Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hey everyone,


I am here today as part of the Altenew May 2017 Blog Hop. I am so honoured to be able to take part with such an amazing group of creatives and get to play with the new May release stamps and embossing powder, alongside using the beautiful Reflections Kit.


If you are wondering more about the new releases which you can purchase here, here is what I was sent to play with:


I used mainly the Halftone Hearts Stamp set, the Crystal Clear embossing powder and of course my fave Reflections Scrapbook kit.

Here is what I created: #myworld

The main layout design was inspired by the Map paper in the Reflections kit. It may be a surprise but I do love a white background so because the paper had a cream base I decided to fussy cut it out and add it to a piece of textured white card stock. I then took inspiration from the world map to decide on my title "#myworld" and the photos and story that I wanted to document on this page. 

Here is the process video for the page:



And some detailed images:

The alphas in the Reflections kit were the perfect contrast and pop against the white card stock background. I added my typewritten journaling in strip form under the title. I finished the title area with some embellishing of a fussy cut flower, a chipboard arrow (both from the Reflections kit) and a stamped heart which I embossed with the Crystal Clear embossing powder. 

For my stamping today on this layout I used the Halftone Hearts stamp set, coloured inks from my stash, the Altenew Jet Black ink and the Crystal Clear embossing powder. I was able to apply the embossing powder directly to the stamped image and love the shiny effect it gave to the images.  I embossed hearts in a variety of colours and sizes and some of the sentiments from the set. They were perfect in assisting me to tell the story of this layout. 


I just adore the way the stamped hearts and sentiments compliment this story and design. 


I was able to add many colours into this page as the paper which I used behind the photos was a rainbow striped pattern. I tried to add the pink hearts near the pink part of the paper, orange hearts near the orange and so on. 


I hope that you have been inspired by my contribution to the hop today. I had so much fun using the new May releases along with my Reflections kit. 


You may be wondering where the details for the hop are, check out all the info below!


Prizes:To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.


PLUS: Bonus draw!!

You can also enter a draw to receive a $30 gift certificate by commenting on this post! I'll announce the winner here on June 2nd!

Here is the full hop order:

Raquel

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193 comments

Brenda Gordon said...

I like how you use the stamps for a scrapbook page. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Debra Rumpza said...

Very cool layout!

carrie said...

I love that you created a Scrapbook page. Those Halftone hearts are my favorite from this release. Thanks for sharing.

yojo004 said...

Love your cards, so creative.

Anonymous said...

Great technique for a lovely page!

Jodi C. said...

Amazing use of the new releases on your fabulous page! I LOVE that world background. Thanks! 😍

Dian Ratna Sari said...

Awesome! I love this layout.

Lindsay Weber said...

Pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super fun layout! Love it!!!

Kim Hill said...

What a gorgeous page! I'm more of a white (over cream) fan as well. The colors really pop!!!

Aneta said...

Wow! I like it very much! Colours and all details here. And the stamped hearts.

Debbie Selby said...

Appreciate the inspiration for layouts and the process video.

dbjhudson said...

I like the color in you work. I'm falling in love with the Halftone Hearts.

Angeline Choo said...

Beautiful scrapbook layout! Love the colors and the stamps you used, especially the half toned hearts

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Totally awesome creations and a gorgeous release!

Tracy Chambers said...

I love the Half Toned Hearts, and look forward to adding them to my collections. Thanks for the inspiration you shared.
Take care
Tracy

SabineV said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing.

dligon said...

very cute layout. I love your colors

mjk said...

love your scrapbook page.

Jane S said...

Very striking look at the world

Suzan D. said...

Love your page, it's stunning.

Isabelle said...

Great creation ! I really like the colors you choose for the continents : if only the real planet could look as green as your world....

Beth H. said...

Fun scrapbook layouts!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Cute layout, love the addition of the half-tone hearts!

Laurie said...

So love this page! Everything on it is amazing.

Yvette Weber said...

Beautiful layout! I love how you used the hearts stamp set around your photos! xxx

sharon said...

What an inspiration you are! It's amazing bits of pieces of this and that and you end up with perfection. Thanks

Meghan Peterson said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! Love how you used those hearts in your layouts for a pop of color - so pretty!

Tracy said...

That is a wonderfully creative layout, I may have to CASE that for an album I'm making, which means (argggggg) I want more from this release! I'm feeling very inspired after reading your blog post, the rest may have to wait while I have a play lol. TFS

Purple Princess said...

Lovely layout!!

Carollee E said...

You have to just love Altenew Stamps. I know I sure do. Amazing Company. Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Crystal said...

Wonderfully creative work!

April said...

What a neat project! Great job!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous layouts - so cheerful and bright:)

3kidmama said...

Such an adorable layout for a precious set of photos! Real life, captured - that's going to bring smiles for yrs to come. Love how versatile that Altenew "world" paper is - I've seen so many fantastic layouts for it - and not just travel. Great job, Raquel!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a fun and darling project!!

Teri Ann said...

Altenew's products are WONDERFUL!

Deeps said...

Love your page. Very sweet.

Sandy said...

Such a colorful layout. Love the bright and happy colors of your Halftone hearts.

dannyscotland said...

Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway. Your site looks so great. I'm new here and to the whole Altenew 'family' so I'm just getting to know the company. So far, I love what I've got. June 2 also just happens to be my 10th anniversary. :-)

Anne B said...

Great layout Raquel. Love the way you used the map paper and created those little embellishment clusters.

Alma-Aнфиса-Carazon said...

very nice! So positive, great!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your "my world" layout! Happy hearts.

Nikki said...

Love this layout, wonderful inspiration. Thanks, Nikki

Michele Palmer said...

Absolutely love this page!

Janet D. said...

Great layout!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your layout is fabulous. I like that you changed the background to white. It makes everything pop!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a fantastic layout!!

Helen Budz said...

Raquel, thanks for sharing your page layout. I'm always looking for new ideas for my scrapbooking. The hearts add a great touch.

Mary Holladay said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for the great video!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a fun, fun layout! Love this.

Mackó said...

Lovely!

Jan G. said...

Cute page....love that you highlighted a special mom and child moment.....I would have done the same if I had thought of it....great job.

Stacy said...

I love your page! The rainbow effect around the pictures is great!

Sue Smith said...

What a fun layout. Love the pictures of you with your kid-o's :)

Janelle said...

Oh, this is just adorable! Love your colors and your kids are darling.

Carol Rossouw said...

A wonderful layout! Another really lovely release. I especially love the Budding thanks set and those layering dies!

Debra said...

Love your design and colors.

Betty Keefe said...

fun layouts, Raquel - and what a darling little guy you have!!

astarr said...

I am really loving that halftoned hearts!!!

Linda Anderson said...

Very lovely to see a layout as well as cards on this blog hop. A great reminder to use materials in this way. I often forget to do this! Thanks for sharing your great family layout with us!

Glorie said...

Great layout! Love that you're using the stamps on layouts.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such a beautiful page, thanks for the video !

sotama14 said...

Such a cute layout. Love the idea of the background

Judy Sander said...

Someday I am going to do nothing but re-create a beautiful photo book with all the wonderful ways I see how they are displayed, just as yours here. Thanks so much for your artwork, so beautiful.

Lindar C said...

Fantastic layout! Love Altenew latest release!

Kleri F said...

Nice layout!Thank you for sharing

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the Green HalfTone Hearts in your layout!

Pat Hoban said...

Awesome layout! Your page has a wonderful attention to all the little details. Love the sketched flowers & the Halftone hearts & of course, the perfect pictures!

Barbara Green said...

You have some great layouts. Thank you for sharing.

Alison said...

What a terrific layout! I love your photographs! Thank you for sharing.
PS: My maiden name is Bowman! :)

Colleen Howell said...

Love the page you made it is wonderful

Barbara said...

Great layout. So colorful and eye catching. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty layout. Great job!
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Abby said...

Very fun!

Susie Moore said...

I love looking at your blog today. You've used the stamps so brilliantly. Thank you for sharing your talent with us

Clara K said...

Great layout with Altenew's Reflections kit. I love the world background and sentiment with your precious photos.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful layout! LOVE all that yummy green ♥

Christi Conley said...

Beautiful layout! So colorful!

Tracy A said...

Very cool. Love the layout, colors, and pictures.

Helen F. said...

What a fabulous layout, Raquel! Love those new hearts

uncbballfan said...

Love your page and how you pulled all the elements together!

Ann K said...

Fabulous page - love the colors and film strip.

McStamper said...

Love your fantastic layout. So creative.

Haris said...

Wonderfil inspiration!

Carol said...

Such a lovely layout, Raquel!

Valerija said...

Georgeous. Love your project. Great job!
Valerija xx

bev p said...

Each page is a work of art! I can't help but wonder how long it actually takes to figure out and complete a page like that (which is probably why I still have photos of my son in boxes instead of albums--and HIS youngest child is 7!) But I will spend the time creating a card for someone special. Anyway, your page is lovely, and enjoy those small helping hands. Thanks.

bev p said...

Each page is a work of art! I can't help but wonder how long it actually takes to figure out and complete a page like that (which is probably why I still have photos of my son in boxes instead of albums--and HIS youngest child is 7!) But I will spend the time creating a card for someone special. Anyway, your page is lovely, and enjoy those small helping hands. Thanks.

boros anna said...

Most creative,fantastic work!

boros anna said...

Most creative! Fantastic work!

D Golly said...

Great pages and great design. Thanks for the inspiration!

Show Us The World said...

I am a scrapbooker so I loved seeing you use the halftone hearts on a scrapbook page. Just beautiful!

Andrea1702 said...

What a fabulous and fun layout! I love the world, but not sure I'd have the patience or fortitude to fussy-cut it.

happyscrap said...

Amazing pages! You have inspired me to get my albums out and go to work! Great color too!

Sarah M said...

Pretty layout. Love the colors and those halftone hearts!

erika said...

I love your layout!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful projects!

Stanlee Runner said...

I love the half tone hearts. Great was to use them.

KV Crafts said...

Nice card.

Jenniferk said...

Your "My World" layout is fantastic and I think it is such a brilliant idea to use the world background as your theme for the page.

Holly Stephens said...

I thought I had a definite favorite from this release but the more I see everyone's creations the harder it is to have a fave. Love your layout!

Mary Holshouser said...

Your layout is gorgeous.
I love the heart stamp.
thanks for sharing

byAnnette said...

Fun seeing products used in un-card ways!

Marcie Lovett said...

So cute! I love that world paper.

Jacqueline Nigro said...

Great layout. I love all of the embossing - especially the title #myworld. That shiny black looks so cool :)

Carmela Hubler said...

What fun stamp sets and a beautiful scrapbook page. I love your title on the page.

Sharon said...

I just love how you and Lillith use 'card' stuff on your layouts. I've got to stop being so one dimensional. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. Loved your layout by the way!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute layout, love your page!

Mona said...

Love the layout! Thank you for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

That's such a pretty and bold background print, but you managed to create a perfect balance with it. Great layout!

Jeanne Beam said...

Lovely layout. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing...

Marieitis said...

Great page. Loved how you used the heart stamps as embellies...perfect for the page :)
Cheers,

Rema said...

Fabulous cards!

Janeen said...

that's an amazing page. i was wondering how one would use that set. thanks.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the atlas. Great work. Thanks for sharing!

Gail Alcorn said...

What a creative page!

JmB said...

Very clever and imaginative. Thank you for sharing.

Katya said...

Great layout! TFS!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your page!!! Great title and use of the world paper - so clever. Fabulous new release and love those half tone hearts.

loulou said...

Wonderful layout. Taking the time to cut out the map paid off it really pops on the white. Like the way you used the halftone hearts.

Kari V. said...

Wow. Inspired by all the colors you used on this amazing layout!

patti said...

Love your layout!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a fabulous layout! I can't wait now to get back at my own. You have truly inspired me!
Thanks for sharing this Raquel!

Michelle H said...

Your layout is great. Very creative.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very fun layout ...love thw workd map and the film strip presentation of the pictures.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your colorful layout!

Sue LD said...

Great layout for these fun photos.

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful layout! I love the Halftone Hearts set and can't wait to add it to my stash! TFS!

Debbie Scassera said...

Very different and amazing.

Debbie Scassera said...

Wonderful projects.

Mary McCaslin said...

You got my mojo going to start my scrapbooking up again. Thank you!

Pam D. said...

Great layout it is so nice to see the products used on layouts. I really like the halftone hearts they could be used for so many different projects!

lisa j said...

Very creative background!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Cool layout - love the colors!

Sue McRae said...

What a cute and colorful page!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the painted world map I. The background!

Nandini said...

I love the green world map in the background. And the lovely halftone hearts really pop! Great inspiration for an awesome release!

Dawn Turley said...

What an amazing layout. It is just perfect

Renee VanEpps said...

BEAUTIFUL page!!! It's like the stamps were made for your layout, great job!

Patty said...

One of the coolest looking layouts EVER...I love it!!

jintyoo7 said...

LOL! What fun photographs, and your page is beautiful :-)

trishden said...

What a great layout you've made! Love the halftone heart stamp collection. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

What a fun layout! I'm loving those halftone hearts!

Debbie B said...

Beautiful layout! The colors are awesome! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Angela said...

This layout is wonderful! All of the different products look wonderful together!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome page with beautiful colors!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh my gosh, this is a stunning layout!! Love the gorgeous colors!!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful layout! Love this release!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Wonderful layout! A great way to keep your fun memories alive.

Rema said...

Love the layout! Beautiful!

mzjluv said...

Lovely scrapbook pages!!

A Crafty Person said...

Wonderful layout! I really like the new halftone dies.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Beautiful layout! I love the ombre photo Mat

Joanne Herbert said...

This is awesome. I love love love your layout. Pretty colours and great pics. Hugs Jo

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful layout!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This release is so pretty. Love the buds and the iris.... love it all

cindybearj said...

I half-tone heart your layout...lol! Seriously, I love it, it's so bright and cheery.

Sharon Thompson said...

Love the page the layout and colors.

Amanda Dellamano said...

Thanks for sharing your layout! Such fun colors!

Multiplicity Crafts said...

So artistic! Nicely done!!

Hey Jude Cards said...

What a beautiful page. Really lovely.

robiw said...

Wonderful layout and great use of the stamps. Love that heart! Also love the colors on the layout.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a cool page! Love the background and the words and sweet little hearts as the embellishments.

phlower said...

Great video and nice lay out!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice job on the layout.

mtscrapgal said...

Cutting out the world map to place on a white background highlighted the map. Great idea. Super layout.

Francine D said...

Lovely pages. I like the added embossing you did on the hearts. Thanks for sharing with us

Jessica said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

This is a lovely layout and very creative. I usually just create cards but love to see beautiful scrapbook pages from others! :)

Rose said...

This is a very lovely layout!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

What a nice scrapbook page. I don't do scrapbook pages like that but I admire people who do. I love card making. I think you are the first person so far on this hop that did a scrapbook page. Way to think out of the box, girl! I have the circle stamps that look like your hearts and I love them! I have a thing for circles and for hearts too! Thanks for showing us your page and for letting us win something.

Alaska .Kris said...

So colorful and fun!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute layout! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun layout. I love the background. The hearts are a perfect addition. TFS

Bast said...

Such a fun layout...Love it!

KimMJ

Sarah Greber said...

This is super fun. I love how you put this all together. The rainbow colors behind the pictures, matching up with the heart colors, and the shiny sentiments. Perfect!

Stefanie White said...

I really like your layout! Thank you for sharing!!

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a lovely layout. Made me smile

wanda thursby said...

Beautiful! So enjoy the videos of you all! Thanks for sharing!

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely layout.

Cynthia Koop said...

The scrapbook paper you used is so cool! I love the way you used the stamps and embossed them to incorporate in your layout. Thank you.

Janet Fritz said...

Loving Altenew products and what you've done with them!

Janet Fritz said...

I love that you used the stamps on your layout. I'm inspired to do the same.

Di said...

I'm not a scrapbooker, but your layout really works! Great job. I love the Halftone Hearts stamp set as well.

mandalj said...

Beautiful layout for some fun photos!

Blog Voyage said...

Fabulous layout! I might have to start making scrapbook pages! :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful layout!! Love all the elements. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

Christy Borfitz said...

Gorgeous, fun layout! I love what you did with the hearts too!

Engineered Baker said...

Lovely layout!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this layout and fabulous pics!

pajaropr said...

Nice layout.

Viola Leary said...

Beautiful page. The pictures are super cute as well. I have the circles, now I need the hearts