Jul 1, 2022

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW JULY 2022 SUMMER SHINE COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY. You are arriving from Caly Person's blog.  A complete list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today's new release from Altenew is filled with versatile products that will get you into Summer.  There are so many pieces to choose from, here is what I have created with some of the new products

I am using the new CAPTIVATING BLOOMS STAMP & STENCIL BUNDLE to create a new entry in my daily Family Journal. All I needed was a bit of ink and an ink blending tool to get the background ready.

I used sentiments from the LINEAR LIFE: TROPICAL GARDEN stamp set and the CAPTIVATING BLOOMS Stamp Set to create the title for  my page.

The design in the new MOSAIC DIAMONDS Stamp Set is perfect for backgrounds.  I used the stamp to pull a few  monoprints (gelli plate) for this entry.

I added a sentiments from the MOSAIC DIAMONDS stamp set and CAPTIVATING BLOOMS stamp set to create the title and subtitle for the page.

The new LINEAR LIFE: TROPICAL GARDEN Stamp & Die & Hot Foil Bundle is such an amazing design. It was so easy to combine the pieces to create the florals for this card.

Even the negative pieces from the LINEAR LIFE: TROPICAL GARDEN Hot Foil & Die set are modern and easy to incorporate into any project.

For my last card, I am using the new MOD FRUIT BOWL Stamp &  Die Bundle.   I added a few paper rosettes to the background to make the card a bit more textural.

I finished the card with a few enamel dots and a sentiment from the MOD FRUIT BOWL Stamp set.  All of these were so fun to put together!  

To celebrate the new release, Altenew is having a promotion with the purchase of any of the new products.

·  Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 07/01/2022 through 07/03/2022. Shop HERE!

·   Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-valueSweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

·  Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Summer Sunshine  Stamp& Die Release Collection from 07/01/2022 through 07/07/2022. Shop HERE!

In addition, Altenew is celebrating the release with a generous giveaway.

$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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.

Good Luck everyone!

 Let's continue the fun, you are off to visit LauraJane's blog.  You can always start the hop in Altenew Card blog.  Here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< you are here


Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson

Svitlana Shayevich

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar


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Jun 30, 2022

SWEET TOGETHER - Doodlebug Design

 I am loving My Happy Place collection so much!  It is so perfect for everyday documenting, and all those sweet homemade moments. Today, I want to share a new project that showcases the lovely colors and patterns of this collection.

I love the patterns in this collection.   For this page, I am using the Cozy Spot patterned paper to create the top fold of this page. Then backed the space with the Enjoy The Ride patterned paper.   Just love the contrast in color and style.

I backed my photos with papers from the 6x6 paper pad, then placed them on the top part of the layout.  I added a few embellishments around the pictures.

I am  using Chit Chat pieces -at the bottom of the pictures- to create the title for my page.  I am repeating the embellishment cluster next to the title.

To finish my page, I repeated the cluster at the bottom of the page.   This just caps the page completely.  The final details are a bit of Matte Sprinkles around each of  the clusters.

I hope that you are loving the new MY HAPPY PLACE collection.  Remember to share your projects with us!!



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Jun 27, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release


Hi there!


Today, we are  celebrating a new set of amazing products from Pinkfresh Studio. This new release is amazing, and filled with so many versatile and beautiful products that you are going to love and feature in your projects.

Let me show you what I have created combining a few of the new products

I fell in love with the  new MINI SLIMLINE FRAME DIE SET and wanted to use them as the background for my page.  So, I cut about 12 of them from white cardstock, and stacked them together in groups of 3 - this gives me a sturdier and dimensional frame die cut-

The new ORNATE MEDALLIONS COVERPLATE DIE provided the perfect detailed surface to back each of the frames.  I simply created two panels, and used Pinkfresh Studio inks to add color to them.  I chose to add a soft ombre effect to the coverplate die cuts.  Once, I backed the frames with the pieces of the coverplate, then I set them on my layout.

To embellish my layout, I am using the new FOLK FLORAL STEM HOT FOIL PLATE, FOLK FLORAL STEM STENCIL, and FOLK FLORALSTEM DIE along with  Pinkfresh Studio inks to create all the flowers for my page.  I chose warmer tones for the flowers so that they contrast with the colors of the background.

I used two different tones of foil for the flowers. These were placed behind and in between the frames along with some Leafy Branch Die cuts to add movement to the page. I accent each of the florals with a few Metallic Gold Pearls.

To finish the page, I am using two of the new FOILED SENTIMENTS 3 as my title and sentiment for this layout.   I added a few embossed Small Butterflies die cuts just to complete my page.

I hope this has given you a bit of extra inspiration, and you are already picking your favorite products.   Remember that Pinkfresh Studio is hosting a generous giveaway to celebrate the release.

-Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. 

-In addition, Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops - the winners will be picked from the comments.

The winners will be chosen from the comments left on the blog stops. THe winners list will be posted on July 5, 2022 on Pinkfresh Studio's GIVEAWAY PAGE. Be sure to check for your name, you will only have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

Now, let's continue the inspiration. All the participants are listed as follows for your convenience
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