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

Hello, and welcome to Altenew’s October 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, and stencils. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Virginia Lu, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my planner pages:

Hello Winter

Winter? No way, I’m not ready for it. December 21 seems so far away, but in reality, it’s two months away. Time has been running so fast, that before we know it, Winter will be here.

I know you asking what’s so special about these planner pages? Oh, let’s take a closer look!

Hello Winner planner page

They are embossed!! I added white snowflakes to both pages for the added effect and texture.

The white on white is hard to see, but if you look close, you can see the many snowflakes. Just so you know, I’m begging Mother Nature for no snow this year. I hope my wish comes true.

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


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/16/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2019.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Jessica Frost-Ballas

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

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Griglione

Nicole Picadura

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar

Lilith Eeckels

Ashlea Cornell

Jen Schow

Emily Midgett

Svitlana Shayevich

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Maryam Perez


Virginia Lu

Kymona Tracey

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Sveta Fotinia

Amber Rain Davis

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Reiko Tsuchida

Keeway Tsao

Zinia Redo

Kelly Janes

Erum Tasneem

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are 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.)

Hello Winter stamp set  Hello Winter Die Set Hello Winter Stamp and Die Bundle

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Clearly Planned November 2016 Release

Hello everyone!!  Yayyy!! Its release day for Taylored Expression Clearly Planned stamps today!!


Lets get started:


For this release I created four different list using the new Makin’ a List 2 paired with the Sticky Situation sheets. I love these list. Super fun and keeps me on point!


For the daily photo, I will fill that list in everyday.  I will document the 30 days of Thankfulness!

The little animals are a new set as well called Planner Pals!

Next Up:


My weekly spread is all about the weather using Today’s Weather Stamp set! Super cute set for all of your weather concerns.  I paired it with the Playful Alpha and the Sign Me Up Stamp set which are also new sets.

Next up!


For my monthly spread, I used the Planner Pals and the Playful Alpha stamp set!




I’m in love with my planner this month. These stamps are so cute and amazing this month.

You are going to love the new release this month.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Clearly Planned Week and Custom Post-It Note

Hello everyone!!!  Today is the day for the big Clearly Planned Release!!


I have a lot to share so lets get started!

Full Planner Spread KT

My weekly pages need to be full of detail so that I don’t miss all of the important things I have to do each day.  Repeat stamping with the By Appointment stamp set allows me to see and remember the small task that can get lost during the day.  My favorite stamps set from this collection is the Sneak a Peek stamp set.  I love coloring those little animals.  They make my pages fun.

To see the entire Clearly Planned Collection, click here.

Here is a closer look:

First Page KT

I went with the color scheme of the pages, which was pink and black.  I added gold because it adds pop to the pages.  So I added washi tape to start off with.  Then I stamped the little animals from the Sneak a Peek stamp set to fill in some pages.  Coloring these images allowed me to bring in some my cardmaking skills to my planner pages.

Page Two.1 KT

Having a full time job, doesn’t allow me to do much during the week.  The weekend is where most of my action happens.  Its shameful that I only have two days.  For this page, you can see what I have to do around my house and with my children.

Let take a closer look at some of my own personal style:

Page Two.2 KT

Close up of Watercolor stamping KT

Watercoloring is my favorite medium to work with.  It is fun and free of judgment.  I created my own journaling card out of watercolor paper.  I stamped and embossed using the Makin’ a List stamp set. I love how it turned out.  It adds a piece of who I am to the pages.

Close up of a die cut KT

I created another watercolor panel to die cut some butterflies out to add to the pages as embellishments.

Closeup of extended stamp KT

For this cute giraffe for the Sneak a Peek stamp set, I extended the giraffe’s neck by masking what I already stamped and stamp only the neck again. Another card making technique.

Besides the new stamps and dies, the Clearly Planned line also has a collection called Sticky Situation. They are these super cute sticky notes that works well with the Makin’ a List stamp set. I absolutely love them.

Currently Post It by Kymona Tracey

I added the sticky note directly on my page to list out all of the things I need to do for the week using the same Makin’ a List stamp set.  Its a check list so as I complete the task I can check it off and move on to the next thing.

Currently Post It attached to page by Kymona Tracey

Since my list is long, it will take me a couple of days to complete these task so adding it to two days in my spread is awesome.  I can see what I have to do for those two days.  Also if I need to change or add to those days, I can lift the sticky note and write directly on the page.

I have to say for a newbie, I really love how my pages turned out!!  I’m impressed with myself and how pretty these blank pages turned out!!

Will you give this method of planning a try?  Let me know below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the TE Store!

CP Giveaway

The giveaway ends on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

To receive all of the Clearly Planned Update, I encourage you to sign up for our newsletter. Just click here and sign up.


After you subscribe, you will receive an email with a coupon code good for $5 off any one order placed in the TE web store between now and 11:59pm PST on Sunday, August 21st. It’s just one way we want to say thank you for joining us on this new adventure!

I hope you join us on this new planning journey!!  Please share your planner pages with me.  I would love to see.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!