Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

I am still recovering from hand surgery, so some of my notes are short. Please excuse me for the brevity. What an exciting blog! This is my first big product release blog. I created several cards for this release and here they are! Meadow Reflections To make this card: Die cut from the Mix andContinue reading “Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)”

Craft Your Life: Fragrant Florals Blog Hop and Giveaway

This is really a beautiful set of stamp, embossing folder and coloring stencil! see more about the blog hop and fun prizes below. Here’s the official link: Here’s my sample card. This stamp is so beautiful it makes any card look good. I used Altenew’s Artist Markers to color the image. I used theseContinue reading “Craft Your Life: Fragrant Florals Blog Hop and Giveaway”

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes!)

Here’s the Altenew blog link: I wish everyone at Altenew a very happy anniversary! 8 years is quite an accomplishment. To celebrate , the guest designers are having a fun blog hop! Before I share my card, this is what my hand looks like. I had surgery last week because of a staph infectionContinue reading “Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes!)”

CAF: African Daisy Release

Today Altenew is releasing the new Craft-A-Flower African Daisy! You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen’s blog. Her link is below. I love daisies! Here’s the card I made for this release. I used Altenew ink sprays in Caramel Toffee and Cosmic Berry to create my piece of paper. ThenI die cutContinue reading “CAF: African Daisy Release”

Belladonna Lily

This is no joke, you’re going to love this blog hop! Brighten a loved one’s day with stunning Belladonna Lilies. These gorgeous summer bloomers produce multiple fragrant flowers on each impressive stalk. In this stamp set, we have brought this exotic plant to paper through a delicately drawn outline image. The flowers have four coloringContinue reading “Belladonna Lily”

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway 2022

I am very grateful for all of those people who have Mothered and Fathered me in any way.  Sometimes all it takes is a smile and a hug. Welcome to the hop!  Here are the links you will want to visit:  Altenew Card Blog  Celebrating Parents Card Drive blog post:  We have chosenContinue reading “Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway 2022”

Welcome to the Altenew “New Favorite” Blog Hop! Here’s my favorite… What’s yours?

You should have arrived here from Nenette’s blog. The next blog post is Susan’s. The links are below.Nenette S. MaderoSusan Stagno Here’s my new favorite: the Mega Rose stencil! I also used the Feathered Leaves stencil. First I added color by using a large blending brush and ink. I held the stencil in place withContinue reading “Welcome to the Altenew “New Favorite” Blog Hop! Here’s my favorite… What’s yours?”

Level 3 Workshop Summary – Hooray!

I can hardly believe that the workshop is done.  It was fun and quite a challenge, too. To complete the challenge, I needed to create 3 cards, and then teach the workshop participants how to make the cards. I also had to create a workshop survey for the participants to complete after the workshop, soContinue reading “Level 3 Workshop Summary – Hooray!”

Level 3: Mission Inspiration

Have you ever been lost down the rabbit hole? I have. Looking at all the cards others have created. Looking and looking and looking. This class helps solve that time waster. I’m not saying that it’s bad to enjoy the beautiful work of others; just that sometimes you can spend more time looking than creating.Continue reading “Level 3: Mission Inspiration”

Level 3: Elements of Floral Composition

This Altenew class was an exceedingly helpful class. It was such an interesting class, too. I am recommending it to everyone I know in the crafting world. Jaycee did a great job explaining the intricacies of how and why all the card pieces fit together. The flower is from the Beauty Within stamp set. HereContinue reading “Level 3: Elements of Floral Composition”

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