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) – 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

Simple Anniversary Card

I thought this would be a cute anniversary card. I absolutely love The Colorado Craft Company's Lovely Legs Stamp's... AMAZING! I Wanted to add a little more to it. So I opted to do a light heart stencil. I used Simon Says Stamp's 'Heart Layers' Stencil, The Stamp Market's Blending Brush and Altenew's Heart Beat… Continue reading Simple Anniversary Card

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

Hello Baby Girls…

Two week old Twin girls need a warm welcome into the world. Although they shared the same womb that doesn't mean they need to share the same card! Card #1: Using Stampin Up's First Steps Stamp set, I stamped the tiny footprints and a beautiful sentiment using Versamark and heat embossed it all using Brutus… Continue reading Hello Baby Girls…