Today we are celebrating the end of a creative year with Altenew. “A year in review” blog hop with an amazing line-up of designers to inspire you! And we have giveaways and discounts too!

You can start the blog hop from the beginning here: Altenew Card Blog

It’s been an amazing year with great releases and I was honored to design with their products as a brand ambassador. Today I am sharing 4 of my favorite projects I made using Altenew products in 2017. There are way more than these… it was really hard to choose only 4.

There are how-to video tutorials for all of them, and here are the links


You inspire me

Your kindness melts my heart

Mom you are the best


Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.


Leave me a comment below and tell me what you wish for the new year!I will choose a winner who will receive a $20 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on 01/05/2018 .

New Altenew Release:

If you want to check out the December release by Altenew you can watch my video here:

December 2017 Stamp Bundle
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December 2017 Stamp & Die Bundle
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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ASL Love Stamp & Die Bundle
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ASL Love Stamp Set
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ASL Love Die Set
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Carved Rose Stamp & Die Bundle
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Carved Rose Stamp Set
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Carved Rose Die Set
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Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Bundle
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Frosted Garden Stamp Set
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Frosted Garden Die Set
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Happy Together Stamp & Die Bundle
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Happy Together Stamp Set
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Happy Together Die Set
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Heart Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle
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Heart Flowers Stamp Set
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Heart Flowers Die Set
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Love You So Mush Stamp & Die Bundle
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Love You So Mush Stamp Set
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Love You So Mush Die Set
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Never Give Up Stamp & Die Bundle
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Never Give Up Stamp Set
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Never Give Up Die Set
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Ninja Invasion Stamp & Die Bundle
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Ninja Invasion Stamp Set
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Ninja Invasion Die Set
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Everything About You Stamp Set
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Brush Alpha Die Set
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Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set
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Wild About You Stamp & Die Bundle
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Wild About You Stamp Set
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Wild About You Die Set
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Peony Spray Stamp Set
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Peony Spray Stamp & Die Bundle
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Peony Spray Die
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Flower Arrangement Stamp & Die Bundle
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Flower Arrangement Stamp Set
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Flower Arrangement Die Set
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Birthday Builder Stamp Set
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Bold Numerals Die Set
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Medium Storage Pouches – 25/pck
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Large Storage Pouches – 25/pck
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FREE U.S. shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout. Offer valid from December 22nd at 12:01 am EST through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE

Next blog hop stop:

The next blog hop stop is Kristina Pokazanieva. Make sure to hop along with us for tons of inspiration and tons of giveaways!


  1. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, Vicky ! I wish you to have a wonderful time with your lovely ones during these holidays… I hope this year there will be no poverty for many families of our country and around the world… 🙂

  2. My wish for the new year is for health, love and happiness for everyone. I look forward to seeing what inspiration you will bring in 2018!

  3. I hope that the new year brings good health, happiness, and peace for all! I also hope that you can continue to provide wonderful video tutorials and beautiful cards to inspire us!

  4. Merry Christmas, Vicky! My hope for the new year is joy and peace the world over. Of course, more of your wonderful journal pages and cards can’t hurt!:). Thanks for all of the inspiration! Have a Happy New Year!

  5. Hi, I have always enjoyed this company, they have beautiful flower stamps. I adore the cards you have made with them and Thank you for all the lovely cards you have made thru the year. Merry Christmas Vicky.

  6. Thank you for sharing your talent and creative ideas in 2017. Look forward to more inspiration in the new year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. I saw all the card video’s when you post them and I enjoyed it so much, its great to look back on all the gorgeous things you made. I am a big fan of flowers and leaves stamps and dies and Altenew is an brands who has so much beautiful products. Each release has something for everyone, that makes Altenew great.
    Vicky thanks for the past years examples, inspiration, idea’s and great tutorials, I learned so much.
    I wish you and your loved once a Merry Christmas and a Creative and Healthy 2018.

  8. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful videos. They have given me so many creative ideas and inspiration for my crafting throughout the year. My wish for 2018 is for a healthy, happy creative and organized year! Thank you for the chance to win. ~Gin K.~

  9. Wow what an amazingly crafty year! Thank you so much for sharing so many great ideas with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. Beautiful collection of cards using Altenew products Vicky! I wish for good health, happiness and more crafty time for 2018. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  11. I love your cards! The designs are beautiful as is your coloring.
    Well, I always wish for World Peace in the new year. Maybe 2018
    will be the year. But if you meant crafty wise, I’d love a Misti. 😉

  12. My wish for 2018 is to be more organized. I take inspiration from all of you who share your organization ideas and craft room tours. Having my crafting stuff disorganized, takes away from the pleasure of crafting. Thanks so much Vicky for all the inspiration you provide by sharing your talents with us.

  13. My wish for the new year is health and happiness for all! Love your videos and these cards you have picked are so beautiful.

  14. Since I look for all your videos I don’t know how I missed the little pear but I just love it. Wonderful to be able to see four in a row. Thank you for showing us how you make your beautiful creations.

  15. Love all your cards. My wish is for everyone to have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Years. Thanks so much for sharing…

  16. Your cards and especially your videos provide a wonderful learning tool. Watch them all and look forward to what comes next. You are a great talent. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  17. Hello Vicky! 2017 has certainly been an amazing year that had brought many blessings in my life! I wish 2018 will be full with even more blessings and maybe with a little better time managment I will be able to save more time for my crafty projects!
    Happy holidays & thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Thanks for the inspiration during all this year!
    Love chanal, always waiting for a new videos!
    Wish you tones of joy and happiness next year.

  19. Thank you for sharing all of these amazing projects you’ve created using wonderful Altenew products! I wish peace for the world–there is such mayhem and hate in the world but also some wonderfully kind and loving people who go out of the way to help others. I think the kind and loving people need to turn others into the same, so that the kind can rule the world, not the ones who care only for themselves.

  20. Wishing you the best of the holiday season. Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials (even listening to your voice makes me smile!), and this fabulous giveaway. I love all the Altenew stamps – they make me look so competent and they’re so easy! lol Hope I win!

  21. My wish for 2018 is for more kindness in the world and for more people to learn the fun and beauty o crafting (of any kind). It is a great stress reliever, a great way to bring people together and a way to beautify the world. Thank you for doing your part. Happy Holidays!

  22. my wish for the new year is that kindness prevails – and that if everyone did something kind for another every day what a wonderful world it would be!!

  23. So so SO lovely. All of them! I love the one with the green striped accents. What a lovely way to
    “frame” the focal floral image. Thank you so much.

  24. Forgot to say…for next year… a new house with a real craft room! (Working on the house part, but lots to do first)

  25. I wish all the clever creators of Altenew products will have another wonderful full of fun and laughter! Happy New Year!

  26. Ah my wish for the new year… I think if everyone could try to see the point of view of others, the people we find hard to understand. We should all be better neighbours to each other.

  27. Thank you so much Vicky for showing me how to use the products you demonstrate. I have learned so much from you this year, and I look forward to your card and journal designs in 2018!

  28. Merry Christmas Vicky and to you and your family and a fantastic 2018. Thank you for all your inspiration and introducing all the beautiful Altenew products. Your talent is a showcase with these beautiful floral stamps! My wish is your card sediment for more “Kindness” in the world and for you to continue to inspire us with your tutorials. You bring so much Joy….

  29. Beautiful cards and thanks for your inspiration! You are right , this is an amazing blog hop and I look forward to more in 2018! Peace and Happy Holidays!

  30. Enjoying all the year in review projects! Beautiful cards! Love your floral cards!
    My wish is for a healthy and happy new year!

  31. Love the cards you have chosen to represent your year with Altenew. I love seeing what you do with a stamp set., you give me so many ideas and I love watching your videos.

  32. Love your cards all
    the time, always so
    pretty and unique.
    I hope to get some
    bags made up the
    first of the year.
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

  33. Beautiful cards each and every one of them. I wish this year would be A year of daring, a year of successful breakthroughs, of meeting challenges, of recognizing self-worth, of leaving the comfort zone, of creating, of inspiring other people.

  34. My wish for 2018 is that you will continue bringing us inspiration. The world would be less beautiful without crafters like you in it.

  35. Thank you for sharing, your work is always and inspiration! My wish for 2018 is take more time for myself and my crafting. I also want to start giving back by doing some volunteer work at the local animal shelter. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  36. I love the glitter of the “mom” card and how the cut out flower image tucks behind and spills out over the circle cut out. So much detail!

  37. Vicky I have adored watching your cards over the short time I have been crafting & card making, your video’s are always very fun & informative. My wish for 2018 is that the world could all stop being unkind & start sharing kindness & peace.

  38. Your cards are always so beautiful Vicky! I really enjoy your work and watching your process! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  39. Your cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring us throughout the year! My wish for 2018 would be to retire so I can have more time to be crafty and more time to spend with my grandchildren. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  40. So beautiful! You are such an inspiration, Vicky! My wish for 2018 is to be healthy and for my husband to be healthy. When you don’t have your health, other things don’t seem to matter much. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  41. I wish I could make my cards half as lovely as yours! During 2018 I am certainly going to be trying to improve all of my techniques. I will be watching what you are doing! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

  42. Just getting into card making. I have learned a lot and enjoy your cards. Thank you for teaching me so much. My wish is a happy and healthy year for everyone and a die cutting machine.

  43. Your cards are amazing. My wish for this coming year is for good health and to be able to spend time with my grandchildren.

  44. Love the card you chose but, then, I love most of your art. Right now I would wish for an organized craft room in 2018 so I have my work cut out for me 🙂 Craft On!

  45. Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the best Mom card with the lovely flowers spraying out of the circle against that silver sparkliness!

  46. Hi Vicky, very beautiful stamps as always, and a good source for inspiration.

    I hope we all have a very healthy and happy new year with the love of our family, friends and pets.

  47. After looking at your beautiful creations, I don’t want the year to end. I want to go back to the beginning and make better use of all the wonderful Altenew products that I have that I haven’t used to their full potential.

  48. Always enjoy your wonderful videos and find inspiration. I wish for everyone to find humor; life is easier with laughter.

  49. Vicky, I love the fact that you have chosen four floral designed cards for this Blog Hop. Whereas I know that you create a great many different types of designs. My favourite two designs are the Dogwood (I think I am correct in naming the flower) especially the one with the cut out aperture.

  50. Hi Vicky, my wish for 2018 is 2-fold: health and happiness for all in the family, but also an actual craft room (instead of my corner/half of the lounge). Thanks for the inspiration you have provided this year – I have tried quite a few of your techniques!

  51. Stunning cards…those colors are so vibrant! My wish for 2018 would be for more time, especially to use making cards and crafting.

  52. Merry Christmas Vicky 🙂 I love all the cards you made with Altenew products they are all gorgeous and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing them with us it’s very hard to choose a favourite!

  53. So thankful for the videos you create! Great array of cards to showcase the year in review.
    My wish for the New Year is to be grateful for the little things no matter the circumstances.

  54. Beautiful cards! I wish for more sleep and a cleaner house! Not sure I’m getting either of those things….

  55. Thank you for taking time to show your creativity, it helps to broaden to other ideas for the same items. I wish to make more time for crafting and creating journal entries. Yours are such great inspiration. Love you eye on creativity.

  56. FABULOUS favourites – I think you did an amazing job being able to choose just four!
    They all INSPIRE and DELIGHT!
    My favourite is “hello”, the delicate florals contrast perfectly with the big, bold hello and green stripes 🙂

  57. My wish for the next year is to be able to
    continue with my paper crafting hobby.
    I hope that the many blogs that I visit
    will continue to inspire me and
    provide me with gorgeous art
    work for my viewing pleasure.
    You’ve done a great job this year.
    thanks for sharing.

  58. I love your work, from journals to cards to canvas, you inspire me. I look forward to trying new techniques this year, but really hope to try new mediums as well. My wish for you is a Happy New Year and many more posts for us!

  59. I’ve enjoyed your work over the year. Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration in 2017. I hope to try more techniques with some crafty goodies I’ve recently acquired. Happy New Year to you.

  60. Love these cards. Your cards and mixed media projects are so wonderful. You were the first person I started to follow on utube.

  61. Great projects, the colors really pop with the grey. I wish for more ALTENEW for the new year!!! Hee! Already received the new die cutter for Christmas…YAY!! 🙂

  62. Beautiful look back. What do I wish for in 2018? There is so much, but the main thing is for all things to go well for my son’s wedding. We have so much to do and create for the wedding and I just hope for all of it to go well and for things to run smoothly. I wish for my daughter’s relationship with her boyfriend to remain strong and for them to take the next step> I also wish for my husbands business to have a good year.
    Thanks for all you do to inspire us and for sharing your fabulous talent with us.

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