Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Rethink Reinkers

I LOVE the look of Alcohol Inks, but am always hesitant to use them. However, as a part of Level 3 of  the Altenew Educator Certification Program I took Altenew's 'Rethink Reinkers' course which opened up my eyes to using Altenew's Artist Markers refills as alcohol ink for this beautiful card. I cut a panel… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Rethink Reinkers

Papercraft Business Card Challenge: March 2020 – Challenge #27

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!Are you ready to participate in the March 2020 - Challenge #27? The theme for March's challenge is "Boy/Male Birthday Card".The prize this month is Magnolia - Edwin with… Continue reading Papercraft Business Card Challenge: March 2020 – Challenge #27

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

As a part of Level 3 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program I'm challenging myself to try to fine tune some skills and try working with mediums that I'm not the most comfortable. I typically lean towards the standard ink and stamps, so I'm focusing on creating with watercolours and alcohol markers. This card leverages some… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean, Simple, and Colorful Techniques

So.. My first project for Level 3 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and I opted to try my hand at Ink Blending & Copic Flicking from the Clean, Simple and Colorful Techniques class. I have started to appreciate the details that I see people add to their cards in a big way. I love… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean, Simple, and Colorful Techniques

PaperCraft Business Card Challenge: February 2020 – Challenge #26

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner! Are you ready to participate in the February 2020 - Challenge #26? The theme for February's challenge is "Love / Valentines Day". The prize this month is Lawn… Continue reading PaperCraft Business Card Challenge: February 2020 – Challenge #26

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Color Your Day (2)

So...level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program focuses a lot on Color. The Color Your Day class is one fine example of that. There are a lot of different components of this class, but one lesson focuses on challenging yourself to use a different medium than you're used to. I typically use ink...dye ink… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Color Your Day (2)

It’s Christmas!

Feeling super festive, I've been working on wanted on my cards for Christmas. I used several dies which is outside my wheelhouse and my stamping was really all about creating a nice background for my die cut letters - hope you like it! I started off by using Concord and 9th’s Holly Berry Turnabout stamp… Continue reading It’s Christmas!

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beautiful Details

Alright - the Beautiful Details class for me was the most intimidating and challenging class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program to date. I'm not a really good artist and I don't sketch or use coloured pencils and this class has a lot of that in there. I've been on a vellum kick as of… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beautiful Details

Coming up Roses – birthday card!

Alright, so you always need birthday cards because quite frankly there's always a birthday right around the corner. I made this card, using a stamp set I've been DYING to use and thought it was perfect for a family member's birthday. After seeing the finished product I'll definitely be revisiting this for Mother's Day and… Continue reading Coming up Roses – birthday card!