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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!

 
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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,  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!