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Dear Altenew friends,

We hope you are having a wonderful February! During the last month, we had so much fun meeting old and new friends at CHA and Creative World. Thank you so much to those who stopped by our booth! If we missed you this year, we hope to see you next year!

Lots of new things are coming up in the next few months and we cannot wait to share more details with all of you. We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter and are inspired!

1. FREE gift with every order (2/15 - 2/17)
2. Academy Class: In the Mood for Color with Stephanie Klauck
3. New Release: 18 stamps, 18 dies and 12 inks
4. Release Blog Hop Highlight
5. Facebook Photo Contest
6. 10% OFF ALL Stamp & Die Bundles
7. Stamp Highlight & 25% OFF Vintage Flowers Stamp Set
8. Altenew at CHA & Creative World
9. Facebook Live Survey
10. February Inspiration Challenge
11. New designers: Virginia, Erum, and Ashley 
12. Free eBook: Create & Inspire Edition 9
13. Design Team Inspiration 
14. Designer Highlight: Lilith Eeckels
Place an order with us and receive a FREE Traveling stamp set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Friday 2/17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. 
Feeling happy? excited? or blue? Learn how you can take your mood and apply to your cards! In this class, you will learn various ways to add colors to your projects depending on your mood.

Instructor: Stephanie Klauck

Interactive Class Date: February 21st – 26th, 2017

Sign up NOW and Use “INMFC20OFF ” to get 20% off! Code valid till February 26th, 11:59pm EST.

In case you missed it, we released lots of new stamps, dies and inks in January. Many of these have been selling out, so don't forget to grab yours today! (We also hope to restock currently sold out items soon!)
Need some help using your brand-new goodies? Our design team and guest designers prepared wonderful example projects for you to check out. You can still hop along to see various ideas, trip, and tricks!
Want to be our next Facebook Contest winner? The new contest is now up and running! Submit your creations so other crafters can vote!! There is a $40 gift certificate for the lucky winner, so get your project in soon!
Great time to check off your wish list! All coordinating stamp & die bundles are 10% off for a limited time! Hurry, these will sell out fast! 

Our all-time favorite stamp set, Vintage Flowers is currently 25% off! This is a great time to try out our classic stamp set. It also makes a great gift! Need inspiration? Check out the Vintage Flowers Stamp Highlight blog post to get your creative juice flowing.

There is more! Save 20% off on Painted Rose stamp & Die bundle now through February 18th at 11:59 PM EST.

We recently exhibited at CHA Creativation and Creativeworld to share our upcoming products and meet our crafty friends! A lot of you shared excitement over new products and enjoyed doing make & takes. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! If we missed you this year, we hope to see you next year!

We love hanging out with our followers! Join us for our weekly Facebook Live sessions as we share special promotions, exclusive project ideas, techniques, and tips! 


We want to hear from you! Please share your thoughts on our weekly Facebook Live. We always love hearing your thoughts and suggestions, and want to be a company that improves with customers' feedback! One lucky winner will receive a $20 Altenew gift certificate on February 22nd. 

Start your year right with a creative challenge! Our Inspiration challenge is a great way to stretch your imagination and stamping skills. And, you get to have a chance to win some fun prizes! Hope you join us this month, we cannot wait to see what you come up with!

We are so happy to welcome three new designers to our design team! Please give a warm welcome to Virginia, Erum, and Ashley!

Take project ideas with you! This month's Create & Inspired is filled with various projects, techniques, and tips you can use in your own craftroom. Download our ebook and read it on your desktop, phone, or tablet!
Do you need project ideas? Altenew blog is updated daily with fun and cool projects you can see! We have everything from CAS to cards with advanced techniques to layouts. Those are all right at your fingertips!
Watch exclusive step-by-step tutorials at your leisure! Our designers create these videos just for you. Get useful techniques, tricks, and tips! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!  
We are excited to have Lilith as our Designer Spotlight guest for this month! Please enjoy an exclusive interview with Lilith!

1. Tell us your story! How did you get started with scrapbooking?
I got married in 2000 and once I had received our wedding pictures I wanted to do something special with them. At that time I used to watch DIY programs on the BBC and on one of them they mentioned scrapbooking. I was intrigued so I looked it up. I ordered some patterned papers and embellishments and started playing around. Since then I haven't stopped. 

2. Layout structure can be hard for newbies. Any tips you would like to share on how they can get started with structuring photos and other elements? 
My advice would be to start simple. Start with the photo and just a few elements and papers. If you start using too many things it is a lot harder to keep everything well-balanced. Don't worry too much and if it doesn't seem to work put the paper or embellishment away. Scrapbooking is a bit like puzzling. Sometimes the pieces fit together very quickly and sometimes it just takes a bit of time. I also think it is important to do what YOU like. And last by not least, enjoy creating. 

3. Where do you find your inspirations for your layouts? 
Everywhere. In advertisements, online, in books (yes, sometimes stories trigger ideas). I am always looking around and watching the world. Keeping an open mind helps with finding ideas. I also love creating layouts that are variations of projects I have already created. Sometimes I am inspired by a product and create a project around it. 

4. Do you have a specific style that you are comfortable with or like to stick to?
I like trying new things and don't think I have one style. I don't really like trying to fit into a box and just go with the flow. On some days I will play with paint and mixed media products and the next day I will create a layout which is really Clean&Simple. 
I like layers, details and do have a soft spot for white space. It 
depends on my mood. Let's just say it is Lilith style. 

5. Please share your favorite layout(s) made with Altenew products!


6. What are some of your favorite types of tools and products to use when creating layouts? 
I love dies and die cutting machines. Die cuts are a great way of adding layers and details. These tools can be used over and over again. I love that Altenew stamps come with dies because it means I can create lots of different embellishments and adapt to the colors I'm using on my layout. A patterned paper is also a favorite of mine.

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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