Altenew A Year In Review 2019

It’s been another fabulous year of lots of crafting and creating, and working with wonderful people in the industry! I started my cardmaking journey right around the time Altenew established its company, and it’s been so amazing growing and seeing this company evolve over the years. I have been a fan of them since day one, and they never seize to amaze me with their growing collection of stamps, dies, inks, stencils, washi tape, markers, paint…you name it! The Altenew team is truly incredible!

Today’s post is about picking out some of my favorite Altenew cards made during the year, and I always find it so fun to see these collages made because you truly see how your style carries across each card regardless of medium or type of product used. I have always gravitated towards soft shades of color, lots of gradient, and of course some splatter. I just love the look!

I had a pretty tough time picking out my favorites, so I went for some of my favorites in different coloring mediums to give you some variety! Come walk down memory lane with me!

The first card I selected here is one featuring the Beautiful Peony stamp set. When it comes to lined images, it is one my favorite things to do to heat emboss and watercolor with it. This card came out as beautiful as I could have hoped for. The beauty of watercolor is how the colors flow into each other and the variation of colors it creates in each of the petals give it lots of interest. You can find more details about this in this blog post.

This next card was one I created for Altenew’s anniversary and features the gorgeous Wildflower Garden stamp set. As this set contains solid one layer images, I did a lot of ombre inking, and using the gradient shades to create depth in this field of wildflowers. The colors were very fitting for spring and the just overall makes me feel very happy! You can find more details of this card in this blog post.

This next card is relatively recent and features the November Altenew Build-A-Flower: Lavender! Peonies are my #1 favorite flowers, and lavender is definitely a close second. I especially love the smell of them. I really loved this set because of the stunning details you get in the little flowers from just layered stamping. I always love the flowy look of watercoloring and this simple background really brought out the flowers and created a great look. You can find more details about this card in this blog post.

I love a good stencil. If you’ve been reading my blog or following my IG posts, you know how much I love working with stencils. This card features the Rose Bouquet Stencil and I just love the floral statement I can create with just a stencil and some ink blending! A little twirly gold thread to match the spiral flowers to supplement a sentiment focal point, and you got yourself a subtle and beautiful card. You can find more details on this card in this blog post.

Thank you all for joining me today and all the times you’ve visited this blog in the past! It brings me so much joy to share my work with you. Farewell 2019, hello 2020! See you around next year!

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from The Altenew Card Blog and your next stop is with Laurie Willison! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/3/2020 for a chance to win. Six winners (3 per blog) will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 1/6/2020.

A winner will also be drawn for a $15 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post by 1/6/2020 for a chance to win. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/6/2020.


  1. Thanks for another year of continuous inspiration. You are truly one of my favorite designers-no matter which company you happen to represent. Wishing you joy and success in 2020.

    1. Aw thank you so much! That means the world to me. Have a beautiful winter season and a happy new year!

  2. Beautiful cards! I love seeing which ones are the designers favorites.

    1. Your style and cards are so beautiful

  3. Beautiful! What more is there to say??

  4. Beautiful cards! I really love your style. I have a weakness for peonies so your peony card is my favorite 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you make in 2020!

  5. everyone of your choices is gorgeous – rose bouquet is my absolute favorite!!!

  6. Just beautiful work. Thank you.

  7. I’m pretty new to the Altenew stamps, dies , stencils and inkpads. Fast it became my favorite brand. So much fun to create cards and try new styles. thanks for the continuing inspiration every day.
    Looking forward for new supplies in 2020

  8. Love all the floral goodness, Keeway! Your faves are mine, too!

  9. Love the “beautiful” embossing in gold. So pretty!

  10. Beautiful work… extraordinary! I love the backgrounds that you do!.

  11. I just love your style, your watercolors are so beautiful and you make the stamps look so beautiful. I’m not quite there yet, but you inspire me to try try and try again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

  12. I love every one of these cards and your style. The soft colors are so beautiful. You are such an inspiration.

  13. I love The Peony stamp set. You did a fabulous job. I will try to re-create!!! Thank you.

  14. Fabulous examples of your Altenew year. Peonies are also my favorite flower, and yes, I love your lavender card too!

  15. All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the soft colors and watercolor that you used.

  16. Oh my Goodness! I’m going to have to add some new stamps and stencils to my wish list after seeing your beautiful cards. I am drawn to their soft colors! Thank you for sharing!

  17. WOW, the flowers look AMAZING. I never would have thought they could look so pretty just from seeing the stamps. You brought them to life…

  18. You always seem to achieve such deep and rich colors. I especially love the watercolor effects on the “different” card. I pinned it!

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  20. Gorgeous!! I can see why they are your favorites! So pretty! I love lavender, too. I have several bushes around our home.

  21. What a glorious selection!!! They are certainly all beauties, my fave is the one with the lavender!!

  22. Very sweet and dainty. Nice cards.

  23. I love how soft and pretty your cards are. The colors are beautiful.

  24. Your coloring brings the stamps to life. So pretty.

  25. Beautiful flowers,so dainty and spring like!

  26. I love your style and the beautiful colors that you use. Great job!!!

  27. Gorgeous floral inspirations 🙂 Great to see them in one place!

  28. Your cards are beautiful and I love your design style.

  29. Lovely cards made from great stamps.

  30. Such beautiful cards!

  31. I love the beautiful pastels! Lovely cards!

  32. Beautiful cards; great inspiration! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

  33. I’m a fan of your work. Beautiful creations❤️❤️❤️Thank you so much for the inspirstion!!!

  34. Thanks for the beautiful inspirations. Have a joyous holiday season and a blessed New Year.

  35. very nice job on the florals, light pretty colors. lovely cards, tyfs

  36. You inspire me to make enough cards and art so that I can find my “style”. I love your pastel color choices and do see your “style”! Lovely.

  37. I found Altenew this year and am so thankful for that. I just love seeing all the beautiful inspiration from the talented design team. Thank you for all you do, I’m looking forward to another year!!!

  38. Your cards are always
    colored so lovely and
    the stamps are so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  39. Beautiful floral cards. Love the colors and dimension.

  40. Beautiful color combinations!

  41. Beautiful and inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing your talent

  42. The cards you chose to showcase were just so lovely! I look forward to you new creations in 2020.

  43. I truly enjoy your creativity. You do make it look so effortless. Having said that it makes me pick up my ALTENEW stamps and start. Wishing you a blessed Holiday and a wonderful New Year.

  44. I agree, the wildflower card is a happy card. And the watercolor background for the lavender flowers is so pretty – really does a great job showing off the flowers.

  45. Wow! Your cards are so beautiful. I love the details.

  46. Thank you for the joy your cards provide.

  47. Dear Keeway
    I simply love your soft coloring. It is so pretty what medium you use will not affect the beauty. May you and your family be blessed with a joyous Christmas and a fantastic new year filled with gd health and happiness. with gratitude

  48. This is my first time on a blog hop and you’re the first on the list! I love the cards you chose as your favorites! The colors you chose makes me feel soft and warm. Thank you for sharing!

  49. So many great Examples/ thanks

  50. Beautiful cards. Love all Altenew products

  51. Your card designs are all stunning!

  52. The peonies look perfect in the lush shades you chose. The background really showcases the lavender in the second card. I marvel at what a pretty card you created with the stencil. 🙂

  53. Keeway, I love your colors and selections of favs from Altenew. My favorite is definitely the peony!
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

  54. Leeway, I love the wildflower card! I love bright, cheerful colors and positive sayings. I have that stamp and I hope you don’t mind but I am going to use your card for an inspiration! Spring is on the way, you know!

  55. Keeway, I totally love your style . You manage to make something pretty every time 🙂 merry Christmas and hugs .

  56. Your cards are ALWAYS gorgeous! I haven’t even used my Rose builder stencil yet. It will me first post-Christmas card.

  57. Stunning!

  58. Gorgeous inspiration and creativity!

  59. I so love the Altenew stamps and dies! The blogs are such an inspiration! Keep up the beautiful work/

  60. Such beautiful colors and layouts. Such great inspiration

  61. Your cards are always so lovely!

  62. Your choices of color are beautiful.

  63. The cards you chose as your favorites are absolutely beautiful! I love them, too!

  64. You definitely raise the bar on beautiful cards! Wow!

  65. Beautiful cards thanks for the inspiration

  66. Love the soft colors you use to make bold cards – beautiful. Best wishes (and more creative inspirations!) in the new year!

  67. I love everything you create! And I guess I love everything Altenew, as I have three of the products you used! Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

  68. Great way to start the blog hop! I really like the “courage garden.” Nice 3D quality with shadowing

  69. I love your color combinations, the pastels are lovely.

  70. Such beautiful colors! Love these!

  71. You always have such beautiful inspiration! Thank you for that, and Happy Holidays!!!

  72. I love all the cards you chose as your favorites. Your designs and coloring techniques are beautiful!

  73. Your cards are always gorgeous. Happy holiday to all.

  74. These are all incredible! I just love your style! Especially your splatters! Makes all your cards look soooo stunning!

  75. Beautiful cards!!

  76. DELIGHTFUL cards!
    LOVE them ALL!
    My FAVOURITE from your favourites is your STUNNING “different is beautiful”!
    THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION you share 🙂

  77. The flowers on your cards are beautiful!

  78. Such beautiful cards! That peony one makes me swoon though…wow!

  79. Your cards are gorgeous! 🙂 I have loved seeing your work. Such an inspiration.

  80. I am relatively new to the Altenew blog, so I love seeing this year in review!

  81. Love the lavender card. I especially like the watercolor background. I don’t know how to do that with the loose edges. I didn’t see the technique in the blog link though.

  82. You always make such beautiful cards.

  83. I love all of your pastels! They are so relaxing to look at.

  84. Your cards are so soft and beautiful!! Thank you for all of the inspiration for 2019!!!

  85. All your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the soft colors and the wonderful layouts. Altenew never disappoints.

  86. I adore the soft colors! beautiful cards!

  87. Your peony card is my favorite! It’s simple elegance.

  88. The peony is my favorite it simply elegant.

  89. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. I love how sweet these floral cards are! So pretty and bright!

  91. Absolutely stunning work. I love the gradients and soft hues as well. Thank you so much for what you do!

  92. Stunning cards! I would not be able to pick a favorite because they are all amazing!

  93. So pretty.

  94. Your work is always lovely. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next year.

  95. Soft and as fresh as the florals themselves!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  96. Your cards are a work of art. I’m always ready to see what you have made, and these are beautiful florals!,

  97. The Lavender flower is my fave too and that the watercolor background makes the card so cute.

  98. I love your favorites! The wildflower set is on my wishlist and I love your card.

  99. Gorgeous cards.

  100. Marvelous cards.

  101. Beautiful creations!

  102. these are all so beautiful! Love the soft colors; they work perfectly with these gorgeous flowers!

  103. wonderful choices and it is always fun to see which are the designers choices.

  104. I love all of your cards. As I scrolled I liked each one more, could not chose. Very inspiring!

  105. Thanks for the amazing inspiration throughout this year. I look forward to much more next year. Love the cards you have showcased . My absolute favorite is the BAF Lavender one. It is gorgeous!

  106. Enjoyed looking back at the blog posts for each of these cards. Each had a unique and interesting technique to try. Lavender link is forwarding to wrong blog.