Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Altenew October 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway)

Welcome to the Altenew October 2017 Release Blog Hop!  I am excited to join in with fellow Scrapbookers and bring you inspiration using the new "Our Family" Scrapbook collection.  You should have arrived here from the talented Erum Tasneem's Blog.  If you're just now joining in the Hop, you can also visit the Altenew Scrapbook Blog or Card Blog to get started.

I loved working with the new "Our Family" Scrapbook collection.  There are so many fun, bright colors and lots of embellishments to work with.  I used the collection to create a layout with a photo of our oldest daughter, from a recent weekend trip.

I loved the color and diagonal stripe on this patterned paper, so I knew it was perfect for my background paper.  It's always fun to follow a diagonal design, and I love the way it turned out on this layout.  I mixed some of the wood pieces, chipboard pieces, die cuts, enamel dots and stickers to complete my layout.  I love to mix a bit of everything!!

You can find the NEW releases HERE.

Our Family Scrapbook Collection
  • Description:
This scrapbook collection is right on trend with fresh colors, watercolored elements, geometric designs, and florals (of course!).  The papers and embellishments have been designed to help you document your precious family memories, but are versatile enough to use on any layout, journal, or card project. 
The kit contains: 
  • 18 sheets of premium 12x12 double-sided patterned papers (36 designs)

  • One 3"x4" photopolymer stamp set
  • 12 3"x4" watercolor journaling cards
  • One 8.5"x11" sheet of 20 cardstock stickers
  • One 8.5"x11" sheet of 15 cardstock die cuts
  • One 8.5"x11" sheet of 16 chipboard stickers
  • Two 6"x12" sheets of chipboard alphabet stickers
  • One 5"x6" sheet of 17 adhesive wood veneers
  • One 4"x6" sheet of adhesive enamel dots
  • One metal die (approx. 3.5"x4.5")
  • One roll of washi tape (15mm x 10m)

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 Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 4th.

Now you are off to visit the talented Debby Hughes Blog. And just in case you get lost along the way, or need to start from the beginning of the Hop, here's the full Blog Hop order.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Crate Paper | Fun Times

Fall is my favorite!  And one of our favorite fall family activities is the fair!  The kids love the rides and the fair food is always so good...even if it isn't good for you.  The Crate Paper Carousel collection by Maggie Holmes, is made for documenting fair photos.  I combined it with a fun cut file, to create multi-patterned paper look on my layout, today.

I cut the cut file design in two different sizes, and then backed each of the open spaces with a different patterned paper.  Once I had that finished, I layered the two cut files, adhering the smaller one with pop dots for dimension.  I placed my photo near the bottom right-hand corner, and layered it with the title.  Then I tucked in a few other embellishments to draw attention to the photo.

I created a second cluster area at the top left-hand corner of the layout, to give the page balance.  Those cut flags from the chipboard sheet were a must have on the layout!  And I couldn't leave off the adorable ferris wheel chipboard embellishment!  I also worked in some of the puffy stickers, to add more interest to the layout.

When I thought I had everything finished, I spied the cute Sticky Note Banner Shapes and had to find a way to incorporate them.  The scalloped half circles fit right in, tucked under the edge of the outer circle, and I love the way it turned out!

You can also find ways to use the Carousel collection for everyday photos and special occasions.  It would be great for a girly themed birthday layout!