Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s July 2017 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the all of the new Stamps, Dies and Inks.  If you’ve arrived here from the wonderfully talented Agnieszka Malyszek 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 layout:

Altenew July 2017 blog hop

I truly love how this layout turned out.  I have to admit, when I sat down to create this page, I was clueless as to what I wanted to do.  I knew I wanted to use this photo of my sisters baby bump.  As I moved papers and embellishments around, it all came together.

For this layout, I used three of the new stamp sets, Altenew Baby Balloon, Little One and Extended Family.  I paired them with Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Altenew July 2017 blog hop

My baby sister is having a baby and my entire family can not wait for her this little one to arrive. So I decided to dedicate a page to my sister.

To create this page:

  • I cut the white card base to 6 x 8 and rounded the corners using We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch Board.
  • Creating the title was the next step.  Using the Extended Family stamp set to cut out the word niece and adhere it to the title using the Brother ScanNCut.Altenew July 2017 blog hop
  • The onesie from Altenew Little One was a perfect addition to add to this page.
  • I didn’t have the die to cut these out so I used my Brother ScanNCut to cut out the onesies.
  • Spray each of the onesie with Altenew Frosty Pink Spray Ink and dry them.
  • Once they dried, punch a hole at the top and string the silver twine though the holes.
  • Adhere the twine to the back of the white card panel.
  • Adhere the photo onto the white card panel using foam dots.
  • Use Altenew Baby Balloon stamp set and stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the white card panel.Altenew July 2017 blog hop
  • Adhere the card panel onto the pattern paper using foam dots.
  • Cut some of the white flowers that come in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and place them to the right side of the photo under the white card panel.Altenew July 2017 Blog Hop
  • To add balance to the page, stamp a sentiment from the Baby Balloon stamp set on the main scrapbook page, to the right of the photo.
  • To finish the page off, add enamel dots in random places on the layout.

Nothing to it!! So what do you think? I would love to hear from you.

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


  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog or Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, July 27th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 30th.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Wednesday, July 28th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Galina Filippenko

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

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Kristina Werner

May Sukyong Park

Flora Monika Farkas

Therese Calvird

Mindy Baxter

Svitlana Shayevich

Debby Hughes

Enza Gudor

Laurie Schmidlin

Erum Tasneem

Kathy Racoosin

Lilith Eeckles

Marika Rahtu

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Galina Filippenko

Sveta Fotinia

Yana Smakula

Sandra Dietrich

Lydia Evans

Sandy Allnock

Eunyoung Lee

Laura Bassen

Chari Moss

Yoonsun Hur

Nicole Picadura

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. )

 Altenew stamp set Altenew Stamp Set Altenew Stamp Setscrapbook collection kitAltenew Spray Ink We R Memory Keepers - Tab Punch Board

Thanks for stopping by!!

CASology 143 – Ombre

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 143 - Ombre

I love this week’s cue card.  Creating ombre cards are always fun.  I love how the colors go from dark to light or vise versa.

Its all about baby stuff for me this week so I decided to stick with that theme.  Last week I received the new Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 8 stamp set and I fell in love with the onesie stamp!!

Take a look at what I created this week:

Welcome baby (CAS)

I just love how this baby onesie turned out, don’t you? Soooo, do you want to know what colors I used on my onesie?

To color my onesie, I applied the 10 + 2 rule to my Copic coloring!!

What is that you ask?  Well instead of staying with the natural color blend, I decided to step it up a notch.

1. I started with B00 then add 10 to those zeros then I added 2, which gave me B12.

2. Then I add 10 to the 12 then add 2, which gave me B24.

3. That gave me B00, B12 and B24 – 10 + 2!!

By do that, I intensified my colors.  The darker color is truly dark and will stand out more.  That goes for the mid-tone color as well.

I’m totally impressed by those colors.  I want to practice that technique with other colors to see how it looks.

The rest of the card was easy to pull together.  My card base and card panel were die cut with My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax.

I mounted the card panel to the card front using a piece of white fun foam.

I stamped the sentiment using So Suzy Stamps Welcome Baby stamp featured in her new Baby Featurette Series which you can find here.

Super doper cute and simple.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park (on a break)

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Avery Elle.

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 8Welcome Baby  MFT Hybrid Black Inkcopic B00Copic B12 Copic B24MFT Rounded Stitched Die

Thanks for stopping by!!