National Scrapbook Day Dahlias

Hi Everyone! Guess what I finally made time to do on National Scrapbook Day? Yup, I spent the entire day in the craft room after several weeks of home remodeling. We are in the final stretch in preparing for Sam’s graduation from high school, and there have been many painting and cleaning projects (pictures to… Continue reading National Scrapbook Day Dahlias

Altenew Academy Zentangle For Cardmakers Lessons 5 & 6

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Today I have the final card for Altenew Academy, Zentangle For Cardmakers lessons 5 & 6, taught by the amazing Amber Davis of Notable Inc. I have to tell you that not only is Amber an amazing artist, but she is a kind and thoughtful person as well. Do you… Continue reading Altenew Academy Zentangle For Cardmakers Lessons 5 & 6

Altenew Academy Zentangle Lessons 3-4

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! I’ve shared two other cards I created for lessons one and two (You can find lesson one HERE and lesson two HERE) from Altenew Academy, Zentangle For Cardmakers, taught by the incredible Amber Davis, and it’s now official … I’m obsessed! This card incorporates the Zentangles learned in lessons three… Continue reading Altenew Academy Zentangle Lessons 3-4

Altenew Academy Zentangle Lesson 2

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Thanks for joining me for Altenew Academy‘s, Zentangle For Cardmakers, second lesson with Amber Davis. I cannot tell you how excited I am for this class! This lesson of the Zentangle cat-kins was so much fun to practice. I shared some basic tips I discovered after the first lesson, and… Continue reading Altenew Academy Zentangle Lesson 2

Altenew Academy Zentangle Lesson 1

Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created as homework for Altenew Academy class, Zentangle For Cardmakers, taught by the fabulous Amber Davis. After only one class, I have to tell you that I already am obsessed with this new-to-me technique! Technique: This first lesson showed us the technique called aura in which you… Continue reading Altenew Academy Zentangle Lesson 1

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

Faux No-Line Coloring

Hi Everyone, and welcome back for my second post today! This card completes all of the level II classes for Altenew Academy’s Educator Certification Program, and is homework for Polychomatic taught by one of my favorite instructors, Nina-Marie Trapani. Technique: Use pastel artist markers with pale ink stamping for a faux no-line effect. I was… Continue reading Faux No-Line Coloring