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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway.

I’m so happy to be here and share my love for this supportive and amazing community of crafters. Not only the fabulous inspiration day in and day out, but also the friendships and connections that are built and grow stronger over time. You should have arrived from the Simon Says Stamps blog.

Before I get to the project I created for this hop, I would like to share the following special offers and prizes:

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Enza Gudor —You Are Here—

The layout I am sharing today is meant to celebrate one of those friendships I mentioned above. I have been crafting for a long time, but only started sharing on social media a couple of years ago. I can say I was not expecting all the love and support I received from this community, and surely I never believed I could find thoughtful and caring friends who would make me feel so special. I received the gorgeous birthday card you see on the page from my dear friend Zsoka, who is truly an inspiration, not only for her outstanding crafting abilities, but also for her generosity and big heart.

I started this layout with a butterfly cut file from the Silhouette store. I modified it a little to adapt it to what I had in mind. I cut it several times from patterned paper and vellum, as I wanted to create more dimensional butterflies. I love the look of the butterflies flying off the page.

I secured the cut files with a little bit of stitching, and used foam dots to raise the bottom layer.

All the patterned papers you see here are included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The sentiments come from the Halftone Circles and Extra Special stamp sets. I heat-embossed them with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I finished the layout off with wood veneers, enamel dots, and paint splatters in matching colors.

Thank you for visiting. Your next stop is Nina-Marie Trapani. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win one of the many amazing prizes.

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Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1. This release has so many exciting and fun products! You should have arrived from the amazing Debby Hughes‘s blog. Here is the list for your convenience:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

The layout I am sharing for today’s hop features the gorgeous Halftone Stars Stamp and Nesting Die set.

The stars are the focus of this page about my daughter’s birthday.

I picked one of the patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection that had different shades of pink in it and used it as my background. I wanted it to coordinate with the colors in the pictures. The same idea was behind the choice of Altenew Crisp Inks I decided to stamp the stars with. Here they are: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry. I also used Evening Gray Crisp Ink for a few stars as I wanted to bring in a more contrasting color.

The cut file you see here is from The Cut Shoppe and is called The Midnight Hour. I modified it a little to create a big star in the middle section. The sentiments are also included in the new Halftone Stars set. They are perfect for these birthday pictures!

Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a change to win a gift certificate to the store. Your next stop is the super talented Vicky Papaioannou.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway!

You should have arrived from Dana‘s blog. I’ll add the list below for your convenience.

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Debby Hughes

Hussena Calcuttawala

Sandra Dietrich

Taheerah Atchia

Sveta Fotinia

Olga Moss

Irit Landgraf

Lydia Evans

Missy Whidden

Dana Gong

Enza Gudor

Laura Jane

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kimberly Crawford

Erum Tasneem

Here is what is up for grabs:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

I’m so excited about this release! So many amazing products! For my layout today I used the 3D Star Die. What I love the most about this die is the dimension it adds to your projects, and so easy to put together.

I started by die cutting several stars out of patterned paper from the Reflection Collection and placing them on a diagonal onto my page. Before doing that, to give more interest to the background, I added some bubbles with the Tiny Bubbles stencil and a mini ink blending tool. The Crisp Dye Ink in Sea Glass matched perfectly the color of the stars.

Next, I layered the photo with some patterned paper and adhered it down with a piece of foam sheet to add dimension. The cluster on the left hand side includes some chipboard stickers, a wood button from the Reflection Collection, and acetate pieces. I created a banner with the More Than Words stamp set, which is also part of this release, to add my sentiment below the picture.

To finish everything off, I scattered lots of tiny stars and enamel dots around the star die cuts and added the title.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your next stop is the talented Laura Jane‘s blog. Remember to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a lovely day!