Happy Day with Concord & 9th

Concord and 9th

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today showcasing the yet another stamp set from Concord & 9th August Release.

Today it’s all about balloons with the Happy Balloon stamp set!!

Let’s take a look:

concord & 9th happy balloon

I love how the balloons can be used as hot air balloons too.  This stamp set is so versatile and can be used all year round.

Here’s how I created this card:

Simple stamp the solid balloon using Altenew Deep Iris Ink.

Using the decorative balloon stamp and the basket stamp, stamp the image using Altenew Black Ink.

To finish the card off, stamp the sentiment right under the balloon.

Nice, clean and simple.  This card is so doable and the possibilities of making a couple of these cards are great.

Supplies used:

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Happy Balloons Stamp Set

Deep Iris Ink  Jet Black InkMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

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Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog today showing you how I created a 3D Scrapbook Page using the Reflection Scrapbook Collections Kit.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection

To see how I created this page with a complete tutorial and hear the story behind these photos head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you think!

Supplies used:

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scrapbook collection kit

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Altenew Sales

Hello everyone!!  I’m  jumping in here to share two new sales that Altenew is running right now.

Lets check out Altenew’s Sales:



Save 20% off on the New Day Card Kit & Artist Marker Set A Bundle now through 6/21 at 11:59 pm EDT. No discount code needed to enjoy this deal! 


Altenew Bambook Rose Bundle

Save 25% off on the Bamboo Rose Stamp & Die Bundle now through 6/21 at 11:59 pm EDT. No discount code needed to enjoy this deal! 

I hope you stop by and check these sales out.

Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be here today.  This is my first Altenew Blog Hop as a design team member!!  Today we are showcasing all of the new stencils that are being released.  If you’ve arrived here from fabulous Lydia Evans, 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 layout:

altenew layered kaleidoscope stencil b

For my layout I used Altenew Layered Kaleidoscope B Stencil  paired with some of the supplies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Kit and some Ink Sprays to add interest to my page.

Altenew scrapbook layout

I used the Layered Kaleidoscope B stencil to add texture behind my photo using embossing paste. I took my time to only get the embossing past in the center design of the stencil only.

Note: for those of you who are new to this technique, I would suggest you mask of the areas that you do not want the past to go as to not make a mistake.

applying embossing paste

I did this twice so that the design would peak out from behind the photo.

Note: you could color the embossing paste using Altenew’s inks and/or sprays to really enhance the texture.  Like this:

coloring embossing paste with Altenew ink spray

I choose not to use it the color paste because it was to much yellow on the page but know that this is an option as well.

Let’s take a closer look:

layered scrapbook page using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook kit

For this page, I matted the photo on top of a piece of pattern paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit. Then I used the stickers and other embellishments from the kit to add the title and cute saying to the layout.  To finish the layout off, I used Altenew Ink Spray and a paintbrush to add ink splatters throughout the page.

So what do you think?  Will you use stencils on your layouts now?  I would love to hear what you think below!

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


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Debby Hughes

You do not want to miss out on her beautiful creations!!  It is sure to please, trust me!!

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

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sveta Fotinia

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Erum Tasneem

Laura Bassen

Enza Gudor

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Kymona Tracey ← You are here!

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Terhi Koskinen

Svitlana Shayevich

Virginia Lu

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckles


Supplies used:


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Scrapbooking Again

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share a scrapbook page I created using Altenew’s Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Would you believe me if I told you I started crafting by creating scrapbook pages for my son.  I stopped a long time ago. I was introduced to some may different types of crafts that I slowly walked away from scrapbooking.

Last year, I started scrapbooking again by doing pocket pages.  Those are easy and fun but I missed the actually scrapbook page that I use to create.  So I decided to try my hand at it again.

Lets take a look:

I recently visited my nephew’s and had a blast with them.  My youngest nephew is 5 years old and he is quite the explorer.  He loves nature and everything it has to offer.  We went out to eat and while waiting to be seated he spotted a tree outside and he had to climb it.

I was so happy that my camera was ready.  I captured him looking out beyond the leaves and knew this would be a perfect shot.

Altenew is running their second sketch challenge and I figured I could join in on the fun.

Take a look at the sketch:

To create my page, I used my Brother ScanNCut Canvas online to create a heart.  I downloaded it to the ScanNCut and used it to cut out the heart from one of Altenew Scrapbook pages.

Then I adhered the heart to the white background using Tombow Permanent Mono adhesive.  I added dash lines around the heart to add dimension.

After that I picked out different embellishments to go with the theme of my page.  I placed them according to the sketch.

Let take a closer look:

I love how the embellishments are all color coordinated.

Adding thread, adds an extra layer of texture to this layout.  Super simple but effective.

So what do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

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