Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive

Hello Friends! Wanted to quickly share a card I made for the Alenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive! You can find out more information about this worthy event at the main Altenew blog post. We have an instagram hop going on now if you want to catch that for a chance at some prizes and more inspo!

For this card I really wanted to amp up the white textured background with this combination of different looks:

I don't think you can ever go wrong with too many layers. If something looks missing on your card, or you feel it's not "done" yet, consider adding a layer to it somewhere. 

And of course the bouquet is so happy-feeling! It's from Our Friendship Blooms which has a beautiful stamp, stencil and die set.

If you have some cards gathering dust on your shelves, or feel inspired to make a few sets, please consider the Caring Parents card drive. They would really appreciate and treasure your handmade cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram Summer Garden - Cutest Bunnies Ever!!!

Hello Friends! Oh my, if you've been hopping along the Colorado Craft Company blog hop for Anita Jeram's newest Summer Garden release, you're probably on cuteness overload by now! Anita is probably best known for her bunnies, and this release has all of them!! 

You may have come from Kassi Hulet, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Colorado Craft Company.

There are several different sets featuring different characters, the Carrot On set has this adorable bunny triumphantly holding his carrot high! I love this sentiment that comes with the set and thought it would be fun to make an actual heart that is full of carrots.

I used a very small amount of color for the carrots as I wanted the main image to be the focus. Popping the bunny up with foam tape is another way to give it focus.

You'll notice I stamped the bunny directly on the heart as well so the fringe on the scarf and the whiskers on the bunny show. Unfortunately, they didn't make it through my fussy cutting : )

Here's another super cute bunny, but what put me over the edge was the sentiment ... "Totally ROOTING for You" lol! This is from the, no surprise, Rooting for You set. 

This little guy is so darn sassy pulling up his beets, with his little hip swagger. Adore!! He's standing in a bit of ombre grass patches, helped by the Greener Grass set. 

The background is from an oldie but goodie Stripes and Dots Background which is great for creating your own striped background in the exact colors you need. I like that it has little dots around the thin stripe so it looks like you perfectly stippled the background.

Finally, this Summer Garden Background is for those who are indecisive. Not sure which critter is your fave from this release?! Get them all! Yep, they're all here on the background, in a smaller version.

"You're never too old to play in the dirt" hahaha, what a fun and different message to send someone! 

This release is so amazing we're doing three different giveaways! Enter as many times as you'd like until March 19th. Winners announced on March 21st. Good luck!!

Giveaway 1: All designers will be giving away a stamp set from this release (your choice) to a lucky winner that we will draw from all the comments left on their social media hangouts. Leave a comment, follow or like and be sure to join their email lists too.
Giveaway 2:
We'll be giving away a complete bundle of this release to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using your favorite designer's affiliate link. So many chances to win! 

Giveaway 3:
We'll be giving away 3 sets to 3 randomly chosen winners on Instagram. To enter visit our Instagram post at: https://www.instagram.com/coloradocraftcompany/ for details.

Next I'd love to send you to the lovely Kelly Taylor who's got some really fabulous eye candy to share!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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