Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Creative Watercolor Media

I LOVE the look of watercolor, always have. Am i good at it? not really....but it doesn't mean I can't improve. I took Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media as a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It's a good class! There were some very interesting techniques and it opened my eyes up a bit on… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Creative Watercolor Media

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Masking Unleashed

Masking is one of those techniques that sometimes you don't even realize you're doing. However, there are a ton of tricks that you can do with masking - some of which were new to me as I was going through the Masking Unleashed class as a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Today's cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Masking Unleashed

Welcome Baby – Squirrel Style!

A friend of mine wanted a 'Welcome Baby' card to give to someone, but his request was that it feature a Squirrel. Yes...a squirrel. Well....I accepted that challenge! I started with Pinkfresh's 'Squirrel Friends' stamp set...which isn't specifically for babies, but it's got a couple of really cute Squirrels in there 🙂 I started off… Continue reading Welcome Baby – Squirrel Style!

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Polychromatic

Colour, colour and more colour! What about different shades of the same colour? Also known as monochromatic. I know, I know...the first thing you think of when you hear 'monochromatic' is grey, black....white? It doesn't have to be limited to that however. As a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program I've taken a lot of… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Polychromatic

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Impressive Heat Embossing

Heat embossing is a technique that can be used to give a pretty simple and straightforward look or a very detailed and elaborate look. Either way, it adds shine and a bit of character to your card. In Altenew's Impressive Heat Embossing class, I learned a few new techniques  and revisited some techniques that I… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Impressive Heat Embossing

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Another very interesting class that's a part of Level 2 in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) is Beyond Basic Backgrounds. Sounds like a straightforward class, right? Well it is and it isn't. There are some really interesting techniques in this class. Of course I picked to use one technique that I've tried before, but… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – In The Mood For Color

Lots of things can affect your mood. As a part of Altenew's "In the Mood for Color" class we explored the effect of a variety of colours in a person's mood in relation to cards. Some of the colours explored were yellow and orange and they were related to encouragement and happiness. So when putting… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – In The Mood For Color

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – With A Twist

I've finally started on the Level 2 courses for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). With so many great topics I opted to start with "With a Twist" taught by Therese Calvird. I've watched several of her videos and I love the way she explains things. This class is all about adding unusual elements to your… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – With A Twist

A Simple Sympathy Card

We recently lost a family member in another country , who left behind a wife and 2 kids. I wanted to make sure that they knew love was being sent from across the miles, even though we couldn't physically be there. I was inspired by Altenew's With a Twist Class. The class taught me about… Continue reading A Simple Sympathy Card