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Dear. Altenew friends,


Happy Fall! We hope all of you are enjoying the cooler weather! This past month has been a fully packed month for us. We had a new release, with one coming up shortly, and lots of fun things are still too come!

We've been working hard to always bring you the freshest and the most innovative inspirations/events on each newsletter. You will find this month's newsletter is no exception.

So let's dive in! We hope you enjoy!

1. Newest Kits in the Shop : Wedding Kit & Thank You Kit
2. Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with 18 Challenge Blogs
3. Altenew Academy September Class by Nina- Marie Trapani 
4. Special Release : 20% Off For Him Bundles 
5. Video Contest : Over $400 in Prizes
6. Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens 
7. Stamp Highlight : Floral Shadow 
8. September Inspiration Challenge
9. Find Inspiration from Design Team 
10. Caught by Altenew
11. Upcoming Release (Inks, Dies, Re-inkers)
12. Designer Spotlight : Julia Altermann
Get your free gift today! Each customer will receive a FREE Coffee Ring Stamp Set with their order. No need to add to cart, limit one per customer. No minimum purchase! Offer ends Friday 9/16, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. 
We are beyond excited to introduce a brand new kit to Altenew family - Wedding Stamping Kit! This kit was created with customization & creativity in mind. You can use it to create wedding invitations, RSVP cards, dress up envelopes and much more in your unique personal style. It also comes with a special Editor! Check out more details on the Wedding Stamping Kit HERE
SHOP WEDDING STAMPING KIT →
We have one more! This Thank You Stamping Kit is not only a perfect companion for our Wedding Stamp Kit, but also works great as a stand alone kit for various thank you notes. Even if you are not a seasoned stamper, you will be able to create beautiful thank you cards with this kit. Read more about the kit HERE
SHOP THANK YOU STAMPING KIT →
Did you know we have a lot of challenge blogs in this community? They are so amazing at boosting your creativity and help you get out of craft slump. We are joining many wonderful challenge blogs to celebrate our creativity! Lots of fun, full of inspiration, and fabulous prizes!! We hope you join us! 
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Let's play with colors! Never been confident with colors or color combos? This class is PERFECT for you! In this class, you will learn how to use multi colors comfortably! Use tips and tricks from this class to make your projects shine with various colors!! 


Instructor: Nina-Marie Trapani

Interactive Class: September 21st to 26th, 2016 

Enrollment is open NOW! Save 20% on this class if you sign up by September 15th. Use the discount code "PCEB20OFF" when checking out.

SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS NOW →
Need some help in deciding stamps for masculine cards? We have carefully selected various stamp sets to inspire you and make it easier for you to create masculine cards! Check out the For Him Bundle A and For Him Bundle B today and take advantage of the special pricing!
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We are hosting a fun video contest! Anyone can join to share their love for Altenew, and we cannot wait to hear what all of you have to share. You could be a lucky winner to win awesome prizes!! Check out more details on this video contest HERE.

LEARN HOW TO ENTER →

There are so many wonderful companies and items out there that work beautifully with Altenew products! So every Friday of September, we will be joining with our friends at Chameleon and share ideas on how to create beautifully colored projects! What's in it for you? Besides amazing inspirations, there are awesome prizes! Please join us!

Check Out Friend Friday →

Floral Shadow stamp set is a perfect one if you are looking for versatility - you can create a background with it, or create a lovely focal point with it, or even create corner accent for your projects! With many shapes and sizes in one set, you can easily create beautiful arrangements using different techniques and mediums. Need more inspiration? Check out our blog

SHOP NOW →
Let's say goodbye to the summer in a colorful way! Our September inspiration challenge is in full swing, and the inspiration comes from our own craft room! Make sure to play along with us for great project ideas and fun prizes!
PLAY ALONG WITH US →
Need help creating some fun layouts for awesome memories? Our scrapbook design team is sharing some great ideas on how to do just that! From latest releases to previous releases, you can see lots of different ideas. Check out more on these on our blog today.
MORE LAYOUT IDEAS →
Need more cards inspiration? Our card design team are the perfect resource for fresh ideas! Check out the cards done by our card design team members here.
MORE CARD IDEAS →
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!  
WATCH MORE VIDEOS →
Awesome projects done by our own Altenew supporters, YOU! Check out this month's Caught By Altenew projects! If you like to be spotted, make sure to add #altenew when sharing your Altenew projects on Instagram!
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM →
New release is coming! (We know you waited for these for a long time, so sorry we had to reschedule!) Mark your calendars for September 19th, Monday at 9am EST! Dies, new inks and reinkers!! We are so excited to get those to you next week!
This month we are excited to have Julia Altermann! We hope you enjoy getting to know her a bit better in this month's newsletter.

1. Share your story with us! What motivated you to start making cards and begin stamping?
I’ve always loved being creative; especially since it’s such a great way to wind down. My day jobs have always been and are about technology, programming, and problem-solving, so using my hands to color instead of my brain to think is pure relaxation for me. But I was completely unaware of the world of cardmaking until the summer of 2013. I wanted to create a Paris-themed card set for my dad who was turning 80. I was gifting him and my mom a trip to Paris, and the cards were supposed to be their travel guide, landmarks to visit. When I started my research on how to best do this, I discovered what card making was – die cutting at home, heat embossing, stamping and coloring … I felt like I had just accidentally found my way into a fairy tale wonderland.

2. Where do you find inspirations for your amazing coloring techniques? 
A lot of it comes from staring at stamp and die set for hour ;)  Sometimes I have an idea just as I’m about to fall asleep (and then I have to debate whether to get up or try to remember it until next morning). A lot of my inspiration comes from my fellow crafters, though. I love looking at projects from crafters I admire, and then try to incorporate some of their style into my projects. It’s always challenging, but I learn so much by venturing out of my comfort zone.

3. Sometimes we struggle with finding crafty mojo. Do you experience it as well? How do you get out of it? 
Oh yes, all the time! I usually go over to Pinterest to look at cards from my favorite designers and then I CASE them. Not necessarily for a project to share, but just to give me something to do. There are also times when I just walk away from card making for a week or two, and after a while I feel the urge to craft return. I also sometimes just color – not to create cards, but to practice techniques, and through that I sometimes spark a card idea. I just feel it’s important not to push it; I believe that there’s a reason that the mojo goes away sometimes, and you have to coax it back gently.

4. Do you have a specific style that you are comfortable with or like to stick to?
I feel most comfortable with clean and simple (even though I find it very difficult), but I just love the look of it. After a while, I usually feel the need to go the opposite direction, with many layers and extras, but I always end up in the CAS corner again eventually and I’m totally fine with that :)

5. Can you share a favorite card you made previously using Altenew products?
Yes, my favorite so far was this one. I love how I added color to only parts of the image and contrasted it with the black and white outline. There’s another card that I’m really proud of, and you can find it on my blog today, complete with a video tutorial, so please check it out!

6. What is your favorite medium to color with and why? 
That keeps changing! I love my Copics and colored pencils, but recently I found that I really like to mix different media (apply pencils on top of Copics or watercolor) to create even more depth and dimension. I also varies depending on the look I want to achieve: for anything super clean, I like my Copics, but if I’m going for more of an organic or natural look, I like my watercolors or chalk pastels. I don’t think there’s a “right or wrong”, though – whatever medium makes you feel good, use it!

 

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