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!!


  • 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!

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi!  Welcome to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Social Media Hop!  Join me on a quick, artsy journey towards gratitude and meeting the 10 AWESOME instructors of this workshop! And for a chance to WIN a free spot in the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop!!


If you are starting here just follow the appropriate link below.  I have included a list of all participating artists instructor links for your convenience here.  Please visit their blog on their assigned day to learn more and for more chances to win.
October 4 – Sherry Canino 
October 5 – Cristin Stevenson 
October 6 – Natalyn Bradshaw 
October 7 –  Jackie Barragan 
October 8 – Nicole Edgecombe 
October 9 – Tiffany Goff Smith
October 10 – Cindy Gilstrap
October 11 – Kymona Tracey ←you are here
October 12 – Deanna Jinjoe 
October 13 – Tiare Smith 
Gratitude. A feeling of appreciation or thanks. So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude, those around you and your life will change.  Change your heart. Change your mind. Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles….again!
I’m so excited to be teaching and sharing what I’m grateful for with all of you.  I hope you join me on this journey!!


Today I share with you a piece of my art that I am grateful for and why.

My family means the world to me and I am so grateful for them.  I’m the oldest of 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls.  We speak every single day.  I would not trade any of them for anyone thing else in this world.

My journal is a clean and simple junk journal with some mixed media included.

Now for the other good stuff.  Here is how you can win A FREE SPOT

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below telling me something that you are grateful for. I can’t wait to hear from all of you.  This giveaway ends on October 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the October 15th.

In the meantime, click here to find out more about the workshop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!