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”

August 2022 Inspiration Challenge with a fun birthday card

Hello crafty friends. I’m submitting a card for the August 2022 Inspiration Challenge. As soon as I saw the red, my first thought was the cubed stencil from Altenew. I just love red, and I thought that with a geometric pattern in the background, I would pair it with some gold and shine. Who doesn’tContinue reading August 2022 Inspiration Challenge with a fun birthday card”

Altenew AECP Level III – Final Project – Layered Cupcake Workshop

I did it, finished, pushed myself, went out of the box, and even did a Workshop. This Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) was one of the best to learn how to take your love of making cards to the next level or two or three. Perhaps one of the best parts of this program wasContinue reading “Altenew AECP Level III – Final Project – Layered Cupcake Workshop”

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”

Stencils and Texture

Another class down for the AECP Level III. I took Nicole Watt’s Stencils Unleashed: Advanced Stencil Techniques. This class did not disappoint. She had a section on adding texture with paste through stencils. I chose to do a card based on that theme. This is really easy and adds a lot to the card. IContinue reading “Stencils and Texture”

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”

Level II – AECP Final Challenge – Masculine Cards

I have completed the Level II – Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) Final Challenge. When I meet these goals, I feel like I have learned so much. This challenge has been so enjoyable, in spite of really going out of my box and comfort zone, I felt like the creative process really came through. IContinue reading “Level II – AECP Final Challenge – Masculine Cards”

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”