Creative Watercolor Media

Blue Floral Sympathy Card This course was all about how to use different types of resources to paint with watercolors, including re-inkers, shimmer sprays, and regular dye ink pads. I am just starting to build my collection of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, and don’t have any re-inkers or sprays yet. So I decided to base …

Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Inlaid Roses Card I really enjoyed this class on designing many different types of backgrounds to make your cards more interesting. Our instructor, Lydia Evans, was an inspiration in every lesson! For this card, I chose the Week 6 topic, which was inlaid die cuts. I started by choosing the Altenew Spring Roses Die Set …

Beautiful Details

This Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) course was so inspiring! The instructor, Marika Rahtu, is an incredible artist. I have a LONG way to go before trying some of the techniques she taught! However, I did make two cards for this class, making the most of my own creativity and ability where I am now …

Color Your Day: Birthday Card

The “Color Your Day” class was all about choosing colors for making cards. I loved this course! There were lessons on using color palettes and also using the color wheel. I actually found inspiration in both for this card. And, I decided to make my submission for this course a birthday card for my adult …

AECP Level 1 Final Project, Part 2

Part 2: For the Men! This post is the second half of my Level 1 Final Project of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I give a more detailed description of the assignment in my Part 1 post, which describes my 6 cards for ladies. Today is all about the guys! I began this process by …

AECP Level 1 Final Project, Part 1

Part 1: For the Ladies! Woohoo! I have finished my Level 1 Final Project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program! The challenge was to make two sets of cards (6 each), one set feminine and one set masculine. You had to include techniques learned in at least 3 of the 10 Level 1 courses. I …

A Guy Hello

Can you believe it? NO flowers to be seen on this card! That’s because I am submitting it in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) to demonstrate that I have completed the course “For the Guys,” taught by Jennifer Rsaza. For this card I chose to use the absolutely GORGEOUS Altenew birch wood paper. It’s …

Pink & Black Hello

What can I say? I LOVE using pink and black, or pink and gray together! These are some of my favorite go-to color combinations. I made this card for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) to demonstrate that I have finished the “Celebration: Stencil Techniques” course taught by Laurel Beard. The class was all about …

A Visit to Spain

This card is very personal to me and was totally unexpected! Read on to discover why…. After finishing the Yellow Tulips card yesterday, I still had time to do something else, and I felt like designing a second card that only involved die cutting, but I had zero idea of what I wanted to do …

Yellow Tulips

Hi friends ~ I finally got to work with the latest Altenew Craft-a-Flower set, which has 3 different tulips! I decided to make this card for a friend’s upcoming birthday. And, I have been waiting to make these tulips yellow because we had such beautiful yellow tulips in our yard earlier this spring. I began …