Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

  

Hello everybody! Welcome to my blog!
Today we are celebrating Altenew's 5th anniversary. Yo-hoo! 
Here's my layout I created for this special occasion featuring the beautiful Hibiscus Garden die set from Altenew...


I started my layout by creating a bunch of gorgeous hibiscus flowers and leaves. First, I die cut all the tiny parts of the flowers, then I grabbed my watercolor set and painted the parts with different color shades. I just love how they add dimension to the flowers!


Next, I chose a patterned paper from the Live Your Dream collection as my background and added coat using white gesso. Then, I wanted to add more dimension, so I die cut a stencil using a smaller twig die from the die set. I painted white twigs and leaves to the background using white modeling paste. 



When the paints dried, I created a cluster under my photo using hibiscus flowers, die cut leaves, ephemera pieces, and wood buttons. I wrote my comment to a journaling tag and dropped black paint around to finish.



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 Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate
Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
WOW! Embossing Powder: $20 Gift Certificate
Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next, head over to see what Joni Andaya has created, and if you get lost along the way, find the whole blog hop list at Altenew blog


255 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout! Happy Anniversary to Altenew

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  2. The gorgeous detail is stunning!

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  3. Always love hibiscus cards. Lovely.

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  4. So beautiful! Love it! The colors and they way they pop are so pretty!

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  5. I’m so in love with Altenew!! Can’t earn money fast enough to buy all the ones I want but I do have quite a few … about 70 sets to be exact! So happy to be able to purchase them here in Germany!! Congratulations Altenew! And thank you Bea for all your ideas and know-how!!

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  6. Amazing page. Those flowers are fabulous.

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  7. WOW, love all the colors hibiscus!!

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  8. Gorgeous layout. Hibiscus are some of my favorite flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful layout! I love those flowers!

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  10. Love hibiscus - such dimension - absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Wow! Those hibiscus diecuts are wonderful!

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  12. Wow 5 years. Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love supporting small companies.

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  13. Stunning layout. Happy 5th Altenew! In So Fla., where I live, hibiscus are everywhere. There is so much variety too. Thank you for the inspiration. Looks like I need to place an order for the Hibiscus Die Set. I must have it!

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  14. Your page of hibiscus flowers is a beautiful bouquet of happiness! I love it and the colors you put together are amazing. Thank you!

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  15. Love your colorful Hibiscus flowers layout...well done and thanks for sharing

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  16. Lovely card! Happy Anniversary to Altenew, and thanks for being part of this blog hop!

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  17. Beautiful layout. Happy birthday Altenew!

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  18. Those flowers are amazing! I love the layout! tfs!

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  19. Stunning!! Love your layout!!

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  20. Stunning Hibiscus Flowers, your LO is stunning Bea! Happy anniversary to Altenew! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Happy Anniversary Altenew! Thanks for the reminder to use stamps in our scrapbooks.

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  22. So pretty! What a great stamp set to choose.

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  23. What a beautiful layout!! love all of the gorgeous hibiscus flowers!!

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  24. Yeah for Altenew... nice flowers

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  25. Beautiful layout - love the use of stamps on your page. Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  26. Lovely layouts and beautiful little girl. Happy Anniversary Altenew.

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  27. Gorgeous layout! Love the flowers!!! Happy 5th birthday, Altenew!

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  28. Gorgeous work. Altenew makes it so easy to create beauty.

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  29. Cool scrapbook page. Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love your products.

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  30. Gorgeous layout Bea and I love all these beautiful flowers! So perfect and pretty! Great job.

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  31. Lovely lay-out Bea... those flowers are gorgeous! The layers, the colors... beautiful! Happy Anniversary Altanew!

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  32. I truly love your watercolored flowers, they made all the flowers popped.

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  33. Simply stunning, this is a fabulous page.

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  34. Love the beautiful floral display on this layout page!

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  35. WOW, love all the layering of flowers.. so beautiful and inspiring...
    Happy Birthday Altnew
    hugs

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  36. absolutely gorgeous layout! Beautiful bright colors for the perfect day page!

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  37. Beautiful layout, makes me wanna go to Hawaii!

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  38. Fun and very colorful layout!!! Great use of the Hibiscus Garden die set.

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  39. Love all the dimension of this layout from the background to the cut outs - just gorgeous.

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  40. Altenew was a game changer with the multi step stamping. Their stamps bring my cards to a whole new level. Their inks make it so easy also. Congrats on your 5 years.

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  41. Wow! Great layout. That looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  42. Lovely layout using the beautiful flower stamps.

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  43. What a beautiful layout! Really like all the layers and the tropical colors! Make me want to visit a tropical place. Just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful work and amazing style

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  45. Love the look of the layering dies. Great looking layout.

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  46. Happy Anniversary Altenew!
    Your layout and colors just scream summer Bea - so pretty - cannot wait for it to come!

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  47. Great variation of colour for the Hibiscus flowers, and a great layout to go with them too. :)

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  48. What a beautiful layout!! I visited Croatia once in the spring and it was lovely!

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  49. What a beautiful layout! The flowers are gorgeous!!

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  50. Beautiful layout! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!!

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  51. Gorgeous colors!! Makes me think Spring is just around the corner!

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  52. love the flowers on this project - awesome work:)

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  53. Beautiful layout with the gorgeous flowers!

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  54. So pretty. Love the flowers

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  55. What a beautiful layout - just perfect!

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  56. Gorgeous page. I love the layout and the colors are stunning. The Hibiscus Garden die set is fantastic.

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  57. Longing for the tropics. Beautiful layout.

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  58. Looks just Hawaii. Fun to showcase vacation pics.

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  59. Beautiful layout and pretty colors. Love the "coloring" using the layered dies of the flowers. That really makes the flowers pop.

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  60. Beautiful hibiscus and perfect color choices!

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  61. Love your layout. Makes me think spring is on the way. Great colors...so vibrant.

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  62. Very rich and lush, beautiful work

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  63. Your layout is Amazing! That 3D hibiscus die set is on my wish list. The flowers look so real!

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  64. This layout is beautiful. It definitely inspires me to use stamps while scrapbooking

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  65. A beautiful scrapbook page. It fits the photo and story so well

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  66. This is STUNNING!! I LOVE all the die cut flowers. Just amazing.

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  67. I've been eyeing that hibiscus die set. Your jungle of flowers beautifully arranged has moved it to the top of my wish list. Lovely work!

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  68. Gorgeous page, love these pretty and colorful hibiscus, so perfect for vacation photos!

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  69. OMG! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Fav project of the hop! Happy Birthday Altenew! 5 years! WOW! Amazing. THANK YOU for all your inspirations!!

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  70. This is beautiful Bea and I love the die-cuts you've done. A lot of work but it looks amazing!

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  71. Super pretty layout! Love all the dimensions!

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  72. Such a beautiful photo of the two of you.....I could almost feel the warmth...it is still cold here...lol. Lovely layout....Great job! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  73. The hibiscus garden die set is fabulous and the star of the show on your layout! Although your fun summer photo is really fantastic too! I love all the colors that you used in your design! So fun and makes me think of our time living in Hawaii with all of the gorgeous flowers that God has graced the island with!

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  74. Love the colors of the hibiscus flowers

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  75. Beautiful layout. I love the colors.

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  76. These colors are great together and I love your fluid layout! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  77. fun blog hop. great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

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  78. Wow - love seeing the stamped images used on a layout. Thanks for sharing … and for participating in the anniversary celebration

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  79. Such a beautiful layout with fabulous colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  80. Wow! My scrapbook pages are BORING! Yours are not! Love it!!!!

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  81. Very pretty - thanks for sharing!

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  82. I really love the 3 D hibiscus dies that you used here! Your layout is a perfect summer or spring fun remembrance; especially for Altenew turning five! Happy Birthday to you, Altenew!!!! Great work!

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  83. OMG your layout is stunning!

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  84. What an amazing Layout. Thank you for sharing your talents.
    Tracey x

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  85. Tricia Podmore here, just to say WOW on your layout, amazing!!

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  86. Beautiful layout. I love the colors. Very vibrant!

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  87. This is simply amazing! Happy birthday Altenew!

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  88. Gorgeous colorful layout ♥️ Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew

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  89. Gorgeous colors and flowers! Lovely layout!

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  90. Absolutely stunning layout! I love the flowers!

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  91. Beautiful colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Great inspo celebrating a great company! Happy anniversary Altenew!

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  93. oh my this layout is so lovely, gorgeous project!

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  94. Wow! This is an amazing layout. Love all the tropical flowers used all around the picture and the soft pastel colors.

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  95. Beautiful layout! Very rich and colorful

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  96. That is beautiful background paper. It goes great with all your pretty flowers. This is a beautiful layout!

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  97. I love all of the new ideas!

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  98. Dear Bea
    Thank you it is amazing.
    I bk marked your blog as i want to return. Thanks for your kindness of sharing the cut files that will help me as i dont have many dies to work with. So i hand cut everything.
    Thank you for the hard work you put in to create these pieces of beauties.
    May you and your family be blessed with gd health and happiness always.
    Congratulations Altenew for making us happy with your awesome products and ideas for 5 years and wish you many more years of awesome success.
    Love and Hugs

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  99. So beautiful! I love all the flowers and the colors.

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  100. A very beautiful page. I really like how all the elements framed and overlayed the photo.

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  101. WOW! What a fantastic use of these dies!

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  102. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

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  103. Wow this is fantastic!! Super colorful and beautiful! :)

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  104. Wow, absolutely gorgeous creation!

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  105. What a gorgeous layout! I felt like I was in the middle of a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

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  106. Love your choice of colors for each of the flowers. And love the multiple parts to make the flowers look 3-D. So beautifully tropical looking!

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  107. What a beautiful layout. So dynamic and vibrant. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  108. Happy 5th Anniversary to Altenew! And thank you for being part of their Blog Hop!

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  109. This layout is just stunning! Absolutely amazing!!

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  110. This layout is gorgeous and goes perfect with the tropical flower set

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  111. Love the way your organized those flowers. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew!

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  112. This layout is certainly gorgeous ! TFS

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  113. Beautiful cards. Great ideas. Keep up the great work.

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  114. Beautiful colors in your hibiscus flowers. Thanks for the video, it makes assembly of the flowers look so easy.

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  115. Gorgeous creation! Altenew, CONGRATULATIONS on your 5 year anniversary! What an awesome celebration!

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  116. Beautiful layout! I love how you cut a stencil from the dies and created texture on the background. Gorgeous! And Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  117. So artistic and creative! So very pretty and well done. I keep looking back to make sure those aren't real flowers!!

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  118. Such a sweet and beautiful layout!!

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  119. This layout is just fabulous, thank you for shsring. I love the way you used the different mediums. So cool!

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  120. Wow. Beautiful layout. Love the bright colors .Thank you for sharing

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  121. Wow .Love the bright colors .Thank you for sharing

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  122. Gorgeous layout! I love all the color and texture. Congrats to Altenew!

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  123. Really love the Hibiscus flower layout you created. Your choice of colors was great.

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  124. beautiful layout, love the colors and florals with your photo
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  125. Beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing!

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  126. Well done Altenew! And congratulations! I really love your wonderful projects - especially your pretty flowers. Thanks for the beautiful layout inspiration!

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  127. Congratulations to Altenew! Happy 5 Year Anniversary!! :)

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  128. Great layout....all those flowers! Love it!

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  129. Wow Bea, gorgeous page, a real summerfeeling!
    Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

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  130. I'm so impressed by scrapbookers. Sometimes I find it hard to fill an A2 card, but here you are filling a full 12x12 page with so many gorgeous flowers and leaves and colors and textures! Thanks for sharing this amazing layout with us.

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  131. Love your layout Bea! So vibrant and fun ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  132. Those hibiscus die cuts are so nice for layering. Love the depth they provide to the image.

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  133. Very pretty layout and excellent use of layers. Love it.

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  134. Beautiful layout. I love that hibiscus!

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  135. I admire your talent. Lovely layout!

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  136. Your Hibiscus flower layout is stunning! What a beautiful page to remember a glorious summer! Thank you for sharing your talent. Happy Birthday, Altenew!

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  137. Oh my goodness, Bea, that layout is simply stunning. All those colorful hibiscus flowers look so gorgeous surrounding your picture! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

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  138. This layout is sooo pretty. Congrats to Altenew, and congrats to the design team on so many beautiful projects!

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  139. Such beautiful tropical goodness! Congrats on your amazing artwork - you nailed it!!

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  140. I love Hibiscus flowers & this is a beautiful layout!

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  141. I love those buildable flowers!

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  142. Happy Anniversary Altenew! Love, love love the layout

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  143. fantastic layout with those lovely hibiscus dies!

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  144. Beautiful layout, perfect for any tropical location.

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  145. What an amazing layout! Love all the flowers!

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  146. Such a beautiful layout. Great use of the hibiscus set.

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  147. All the layered flowers are wonderful :)

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  148. Beautiful page! Love your wonderful colors and amazing style.

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  149. Wow... those flowers are amazing! Love your tropical layout!

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  150. Beautiful work ! I love the colors.

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  151. Wow, that's a lot of flowers and it makes a dazzling layout.

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  152. Gorgeous layout. It’s really inspiring.

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  153. love the flowers, looking stunning on the layout. thanks for sharing.

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  154. Wow, fantastic layout. I love the hibiscus flowers.

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  155. Great layout! I really love the colors!

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  156. I love the flower clusters against that soft background! :)

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  157. A beautiful job on the flowers around the photo. Lovely!

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  158. Man, that is such a happy, beautiful, fun layout. Exploring mixed media and bright layouts, so following rom now on to see what you get up to.

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  159. Beautiful work! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  160. Beautiful layout! Love all the die cut flowers!

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  161. so pretty, your time put in is a lot.

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  162. Love the Hibiscus colors! Beautiful layout.

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