Altenew Educators “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

when you say or feel “thank you” to someone, it’s a small moment with deep emotions caries confirmation of the wonderful truth, that we all depend on each other.

Telling a real people who are just kinds, working hard, hoping for a good life, worrying about the people they love, extending themselves in their jobs, or care about others, about population or about civilization. Sending them this message.. You should feel seen and deeply appreciated.

You can’t possibly say thank you to everything you’re given. No one can. So, when you do feel or say thanks, it’s a puzzle piece of your appreciation for the larger whole, that joined you with that whole. And it will ends up making you happy.

its something that I should be so grateful to God that he creates me feeling this amazing feeling. That I should appreciate all kind acts and words. And be grateful for the people who helps and cares about other.

Let me thank you all in advance for joining me in this post.. You are so kind.. I deeply appreciate your time..

Let’s start the crafty part of my post for today .

I was so excited to part of this giving thanks blog hop by altenew. And I enjoyed making these cards. Thanks altenew team for bringing me back to my Crafty desk.

Being a part of this Altenew Educators “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway. You should have arrived here from Laurel Beard blog if you don’t.. Don’t worry you can go back to the Altenew Card Blog to check the full list of hop participants at the bottom of this post.

For the first card I made..

The Shaker, rainbow card and The white glitter litters. All these colors and elements Gives me lots of happiness and hope.

So I made this card using inks over yupo paper then I die cut the big u from Altenew mega u die . I filled it with white and trasprant sequins. I used white glitter foam and I cut thank to place it over the rainbow u. I uaesd altenew fine alphabet dies..

At the end I added some details with white gel pen over the u and on the acetate of the Shaker..


For my second card. The heartful thanks.

I used altenew Altenew mega succulent with white embossing powder over a watercolor paper. for the coloring I lightly wet serfece (I used mini spray) . Then I added the shimmer powder color add more water through the spray to move the colors around.


I die cut the area that I most colored with heart die cut.

I die cut the thanks with white glittered foam using altenew signature words die Over the heart part and I place this sentence from altenew stitched rose stamp set


For my third creation..I made this thankful note to my self..

I love mixed media alot. I used gesso first to preaper the paper to accept coloring over it. Then I used Altenew watercolor pan to color on the back ground. I left it to dry..

I used Altenew wild hibiscus to stamped the flower and the leaf over a book paper. I colored them with Altenew 36 watercolor pan as well.

Returning back to the background. I add some mini detilas with the mini stamp from altenew watercolor dots stamp, and I used white embossing past and stencil over some area in the background.

I placed the flower and the leaf with some dimensions over this busy happy background.

I Die cut thankful from altenew fine alphabet dies with a black card stock to create a nice contrast.


For this coming card..The feminine thank you..

In this card, I used white embossing past and Altenew sketched line stencile over this beige metallic color card stock.

I love this card becouse These elemts were on a ( one of my unused tressure box ) . In these boxes I collect some unused materials from previous projects.

The flower from Altenew fantasy floral 3d die set and I colored it with Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolour Brush Markers.

I used smached effect on watercolor paper.

I stamped the butterfly from…Altenew new day card kit And I embossed it with Altenew gold rose embossing powder

The u from altenew fine alphabet dies

The thank I stamped over acetate from altenew watercolor dots stamp,


For this simple card.. Dreamy thanks..

Used a two mini leaves stamps from altnew happy dream stamp with many colored inks from Altenew inks collection to create this out going leaves from this circle that I draw on one side of the card..

I die cut this thanks from altenew signature words die Add some stars from the start and heart die cut from Altenew new day card kit


For the next card

I used the this ready die cut flower from Altenew new day card kit over a circular die cut embossed paper. I used glitter over an embossing past using Stencile

I hope you enjoyed these creations..

Thanks for joining our party and there is no party without a prizes..

Prize one..

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog  6/17/2020 for a chance to win.

Prize two..

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

Prize three..

Altenew will pick 2 of there favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to Altenew store!

There is still one more Special offer that altenew make it especially for you..

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6T or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING6T at checkout on orders over $29. Offer valid from 6/10/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through6/11/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop at Altenew store .. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Not valid on Altenew Academy Classes and Virtual Workshops.

It’s so kind of you to be still reading my post. I do appreciate that. You can go directly to the next Teri Stokes blog to see her amazing creations..

It will be an extra nice of you to have a look for the amazing other educator who made an unique creations.. You can find the list of the amazing Educator down there..

Altenew Card Blog

Nenette S. Madero

Christine Pennington

Vicki Finger

Amy Hill

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy McClelland

Neha Aggarwal

Terri Marie Koszler

Rosie Neustaedter

Helen Kalb

Laurel Beard

Maryam Sharara 

Teri Stokes

Nicole Watt 

Erin Thompson

Irina Fonina

Amber Rain Davis

Patty Mello

Virginia Lu

Thanks a lot for stopping by..I appreciate your time..

Have a great day..


66 Comments Add yours

  1. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Absolutely love the rainbow galaxy card!! Your circle card with the rainbow sprigs caught my attention, too. Gotta get out my Altenew stamps and start creating.


  2. OMG! Your backgrounds are OUTSTANDING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rainbow ones, especially the first one!


  3. Cindy C. says:

    Impressive projects!! Thanks for the inspirations.


  4. Sharon Gullikson says:

    WOW, your background is INCREDIBLE


  5. Diana Soling says:

    WOW. Great projects. Your journal page is amazing!!


  6. Erum Tasneem says:

    It is always such a treat to stop by your blog!! Such gorgeous creations Maryam!! You always blow me away with your gorgeous work!!


  7. Mandi Chau says:

    Your cards are so pretty! Love them all 🙂


  8. Nenette says:

    Your posts are always filled with amazing projects, Maryam❤️ love all the colors, too!!!


  9. Carolyn R says:

    Oh gosh, I love your rainbow shaker card card. Anyone would be honored with that card.


  10. Patt H. says:

    Wow, Maryam, I am blown away by all these wonderful designs! I love them all & am heading to my craft room while all this great inspiration is still in my head!! 🙂


  11. Nandini says:

    Wow! That is an amazing amount of inspiration! All the projects are gorgeous! I especially love the hibiscus card. It is so beautiful and elegant!


  12. Nancy McClelland says:

    Beautiful projects and ideas


  13. Marisela Delgado says:

    So many beautiful cards!


  14. Betty says:

    fantastic array of cards, Maryam – my fave is the first one – love the design and bright colors!


    1. jadewongmcclung says:

      What amazing cards! So many to look at. All wonderful. I especially like the first two cards!


  15. Peg Frushour says:

    Beautiful work! I love the bright colors on the first card and the all pastel look of the little bo.


  16. Christine Pennington says:

    Wow. Lovely work indeed! My favorite is the big succulent.


  17. Christine A says:

    Lots of great cards. The feminine thank you is my favourite- so pretty!


  18. dorothyayotte says:

    Wow, you made so many lovely lovely cards! I had fun looking at them, and appreciate all the work you put into them. I too especially like the feminine, soft colored card.


  19. Inkin' Chickie says:

    So many great ideas. I like the mixed media shares.


  20. Sue K says:

    Loved your feminine thank you card. Especially liked the vellum thank over the letter “u”


  21. Jacque Rodgers says:

    Beautiful cards!


  22. stampingrama says:

    Absolutely stunning and creatively inspirational card(s)!


  23. Laura Casselman says:

    I like the way you controlled the flow of your colors! I always oversaturate with water, but it looks like you knew just when to stop! My favorite, though is the feminine card. Be still my heart!


  24. pamboe says:

    I love the cards with the alpha dies.


  25. Sheri says:

    GREAT work. The rainbow card is my favorite but all your work is fantastic.


  26. lhyden1 says:

    Your card is simply awesome, the colors, the layout, the shaker, wow, gorgeous.


  27. lesliehasen says:

    Your cards are outstanding! At first I was content just seeing the first card, then you continued to blow me away with card after card, using a different stamp set and different technique every time! Your use of color and all the different techniques is particularly impressive! I will now be on the lookout for videos produced by you!


  28. Patty A Eifert says:

    These are all fantastic creations! I am a clean and simple girl so my favorite is your Dream Thanks card!


  29. Bev W says:

    Maryam, I really love your projects & creativity. Thanks for the inspiration.


  30. Doris H. says:

    They are are great. I liked the “dreamy thanks” best for its simplicity. Yet the one for yourself was amazing with the colors and mixed media.


  31. Beautiful cards and journal! I love the rainbow wreath on your Dreamy Thanks card!


  32. Patricia Beck says:

    Your cards and journal are lovely, and the feelings that each evoke are equally lovely. Thank you for sharing your creations, as well as your kind and loving words to start your blog. I am new to crafting, and am amazed at how creative each designer is. I need to build up my supply, and get busy sending out paper hugs and appreciation. Thank you,thank you, thank you!


  33. michiganderintexas says:

    you bring a lovely – different perspective to card making.


  34. Verna Angerhofer says:

    A wonderful lineup of beautiful cards. All are so gorgeous.


  35. Cyndi Morris says:

    Amazing projects. Your backgrounds are stunning.


  36. Anne says:

    Gorgeous projects!


  37. Suzanne Russell says:

    I love your style. Thanks for sharing such a wide variety of inspiration!


  38. Dawn Tooley says:

    Beautiful cards and journal page! Thanks for sharing!


  39. Janis in ID says:

    Fabulous artsy look to your cards!! I esp love the pink one with the white embossing!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  40. Annette Reed says:

    Wow! These projects are beautiful! I love that mixed media page. The combination os the different different elements are lovely. Your cards are fantastic!


  41. beautiful cards


  42. Patty says:

    Maryam, you are an amazing designer!! I cannot pick a favorite because I think they are all so gorgeous!


  43. Laura Long says:

    O, Maryam! ALL of your cards are so very creative I don’t know which to CAS first!! Waercolor is a favorite of mine and i love your technique and the using of your ‘treasures!’ Thanks for sharing your talents.


  44. Carol McCready says:

    Your have been busy. Great cards! I love those loose watercolors.


  45. Bonnie E says:

    THANK U for sharing – I love that shaker card – bold, fun, and colourful!


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