Altenew’s A Year In Review Blog Hop

altenew-a-year-in-review-blog-hop-graphic_12282016Hi there! Today I’m excited to join Altenew for their Year in Review blog hop. If you came from Hussena’s blog, then you are right on track! We are sharing some of our favorite Altenew projects from 2016. Here are four of mine:
laura-bassen_altenewbest2016This first favorite of mine features Sohcahtoa, Peony Bouquet & Magnolias for Her. You can see more about it on the original post HERE.
Altenew-Sohcahtoa & Peony BouquetMy second favorite card features the Tulip & Floral Shadow stamp set. I love these multi-step stamping tulip images. You can see more details from the original post HERE.Altenew-TulipThis next project uses the Sohcahtoa stamp set again…my all-time favorite set! I never tire of these gorgeous triangles. You can see the original post HERE.
Altenew-SohcahtoaThis last card features Floral Shadow from this post.
Altenew-Floral ShadowGiveaway!!!
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners
– selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th. I will also choose a winner from the comments to send one of my favorite Altenew cards to!

Altenew is running a special shipping promotion now through Friday. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal!altenew-free-shipping_dec2016
The next person on the hop is the lovely Svitlana.
Here’s the full blog hop order:
Yana Smakula
Sveta Fotinia
Erum Tasneem
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park 
Virginia Lu
Hussena Cal
Laura Bassen⟵you are here!
Svitlana Shayevich
Laura Jane
Therese Calvird
Isha Gupta
Marika Rahtu
TaeEun Yoo
Anna Kossakovskaya
Kristina Pokazanieva
Natalia Zubkova
Debby Hughes
Thanks so much for stopping by!

280 thoughts on “Altenew’s A Year In Review Blog Hop

  1. I always love visiting your site for inspiration. The mix of triangles and the flower is just gorgeous for your first card, but my favourite is the tulips… maybe because I’m hoping spring is just around the corner. Happy New Year!

  2. Love all your cards, but the last two shown here are my favorites of the four. Thank you so much for another year of beautiful cards and helpful card making tips!

  3. What fun to look back over your favorites, Laura! I love them all. I’m inspired by your last card to use my foliage stamps in a fun, new way! Heartfelt thanks for a whole year of rainbows, smiles, and happiness, Laura! ♡

  4. Love the inspiration you share. One of my favorite Altenew sets to play with that you showcased earlier this month is Happy Dreams. It is a versatile set and so fun to use. Looking forward to more Laura inspiration in 2017😉.

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  6. Your cards are bright, colorful, seemingly simple but elegant! I follow very few sites but just signed up to follow yours. Happy new year and keep inspiring others!

  7. So fun looking back with you over your favorites. I love those triangles as well, you can do so many different things with them. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Laura, every time I comment on one of your blog posts, I say the same things. Stunning. Inspirational. I LOVE YOUR STYLE!

  9. Love love LOVE the way you use colors with the Altenew stamps. You made me buy Sohcahtoa and I thank you for that, as well as your glorious inspiration!

  10. Hi, love your cards, especially the one with the geometric design combined with the flower. That is not a combination I would have thought of myself, great!

  11. Your rainbow cards make for a happy start to my day! I absolutely love the triangle card and have the original post saved on my email.

  12. You’ve designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The first, with the triangles/peony pairing, especially, catches my eye! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you: only incredibly marvelous!

  13. How in the world could you possibly narrow it down? Yours is one of my favorite blogs to start my crafting day. Love your bold colors and fun style. And super fun videos. They always make me smile. Happy new year and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

  14. Awww…I remember them well. Loved ’em then, love ’em now. And altenew is my favorite stamp company. So many nice stamp sets and inks.

  15. You never fail to get your rainbows in! And I love that! I love rainbows too. I used to have (in 1974!) a rainbow sticker on my car’s rear glass. But it slowly faded over the years and I haven’t seen another one to buy. So I’ll be preparing some rainbow cards this year. Thank you for all your inspirations! Happy New Year!

  16. Altenew is my FAVORITE stamp co. and I am in awe of the floral stamp sets. You take their products and make them shine. Your cards are classic and simple!

  17. Beautiful designs. I especially love the one with the tulips. Would so enjoy receiving one of your lovely card creations. Happy New Year.

  18. Altenew offers both beautiful and classy stamps and dies that give you endless card making design options!!!

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  20. Laura you have made so so so many lovely cards this year and these ones are just few. I adore visiting your blog and seeing your videos you always make me laugh and inspire me. I Look forward to more of your creativeness in 2017. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  21. 2016 has been a very productive year for the “queen of blending” I love your work and your great videos. Keep the hits coming in 2017!

  22. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Laura! You have done an amazing job with your Altenew goodies…in fact, I can’t even pick a fave! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2017, too 🙂

  23. Your cards are always so beautiful! Love the rainbow colors & also your great videos. I always smile when viewing you blog.

  24. When I first saw sohcahtoa I was like “well that’s cool but I have no idea how I’d use it” – you’ve made so many amazing cards with that set , the possibilities really are endless and it is so cool how you add the rainbow to a lot of your signature style cards. Love me a bit of Laura B on a rainy day!! Happy 2017 🙂

  25. I love that while all the cards are very different, there is that common theme of beautiful bold colour. Love your work Laura 🙂

  26. You make such a lovely combination of cards, Laura! I esp like when you make a video…you always make me laugh!

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Oh my, I’d asked Santa for that triangle stamp, just because of you! Santa must have lost that part of the list, since he didn’t bring it down the chimney. Well if I get lucky I can get my own!

  28. You make such fantastic cards with the triangle stamps; but I am a flower kind of girl. So, the tulip card is my absolute favorite; it is absolutely gorgeous!

  29. You are so talented in everything you do….your stamping and use of these beautiful,products and your tutorial videos showing is exactly how to use them. I love everything you share with us! So inspiring.

  30. Hi. I had a very hard time finding where to comment. Couldn’t find it on the previous girl. You have made some very nice cards. I am truly inspired by your creations. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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  32. Gorgeous cards!! I just bought a triple stamping set from Altenew (the rose one that’s the monthly spotlight) and I am looking forward to using it. From what I’ve seen from the design team it’s has potential to make beautiful cards! I absolutely LOVE your cards using the sohcahtoa stamp set. I think that’s next on my “must have” list. Your cards are so cheery and colourful. They would brighten anyone’s day if they got one. Thanks for inspiring so many and being a bright spot in our day!!

  33. So fun to see these projects again. I had flagged one of them for a layout that I wanted to try, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  34. Your cards and videos are beautiful and so much fun to watch. thank you for all that you do and continue to do in the crafting community you and Altenew have taught us all so much. may the new year bright even the more inspiration and crafting awesomeness!!!!

  35. Hi Laura, love you work all your cards are just beautiful and they wouldn’t be the same without the tittle… right ? the …

  36. I’ve never used Altenew products. THAT is going to change very soon. I was told about your products by Jennifer McGuire’s YouTube site. After seeing these beautiful cards by Laura Fadora, I canrt wait to place my first order and get started using these lovely ideas.

  37. Thanks for sharing your favorite Altenew products – I really haven’t seen many geometric shapes used on cards (other than squares, rectangles, circles), so I really like what you’ve done with the triangle set. Very original, and the use of colors is gorgeous!

  38. Two words…….HOT LIPS !!!!! Lol
    Had to say it! Lol

    I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!

  39. I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!

  40. I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real. Thank you so much for your inspirational videos. I love your sense of humor.

  41. All your cards are beautiful but the tulips are my favorite. I just bought this set and can’t wait to use it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  42. Your cards are always so cheery and beautiful. Thanks for showing us how to use the geometric stamps so well, that is not the way my mind thinks but I love the results you get with a simple shape and use of color. I love Altenew stamps and you showcased them wonderfully!

  43. SQUEAL!! Beautiful Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Hope you have a FABULOUS New Year and I look forward to seeing MORE of your AMAZING Designs in 2017!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK/WEEKEND!! =)

  44. Laura, I have watched you make these gorgeous, multicolored triangle cards and they are straight and fabulous so why oh why are mine always wonky??? You are truly the best!

  45. Loved seeing your beautiful cards again! (and after going to a science museum this week, I’ve realised why Sohcahtoa is called that!)

  46. All four are beautiful, Laura – my fave has to be the one made with the Sohcahtoa set. Thank you for another great year of cards and videos – they always brighten my day.

  47. Triangles? Triangles? How will I ever work within my COMFORTABLE little BOX if you throw in triangles? Whatever will I do? Guess I will learn to adjust and grow like you did and hopefully create something as fabulous as you did. And fabulous it is! And beautiful. And colorful. And something totally outside the box. YEAH for you! Thank you for helping me to grow.

  48. I love your style and admire the triangle cards you make! [The set is sold out, you’re so inspiring 😉 ] My bestest fav card of your favorites is the floral bestest card! Thanks for always inspiring!

  49. I love all of your cards Laura! I’m new to your blog and love starting my day off with your happy videos. Please don’t ever get tired of using your rainbows of color! They are amazing and always make me smile. They really open my eyes to what can be done with one simple stamp and a rainbow of colors! I love your coloring style! Thank you for all that you do for us & Happy New Year!!!

  50. Your cards are always amazing lady. Who knew triangles could rock so brilliantly??! 😉
    Plus your commentaries always Make me giggle, so thanks for the inspiration AND the smiles.

  51. Never hesitate to press play button on yr YT vdo because it sure gurantee me that I’ll see some pretty and clever design cards from you. Plus the fun sidetrack stories… Love all your creataions/Jan

  52. Your cards are amazing Laura! Very inspirational! I love watching your videos….you crack me up! We have a similar sense of humour! Happy New Year! 🙂

  53. Great cards, I love the rainbow colors! I enjoy seeing how different the cards come out, from different designers, using the same stamp set.

  54. I am a big fan of your card designs and love your videos. Your playful spirit helps me experiment more with my craft supplies. Thanks for sharing these pretty cards!

  55. Your set of Altenew cards are great that you’ve done justice to by using your wonderful talent. Thank you.

  56. I’m so glad you all are doing a year in review so I can see these beautiful cards again. Love your geometric cards especially. It would be wonderful to win a card from you!!

  57. I love, love, love your use of color – so vibrant, bold and gorgeous! I’d be tickled pink to win one of your fabulous cards! Thanks for the incredible inspiration!

  58. Such Beautiful, Creative and colorful Cards! Each one is a piece of awesomeness! Thank u so much for the inspiration! Would love to win a card handmade by you!

  59. I always enjoy your work, Laura! Your cards are beautiful. And it’s always a treat to see what you’ve done. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  60. Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!

  61. Your congratulations card is just gorgeous!! I love your use of color and your eye for card design. Best wishes for a wonderful and crafty 2017!

  62. Great cards. I always love your color palettes and I can certainly see why you love those triangles. I love them too! Thank you for sharing.

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