Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Year in Review Blog Hop from Altenew

Hello friends!
This is my 2nd post for the day.
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I have a special blog post to share today...
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 It gives me a tremendous pleasure to be part of the Altenew "A Year in Review" Blog Hop. The guests are invited to share a few of our favorite Altenew projects in 2016. If you are coming by from the sweet and talented May Sukyong Park's blog, you are in the right place!

I actually created a new project for this hop.
I wanted to create a super colorful card....
Since we are in the middle of a freezing cold winter in my part of the world and what better way to brighten up the mood?

COLORS!
rise above

I gathered my sprays and mist and created my own color paper. With the stamps and die combo from Bamboo Rose, this actually took little time to create.
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I had so much fun arranging/assembling the butterflies, as you can imagine.

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Do you love this? I thought the sentiment from Painted Encouragement is spot on.
I was invited to share my favorite Altenew projects in 2016. I had a hard time narrowing down to my Top 10 Favorites. 😁 For your easy viewing, I have grouped them in the following  with Inlinkz.
 The technique used is described below the photo. You can click on the card to find out more about it. Quite a few of them have included a video!
Please head over to Altenew for all the details and join the hop. 


😍 PRIZES 😍
After the blog hop, Altenew will give away a $30 gift certificate to 6 winners. They will be randomly selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

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Altenew is running a special shipping promotion now through Friday. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal!

~Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping on all retail orders with code GOODBYE2016
and 
 $7 OFF international shipping on orders over $17 with code WELCOME2017.
 Offer ends Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm EST. (Retail orders only. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.). Shop here.

 AND 
that's not all....
I will send out this very card "rise above" to one random commenter in this post.
How do you like that? 😁
So, if you like to receive this card, please make sure to leave me some love! Time to hop to Hussena Cal next! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Betty Keefe said...

such a fun bright card, Virginia - and the sentiment is perfect!!

BeverlyBL said...

I love your Rise Above card. It is so pretty and colorful. Love that you told what techniques were used for each card. You did have many lovely cards in 2016.

Partnering for Progress said...

Love your alcohol ink card...gorgeous! Hope to try this soon as I have a collection of alcohol inks now. Thank you Santa. Virginia, thanks for inspiring us every day!

Carol Didier said...

Wow - your new colorful card is just chock full of happy!! Thanks for all the inspiration this year. I am so thankful for all the creative people at Altenew.

Vicki Finger said...

I love the card you made for today. Although the weather isn't too bad where I live, we've seen plenty of bad icy roads over the Christmas Holiday in Kansas while seeing our family. I'm also ready for a breath or fresh spring color --Beautiful!!!

Lynette said...

I love the bold colors used on the card. Perfect to brighten up a dark winter day.

Robin said...

I love this post with all your great ideas to try new techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Your colorful butterfly card is amazing!

Tink said...

Just BEAUTIFUL:!

cm said...

You've designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The rise above butterflies, especially, catch my eye! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you would be marvelous!
Hugs~carol

SueB said...

loves seeing your fav past 10 Altenew cards as they're all great; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Always look forward to my daily Virginia blog read - your cards are original!

gardener said...

Beautiful choices and fantastic cards. Happy new year.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

The color is fantastic. Looks like your butterflies are ignoring winter completely.

Debbie Selby said...

Colour is your thing. All your cards have colouring that is great. Your unique style comes through in all your cards.

Tomiko Bishop said...

I absolutely love your card. The colors are so vivid😻

Lynda said...

I really, really, love the vibrancy you have created, and so inspiring. Thank you

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! Love them all and Altenew:)

Cathey Day said...

I love bright colors and I love your cards! Thanks!

Lori Ingraham said...

Your cards are fantastic.

ann greene said...

You love the bold colors. So do I. Beautiful.

Bonnie J said...

Love your colors in your work; a review of the year's posts is a great idea for a blog hop!

bev p said...

I so wish I had time to see all the techniques from all the crafters today! Your cards are simply lovely. And making your own paper--genius! I love to do backgrounds, but have never done my own paper for die-cuts. I love the look of the butterflies!

Greta said...

I can see why you couldn't narrow it down, Virginia! So many wonderful Altenew cards & I love the new one! I never think to just make colored paper with my sprays & then pull out dies & stamps--so fun! Happy Holidays to you & your family!

Pam D. said...

This is such a fun hop, it is great to see everyone's favorites. I love your color layering stamping with the zig markers. The colors are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

SusieQ said...

With so many beautiful cards, I can understand narrowing it down would be hard. Glad you shared them all!

Theresa N said...

i love butterflies

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

These are so pretty!

Debbie said...

Such beautifully bright butterflies. Love the watercoloring.

Barbara said...

The Rise Above card with the beautifully bright butterflies is gorgeous!

Cassandra said...

Love those brightly colored butterflies! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

cassandracauble at yahoo dot com

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is stunning Virginia, in fact, they ALL are! Who wouldn't smile to see this in the mail box??

Kim Hund said...

Love your designs. I have not seen anyone use such bright, bold colors on cards. Nice change. Would love a card from you. Happy New Year.

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards.

Abby said...

Love the bright colors.

Erika Kjellsson said...

Beuatiful bright colours! Lovely cards!

Have a happy new year!

Hugs,
Erika

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous! I am a huge fan of bright pops of color and your card literally made me squeal ! ❤️

Haooy New Year!

Nancee Purdum said...

Such bright colors! Wonderful card!

Suzan D. said...

Great cards. Happy New Year.

StampinLouie said...

All the cards are beautiful Love the colorful butterflies and the sentiment. THanks for sharing all of these for us to view and learn new techniques.

Jennifer said...

I love the brightness of your cards. The butterfly card is my favourite! Thanks for the new techniques.

Barbara Green said...

Your card is so bright and beautiful with a great sentiment.

maria f. said...

Hope you're enjoying warmth and bright colors right now ;) Happy 2017!

Susi K. said...

Lovely "new" colourful design to celebrate this Hop, Virginia - and great seeing some of your 2016 Altenew creations too!

Sheila H said...

Your card is beautifully bright and cheerful! Your 2016 Altenew designs are all gorgeous.

barbara macaskill said...

Love your new and colorful creation! All of your 10 favorites are gorgeous too! i love Altenew stamps and dies because they are so pretty and help me to create pretty cards and more! TFS!

Sue McRae said...

Love that your cards are always so colourful and happy!

Kim Heggins said...

Love all the beautiful and bright colors on your cards, so sweet.

Fiona said...

love the bright colours, the sentiment is fab too.

Fi
x

Sandra Colebank said...

I love colors.beautiful.

Barbara said...

Bright and bold! Such happy cards.

Kris Van Allen said...

love the variety of cards you create!

Katy said...

I love your colorful cards. Happy New Year!

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh wow, love your beautiful bright colors! Does make us want to get on to spring and warmer weather!! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, fabulous colors and design!

Barb said...

Love the cards you made throughout the year. Love today's card-so bright-so beautiful!

Donnadoll said...

I love the vibrant colours you've chosen. The butterflies remind me of hibiscus!

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, the butterfly one is gorgeous.

Cynthia Cole said...

So bright and colorful, love it!

Michelle said...

I love your butterfly card. Thanks for being part of the Altnew blog hop.

Isabel Z said...

What a fun blog hop! I always get inspired by seeing all of the wonderful creations.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Virginia. So colorful and pretty. Wonderful designs! Happy New Year!

girl with a curl said...

Love the bright pops of colour on your "rise above" card, what a fantastic card to start the New Year with. Thanks for sharing your personal top 10 Altenew cards for 2016, they are just so lovely. look forward to seeing more gorgeous inspiration from you in 2017. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

Sharon Salerno said...

Virginia your cards are awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful selection of cards. I love your use of color. Thanks for all of the inspiration this year.

Jenny Colacicco said...

What gorgeous inspiration Virginia and I love the new neon project - so bright and pretty ! Thank you for sharing your talent with so many of us - happy 2017!

A Crafty Person said...

You have so many beautifully inspiring cards for 2106!

Barb Ghig said...

Another stunning example of your beautiful work with Altenew, Virginia! I love all the bright colors and your sentiment is perfect! You sure know how to showcase these images, my friend...WOW!

Melissa Bi. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bold colors you used on the Rise Above card.

Patt H. said...

Wow! The happy colors on the butterflies really make me smile! Love all the color in the midst of winter grays! Thanks for sharing it & all your favorites. They are all so beautiful!

Mel said...

What a fun and colorful card. Love it!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Virginia. I love your use of Acetate and Alcohol Inks with the Vibrant Floral. So pretty.

Linda R. said...

Very beautiful card! And it is colorful. The color you chose are perfect!

BunnyD said...

Love your vibrantly coloured cards. The butterflies are gorgeous.

Kathy Thisted said...

this is a very cool card it makes me happy to look at it

Jen said...

A review of the best cards of 2016 is a great idea. I'm finding great ideas that I missed - such as your great cards with the Magnificent bloom. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kleri F said...

Absolutely fantastic card!Love the colors!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the butterfly card.

robiw said...

So beautiful! I love all the happy colors!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love the vibrancy of your cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

Debra Rumpza said...

So much beautiful color! I live your new card as well as all the others you have done this year

Debi Vintinner said...

Love the bright beautiful colors of the flowers!! Longing for spring!! Happy New Year!

Jo-Anne Tedford said...

Love the vivid colors!

godzillagamer awsome said...

I see you're a fan of bright and bold...me too!! Love love LOVE these designs.

Debbie said...

colors are so vivid
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Texan Princess said...

I love how bright and joyful your projects are! Very pretty.

Lisa said...

They're all beautiful Virginia, the old and the new!!

Jill said...

Love the colorful butterflies, and the rise above sentiment. They both go beautifully together.

joy said...

Oh, my, Virginia! Your cards are just bursting with color and happiness. I love the new one you made - who wouldn't want to own it??

Happy New Year to you and your family!

joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Wonderful cheery card with your bright butterflies 'rising above.' I enjoyed seeing all your floral creations....just lovely!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the bright bold butterflies, so many great Altenew cards here!

Elaine said...

Love the darling cards you shared....thank you!

Karen said...

The colors are wonderful!

Tami Priebe said...

Wow, love your use of color!! Those butterflies pop off that card. Thanks for sharing.

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards, so much inspiration, thanks!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I really like the colors you chose! Doesn't Altenew have great stamps?!

Jacqueline Frisbie said...

I enjoyed the fact that you included some of your videos. It is very helpful to be able to see your cards created. Your colors are great and so are your finished products. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Mills said...

thank you for all your beautiful work, love the bright colors and thank you for sharing your video tutorials this year.

Elizabeth Villarreal said...

I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Thank you for participating.

Rose said...

Your card is so bright & happy! All your favourites are lovely & very inspirational.

Ro Love said...

I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!

stamper101 said...

your bright and colorful card designs are gorgeous!

Preety said...

wow! such nice bright colors :) love it! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers and Happy New Year
Preety

mycraftysmell said...

I love all the bright colours you use on your cards. The Rise above card is brilliant. Thanks for all the inspiration this year, I am looking forward to what you bring us next year. Have a Happy New Year.

Chris Handy said...

Lovely colors. Great layers

Maxine M. said...

Looking at all your beautiful cards gives me ideas to start my new year card crafting! Thank you for sharing your talent.

bkazoo said...

beautiful cards.... thanks for the chance to win that fantastic card

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I just love these bright butterflies!

Swapna B Patil said...

Awesome.. so many gorgeous cards..

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love how colorful and cheerful they are.

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

Your card is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Introvert said...

I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous, Virginia!!!

Cori said...

I love the beautiful, bright colors! Well done!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the bright and cheerful colors you used on your cards.

Deeps said...

I agree with the cold weather, a colorful card does cheer you up. Very nicecard. I also loved looking at your other favorite cards from the year.

Gail said...

You have given me so many ideas for new projects, Virginia!

Helen Strahan said...

I love the vibrant colors - those are always my fave to do !

Melissa said...

I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real.

Sandy Griffin said...

I love your bright butterflies. What a wonderful way to brighten up a dreary winter day. Your cards are always beautiful.

Cassandra said...

So much bright and vibrant colour in your lovely cards.

Laura Peddicord said...

Your cards are so pretty with in depth color. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Love the colorful butterflies and all your other wonderful cards.

Debbie said...

Your cards are all bright and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us in 2016

Nana Griffin said...

Nice bright colors.

suzanne chalk said...

All are so pretty. Here is some love

Harriet said...

My goodness this card is spectacular....color, color, color.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such a wonderful and colorful card ! 💚

cghundley said...

Wonderful blog hop
and your card is
just beautiful with
all those colors!
Would love to
receive it.
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

I would be honored to receive this card.
I think it is beautiful.
Love all of the colors and the shading.
Butterflies are so much fun on a card.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year

Marie said...

Love those butterflies that appear to be floating right off the card.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Beautiful Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Hope you have a FABULOUS New Year and I look forward to seeing MORE of your AMAZING Designs in 2017!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK/WEEKEND!! =)

Deb said...

Your card is beautiful! Love how vibrant the colors are!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the vibrancy of the colors you used on this pretty card:)

stephanie said...

Virginia, Thank you for the beautiful cards and wonderful videos. I love the Majestic Bloom cards stunning!

Nora N. said...

Oh Virginia!! The colors you used on those butterflies are beautiful!! Amazing cards you chose!! Thank you for all your inspiration!!

Sharon Tate said...

These cards are so colourful and vibrant. I just love them.

Linda Anderson said...

The colors of your butterflies are absolutely stunning! Beautiful card paired with an encouraging sentiment! A treat for whoever receives it!

Klio0315 said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Virginia. I see why it was hard to pick your favourite, they all are gorgeous.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your bright butterflies. Thanks for sharing!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

I love your cards! The colours are so gorgeous and I love the shimmer on the newest one. Thanks for the chance and happy new year!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on all your cards. And yes it is hard choosing just one card since their stamps are awesome.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Elaine M said...

Your cards are delightful - love your color choices

Marty B said...

Awe inspiring card & the colors choices are stunning!!!

cindybearj said...

I love all your bright, cheerful colors! Your cards make me happy.

Kathy H said...

My favorite is the alcohol ink card. So cool!

Debra said...

Your colors are so vibrant and fun.

mandalj said...

Love your bright new card (you must come down under - it hasn't been below 30C this week at my home!) and the other 10 you chose!

Denise Gutshall said...

Virginia, what a great idea to create your own vibrant cardstock! It is a beautiful card and the encouraging sentiment is perfect! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Teri W said...

Love the bright colors you used on the first card.,

sammi said...

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards and the techniques used. The rise above card is so striking with its bright colors. A True inspiration! Would love to win this card!

Sammibug in Ohio

Diane Phillips said...

What a sweet card, I love how colorful it is!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the Majestic Blooms ones with spray mists. I'm so glad for this year in review hop, as I had forgotten about that technique. Thanks for your awesome videos too!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous!

Renee M said...

Your cards are lovely, and the new Rise Above one is just gorgeous! I really like the beautiful butterflies you created for it :)

Daria Z. said...

Bright and beautiful, Virginia! One of my faves from this year is the splatter and spray set of cards.

Oliev said...

Simply beautiful!

Debra Clark said...

The card with the butterflies makes me feel Very Happy. the colors you used are perfect.

Maja said...

I love your cards, they are so colorful.

K Eddington said...

✨Beautiful! ✩ ♡ Love the elegance of the Bright colors.

Carol Henderson said...

Your cards are so colorful and tropical looking. Very fanciful and gorgeous.

Jeannean said...

Alcohol Inks, Stamp a Frame, Stamp and Die Combo are my top 3 of your 10! I love all the color you use to make your cards so bright and fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the color combination you chose for each of your cards...happy and vibrant.

Z Sullivan said...

Great collection. I love the simplicity and the colors of your fly above card. Thank you and happy 2017.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards love the colors you used. So very pretty!

DonnaB said...

Your "rise above" card is really awesome!

Clairbear said...

Number six is a favorite of mine.
Reminds me of spring, my favorite
Time of the year. All of your cards
Are popping with color..so pretty!

Jan Phat said...

Thanks for sharing with us your talent Virginia... Love the bright and cheerful cards...Beautiful all/Jan

Michele K. Henderson said...

I have always loved the fantastic bright color in your work, Virginia! It always makes me smile!
Happy New Year!
Michele

Karen B. said...

Oh your use of color on this is outstanding, it just makes me smile. Would have been my favorite too!

Flo said...

Your card is so pretty and colorful.

Sarah M said...

Your cards and your color choices are so pretty!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

What a colorful card

Sharman said...

Beautiful Butterflies...

patti said...

I love your butterfly card!!!

Char K said...

love!

Leslie said...

Such beUtiful inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

This sentiment works so well with the uplifting feeling achieved through the wonderful colours.

Bev Karolak said...

I love your card! So bright and colourful....makes me smile! I'd love to win it! 🙂

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love, love, love, butterflies! Every year except for last year when i broke my foot I plant the butterfly flower. It's supposed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I've never seen a hummingbird but I have seen a few tiny butterflies. Nothing that look like your pretty butterflies though. I also see some of my favorite color yellow in your card. Yeah!
I hope I get to win something because with my dad being sick this year and right now being in the hospital I just have to win something! 2017 has to be better then 2016. Happy New Year!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your beautiful butterfly card! Great colors!

Ксения Цапуста said...

I really like your cards !!!

lostinpaper said...

Your bright butterflies make me so very happy Virginia!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Gorgeous card and what a fitting sentiment for 2017! It will be a constant inspiration on my craft table!

tatabajkova said...

Your cards are just stunning!

D.Ann C said...

This card, like all of your cards, is a delight! What eye candy!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards I love them all! thank you for the inspiration.

Kathy W said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the one where you used alcohol inks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Alaska .Kris said...

I have a Pinterest board dedicated to butterfly cards! I adore them!

Unknown said...

I love seeing the Altenew cards, ALL of them. Thank you.

Carolyn Steele said...

I am so glad you all are doing a year in review. I missed a lot of these posts and am so happy to see your favorites. Your Rise Above card is just gorgeous and I would be thrilled to receive it!! My fingers are crossed.

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Such Lovely and Creative Cards!Super Loved all of them! Thank u so much for the inspiration! Would love to win a card handmade by you!

Judie said...

Stunning colourful cards!!

Janet said...

Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!

Debbie Anemaet said...

You do beautiful work, Virginia! I love your choice of colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Louanne said...

Lets hope 2017 is as bright and cheery as your card! Great card, as always. I always look forward to your creations. Thanks to you and Altenew!

Norine said...

Such a colorful and pretty card

Pennie Glasser said...

Super cute

Hsin-Yi said...

I love the colors on the butterflies! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation. I hope I will learn to do that in the future!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Such lovely cards!!! Love the beautiful colors

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