Altenew Travel Journal

Hi Everyone, and welcome back to my craft room! Today I’m sharing a Travel Journal I created as a challenge project for Level II of the Altenew Educator Certification Program using Tim Holtz’ idea-ology small Collection Folio. I often create my own mini-albums from start to finish, but I thought it would be fun to… Continue reading Altenew Travel Journal

A Pop Of Color!

Hi Everyone, and thanks for stopping by the craft room! Today I’m sharing homework for Altenew Academy class, Color Your Day, taught by the awesomely talented Therese Calvird. Technique: Find inspiration in color from the world around you! I was inspired by natural linen curtains I have in my family room for this card. As… Continue reading A Pop Of Color!

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

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

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

Masking Paper

Hi Everyone and thanks for joining me in the craft room again today! I need to tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with masking techniques. Can I get an Amen? You already know what I mean, right? I adore the artistic layers masking creates in stamped images, but the fussy cutting, product choice,… Continue reading Masking Paper