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Welcome! Welcome! Did you have fun over at Flora’s Blog? Girls got wicked talent, that’s for sure. Phew, been awhile huh? Fear not you’re almost at the end and I’ll try not to hold you up too long. I just want a share a super quick layout with you and spend a couple of moments telling you about my favourite things in this release – The Bold Alphabet Die Set and The Sea Shore Set of Inks. Don’t get me wrong, all the other dies and inks are awesome too, but if I start talking about them we’d be here forever. So on to the layout!

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The inspiration and photo for this layout dates back to late last year. I was 7 months pregnant and we were experiencing the first heat wave of the year. I was tired and hot ALL the time. You required a great deal of bargaining power to pursued me to do anything. So my husband graciously offered to spend his Sunday hanging out with me in bed under the air-conditioner for the entire day. We even had food delivered for dinner and dinned in bed. I think we both kinda knew our days like these were coming to an end. I think only a week or two later CJ started a new job that required him to work weekends and Eva was born another month after that.

Turns out I was just waiting for the perfect Inks and Collection to come out to scrap it.

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I started off by stamping my background with the Floral Shadow Stamp Set in both the new Ink Colours – Lagoon and Emerald. I was trying to create a floral pattern you might find on bedding. I would like green floral bedding. All 4 of the new green inks are perfection. I have been waiting forever for the perfect bluey-greens, so you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be seeing them a lot in my up coming layouts.

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I then used the brand NEW, super AWESOME Bold Alphabet Die Set to cut my title from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life 6×6 paper pad. I was looking for prints in the pad that would make good duvet covers. Fair warning: I’m probably going to use these to death too. I’ll never have to buy another set of thinkers (*maniacal laugh*)! I laid the letters out like disheveled bed linen and ran it though the sewing machine. Then I added a few tiny little, morning related details with the Oh Happy Life puffy stickers.

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Last, but not least I fussy cut a few flowers out of an Amy Tangerine paper and popped them up on foam tape along with my photo and that’s how my bed inspired layout came together.

Now for the best part: THE PRIZES!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Saturday, September 24, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 25 on the Altenew blog.

If that were not enough I will be giving away an additional $30 gift certificate to someone who leaves a comment below on this post. The winner of my gift certificate will be announced here on the blog on Saturday the 24th of September (Australian Time).

Now on to the lovely and talented Yana Smakula.

Oh and just incase you are a little lost here is your Blog Hop Map:

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Virginia Lu
Therese Calvird
Lydia Evans
Lilith Eeckels
Yoonsun Hur
Svitlana Shayevich
Amy Gray
Patricia Roebuck
Sveta Fotinia
Flora Monika Farkas
Aimee Dow <-You are here.
Yana Smakula
Evelyn Yusuf
Nicole Picadura

I’ll be seeing you real soon,

Aimee Xx

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