Category Archives: Altenew

Turner’s Syndrome Awareness Instagram Card Auction

Hello friend! I was excited to be invited to participate in the Turner’s Syndrome Awareness Instagram Card Auction by the event organizer, Lori Kobular. Lori is organizing an auction on Instagram where she is featuring cards created by card makers that you can bid on to help her raise money for her Turner’s Syndrome Awareness efforts.  She has… Read More »

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge: A Quick Sketch

The Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge starts today!       Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge and it’s a nice one!   I’ve been loving the stamp sets that I got from Three Room Studio Stamps.  I can’t stop playing with the new release! I used the Hello Friend stamp set for this card and since June… Read More »

3 Color Combinations For 1 Stamp Set: Which One Works Best?

I am on the Maker Forte blog today with a video and 3 cards to share! I created cards with the Maker Forte BeYouTiful stamp set and couldn’t decide on a color combination! Here are the 3 cards: This card is watercolored with Catherine Pooler inks and the sentiment is heat embossed in gold.  I found the sentiment… Read More »

Pop Up Basket Masculine Card

Have you tried the Pop Up Card Dies from Scrappy Tails Crafts yet? They are pretty fun to play with and they make fabulous seasonal décor or place setting decorations in addition to being fun cards to create and send to someone special! The new Scrapping4Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes Masculine Challenge.     Our sponsor for… Read More »

Quick and Easy Watercolored Mother’s Day Card + A Quick Watercolor “Cheat”

I’m on the Maker Forte blog today sharing two quick watercolored Mother’s Day cards. I made this quick card using the Calming Cosmos stamp set, Celebrating All Mothers stamp set, and Whimsical Stripes stencil all from Maker Forte to create my first card.  I did the watercoloring with Distress Oxides in ripe persimmon, barn door, fossilized amber, forest… Read More »

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 »