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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Altenew Wild Daisies Press Plate w/ TECHNIQUE Video | @Altenew Dec. Inspiration Challenge

Hello Friends,

Today I am excited to share a post that includes a lot of fun inspiration, including a 2 for 1 tutorial!  I am playing with a bunch of NEW Altenew products today over in my craft room and am inviting you over to my YouTube channel for a dual tutorial video where we will be doing some BetterPress techniques along with water coloring to complete today's card. 

I am also excited to be entering this card into the Altenew Monthly Inspirational Challenge over on the Altenew blog.

The prompt of this month's challenge is to draw inspiration from ANY of the previous Inspiration Challenge photographs in this challenge, channeling the colors, themes, compositions, or anything else that inspires your creative creativity. Below are the challenge inspiration photos from January-November 2023 that I drew my inspiration from. 

The image I choose my direct inspiration from was by Mindy Eggen's Photo below....

And is here is my project being entered....

Now for the FUN PART...... the VIDEO...... Let's jump into the craft room and create together.....  If you are in need of a list of products used please see video description for direct links or SHOP Altenew by clicking HERE. Thank you my friends for following my work.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Altenew BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER Monday 2023 MEGA Haul @Altenew

Hi Friends,

I am sorry I have not posted in a while. I have been starting to change over my blog to coordinate with my YouTube channel as my focus has changed to YouTube i 2023 and will be continuing that direction in 2024. I have been eagerly growing my YouTube channel to try and reach my end of the year goals and I have surpassed my goal which I am really proud of. So in 2024 I will begin trying to post my videos over here as well. If you haven't already I would love for you to pop on over and begin following me on YouTube, Thanks friends!


Today I have a Black Friday/Cyber Monday crafty haul video to share with all of you. I went a little over board with the sales but I couldn't help it. The prices were so wonderful. Did you know Altenew now carried BetterPress plates? I am so excited by this. Also if you haven't heardn't heard I now run two facebook groups. See links below...

Heartfelt Card Making With Spellbinders & More

BetterPress Babes

Now lets watch the Altenew Haul Video.... All Affiliate Links are below the video if you see anything you might be interested in.... I am affiliated with numerous companies and using those links will help me earn a small commission at absolutely no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my efforts!


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STAMP & DIE FOR BP Sentiments: https://shrsl.com/4c8u9 

Artists Watercolor Pan 24: https://shrsl.com/4c8tn 

Watercolor Metallic Pan 14: https://shrsl.com/4c8tp 

Watercolor Papers: https://shrsl.com/4c8tt 

Paint Brushes: https://shrsl.com/4c8tq 

Elegant Sayings: https://shrsl.com/4c8ud 

Versatile Greetings: https://shrsl.com/4c8ue 

Crafty Life: https://shrsl.com/4c8uf 

Create-A-Flower Tulip: https://shrsl.com/4c8ug 

Create A Flower Stargazer Lily: https://shrsl.com/4c8uj 

Build a Garden Grand Carnation: https://shrsl.com/4c8um 

Golden Days: https://shrsl.com/4c8uq 

Garden Trellis Cover Plate: https://shrsl.com/4c8uu 

Mix and Match Frames: https://shrsl.com/4c8uw 

Featured Sentiment Dies: https://shrsl.com/4c8ux 

Mandala Stencil: https://shrsl.com/4c8vn 

Flower Bunch Stencil: https://shrsl.com/4c8vp 

Narrow Brick Stencil: https://shrsl.com/4c8vq 

Frame Mask Stencil: https://shrsl.com/4c8vu 

Ribbon Waves 3D Embossing Folder: https://shrsl.com/4c8vv 

Daisy Bed 3D Embossing Folder: https://shrsl.com/4c8vx 

Altenew Metallic Foil Papers: https://shrsl.com/4c8vz 

Altenew Adhesives: https://shrsl.com/4c8w0 Tools: https://shrsl.com/4c8w2

Thank you again for following my work and crafting life with me. Melanie