Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s January 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the all of the new Dies.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Galina Filippenko 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 Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my Scrapbook Layout:

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Back in December, I went to a Whole Food for lunch during a workshop I participated in Brooklyn.  It was the closest place to eat so why not.  I first stopped at the salad bar but thought it was to cold outside to eat salad.  I notice they had a soup bar so I shared out a bowl of chicken noodle soup.  I wan’t happy about it but there wasn’t anything I could do until I saw the Pop-Up Ramon Bar.

Right away I thought yes, this is going to be so good.  I looked at the price and saw that the veggie soup was $8.  Great, I can swing that.  I asked for extra bean spouts and onions.  The chief fixed me a nice soup.  He handed me the soup and I walked to the counter.

The lady said $33.96, I almost went to the bathroom on myself.  WHAT did you say? $33.96 for a soup? I played it cool and pulled out my credit card and paid for this meal that should’ve cost me no more then $10.

Despite the huge price tag, this meal was good. LOL!!!

For this layout, I’m using the new Simple Alpha Die!!  The shape of these letters are perfect for scrapbooking.  They create an amazing title which is what I created above.

Here’s how I created this Scrapbook Layout:

I used Altenew’s Mini Blossom Die and a piece of scrapbook paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection to cut out all of the letters for the title.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Typewriter to type the smaller title.


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I secured each letter to the base page with foam tape so that they are raised higher then the photos.

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Super easy and fun!!

Let’s take another look:

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


  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, January 15th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, January 17th.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Friday, January 15th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

    Altenew Scrapbook Blog

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Altenew  products were given to me since I’m on the design team.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Alpha Die scrapbook collection kit     We R Memory Keepers - Typecast Collection - Typewriter - Black

Thank you so much for stopping by!


142 thoughts on “Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Your whole foods story is so funny…and I love that you turned that experience into a scrapbook layout!! You are very talented and creative! Thanks so much for sharing this layout with us!!

  2. It’s great when we choose to document not just the good days, but also the occasions when things go awry. Love the bright bold sentiment on you layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Fun scrapbook layouts! I often forget to scrap the non-people stuff of our lives too – great reminder. Love this alpha set – a perfect size for titles and it looks great with that Altenew paper. The letters seem to take on a fun life of their own in a way. Great job!

  4. Fun layout and I just love the story behind it!

    Love both projects, but, wow, your layout is absolutely amazing! Fabulous layering and wonderful color scheme – Oh and your daughters are just adorable!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  5. WOW, I have not been @ Whole Foods in a while, I am glad your meal was worth the price, very clever and colorful LO, thanks for sharing Kymona!

  6. I love the fact that you thought to take pictures of your lunch along with the till receipt & then create a fun scrapbook layout. You are going to get some smiles when you look back at it over the years.

  7. It’s great how you used a stop at a NY restaurant for the topic of your scrap book page. Love the idea. I have a picture of a menu from AZ I need to get into a page. Nice show case of the lettering.

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