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!

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) -Magical Marker Techniques

Alcohol Markers....well....yeah. I'm in no way an ARTIST especially with markers and/or crayons. I can't draw, sketch or colour to save my life! I can do some really basic things with these mediums, so I was nervous when i started Altenew's Magical Marker Techniques class. But It's part of the level 2 for the Altenew Educator Certification Program… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) -Magical Marker Techniques

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

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

2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive – My Submission!

I have been looking for somewhere to donate some of my cards and found the 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone. Submissions are being accepted until November 15th, 2019 and there are mailing… Continue reading 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive – My Submission!