Friday, May 20, 2016

Neat & Tangled Release Week Recap and Giveaway Winners

Today's the day!  The May release is now live in the Neat & Tangled store.

Here's a recap of my projects for this week, as well as the full look at the products I have releasing:

 




Pixelated Circle and Pixelated Faces
 

Pixelated Sentiments



Fractal Cloud Stamps and Dies

 

Hexastar Stencil



Journaling Alpha Dies



Now for some winners!

conil, commenting on Day 1 post wins the Fractal Cloud stamp set

Christine Canfield, commending on the Day 2 post wins the Fractal Cloud dies

Arianna  Barber, commenting on the Day 3 post wins the Hexastar Stencil

Mary-Anne V., commenting on the Day 4 post wins the Journaling Alphas

Congrats winners!  Please shoot me an email with your mailing address and I'll get these sent out to you.

If you didn't win, never fear, the July release is sneaking up on us already and we'll have more giveaways then.  Be sure to hop over to the store if there's something you have to have immediately, this is a doozy of a release and I'm thinking there will be some sell outs coming....

And thanks to everyone for the sweet and encouraging comments this week!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 4


Day 4!  Last day of release reveals, and tomorrow they'll all be available in the store.  I am really excited about today's reveal.  

When I created the font for my Bible Journaling stamps, I had in the back of my mind that these would make for a great set of alpha dies.  And part of the reason I wanted them as dies is because I wanted to make my own Thickers.  I have spent a small fortune purchasing Thickers, and of course you always run out of the vowels and are then left with a bunch of consonants.  Plus, I lean towards tall and skinny when it comes to thickers and so there are only a few styles out there that fit in that category.

So as soon as I knew these were on their way to me, I went and ordered some adhesive foam sheets, so I could make my own Thickers.  You'll be seeing these on layouts in the future, but for today I just whipped up a quickly little card.



So fun and easy (the grid paper really helps with lining up).  And they went through my Big Shot like a breeze!

I do want to mention that these are actually a bit larger than the Bible Journaling stamps.  Those are about 1" tall and these are 1 1/4".   This photos is a good comparison:



Want the details on the giveaways?  Well each day of our reveals (Monday - Thursday) Danielle is hosting a giveaway on the Neat & Tangled blog.  In addition, she's picking one random commenter from the DT blogs throughout the reveal for a $25 credit to the store.

I'm also hosting some giveaways here for some of my new products.  Just leave comments throughout the week and I'll draw some winners at the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the N&T blog, you definitely want to see what the rest of the girls created and also the rest of the reveals for each day, not to mention enter to win some prizes!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 3 and Giveaways


Ready for Day 3?  Today I'm showcasing a new set from Danielle.  I am a huge fan of her handwriting and I am in love with this new sentiment die set, it's got a base/mat piece as well as the sentiment itself, and then there's a coordinating stamp set.

I'm also showcasing a brand new product for Neat & Tangled....STENCILS!  If you've been following me for a while you know I love stencils, and I'm thrilled that we're carrying them now.  Our debut stencil is actually the same pattern as our Hexastar Cover Plate.  It's a little more subtle here since I didn't ink the whole thing.  I used two colors of dye ink in two shades of blue to create this burst pattern.


The sentiment sits up a bit higher because I used a different color of cardstock first and decided I didn't like the shade, so I switched to this one and just adhered it on top.  That secondary sentiment comes from the coordinating stamp set.

OK, now for the giveaway deets:  each day of our reveals (Monday - Thursday) Danielle is hosting a giveaway on the Neat & Tangled blog.  In addition, she's picking one random commenter from the DT blogs throughout the reveal for a $25 credit to the store.

I'm also hosting some giveaways here for some of my new products.  Just leave comments throughout the week and I'll draw some winners at the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the N&T blog, you definitely want to see what the rest of the girls created and also the rest of the reveals for each day, not to mention enter to win some prizes!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 2 - Giveaways


Welcome back for Day 2 of release week!  You guys loved the Heart of Gold stamp set and die, so I wanted to create something similar in a non-basic shape.  I love clouds, and I thought that it would be the perfect shape to use.

The die comes with both a solid cloud and the webbed one.  For this card I cut the solid shape from both vellum and blue cardstock, and the webbed one from some very subtle patterned paper.  They were adhered offset to one another.


For the stamped panel I first added a wash of watercolor using Dylusions Ink Sprays, and then I stamped some of the raindrops (they are two sizes of these) and then the sentiment.  

The stamped panel is popped up as is the cloud piece.  

Want the details on the giveaways?  Well each day of our reveals (Monday - Thursday) Danielle is hosting a giveaway on the Neat & Tangled blog.  In addition, she's picking one random commenter from the DT blogs throughout the reveal for a $25 credit to the store.

I'm also hosting some giveaways here for some of my new products.  Just leave comments throughout the week and I'll draw some winners at the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the N&T blog, you definitely want to see what the rest of the girls created and also the rest of the reveals for each day, not to mention enter to win some prizes!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 1 - Giveaways


It's release week at Neat & Tangled and it's kind of a doozy this month!  So many new goodies.  I've got a bunch of stuff in the release and today's products are some of my favorites.

I wanted to create something similar to the Pixelated Heart die, so meet Pixelated Circle! 

And I also have some companion dies that are perfect for making emojis, or Minecraft images, and to go along with the dies, a stamp set with a variety of sentiments that work well with emojis, or really anything.  I think these sentiment are especially good for guy cards too.  Here are just a few of the emoji combinations you can create with these dies:


For this card I kept the front super simple, because all the impact is on the inside  

I cut the circle from some yellow cardstock, trimmed out the circle and then created the face with the accessory dies.  I think this would make for a really fun card making session with kids.  Just cut a bunch of circles and accessories and let them come up with their own emojis.


OK, I mentioned giveaways, right?  Well each day of our reveals (Monday - Thursday) Danielle is hosting a giveaway on the Neat & Tangled blog.  In addition, she's picking one random commenter from the DT blogs throughout the reveal for a $25 credit to the store.

I'm also hosting some giveaways here for some of my new products.  Just leave comments throughout the week and I'll draw some winners at the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the N&T blog, you definitely want to see what the rest of the girls created and also the rest of the reveals for each day, not to mention enter to win some prizes!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Neat & Tangled Sneak Peeks

Next week is release week at Neat & Tangled  I'm pretty excited about it!  It's a pretty big release and I've got several items releasing, including a brand new product line for Neat & Tangled.  I'm still getting my cards together, but I thought I would share some snippets of what I've created so far.




Come back next week for the full reveal!  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Orcy



This was a fun one!  There were a couple NSD challenges that involved watercolor, so I was looking for a creative way to incorporate watercoloring, and decided to try and extend my photo with watercolors.

I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock, placed the photo in the center, and then using a straight edge to sketch in where lines in the photo would extend to.  Then I went in with the watercolors and tried to mimic the colors of the original photo.



Once that was dry, I adhered it to my cardstock base, adding stitching around the edges, and then attaching the photo.

The title was hand drawn/painted with watercolors and fussy cut.



I really enjoyed creating this and will definitely be trying it again!

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