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Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! I’m sure you have noticed by now how gorgeous the new products are. There is such a variety of items to choose from and so much versatility that it makes it harder not to want them all! You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Debby Hughes‘s blog.

Here is the complete list to reference to if needed:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

What is a Blog Hop without prizes?

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I created three projects for today’s blog hop.

  • For my first project, I decide to use the Sketchy Floral stamp set to create lots of flowers to cluster on one side of the page. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous, not only for the floral image and sentiments it features, but also for its large size, perfect for backgrounds.

I love the colors of the patterned papers included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I know I say this often, but those watercolor hues just make it so easy to achieve the desired mixed media look. I decided to heat-emboss the main image with the Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp and Golden Peach Crisp (which will be restocked soon) embossing powders. I stamped and fussy cut it several times, in order to be able to layer the pieces and achieve dimension.

The Golden Peach Crisp embossing powder is so beautiful!!! I want to use it on everything!

Some of the leaves were placed on the opposite side of the picture as well, to continue the theme and give a more complete look to the page. Embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit,Β  paint splatters, and enamel dots finished the page.

  • My second project features the Get Well Soon stamp set. What I love about it is its versatility. Lots of different images that are perfect for backgrounds or to create embellishments.

This Travelers Notebook spread came together in no time.

I first stamped the hexagon image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it to create a resist. Then with a mini ink blending tool and some of the brand new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I just added color all over the page.

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I stamped the floral image and heat-embossed it. I used watercolors and also Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays in blue and purple to achieve different shades.

I kept the opposite side of the spread pretty simple. I cut the word “Love”, included in the new Script Words Die set, three times and layered the pieces together for added dimension. To give it even more texture, I backed it with die cut pieces from my stash and a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

  • My third and last project for this release features the Parrot Paradise stamp set. I love the variety of tropical foliage. So inspiring!

I knew I wanted to create my own background by using only one type of leaf. I cut a 9-inch circle out of a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and used it as a template. Then I started stamping inside the circle by using all the different shades of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Ink sets: Cherry Blossom, Deep Blue Seas, and Pocketful Of Sunshine. The colors are vibrant and fun, perfect for this summery layout.

Some of the leaves were also stamped separately and adhered on top of the background ones using foam dots.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum not to overload the page. I love how soft this page turned out.


Thank you for stopping by. Keep hopping along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew store. You next stop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin.

Have a lovely day!


74 thoughts on “Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I haven’t scrapbooked in years, but your pages bring back great “memories”!! Perhaps I should revisit…?! Thanks!


  2. Your pages are so artistic. Love them. It gives so much inspiration so that now I can do the same with my pages too.


  3. WOW! These are all perfection! I love your art…..and I also have and love that Golden Peach embossing powder, and I agree with you😊! Thank You for highlighting the Sketchy Floral and new ink colors! Those 2 I had to have immediately πŸ˜‰. Also love how you created your own background with the new inks and one stamp…..will have to try that asap πŸ’•πŸ’•. Thanks for so much inspiration.


  4. Oh, my goodness! I am so stuck on the first project. I literally just sat back down after playing with stamping over watercolor backgrounds I made with my grand-girls this week, then got back to the hop and you have used stamps over patterned papers. I am seriously laughing right now! All your projects are amazing, but the first and last are my favorite. I really love the pastel circle flower “frame”. Thank you for a job well done.


  5. I am not a scrap booker but seeing how lovely the new designs in your hands make your photos look so special I think I shall have to give it a try.


  6. Your pages are gorgeous!! I love the new ink colors and you really put them to spectacular use. So many wonderful new products in this release, but the Get Well Soon set is floating to the top of my wish list. TFS your talent and inspiration!!


  7. I just love all the details you added to your scrapbook layouts with the stamps that are being released this month. Just lovely!


  8. Fabulous creations! I especially love the first scrapbook page. It’s colored so beautifully and the colors are gorgeous!


  9. I love your colorful scrapbook pages, especially the ones with the pretty embossed flowers. You must have some amazing scrapbooks! Thanks for showing us what you did and for giving us a chance to win something.


  10. Beautiful layouts! I don’t scrapbook, but when I see these pages I start thinking maybe…. It’s funny I love that little flower you used on the last page and hadn’t even noticed it before! Thanks for sharing your creativity!


  11. Your scarp book pages are truly works of art. If I could make mine like that, maybe I would work on mine more often. Thank you for the inspiration.


  12. All of your projects are gorgeous!!! I think your first layout is stunning, I love the way you layered the florals from the Sketchy floral stamp and your colours are beautiful. I think your last layout is really unique and beautiful!


  13. This set has just flown to the top of my wishlist! I absolutely love what you did with the single leaf and the new inks will arrive at my house tomorrow with a couple sets of stamps and dies! I just hope I have the energy to play! I just got home from being in the ICU for a few days and am drained. None of us were sure that I would be leaving other then feet first with a toe tag so it was nice to walk from the wheelchair to the truck. So glad because that means I live to play with my coveted Altenew products!
    Your layout is quite amazing! I love it! TFS!


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