Category Archives: Altenew

6 Crafty Ways To Get Through Winter

Last winter was long, cold, and dreary.  It was the first time I ever thought I might be suffering from seasonal affective disorder.  I just found the entire season to be dark and bleak. Needless to say, when I found Altenew Academy and started taking online crafting classes it perked me right up!  It’s amazing… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Artist Markers

I created this flower on Friday to participate in the Flower Challenge.  Their challenge was to create a floral card with an older stamp and/or die.  I pulled out the Artistic Dahlia stamp that I had purchased from Hero Arts some time ago and never got around to using.  I bought it to practice coloring… Read More »

Less Is More: Clean And Simple Christmas Cards

I have a video for you today to show you how I created 3 clean and simple (CAS) one layer Christmas cards using the same basic layout for all 3, but each uses a different coloring medium. I am participating in this week’s Less Is More Challenge which is Old Holiday.  They are also having… Read More »

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects without using ink or watercolor paints. I’m still playing with my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  It is truly addictive.  Now I just want to see how much I can do with this medium. It’s a challenge and I’ve accepted it! For today, I had heard that you could… Read More »

Add Color To Dark Cardstock With Embellishment Mousse Techniques

How often do you use your dark colors of cardstock for something other than a script die cut, a background mat or a card base? We don’t use our dark colors of cardstock for a lot of techniques because it is often hard to add color to it. Enter Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! Embellishment Mousse comes… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Oh no!  I’ve fallen in love with yet another technique. That’s right.  Alcohol inks. Once again, this is a result of Altenew.  They keep coming out with new products and classes to go along with the products.  This starts my experimenting with the new products and techniques and before I know it…I’m HOOKED! Altenew came… Read More »

Giving Your Envelopes Some Love

Sometimes it is a nice thing to give your envelopes some love and coordinate them with your card. I just finished taking a holiday envelope class at Altenew Academy and I really enjoyed it.  I thought the ideas were fun and there was at least one project that is a perfect holiday idea that I… Read More »