Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I'm super excited to be participating in day one of Altenew's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop, thanks for inviting me May! After your stop at Yoonsun Hur's post, its now my turn to give you some Altenew inspiration.

To create my layout today I used the Painted Garden Ink and Stamp bundle and papers and embellishments from Altenew's Reflections scrapbook kit.

Here is the layout I created:

I decided to document another moment from my wedding album. This time, one from just before getting into the car to head to the ceremony, my bridesmaids helping me with those final touches before we were on our way. 

I stamped two of the Painted Flowers floral pieces to create my own floral embellishment die cuts for my page. Now I am someone who has NEVER stamped in layers before, and boy! these Altenew sets are a breeze to use. I followed the layering guide which I printed from the store, and used the inks included in the bundle. I just love the result and feel the finished result looks a lot more complex than it was. I'm in love! I do not have a special card stock to stamp on so I have simply used some flat white card from my stash and then fussy cut around the images. 

I also fussy cut some of the florals from one of the papers in the Reflection kit. I wanted to add a pop of contrast and these were perfect and tied in with the floral theme. The journaling is typewritten and short and sweet, but conveys what I need it to. 

Due to so much happening at the top left of the page, I decided to add a cluster to the bottom right. I used the second stamped image and also some of the embellishments from the Reflections kit.

I hope you have enjoyed my contribution to the hop! Keep reading to see how you can join in and win some amazing prizes. 

What's up for grabs?
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Amazing right!

Blog Hop Order for Day 1 of the Altenew Anniversary Hop: 


Laura Bassen

Ashley Horton

Amy Lee

Simon Says Stamp

Sveta Fotinia

Taheerah Atchia

Anna Kossakovskaya

WOW! Embossing Powder

Yoonsun Hur

Raquel Bowman - YOU ARE HERE

Marika Rahtu

Nina Marie Trapani
Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed above and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.


Your next stop is Marika Rahtu, happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!


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Rebecca Romines said...

I love this layout! It's got such a soft appearance and I can't pass up flowers or butterflies!

Kleri said...

Great layout!Thank you for sharing

Pegg S said...

I love how you used the black and white photo with the pop of color! What a beautiful page to remember your special day!

Unknown said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and contrast!

Zelda said...

Love this layout capturing a special memory. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette said...

What a perfect layout.

Jackie S said...

Gorgeous background coloring . It highlights the photo perfectly

Farhana S said...

beautiful! love it!!

Diane Bakehouse said...

What a wonderful way to highlight your day. Love the black and white picture with the bright colours behind.

Kerry M said...

That looks like frameable ART! How did you get the watercolor blended colors in background of your stamped flowers. Beautiful

Linnea S said...

wow! beautiful page!

hilhashi said...

Love the pink! So creative!

Kris in Alaska said...

Perfect way to capture a memory!

jan metcalf said...

How very pretty, the prettiest pinks with a black and white photo, gorgeous!!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful wedding day page, I love your design and watercolor look, soft and pretty!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful layout!!!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the flowing background you created with the Altenew stamps.

Gina H said...

What a beautiful page! The colors make the black and white photo really stand out!

StephB said...

This layout is beautiful, it makes me want to pull out my scrapbook and finish it. Your work is very inspiring Raquel! said...

beautiful layout!

Diane Napolitano said...

First, your wedding picture is gorgeous. I love that you didn't fill up the page with the background. Just a little color made your picture really stand out.

Katia said...

your layout is stunning!!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, fabulous layouts - all the elements work together perfectly.

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous layout!! Love how you created it with all the pretty elements. :-)

Kathy Mc said...

Congratulations on your wedding, Racquel, whenever it was! Look at you stamping in layers right from the get-go. Beautiful scrapbook page of great memories forever!

Yasmine Omar said...

So amazing! Congratulations to Altenew on their 3rd-anniversary.

Yasmine Omar said...

So amazing! Congratulations to Altenew on their 3rd-anniversary.

Valerija said...

Amazing layout!

amee said...

beautiful layout!!

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