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

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Prizes



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
Scrapbook.com: $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: 

Altenew

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

Raquel Bowman <-------- are="" b="" here-------------="" you="">

Sarah Naumann

Janette Kausen

Kim Jeffress

Seeka


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

186 comments

Wanda R. said...

Your page layout is beautiful and so are you. I love this Live Your Dream Collection and all the bright watercolors and embellishments. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love those colors you used!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Beautiful layout!

Cynthia Cole said...

Stunning layout!

Jo Malicoat said...

That layout is amazing! Love the colors and the way you put it together is perfect!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Never stop Smiling loved the message and your layout too,both Beautiful !

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Your layout is gorgeous and so vibrant. Love the kit you used. Made this easy to create.

Joni M said...

What BEAUTIFUL watercolor effects! GREAT layout! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!!!

MammaLostHerMarbles said...

Love the layout too!

Karthikha said...

That's a beautiful layout with a beautiful person :) Keep smiling :)

Beth said...

A second day of celebrating! How nice! Love Altenew!

Beth said...

A second day of celebrating! How nice! Love Altenew!

sentsue said...

Amazing page. Beautiful work!

Montownia said...

Beautiful layout! :)

kreativekate said...

This is spectacular. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Liz O. said...

Love this LO Raquel. Love the vibrant colors of the collection you used. The typed journaling is the perfect touch. Thanks for the inspiration and happy anniversary to Altenew!

terrie said...

Great looking layout, I like the picture of you against those beautiful flowers...
well done and tfs

Marie spear said...

Love love love this site and people!!!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Beautiful layout! Love those beautiful colors!

Elizabeth B said...

Beautiful layout! I'm not a scrapbooker but I love this kit. It can be used for just about anything. The papers are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

Judi said...

Fabulous page and a great sentiment too. Love it.

DGolly said...

Happy Anniversary Altenew!

LindaLeaPeteren said...

Happy Anniversary altenew!. I;m enjoying day 2 of the blog hop.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creation! Altenew, CONGRATULATIONS on your 5 year anniversary! What an awesome celebration!

Martha Herrera said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the pretty colors.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Helen Kalb said...

And here's to the next 5!
Your page looks so heartfelt Raquel, with the typewritten journaling and beautiful photograph on top of that lovely paper. It makes me happy to see :)

AnnM said...

I would frame that page. It is gorgeous!

Corinne said...

Beautiful bright colors!! Love your page, just gorgeous
Happy Birthday Altnew
hugs

Janet said...

Nice layout!

viera said...

i love your technique! glad you could share with us again this anniversary! happy 5th & 3rd for you :)

MelissaF said...

Beautiful page with the lovely water color paper, love your adorable photo too! Great use of the “extra” leftover from this pretty paper, brilliant!

Sue Smith said...

Your smile is contagious and beautiful. Very festive and bright layout. TFS

Dorthy said...

Lovely page layout, so nice and colorful without being overpowering.

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops and Altenew because they inspire me to create as do all the amazing artists. Thank you.

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful layout!

Susan S said...

Great layout. Love that you popped up the flowers with the extra paper designs.

Barb said...

great layout and colors

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely layout!

Candi said...

Cool layout.

Melissa McNeil said...

Great layout! Beautiful colors.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very pretty page!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a gorgeous layout. Love the colors...
Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

The Live Your Dream papers are just perfect for backgrounds. Love how you saved and added the beautiful flowers to the side edge. Great design

richndebmarb@gmail.com said...

Beautiful layout

Callie B said...

Beautiful layout and photo! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing!

Sandy M said...

My first look at the layout was to say Wow! The colors couldn't be more beautiful. Great job.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful layout. I like your typed journaling idea!

Deeps said...

What a lovely page. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful use of colors! so unusual. Thank you.
MAA

hippymom83 said...

Congratulations to Altenew! Happy 5 Year Anniversary!! :)

Marcia said...

That is such a Wow layout. You should frame it.

NanW said...

Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love the layout.

Jane B. said...

Love you layout and your message. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Janet D. said...

Love your colorful layout!

Kim Faucher said...

Such a pretty layout! Crisp design just frames the photo so well!!

BarbaraB said...

Great page layout! Love the flowers.
Happy Anniversary, Altenew!!!

NickiB said...

Blog hop fun. Cool page

Jennifer Sears said...

I admire your layout! The type writer lines really add to this
Thank you for sharing your talent!

Dee Earnshaw said...

gorgeous layout and sweet colors:)

Allison Clark said...

Oh wow such a gorgeous lay out and those colours are stunning together!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful paper. Love that you cut out the leftovers to use on your layout.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous layout, and there is nothing like being comfortable in your own skin.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Beautiful and inspirational layout!!

DJ said...

Lovely layout. I just love that background. Gorgeous.

JMN said...

Beautiful layout Raquel!
Happy 5th Anniversay Altenew!

Laura P said...

Beautiful layout and great story to document!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Great layout. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Jane M said...

Gorgeous layout using bright colors.

SandyF107 said...

This is fun! I have never been to this site before!
Altenew

Rose said...

Very pretty layout! The colours are gorgeous.

Heidi Rees said...

Congratulations to Altenew for five years of amazing products and inspiration! Live Your Dreams is one of my favorite products!

Kailash said...

Love your layout, beautiful!

Theresa said...

fun hop with great projects. thanks as always for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such a GORGEOUS LAYOUT! I love the colors and design!

HatTrikk said...

Lovely layout with a meaningful message Thank you!

Joy Meadows said...

A very pretty layout! this kit is such a beautiful one, isn't it?

cropmom66 said...

Love this!! That paper is stunning!

Betty said...

wonderful layout with that gorgeous paper!

Jody Devine said...

Great layout. Love love that paper.

Sue Hudson said...

Oh this is just beautiful-I love it!

tndj said...

What a great layout. Love the colors.

Rochelle H. said...

Very beautiful page you have created! Really like the layout! It looks perfect and amazing! The typewriter fonts works really well with the florals!

Macimbalo said...

How beautiful - the colors, layout, everything is just perfect!

Rachel B said...

Great layout! I am a card maker and struggle with all the space of a scrapbook page. Thank you for a beautiful example!

Sheila said...

Spectacular layout! Love the colors. It all blends together seamlessly!

Heather M said...

Fabulous layout! So pretty!

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful layout

Eve N said...

I never thought of scrapbooking in an 8 1/2 x 11 size, but it looks great! Very pretty design.

dolphinlover said...

beautiful layout. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is filled with beautiful fun inspirations!!!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Beautiful scrapbook layout. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew!

roni fajardo said...

You finally get to shine, and what a beautiful subject you are in your layout. Thank you for sharing your story, and all the best to you.

Lynn L said...

Congrats on celebrating you!

sarah said...

I love the colors of the Live Your Dream set. I'm hoping they'll get it back in stock soon. TFS! Your layout is very nice.

Heidi J said...

Love your color choices/ Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Ann-Louice said...

What an amazing layout! I love the colors and the message. I won't stop smiling either:-)

Shawninaz said...

I love that you focused your layout on You! So cool! Beautiful work!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely page Raquel. Love the pretty paper and how you were able to use the extra as embellishment... those water color flowers are gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

cattimir said...

Beautiful layout! I love the colors and the watercolored flowers.

Helen said...

A gorgeous layout, Raquel! Love the bright happy look and wonderful message! Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful inspiration!

luluvision said...

Such a beautiful layout! Love the colors!

Suzan Dorchik said...

Beautiful layout! Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!

Karen R said...

Beautiful layout! I love Altenew's scrapbooking collections. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy 5th anniversary Altenew!

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty layout.

Kandice J said...

Beautiful layout! Love the paper you used! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

mumster said...

Love the colors you used in your layout.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

What a beautiful layout! Love the bit of dimension you put on the floral images.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful layout and I love this floral paper! So pretty and the colors are gorgeous!

Robyn said...

LOVE the colors on this layout! Great use of Altenew products.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Great colors!

littlesavedgirl said...

Beautiful colors !Happy Anniversary Altenew !!!!

Anthony Macaluso said...

Great color and great layout.

V. K. said...

Such a nice layout with bold and beautiful colors.

Henriƫtte said...

Awesome page Raquel, the Live your Dream Scrapbook Kit has such great vibrant colours, I love that.
Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

Janeen said...

keep up the good work. great page

heather wehrli said...

I just love the colours in this paper such a beautiful layout. thank you for sharing and happy 5th Birthday Altenew.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Raquel, you are such a beautiful young lady. This layout was just so pretty. I loved your pretty photograph. Nice the way you cut down that beautiful paper to fit the dimension that you needed...it turned out just great. Thank you sweetie for sharing. And Congratulations to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary....

KathyMcc said...

Raquel, your layout is so gorgeous! The black and white photo surrounded with all those beautiful flowers really pops off the page. And those blue leaves look so stunning against the bright flowers! I also really love the message about finally being comfortable in your own skin....that is the best feeling in the world!

Carmela said...

Love that paper set you used and your layout is very sweet!

Bunny said...

A lovely layout. Being comfortable in your own skin can be difficult. We as women tend to put others ahead of us. Kudos to you. Lovely products and colors.

Anupriya said...

Very Beautiful Page

Annalisa said...

I really like how you doctored the 12x12 down to the 8.5x11. You made it look seamless. And bravo for documenting such a potentially touchy subject. I don't know that I would want to be that vulnerable on a blog hop, so thanks for your courage and your creativity.

Hummingbird said...

Pretty page! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous page! Love the colors and your wonderful style.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layout with beautiful colors! Thanks for joining in on Altenew's 5th Anniversary blog hop!

Cynthia Faulkner said...

I like how the cutouts give it dimension and let’s you use the pretty paper on smaller layouts.

Shari C. said...

It's so creative the way you used the paper! Another great idea to use and I love it!

shellpole said...

I love this page. Beautiful colour. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.

Teri S. said...

You are right, that paper is gorgeous & I think you created a gorgeius page with it. The colours appeal to me so much. Glad to hear you are feeling better in & about yourself. Took me years to & it's still not deeply embedded in me. We have to remember "God don't make no junk". :) :)

Gayle Bartholomew said...

You created such a beautiful page, love how you gave it dimension with the cut out flowers.

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Christine Heye said...

Stunning layout! Balance can be so hard and caring for ourselves, the biggest challenge of all! So glad you are learning to care for you-and documenting it! Beautiful! Ps I love the name RaQuel. I gave that name to my now 27yo as a middle name! :0)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful page! I love the colors you chose!

Alycia said...

I ,love the layout you chose!

Kipp Ling said...

Beautiful cards! Happy anniversary!

Bri Kay said...

I love the blue leaves! really unique!

NinaS said...

Beautiful layout.

Nox said...

Fabulous layout - the colourful, vibrant florals look wonderful around the black and white photo!

Cyn Doll said...

This is so spectacular. It is so elegant!

Cy Lee said...

I love the look of this card. I think you did an amazing job.

Deanne said...

The flowers are so colorful and vibrant. I love it!

Kathy said...

Oh, wow.....this is such a stunning layout! I totally love this paper collection, and must get mine out! The colors are exquisite. Great layout!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous layout! love seeing layouts on a hop like these!

Lynne said...

Pretty surround of your lovely photo. Happy Anniversary Altenew

Cathy Lillie said...

Love the watercolor look of the papers in this scrapbook collection. Your page layout is so pretty! I commend you on taking care of yourself. As women, we often are so busy taking care of everyone else, we forget to make ourselves a priority.

Geri S said...

Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Love the layout! Make one for me? If you don't take care of yourself first you can't take care of anyone else.

trishden said...

Lovely layout, love the beautiful watercolors and uplifting positive message. Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful layout - thanks for sharing :)

Marilize said...

Beautiful layout. The watercolour look, although soft, is very bold. Love it

Lieve said...

This is a beautiful page, in amazing colours ! I love it.
I like the font of the typewriting. It's simple and that way makes it so beautiful on the total layout. I don't know your story, but your message sounds that you're going the right way. Good luck with everything !
Spring greetings from Belgium.

CinnamonSally said...

I love the colours you have used, what a gorgeous layout!

Mary Holshouser said...

Never stop smiling - great sentiment.
You have to smile when you see this
happy layout. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lin said...

What a beautiful use of those amazing papers - gorgeous work!

Laura H said...

Nice layout

Rozy said...

Very beautiful layout. Love the extra flowers you added. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kris in Alaska said...

Simply stunning!

kReN said...

Oh my! Love this layout and those bold colors and blooms! I love Altenew blog hops because I can focus on one set at a time. There are SO many beautiful flowers to choose from! kReN I may not do another Altenew blog hop because the "prove you are not a robot" is too difficult on a small screen and takes too much time. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see how you cut it down to the size you work with. Thanks for sharing your work and your smile.

Leanne said...

Pretty layout!

Sonja Woodward said...

I have never used a kit but you made it interesting so I may have to try it. Always fun to work with flowers.

Kelly Kuharik said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

Annette Reed said...

This is a lovely layout! I love this kit and I never get tired of seeing what people do with it. I like how you showcased the photo as a circle and I love the journaling. I'm 51 and cannot write that about myself. Wonderful sentiment!

Anushree Vaish said...

Lovely Layout. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

TracyM #6773 said...

I'm SMILING back at you :)
LOVE how you have framed your cheery photo, ADORE the BOLD navy contrasting with the orange and pink, a GORGEOUS colour combo!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful layout. Love the bold colours and the pretty frame around the photo.

Lisha S. Edwards said...

Beautiful layout! Perfect!

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

Gorgeous layout!!!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful layout! Such a fabulous background!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! That paper is beautiful and is perfect for this lovely layout about YOU!

Lisa Byers said...

Such a gorgeous layout. I'm glad that you are doing well. You look very happy!!!

3kidmama said...

What an elegant page! I love the paper you chose - the whole look is one of happiness nad hope. A great reminder to scrap ourselves too - I tend to forget that one day my kids will want to know about ME and not just themselves as part of our family history. Beautiful design! Happy Birthday, Altenew!

Melissa said...

I love your layout! I love the Live Your Dream collection and I love the way you arranged everything! So pretty! Pretty pic too! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful layout....great inspirations...

Tamara said...

This layout is awesome. This collection is just gorgeous. Love the colors in it.

Anne Lee said...

I love this layout, and love that the pattern on your top matches the background!! Making health a priority is so important and this is an inspiring story to make a layout out of! :)

Sue D said...

Great page. I like the journaling and flowers.

Priyanka said...
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Priyanka said...

Pretty layout Raquel! Thanks for sharing ❤.

~ Priyanka Kantak

Linnea S said...

great page and I luv the inspiration behind it!

Sheila said...

Your layout is very eye-catching! Super job creating this page!

McCoko said...

Wonderful layout. Nice to see a layout

S Jameson said...

I share this sentiment. Your layout is gorgeous, great work!

meme said...

I love what you have on your page, "cut, paste, repeat", something I'd like to be doing. Your scrapbook page is so pretty and thank you for sharing how you did it.