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. I want to play. I am so inspired by both the collection and your style. Thanks for sharing your talents and this amazing collection kit!

  2. I don’t think you could’ve chosen a better photo to go with your layout. I love how you picked up the black bathing suit & orange hat colors in the LO.

  3. Always love a chance to win some Altenew products ! Your layout is beautiful . I like how you used the same colors and with the threads.

  4. I love your layouts, especially the first one. Such a great choice of colors, they are so vibrant and cheerful. What a great collection. TFS!

  5. Love both layouts. Even though I’m in CA, I’m looking forward to spring also. We had snow here yesterday!!! It didn’t stick, but it snowed.

  6. The first layout is beautiful!! The second one is fabulous!! I love your tropical vibe!! The colors are bright and vibrant!! Great use of this wonderful collection!!

  7. Wonderful layouts – the second is very fun and love how you gave that lush, tropical feel to the picture. I especially love your first though and how you used colour groupings – but added such lovely interest and texture in those groupings. Brilliant inspiration!

  8. Stunning collection with goodies that can work on cards too! Love the beautiful layouts – especially the one with the stitching!

  9. Your layouts are beautiful! I love all the color and layering. That Palm cut file looks great. Did I hear on the video that you have an actual typewriter? That sure would come in handy. I’m from Ohio and I’m ready for Spring also. This winter has been very wet with all the snow and rain. It’s raining today in fact. Thanks for the videos. I always enjoy seeing how people use mixed media.

    • Thank you, Annette! Yes, I have a We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. It fits 12×12 papers and I use it all the time!! Next to my Cricut, it is my most used tool in my craft room. I have a link to the typewriter in the video on YouTube if you want to check it out. 🙂

  10. Both your layouts are beautiful, but I think that first one is so striking. There are so many colors in this collection, I really enjoy how you highlighted just a few and left lots of white space. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love the colors and textures on your pages! The stitching adds a fun detail to your first page! Awesome patterns and colors on your palm leaves on the second page too!

  12. I loved both of your scrapbook layouts. The first one looks like any kids dream of a trip to the toy store. I’m sure that special little boy will always remember his special day when looking through your books. The second layout is sensational! I love the colors and designs you chose to make you page very beachy! Great work! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

    • Thank you so much, Kathy! Aidan (my kiddo) loved going shopping for his birthday so much that we have continued that tradition every year since! It was fun to go back and see where that tradition started. 🙂

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! The collection and your layout. I haven’t bought any of the Altenew collections yet but this one is calling to me.

  14. Still sitting here in amazement—-your layouts are just stunning! The first one melted my heart, and love how you cut up the stripes and stitching and the journaied story…..just a feast for the eyes.
    And then I came to the second page layout! Wowzers! You really show how versatile and fun these papers are with your cut files and the design of the elements. Can’t wait to play now when my collection comes in the mail. Thanks so much for your inspiration and sharing your wonderful talents with us here.

  15. These are both gorgeous!! I absolutely love that you cut those leaves out of the bright patterned paper it turned out incredible!!

  16. Talk about inspiration….. WOW both of your layouts are fabulous!! I love the color block style of your son’s page, that stitching is very cool. I wouldn’t have thought of putting the clear stickers on cardstock to keep the colors in tact (that was a duh moment for me lol) before putting them on the layout. Thank you for sharing both projects and for the awesome inspiration! (

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