Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Enza Gudor (You are here)

This is such a fun and exciting blog hop, with lots of inspiration from amazingly talented designers, promotions and prizes.

Here are the details.

There is more! Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class when you purchase the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Send Altenew an email at with your order number and Altenew will set you up with free access to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

How awesome is that?! Now onto the layout I created for this Blog Hop:

I went for a color scheme that is unusual for me. I generally prefer lighter, more muted tones, but this time I wanted to match the bright, intense colors in my photos. The Reflection Scrapbook Collection features a gorgeous mix of patterned papers, making it easy to find the perfect options for your layouts. Here it is in all its beauty!

To achieve a bold, colorful look, I used the white and blue chevron paper to cover the whole left side of the page, while for the right side I just fussy cut the polka dots from a different patterned paper and scattered them around. They complement the colors in the pictures beautifully. I also incorporated yellow tones with embellishments and stickers included in the kit. This created enough contrast to make the main color really pop.

The fun wooden shapes and buttons, as well as the sentiments in the stamp set that comes with the collection, are the perfect finishing touches.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store.

Your next stop is the fabulous Paige Evans.

Have a lovely day!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection:


Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Layout Using the Extra Special Stamp Set

Hello everyone! It’s Enza, and today I’ll be sharing a new layout featuring the Extra Special stamp set. All the layers in this stamp set make it easier to add different shades of color and achieve a new look every time.

You might have noticed how much I love flowers. They seem to make an appearance on my pages quite often. I decided to create my own background by stamping the floral image on the top and bottom of the page. I used the Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart Crisp Inks for the flowers, and the Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Inks for the leaves. The white card stock I used has a textured side that shows through the stamped image, but I like the look of it.

In order to create continuity, I brought in some of the pink shades between the two images with the Splatter stencil and a mini ink blending tool.
Several layers of patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection were used to back the photo, which was also adhered down with foam tape for more dimension. I added a mix of embellishments around the picture, as well as wood buttons and enamel dots.

Β The Extra Special stamp set includes a variety of sentiments that are perfect for card making but also scrapbooking. I heat embossed two of them on some patterned paper and placed them by the stamped images.

To make the colors stand out a little more, I created a border with one of the patterned papers in the Reflection Scrapbook Kit and some stitched scallops, which also added texture and interest to the page.
I hope you felt inspired to use the Extra Special stamp set on your scrapbook pages.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day.



Blog · Scrapbooking · Stencils

Altenew – Graffiti Scribble Stencil as Stitching Template

Hello there. I am so excited to share with you my very first blog post for Altenew. One of the techniques I love to use on my pages is hand-stitching. It adds so much texture without being overwhelming, which I like. Stitching templates can be created in different ways. Today I want to focus on using stencils as a guide.
Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils
The new Graffiti Scribble stencil is fun and very versatile. I created a diagonal design with it by using a mini ink blending tool and the Altenew Crisp Ink in Caramel Toffee. Once I had my background ready, I pierced holes in between the stencil lines and just stitched with white colored thread. I could have also stitched along the actual lines to give my layout a richer look, but I was happy with just that little bit of extra texture.
Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

I then fussy cut the gorgeous floral piece and a few butterflies from one of the patterned papers in the Reflection Scrapbook collection. I adhered all the pieces down with foam dots for extra dimension.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

My goal was to keep the layout clean and simple. I layered the photo with a variety of patterned papers from the same Reflection collection and just added a few embellishments and sentiments on the opposite corners of it to achieve a balanced look.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

A few epoxy buttons and wood veneer birds finished my page.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give this technique a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!