Sunday, April 7, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway





I'm very excited to share a card with you today that I made for a fabulous cause.  

Altenew's goal is to send cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they are not forgotten.  We would love for you to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and then join this great cause by sending in cards.

Here is the card that I will be sending to Altenew and hopefully it gives you some inspiration.



I started by inking my card front using Altenew Crisp Dye Ink - Aqualicious.  Needing a little more interest on the background I pulled out my Jet Black Ink Sprays and added a few sprays.
If you know anything about me, I LOVE Altenew cover dies, so this card is using 

I stamped several images from the Dotted Blooms set using Altenew Permanent Black Ink.  This is a layering set but I decided to add color by using several ink pads to achieve a watercolor effect.
Colors used on the flowers, Altenew Fresh Lemon, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect.
My sentiment was selected from the Build-A-Flower: Cattleya set.

Altenew is Giving Back



Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win.  We'll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list below.  All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/17/2019.


Now on to Laura Jane.

Nancy McClelland (you are here)






Friday, April 5, 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive

Stayed tune for another fun card blog from Altenew. 


Check out the information about this special event here, Celebrating Parents Card Drive and stop back on Sunday, April 7th for a fun Blog Hop + Giveaway.

Thanks for checking in again today,

Nancy

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Altenew Wallpaper Art Florals

So today I have a card to share from extra images left over from my card yesterday.
Once again the same colors, which are my favorites right now.


Using a basic black and white floral image with a splash of color on the leaves.
First I inked up a background using Altenew Aqualicious Ink and then I spritzed the background with Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray.



I wanted to add a small accent strip of paper on the left side, so I used black paper.  Also wanting to add a little texture to that paper, I added lines by using my score board.  
So simple and easy!
My leaves were colored with Altenew Artist Markers.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Nancy



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway



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Thanks for joining us today for this special anniversary blog hop.  
You should have arrived here from Jen Schow's blog and if not please hop back and check things out.
I also have a complete blog hop list below so that you don't miss anything.



Lately I have become obsessed with the Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp & Die set.  I love adding the floral images in black and white on a colorized background.  Altenew Permanent Black Ink is perfect for this technique.


I selected the Altenew Sunburst Stencil and dry embossed it by running it through my Big Shot.  Not wanting this background layer to be white I inked over the texture with Altenew Limeade and Altenew Iceberg inks.


Next I wanted a silver border layer, so I decided to make my own.  Selecting a piece of paper trimmed to size, I inked the edges with my Altenew Embossing Ink pad.  Then I applied Altenew Antique Silver Embossing powder over the wet ink, heat embossed and I'm done.




I finished up my card with the simple 'Smile' sentiment from the 



Prizes, Prizes and more Prizes

    Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


    • Altenew: 5 $50.00 Altenew Gift Certificates
    • Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
    • Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100.00 Altenew Gift Ceritifcates
    • My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
    • Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50.00 Gift Certificates
    • Simon Says Stamps:$50.00 Gift Certificate
    • Scrapbook.com: $50.00 Gift Certificate
    • Ellen Hudson LLC: $30.00 Gift Certificate
    • Blitsy: $30.00 Gift Certificate
    • Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
    • Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25.00 Gift Certificate
    • Seven Hills Crafts: £25.00 Gift Certificate
    • Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
    • Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
    • WOW! Embossing Powder: $20.00 Gift Certificate
    • Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

    Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

    Now it's time to continue the blog, so hop on over to see what
    Raquel Bowman has to share.


    Nancy McClelland -* you are here*

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

    Today I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the 
    Altenew Build-A-Flower family.
    Did you know that Altenew has a Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan?
    This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set.  When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.00-$29.99)


    So lets keep this blog hop going, you should have arrived here from The Hedgehog Hollow, but if not please go back and check out what Alexandra has to share.

    This Sweet Violet set is very easy to layer and has a very delicate look.

    Layering Guide


    Sweet Violet Build-A-Flower bundle comes with the inks included which is a great way to build your ink collection along with taking the guess work out of the color selection.



    I have a few examples to share with you today using three color ways.

    This first example I used the Feathered Leaves Stencil and inked my background using Frayed Leaf Ink. I also inked a small section on the card front using Morning Frost over the Feathered Leaves Stencil.  This is a simple shaker card and I wanted a subtle texture to be seen through the acetate window. 
    Deep Blue Seas, Summer Afternoon and Green Fields ink were used for the flowers and leaves.  




    For my next example I used the Beveled Squares Stencil and did the dry embossed technique by running it through my Big Shot.   I love this subtle texture for a background.  I stamped the flowers using the Enchanted Garden and Summer Afternoon inks and the leaves were stamped using 
    Tropical Forrest inks.
    The sentiment is stamped with Jet Black ink on paper from the 
    Reflection Paper Pack







    My last card features the violets using Tea Party and Summer Afternoon inks with leaves in Green Meadows ink.
    I started out with the Rustic Linen background stamp using Morning Frost ink. 
    My sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with 
    Altenew Pure White Crisp Powder.





    Prizes:


    To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30.00 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog, and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.  Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.

    We'll also draw a winner to receive a $15.00 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list below.  All winners will be announce on the Altenew blogs on 4/9/2019.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop today, now your next stop is


    Below is a complete blog hop list for your convenience.

    Nancy McClelland (you are here)

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Simple thinking of you

    Sometimes the most simple cards are the best.  A pretty embossed background and then a big, bold sentiment is all you need.
    Today I'm sharing a card made with products from Altenew.


    Using Clear Embossing ink and Platinum embossing powder, I stamped the background with Altenew Boroque Motifs stamp.  


    After stamping the images I used Altenew Iceberg ink and inked the background.
    You can see that I did not get a perfectly stamped image, but I will cover that area with the large 'thinking of you' sentiment.


    Adding a small black border layer and the finished panel to a card and you done!

    Thanks for stopping by today,


    Nancy


    Monday, February 25, 2019

    Jessa says HELLO


    So I have to brag about the new addition to my family.  I've been without a dog for over 3 years and finally gave in and added this precious girl to my life.  This is the 4th St. Bernard that we have had and the last one was the first we adopted, having the first 2 from puppies.
    Well I started investigating rescue/adoption and Jessa popped up in my email.
    She is almost 6 years old and was surrendered from a breeder.  We don't know her entire story other than she has had several liters of puppies and now will get to live the rest of her life with us.  
    She is so sweet plus great with children and other dogs. 
    Being that I work from home, Jessa has become a mama's girl and she is my shadow.



    Recently the weather here in Iowa has not been very friendly so we were in the craft room most of the weekend.  I needed to prep for my upcoming Copic class, but we had time to put together a card using the Altenew Build-A-Flower Hyacinth stamp set.


    This set is so easy to stamp and is very realistic.  I did not keep track of the colors I used but there are so many possibilities including purple, blue, pink, yellow......and the list goes on.
    I used papers from the Altenew Reflection 6 X 6 paper pad and added some sequins for accent.


    Thanks for stopping by today and letting me gloat about my new furbaby.




    Nancy