Thursday, August 12, 2021


Welcome crafty friends. 
 I'm happy you are visiting here. If you are joining in the hop, you have come from Anna Mahtani. And if not, you can start the hop over at the Altenew Card Blog.

I love these new Craft Your Life Project Kits. They are really fun, and I love all the coordinating items.

I started my card by dry embossing a black piece of cardstock with the Lush Garden 3D Embossing Folder. Then I used my finger and very lightly rubbed over the raised parts of the image with some gold and silver pigment ink.

I then took some white cardstock, prepped with an anti-static tool, and stamped the flowers and leaves  from the Lush Garden Stamp Set with Embossing ink and heat set them with Platinum embossing powder.

I colored them in with some Altenew Artist Markers from sets C and the Sunshine Garden Set. Colors B63, B106, R925, R400, R301, R101, R056, Y204< G503, G515, and G426. Used the coordinating Lush Garden dies to cut them out, adhered them to the black panel, and added the sentiment. 

For this next project, I used Glacier Caves and Summer Afternoon Mixed Media inks to stamp and color in the flowers on a white flour sack towel.

For the leaves, I used the same green Artist Markers.

This last project, I used the Lush Garden 3D embossing folder on white cardstock.

I used the Glacier Caves and Summer Afternoon Mixed Media inks with my finger and rubbed the colors over the raised parts. 

I only have blues and yellows Mixed Media inks, so I mixed them to make the greens.

Thanks for joining in the hop. I hope you can find some inspiration and,
Make today amazing!
Your next stop is Natasha Davies.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/18/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/20/2021.

Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go!


This project kit contains the following exclusive products:

- one 6" x 8" clear stamp set containing 24 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer

- four coordinating dies

- one simple coloring and layering stencil which coordinates with the stamp set 

- one 6x6 3D embossing folder

- one simple coloring stencil set (3 stencils) which coordinates with the embossing folder


Note: These products are NOT sold separately.

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Tenia Nelson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Midgett


Maryam Perez

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida


Dana Joy

Erin Thompson

Nenette S. Madero

Tina Smith

Anna Mahtani

Linda Westfall (you are here😄)

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza


  1. What great ideas for this kit's projects!

  2. Love this kit!Beautiful inspiration as always Linda, love every card and the flour sack towel is gorgeous!Thanks for sharing!

  3. All of your projects are beautiful. Love how unique they are.

  4. Both very pretty!! First time I've seen the embossing on black card stock!! And the flowers on the towel are stunning!

  5. Thank you for showing the mixed media inks some more love. Very pretty.

  6. Stunning assortment of projects! Love the black embossed background and the flowers on the towels are just so beautiful. And the colors you used on the embossed card are fabulous as well! Great job highlighting the versatility of this new Altenew kit! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I love the embossing! Great on black!

  8. Great cards. So dramatic. Thanks for sharing

  9. WOW-LOVE your projects, especially the black card. Very creative. Thanks for sharing

  10. Marisela Delgado said: Girl, I LOVE all black paper! You rocked it!

  11. Beautiful projects! Great colors.

  12. Beautiful projects! Love how the flowers stand out against the black background!

  13. Gorgeous projects and the Flour Sack...swoon!

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the idea of using your finger with the inks.

  15. Beautiful projects, thank you for sharing how you created each.

  16. Great new kit, love your flour sack towel and cards. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Absolutely beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing.

  18. Wonderful projects. I especially love the first one -- the black embossed background is stunning.

  19. Great projects, they’re all so pretty!

  20. Fantastic projects! I love the black textured background!

  21. Wow! Stamping on the fabric looks gorgeous!

  22. Pretty creations! Love the kitchen towel!

  23. The flowers really POP on the black...great design

  24. Loved all the cards but the kitchen towel technique and mixed media were great. Thanks for sharing

  25. Gorgeous card and towel. Love the awesome colors.
    Thanks for sharing.


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