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

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 Vicky Papaioannou 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 planner page:

Rennie roses stamp set

I used Altenew Rennie Roses stamp set to create these super cute planner pages.

I simply stamped the different flower elements and used Tombow Recycled Color Pencils to color the images in.

The pocket tag was created with a piece of printer paper folded at the four corners, then folded in half. The left corner is folded into the right corner, creating the pocket.

Let’s take a closer look:

Rennie Roses Stamp Set

Rennie Roses Stamp Set

Rennie Roses Stamp Set

I even stamped the back of the tag. That way when the photo is pulled out the tag isn’t blank.

Rennie Roses Stamp Set

Let’s take another look:

Rennie Roses Stamp Set

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 Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, March 19th, 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, March 23rd, 2019.
  • In addition Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on each designer’s blog hop list. All winners will be announced on Altenew blogs by Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

TaeEun Yoo

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

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sveta Fotinia

Amanda Baldwin

Svitlana Shayevich

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nathalie DeSousa

Ashlea Cornell


Zinia Redo

Susan Wymer

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Heather Hoffman

Irit Landgraf

Virginia Lu

Zsoka Marko

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Volpes

Lydia Evans

Anna Komenda

Nicole Picadura

Sandra Dietrich

Enza Gudor

Amber Rain Davis

Agnieszka Malyszek

Alex Syberia

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.)

Rennie Roses Stamp Set     Recycled Color Pencils Hobonichi Planner

Thank you so much for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 215 – Bark

Second post for today
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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:


When I first saw the cue card, I thought of a tree bark right away.  So I pulled out my very first stamp set from Darkroom Door, Fine Flowers.  I figured the stem of this sunflower works just fine.

Check out the definition:

The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
I think my flower makes the cut!
To create it this card:
I stamped the flower from Darkroom Door and the sentiment from My Favorite Things using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink.
Then I colored the flower using Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

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.

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Our sponsor this week is Darkroom Door!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Fine Flower  mft-magical-dragons 

Thank you for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp September 2016 New Release


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Isha’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Laura’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the SpookTacular Halloween Stamp Set! Its down below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card one:

Spok-tacular Halloween

YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween,  SpookTacular Halloween DiesWoodlands Paper Pack, Stitched Frame Dye Set

Other Supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Recollections Heavyweight Black Cardstock,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink

I haven’t used my Copic Markers in such a long time that I had to pull them out for this card. This little guys are so cute and were begging to be colored.

All I did to create this card was cut a 4×4 base card out of the heavyweight black cardstock. Then I used the stitched frame die set to cut out a frame from the Woodlands paper pack.  After that I stamped the sentiment along the four boarders and embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I adhered the frame to the card front.  Using some Copic Markers, I colored the two images and then die cut them out.  I adhered them to the card front inside the frame with dimensionals.

Super cute.

Card two:

Lunch box notes (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Kids Activity Planning, Stitched Frame Die, Swirly Pattern Paper

Other Supplies:Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Tombow Irojiten Tranquil and Vivid Coloring Pencil

For these cute little lunchbox notes, I cut the white heavyweight cardstock to a 3×3 size.  Then I die cut the Swirly patten paper out using the small stitched frame die and adhered it to the front of the card base.  Using the Mini Misti, I stamped different images and sentiments from the Kids Activity Planning set and colored them in using coloring pencils.

Easy does it!!  These notes are for my daughter.  I will put one in her lunchbox everyday.

So, what do you think?

I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because 7 lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 10th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Since my cards are using all new products, I’m entering them into Darnell’s NBUS Challenge#7


Thanks for stopping by!!


Coloring a Stamped Image: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Happy Thougts (TIMI)

This beautiful stamp set called Loving Mom from Kennedy Grace Creations whom I found on Instagram.  I love how life-like these flowers look, so I had to color them.

I stamped each of the flowers using Colorbox Archival Wick Dye Ink and colored each of the flowers with Tombow Recycle Color Pencils.

With these pencils, its so easy to blend colors.  They create such vibrant colors. Adding the white gel pen dots are a super fun addition that makes the flower petals stand out.

Super easy and relaxing to make!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.


We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for September is: Visible Image.

Visible Image header


Visible Image

Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m also entering Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #7!


Supplies used:

Loving Mom
Thank you so much for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 213 – Stitch

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Week 213 - Stitch


Take a look at my card:

Peeping out to say (CAS)

This past week has been a bit hectic for me.  I moved my son up to school for the very first time. I’m totally excited for him and his new step in life.  I don’t want to be “that” mom but I don’t think I will be able to stop myself from sending him all sorts of packages full of goodies.  Starting with this card.  I think he will laugh when he gets this card in the mail.

When I saw the cue card, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to create.  Then I remember receiving a few new stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions. The Pocketful of Sunshine set is perfect for a clean and simple card.

To create this card:

  1. Cut the cardstock to 4 x 4.
  2. Using the pocket die, cut out one pocket die.
  3. Stamp an image from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set onto the front of the card base.
  4. Color the image in with colored pencils.
  5. Adhere the die cut pocket underneath the stamped image.
  6. Stamp out the sentiment and the card is good to go.
  7. Round the top corners of the card.

Six easy steps to follow.  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.

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Our sponsor this week is Your Next Stamp!

I’m also entering Darnell’s NBUS Challenge!


Supplies used:

pocketfulofsunshine_500pxClearsnap Wicked-Black  Tombow Permanent Adhesive Plus

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Coloring With Recycled Color Pencils

Second Post for today
If your looking for the Your Next Stamp post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing a card colored with recycled color pencils with you.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

Never Grow Up1 (SSS)

For the full reveal of this card and tutorial, please stop on by So Suzy Stamps Blog, to see how I created this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!