Happy Friday, everyone! I am so excited to be playing along for a special blog hop hosted by Altenew today. This cardmaking and stamping hobby has brought so many blessings into my life, and one of the biggest blessings is without a doubt wonderful friends I got to meet!Today we are celebrating another day of Crafty Friends Blog Hop – you will get to check out each designers participating in this hop that is going on for 2 days! Hear the stories, inspirations, and projects we are sharing today and hope you can share some of that with me here too.
We have lots of giveaways, so stay tuned till the end of the blog post!
Before I get into more details about the project I created today, I have to apologize for project photos that might look a bit different than my usual photos. Due to the wildfire near my area, we haven’t seen sunny/blue skies in many many days so I couldn’t get a natural lighting. My apologies!
This project was inspired by an amazing craft friend of mine, one whom I love dearly – Lydia Evans. I got to know Lydia while working on various projects together for Altenew and she just never does fail to amaze me. She is sweet and lovely and I just adore her. Too bad she is all the way in the UK and I am here in the US, but we work so well together and have become good friends!
One of the things I admire of her is that her projects are always so stunning! And she is so good at using stencils for various looks using inks, which inspired me to create a background for today’s card!
So I took out some of the Goldfish Tails 6 Mini Cube Set and decided to go with the fall colors. I wanted something warm and bold for the cold season.
You will be surprised that these colors are not from the original 4 color set – but those 6 mini cubes sets were curated so you can use various shades from a different color family and stretch the purpose of the colors. Don’t these colors just go so well together with each other?
I wanted to highlight the background, so I kept the sentiment super simple with a sweet quote from the Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set and heat embossed it in a gold embossing powder on Jet Black Cardstock. Finishing touches were black enamel dots.
GIVEAWAY DETAIL #1
What is the biggest blessing you’ve gotten from this hobby of yours? Please do share with me in the comment section below by December 8th 11:59pm PST, you will automatically be entered into a giveaway!
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See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners! There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
- Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
- Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
- Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
- Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
- Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
- Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
2. I am giving away $20 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by December 8th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 9th. Good luck!!
I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is the lovely company, Ellen Hutson LLC! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for them! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Enza Gudor
- Laurie Willison
- Nicole Picadura
- Ellen Hutson LLC
- Lydia Evans
- Olga Moss
- Amy Tan
- Therese Calvird
- Galina Filippenko
- Sveta Fotinia
- Lisa Spangler
- Anna Komenda
- Scrapbook & Cards Today
- Kymona Tracey
- Vicki Boutin
- Carissa Wiley
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- TaeEun Yoo
- Sara Naumann
- Hussena Calcuttawala