It's been a VERY long time since I've submitted anything for a card Challenge with the exception of my monthly Design Team submissions. I decided to give it another go when I saw Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge theme as 'Anything Goes'. This week the SSS DT are using Hero Arts Stamp's so I thought… Continue reading Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes!
As a loyal Altenew customer they sent me a beautiful stamp set. I do intend to use this stamp set more than once! I really love the way my first project turned out! Interested in trying out some Altenew products? Check the product list below for a special 10% off link! I started with an… Continue reading A Beautiful Gift from Altenew
It's been a bit of a pause since I've posted anything here for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The world is in a bit of chaos - First and foremost, let me say that I hope everyone is doing well in this difficult time and that I hope you all stay safe and healthy! During this chaotic… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program – One-Layer Wonders
As I pick and choose my 5 classes as a part Level 3 for the Altenew Educator Certification Program, I am drawn to certain techniques in particular. Altenew's 'Easy as ABC' class, was one of them. First of all...I think Therese Calvird is a fantastic instructor and this class is no different. There's a lot… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Easy As ABC
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
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!
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
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
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
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