Hello Crafty Friends! I've passed my Level 1 Altenew Academy courses and have been given the go-ahead to start Level 2. The first course for Level 2 is Beyond Basic Backgrounds. I thought I knew all the great techniques for creating awesome backgrounds but I learned a few more brilliant ones. Today I'm sharing a technique that may not be new to you; and it wasn't to me either, but was one I needed reminded of.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends and Happy National Coffee Day! I don't know about you but I love my Coffee....Hot, Iced, with Flavored Cream...you name it...I'll take it! In celebration of this day, I've created a Coffee Themed Card to share with you today.
My card was created using digital coffee themed papers I had in my stash from Imagine That. I've also used the Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cut Die Set, Got Coffee ? Word Die and Coffee Bean Embellishments.
I've kept the card design fairly simple using only die cuts, patterned paper matted with black card and a few embellishents. I inked around the die cuts with complimentary distress ink to create depth, shadowed the word die with red and adhered the coffee beans with hot glue.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to Monday, I hope your weekend was enjoyable! Today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and the sponsor this week is Polkadoodles.
For my team project today, I've created a sweet holiday card using the Noel Christmas Mouse digital stamp from Polkadoodles.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Hello Friends! Today's post features a sweet Gnome couple and a Cheeky Turkey! I've created a fun Thanksgiving Mini Slimline card using the Kat Scrappiness "Thanksgiving Gnomes" Stamp Set. This set does have a Coordinating Die Set too.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Hi Friends and Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a card created with the most recent Reverse Confetti and Simon Says Stamp Collab Stamp set - Autumn Blessings. This was a Stamptember purchase and there are coordinating dies.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday! I would like to share with you a new adventure I've recently embarked on and it begins like this:
I was recently introduced to Color Street by my niece, who is an Independent Stylist. What is Color Street you ask?
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday! I've been invited to guest design with the Outlawz for their Color Challenge. This challenge runs 2 weeks and the theme includes the colors Blue, White and Green along with something that begins with the letter "S"
Monday, September 20, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to Monday! Today begins a new challenge at The Inspiration Station and the inspiration photo is a lovely scene:
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Hello Friends and Welcome to Thursday! Today I'm sharing a card featuring beautiful roses and an interesting die cut background.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Altenew Collaboration Set with Simon Says Stamp for the Stamptember Event. The set is titled From the Rose Bush, it's a layering stamp set with coordinating dies and the blooms are gorgeous!
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome Back! Today is a short post featuring a card ceated using the Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month for August 2021 titled Hex Tile Stamps.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a great start. Today begins a new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and the prize this week is a $5 Gift Voucher to Mo's Digital Pencil.
For my design team project, I colored up this adorable little Punkin' from Mo's Digital Pencil using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Hello and Happy Sunday! It's a rainy day here in Florida, as it's been all Summer. I hope the sun is shining where you are.
Today I'm sharing a card created with the Pink Fresh Studios/Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Collaboration Stamp Set titled You Are Next Level Amazing. Last year, I missed out on every single Stamptember daily offering because I was too late. This year, I've made it a point to check every day.
This is a lovely set with a sketchy floral bundle. I embossed a background panel with a Cricut Square Embossing folder and watercolored the image using Arteza Real Brush Markers.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I hope you have plans for something fun and/or relaxing this weekend. For me, nothing too exciting planned other than a bit of crafty time for me!
My card today features the new monthly Altenew Build-A-Flower for September, the Wild Rose Layering Stamp and Coordinating Die Set. I've used a non-traditional floral color and a slimline profile.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Hello Crafty Friends! Today's card is a Sweet and Simple card with an Autumn theme using the new Paint-A-Flower for September from Altenew. It's the White Swan Echinacea Outline Stamp Set.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Hello and Happy Monday Friends! Today begins a new fortnightly challenge at The Inspiration Station and the photo prompt this round is:
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing a Spooktacular Halloween card featuring new products from the Kat Scrappiness September 2021 Release.
Before I get to my card, I want to announce that I 've been offered a Permanent Designer Position with the Kat Scrappiness Team and have gladly accepted. I enjoyed Guest Designing and it's an honor to be part of such a great team! Now without furthur ado......
My card is A2 in size and features the new release products Creepy Crawly Die Set, Boo-gy Ghost Die Set, Happy Halloween Word Die with Shadow, Boo To You Slimline Paper Pack and the Boo-Tacular Sequin Mix.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Hello Friends! Today's card features a lovely floral image used to create a birthday card for my stash. You can never have too many cards on hand and I try to keep my stash well stocked.
Friday, September 3, 2021
For my design team project, I colored up this adorable Flying Gnome with Ballon digital stamp using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Hello and Welcome! Today I'm excited to be sharing my Level 1 Final Assignment Submission for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The Assignment was to create a His and Hers Gift Card Set with 1 Recycled Element and Packaging to present the sets.
The focus of the assignment is to incorporate what was learned from all the Level 1 courses, take 3 class components to create 4-6 cards and a presentation piece. A List of Products used and a video are inserted at the end of this post, this has enabled me to keep this post reasonably concise.
I will start with my feminine card set and outline the process.