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Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew‘s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of it this year. You should have arrived from Erum‘s blog. I’ll include the full list below for your convenience:

Vincenza Gudor — You are here —

This is such an exciting event. Lots of prizes and special offers!

– FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer is valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Here is the layout I created using the gorgeous Amazing You stamp set and the Reflection Scrapbook Kit from Altenew:

I absolutely adore the colors in this scrapbook kit. To begin, I selected a few patterned papers to use as a base for my roses and leaves. The watercolor effect on the patterned papers made the job very easy for me. I didn’t have to worry about coloring or adding shaded areas to my images. After applying VersaMark ink, I used white embossing powder to create a soft edge. Then I fussy cut the different elements and placed them on my layout to create a background for my photo. Some of the roses were stamped on vellum, heat embossed and colored in. I love the stained glass effect you can achieve with this technique.

I decided to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, with just a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit and a sentiment.

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on each designer’s blog and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
You next stop is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thank you for stopping by! Have fun hopping along!


Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

Clique Kits Design Team 2017 Blog Hop


Hello Clique Kits fans and welcome! I’m so excited for this Blog Hop. You’ll get to know fun facts about the new Design Team members and get inspired by their projects. I am honored to be continuing on for another term. You should have arrived from the awesome Melissa‘s blog.

Let’s get started:

What’s your favorite color?

Pink, teal and mint. Hard to choose only one. In general, I love all soft, pretty colors.

What’s your favorite song right now?
Adele is my favorite right now. The song that I listen to on repeat is Million years ago.

Who inspires you?

I find my inspiration mainly on Instagram and Pinterest. There is so much talent out there, I would not be able to pick just one artist or designer.

Favorite Book?
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I would read it over and over again. As a matter of fact, I have already read it four times! I also love Sophie Kinsella’s books, especially the Shopaholic series. It puts a smile on my face.

Favorite Movie?
This one is hard. I would have to say an Italian movie called The Last Kiss by Gabriele Muccino. I recently watched La La Land and loved it!

Favorite snack?
Chips and salsa.

What is your favorite food?
Sushi. Pizza and chocolate are second best.

Where would you like to visit someday?
Paris. I have visited other European countries, but not France. Well, I have been to the Southern part, but my dream is to spend some time in Paris.

Who got you into scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking in 2008, after my son was born. I just stepped into Michaels to purchase some ribbon and came out with a full stack of papers and embellishments. I have been addicted since.

How many years have you been scrapbooking?
It has been eight years.

Favorite Manufacturer?

I love pretty much every single manufacturer out there, but my absolute favorites must be Pink Paislee and Crate Paper.

The layout I created for today’s Hop features the gorgeous March Play Kit. It is so beautiful!!! Shimelle’s Little By Little collection is one of my favorites at the moment.


I started with a delicate Just Nick cut file called Floral Lattice Background. I love cut files. They are my main font of inspiration. I backed the flowers with different patterned papers, focusing mainly on the pink and mint shades. I also decided to fussy cut the specialty paper that comes in the kit. The dark blue and gold flowers create a nice contrast and add more interest to the page.


Once my background was ready, I started building the layers behind my photo. This is something I do often, as I like the different textures and colors. To continue the floral theme, I added some of the gorgeous die cuts that come in the ephemera pack behind the bottom left corner of the picture.


Some more embellishments and gold splatters finished the layout.



Your next stop is the talented Caroli.

Have a lovely day, scrappy friends!