Dec 28, 2021

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!
Welcome to ALTENEW: A YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from  Natasha Davies blog.   A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience,

Today, we are celebrating the end of the year with style, and what better way than to relive our most loved projects with you all... These are 4 of my favorites from the year:

I love teal, so I went for projects that were heavy on that color, and represent my style.  Let's take a closer look;

I  love Mixed Media, and Altenew's products are just perfect for it.  This was created for the Altenew blog (08/17/22) and features the new Altenew Pigment Inks,  Modern Hello Stamp set, Dovetail Butterflies Stamp/die set, Lagoon Watercolor Refill, Linear Pathway Outline Alpha stamp set, Watercolor Paper, and Lacy Tile Stencil.  I combined them all to create the title page of my June Journal .

This was created for Altenew's 6th Anniversary blog hop, and is probably one of my favorite projects of the year.   I combined:  JUMBO GARDENING PICKS LAYERING DIE SET, CAPS BOLD ALPHA DIE set, MIX & MATCH MARIPOSA DIE SET, WATERCOLOR PAPER 9x12, LAGOON and SEA BREEZE Refill watercolor, Feeling Dotty Stencil, GRADIENT CARDSTOCK, and WOOD VENEERS.  in this layout.   

This is another of my favorite pages, and once again there is a bit of everything combined in this project created for the Altenew blog on April 27.   I combined ALCOHOL INKS(Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Limestone) DECORATIVE SWIRLS DIE SET, MEGA YOU DIE, BOLD NUMERALS DIE SET-3 to create this entry in my journal.

My last project comes from the August Craft Your Life Project Kit: Lush Garden.   I used the stamps, stencils and dies from the kit to create this pocket page in my journal.   The beautiful flowers of the kit worked beautifully with the inks, and the color combo is just one that I will repeat again and again.

There are so many more that I could have chosen, but these four describe my style in a concise way.  But I am always at awe of what can be created with Altenew's products.

Of course we are celebrating the hop with a fantastic giveaway and 2 ways of winning

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE or share Altenew projects with #AltenewBest2021 on social media by 01/06/2022 for a chance to win. 9 winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022.

(Feel free to share your favorite projects using #altenew and #AltenewBest2021 when you share blog hop projects on social media. Don’t forget to tag Altenew!)

In addition, each designer will be drawing a winner to receive a $10 gift certificate, in each blog stop. Each designer will announce the winner on our blog by 01/08/2022 and then you will have to contact by 01/18/2022 with the subject line Altenew 2021 Year In Review Blog Hop Winner from ____'s Blog to claim your prize.

Good Luck everyone!!!

Today's  blog is the largest of the year, so let's continue with the inspiration.  You are off to visit Nicole Watt's blog.  Remember you can always start the hop in Altenew's Card Blog, but here is a list of all the participants for your convenience:


  1. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your favorites. Happy New Year!

  2. Your journal pages are always stunning! I LOVE your colors and your photos!

  3. Marisela Delgado said: So lovely!

  4. I am impressed by the way that you use the products on your journal pages. I will have to remember to try that when I get back to scrapbooking.

  5. Your work is always so amazing! Thanks for inspiring me through 2021!

  6. Your layouts are always a treat to see. Thanks for sharing your projects with us this year and Happy New Year!

  7. Beautiful page! I especially love the one with the flowers and butterflies!

  8. I always love seeing your journal pages and how you use the Altenew products in different ways. Happy New Year!

  9. Love your journal pages...gorgeous

  10. Love your color choices

  11. Great projects. I like the design shares. So many great ideas. Thanks and have a happy new year!