Welcome to the October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have come from Lisa Fonseca‘s blog, then you are right on track. If not, you can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

This month’s release was such fun as there were some holiday-related products as well as non-holiday products. I really love having an array of products to work with. I’m not an overly HOLIDAY type of person, but I love Christmas and my December Document Album. I skipped last year but this year I’m yearning to make one again. I want it to be simple and easy to use so I picked out a tiny album to use. It has a lovely minty cover (my favorite color) and I just added a little something to make it special.

@lilitheeckelsFor the cover, I created a wreath with the Peaceful Wreath Stamp and Die set. I tried to pick colors to match the album and chose soft turquoise and soft pinks. The Sweet Dreams and Red Cosmos mini ink cubes fit the bill perfectly.

@lilitheeckels @lilitheeckelsFor the title, I used a sentiment from the Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set, which I stamped in with some Permanent Black Ink. The pages inside will be a mix of cardstock and page protectors to which I will add some stamped embellishments. I plan to make these in advance so that in December all I have to do is print photos and add journaling. I have already created some inner pages. You can see them on my personal blog.

You can see how I created the cover embellishments in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

My next project is light years away from anything holiday-themed. It is a summery layout with a picture of my youngest son when he was 8 months old. The photo dates back to 2010. I love using older photos as it enables me to jump back in time and enjoy those memories. I used the Potted Plants Stamp Set to create a “ledge” of plants.

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@lilitheeckelsI kept the design simple and used blue and greens for the foliage and also grabbed some matching washi tape for detail and extra color. The Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers came in handy too. I added some leaves to certain pots where I could no longer use a leaf stamp and added some color to the pots.

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@lilitheeckelsThe Pastel Strokes Washi Tape adds a dollop of color and ties everything together. I think this layout is one of my new favorites.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

If you are a regular to our release blog hops you will know that there are some awesome gift vouchers up for grabs. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs, three on the Card blog and three on the Scrapbook blog, on 10/20/2018.

So, what has caught your eye?

Your next stop is the amazingly talented Zinia Redo.

Full Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zsoka Marko
May Sukyong Park
Virginia Lu
Kristina Pokazanieva
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Fonseca
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Zinia Redo
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Rubeena Ianigro
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
TaeEun Yoo
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey
Nathalie DeSousa
Norine Borys
Enza Gudor
Lydia Evans
Vicky Papaioannou

~SUPPLY LIST~

Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peace Love Joy Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peace Love Joy Die Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Die Set — Altenew
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Red Cosmos Mini Cube Set
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Red Cosmos Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Mini Cube Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Original
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Potted Plants Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Die Set — Altenew
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