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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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!

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.)

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Daffodil Release

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Daffodil Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the amazing daffodil flower.  If you arrived here from the talented Laura Jane 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 envelope journal:

Daffodil’s are my favorite flower! They are so pretty and petite. Plus, they aren’t expensive!

Here’s how I created this envelope journal:

Gather 5 envelopes that you want to use.

Add adhesive to the outside flap of the envelope. Not the side that already has the tape.

Slide the flap inside one of the envelopes so that the edges meet.

It should look like this.

Continue to add envelopes.

Cut the flap off of the first envelop to create the book.

Decorate the book to your style. This stamp set has amazing sentiments. So encouraging.

Stamp each page and add journaling cards inside of each flap.

Add photos of daffodils thought out the book.

Add tabs and sentiments on the back page.

Let’s take another look:

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by November 6, 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 November 7th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by November 4th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on November 5th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Sveta Fotinia

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

Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Jane

Kymona Tracey

Sveta Fotinia

Therese Calvird

Jung AhSang

Erum Tasneem

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Leigh Houston

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

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.)

Thank you so much for stoping by!

Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new marker refills.  If you arrived here from the talented Emily Midgett 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 circle layout:

Artist Marker refill

I used the new Alcohol Marker refills to create the background of this circle layout!

Here’s how I created this layout:

Place a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock on a craft sheet.

Drop a couple of drops of Altenew Coral Berry, Frosty Pink and Ruby Red from Artist Marker Refill Set A onto the white cardstock.

Once it dries, use a small plate and trace the rim. Cut out the circle.

Adhere the circle to another piece of white cardstock and cut the circle again.

Adhere the photo to the left side, using foam tape.

Use a sewing machine, stitch around the edge of the photo and the edge of the circle.

Artist Marker

Stamp the sentiment using the Altenew Thick and Thin Alpha stamp set.

Thick and Thin Alpha

Handwrite the journaling and add some New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots to finish the page off.

New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 29th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, September 25th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Leigh Houston

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

Erum Tasneem

Gayatri Murali

Therese Calvird

Kristina Pokazanieva

Laurie Willison

Rubeena Ianigro

TaeEun Yoo

Lydia Fiedler

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kelly Latevola

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zinia Redo

Laura Jane

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Leigh Houston

Virginia Lu

Barb Engler

Enza Gudor

Norine Borys

Erica A-B

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

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.)

Artist Marker Refill Set ANew day card kit enamel dots thick and thin stamp set

Bernina 570QE

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s August 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new Stamps and Dies.  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 planner page:

Hello Gorgeous

I love the new Hello Gorgeous stamp set! It is perfect so show others how much you care about them. I also love that we could encourage ourselves with this set too. How many times do we praise ourselves? Almost never. So, I took the time to talk about myself this month.

Decorating this planner page was easy:

  1. Just stamp the sentiments.
  2. Then add the photo.
  3. Add some embellishments.

Nothing to it.

Let’s take another look:

Hello Gorgeous

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, August 22ndth 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 26th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, August 21st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 22th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Nicole Picadura

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

Rubeena Ianigro

Anna Komenda

Agnieszka Malyszek

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Sveta Fotinia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Zinia Redo

Amber Rain Davis

Svitlana Shayevich

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nancy McClelland

Enza Gudor

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Nicole Picadura

Meghann Andrew

Virginia Lu

Mayline Jung

Sandra Dietrich

Yoounsun Hur

Lydia Evans

Mona Tóth

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.)

Hello Gorgeous stamp set black ink Hobonichi Planner

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing Altenew’s Watercolor 36 Pan Set!  If you arrived here from the talented Nicole Picadura 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!

This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.

The set contains

  • 36 Artist Grade Watercolor Half-Pans

  • Plastic Case

  • Water Brush

Take a look at my Watercolor Traveler’s Notebook:

Altenew Watercolor Pan

I recently took a vacation with my daughter to Cuba and it was amazing. The country is a must see. Although the infrastructure is on the decline, you can still see the beauty in the country. We had a blast and learned a lot.

I used the watercolor pan to add color to my pages that would match the colors in the photos.

I love how the watercolors mix and move across the paper. The interesting thing is, I used linen paper and it did well with the watercolors.  I was surprised. The colors are vibrant and smooth.

Let’s take a look inside:

Altenew Watercolor Pan Set

The left photo is in Plaza de la Revolucion. The faces on the building are of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos, who are two important deceased heroes of the Cuban Revolution.

The right photo is of the port of Havana. So pretty!

Altenew Watercolor Pan

Taxi anyone!!  LOL, I thought this taxi was the cutest thing ever. Three people in the back and the driver in the front. All aboard.

Altenew Watercolor

The photo on the left are locals waiting on the bus to come.

the photo on the right is my daughter walking in town.

Aetenew Watercolor

The photo on the left is a photo of a couple of houses downtown.

The photo on the right is a photo of a women and her children walking down the street.

Altenew Watercolor

Both photos were taken from the sky- Hello Havana!

I used different color watercolors on all of these pages. Perfect way to showcase all of the photos.

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, August 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 Sunday, August 19, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, August 14th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 20th, 2018.

Promotion

Limited time offer! Receive a FREE Watercolor Pan Case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Kelly Latevola

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

Kristina Werner

Erum Tasneem

Lisa Spangler

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Racoosin

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Reiko Tsuchida

Keeway Tsao

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Ianigro

Sanketi M

Joni Nina Andaya

Sandra Dietrich

Kay Miller

Zinia Redo

Suzy Plantamura

Nicole Picadura

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Kelly Latevola

Norine Borys

Kristina Pokazanieva

Lydia Evans

Gayatri Murali

Terhi Koskinen

Mayline Jung

Virginia Lu

Jennifer McGuire

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.)

Altenew Watercolor Pan Simple Flowers Altenew Mini Hello Tall Alpha

Thank you so much for stopping by!