Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s May 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new Stamps and Dies.  If you arrived here from the talented Laurie Willison blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my 8 x 8 scrapbook chipboard layout:

Main Squeeze

I love Altenew new Main Squeeze stamp set. It is perfect for my recent mishap at work. My coworker dropped a table. She asked another coworker and myself to help her pick it.  It’s a heavy steel table. While we were picking it up, the other coworker didn’t have a grip on it and let it go on my foot. Such luck, right?! The top of my left foot is fractured.

This stamp set reminds me to really look at the good in this painful situation.  I get to stay home and craft more, LOL!!!

Here’s how I created this chipboard layout:

Pick a patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Kit and adhere it to the 8 x 8 piece of We R Memory Keepers Cinch Chipboard using Altenew Glue Tape.

Stamp the medium lemon randomly on the patterned paper using Altenew Embossing Ink.

Translucent Pearl embossing powder

Stamp the one of the sentiments on the picture using Stazon Ink.

Main Squeeze

Sprinkle Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder over the stamped image, then heat set it.

Die cut Altenew Fine Alphabet Die Set out of black cardstock for the layout title.

Fine Alphabet die set

Using a ruler, adhere the title to the layout using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Since the die set doesn’t come with punctuation marks, use the question mark from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Puffy Stickers.

Randomly place thread on the layout and adhere the photo on top.

Add a couple of enamel dots for additional texture.


Use We R Memory Keepers Typecast to add journaling to the layout.

Main Squeeze

Adhere the journaling block to the layout and done!

Let’s take another look:

Main Squeeze


What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 25th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Friday, May 26th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 27th, 2018.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

    Jennifer McGuire

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sandra Dietrich

Jessica Frost-Ballas

May Sukyong Park

Debby Hughes

Paige Evans

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Justine Hovey

Enza Gudor

Chari Moss

Gayatri Murali

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Komenda

Jenn Shurkus

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Raquel Bowman

Lydia Evans

Kelly Latevola

Nicole Picadura

Nina-Marie Trapani

Terhi Koskinen

Rubeena Ianigro

Sveta Fotinia

Emily Leiphart

Flora Monika Farkas

Laura Jane

Michelle Short

Erum Tasneem

Kimberly Wiener

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Altenew  products were given to me since I’m on the design team.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Main Squeeze stamp set Altenew Embossing Ink  Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder Altenew Fine Alphabet Die Altenew Glue Tape Alphabet Puffy StickersWe R Memory Keepers - The Cinch - 8 x 8 Designer Book Board - Chipboard Tombow Mono Liquid Glue

We R Memory Keepers - Typecast Collection - Typewriter - Black

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Clearsnap and CardMarker Mag Blog Hop

Third post for today
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Hello everyone!! I’m excited to be here today!!  Clearsnap and CardMarker Mag have teamed up to bring you this great blog hop today!!


If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Lisa’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, head on over to the CardMaker’s blog.

I was challenged to use Clearsnap Chalk Ink to create a project.  So, I decided to show you how to achieve an Ombre effect using Clearsnap Chalk Ink.  I love this affect because it shows a gradual light to dark color that is so super easy to achieve.

Colorbox ink and stamp

Supplies used:

Lets get started:

Use the lightest pink to ink up the stamp.

Stamp the image to the bottom left corner of the white card base.

Adding the first ink

Then re-ink the stamp with the first color and the middle pink color towards the tail.

Stamp the inked stamp to the right of the first stamped image.

adding the second ink

Then ink up the stamp one more time in the solid darker pink color and stamp the image on the cardstock.

Take a look at all three of the stamped images from dark to light.

stamped images

Stamp your sentiment using Clearsnap Archival Ink in Wicked Black and sprinkle clear embossing powder on top.  Heat set the sentiment for a glossy look.

Take a look at my finished card:

finished cards

Here is another view of my card with the supplies:

finished card with props

Super fun and exciting right!! Wait till you see what everyone else has come up with.  You are going to love all of their projects.

Just in case you get lost on the hop here is a list of all of the participants:

Rose Powell
Dawn Lusk
Dana Tatar
Carisa Zglobicki
Jennifer Priest
Pamela Haskin
Chana Malkah Harris
Lisa Silver
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Kim Klinkovsky
Linda Beeson

So what do you think?  Would you give this ColorBox Chalk Inks a try in your when creating and ombre look? Please let me know in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 193 – Pink

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card is:

Week 193 - PINK

Take a look at my card:

Be Strong (CAS)

When I saw the cue card, I knew I wanted to combine the rub-ons with the color pink.

This is just one of the cards in my series called the Be Series!! Sometimes all we need is a pretty strong sentiment to get us though our day.

Creating this card was more then easy and it to me less then 4 minutes!

Check out my supplies:

Be Strong supplies (CAS)

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut your white card base to 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 5.50.
  2. Cut out the sentiment you want to use from Prima Loved Words Rub-Ons.
  3.  Place the sentiment on the card front where you want them to be and rub.
  4. Remove the transparent sheet.
  5. Spring Wow! Fluorescent Magenta Embossing Powder over the sentiment and heat set it.

Done!! When I say easy, that might be an understatement.  This was amazing easy.

Check out the rest of  my cards:

Be Serious (CAS)

Do you know someone who would love a card like this?  Let me know, I will send one right on over.

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Supplies used:

Prima Loved WordsRecollections White Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies – Texture

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies!!  I’m here showcasing one of their new dies that was released 3 weeks ago!!

Lets jump right in!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set!! It’s a super doper cute die set and the possibility are endless!!

TDD Snowman Die Set

Take a look at my that I created with this die:

Dashing through the snow2 (TDD)

I love this cute snowman die!!  Look at all of that stitching!  Nice texture.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I die cut my snowman out of different colors of paper. I put the snowman together.
  2. Then I draw a hill line on my cardstock.
  3. I stamped The Ton Stamps Holiday Lyrics using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. After that, I place Simon Says Stamps Stencil Falling Snow  on top of the cardstock and layered Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.
  5. Before the paste dried, I sprinkled some Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the snow to give it some sparkle and shine.

Super fun to create!!

What do you think? Let me know below!!

Supplies used:

holiday lyrics MFT Hybrid Black Ink SSS Falling SnowEmbossing PasteNeenah Desert Storm CS

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Watercolor Resist

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with CAS(E) this Sketch #145 Challenge today.  I don’t get to participate in challenges much so when I do, I get all excited.

Lets jump right in:

Here is the sketch:


Take a look at my card:

Be Kind and Thoughtful (challenge)

Creating this card was simple:

I used my powder bag and prepped my watercolor paper so that the embossing powder would stick to areas that I don’t want.

I used Concord & 9th Being Classy Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment using Versamark Ink.

I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamped sentiment.  Then I heat set it.

After all of the powder melted, I taped down my Canson watercolor paper so that I can watercolor the front of the card.

I used Koi Watercolor to add the color to my Canson watercolor paper.

Since I heat set the sentiment, it resists the color and rolls of the white sentiment.  The color only lands on the paper where the sentiment isn’t.

Some of the paint settled on the sentiment, I just used a damp cloth to wipe the ink off.  Super easy.

I used Stampin’ Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch to cut out three butterflies out of vellum paper.

I attached each of the butterflies together and add two rhinestones in the center.

Super easy and pretty!!

I hope I fit the sketch!

Supplies used:

Being Classy VersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderKoi Watercolor Canson Watercolor Paper Elegant Butterfly PunchBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!!


Clean and Simple 4 – Day 1

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with my first homework project from the new Online Card Class – Clean and Simple 4!!

Before I show you what I created, let me just say I LOVE these classes.  I learn so much from all of the instructors.  Its unbelievable.

Day 1 we learned about:

1. Heat Embossing and Masking

2. 3D Embossing

3. Faux Ceramic Titles

Did your jaw drop?  Yes, it should.  Amazing, Amazing stuff. I can’t wait to share all of it with you.


My card today showcases Heat Embossing and Masking!  The talented Jennifer McGuire taught us how to combine simple masking and stamping with powders to create unique backgrounds that will really add pop to a clean and simple design.

Take a look at my card:

OCC Embossed Love

Amazing right!! Just some pop of color turned this simple card to Wow!! simple card.

Here is a closer look:

OCC Embossed Love 2

Here you can see the white emboss pattern that follows evenly across the card.  Amazing what masking can really do!!

I will be back with more cards from Day 1 class!!

FYI –  a2z Scrapbooking Store has all of your Hero Arts needs.  The best part is, I have a coupon for you to use.  Use KYMONA15 to get 15% off your totally purchase.

Jennifer used a Hero Arts Basic Grey Bold Flower Pattern Background Cling Stamp on her card, that I love but didn’t have. So I ordered it from a2z Scrapbooking and you can too.

Hero Arts Bold Flower Pattern

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Highline Ironwork LF Scripty Love Hero Arts White Embossing PowderHero Arts Snow Layering Paper Hero Arts Black Layering Paper

Thanks for stopping by!



Warm Holiday Wishes Tag

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with Tag You’re It!!  This is my first time playing with them.  I’m happy I found them.  I recently started making tags and I love them.  They are super fun to make.


The TYIC Designer for his challenge is Tracey McNeely and her tag is fabulous!!

When I looked at her tag, I thought of pops of color.  So I decided that I wanted to have a pop of color on my tag too.

Take a look at my card:

Warm Holiday Wishes

I love that pop of that Cable Car Red Wow embossing powder on my gloves.

Warm Holiday Wishes sideview

Not along is it a tag, but it doubles as a card too!!  So you can write your message inside instead of the back.

This is how I created my tag:

I cut two tags out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock using Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too.

I used Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes stamp set to stamp my snowflakes with Versamark ink.  Then I embossed them with Hero Arts White Embossing Power.

I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I stamped the mitten string with Versafine Onyx Black ink around the hole in the tag.

I stamped my mittens using Versamark ink and embossed with Cable Car Red Wow Emobossing Powder.

I fussy cut the mittens out and adhered them with foam adhesive. I added Clear Wink of Stella on my mittens for a sparkly shine.

I attached my second tag to the back of the first tag with adhesive to create a tag that opens.

I strung Stampin’ Up! Retired Whisper White Sweater Ribbon to finish off my tag.

Nice and easy.  So what do you think?



Cable Card Red embossing powderTagMeToo1 Bazzill Marshmallow CS Big Holiday WishesVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderOnyx Versafine Ink3M Mounting TapeWhite Sweater RibbonWink of Stella clear

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