Friday, December 22, 2017

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

Here we are nearly at the end of 2017! 
What better ways to look back and reflect? 
Today we are having a fun blog hop over Altenew to celebrate what we have done this year.

For details, please visit Altenew Card Blog Hop and Altenew Scrapbook Blog  
You may be arriving from Laurel Beard's blog. If not, come right in and join the fun hop.

It was hard for me to pick out a few favorites since I created so many Altenew projects this year.
However, I did narrow it down to a few:

Please note, all products I used are listed at the end of this post (LinkDeli).
Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you.
Card #1 
This January marked my start as the Altenew Card Designer. This card was my inaugural card as a member... I adore it then and I adore it now.
I Adore You

Card #2
Altenew achieved new heights with many sophisticated cover dies this year. This cover dies make great all occasion cards, especially for guys!
Altenew_Layered CityScape_VirigniaLu#1

Card #3 
Altenew came up with stencils and sprays this Spring and I was super happy to have these awesome supplies to help stretch my creativity.
you are amazing by Virginia Lu

Card #4
I was excited when Altenew came up with Embossing Powder. This card shows how the embossing powder is the great arsenal for a stamper.

Altenew_Under_the_Cherry_Tree_Virginia #3

Card #5
Altenew's hand drawn images are second to none. This card is truly a great example of that.


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#6
Altenew cares about paper crafter all over the world.  The "Night Before Christmas" stamp set comes with many different languages and it certainly pays homage to the world.

Altenew File3

Card #7
With the new Mini Blossom, I was happy to create such a beautiful result with the little die cut machine.

Altenew_HeartFlowers_Virginia #1

Card #8
As always, Altenew has fabulous simple designs that produce great results.
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 PRIZES:Altenew is giving away a $40 Gift Certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Jan. 3rd for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on on Jan. 6, 2018.

Giveaway: Yay, a random comment winner form this blog post will receive a Altenew $20 gift certificate . I will announce the winner on Dec. 30th.


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Blog Order:


💚------->Virginia Lu <--------💚

Kelly Latevola

Your next stop is Laurie Schmidlin.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your hop.

86 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Lots of fabulous cards here Virginia, always love visiting your blog.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards....

Debbie Selby said...

Everyone of your sample cards is extraordinary. I truly cannot pick a favourite one from this group.

shensen said...

I just love all your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun to look back at some of your favorites! I love your #5 card.. those colors are awesome!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your range of technics and ideas is inspiring! I especially like your first I
Adore You card! Congrats on a great first year with Altenew.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow you have created so many awesome cards - I have so many ideas to try out now - thanks for sharing:)

Debra Rumpza said...

Your work is beautiful... thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

Altenew is so lucky to have you as a designer--your cards are always so creatively designed and you always enable me to get what you use! ;)

Karen H said...

Virginia, I love seeing your creativity and your gorgeous projects. You and Altenew are a beautiful match. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Merry Christmas to you and yours and Happiness in the New Year.

conil said...

You certainly picked some of your most gorgeous work for this year in review. Each one is as special as you are and depicts your outstanding design abilities.

Purple Princess said...

The first card is one of my all time favorites of yours!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I always enjoy your beautiful work! You are so talented. My favorite card is the 'Just Because'. Love the cherry blossoms and the sweet birdies.

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Happy Holidays!

Joy Meadows said...

Love each of these cards, Virginia! Altenew is such a great company and you do them proud with your wonderful designs.

Lynne said...

Your cards are so terrific that I couldn't pick a favorite. Merry Christmas.

Marcie Lovett said...

Wonderful to see these again, Virginia.

Eve N said...

Love the variety of cards and ideas that you share all year round. Thank you!

Betty Keefe said...

so fun to see your lovely cards again - and I also adore your first card!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Thank your for all of your wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing

bev p said...

So much loveliness! Every style, every medium, every color combination is amazing. You have a wonderful and broad range. (And...it looks like you have a great time playing with these products as well!) I am lookin closely at the mini blossom machine. I know I want a smaller model, but will probably wait until after my move. Thanks for so MUCH inspiration.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely collection, Virginia. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Lisa Elton said...

They're all incredible Virginia! I always enjoy your pretty Altenew cards!

Kelli said...

I really love your artsy style! These are all beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

Geri Stuart said...

So beautiful! So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria C said...

Beautiful work.

Gigglls said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Bev Wilkinson said...

Love all your cards and your beautiful color choices! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cindaku said...

I can see why it was hard to pick your favorites. My fave is card #2.

Janelle said...

Wonderful variety in your cards. Your color choices are just perfect!

mel h said...

Your cards are all amazing. It’s hard to choose a favorite.

Linda BL said...

Love all the cards you chose. I am very partial to your first Altenew card. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing what wonderful things you come up with. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Heather M said...

Love your Halftone Star tags and your I adore You card. So pretty. Your World Peace Shaker is one of my favorites for this year.

Linda said...

Beautiful inspiration. Thanks.

Robi Wax said...

These are great cards -- I, too, love the first one! So bright and airy.

Helen said...

Love your great cards Virginia. Thanks so much for sharing.

Liron Alush said...
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Liron Alush said...

Great cards!

graham Brand said...

You always create beautiful cards, Virginia. My favourite today is "I Adore You".
Have a wonderful holiday.

Barbara said...

Awesome cards. Each is a mini work of art, I say! Oh! And a Happy Holiday season to you and your family!

Daria Z. said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! I, too, adore that first one - fabulous color combo.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for creating throughout the year, thanks for your beautiful designs!!!

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing all your cards! They are beautiful! The colors you choose and your style are so fantastic!

Patty said...

Virginia...you are an amazing card maker!! Love all you do! I don't think I've seen the first one above when you were a new member...It is beautiful..love the shades of blue and gray!

Barb Thompson said...

Tremendous cards! Love them all, but I am partial to the last one with the wreath of small flowers. Just lovely with almost a aloha feel. Thanks for the inspirations!

Andrea Hastilow said...

All your cards are stunning, I adore that first card, I'd be beyond proud if I'd made that x

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

Iris said...

Such lovely cards.

pcm said...

love that high rise card! merry christmas!

Jen said...

I always like to see what you come up with. You're so creative and I appreciate the inspiration!

mandalj said...

I've really enjoyed seeing all your cards this year! They've all been wonderful!

Carol Godfrey said...

It has been a pleasure watching your tutorials you're such an inspiration to me thanks so much

Lagene said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the Sketchy Flowers card!

Carol Henderson said...

Virginia, your cards are gorgeous. I especially love the transparent blue flowers on the gray background. I even tried to CASE it, but mine didn't turn out anything like yours. T wonder why?

cm said...

What a challenge you must have faced in selecting 'only' 9 cards from your abundance of gorgeous creations! Those you chose, however, are truly sensational in showcasing your fabulous style and flair with Altenew products! Works of art, all!
Hugs~c

FD91354 said...

I've enjoyed seeing Altenew through 2017, I cant wait to see what they have in store for 2018!

Sundaystamper said...

The way you layer is so unique and inspiring! Thank you.

Rubeena I. said...

Beautiful cards!

Lorraine Turner said...

Virginia, great card designs I am in awe of your talent as a new crafter.

Nandini said...

Your cards are really beautiful and fun. I have loved all of them and really been inspired!

Dawn Turley said...

You have had an awesome year with Altenew Virginia. Your cards are always so inspiring. Many of my Altenew stamps have been purchased because I've seen them showcased on your blog. Thanks for being so awesome!

Nana Griffin said...

Oh I love them all. I like the first card and the wreath one the best though.

Maryam said...

Can't thank you enough for being part of altenew team we learned and inspiration a lots with your unique designs and creativity.. thanks a lot for sharing them with us.. I love your style so much pretty , cheerful and gorgeous.. wish you all the best in 2018

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Fantastic cards

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

I have enjoyed your cards over the year and the thought you put into the details. Beautiful cards and I look forward to seeing what you create over the next year!

Alaska .Kris said...

They are all so diverse yet splendid!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! I love the I adore you card!

Teri Smith said...

I can see why you still love the first card you made this year. It is Beautiful! Not that the others aren't because they are.
You have such talent & I TFS. Happy New Year!

barbara macaskill said...

Love them all but card #1 is my absolute favorite! The delicate flowers are simply magnificent! TFS!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your cards are so cute and unique. Great job!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are stunning!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love how bright and colorful they are!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS favourites!
WOW - such a WONDERFUL variety of designs and techniques!
My favourite is your GORGEOUS "I Adore You", the DELICATE vellum flowers DELIGHT :)

kerry myers said...

Wow! You are creative! Loved looking through your cards.

Na Sa said...

Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the city-scape.
The shading on the flowers
is fantastic. So many
wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing with us
this year.

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful set of creations!! Love your work! :)

Dawn Jones said...

I have the Peace on Earth set and love it. Your designs are beautiful and inspiring. Happy New Year!

F. Andre said...

The projects you've shared through the year have been beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiration. Happy New Year.

Cassandra said...

Love them all, but my fave is the cityscape and the miniblossoms. Great job with everything. And thanks for the inspiration! :)

Kit A said...

These area all great cards. I really like the sketchy florals, the mini blossoms and the Merry word dies.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

It was certainly super hard to pick up, considering all your cards are great !
(margessw@icloud.com)

beachgirl0323 said...

I love all the colors and variety in your cards.

Tracy A said...

What a wonderful group of cards. You’ve created so many this year I don’t know how you narrowed it down.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing..

Jean said...

Lovely inspiration!