Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Altenew | A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello all and thank you so much for stopping by today for Altenew A Year In Review Blog Hop. The purpose of this hop is to showcase our best projects created with Altenew products. I haven’t created a lot with Altenew in this year, but I do have several projects to share. Click on images to see them larger, click on the text under images to go to a blog post associated with that project, some of them have videos, too!

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Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds – I loved creating these unique backgrounds using Altenew’s Arabesque Medallion stamp set.

Altenew | Modern Stamped & Glazed Backgrounds by Yana Smakula

Click here to see the full post and additional projects using the Arabesque Medallion stamp set.

Altenew | Miss You Floral Card using Garden Treasures and Filled Alpha

 Garden Treasures and Filled Alpha are the two stamp sets I used to create this little card (it’s a smaller 4 Bar card) following my Perfect Cardmaking Formula.

Altenew | Miss You Floral Card using Garden Treasures and Filled Alpha

Click here to see the full post.

Simon Says Stamp | Shading Solid Stamp Images with Ink Pads. Video

Altenew’s Simple Flowers stamp set is a must have for simple one layer cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Shading Solid Stamp Images with Ink Pads. Video

Click here to see the full post and video tutorial and learn how you can make this card.

Altenew | Watercolor Cacti Card

Ever since we moved to Arizona I’ve become a huge cacti fan and any stamp set set featuring a Saguaro, like the Be Strong set from Altenew, or any other cactus is a must have in my stash!

Altenew | Watercolor Cacti Card

Click here to see the full post.


If you arrived from Kymona Tracey you are on the right path! The next stop on this hop is Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

You can also start at the beginning on the Altenew Card Blog.


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.

I also have one $20 gift certificate to give away. All you have to do to enter is Pin one of the images from this post to your Pinterest board and comment below letting me know which one you pinned! 

I’ll pick a random winner on 01/04/2018, will announce winner here in this post and and email the winner.

The winner is: Carla Hundley. Congratulations!



    1. All of them are beautiful! I pinned the Thank you card! Thanks for the chance!

    1. I’m a big fan as I like EVERYTHING you post. And as ALTENEW is one of my most favorite companies, the combination is awsome

    1. Yana these are gorgeous as always, your work is so unique! Merry Christmas!

    1. Wonderful cards with perfect details. Thanks for sharing your Perfect Cardmaking formula, I have used it with success.

    1. Yana, I am always inspired when I watch you stamp and color! Such beautiful cards with gorgeous color combinations. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I don’t Pinterest, but I just needed to let you know how much I love your cards from all companies, these from Altenew included! Especially love how your arabesque medallion card looks like a beautiful handmade tile! So pretty… thanks for sharing every card you make with us. It inspires me so much.

    1. I’ve never forgotten the first time I read and saw your perfect card making formula. I’ve followed your designs ever since as they always fill my heart with the beauty

    1. Love the cards. Though there are many others that I have really liked throughout the year. I have pinned the card with Simple Flowers set since I love the clean lines and soft colors. This is also one of my favorite Altenew sets for it’s graphic look which is quite different from their usual style.

    1. I’ve enjoyed seeing Altenew through 2017, I cant wait to see what they have in store for 2018!

    1. Fabulous projects! I pinned the miss you card on Pinterest. Love the colouring of the flowers.

    1. I love your work, and I love this card with the medallion stamp. Thank you for sharing it again.

    1. Yana, you know I love all your designs but the ones you have chosen here really show your personality. There are soft ones, bold ones, mixed media ones and funny ones. Thank you for all you provide to us crafters, your time, your designs and your support.

    1. I really love your was s year full of amazing cards and inspiration.thanks a lot. Wish you all the best in 2018

    1. I am also crazy for cactus! I know it’s “trendy” right now, but I think it’s a keeper. I love the desert Southwest and would move there in a skinny minute if my family were there! I am also so appreciating your “perfect formula” card–it really never fails! thank you for this post, and you should know I thank you every time I use your formula!!!

    1. All your cards are always such beautiful creations and you always do an amazing job of explaining what you’ve done so we can recreate or create similar projects. You’re a HUGE inspiration to so many of us. I don’t use Pintrest but I posted my favourite card and link from today’s post to my fb. I love those modern stàmped and glazed background cards. Your colour choices fit the images perfectly and the glaze just adds so much interest and dimension. I just LOVE them!!

    1. Your cards are great! I pinned the cactus one, I remember how fun this one was the first time it was posted and enjoyed the festive feeling from the rows of lights.

    1. Love your card ideas and techniques! I pinned your Thank You and You Are Fantastic cards. I love that Simple Flowers stamp set and can’t wait to try it out! Happy New Year and thanks!

    1. Arabesque Medallion card is a beauty, love it. Pinned it to my Altenew board love their stamps and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. I am especially drawn to your Thank you card because of the elegance of it. All your cards are beautiful Yana. If I knew how to pin this card I would, but I don’t.

    1. Thank you, Yana, for the inspiration in your blog, Pinterest and YouTube channel. I have pinned your Arabesque Medallion.

    1. These are some of my favorites too, especially that arabesque medallion card!

    1. FABULOUS favourites!
      LOVE your variety of designs and techniques!
      My favourites are your DELICATE medallion “thank you” and the lovely layered elements of “miss you” 🙂
      I pinned your MAGNIFICENT medallion, it is perfect for all occasions and I’m thinking of trying it for a sympathy card

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