Thursday, February 21, 2019

Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

***Updated with a Winner***

Random Number 47!  

Elizabeth B. you are my winner!!  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Elizabeth, please email winner@altenew.com by 3/10/2019 with the subject line Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop Winner from Patricia's Blog to claim your prize. Enjoy!!

And thank you so much for the comments! So happy you love this collection as much as I do.



Welcome to the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be celebrating with Altenew and the amazing guests to share the newest Scrapbook Collection release called Live Your Dream.  You should have arrived here from the lovely and talented, Kymona Tracey's blog. This new collection is elegant, graphic, modern, and my most favorite...full of color!



The products inspired me to create a Travelers Notebook to document my daughter's journey in ballet so far. This is her first year being in the Company and doing competitions. I needed some Kleenex when I saw and remembered just how little she was when she started.



I covered two pieces of cardboard for my back and front of the album using the pattern paper from the collection.  The collection comes with 16 sheets of 12x12 double-sided patterns (2 of each pattern), great for doing projects like DIY like this.  I also used Altenew's Navy cardstock for the spine, and some black washi tape from my stash.  I trimmed down another piece of pattern paper to adhere to cover the inside of the chipboard cover.  The paper I chose for the front is one of the gorgeous bold floral prints, so I just used one of the coordinating chipboard stickers and Wood Epoxy Buttons to finish it.  Had to use that Dance Like Nobody's Watching die cut...hard to capture it in photos, but so perfect for this album.



As I went through the collection, I was inspired by the clear stickers.  I wanted to show off the transparency of them, so I trimmed down a smaller size front page of clear acetate, stitched pattern paper to one side, and then adhered the clear stickers to the front, I also adhered the Puffy Alphabet Stickers that come with the collection (love that font!).

When you turn that acetate page over, I love that you can see the clear stickers from the back as well!    For my second page, I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to almost a 3x4 size tag.  To dress up the front of it, I used the die cuts, papers, and alpha stickers from the kit.



You can see in the video below that I had to wait a little bit for that stamping to dry.  I used a partial sentiment from the Painted Encouragement stamp set.  It helped build my title from the acetate page and also went so well with the font of the alpha stickers!



My typed journaling is on the back of that card.  I prepped a few sets of pages, but only added these photos...so far.  I want to really have more time to sit down and document the photos you see that I have printed that I share in the video.  To prep my white cardstock pages, I used a gel press, with Altenew Crisp Inks in Peach Perfect and Rouge, and a spray water bottle.  It perfectly matched the feel of the papers from the kit I selected as well as the album theme.



With the kit, this first page, came together so quickly.  I added a little more to my inky white cardstock background by stamping the Painted Flowers stamp set in Altenew Crisp Inks Desert Night.  I am very very inspired by cutting into pattern paper and using bits...which is exactly how I finished dressing up the background of this page.  I used the triangles I trimmed from covering my album covers, added some stitching to them before adhering them, one by the larger photo and one on the top left.

I just finished this first full page off with one of the chipboard piecesWood Epoxy Buttons from the kit, and a few Altenew Enamel Dots.



I love bold, graphic designs as much as I love the more frilly ones that I used in my album above.

The papers inspired me to document our arrival to Walt Disney World.  I also get a tropical feel from the collection which also works perfectly with the photos of palm trees and a Summer vacation.



This was such a fun pocket page to create.  I used a lot of 2x2 pockets and just simply trimmed some of the pattern papers to fit, adhering chipboard and the clear stickers to them for more texture.  I HAD to use that blocked pattern paper where I have the WDW alpha stickers and the criss-cross pattern paper next to our magic bands photo.  They caught my eye first from the papers, besides those gorgeous florals.  So for this spread, those were my bolder patterns, and the smaller 2x2 were more of the neutral pattern papers to complement.



These colors!  And that font of those letters!  You can't see in the photos because I used a really pale blue to put the dates we were there at the bottom by the enamel Mickey dots.



If I HAD to pick a most used and favorite product from the kit, it would have to be the clear stickers. They do not add any bulk, can be seen on either side of anything clear you use (so creativity has no limits), and can be layered so easily...for example on this pattern paper I used for this 3x4 card below.  Absolutely love that see-through look.  The sentiments "happy faces" and "funday" die cut embellishments are from the from the kit really help capture this memory so well.



You can watch my video below to see the process of how the pages of the album came together, prepping them, and the photos I have ready to document and dig into the kit more, as well as the process of creating this pocket page or you can watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here.



Well, I am now ready for vacation and more memories to scrapbook with this collection.  Altenew does have each individual item for sale.  I've linked each product I have used throughout my post, and will list them at the bottom of this post.  Hope this helps!  But now onto the fun stuff for you!!!

I will choose a winner by Thursday, 2/28, from the comments on my post to receive a $30 gift certificate from Altenew!


Good luck!!!

Your next stop on the blog hop is to the lovely and talented Lydia Evans!

Supplies Used:
Kit:
Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection
Individual Products Used:
Live Your Dream 12x12 Paper Set
Live Your Dream Chipboard Stickers
Live Your Dream Clear Stickers
Live Your Dream Die-cut Embellishments
Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers
Live Your Dream Wood Epoxy Buttons

You can also purchase these bundles at 5% discount:
Live Your Dream Embellishment Bundle
Live Your Dream Sticker Bundle
Live Your Dream Dimensional Bits Bundle

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56 comments:

  1. Both great projects. I'm not a 12x12 scrapbooker, so I'm glad to see that the papers work at a smaller scale. I'm also a fan of the clear stickers.

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  2. This collection is spectacular, I love it!

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  3. Your projects are beautiful!

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  4. Wow! Awesome projects!! These papers suit your pics perfectly too! :) Love this collection and your work :)

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  5. Awesome pages. Great use of the colorful pieces of paper.

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  6. I love using a collection in an album for continuity!

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  7. Just awesome! I love the pages, I love the colors, papers everything!

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  8. Wow! I absolutely love all of your creations! The travelers journal is going to be as beautiful as it is starting out and so is the WDW book! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

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  9. Beautiful projects. I love this collection!

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  10. Oh I LOVE this little album. Your photos are just adorable!!

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  11. Very special way to document your daughter's dancing.

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  12. Oh, what fun & stunning pocket pages!

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  13. Beautiful collection! Love it!

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  14. I love your notebook, it's so lovely and such a sweet subject. A beautiful use for such a lovely collection. TFS!

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  15. What a fantastic Travelers Notebook Patricia, love how you created this lovely way to keep treasured memories for your daughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Wow! Your TN and Pocket Page are both fantastic! I especially love the acetate page in the TN. And you are right, this set is perfect for the TN!

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  17. Lovely creations. I love how you used Altenew's new products.

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  18. Amazing PL pages. I love how u used the papers.

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  19. Both these projects are wonderful. I love how you combined all the different elements in this collection to make your journals. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Beautiful creations! Love the TN and the Pocket Page!

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  21. What a cute notebook … I'll have to make one (or more) for my grandchildren.

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  22. Great projects, Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. You are truly a very creative person. I love the mini album with the darling little ballerina in the photo. She will appreciate it when she grows up. The pocket pages are great. I love that you used so many papers and embellishments from this kit to complete your projects. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  24. I love the layouts of both of your albums! The new release really adds wonderful colors to help focus your photos. I also like the clear stickers and it seems that that's a common reaction to them from the hop so far. Thank you for your inspiration!

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  25. Wow, absolutely amazing projects! Fantastic layers of elements and compositions - simply stunning!

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  26. Your projects are wonderful! I love your notebook! Thank you for the videos. I enjoyed seeing your projects come together. I hope you share more of your notebooks later. I would love to see how you decorated the other pages.

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  27. Gorgeous journal - I love the colours and what sweet memories to share!

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  28. You really must like this collection since you made 2 projects for a single post! Love what you did with it!

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  29. Love this notebook idea.. Amazing collection And design . Great idea to collect memories on it

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  30. Stunning collection with goodies that can work on cards too! Love the beautiful notebook! Such a good idea!

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  31. Great projects!! I love the papers in this collection!

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  32. Fantastic projects! Love the notebook!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  33. She's so little when she started no wonder you need kleenex, bless. Hope adore that note book idea, it looks easy enough to make & so easy to personalise each separate page. Great link with Disney & those summer plants. Thank you for sharing great advice.

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  34. Such a pretty dance book! Beautiful memories and beautiful way to document them :)

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  35. Awww, I'm going to need to make one of those dance notebooks for my niece; she's always walking on her toes and spinning to her own tune! I must say, I'm really struck on the second layout with how the patterned papers you chose look like extreme closeups of your photos. It's such a nice mesh of collection and your memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Amazing projects! Looks like so much fun to create! I love this collection! It's a must have for sure!

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  37. Love what you did, stunning!

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  38. Awwww....I hear you about them growing up too fast! But she is sure going to treasure this album! Love these papers because they are so fresh, creative, and colorful. You have done a great project using them! I will be using several of your ideas on my scrap pages and in my albums. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Wonderful book to document your daughter's ballet and also I love the pocket scrapbooking something I need to get myself back into.

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  40. your layouts are gorgeous! I love the die cuts and clear stickers.

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  41. What a darling mini scrapbook/ journal to chronicle your daughters journey.

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  42. The journal and pocket pages were so amazing and overflowing with creativity. Loved the colors and stickers that you used to produce these fabulous projects!!

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  43. What a beautiful way to document your daughters dance journey! This Live Your Dream collection is going to be so perfect for so many types of projects, I can't wait to get it. Thank you for sharing this journal and for the awesome inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  44. What a beautiful thing to do for you daughter! My grandaughter is in dance. She is only 3 but this would be something I could do for her over time. I love your thought process going through this project. It really helped understand how and why you did what you did. Thanks for sharing! This release is so perfect for your project!!

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  45. luv how you used each element. and luv the clear stickers!

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  46. Wow!! These are such great projects and patterns used! LOVED the little Dance album, especially! She's so precious!!

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  47. This is stunning, Patricia! Love your mini albums and what a treasure for the years to come. This collection is gorgeous, isn't it?

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  48. The colors just draws you in...vibrant and yet soft at the same time. Loved how you used it to create a TN for your DD's dance history and made those vacation pocket pages. Shows how versatile those papers can be. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you are doing well xo

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  49. Amazing projects! The time and talent you put into this is amazing! It all looks so wonderful and perfectly planned and put together. Great video, too!

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  50. As always beautiful work patricia!

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  51. Love this collection. Your notebook inspired me to do something like that too.

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  52. Wow Patricia! Love the idea of a travel notebook and you've showcased the new release just perfectly in this one :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  53. Patricia this is gorgeous! I didn't see this with you at Scrap Dat I wish I had love the colors :)

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