Friday, December 22, 2017

Altenew A Year In Review Hop

 

Hello Crafters! 

Can you believe we're almost to the end of 2017?! 
This year flew by!
But it seems like since I had my son they all have.  
I'm going to have a kindergartener next year.  
Everybody panic. 

One highlight of the impending new year?
Altenew's  Year in review Blog Hop. 
Welcome to it :) 



You should have arrived from the amazing Laura Jane's blog. If you're just stopping by, you've literally missed the whole thing as I am the last stop haha. You won't want to miss it so head back to the Altenew Card Blog where it all begins.

Of course for the inspiration, so many amazing cards, but also for the giveaways!
Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

Before you go make sure you drop a comment as one lucky crafter will win a $20 gift card by commenting on my blog too! Thanks Altenew. The winner will be announced here by January 5, 2018.

Alright let's talk cards shall we?  


First up is this floral beauty. For this card I combined Copic coloring with Copic watercoloring. Copic Watercoloring you say? Yep, a waterbrush and some Copic blending solution works wonders. 

You can see the original video and all the supplies here


For this card I used masking to create a one layer cupcake with a background stamp and floral details. Everything was colored with Copic Markers.

You can see the original video and all the supplies here.


Another one layer card! This time I combined distress inks and Copic markers with my masking to get a fun watercolor background. 

You can see the original video and all the supplies here.


Last but not least another one layer card. Can you tell I'm into those? 
Again I used a combination of  markers and distress ink but this time I actually used Altenew's Alcohol Markers!

You can see the original video and all the supplies here.

I did a super quick compilation video for all four cards that you can watch below. 


While ALL of the products I used are linked in each individual post I wanted to quickly share the Altenew products used to make these cards in case you found something you fell in love with. 
Happens to me all the time :) 

Speaking of products before you head to the store grab a coupon on code!


You can shop the entire  Altenew Store here. 



Last but not least we want to see your favorites from this year too!
Help us celebrate this year by sharing your favorite projects using #altenew and #AltenewBest2017 on social media!

Here's the entire hop in case you missed someone

Thanks so much for stopping in guys!
Have a great weekend!




107 comments:

  1. I “found” you just a few months ago and have been binge watching ever since!! Your coloring is amazing! Thank you for sharing all your talents with us!!

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  2. You make my day!!!!! The cards are always amazing

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  3. Your cards need to be in a picture frame. I would love to just have one of your cards for inspiration. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  4. Hi Kelly, can't find your community page, is it hiding? Lovely cards using Altenew, your talent is amazing as are your stories, thanks for teaching and telling!

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  5. That card with the tea cup and the flower inside is my favourite. Thank you for always being so honest on your card making.

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  6. So love all your cards, your coloring is amazing!!! love the tea cup cards actually all four of the cards in this blog and video! Love listening to you on your videos it is such fun listening to your process!!! Thank you so much for being you and Happy Holiday's to you and your family!!!

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  7. Love your cards. They are very pretty. Yes this year has gone by so fast. I love your shading and I am trying to get a hold of this idea of shading. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  8. stunning cards - so beautifully colored and created - adore your T cup card:)

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  9. I just so happen to come across one of your video that was the with the cat, bear whale and the dog beach scene card and I was like WOW these card just pop out at you like there is life to them and they are also colorful and I love that , so thank you for sharing your greatness with all of us. It is much appreciated. Piss I just love listening to you and learning some of your greateness

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  10. You are amazing. Your cards alway come out so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Kelly, Kelly, Kelly... your work is among my all time favorites... I LOVE watching you color so much... so inspiring!

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  12. Wow, Kelly, your coloring is stunning. Love watching your videos. Thank you for sharing your talent and creative ideas.

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  13. You are simply amazing Kelly and I love watching all of your You Gube videos! I have learned so much from you, so thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  14. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us! I very much enjoy watching all of your videos!

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  15. An amazing year with Altenew, and and some amazing cards Kelly, truly beautiful, you are a wonderful artist

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  16. Your coloring is so amazing. I love watching you create. I'll never be an "artist," but you give me much inspiration.

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  17. So amazing! I am in awe of your coloring! Thank you SO much for sharing! xoxo

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  18. That was a great idea, doing the consolidation or retrospection or whatever and listening to you talk. I enjoyed it and I've enjoyed your work all year. Don't stop~

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  19. Love your work....so beautiful!

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  20. Cards are so pretty....inspiring.

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  21. Keep on doing what you've been doing, Kelly! Your videos are always great; love seeing your process and the way you explain everything so thoroughly. Merry Christmas to you.

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  22. YOU are amazing. Love the coloring and especially the teacups. And the florals. And the cupcake. Yeah, everything.

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  23. luv'd the background on your first card!

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  24. I LOVE watching and listening to your videos. Such a talent! Keep them coming.

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  25. Love watching you colouring every card thank you for sharing these beautiful creations!

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  26. I love your colouring, I learn so much from you. Thank you and have a great christmas.

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  27. These are fantastic one layer cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques and for the inspiration this year.

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  28. al such beautifully colored cards, Kelly!

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  29. Your cards are always so beautiful.

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  30. Love you, love the cards and love love the altenew products. I might have to get the cups:)

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  31. I can watch you color and listen to your great videos all day long, Kelly! You are truly talented and entertaining at the same time! I love card making and you've been an inspiration to me to stretch my comfort zone! Thank you so much.

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  33. Kelly....you are speaking to my soul here!!! I am beyond blessed to have found you!!! You are such an AMAZING card maker and even more amazing person. I love your sense of humor and the carefree vibe you put off!! You are so much fun and i just adore you!! Thank you so much for evwrything!! Big Hugs!!!

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  34. I really hope this doesnt sound wierd, but you strike me as the type of gal that will take this the right way.. lol You have quickly become part of my morning routine and/or my evening therapy. I watch you almost every morning while I eat my raisin bran crunch and get ready to go to work.. lol You crack me up! I love watching you color, it's super relaxing.. thanks for also keeping it entertaining. You're stories are great. Thanks Kelly, for the chance to win, you're awesome! You do you, boo boo... and I'll keep watching!

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  35. Beautiful work. Love your cards. Looking forward to your work in 2018.

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  36. Beautiful cards and coloring! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  37. Enjoying all the year in review projects! Beautiful cards! The cupcake is my favorite!

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  38. I love the vibrant colors of your cards.

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  39. Love your cards. I vividly remember seeing the card with the cupcake when it was first posted. Your cupcake looked good enough to eat-- cake part looked so real.

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  40. Love your cards. I vividly remember seeing the card with the cupcake when it was first posted. Your cupcake looked good enough to eat-- cake part looked so real.

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  41. I so love your videos. I love to watch you color and I especially love your stories. I have grandsons much older than your “Peanut” and listening about him so touches my heart. Enjoy and cherish your time with your son and husband it seems like only minutes and everything is different! Merry Christmas and Thank you for all you do.

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  42. Love Love Altenew products! And I love watching you make magic with them! My favourite of these 4 is the cupcake!

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  43. Your cards and coloring are beautiful.

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  44. Love your cards. You are such an inspiration.

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  45. Beautiful cards! Great colors and design.

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  46. You keep upping your game. Amazing coloring. Thank you for raising the bar for me. I push myself and try new things because of you.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  47. So many beautiful cards. I love seeing what you create to inspire me to try new techniques and ideas. Thanks so much.

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  48. I loved the cups card the most, but all the coloing was inspiring. Thank you!

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  49. Great, stunning cards, love that your florals are so delicate, also love that you can combine floral with strips x

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  50. OMG Kelly, I can't even describe your coloring, you make objects come to LIFE right before our eyes!! I love everything you do but I remember these Altenew cards you made, that cupcake was one of my FAVORITE cards of the year!! I also fell so in love with those tea cups, of course you have to start with amazing stamps which Altenew does have, I do LOVE that company. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards with us again. Tracey Magner

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  51. Kelly, can't wait to see what you create in 2018!

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  52. Your coloring always amazes me. You have an amazing gift for it, and way more patience than I do! I love to color, but I get all kinked up when I need to do it for a project. I have seen enough of your videos to appreciate all the tips about how to fix or hide the problems. thank you for another year of inspiration.

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  53. It's been so fun following you in 2017 -- you have helped to make Altenew one of the industry's favorite companies! I'm looking forward to 2018 and your creations~ Merry Christmas! Have so much fun with your little one -- they do make Christmas :)

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  54. Just loving all your beautiful cards! What a superb colorist you are! As for this blog hop...no one should miss it because of the awesome inspiration!

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  55. Thank you for this little compilation of your gorgeous cards! I work full time at a stressful job and when I watch you I am completely taken away from all of that! I love your stories and even more I am in awe of your amazing coloring! You make everything come to life like magic! Thanks so much for all your tips and everything that you have taught me. Did you take classes in copic coloring or are you just naturally this talented? I want to improve so desperately,unfortunately working so much gives me so little time. I wish your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I'm so happy I found you....you are my friend!

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  56. Great cards, love the colours. Thanks for a year of inspiration, idea's and beautiful examples. Merry Christmas and a verry Happy and Creative 2018.

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  57. I love taking inspiration from your card designs and coloring skills. Thanks, Kelly!

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  58. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work! :)

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  59. The coloring on your cards is so vivid and amazing! Thanks for inspiring me to do more of that!

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  60. You use so bright beautiful colors on all your cards..LOVE THEM!!

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  61. As always, your coloring is stunning! I never cease to be in awe of your one-year cards! Gorgeous inspiration!

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  62. beautiful coloring on all of these!

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  63. Such pretty cards - love the flowers.

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  64. Beautiful cards! So lovely, thank you for sharing.

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  65. Kelly, seriously, I can't tell you how happy I am that I found your YouTube channel! You are such an inspiration to me regarding card making, as well as your cheerful, funny, and real life voice overs on your videos! You never fail to brighten my day! I've learned so much from you already in my short card making life! I've been a traditional as well as digital scrapbooker for years, but have steered away from card making until recently. Thanks for showcasing these Altenew products. They are fairly new to me.

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  66. Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the first You Are Amazing card!

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  67. I've enjoyed seeing Altenew through 2017, I cant wait to see what they have in store for 2018!

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  68. these cards are amazing - love the details!

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  69. The shading on your cards just make the images amazing!!!

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  70. Kelly, great card designs - my favourite being the teacups! I am in awe of your talent, as I am a new crafter.

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  71. The cards are really gorgeous! I am in complete awe of your coloring skills!

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  72. These are the most beautiful cards. The coloring is superb (I loved the tea cups the most but they were all great)

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  73. Your coloring is amazing! I especially love the one with the tea cups

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  74. Love your style and your commentary! I am getting more interested in stepping up my coloring skills thanks to you. Happy 2018 to you!

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  75. FABULOUS favourites!
    WOW - your colouring adds AMAZING dimension and LIFE to your designs!
    LOVE them ALL, with my favourite being your cupcake Mother card, the colours and sentiment tug at my heart strings, even though my Mother collects tea cups, it DELIGHTS me the MOST :)

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  76. Kelly, I love how your cards always so vibrant. Your coloring is simply amazing.

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  77. Kelly, there isn't a card you make that I don't think, "Wow!". I love your videos & your stories & your humour. Have a blessed time with your little sweetie. Happy New Year!

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  78. Love all four of these breathtakingly stunning cards! Numbers three and four are my favorites! I adore the teacups and must get the set so I can play with it! TFS!

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  79. Love the backgrounds that you did on your cards. Very nice.

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  80. Loving these, especially the stacked tea cups!

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  81. The cards are wonderful.
    Love the stack of teacups.
    So elegant and pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  82. Gorgeous coloring and fantastic cards!! Love each of your work!! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  83. I absolutely LOVe watching you color! I learn so much and your work is gorgeous!! Thank you for taking the time to do the videos.

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  84. I just discovered your YouTube channel pretty recently and love watching you create. You're very talented and are now one of my favorites!

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  85. I love the vibrant colors of markers. But to "watercolor" with them is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this unique technique.

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  86. I love your style and colouring! Thanks for providing so much inspiration this year. Happy New Year.

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  87. Love your coloring! Thanks for all the inspiration. What a fun hop!!!

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  88. You're copic coloring is incredible!

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  89. Your coloring is amazing.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  90. I love the first floral card. It's amazing!

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  91. Oh my ! That’s such a fantastic selection of cards !
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  92. Your teacup card is so cute and would be perfect for a thank you card.

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  93. Wonderful cards. My favorites are the cupcake and teacups cards.

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  94. Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  95. all your samples are beautiful but my favorites are the teacup cards!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  96. Wonderful cards. Love the colors and designs. Altenew products are so unique and beautiful. Happy New Year.

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