Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Be Merry: Simple Two Color Blends with Newton's Nook


Hello Crafters! 

Whew I can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow!
I guess I better get on the Christmas band wagon. 
I'm hoping to use my four day weekend to do just that, and craft. 
Because well that makes me happy too :) 

I'm was over on the Newton's Nook blog earlier this week sharing a fun Christmas card. 



I actually tried something a bit different, no it's not the sky colors. I'm still infatuated with the Salty Ocean/ Blueprint Sketch/ Chipped Sapphire combo. You'll probably be seeing it all winter. Please accept my sincere apologies. 


What I actually did different is the Copic coloring. 
I love to use a four color blend when I'm coloring. However, I know not everyone is that comfortable with Copics or maybe you just don't have that many in your collection. 
No worries, today were only using two colors to blend and guess what? 
Still looks good ;) 

You can watch the whole card and hear a bit about my little peanut's Thanksgiving Feast in the video below 


What do you think? 
Would you have noticed I didn't use all four colors if I wouldn't have pointed it out? 



Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!




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Monday, November 20, 2017

Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop



Hello Crafters! 

Happy Monday! 
And this time it actually is :)

Welcome to the Altenew Marker Release Blog Hop! If you're just stopping by you can start the hop at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog. If you've been hopping along then you should have arrived from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. 

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on theAltenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 29th.  

They are also generously allowing me to do a $30 gift card giveaway here! 
The winner will be posted on November 29th so make sure you first leave some love and then stop back to see if you're the lucky winner! 

Speaking of Winners . . . 
I need to announce the lucky winner from November 8th's Blog hop and that is


Congratulations Stacey! 
To claim your $30 gift card please email  winner@altenew.com by 11/30/2017 with the subject line Altenew 11/8/2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Kelly Latevola's Blog.

Alright, are you ready to talk Markers?


Altenew already has one set of 12 "Set A"  Today They are releasing two more sets. 
"Set B" and "Set C" are just filled with beautiful colors. 
They are also offering discounts if you buy them in a bundle. 

 




I actually used all three sets to create my card for today. 
I first stamped and masked my scene. When you're creating a one layer card you want to start with whatever will be in the foreground. For this card that was my flower and then the cup. 


I left all the masks in place and added an additional one to the bottom of the card for my table top.  I put down some distress inks to create a background and then removed all my masks to get coloring! 



The colors included in these sets blend really easily together so there's no guess work. Plus, the markers are one of the few alcohol markers that have a brush nib which I love! I don't even remember how to color without them :/ 

I did do a video but it's a long hop so feel free to skip it. 
Or come back and check it out. It'll be here :) 



The next stop on the hop is TaeEun Yoo!
Thank you so much dropping by!!

Here's the List of the Entire Hop in case you get lost along the way! 



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

I like you Snow Much: Multi-Layer Scene card with Neat & Tangled

 Hello Crafters! 

Happy Saturday! 
It's actually not that happy. It's raining buckets and I have to work. 
Blech. 
Silver lining: It's 50 degrees and not snowing.
I'm going to concentrate on that part. 

You know when snow is beautiful? 
When I don't have to leave my house and on my cards. 
That's it. 

Speaking of Snow . . . .
Have you seen the newest release from Neat and Tangled?


I couldn't resist this sweet bunny skiing! How darling!! 
I actually made a card with multiple layers. 
No, honest. 
There's a video and everything. 
You can check it out on the Neat and Tangled Blog. 

Hope you have a good weekend. I'll see you on Monday :) 






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BUNNY SLOPES
BUNNY SLOPES
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BUNNY SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
BUNNY SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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STITCHED SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
STITCHED SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Simon Says Stamp Ink Cube Set MORNING SUN
Simon Says Stamp Ink Cube Set MORNING SUN
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Set BLOOMING MEADOW
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Set BLOOMING MEADOW
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER
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Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Simon Says Stamp VELVET ORCHID
Simon Says Stamp VELVET ORCHID
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Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
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Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker RV34 DARK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV34 DARK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker B91 PALE GRAYISH BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B91 PALE GRAYISH BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER b95 LIGHT GRAYISH COBALT
Copic Sketch MARKER b95 LIGHT GRAYISH COBALT
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Copic Sketch Marker B97 NIGHT BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B97 NIGHT BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B0000 PALE CELESTINE
Copic Sketch Marker B0000 PALE CELESTINE
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Copic Sketch Marker RV00 WATER LILY
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 WATER LILY
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Copic Sketch Marker R81 ROSE PINK
Copic Sketch Marker R81 ROSE PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker R56 CURRANT
Copic Sketch Marker R56 CURRANT
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Copic Sketch Marker V22 ASH LAVENDER
Copic Sketch Marker V22 ASH LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch Marker V25 PALE BLACKBERRY
Copic Sketch Marker V25 PALE BLACKBERRY
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Copic Sketch Marker V28 EGGPLANT
Copic Sketch Marker V28 EGGPLANT
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