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:
Altenew
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!

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Altenew-Sohcahtoa

Hello there! Today I have a colorful, geometric project to share with you featuring on of my all-time favorite stamps sets by Altenew: Sohcahtoa.Altenew-SohcahtoaI don’t think I’ll ever tire of creating patterns with triangles. Sohcahtoa has several sizes & patterns of triangles which I layered here using a ton of gorgeous Altenew inks.
Altenew-SohcahtoaI love how the Altenew inks come in sets of four with four shades in each color family. It made this card a breeze to stamp. Using the MISTI helped a lot to get my triangles straight and evenly stamped.
Altenew-SohcahtoaI added an embossed sentiment from the Celebrate stamp set. I thought the clean, modern font paired perfectly with this geometric design.
Altenew-SohcahtoaHere’s a video to show you how I created this card.
GIVEAWAY!!
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew…woot!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Before I go I just want to mention that I am beginning the process of migrating my blog over HERE. I will continue to post both places until I make the final switch. I am SLOW:)

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Altenew-Baby Zoo

Hello again! Today I have a project featuring the adorable Baby Zoo stamp & dies from Altenew. These baby animals just make me smile and so I added a sentiment from the Halftone Smile set along with the coordinating die.Altenew-Baby ZooI decided to walk on the wild side and ink up my animals in unexpected colors. I used three  inks on each animal to give it that gradient look. The Altenew inks work beautifully for this technique along with the MISTI that help a ton, too.
Altenew-Baby ZooHere’s a video to show you how I made this card.

GIVEAWAY!!
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew…woot!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Altenew-November Release Blog Hop

altenewbloghop_nov152016Hi there! I’m excited to be joining Altenew for their November release blog hop!
Altenew-Happy DreamsMy first project features the new Happy Dreams stamp set. I embossed the feather image in clear onto watercolor cardstock. The I did some “smoothing” with distress inks and added some tiny black flicks with Gansia Tambi paints.Altenew-Happy DreamsThis next project showcases the gorgeous new Adore You stamp set.Altenew-Adore YouI embossed the blooms in clear and then blended in several different Altenew inks.Altenew-Adore YouTo celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.
Here is the full blog hop order:
Altenew
Debby Hughes
Wanda Guess
Lydia Evans
Yana Smakula
Amy Gray
Kathy Racoosin
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lisa Spangler
Marika Rahtu
Jennifer McGuire
Therese Calvird
Joni Nina Andaya
Sandy Allnock
Svitlana Shayevich
May Sukyong Park
Laura Bassen
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Altenew-Geometric Flowers

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Altenew blog featuring the Geometric Flowers stamp set.Altenew-Geometric FlowersDid you guys ever play with a Spirograph when you were little? Oh man, this stamp set brings back so many fun memories!!
Altenew-Geometric FlowersI did an emboss resist using one image from the set and stamping it repeatedly to make this big geometric spiral design and then blended several Altenew inks over top.
Altenew-Geometric FlowersHere’s a video to show you how I created this card.

GIVEAWAY!!
Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew….woot!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Altenew October 2016 Release Blog Hop

altenew-october-blog-hop-720x450Hi there! Today I’m excited to join Altenew for their October release blog hop.
Altenew-Bold BlossomMy first project features the Bold Blossom stamp set. I am such a sucker for these gorgeous multi-step stamping sets. For the blossoms I used Blush & Rouge. For the leaves I used Mountain Mist & Lagoon. These ink colors are amazing! The sentiment is from the new Celebrate stamp set.
Altenew-Bold BlossomMy next card showcases the Simple Flowers stamp set.
Altenew-Simple FlowersI love these funky floral images. Using my MISTI I used two ink colors for each bloom to get a gradient look. I used a combination of Simple Flowers & Floral Frame for my sentiment.
Altenew-Simple FlowersTo celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Thursday, October 20th on the Altenew blog.

Here is the full blog hop order:
Altenew
Laura Bassen←you are here😊
Marika Rahtu
Debby Hughes
May Park
Svitlana Shayevich
Amy Gray
Nicole Picadura
Yoonsun Hur
Lydia Evans
Yana Smakula
Jennifer McGuire

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Altenew-July 2016 Release Blog Hop

July2016BlogHopGraphic_UPDATEHi there! Today I’m very excited to be joining Altenew for their July Release blog hop! They are releasing 16 new stamp sets, paper, and washi tape! All new products will be available tomorrow, July 29th at 9am EST for you to purchase.
Altenew-TulipMy first project showcases the beautiful new Tulip stamp set. I just love these multi-step stamping floral images. I added a sentiment from the new Floral Shadow set.
Altenew-TulipThis next card features the Floral Shadow set.
Altenew-Floral ShadowI inked up each image with two ink colors for a gradient, multi-colored look. So many fun techniques you could try with these solid floral images and fantastic font combinations on the sentiments, too!
Altenew-Floral ShadowThis last project features the Big World set.
Altenew-Big WorldAfter multi-step stamping the globe, I masked it off to blend in Antique Linen for a subtle background.
Altenew-Big WorldGIVEAWAY!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, August 5, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 6 on the Altenew blog.

I also have a $30 gift certificate to give away to the Altenew shop! Leave me a comment for your chance to win!

Here is the full hop order:
Altenew
Laura Bassen<-you are here!
Therese Calvird
Patricia Roebuck
May Sukyong Park
Lilith Eeckels
Sveta Fotinia
Keeway Taso
Flora Monika Farkas
Svitlana Shayevich
Evelyn Yusuf
Amy Gray
Agnieszka Malyszek
Eunyoung Lee
Lydia Evans
Yoonsun Hur
Yana Smakula

Thanks so much for hopping by!