NEW Altenew Video Inspiration Team Members + Giveaway!

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The Altenew Video Inspiration Team is growing and we are adding two more members to this amazing team of fantastic and talented crafters!

In case you are not aware of Altenew's Video Inspiration Team, let us catch you up!

Our Video Inspiration Team aims to inspire you to create one-of-a-kind handmade projects using our products in a quick, easy, and hassle-free way! Each daily video tutorial is short, fun, and jam-packed with useful tips and tricks to help you enhance your crafting skills – whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced crafter.

You can read more about our Video Inspiration Team on the introduction post HERE and HERE.

Without further ado, we would like to introduce two incredibly talented designers who will be part of Altenew's Video Inspiration Team!

Amber Rain Davis – Color Connection with Amber – COMING SOON!

Color Connection with Amber is a video series devoted to jumpstarting your creativity with color. In each episode, we will create projects with the color palette featured in the Altenew Monthly Inspiration Challenge. Learn tips and techniques to combine colors in unexpected ways. The possibilities are endless with Altenew's line of color-coordinated inks, sprays, watercolor, markers, washi tapes, paper, and more. Harness the full potential of your mediums and connect with Amber through color!

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Amber, born in Mississippi, grew up outside of Washington, D.C. She, her husband, and 3 daughters reside in Southern California, where they enjoy every moment of sunshine and outdoor living. When she isn’t crafting, you’ll find Amber on the soccer field or basketball court with her girls. Amber has been artistic for as long as she can remember. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who discovered stamping and cardmaking in 2017. She embraced her new pleasure and became a Certified Altenew Educator in 2018. Her style is inspired by bold colors, high contrast, and experimenting with supplies. Amber is passionate about sharing tips and techniques with you and the crafting community.

Amber Rain Davis CollageYou can find Amber’s creations on her blog and connect with her on YouTube and Instagram.

Nicole Watt – Sketch Starters with Nicole – COMING SOON!

Sketch Starters with Nicole is a series for beginner and experienced cardmakers that helps you get started on a project using a basic card sketch. Based on her Altenew Academy class “Mission: Inspiration”, each video uses a new, thoughtfully designed sketch created by Nicole. She will show you one card that takes the sketch literally, and one that uses the sketch more for inspiration. As a bonus, the sketch image will be linked in each video for you to save and use as inspiration whenever you're looking for the perfect layout to kickstart your next project. 

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A proud US Air Force Veteran, Nicole currently lives in the Omaha, Nebraska area with her USAF retired husband and two cats. She is a full-time web and graphic design business owner, but, when she wants to escape from computer pixels, she goes to her basement craft retreat to work on card designs for hours on end. Nicole has been blogging since 2010 and creating video content on YouTube since 2014. She is a style chameleon; changing and adapting to any fun and new idea that comes to her mind. Some days she’s clean & simple, and other days, layered & complex. But, most of all, she loves inspiring, sharing and educating through videos to help you gain confidence in the art of paper crafting.

Nicole Watt CollageYou can find Nicole’s creations on her blog and connect with her on YouTubeInstagramFacebook, and Pinterest.

Who's excited to welcome these two amazing ladies to our Video Inspiration Team?! Make sure you subscribe to Altenew's YouTube channel (and hit the notification bell) to get your daily dose of these inspiring crafting videos! SUBSCRIBE HERE. Learn more about our Video Inspiration Team HERE and HERE.


We'd love to hear from you! Leave our NEW Video Inspiration Team members some love in the comment section below and get a chance to win one of 3 $30 gift certificates to our store! Winners will be announced on 3/11/2020 here on the Card Blog.

While you're here, check out the other amazing members of our Video Inspiration Team.

Lydia Evans – Lydia's Crafty Corner


Catch Lydia's Crafty Corner every Friday at 9 AM EST/EDT.

Therese Calvird – Take 2 with Therese

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Don't miss out on Take 2 with Therese twice a month at 9 AM EST/EDT.

Erum Tasneem – Creative Coloring with Erum


Make sure you catch Creative Coloring with Erum every Monday at 9 AM EST/EDT.

Ashlea Cornell – Lovely Layering with Ashlea 

Get your monthly dose of Lovely Layering with Ashlea and learn how to effectively layer colors, stamps, dies, and more on your next handmade project! Click HERE to see more.

Screenshot 2020 03 03 19.21.19 e1583234601581Jaycee Gaspar – Perfect Pairings with Jaycee

Enjoy perfect pairings with Jaycee where he pairs old and new Altenew stamp sets and creates stunning handmade cards with them! Click HERE to watch this series.

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Liz O. March 3, 2020 - 9:34 AM

How exciting! First of all, I love ?that the Altenew family keeps growing and with it the sources of creativity expand?.I am already addicted to Lydia´s Crafty Corner, Terese’s Take 2, and Erum’s Creative Coloring series. I just started binge watching Jaycee´s and Ashlea’s series and I want to THANK all of them for the time taken to create these inspiring videos. I am always excited to see what new creations they will share, as their videos always help me push myself to create more, they are always easy to follow and full of great tips. I am looking forward to start watching Amber’s and Nicole‘s series, they are very talented and great instructors too! Congrats to this amazing family on its years of success and hoping there are many more to come!

barbara lassiter March 3, 2020 - 9:59 AM

I’ve been admiring both Amber and Nicole’s cards that I have seen here on your blog. They will be great additions to your already amazingly gifted and talented Design Team. The DT videos are always fun and packed with inspiration to help us with our creativity! Thanks for sharing tips, techniques and so much more with us! :)

Annette Gordon March 3, 2020 - 10:09 AM

I was first fell in love with Altenew by watching several video’s, and after I bought my first ever layered set I was hooked. I would much rather learn by video than by reading, as sometimes techniques for me are easier to achieve by watching. I visit Lydia’s and Terese’s blogs often, and LOVE LOVE their style and amazing art work. I just discovered Jaycee on one of Altenew’s blog hops and was blown away! And Erum makes my favourite cards!

I am super super excited that you are adding more videos! I like to watch a video a day. Its my happy place. Congrats, Amber and Nicole! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful talent with us!

Ruth Gauss March 3, 2020 - 10:15 AM

I’m very excited to be inspired by Amber and Nicole’s videos! I love all the great ways that I can be inspired by Altenew and I know it’s going to get even better with these wonderful and talented ladies adding their ideas to the mix!

Rachael Shedeed March 3, 2020 - 10:23 AM

Super excited for these ladies! Congratulations to both.

Lynn Blanchard March 3, 2020 - 10:24 AM

The inspiration from Altenew is never ending. Your family keeps growing and your ideas do too. Looking forward to all these two bring and will bring to the table

Dee Earnshaw March 3, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Love how inspiring these artist are – love their videos!!!
Jaycee – you are amazing

DJ Doss March 3, 2020 - 10:31 AM

What fun! I’ve admired Amber’s work for a while now and I think a color series is a great fit for her! I also think that a sketch series is a fabulous idea and I can’t wait to see what the talented Nicole shows us. Thanks for these great ideas!

Jean Goodrich March 3, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Welcome Nicole and Amber. You have joined a great team. I learned of and fell in love with Altenew through watching videos of their products. I look forward to watching yours too.

Maria Giselle B. March 3, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Congratulations, Nicole & Amber. I cannot wait to be inspired by your creations.

Meghan Kennihan March 3, 2020 - 10:39 AM

WOW! Great picks! Welcome Nicole and Amber! Can’t wait to see your videos! The video team does such mesmerizing amazing work! You will be a great asset to the team!

Greta H March 3, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Congrats to your new team members! Always love being inspired by the videos!

Daniella March 3, 2020 - 10:40 AM

Congrats and good luck to the new team members

Trina P. March 3, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Congratulations, Amber and Nicole! ????? Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring projects. Remembered and loved Amber’s swatch stripes hello card.

Claudia Anderson March 3, 2020 - 10:48 AM

I love these video series, and am so excited to be able to watch 2 new artists! Welcome, Amber and Nicole!

Chris D March 3, 2020 - 10:50 AM

These artists are so inspiring. Love the videos and look forward to more exciting designs in the future!

Helen Kalb March 3, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Congratulations Amber and Nicole – love both you gal’s work!

kjwinston March 3, 2020 - 11:01 AM

Welcome Amber and Nicole! It has been fun to visit your pages on blog hops and now we’ll get to see even more of you. I love Altenew’s team videos — they are like mini classes and always inspire me.

Anneleise Hampson March 3, 2020 - 11:04 AM

Welcome and Congratulations Nicole and Amber. I can’t wait to go and see your different works! I know I will learn lots from you both!

raupaiPam March 3, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Your artistic talented team makes me feel so amateurish!! Eautiful cards!!

Michele W March 3, 2020 - 11:11 AM

I love the videos your team has already produced and look forward to the addition of these two incredible designers. I am a visual learner and find videos so helpful. Thanks for adding to this great series!

stampingrama March 3, 2020 - 11:18 AM

Welcome, Welcome to our little stampin’ family…the whole team is AMAZING and I love the videos as I’m a visual learner and learn so much by watching. Giving me written instructions with no photos is completely useless to me!! What wonderful techniques, coloring tips, etc etc from your team!!

Savannagh Kacey March 3, 2020 - 11:19 AM

I’m inspired by both Amber and Nicole’s commitment to artistry and crafting. Looking forward to trainings by both!

Maureen Reiss March 3, 2020 - 11:23 AM

Congrats to Nicole and Amber!!! Can’t wait to see all the inspiration you 2 will bring!!

Elizabeth Bomber March 3, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Congratulations to Amber and Nicole! I have been following Amber on her blog for about a year now. She is so talented! Altenew did the right thing getting her on their creative team. I’m sure Nicole is just as talented. I’m going to check her out on youtube for sure!

beccab33324 March 3, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Welcome to the Altenew family! Looking forward to all your inspiring projects to come.

Vera Feldman March 3, 2020 - 11:39 AM

All of your designers are terrific. I really don’t have a favorite since I am in awe of them all. There work is so outstanding and their blogs are easy to follow.

keelalagirl March 3, 2020 - 11:41 AM

So excited for the new additions. What a fabulous team lineup ♥

Sharon Gullikson March 3, 2020 - 11:46 AM

Welcome. I really like Amber’s artsy style. I think that she will challenge me to do new things with my cards. And Nicole’s style looks like I will learn some new things, too. I like how she used a die in front of a colored background. NICE!

Jen F March 3, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Super excited about this amazing team and meet new team members! My heart skips a beat when I see Therese’s name – I LOVE her style!

botani.enna March 3, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Congratulations to you both! I´m very excited for even more great videos from the altenew-inspiration team. I´m really looking forward to this. Those videos are so helpful. I appreciate all the time and effort you spend making them so yery much!

Lizzie T March 3, 2020 - 12:23 PM

SUPER excited for these 2 newcomers to the video inspiration team! I adore their work and can’t wait to be inspired even more!!!! Congrats Ladies!

Stacey Kowbel March 3, 2020 - 12:24 PM

Such great additions to the team! I look forward to even more great video inspiration!

Nina C. Houghton March 3, 2020 - 12:46 PM

This just makes me grin and grin from ear to ear! I love AlteNew, and especially appreciate the art of Erum Tasneem. It is so exciting to know how many other artists have produced videos on AlteNew. I can’t wait to begin watching – binge-watching, actually!

June Swart March 3, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Love Altenew’s videos with such an amazing DT. So happy to see Amber and Nicole being added to all the fun. The more the merrier!

Linda Kunsman March 3, 2020 - 1:08 PM

How exciting to add even more fabulous inspirations from new members Amber and Nicole! Congrats ladies- gorgeous cards!!

maria f. March 3, 2020 - 1:12 PM

Videos are the best. Kudos to those who make it look so easy – the creating and the video/edit process. Thanks for all you do.

Nana Griffin March 3, 2020 - 1:22 PM

Amber and Nicole congratulations. Looking forward to seeing what you have for us.

Heather Mills March 3, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Congrats to Amber and Nicole!! Their cards are beautiful and I’m sure they will be awesome additions to the Altenew team!!

Karen Hertz March 3, 2020 - 2:04 PM

Loving all of the designs and ideas. Lots of inspiration

Catherine L March 3, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Welcome Amber and Nicole! I love the wide variety of inspiration from the design team, and you two will be great additions!

mary March 3, 2020 - 2:12 PM

Welcome new members! So excited to see your creations!

Ammie March 3, 2020 - 2:23 PM

Amber, those colors and bold designs are gorgeous. Nicole, I love the colored pencil and watercolor florals and backgrounds. Swoon!

Katie March 3, 2020 - 2:30 PM

I’m so pleased to learn about all of these! Wonderful resources. Thank you!

debsmart March 3, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Altenew has some of THE most talented designers on their team! Congrats to Amber and Nicole in joining this wonderful team of creatives. I always know where to look for inspiration :)

Tara Prince March 3, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Wonderful new artists!

Inkin' Chickie March 3, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Mission: Inspiration was a well planned and wonderfully explained class by Nicole Watt. I think it’s a must watch for anyone struggling to translate concepts into a complete card design. Her videos and instructions are so easy to follow. I can’t wait for Amber’s new feature section. She has an amazing eye for color and such a fun style to her videos. I’m still new to cardmaking and don’t have much in the way of supplies. I just got my first two mini ink sets, so I’ll keep watching for now, joining in when I can, and adding to my stash. Thanks for all the help along the way and welcome!

Olive M March 3, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Looking forward to adding videos from your new team members to my watching list. I often learn new ways to use my supplies. Congrats to Amber and Nicole.

Cyndi Morris March 3, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Welcome Amber and Nicole! I believe Altenew has the most beautiful products and the most talented designers, and I look forward to even more inspiration with you on the team.

Kenni Eberlin March 3, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Welcome! All your cards look amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing & learning more.

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