Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be included in the Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors New Release Blog Hop. If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Virginia Lu’s Blog. If you’re starting here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

For my first layout, I used the Watercolor Roses Stamp Set. I used multiple color inks to stamp the flowers and leaves. I then used the matching die set to cut out each of those images.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used my Cricut to cut a design on a piece of 12×12 white cardstock and then backed the openings with yellow cardstock. I added yellow hand-stitching before I adhered those pieces of paper together. The hand-stitching added a lot of texture and a bit of dimension. I then tucked the stamped florals into the openings of the white cardstock.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I printed my photo as a large square and adhered it in the center of the white cardstock. I used the black alpha stickers from the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection for the title. I had a bit of open space remaining on the photo and I wanted to add journaling to the photo, but wasn’t really sure on what words to use. Thankfully the Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set had the perfect sentiment! I stamped the words directly onto the photo with Altenew Black Crisp Permanent Ink. I added a sprinkling of enamel dots as a final touch.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

Now you can take a look at my process video!


12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

For my second layout, I used a light purple ink with the Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set and randomly stamped the large background stamp onto white cardstock. I then cut the word “Hello”from the Mega Hello Die with black cardstock multiple times. I stacked the words together to create dimension. I then staggered them down the page. I printed my photo as a large landscape. This is a photo of my childhood home where my parents still live. It’s where we all meet for get togethers. It’s where I just walk in without knocking because this will forever be home.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used the Dotted Diamond Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment which also doubles as my journaling. It summed up my thoughts perfectly! I added the word “Home” using the Brush Alpha Die Set and black cardstock. I, again, stacked the letters on top of each other to create additional dimension.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used the Watercolor Roses Stamp Set and a masking technique [which you can see in the video below] to create my own floral die cuts for the layout. I added a few wood veneer hearts for the final touch.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

Now you can take a look at my process video!


GIVEAWAYS:

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 18, 2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on February 21, 2020.


I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration on this blog hop and there still is more to come! Head to Svitlana Shayevich’s Blog to see what’s she’s created using this great new release!

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

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Kathy Racoosin
Erum Tasneem
Emily Midgett
Jaycee Gaspar
LauraJane
Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Lilith Eeckels
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Keeway Tsao
Nicole Picadura
Amber Rain Davis
Reiko Tsuchida
Agnieszka Malyszek
Virginia Lu
Kelly Janes <<<< YOU ARE HERE
Svitlana Shayevich
Ashley Tucker
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Isha Gupta
Jenny Colacicco
Zinia Redo
The Hedgehog Hollow
Kymona Tracey
Keren Baker
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Spangler
Mindy Eggen
Jen Schow
Nicole Watt
Teri Wilson
Ashlea Cornell
Jennifer McGuire

Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be returning for a new Altenew Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the inks that are being released in December. The inks are a great combo of blues, deep yellows & blues. If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Agnieszka Malyszek’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Fall. They could definitely be used for all types of projects, but given that I received them in November and I had Fall on the brain I decided to go with a Fall themed project. I started by stamping the Dot Botanicals Stamp Set in a shade of yellow, blue and purple. I used the coordinating Dot Botanicals Die to cut out each leaf.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I used a scallop border punch from my stash to punch a few rows of white cardstock. I added hand-stitching in coordinating colors along the scallop edges. I added white heat embossed leaves from the Flower Garden Stamp Set to each of the scallop borders. I then used the Ink and added color on top of scallop borders. I loved how the white leaves resist the color and add another layer of interest and texture onto the background.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I added my photo the center of the layout and positioned my title on the bottom of the photo. I used a combo of the black alphas from the Altenew Reflection Collection and the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I added a few strips of journaling under the photo. The weather was crazy in Indiana this November. We had a pretty good amount of snow come early and the contrast with the orange leaves was just so pretty.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I tucked the leaves into the scallop borders. I only added adhesive to the edges of the punched scallops and leaves to they were able to really pop off the page! I love to add dimension to a layout whenever possible! I ultimately decided on just using the blue and purple leaves and scallops. The yellow just didn’t mesh well with the colors in my photo.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I did want to add a pop or yellow or orange to the background so I grabbed my stash of buttons. I pulled out purple and yellow/orange buttons and scattered them around the layout. Again, another great pop of color and dimension! For another textural element I added a few wood veneer hearts.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video:


GIVEAWAYS:

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 December 11, 2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on December 14, 2019.


I’m so excited to see what all of the designers are creating using these great new ink colors. Be sure to head to Nicole Watt’s Blog to see what she has created!

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

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Norine Borys
Kelly Griglione
Nathalie DeSousa
Caly Person
Jaycee Gaspar
Emily Midgett
Zinia Redo
Maryam Perez
Jenny Colacicco
Virginia Lu
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Keeway Tsao
Jen Schow
Amber Rain Davis
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
LauraJane
Therese Calvird
Mindy Eggen
Svitlana Shayevich
The Hedgehog Hollow
Reiko Tsuchida
Teri Wilson
Agnieszka Malyszek
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
Nicole Watt
Erum Tasneem
Ashley Tucker
Kymona Tracey
Ashlea Cornell