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!

Technique Tuesday November 2018 Release Countdown Day 2

Hello everyone!! It’s Technique Tuesday November 2018 Countdown Day 2!! How was yesterday’s project? Get ready for what today holds.

Let’s take a look:

Sweater weather is in full swing!! Not my favorite but I’ve learned to deal with it. Technique Tuesday created a super cute stamp set that agrees with how I feel, LOL!!! It’s called Hello Winter Stamp Set! I paired it with the new Sweater Weather Crafting Die.

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!


This release will be available on November 1, 2018 in the New Products category section on Technique Tuesday website.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  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.)

Technique Tuesday Sweater Weather Die Technique Tuesday Hello Winter Stamp SetCherry CobblerSizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and GrayWhite Embossing PowerAltenew Embossing Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!

{Clean and Simple} CASology 230 – Cold

Hello everyone and Happy New Year CASology Family!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


For this week’s cue card I used the snowman and sentiment from the Rubber Dance Stamp Frosty Friends stamp set.  I picked up my Copic Markers again this week.  I actually miss using them so it was fun to play with them for this challenge.

I simple stamped the snowman and the sentiment using the Mini Misti for precision stamping. I love seeing crisp black edges so using the Misti is so important.

I colored the snowman with  BG0000,B000, C4,C6, R37,R39, R89, E37, Y38 and YR68.

Nice and easy!

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

I’m playing along with Rubber Dance Stamps Challenge too!!


Supplies used:


Thank you so much for stopping by!


Winter – Where Creativity Meets C9

Second Post for today
If your looking for the CS Take It Make It Challenge post, click here

Hello everyone!!  Can you believe its December already?  I remember when the year started!!  Another year under our belts, totally awesome.

I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! This is fourth and final challenge for 2016!! Exciting right!!  I think so!!

So without further-a-do, take a look at our challenge theme:


Take a look at my card:


For this challenge, I used one of my favorite stamps sets from Concord and 9th for 2016, Cozy Up!

These warm winter socks are perfect for the winter!!  I love wearing thick comfy socks in December!!  It adds to the holiday feel!!  LOL!!

All I did was stamp the image 4 times using Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Ink and colored it with a limited edition of Caran d’Ache Discovery Set Watercolor Pencil in Cobalt blue and used an ADORNit watercolor brush to spread the color!!

Once the watercolor dried, I used a glue pen and added Ranger Distress Rock Candy Glitter to the top of the socks.

Nice and easy.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.


Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:
Cozy Up Stamp Set   

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope to see all of you in 2017!!  We have some great challenges for you in the new year!!  See you there!!!


YNS – December Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Winter”!!  The DT created projects with a Winter theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Celebrate the Season (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello Stamp Set, Star Ink Splatter, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Simon Says Stamp Postage Die, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Ranger Archival Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Here’s how I created this card.:

  1. I used stamped the stars with versamark ink, added embossing powder and heat set the stars.
  2. Then I blended the three different distress inks on top of the stars.
  3. I stamped the sentiment and cat with Ranger Archival Ink.
  4. Then I colored the cat with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
  5. I die cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Postage Die.
  6. I popped it up using foam tape.
  7. I added gumdrops to finish the card off.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by December 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Right At Home Warm Wishes

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Right At Home!!  Remember that E-book I talked about two weeks ago?  I have another project just for you!

I created another tag to show you how versatile the E-book really is!!

Take a look at my gift tag:

Sending Warm Winter Wishes (RAH)

I love how this tag turned out!! This tag is on page 2! I used items I had on hand.  Once again the Right At Home for the Holiday’s E-Book is super easy to use.  With the pictures, supply list of all of the the projects it couldn’t be any easier!!

Here is how I created this tag:

  1. I used WPlus9 Love Shower Layers Die to cut out two tags from white cardstock and Bo Bunny Pattern Paper.
  2. I stamped my sentiment and images from Right At Home Christmas Sentiment and Christmas Critters using Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink.
  3. I added Your Next Stamp Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops.
  4. I used Stampin’ Up! Bow Tie Punch to create a bow for the top of the tag.

What do you think? Let me know and be share to check out Right At Home Store!!

Supplies used:

WPlus9 LoveS howers Layers Diechristmas critterschristmas-sentimentsBo Bunny Altitude Pattern PaperDeep Sea Ink IceIceBabyGDBow Builder Punch

Thank you so much for stopping by!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #28

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I know it was yesterday but I was cheering my son on at this All County Football Game so I couldn’t be here to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!

I had so much fun with my family.  We had a small intimate dinner this year and I loved it.

How was your Thanksgiving?

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #28!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at the color combo:


I had to go for the sketch this time around.  It was so easy and pretty to pull off.

Take a look at my card:

Winter Cheer (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, My Favorite Things Wavy Ride the Wave Die, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 10th, 2015 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies used:

HolidayHello2015 IceIceBabyGD Deep Sea Ink MFT ride the waveBo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!



Right at Home for the Holidays Ebook Inspired Projects!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a fun company called Right at Home!!  The owner Nicole is awesome!!  In July 2015, she launched her first stamp set, called Happy Mail.

Today, Nicole is launching her first ever E-Book called:

Right at Home for the Holidays”


Its a totally awesome E-Book!!  E-Book what does that mean?  An E-Book is a digital book that you purchase and its sent to you via email.  A physical version is not sent. You save the file to your computer and print it as many times as you need or you simple read it from your computer!!

Now what is in this E-Book, you ask?  Nicole put together 6 different project ideas with a supply list and instructions on how to create each project!!  This takes all of the guess work out of creating projects this holiday season.  You can create them as you see them in the book or you can put your own spin on them.  Its all up to you!!

Now take a look at one of the tags I re-created with the supplies I had on hand:

Sending Warm Wishes

I created the holiday tag on page 4 of the E-Book. I went with the dies and paper I had in my supply stash!  The hardest part to creating this tag was picking out the colors and papers to us.

The instructions were clear and to the point.

So what do you think of Nicole’s E-book?  Do you need more inspiration? We’ve got you covered.  Check out my fellow crafting friends blog for more inspiration:

Kymona Tracey ← your here
So what do you think?  Will you pick up a copy of the E-Book for yourself?  Let me know below!
Thanks for stopping by,