Thursday, November 29, 2018

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello dear friends,

I'm so excited to be joining the Altenew Crafty Friends blog hop today! You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog.

Over the years I've received many amazing opportunities in the paper crafting industry, which I am so very grateful for! However, what I am most grateful for is the friendships I have made through crafting. I wouldn't be here without the constant support of crafty friends, who cheer me on, are not jealous of my success and are there for me when I'm down. 

I've made several good friends through crafting, some of them I talk to daily. I will only mention the two closest, otherwise I'll never finish this blog post hehe! Both of these Ladies I've been friends with for about 3 years. One is Altenew's very own Enza Gudor, who besides being a talented crafter, is also an amazing person! We are the same age, grew up with the same values, we have quite similar way of thinking. Fun fact (she will kill me for this), as much as we have in common on the inside, we couldn't be more different on the outside. Apart from the fact that she is a brunette with gorgeous Italian olive skin, I'm blond and have very fair skin - I'm pretty tall, and she is tiny (I won't say how tiny cos she really WILL kill me), so I often tease her that we are TWINS. You know like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito :D. My dear Peperina, if you read this, I love you lots!

And then there's this crazy chick that calls herself the crazy paper lady, Thi Tran, who I started talking to on a Facebook platform all those years ago. She loves crafting but doesn't  share a lot of her work online. We talk a lot about life, crafting and Netflix hahaha! I actually met her in person because she lives in one of my fave places in the whole world, New Orleans! We visited last year and of course Thi took me to all the craft stores! She is just such a funny, cheerful, down to earth person - I love her! By the time this post goes live, she will just have delivered her 3rd baby! I'm so excited for her!

THANK YOU to all my crafty friends for making my life better - you know who you are <3. I can only hope you feel the same way! 

I promise I'm getting to my projects too :). Right now!
Here's what I've created:

These cards are my type of cards. They incorporate everything I love: stamps, dies, flowers, fussy cutting, embossing, color, texture, dimension and and and...

I made two top folding, A2 size card bases. I created two A2 size panels which I embossed in gold. The two stamps I used for this: the Rustic Linen and the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp sets. I then die cut  two panels from white card stock, using the Watercolor Stripes Cover die

I then assembled my cards and stamped the sentiments directly onto the card fronts. I stamped and die cut the word YOU twice, using the super stunning Botanical You stamp and die bundle. I placed these above my stamped sentiments and popped them up with pop dots. 

I fussy cut out a bunch of flowers from the Glitter Flurries washi tape and arranged them on my cards the way I liked them. Once I was happy with the way they looked, I glued them down. And this finishes off my cards for today!

Promotions and Giveaways: 

Altenew is offering free US shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11.29.2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12.01.2018 at 11:59 pm, EST. 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 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and the Altenew Scrapbook blog on December 15th, 2018. 

I will also draw a winner here on my blog, to receive a $20 gift certificate. So comment away!


Thank you all for your sweet comments! I apologize for not answering all, I'm only able to answer from my phone and it takes ages. For some reason answering from my PC hasn't worked for months and I can't figure out why :(. I'm really sorry!

So the winner is Melissa Smith! Congratulations! Please contact me at so I can tell you how to pick up your prize!


I hope you like today's inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is Meghann Andrew! I'm going to include the full blog hop list down below!

Have a wonderful day!