Saturday, April 5, 2014

Altenew Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Altenew premier blog hop!


Altenew is the latest stamp company to open its doors to the paper crafting community. The stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase on April 7th (that's this Monday--woot!). You should be coming from Jennifer's blog.

I'm sharing two sets today, the Magnolia and the Figure Effects. First up is the Magnolia:


Flower Congrats

I used two of the flowers from the Magnolia set and a sentiment from the set. I stamped the flowers on some new Webster's Pages' Our Travels vellum. The background has some simple watercoloring with mists.

Here are some close-ups:


Flower Congrats


Yep, pretty much swooning over the flowers. The background patterned paper is from the same Our Travels collection.

Flower Congrats


Next, I made a smaller layout using the Magnolia set and also the super cool Figure Effects set:

You Make Me Happy

I've been liking making Handbook-sized layouts (6"x8")--I got the idea from Emma_KW (what a cool idea, no?). They seem less daunting as a card maker and I like that the albums are smaller.

I stamped the magnolia on linen vellum. All of the sentiments are from the Figure Effects set. I'm going to be using this set constantly--the sentiments are fantastic (and in a good font).

You Make Me Happy


Aren't they the perfect typewriter font? Here's a close-up of the flower from the Magnolia set:

You Make Me Happy


Want to win some Altenew? To celebrate the grand opening of their store, Altenew is giving away prizes! Three lucky winners will win five stamp sets of their choice. The winner will be chosen from comments left at the Altenew blog.

Plus, I'll choose a winner from the comments left on my post, and Altenew will send the winner the Magnolia and Figure Effects sets.

You may leave up to three comments here:

  • Comment on the project/stamp you would like to see in future stamps.
  • Like Altenew on Facebook.
  • Follow Altenew on Pinterest

Here's the rest of the line-up:

Thanks for stopping by! Next up is the super-talented Laura!

540 comments:

  1. oh my gorgeous. the flowers are so dainty, cut out of vellum! j'adore.

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  2. OK. Both are superb but totally swooning over the card! <3

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  3. I love the watercolour effect and the magnolia stamp! Gorgeous!

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  4. Love the projects! Watercolor effect is gorgeous!

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  5. Wow gorgeous love it and those flowers are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. That magnolia is magnificent.

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  7. the way you use the flowers on normal paper and also on vellum is amazing! i really like them and like this stamp set by ALTENEW

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  8. I'm following their Pinterest board.

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  9. I, so lovely, Jocelyn! Looks like Altenew is off to a fabulous start! Love this release & you showcased it perfectly!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love that magnolia!! I can't wait to see more!

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  11. Wow, your card and page turned out beautiful! Love that magnolia stamp! :-)

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  12. Just gorgeous projects - very soft! Great flower set!

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  13. I absolutely love the coloring you did on the vellum magnolia flower. Gorgeous.

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  14. Gorgeous card and layout. Loved it!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to be able to order these!

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  16. Love your card, simple but elegant!

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  17. The Magnolia is so versatile. I love how you stamped it on the vellum....it just really adds a special touch.

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  18. beautiful card... the magnolias stamped on vellum are stunning!

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  19. Love the new magnolia stamp. Your beautiful card showcases the stamp so perfectly!

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  20. Ok, blog hopping is a mixed blessing. I love seeing new (to me) artist's creations, but the inspiration makes me want to get up to my studio and join in the fun.
    Wonderfully inspiring card & layout. Thank you!

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  21. Wow Gorgeous projects!! I love the vellum flowers!!

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  22. Very beautiful projects. The new stamps look so pretty and it's fun seeing how each designer uses them in such different ways. Fun start to my Saturday morning!

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  23. I follow Altenew on Pinterest!

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  24. Both are beautiful. I especially love the soft look of the card with the watercolours and vellum.

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  25. The card and layout are lovely . I like the sewn on greeting and sentiments strips .
    I love that magnolia stamp . Thank you for sharing .

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  26. I love the vellum magnolias. The layout is very pretty. Great job on both
    Thanks for helping a new company get off the ground.

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  27. The cards are great and I love the scrapbook layout. Tks for sharing and here is good luck to a new company.

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  28. Oh my goodness...what you did with that magnolia stamp! Wonderful!! I am loving all the stamp sets and what you talented ladies have made.

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  29. I liked them on Facebook as soon as they announced their new company!!

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  30. Gorgeous projects! Loving this new release :)

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  31. Following Altnew on Pinterest

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  32. Pretty card. Nice idea to make smaller pages.

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  33. That first card Jocelyn... swoon. Seriously, OMG! The layout is so awesome too!

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  34. The Magnolias set is beautiful--it reminds me of the Magnolia tree that bloomed outside my bedroom window growing up. :) Your cards are so cool--love the watercolor effect and all of the details. Very excited about these new stamps!

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  35. I also liked Altenew on Facebook!

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  36. And I liked Altenew on Pinterest too!

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  37. Beautiful card and the layout, love these stamps :)

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  38. I so agree with you, those sentiments are perfect!

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  39. I followed Altenew on Facebook.

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  40. Your projects are fantastic. I love the idea of smaller albums; I think would enjoy those layouts more than a 12x12. Thanks for the great idea!

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  41. I follow Altenew on Pinterest.

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  42. Love the stamps and what you have done with them

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  43. These magnolias are absolutely gorgeous! And so is your card, really lovely colors!

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  44. Wow, well done, Jocelyn! I love your choice of colors and elements for these new stamps!! Love both of your projects!

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  45. Joceyln....beautiful, I look forward to seeing more.

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  46. Pretty card and sb page! Congrats on introducing a new line of stamps! TFS!

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  47. Gorgeous! Altenew has awesome designs and I think that whatever they put out will be a winner!

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  48. I LOVE IT!! So fun & creative!! I am a follower on FB & Pinterest!! I would love to see graphic images and more of the brush like fonts!

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  49. Those flowers are AMAZING!!! Especially on the vellum! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  50. I already like Altenew on Facebook!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  51. I also follow Altenew on Pinterest!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  52. I am following Altenew on Pinterest!

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  53. Beautiful card and layout! What a wonderful new stamp company!

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  54. What an amazing look you achieved with the vellum, so soft & beautiful~~~

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  55. Love your layout and how you added the stamp!! Your card is great too.

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  56. Such gorgeous projects as always, love the watercolor on your card!!!

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  57. Great card great flower thanks for the chance

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  58. Gorgeous samples today! I'd like to see some background type of stamps in the future!

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  59. I liked Altenew on Facebook!

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  60. I follow Altenew on Pinterest!

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  61. Beautiful cards! Love the magnolia. :)

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  62. Thanx for sharing....I love your ideas.

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  63. Lovely magnolias, they look so delicate!

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  64. This magnolia stamp is really lovely. Great card. Love the watercolor technique.

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  65. Lovin' your projects! So pretty...sigh...

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  66. And I 'like' on Facebook! ;)

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  67. I love the softness of the watercolor. Beautiful!

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  68. Lovely! I really like the colours you used on the card and the way you laid down a layer of colour under the sentiment. Thanks!

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  69. Such beautiful uses of the magnolias! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Really excited to see all the different sets. Love the different sentiments and fonts.

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  71. Fantastic projects - love your card! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  72. Thanks so much for the great ideas!

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  73. What beautiful projects!! I love the way you used the vellum for the magnolias.

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  74. Love your projects! Those magnolias are so pretty.

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  75. The colors on your magnolia card are beautiful!!

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  76. I LOVE the way the flowers look on Vellum!

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  77. Those Magnolia flowers are gorgeous stamped on vellum!

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  78. Sweet layout and the magnolias on watercolor background is awesome!

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  79. Love the vellum magnolia flowers! So delicate and what WOW effect!! Just lovely! You girls are having too much fun with the new Altenew stamps! Thanks for the wonderful samples! XOXO-Shari

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  80. Love your beautiful project. I would like to see a San Francisco skyline in the future.

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  81. Gorgeous layout and card! Love the watercolor behind the sentiment on your card!

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  82. I followed Altenew on Pinterest!

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  83. Yikes these are fine stamps.
    It would be awesome to win them::)
    Thanks for the chance.

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  84. Love how you used the beautiful Magnolia stamp set. Gorgeous projects!

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  85. Happily following on Pinterest!

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  86. Already following on Pinterest and your Magnolia card is so "soft" and pretty.

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  87. The watercolor effect is so beautiful on your card. Absolutely stunning.

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  88. I liked Altenew on Facebook

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  89. And I also added them to my Pinterest boards I follow

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  90. I love LOVE what you created!!! The flowers on your card look surreal! and the card itself is so gorgeous! The layout is breathtaking and I am so glad you did a layout. Love the way you used the sentiments in a perfect assembly, didn't even think of using them this way :) Thanks so much Jocelyn! You are awesome!

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  91. Lovely soft colours for the magnolia layout - love the way you've used the sentiments and stitched them on!

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  92. These new sentiments are fantastic - so versatile!

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  93. I have liked
    Altenew on Facebook!
    Carla from Utah

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  94. This stamp is so pretty.
    Enjoyed your card and
    layout.
    Carla from Utah

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  95. Love the use of the vellum; very pretty!

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  96. I love, love, love your card. It is beautiful and I like the using of vellum for the flowers.

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  97. LOVE the use of vellum! So pretty!

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  98. I have liked Altenew on Facebook

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  99. Your card and layout are so adorable. I love the sentiments on the layout, they are perfect. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  100. I love the water coloring! Such a beautiful card.

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  101. I also follow Altenew on Pinterest.

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  102. Love the way you incorporated the stamping into a scrapbook page.

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  103. love the sewing on the banners
    the velum is wonderful
    hope to win

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  104. Aren't you fortunate to get to play with these stamp first!!
    The magnolias are STUNNING on vellum with the watercolor behind them.

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  105. I'm so excited about Altenew's stamps sets. And glad to see them in creative action.

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  106. Loving the vellum! Future stamp...anything nature!

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  107. Hi Jocelyn!!
    Gorgeous work as always!!
    Robin

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  108. I am also an Altenew Facebook fan!
    Robin

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  109. Beautiful card and fantastic layout! Love your use of vellum for the magnolias!

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  110. I follow Altenew on Pinterest!
    Robin

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  111. Really love those vellum magnolias

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  113. I follow Altenew on pinterest....
    Now, let me RAVE about the affirmations you stitched on the layout, from Figure Effects.
    Brings tears to my eyes to think how your daughter will cherish this page...knowing how her mama loves her!
    SWEETNESS! with all the layers.

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  114. I follow Altenew on Facebook and Pinterest. I just fell in love with this card and layout or you daughter. Love the colors that you pick.

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  115. Love those Magnolias! beautiful card!

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  116. Developing a whole new love for vellum! TFS!

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  117. Lovely projects using this release! Love all the stamps in this release. ;-)

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  118. Both projects are really neat. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  119. I like Altenew on facebook

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  120. I follow Altenew on Pinterest

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  121. Thanks for sharing your project, they are wonderful!

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  122. That is so pretty...both the card and the layout. those flowers look so elegant.

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  123. Stunning! I love the stamped flower on the vellum, just gorgeous!

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  124. Beautiful card. I really like that set.

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  125. Beautiful card & layout, Jocelyn! That layout is simply so sweet.

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  126. Beautiful projects featuring the stamps!

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  127. Jocelyn, your card is lovely! The Magnolias for Her stamp set would be such fun to try on Springtime cards!

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  128. Love your card and page using the magnolia stamp,,,so pretty!!

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  129. LOVE your cards & thank you for the heads up about this new com.! can't wait to get some stamps this Monday!! Blessings!!

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  130. I love your card and layout. I can see why you are taken with the flower stamp - so pretty!

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  131. Love what you have created with the magnolia stamp - so delicate! Love the stitching with the sentiments too. Wonderful showcase of these great new stamps :)

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  132. Your card and layout are beautiful. Love the magnolia stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Love all the fun inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. And I follow Altenew on Pinterest!

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Thank you so much for your comments!

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