Altenew January 2018 Release 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, Rubeena!!!  You are the lucky winner of the $30 gift certificate from Altenew!  Please contact Altenew at with the subject line “Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop Winner from Kymona Tracey Blog.

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

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s February 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the all of the new Stamps, Dies and Inks.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Dana Gong 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:

Crafty Life Stamp set

I’m so excited about this month’s release because of the stamp set called Crafty Life!! It is perfect for my Creativation 2018 photos.  That event is full of classes, crafting and hugs!!  I couldn’t wait to sit down to create this layout when I arrived back in NY.

I took plenty of photos but I couldn’t fit them all on. So I randomly chose after printing them all out.

Here’s how I created this Scrapbook Layout:

I used a piece of patten paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Kit as the base of this layout.

I used Reflection Collection Alphabet Puffy Sticker to create the title.

Puffy Stickers

The next step is the layer different pieces of pattern paper from the Reflections Scrapbook Collection Kit randomly and adhere them down with foam dots.

Create a tag for the side of the photo using We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch and Tab Stickers.  Stamp the sentiment using Altenew Permanent Black Ink and adhere it to the side of the photo

crafty life

Add thread on top of the stacked pattern paper and adhere the 5×7 photo on top.

Crafty Life Die

Use Altenew Crafty Life Die Set to punch out the stamp banner.

Crafty Life stamp set

Stamp a couple more sentiment around the photo to balance out the page. Add enamel dots for more texture.

I love it!!

Let’s take another look:

I love seeing some of my crafty friends all in one place!!!

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 Wednesday, February 14th 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, February 16, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Thursday, February 15th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

    Olga Moss

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

Lydia Evans

Enza Gudor

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Kossakovskaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Justine Hovey

Erum Tasneem

Create & Craft TV Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Olga Moss

Svitlana Shayevich

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

Galina Filippenko

Nicole Picadura

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Mindy Baxter

Laura Bassen

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 Oval Heart Beat Altenew Oval Sweet Leaf Crafty Life Diet Set Altenew Crafty Life Stamp set

black ink


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{Clean and Simple} – Swoon

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 week’s cue card I really wanted to have the Swoon affect, so I used ET Cetera Paper Glitter Paper in Champagne and Stampin Up Painted with Love DSP paired with The Stamp Market Love Die.

Take another look:

Take a look at that paper, it comes with glitter already and it doesn’t rub off in your hand.

Take an even closer look:

Now look at that bling on the die cut letters.  Swoon!!

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


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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We R Memory Keepers Square Punch Board Review

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the new We R Memory Keepers Square Punch Board Review!!

I love all of We R Memory Keepers punch boards. They are easy to use and convient! I needed to see for myself whether or not this one would hold up the punch board reputation.

Let’s get started:

The Square Punch Board can punch squares in a lot of different sizes from 3/4 by 3/4 to 3 by 4!

No need for different handheld punches in different square sizes now.  Its all in one tool!!

Square Punch Board

Here’s how to use:

  1. Slide the guides at the top and on the side to the measurement you want.
  2. Slide the paper in into the tool along the guides and punch.
  3. The cut square will fall underneath the tool to allow you to continue cutting.

Its easy as one-two-three!!

What do I think?

I love it!! I recommend it to everyone who loves cutting out squares.

  1. This punch can cut multiple sizes with one punch vs. the handheld punches that cuts one size.
  2. It cuts rectangle too!
  3. The guides move with easy across the tool.
  4. The measurements are clearly labeled at the top, bottom and the side of the punch.
  5. The measurements are listed in inches and centimeters.
  6. The price is reasonable.
  7. The bottom has four silicone feet that stops the punch from sliding, even on top of a glass surface.
  8. The punch weights about a pound to a pound and a half.

Here’s how I used my cut pieces:

Square Punch Board

I created cards that I could use in my planners to encourage me everyday.

After I cut the different sizes, I added some stickers to each cut piece.

Then I used the Planner Pouch Board to cut the holes that match my mini planner. If you missed that review, you can view it here.

Planner Punch Board

Each card fits nice and neat in my planner.

Planner Punch Board

So what do you think?  Would you add this square punch board to your list of must have tools ?  I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below.

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 - Square Punch Board We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board        We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board - Disc Punch Inserts       We R Memory Keepers - Planner Punch Board - Spiral Punch Inserts Me and My Big Ideas - Create 365 Collection - Planner - Mini - Lovely Pastels - UndatedMe and My Big Ideas - Create 365 Collection - Planner - Stickers - Value Pack - Watercolor with Foil Accents

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Altenew Die and Sticker Scrapbook Layout

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

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew Scrapbook Blog show you how to use Altenew Scripty Words Die 2 and Altenew’s Puffy Stickers Sheets to create an Altenew Die and Sticker Scrapbook Layout.

Let’s Take a Look:

Scripty Words Die 2

To see how I created these pocket page cards with a complete tutorial head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook 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. )

   scrapbook collection kit

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