Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop! If you started the blog hop from the beginning then you would have come from Laurie Willison’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! I’ll have a link to the next blog at the bottom of my post so you’ll still be able to make your way around the entire blog hop.

This Live Your Dream Collection is GORGEOUS! It’s so gorgeous that I found myself really wanting to hoard the whole thing! HA! I really love the wide variety of projects that you can create with this collection. It is a bright and elegant line that you really can use to document any occasion. From the little daily moments, you want to remember forever to bigger milestones like parties and birthdays. All of the products in this collection are very versatile and you can use them for many different projects such as 12×12 layouts, pocket scrapbooking, cards, home decor, and much more.

This collection contains:

  • 16 sheets of 12×12 double-sided patterned papers (2 of each/16 different designs)
  • 2 6″x12″ sheets of puffy alphabet stickers (220 pieces)
  • 2 6″x12″ sheets of chipboard stickers (38 pieces)
  • 2 6″x12″ sheets of clear stickers (31 pieces)
  • 1 pack of wood epoxy buttons (20 pieces)
  • 1 pack of die-cut cardstock embellishments (32 pieces)

Now let’s dive right into my first project…

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

I took the Patterned Paper with the rainbow watercolor stripes and cut the blue, green and orange stripes from the paper. I tore each of the stripes in half and stacked the pieces vertically down the center of the white cardstock background. I then went through the Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Die Cuts and chose the embellishments that matched the green, blue & orange patterned paper strips.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

I wanted to add a little more visual interest to the background so I grabbed watercolors from my stash and added watercolor behind each of the strips. I then added machine stitching in coordinating colors to each of the patterned paper strips. Then I moved on to adhering everything down. I printed my journaling, cut it in strips and added a line of journaling to each cluster on the layout.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at how this layout came together from beginning to end.

For my second project, I started with a white cardstock base. I used the Summer Vibes Cut File from The Cut Shoppe to cut palm leaves from one of the beautiful Patterned Papers from the Live Your Dream Collection. I positioned the palm leaves on the left side of the layout and placed my photo in the center of the cut files.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

I used multiple Clear Stickers for this layout, but I wanted to use them as die cuts rather than a sticker. I adhered the clear stickers to scrap pieces of white cardstock and fussy cut them out. This way the clear stickers will stay true to their color and I’m able to move them around on my background easily.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

I grabbed the Altenew Watercolor Dots Stamp Set and a pink spray mist from my stash and added a messy dot background to the white cardstock. I love the added interest the stamping brings to the background. Once the mist was dry, I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to add a few lines of journaling to the layout. I then brought all of the pieces back onto the background. I adhered down the patterned paper palm leaves, added the Clear Stickers and a few of the Chipboard Stickers also.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

For the title “Summer Memories”, I used a combo of the Black Puffy Alpha Stickers and one of the Chipboard Pieces.

Altenew - Live Your Dream - Kelly Janes

Here’s the process video showing how this layout came together.


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 February 28, 2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on March 3, 2019.

Altenew has also kindly offered for me to give away a $30 Altenew gift certificate! All you need to do to enter the giveaway on my blog is to leave a comment on this blog post by March 2, 2019. (To leave a comment, head to the top of my blog & click on the number to the right of the blog post title.) I will be announcing the winner of the $30 gift certificate on my blog on March 3, 2019, so be sure to check back to see if you were the winner!

I want to give a huge THANKS to Altenew for asking me to participate with this crazy talented group of hoppers! I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration as you’re making your way through and your next stop is Erum Tasneem.

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission (at no cost to you) from products purchased from those links.

Below is a complete list of blog hoppers and you can also find a complete list on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Paige Evans
Enza Gudor
Kathleen Graumüller
Jen Schow
Zinia Redo
Bea Valint
Raquel Bowman
Sandra Dietrich
Amanda Baldwin
Maryam Perez
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Altenew Card Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Kymona Tracey
Patricia Roebuck
Lydia Evans
Terhi Koskinen
Lilith Eeckels
Meghann Andrew
Reiko Tsuchida
Flóra Mónika Farkas
Virginia Lu
Kim Jeffress
Elsie Robinson
Laurie Willison
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Erum Tasneem

122 thoughts on “Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Fantastic LO’s. I especially love all the extra detail in your first LO- ripping, sewing, painting, etc. You did a little of everything!

  2. Beautiful layouts. I love them both! I too am wishing for warmer weather. It’s 11 degrees out with a windchill of -3. Your second layout warmed my soul!! Thank you for that.

    • Wow, Elizabeth! I’m hoping the weather has warmed up a bit in your area by now! We have one day next week that suppose to be near 70!!! YAY!!!!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

  3. Gorgeous!! Love the “brick” style of your son’s layout and framing out the clear stickers really made them POP!! But my fav’ is the leaves cut from these exquisite papers! Such a stunning layout with all of it so balanced and colorful!! Your work and this collection are so amazing!

  4. Wow on both layouts, but especially on the one with your son. You nailed that layout and the colors with your addition of watercolours. I was disappointed when you removed the hearts lol. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. So appreciate your inspirations.

  5. Great layouts! Love the colors in both, but especially how you tied them together in the first. Your big,bold beautiful leaves in the second layout are just beautiful! Wow!

  6. Hi Kelly 🙂 Your two projects are awesome! I love the mixed media feel on the first one and the bright, dynamic colors of the second definitely has me craving warmer temps and summer sun!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  7. What a cool layout with the watercolor striped paper! I love the CAS look. I like your scrapbooking style- I love some white space on my layouts, too.

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