This card is the second card I have created for the Altenew Educator Certificate Program Level 1 (AECP) and applies techniques from the class ‘All About Layering 2’. This class expanded my knowledge of layering stamps by practicing the principles from the previous class using various different stamp sets from Altenew. For this particular card,… Continue reading Beautiful Day
Believe it or not, no stamps were used in the making of this card. The mountain, trees and moose are actually from a file I purchased on Etsy. I modified it to fit my needs and printed it out on silver glimmer paper using my laser printer. I ran it through the minc machine with… Continue reading Happy 60th Birthday Dad!
This card is my first project in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). I used techniques learned in the class ‘All About Layering 1’ to make this card featuring Altenew ‘Painted Butterflies’. The ‘Painted Butterflies’ stamp set is perfect for practicing layering stamps because it is designed to look imperfect. The stamps in this set… Continue reading Painted Butterflies
If you keep up with paper crafting trends, there is no way you will have missed the introduction of brushes like these to the craft supply market. Supposedly they blend ink smoothly, are easy to clean and you don’t need a brush for every color ink you own. I first saw these at Stamp and… Continue reading Blending Brushes: do you get what you pay for?
If there is one profession out there that I am forever in awe of, it is teaching. There are people out there who love spending time with other people’s kids and who help grow their minds in amazing ways. They are always doing work in their off hours and I’m sure they spend countless hours… Continue reading Thank You Teachers
Check out this adorable holiday card! I couldn’t decide on a sentiment placement for the front so I stamped “Sending Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season” on the inside. This stamp is found with the Lawn Fawn “Merry Messages” set. The snow was made using the Stitched Hillside border dies from Lawn Fawn, which… Continue reading Warm Wishes
I made this quick sympathy card to have on hand, just in case (I hope to not need to anytime soon). This stunning and large orchid stamp is called “Quiet Whisper”. It is by Penny Black. I’ll be honest – it is a tricky stamp to use and I’ve only had this single success with… Continue reading Love & Sympathy
Okay – I love making baby cards! This one went out to a friend of mine who is expecting her second child soon. (UPDATE: my friend had a beautiful and healthy baby girl). Most of this card is Lawn Fawn stamps and dies except for the Congrats (Hero Arts). It was colored with Copic markers… Continue reading Bun in the Oven
I wish my photography skills were good enough to show how stunning these flowers are in real life! This card was quick! I simply used a few colors of Ken Olive Color Burst powders as a water color medium – painteds directly onto the stamp, and then stamped onto paper. I accidentally dripped some black… Continue reading Color Burst Love
I’ve mentioned before that I like to organize, and specifically, I like to organize my craft supplies! Organizing supplies is just as much of a hobby to me as crafting itself. When it comes to ink pads, paper and coloring supplies, I like to keep things consistent to make it easy to find coordinating products… Continue reading Finding order in the disorder