Thursday, December 27, 2018

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello everyone! It's been a wonderful year creating with Altenew Products:)) I'm excited to be on the Year In Review Bloghop with so many talented designers! This is the BEST blog hop of the year, in my opinion, because we get to enjoy everyone's BEST; all in one post:)) So grab a cuppa' something cozy/refreshing and enjoy the inspiration parade! If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from Missy Whidden's blog. If not, I have the full blog hop list at the end of this post. You don't want to miss a single stop:)

Here are my favorite Altenew creations from 2018!

I've listed the feature Altenew supplies above each card. Direct links to original posts are highlighted in yellow under the photo if you want more details of the card :) ****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

Enjoy the Parade of eye candy!

A one layer wonder created as a re-do card using Fabulous Floral Stamp SetArtistic MarkersMandala Die, and  Crisp Inks Magical Marker Techniques class
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Played with the Wreath Builder Template created by Gina K Designs using Heart Flowers Stamp set and Green Meadows Crisp inks. Embellished with Layered Rose die and Rose Flurries 3D dies.
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Had some scrappy fun for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive using: Extra Special Stamp & Die BundleTrigonometry Stamp & Die BundleLayered Rose die cut, Handmade Tags die set, and Dotted Scales Debossing Cover DieWith a Twist Class
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Using an Alpha die set for an interesting backgroundLeaf Canopy Stamp & Die Bundle, BOLD Alpha Dies Pinstripe Stamp Set , Artistic Markers
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Fun with Coloring..learning to use the Artistic markersCROWN BLOOM stamp setLABEL LOVE Rustic Linen Stamp Set Artistic MarkersBeautiful Details Class
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Glorious layers in one floral stamp set! Bride To Be Stamp Stamp & Die BundleFine Frames Rectangles Die,  DOTTED SCALES DEBOSSING coverplate die.  Artistic MarkersFor the Love of Color Class
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 Crisp Inks, spritzed with water and stamping with a MISTI toolGarden Silhouette Stamp & Die BundleRustic Linen Stamp Set,  Creative Edges: Lace DieCreative Watercolor Media Class
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Added my own layers to each flower with Zig Markers. WINGS of HOPE stamps and die bundleOur Family Frame die, In The Mood For Color Class
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Coloring for therapy is always good! Build-A-Flower: Peruvian LilyArtistic Markers
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Going for a vintage fabric look on this one. Needlework Motif Bundle Create A Wreath and Gradient Stripes Cover DieArtistic Markers
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I thoroughly enjoyed coloring the images from Folksy Florals with the Artistic Markers Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class
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YAY! New colors of Artistic Markers! Inked Flora stamp set, Artist Markers Set ETuxedo Washi Tape, Reflection Scrapbook Collection
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Learning to use the Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set.  Perfectly Perfect Stamp & Die BundleFeeling Dotty StencilDots in Maple Washi Tape
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While writing this post I realized that most of the cards were inspired by CLASSES at Altenew Academy. I have found when my Creative MOJO is missing, all I need to do is pop over to the Academy to watch a few lessons and I'm back on a productive creative path!

Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/3/209 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/6/2019

Additional Giveaway:

Please leave me a comment here on my post for a chance to win an Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced by January 3, 2019 right here :)


And the winner of the $20 Altenew GC goes to...

Oh my goodness, Laura Jane! I had to do a double-take on the Peruvian Lily! It looks like a photo it is so real looking! Love ALL your projects and stitching over the stamps?! Who would have thought! Amazing!

Congratulations Michele! 
Please contact winner@altenew.com by 1/15/2019 with the subject line "Altenew 2018 Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog".



After you leave me a comment, your next stop on the hop is Zinia Redo. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Bloghop list:


Hope your day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)

Bonus Stitching Project:) because I revisited a long lost love of needlework this summer using Altenew stamps as the pattern and learned several things along the way.


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74 comments:

  1. LauraJane, what a amazing gallery of favorites this is! How in the world were you able to pick?? I have a favorite... it's the love you so card with Layered Rose... and the whimsy it has because of the papers you've chosen for the leafy sprigs. Phenomenal, all!
    =] happy New Year!! xx

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  2. They all just jump off of the page.The Peruvian Lily captured me. Thank you for sharing your talent. I love the bold colors.

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  3. I love all your designs! I especially loved how you colored the folksy florals and the way you spot lighted the needlework motif stamp!!!

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  4. Eye candy parade ..very true !! Each of your creations with altenew this entire yearis nothing short the of Best.Peruvian lily..a stunner !

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  5. Happy New Year!
    May the new year bring you creativity and happiness.

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  6. Wonderful and colorful cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year.

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  7. Outstanding cards. Brilliant deep colors.

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  8. wow what fantastic projects - love your sense of style and design:)

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  9. Eye candy indeed, Laura Jane! Amazing and beautiful.

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  10. Fabulous cards - they are all so gorgeous.

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  11. dear Laura, every time again and again I am amazed about the richness of your colours, and backgrounds I discovered. so much to learn from you. Thanks. A lot to learn for me! love Hisca

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  12. The Peruvian Lily is so realistic it feels like you can pick it from the page. I love all your samples.

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  13. Laura Jane, your cards are always so lovely...seeing this collection all together is sheer visual delight. tfs

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  14. Now I wish I could tell you which one is my favorite, but that is impossible -- they're all fabulous.

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    1. on second thought -- the "love you" with the leaves in this unusual color choice is probably my favorite; the Peruvian Lily is most amazing as well and all the orange cards... happy 2019 to you!

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  15. Oh my goodness! I literally CANNOT pick just o e favorite from your cards, I love them all! You’re so talented!

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  16. This has truly been a year of amazing products from Altenew and wonderful inspiration from all the designers. It never ceases to amaze me how one product can be used in so many and different ways! Thank you for all your beautiful inspiration over the year!

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  17. You show what a wonderful variety of stamp sets Altenew released this year. The detail you infuse into each card is amazing & I appreciate the inspiration.

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  18. Really beautiful cards! I love that dotted scales background. I might have to buy that.

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  19. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing & Happy New Year!

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  20. Wow!! Your cards are always so stunning! I absolutely loved the parade of eye candy. Thank you for sharing with us. I look forward to seeing what you create in 2019!

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  21. All of your cards are gorgeous! I have loved all the inspiration you've given me this year! I think I like the Peruvian Lily as one of my favs but I also love when you did the embroidery using the stamps! I had forgotten how much I used to enjoy embroidery!

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  22. You have beautiful cards ❣️😍

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  23. Brilliant designs and projects! Thanks for sharing some of your best from 2018!

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  24. Awesome projects, Thanks for all the inspiration! I especially love the Gorgeous Just Because card!

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  25. Wonderful, Laura Jane. I love each and every project you have chosen. You are an inspiration!

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  26. Oh my goodness, Laura Jane! I had to do a double-take on the Peruvian Lily! It looks like a photo it is so real looking! Love ALL your projects and stitching over the stamps?! Who would have thought! Amazing!

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  27. Your flowers are so beautiful. I think I need to take some of those classes. Your colors are so bright and cheerful. This is just what I need in winter! The "LOVE" card is my favorite. Your work on that card is so wonderful!

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  28. So many of my favorites here, thanks for a great year of inspiration!

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  29. Love, love, love all your cards! Your colouring skills are amazing and I love the beautiful combinations you use. I am also a huge fan of your embroidery projects. I haven't touched my own embroidery supplies for a long time. But with your inspiration I want to start again!

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  30. I love all your designs Laura Jane, but the stitching ones have become my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration! And happy new year!

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  31. Thanks for sharing these amazing cards.

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  32. Have really enjoyed your Altenew blog posts for part of this year. I am so amazed by your creativity and attention to detail. Your cards are amazing. I really love the card you made in incorporating the Gina K Design template to make a wreath. I have it as well as the Rose layering die set,so am off to see what I can come up with.

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  33. These are all awesome. I especially love the card created with the wreath builder from Gina K.

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  34. all such beautiful cards, LauraJane - my favorite is the "love you" card - looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2019!

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  35. Wonderful cards, great colors and style. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I don't even know how you're meant to choose favourites from amongst the amazingness that you create! It must be super hard! But looking back through stuff we made in the past months or even years is a great exercise, and I love doing it - be that to see the progress I've made, or simply to look for some inspiration when the mojo is missing :-)

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  37. luv your kind of muted "Love" card

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  38. The way you color flowers is just incredible! So detailed and beautiful

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  39. Your work is so stunning, the minute I saw your work on a hop I was hooked. You have such a fabulous talent & I'm so glad you've chosen to share it with us all. I'm learning so much from you, thank you. Here's to a healthy, happy 2019 to you & your family.

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  40. All of your cards are just beautiful, Laura! I love the colors you use and your card designs are just so well thought out. Thanks for your inspiration throughout the year and Happy New Year to you.

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  41. I love your "Thanks for being so sweet" card! All of your designs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. Gorgeous!! Your flowers, coloring, cards and creativity are amazing!

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  43. each and every card is a mini masterpiece! you are amazing!

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  44. I love the colors you choose for your cards designs. They are so cheerful. This year with the release of the watercolor pan set and the Artist Markers E and Primary set my artist palette expanded I really appreciate all the inspirations I've received watching you and the other Altenew designers. Looking forward to 2019!

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  45. All beautiful but I think the first one is absolutely gorgeous!

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  46. thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards. They are all incredible.

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  47. wow - beautiful work LauraJane - so creative

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  48. Your cards are so beautiful, the colors are just stunning, the details on your cards are truly beautiful.

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  49. Your collection of cards is a testament to your creative mind. It's always a delight to see your creations. I love all the details and layers you add. Thanks for an amazing year of inspiration!

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  50. FABULOUS favourites!
    WOW - such a WONDERFUL variety of designs, ALL with GORGEOUS flowers!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  51. Wow, your talent and creativity is amazing! What a stunning year of projects - gorgeous!

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  52. Beautiful cards. Your styles are unique and the colors are gorgeous. I love them all.

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  53. all your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

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  54. LauraJane, I have so enjoyed all of your projects this year, you have been a true inspiration, with your talents. Thank you for refreshing us on some of them from 2018.
    T x

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  55. May your next year be filled with creativity and happiness!

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  56. I'm always in awe of your coloring and watercoloring, especially on your floral cards!

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  57. These are gorgeous! Being new to Altenew this year means many projects are new to me. I don't remember these so I'm going to have to check out the original posts. The details are wonderful!

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  58. You're right!! Lots of eye candy!! Each card is stunning and gorgeous!! Looking forward to another year of eye candy!!!

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  59. Each card of yours is a masterpiece, love the mind blowing coloring skills.

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  60. All the cards are stunning, love the coloring.

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  61. Fabulous projects...love the gorgeous cards.

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  62. Amazing works of art! Love your fun bright colors.

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  63. Thanks for sharing this beautiful eye candy!

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  64. I love how you used the Gina K Wreath Builder!

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  65. Thank you for all your gorgeous inspirations Laura!! Love them all :) Wishing you a very happy new year :)

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  66. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! Laura Jane your cards are absolutely amazing :) Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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