Friday, April 5, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I am excited to be a part of the 5th Year Celebration at ALTENEW
You should have arrived from my fellow guest designer, TaeEun Yoo! It appears that You have made it to the NEXT to the last stop on Day 4 of the Bloghop:)) Thank you for stopping in today.  Have you enjoyed the past three days of inspiration as much as I have?

I have a couple of projects featuring many favorite Altenew products to celebrate the Five years of Papercrafting Goodness! 

This first one is a card featuring one of my favorite floral stamp sets released last year.
Inked Floral bundle colored with the Watercolor Brush Markers to resemble a succulent.

I've layered several papers from Verdant Walk 6x6 Paper Pack to highlight the watercolored bloom. And utilizing skills learned in several Altenew Academy Classes, I die-cut then rotated the bloom for an interesting peak at the pretty papers beneath. 
The Signature Words Die Set is is always an elegant choice for a quick sentiment.

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The florals from Altenew are so lovely, they deserve to be used for so much more than just Papercraft projects!!

HOOP ART:

Did you know that stamps can be used as patterns for simple to complex embroidery art?   Last year I endeavored to learn a few stitches to stretch my stamps and create home decor. 

My hoop art features stamps from Floral FrameFloral Motifs, and Doodle Blooms



If you are interested in Stitching up some projects yourself, I have listed Links below for you to check out.

Stitching takes time, yet it's an easy project to take on the go and can be as relaxing as coloring!



I thought this looked like the letter C for Celebration! Perfect for the festivities at Altenew this week:))  


Congratulations Altenew! Here's to many more creative Years with products to influence our crafting addiction!!

****Your next stop on the hop is to Sandra Dietrich!

What's a celebration without prizes and gifts from supportive companies?

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:



Comment to win PRIZES!

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Blog Hop Order Day 4:
Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. (Include a promotion graphic if you'd like.)



****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 Altenew product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane


Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed day!
LauraJane :)


154 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration with the stitching and the links too! What great inspiration for the hop - thank you! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  2. Love your big beautiful flower. It looks like watercoloring.

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  3. Wow! So talented Laura Jane! I love your card, but your embroidery using Altnew stamps is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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  4. Just beautiful! The embroidery idea is so clever. Would never have thought of it!

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  5. Beautiful coloring on the flower and fantastic embroidery!

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  6. Omg, how beautiful! The embroidery was such a creative idea and very beautiful as well. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  7. Your embroidery is really neat!! Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!!

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  8. Your embroidery is impeccable!! Cool idea and beautiful work!

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  9. The stitched piece is amazing!

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  10. GREAT card and a really GREAT piece of art! The embroidery is such a creative idea! Thanks for your inspiration! Happy 5th Birthday to Altenew!!!

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  11. Wow..loved the succulent!! And the stitching/embroidery is just so beautiful ❤️

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  12. Beautiful card and color it turned out very nice but using Altenew stamp for the embroidery is outstanding..
    Wow never saw this done that way, very clever of you to think outside the box...
    Well done and tfs

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  13. I would have never thought of using Altenew stamps for embroidery! Lovely projects.

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  14. Your card is so cute and fun, but how clever to actually embroider the design - just brilliant!

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  15. Very creative idea to use stamps as embroidery patterns. I used to dabble in embroidery years ago and I just may have to take it up again!

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  16. Such great projects! I used to do embroidery/cross-stitching when I was much younger.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  17. Great projects Laura Jane! Especially love your embroidery art. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  18. Great place to get some inspiration. Beautiful work. I cannot wait to get my new order from altenew. Your design and techniques are amazing.

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  19. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  20. I would never have thought to use my stamps for embroidery patterns. You have opened up a whole new world for crafters!

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  21. Gorgeous card and your hoop art is amazing!!

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  22. Fantastic creations!! I love your coloring on the first card and the embroidery is awesome!! :)

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  23. Beautiful card LauraJane! I love the color of the flower as well as the background. Amazing embroidery too! Wow the details and colors are stunning!

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  24. Love them both. Stitching is a true labor of love! Gorgeous creations

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  25. Beautiful cards! love the embroidery idea. Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  26. Lovely card, and so creative to use the stamps for your thread art. Beautiful results.

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  27. These look great. :) Fantastic job.

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  28. C for Celebration it is - I am in awe of your embroidery Laura Jane, I used to do counted cross stitch which I still love but I do not have the patience! Stamping is the way to go for me.
    Happy 5th Altenew!

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  29. Wow! Not only have I been inspired to try different techniques with my cards during this blog-hop. But, you've made me aware of another way to use the stamps. Amazing work, Laura!

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  30. Very, very lovely work! I love the idea of using the designs for the embroidery. Wow lots of talent!
    HB to Altenew!

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  31. Love your coloring, but the hoop art is really cool too! Beautiful work!

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  32. Your Hoop Art is gorgeous. Loved both of your projects.

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  33. The embroidery project is stunning! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. Simply stunning! Love the hoop Art!

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  35. What a great idea to use Altenew Stamps for your embroidery patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Beautiful card. I love the idea of using stamps for embroidery designs.

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  37. So beautiful
    Thank you for sharing

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  38. wow so creative and just gorgeous..
    Congrats Altnew on 5 years
    hugs

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  39. I never even thought of using the stamps for needlework. You could really make beautiful designs with them. Oh, I'm so going to think about them in new angle. Absolutely lovely creations!

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  40. I would have never thought to use stamps to make an embroidery pattern. This looks wonderful! Your card is great too.

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  41. Nice card. I was intrigued by your hoop art. I once did a lot of embroidery work, but now I only do embroidery on cards. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  42. You are multi-talented Laura. Both the card and the embroidery are gorgeous!

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  43. Wow your work is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the fun idea to use stamps :)

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  44. It has been a long time since I have done any embroidery. Yours is beautiful. Love you cards.

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  45. Wow! The succulent pops off the page and the embroidery is so lovely!

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  46. Awesome! Your embroidery is amazing!

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  47. I love the polka dots you used on the background of the succulent card! Your watercoloring skills are amazing.

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  48. I love the black and white details of your 1st card. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  49. Your stitching is lovely! What a way to stretch supplies! Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  50. wonderful, the black & white makes you flower pop. Love the idea of embroidery it's just is amazing.

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  51. Wonderful. Just adore the embroidered flowers based on the stamps. So creative!

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  52. An awesome way to use your stamps, embroidery. Fantastic design.

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  53. love the card!! gorgeous colors and brilliant idea with the peek at the pattern paper, but using for embroidery I would've never thought of!!!

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  54. Wow, I would have never thought of using stamps to create patterns for embroidery, and what you created there is just beautiful!

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  55. The stitching s brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  56. Wow, such a great idea in using stamps for stitching for hoops. I'll have to look that up from one of your links. Your projects are beautiful. Thank you.

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  57. What lovely projects. I LOVE the embroidery. Never would have thought of trying this.

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  59. Your hoop art is so beautiful, Laura Jane!! Love the embroidery. And, the first card is pretty, too.

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  60. Love to see how stamps can be used in different ways. Lovely projects.

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  61. Lovely card and embroidered hoop art.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  62. Incredible coloring and OMG that stitching.... wow wow wow!!!

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  63. Beauty of a succulent! I love the idea of using stamps for embroidery patterns!

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  64. Such beautiful embroidery! It would make a beautiful pillow. Love your card featuring the succulent.

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  65. Laura Jane, you simply amaze me with your embroidery! I look forward to seeing it every time. Gorgeous projects.

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  66. So pretty! Your card is lovely! Your embroidery is so amazing!!

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  67. What a good idea to use our stamps for embroidery inspiration. Thanks! Your works are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Your embroidery adds so much to your card. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  69. That really is stretching your stamps, LauaJane! Beautiful...both your card and your hoop! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!!

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  70. Gorgeous card! I love the colors. I hadn't thought to use stamps for embroidery. Genius! So much easier than tracing my patterns and a great way to stretch the use of my stamps.

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  71. Pretty card and thanks for the great idea to use stamps for stitching. It’s beautiful

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  72. Oh, that blue bloom is gorgeous! Love the polka-dot background. The embroidery is amazing! So pretty! Fantastic stitching job... and so creative using the images like that... Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  73. Oh my goodness....that hoop art project is just stunning. I loved the card also....but you are correct, there are so many uses for Altenew Stamp Sets....Altenew is one of my very favorite companies...and I wish them a Happy Anniversary!

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  74. Love the coloring on your card. The background is great as well, it really makes the flower pop. Happy anniversary Altenew. I look forward to more beautiful images in the years ahead. Thanks for sharing your art.

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  75. What a great idea!! I love your creativity

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  76. Such pretty projects! Love your hoop art! I’m enjoying all the inspiration on the hop to celebrate along with Altenew on their 5th anniversary!

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  77. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Cheerful card and amazing stitching! Another item now on my to do list!

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  78. Very cool projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Beautiful, these products make beautiful cards!

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  80. Gorgeous projects. I love the hoop art. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  81. Your card is fabulous, but your hoop art made my jaw drop - how awesome!! I love that you thought to use the stamps for stitching - how creative!!

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  82. Wow your embroidery art is the celebration bomb! I say that as a compliment and really do agree that is looks like a c for celebrate (& not a c for cookie! Had to, sorry! ;)
    Love your card too, it reminded me of a succulent. Pretty colors. Happy fifth Altenew!

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    1. Ha, C for cookie! Thanks for the giggle this morning :) Cookies are always a good thing though.

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  83. Amazing card and extra amazing stitching project .I always Love your creation

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  84. Your card is beautiful! No, I never thought of using the stamps for embroidery. What a clever idea and quite gorgeous.

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  85. Wonderful projects! Your hoop art is absolutely stunning! Thank you for great inspiration.

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  86. Beautiful succulent card and design. The stitched hoop art was a lovely surprise! Gorgeous!

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  87. Thanks for your inspiration Laura! Love Altenew products!

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  88. What a great post! I used to embroidery and cross stitch and now and then I think about doing it more. Thank you for the inspiration and the links to how you did other items. I love that Altenew incorporated stitching into their stamps so that we can use them either for the faux look of stitching or to use as templates to stitch either on cards or as you mentioned décor. I also used to take designs and stich on shirts for gifts. Thank you for sharing!!

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  89. Ah so cool..the embroidery! Very neat and pretty!

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  90. wow your creations are awesome - love the hoop art embroidery!!!!!

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  91. I love your card and am amazed by your embroidering using Altenew stamps! I never saw that done before. Looking into it for sure! Thanks for sharing you amazing talent with us!

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  92. The embroidery is fantastic. Good way
    to put our stamps into more use. The
    card is wonderful too. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. Beautiful work, way to stretch those stamps! Makes me want to take up needle work again. Thank you for sharing!

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  94. Beautiful card - I love the colouring of the flower !
    How original : use an Altenew stamp as pattern for your embroidery ! Great idea.
    Thank you for sharing your talent, ideas and creativity.
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  95. What a gorgeous card and your Hoop Art is absolute stunning! Wow, I didn't know that you could do that with a stamp. Thank you LauraJane for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  96. Your cards are so lovely--the needlework is stunning--I used to do x-stitch, haven't in years but maybe it's time to get back to it! Thanks for inspiring.

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  97. So creative to stitch the stamps. I use to do alot of stitching. Beautiful!!

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  98. Really great card ideas. I own Inked Flora & didn't even recognize it here! Have to start using it more. Happy 5th Anniversary, Altenew!

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  99. So cool and sweet at the same time!

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  100. Great idea to use the stamps for the embroidery project. I love that.

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  101. Oh WOW gorgeous creations, who would have thought to do embroidery with a stamp set!

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  102. Fabulous card and needle work! Love your colors and wonderful style.

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  103. Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor!!! Holy Moly lady! That hoop embroidery is ah.maze.ing. I'm speechless...

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  104. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS projects!
    LOVE your card, ADORE your embroidery hoop art - WOW!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  105. Your card is so pretty, it looks like a gift box with a pretty flower bow

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  106. The blue flower on you card is so beautiful. Then I got to your embroidery. Oh my gosh! I never thought of using a stamp for stitching but what a great idea.

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  107. Awesome projects, love the embroidery! Thanks for sharing the great idea. I must give it a try! :)

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  108. The succulent card is pretty cool - I love your colours and the dot detail. But your hoop - WOW! Stunning, and I always love seeing products used for something other than traditional cards/layouts paper crafting.

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  109. Very beautiful card and very impressive embroidery! Wow! Your stitching is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  110. Beautiful card and spectacular hoop art!

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  111. Lovely projects Laura especially the embroidery one! Love it. Will definitely try! So inspiring ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  112. Your colored card is gorgeous but that stitched hoop, wow! An awesome way to use your stamps!

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  113. Thanks for sharing your awesome projects with us! Your hoop art is so beautiful and that big blue flower is gorgeous! Th

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  114. Lovely projects! So creative to turn the flower into a succulent and the colors are so pretty. Your stitching is absolutely beautiful! I love cross stitching but I rarely have the time anymore.

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  115. Gorgeous projects!!Thanks for sharing...

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  116. Your card is fabulous, the succulent coloured so beautifully. Your hoop art is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop for Altenew's 5th Anniversary.

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  117. Using stamps for embroidery!!?? Now that's stretching your stamps - how creative - and stunning!

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  118. Every time I see your projects, it makes me want to pull out my long-neglected embroidery supplies. I keep waiting until I'm all caught up on cards, but since that's never going to happy, I should just go for it. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas; I'm glad you're part of the Altenew family.

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  119. Oh my I love to do counted cross stitch. Used to embroider when I was younger-will definitely have to try again. Awesome works of art!!!

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  120. Love the first card. The colours are beautiful. And I am a huge fan of your embroidery work. Congrats to Altenew on completing 5 years. Wishing them many more years of success.

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  121. Your hoop art is gorgeous!! What a great way to take stamps off paper, I love the inspiration!

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  122. Pretty card, and WOW!!! Hoop art! What an amazing idea, and gorgeous!!!!

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  123. Beautiful card and gorgeous stitching!! I've never thought to do that with stamps; it looks amazing!

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  124. Living in AZ, I really appreciate the succulent card. Would never have thought to use stamps for embroidery, great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  125. Fabulous!! I love that you embroider stamped images. I always enjoy seeing how they turn out. You never disappoint!

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  126. Love that card, but it is your hoop art that took my breath away! Absolutely stunning, and what an interesting way to expand the beauty of Altenew's flower designs. Very creative!

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  127. Your card is stunning!! I love those beautiful colors!! I have seen your hoop art and love it!! It is so gorgeous!

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  128. Wow! I love the colors used on your card. The stitching is beautiful and a great idea!

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  129. All your creations are just lovely :)

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  130. I love the way you put together your succulent card, very interesting and very beautiful. You always get my heart with your stitching projects and it always amazing me that you do that from the beautiful Altenew stamps. It reminds me of watching my Grandmother do needle work when it was young. Thank you for the always wonderful inspiration and for sharing your heart. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew, here's to many more great years of creativity!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  131. I am obsessed with your stitching! Especially that beautiful cornflower-ish blue you used as cute tiny flower buds! Always amazing to see inspiration for Altenew products in all sorts of mediums

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  132. Pretty card and love the hoop art!

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  133. Beautiful card and no I had never thought to use stamps for a cross stitch pattern, how ingenious! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  134. A beautiful card AND lovely embroidery..... a-mazing!! Many thanks for the inspiration (and Happy Anniversary, Altenew)!

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  135. great layering and wonderful needlework!!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!