Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 This is my 2nd post for the day.
For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, please scroll down.
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WARNING: heavy-photo post
Hello friends!
It's that exciting time again!
Altenew is releasing more new stamp, dies and INKS this month! 

If you arrive from Anna Kossakovskaya's blog, you are in the right place.
If not, come on and join the fun hop to be inspired and perhaps...win a prize! For the hop details, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

I have created 3 projects with today's hop. Let's get to it, shall we?
My first card features this amazing "Sewn with Love" Stamp and Die Bundle.
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Can you believe this was 100% stamped!?
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If you are like me...."SEW-challenged" and you love the look of intricate look of cross stitching, 
this "Sewn with Love" Stamp and Die Bundle is IT!
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I love the matching die as it is very helpful with layering images. I normally stamp first and make the die cut later. In this case, I did the die-cutting first instead. 
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 I strongly encourage you to get the Sewn With Love Die as it is a really good guide to help align the layered stamping. The heart was stamped with the new ink from Coral Bliss Crisp Ink. 

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The sentiment was stamped with the new Hunter Green Crisp Dye Ink.

My next card was created with this fun and versatile Trigonometry Stamps/Die Bundle.
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I took a colorful approach and stamped the triangles.
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This stamp set has some visually stunning graphics and details.
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The gold-embossed images are perfect for embellishments.
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What could be more perfect to stamp the sentiment, well...THREE times!?

The next card was created with Happy Bloom Stamp/Die Bundle.
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There are so many ways to use this stamp set. I simply inked up the Altenew Ink with water and painted the images.

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The large white -embossed images provides the perfect accent/background.

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I also highlighted the white details by using this pen. It is the BEST white pen that I have ever come across. The best part? It is also inexpensive!

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What do you think? I have a LOT more to share as I will be sharing them in the next few days. If you like Ornamental Flowers Stamp/Die and Stunning Cosmos Stamp/Die,
, you will have to come back to check them out.

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX
lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win.

Giveaway: for an extra chance to win, please comment in today's post. A lucky winner will receive a $30 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Feb. 12th right here in this blog.


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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Feb. 2018 Full Release here
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Feb. 2018 Stamp and Die release here.
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰Ultimate Ink Bundle here


Today's Blog Hop Order:


 Your next stop is my favorite Simon Says Stamp Blog.
Enjoy the rest of your hop!

176 comments:

Marcia said...

Wowza. . . what great, vibrant backgrounds! So excited about this new release!

Happy Dance said...

My first thought when I saw the Sewn with Love set, was that it would be perfect for our oldest daughter! Then that Trig set would be perfect for all the masculine cards I need for my family. And there's even a set just for me! Those Happy Blooms are fabulous!! Virginia, your cards are amazing! Gorgeous colors, and wonderful designs. So happy I stopped to see what you've made! Can't wait to see more. Bev

Vicki Finger said...

All of your projects are beautiful, Virginia!

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely cards. I like the Trig set for masculine cards!

Kristen Osborne said...

I love the vibrant colors of the triangles card, so very pretty.

Marianne said...

Your cards are beautiful. Loved the Birthday card with flowers. Stunning.

Sara Wright said...

I like how you layered the large image using the individual flowers. It's a beautiful card. I love the shade of blue also. I love vivid colors.

Clemente Batan said...

Very pretty Sewn WIth Love stamp set. I used to cross-stitch so this is an absolute favorite!-Maria Giselle B.

Sindhu said...

Wow.. Bright and Beautiful cards....Love them...

Linda BL said...

ReLlylike all of your wonderful cards. The one which really stands out is the card using the Happy Bloom set. It is so very pretty.

Mrs. Navickas said...

The cards are beautiful! Thanks for all the work and inspiration!

Catrina said...

Wow the colors are so rich and vibrant. I absolutely love the floral birthday card!
Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Virginia! Love the rose with the stitch holes! Such a clever set! Beautiful colors! Cool triangles!

Betty Keefe said...

another wonderful Altenew release and fantastic samples from you, Virginia!

Swizzle Stick said...

I'm normally not one for geometric shaped designs but I like what you did with the triangles! Your floral card is stunning, too.

Teresa Stevens said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE what you did with the triangles! Your cards are so vibrant and colorful...I love your layouts!

Mary McCaslin said...

Your work is lovely!

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful cards and a great use of the new colors. A great release.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

I LOVE your cards!!!! The trigonometry one is SO much fun and the happy blooms one is stunning and beautifully bold! The sewn with love card is just the sweetest. I love that touch of gold at the bottom from the watercolor stripes cover die.....Great idea! I am very inspired!!

Rubeena I. said...

amazing set of cards!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects, Virginia! I absolutely love the Happy Blooms. And the Sewn with Love set is my second favorite. This is an awesome release.

mjk said...

great cards. I love the triangle one. it would be great for a masculine card. tfs

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing such pretty cards. The blooms are my favorite of this release.

Natasha said...

Wow! Love that colourful triangle card so much!

Purple Princess said...

The blue one just pops! Great cards!!

ck d said...

I ordered the trigonometry stamps and dies, your card is fabulous.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the effect of the cross stitch! Was not sure how I'd use the Trigonometry set til I saw your beautiful card featuring it! Love all that layering and the colors you used!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such pretty cards - love your style!!!!!

conil said...

This new release is awesome. Love the stitched floral and the accompanying die should be a must. And, being a grphic lover, those triangles speak to my heart...your use of gold to enhance them is remarkable. Happy Blooms is gorgeous as is you beautiful card. So many Virginia touches on all the cards, I didn't know where to look first.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

lindagk23 said...

Wow!!! Your cards are gorgeous1 The Happy Blooms one is stunning! LOVE this new release!

Wendi said...

Your work is beautiful and I love the cards with flowers, I believe it is Happy Blooms. Also Sewn with Love reminds me of my own stitch work that I do so I find that exciting too. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas.

Joy Meadows said...

This release is so fabulous and your cards are beautiful, too!

Wendi Jarvis said...

Beautiful cards. The Sewn with love stamp set is amazing.

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous looking cards, and i am loving the new ink colors too!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia. I love the Happy Bloom stamp set (my 2nd favorite) from this release and so I love this one of your cards the best! :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such pretty cards. I love the new Sewn With Love set.

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous cards today, Virginia. Especially like the triangles!

Susan Eliot said...

All of your cards are wonderful, but I think the Triangle one is my favorite - love the colors, the placement (was it as fun as I think to do this?), and the '3' sentiments :D

Heather M said...

Beautiful cards! Love your Trigonometry card! Your flowers are so lovely!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful cards!! Love the triangles one so much!! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :)

Harriet said...

My favorite is your triangle card. Very inventive and colorful! Your Happy Bloom card is gorgeous-perhaps it's the colorful background that makes it so striking. Thanks for the pen hint. Your sewn with love card is beautiful Thank you for your wonderful post!

Kim Faucher said...

What a great group of cards. I am really loving that sewn look

Debbie Selby said...

I love that Sewn w1ith Love set. I was trying to do a triangle card the other day and was not happy with it, but yours is perfect. Add that set to my wish list.

amymwz said...

I agree with you! I fell in love with the sewn with love set. I made my order already can't wait to get it. I love they did cross stitch stuff. It is so much fun.

Unknown said...

Supercute! Love this new release!

Lisa A creations said...

That triangle stamp set is so versatile! So many possibilities. I love what you did with it.

Sue Washburne said...

Exciting Altenew release! Great cards! Especially like the fun design and colors of your card using the Trigonometry stamp set. Really like the white embossed floral image background on your floral card too.

Carol Henderson said...

Your cards are great, but the triangle card is just amazing! The design and placement of the triangle is fantastic, but then the colors really top it all off. It is truly one of the best cards I have seen si far in this blog hop. Thank you so much for making stretch my imagination.

MJ said...

All your cards are lovely but that triangle one is Stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Megan said...

LOVE the triangle card!! Such a fun mix of colors and patterns!

Carol Rossouw said...

Altenew has done it again! What a wonderful release with beautiful sentiments and my favourite Sewn With Love stamp and die set. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Robin said...

Love the colors you used for the sewn with love flower

Sue D said...

Fabulous! Love the cross stitched look on the first one.

Shelly said...

These are all GORGEOUS, Virginia!! Love!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Barbara M said...

I am loving the cross stitch stamp set!

Laurel Beard said...

Wowza! I am a fellow sew challenged individual so this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Di said...

Wonderful cards, loving the cross stitch stamp and die set and also the Trigonometry, that is a great card you have made with this stamp, fantastic colour and design. Love the new collection by Altenew and your inspiration is amazing. Di.

Lisa Moline said...

I love all your cards! That cross stitched stamp and die set is genius! Thanks for sharing!

Eve N said...

All your cards are so lovely! The Trigonometry set looks like it will be so fun to make cards for many occasions!

Henriรซtte said...

Simply gorgeous Virginia, you did it again. Every release you made gorgeous cards with the new products. Thanks for all your idea's.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Really love the Trigonometry card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kelly Butler said...

Beautiful creations. Love this release.

Iris said...

Such pretty cards. Love the colors.

bev p said...

I am over the moon for the first stamp set, but I missed seeing the triangles! I am not big into more graphic elements too much, but this is amazing. It it bright and colorful and just so much fun. And who can ever resist an Altenew floral image. I love the stamped background elements. So pretty on that bright background. Thanks so much.

Karen Goulet said...

Yes, you are right, it is hard to believe that your first card was produced by using only stamps! It is a marvelous card and shows off your talents! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us.

phlower said...

Wow! Three very different and beautiful cards! Think I have to get the Sewn with Love set. I have been a cross stitcher for many years and like the opportunity to include it on my cards. Your Trigonometry card is so bright and fun and the Happy Bloom card is stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Marcie Lovett said...

So much fun to see all the different ideas!

jan metcalf said...

I started the hop because of your lovely card on SSS! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Cyndi Morris said...

beautiful cards. I love the Happy Blooms stamp set.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, my absolute fave is the Trigonometry one, LOVE the graphic design and color combo!

Marilyn Bronson said...

Love this release and thank you for sharing your inspiring cards with us.

foleysfriend said...

Virginia - I love the diversity of your cards. My eye is really drawn to the graphic triangles card. LOVE! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love.

sue

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the bold bouquet on the blue background - stunning!

Jill D. said...

Love the Trig card and the Happy Bloom. So pretty

Teri Smith said...

I like all your cards, but especially the trig one. Love the playful look of it & the bright colours. I have a daughter-in-law who is an engineer & would like a card just like that.

Helen Kalb said...

What a novel way to use the Happy Blom set - I just love how the full stamp in white embossing acts as a background, love it Virginia!

Daniela May said...

Beautiful cards - love the color combinations - so many ideas

sotama14 said...

Love your second card !!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great cards! I love the vibrant colors you used and I'm a huge fan of peach!

Cindaku said...

Beautiful cards. I think the cross stitching stamp set is so creative.

PennyD said...

Beautiful cards,Happy bloom card is my favorite.

Cynthia Cole said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards!

Annette Gordon said...

What amazing cards! Love the cross stitch look. So pretty.

Brandi R said...

These are so lovely! Love Altenew Florals ♥

Angela Walters said...

Virginia, All of your cards are just stunning! You did a wonderful job creating all three of them!

Betty Sue said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the stitched stamps and dies!

Christine said...

All great cards. The happy blooms card is stunning with the beautiful blue background and white embossing. Delightful!

Berina RGA said...

Wow! These cards are stunning! I love those triangles.

StampinLouie said...

You have been one busy girl making beautiful cards!!!!

Heather said...

Fabulous cards!! I love the stitched one; it really does look like it was actually stitched!

Karen H said...

The Sewn with Love stamp/die set is so unique and makes a totally awesome card. Your geometric card was very pretty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and inspiration.

Bibi Cameron said...

Heavy photo post ? Your post charged very quickly so the photos are not that heavy lol . As always love your cards . X

Suzanne said...

That sewn with love set looks like real cross stitch. Amazing.

pcm said...

i love them all! you did such a great job with these!

Amy Brown said...

All the cards are stunning! I especially love the geometric triangle card. Something about that stamp set makes me super happy and wanting to create new cards :)

Jodie Ramdas said...

Wonderful cards Virginia. I love the 3rd one the most as I love the colours you have used.

Anne-Jorunn Enstad said...

Such beautiful cards :) Love this release from Altenew.

Melody LoveGreen said...

I LOVE your Happy Bloom card ! The white embossed background and the watercolor floral on the stunning blue card ! So pretty !

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Very nice, thank you!

Ingrid den Hollander said...

The multi layered flower set is absolutely gorgeous. Whatever will they come up next?!?!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Loved your cards, love the colors you used!

Jean said...

Such pretty cards. love the cross stitch!

Joanne Herbert said...

These are just fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jo

J Brown said...

Loving all the new goodies and the fabulous inspiration, just amazing. Thanks for the chance, off hopping! Love Jane x

Aleksandra Zarzycka said...

Awesome release! Happy Bloom is a wonderful set! I love the way you have used it:)

Stefanie White said...

Awesome cards! I am so happy to see the trig set used! It’s so cool and you made a great card with it!!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great release. I love the cross stitch stamp set

Teresa Doyle said...

OH VIRGINIA, these are all stunning cards. L♡VE this release with all of these beautiful floral sets and the ink colours are DELICIOUS!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the first one with the cross-stitch flower.
I got my start into the crafting world by learning to cross stitch to it holds a special place in my heart.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards, I love your Triginomony card!

Susan Gonyo said...

Wow! This is another great release and you have made some great cards. The Trionomitry card is so bright and cheerful, I love the vellum flowers. Great job!

Patti H. said...

Your cards are fabulous, Virginia! I love them all. The Stitched look is perfect for me as I would never take the time to cross stitch a card. This stamp is so amazing & looks like it's all handsewn! I want one!!

Kelli said...

What an inspiring release! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Michelle H said...

Wow. Such beautiful cards. The cross stitched flower is so amazing.

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely cards!Thanks so much!

Heather DePasquale said...

I just love the brightly colored triangles. Altenew inks are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Luanne said...

Wonderful, beautiful cards! Love so much of this release!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great projects, love the new release. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Great Release with Infinite creative potential! Challege to pick just ONE favorite in this release! Altenew Design Team and Staff knocked this one out of the park! Great job!!!!

Craftydancer said...

I really love all your cards but I have to say the last one was my favorite. The blues look great together on that amazing stamp set.

Gail said...

Wonderful cards. Such bright beautiful colors!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Another amazing release from Altenew! Just beautiful

Teresa-WCS said...

Both of your cards are amazing - I have to say that I absolutely L.O.V.E. the one with all the triangles! Altenew has shown with this release and others that they are the bomb when it comes to florals but they also have nailed it with the trigonometry set here! So excited about the giveaway too! Thanks and now you have a new follower!

Deeps said...

I love all your cards but my favorite is the one with the trigonometry stamp and dies. It is the favorite on my list.

Sheri said...

I love the bright colors you used but I have to say that trig set really catches my eye. So different and cool!

Helen Budz said...

...these are great cards. I especially like what you did with the colorful geometric triangles, Virginia. tfs

Evelyn Quast said...

I love those vibrant colors!

Theresa said...

this is a great release and your cards are great. thanks as always for sharing.

Sandy M said...

The Sewn With Love card is beautiful. But the trigonometry card is such a fun card. I pops off the page with all the different designs. Your floral card is very pretty.

Jennifer said...

I love your designs!!! The triangles are so cool and I'm crazy about your cross stitch card too!

McStamper said...

Love your fabulous ideas.

Michelle MMMM4 said...

Your photos are so clear and crisp, they're beautiful. The card with the triangles does make a wonderful card that could be given to anyone, nicely done.

Liza Mendez said...

Your cards are very inspiring and my favorite is the cross stitched one. The effect is unreal, grabbing that set very soon.

Miriam Prantner said...

I am in love with that stitched flower! Loving what you did with the triangles too!

LauraJane:) said...

Fun mix of floral and geometric cards Virginia:))

AndreaH said...

Wow love your colour choices in all 3 cards. Beautifully coloured. TFS. Xxx ๐Ÿ’– xxx

Jen said...

WOW! I am blown away by these new stamps and your talent. They look so intricate and beautiful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Your stamping is amazing! Such beautiful cards!

Nandini said...

I love the cards. Your eye for combining colors is just amazing!

Luci Manos said...

Awesome release. Love the inspiration!

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards, Thank You for sharing!

mandalj said...

They're all beautiful cards but I love the Trigonometry one the most!

Susan T said...

Love at first sight.

Helen said...

Wow! Your cards are just wonderful, Virginia! Your use of the Trigonometry Stamps/Die Bundle is amazing!!!! Such a great release! Thanks so much for your great inspiration!

Teresa Medeiros said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the vibrant colours and the techniques you use!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the colors you chose for your flower. It is my favorite of all of your fabulous projects. TFS

berryblue said...

Your Trigonometry card is wonderful! So colorful and eye-catching! It was my favorite of all your lovely cards today!

Glenda said...

Happy Blooms is my favourite. I very much like the abstract look you achieved with the Trig set and that much could be done with it. I love a blog hop in that you do get to see what everyone does with the release and it gives you so many ideas of your own to play with also.

Maryam said...

They are all pretty amazing cards ... love them all the stitched flower is new and unique.. the triangles is so cheerful and happy and the happy bloom just gorgeous..

Annalisa Young said...

My goodness! Look at all these card ideas you've made for us. This release is really exciting, so I can see why you would be inspired to really go for it. I love that trig set; I can see so many ways of playing with that. And I really like what you did with the bouquet with the background of heat embossing then popping up a few colored flowers. That's such a pretty look. Thanks for sharing!

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the graphic card - so much fun detail and texture.

barbara macaskill said...

Ok! You twisted my arm and I am going to order the Trigonometry bundle! I can see many hours of fun playing with it! Your cards are all gorgeous! Especially the Happy Bloom Card! That set was on my first order so now I am going to place order #2!
I guess that if I can find something good to come out of my husband of 30 years walking out on me, it is that I no longer have to worry about whether he will be upset over me buying the products I love and need! I also get to watch tv in bed all night if I want to! LOL
TFS!

Sarina P said...

the Sewn with Love set has my heart, but my jaw dropped when I saw what you did with the Trigonometry set.. Gorgeous cards!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the trigonometry stamps!

Karenajo said...

Gorgeous cards - all so colorful and beautiful! This is a great new release! Thanks for sharing!

FD91354 said...

Great cards. What a fabulous Altenew release! I love this triangle set.. that is FOR ME!

3kidmama said...

WOW - Virginia, you already amaze me in the big variety you have in your artistic work. I adore the fun colors ou chose for the "stitched" flower and the triangle card is such a fun twist - just lovely work. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us and for participating on the blog hop today. Great inspiration for this new release - you really have made these stamp sets come to life!

Ruth G said...

Such fabulous projects!!! I think I might be more in love with the Trigonometry set after seeing your card!!! It's so very colorful and fun!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

Amber Ghiglia said...

Well, I think the Happy Bloom and Sewn With Love sets are my favorites from this release. Beautiful samples!!

Janice said...

The card using the Trigonometry triangles the best of the blog hop!

Robin Platt said...

Great cards but I really like how you showed us a wonderful way to use the Trigonometry stamp set.

bj martin said...

Love all the vibrant colors! The trigonometry card really caught my eye!

Kathy said...

The trigonometry set grows on me each time I see it used. Very colorful!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful cards. Love your designs. The cross stitch looks so real.

sammi said...

Great mix of cards! From soft and sweet, to fun and colorful! You've done an excellent job in showing off the new release!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the boldness of the Happy Bloom set. That blue background just captures your eye. I especially love the trigonometry card! The colours, the patterns - so fun!! That set is one of my favourites of this release

Cheri said...

All your cards are lovely! My favorite is the triangles card - very unique and has a great look to it!
I love this new Release from Altenew.

Dawn Jones said...

I love the triangles, to make them the focal point rather than a background is striking

Pat Gasko said...

Your cards are Awesome.

Barbara Van Meter said...

Love the water color affect

Judie said...

Beautiful cards! I love the style and colours of the second one!

Suenu said...

Love your use of the geometrics. I want to give them a try also.