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.


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 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

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Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there, friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop! If you’ve started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Sveta Fotinia’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! I’ll have a link to the next person in the hop at the bottom of the post; along with a complete list of hoppers.

I was so honored to have been invited to participate in this blog hop and Altenew sent me some really fun goodies to play with! I was sent the Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pad, the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pad, the New York Stamp Set, the Delicate Primrose Stamp Set and the Flower Vine Stamp Set … and WOW! Altenew products never cease to amaze! I immediately fell in love with the patterned papers, and I knew I would use them as my focal points for my scrapbook layouts.

The New York Stamp Set was the inspiration for my first project. I started with multiple patterns from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pad for my first layout. I wanted to use as many patterns as possible so I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to spell out my title, New York New York. I added hand stitching detail to each of the pattern papers. I positioned the letters on the top and bottom of the layout; leaving an open space in the middle of the layout.

I positioned my photo on the layout and used the New York Stamp Set right next to the photo. I started by placing the stamp on the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and used Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink. I wanted to create a mixed media, watercolor look with the stamp set so I lightly sprayed the stamp with water after applying the ink. I then cleaned the stamp and applied another layer of ink and stamped directly on the background (without using water this time) to get a more of a detailed image of the stamp set. I also added stamped words from the same New York Stamp Set around the title.

I fussy cut numerous floral images from another patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pad and scattered the flowers around the layout. I also used a few wood buttons from the Reflections Scrapbook Kit and enamel dots from the Our Family Scrapbook Kit.

Now you can check out my process video showing how this layout came together!



For my second project, I focused on the Verdant Walk Paper Pad.

I fussy cut the hanging florals from 2 of the matching papers from the paper pad and positioned the florals at the top of the 12×12 white cardstock background. I added a wash of light peach watercolor under the florals and allowed the color to run down the page. I also stamped the Flower Vine Stamp Set in that same area. I love the hints of gold peeking out from behind those beautiful fussy cut florals!

I then essentially created a grid with my photos and embellishing underneath the fussy cut florals. I used tissue paper and another patterned paper from the Verdant Walk Paper Pad to back my photos. I added my title using black alphas, from the Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Kit, to the right and left of my photos. I wanted to bring in a little more black to help the alphas mesh with the layout, so I fussy cut numerous florals from the Verdant Walk Paper pad. I added in a few enamel dots around the page for added detail, added my journaling under the photo along with the date, using the Altenew Date Stamp.

Here’s a process video that shows how this layout came together!


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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018.

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! (To leave a comment, head to the top of my blog & click on the number to the right of this blog post title.) I will be announcing the winner of the $30 gift certificate on my blog on December 18, 2019, so be sure to check back to see if you were the winner!
<<< The giveaways are now closed>>>


There is so much talent in this blog hop and I have no doubt that you’re finding inspiration as you’re making your way through! Next up is Nicole Picadura.

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

Below is a complete list of the hoppers and you can find a complete list of hoppers on the Altenew Card Blog if you get lost as you’re hopping along:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park
Kristina Pokazanieva
Therese Calvird
Zsoka Marko
Zinia Redo
Laura Jane
Virginia Lu
Kathleen Graumüller
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Willison
Svitlana Shayevich
Emily Midgett
Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Sveta Fotinia
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Nicole Picadura
Reiko Tsuchida
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Sandra Dietrich
Dana Gong
Agnieszka Malyszek
Norine Borys
Amanda Korotkova
Kymona Tracey
Cynde Whitlow
Lydia Evans
Isha Gupta
Enza Gudor
Aya Elsheshtawy