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

Watercolor with Shimmer Sprays

Hi Everyone! It’s crazy busy here as usual! We’ve been visiting colleges with my son who’s a junior, and it’s a very exciting time for our family. However, there hasn’t been much time to craft lately. Thank you so much for sticking with me and sharing all of this craziness with me. Today I’m sharing… Continue reading Watercolor with Shimmer Sprays

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

YUPO Stencils

Hi Everyone and welcome back! I’ve finished the first level in Altenew’s Educator Certification Program and started the classes for the second level. This card is my submission for Altenew Academy class Beyond Basic Backgrounds taught by the wonderful Lydia Evans. I fell in love with Lydia’s card, and mine is very similar in style… Continue reading YUPO Stencils

Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Hi Everyone, and thank you joining me again today! As you know, I’ve been participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program, and this card is homework for the last class in the first level, Easy Die Cutting Techniques, taught by the fabulous Yana Smakula. Seriously, Yana is one of my favorite designers! You can find… Continue reading Easy Die Cutting Techniques