Altenew July Release blog hop

29 July 2016

Hello there and welcome to my blog post for the new release at Altenew. If you are following the hop you have just come from May's blog. 
I am loving the new releases and they are wonderful to use even for scrapbookers. I love how Altenew is taking scrapbookers as well as cardmakers into consideration.

To celebrate this special release Altenew is giving away three 50$ gift certificates. All you have to do is leave a comment on the Altenew blog. Isn't that a fabulous giveaway.

I will also be giving away a 30$ gift certificate here on my blog. Just leave a comment in the comment section and I'll be announcing the winner on Saturday 6th August.

NOTE: If you are on your phone or tablet you might not be able to see the photos. Just click on the the space and you should be able to see them. So sorry about that. I'm still trying to figure out a how I can't fix that. 

Here's a look at the some of the new products.
Here I used the Big World Stamp set.
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There are so many possibilities with this stamp set and I'll be using it a lot for my travel albums and layouts.
On the next layout I used FREEFORM GREENERY.

I am a sucker for leaves so I knew I had to have this stamp set. I'll be using these A LOT.

My last layout with one of the stamps from the new collection is a little more whimsical. I used the TINY HEARTS stamp as well as the BAMBOO ROSE stamp set. . It is so cute. I stamped the image onto some smooth white cardstock and punch out circles. Easy and fun.

I can't wait to create more projects with the new stamps. Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is :

Sveta Fotinia (just click here).

Here is the list of all the Altenew members participating in the blog hop.

Catching up

28 July 2016
Hello there everyone. I have just returned after an amazing vacation in Italy. I will blog about that next week once I have sorted through photos. Our whole family had a blast even Robin who broke his tibia three days before we left.

I'm also working on a mini book class that you'll be able to purchase (probably next) week here on my blog in the CLASS section. I'm really pleased to be offering another class.

Today I wanted to share some of my projects made for Altenew. You can see the videos on their YouTube Channel or on their blog. I am really enjoying working for them. Being on this design team has gotten me in the groove again. I didn't realize how much I missed scrapbooking.




See you soon and happy scrapping.

Smile friend

30 June 2016
Hello there. Today I am going to share with my latest layout created for Altenew. I had so much fun creating it.
I had an idea in my mind which popped in to my head when I was creating a previous project for Altenew. I used a wonderful patterned paper with lots of words and phrases. I thought it would be fun to create something similar using Altenew stamps.
This is how it turned out.

You can see the process video on the Altenew blog (click here).

A beautiful day

14 June 2016
Summer is not where in sight at the moment. It is rainy and cold at the moment but I am ok with that. The plants in the garden are thriving (as are the weeds) and everything is green and lush. Exams are well on their way so the bad weather is really a good thing as the kids are less inclined to want to play outside.

I have a layout to share with a picture taken this winter. I am not a winter person but really enjoy the beautiful scenery when it snows. I created this page with one idea in mind: LOTS OF CONTRAST. I used white, blue and black, added layers with tissue paper and a little splash of pink ink. I love the bold look.

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I also had my first layout for the Altenew DT posted last week. A new video is coming this week but first here a look at the layout I created. You can find the supplies and explanations in the original post here.

Hearts galore

8 June 2016
In scrapbooking there are motifs I love more than others. I have a soft spot for circles and HEARTS. I'd put them on every layout if I could. Today I wanted to share a layout I made using this shape. 

I starte by cutting out a large heart with my cameo and cut out some smaller one. Then I played around with them layering them and filling one in with button and enamel dots. I also added some stitched hearts. They were made with Amy Tangerine stitching templates. I still use these a lot and I think they are such fun to use. 
I loved the blue patterned paper and decided it would be the main colour of the page. I really love the flow of this layout and that photo is so sweet.

Pop by later on this week as I'll be sharing my first layout for Altenew. 

Happy Scrapping. 



26 May 2016
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by May Design Team and marketing director at Altenew ( . I wasn't expecting it at all. I really felt it was time to wander back into the world of scrapbooking and the idea of being on a DT really tickled my senses. So I accepted. I am thrilled and over the moon of being part of the wonderful team. I can't wait to start showing you projects made with their AMAZING products.
I'll be back soon with some more projects.


Here we go ...

15 May 2016
I had big plans for regular posting etc ... but pain got in the way again. I have got a layout to share and I will be back on a more regular basis. At least I hope.
I created this layout with the idea of really using very little because I LOVE the patterned paper from PinkFreshStudio. I added some colours using watercolours and then created two clusters. One with the photo and a second one on the right to create flow and balance. It is simple and very whimsical and I had fun playing with my paints.


The next layout was created a couple of weeks ago but haven't had time or the courage to post it. Sitting it a real nightmare at times. Once again I added some watercolours. I drew a couple of hearts and painted them. I love adding little details like this.

I'll be back in a couple of days with more layouts to share. 

Have a lovely evening and week.