Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating our unique community by sharing a project inspired by our favorite crafter or an anecdote about our crafting adventures.  If you arrived here from Scrapbook & Cards Today 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 fabric scrapbook:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

I sooo love this little fabric scrapbook album. I started 20 years ago when my son was born. I stopped after a couple of years and then fell in love with card-making. Recently, I discovered sewing and I can’t stop sewing, LOL!

For this project I decided to combine my love of all things crafty to share with you, my crafty friends!!

Here’s how I created this scrapbook album:

Decide on the fabric and cut two 7in squares. I used Adornit Vintage Polka Dot Yellow fabric.

Decide on the ribbon that would be used to close the album. I used Adornit Brown Polka Dot Ribbon.

You can hand stitch or machine stitch the ribbon to the back of one of the fabric squares.

Cut two 5inch pieces of white cardstock and adhere it the center of the wrong side of the fabric.

Using fabric glue, glue all of the side to the center of the paper.

Do this to both piece of fabric.

Cut two piece of cardstock 5 x 12 and score them 4 and 8 giving you 3 panels. Fold on the score lines and adhere the two pieces together to create an accordion look.

Adhere the back and front of the accordion to the front and back of the fabric pieces to create the album.

It should look like this.

After you assemble the scrapbook, its time to decorate it!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Add stickers to each page, leaving space for a photo. The photos can vary in size up to 3.5 x 3.5.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Close the book, string the chipboard onto the ribbon and tie a pretty bow.

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Let’s take another look:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. There are also 10 awesome friends who are celebrating with us and their offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $20 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue

 

  • 35 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of the blogs listed below. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, December 15th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Saturday, December 8th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 9th, 2018.

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Vicki Boutin

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

Vicky Papaioannou

Enza Gudor

Laurie Willison

Nicole Picadura

Ellen Hutson LLC

Lydia Evans

Olga Moss

Amy Tan

Therese Calvird

Galina Filippenko

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Spangler

Anna Komenda

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Kymona Tracey ← you’re here

Vicki Boutin

Carissa Wiley

Agnieszka Malyszek

TaeEun Yoo

Sara Naumann

Hussena Calcuttawala

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.)

scrapbook collection kitAdornit Vintage Polka Dot Yellow  Solar White Cardstock Bernina 570QE 

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Maximizing Your Scrapbook Patterned Paper

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s blog today showcasing how to maximize your scrapbook patterned paper.

Let’s take a look:

Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Stop on by Altenew’s blog for the full tutorial on how to create these cute notebooks using your patterned paper.

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.)

Sticker and paper bundle Our Family patterned paper

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Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing the brand new Watercolor Brush Markers.  If you arrived here from the talented Norine Borys 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 watercolor scrapbook layout:

Watercolor Markers

I love the electric effect the watercolor created on this page. Super vibrant and fun. So was this trip to Universal Studios with my sister, daughter and nieces!

Here’s how this layout was created:

Gather Altenew Watercolor Markers and Altenew Large Watercolor Palette to get started.

Watercolor Markers

Before you can use the markers you have to remove the green ring that prevents the ink from reaching the brush before the are ready to be used.

Watercolor Markers

Squeeze the barrel to release the ink onto the palette.

Watercolor Markers

Use as many colors as you want.

Watercolor Markers

Spritz the palette with water so that the ink can move around when you apply it to paper.

Watercolor Markers

Turn the palette onto the paper and watch the ink move across the paper. Its amazing. I love this palette for this very reason. You can see how the ink moves and make adjustment if you want.

Watercolor Markers

Once you lift the palette, you will see some ink left on the palette that you can place somewhere else on the paper.

Watercolor Markers

Once the watercolor look is to your desire, let it dry. Since I wanted it to dry quickly, I used my heat tool to dry it.

Watercolor Markers

Now it time to add the photo and embellishments. Start with the title. I used the Reflection Scrapbook Puffy Stickers for this title.

 

Watercolor Markers

Type up the journaling and adhere it next to the photo. Use the Date Stamp to add the date multiple times. Splatter some black ink drops for contrast on the page.

Watercolor Markers

Add some thread and Reflection Scrapbook Collection Stickers under the photo.

Watercolor Markers

Pretty cool right?!

Let’s take another look:

Watercolor Markers

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

Prizes

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, October 10th, 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 Saturday, October 12th, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $20 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Monday, October 8th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Yoonsun Hur

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

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Lydia Evans

Keeway Tsao

Norine Borys

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Yoonsun Hur

Rubeena Ianigro

Laura Bassen

May Sukyong Park

Kelly Latevola

Therese Calvird

Amy Tan

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida

Nicole Picadura

Lisa Spangler

Agnieszka Malyszek

Zinia Redo

Kristina Pokazanieva

Virginia Lu

TaeEun Yoo

Sveta Fotinia

Lilith Eeckels

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.)

Watercolor Markers Watercolor Brush Marker BundleWatercolor PaletteAlphabet Puffy Stickers Sticker and paper bundle Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat ToolStrathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

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Altenew September 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew’s September 2018 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new Stamps and Dies.  If you arrived here from the talented Keeway Tsao 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 holiday planner notebook:

Blessing Stamp Set

For this holiday planner notebook, I used Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection patterned paper, the new Altenew Blessing Stamp Set and the Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set.

Here’s how I created this notebook:

Place the chipboard on top of the pattern paper, use a number 15 Penblade to cut the patterned paper.

patterned paper

Once the front is done, do the same for the back cover.

Now use the We R Memory Keepers Cinch to put the book together.

Now, stamp each kraft pocket with a different sentiment.

Blessing stamp Set

Festive Poinsettia

Blessing stamp set

Festive Poinsettia

Blessing stamp set

Festive Poinsettia

Blessing stamp set

Festive Poinsettia

Blessing Stamp Set

To finish the notebook off, add some tabs so that you know which section of the notebook is which!

You can tuck all of your coupons and receipts into the pockets of the notebook. Everything in one place.

I kept this notebook clean and simple. It allows the recipient to decorate it they way they want.

Let’s take another look:

Blessing

Ready for the holiday!! What do you think? Will you create a holiday planner notebook?

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

Prizes

  • 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 Wednesday, September 19, 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 Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.
  • In addition I have a $30 gift certificate to giveaway from comments left on this post by Tuesday, September 18th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Vicky Papaioannou

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

May Sukyong Park

Kristina Pokazanieva

Therese Calvird

Zsoka Marko

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Sveta Fotinia

Alex Syberia

Virginia Lu

Paige Evans

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laura Jane

Zinia Redo

Agnieszka Malyszek

Anna Komenda

Norine Borys

Keeway Tsao

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Vicky Papaioannou

Lilith Eeckels

Mona Tóth

Nina-Marie Trapani

Enza Gudor

Nicole Picadura

Reiko Tsuchida

Sara Naumann

Rubeena Ianigro

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.)

   blessing Festive Poinsettia Altenew Festive Poinsettia Bundle

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Clipboard Scrapbook Panel

Second post for today
If your looking for the So Suzy Stamps blog hop, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m up on Altenew Scrapbook Blog showing you my new clipboard scrapbook panel.

Let’s take a look:

To see how I created this panel with a complete tutorial, head on over to Altenew’s Scrapbook 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.)

scrapbook collection kit

Thank you so much for stopping by!