Thursday, December 27, 2018

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 
Yay, it's A Year in Review Blog Hop from Altenew!
What a year it has been...
Creatively, I am truly blessed to be part of the Altenew Card DT. 
With the new and innovative Altenew products, I find myself pushing my creativity to the limit (in the good way!).  It is always very exciting to try out new products. I hope 2019 is going to be an amazing year for creativity!

I am super excited to share my most favorite 2018 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, you are in the right place!
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

These four are the highlights of my creations in 2018.
AltenewBest 2018

I am also listing my Top 10 Favorite at the end of this post.
You can simply click on the card for details if you miss seeing it.

As I am looking forward to the New Year,  I want to share a NEW creation with you in today's post.
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Over the holiday, I was in need of a masculine thank-you card, so I created one with World Map. 

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You can never have too many masculine thank-you cards, right?
I stamped the dotty map image over the white card stock. With the stamp still in position in my MISTI, I clear-embossed the green dots... and then went back to ink up some yellow and soft pink.
This is where you call it "Emboss Resist"

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I felt the ocean was a looking a bit blah....
I added water droplets and lift off some of the water drops.
You then got some muddy water effect. I thought the ocean looks kind of neat this way!!? 

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World Map provides the perfect images for this all occasion cards.
Over the holiday, I have donated over 100 cards! What a a great feeling! I am all set for 2019!


 The following are the Top 10. You can click on each photo to find the right post and details.
 Handpicked Bouquet (card #1) is BACK IN STOCK! 

An InLinkz Link-up


Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, Jan. 3rd for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 1/6/2019. 

Giveaway: please leave me a comment (and tell me your favorite project/stamp/die) in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Jan. 2nd right here in this blog.  

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Save up to 50% off on the Warehouse Sale collections of more than 250 items including stamps, dies, inks, washi tapes, ink sprays, bundles, tools, and more. Shop here  

🌸🌺Handpicked Bouquet is BACK IN STOCK! 🌸🌺
Weekly Sale! Enjoy these great deals up to 40% off on select items in the Sale collection 
now through 12/30/2018. While supplies last. Shop here
This Scrapbook Collection is now 50% off---> here
Clearance Sale! Everything in the Clearance collection is 50% off! Once the product sells out, it will no longer be available. Shop here



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Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

88 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

well. of course I'll choose the one that reaches right out to my heart! That grey with the Starry Flowers card!!!

Virginia, I love everything you love, and all the heart you put in each card you make. BUT my favorite event of the entire year was meeting you, and Dr. John... thanks for letting me hang out with you in the Altenew booth! now. when are we going to do it again??? xx
=]

Psychomak said...

They are so beautiful. If I have to chose just one, I chose the handpicked bouquet. Just the name indicates that it was chosen as a special gift for the receiver.

Denise Bryant said...

I love the You Are Awesome card you created with the Starry Flowers set! Such pretty flowers and I love the colors!

mel h said...

Just beautiful cards Virginia. Love your new card with the world stamp....love it.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love all of your faves! But if I need to pick a favorite of my own it would be the xoxo card. Love the stenciling background.

Sara Nelson said...

Beautiful designs! I especially loved the creative geometric design in Yes, Virgina. It is amazing...

Karen F. said...

You are so creative! Thank you for sharing your creative creations using Altenew products!

h klepser said...

Happy New Year!
May the new year bring you creativity and happiness.

Clemente Batan said...

I am partial to #1 card because you used my favorite future stamp set =).-Maria Giselle B. (https://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

My favorite is #4 Starry Flowers -what a beauty! I learn so much from following your blog and appreciate your curiosity in using new techniques.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

All your cards are Beautiful ! To pick one I would pick the one with alcohol markers 9th card

TLI74 said...

Just beautiful all of them

Lucy E. said...

It’s hard to choose one favorite from all of these. Floral cards are always my favorite and I love the layout of card number 4, so that’s my number one. I’d like to say though, that your world masculine card is really awesome!

Sandy said...

Starry Flowers is my fav. I have the stamps so I love seeing ideas on how to use them. Thank you.

Teri Smith said...

So hard to choose, but I have to say, the world map really is my favourite as it is so very versatile. Thanks! Happy New Year!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work - love your BAF Larkspur card - awesome:)

Cindy C. said...

So kind of you Virginia, a donation of more 100 cards is not a small gesture. Among these amazing projects, I like #8 the most, but you made it very hard to choose!!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love your gorgeous creations! My fave of yours is #1 Handpicked bouquet. It's such a beautiful design. And such pretty flowers.

Nox said...

Fabulous variety of cards - I especially love the you are awesome one with those bright florals and the gorgeous world map card.

Sandy M said...

My favorites are the Starry cards and the peony. I wish we could grow peonies here in TX. Beautiful cards.

Helen Budz said...

Virginia, I'm always awed by your card designs. See the old and the new is a true delight! tfs.

Caroline said...

what great choices you posted -- very beautiful!

roni fajardo said...

My favorite is the gray & pink card with the handpicked bouquet! Very beautiful!

Margaret R said...

Awesome cards - beautiful layering!

Nora N. said...

I always love your cards because you layer like no other. My favorite-the Starry Flowers!!

Carol Rossouw said...

This has truly been a year of amazing products from Altenew and wonderful inspiration from all the designers. It never ceases to amaze me how one product can be used in so many and different ways! Thank you for your special inspiration over the year!

Eve N said...

You're right, we all need more masculine sets & your World Map card is a great one. My favorites are still the Starry Flowers cards you highlighted. Something about those frilly little flowers just makes me smile!

Tammy said...

I don't know which one I would pick as my favorite! I really love the top right corner of the #AltenewBest2018 photo. The beautiful colors and that little string tied at the top. It is just perfect!

Brenda Kuder said...

Beautiful cards! So nice of you to donate. Every Christmas I divide up all the cards I did not use and give them to my family as gifts.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love, love, LOVE your beautiful work, especially that world map card with muddy water effect!! Looking forward to more of your work in 2019!!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the “Starry Flowers”. Thank you for sharing & Happy New Year!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your cards are fabulous, the old and the new. Donating over 100 cards is quite the accomplishment. I am certain they were thrilled to receive them. I'm looking forward to your creations for 2019!!

Lisa Moline said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I especially love the one using the Larkspur stamp set! Thanks for the great inspiration this year!

Amy Brown said...

Love your projects as always! I just received the Reflections and Our Family Scrapbook kits and they're definitely on my favorites list for this year! I can't wait to see what I can create with them.

pcm said...

top right for the win. can't wait to see what you make in 2019!

Lagene said...

Awesome projects, Thanks for all the inspiration! I especially love the #3 gorgeous purple flowers card!

Linda R. said...

You are so talented. Your cards are so wonderful. From the four to your new card to the top 10, they're all beautiful.

Emily said...

The handpicked bouquet is beautiful. Love them all.

Carmela Hubler said...

What a beautiful array of projects! It is hard to choose a favorite. I just love your floral projects.

Harriet said...

Each card is a treasure!

Michele Clay said...

I like all your favorite cards and really like the new map card. My favorite that popped out to me is the striped background with XOXO. Gorgeous!

cghundley said...

Such amazing cards!
I do love the last
card done up with
the Trigonometry
Stamps/Die Bundle.
Great colors also.
Carla from Utah

Nandini said...

I am a big fan of your beautiful work. Out of the 10 favourite cards today, my favourite is the Handpicked Bouquet card. I love the colours and the partial die-cutting.

Liz O. said...

I love all your designs Virginia! Especially the World Map masculine Thank you note. Thanks for the inspiration!

Greta said...

Your first card--Handpicked Bouquet--is my absolute favorite, Virginia!

Dawn Turley said...

Totally awesome cards Virginia. Hard to choose one better than the others... all of them are so special. Thanks for inspiring me with all your wonderful Altenew cards.

Lee said...

Such lovely work! I really like the world stamped card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia your work is always beautiful and seeing them all together here is some seriously amazing eye candy! Well done!

Sue D said...

I am always inspired by your cards. My fave today is the You are awesome card--I like the colors of the flowers.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards! Your work is so amazing!!

Linda BL said...

The Hanpicked Bouquet card is one of my all time favorite cards since I have been following you our blog. I love to click on your email in the mornings to see what you have created for your followers. I enjoy reading your carefully written step by step directions and the explanation of why you did whatg you did in a particular instance.

Nana Griffin said...

Great selection of favorites.

Betty Keefe said...

the card using the BAF peony stamps/dies is my favorite - looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2019!

conil said...

I have two favorites...the lower left corner of your collage, there's just something about stripes and florals that draw my eyes...and, that map is absolutely fabulous...perfect for a guy or gal.

Sheila said...

Love the card with the world map as the technique you used for the water really made the card. Kudos on donating 100 cards. Very thoughtful of you!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love your cards and the World Map is on my I Want List, it's wonderful here. Thanks for sharing.

Mirella said...

All of these cards are so beautiful! I love the one with the map (and by the way, love that stamp set, too, great for a little traveller like me), and the Christmas one (no 9) definitely stands out to me too - it's such a unique and beautiful & striking design! Looking back through stuff we made in the past months or even years is a great exercise, and I love doing it - be that to see the progress I've made, or simply to look for some inspiration when the mojo is missing :-)

Lynne said...

Lovely one and all. I pick #6 (xoxo). The flowers are beautiful but the striped stencil background makes the card. Looking forward to all your new creations in 2019.

mandalj said...

All your cards have been lovely this year. I really like the World Map one you've shown here - that stamp set really is versatile!

Linnea S said...

luv your Follow Your Dreams card!

Andrea Hastilow said...

You've made so many gorgeous cards this year & how you narrowed it down I don't know. I always enjoy seeing your work. Thank you for sharing throughout 2018.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Just sooooo talented! I love the "world map" one!

lrkmt said...

My absolute favorite card is the holiday bow set card!!! I saw this card and immediately found out where to buy it. I made cards for my mom to give to her friends. This was by far my favorite holiday set for the year. I love the style of your cards and they are all beautiful.

Joy Meadows said...

The handpicked bouquet is my favorite, I think! They are all so beautiful and I would love to receive any of these cards from you, Virginia! Have a Happy New Year!!

Tamra B said...

Such lovely cards! Looking forward to your 2019 projects.

TLC said...

I think my fave is the dandelion card, but I also adore the handpicked bouquet card. Your cards are simply stunning. Thank you!

Heather M said...

Gorgeous florals!! Your cards and creativity are amazing! Love your world map!! Love the texture of the dots and the distress ink oceans.

McStamper said...

Your cards are just fabulous. Love your designs and beautiful coloring.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards are always fabulous! I have gotten so much inspiration watching your videos this past year. You are one of my favorite Altenew designers. Thank you for teaching an old dog like me new tricks! I can't wait to see the 2019 release.

Nelya said...

Beautiful! I love all the floral cards.

Daniela May said...

Beautiful work Virginia - so creative

Elaine Dunton said...

Fabulous cards Virginia, I love the masculine designed thank you card, such a great idea.

maria f. said...

Love everything you make with those wonderful Altenew products, including this new world map card. Happy 2019!

Annalisa Young said...

You are such a prolific creator, I don't know how you managed to narrow down your choices. I really enjoy your style; you always give me such good ideas for how to add that extra something to make my cards sing. Of your favorites, I was really drawn to the cherry blossom tree. I thought for sure that you had put dimensional something on the flowers, but nope, just the awesome stamp set! Thanks for a great year of inspiration.

Dana M said...

Amazing 2018 projects! Gorgeous and wonderfully creative. I love the textures, colors and watercolor effect of the world map card - fantastic!

Mary-Anne V said...

I love seeing how you use the different stamps and dies. My fav. is the geometic cards perfect for teens so #10 is my fav. Happy New Year!

Cyndi Morris said...

This year has been full of exciting new products from Altenew and you've done a wonderful job of showcasing them. Beautiful projects.

Sue said...

They are all beautiful - but my favorite is the Dandelion one :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I always love your work and your floral cards are amazing! I miss being able to check in as often as I did before I started working again, but I'm still a sideline cheerleader for you and your work! Happy New Year!

Annette Reed said...

I'm definitely liking the new card. I think the ocean looks great! As for my favorite in this post? It's a toss-up between 1 and 6. I love the partial die cutting and soft colors of 1 and stepped background in 6. All are lovely though.

Lisa Byers said...

You always seem to WOW me with your talent. Your cards are stunning!! I love your use of color and technique. Looking forward to 2019 and what new ideas you will bring to us!!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Everybody needs a little inspiration now and then, and you have got amazing cards to inspire us.

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Love the second card, it is so colorful.

Super Stick Chick said...

Amazing works of art! Love your designs and beautiful colors.

Denise Terry said...

Hands down, my favorite product of 2018 was Altenew's washi tapes. I've had so much fun playing with them and putting them on any and everything!

mindy1414 said...

All of your projects inspire and awe me in some way Virginia lol. Out of your Top 10 pics the one I love the most is BAF Larkspur-Artist Markers. I love the Larkspur set and purple is my fav color so it wins hands down. I would be too hard pressed to pick a favorite project or products from you or Altenew - so, so many to choose from over the course of 2018 :) I look forward to what 2019 brings and I know the inspiration will be off the charts no matter what the products are. Thanks for continuing to blog and for always being so kind and sharing your talent, Happy 2019!
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Karthikha said...

Thank you for all your inspirations in 2018! Looking forward to more :) Wishing you a very happy new year :)

Connie said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful cards Virginia :) Thank you so much for the inspiration in 2018! I look forward to seeing your contributions in 2019 too :)