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Dear Altenew friends,

Welcome to November Altenew Newsletter. November is a month of gratitude - we would like to send a BIG thank you to each and every one of you who support us! Without you, we wouldn't be able to do any of this! This month's newsletter is packed with awesome stuff, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

1. New Release: 15 Stamps & 8 Dies
2. November 2016 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway
3. Take the Survey and Win!  
4. Altenew Academy Class: Buy Two Get One Free
5. Share Your Altenew Love Video Contest Winners
6. Holiday Cards Inspiration
7. All About Altenew Crisp Inks
8. The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge
9. Caring Hearts Card Drive 
10. Free eBook: Create & Inspire Edition 7
11. Find Inspiration from Design Team 
12. November Inspiration Challenge
13. Designer Highlight: Sara Naumann
Place an order with us and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. 
Today is the day! Brand new products are available NOW in our shop: 15 stamp sets and 8 die sets. From florals to sewing images to hand drawn vintage images, there is something for everyone! Don't forget to get yours today, these are selling like hot cakes!
To celebrate this month's release, our design team members and guest designers have prepared a special blog hop for you! You will find amazing techniques and abundance of inspiration using brand new products. We also have lots of prizes, so don't forget to hop along with us!
We want to hear from you! Let us serve you better by sharing your thoughts with us. You can take your survey HERE - one lucky winner will receive a $20 Altenew gift certificate on November 22nd. We look forward to hearing from all of you!

As a big thank you for supporting our online classes at Altenew Academy, we are running a special all month long! Sign up for any 2 independent classes and get the 3rd one for FREE! Enjoy lifetime access to all class materials, so you can take the lessons as many times as you want, any time you'd like.


Last month, lots customers like you joined us in sharing their love for Altenew! We are so thankful to have you as our supporters and fellow crafters. We have announced 6 lucky winners among those who shared their video contest entry. We hope you check out their stories HERE!

Need some ideas on your holiday cards? Check out our recent holiday blog hop with Pretty Pink Posh! 

Learn about Altenew inks! We have an in-depth video explaining all about oval ink pads, mini ink cubes, and re-inkers!

Do you love coloring? Want to get more comfortable with coloring? Then Kathy's “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" is perfect for you! 

From Kathy -- "The 30 day challenge is really about carving out a little time your day for something that makes you happy. There are several ways to share what you are coloring. If you want to join a community of coloring enthusiasts, join our FaceBook group or Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day." 

We hope you play along with this fun coloring challenge as we are sponsoring two $30 gift certificates to lucky participants. 

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. However, during this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely. Please join crafters around the world for the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to bring smiles to them. For more details, please visit Vera Yates Blog & Jennifer McGuire's Blog. We are proud to be a sponsor… offering a $50 gift certificate to a lucky contributor!

You can now take project ideas anywhere! Check out this month's ebook filled with amazing inspirations from our very own design team members. You can read it on your phone, desktop, and tablet!  
Need more cards inspiration? Our card design team is the perfect resource for fresh ideas! Check out the cards done by our card design team members HERE.
Preserve your memories with our scrapbook design team! From simple layouts to holiday layouts, you can get fresh ideas on your pages! Check out more on these HERE today.
Did you know Altenew YouTube channel has exclusive video tutorials? You will see how the cards/layouts come to live with step-by-step tutorials with some cool techniques. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!  
Our November Inspiration Challenge is in full swing! This is a perfect chance to get some "me time" out of your busy life. We cannot wait to see what you will come up with! Four winners will each receive a $30 Altenew gift certificate.  
This month we are thrilled to have Sara Naumann! (She also taught a mini class, Irresistible Inking Techniques, in September for Altenew Academy.) We hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better in this month's newsletter.

1. Tell us your story! How did you start making cards and get into crafting? 
I've been crafting since I was a little girl, thanks to my mother, who is an avid crafter, sewer and artist. I really got into card making when I graduated from college and started working at my first "real" job as a receptionist...I didn't have a lot of money, so I thought I could make my Christmas gifts a bit more special and personal with handmade gift wrap, tags and cards. I bought a little elf stamp, a black inkpad and some colored pencils and had so much fun I 
kept stamping waaaay after the Christmas holidays! That was back when I kept *all* my stamping supplies in a shoebox under my bed.  

2. Do you have a favorite technique to use all the time? Why is that your favorite? 
Ink is one of my favorite mediums because you can do so many different techniques with it. One of my favorites is to roll a brayer across an inkpad, then roll it across a piece of white cardstock. You'll have an instant background! You can do just one roll to make a stripe, or cover the entire cardstock piece with a single ink color. Or, combine several ink colors in a pattern or layered color. See? There are so many possibilities!

3. This is for the newbies! What advice would you give to those who are just starting with stamping and cardmaking? 
So often we worry over the little details—is this the right shade of blue cardstock, or did I stamp this perfectly?—and it’s easy to forget that simply giving someone a handmade card is one of the kindest things you can do. We can always spot the imperfections in our own designs, but the recipient of a handmade card is just delighted that you put so much into making something just for them.

4. Do you have a specific style that you are comfortable with or like to stick to? 
While I love cards that are loaded with different papers and embellishments, but my own style is a bit more minimalist. I like having a clear focal point on my piece, with the color and embellishments working to support that. 

5. Can you share a favorite card you made previously using Altenew products? 
This is my favorite card using Altenew products!

6. This is just for fun - if you can only choose 3 crafting items to take with you to a remote island, what would you choose? 
We're back down to my shoebox, aren't we? :) I'd have to go back to my stamps, pencils and a simple black inkpad! Can't go wrong there!

Your happiness is our happiness! Here at Altenew, we always strive to serve our customers with high-quality customer service. If you need us, we are just an email or a phone call away! We love hearing from all of you, so do not hesitate to contact us with your needs. We are YOUR happiness team!
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