Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

Hey guys, it's Jen here!

I want to welcome you to the second day of our Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  If you haven't already, please check out our Day One post over on the Card Blog…you won't want to miss it!

I want to start today's post with a story.  You see, a few days ago I got a Facebook notification which celebrated my friendship with Tasnim.  There was a sweet little video with photos of us together and a cute song playing in the background (I'm sure most of you know the video I am referencing!).  I was reminded that we became “friends” back in October 2012 – and although I was following her blog before that time, I remember being so excited that we made our friendship official on Facebook!

Soon after our Facebook connection, she joined my team on the Runway Inspired Challenge. I always admired her style and was thrilled to be working with her.  I would never have known that one day we would not only meet face-to-face, but we would become such great friends and create a wonderful company together!

Fun Fact: We finally met in person in December 2014…which was actually 8 months AFTER we started Altenew!  Here's a photo from that day:

The caption read, “Team Altenew finally meets face to face” – it's so funny to think that back then, it really was just the two of us!

I have really been so lucky to make some amazing friendships through paper crafting.  Of course, I love our Altenew family:

The friendships formed over a common love for paper crafting are sure to last a lifetime!  Here are a few more  photos with my crafty friends:

Many of my crafty friends are people who I may never meet in person – and that's okay, since we can always keep in touch by sending cards to one another 🙂  I love this hobby!


FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017


Your first stop on the hop is the talented Sandy Allnock! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandy Allnock
Therese Calvird
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Ellen Hutson LLC
Kathy Racoosin
Yoonsun Hur
Create & Craft TV
Sandra Dietrich
Pretty Pink Posh
Kymona Tracey
Terhi Koskinen
Agnieszka Malyszek
My Sweet Petunia
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Emily Leiphart
Freckled Fawn
Nichol Spohr
Anna Komenda


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maria f. October 22, 2017 - 10:04 am

So lucky that you’ve met so many crafty friends!

Mona mona October 22, 2017 - 11:25 am

Love your story what an amazing hop. I wish to have a crafty friends like this..

Loly Borda October 23, 2017 - 12:13 am

I love reading the stories of friendship that this awesome hobby allows! TFS!

Mary-Anne V October 23, 2017 - 6:36 pm

So nice to hear all the wonderful stories.

Janet Zeppa October 23, 2017 - 9:10 pm

Off to hop hop again!

Sindhu October 24, 2017 - 1:02 am

Meeting crafty friends are so fun…

Stacey Kowbel October 24, 2017 - 10:12 am

Such a great story! Amazing you were able to create a company (a fabulous one at that) when you hadn’t even met in person!

Jodi C October 24, 2017 - 10:31 am

Oh I love a great story like this, doesn’t get much better?! Makes me want to buy the Crafty Friends Stamp right now?. Thank You!!

Janet Swanlady21 October 24, 2017 - 11:53 am

Crafty friends are simply wonderful.

Gilda (McStamper) October 25, 2017 - 12:07 am

Enjoyed reading about your crafty friends. Thanks for another day of hopping.

Roro designer October 25, 2017 - 12:57 am

Lovely ladies that help and spread the kidness.. great blog ..

Sarah 678 October 25, 2017 - 2:27 am

You did a lots of effort to make this company our favourite stamping one. love all these supported crafty friends you have . I wish to be part of it.

Kanan Pandya October 25, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Lovely story, Jen!! It is so wonderful that you both share same interest and came up with Altenew, It is the best stamping company. 🙂

Lisa A creations October 26, 2017 - 10:30 am

Crafty friends are the best! 🙂

Scrapmate October 26, 2017 - 12:33 pm

It is hard for some people to understand how you can be close friends with someone you have never met in person but I know that the friendships I’ve made through papercrafting are deep and have given me emotional support when I’ve needed it. It’s a lovely personal story you have.

Nikki Anderberg October 26, 2017 - 2:09 pm

What a journey you’ve had. Love Altenew.

Sue McRae October 26, 2017 - 8:02 pm

This is such a sweet story. So glad the two of you got together so you could create this unique and fabulous company!

Carina d. October 26, 2017 - 9:05 pm

Fabulous crafty friend story. This world is so big but its things like this that bring it together.

Lisascreativeniche October 26, 2017 - 9:41 pm

Yay! How awesome to make friends all over the world with a common passion. Thank you for the hop!

Yasmine Omar October 27, 2017 - 1:15 am

Lovely post! I’m so grateful for this amazing friendships which brought “Altenew” to us 🙂

Jackie Price October 27, 2017 - 1:18 am

Thanks for sharing your story! It’s amazing that the 2 of you had started a company together but hadn’t even met in person. You have an amazing company and you are blessed to have an awesome family of crafty friends around you. Thanks for all you do for the crafting community!!

Henriëtte MK October 27, 2017 - 4:55 am

Thank you Altenew and all the designers and artists who participate in this awsome blog hop.
I found new inspirations, great tips and the friendliness of the great craft community, it felt like a warm blanket on a cold winter day.

Valerija October 27, 2017 - 7:48 am

I love your story, such a great hop.

Nandini Karmarkar October 27, 2017 - 10:11 am

These two days have been so much fun! Loved reading all the stories about how people started crafting and the wonderful friendships that were formed through it. And of course the loads of inspiration was most welcome!

Christi L Steinbeck October 27, 2017 - 10:43 am

I love reading you friendship stories! You seem like such a kind lady! One I would love to have as a crafty friend! <3

Roberta October 27, 2017 - 4:34 pm

So amazing the friends we make through craft! Love your smile.

Deborah October 27, 2017 - 8:32 pm

This is a very fun blog hop! It’s inspiring me to make something each day with all of you!

E Boggs October 30, 2017 - 8:16 am

just hoppin around,fun

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