2nd Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3

by May Sukyong Park

Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_GraphicGood morning, and welcome to the last day of our 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop.

Wow! We are simply BLOWN away by your response on our blog hop. You all have amazed us with your love, comments and the orders. Thank you everyone for your continued support and sweet birthday wishes. 

If you missed the Day 1 and Day 2 posts of our 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop, make sure to check them out HERE and HERE for inspiration and an extra chance to win PRIZES!  

2016_Design team at a glanceBefore I go into the hop details and prizes, I would like to give a BIG shout out to our fantastic design team for their contributions to creativity, not only on behalf of Altenew, but to the entire papercrafting community.

There is no doubt that Altenew couldn't have come this far without the help of our extremely talented designers that showcase our products each month. We’ll never be able to thank them enough for all they’ve done for Altenew. 

In honor of our anniversary celebration, I have asked each of our design team members to share four of their favorite Altenew projects with you. They are also sharing what they like most about being on the Altenew Design Team, or what they thought when they first heard about Altenew, or what they like most about our products. 

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Agnieszka Malyszek
“I was truly honoured when Tasnim invited me to join Altenew design team. I know both talented girls, Tasnim and Jen from another DT and I knew their style and ideas would be something right up my alley! And I was absolutely right! Altenew’s releases are always fantastic, I especially love all the layering floral sets, perfect to create beautiful cards. Another thing I love about this company is the team, such amazing and kind people, so positive and inspiring! I’m really very happy to be amongst these talented gals! Congrats on 2 wonderful years, Altenew! Wishing you many more years of success ahead!”

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Amy Gray
“I have been a fan of Tasnim and Jen's work, I was delighted when they joined forces to form Altenew. I've been a fan from the first release and feel incredibly honoured to be a part of the Design Team! For me, Altenew offers a fabulous blend of beautiful, delicate designs balanced to perfection with contemporary, graphic designs. Whatever my creative mood, Altenew will have the perfect stamp set to accompany me on my creative adventures! Happy 2nd anniversary, Altenew. Here’s to many more!”

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Anna Kossakovskaya
“For me the invitation to become a part of the Altenew design team one year ago was a very important step of my crafting life. The multilayered flowers are already a legend and I’m so happy and honored I have this opportunity to play with them. And another side, that mean so much to me – our creative and talented team! And of course I’m so happy to see my two Russian speaking crafting friends here with me in one team. And I’m so thankful I’m here and can create and learn more with all these beautiful ladies!”

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Marika Rahtu
“My hubby went to the US two years ago and about that time I placed my first order for Simon and I was introduced to the beautiful stamp sets from Altenew. I also remember that for a long I went back and forth whether should I order the Magnolias for Her stamp set or not. I was so drooling over the beautiful flowers but I wasn't sure if I could ever colour them properly. Well, I decided to order it after all and it has become one of my all time favourites from Altenew. A year later, Tasnim took me under her loving wings despite of my inexperience in crafting and ever since Altenew has felt like home to me.”

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May Sukyong Park
“I met Tasnim at the CHA craft show last year and I was surprised that she recognized my work and even called my name. One month later she invited me to join her design team, and I was beyond excited and worried at the same time because I thought I wasn’t good enough for Altenew.
Whenever I doubt myself for being part of this amazing team, my sweet teammates have encouraged me with their kind words. I’m glad that I didn’t give up along the way and pushed myself to a new creative level. Happy Anniversary and many more, Altenew! So proud of you two, Tasnim and Jen!” 

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Sveta Fotinia
“My love with the Altenew started with the Persian Motifs stamp set. I still think that this stamp set is the most beautiful and genius set in the whole world! Don't believe that Altenew turned only 2 years – it feels like this company was always and I really can't imagine cardmaking without them. I admire how much ideas, novations and creations Altenew creates and want to wish to go further for new victories, dreams, achievements and tops! Love!”

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Svitlana Shayevich
“I fell in love with Altenew design with the very first release. So unique, elegant and versatile designs! If I needed to express Altenew in one word I would say – INSPIRING. Being on the Altenew Design Team is such an honor for me. A group of extremely talented, nice and amazing ladies who constantly amaze me with their creativity and sense of style. I see the great future of this company and hope it will continue to supply the papercrafting world with amazing and unique products!”

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Therese Calvird
“What I love about Altenew is that it has such a unique style! The layering sets allow stamping options that were just never there before, and with some of the most beautiful flower sets ever, this combination is unbeatable. Tasnim has created an amazing team that never fail to inspire and that is what I love, it helps me to push my own limits and to try out new techniques and of course have fun. I consider myself very lucky to be a part of all this. Happy Anniversary Altenew!”

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Yana Smakula
“It was a very big moment for me to join the Altenew team in Spring of 2015. I first discovered Altenew on Jennifer McGuire's blog and I was truly fascinated with the Painted Flowers and Vintage Roses stamp sets. Almost 2 years later these are still among my absolute favorites.”

I hope they continue to share their talents and creativity with all of us! Please be sure to stop by each of their blogs and leave them lots of love.

Altenew_AnniversaryBlogHop_Sponsor_GraphicAltenew 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)

PRIZES:

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:

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.

Your next stop at the hop is the incredibly talented Laura Bassen!

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Laura Bassen
Therese Calvird
Ellen Hutson
Amy Gray
Joni Andaya
Freckled Fawn
Debby Hughes
Lydia Evans
My Sweet Petunia
Kelly Griglione
Isha Gupta

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Karen S. April 9, 2016 - 10:38

How nice to meet the “people” behind these wonderful creations!

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Diana K April 9, 2016 - 10:45

Happy Birthday, Altenew! I rue the day your company was born :) Just sayin’.

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Sabrina Radican April 9, 2016 - 10:48

Great hop, Beautiful cards and Fabulous new release!!

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Cathy Homan April 9, 2016 - 10:49

Absolutely gorgeous cards! This blog hop has been amazing. Wish I could buy it all!!!!

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Sandy Redman April 9, 2016 - 10:49

I loved the blog today. It was fun reading the comments from each designer and seeing four examples of their work. You really got to see how much variety you have on your team. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

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Michele K. Henderson April 9, 2016 - 10:51

There is so much inspiration and great design from all your designers! each card is a masterpiece!
Take care!
Michele

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Carol Hartmann April 9, 2016 - 10:54

My goodness, so many beautiful goodies. Awesome hop today. The top-notch participants as well as your creative designers were truly inspiring!! Happy Anniversary!!

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MoJo April 9, 2016 - 10:55

Happy Anniversary! What an exciting way to celebrate too!

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Miriam Prantner April 9, 2016 - 10:55

You have such a talented team! There is always so much inspiration here!

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Kate S April 9, 2016 - 10:57

So fun to see so many cards—love all of them

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JanetB April 9, 2016 - 10:58

It is so fun to see each designer’s different approach to creativity. Unique and beautiful, one and all!

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Pai Meng April 9, 2016 - 10:58

altenew seriously has some of the best DT talent. It must help that they have such awesome products to work with!

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TracyM #6773 April 9, 2016 - 10:59

WOW – your really have a WONDERFUL team Tasnim!!!
Apart from being SUPER TALENTED, they sound like TREASURED friends too!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Anniversary and THANK YOU for ALL you do to INSPIRE and TEMPT us with your AWESOME Altenew designs :)

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TracyM #6773 April 9, 2016 - 11:07

SORRY Jen … I meant to include your name with Tasnim’s
… it’s well past my bedtime, think I will have to leave my hopping until I’ve caught up on some sleep :)

HAPPY 2nd Anniversary to you both!!!

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Sue VanDeVusse April 9, 2016 - 10:59

Your design team is top notch! I have loved seeing all of their beautiful creations.

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Laurie April 9, 2016 - 11:00

So many lovely samples made with wonderful Altnew products. Congratulations on your anniversary!!

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Brandi R April 9, 2016 - 11:01

Amazing group of very talented ladies! Gorgeous group of projects. Thank you to all of you for bringing so much beautiful inspiration with an amazing line up from Altenew! LOVE ♥

Happy Anniversary, Altenew ♥♥

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Sofia Almeida April 9, 2016 - 11:03

Great design team! Happy Birthday!

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Daylene S April 9, 2016 - 11:05

You have so many great stamps (I’m especially fond of the florals) and a wonderful design team! Thank you for this opportunity to enter a contest and at the same time see so many great ideas and new products!

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Julie April 9, 2016 - 11:06

Such a great hop. I love your sentiment sets and cityscapes. Great detail.

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Carolyn Gardner April 9, 2016 - 11:12

Happy Anniversary to you. I first learned of your beautiful stamps on Jennifer McGuire Ink and knew immediately I would want more. I love the floral cards made by so many, your stamps have an elegance that is rare.

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Harriet Skelly April 9, 2016 - 11:18

Wow! So much goodness in one post! The DT rocks!

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Donna Phelan April 9, 2016 - 11:19

What glorious artwork! Off to HOP with hot coffee in hand! :)

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Ruchi Manglick April 9, 2016 - 11:19

Wow!!! You have very talented DTs Altenew….Love their craft work a lot and inspired too. Thanks for giving all of us a chance to see these beauties and winning goodies. Happy anniversery to you once again and wish you many more to come. :)

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Ashlee M April 9, 2016 - 11:20

Happy Anniversary!!! Love your amazing products:)

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Amrita Pettus April 9, 2016 - 11:22

Happy Anniversary! What a great hop!

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Cindy Aguirre April 9, 2016 - 11:24

Wonderful cards! Great job design team!

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Amy McCue April 9, 2016 - 11:27

Congrats on two amazing years of inspiration!

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Dot Freel April 9, 2016 - 11:29

What a fantastic hop it’s been with the most beautiful cards. I want a lot of the older ones now and definitely need some of the new ones.

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Nancy W April 9, 2016 - 11:29

Fun blog post today. I love reading about the very talented designers for Altenew.

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Christina Lee April 9, 2016 - 11:30

Been enjoying myself during the past 2 days of blog hopping! Gonna start today’s hoping journey~~
again, happy anniversary Altenew! Please keep growing and produce more fabulous stamp sets!!

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Nan G April 9, 2016 - 11:31

Love the work of the designers!mcant wait to start playing with the painted flowers set.

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Ina April 9, 2016 - 11:31

Such an amazing product and amazing designers. I’m always find inspiration.

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Valerie Bullock April 9, 2016 - 11:33

Congratulations on your anniversary!! Your products are high on my list of favorites and I love following along with your design team for inspiration! Keep up the good work!!

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Raluca Vezeteu April 9, 2016 - 11:34

Gorgeous cards from amazing people! Love today’s post! xx

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Nymway April 9, 2016 - 11:37

Happy anniversary! No wonder all those cards are wondreful when you have such wonderful products to work with! :)

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Regina April 9, 2016 - 11:39

Loved seeing all the comments from the design team. You can tell they love the product and love designing with them.

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Ellen S April 9, 2016 - 11:39

Such amazing talent on the design team and gorgeous projects!

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Rachel Bergfeld April 9, 2016 - 11:41

You have such a great group of inspiring ladies on your design team! I love looking at all of their creations!

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Sandra Bannert April 9, 2016 - 11:42

Great idea, may :) Some of the cards I remeber <3 awesome

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Ruth Carnes April 9, 2016 - 11:43

These are all such beautiful cards! What a very talented design team!

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Lynne Ingram April 9, 2016 - 11:45

You have the most beautiful stamps and the greatest of designers. Happy Anniversary.

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Alyssa S April 9, 2016 - 11:48

Such an amazing and wonderful design team! They are all so unique and do such beautiful work. Thanks for the continual inspiration!

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Nadja April 9, 2016 - 11:52

Happy Anniversary! Such an inspiration!

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Kathy Mc April 9, 2016 - 11:55

Great post, May, summing up the great design team and their favorite creations. Congratulations on 2 years of success! Off to hop now.

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Barb H. April 9, 2016 - 11:57

Such inspiring creations.

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Nana Griffin April 9, 2016 - 11:57

Loved seeing so many wonderful ideas. It was a great hop all three days.

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Carol Didier April 9, 2016 - 12:04

I have really enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration for the last three days of blog hopping. You have an extraordinarily creative design team. It’s like a United Nations of designers. Wishing you lots of success in the future!

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joy meadows April 9, 2016 - 12:05

Each of the designers on your team bring such different styles with their creations! It was fun reading their comments today. Here’s to many more years for your company.

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Dottie April 9, 2016 - 12:08

Love looking at all these ideas since I am new to card making

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Megan April 9, 2016 - 12:08

Such an diverse DT! Love all their different ideas and techniques!

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