Are you up for the challenge? A Year in Review Challenge 2019

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Inspiration Challenge 2019 12 SQ

December is here! Can you believe it? Time truly flies when you're having fun! We have had so many amazing challenges here on the blog in the past year that we thought it would be a great idea to take a look back on all of them and be inspired all over again.

A Year In Review Inspiration Challenge 2019

We want you to take inspiration from one of the past Inspiration Challenge photos and be inspired to create stunning projects! You can take the colors, the theme, the composition, or something else from the photo – as long as you get inspired, then it's fine by us.

Inspiration Challenge 2019 12 Challenges

New projects ONLY, so please avoid back-linking! We would really like to see new and fresh designs.

These Inspiration Challenges would not be possible without our amazingly talented Card Design Team! We are grateful for the inspiration that they have provided through their beautiful projects.

Inspiration Challenge 2019 12 Projects


Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on your favorite inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.


  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the A Year In Review Challenge 2019 post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link it to your entry post, not to your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on December 31st at 11:55 pm EST.


After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.comWinners will be announced on January 11th, 2020.

There is more! If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

Please click on the button below to link your challenge entries. We cannot wait to see where this year's inspiration takes you!



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Ruth Gauss December 3, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Wonderful! I’ve been inspired by so many of these but haven’t managed to complete any – it’s so nice to be able to use those earlier ideas to create for this! Thanks so much for all the inspiration by the team this year!!!!

Cindy C. December 3, 2019 - 5:06 PM

I’ve missed so many, thanks for a chance to catch up!! It is wonderful to see all the beautiful monthly inspiration projects at the same place!

piyanki December 6, 2019 - 10:21 AM

do we need to have a blog to play along the challenge

Therese Calvird January 3, 2020 - 9:54 PM

Hi Piyanki, you do not need a blog to play the challenge, you can simply link your photos through another photo sharing platform like Instagram or Flickr (there are many more). Hope this is helpful, Have a great and crafty day!

piyanki December 10, 2019 - 4:07 AM

hello, please help if we need a blog to play along

Gay Engelberger December 16, 2019 - 8:18 PM

I am being way too BOLD here, asking a stupid question of experts who obviously have better things to do than ANSWER stupid questions, but here goes:

Can anyone suggest where I can find a “Beginner’s Guide to Blog Hops”???

And when I say Beginner, I mean BEGINNER! I’ve been stamping and card-making for over 20 years, starting out with SU! and expanding from there and I DO know a few things here and there. Lol. But blog hops have always eluded me and I’ve never found anything that explains how to get started! My first problem is that I don’t keep a blog and given the phrase, “blog hop,” I’ve always assumed I needed one. But maintaining a blog, in order to simply join an occasional blog hop, seemed like way too much, unrelated, work.

However, I am SO in love with Altenew, that I really would love to get more involved. Do I REALLY need a blog? Do people ever start blogs JUST to participate in blog hops?

If anyone can point me in the right direction for a beginner’s tutorial, I would be forever grateful … I’m hoping that even old dogs can learn new tricks!


Gay Engelberger

Therese Calvird January 3, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Hi Gay,
I don’t know if there is such a thing as a beginners guide to a blog hop but I can give you a quick explanation. Blog Hops are often associated with a shop / online store or just a group of people gathering together to promote a cause / event. The people creating for the blog hops are the ones that you are following / ‘hopping’ along with, so you actualy do not need a blog at all to do this. Each blog will link to the next blog along the hop. This means that you should be able to click on the next person’s name usually found at the end of the blog post and it should take you directly to the next person along the ‘hop’. Many blog hops actually encourage you to leave comments and sometimes this gives you a chance to win a prize, often a gift certificate which is so much fun.
I never had a blog for a long time and would happily hop along and comment, although some blogs are easier to leave comments if you have a google login or something like that.
If you want to join something like our Inspiration Challenge here then you still do not need a blog, you can simply add your photos to the Inlinkz above (the big blue button that says SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES HERE) and you can add through Instagram, flickr or other photo sharing platforms like these.
I hope this is helpful,
Crafty hugs


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