Altenew October 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s October 2017 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the all of the new Embossing Powders and the Scrapbook Collection.  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 Scrapbook Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my DIY Matchbook Mini Album:

Our Family Scrapbook Collection

I used the new scrapbook collection called Our Family Scrapbook Collection to create this DIY Matchbook Mini Album.

This scrapbook collection is right on trend with fresh colors, watercolored elements, geometric designs, and florals (of course!).  The papers and embellishments have been designed to help you document your precious family memories, but are versatile enough to use on any layout, journal, or card project.

The kit contains:

36 Sheets of 12″x12″ patterned paper (2 of each design)
One 3″x4″ photopolymer stamp set
12 3″x4″ watercolor journaling cards
One 8.5″x11″ sheet of 20 cardstock stickers
One 8.5″x11″ sheet of 15 cardstock die cuts
One 8.5″x11″ sheet of 16 chipboard stickers
Two 6″x12″ sheets of chipboard alphabet stickers
One 5″x6″ sheet of 17 adhesive wood veneers
One 4″x6″ sheet of adhesive enamel dots
One metal die (approx. 3.5″x4.5″)
One roll of washi tape (15mm x 10m)

Here’s how I created this DIY Matchbook Mini Album:

Last week I saw this amazing idea created by Aly from We R Memory Keepers and asked if I could CASE her idea.  I love what she created and wanted to give it a try.

For this project, I used one sheet of cardstock from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.  It created the cover of the matchbook and the pages inside.

To create the cover, I cut a piece of cardstock to 3 x 9. Scored at 3 5/8, 3 3/4, 7 3/4 and 7 7/8.

Our Family Scrapbook patten paper

To create the pages inside, cutting the same piece of cardstock 9 times to 2 7/8 x 3 7/8.

Cut your photos to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 and adhere one to each page.  Use the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, punch holes at the bottom of each page.

Add word stickers and some of the Our Family Enamel Dots to add texture to each page.

Round the corners of the cardstock and photos using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Our Family Scrapbook Collection

Punch holes in the bottom portion of the cover and the pages with two brads.

Our Family Enamal dots

To dress up the cover, add the tree die cut to the front of the matchbook.

Measure the tree and trim it so that the two pieces meet when the matchbook is closed.

Our Family Chipboard Stickers

Nice and easy!!

Let’s take another look:

Our Family


Our Family Scrapbook Collection

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 Thursday, November 2nd at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 4th.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Thursday, November 2nd at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

    Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Agnieszka Malyszek

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

Terhi Koskinen

Svitlana Shayevich

Sandra Dietrich

Therese Calvird

Bea Valint

Erum Tasneem

Ashley Horton

Debby Hughes

Enza Gudor

Laurie Schmidlin

Isha Gupta

Flóra Monika Farkas

Virginia Lu

Lilith Eeckels

Sveta Fotinia

Kim Jeffress

Yoonsun Hur

Reiko Tsuchida

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Agnieszka Malyszek

Vicky Papaioannou

Altenew Card Blog

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.)

Our Family Scrapbook CollectionEnamal DotsOur Family Cardstock Stickers

We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Eyelet and Snap Punch Tool We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool

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Create a 3D 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 Kit

To see how I created this page with a complete tutorial head 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:

(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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Who Do You Feel Strongly About?

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with Casology week 104.  The Cue Card is Pet!! I’m also linking this card to Addicted to Stamps and their challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS).

Week 104 - Pet

Addicted to Stamps

When I first saw the word I immediately thought of a pet animal.  I figured everyone would choose that so I decided to look up the meaning of the word “pet” to see what else it means.

I decided to go with pet as an adjective: to feel particularly strongly about someone or something.

Take a look at my card:

Love you with heartss

Nothing like a father’s love for his only daughter!

I decided to do a one layer card with a lot of white space, one focal point and a sentiment, CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS) at its best.

My Koala’s are from my new Sweet Stamp Shop Koala stamp set and my sentiment and hearts are from Lawn Fawn’s Love You Tons stamp set.

I used my Copic markers #B12, B14, #R20, R24 and C3.

I wanted to color with my Copic’s for practice.  I need to color more often. I want to master this skill.


This was my first card but I didn’t like how the sentiment “little sister” turned out but I wanted to share it with you.

Plus the belly is blue and not pink.

Love you little sister

What do you think?  Let me know!

Supplies used:

Koala FamilyLove You TonsCopic Markerscopic blending xpress itStampin' TrimmerWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

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