Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the new scrapbook collection.  If you arrived here from the talented Nathalie DeSousa 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 DIY Traveler’s Journal Cover:

Live Your Dream Die-Cut Embellishments

Live Your Dream Scrapbook collection is full of fun vibrant colors! I’m tickled pink by these traveler’s journal covers. Super cute and easy to make.

Here’s how I created them:

Cut a sheet of patterned paper to 8 x 5, scored at 3.5, 4 and 4.5.

Live Your Dream patterned paper

Run the patterned paper through a laminator.

Live Your Dream Patterned paper

Choose the die-cut embellishments you wan to use on the front cover and run those through the laminator.

Live Your Dream Die-Cut Embellishments

Trim the laminated sheet and round the corners.

Rescore the score line, so that the plastic will fold nicely.

Use a 1/8 hole punch, punch 3 holes (on the score lines) 1/8 from the bottom and top of the traveler journal cover.

Live Your Dream patterned paper

Measure 2.5 on the middle line and punch a hole.

Live Your Dream patterned paper

Cut a 24 in piece of what elastic cording.

Now its time to string the elastic cord.

Live Your Dream

String the elastic from the front to the back of the cover, leaving a tail to tie at the end. I measured it for the hole its in to the middle hole in the center of the cover.

Now just go up, over and back down.

Now that you gone though each hole, your tails are opposite of each other.

The tail on the right will pass back through the hole below it so that its now on the inside of the cover.

The tail on the left will pass through the hole above it, so that it’s on the inside as well.

Like this.

 

Tie a knot nice and tight. Clip the ends.

Now you have four bands for four books!

Now cut another piece of elastic to 10in and string it though the middle hole from the inside out, to create the band that closes the journal.

Like this.

Now its time to add your books.

Cut out the laminated die-cut embellishments and adhere them to the front of the book.

I added only two books but four fit beautifully.

 

Live Your Dream

I’ll teach you how to make the books soon! Stay tune for those.

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 Thursday February 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Patricia Roebuck

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

Paige Evans

Enza Gudor

Kathleen Graumüller

Jen Schow

Zinia Redo

Bea Valint

Raquel Bowman

Sandra Dietrich

Amanda Baldwin

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Missy Whidden

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Patricia Roebuck

Lydia Evans

Terhi Koskinen

Lilith Eeckels

Meghann Andrew

Reiko Tsuchida

Flóra Mónika Farkas

Virginia Lu

Kim Jeffress

Elsie Robinson

Laurie Willison

Kelly Janes

Erum Tasneem

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.)

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Altenew February 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and welcome to Altenew’s February 2019 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps, dies, and stencils.  If you arrived here from the talented Seeka 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 wooden heart scrapbook panel:

Trendy Circles

I love how this wooden panel turned out. I used Altenew Trendy Circles, Better Together and the roller stamp to decorate this heart.

I created this panel for my daughter because on the day of this photo she was quite upset about her hair. It didn’t turn out how she wanted it and was afraid that her peers would not like it. It looked beautiful to me. She did an amazing job.

So I wanted to capture the moment and remind her that different is beautiful. I do not want her to worry about what others think. If she likes who she is and how she looks, that is all that matters.

Let’s take a closer look:

Trendy Circles

To create this panel randomly stamp the circles from the Trendy Circles stamp set using Stazon Ink onto the wooden panel.

Resize the image and print it in color.

Use We R Memory Keeper 3 Way Corner Punch to round all four corners

Stamp the sentiment from Better Together stamp set onto the image using Stazon Ink.

Better Together

Adhere black thread under the photo and place on the center of the wooden panel.

Stamp a sentiment in the upper right hand corner and the date of the event, using the roller stamp, on the side of the left side of the heart.

Nicely done. Don’t you think?

Let’s take another look:

Trendy Circles

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 Thursday February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, February 24th, 2019.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Wednesday February 20th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Kristina Pokazanieva

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

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Zsoka Marko

Joni Andaya

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

Alex Syberia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

May Sukyong Park

Kelly Latevola

Sveta Fotinia

Heather Hoffman

Agnieszka Malyszek

Enza Gudor

Heidi Jakobs

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kossakovskaya Anna

Zinia Redo

Kathleen Graumüller

Keeway Tsao

Erum Tasneem

Anna Komenda

Amber Rain Davis

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.)

Better Together  Trendy Circles Roller StampWe R Memory Keepers - 3 Way Corner Punch

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Altenew January 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s January 2019 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps, dies, and stencils.  If you arrived here from the talented Rubeena Ianigro 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 4 x 8 scrapbook album:

Mask Stenciling

I returned from Creativation 2019 two days ago and had so much fun seeing all of my crafty friends. It inspired me to create an album dedicated to them.

Here’s how I created this album:

I stenciled a couple of flower stems from Altenew’s Angelique Motifs Mask Stencil with Forest Glades Ink unto a white piece of cardstock.

Then I stamped the sentiment from Altenew Mega Greeting 3 using black ink.

After that I adhered the Simple Friend Die cut right next to the stamped sentiment.

Use We R Memory Keepers Cinch and Rose Gold binding wire to bind the album together.

Friend Die

Super easy and done. Now I can’t wait to fill it with photos.

Here’s another photo using the same stencil:

Altenew Masking Stencil

I facilitated a banner scrapbook make-n-take at Creativation this year at the Altenew booth. It was so cool. Everyone one loved working with the stencils. They saw how easy it was to create a simple but stunning design in under minutes.

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 Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Seeka

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

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

May Sukyong Park

Laurie Willison

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Nicole Picadura

Nathalie DeSousa

Sveta Fotinia

Zinia Redo

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Lisa Fonseca

Alex Syberia

Enza Gudor

Olga Moss

Lilith Eeckels

Heather Hoffman

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Irit Landgraf

Agnieszka Malyszek

Yoonsun Hur

Sandra Dietrich

Rubeena Ianigro

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Seeka

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Kristina Pokazanieva

Vicky Papaioannou

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.)

Forest Glades ink    Mega Greeting 3

We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch - Binding Wires - 1 Inch - Rose GoldWe R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool - Version 2

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Altenew Watercolor Brush Marker Release + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s January 2019 Watercolor Brush Marker Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the new Winter Wonderland Set.  If you arrived here from the talented Lydia Fiedler 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 big watercolor scrapbook:

Making memories is a fun activity so having a big scrapbook is perfect for that. Watercoloring adds a nice flair to the cover.

Lets take a closer look:

Winter Wonderland Watercolor Marker Set


Winter Wonderland Watercolor Markers

This 25 page Japanese hand-bound watercolor scrapbook would make a great gift.

Here’s another look:

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, January 19th, 2019.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Virginia Lu

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

Vicky Papaioannou

Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Rubeena Ianigro

Kelly Latevola

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nicole Picadura

Agnieszka Malyszek

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Therese Calvird

Lydia Fiedler

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Virginia Lu

Caly Person

Kathleen Graumüller

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Lisa Spangler

Zinia Redo

Yoonsun Hur

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.)

Winter Wonderland Watercolor Markers Alpha DieMega Greeting 3    We R Memory Keepers - Journal Studio Collection - Book Binding Guide

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack 250 Sheets

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s: A Year in Review Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing our favorite Altenew projects created in 2018!!  If you’ve 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 4 of my favorite projects:

I’ve had so much fun working with Altenew and their products this year. They’ve allowed me to really stretch my creativity in ways I couldn’t image.

From creating scrapbooks:

Grateful Stamp Set

To creating photo wall hangings:

To creating scrapbooks made out of wood and fabric:

To documenting memories in my planner:

So what do you think? Would you tried stretching your Altenew products? What would you do?

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to Six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog and the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, January 3rd at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, January 6th.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, January 1st by 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Nina-Marie Trapani

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

Norine Borys

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Nina-Marie Trapani

Therese Calvird

Olga Moss

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Missy Whidden

Laura Jane

Zinia Redo

Yoonsun Hur

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sandra Dietrich

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Kathleen Graumüller

Amy Tan

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich
Lisa Fonseca

TaeEun Yoo

Kristina Pokazanieva

Promotion:

Warehouse Sale

Altenew’s clearing out products from their warehouse so they can make some space to welcome new exciting products in the new year.

Save up to 50% off on the Warehouse Sale collection of more than 250 items including stamps, dies, inks, ink sprays, bundles, embellishments, and more.  Valid now through 12/28/2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s December 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps, dies, and paper packs.  If you arrived here from the talented Amanda Korotkova 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 6 x 6 patterned paper scrapbook:

I love Altenew’s new paper pack called Verdant Walk. The paper is nice and thick and doesn’t need chipboard for reinforcement.

I also love combining my love of sewing supplies with my scrapbook supplies.

Here’s how I created this album:

Verdant Walk Paper Pack

Decide on how many pages you want your album to consist of. For this one I created a 5 page album.

Using the new Mega Greeting 3 stamp, I stamped the sentiment on the first patterned paper, creating the cover.

With the large grommet, I created a hole in the top left hand corner.

Once each piece of paper had a hole, I used the grommet pliers to close the grommet around the paper.  Do not squeeze to tight. You want the papers to slide around the grommet.

Add the photos to the center of each paper using glue tape and two black enamel dots from the Green Field Enamel Dots set to decorate each paper.

Verdant Walk Paper Pack

Friends are everything right?! Such a great way to show them off. What do you think?

Let’s take another look:

Mega Greeting 3

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 Tuesday, December 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 Saturday, December 22th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Monday, December 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Cynde Whitlow

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

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Kristina Pokazanieva

Therese Calvird

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Jane

Virginia Lu

Kathleen Graumüller

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Sveta Fotinia

Kelly Janes

Nicole Picadura

Reiko Tsuchida

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Sandra Dietrich

Dana Gong

Agnieszka Malyszek

Norine Borys

Amanda Korotkova

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Cynde Whitlow

Lydia Evans

Isha Gupta

Enza Gudor

Aya Elsheshtawy

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.)

   

  

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Altenew December 2018 Marker/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s December 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new markers and embellishments.  If you arrived here from the talented Gayatri Murali 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 kraft scrapbook:

Super clean and simple kraft scrapbook is perfect for any occasion.

For the front of this scrapbook, I used the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers to create a simple title.

Take a look inside:

This scrapbook was created with several pieces of dessert storm cardstock and bind the book using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch.

I used dessert storm cardstock because its so neutral and matches with any color added to it. This allows the scrapbook to focus on different occasions within the year.

Green Fields Enamel Dots

One the first page, I created a pocket and a tag for my journaling. Its a private message to my niece. I tucked it away, so that others can view the pages but not the message upon opening it.

I decorated these page with the Green Fields Enamel Dots and the Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts.

Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts
I love adding texture behind my photos because it adds depth. Adding the date with the date stamp is a perfect way keep track of when events happen.

Acetate Butterfly Stickers

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 Wednesday, December 12th, 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 Sunday, December 16th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Erica A-B

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

Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Nicole Picadura

Kelly Latevola

Enza Gudor

Kathleen Graumüller

Sveta Fotinia

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Zinia Redo

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Evans

Laura Jane

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Raquel Bowman

Svitlana Shayevich

Gayatri Murali

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Erica A-B

Agnieszka Malyszek

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.)

Acetate Die Cuts Butterflies Wood Veneer Sweet enamel dots green fieldsWe R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool - Version 2Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack 25 SheetsWe R Memory Keepers - The Cinch - Binding Wires - 1 Inch - Silver

Thank you so much for stopping by!