Welcome to the Altenew Certified Educators’ Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from  Irina Fonina. If you want to start at the beginning go to https://wp.me/p6Dps1-erN

We are having a good time playing around with techniques or themes related to the first letter of our name.  So many choices that will fit so many people…what would YOU chose if you had to do something based on your first letter?  Please share in the comments. Send your creations to the link below to win!

My project is called POPPIES AND PATTERNS.

I was inspired by some simpler cards I had been seeing on Facebook from many people, including fellow educator, Tenia Nelson.

I chose the Painted Poppy Stamp and Die bundle, stamping the flowers in black and pairing it with just a splash of color.

For this first card I used the Might Waves 3D embossing folder cutting just a strip of it matted with a black background, a bit of embroidery floss and a splash of Burnt Red Crisp Dye Ink.

For the second card I used the Window Slats 3D embossing folder but only edging it with some of the Burnt Red ink and adding orange embroidery floss.  I also added splatter from the same ink.

The third card uses the Illusion Triangles 3D embossing folder and adding some Sew Easy fancy floss that I had in my stash. Because the matting of the pattern was shiny metallic paper, I used some Glossy Accents over the Burnt Red ink.

The next stop on this hop is Anna Patricia Mahtani

Along with our creations we get to be ambassadors to lead you to great products at Altenew and of course:


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Alphabet Name Game” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/11/2021.

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Joylita Dsouza

Fiona Duff

Michelle Ochoa Murray

Irina Fonina

Penny Pynnonen

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Kari VanNoy

Bridget Casey

Rachael Shedeed

Ann Taylor

Neha Aggarwal

Annemarie Caister

Helen Kalb

Sandra Woodson

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar

Pam Boedeker

Eva Bussom 

Terri Marie Koszler

Karen Brown

22 thoughts on “

  1. Helen Kalb October 4, 2021 / 11:11 am

    Penny, your red poppies really do pop off the page – perfect!


  2. Virginia L. October 4, 2021 / 11:26 am

    How proper, Penny! Love your Poppy and Pattern theme! The design is simply so pretty in every way!


  3. Cindy C. October 4, 2021 / 11:56 am

    Beautiful projects!! If I were to play the name game, I would go for “C”oloring for sure.


  4. barbara lassiter October 4, 2021 / 12:36 pm

    Love the beautiful simplicity of these and the poppy design is perfect for this!


  5. Deb M. October 4, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    Love the poppie cards. The embossed panels add great dimensions.


  6. Sande Woodson October 4, 2021 / 2:14 pm

    Gorgeous cards, Penny!!!


  7. Dee Earnshaw October 4, 2021 / 3:49 pm

    what perfectly portrayed poppies, Penny 🙂


  8. Jeanne Rice October 4, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    Simple and beautiful!


  9. Marisela Delgado October 5, 2021 / 12:03 am

    Such beautiful cards.


  10. dawnnz October 5, 2021 / 3:30 am

    Beautiful Poppies and Patterns Penny…. Love both these cards.


  11. roxanne tellini October 5, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Sympathy cards are never fun but yours is very pretty. You thought outside the box for the theme of the challenge. I was only considering the names of techniques but you are right- subject matter could work too. I could totally do something rainbow.


  12. dorothyayotte October 5, 2021 / 10:34 pm

    Fabulous modern look! I am so inspired by your cards- can’t wait to try your ideas. I am a D- I would start with dots, and move on from there!


  13. Nandini October 6, 2021 / 1:50 am

    Gorgeous cards, Penny! Very beautiful and elegant! The only themes I can think of that start with ‘N’ nesting dies and negative space.


  14. Lauryne Cunningham October 6, 2021 / 8:03 am

    Your cards are simply gorgeous- I love the added twine! I’m really drawn to the square card!


  15. Donna Walls October 8, 2021 / 10:13 pm

    Very pretty cards, Thanks for the inspiration.


  16. Michelle Pokorny October 8, 2021 / 11:07 pm

    Wow—your cards are soooo pretty. I love the embossed accent with the simple flower.


  17. Sara Fail October 9, 2021 / 2:43 am

    Such a wonderful style. I love it.


  18. Kathy Raker October 9, 2021 / 9:51 am

    The poppies are cute and like how you incorporated the string/yarn. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing .


  19. Helen Liu October 9, 2021 / 9:33 pm

    What a striking card. Thanks so much for the inspirations.


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