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Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, Altenew fans, and welcome to the Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the wonderful Barb‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Today we are sharing lots of inspiring projects created with Altenew Artist Markers and/or Artist Marker Refills. This refills are wonderful, not only for reviving the colors of your markers, but also for many alcohol ink techniques. I love how vibrant they are!

For my layout I utilized Marker Refills to create a mixed media background.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

I started by adding a few drops of Soft Lilac Marker Refill to modeling paste, and mixing them up to obtain an even color. With the Molded Lines Stencil, I applied the paste to the page to create my design.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

Once it was dry, I used three other Refills to add splatters: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, and Caramel Toffee. I simply dipped the paint brush into some drops of color I had poured onto an acrylic block, and just gently tapped it all over the page, concentrating on the center of the design.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

Next, I worked on my stamped images. I used the gorgeous Floral Art Stamp Set to create three big clusters. The Crisp Dye Inks here match the colors of the refills or are complementary to them. I love the orange hues!

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

For the title, I inked a piece of smooth white cardstock with Evening Gray and Lava Rock Crisp Inks, and die cut it with the Brush Alpha Die Set. Everything was adhered down with foam tape for dimension.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

And now onto the prizes! Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, September 26th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.

To celebrate this blog hop, Altenew is also running a marker promotion. Save 15% Off on All Artist Markers from 9/20/2018 at 12:01 EDT until 9/22/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases.
Shop HERE→ https://altenew.com/collections/artist-markers (this offer doesn’t include refills and brush nibs).

Your next stop is the amazing Norine‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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Crate Paper – 1 Product, 2 Ways: Ribbon Hanging Frames/Shaker Tag

Hello, friends! My second project for today is for Crate Paper. I’ll show you two different ways to use the Willow Lane Frames. I love the versatility of the Crate Paper products, and this one is especially fun to work with.

The first project is a home décor piece that worked perfectly for my daughters’ room. I used the frames to create a ribbon hanging photo holder.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I started by measuring the diameter of the frames and cutting the photos accordingly. I happened to have a punch that was the right size, but you can use scissors as well. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, as the edges will be covered by the frame; it’s just a personal preference, I guess. One thing to keep in mind is to use a strong double-sided adhesive, such as Super Sticky Red Tape by American Crafts, to adhere your pieces down. It really makes a difference, especially when you’re working with products that are not just paper.


Next, I chose the sentiment for the middle frame from the Ephemera Pack, and started decorating with various embellishments. I like adding dimensional elements to my projects, so that’s what I did here. I think it makes the frames pop more.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
To adhere the frames to the ribbon, I again used double-sided adhesive. I folded the ribbon in half to create a hanging hoop at the top, and spaced the frames to about a half an inch from each other.

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I love how it turned out!

Ribbon Hanging Frames by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
The second project is a shaker tag. I love shakers and I love tags, so this was just the perfect combination for me. Here is what you’ll need:

• two frames
• foam adhesive
• sequins
• embellishments
• patterned paper.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
I started by backing both frames with a piece of acetate to form the window. Next, I adhered foam to the back of one of the frames – I used a circular die to get an even piece.


I trimmed an embossed card from the Ephemera Pack to size, and glued it to the foam, but not before filling up the window with colorful sequins.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy

I adhered the ribbon on the top with hot glue, backed the second frame with patterned paper, and attached the two together to form the tag. At this point it was just a matter of adding a few finishing touches, and sentiments.

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy

Shaker Tag by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane Frames. #cratepaper #offthepage #handmade #homedecor #diy
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope my projects have inspired you to use the Willow Lane Frames in a fun and easy way!


Supplies: Willow Lane – Frames (344483); Puffy Stickers (344482); 6×12 Stickers (344485); Standouts (344475); Ephemera Pieces (344486); 6×8 Paper Pad (344490); Thread Bows (344470).

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Pink Paislee – Happy Heart Layout

Hello, PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring the super cute Wild Child collection. I couldn’t wait to make a page about my little one’s first day of school! She was so happy and ready, it was a joy to watch!

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

I started by choosing the cut file I wanted to use. My idea was to create a frame for the photo and embellish it with all kinds of ephemera pieces and stickers. The Frame cut file designed by Paige drew my attention for the interesting shape and the lovely flowers around it. I backed the middle portion first with Paper 06 – I love the soft, feminine colors! Then, using a darker strip from the same paper, I backed the smaller portion of the petals. For the rest I used patterned papers in the Wild Child Girl 6×6 Paper Pad. Some parts of the cut files were left as is; I like to see the background paper through the negative spaces.

I matted the photo with patterned papers and die cuts from the girl line and adhered it down with foam adhesive. I then arranged more pieces, such as puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, and fussy cut flowers in between the layers to add variety and color.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

The title, for which I used chipboard stickers, fit perfectly in the right corner of the frame.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

To complete the look of the layout, I added rub-on stars and fussy cut flowers on the outside of the cut file, as well as two strips of the same patterned papers used to back the flowers in the bottom portion of the page. I also included a lovely sentiment that comes in the 6×12 Sticker Sheet – I thought it was perfect for the theme of the layout.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has given you some ideas for your next back-to-school layout!