Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What's an eMook?! The Story of Jot Pockets 1

Popping in real quick to share something exciting!

Have you heard of an eMook before? I have to admit that before this week I hadn't either! But my friend Kim Archer (the genius behind the hugely popular Jot Magazine) has just released one, and it's spectacular! It's called Jot Pockets and it's filled with inspiring ideas to help you create DO-ABLE pocket pages.

I downloaded my copy yesterday and I'm purposely taking it slow because every page has got me running to my scrap room to try out something new I've seen in it!

So if you're into memory keeping through pocket pages, or you want to learn how, then grab your copy for the special early bird price HERE.


PS. An eMook is a cross between an eBook and an a digital magazine ;-)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Krumspring Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Krumspring Stamps 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!! YAY!!

If you're on the blog hop trail then you should have landed here from the amazing Amy Lee's blog. But here's the whole list if you're a little lost.....

I've been so lucky to be part of the Krumspring Dream Team for the past few months and keep pinching myself that I get to work with Maria's fun stamps! And now here we are celebrating not only the 1st anniversary, but a whole new release to go with it!!

8 BRAND NEW SETS of stamps are available right now in the Krumspring shop! There's everything from classic florals, essential background stripes, on-trend coffee, funky animals and some very cheeky fruit!

But for the card I'm sharing with you today I chose to work with the "Drinks Are On Me" set.

This set includes four different shaped glasses, lots of other bits to fill them with - fruit and flowers and straws and bubbles, and quite a few sentiment options too. It's so fun, and gives you so many possibilities for different themes. I'm thinking you could use the tropical elements for a holiday card, the champagne glasses for weddings, and the wine glasses could easily go on a masculine card. 

In my usual style I ended up throwing the whole rainbow of bright colours onto it, as well as a touch of bling to give it some sparkle. I can't help it!

Now it wouldn't be a blog hop without some PRIZES would it?!!
Leave a comment here, and on each stop of the hop - not only will you catch a boat-load of inspiration, but it will give you 16 chances of winning a $10 gift certificate to the Krumspring Shop!
But there's even more good news! You'll also go in the running to win the GRAND PRIZE which is a great big bundle of Krumspring stamps!

The blog hop runs until August 23rd at 12pm CET and the winners will be announced on the Krumspring blog very shortly after that.

Your next stop along the way is... the incredible Mayling Jung!!
Good luck and happy hopping!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Neat and Tangled's 5th Birthday Celebrations

August seems like it's a busy month - I've seen so many stamp and craft companies celebrate their birthdays this month! This weekend I'm going to share with you two companies that I'm lucky enough to work with, and the birthday celebrations that they've got going on.

Today I want to tell you all about Neat and Tangled!

Neat and Tangled are having their 5th birthday and they're going BIG with the celebrations. Earlier in the month we had a blog hop, and now on the blog they're showcasing a different guest designer every day until the end of the month! And of course, there's a bunch of new releases which are great for birthday and celebratory occasions. 

I made this card combining quite a few of the new releases. The super cute stamp set is called "Wild Ones" and comes with lots of party animals - I've chosen only to feature the monkey for this card. Of course, there's a matching set of dies as well.

For the sentiment I've used the "Hooray" dies - love that there's a die for both the word and the shadow so you can do all sorts of mixing and matching. And I've stamped the "All the Sprinkles" stamp just along the edges of the background panels to help capture that party atmosphere!

My second card was where I wanted to branch out and do a bit of technique experimentation.

The "Balloon Duo" stencil has been REALLY popular and you can see why. It comes with two stencils which you can combine together to create a layered image, or of course you could just use them separately. I wanted to try out my new Distress Oxides on black cardstock because they turn out nice and opaque, and then I took it even one step further by adding shaded details with some Prismacolour pencils.

You can find all the new release Neat and Tangled products in their shop HERE.
And catch all the excitement on their blog HERE.

Happy birthday Neat and Tangled!!


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