Craft Room Maintenance

I spent last week trying to finish up a couple of classes that I have been taking and that involved creating projects to share in the class forums. Creating projects meant pulling out lots of fabulous stamps, dies and ink colors. I felt a high degree of frustration when I was using my Altenew inks because only about… Read More »

Altenew Modern Holiday Card Making

Are you at a point that you feel like you know every possible paper crafting technique? Sometimes it feels that way, but I still love taking classes. I always feel like if I get just one tip or idea, I’ve gotten value from the class and it was money well spent. I’m taking a class at Altenew Academy… Read More »

Scrap Your Stash October Challenge

Remember that I told you I found a photo file with pictures of my kids from 2005? This little photo file has given me a really fun excuse to do some scrapbooking! I’m participating n the Scrap Our Stash Challenge for October.  It’s a pick your side challenge.  They actually have two sketches you can choose from and… Read More »

Weekly Card Sketch Challenges

Here is a quick card for you using two sketch challenges that I combined into one card.   The sketches were very similar and I just modified my card a little to work for both of them!   I’m going to make this a very short post today.  I apologize for that, but I updated my blog and… Read More »

Stamp And Scrap Sunday: Altenew Fall Scrapbook Page

You will notice the date of this photo on this scrapbook page in my little journaling note. 2005.  Yep! I’ve got some scrapbooking catching up to do. I found a photo box with some fun pictures of my kids from 2005 and it is going to be fun to walk down memory lane while I scrapbook these! To… Read More »

14 Day Coloring Challenge

Have you ever participated in a color challenge? I’ve been interested in doing the 30 day coloring challenge, but I never seem to have a 30 day period where I know I can actually commit to coloring every single day.  This 14 day challenge seemed like a good starting point. It’s been very different than I expected.  This… Read More »

Thankful Flowers With Alcohol Markers

  Have you ever had a stamp set that you just couldn’t get enough of? The Thankful Flowers stamp set from the Simon Says Card Kit has not moved from my studio table since I got it! I just keep pulling out those fabulous florals to color with my alcohol markers. Here is a single layer clean and… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds With Altenew Marker Re-Inkers

Here is one more quick card to share with you using the Altenew Artist Marker Re-Inkers on Yupo paper. I used some rubbing alcohol, the Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, and Desert Night reinkers on the Yupo paper and dabbed the excess off with a microfiber cloth.  This gave some fun texture. Once this dried, I used the Atlenew… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Alcohol Re-inkers

Have you tried creating a card background with alcohol ink yet? You’ll be hooked when you do! The cards that I created to share with you today and tomorrow are both created with Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers.  The re-inkers are actually the Altenew Artist Marker refill inks, but they work beautifully on Yupo paper to create amazing backgrounds for… Read More »

Two Week Alcohol Marker Coloring Challenge

I’ve been subscribing to the Hedgehog Hollow Kits almost from the beginning.  This is another kit that I enjoy because it comes with amazing products.  The August box came with 3 sets of 3 Nuvo Alcohol Markers, two stamp sets and a tote bag along with papers, envelopes and more. Alexandra started a two week alcohol marker challenge… Read More »

A Quick Single Layer Fall Card

Another quick card for you today. I was in the mood for a clean and simple single layer card.  I pulled out Concord & 9th’s Autumn Harvest bundle and attempted a no line coloring technique. This week’s Paper Craft Crew is actually a Halloween themed card and the pumpkin was the handiest image I had! I played with… Read More »

Using Patterned Paper For A Quick Background

Do you have too much patterned paper in your stash? If you are anything like me, you don’t completely use up a package of patterned paper before you fall in love with a new one. I limit myself to only purchasing 6×6″ paper stacks that have timeless patterns that I will eventually use.  In theory. I also subscribe… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

Create Your Own Color Wheel Free Printables

  I have a gift for you today!  I just finished taking the Altenew Academy Color Blending class with Kelly Latevola and it was fabulous! The first lesson was all about color theory, creating color swatches and a color wheel. I’ve taken several color theory classes and I’ve been collecting my notes from them.  I decided it was… Read More »

Color Blending Practice Card

I’m taking a Color Blending class through Altenew Academy and I’m loving it.  It’s taught by Kelly Latevola who is one of my favorite colorists to watch.  For the first lesson, she had us create a color wheel and color swatches.  We did a lesson on color theory.   I will share all of that tomorrow along with… Read More »