Altenew Retreat and Meet & Greet in Syracuse

by jenniferrzasa

We love working at Altenew, since it's like working with our best friends!

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However, many members of our team live in different states (or countries!), so we really cherish the time we get to spend together in person.

In late July, we had a team retreat at Altenew headquarters in Syracuse, New York, and it was wonderful to catch up with one another.

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Bubble tea

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IMG 2192 e1502507514137Smiles in the warehouse…

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We also spent time planning for the upcoming year, and we have some new and exciting products coming that we know you will just adore!

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One highlight from the weekend was our Meet and Greet.  It was a great opportunity to meet our customers and fans, and we all enjoyed getting crafty (and eating lots of snacks!).

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While in Syracuse we also filmed an “About Altenew” video, so you can get to know a little more about our company and the people behind it.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots:

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Below is the full video.  We would love for you to check it out and let us know what you think!

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We really hope that you were able to learn a little more about our company through this post and video.  We truly are a family, and are so fortunate to have found each other and have the privilege of working together.  We do everything with you – our customer/fan/friend – in mind, so we want to say thank you for supporting us. 

S Jen


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Michele F August 12, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Jen what a fun little inside look at your Altenew family!
I would have loved to attend that meet-n-greet! One day… promise!

Cindie McDuffee August 12, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! TFS and thanks for all the great products

janet August 12, 2017 - 10:24 AM

So exciting so see a glimpse into your amazing company. Love your products and hope the “meet and greets” become a regular event (and that I get an invite – lol)!

Lee August 12, 2017 - 10:28 AM

I really like your “altenew story” video — so nice to see people coming together over things shared and to see a “family of man” happy video. Congratulations on the good work you do and the inspiration you inspire, but also for being the good people you obviously are in a world and at a time we need good people. We seem to see so much of this in the very international and multi-cultural crafting community. HOORAY!

JanInTucson August 12, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Thank you for sharing your short video with us. It is an honor and a blessing for me to use your stamps and Inks to make cards that bless those that receive my cards. Cannot wait to see what’s next.

~amy~ August 12, 2017 - 10:54 AM

What a fantastic post…love the photos and video! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Hanna August 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM

I love your stuff! Thank you for sharing the short video. It’s so nice to have a sense of the people behind the supplies. Thank you.

Wendy S. Gleason August 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Enjoyed the video. You provide wonderful products, of which I have many but never enough. Your stamps often have cultural diversity which I enjoy. I also appreciate how quickly you process orders.Please keep up the great work and I hope to get to a meet and greet with you all someday.

Rae Rosenfeld August 12, 2017 - 11:37 AM

I loved the video. I it was so wonderful see all of the beautiful people who create such wonderful things for Altenew. It is even more exciting to know that you are a local Upstate company. Yeah, Syracuse. I always look forward to seeing what you will create next. Would love to be able to Meet and Greet you all one day.

Leanne in Cali August 12, 2017 - 12:07 PM

Love this little video! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Joan August 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Lovely video. Thanks for listening to your own small voices and creating your company, Jen & Tasnim.

June Fletcher August 12, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Lovely photographs and thank you for introducing the team, so informative video

Susanne Vargas August 12, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Thanks for sharing these fun pictures! The video is awesome! Great to see the faces behind the fabulous products!

Teresa Doyle August 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Thank you Tasnim & Jennifer for not just sharing your amazing products with us but I loved seeing the video and hearing about your story. You really are the real deal and I am honoured to have found you when I did and a follower (and lover of all things Altenew!) I am so proud of your accomplishments and so excited to finally own some of your stamps and dies. They are beautiful.
Looks like you had a fun time with your company cohorts and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next!

Kathy S August 12, 2017 - 3:05 PM

What a cool video! I really enjoyed hearing from the co-founders about how they got started and how they met. I’m so glad I’ve found this stamp company and that I can, in a small way, help support this business!

Therese Calvird August 12, 2017 - 3:32 PM

How wonderful! Wish I could have been there, looks like you had a blast!

karen b August 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Thank you for sharing this! I love your products, your florals are simply the best! I wish you much success in the future!

Shelly August 12, 2017 - 6:13 PM

This looks like an amazing time! Love all the photos and the video is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us. <3

Maggie B August 12, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Hi Tasnim & Jennifer ~ What a beautiful video about how your fabulous company came together. I’m sure this is a dream come true for you both and for your team. I “found” you because I’m a follower of May Park (May is simply aMAYzing!!) and I’m so thankful I did. Your stamps, dies and inks are beautiful, innovative and the loveliest multi-layer floral stamps I’ve ever seen. Your gathering in Syracuse looks like it was a blast and as a New Yorker (but not NYC) I’d love to have been part of the fun. Thanks so much for sharing your love of stamping with the rest of our crafting world and I look forward to following you for many years to come. ~HUGS~

Rebecca Ednie August 12, 2017 - 7:58 PM

I wanted to be there so badly! I don’t live too far but I’d already scheduled a copic class the weekend before and spent a lot of $ on that. And my passport isn’t up to date. I was sooo bummed! Looks like everyone had a ton of fun. I really hope you do another soon! And maybe give us a bit more lead time!

ElizStewart August 12, 2017 - 11:18 PM

Thank you so much for your story! It was lovely seeing both of you upfront and talking with us… a beautiful little film.

Marie Worthing August 13, 2017 - 12:31 AM

A great video…love to see the real people and stories behind a company :)
Thanks for sharing.

Virginia L. August 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

I would have loved to meet everyone there if it weren’t for my British Isles cruise. Oh well, at least I got to meet our Lydia Evans! :) Thanks for sharing this lovely video!

Debs August 13, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Thank you for the introductory video. I have loved your company from my first stamp set. The designs are refreshing, fun and inspiring. It’s wonderful to meet the faces behind the company and hear your stories. Well done!

Barb macaskill August 14, 2017 - 11:01 PM

Looks like everyone had a great time! I wish I could travel because I would come visit you all! Maybe one day my health will get better and I can get there! ?? TFS!

Nora August 15, 2017 - 12:29 PM

I so wish I knew about this Meet and Greet!! It is about a 5 hour drive but it would have been so worth it!!! Looks like you all had a fabulous time.

Judy Sander August 15, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Such cute pictures! What a nice family of card lovers! Your video was great and it’s good to hear your voices…Tasmin and Jennifer. Makes me feel like I know you a little more. I love the Artwork that is done at Altenew!!!!! Your flowers are scrumptious and always with a special touch of elegance as are your other stamps. Wish you had a meet and greet in Southern California!

Mary Jo Van Pay August 16, 2017 - 2:20 PM

I am just getting started and saw Jennifer Mcquire using your stamps. So I checked out your site and was so pleased at all the kind of stamps I like and never knew they were around. I love your family video. So great to see people from all over getting ideas and making it happen. I ordered the other day and it is already on the way. Can’t wait to use. Thank you!

STEF PERRY August 16, 2017 - 9:10 PM

So fun to see and hear Tasnim and Jen, and learn a bit about how started the company. I love the innovation you have brought to the crafting world and of course, the multitude of amazing floral images. Love Altenew and everyone associated with this wonderful company!


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