Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited and honored to be part of Altenew's fantastic Blog Hop called: Celebraiting Parents, to honor and raise awareness of the Celebrating Parents Card Drive: "Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten". Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.







This card will make a Beautiful Mother's Day card or a monogrammed Thank You/ Birthday Card. I used the Lovely Peony set to create my wreath. I used watercolors to color the flowers and the M is diecut with my top favorite Inline Alpha die set. For my ordinary watercolors I Always use Arches but the paper I used for this is Canson's student paper wich is great and very affordable for cardmaking when you want the cardbase to match too.


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20% of the profits earned from the following sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2018 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.







For my next card I mixed some stamps from the two sets Best Dad stamp and die bundle and
Hug Me - Stamp and die bundle. I used copic markers for my coloring and the DAD is diecut using the wonderful Inline Alpha die set.

Don't miss that you get save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.
 






This Peony here is stamped on Arches light weight paper and colored with watercolors. The background is inked and spattered with watercolor. And once angain I used the Beautiful Inline Alpha die set for my diecut letters. The stamped sentiment is from Best Dad stamp and die bundle.





Once again I combined stamps from the awesome sets
Best Dad stamp and die bundle and Hug Me - Stamp and die bundle to create a sweet Father's Day card - The bg stamp of Boston - My favorite city in the World! (I was an Au Pair in Lexington MA when I was 20 and fell in LOVE <3 a="" from="" href="https://altenew.com/products/sketchy-cities-america" is="">Sketch Cities America
. I used kraft cardstock and Derwents colorpencils.












Can you tell that I LOOOOVE the Hug Me set!!!!???!!! It is such a great set for so many occasions.

Hug Me - Stamp and die bundle
Sketch Cities America


For my projects I used the following wonderful AltenewProducts:
Best Dad stamp and die bundle
Daisy stamp set
Hug Me - Stamp and die bundle
Sketch Cities America
Inline Alpha die set
Peony
More than Words


If you are doing the hop you should have come here from my amazingly talented friend Emily Leiphart and continue on to the fabulous Marge Yoon. But befor you do, don't forget to comment here below for your chance to win one of two generous prizes from Altenew:
 
Prizes:
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 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 Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


+ I am so lucky to also get to draw a winner from those of you who comment here on my blog for a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store -YAY!!!!. I will announce the Winner by 5/10/2018 !

Here is the full list of blog hop participants:


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER

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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

69 comments:

julie-anne hoffmann said...

What a wonderful cause. I really love these cards. Really beautiful. Thank you

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Your coloring is superb!

Martha Herrera said...

What an awesome cause... thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

I love all of them!!

Lynne said...

My goodness, these cards are the hit of the hop!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards and I love these foxes! The watercolored flower is so elegant with the "M". Beautiful job!

Brenda Kuder said...

Your Dad cards are so cute and I love your floral!

The Make & Take Club said...

Just beautiful. The monogram and colors used is just beautiful.

Laetitia Lisa said...

Wow ! Your first card is absolutely wonderful !! What a work of art !! Congrats, it's very beautiful :) The other ones are lovely also !

Nancy R. said...

Elegant, cheerful and fun! Nice variety :)

Joy Meadows said...

Love each one of these cards! The first one is a masterpiece!!!

Cyndi Morris said...

Wonderful cards. I love the gray tones with the Peony stamp.

Mary McCaslin said...

Lovely work and such a great cause!

FD91354 said...

Oh My! These cards are stunning! SImply amazing. You've really showcased and highlighted so many wonderful things about these different sets and different ways to use them Awesome!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Love the foxes and the grey peonies. Job well done.

Melissa Sorg said...

I really love that set too!! So fun!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These cards are all so cool!

Bea Connor said...

Great job for a wonderful cause.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, a fabulous array of beautiful cards. Those foxes
are so special. And the rose ... stunning!

Judy1223 said...

WOW! These cards are all amazing, but the gray peony card is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous! I'd love to know what color inks you used to achieve that look! Amazing cards!!

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! Stunning cards!

NittyPearl said...

Adorable Dad's cards

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Karin, your cards are absolutely amazing. I HAD to pin the Peony cards for inspiration and I want to try this today. ALL of your cards here are stunning!
Beautiful job!

I Card Everyone said...

Karin! I LOve them all! but the one with my initial takes my breath away! So happy to see you hopping with the Altenew crew! You fit in just beautifully!
Let's meet in Boston one day?! what do you say? xx
=]

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow. I love the creativity of your cards.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Wonderfully inspiring cards! I especially like the one on Kraft paper!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are just darling - thanks for sharing:)

Katie Baird said...

Fabulous cards! I am loving this blog hop! So much inspiration for a great cause! Thank you!

Patty said...

Oh WOW!! My jaw dropped at the sight of all your lovely & cute & creative cards!! You definitely hit it out of the ballpark!!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I'm glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Your mom cards are lovely!

Dana M said...

Amazing cards! Love them all but the first is stunning. Gorgeous grayed colors, white space and water coloring.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are awesome. Thanks for sharing…

kathymcc said...

Karin, your cards are amazing! Your fox cards are the best and make such good Father's Day cards! And your flower cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Jeanne Beam said...

All of your cards are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Karin. The water coloring is amazing! Those peonies are gorgeous! Cool cards with the hug me stamp set.

Lisa Elton said...

What a wonderful cause, I love this idea! Your cards are amazing!

Marcie Lovett said...

Wonderful coloring, Karin. Love that first card.

Jean said...

Such lovely cards

Jen said...

The gray peony flowers are fantastic! Beautiful coloring and layout.

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done. Great ideas.

Sue D said...

I like the great variety of cards you created.
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Lisa Moline said...

Great cards, all so different! Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Oooo . . . fabulous bunch of cards! I really, really love that first one!! So gorgeous!

Brandi R said...

Wow! These are fabulous!! Love your coloring ♥

Karthikha said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous set of creations! Your coloring is amazing and the designs are superb! Love each one of these cards!! <3

Patricia Seiger said...

Your art and cards are stunning!

Daria said...

All of your cards are wonderful. I especially love the fun ones you made with the Hug Me set. Thank you for sharing these.

charly said...

WOW your water color technique is amazing! Would you be willing to make a video or a step-by-step photos? The sentiments in the Altenew parents collection are so great; I wish my experience with their customer service team recently match. I am still waiting on a re-send of products that did not arrive from my order in February! :(

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

WOW!! Your coloring on the flowers is amazing...I am jealous of your talent! ALL of the cards with the Hug Me set are incredible!! I love them all!

Julie Ann said...

Love your cards they are all so amazing, I cannot pick my favorite.

Cynthia Cole said...

Truly amazing cards!

Raga Senthil said...

Wow..your dad cards are super cute and fun. Love your floral card. Gorgeous creations.💕❤️

Ane said...

Your no-line watercolor is absolutely beautiful! ...... It's stunning. I love the alphabet used for the monogram and the mom word. Love your style and color combinations :)

Iris said...

Amazing cards - love the subtle colors on the first one and the bright, happy colors on the others. They are all just fabulous.

Heather DePasquale said...

Lovely cards: from vintage to whimsical. Thanks for sharing your talents!

D.L. Flowers said...

All the cards are wonderful. I especially love the watercolor peony. Great job!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

All of your cards are fun and inspiring. My favorite is your first Mother's day card. The way you colored the flowers gives your project such a classic look. TFS

Jennifer said...

Stunning ... your ideas are creative and so beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

From cute to beautiful these cards are amazing!

Dawn Jones said...

These are so beautiful. The mom card was so simple and elegant.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So many beautiful and precious cards!!! Wonderful work and talent!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! Your mother's day cards are beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Such awesome cards! The Inline Alpha set you used is a favorite! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

Annalisa Young said...

Wow, that is stunning watercoloring. I just want to look at it all day. And I have to admit, I hadn't really seen the possibilities of the hug me set, but now I think I get it. Those cards are adorable. I also really appreciate seeing some sets we haven't seen much of in this hop. Thanks for sharing with us and supporting this great cause!

Kari V. said...

Great designs!! I especially love the Dad card with the barbells...lol! Cutest cards!

Caroline Koblet-Olsson said...

Men så fina! �� Som vanligt alltså!

F. Andre said...

Such a great range of cards you've shared today. Loving the fox family, and your fab colouring.