Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I'm super excited to be participating in day 2 of Altenew's 5th Anniversary Blog Hop, thanks for inviting me Altenew! I think I calculated that this is my 3rd Anniversary hop that I have taken part in, I feel very blessed to be a friend of Altenew.

Now, after your stop at Nancy McClelland’s post, its now my turn to give you some Altenew inspiration. To create my layout today I used the new Live your Dream Scrapbook Kit by Altenew.

Here is the layout I created to share with you today:

The subject of my layout was myself, which isn't normally a subject on my scrapbook pages. However, life over the past six months or so has been a little bit life changing. I have returned to work full time and am now juggling home life and work life. I have also made my health a priority so I am not only feeling better physically, but mentally too. This is the story I wanted to document on this page. 

I could not go past the amazing floral paper in the kit. Due to scrapbooking 8.5x11" in size I had to cut the 12x12" design down to suit. However, I was able to manipulate and cut the remaining left over papers so I could add extra floral images to the right side of the page. 

I wanted embellishments to layer under my circular photo. I used the clear floral stickers and leaves in the kit to add some extra detail. I made sure to choose the orange and pink in colour florals and the blue leaves, so it complimented the rest of the layout. 

The large chipboard floral piece has been a favourite of mine ever since I received this kit. I had wanted to make it a feature on this page. 

I love to type my journaling on my typewriter. It makes it an easy way to add my story. 

I hope you have been inspired by my layout today, thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

See below for all the hop details and the awesome prizes that can be won!

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY9M or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING9M at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2019 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate $50 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate
Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
WOW! Embossing Powder: $20 Gift Certificate
Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below (including mine) and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Here is todays hop order: 


Kathy Racoosin

Therese Calvird

Pretty Pink Posh

Nicole Picadura

Flora Monika Farkas

Norine Borys

Emily Midgett

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Lisa Spangler

Jen Schow

Nancy McClelland

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Sarah Naumann

Janette Kausen

Kim Jeffress


Your next stop is Sarah Naumann, happy hopping and a big happy anniversary to Altenew!

Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, I am super excited to be here as part of the new Live your Dream scrapbook collection release blog hop for Altenew today. You may be visiting here today from the amazing Bea Valint's blog  but if you are not be sure to start at the start of the blog on the Altenew blog here.

Here is a glimpse in the new, bright and vibrant collection by Altenew 'Live your Dream'. 

Here is a little bit about the collection from Altenew themselves.

Our Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection is a bright and elegant line that you 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 12x12 layouts, pocket scrapbooking, cards, home decor, and much more.

This collection contains:

  • 16 sheets of 12x12 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)
I have unboxed the kit and shared it over on my YouTube channel, you can watch it below:

I had such a ball having a play with this gorgeous collection kit. The bright colours were perfect for documenting my story.

Here is the layout I created: The subject of my layout is a bit of a 'mushy' story. This photo was taken on Valentines day this year and much to my and my 6 year old daughters surprise my husband came home with two bunches of native flowers. We are such lucky girls to have an amazing husband and male role model and daddy for my daughter. I hope she learns through the actions of her Daddy that there are amazing men out there that will show and appreciate us for all that we do.

Including some detailed images:

The colours in this kit are so vibrant and soooo easy to create a page with. The floral paper had my heart.

I couldn't resist making a feature of that gorgeous floral paper. What a statement it makes!
My journaling is basically just a retell of the story behind the flowers we are holding. Of course this is typewritten and cut into strip form before adhering.

I hope that you were inspired by my layout today, be sure to check out the Altenew store to snap one of these kits up!

Prizes: There are two ways that you can have a chance to win a prize today....

1/ 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 2/28/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/3/2019.

2/ I also have a  $30 gift certificate to give away. All you need to do to be in the running is to leave a comment here on this blog post. I will announce the winner here by 2/28/2019.