Category Archives: Altenew

Create 3 Quick And Easy Slimline Cards

Hello friends!  I’m on the Maker Forte blog today sharing 3 quick and easy slimline cards using the Live Life in Full Bloom stamp set. Each card uses a different, but easy technique to create 3 unique cards with the same stamp set! The first card is a bold and colorful card!  I used my Brother Scan-N-Cut machine… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: A Layout About Me!

The new Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge is a theme challenge this month!  You need to make a layout about YOU!   I decided that any layout that I create about myself needs to include a mixed media background.  I consider myself a mixed media artist even though I don’t share all those projects here or on YouTube.  I’ve… Read More »

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone: Mixed Media Journal

There is a new challenge on the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge site and it is a stitching challenge!  Your project needs to include stitching!   It is still an Anything Goes challenge, so you can make any kind of project, but there should be some stitching on it. Our sponsor for this week is Oddball Art Stamps and… Read More »

Make the Cards Challenge: Circles

This week’s Make the Cards Challenge is a Circle Theme Challenge!  I had a lot of fun playing with this one and doing a little experimenting with a new background technique!   The theme made me think of the STAMPlorations Bubbles stencil that I love so much and I have a drawer full of circle punches.  I’ve been… Read More »

Traveler’s Notebook Sketch Challenge With Interactive Element

I had several projects I wanted to create today and all I felt like doing was scrapbooking in my little traveler’s notebook, so I combined all the projects into a fun little documented story in my traveler’s notebook!   If you have been one of my long time blog readers, you know that I’m all about stretching my… Read More »

Ombre 4 Ways!

The Make the Cards Challenge for this week is a fabulous Ombre challenge using shades of purple!  Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I could not resist this challenge!!  (Well…I did some resist for the challenge for card #4!) I don’t have a ton of colored cardstock in my craft room, so I opted to use… Read More »

Quick and Easy Card and Mixed Media Bookmark

I used the TLC Designs Daisy Frame set intending to make an interactive card. I got distracted by the daisy.  Once I die cut one of those out, that was the only part I wanted to play with for the day! I ended up making a very quick card and a couple of mixed media bookmarks because I… Read More »

Create An Easy Gift Bag With Your Rectangle Dies

Ever since I received the Scalloped Rectangle Die Set from TLC Designs, I haven’t been able to get it off my desk!  I keep reaching for it to create new and different projects! I love it when I get a new crafting tool, stamp, or die that I find so many uses for.  When you get something and… Read More »

Create A Quick and Easy Christmas Card With A Sketch For Inspiration

The Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this week’s challenge is a great sketch for a last minute quick and easy Christmas card! As soon as I saw this, I knew I wanted to use some of my new Doodlebug Washi Tapes and a Doodle-Pop Cardstock Sticker that I got on sale. I cut all my card stock pieces first… Read More »

Use Your Patterned Paper To Make A Quick and Easy Layered Card!

I have been using my patterned paper stash like there is no tomorrow.  I probably shouldn’t word it that way given that it is still 2020! I actually took yesterday off from all creative endeavors.  I was honestly exhausted from participating in a 3 day virtual crop event.  I create 10 scrapbook layouts, participated in 5 Zoom sessions… Read More »

Sketch HACK: Create A Scrapbook Layout With A Card Sketch

LOAD Challenge 1020 Day 6:  Layout A Day Challenge! This is my layout for today’s Scrap Happy LOAD Challenge.  I receive the story prompt emailed to me today and it was to share a physical feature that affected someone’s life. The technique prompt was to include an icon related to that physical feature.  I had no idea what… Read More »

Quick and Easy Technique To Add Foil To Your Cards

The Paper Craft Crew sketch for this week inspired me to add a foiling detail to my card. I’ve had foil in my stash for a couple of years and haven’t played with it in a while.  I decided to keep it simple and use it on my card for today!   I aspire to make clean and… Read More »

If You Are A Fan Of The Office, You Will Love This Pumpkin Head Card!

Who doesn’t love the episode of the office where Dwight puts the pumpkin on his head and then can’t get it off?! If you are a fan of The Office, you will understand why I had to pick this digital image from Kinda Cute by Patricia as soon as I saw it! I couldn’t resist making a mixed… Read More »