I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time. I am taking a break from my regular blog posts as I enjoy some family time, but I do have some scheduled posts for you including this one. Happy holidays !

It’s time for a year in review with Altenew, and we all share our 4 favorite cards using Altenew products. There are giveaways too along with inspiration so hop hop hop!

This year I was proud to be an Altenew ambassador, which gave me the opportunity to share lots of beautiful cards with their products that I absolutely love. Keep in mind that being an ambassador does not mean they pay me for posts ( I don’t do paid/sponsored posts), but I do get free products. And since I am a big Altenew fan … this is heaven!

It was hard for me to narrow it down to just 4 cards, but I just had to choose some with their wonderful flowers, one from their Christmas collection and of course the one with the ninja… just because it’s so much fun!

video tutorials

There are video tutorials for each and every one of those cards. For these videos. close-up photos and products lists click the links below:

the ninja card

the purple flower card

the pink flower card

the poinsettia card


Altenew is clearing out products from their warehouse so they can make some space to welcome new exciting products in the new year.

Save up to 50% off on the Warehouse Sale collection of more than 250 items including stamps, dies, inks, ink sprays, bundles, embellishments, and more. Shop HERE.

Valid now through 12/28/2018 at 11:59 pm EST.


There are many ways to win prizes along the hop:

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page by 1/3/2019
  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please visit Altenew Card Blogfor more info.
  • There are also more giveaways on every stop of the hop!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Happy hopping!


  1. Great choices for your favs this year! I really do love Altenew’s layered florals and you always make them so beautifully. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

  2. Love your picks for your faves of 2018! I love following all of your work. I think your art journal pages are my favorites.

  3. I love ninjas!!! What a fun card! Perfect for my coworkers. Can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2019.

  4. Your flower cards are my favorites – thank you for all you share on your blog! A very Happy 2019 to you and your family! XO

  5. This has truly been a year of amazing products from Altenew and wonderful inspiration from all the designers. It never ceases to amaze me how one product can be used in so many and different ways! Thank you for your special inspiration over the year!

  6. I love the pink and purple floral cards. They look like spring and I am looking forward to spring. Your cards are so inspiring to me. Love your creativity…

  7. I always love all of your gorgeous cards! You picked out some great ones! I especially love the poinsettia card, it’s just beautiful on that black background!

  8. All your cards are beautiful, Vicky. I especially loved the poinsettia. With the black background, it was elegant! I also like the cards you do that could be a part of my scrapbooking. I do think I am going to make a few cards this new year also. Have a Happy New Year!

  9. All your cards are beautiful! I especially love the poinsettia card. Love the red with the dark background!

  10. Icky, I love watching what you create on your videos! Wonderful inspiration. Love your style. Don’t you just love the Altenew flowers!!

  11. Your cards are very beautiful, but that poinsettia is breath-taking. It is just perfect. I think before the Christmas season is over, I need to try that one! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  12. I really enjoyed/appreciated your reviews of Altenew products this year (inks, markers, etc) and I love their floral stamp designs, esp those that can be colored.

  13. I have enjoyed watching you create beautiful cards with Altenew products all year. You are always inspirational. Thank you.

  14. Love your floral cards. I enjoy your videos and learn so much from them. yiu are such a talented designer and make it look so easy!

  15. Your cards are awesome and I like your style. Altenew has some amazing floral designs and dies and it’s fun to see everyone’s favorites from these.

  16. wonderful choices for your favorites, Vicky – my favorite of yours is the poinsettia – looking forward to seeing more of your lovely projects in 2019!

  17. I pop in and out of your videos and really love them. The length is just right and the detail helps me learn new ideas.

  18. You’ve made such beautiful cards in 2018 & I thank you so much for sharing all your work with us all. Can’t wait to see your cards in 2019. Thank you.

  19. Love your cards, Vicky! And, your videos are always so informative and so well done. I look forward to seeing your creations in 2019.

  20. Gorgeous!! Your cards and creativity are amazing!

    Love your fun ninja. Thanks for the great idea. I have that set and love creating with it. 🙂

  21. I loved revisiting your gorgeous creations from 2018. You are very talented and have been a great teacher this year. I loved watching your video tutorials and have learned a great deal. Thanks for inspiring me. I’m looking forward to seeing how you use the 2019 Altenew product line.

  22. I love seeing everyone’s favorites for 2018! So much inspiration along the hop! Your poinsettia against the black background is fabulous!

  23. having watched your many videos and all your beautiful cards for Altenew.. you really did have a hard job to chose just 4 spectacular cards. You chose the most amazing ones for sure.

  24. Hi Vicky, looking forward to 2019 and another year full of wonderful projects from you. I have a question… there is a small machine you use, I think it is hand cranked, it may be a light seafoam green in color, you use it to apply double-sided tape to medium to larger sized pieces of paper, you actually run the piece of paper through the little machine, what is that called and/or where can I get one? thank you so much.

    1. Oh I think you are looking for a sticker machine/maker…. mine is by Xyron and it comes in many sizes depending on how big pieces you want to run through. Look for “Xyron Sticker machine” or “Xyron Sticker maker”. Hope this helps

  25. I have always found myself spellbound by your creativity. I love watching you on Youtube. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

  26. Beautiful cards! The purple flower is my fav. I love flower cards too. Sadly I don’t own any Altenew stamps yet. Maybe this year!

  27. Wow – great cards. I am happy I found you and Altenew this year. Thanks for all your inspirations and sharing your talent. Happy New Year!

  28. such beautiful work Vicky – I know you have done much more during the year with Altenew products and love watching your tutorials. Very creative. Here’s for another year of great inspiration ??

  29. I look at your cards and I think “Yes! These are the cards I want!” I love your style, and I always learn so much from your videos. Thanks for a great year of inspiration; I can’t wait to see what you do in the new year.

  30. FABULOUS favourites!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL designs and colour combos, ADORE your florals!
    Thank You for sharing, taking the time to make your wonderful videos and INSPIRING 🙂

  31. Vicky, I always enjoy your pots, cards, videos, and beautiful accent! I am glad I found your talent this past year and look forward to seeing what you create in 2019! My favorite card of your four cards shown here is the purple flower. That is delightful and showcased so nicely. The ninja is fun and makes me wish my son was into that but he is more of a outdoor kid who likes forts and airsoft battles 🙂 ! Thank you and happy New year!

  32. Vicky, I have very much enjoyed your tutorials this year with all the amazing Altenew products.
    It would have been very hard to narrow it down to four favorites! Keep up the great work in 2019! Thank you for sharing with us.
    T x

  33. Your cards are always wonderful! Thanks for another look at the Ninja. I really need that set. Everytime I see him I am reminded of my son (although I can’t exactly day why lol).

  34. Your cards are always so inspiring! I love them all! I bought my first Altenew products (stamp sets and die cuts) this year and…YES I love them too!!! <3 <3 <3

  35. That Christmas card will always be my favorite!! That red against the black was gorgeous!! I’m looking forward to 2019 to see what new ideas you have for us!!

  36. What an array of cards! Thanks for the videos…very informative! Thank. you for sharing your talents.

  37. Thank you for sharing your favorites from 2018! I’ve had so much fun seeing what everyone shared.

  38. Thanks for another year of great inspiration, fun cards, and excellent videos! Not only did I love the art you shared, but I also liked seeing a bit of Greece when you showed a vacation video. 🙂 I like the cards you chose for this “look back at 2018,” but you could have chosen ANY of your designs and they would’ve been wonderful.
    Happy new year, Vicky!! Looking forward to more of your great projects in the new year!

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