Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Studio Calico: paint.plan.play with Ashley Goldberg

For the Altenew blog hop, please scroll down or click HERE

Hi there! I’m just popping in to give you a heads up about an upcoming class by Ashley Goldberg that I am really excited about! I'm a huge fan of Ashley G's unique work so I was really thrilled when I saw this class and I knew I had to take it!




Here's more information about the class:

We've all experienced it – the frustration of sitting in front of a blank page for hours and still coming up empty. Well, we've got the remedy: cutting-edge artist Ashley Goldberg. Ashley’s come wielding her brush and paints to invite you into Paint.Plan.Play, an “art” class designed for scrapbookers. Grab the paints and brushes you've been collecting and let Ashley help you tap into the creativity you've got hiding inside yourself. 

During the first half of Paint.Plan.Play, you’ll explore core painting techniques Ashley uses every day, then you will transition into putting those new skills to use in several projects. With Ashley’s expert guidance, you will learn how to take control of color, pattern, and text by using paint, collage, and various other mediums to add allure to all your paper crafting projects – from personally designed journal layouts to Project Life spreads. ' 

Paint.Plan.Play will begin on November 1st. If you are interested, you can sign up HERE!

Hope to see you there! I personally can’t wait to start!
Aga


ps. there's still time for a chance to win The Underground Card Kit from Studio Calico, more details HERE!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Studio Calico November Reveal

For the Altenew blog hop, please scroll down or click HERE

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their November kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Walden card kit and stamp add-ons.

My two first cards are created with another stunning stamp set designed by 1canoe2 for Studio Calico! Such a fun set isn't it?!

apple and heart
hello

For my next card I also used some embellishments from the main kit and added stamped leaves that I fussy cut. I again added in lots of misting and spritzing here and there:

thankful

To create my last card I used the Wreath Stamp Set (for my background), some patterned paper and a black plastic sentiment from the main kit:

celebrate


I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Monday, 27 October 2014

Altenew Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to Altenew's third Blog Hop! Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened its doors in April 2014. Today they are celebrating the release of their third collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here are available for purchase at the Altenew store and the Simon Says Stamp store.

Prizes

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

You may enter up to two comments on each blog:
• Comment on the project, or the stamps.
• Like Altenew on Facebook 

The winners will be selected and announced on Saturday November 1 at 9:00 am EST. 

But there is more!

I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice. You have until Friday October 31, 11:59 EST to leave your comments.

It was definitely fun to play with the new sets and for today’s blog hop I created two cards. For the first one I used Peony Scrolls stamp set:

for you

And for the second one, I used Lacy Scrolls and added some leaves from the Peony Scrolls. I love how they coordinate so well together:

happy birthday


Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Joni Andaya!

And here is a list of all blog hop stops:
Agnieszka Malyszek <--you are here

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Studio Calico November Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! Just popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico sneaks with you! These were made with the Walden card kit and stamp add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and midnight for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: Albert Martincich

And here’s what I came up with:

Dec 25

All I used here was a dear head silhouette I found on Pinterest, the Simple Numbers die by Simon Says Stamp, a white thread and black label tape.

I hope you're inspired to play along! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks for stopping by! 
Aga

Monday, 13 October 2014

SCInspires Blog Hop and Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! Today Studio Calico is launching an awesome contest called #SCInspires and there are some amazing, but like really AMAZING prizes involved! Would you like to join the fun? The rule is really simple.




Download THIS FREE PRINTABLE POSTER and share a photo on your social networks using the #SCinspires hashtag! Make sure to head over to the Studio Calico blog to find out all the details on how to participate and what prizes are up for grabs!

And how does Studio Calico inspire me? Every month I'm excited to watch the Sneak Peeks and see what cool products are featured for the month. Next step is to pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for some great inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team! I always get giddy when my box arrives, every month kits are packed with a tone of stunning products along with lots of great add-on's. They inspire me to use products that I might not otherwise think of using!

Lots of my ideas come at my craft table. I love moving patterned papers, inks and other embellishments around until I’m happy with the outcome. I’m always inspired by products, colours, patterns and textures. Best thing about these kits are that they are versatile and how they coordinate so well with each other. Here’s a little peek at my card created for this week’s Sunday Sketch challenge (another great source of inspiration!):

#scinspires

I used here some of my favourites, patterned paper from The Underground Card Kit and an awesome digital stamp from The Underground Scrapbook Kit Stamps.

thank you

Here’s another awesome opportunity for you! I have one The Underground Card Kit to giveaway! Download the printable poster, leave me a comment here (with your SC user name) and I will pick one random winner! You have time until 10/31/14 at 11:59PM Eastern for both, the main contest and my giveaway!

For even more chances to win make sure you check out all the other amazing ladies who are participating in this blog hop:

Agnieszka <-- that's me!


Good luck!
Aga

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #69

Hi there! It’s Runway Challenge time again! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com

Beautiful piece with so many possibilities! I focused on colours and used a circle shape as my inspiration:

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Waffle Flower Crafts and I used their “Loved” set for my card.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga