October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have come from Lisa Fonseca‘s blog, then you are right on track. If not, you can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's release was such fun as there were some holiday-related products as well as non-holiday products. I really love having an array of products to work with. I'm not an overly HOLIDAY type of person, but I love Christmas and my December Document Album. I skipped last year but this year I'm yearning to make one again. I want it to be simple and easy to use so I picked out a tiny album to use. It has a lovely minty cover (my favorite color) and I just added a little something to make it special.

@lilitheeckelsFor the cover, I created a wreath with the Peaceful Wreath Stamp and Die set. I tried to pick colors to match the album and chose soft turquoise and soft pinks. The Sweet Dreams and Red Cosmos mini ink cubes fit the bill perfectly.

@lilitheeckels @lilitheeckelsFor the title, I used a sentiment from the Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set, which I stamped in with some Permanent Black Ink. The pages inside will be a mix of cardstock and page protectors to which I will add some stamped embellishments. I plan to make these in advance so that in December all I have to do is print photos and add journaling. I have already created some inner pages. You can see them on my personal blog.

You can see how I created the cover embellishments in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

My next project is light years away from anything holiday-themed. It is a summery layout with a picture of my youngest son when he was 8 months old. The photo dates back to 2010. I love using older photos as it enables me to jump back in time and enjoy those memories. I used the Potted Plants Stamp Set to create a “ledge” of plants.


@lilitheeckelsI kept the design simple and used blue and greens for the foliage and also grabbed some matching washi tape for detail and extra color. The Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers came in handy too. I added some leaves to certain pots where I could no longer use a leaf stamp and added some color to the pots.


@lilitheeckelsThe Pastel Strokes Washi Tape adds a dollop of color and ties everything together. I think this layout is one of my new favorites.



If you are a regular to our release blog hops you will know that there are some awesome gift vouchers up for grabs. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs, three on the Card blog and three on the Scrapbook blog, on 10/20/2018.

So, what has caught your eye?

Your next stop is the amazingly talented Zinia Redo.

Full Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zsoka Marko
May Sukyong Park
Virginia Lu
Kristina Pokazanieva
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Fonseca
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Zinia Redo
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Rubeena Ianigro
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
TaeEun Yoo
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey
Nathalie DeSousa
Norine Borys
Enza Gudor
Lydia Evans
Vicky Papaioannou


Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peace Love Joy Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peace Love Joy Die Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Die Set — Altenew
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Red Cosmos Mini Cube Set
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Red Cosmos Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Mini Cube Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Original
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Potted Plants Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Die Set — Altenew
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Eva N October 12, 2018 - 2:40 pm

Lovely projects. Your color choices are very pretty & its nice to see how pretty the Altenew coloring tools are.

Heidi Rees October 12, 2018 - 2:49 pm

What a great project! I’m super excited for your new release! So many great products!

Jennifer C. October 12, 2018 - 3:57 pm

Altenew products are so amazing and versatile. Thanks for providing great tools for expressing our creativity!

Donnalee Boisseau October 12, 2018 - 3:57 pm

Already placed my order! Love this release! So many choices!!!!

Jeanne Beam October 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Beautiful album and scrapbook layout!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Michelle Hackett October 12, 2018 - 4:58 pm

This mini album is such a great idea. We do a gift exchange among family and I always try to make something instead of buying something, and this would be perfect. Thank you for the inspiration.

Victoria Luna October 12, 2018 - 5:50 pm

The whole release is incredible, thank you for sharing your talent with us!

CathyL October 12, 2018 - 6:11 pm

The peaceful wreath is lovely!

Helen Lalb October 12, 2018 - 6:26 pm

The lovely row of potted plants reminds me of my good friend Maria’s flower shop! Love it!

Helen Kalb October 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Perfect flower pots!

Donna Rinckel October 12, 2018 - 7:21 pm

Cute layout and I love the album cover. That wreath is really special! Love it.

Krystal Overby October 12, 2018 - 7:46 pm

Adorable layout! Love this new release from Altenew! So many ideas running through my head already!!

Helen October 12, 2018 - 7:58 pm

What a lovely and delightful scrapbooking project. The new release is a true gift to both card makers and scrapbookers alike! Thanks.

Bessie Phillips October 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm

The stamps and dies are fabulous and the creativity of the artists really make them shine

Emma H October 12, 2018 - 9:04 pm

Love those potted plants cards

Kelly W. October 12, 2018 - 9:22 pm

That layout is stunning! Love the potted plants and shades of green to really highlight the photo.

Kathy P. October 12, 2018 - 11:03 pm

Super awesome wreath for that cute little album! Love the nontraditional colors, which really pop against the minty color of the cover! And love how you used the potted plants on your scrap page….so cute for that cute little face! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lyndsay Rodgers October 12, 2018 - 11:23 pm

I love seeing the way your stamps can be integrated into a scrapbooker’s world so painlessly. Such beautifull work!

Melaina Grimm October 13, 2018 - 1:00 am

Love the mini album! Although I make cards, scrapbooks intimidate me. However, I think I’m going to try the mini album! TFS!

Susan Burrows October 13, 2018 - 5:36 am

Fun layout. Love the mix of holiday and general in this release.

Bev Karolak October 13, 2018 - 6:27 am

Beautiful layout! Awesome products. Thanks for the chance to win! ?

Carol Rossouw October 13, 2018 - 6:33 am

What a lovely and varied release with something for every occasion. Especially love those layered bloom dies, the swiss dots background and that gorgeous alphabet. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Deepa Robbins October 13, 2018 - 8:29 am

Such a great release! Love the holiday feel of these stamp sets!

Laura P. October 13, 2018 - 8:41 am

Awwww, what a wonderful layout and an adorable baby! I really like your coloring and the way you leave some white space on the page. I hope you have a chance to show more as you continue to work on your album!

Melanie October 13, 2018 - 9:01 am

What a beautiful album Lilith. The Peaceful Wreath Stamp & Die Set is my favorite part of the October release.

Dawn October 13, 2018 - 9:07 am

Awesome release. I love Lilith’s scrapbook layout using the Potted Plants.

Miriam Prantner October 13, 2018 - 9:26 am

Oh I just love that gorgeous lineup of plants in your layout! Fantastic element!

Debbie M. October 13, 2018 - 10:56 am

Great idea! Love the new products!

Carol Henderson October 13, 2018 - 11:58 am

What caught my eye? The darling baby trying to crawl to those lovely potted plants…

Denise Ward October 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm

I love the wide variety of (terrific!) products in this month’s release. It has everything from heartwarming Christmas sentiments and snowflakes to beautiful flowers that can be used anytime!!
Congratulations, Altenew, on a job well done!

P Charlebois October 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Great ideas and inspirations, thanks you for sharing!

Kristine Reeves October 13, 2018 - 4:24 pm

Those potted plants are just to fun!

Beverly Lewis October 13, 2018 - 5:27 pm

Many cool items in this release. I love your sweet mini book and layout. I like the Washi tape.

Michelle E October 13, 2018 - 6:27 pm

I love the pretty plant stamp set and the way Lillith used it was fabulous.

Kim Teets October 13, 2018 - 10:01 pm

The pastel strokes washi tape is amazing!

Phyllt October 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm

loved the Missy Whidden layout and how the plants work the background. perfect set for my upcoming Hawaii trip.

Christi October 13, 2018 - 10:22 pm

I love the Potted Plants Die Set. Lots of cute stuff.

Michele W October 14, 2018 - 12:30 am

Great projects. I particularly like the scrapbook pages where you used the new green plants stamps and incorporated washi tape. Thanks for sharing!

Mindy Drummond October 14, 2018 - 12:48 am

I am really loving the Candlelight Stamp Set from this release, the flame just looks so real, I love it. Your layout is awesome, it was refreshing to see something not holiday related lol. I love the colors, the Pastel Strokes Washi Tape works perfectly on it. That picture tho’…. just adorable! mardy14@bellsouth.net

Cathy October 14, 2018 - 1:19 am

Oh I love them all ❤️

Annalisa October 14, 2018 - 1:39 am

Goodness, what hasn’t caught my eye? The baubles are a fantastic set, and I really like the candle one as well. Those are probably my top two from this release. Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout with us! Your little one is a cutie.

Kathy Ferguson October 14, 2018 - 2:45 am

I loved your Christmas album cover using the wreath in colors to match your book. Thanks for the tutorial video. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

NinaS October 14, 2018 - 4:38 am

Amazing creations. Love the mini album.

Annette Pearce October 14, 2018 - 7:01 am

Love the LO and wonderful background accomplished with the Altenew inks and Potted Plants stamp set.

Rosalie Johnson October 14, 2018 - 9:22 am

You are so talented – thanks for the inspiration!

Rosalie Johnson October 14, 2018 - 9:28 am

This is a great release – love the alphabet!!!

Kim Faucher October 14, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Love your pretty layout and that little album is darling!!!!

BrendaLea Abbott October 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm

Love the cover art f the mini album. But that layout is fabulous! You made a fabulous scene, or Potted Plant Ledge that looks like it could be real…. Well sort of. It really makes that page!

Evelyn Petere October 14, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Thanks for a chance to win. What an adorable scrapbook! Love the embellishments!

Jennifer K October 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm

The October new release is beautiful, the stamps, dies and stand alone dies are so versatile! I love how Lilith added the gorgeous Peaceful Wreath on her December Document album and she created such wonderful layouts! I haven’t completed the blog hop yet but I can’t wait to see what all of these incredible designers have created with the October release.

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