Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! We are close to finishing another loop around the Sun. To celebrate, my Altenew friends are having a huge blog hop to reminisce and showcase some of our favorite projects from the past year. If you are following the blog hop order, you should have come from Seeka‘s page. Otherwise, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog for the full list of my Altenew friends participating in this hop. Short story about Seeka–she is one of the first people I talked to on Instagram and has been pivotal in my card making journey. She helped me come up with a few ideas for my first video too. Even though this is not a new release, Altenew is still generous with their customers. So make sure you stick around to the end of this post to find out the details of the giveaway.

A quick recap of my Altenew Story: I joined the Altenew guest design family back in April of this year–so I cannot showcase the entire year. However, I still get just as excited to continue to contribute to the Altenew Video Inspiration Team and other new Altenew releases since then. In addition to the Altenew Video Inspiration Team, I also got accepted to the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Right now I am still working on Level 2 classes but I am so grateful to be able to learn from some of the best from Altenew. Before joining the Altenew design family, I was a loyal customer just like many of you. So to be tied to the brand has been such an honor.

Like I said earlier, my first guest design for Altenew was for their Stamp/Die/Stencil April 2019 Release. This card featuring Altenew – Geometric Landscapes was one of my favorites that I made from the release. It was this card that helped me in my own creative methodology. I turned away from my computer screen for card making tutorials, pins, and posts and started looking elsewhere for inspiration. Consequently, I ended up with the card pictured above. A night scene of the Colorado Rockies–right outside my craft room window.

Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder
Altenew

Pure White Ink Spray
Altenew

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original
Altenew|Amazon

Geometric Landscape Product

Geometric Landscape Stamp Set
Altenew

Toward the end of May 2019, Altenew celebrated 50K Followers on Instagram with an IG Hop. The theme was anything to do with the fabulous Altenew florals that we love. At this point, I do not know how many times I have shared this story so bear with me, please. It was actually a Jennifer McGuire video featuring Marika Rahtu that sparked my interest in card making. Since then, I have been inspired by Marika’s hyper realistic coloring and I have been striving to make it my own.

Peony Bouquet Stamp and Die Bundle
Altenew

Hennah Elements Stamp Set
Altenew

Fadeout Detail Ink
Ink On 3

Fiskars Swivel Knife
Amazon

This project was a fun card I made using the Altenew – It’s for You Stamp and Die Set. This was one of the first times I showcased a patterned paper on a card using the Essentials Rock Collection 6X6 Paper Pad. I decided to make the téléphone Français with a quirky French greeting. One of the reasons I am such a huge fan of Altenew is their international reach. Many of my favorite Altenew designers are outside the US and I think it shows the diversity of the designs globally.

It’s for You Stamp and Die Bundle
Altenew

Essential Rock Collection 6×6 Paper Pack
Altenew

Fine Alphabet Die Set

Fine Alphabet Die Set
Altenew

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set
Altenew

For the final card on my collage is a card I made with Altenew – Lotus and Altenew – Dot Art Stamp Set. This card has an accompanying video over on my YouTube channel about the Golden Ratio in card making. I had so much fun teaching my mathematical approach to card making. To my surprise, many of you enjoyed this video as well. I am thrilled that you all are downloading the Golden Ratio free template and using it on your projects.

Dot Art Stamp Set
Altenew

Lotus Stamp Set
Altenew

Red Sunset Mini Cube Set
Altenew

Warm Grey Mini Cube Set
Altenew

Obsidian Pigment Ink
Altenew

Antique Gold Pigment Ink
Altenew

So that is my #AltenewBest2019! Thank you all for your generous comments on IG, my YT, and here on my blog. I always read the comments and even if I do not respond, your generosity means the world to me. I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings for my card making journey!

Giveaway!

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Teri Wilson‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Keeway Tsao
Laurie Willison
Michelle Murray
Kristina Pokazanieva
Norine Borys
Gayatri Murali
Jen Schow
Mindy Eggen
Vicky Papaioannou
Ashlea Cornell
Nenette S. Madero
Janette Kausen
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Terri Koszler
Seeka
Jaycee Gaspar
Teri Wilson
Amber Rain Davis
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Anna Komenda
Erum Tasneem
TaeEun Yoo
Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Maryám Pérez
LauraJane
Kathleen Graumüller
Zinia Redo
Nancy McClelland
Kymona Tracey


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55 thoughts on “Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Thank you for so many inspirational cards!! I am so happy Altenew added you to their team. I always look forward to seeing what you have created and I enjoy the videos explaining your process. I look forward to seeing your creations in the coming year.

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  2. Beautiful cards, I love the variety of styles and techniques on all your cards, and thank you for your awesome video tutorials as well. Thanks for sharing your incredible creative talents.

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  3. These are beautiful and I like your unique approach to card design, plus your willingness to share techniques and ideas that make us think and help us improve our card designs! 🙂

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  4. Dear Jaycee
    when i see your name on a hop i surpass everybody to come and see your amazing creations and everytime i am in for a GREAT surprise. I never liked geometrical designs to say the least but you have made to appreciate them thro your creations. I really love your coloring too. wish i can one day learn from you. I am waiting for a craft room tour as well a favorite things video from you. I know that you are super busy may be one day you will do it. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a fantastic new year filled with good health and Happiness and lots of new ideas from you. with gratitude

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  5. Love your cards. The second floral card has to be my favorite. Those blooms are fantastic.
    One of the first classes I took was taught by Jennifer McGuire in person. I think she stopped
    going around teaching classes after that year. I feel so lucky to have learned from her in person.

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  6. I am really pleased I found your card making through the Altenew blog. You are very inspiring as a card making with so many amazing different ways to make a card pop. Thanks for the inspiration this year.

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  7. So happy you’ve joined the Altenew stamps. So often I need some help with ways to use my stamps and your instructional style is always so helpful. Keep the great cards coming and best wishes in the new year!

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  8. It surprises me that you haven’t been making cards all that long (tho clearly you’ve been a creative for a long time, no?). Your cards are always among my favorite — some make me gasp out loud. I can’t wait to see what you do in the new year.

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  9. I found Altenew a year ago and am so excited I did. The inspiration from the fabulous design team members is amazing. I especially love your golden ratio concept…how did I miss this?!? Well, it won’t happen again cuz I’m now following your channel!!! Thank you for all you do, and I look forward for seeing more next year!

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  10. Your cards are very beautiful and creative. I love your explanation of the golden ratio. I find in my creating that sometimes I can’t find a layout that is pleasing to my eye. I think the golden ratio will be very helpful!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    My FAVOURITE from your favourites is your “be happy” card, the inky flowers and leaves EXCITE and DELIGHT!
    THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION you share 🙂

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  12. Your cards are amazing. I love your use of grays in all of the cards in this review! I just made a note to order the warm gray mini cubes and some gray cardstock (and a note to link to it from your blog!)

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  13. Jaycee, Marika must be proud. You are a wonderful and creative cardmaker, embracing many styles and abilities. Your coloring is just beautiful too.

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  14. I’m always amazed at your “eye” for color and design. All these cards are wonderful. My favorite is the stunning card using the Peony Bouquet stamps. (Maybe it’s because I have that set and plan on copying it!)

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  15. Jaycee, you may have an advantage: Being on the Design Team for less than a year means you have fewer decisions to make on what cards to select. I love the peony card – the stamp set you used is the very first stamp set a purchased from Altenew, so it is special to me. And you certainly did it justice! And don’t be intimidated by the other designers – you EARNED your place on that team!!!

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