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January 27, 2017

Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway



Yay! Welcome to Betwixt and Between. I’m super excited that you’re here. Mind you, May is an extremely hard act to follow. I do have a great layout for you though.


So here’s the thing, these photos of Eva are 6 months old. I let her aunts change a nappy just one time and instead they play dress ups. They are great photos. I love them SO much but I have never found the right collection to scrap them. Don’t they just scream the 80’s?


Enter the new stamp sets and colour pallet inks. I’m going to be really honest here. I didn’t pick the Halftone Circle Stamp Set when we picked our release stamps for the month. It was sent to me just as a little bonus and boy am I glad it was. I LOVE this stamp set. Finally I was able to make a background that matched those tricky photos perfectly! This was not the first background I made with this stamp set. I’ve made perfect ones, ones where the circles don’t touch, distressed ones, ones with so many colours. The choices really are endless.

For this one however I choose a distressed look with the new autumn blaze ink, warm sunshine and lavender field inks. I also die cut my title using the silhouette, then layered up the new grey inks – to really bring the distressed look home.


For extra dimension I stamped out a few more circles and punched them out with a regular old circle punch. I adhered them to the layout using foam dots.


I thought long and hard about journaling, but honestly there really wasn’t much more story to tell than what was in the pictures, so instead I decided to use this wonderful sentiment from the new Be Strong Stamp Set.


So there you have it, a super fast and fun layout that you really don’t need a lot of supplies for. I hope I’ve inspired you maybe just a little. Even if it’s just adding the halftone circle stamp set to you cart. Oh and don’t forget Altenew and many of the other blogs (including me) are giving away prizes!!! All you have to do is leave a comment below. I will be drawing a winner at random, who will receive a $30 Altenew gift certificate. The winner will be announce here on the blog by Saturday, February 4th at 8:00AM Australian EST.

Now off you go – I’m sure Agnieszka Malyszek has a real treat in store for you. Oh and just incase you’re a little lost, here’s the blog hop map:


Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Bassen

Virginia Lu

Simon Hurley

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Ashley Horton

Kelly Latevola

Debby Hughes

Suzy Plantamura

Eunyoung Lee

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckles

Emily Leiphart

Yana Smakula

May Sukyong Park

Aimee Dow < You are here!

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sveta Fotinia

Nicole Picadura

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Until next time my friends in paper and ink,

Aimee Xx.

December 15, 2016

Oh how I love to giveaway prizes.


And the winner of the $30 Altenew voucher here on the Betwixt & Between blog is:


Congratulations Mary, I have emailed you about how to collect your prize.

Aimee Xx


December 8, 2016

Altenew Blog Hop: Scrapbooking Kit



Hi there, I’m so glad to see you here! I must admit I’m a little surprised to see you here with all the inspiration we’re given you already… ohhh you’re saving it for later? Good thinking. Did you enjoy my fellow Aussie Raquel’s projects? I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person a couple of times now and she truly is the sweetest, crazy talented AND her kids! Soooo cute! Oh and just wait till you see who is following me.

Today in my house is actually a very special day. Our little princess, and constant photo muse turns one. In fact as this post goes live, we shall be sleeping off her epic birthday bash, that has been claiming my sanity piece by piece for the past week. So forgive me if I don’t seem completely with it. That said, shall we get down to scrappy business? Altenew’s new Scrapbooking Kit is watercoloured magic. I could wax and wane poetically for an hour, but you’d much rather just see my projects wouldn’t you? Great you’re doing me a favour.






Honestly this is just TINY sample of what can be created with this amazing kit. It’s so jam packed with goodness! See:


The bright and vibrant colors in this kit will take you back to all those happy moments captured at home or abroad. From trendy watercolor painted papers, to beautiful cityscape postcards and a wide assortment of embellishments, this kit is perfect for creating gorgeous layouts, wall art, mixed media projects, and many more!

The kit contains:

  1. 48 sheets of 12”x12” patterned paper (two of each design)

  2. One 8.5”x11” cardstock sticker sheet

  3. Two 6”x12” alphabet puffy sticker sheets

  4. 20 8.5”x3.5” watercolor cityscape postcards

  5. One 2×3 photopolymer clear stamp set

  6. 20 epoxy buttons with adhesive back

  7. 34 cardstock and acetate die cuts

  8. 12 origami wood veneer shapes

  9. Two white resin decorative frames

  10. One 8.5”x11” chipboard sticker sheet

  11. One rubber roller stamp

And of course because it is miss Eva’s birthday I couldn’t knock back the chance to have a giveaway.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Thursday, December 15th.

If you leave a comment here however, you’ll go in the draw to win a $30 Altenew gift certificate. A winner will be picked at random and announce here on the blog by Thursday, December 15th at 5:00PM Australia EST.

Now off you go do the Queen of watercolor – Kim Stewart.

Oh but if your a little lost, here is the full list:


Jessy Christopher

Stephanie Buice

Eunyoung Lee

Vincenza Gudor

Flora Monika Farkas

Raquel Bowman

Aimee Dow < You are here!

Kim Stewart

Lilith Eeckels

Meghann Andrew

Ashley Horton

Evelyn Yusuf

Until we meet again,

Aimee Xx

June 19, 2015

And the winners are…



Congratulations Talia and Renee! If you would like to email me at aimeedow@me.com with your full name and address, I’ll make sure your prize back are in the mail to you early next week 🙂

Aimee Xx

June 17, 2015

Only 6 hours until the Blog Hop Giveaway Ends!


Yay! I love giving away stuff! Would you like to see what our winners will be getting? The first Prize is huge! So huge in fact that it doesn’t fit in this photo:


There is a ton of really fantastic Heidi Swapp, Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy and Project Life Products all care of Spotlight Australia. I am sure it will bring the Australia winner a ton of very happy hours crafting.

The second prize will he headed overseas:


Slightly lighter in weight, but no less pack with fantastic goodies. This pack just screams summer fun and I can not weight to see were it ends up. Can you tell? I really love giveaways!

For all the details on how to enter see Monday’s post and don’t forget to follow the hop for a chance to win Natalie, Kim and Leeann’s amazing prizes. All 4 giveaways end tonight at 8pm Australian EST. The winner for my 2 prize packs will be announced here and on Instagram on Friday morning.

Aimee Xx.


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