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03 April 2024

Altenew 10th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway (over $3,500 in total prizes)


Welcome to day 3 of the Altenew 10th Anniversary blog hop!  I beyond honoured and thrilled to be part of this and help them celebrate 10 amazing years!  There is so much incredible inspiration to be found along the hop and not just sure to join in all the days!  Have you seen all of the incredible prizes to be won....Wow is all I have to say!

For the hop today, I decided to go simple, if you will and a bit dramatic too!  I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Playful Blooms Embossing folder and loosely ink blended the flowers on the back debossed side of the embossed piece.  Once the ink blending was done, I went over the entire piece using a black ink pad.  I continued until the entire background was evenly covered in black ink.  The black areas over the flowers are the areas of it that are raised up.  The sentiment was hot foiled and diecut from the Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate.  

To start at the beginning of the hope, head on over to the Altenew Card Blog.  If you are following along the hop, then you should have come here from the talented Teri Duncan and the next stop on the hop will be fabulous Nicki Baxley.  

Giveaway Prizes

Over $3,500 in total prizes! We are giving away a $50 Altenew gift certificate to 10 winners, a $20 ArtistrybyAltenew gift certificate to 5 winners, and an online papercrafting class ($39.99 value) from Altenew Academy Online Class to 14 winners. There are also 28 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 04/16/2024 for a chance to win one of 68 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 68 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 04/19/2024.

Anniversary Special Offers

Blog Hop Lรฎst

19 February 2024

Meraki Hugs Blog Hop and Giveaway


๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŸ Get ready to fall in love with  crafting all over again with Crafty Meraki's #MerakiHugs New Release! ๐ŸŽ‰Experience the ultimate crafting joy as we introduce a delightful twist to sentiments and unveil stunning new layering floral dies - a first for CM!  Discover the ease of use and beauty of florals, guaranteed to captivate even non-floral fans!  

27 October 2023

Crafty Meraki #merakicraftober Hop


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽIntroducing Crafty Meraki's #merakicraftober Christmas Extravaganza! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„  

Rediscover the joy of holiday crafting & slide effortlessly into the season with our phenomenal #merakicraftober release!  Every single product in this curated collection has been passionately designed to help you create jaw-dropping Christmas cards in a flash, while making it look like you've spent days perfecting each one!  From our game-changing new line of Effortless Artistry papers (EAPs) to perfectly coordinated stamps, dies, meaningful sentiments and hot foil plates, there's something here you won't want to miss.

31 August 2023

Altenew September 2023 Stamps, Dies, Stencil and More Release | Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hey crafty friends and welcome to the September 2023 Altenew  New Stamp, Die, Stencil and More  Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You can check out the entire new collection by clicking here. This hop is filled with so much amazing inspiration along the way and endless creativity!  If you have just happened upon my blog you can head on over to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning.  You should have made it here from Krisitn Sluhan and your next stop will be Carol Hintermeier.

16 June 2023

Happy Birthday


Hi friends and welcome back!  Today I am sharing a fun and colourful card using more fabulous goodies from Visible Image!  I paired one of the stamp sets from their latest release Birthday Wishes Stamp Set with the Blow Out the Candles Stamp Set.  These two sets are really perfect together!

31 May 2023

Hippie Chick


Hey friends...I`m very happy to be back sharing another project using some amazing products from Visible Image.  For my project today, I used the absolutely gorgeous Hippie Chick Stamp Set from the new Summer Release...isn`t she just stunning!!?!!  Let`s get started, shall we!

17 May 2023

Grungy Sunflower


Hi friends.....I`m excited to be back sharing a new project made using more fabulous goodies from Visible Image and their new Summer Release.  I used a few products but the main feature is this gorgeous grungy looking sunflower from the Sunflower Grunge Stamp Set!  Tbh....when I first started this project all I knew was what stamps I wanted to use and I really had no other plan in mind.  I just kind of went with the flow lol.

03 May 2023

Cocktail Hour


Hello friends...I`m excited to be back sharing another project sharing one of the newer stamp sets Cocktails and Dreams from Visible Image.  You can click here to take you to their website.  This is such a great stamp set, that is filled with all you need to make a fabulous cocktail or 2!  And it fits in perfectly with the rest of their adult beverage stamp sets.

19 April 2023

Springtime - Daffodil Mixed Media

Hi friends and welcome back!  Today I have a card using the Golden Daffodils Stamp Set, which features a beautiful daffodil collage image from Visible Image. You can find everything Visible Image by clickng here, including the latest release.  Let`s get started, shall we!
05 April 2023

I Appreciate You


Hi friends....I hope you`ve all been well.  Have you seen that there is a big Easter sale going on over at Visible Image?  There are some pretty awesome deals!  For my project today I used the A Friend Like You stamp set from the Friendships Stamp Duo.  I love how fun this flower image is!

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