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:

Alpha Die

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.

Alpha Die

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


Alpha Die

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

Alpha Die

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

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First Concord & 9th Stamp Set

Second Post for Today
If your looking for the CASology post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Use Your First C9 Set!!

Wow, I couldn’t decided which stamp set to use.  I first met Angie and Greg back on September 9, 2015 right as they were releasing their second set of stamps.  We found each other on Instagram and they asked if I would guest design for them and they sent me the Eat Cake and Celebrate stamp set and die from their first release which was in August and Map Love which was their release that went live that day.

I was so excited. So out of the two sets, I used Map Love first so that is what I decided to go with for this challenge.

These set are no longer available from their store.  They have discontinued them but they will always be my favorite since I started out with these.

Take a look at my cards:

I created a couple notecards and envelopes. I used the Cricut Maker and Design Space to cut and draw the lines on the cards. Then I stamped the sentiments on all of the cards. Nice and easy.

So what is your first stamp set?

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.


Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

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. ) 

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{Clean and Simple} – Hug

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 card, I used Neat & Tangled Big Hugs die and yellow craft foam to create this super clean and simple card.  I used Altenew’s new Mini Blossom die cutting machine to cut out this perfect sentiment. Use We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to round all four corners.

Super 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

Karen D.

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.)

    We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board

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Sewing Bags, Pouches and Wallets!!

Hello everyone!! I’m excited to be here today.  I found a new craft that I love and its sewing!!!  Yes!  I’m sewing bags, pouches and wallets!!  I can’t believe I was afraid to even touch a sewing machine until my daughter showed me how easy it was to use.

Let’s Take A Look:

Be You Zipper Pouch

I used a pretty fat bundle of fabric from Walmart, Thermoweb Fusible Fuse and Cricut Royal Blue Foil Iron-on to create this super cute pouch! I used the Cricut EasyPress to adhere the foil to the fabric.

Its 100% cotton with a plastic zipper. This tote is washable by hand.

Personalized Becca Bag

I created these bags for my coworkers.  It was a Christmas gift from me to them.

For these pouches, I used fabric and zippers from Joann’s, Thermoweb Fusible Fleece, Cricut EasyPress and Cricut Light Gold Foil Iron-on.

Zipper Clutch Wallet

For this Zipper Clutch Wallet, I used the Cricut Maker, Cricut Fabric Apricot & Persimmon Sampler and Therm0web Fusible Fuse.

I love this wallet.  It is so cute and that zipper is to die for!!

This is just the beginning for me.  I can’t wait to maker more items.  I’m also thinking about opening a store.  Yes, I’m really taking my love of crafting to higher heights.  Stay tune for my new endeavors.

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Stencil Girl Guest Designing

Hello everyone!!!   I’m Guest Designing for StencilGirl today.

stencil girl blog

I’ve been a member of the StencilGirl Club for a year now and boy can I tell you I love all of the stencils that are sent to me each month.  Stencils allow me to really let go and play with paint all day long with no care in the world.  I just play and whatever my hands do, I just go with it!!  LOL!!

I created 7 projects for my post today.

Here’s a sneak peak:

Stop on by StencilGirl blog to see the projects in full and the tutorial!!

I hope to see you there.

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Concord and 9th Stuck on You

Hello everyone!! I’m up on Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today showing you how to create a stunning card using Concord and 9th Stuck on You stamp set.

Let’s Take a Look:

For the information on how to create this card, please stop on by Where Creativity Meets C9 blog. 

Supplies used:

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

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