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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Michelle S October 18, 2017 - 3:24 pm

Love the blog hop, so many talented participants

Deborah Kaye October 18, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Crafty friends are indeed the best! Great blog hop!

Mary Kelly October 18, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Congratulations on a fabulous company. I found you through Therese Calvird and loved every product of yours that she showcased.

Becca Yahrling October 18, 2017 - 4:26 pm

What an awesome, fun & inspirational two day hop! Loved everything from the cards, to the layouts to the wonderful stories of crafty friendship.

DC October 18, 2017 - 4:52 pm

Love your products. Thank you for sharing your story.

Angie Person October 18, 2017 - 4:55 pm

I am really enjoying see all the crafty friend pics and posts.

Cheryl M October 18, 2017 - 4:56 pm

So many inspiring posts. I’m so glad to be retired. I have time to experiment with different techniques and styles.

Bridget Grant October 18, 2017 - 4:57 pm

I’m loving this hop and seeing all the pictures and stories ?

Annette October 18, 2017 - 5:18 pm

Love the idea for this blog hop. The ideas here are mind blowing

chark October 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm

fun pics!

Kailash October 18, 2017 - 5:21 pm

A lovely story of friendship combined with a wonderful blog hop:-))

Patti October 18, 2017 - 5:32 pm

I am brand new to this blog today and this is so awesome to see! Where have I been??!! So thankful for the opportunities to meet fellow paper crafters and talented designers!

Lieve S October 18, 2017 - 5:48 pm

Wow, you only met after you started Altanew ?! That’s funny and in fact great that that was possible !
Great pictures of the crafty-friends-group. Thanks for sharing.
I’m off to hop around, sure to find lots of inspiration. Thanks in advance, and thank you for the generous giveaway; good luck to all of us.

HelenK October 18, 2017 - 6:14 pm

When that layered rose set came out in 2014 I was blown away by Altenew, that was my first purchase. Now the happy owner of many sets and excited every time there is a release or blog hop – I always know it will be good. I loved yesterday’s hop and now I’m off on a new voyage!

Katie VanSchenck October 18, 2017 - 6:15 pm

So fun! I love these beautiful stamps!

Lori Ritchie October 18, 2017 - 6:24 pm

Great hop with so many talented designers and beautiful creations along the way!

Linda Hardwick October 18, 2017 - 6:32 pm

Love everything cardmaking. Would love the chance to win. Thanks

Colleen Howell October 18, 2017 - 6:48 pm

Sweet cards all of them

Angela W October 18, 2017 - 6:50 pm

I had no idea that you two started this company and didn’t meet until 8 months later! The internet has made so many amazing friendships and companies possible! I’m glad Altenew is one of them!

Lynn Brown October 18, 2017 - 6:52 pm

Very fun blog hop and beginnings of Altenew. I loved seeing all of the family shots of Altenew and different crafters.

Vicki Smith October 18, 2017 - 6:56 pm

Love the Blog Hop and great inspiration from my favorite stamp company!

Diane Bowen October 18, 2017 - 7:04 pm

Such a great story! Love your products!

RuthJ October 18, 2017 - 7:12 pm

Great story – great products! Thanks!!!

Kim Faucher October 18, 2017 - 7:36 pm

Love hearing all the stories of crafty friends and seeing all the talent!

Kristine Gifford October 18, 2017 - 7:38 pm

Such great cards and I love the whole blog hop! I’ve gotten so many great ideas!

Carrie Vessels October 18, 2017 - 7:39 pm

Loving the stories and comments on the blog hop. Crafty friends have a special bond for sure.

Rema DeLeeuw October 18, 2017 - 7:45 pm

Awesome hop and fabulous inspiration!

Pai October 18, 2017 - 7:47 pm

can’t wait to see the creations!

Carol K October 18, 2017 - 7:53 pm

such fun hopping … love seeing all the photos

Marsha D October 18, 2017 - 7:55 pm

What a great blog hop. So many beautiful projects. Thanks so much for all the work and the chance to win prizes too.

Lynda J October 18, 2017 - 10:47 pm

Thanks for the great hop!

Riecy October 18, 2017 - 10:51 pm

I have been enjoying these 2 days of blog hops. The inspiration and stories are great!

Dana M October 18, 2017 - 11:05 pm

The paper crafting community is the BEST, such great friendships formed through this shared love. Looks like you have had some amazing time with your crafty friends, thanks for sharing your photos and story.

Maryam crafter October 18, 2017 - 11:11 pm

I just finished hoping.. amazing creation from amazing ladies . Love your story and I was thinking you faced all that to bring these amazing collections to us.. thanks a lot ..

Barb MacAskill October 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Wow! My mind is racing with so much inspiration after seeing what each of the designers have created over the course of this amazing two day hop!
I absolutely love your hops and your products have become an integral part of my crafting journey!
Please keep the good stuff coming for many more years! I think I am going to have it put in my will that all of my Altenew products must be put in my casket so I will have beautiful images to create with in the afterlife! Sort of like the Pharaohs did when they died.
Thank you for the amazing products, inspirational hop and so many chances to win some awesome prizes!

MelissaF October 18, 2017 - 11:36 pm

Awesome inspiration on this blog hop, and so much fun to hear the stories of crafty friends coming together. LOVED your story about the start of Altenew and the Runway Challenge that kind of introduced you two!

Rebecca Ednie October 18, 2017 - 11:53 pm

This should be an awesome hop! Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations.

Roberta S. October 19, 2017 - 1:51 am

I love your crafty friends story. Many of us have online crafty friends that we hope to meet in-person someday. Thank you for sharing.

Phi October 19, 2017 - 1:56 am

Great hop! So many great projects and beautiful stories of friendship. Thanks for a heart warming afternoon Altenew.

Stef Perry October 19, 2017 - 2:26 am

This has been such a great blog hop thus far. I LOVE all the stories if connections and inspiration by the people that inspire me!

Memoriesbymanda October 19, 2017 - 3:11 am

I enjoyed yesterday’s hop so I’m looking forward to the inspiration today. Thanks for the prizes too.

Stefanie White October 19, 2017 - 3:40 am

Thanks for sharing your story with us! Can’t wait to Hop ans see some beautiful projects!

Kim Anning October 19, 2017 - 3:47 am

Another wonderful blog hop, isn’t it amazing how great friends can do such awesome things. I think I must watch too many videos as even my partner knows who I am watching by their voices. ?

Sammibug October 19, 2017 - 3:53 am

Love all the heart warming stories and fabulous inspiration in this hop! Thank you for the chance to win and to all the wonderful sponsors!

Liz mca October 19, 2017 - 5:53 am

Yeah time for some hopping

Marjorie Dumontier October 19, 2017 - 6:30 am

Thanks to these 2 days blog hop, I’ve discovered some creators I didn’t know and that’s always a nice thing. Thanks for that and for your generosity !

Helen F October 19, 2017 - 7:00 am

The crafting community really is amazing in so many different ways. We are indeed lucky that you have developed such an outstanding range of stamps, dies and other wonderful products to inspire us.

Karen Russell October 19, 2017 - 7:53 am

I love hanging out with my crafty friends making cards. Great blog hop! Thanks!

Shari Czerwinski October 19, 2017 - 8:28 am

A great hop full of talented individuals. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the giveaway!

Robin P October 19, 2017 - 11:15 am

Thanks Altenew for being such a wonderful company and putting together a fun blog hop with so many talented designers/friends.

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