April 24, 2019

Hip Kit Club May 2019 Kits Reveal!!

Coming back from vacation is always a challenge, so while I'm catching up on social media and all, here's a look at the gorgeous May 2019 Hip Kit Club Kits, you find all the details and information on the Hip Kit Club website, of course!

Let's start with the star, the main kit-

The May main kit is packed full of brand new Crate Paper and Pink Paislee goodies, as well as some fantastic HKC exclusives. Have you seen the bows?? So good!!
Next is the Pocket Life kit, which has so many pretty stickers I don't even know where to start! Crate, Shimelle, stamps... 

Moving on to the embellishment kit, cause that on is always a must-

Nobody does chipboard like Crate paper, and yup, those gorgeous pink alphas are foam, my favorite!
If you need some color and mixed media fun in your life, look no further than the color kit-

These Lindy Stamp Gang Magical Shakers are magical indeed, and really fun to play with!
And for all your paper needs, here are the patterned paper and cardstock kits. No need to pick a favorite side, just get another one of each of the papers in the main kit!

Check out the Hip Kit Club website for all these goodies and more, also, don't forget National Scrapbooking day is coming up, and we have tons of fun stuff going on on the Hip Kit Club member forum on FB, so make sure you join us!

April 16, 2019

Altenew April 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there! Thanks for joining me on the Altenew April Blog Hop! If at any point you get lost, just return to the hosting blog, the Altenew Card Blog. If you are coming from the Altenew Scrapbook blog- welcome! Your next stop is Nicole Picadura's blog. Find the full list of blogs at the end of this post!

For more information on the prizes and giveaways, keep reading!

I created 2 layouts using my picks from the April release, let's get started!

The moment I saw the Alluring Blooms paper pack, I knew it had to be mine! Those painterly flowers give me all kinds of warm and fussy artsy feelings! Together with the Weekend Doodles stamp set, this layout came together in no time. Here are the products I use, you can click on the photo to see these in store.

Moving on to the calmer layout, for this one I used the Beloved Daisy stamp set and Sweet Moments paper pack. 

If you struggle with layering stamp sets, this one is extremely beginner friendly and very forgiving. I am not an expert stamper and really enjoyed using it. Click the photos to see these in store.

I added some extra touches to the daisies using my watercolor brush markers, which are fantastic.

There's a process video too!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 4/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 5/4/2019.

Here is the full blog hop list-

You are HERE>>>>>>>>>>>> Irit Landgraf

Thanks so much for hopping by!! Make sure you check all the other blog hop stops, and comment to enter the giveaways!! Let me know which new product is your favorite!

April 4, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining the hop, and welcome to my blog! 
If you're following the entire hop, you probably arrived from Galina Filippenko's blog
your next stop is the Simply Cards & Papercraft blog. The full list is added at the end of this post.
The hop is hosted by the Altenew Card Blog, so feel free to go back there for all the details you need.

As usual, Altenew is offering some amazing 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:

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.

For Altenew's 5th anniversary I wanted to go to my all time favorites stamp sets, and my precious- watercolors of course! 

Here's my layout-

I used my Botanical Garden and Wild Hibiscus stamp sets, as well as my Altenew 36 half set watercolors.

I used the halftone circles dies to cut these circles into some watercolor paper, and then just painted it and waited for it to dry. I kept the stamping part super simple with just using black ink. I love the combination of black and white flowers with the bright watercolors.

Hope you like my layout and feel inspired to use some of your favorite Altenew stamps! Here's the full list for today's hop-

You're HERE >>>>>> Irit Landgraf
Have a fabulous day!

March 25, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers- Swatches!

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to share these beauties. I've wanted to try these for a long time, since I adore watercolor brush markers, and Altenew were kind enough to send me this set to play with. This is the Spring Garden Set, there is another one with more colors, both can be found on the Altenew website.
Here are my swatches for the Spring Garden set-

Aren't these colors lovely? You can see all this swatching action in the video I made-

Thanks for stopping by, I will be sharing more projects with these and other Altenew goodies very soon, so stay tuned!

Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share some awesome projects I've created using the new Altenew goodies! If you're hopping along, the full list of participants is linked below, so just keep reading! The hop is hosted on the Altenew card blog, so in case you get lost, just go there :) Welcome to everyone coming from Heather Hoffman's blog, your next stop is  Virginia Lu, but first- read on!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/19/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2019.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 blogs on 3/23/2019.

My first project is using this fantastic set and the matching dies, cause life's too short for fussy cutting ;)
I created a 12x12 layout, using the stamps, dies and the gorgeous watercolor markers. Here it is-

This was so fun and easy to make, just watch my video tutorial and see how this came together-

Next project is another 12x12 layout, and this time I used this beautiful and elegant flower stamp set. I've been a long time fan of Altenew's flowers stamps, this one is a great addition to my collection.

My favorite way of using these type of stamps is with white embossing powder, and then watercolor them, and that's exactly what I did here-

So simple, so pretty!

Last but not least is a really special set, I have nothing like this in my collection, and I think it is fantastic!
This is the Book Club set and it's perfect for your library of books or journals. Use it on your kids books as well! Here's how I used mine-

I embossed it with gold sparkly powder. So simple and so pretty!

Those are my projects for today, but visit the other hop stops for tons of inspiration! Here's the list-

Thanks again for stopping by, leave a comment for that 30$ giveaway, let me know which is your favorite product in the new release! Have a lovely day!