Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop!! Today we are sharing our love of crafting with friends.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Pretty Pink Posh blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Scrapbook Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my layout:

Happy Holiday

The layout above is all about crafting with friends.  I use to do lunch Make-n-Take’s with my coworkers and they loved it.  We laughed and they learned how to create cards, boxes, ornaments, etc.  They really treasured our time together.  I love sharing my love of crafting with them.

My duties at worked changed so these lunch Make-n-Take’s dwelled away.  Looking back on these photos allow me to be grateful for these moments with my friends.

pattern play circle

Here’s how to create this page:

Using the PenBlade 15, cut some of the rose and the leaf so that the photo can rest behind them for dimension.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Then rounded all four corners of each photo.  Add some adhesive behind the photo and adhere them to the page behind the cut outs.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

After that, cut a small piece of pattern paper. Adhere it to the top left hand corner of the layout by adding tape to the bottom right corner of that piece.

Then pull the top layer corner down about an inch and pin it down by placing a charm and a brad.

Happy Holiday stamp set

To add the title, use the puffy stickers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and run the title around the top of the photos.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

To finish off the layout, using stamps from Altenew Pattern Play- Circle stamp set, Altenew Happy Holidays stamp set and Altenew Moments in Time stamp set to add a couple of sentiments to the bottom of the layout with the Memory MISTI.

Pattern Play Circle

Moments in Time

Let’s take another look:

Moments in time

So what do you think? I would love to hear from you below.

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What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription.

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Blog Hop Day 1: October 17

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Svitlana Shayevich

Galina Filippenko

Amy Sheffer

Papercraft Magazines

Taheerah Atchia

Joni Nina Andaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp

Enza Gudor

Nina-Marie Trapani

Lilith Eeckels

Laurel Beard

Chameleon Pens

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Schmidlin

Carissa Wiley

Blog Hop Day 2: October 18

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sandy Allnock

Therese Calvird

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Ellen Hutson LLC

Kathy Racoosin

Yoonsun Hur

Create & Craft TV

Sandra Dietrich

Pretty Pink Posh

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Terhi Koskinen

Agnieszka Malyszek

My Sweet Petunia

Tracey McNeely

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Emily Leiphart

Freckled Fawn

Nichol Spohr

Anna Komenda

  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Friday, October 27th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Altenew stamp set   scrapbook collection kit Jet Black Ink PenBlade Inc - Craft and Hobby Knife - Retractable Blade - Number 15    Memory MISTI 12 x 12 - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
Thank you so much for stopping by!!


{Clean and Simple} – Sorry

Hello everyone!!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

For this cue card this week, I went with So Suzy Stamps Herb 2 stamp set and Sweet Stamp Shop Condolences stamp set.

Making these types of cards are hard but they are needed.  So I will create more of these cards just to have when the times comes.  Better to be prepared then not.

Nice, simple and easy.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer


Supplies used:

So Suzy Stamp Herb 2

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Altenew 6th Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog today hosting the 6th Sketch Challenge!!!  I’m pretty excited about this.

Take look at the Sketch:

Let’s take a look at my layout:

To see how I created this layout with a complete tutorial and to enter this sketch challenge, head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. )

scrapbook collection kit

Altenew Bold Alphabet Die

Altenew Baby Balloon Stamp Set

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to announce the winner for the September 2017 New Release Blog Hop!

Thanks to everyone who participated and left all of the wonderful comments on my blog. I wish everyone could win but I can only choose one winner.

Are you ready to see who won?  Here you go:

Congratulations, Dee!!!  You are the lucky winner of the $30 gift certificate from Altenew!  Please contact Altenew at with the subject line “Altenew September 2017 Blog Hop Winner from Kymona Tracey.

Once again, thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog.

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi!  Welcome to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Social Media Hop!  Join me on a quick, artsy journey towards gratitude and meeting the 10 AWESOME instructors of this workshop! And for a chance to WIN a free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop!!


If you are starting here just follow the appropriate link below.  I have included a list of all participating artists instructor links for your convenience here.  Please visit their blog on their assigned day to learn more and for more chances to win.
October 4 – Sherry Canino 
October 5 – Cristin Stevenson 
October 6 – Natalyn Bradshaw 
October 7 –  Jackie Barragan 
October 8 – Nicole Edgecombe 
October 9 – Tiffany Goff Smith
October 10 – Cindy Gilstrap
October 11 – Kymona Tracey ←you are here
October 12 – Deanna Jinjoe 
October 13 – Tiare Smith 
Gratitude. A feeling of appreciation or thanks. So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude, those around you and your life will change.  Change your heart. Change your mind. Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles….again!
I’m so excited to be teaching and sharing what I’m grateful for with all of you.  I hope you join me on this journey!!


Today I share with you a piece of my art that I am grateful for and why.

My family means the world to me and I am so grateful for them.  I’m the oldest of 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls.  We speak every single day.  I would not trade any of them for anyone thing else in this world.

My journal is a clean and simple junk journal with some mixed media included.

Now for the other good stuff.  Here is how you can win A FREE SPOT

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below telling me something that you are grateful for. I can’t wait to hear from all of you.  This giveaway ends on October 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the October 15th.

In the meantime, click here to find out more about the workshop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!