Video : Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!


Seriously this three day hop has been so wonderful, how can you not be inspired!  If you arrived here from Laura Bassen’s blog (Love!) then you are in exactly the right place (if not, then you best start here at the Altenew blog so that you don’t miss out on anything).


For my first card I chose to use the Beautiful Day stamp set and these flowers make me sooo happy….   swoon, honestly one of my most fave flower sets ever, thank you Altenew!  I added an embossed sentiment from the Sohcahtoa set, which is another ‘well loved’ set for me.  I actually made this card for the hop and then thought I might as well make it again and film as I created so that you could watch the process.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

Forever Fabulous - Detail copy

Forever Fabulous copy

And I couldn’t stop at one card so I decided to use one of the new mini stamp sets.  This is the Peach Tree and it has all the wonderful layered stamp goodness of Altenew.  I kept it fairly CAS and Prismacolor penciled in some backgrounds to create a masculine design.

Thinking Of You - Detail copy

Thinking Of You copy

Now it wouldn’t be a birthday party without some fun offers and BIG prizes……..

Altenew Special Offers

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)

  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)


Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!


There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

From here you are hopping along to Ellen Hutson the CLASSroom and the most incredibly talented Julie Ebersole.  Have Fun!


Forever Fabulous – Other Supplies:

559 thoughts on “Video : Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

  1. What a beautiful card. Those stamps are gorgeous, and I love how you used all those lovely shades of gray and then one pretty blue blossom. Impeccable stamping. Might have to put this set at the top of my “must have” list. And your second card is a wonderful masculine card. Those trees are fantastic! Fabulous card, Therese. As always! : )

  2. Two absolutely gorgeous cars!! Love your work Therese, as always 🙂 Thank you for being on the Altenew team!

  3. The flowers are just so darn pretty!
    But now I am liking the colors too!
    Thanks for sharing
    I really need to get a set and try them out!

  4. Wow! What great projects! I am in love with the color combinations and use of Altenew stamps. Thank you!

  5. Beautiful day is my fave too, so versatile! What a gorgeous take on this stamp set with beautiful contrast and shading! Love the peachy tree too!

  6. Definitely “forever fabulous” Therese, and I agree this flower is extraordinarily beautiful 🙂 The greys look very elegant. Love how you positioned the two flowers and as always thank you or the video to see your work in action 🙂

  7. Two beautiful cards !
    Thank you for the video of the first one. I like the colours of your stylish card. The “long panel” for the sentiment is a great idea; it makes it look elegant.

  8. Wow! What beautiful cards. The contrast of the blue and gray is stunning! Thank you for sharing your creativity and adding to my wish list!

  9. You are one of my favorite cardmakers. I have the Beautiful Day set and I will be using your card as inspiration to make one of my own.

  10. I love both of your cards Therese especially that beautiful flower and I love the masking and your much more neutral shades for all but one of the flowers giving the spotlight effect, and then the three tree panels which would make a great masculine card. x

  11. Beautiful cards. I love the subtle canvas weave texture you achieved with coloured pencils on the background of your second card! Very interesting!

  12. You’re right – the new greys are beautiful! Mine are on order…
    I love both your card designs.

  13. Beautiful card! I love the placement of your flowers and the coloring on the first one and great triptych on the second!

  14. Awesome cards! I also love the beautiful day stamp set! It is so gorgeous! And I love the color combination you used on that card.

  15. Love both cards! The spotlight coloring on the floral card is gorgeous. I adore your masculine card; I find creating masculine cards to be a challenge so I appreciate the inspiration.

  16. I love that Beautiful Day stamp set, too. Your card is lovely. I also liked seeing an example of a card using the mini tree set.

  17. Beautiful, Therese, gray and blue – lovely combination. Your tree card is excellent as well. Great company, great designers, simply the best.

  18. Wonderful cards! Love the softness of the first one. The trees…well, that is just fun. Love the design ♥

  19. What a beautiful cards!! I have this ‘Beautiful Day’ stamp set n totally love it. Your card gave me more ideas of using this stamp set in many more ways. Thank you so much. Love your all cards. 🙂

  20. What a beautiful card. I just ordered this stamp set and I can’t wait to get it so I can play and have some fun.

  21. The peach tree card is darling! The “Beautiful Day” stamp set is among my top 3 favorites (Vintage Flowers and Painted Flowers) but to be truthful, I love all 20+ Altenew sets (images and sentiments) in my arsenal. To say I’m a little obsessed is an understatement because I’m still adding and this doesn’t include the dies and inks. 😀 Happy Anniversary Altenew and happy crafting everyone!

  22. (oh, guess my first comment disappeared o.ô) Both cards are lovely, but especially the 2nd one is my favorite <3

  23. (Ok, 3rd and last try.. my comment isn’t appearing here >.<)
    Your cards are both lovely, but especially the 2nd one is my favorite <3

  24. WOW Therese, both of your cards are really lovely. This hop IS full of inspiration and I am totally enjoying it! I always love when a hop has such great video tutorials with such fntastic designers! Makes us ALL winners. TFS!

  25. Your isolated blue flower with the grays is just stunning, Therese! And I’m thrilled to see Peach Trees used as mine is still in the package. Thanks for inspiring me.

  26. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the masculine one, those r harder to come up with. Yours was very nice.

  27. Both of your cards are beautiful. I really like how you add a touch of color to the first card, gorgeous.

  28. Your cards are wonderful and I love the beautifully colored flower. We so seldom see flowers colored in blue so I find them to be especially appealing.

  29. Both cards are beautiful. Your first card is my favorite. Thanks for providing the video.

  30. Such a beautiful card….truly stunning! I also love that peach tree….another must have!

  31. Therese, beautiful! Love, love, the forever fabulous card, the color combo is gorgeous. Thanks for the video, sharing and inspiring.

  32. Such lovely cards…I’m especially drawn to the blue-gray one and that is not a color combo I myself use…maybe I will now! Thank You!

  33. Your cards are ALWAYS so wonderful and you videos are fantastic! What great new products from Altenew!

  34. This is the first time I have visited and I will def be back. Your cards are lovely and your tutorial was great.

  35. Both your cards are beautiful, but my favourite is the first one. Love the grey and blue combination. Happy 2nd anniversary Altenew!

  36. Such pretty cards Therese. Love the soft tones on the first one… and oh, the flower arrangement is amazing… the trees are awesome on the second.

  37. The Beautiful Day stamp set went in and out of my cart several times yesterday! Seeing your card makes me realize I made a mistake not buying it, but it remains at the top of my Wish List for future purchases (can’t buy everything we want all the time LOL). Also love the simplicity & elegance of the Peach Tree card!

  38. Your cards are outstanding as always. I have the floral stamp set and I love seeing how other designers use it…very helpful!

  39. Beautiful cards! Beautiful Day is a gorgeous set! I Love the blue and grey tones you chose on the first card; they gave it that subtle pow! Thank You for sharing them!

  40. Love the neutral colors with the pretty blue. Gorgeous card! Thanks for providing a video.

  41. I like the spotlighting of the blue flower on the first card. I also liked the white embossed sentiment on the navy strip dI liked the C & S style of the second card. Thanks

  42. Beautiful cards and beautifully created. I especially love the Beautiful Day stamp set!

  43. So glad I found you (that sounds a bit creepy, huh?) What I mean is you’re such an amazing card artist with a unique sense of design. And so inspirational. Altenew really got a winner when they found you.

  44. Awesome card! I love the blue and gray and that bouquet, gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks too for the great idea on how to use the mini set. So inspiring!

  45. I’m in love with the Caribbean Sky ink. The blue flower really pops off the card. Beautiful!

  46. Both of your cards were so nice, but the Beautiful Day (my new favorite stamp!) is especially stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  47. love the first card – I´m starting to get addicted to the Altenew flowers after hopping along for three days 🙂 🙂 🙂 TFS!

  48. I love it! I forget just how pretty leaving all but one flower outline colored. I also own one of these mini tree sets and you just inspired me to make a masculine card. (One off the harder cards for me to make.) Thank you.

  49. Oh this is so pretty with the blue and gray! I LOVE these flowers in this stamp set !tfs

  50. I really love this color combo. The one blue flower makes it striking. What a great idea.

  51. Two very pretty cards. I am getting more inspired with a one color flower and the rest left untouched as I go through the hop.
    Thanks for sharing

  52. Wow!! stunning cards. I love the pop of blue on your first card and the silhouettes on the second card.

  53. Both cards are wonderful! I too think “A Beautiful Day” is one of my favorite floral stamps. Love the idea of the trio of the tree stamp.

  54. Your cards are wonderful and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the video too!

  55. Oh Therese, your floral card is absolutely stunning! I’m desperate for those stamps, and you’ve made the yearning so strong! Beautiful work!

  56. Love the blue and gray of the first card. Beautiful color combination. Love the simplicity of the second card. Nice job!

  57. Hey Therese…I absolutely “love” that warm gray with the blue….so darn pretty! Thanks for sharing Therese.

  58. Beautiful. The gray is interesting. I don’t usually associate that with flowers, but you made it work.

  59. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Therese!!!
    LOVE your GORGEOUS colours and ELEGANT flowers, LOVE your BEAUTIFUL tree panels too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video, I really do enjoy WATCHING the layering stamps in action and to LISTEN as you CREATE, I learn SO MUCH 🙂

  60. Fabulous cards! The Beautiful Day set is one of my favourites & I love the softness off the grey with the blue. Really lovely.

  61. Very, very nice. It is so much fun to watch the layering process. I liked the unusual use of gray. Very pretty, the peach trees too!

  62. I love the colours you have used (and I can’t even see the blue in the grey!). Gorgeous card.

  63. Very different using the grays with the blues & minimal color!! That stamp set is awesome looking! I’m building up my layered stamps collection because I think they do an awesome job to make a beautiful card!!

  64. I have all of the ink sets except the grays. That will now change. I love the grays for the leaves to the flower colors show up more. Thanks for sharing that, I’m inspired.

  65. Your cards are wonderful. I’m especially drawn to the first card. Love the video on it thanks ever so much.

  66. Great cards. I’m really partial to the first; those grays with just one blue flower is a beautiful combo. Thank you for taking the time to make a video. I really enjoy watching them and I learn a lot.

  67. Love how the blue flower stand out in the first card! And the second one is so cute with the little trees!

  68. Great cards Therese – love the masculine card with the prisma coloured boxes – cool. The flower is gorgeous – such a hard decision for me between that and the Peony Bouquet set – shame the budget wouldn’t stretch to both lol.

  69. Another wonderful set that is on my wishlist. I adore the colours you used here, I don’t use blue enough but it’s beautiful!

  70. This bloghop is amazing. So many beautiful cards and ideas. I can´t wait to have my first stampset from Altenew. It is hard to get one in Germany.

  71. I love both of your cards. The flower from the Beautiful Day stamp is gorgeous and the color combos of the new blue and grey ink are fabulous.

  72. Fabulous cards! I love the neutral colors with just a pop of blue color for the first card (and yes, I am partial to blue flowers). I also love tree cards (and have many tree stamps) — thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  73. Gorgeous cards! I’m partial to the Beautiful Day flower card – love the coloring and the design!

  74. Wow–loved both your cards. The b&w with that splash of color? Fabulous. And I love how you used the mini set. I never would’ve thought of putting 3 in a row. Thanks for your work!

  75. Beautiful cards, but my favorite is the first card the use of the grays and the blues makes your card stunning. Very inspiring.

  76. Gorgeous cards! Love how you used ‘beautiful day’-current fave set 😉 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  77. I absolutely love your style, I wish I could think of the proper name for it. It is just stunning. THANK YOU so much for the inspiration and new ideas. Great job.

  78. How beautiful! I love the color of blue in the one flower, what a great new color. The grays are lovely too. I actually thought you may have watercolored the flowers at first glance. I did not realize it was a layering set. TFS!

  79. I just love the blue and grey flower, Therese! You always inspire me to try
    new techniques and color combos. The Peach Trees create a fun design also.

  80. Love the blues and grays on your pretty flower card and the trees do make a very nice masculine card !!!

  81. What a unique card. I love the blues and greys on it. This floral set is a favorite of mine. It always looks beautiful.