Oct 19, 2021

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW MIGHTY KIND STAND ALONE DIES COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Verity Biddlecombe's blog.  A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Today's new release is one that you all will love!  There is so many choices, and they are all perfect for many paper crafting projects.  Let me  show you what I have created.

My first card features three of the new die sets.  I used the CALMING REFLECTION Cover Die to cut the card panel from white cardstock.   I attached it to a light gray pre made A2 card.   I then used the new LOVELY ENVELOPE Die Set to create the little envelope of double sided gray cardstock, then opted to cut all the hearts from glitter cardstock.

I used foam adhesive to attached the envelope and heart die cuts to the card base.  I used the BE KIND Die Set to create the sentiment for the card.  I chose to create the shadow die cut from pink cardstock, and the sentiment from glitter cardstock.  I love how easy this came together!

I love using dies to create my journal  entries.  This time, I started the page with the new 

I started this layout by cutting the title from mirror paper using the MIGHTY ALPHABET Die Set.   The large alpha is just  dreamy!!!  I  am using the new FLOWING FOLLIAGE Die Set to create the embellishments for this page.

I love the small sentiment strips in the new WAY TO GO Die Set, and chose to cut one of them from mirror paper and add it to the bottom of the picture to complete my page.

For my next page, I am using the new  PAINTED BLOOMS Die Set for the floral  embellishments of this page - I love this die set!!!-.  It is such a small and detailed die set, you want to add it to your stash.

The angular lines of the SIMPLE SHAPES Cover die are the perfect contrast and compliment to the fancy florals!!  Just perfect combo!

For my last project, I am using the new ROSE QUEEN Die Set to create the floral image of the card our of metallic rose gold paper, then backed the pieces with white cardstock.   I created the background using the Diamond Star 3d Embossing folder, the contrast of the lines against the delicate florals is sublime!

I used the new WAY TO GO Die Set to cut a simple sentiment from the same paper and added it with a bit of foam adhesive!

Just love how all these projects came together so easily and with beautiful end looks.  Remember to check the collection at the Altenew shop, and the fun promotion with every purchase.

Get a FREE brand new Mighty Kind Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 10/19/2021 through 10/21/2021

It is Giveaway time!

$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 10/25/2021 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 10/27/2021.

Good luck everyone!

It is time to continue with the hop, and you are off to visit Seeka's  blog.  You can always return to Altenew Card blog to start the hop,  Here is a complete list of today's participants, for your convenience:

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Amanda Baldwin


Michelle Short

Natasha Davies

Jenny Colacicco

Sandhya Iyer

Norine Borys

Verity Biddlecombe

Nathalie DeSousa  <<< YOU ARE HERE


Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Linda Parker

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Zinia Redo

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija


Joylita Dsouza

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Thanks for Stopping by!

Oct 17, 2021

TOGETHER - Simple Stories


Hello there!

Nathalie with you today to share a new layout featuring the new Simple Vintage Weathered Garden.  I love Simple Vintage collections, but this new addition is probably one of my very favorite.  The color combo, floral design, and butterflies are probably the reason I love this collection.  There are so many beautiful pieces in this collection, it was so easy to create this page.

As always, the chipboard frames are always the first piece I reached for.  This time, I am combining one of the frames with the new Sticker banner for this page.     

I started by trimming the Honey/Magnolia basic to 10.5x10.5 in square. I attached this to the Every Little Things paper ( along the top edge of the paper).   Here, I added a bit of mixed media to make sure all the pieces of the banner pop from the page

In order to fit the  chipboard frame as part of the banner.  I had to cut the frame in the banner so that the butterflies could sit atop the frame.    A bit of foam adhesive secures the frame to the page.

I added a few more embellishments through the banner, so that it bulks it up and is proportionate to the chipboard frame.

Lastly it was all about building a title for the page.  In order to balance the page,  I added a few of the foam stickers at the bottom part of the basic paper, making sure that it followed the same line as photo.  To finish, I added a few more butterflies, through the page,

I love how this turned out.  There are so many details in each piece of the collection, that you will have your projects done in seconds.


Oct 16, 2021

Altenew Inky Time Pigment Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!  

Welcome to ALTENEW INKY PIGMENT INKS BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY You are arriving from Altenew Card blog.   You can find the list of all the participant at the bottom of this post for your convenience. 

Today, we are celebrating, probably,  my favorite inks  - PIGMENT INKS -  When the first set were release a few years ago, I could never imagine the possibilities of the inks.   But  of course Altenew   helped and created 4 sets of pigment inks that are just versatile, crisp, and overall super versatile. 

The best part of the pigment inks is their ability to create crisp impressions on porous surfaces.  This means you can use the inks in other surfaces other than paper.  All you need is  a bit of heat to secure the color to the surface.

The formulation of the pigment inks allows them to stay fluid atop of paper.  This property is what makes them ideal for mixed media, as you can convert the ink from watercolor to an embossing medium.   These inks are great for blending, stamping, embossing, coloring, and watercolor ... Let  me  show you what  have created for today's hop:

I used the warm tones of the inks to create the background of the page. I simply dragged the ink pads along the edge of  the page, and set it with some heat.

Once the ink set, I used Sapphire Pigment ink to stamp the images - Forever in Love stamp set- at the edge of the paper.  Then used the Tye Dye Mottifs and Inspirational Quotes stamp set to heat embossed the title to the page.   

I used the same technique from the background to create one of my journal cards.  Then once again, I used Sapphire pigment ink and embossing powder to create the soft embossed flap out of vellum paper.

I just love all the things that you can create with just the Pigment ink pads.  Be sure to check all the Pigment  Ink collection in Altenew's shop.  Remember you can always check the entire collection, just click here.

Of course we are celebrating these amazing Pigment inks with a giveaway"

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this occasion, Altenew is giving away a $100  gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/21/2012 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/23/2021.

Good Luck everyone!

In addition, Altenew has a promotion this weekend :

Get 30% off ALL Pigment Inks with code INKSALE30 at checkout and receive a FREE Pigment Inks eBook(worth $2.99) from 10/13/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 10/19/2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Free gift will be added to cart automatically with all pigment ink orders. 

Now to continue the fun, you are off to visit Erum 's blog to check more projects with the inks.  Here is the list of today's participants.

 Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Erum Tasneem

Virginia Lu


Thanks for stopping by!