Category Archives: Challenges

Altenew Academy Stamps Meet Scrapbooks: Stamping A Background

I actually have several stamp sets in my collection that I purchased just to make scrapbook layouts with them.  Using your stamps and dies to create scrapbook pages is just one more way to stretch your crafting budget and get more out of your stash.  You get more bang for your buck when you have… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 2: Beautiful Details

I have successfully completed the Altenew Educator Certification Level 1 Program and I have moved on to the Level 2 Program.  I’m excited to take the next level of classes.  The instructors have been amazing and I’ve really gotten so many tips and techniques.  I also think that anytime you take a class and practice… 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… Read More »

A Day Of Creativity

After spending three productive days unpacking and organizing my craft room and cleaning the house, I treated myself to an entire day in my craft room! I’ve been working on my final challenge for the Level 1 Atlenew Educator Certification Program.  I was given a final project to create 2 specific types of cards using… Read More »

Altenew Educator Certification Program: Irresistible Inking Techniques

One of the recent Altenew Academy classes that I have taken is called Irresistible Inking Techniques.  Most of the techniques shown in the class are techniques that I’ve used before, but that I haven’t done recently.  It was nice to be reminded of some nice, classic techniques! My card layout for the day uses this… Read More »

You Can Find Party Panda’s At What Will You Stamp?

Have you seen the Party Pandas stamp set yet? It’s adorable and it is this week’s featured stamp set at the What Will You Stamp Challenge blog. I was invited to be the Guest Designer for the week which I am thrilled about!  They have a talented group of designers and I was excited to… Read More »

Embossing With Layered Thinlit Dies

Today I discovered that I’ve been spelling Thinlits wrong.  I’ve been spelling it with an “e”.  Go figure!   Why has no one corrected me?  I hope that error has not been driving you crazy for the last 5 years!  So sorry if it has.  The future will be better. On to my card…today is the… Read More »

Yay For You!

When I got home from work on Thursday, I found crafty goodness in a box on my doorstep in the form of this month’s My Favorite Things craft kit, Yay for You! Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get started creating and participating in challenges.  I made 3 cards and I am participating in… Read More »

You Are The Sugar In My Coffee

“You Are The Sugar In My Coffee” is just one of the adorable sentiments in My Favorite Things Coffee Break stamp set.  I’ve paired it here with an older Paper Pumpkin Kit stamp set which I think of as “Stamp a Latte”. I am participating in the Global Design Project 122 | Sketch Challenge for this… Read More »