Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set

Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set by @enzamg for @Altenew. #stamping #coloring #scrapbooking #layoutHello, Altenew fans!

Enza here, and today I’m sharing a new layout featuring the Botanical Garden Stamp Set.

What I love about this set is the variety of the images and their delicate look; plus each piece can be die cut with the coordinating dies, which is always so convenient, especially given the intricacy of the shapes.

How to:

I started by stamping most of the flowers on smooth white cardstock using Altenew’s Permanent Black Crisp Ink since I knew that I wanted to use Artist Markers as well as watercolors on them. I went with shades of blue, purple and red/coral. With the exception of the purple flowers, for which I used watercolors, the other images were colored with Artist Markers Set A:

  • red flowers: Coral Berry, Crimson, Ruby Red
  • blue flowers: Sea Glass, Dusk, Ocean Waves
  • leaves and stems: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen
Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set by @enzamg for @Altenew. #stamping #coloring #scrapbooking #layout
To accentuate the delicate look of the flowers, I opted for a light pink cardstock as my background. I stamped a few stems directly onto the paper and arranged the die-cuts on top of them, sort of in a circular shape, making sure to alternate the colors.

After foam mounting my picture, I adhered it in the center. I decided not to add any patterned paper behind it, as I didn’t want to add more color or distract from the gorgeous flowers.

For the title, I blended Peach Perfect and Heart Beat Crisp Dye Inks onto white cardstock to obtain an ombre look. Then, I die cut the word “Love” from the Script Words Die Set and “You” from the Just for You Die Set.

Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set by @enzamg for @Altenew. #stamping #coloring #scrapbooking #layout
I also stamped some sentiments from the Extra Special Stamp Set and arranged them around the photo. I chose white cardstock to make them pop more.
Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set by @enzamg for @Altenew. #stamping #coloring #scrapbooking #layout

To finish the layout, I adhered some butterflies from the same Botanical Garden Stamp Set and enamel dots in coordinating colors.

Layout with Botanical Garden Stamp Set by @enzamg for @Altenew. #stamping #coloring #scrapbooking #layout
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a layout with the Botanical Garden Stamp Set!
Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

The Cut Shoppe – You and Me

Hello everyone. I’m back today to share a new layout featuring the Flower Delivery cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

The picture I chose for this layout is very close to my heart. My mom and I don’t have many photos where it is just the two of us. I love her smile and positive attitude. Despite her aches and pains, she is always in a good mood, funny and happy. I couldn’t wait to scrap this picture!



I used the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Kit. The watercolor papers were perfect for what I had in mind. The flowers in this cut file set are versatile and unique. One in particular drew my attention. My initial idea was to enlarge the image as much as I could to fit on a 12×12 piece of cardstock. As it often happens though, I changed my mind and decided to cut three images of the same flower in different sizes. I also knew I wanted to do some stitching, so before  sending the flowers to cut I offset the image and selected the perforated option for the inside lines.



Once all the flowers were stitched and placed where I wanted them on the cardstock, I glued down the negative portions of the petals and raised the flowers by using foam dots. I love the added dimension that gives to the layout.


I finished the page with wooden butterflies and buttons, as well as other embellishments from the collection and paint splatters.

I love how this layout turned out. You can find this and many more amazing cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew Scrapbook Kit Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Kit Release Blog Hop. I’m so excited to have been invited to be part of this release as a guest designer. I have always loved Altenew products, their beautiful stamp sets and finest ink pads. You are going to love their gorgeous scrapbook kit.

You should have arrived from the talented Eunyoung Lee‘s blog. For your convenience, I’ll add the whole list below:

Jessy Christopher
Stephanie Buice
Eunyoung Lee
Vincenza Gudor (—you are here—)
Flora Monika Farkas
Raquel Bowman
Aimee Dow
Kim Stewart
Lilith Eeckels
Meghann Andrew
Ashley Horton
Evelyn Yusuf

Here is a look at the new Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Kit:
The bright and vibrant colors in this kit will take you back to all those happy moments captured at home or abroad. From trendy watercolor painted papers, to beautiful cityscape postcards and a wide assortment of embellishments, this kit is perfect for creating gorgeous layouts, wall art, mixed media projects, and many more!

The kit contains:

  • 48 sheets of 12″x12″ patterned paper (two of each design)
  • One 8.5″x11″ cardstock sticker sheet
  • Two 6″x12″ alphabet puffy sticker sheets
  • 20 8.5″x3.5″ watercolor cityscape postcards
  • One 2×3 photopolymer clear stamp set
  • 20 epoxy buttons with adhesive back
  • 34 cardstock and acetate die cuts
  • 12 origami wood veneer shapes
  • Two white resin decorative frames
  • One 8.5″ x 11″ chipboard sticker sheet
  • One rubber roller stamp

For my layout I was inspired by the intense color of the watercolor painted flowers on one of the patterned papers:

I fussy cut the gorgeous roses and added some other black and white ones to give some contrast and create more interest on the page.


I love all the ephemera pieces included in the kit. The origami wood veneer shapes are so fun and versatile.


The epoxy buttons, as well as the cardstock stickers and die-cuts, complement the design beautifully.


Don’t you just adore this kit!?! I know I do!

There’s more! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Thursday, December 15th.


If you leave a comment on my blog, I’ll draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store!


Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class with every purchase of the Reflection Scrapbook Kit now through Saturday 12/17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. When you purchase the kit, please email Altenew at with your order number and Altenew will provide instructions on how to redeem your free class to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.


There is more inspiration to follow. Next is the talented Flora Monika Farkas.

Thank you so much for stopping by!