Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - December 18, 2019


Hello all! As crafters, closing out the year often means taking a look at our creations and how we've grown throughout. Altenew is celebrating that very exercise in our blog hop today. 


One of my most favorite projects from this year is the one above showcasing an all-time favorite of mine, Wallpaper Art stamp set. The stencil I used here is the Doily Frame stencil and frames my no line floral image perfectly. This made it into my top four because of the no-line watercolor technique. I'm still learning to this day, but when I look at this card I can feel the joy I first felt when I looked at the finished result and though "OMG! This is good!"

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win. Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.

This card featuring the Fuchsia Build A Flower set is another favorite of mine. I used the outline image included in the stamp set to, once again, use the no-line coloring technique, only this time using Copic markers and colored pencils for detail. I think what sets it apart for me is the orientation of the flowers (hanging from the top of the card) and the slight blending of the green on the card front to help the flowers pop a but more. 


2019 was an especially great for me as a card maker as I joined a few dream teams that I never imagined I'd have the opportunity to be on. One of those teams is the Video Inspiration team for Altenew. The above card is my favorite that I've made for the Altenew channel to date. I'm literally coming to a realization with you during this blog post that I prefer my no-line coloring projects to others I've created. 2020 will definitely be a year for me to learn and expand on my no-line techniques. 


Last but not least is this card using the Altenew and Hero Arts collaboration stamp set Bloom and Grow. This flower is one of my favorite stamp images from the year. The size and shape of the petals makes it so fun to color and practice adding detail. I loved being a part of this collaboration, celebrating our industry. 

Thank you so much for joining me on Altenew's Year In Review blog hop! I'd love to know what your personal favorite projects were this year. Feel free to link them in your comment to show me! Your next stop is the incredibly talented Nenette S. Madero

You can find the full hop list just below the supply list links. Thanks again! See you soon!

Supply List:


Full Hop List


Ashlea Cornell - You Are Here
Nenette S. Madero - Go Here Next

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39 comments

  1. your peony card is so lovely, Ashlea - wonderful watercoloring - looking forward to more of your inspiration in 2020

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  2. Your Fuchsias are very pretty. There are so many varieties of the, you could make them till the cows come home :)

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  3. Gorgeous floral cards, and love the grey stenciled Doily framing your peony.

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  4. OOOOH the depths of those pinks! I love your coloring skills and your layouts of the cards are lovely. Thanks for these.

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  5. Your Fuchsias are stunning! So many pretty cards! Thanks for creating and sharing

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  6. Great ideas, very different from most floral cards I've seen.

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  7. Wonderful cards! The Bloom and Grow is my favorite - what a stunner!

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  8. Your cards are beautiful. I think the last one is my favorite; but it is so hard to pick just one.

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  9. Super beautiful floral cards!! Love them all :)

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  10. All your cards are beautiful....that "oh my gosh, this is good" reaction! Just sayin!

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  11. I found Altenew this year and am completely hooked. I just love all the inspiration from the talented design team. Your watercolor stamp set card Is a great year in review selection. Thank you for all you do, I’m looking forward to another year!!!

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  12. I like the orientation of your fuschia card, too - great layout!

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  13. Gorgeous inspiration and creativity!

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  14. all your cards are fabulous but I really love the fuchsia card. what a fabulous card that would be to recieve.

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  15. I love all your cards, the fuchsia card is beautiful.

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I love the coloring that you did on the flower from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. Such beautiful detail!!

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  17. Such beautiful designs and florals! WOW!

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  18. GORGEOUS cards!
    My FAVOURITE from your favourites is your fuchsia card - WOW - it's BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
    THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION you share :)

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  19. Such beautiful coloring. The cards are all very elegant. TFS and thank you for your wonderful videos.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. :)

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  21. Beautiful designs and choice of colors.

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  22. Marisela Delgado said: You always make such pretty cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  23. How clever to have the Fuchsia Build A Flowers drape from the top down. Just a lovely lovely card.

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  24. Amazing cards. Your no-line water coloring is so beautiful.

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  25. Your coloring is inpsiring. I love your Bloom & Grow card.

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  26. These fabulous! Your watercoloring is amazing!

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  27. Beautiful watercolor projects!! Have a joyous holiday season and a blessed New Year!

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  28. Your cards are just beautiful. I love to hear an artist say that they are still learning and growing. While I can't imagine where you need to grow, it gives me inspiration as I tell myself to keep practicing and someday I might conquer one of these amazing techniques.

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  29. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  30. Hi Ashlea :) I love your clean and refreshing style!!! These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  31. Such beautiful cards! That wallpaper art card has me swooning...love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. I love the Bloom and Grow stamp set card. Love the leaves on it!

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  33. You created such beautiful cards in 2019. I'm going to try no line coloring in 2020 also.

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  34. Great cards! Makes me want to bust out my stamps and play. First I better go to bed. Haha! Tomorrow is another day to play. :)

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  35. The watercoloring of the first card is beautiful, but the last card is my favorite.

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  36. Oh, wow!! These cards are stunning!

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