Family | Altenew Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I’m SO EXCITED to share with you all that I was asked to be a guest designer on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog in June! I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled and honored I am to have been asked by Altenew! I love their products and it was a pleasure to create three projects this month. I will be sharing all three layouts with you over the next week.

Altenew - Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set - Live Your Dream - Our Family - Kelly Janes

For my first layout I started with the Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set. I stamped a random background on a scrap piece of white cardstock using Black, Green, Purple, Cyan and Pink Inks. I love that this stamp set is meant to look abstract so you don’t need to worry about perfectly lining up the stamp set each time. After I had the stamping complete I cut the scrap piece of paper into triangles. I used a pink mist from my stash to add a splash of color on the background and positioned the triangles in the center of the layout. I machined stitched each of those triangles onto the background to be sure they were secure.

Altenew - Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set - Live Your Dream - Our Family - Kelly Janes

I then moved onto embellishing. My color scheme was based off the Altenew Our Family Scrapbook Collection, so I grabbed one of the Chipboard Words as my title. I also grabbed a few chipboard banners from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and a blue chipboard leaf from the same Chipboard Sheet. The other leaves on the layout are Stickers from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. The Watercolor Butterfly Stickers were the perfect addition to the layout!

Altenew - Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set - Live Your Dream - Our Family - Kelly Janes

My photos are four photos that were taken when my dad was showing my son how to drive a riding lawn mower. This seems to be turning into a family tradition…my dad taught me and now my son. I added this journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few enamel dots for the final touch!

Altenew - Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set - Live Your Dream - Our Family - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video:

I’ll be back again soon to share my other projects. Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me!

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Altenew June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there friends! I’m so excited to be joining in the Altenew June 2019 Stand-Alone Die New Release blog hop! If you started from the beginning of the hop you would have come from Emily Midgett’s Blog. If you’re just starting here, WELCOME. You can make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew - Virginia Rose 3D Die - Color Wheel Die - Kelly Janes

I started my layout today by cutting the new Color Wheel Die three times using scrap paper. I then positioned those die cuts horizontally on a sheet of white cardstock. I then pulled a few mists from my stash that I thought would blend well together (a couple pinks, oranges and yellows) and started spraying the paper, so I essentially used the Color Wheel Die as a stencil. After I removed the scrap pieces of paper I had this really soft, pretty color on my background.

Altenew - Virginia Rose 3D Die - Color Wheel Die - Kelly Janes

I then cut the Virginia Rose 3D Die multiple times using similar colors as the mists. I assembled the flowers and was AMAZED at the amount of texture those flowers have after they are put together. I especially love the layers that were cut using textured cardstock.

Altenew - Virginia Rose 3D Die - Color Wheel Die - Kelly Janes

I arranged the flowers using the tone-on-tone technique with the mists. I almost wanted to stop there! HA! The colors and texture was just so pretty! I decided on a black and white photo so it wouldn’t compete with the colors I had on the layout. The photo is of my two dogs sleeping on the couch. We went from itty bitty Shih Tzus to these very large dog so we affectionately call them the “bigs”, so I used the title “My Bigs” for this layout using the Black Alphas from the Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Altenew - Virginia Rose 3D Die - Color Wheel Die - Kelly Janes

This layout was really easy to put together and it actually took my longer to assemble the flowers than it did the entire layout!

Altenew - Virginia Rose 3D Die - Color Wheel Die - Kelly Janes

Now you can take 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 June 24, 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 June 27, 2019.


I’m sure you are finding inspiration as you’re making your way along this blog hop! Next up is Lydia Evans.

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Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Lilith Eeckels
Therese Calvird
Laurie Willison
Jaycee Gaspar
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Svitlana Shayevich
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Norine Borys
Seeka
Kathleen Graumüller
Nenette Samson Madero
Jeanne Jachna
Mindy Eggen
Irina Fonina
Zsoka Marko
Zinia Redo
Isha Gupta
Maryam Perez
Emily Midgett
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
Lydia Evans
Marge Yoon
Agnieszka Malyszek
Amber Rain Davis
Arjita Sepaha Singh
Kymona Tracey
Michelle Murray
Kelly Griglione