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Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the Altenew Year in Review blog hop!  You should have hopped over to me from Kristina Pokazanieva’s blog.  What a great way to say adios to 2017 with some favorite Altenew projects, prizes and a giveaway!


The cards below are some of my favorites…. You can view the posts with all the information HERE and HERE that contain all the details. A little die cutting, watercoloring with Altenew Inks = Beauty.

Goodies used in above cards:

I also made something new for today’s post and what a surprise, coffee themed, lol! 🙂

I love the Altenew Coffee Splash stamp set. Paired it with some paint and ink blending and voila…

Goodies used:


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.


A $20 gift certificate to Altenew is up for grabs. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog! The winner will be notified via email!

Discount code:

FREE U.S. shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout. Offer valid from December 22nd at 12:01 am EST through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE!

Next up on the hop is Virginia Lu!!

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  1. Amy Cooley says:

    Beautiful projects this year! Merry Christmas!

  2. You think florals when you think of Altenew, but your coffee card shows that they can create other stunning stamp sets as well.

  3. KPAnderson says:

    You captured the “essence” of what coffee at your desk can seem like!

  4. great cards! happy holidays to you!

  5. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your great cards today – love the arty coffee card

  6. Really Beautiful!!!

  7. Great cards… thanks for sharing all year!

  8. Karen Hale says:

    Beautiful work. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Creative New Year!

  9. Debbie Barba says:

    BEAUTIFUL works of art! Great way to end the year with this amazing hop! So much talent and inspiration here. Happy New Year!

  10. Tara Prince says:

    Beautiful cards!

  11. Becca Yahrling says:

    All of your cards are so pretty. I really love the
    artsy coffee cup card. Fun!

  12. Love your cards, Laurel! The coffee one is just perfect! ♥

  13. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful cards, beautiful colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Jeanne Beam says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays…

  15. Lynne Ingram says:

    Lovely as always. You do great justice to Altenew products which are fantastic. Merry Christmas

  16. I’m also a big fan of the florals, but the coffee card is incredibly fun.

  17. Eva Nelson says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.

  18. love how you made your coffee card!

  19. Carol Henderson says:

    Just love the colorful floral ring! What can I say – I love flowers!

  20. Teresa Godines says:

    Wonderful projects. Thanks for all of your inspiration

  21. ambecoming says:

    I can totally relate! I am functioning on caffeine and have been for almost a year! I am trying hard to not keep going up, but probably won’t even try to cut back for at least 3 weeks. It’s a great card for those of us who get it! Thanks so much.

  22. Vicki Smith says:

    Love, love, love the coffee cup card!

  23. Beautiful cards. I love the new coffee card—very painterly and creative.

  24. Love the ink blending on the coffee card. Well done!

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Enjoying all the year in review projects! Beautiful cards!

  26. geri S. says:

    So beautiful! So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. maria c says:

    Love your cards.

  28. Pamela Parks says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Cindy K says:

    I love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Jean marmo says:

    Such wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

  31. Janelle says:

    You have wonderful style. The ‘messy’ coffee card is just perfect!

  32. Heather Nelson says:

    Lovely cards!

  33. Carla Hundley says:

    Always love your
    gorgeous cards!
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

  34. Great cards. Thanks.

  35. creativeunblock says:

    That coffee cup card is terrific! What a nice, fresh take.

  36. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards. They are so clever and creative. Great use of colour!

  37. lilola66 says:

    Such wonderful cards. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!!

  38. barbara lassiter says:

    Awesome and beautiful cards. No wonder they were your favorites! 🙂


    You’ve made lots of brilliant cards this year that have kept me watching your work. Loving the coffee cards, how up to date ! X

  40. I love your beautiful work!

  41. Carrie Erickson says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards!

  42. All your cards are wonderful!! Really like the coffee card you created for this hop…really like the sentiment!!

  43. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! The coffee card is so unique and has a bit of a coffee-stained appearance. Very cool…

  44. acraftyperson411 says:

    Beautiful cards!

  45. Iris M Soscia says:

    Beautiful cards – love the coffee one.

  46. Carol K says:

    beautiful use of color … your cards are amazing!

  47. jlingraham says:

    Beautiful fun techniques!

  48. It has been so much fun watching your tutorials you’re such an inspiration to me thanks so much

  49. Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the Hello spiraling wreath card!

  50. I do love some coffee cards!!! Terrific!!!

  51. Wonderful cards!!

  52. Lorraine Turner says:

    Laurel, great card designs I am in awe of your talent as a new crafter.

  53. Nandini says:

    Love your coffee themed card. It is so artsy! And I really love the softness of your other cards.

  54. Nana Griffin says:

    Wonderful cards.

  55. Mary Holshouser says:

    The coffee-themed card is fun.
    Love the looseness of the outlines.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas

  56. I love your designs,. Thanks for the inspiration.. wish you all the best in 2018

  57. trotskired7 says:

    Great cards!

  58. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Love the water coloring, coloring, complete card of the Hello with the Leafy Wreath….beautiful!

  59. Kris Reeves says:

    Oh that coffee set is PERFECT!

  60. All your cards are great ! (margessw@icloud.com)

  61. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel! Merry Christmas!

  62. Teri S. says:

    Great cards to showcase the year in review. The coffee splash card grabbed my attention & made me smile, even though I’m a tried & true “tea granny”. 🙂

  63. I adore your coffee card! Very unique, colorful and fun! TFS!

  64. Love your cards. Also scrolled past your nail polish mugs looking for this post. The mugs are pretty cool too.

  65. Cynthia Cole says:

    Simply beautiful cards!

  66. TracyM #6773 says:

    FABULOUS favourites!
    My favourite is your GORGEOUS negative inky wreath with the sentiment in the middle, your coffee card is wonderful too 🙂

  67. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful projects! Love the wreath ones the most!

  68. I love your year in review cards & LOVED your new card (especially the color combinations)!

  69. Nazneen says:

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

  70. Fantastic set of creations!!

  71. Christine says:

    All great cards. Love the way you use colour. All the best for 2018!

  72. Dawn Jones says:

    Love your cards and thanks for the “jolt” from the coffee!

  73. F. Andre says:

    Great work shared in 2017. Happy New Year.

  74. Nice projects! My fave is the one in the lower right hand corner of the 4pack. Thanks for the inspiration!

  75. Thanks for sharing your favorites and for making a new one.

  76. Pretty cards. It’s hard to pick out a favorite.

  77. jenny stratton says:

    I really like your Bamboo Card. I haven’t seen any other Bamboo cards in the hop.

  78. Tracy A says:

    Great cards. I especially love the coffee card.

  79. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful cards. Love one with the coffee cups. Thanks so much for sharing…

  80. karenladd says:

    LOVE that artsy coffee design and gorgeous floral cards!

  81. Stefanie White says:

    Thanks for a great year of inspiration!

  82. super stick chick says:

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

  83. mjmarmo says:

    Lovely inspiration!

  84. Nice workd, great job. Keep following your website

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