Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes

If you are here, you just left Caly Person, and Lilith Eckles is next. $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop listContinue reading “Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes”

January 2022 Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I decided to start entering these, forcing me to up my designs. This month’s challenge was to create a card off of the picture below. I used the following for this project: Altenew Greenwood Flowers Layer StencilAltenew Ink: Baby Pink, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry, Forest Glades, Shadow Creek, Mountain Pine, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, FirebrickAltenew Hello DieSizzixContinue reading “January 2022 Altenew Inspiration Challenge”

Creative Coloring

Another class down and one of my favorites. Creative Coloring with Erum – Advanced Techniques. Erum is such a wonderful artist, and her gift of coloring is very evident in this class. Some people just have the gift of inspiring others. I decided to try one of her techniques of stamping layers and then usingContinue reading “Creative Coloring”

Gilding Flakes

I took the class For the Love of Color. The last lesson was a bonus lesson, and when I saw gilding flakes I knew I had to try it. This allowed me to try more of a clean card. I enjoyed it. However, it’s messy. A week later and I still have those flakes onContinue reading “Gilding Flakes”

Color Your Day

The Color Your Day class was very impressive. This is my last class for the AECP Level II. Sometimes when making a card I get stuck with how much color and what colors. This class centered around how to alleviate those challenges. The Color Wheel is a great start, but I centered in on theContinue reading “Color Your Day”

Mood Colors

I just took the Altenew In the Mood for Color class. This class was creating cards that convey different moods. Instead of just having a particular color I tried to do a card with different colors, but conveying similar moods. Overall, the blues were supposed to be calming, and the blue green was relaxing. ThereContinue reading “Mood Colors”

Heat Embossing

I recently took the Impressive Heat Embossing class for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It was impressive. I have always liked embossing, but this class showed a lot of different ways, that I can’t wait to try. I used a dark card, and embossed with Versamark Ink. This created a darker tone on tone look.Continue reading “Heat Embossing”

Level 1 Project Submission Altenew Educator Certification Program

I have made it to the Level 1 Project Submission. This journey has been awesome so far. I have learned so much and am enjoying this hobby even more. For this project “the requirements were as follows: Select 3 components from the Classes in Level 1 and explain the components that you have chosen forContinue reading “Level 1 Project Submission Altenew Educator Certification Program”