Friday, October 28, 2022

Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes)!

 Welcome to Altenew's October 2022 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Hot Foil Plates Release Blog Hop!

I am so thrilled to be guest designing with Altenew this month. Be sure to check out the Altenew Blog where this blog hop begins and where you can see more inspiration!  If you got here from Annemarie's blog, you are in the right place!  

I have three cards to share today!

Card 1~ Thinking of You!

My first card uses 

I gold foiled the beautiful flowers and leaves using colored card stock.  I fussy cut the images.  However, there is a die set available, here.  I ink blended some inks to the flower centers and leaves for added detail and dimension.  I added some splatters for interest.

Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder for the background to the beautiful flowers.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

Card 2~ Congratulations!

For this card, I gold foiled the leaves and used red foil for the rose. I chose not to add any extra ink to the flower or leaves.  Instead, I chose to go dramatic with the background.

Mix and Match Frame Die Set using red card stock to create a bold and beautiful background for the rose.  I gold embossed the sentiment using the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set.  I finished the card with a few metallic gold pearls.

Card 3~ Hello!

I gold foiled the beautiful flowers and leaves using colored card stocks.  I fussy cut the images. I ink blended like color, but darker to the flower centers and leaves for added detail and dimension. 

I hot foiled, stenciled, and diecut the Essentials Alpha Complete Product Bundle.  This is a wonderful set to have.  So many possibilities.  I combined the Label Tags 2 Die Set and Geometric Botany Stamp Set. I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

Which card is your favorite and why?

Next stop on the hop is Donna Walls!

Giveaway Prizes:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/03/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/04/2022.

Here is a link to the October 2022 Just Imagine Collection! 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Adriana Arminio

Caly Person

Jeanette Jones

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Annemarie Caister

Betty Wright

Donna Walls

Meghan Kennihan

Michelle Burnier

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

As always thanks so much for hopping by!


  1. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous colors!

  2. Beautiful. Love the last card the best with the half and half sentiment.

  3. All three are simply stunners! I do love the last card and that color combo of flowers ... at first, I thought the dark flower was black, but in the next photo it looks to be a very dark blue. Either way, I love it.

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and design on the last one!

  5. Wow, these cards are fantastic. Thank you for showing me the different ways to use one die. I love all of them. I can't choose just one.


  6. Hi Betty, thank you for sharing your cards. I love the red Wild Rose “Congratulations” card. Your layout, foiling and gem placement is perfection. Thank you for sharing your talent. I look forward to your next Hop.
    I also love the flower art on your Blog page. It is very pretty.

  7. Beautiful cards ... my favorite is card no 3 .. I love that backround ..

  8. Lovely & elegant cards. I can’t decide if the 2nd or 3rd card is my favorite.

  9. Beautiful cards, especially love the colours of the first card

  10. Beautiful cards! Love all the awesome layers and colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Love the dimension and layering! Beautiful cards!


Thanks so much!

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