Altenew Scrapbook Kit Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there! I am so excited to be participating in the Altenew Reflection scrapbook kit release blog hop today, and if this is your first visit to Brioche and Blessings, thanks for stopping by! I had so much fun opening and creating with this beautiful kit! 

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 2x3 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

The travel-themed elements of the kit had me pull out a couple of favorites from a family trip to Paris in 2014. I gravitated toward the beautiful green and blue watercolor designs, which worked perfectly with the beautiful, blue sky in my photos and accented with pops of bright pink.

There are SO MANY embellishments to choose from in this kit, but I was drawn to the the "let the adventures begin" wreath chipboard. It inspired me to add four circular elements to the right side of my photo mat.

With so many different elements in this kit, the bright colors and clean design, the Reflection kit is definitely one that should be a treat to yourself this Christmas! 

There are so many talented ladies who also have gorgeous projects to share using the Reflection scrapbook kit, so be sure to hop along all of their blogs: 


Jessy Christopher

Stephanie Buice

Eunyoung Lee

Vincenza Gudor

Flora Monika Farkas

Raquel Bowman

Aimee Dow

Kim Stewart

Lilith Eeckels

Meghann Andrew < YOU ARE HERE > 

Ashley Horton

Evelyn Yusuf

Want to win your own Reflections scrapbook kit? 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.

You can also leave a comment here by December 15th at 5pm EST to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the lovely inspiration along the hop today! 

Pink Paislee Guest Designer: Birthday Week!

I am so excited to announce that I am the guest designer on the Pink Paislee blog today during birthday week! I had such a fun time making these creations using the new Birthday Bash collection, and I hope they inspire you to document and craft your next party! 

To create all of these projects, I worked with a few simple supplies:

Let's take a look at what I created! 

This 12" x 12" layout came together quickly by using a grid design. I made sure to run my elements both vertically and horizontally to create a lot of interest. Don't forget to document your own birthdays, and your hopes and fears for the upcoming year, as I did here!

I so love bunting, hanging at a party or on a layout, and my photo was framed twice- first by the bunting at the top and bottom of my page, then by the die-cut elements and watercolor surrounding the photo of my daughter getting ready to blow out her candle.

I started making one card, but had so much fun with it that I made three! These cards have an extra element of surprise for your recipient, given that each has an acetate window that carries part of the sentiment through to the inside of the card.

I just had to die-cut a balloon background to document this photo of my daughter, taken on her birthday with a bunch of balloons. To make the balloons stand out, I backed them with patterned paper, all from the Birthday Bash collection, then outlined the edges with watercolors, and stitched the balloon strings. This is my favorite project from my guest post! 

If you've been following me here for a while, you know that I'm a big fan of throwing a party, and I especially love making things for kiddos that they can call their own. These fun party hats were cut with this digital die-cut file, then embellished with two rows of crepe paper, sewn on at the bottom and cut with Martha Stewart fringe scissors. I also fringe cut more crepe, rolled it up and stuck it in the top of the hat. To customize each hat, a simple die-cut ephemera piece, topped with an initial and a sequin finishes them off quickly! 

Thanks so much for checking out my projects! Be sure to take a look at the Birthday Bash collection, currently on sale at!