Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post 
Can you believe that 2019 is coming to an end? 
It's time for A Year in Review Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share my top 4 Altenew projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Caly Person,  you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

First of all, if you have not seen this You Tube video of me (about crafting),
you can check it out up close and personal HERE.

Over this past year, I had created SO many Altenew projects and it was super hard to narrow down my absolute favorite. Nevertheless.... these are my top four fav!


I chose these 4 as they are colorful and seem to have more of an impact in terms of card designs.
 Since this is a year in review blog hop, I can't pass up the chance to share 6 more favorites!

Card #5 : I love how perfect the embossed sentiment works with the Altenew Pattern Paper.

Card #6: Altenew's new ink collection with the Antique Rose speaks volumes.


Card #7: Washi tape, embossing paste, stencil and glitter..... da bomb!


Card #8: vellum, embossing, wood-grain and floral? Need I say more?

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Card #9: If you find color-layering stamps are too complicated.... think again. 
I love all the Build-a-Flower sets, this Hellebore set has to be my top choice.

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Card #10: I absolutely love the calmness of serenity of this birch tree card.  
Classic Blue happens to be the Pantone Color of  The Year 2020.


As I look back on this year, I want to thank you for commenting during all the Altenew Blog Hops and encouragement that you have given me throughout 2019. I look forward to creating and sharing with you in 2020.

Free Chevrons Stencil with every order
Receive a FREE Chevrons Stencil (Value $6.99) with every order from 12/18/2019 at 12:01 am EST until 12/19/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last. I have also listed a few extra items that are on sale!

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 Jan. 3rd for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this hop. All winners will be announced on Jan. 6th, 2020.

Your next stop is the blog of Amanda Baldwin

Altenew Card Blog
Keeway Tsao
Laurie Willison
Michelle Murray
Kristina Pokazanieva
Norine Borys
Gayatri Murali
Jen Schow
Mindy Eggen
Vicky Papaioannou
Ashlea Cornell
Nenette S. Madero
Janette Kausen
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Terri Koszler
Jaycee Gaspar
Teri Wilson
Amber Rain Davis
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Anna Komenda
Erum Tasneem
TaeEun Yoo
Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Caly Person
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Amanda Baldwin
Maryám Pérez
Kathleen Graumüller
Zinia Redo
Nancy McClelland
Kymona Tracey  

Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   


Karthikha said...

Fabulous array of cards in one place!! I love them all, but Card #7 is my most fav :)

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the bold colors of your Altenew cards.

conil said...

Think you got all my favorites in this array except I think all your cards are wonderful. So hard to pick a favorite, they're all superb. Still, think you've done an excellent job picking your personal faves.

Betty said...

lovely choices, Virginia - my faves are the one on the top right and the card using the patterned paper - looking forward to more of your inspiration in 2020!

sharon g said...

Your die cute flowers look great. I like the color combos.

pcm said...

I can't believe it's this time of year again! I love them all but that galaxy star one is my fave :)

Nox said...

Gorgeous selection of projects. Such a great way to showcase some of the wonderful products Altenew released this year! said...

All your cards are beautiful, Virginia, but my favourites
are numbers 4 and 7!

Heather M said...

Fabulous! Love your rainbow with the Linear Stencil. I remember that one and still LOVE it!

Catherine said...

I love your bright and colorful designs! Thank you for the inspiration.

donna mikasa said...

I can see why you added more to your "Top 4" faves--how could you choose? Altenew is so lucky to have you on their team. Here's to a more colorful, creative 2020!

SmilynStef said...

absolutely lovely

mel h said...

All of your cards are fabulous. Each one is a beautiful example of your work.

Linda BL said...

All the cards you picked are great examples of your beautiful work. Really love all your floral cards! Card number #6 which showcases the newest inks is my favorite!

Carol McCready said...

I always love stopping at your blog to see what you have created
Virginia. All your cards are gorgeous. I think my favorite is the one
with that vellum and embossed wood. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Dawn T said...

What an array of beautiful cards Virginia. This year has been incredibly inspiring from you with all your wonderful Altenew cards. Thanks Virginia for all your work with Altenew and the certification program as well. Hugs

Maura said...

These are all gorgeous, Virginia - I can see why it's so hard to choose faves. Thanks for all your inspiration and great explanations of how you create your beautiful work!!!

Barbara said...

Yes, Virginia...these are all beautiful cards pairing your creative imagination and skill with some gorgeous Altenew products.

Denise Bryant said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites!
Looking forward to 2020!

Michelle P said...

I found Altenew this year and am so excited I did. The inspiration from the fabulous design team is amazing. I really like the antique rose card with the new colors! Thank you for all you do, and I look forward to another great year.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful selections! I LOVE the star one the most!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing more than 4 of your favorites.

TracyM #6773 said...

My FAVOURITE from your favourites is your "happy winter birthday" card, it's such an ELEGANT design and the colours have such depth!
THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION you share :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

I have loved seeing all of the cards you shared this year! You are so talented. :)

Kathleen said...

I can't believe I missed some of these beautiful cards this year - so happy to see them in this review. Beautiful!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful cards. This may be my favorite Altenew blog hop yet. What a wonderful year for all of us. said...

Well I remember more than these that I loved even more!! Your bright happy colors and designs keep bringing me back!! Love all of them!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Donna Cala said...

I have been following you for years. The cards you make are just fantastic. You use color boldly and try to think outside the box with great results. TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are incredible! Beautiful work my friend!

Carol Henderson said...

Congratulations! And thank you for still finding the time to share your incredible creations with us. Have a Happy New Year!

Alyssa S said...

Such beautiful cards! So fun and graphic Thanks for the inspiration!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love the bright colors that you use!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful creations!

Kathy Dippner said...

You created such beautiful cards in 2019 and I look forward to seeing what you create in 2020.

Mendy said...

Love all the cards you have created in 2019, can't wait to see what you create in 2020. Happy New Year!

Josi said...

I just love card #10. It is so peaceful to look at.

Ms. Tamp said...

Love your honorable mentions. I like the arrangement of card 5 and the star run of card 7.

Heather said...

These are all so fabulous!!