Category Archives: Altenew

My Favorite Things: Squirrels and Fall Colors!

It’s hard to resist a stamp set as cute as the MFT Stamps Squirrel! set.  The little squirrels and acorns were too adorable not to add to my shopping cart! This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was the perfect sketch to pull out some  of my favorite Sunny Studio Stamps 6×6″ patterned paper to use as the background… Read More »

Thankful For Fall Y’All!

I love making fall cards!  The colors and images always make my heart sing. I came home exhausted from work today and fell asleep.  I was awakened by the phone after only a 15 minute snooze.  It left me groggy and out of sorts. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling creative. Yet, once I got started I realized… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 2

TI got two cards out of one alcohol ink background.  I created a card yesterday that you can see HERE, using alcohol ink backgrounds and Catherine Pooler’s new Unsinkable stamp and die sets. This card uses the second sentiment in the Under the Sea stamp set and other shell images.  I used a combination of blues, blue-greens, and… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection Card 1

I decided to go for a nice quick alcohol ink background to create a sea-like feel for the fun stamp and die sets from Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection. I live in a coastal port town and I love the sea themed stamp sets.  They always get a lot of use in my crafting projects. For the background, I… Read More »

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I decided to do… Read More »

Create Custom Color Card Stock For Layering Dies

I’ve had Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Die set on my wish list for almost two years!  I finally splurged when I saw they created a creativity kit and it was part of the bundle. Altenew bundles products into Creativity Kits that they release weekly with a set of instructional videos that you can purchase to get your creative… Read More »

Kim’s 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up Day 3: Mini Ink Pads

When I said I was doing a 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up, I hope you realize that I am not doing 30 consecutive days.  Mostly because it is the end of the school year and it has been very hectic.  I don’t really have a good excuse! Once you start cleaning up and working on fine-tuning your… Read More »

When You Have Just The Perfect Cover Die For A Sketch Challenge

I was excited to see this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge because I have the perfect cover die from Altenew for this sketch.  I also found a box of happiness from Catherine Pooler’s latest release on my doorstep when I drove into my driveway.  WIN-WIN! The background paper is a fun 6 x 6″ paper stack that I… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of alcohol inks and… Read More »