Stunning Cosmos for Mother’s Day

Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing homework for Altenew Academy class, With A Twist, taught by Therese Calvird. Therese shares a card technique she calls ‘faux embossing with die cuts’, and I applied that technique for this Mother’s Day card using Altenew’s Stunning Cosmos. Technique: Adhere stamped die cuts for an embossed look This card was… Continue reading Stunning Cosmos for Mother’s Day

Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing the first five cards I’ve created from Simon Says Stamp’s April Card Kit, Beautiful Day. I can’t even tell you how much I adore this set! Seriously, this has to be one of the best! It included a large stamp set (of butterflies – my favorite!), butterfly stencil, Distress Oxide… Continue reading Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

The Beauty Is In the Details

Hi Everyone, and thanks for joining me today! Today’s card is homework for Altenew Academy class, Beautiful Details, taught by one of my favorite artists in the cardmaking world, Marika Rahtu, from Me and Minime Crafting. Marika has inspired me since I first started stamping, and her work is breathtaking. Needless to say, this class… Continue reading The Beauty Is In the Details

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Card Set

Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining me today, and I apologize that I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks. It has been busy, busy in our house. I have been painting and working on cosmetic improvements in the basement (photos to be added in the project section soon), the lab puppy turned one year-old (and… Continue reading Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Card Set

Foil for Interest

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a birthday card I created for my son who turned 17 last month. I cannot believe he has grown to be such an independent, condfident, kind, and smart young man. We are so very proud of him. Technique: Using Artist Markers to color foil for card interest… Continue reading Foil for Interest

Embossing on Vellum

Hi Everyone! If you’ve stopped by in the last week, you know I’ve switched it up a bit, but you also know I can’t stray too far from my Altenew obsession. So today I’m sharing homework from Altenew Academy Impressive Heat Embossing class taught by Svetlana Marchenko. Technique: Heat Embossing on Vellum  I’m not sure… Continue reading Embossing on Vellum

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit – Card #4

Hi again Everyone! This is a quick post for Card number four from the Simon Says Stamp March, 2018, monthly card kit. (You can find my first card HERE, the second card HERE, and the third card HERE.) This card is the simplest yet with just papers, cardstock, and Carta Bella stickers from the kit… Continue reading Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit – Card #4