit

This one was so simple to make.  Remember the stencil I used on day 1?  Well I had all those balloons left over to make yesterdays card and now this one.  I just added in some Copic color to each balloon and then colored the BE with black Copic.  I add the balloons and tales to a stitched panel and then added that to a car base.  Super quick and simple!

MFT March Card Kit

Check out the details over at the MFT Blog and grab a kit for yourself!  So glad you stopped in today!  Thanks so much!

Monday, March 19, 2018

MFT Card Kit Countdown...

Welcome to day 2 of the countdown for the MFT March Card Kit.  This new set of ballon alphabet dies is so much fun!  I love how you can personalize a card with your recipients name or just keep it simple with a sentiment.  In this case...Hi!

MFT March Card Kit

I did a little cloud and hill stenciling with some oxide inks (all linked below) and then added in the cute little puppy from Puppy Kisses.  Next, from the die cuts I saved from yesterday's ballon stenciled card, I picked up the H and the I and did a little Copic coloring.  I added them to the card front with the little string die cuts and tucked those behind the pup.  I added in a tiny string bow but her feet to make it look like she is holding the balloon strings.  To finish the card off, I masked off the top of each balloon, covered the tops with some liquid glue and then added in some glitter.  

MFT March Card Kit

The March Bundle of Balloons Card Kit will be available Tuesday, March 19th at 8pm CST.  Stop over to the MFT Blog for more details on this month's kit.  

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March MFT Card Kit Countdown...

This months MFT Card Kit is adorable as always!  This month it is a fantastically versatile set of alphabet balloons called Bundle of Balloons.  Instead of using the actual die for today's card, I am starting out with what the die cuts left behind. An amazing stencil!

MFT March Card Kit

To create the card, I used the negative after all the balloons were popped out.  Basically....don't cut the dies apart and you'll have a great cardstock stencil to use.  I tapped down the stencil and did a little oxide ink blending to create this rainbow card.  I added in "oh happy day" from the Handwritten Happiness along with some black jewels to finis the card front off.  I added the card front to a card base after trimming just a tiny bit from each of the sides.  That way it pops from the base.

MFT March Card Kit

There are more countdown days with sneaks of the new MFT kit before the kit will be available on Tuesday, March 20th at 8pm CST.  Swing back by tomorrow and check out my next card.  Thanks so much for coming by today!