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

Anniversary Card for a Wife

So... I was asked to make a nice card for someone's wife on their 40th wedding anniversary. Now... I went through elaborate card design possibilities... Inlay dies, watercolour, ink blending, etc., but ultimately I settled on a simple die cut with a stencil detail. Here's the kicker... I used alcohol markers! Now... I NEVER or… Continue reading Anniversary Card for a Wife

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project (Part 2): HIS Cards

I've finally competed the level 1 courses of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and have now moved onto the Final Challenge of Level 1. This by no means is a simple challenge but it was very useful as it helped to push me a bit more with my card making. I've made sets of cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project (Part 2): HIS Cards

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project Part 1: Her Cards

I've finally competed the level 1 courses of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and have now moved onto the Final Challenge of Level 1. This by no means is a simple challenge but it was very useful as it helped to push me a bit more with my card making. I've made sets of cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project Part 1: Her Cards

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Irresistible Inking Techniques

I love watercolor. Am I really great at it? No.. But i love it! I was excited about Altenew's Irresistible Inking Techniques class as it had a few examples using water ink.. LOVE! I have quite a few September birthdays so I'm focused on getting those out the door. I knew I wanted to do… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Irresistible Inking Techniques

A Quick Thank You

I love giving thank you cards that I've made. I feel like it shows that I cared enough to spend time to make the card. I'm always looking for quick cards that I can make in a pinch when needed. This is one of those for sure. I started off using Altenew's Thank You Builder… Continue reading A Quick Thank You

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

I absolutely LOVE the look of a clean and simple card. I have actually been trying to do more of my cards in that way... Doesn't always happen mind you. I learned some really great techniques in Altenew's Clean and Simple Boutique Cards class and I have made a few cards already, but my final… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – All About Layering 2

I've had Altenew's Handpicked Bouquet stamp set for a while and I absolutely love it. It's a really great Layering stamp that is a large floral piece. This makes it easier to Stamp without taking away the beauty of the stamp. As sad as it is there will always be a need for a Sympathy… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – All About Layering 2