Thursday, December 31, 2015

Season's Givings Blog Hop!


Hi and welcome to Season's Givings Blog Hop! This is the fourth year running of this fun hop. This is a great chance for me to thank all my followers and readers for visiting my blog tirelessly. Especially for the ones that have been leaving me sweet comments. I am so grateful for you, your kind comments on my projects and your encouragements when I am doubting myself. Your heartwarming comments are one of the biggest motivations to keep me going and I can't thank you enough for that! You are the best! =)


Every single person/company on this hop is giving something away. All you need to do to is go to their blogs and leave a comment (or add yourself in the linky thingy like mine) for a chance to win. This has to be one of the best ways to start a new year! =) If you arrived from Lisa Adametz's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can see a complete blog hop list below. Without further ado, here are my candies!


Here is what's in the box:
  • An assortment of Project Life Inspiration Edition 6x6 patterned paper.
  • An assortment of Seven Paper Baxter 6x6 patterned paper.
  • An assortment of Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss 6x6 patterned paper.
  • An assortment of Lawn Fawn 6x6 patterned paper.
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Wild For You Stamp Set.
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Roaring' Good Day Stamp Set.
  • A set of two paper tapes designed by Lotta Jansdotter.
  • A roll of Maste Japanese washi masking tape by MARK'S Inc.
  • An assortment of embellishments.
All you need to do is add your name and email address in the linky thingy below for a chance to win. Please note that this is only for anyone that has a US address. ONE entry per person, please! =) You have until 23:55 PST, January 5th, 2016 to enter.



If you don't live in the US, here is also a candy for you! =) This is a smaller one, but ANYONE can enter for a chance to win!


Here is what's in the box:
  • An assortment of Crate Paper Kiss Kiss 6x6 patterned paper.
  • An assortment of Crate Paper Style Board 6x6 patterned paper.
  • An assortment of patterned paper.
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Peanut Butter & Jelly Stamp Set.
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Overflowing Joy Stamp Set.
  • A set of two paper tapes designed by Lotta Jansdotter.
  • A roll of Maste Japanese washi masking tape by MARK'S Inc.
  • An assortment of embellishments.
Once again, just leave your name and email address in the linky thingy below for a chance to win! ONE entry per person, please! =) You have until 23:55 PST, January 5th, 2016 to enter.


I may or may not add a little extras in the box when it comes time to ship them, too! =) Okay, it's time to send you to Daniela Dobson's Blog! And here is the complete blog hop list:

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett


Hope you all have a Happy Happy New Year, my friends! =)

Have fun hopping and good luck!

hugs,
alice

Sweet Safari

Happy New Year's Eve, all! =) Here is one more card that I made as a MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team member to send off 2015.


Why yes, it's those adorable animals again! I thought this gotta be a happy goodbye, right? =)


The Sweet Safari animals are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor paper and colored with a combination of Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.


The sentiment is included in the Sweet Safari set.

Being on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team is definitely one of the most fun and pleasant experiences that I have ever had in the card making/craft world. The MFT crew and Susan have made it so easy for us all with clear instructions and ample time for us to finish our projects. And that makes me a happy crafter. =) Thank you so much to MFT and Susan for choosing me as one of the "one and only" (read more about it here) MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team members. I am also so grateful to have met and get to know a group of uber talented ladies and have become lifelong friends with them. I can't thank you enough for that along, Susan!  And for the readers that have come and leave me comments on my MFT posts, I am so grateful for your support! I am hoping to create all my projects with as much love and enthusiasm as I have been this last year and hope you will still come by in the coming year! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: (Sweet Safari) My Favorite Things
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
color medium: (Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box) Winsor & Newton, (Gansai Tambi watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
card size: 3 5/8" x5 3/8"

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #261

Happy New Year's Eve Eve, my friends! =) I can't quite believe that 2015 only has a little over a day left!!! But there is one last challenge before we say goodbye to 2015 over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for you to try! First is the sketch.


Here is my take on it.


Ah, I simplified the sketch a little more! =)


I stamped the super cute Sweet Safari animals on a piece of cardstock cut using a Stitched Rectangle STAX die with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored them with Copic markers.


The patterned paper is from the Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack and the sentiment is included in the Sweet Safari set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what my super awesome teammates came up with for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Sweet Safari) My Favorite Things
patterned paper: (Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack) My Favorite Things
die ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
die: (Stitched Rectangle STAX) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Lion: YR24, YR23, Y19, Y15, R22, E33, Y23, Y21, E29, E39, E95, E37, E99, E35, E33
Mr. Monkey: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20, E27, E25, E23, E95
Miss Tiger: YR24, YR23, Y19, Y15, R22, E95, E37, E99, YR27
Mr. Giraffe: YR23, Y19, Y15, R22, E95, E37, E99, E35, E22, E13, E11, E01, E00
Miss Zebra: T2, T0, 0, R0000, E93, T6, T4
leaves: YG17, YG25, YG03
card size: 3 3/8" x 5"

Monday, December 28, 2015

RG Noteworthy Blog Hop

Happy Monday, all! =) In this week's blog hop the RG team is featuring a new collection called Noteworthy. Richard gave these classic vintage elements a modern spin and created an awesome collection!


I think I have said this before, but really, Richard's hand lettered sentiments are to die for! =)


After embossing one of them with gold glitter embossing powder, I stamped the rest with Fun Stampers Journey's River Stone ink. I used both first and second generation inking to the get variation of colors.


The Noteworthy patterned paper is also from this new collection. I finished the card with a few pieces of Japanese washi tapes and embellishments from my stash.


The Noteworthy collection is a great for connecting with family and friends. I think this is a collection that is perfect for some masculine as well as chic projects! =) You can enter to win the above pictured Noteworthy stamps/dies, Washi Tape Stickers and paper pack by completing the following steps:
  1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment on the blog hop post on the RG Blog.
  3. Leave a comment on designer's blog posts by clicking on the links below.
You will have up to 9 chances each day to win Monday - Friday! **Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, January 2nd on the RG Blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA.

And the Grand Prize?


It's this exclusive RG messenger bag with floral print inside to match one of the new RG collections AND  the winner will also receive ALL four prize packages from each of the four weeks of giveaways!

Alice Wertz -----> It's me! =)

Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: (Noteworthy) RG by Ricahrd Garay
patterned paper: (Noteworthy Paper pack) RG by Richard Garay
watermark ink: Tsukineko
archival ink: (River Stone) Fun Stampers Journey
embossing powder: (WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder) American Crafts
fiber: (black hemp cord) Hemptique
accents: (Bright Copper Kettle gold sequins) Lucy's Little Things, (black sequin), (mini clothespin) Canvas Corp.
stickers: (grey stripes, gold/black/grey pattern Japanese washi tapes) mt Kamoi
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Thursday, December 24, 2015

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #36

Happy Christmas Eve, my friends! =) Hope you are all enjoying a cozy time with family and friends! It's also the fourth Thursday of the month and that means this is the last color challenge of the year over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! First is the new color palette.


Here is my card.


Ah! One more holiday card just in time for Christmas! =)


I die cut and stamped one of the elves from Santa's Elves set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored him with Copic markers.


The background is created using the Snowfall Stencil with embossing paste and the sentiment is from the Joyous Christmas Sentiments set.

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what my fabulous teammates created using these colors and sell all the challenge details over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! =)

Have a happy day and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all that celebrates it!


supplies:
cardstcok: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Santa's Elves, Joyous Christmas Sentiments) My Favorite Things
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Steel Grey) My Favorite Things
accents: (Kaleidoscope, Rainforest sequins) Lucy's Little Things
stencil: (Snowfall) My Favorite Things
die: (Santa's Elves) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (embossing paste) Ranger Industries, (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: B37, B97, B34
outfit: R22, R21, R30, YG17, YG25, YG03, B00, B37, B97, B34, C1, C00
present: R22, R21, R30
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Paper Smooches December Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #260. Thanks! =)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2016 release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available for purchase at 8:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 30th. You will find our new products HERE.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize!

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store!

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS Blog for your chance to win! (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify, but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday, December 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month, we hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon! =)

Alice Wertz ----- That's me! =)

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.
(Which means that you  have up to three extra chances to win on each blog!)

Without further ado, here is my card for the blog hop.


I rarely make a get well card, but with watercolor and those fun dies it is easier than I expected! =)


The bandaids are cut using the Band Aids Wise Dies from watercolor paper and colored with a combination of Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.


The sentiment is cut using the brand spanking new Get Well 2 Wise Die with watercolor paper and colored with watercolor as well.

That's all I have. Hope you can hop along with us and don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
color medium: (Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box) Winsor & Newton, (Gansai Tambi watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
dies: (Band Aids, Get Well 2) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #260

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! =) Hope you are all done with the holiday preparations and are taking a break from all the hustle and bustle of the season. Here is my card for this week's challenge over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! First is the sketch.


Here is my take on it.


Ah, yes, more safari animals! =)


Mr. Giraffe and Miss Zebra are from the Sweet Safari set. They are stamped on watercolor paper cut outs of Stitched Hexagon STAX Die-namics with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then colored them with a combination of Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


The leaves are cut using the Leafy Greenery Die-namics set with watercolor paper and colored with watercolor as well. The sentiment is included in the Sweet Safari set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: (Sweet Safari) My Favorite Things
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
color medium: (Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box) Winsor & Newton, (Gansai Tambi watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
accents: (Rainforest sequins) Lucy's Little Things
dies: (Leafy Greenery, Stitched Hexagon STAX) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card sizes: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

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