Altenew | A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello and welcome to Altenew A Year In Review Blog Hop! Our design team and amazing guest designers sharing the best creations we made using Altenew supplies. You may saw them before, but still isn’t it a great way to look back one more time at the year coming to its end before going forward?

You probably came from Chari Moss blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew Card Blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team and guest designers sharing (and also you have a chance to win fun prizes).

Here are my top 4 Altenew projects of 2017

It was quite hard to choose top 4. I’m pretty critical to my cards and dislike quite a bit of them. But when you work with Altenew products they are so beautiful that already make at least half of a card 🙂


​This year Altenew started releasing a Build-A-Flower product each month. All they are very beautiful and some made my top.

Beautiful Aster is one of them. I made this card trying to replicate a look of vintage botanical posters. You can find more details in this post.

Vintage botanical poster inspired card with Altenew Aster. Card by @craftwalks


I was lucky to make a focus of ​Under The Cherry Blossom Tree Stamp Set after it was released. I’m totally in love with Cherry Blossoms, they’re simply magical. You can find the focus post mentioned here.

Create a magical scene by combining Altenew Under the Cherry Blossom Tree amd To The Moon stamp sets. Card by @craftwalks


​Blue and brown shades is one of my favorite color combos and I feel like any card made using this combo is a winner 😉 For the card below I used another BAF – Coral Charm and here is its blog post.

Blue and browns are one of the winning combos. If you're struggling with choosing colors for your card - try using these colors. Together they're bomb! Made with Altenew Build-A-Flower Coral Charm. Card by @craftwalks.


​This card is my favorite card of this year. You know I like making realistic scenes. And I like storm weather. On this card I was able o create a pretty realistic storm scene. It was so easy to make using Rain and Shine Stamp Set. This card was one of three made for this stamp focus post.

Altenew Rain or Shine. Lightning storm. Card by @s_shayevich

And as I mentioned above – it was very hard to choose only for. So here are some honorable mentions 🙂

The one with another beautiful Build-A-Flower: Rose, one of the most realistic 6 layer rose (blog post).

Extremely beautiful Altenew Build-A-Flower: Rose in brown and olive. on woodgrain background. Card by @craftwalks

The tropical one using Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise Stamp Sets (blog post)

Altenew Parrot Paradise. Watercolor Tropical Background. cards by @craftwalks

The clean and elegant Mother’s Day card made for Altenew Celebrating Parents Blog Hop using Best Mom Stamp Set.

Mother's Day card with Altenew Best Mom. Card by @craftwalks

Coffee Love Stamp Set in a one layer graphic card made for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Stamp huge C from coffee word using coffee beans, cups and makers to make a coffee theme card or card for a coffee lover. Card by @craftwalks

Cold monochromatic card with Garden Treasure Stamp Set (blog post)

Create a cool monochromatic card using heat embossing and a few added supplies. With Altenew Garden Treasure. Card by @craftwalks

Bright colored paste gradient using Grid Stencil (blog post)

Tree Ring Stencil in this Father’s Day card (blog post).

Masculine card with Altenew Tree Ring stencil. Card by @craftwalks


Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, January 6th 2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Thursday, January 4th 2018 at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Friday, January 5th 2018.


The winner of $20 Gift Certificate is Dawn Jones.


I will be e-mailing you instructions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!


Altenew is running a special shipping promotion now through Saturday. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal!

FREE U.S. shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout. Offer valid from December 22nd at 12:01 am EST through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


The next stop in the blog hop will be Kymona Tracey.   If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Card Blog.


Altenew Card Blog

Kristina Werner

May Sukyong Park

Anna Komenda

Sveta Fotinia

Galina Filippenko

Therese Calvird

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Olga Moss

Enza Gudor

Chari Moss

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Yana Smakula

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Debby Hughes

Terhi Koskinen

Nina-Marie Trapani

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Kristina Pokazanieva

Laurel Beard

Virginia Lu

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Ruwe

Sandra Dietrich

Justine Hovey

Isha Gupta

Anna Kossakovskaya

Lilith Eeckels

Hussena Calcuttawala

Barb Engler

Dana Gong

Emily Leiphart

Laura Jane

Kelly Latevola


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Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set
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Altenew Under The Cherry Blossom Tree Stamp Set
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Altenew Coffee Love Stamp Set
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Altenew Rain Or Shine Stamp Set
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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Aster Stamp & Die Bundle
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Altenew Build A Flower: Coral Charm Stamp & Die Bundle
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  1. Reply

    Debbie Selby

    December 22, 2017

    The cards you picked have such a varied look, but are equally amazing. I like the cherry blossom framing the world the best, I think.

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    Lori Ritchie

    December 22, 2017

    Beautiful cards and so much inspiration using these beautiful stamps from Altenew!

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    Anna Kosskovskaya

    December 22, 2017

    Обожаю все, что ты делаешь для Алтенью! Все работы шикарны, но с молнией прям огнище! И вообще все-все они крутые!!!

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    December 22, 2017

    I like your simple graphic style. The Altenew stamps are wonderful!

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    Jade stewart

    December 22, 2017

    Your cards are beautiful, the one with the moon is my favourite.

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    Alma D

    December 22, 2017

    Wow. What an amazing year you have had.

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    Teri S.

    December 22, 2017

    You are a great crafter of cards & I also think the weather card is my favourite, with the cherry blossom & the earth behind it is my second fave. Thanks for showcasing your talent. Wishing you a happy new year from the west coast of Canada!

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    December 22, 2017

    can see why you had a hard time choosing favorites – they’re all so wonderful!!

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    Tara Prince

    December 22, 2017

    Amazing cards!

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    Dee Earnshaw

    December 22, 2017

    love these cards – they are just stunning and so creative:)

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    Debbie Barba

    December 22, 2017

    What a fantastic collection of amazing artwork! Love that moon and your purple sky rocks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    Debbie Rumpza

    December 22, 2017

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your work this year! I love the ones you shared today …

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    Karen Hale

    December 22, 2017

    These are all fantastic samples of Altenew stamps, my fave being Under the Cherry Blossom Tree card. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

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    Kathy H

    December 22, 2017

    I have enjoyed looking at each one of your wonderful cards this year! Thank you for so much inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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    Jeanne Beam

    December 22, 2017

    Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing…

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    Diana Stocksdale

    December 22, 2017

    My absolute favorite card, from those above is the rain or shine card. It came out when hurricanes were devastating locations close to me, and it contained the most perfect message. The purple really pulled the card together and gave it a warmth that was comforting. It’s a card I’ll never forget. Your work is always amazing, but this piece really spoke to me. Thank you so very much!

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    December 22, 2017

    Love all of your cards!

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    Lynne Ingram

    December 22, 2017

    Your work is always a delight. Your composition original and enjoyable. My favorite is the You are the best Mom in the world card with the branches over lthe world, so simple, yet pleasing to the eye. 2nd place goes to the brown build-a-flower rose. Merry Christmas

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    December 22, 2017

    Such great cards, thanks for sharing them with us

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    Audrey H

    December 22, 2017

    Great designs!

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    Sharon O

    December 22, 2017

    Love all of your cards and have really enjoyed watching your talents expand over the year! Especially love the lightning card.

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    Tracey Magner

    December 22, 2017

    WOW, You have done some AMAZING cards over the year with their products. I am in love with their Flower stamps, so awesome. Hope you have a Merry Holiday!

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    Marianne Boulejiouch

    December 22, 2017

    All beautiful, all different, all stunning.

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    joy meadows

    December 22, 2017

    These cards are all so beautiful! Love Altenew and love your card designs.

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    December 22, 2017

    I had missed your thunderstorm card and I LOVE it, Stunning. I follow your work and always enjoy seeing what you do. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    December 22, 2017

    I’m still loving that aster.

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    Eva Nelson

    December 22, 2017

    You’ve shown us an amazing range of cards, from bold to soft, traditional to contemporary. Thank you for all the ideas!

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    Teresa Godines

    December 22, 2017

    Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration. Stunning projects.

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    Iris M Soscia

    December 22, 2017

    Your cards are unique and beautiful.

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    December 22, 2017

    Truly, it must have been difficult selecting cards for this hop. Your cards are always so well crafted–each design just right for the elements you are using! tfs

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    December 22, 2017

    Your cards are so creative! I especially love the storm card – and the coffee card! Very inspirational work!

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    Lisa Ainscough

    December 22, 2017

    It’s so much fun to look back on all the cards that you have made this year.
    Such a great selection of work.

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    Barbara Lassiter

    December 22, 2017

    These are beautiful and unique in design. The moon framed with the cherry blossoms is a good example of this!

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    geri S.

    December 22, 2017

    So beautiful! So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Pamela Parks

    December 22, 2017

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    maria c

    December 22, 2017

    Awesome cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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    Manda LJ

    December 22, 2017

    I’m happy to see you couldn’t really restrict your choice to only four cards! Thanks for sharing your selection of your favourite cards this year. I really liked the dramatic purple sky and lightning and the Grid Stencil cards!

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    Carla Hundley

    December 22, 2017

    Love seeing all of
    your creations, always
    so lovely. Merry
    Carla from Utah

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    Cindy K.

    December 22, 2017

    I love the colors of your tropical card. So pretty!

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    Denise Bryant

    December 22, 2017

    Enjoying all the year in review projects! Beautiful cards! Love the stormy sky!

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    Christine H

    December 22, 2017

    I love your moon card! So striking!

  42. Reply

    Jean Marmo

    December 22, 2017

    Such wonderful cards and inspiration

  43. Reply

    Carol K

    December 22, 2017

    beautiful, such inspiration, it is a year of creativity from Altenew artists … thank you.

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    Heather Nelson

    December 22, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Your Lightning card is stunning. I love the gradient color of your Grid Stencil card.

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    December 23, 2017

    Great cards.

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    December 23, 2017

    Wonderful cards! I especially love the grid pattern.

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    Helen F

    December 23, 2017

    So many beautiful cards. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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    Liron Alush

    December 23, 2017

    Great cards!

  49. Reply

    Liron Alush

    December 23, 2017

    Great cards with lots of inspiration!

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    Karen Quinn

    December 23, 2017

    Love your cards! Can’t even pick a fave! The coral charm and aster are fantastic! I love stormy weather as well and the rain or shine is gorgeous!

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    Jo Ann Usey

    December 23, 2017

    The cards are terrific. Like you, my favorite is the card with the Rain or Shine stamp set highlighted. Such vibrancy! But truly, all the other cards are just as amazing! That card using the Grid Stencil — SUPER!

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    Rubeena I

    December 23, 2017

    super fab cards! see you in a month!!! 🙂

  53. Reply

    Patty Eifert

    December 23, 2017

    I really love all the colors you use & your card designs!

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    Stef Perry

    December 23, 2017

    I love everything you create! Thanks for a year of wonderful inspiration!

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    Gretchen Wilson

    December 23, 2017

    Your cards are always beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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    Andrea Hastilow

    December 23, 2017

    Love how unique your cards are, from soft delicate florals to that beautiful thunder storm or the pattern in blue. Will be watching to see what follows x

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    Kirsty Vittetoe

    December 23, 2017

    Absolutely an excellent year with all these beauties!

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    Carrie Erickson

    December 23, 2017

    All your cards are so fantastic, they are bold but so beautiful in their colors and design! REally love your work!

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    Janelle H.

    December 23, 2017

    Wonderful variety of cards. I especially like the red “Mom” card AND the lightening. Terrific!

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    Dayle S

    December 23, 2017

    Beautiful, elegant cards… very pretty! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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    Angela Person

    December 23, 2017

    Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing.

  62. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    December 23, 2017

    Sweet cards from this year.

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    December 23, 2017

    So many beautiful cards! and yes, that lightning card is AMAZING!

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    Jen K

    December 24, 2017

    What a wonderful variety of styles. The CAS look and the colors of the Mother’s Day card really grab me!

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    Nandini Karmarkar

    December 24, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! It is fun having all the best cards in one blog post. It is very inspiring!

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    December 24, 2017

    Your many designs are so elegant each!!!

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    December 24, 2017

    Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the Lightning scene from the Rain and Shine set. Fantastic!

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    Beka L

    December 24, 2017

    Beautiful cards and I love your photography too! 🙂

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    Stacey Kowbel

    December 24, 2017

    Such fantastic lightning card is still one of my favourites!

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    December 24, 2017

    I’ve enjoyed seeing Altenew through 2017, I cant wait to see what they have in store for 2018!

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    Arlene Rose aka Sundaystamper

    December 24, 2017

    Your cards certainly show the versatility of the Altenew collection!

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    Carol Henderson

    December 24, 2017

    What beautiful and diverse cards! You have so much creativity it is amazing, because you not only have the ideas, but your “output” is spectacular! Thank you!

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    Lorraine Turner

    December 24, 2017

    Svitlana, not only have you the most wonderful designed cards but you have chosen such thoughtful sentiments for them all, thank you.

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    Maryam crafter

    December 25, 2017

    It was a year full of amazing cards and inspiration.. love your style so much .. wish you all the best in 2018

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    Nana Griffin

    December 25, 2017

    Very lovely. I especially like how you did the brown flower.

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    Becca Yahrling

    December 25, 2017

    Wow, lots of awesome cards here! I’m having a hard time picking only one favorite.
    Love the one with the lightning – very striking. The ‘hello’ mosaic card is really cool.
    And the one using ‘Garden Treasure’ is just lovely.

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    Mary Holshouser

    December 25, 2017

    Your cards are always fantastic.
    The two that I love the post are
    the blossoms over the world and
    the one with the lightning.
    Different and so striking.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Marjorie Dumontier

    December 25, 2017

    All your cards are pure delight ! (

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    December 26, 2017

    These are all beautiful, and I was overwhelmed by the first 4 and wondering how to comment on all four and keep it brief…then I kept scrolling. You are really amazing. I think the thing that pulls me in is the way you use color…most of my favorites here have very simple color but done beautifully. The ‘beautiful day’ and the ‘weather together’ cards are wonderful. Thank you.

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    Aimee LaCroix-Slocum

    December 26, 2017

    You always have some great, unique cards! I love that you aren’t afraid to try something and are able to share what you do

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    Sue LD

    December 26, 2017

    Fabulous cards. My fave is the storm scene.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    Kris Reeves

    December 26, 2017

    I love your DAD card the most!

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    December 27, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds.

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    Barb Macaskill

    December 27, 2017

    Beautiful! I keep looking back at these trying to choose a favorite but I just can’t do it! They are all breathtaking! TFS!

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    Stephanie Savidge

    December 27, 2017

    Pretty cards! Like the moon and lightening ones.

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    Miriam Prantner

    December 27, 2017

    So many beautiful cards! I just love your style!

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    TracyM #6773

    December 28, 2017

    FABULOUS favourites!
    LOVE your variety of designs, techniques and colour combos!
    My favourites are your DEAR “dad” and STUNNING “I smile” cards – WOW – they’re AWESOME and make me smile 🙂

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    December 28, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

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    F. Andre

    December 28, 2017

    You’ve highlighted quite a beautiful selection here. My favourite is the leaves card. Looking forward to more of your creativity in 2018.

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    Karthikha Uday

    December 28, 2017

    Woooww!! Gorgeous set of creations!! Love them all, especially the thunder one and the rose card!! Super stunning they are!!

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    December 28, 2017

    You do such pretty, interesting card. I enjoy getting your emails to see what amazing card you have created. Happy new year, all the best for 2018.

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    Patt H.

    December 28, 2017

    Your cards are so beautiful & the designs are always interesting & innovative! Love them all!

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    Dawn Jones

    December 29, 2017

    I love to see how the products can be used, especially the stencils. From ink to paste to embossing, they are so versatile . If you love cherry blossoms, check out Hanko Designs. They have beautiful Asian art designs and great products for paper designers.

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    Dawn Jones

    December 29, 2017

    I love to see how the products can be used, especially the stencils. From ink to paste to embossing, they are so versatile .

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    Tracy A

    December 29, 2017

    You do such beautiful work. I especially love the cherry blossom one.

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    December 29, 2017

    Everything is just so beautiful, but that lightening card is just so striking (pun intended). Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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    Sheila B.

    December 30, 2017

    Wow! What magnificent cards. My two favorites are the realistic card @ weathering together and the grid stencil card with the gradients of color. I appreciate the work and creativity that went into the cards.

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    Kit A

    December 30, 2017

    Your cards are terrific. I really like the one with the tropical leaves.

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    jenny stratton

    December 30, 2017

    I like all the cards but I love the card with The Moon and the card with The Lightening.

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    Mary MacFadyen

    January 1, 2018

    If I have to choose favourites they would be the cherry blossom and moon,and the lightning card.
    I enjoy your vision. Your cards are all lovely.
    Your lightning card is very true to life. There was a time in my life when my job was counting lightning strikes. And this is what they look like.

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    January 1, 2018

    I always admire your work, the cards are beautiful. I like the aster one best.

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    January 2, 2018

    Lovely inspiration!

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    super stick chick

    January 3, 2018

    I am a huge fan of your work. It is so fresh and clever. Love all your techniques and great twists.