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

Welcome Baby – Squirrel Style!

A friend of mine wanted a 'Welcome Baby' card to give to someone, but his request was that it feature a Squirrel. Yes...a squirrel. Well....I accepted that challenge! I started with Pinkfresh's 'Squirrel Friends' stamp set...which isn't specifically for babies, but it's got a couple of really cute Squirrels in there 🙂 I started off… Continue reading Welcome Baby – Squirrel Style!

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

Very Simple Hex Birthday Card

A Very Simple birthday card for a friend. I wanted something masculine, and not overly complex. I've been eyeing this Reverse Confetti cover die in my stash for a while and figured if not now, then when? So I grabbed it... Not knowing what I was doing with it yet... And away I went.I started… Continue reading Very Simple Hex Birthday Card

Tag! You’re It! – Papercraft Challenge #23 (New DT)

So I've been accepted by an awesome design team at Papercraft Business Challenge. It's a great monthly challenge for paper crafters and definitely a way for me to think outside my usual box. I'm beyond excited! One way to help keep track of dates for this as well as other challenges grab a Challenge Planner!… Continue reading Tag! You’re It! – Papercraft Challenge #23 (New DT)

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) – For The Guys

Masculine cards tend to be a struggle for me because the stereotypical image of a masculine card has cars and tools and it's really not the style of the guys I typically make cards for. I wanted a simple yet masculine card for a friend of mine with an upcoming birthday. I LOVE geometric shapes… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – For The Guys