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Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the wonderful Lydia‘s blog. I’ll add the full list below for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lydia Evans

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Anna Kossakovskaya

Virginia Lu

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Justine Hovey

Erum Tasneem

Create & Craft TV Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Dana Gong

Kymona Tracey

Olga Moss

Svitlana Shayevich

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sandra Dietrich

Galina Filippenko

Nicole Picadura

Vicki Finger

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Mindy Baxter

Laura Bassen


  • To celebrate this release, 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, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018.
  • I will also draw a winner from the comments on my blog to receive a $30 gift certificate!


I know I often say how amazing each release is, but this is truly spectacular! Not only fantastic stamp sets, but also Crisp Inks in new colors that I’m sure you’ll need in your collection 😉

My layout for today features two stamp sets and coordinating dies: Forever and Always, and Happy Bloom.

I absolutely love the gorgeous clusters in these stamp sets. I heat-embossed the images on 110lbs white card stock using Altenew Pure White embossing powder, and colored them with watercolor brush pens.

The patterned paper I used to back the word cut file is from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I tried to match and coordinate the colors of the flowers with this striped paper. Before adhering the word “together” down, I placed one of the floral clusters and some leaves behind it, while the other clusters and the individual flowers and leaves were scattered on top.

Not much else was added to this page. Just a couple of sweet sentiments in the shape of a banner from the Forever and Always stamp set, and enamel dots in coordinating colors.

Don’t forget to comment along for a chance to win. Your next stop is the super talented Yana Smakula.

Have a lovely day!

210 thoughts on “Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Enza, this is a great scrapbook page layout. I love how you’ve incorporated elements of the new release. I especially like the dominant “together”–it just makes this page! tfs


  2. I was thinking I could not use the set you used because the sentiments made me too sad but I could put them in a scrapbook with my husbands pictures and then they could make me happy! Thanks for the idea.


  3. What a fantastic layout! I love the florals tucked in around the cut file. It looks so pretty. I”m also in LOVE with the new inks that Altenew is releasing – such lovely colors!


  4. Your layout is beautiful and a stunning example that you don’t have to be using the set as just a wedding set. My favourite is the Happy Blooms. As you go through the blog hop you just can’t help love the whole release! Thank you for sharing.


  5. Forever & Always and Happy Bloom are two of my absolute favorites along with the new Inks! All have been ordered and I am now (I’m)patiently awaiting their arrival! Knowing Altenew they will be here lightning quick as always!
    Your layouts are stunning! TFS!


  6. I love this layout! I usually make cards, but I’m looking to get more interesting scrapbooking, and have a hard time envisioning how to fill the page! This was helpful!


  7. I don’t do scrapbooking, I do card making but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a great scrapbooking page and this is one of those. I love these 2 stamp sets that you used on your pages and I really, especially, love that you used a lot of my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. You get major extra points for that! Everything is so colorful and I love that! I too am colorful like your pages.
    I think these are 2 amazing stamp sets and when I win, I want both of them. They would be good for birthday cards, just thinking of you cards and even sympathy cards, my least favorite card to make.
    Thank you for showing us your beautiful, colorful, lots of yellow pages and for giving us the chance to win something.


  8. This is wonderful layout using my favorite stamp set , Always and Forever, from this release. I love the colors you used giving it a Spring like feel.


  9. Forever and Always has great sentiments. I always feel I never have enough choices to choose just the right words. This set is great!


  10. Such a wonderful new release from Altnew, from the wonderful stamp sets, to the beautiful new ink colors. I love your layout – So fun and colorful – And Oh so springlike. The perfect layout for contrast between warm and cold, with the winter picture.


  11. What a lovely page!! Lover the layout with the Large TOGETHER like that and the colours of your flowers makes it so cheery. Great sentiments in these sets too!


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