Hey guys, it’s Jen here!

I want to welcome you to the second day of our Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  If you haven’t already, please check out our Day One post over on the Card Blog…you won’t want to miss it!

I want to start today’s post with a story.  You see, a few days ago I got a Facebook notification which celebrated my friendship with Tasnim.  There was a sweet little video with photos of us together and a cute song playing in the background (I’m sure most of you know the video I am referencing!).  I was reminded that we became “friends” back in October 2012 – and although I was following her blog before that time, I remember being so excited that we made our friendship official on Facebook!

Soon after our Facebook connection, she joined my team on the Runway Inspired Challenge. I always admired her style and was thrilled to be working with her.  I would never have known that one day we would not only meet face-to-face, but we would become such great friends and create a wonderful company together!

Fun Fact: We finally met in person in December 2014…which was actually 8 months AFTER we started Altenew!  Here’s a photo from that day:

The caption read, “Team Altenew finally meets face to face” – it’s so funny to think that back then, it really was just the two of us!

I have really been so lucky to make some amazing friendships through paper crafting.  Of course, I love our Altenew family:

The friendships formed over a common love for paper crafting are sure to last a lifetime!  Here are a few more  photos with my crafty friends:

Many of my crafty friends are people who I may never meet in person – and that’s okay, since we can always keep in touch by sending cards to one another 🙂  I love this hobby!


FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017


Your first stop on the hop is the talented Sandy Allnock! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers/guests who are participating today:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandy Allnock
Therese Calvird
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Ellen Hutson LLC
Kathy Racoosin
Yoonsun Hur
Create & Craft TV
Sandra Dietrich
Pretty Pink Posh
Kymona Tracey
Terhi Koskinen
Agnieszka Malyszek
My Sweet Petunia
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Emily Leiphart
Freckled Fawn
Nichol Spohr
Anna Komenda