Category Archives: Birthday

Birthday cards.

Quick Card: Birthday Card With Altenew Layered Cupcakes Using A Template Trick!

Have you seen the Altenew Layered Cupcake stamp set? It’s not a new set. It’s been around for a while and I consider it a good staple for any craft stash.  It’s perfect for any holiday, but most especially for birthdays. I’ve had this stamp set for a while and I finally rediscovered it in my stash!  It’s… Read More »

Create 4 Cards And A Tag From One Catherine Pooler Background Stamp

Do you have an inspiration journal?  I have taken 2 classes on where to find and collect ideas and inspiration…or your muse.  They were amongst my favorite classes.  I found myself looking at things in a different way and I also started keeping an inspiration journal.  I stash pictures and I draw card layout sketches. I also keep… Read More »

Happy Birthday Frame From Catherine Pooler Designs

Let’s Party!  Virtually of course!  Catherine Pooler just released her new Let’s Party collection and it is a fun set of birthday and celebration stamps, dies, and papers. This paper is part of Catherine’s Poppin’ patterned paper stack.  The colors are bright and vibrant and the patterns are super fun.  I love stripes and polka dots so I’m… Read More »

Poppin’ Patterned Paper And A Fun Layout

Catherine Pooler’s latest release is wonderful.  It’s Let’s Party theme is just what we all need to bring some sunshine to our creations.  She usually releases a fun set of 6 x6″ patterned paper with her new releases and she did it again this time.  I LOVE the Poppin’ patterned paper.  It’s bright, colorful, and just fun! I… Read More »

3 Cards From CP’s Stamp Of Approval

Every 3 months, Catherine Pooler releases a new Stamp of Approval set.  These are stamps and dies designed to coordinate so that you can mix and match them with each other, taking the guesswork out of what goes with what. This quarter’s SOA is called the Adoring You Collection.  I’ve pulled out some other stamp sets to pair… Read More »

Re-Inker Techniques: Creating An Alcohol Ink Background With Foil

I started a new class today at Altenew Academy called Rethink Re-Inkers.   It honestly never occurred to me that when I purchase the refill bottles for the Altenew Artist Markers I was actually getting quite a bit for my crafting dollars.  These refills are bottles of beautifully colored alcohol inks and there are a lot of techniques… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit With Watercolor Markers Technique

I love it when I go to the door and there is a craft kit sitting on my porch just waiting for me.  Today was that day!  The new Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit arrived today and it is another fabulous kit. These kits never disappoint.  This kit has a beautiful background stamp called Modern Flowers, a… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 1 Final Project Challenge

Boy do I have a lot to share with you today! As you know, I have been participating in Altenew’s Educator Certification Program.  This has allowed me (or should I say, given me the excuse) to take 10 classes in their Altenew Academy.  I had actually completed 2 other classes prior to being accepted into their Educator Certification… Read More »

Die Cutting And Ink Blending Techniques

More die cutting and ink blending techniques? YOU BET!! I’m having so much fun playing around with techniques that I haven’t had time for in the past year+, I can’t seem to stop playing! I created 3 cards today using a combination of die cutting and ink blending techniques.   I tried to create a variety of colors… Read More »