Saturday, May 22, 2021


Hello fellow crafty friends!

I'm participating with Altenew today for their blog hop. 

You should have come from Ardyth Percy-Robb. Wasn't her project simply lovely. I loved how she made it look like a piece of artwork.

When I saw this stamp for the first time, I  thought there were many ways you could create a card with it.

I started stamping the Paint-A-Flower Lotus stamp across the bottom middle of a slimline card panel, masking off the flower on the left side. I thought the little flower tucked into the image next to it would be perfect. Then, masking off the outer edges of the first stamped image, I stamped it two more times, one on each side of the first.

I started to color the images in with Altenew Artist Markers in R301, R217,G702, and G935. I used the tip to tip method, so I did not apply too much of the darker shade to the flowers and leaves. 

Then I put that one aside and decided to stamp the Lotus stamp onto a velum panel that was treated with an anti-static powder tool, with a versa mark pad and heat embossed it with some platinum embossing powder.  I started coloring that one in on the back side of the velum with the Altenew Artist Markers. This technique is really lovely, and creates such soft colors. 

I used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil and embossed a green panel by running it through my die cutter with an embossing mat. I did this for both versions of the card that I had started.I blended the top of the slimline panel with Caribbean Sky, Tide Blue, and Ocean Waves inks. And the bottom of the panel with Olive ink.

By this time in my project, there were a few projects that had been submitted that I could view, and they all used the whole image. So I went back to the first card that I had started, the slimline card.

I stamped the sentiment from Mega Succulent with some Jet black ink. I cut the bottom of the panel following the water line from the stamp, and adhered a narrow strip of black cardstock to the bottom. 

I adhered the panel to a green piece of cardstock, then adhered those to the embossed green cardstock. And finally adhered them to a white card base and added some sequins.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Altenew has some special bundles for this release.

Next up on the hop is Teresa Litchfield.

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/30/2021.

Full blog hop lparticipants.

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Keren Baker

Joylita Dsouza


Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Sandhya Iyer

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Jenny Colacicco

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Nandini Karmarkar


Tenia Nelson

Carol Hintermeier

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Linda Westfall (you are here)

Teresa Litchfield

Helen Kalb

Amanda Baldwin


PAF Lotus Outline Stamp set


Mega Succulent Stamp set


Artist Marker set E


Artist Marker set C


Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink


Glacier Caves


Cool Summer Nights


Deep Blue Seas


Tropical Forest




Saturday, May 15, 2021


Hey, crafty friends! I’m joining a fun Instagram Hop with @altenewllc today to celebrate the release of the Mini Delight: Winsome Bloom Stamp & Die Set! Feel free to start the hop over at @altenewllc!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and me Linda @awlthatglitters and leave a comment by 05/20/2021. 


Altenew will draw 4 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Mini Delight: Winsome Bloom Instagram hop post on 05/22/2021. @altenewllc What are you waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you! 

Head over to your NEXT STOP: Michelle Short (@thecardgrotto)

I've made two cards for the Instagram hop today. I started this card bu blending Mountain Mist, Minty Mint, Wisteria, Sea Breeze, Frosty Pink, Sunkessed, Sweet Leaf, and Citrus Burst onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock.  

Treated the panel with an anti-static powder tool, stamped the Winsome Bloom flower image onto the colored panel with embossing ink, white heat embossed it and cut them out with the coordinating die. Then I deepeed the colors with the darker colors mentioned.

I used the Dainty Swiss Dot stamp and clear heat embossed a khaki panel after treating it with an anti-static powder tool. I stamped the sentiment from For All Seasons onto a white panel with some Jet Black Ink and layered them onto a white card base. And finished with some sequins to the flower centers.

I started this card similarly, by white heat embossing the Winsome Bloom flower on velum after treating the velum with an anti-static powder tool.

I laid out the flowers onto a white panel and used the Artist Markers to simply color areas where the flowers and leaves would lay. Deepening up the center of the flowers and center of the leaves. Glued the velum flowers onto the panel with some liquid glue in the centers of the flowers and leaves.

I cut the inside diamond shape from a white panel and then out of some gold mirror card and insetting the frame. I then cut a frame for the outside of the panel with the same gold mirror card. I adhered the panel to a coral card base and stamped the sentiment with some Forest Glade Ink from Paint-A-Flower Poppy onto the card. Finished this one with some clear crystal drops.

 Thanks for visiting! Go to Instagram and check out the hop.

Friday, May 14, 2021



I'm Linda I'm joining Altenew's Exotic Garden Video Hop

One of my favorite things to do is find a ready made gift bag that I have stamps or things that I can create card to match or go with the bag. Or, to make a bag and card that match.

I started this card by covering a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Neenah solar white cardstock with Altenew Peach Gold Wide Washi. Cutting the corners on a diagonal and folding the extra tot he back.

I used Altenew Mixed Media Jet Black Ink and stamped Altenew Blooming Tulips outline flower, leaf, stem, and sentiment on the washi covered panel. I did not use any anti-static powder tool. I found on the washi it made the ink dry too quickly, and then the clear embossing powder would not stick. 

I clear embossed them and heat set it. 

Then I covered the front of a white gift bag with the same washi and overlapped the flap on the bottom of the bag, gluing the overhanging part with a little liquid glue. and then I cut slits in the washi tape where the handles in the bag are and folded over and glued them down to the inside of the bag.

I stamped the bag in the same way as the card, but did not stamp the sentiment on the bag.

I adhered the card panel to a black piece of cardstock with foam tape, and the adhered that to a peach card base with some tape runner.

Thanks for visiting.


Altenew Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 8 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew video and/or each designer’s YouTube video on the hop list by 5/19/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw random 8 winners and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/21/2021.

Video Hop Links

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