Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hey friends! Today I get to share something fun with you - my favorite Altenew projects from 2019! There were so many to choose from and I had a hard time narrowing it down. As I was deciding, I realized that some of them are my faves because of the photos. So here they are, in no particular order!

Sweet Boy



This layout uses the Build-A-Flower Hellebore stamp set, which is absolutely gorgeous. This photo of my daughter and nephew is so sweet.

Eighth Grade Cutie



Love flowers. So much. This layout features some awesome open line stamps from the Flower Garden Stamp Set that I colored in with the 36-Pan Watercolor Set. Love it.

Still Close



This is a layout I created before I was on the design team, but I love it just the same. I created the background with some Altenew Embossing Paste and the flowers came from the Botanical Rhapsody Washi Tape. The tape is black and white, so it's great to layer on patterned paper. I used the Alluring Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack and it looks awesome!

The Woods



This one is a fave because of the photos and I used the Poppy Garden Stamp Set + 36-Pan Watercolor Set for the florals. I also love the softness of the vellum butterflies from the Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set.

Sending Love Card



Although I'm on the Scrapbook Design Team, I enjoy making cards too. I totally loved creating this one using the Color Wheel Die with the new Metallic Watercolors that Altenew released this year. Anything rainbow is good with me!

Hello Layout + Cards



This one is kind of cheating, because it's multiple projects, but I can't help it. I am obsessed with this color scheme and had fun creating a die cut inlay on the background of my layout with the Wavy Outline Dies. I used the leftovers to create two cards and I love them too!

There are lots more projects I could share, but I won't overwhelm you because now it's time to hop along to the other creators taking part in this blog hop. So much inspiration to be seen!

Before you head out, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Jen Schow **YOU ARE HERE**

Thanks so much for stopping by!




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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello again, friends! Today I have something awesome to share with you - 12 new ink colors from Altenew! These color families are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the blues in the Tranquility set, but the purples in the Sugarplums set and the orange-y yellows in the Fall Harvest set are absolutely beautiful too.


I used all three color families on this wintery card I made using the Modern Fox Stamp Set!


First, I created an ink blended background using blending brushes and the Sugarplums Ink Set along with some of the lighter colors in the Tranquility Set. I splattered white paint over my inked background for a snowy look.


I stamped the tree with the darkest colors in the Tranquility set and I love that it looks like a blue spruce. The Yellow Ochre Ink was perfect for my fox and I stamped three little hearts in the lightest new purple color, Pale Mauve.

I seriously LOVE these new colors. I don't have anything like them in my collection and I think I'll get a lot of use out of them. Which color is your favorite?


Lots of other designers have created beautiful projects using these new inks, so be sure to hop along and check them out!

Also, as usual, to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/11/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/14/2019.

Jen Schow **YOU ARE HERE**

Happy hopping!!


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! It's time for another Altenew release and I have to tell you, I'm pretty excited about this one - Gradient Cardstock Packs! One of the best things about them is that they are sized perfectly to fit in your Mini Blossom Die Cut Machine. I don't know about you, but I cut almost everything with my small die cut machine because I can just leave it out on my desk!

There are six different packs and I love them all! They are perfect for the Altenew Layering Dies and I created several projects to share with you.


I wanted to play with all the colors, so for my first project, I made flowers using the Fantasy Floral 3D Die and three colors from each of the colorful Gradient Cardstock Sets and the darkest green from the Green Meadows set. I lined them up on the side of my 6x8 layout, matching them to the quotes I printed.


I thought the Mix & Match Mariposa Die Set accented the flowers perfectly. So fun!

Next, I wanted to try my hand at a fun ombre look on a scrapbook layout.


I focused on the colors from the Sea Shore, Shades of Purple, and Cherry Blossom Gradient Cardstock sets and just cut 1/2" strips and stacked them together. It kind of reminds me of thick icing on a cake and I looove it! I actually used leftover strips of cardstock from pieces I had already die cut and I think it worked out great!


I accented it with a few embellishments from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and some Wavy Outline Die Cuts that I had left over from a previous layout. I also stamped some images from my favorite Snap Shots Stamp Set.

Finally, I created a simple card using the Virginia Rose 3D Die Set


I focused on the Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock Set and I think it's just beautiful. I seriously love that I don't have to dig to find cardstocks to coordinate. It's really so simple.


It's hard to see, but I dry embossed a stripes on the background for some detail.

So, are you as excited as I am to have this new resource for all your 3D dies (and other gradient ideas)?

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/23/2019.

Jen Schow **YOU ARE HERE**

Thanks so much for hopping by!



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Altenew November 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey friends! Guess what? Altenew has another fabulous release and I have a few projects to share with you using a bunch of gorgeous new products!


First up is this layout of my cute girl all dressed up for her role in "Into the Woods". The new Poppy Garden Stamp Set was perfect and I painted the flowers to match her hair accessories. 


I included some butterflies from the new Mariposa Mix & Match Die Set. I cut them in white and vellum so they didn't take away from the flowers, but still added to the whimsy.


I can't seem to stop using the Bold Alpha Die Set for my titles, and I'm not mad at it! I cut it from some wood paper I had in my stash. Fun, right?

Next, I created a layout focusing on the new Stone Mosaic Stamp Set.


By using soft colors, it looks less like stone and more like confetti, which worked out perfectly for this baby story.


I created my title with the Bold Alpha - again - but I also included the brand new Handwritten Hello Die. I just love how delicate it is!


I also threw in the moon stamp and phrase from the new Mini Moon stamp set. I think it works perfectly for a baby layout! I recorded my process for this layout and you can watch it below.


Last, but not least, I created a card using the Stone Mosaic stamp set. This time I made it look more like stone.


I used a portion of one of the sentiment stamps + those handy Bold Alpha Dies to create a custom tile and I think it's such a great masculine card.



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/13/2019 for a chance to win.


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/16/2019.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!










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