Jun 17, 2021

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello there!

Welcome to ALTENEW SUMMER ADVENTURE STAND-ALONE DIES COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Colleen Balija's blog.  A complete list of today's participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today's SUMMER ADVENTURE STAND-ALONE DIE release from Altenew is amazing! Of course I had to go ahead and work some of these into my memory keeping journal ( in case you missed it, I made the cards in the Altenew blog, too!)

For this page, I am mixing the new MOROCCAN LATTICE COVER DIE, and ALL ABOUT YOU WORDS DIE SET to create a pocket page for my daily journal.  I cut the cover die twice, one from white cardstock, and a second time from teal grid paper.   My choice was to only used partial cuts to create my backgrounds in both cards and layout.   

Once the backgrounds were in place, I added a few embellishments, then used the ALL ABOUT YOU WORDS die set to help me create the title of the page.   Love the color combo and clean look of the die on the page.

For the next project, I am using the new RIPPLING RINGS BORDER DIE and ALL ABOUT YOU WORDS DIE SET.  Once again, I am using the die to create backgrounds for my main page, and my journal pocket card.   

I used the ALL ABOUT YOU WORDS die set to create the title and sentiment for the journal card.   I love how this turned out.  The soft circles create interest in the background, and the word die is a must !!

Of course Altenew is celebrating the release with gifts and a giveaway:

Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Summer Adventure release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/17/2021 through 06/19/2021. Shop HERE!


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

 Good Luck !

Now it is time to continue the hop. You are off to visit LauraJane's blog.    You can always start the hop in Altenew Card blog to check all the stops.  Here is a list of all the participants, for your convenience

Raquel Bowman

Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 16, 2021

MOTHER's LOVE LAYOUT - Doodlebug Design DT

 We all love to curate elements of a favorite collection.  Well, I am more of an alpha sticker kind-of-girl, and love the new My Type Alpha stickers.   I just love the clean design, and the perfect size for all sorts of paper crafting projects.   Let me show you what I created using the alphas.

I started by constructing my title on a Pettite Print paper.   I changed the color of the fonts in the important words, and also introduce a  few Abigail Alpha Stickers to the page.

I kept the page design very simple, so that the title remains the focus of the page. This time, I added strips of patterned paper to the right edge of the paper.  Then, I used the leftover pieces of paper as a  layers behind the photo.

Just a few more embellishments from a few of the recent collection bring the page together with a pop of color.

I cannot wait to see what you create with Doodlebug Design products!


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MY TYPE ALPHA STICKERS - Beetle Black, Lilac, Bubblegum, Coral, Limeade, Swimming Pool

ABIGAIL ALPHA STICKERS - Bumblee Bee, Cupcake, Mint

FAIRY GARDEN  collection - Patterned paper, cardstock stickers

MADE WITH LOVE collection - Patterned paper, Sprinkles, cardstock stickers

VELLUM - Sprinkles

PAPER CLIPS - Bubblegum

TWINE - White, Gray

SPRINKLES.- With all My Heart, Spring Assortment

PETITE PRINT - Lily White Gingham

Jun 15, 2021

HOWDY PARDNER! - Simple Stories

Hello there!

Nathalie with you today to bring you a new project using the super fun HOWDY! collection.  I just love the collection is just perfect to document life at the range, or all those cowboys and cowgirls in your life.   As soon as I saw the collection, I knew it was going to fit all the pictures of my little cousin and his love for cowboys.  

This entire page is inspired by the jean pocket design/embellishment  in the collection.  I love the little detail, and wanted to use it for my page. I copy the design of the pocket and then enlarged it to fit the page.   All the pockets were cut from the Let's Ride Paper.   I chose to replicate the stitching design in two of the four pockets


To construct the page, I used the same hand stitching design as the pockets to attach the left over piece of the Let's Ride paper to the Out Yonder paper.   The small brads just brought to texture and look of real jeans to my page.   I used a grid design to attach my pockets leaving space in between them to add my title ( a combination of chipboard and foam stickers)

I attached the pockets, and filled each one of them with pieces of ephemera, stickers and chipboard from the collection and the Simple Pages kit.  I fussy cut one of the tags and added my journal lines there.   I used one of the pockets to house the story.

I used a pieces from the 3x4 and 4x6 Elements paper to back the picture.  I created a cluster of ephemera behind the top left corner of the photos, and then glued it all to the left of the jean strip.   A few extra small stars complete this page

Sometimes ideas turn better than what you expected, such as this layout.   I just love how the small pocket was the inspiration for the entire page.   Just love the HOWDY! collection.  Remember to check it out, you are going to love it, too!