Sunday, February 18, 2018

{Technique Tuesday} Design Team Announcement

Hi, everyone! I have some very exciting news!! I'm thrilled to be joining the Technique Tuesday family as part of the 2018 Design Team. I'm so honoured to be surrounded by such stellar designers and I look forward to sharing loads of fun cards like this one.

I combined the flamingos from Floyd & Frannie with shoes and a purse from Sassy Fashion. I used some creative masking to fit the booties on to Floyd's feet and loop the purse around Frannie's neck. LOL I used distress inks and loose watercolouring to add colour to the scene.

Sneak peeks for the March 2018 Release begin on February 27th so stay tuned. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

{Altenew} Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by for the Build-a-Flower: Peony Blossom Release and left some love! I enjoyed reading every single one of your comments and appreciate all of your kind words!

Before I announce the winner, I'm leaving you with another card featuring the Build-a-Flower: Peony Blossom set. I took a very different approach from my previous two cards and created masks with three of the flower dies to stamp this one-layer card. After stamping the sentiment on the card, I decided it needed something extra so I added black glitter and silver glitter die cuts over the stamped sentiment.

I used to select a winner for the $20 gift certificate to shop at the Altenew online store and the lucky lady is Jocelyn Olson!

Congratulations, Jocelyn! Please email by February 28, 2018 with the subject line Altenew Build-a-Flower: Peony Blossom Release Winner from Emily's blog to be set up with your gift certificate. Happy shopping!

In addition, Altenew will be announcing the SIX winners of a $30 gift certificate to their store on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog, so be sure to check there tomorrow. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, February 16, 2018

{Winnie & Walter} 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship


Welcome to Winnie & Walter's 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop! I'm delighted to be celebrating Love & Friendship with Winnie & Walter on this special occasion so I made two cards, one celebrating friendship and the other celebrating love. Be sure to visit the entire hop list below and leave comments along the way for your chance to win!

To create my friendship card, I combined Sentimental: Gift and The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways to create a custom sentiment. Then I used dies from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways for the scalloped mat, borders, butterflies and hearts.

I used both borders from Audrey Cutaways to underline the word friend from The Big, the Bold and Friends. Then I backed it with coloured cardstock to coordinate with the hearts. The large die cut word was popped up with fun foam for dimension and I modified the original die by cutting off the letter s for singularity. The silver glitter butterflies are layered over slate cardstock.

For my love card, I combined Sentimental: Love and the Love Cutaway to create the custom sentiment. I used Katharine Cutaways for the mat and Audrey Cutaways for the tag and heart.

The large word die was layered with silver glitter and popped up with fun foam. I also heat embossed Eva's Favorite Flowers on vellum to embellish the word love and finished with a white silk bow on the flower.

The printed vellum and patterned paper from both cards are from a retired Cosmo Cricket paper pad called Vellumptuous.

Emily Leiphart  [You are HERE.]
Gayatri Murali  [Go here NEXT!]

Winnie & Walter is giving away FOUR $40 gift certificates to their online shop and the four winners will be chosen at random from all the stops on the hop. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning! Please leave a comment by 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 for your chance to win.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Teacher Gifts

Yesterday, I posted an in-the-works photo on Instagram for these relatively quick-to-make Valentine's gifts for my son's teachers. For the boxes, I used Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Treat Box, Wplus9's Big Deal Additions and Sunny Studio Stamps' Sending My Love. I customized the sentiment by substituting "person in" from the original Wplus9 sentiment with the word "Valentine" from Sunny Studio.

I stamped the tent on the back of the boxes to complete the little scene. To finish, I filled the boxes with Carnaby heart-shaped chocolates and tied the smallest Paper Smooches Gift Tags 3 tag on to the handle with Lawn Fawn's black hemp cord.

Please visit my latest Instagram post for another look at these cute boxes. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, February 12, 2018

{Altenew} Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release + Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Today, Altenew is releasing a new Build-a-Flower set and it's the stunning Peony Blossom. This stunning 6x8 set offers stamped flowers in three sizes and two different leaves. The coordinating dies include petals in four sizes for building even more dimension, as well as unique stamen dies. This means there's no limit to the number of layering options, whether stamped with one, two or three layers or simply die cut with plain cardstock!

I have a friend who's going through a difficult time and I wanted to make an uplifting encouragement card for her. I stamped two each of the small and medium flowers using the three lightest ink colours in the Rose Petal Oval Set. I also used the three lightest colours from my favourite Sea Shore Oval Set for the leaves.

For the sentiment, I combined words from Be Strong with Super Script. I used Puffy Heart for the top line and Volcano Lake for the scripted awesome die cut.

My second card was made with Chinese New Year in mind but it also works as a birthday card. This time, I stamped the peonies with the three lightest colours from the Red Sunset Oval Set and the leaves using the Green Fields Oval Set.

The scripted celebrate is from Super Script and the secondary lines are also from Be Strong. I used Rouge and Industrial Diamond inks. I added two of the stamen dies die cut from white glitter cardstock. On both cards, I used my fingertips to curl the edges of the flower petals and leaves.

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the card blog and three winners will be announced on the scrapbook blog on February 18, 2018.

In addition, I'm also giving away a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew Store! Please leave a comment here on this post by 11:59pm EST on February 17th. I will announce my winner here on February 18, 2018.

Thanks so much for stopping by!