Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

by Tasnim

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our 4th-anniversary celebration! It is indeed a wonderful blessing that we have come this far from the day we launched Altenew.

We are very grateful for your support and encouragement throughout our journey and we hope to keep inspiring you for many years to come.

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the incredible team that is behind Altenew.

As many of you may know, Jen and I are the co-founders of Altenew.

I have admired her design skills, and the awesome person she is since day 1, and I continue to be inspired by her in every way. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime! ;)

May, who is our current Marketing Director, joined us as a design team member back in March 2015. I had been following (and admiring) May's work long before Altenew was born and I knew that if ever we decide to recruit a design team, she would be on the top of my list. When May accepted our invitation, I was ‘smiling ear to ear' <– I dug up our email exchange from January 2015!

Over the course of the next couple of months, she took on a bigger role as the Marketing Lead of Altenew and I think that was the best decision ever! I am constantly in awe of her incredible work ethic and her dedication to making Altenew better. We are truly blessed to have her on board on this amazing journey.

Nicole, our Operations Director, was the second person to join the Altenew leadership team. Initially, she joined as the Altenew Academy Coordinator, but that seems like ancient history now!

She is in charge of so many behind-the-scenes operations that I sometimes wonder however did we manage without her! From managing our vendor relationships to overseeing the warehouse team and directing the customer happiness team, she keeps us all in check and does so ever so efficiently and with the kindest demeanor. Her commitment and loyalty are equal to none other and we are very grateful to have her on our team.

Lydia is our insanely talented Creative Ambassador and the sweetest person I have ever met. I am thankful for the day I asked her if she would consider representing Altenew on the Create and Craft TV.

She is a natural in front of the camera and if you have seen any of her Facebook lives, you already know what an adorable personality she has! Watching her craft makes me want to dash to the craft room and make something as well! Not only does she make a plethora of stunning cards every time we have new stamps and dies in the shop, she also designs some of them. We love her unique take on product design and the bright and cheerful face she brings to Altenew!

Karen is our lead graphic designer and a rare gem that we happened to stumble upon! She is behind all the beautiful banners, graphics, e-books, catalogs, product packaging and so much more. We very much appreciate her hard work and dedication to the company.

Virginia is our latest addition to the Altenew Leadership team. Everyone on the team admires Virginia's talents and couldn't think of a better person to lead the Altenew Education Certification Program. She has been teaching workshops and representing Altenew at foreign consumer shows and we are very grateful for her sincerity and enthusiasm in what she does!

Last but not the least, Nabil is the seed investor and CEO of Altenew. He makes sure that the Altenew ship sails smoothly and is constantly on the lookout for ways to grow and be a leader in the inspiration industry.

Now that you have had a glimpse of the Altenew leadership team, let's move on to the fun stuff: prizes, special offers, and inspiration from spectacular designers on the blog hop!


SPECIAL OFFER

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a free Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced here on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

BLOG HOP

Your first stop on the hop is the fabulous Kristina Werner's blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests/companies who are participating today:

Altenew (You're here!)
Kristina Werner (Your next stop!)
Lilith Eeckels
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Agnieszka Malyszek
Keeway Tsao
Terhi Koskinen
WOW! Embossing Powder
Debby Hughes
Meghann Andrew
Mindy Baxter
My Sweet Petunia
Laura Jane
Julia Altermann
Justine Hovey

Share Your Best Altenew Projects

Please click on the blue button below to link the best Altenew projects that you’ve created for the past 4 years. You may enter up to three times. We’ll feature the 8 best entries on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

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Carol Rossouw April 7, 2018 - 15:55

Great to get to know the team a bit better. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by your beautiful products – especially your layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

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Karen Walker April 7, 2018 - 18:55

This blog hop has been truly inspirational! I’ve pulled several Altenew stamp sets out of my collection and put them on my desk! Can’t wait to play with them again.

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MelissaF April 7, 2018 - 21:26

Happy anniversary and thank you for all your inspiration and innovative designs!

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Sharon youngblood April 7, 2018 - 21:50

Thank you for sharing your wonderful products. I love seeing all the wonder talent the blog hopper’s share!

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Jeanie Reese April 8, 2018 - 09:50

Happy anniversary to your talented staff and you, May!

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Amy Wazwaz April 8, 2018 - 15:02

Congrats on four years!

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Lisa April 8, 2018 - 16:52

Happy 4th Anniversary! I hope you have many more years!

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Heather L DePasquale April 8, 2018 - 18:43

You inspire me! Congrats to your whole team for 4 years! May you continue on with much success as you inspire us to create works of art on paper!

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Judy April 8, 2018 - 18:46

Congrats on your first four years! Thanks for providing such quality products.
Best wishes for many more years ahead!

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3kidmama April 8, 2018 - 19:16

Very fun getting to know a bit more about your designers. I LOVE how Altenew have chosen designers from all around the globe. They each bring their individual perspective and culture to their designs and it’s so fun to see Altenew products “speak” beauty in each one’s unique artistic language!

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Gail Plaskiewicz April 8, 2018 - 22:22

I have been a crafter for many years and there used to be a lot of stamp stores in the state of CT before computers and I don’t mean the big box stores. Most of them are all gone. Online I am discovering all kinds of stamp and craft places that I didn’t know even existed and you are one of them. I love stamp companies that produce beautiful designs that stamp crisp and clean every single time. I love stamp companies who love the people who buy from them and not just because they buy from them. I love stamp companies who have some very cool designers on their team. I know a lot of them from Blog Hops but I didn’t know they worked for you. I am learning so much on this blog hop. I will say it again, Happy 4th Anniversary Altenew and many, many more. I can’t wait to go on this blog hop and see what cool things everyone has created with you’re amazing stamps. I know I am going to be really amazed at what people did but then I always am!

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Miriam Prantner April 8, 2018 - 22:39

You guys have such a wonderful leadership team! And another amazing hop today!

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Karen Rice April 9, 2018 - 00:11

It’s great to get to know everyone involved in this fabulous company!

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Marjorie DUMONTIER April 9, 2018 - 09:52

That’s the perfect team !! Congratulations !!
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Angie Hall April 9, 2018 - 10:40

It was a treat to learn about the team that makes Altenew a great company. Thanks for the hops. and congrats on 4 years in the industry.

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Annalisa April 9, 2018 - 14:06

What fun to get to meet some of the behind-the-scenes people! (Though, is there ever a time when May is not smiling ear-to-ear? Even if she claims so, I don’t believe it; she is one of the happiest people I’ve ever seen online.) I’m excited to continue this hop and celebrate with you!

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Julie Keehn April 9, 2018 - 18:50

I love your products! Happy Anniversary!

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Teresa Godines April 9, 2018 - 19:31

Day 2 hop is in the bag. Loving all of the wonderful and inspiring projects.

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Robin Buchholz April 9, 2018 - 21:44

Loving all of the inspiration, thanks!

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Susan April 9, 2018 - 23:18

Wow 4 years! That’s a lot of inspiration and amazing creatitivy. Congratulations!

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Riette April 10, 2018 - 05:45

I’m dying to get my hands on some Altenew!!! Pretty much glued to your blog and designer’s pages and channels at the moment.

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Riette April 10, 2018 - 05:48

Truly a world class team!!

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Liz Ford April 10, 2018 - 09:49

Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Congratulations on such a successful business. I have to say your creations are wonderful and your customer service is excellent. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better crafters.

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Super Stick Chick April 10, 2018 - 14:55

Happy 4! Your team is incredible and so innovative and talented. Thank you for all you do and for all your inspirational and beautiful products!

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Sindhu April 11, 2018 - 09:16

Great to know about the people behind the screen…Wishing you all the sucess..

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Betsy Davis April 11, 2018 - 09:39

Love, love the products of Altenew. What beautiful cards and what a talented group you have!

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SusanME April 11, 2018 - 11:00

Thanks for the introductions to your team! And happy 4th!!

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Jennifer Petersen April 11, 2018 - 12:18

So much talent and beauty showcased today! Thank you! Happy 4th Anniversary!

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Heather Mills April 11, 2018 - 22:15

I hopped along with day one quite a while ago. I was afraid I had missed out on day 2, so glad to find out I still have plenty of time! I can’t wait to see what your designers have to show today!

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Lisascreativeniche April 12, 2018 - 08:18

I love your company and your products! And the people behind them are just as amazing!

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Mary Anne Ritinski April 12, 2018 - 23:55

Just discovered Altenew from watching Jen’s video this evening on FB. What a great find in the stamping world! I am going to order a set or two that she was demonstrating & am looking forward to trying your products, real soon.

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alilovescardmaking April 13, 2018 - 04:37

Great to read about the team members and get to know them better xx Thanks Altenew xx

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Stacey Kowbel April 13, 2018 - 14:47

Happy 4th! Loved reading about the Altenew team members! Keep the fabulous products coming!

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Leanne S April 14, 2018 - 02:54

Happy Anniversary. You have had an amazing success in 4 years. Wishing you many more years of success.

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Yasmine Omar April 14, 2018 - 12:09

It’s so nice to see the lovely talented team that is behind Altenew. Thank you guys for all the amazing products and gorgeous ideas.

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KELLY HUNSAKER April 14, 2018 - 23:15

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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Jackie Price April 14, 2018 - 23:26

Love getting to know a little about each of the designers on the team at Altenew. I also love that the designers come from all around the world, each bringing something different to the team! So much for Altenew to celebrate!!

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Nandini Karmarkar April 15, 2018 - 03:07

It is wonderful to know the people who work so hard to make Altenew so amazing. Looking forward to the days 3 & 4.

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F. Andre April 15, 2018 - 15:58

Happy 4th anniversary. So nice to put faces to the names. I wish you good fortune for the future.

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Marianne April 15, 2018 - 17:18

How wonderful to see the different members who make up a winning team!

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Denise Raley April 15, 2018 - 22:14

It was so fantast to be able to read about the team members who make this Great Co. Tick!! I must say that veing new to all of this crafting, I feel I’m in good hans! I love what i have learned (alot) so far. I’m so thankful I found this web & blog!?

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