Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

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Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating our unique community by sharing a project inspired by our favorite crafter or an anecdote about our crafting adventures.  If you arrived here from Scrapbook & Cards Today 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 fabric scrapbook:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

I sooo love this little fabric scrapbook album. I started 20 years ago when my son was born. I stopped after a couple of years and then fell in love with card-making. Recently, I discovered sewing and I can’t stop sewing, LOL!

For this project I decided to combine my love of all things crafty to share with you, my crafty friends!!

Here’s how I created this scrapbook album:

Decide on the fabric and cut two 7in squares. I used Adornit Vintage Polka Dot Yellow fabric.

Decide on the ribbon that would be used to close the album. I used Adornit Brown Polka Dot Ribbon.

You can hand stitch or machine stitch the ribbon to the back of one of the fabric squares.

Cut two 5inch pieces of white cardstock and adhere it the center of the wrong side of the fabric.

Using fabric glue, glue all of the side to the center of the paper.

Do this to both piece of fabric.

Cut two piece of cardstock 5 x 12 and score them 4 and 8 giving you 3 panels. Fold on the score lines and adhere the two pieces together to create an accordion look.

Adhere the back and front of the accordion to the front and back of the fabric pieces to create the album.

It should look like this.

After you assemble the scrapbook, its time to decorate it!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Add stickers to each page, leaving space for a photo. The photos can vary in size up to 3.5 x 3.5.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Close the book, string the chipboard onto the ribbon and tie a pretty bow.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Let’s take another look:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. There are also 10 awesome friends who are celebrating with us and their offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $20 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue

 

  • 35 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs listed below. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, December 15th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Saturday, December 8th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 9th, 2018.

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Vicki Boutin

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:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Enza Gudor

Laurie Willison

Nicole Picadura

Ellen Hutson LLC

Lydia Evans

Olga Moss

Amy Tan

Therese Calvird

Galina Filippenko

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Spangler

Anna Komenda

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Kymona Tracey ← you’re here

Vicki Boutin

Carissa Wiley

Agnieszka Malyszek

TaeEun Yoo

Sara Naumann

Hussena Calcuttawala

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.)

scrapbook collection kitAdornit Vintage Polka Dot Yellow  Solar White Cardstock Bernina 570QE 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Technique Tuesday December 2018 Release Countdown Day 2

Hello everyone!! It’s Technique Tuesday December 2018 Countdown Day 2!! How was yesterday’s project? Get ready for what today holds.

Let’s take a look:

365 Days

 

Yeah, I’m cracking open my new planner for 2019! I love decorating my planner. It make me feel good and it looks pretty when you look back on it. Technique Tuesday 365 Days Stamp Set is perfect for my new planner.

365 Days

365 Days

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Availability:

This release will be available on December 1, 2018 in the New Products category section on Technique Tuesday website.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  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.)

Hobonichi Planner

Thank you for stopping by!

Technique Tuesday December 2018 Release Countdown Day 1

Hello everyone!!  Today starts Technique Tuesday December 2018 Release Countdown! Are you ready?

Let’s take a look:

Beau & Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set

Isn’t this beaver just the cutest? Such a great masculine card.This stamp set is called Beau & Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set and it will be available for purchase in two days!!

Beau & Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Availability:

This release will be available on December 1, 2018 in the New Products category section on Technique Tuesday website.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  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.)

Recycled Color Pencils

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Altenew November 2018 Stencil/Ink Spray Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s November 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stencil and ink sprays.  If you arrived here from the talented Laurie Willison 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 page:

Flowing Hearts Stencil

To create this page I used the new Flowing Hearts Stencil, the new Orange Cream Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray and the Cosmic Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray.  They are a perfect fit with this photo.

Here’s how I created this scrapbook page:

Spray the two ink colors onto the large watercolor palette. Spray water and place the white cardstock on top of the palette.

Let dry.

Once the paper dries, use black ink and stencil the hearts in place.

Flowing Hearts Stencil

Cut away at a portion of the heart so that the photo can fit right up underneath it.

To add texture, add black thread under the photo and adhere it in place.

Flowing Hearts Stencil

Die cut the title using the Fine Alphabet Die Set and adhere the letters down.

Use Photoshop to type the journaling in colors that match the pages background.

Flowing Hearts Stencil

Add the wood veneer pieces to add another type of texture to the page.

Nice and easy.

Let’s take another look:

Flowing Hearts Stencil

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Friday, December 7th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Sunday December 2nd at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Monday December 3rd, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Norine Borys

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:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Kristina Pokazanieva

Therese Calvird

Nathalie DeSousa

Svitlana Shayevich

Alex Syberia

Lilith Eeckels

Kathleen Graumüller

Virginia Lu

Vicki Boutin

Zinia Redo

Vicky Papaioannou

Enza Gudor

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Norine Borys

Olga Moss

Agnieszka Malyszek

Zsoka Marko

TaeEun Yoo

Erum Tasneem

Rowena M

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.)

Flowing Hearts Stencil Orange Cream Metallic Shimmer Ink SprayCosmic Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink SprayAltenew Fine Alphabet Die Watercolor Palette

Thank you so much!

Maximizing Your Scrapbook Patterned Paper

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s blog today showcasing how to maximize your scrapbook patterned paper.

Let’s take a look:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Stop on by Altenew’s blog for the full tutorial on how to create these cute notebooks using your patterned paper.

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.)

Sticker and paper bundle Our Family patterned paper

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Blog Hop Winner

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 Stacey Kowbel !!! You are the lucky winner of the $30 gift certificate from Altenew! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Kreative Kymona Blog by November 30th, 2018 to claim your prize.

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

Altenew November 2018 Stamp/Die/Ink/Sticker Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s November 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new Stamps and Dies.  If you arrived here from the talented Svitlana Shayevich 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 mini journal:

Grateful Stamp Set

This mini journal is so cute! Its an actual book.

Take a look inside:

Grateful Stamp Set

It’s so easy to create as well.

Here’s how:

Cut one sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper to 8 x 12.

Score the paper in half lengthwise.

Score the paper on the short side in 3 inch intervals.

You will have 8 scored panel measuring 3 x 4 inches each.

Cut along the fold lengthwise, cutting across only 3 panels.

Fold the patterned paper as shown.

Bring the uncut panel together and fold the other pages to form the notebook.

Glue the 2nd and third panel together to from a page. Glue the 4th and 5th panels to form a page and glue the 6th and 7th pages together to form a page.

Create a cover using a 4 x 6.5 piece of patterned paper. Glue the front and back sheets of the notebook.

Paste these two pages to the cover of this mini journal

Decorate the cover.

grateful stamp set

Decorate the inside.

Grateful

To keep the book close, use a brad to hold the tag and serve as a closure.

Grateful stamp set

Grateful Stamp Set

Let’s take another look:

Grateful stamp set

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Sunday, November 18th, 2018 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, October 21th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Saturday, November 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 18th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Laurie Willison

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:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Kathleen Graumüller

Rubeena Ianigro

Erum Tasneem

Olga Moss

Norine Borys

Vicki Boutin

May Sukyong Park

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Virginia Lu

Vicky Papaioannou

Lilith Eeckels

Sveta Fotinia

Enza Gudor

Alex Syberia

Nicole Picadura

Isha Gupta

Lydia Evans

Zsoka Marko

Rowena M

Keeway Tsao

Zinia Redo

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Agnieszka Malyszek

Laura Jane

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

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.)