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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_chevron2 October 18, 2017 - 9:27 am

Altenew has the best floral stamps! And the prizes offered are fantastic! I also really appreciate the free postage.

Susan G. October 18, 2017 - 9:32 am

I wish I could buy all your stamps and dies. Altenew makes some of the best layering stamps, they are beautiful. Thank you for doing such a great giveaway. The projects on the blog hop are amazing…so inspiring.

Nancy S October 18, 2017 - 9:32 am

What a wonderful company Altenew is, hard to resist all the beautiful designs you put out…the cream of the crop!

kelli October 18, 2017 - 9:35 am

just recently started buying your products and totally in love!

Mary Locke October 18, 2017 - 9:46 am

You seem to always hit it out of the park with your designs! Keep up the good work!

Karthikha Uday October 18, 2017 - 10:01 am

There goes another round of amazing inspirations!! Loved hopping along team 🙂 Thanks to all your efforts, beautiful work and wishing crafty friends to celebrate the special friendship 🙂

Lagene October 18, 2017 - 10:06 am

Crafting friends are simply the BEST! I’m amazed you started a business with a long distance craft friend, how AWESOME! Great Hop!

Bev Pallen Belbin October 18, 2017 - 10:16 am

Love your stamps and your inspiration. Thank you for this chance to win such an amazing prize.

Andrea S. October 18, 2017 - 10:16 am

I wish I had crafty friends that I could make cards with because crafty friends are the best!

Linnea Sundstrom October 18, 2017 - 10:21 am

so glad that I became aware of you a long while ago. I’ve been enjoying your stamps ever since!

Barb P October 18, 2017 - 10:21 am

What a great blog hop, can’t wait to visit all of the wonderful artists and see their cards..

Kim Salito October 18, 2017 - 10:34 am

I love Altnew’s coordinating ink pads and floral stamps. I have a wish list a mile long.

Debbie Rumpza October 18, 2017 - 10:34 am

Love the idea of a Crafty Friends hop! I have enjoyed getting to know (via internet) all the cardmakers !

Michell Hackett October 18, 2017 - 10:38 am

I enjoy hearing and watching this wonderful community of crafters. The blog hops and the videos showing techniques and projects are all so inspiring.

Julie October 18, 2017 - 10:40 am

Altenew’s floral stamp sets are beautiful. Fun hop celebrating crafty friendships and collaboration.

Rhonda Mizeur October 18, 2017 - 10:57 am

Altered has challenged my skills – Love it. I send cards to friends who are experiencing struggles; when one friend told me my cards lift her spirits, I felt the effort and time was worthwhile!

Kirsty Vittetoe October 18, 2017 - 11:03 am

This is just so Fab!! The best part is the friendship photos, wonderful! I myself have made some crafty friends and even met them in person, some has became really close friends that we email and chat often, crafty people are the best! : )

Janet D. October 18, 2017 - 11:07 am

Wonderful blog hop, thanks for celebrating crafty friends!

Rose Mary Smalley October 18, 2017 - 11:11 am

First let me say how much I enjoyed hearing your start up story. Quite inspiring. I am so happy that you have achieved what you set out to do. Kuddos to you both!!!
I love your stamps and am looking forward to seeing what all of these talented artists are going to share with us who are still learning. Thank you for your generosity!!! Hugs

Laura Jane October 18, 2017 - 11:13 am

SO MANY are BLESSED by your Friendship with Tasnim!!

Carol Godfrey October 18, 2017 - 11:46 am

Loving altenew! New to this brand but I’m really loving this hop so much fun!

Susan T October 18, 2017 - 11:48 am

wow…congratulations. love your stamps and all the creatively.

Debbie Barba October 18, 2017 - 11:57 am

This has been one of the best blog hops ever! I love hearing all of the stories of crafty friendships and reasons for doing what we love. Oh yes and of course enjoying all the beautiful creations from those we love to follow. Thank you Altenew for all you do to encourage us to create!

Kat Loftus-Marek October 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

so inspiring.

nadine October 18, 2017 - 12:01 pm

You all make the most gorgeous stamps & stamping pads. I wish we could buy them in a store too.

DGolly October 18, 2017 - 12:11 pm

Such a fun give-away and hop. Love reading about all the connections. Thanks for sharing.

Tara Prince October 18, 2017 - 12:16 pm

I love that you offer card and scrapbook inspirations!!

Betty October 18, 2017 - 12:25 pm

love reading all these crafty friends posts – wonderful hop!!

Clelie October 18, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Altenew has taken stamping to the ‘next level’ and continues to delight! 😀

Carol Rossouw October 18, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Wow! What a wonderful blog hop! I love this crafting community and the fact that it can bring people together from all over the world. I have “met” some wonderful friends in places like Florida (USA) and even New Zealand! And the Altenew stamps are simply amazing!

SentSue October 18, 2017 - 12:49 pm

More fun hopping. Thanks everyone!

Liz O October 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm

So happy to see how Altenew has grown so much! You guys deserve it, your products are good quality and gorgeous designs. Thnaks for sharing your story, wishing you much success! Thanks for all you share!

Liz O October 18, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention I started my crafting about 16 years ago but has been mostly for my family and friends,I started with sewing and have jumped around crafts. I love having “met” a few wonderful crafty friends through challenges and by visiting inspiring blogs, thanks for all you share!

Marcia October 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Love Altenew and the crafting community I’ve met through you guys!

jthstamper October 18, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Love your story. Great friendship photos.

Barbara Lassiter October 18, 2017 - 1:08 pm

What a generous company, Altenew is! 🙂 I have so many of your stamps and no doubt will own many more. One of the fun things about this card making and art crafting is all the amazing artists and card makers out there with whom we can connect and learn from. It is truly an international community and gives me hope for our world! Thanks everyone!

Lynda J October 18, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Thanks for the chance to hop!!!

Cynthia Baldwin October 18, 2017 - 1:12 pm

How wonderful to have crafty friends! Even better for us, that you started a company with another crafty friend. 🙂 Congrats on your success – here’s to more craftiness!!

Jennifer October 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Great story of friendship. Love all your products!

Cindy Averitt October 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm

Friends made through crafting are the best!

Isabelle October 18, 2017 - 1:50 pm

I had great fun with yesterday’s blog hop, so I’m happy to discover today’s creations !

Janet Robson October 18, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Yesterday’s blog hop was amazing. I can’t wait to see what today holds in store.
Thank you so much for the wonderful stamps, dies, stencils and inks you produce for us to craft and create with.

Linda Patti October 18, 2017 - 2:15 pm

Looking forward to this hop!

Linda Walter October 18, 2017 - 2:18 pm

I love my Altenew stamps!! After yesterday’s blog hop, I’m convinced that I need the winter rose stamp set and several others. Thank you for wonderful stamps, inks and for inspiration!

Janet Swanlady21 October 18, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Isn’t it wonderful that stamping brings us together and wonderful friendships are formed?!

Jeanne Beam October 18, 2017 - 2:59 pm

It’s wonderful to see so many designers share their talent. Thanks for hop.

Mona Toth October 18, 2017 - 3:16 pm

I love your story and Thank you for sharing these creative artworks on the blog ?

Katherine McKamey October 18, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Love Altenew stamps & dies!!♥️

Rosario October 18, 2017 - 3:22 pm

Thank you so much forvthis opportunity.

Laurie Page October 18, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Altenew products are some of my favorites. I haven’t jumped into the inks yet, but im planning to get some soon.

Margaret October 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm

What a wonderful community of crafty friends! This has been so much fun! Thanks for your wonderful designs – every single release is beautiful!

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