Hello, and welcome to Altenew's 2nd year anniversary celebration! Has it been two years already since we release Painted Flowers?! :D
I still remember this day two years ago when Jen and I were both very excited (and a little anxious!) counting down the minutes for the Altenew store to be officially open. What we saw in the next couple of hours, and in fact for the next couple of years was beyond any expectation! We are very humbled to have come this far, and we would like to thank each and everyone of you who have supported us and encouraged us with your kind words.
Today, many of those who helped us grow are joining us with their creativity. We have an AMAZING line up of designers (you can't help but be inspired!) and great prizes! We hope you enjoy!
For my projects, I decided to go back to Altenew's very first release and created a few cards using stamps from that release. There is a reason why I mentioned the Painted Flowers stamp set earlier. It is definitely one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets! I just love the fact that it gives beautiful results every time, even when you stamp it randomly with no design in mind. A proof of that is the card below:
The story: Back in Feb-March 2014, when I received the first sample of Painted Flowers, I was anxious to see how it will look once stamped. I reached out for the nearest piece of scrap paper, and stamped the four flowers in the set. Once I added the little filler images, I thought instead of throwing it away I should try to make it into a card. As soon as I added the sentiment from Label Love, I fell in love with this little card! :)
Today's Painted Flowers card is inspired by a card that I had hand painted, and which in turn was my inspiration to design this set! You can see the original card here.
In my next card I used the large lace image from the Lace Up! set. I just love how it looks embossed in gold! The die cut ‘congrats' is from my friend Stephanie's shop Clearly Besotted Stamps.
Magnolias For Her was the very first floral stamp set that I designed. I had drawn a few Magnolias at the time, and could only fit three in one set. I told myself I would create another set using the remaining Magnolias. Perhaps it is time for that other set? :) The tree branch is from our Winter Cardinal die.
I have a special attachment to Dodecagram as it was the very first (approved) stamp set that I designed! Here I paired it with the Dodec Star Die.
That is it from me! but before I go into the hop details and prizes, I would like to thank May who has been planning for months to make today happen. May, we appreciate your hard work and dedication! You are a gem!
Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! This amazing prize pack includes not-yet-released stamp sets.
There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Simon Says Stamp : $30 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Ellen Hutson : $50 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : Gypsy Kit valued at $27
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- StampNation : Three 3 Month Subscriptions
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.
Altenew Special Offer:
- 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)
Your next stop at the hop is the one and only Jennifer Mcguire‘s blog!!
Pretty Pink Posh
May Sukyong Park
WOW! Embossing Powder
I love the black and pink.
Stunning cards; your stamps make such fabulous cards!
looking forward to the blog hop! My daughter told me about it. Congratulations of your 2nd anniversary!
The magnolia stamp is my favorite. We used to have a very old magnolia in the front of our 2nd Empire Victorian house in upstate NY. The stamping detail is amazing.
Wow 2 years! You certainly have come a long way! Your stamps are always beautiful and cutting edge! Gorgeous cards, especially the magnolia :)
Amazing, congrats on 2 years, here’s to many more!
Two very creative years. Thank you for a great product line.
Congrats on 2 great years!!!!!!!!
Nice beutiful cards , elegent flowers , love them all.
Fabulous creations, congrats on your two year Anniversary, wishing you many more!
Congratulations on your second Anniversary.
Great ideas and blog hop, thanks.
Happy Anniversary! Thank you for making such fantastic products!
Beautiful stamps and ink colors! Congrats on your second year and thanks for a chance to win!
Congratulations on starting year 3!
Happy Anniversary. Your products are gorgeous! I can’t get enough of the flower stamps.
Congrats for your birthDay! Hope manY more years to Come ahead with beautiful stamps and cards. So manY beautiful designs made by the design team.
oh my gosh! Where have you been all my life, you beautiful delicate tree branch die. I NEED you!!
Happy 2 Years to Altenew! No one does flowers like you ladies do! :0) Best wishes as you head in to year 3!
Awesome card creations. Congrats on your second anniversary. Wishing you many more!!
I love all the cards you share on the blog but I love the one with the blue/green flowers best. The flowers remind me of the 60’s. I love blog hops! I will be hopping along to Jen’s site.
I want, I want, I want them all. I have several of your flower sets and love them. So smart to make the color progressive inks to go with them. Loved the colors Laurafadora used on this blog.
Happy happy birthday my favorite stam company! I’m totally in love with your stam layering sets! Adorable cards for thos hop! And the giveaway is awesome! Thank you for a chance to win. Hugs and kisses from Slovenia. Tamara
I Love magnolia, so the magnolia stamp is my favorite. Happy Anniversary.
Congratulations on your 2nd aniversary! I love your designs and stampsets, but have not yet found it affordable to buy some as I live inNorway and the shipping and taxes add much to the cost. Anyway I find inspiration in following your priducts and the designes made with them. So much beauty! I especially like your flowerstamps.
Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary!! I’ve always loved the floral stamps from your company!
Congratulations on 2nd birthday/anniversary! May you have many more!
Gorgeous inspiration for these new stamps!
Love your beautiful cards.. Thank you for sharing
Happy Birthday Altenew! I love your fresh and beautiful designs!
Congratulations on your 2nd birthday. There are so many stamps I love, but Painted Flowers are my favourites.
Altenew congrats and happy birthday. These are such gorgeous stamps and DT beautiful cards, awe inspiring for a newbie like myself.
Love Altenew stamps!
Always inspired looking at your blog posts.
Congrats on your two year birthday.
My first lover from Altenew was the Magnolias for her set. And I am still in love with it. CONGRATS!!!
Happy birthday! It’s hard to believe Altenew is 2! I loved all your cards, they really showed the versatility of Altenew’s stamp sets and the fact that there is something for everyone, no matter what your style!
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! Many more creative years to you. Love your beautiful stamps and creations.
I am new to Altenew and have only seen the sets that Jennifer McGuire uses. She is so talented that I always wondered if I could recreate something. This set is gorgeous and I love the cheat sheet! I’ve got to have it and give your products a try. Your designers are awesome!
It’s hard to believe Altenew is only two years old…it’s such a powerhouse in the stamp world. The layered flowers are standouts, but your other sets are so good, too. Congratulations on your anniversary!
Congrats! I’m fairly new to cardmaking, but Altenew has quickly become a favorite of mine. The stamps are all gorgeous and I’m always amazed at what you can do with them. Can’t wait to see what is made in the future, and happy anniversary!!
Wow, what a fantastic lineup of superstars! I really enjoyed seeing some new ideas along the way! Happy 2nd Birthday, and MANY more – I adore your florals!
Happy Birthday-congrats in your success!! Love your stamps and inks! Beautiful creations!
Congrats on your birthday…your company has added so much to the cardmaking world!
Thanks for sharing these awesome card ideas. I really like the layering stamp sets from Altenew, they are great!
Still love the painted flowers stamp set :) Thanks for the hop & Happy Anniversary! :)
Happy 2nd Anniversary!
Thanks for 2 years of beautiful stamps….looking forward to more in the future :)
Love the use of color and simplicity! Great inspiration! Thanks and Happy 2nd Anniversary!
Beautiful set of cards, I am partial to the Magnolia! Great work!