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”

PinkFresh Studios – August 2022 Beautiful Backgrounds

I’m happy to be entering this inspiration challenge for PinkFresh Studios. The background I chose was the foil Geo Arch. A specific color scheme was required for this challenge. I used the foil on a Sweet Mango 4.25 x 5.5 cardstock. This foil went on perfectly the first time. I was pretty pleased. I usedContinue reading “PinkFresh Studios – August 2022 Beautiful Backgrounds”

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”

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”

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”

Sweet Nothing

I took the Masking Unleashed class as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I’m pretty impressed with Masking, I didn’t think I would be, it takes a little extra time, but it really improves the look. I used the Sweet Nothings stamp set by Altenew. Stamped the Flower and Sentiment in Altenew Sea GlassContinue reading “Sweet Nothing”

July 2021 Inspiration Challenge

The July 21 Inspiration Challenge was put up on the blog site, and I immediatly knew what I could do. I had a stamp for awhile that I thought I would use. This was an easy challenge. I used Ranger Sparkle paper. Altenew alcohol inks for the background, and used a blower to move theContinue reading “July 2021 Inspiration Challenge”