Hello Crafty Friends! Welcome to yet another amazing blog hop. Not only will you get to see projects from me and so many other members of the crafting community, you’ll also have the opportunity to win some incredible products from Altenew!
I'm so excited to be part of Day 2 of Altenew's Crafty Friends Blog hop. If you’re coming from Olga Moss and you’re new here - welcome! Please check out all the other blogs in the hop and see the amazing creations people are coming up with all these Altenew stamps, stencils and dies.
The next stop on the hop is Therese Calvird. But before you head over to the other posts, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to see all the blogs that are participating in the hop and learn how to enter into a big giveaway opportunity!
For this post, I wanted to share something I made in what I call my “Hopes and Dreams” journal from Archer & Olive. Because it’s more of a free flowing book, I just gave myself some time to freely play with stamps and watercolors for the most part. Altenew stamps have a special place in my crafting heart because they do so much to bring a page or spread together. Adding stamps to empty spaces can also help alleviate that sinking feeling when you miss a day of journaling or crafting. Stamps are great because they add layering and depth to any spread and you don’t have to worry about your drawing skills if that isn’t your strong suit.
I started with the stamping and then ended up doing the watercolor and journaling in bed. It’s amazing what you can do with your supplies!
The journaling came from the heart. Part of the inspiration came from a friend going through a tough time right now, and part of it was just a reminder to myself that though we all go through struggles, within us lies a light that is meant to shine bright.
Here are all the blogs participating in today’s blog hop!
Amy Tan (you are here)
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us! Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs (for the big prizes) and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - The winner is Teresa Doyle - Congrats! Please see the response to your comment for instructions on claiming your prize! : A $30 Gift Certificate is also being given away here. Leave a comment and a winner will be chosen and announced on this post. Good luck!