Sunday, August 7, 2022

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - August 2022...

Hi! I am here with the inspiration for the August challenge of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge.

My family loves reading and we always seem to run short of bookmarks. I got the idea of creating several at a time using some of the larger stamps and coloring stencils by Altenew.

I stamped the images from the Florescence stamp set on a sheet of ivory card stock. This stamp set is part of a kit that contains the stamp set, embossing folder and coordinating die & stencil. Though the image is quite intricate, the coloring stencils make it easy to color the image quickly. I used the mini ink blending tools and dye inks by Altenew. Once the whole image was colored, I cut it into smaller panels and adhered one of the panels to the green cardstock. I used the Botanical Bookmark die set to cut the green cardstock. The sentiment is from the BYG: Magnificent Branch stamp set, also by Altenew. 

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Addicted To Stamps And More #434 - Anything Occasion..

Hi! I am here today with some inspiration for the Addicted To Stamps And More blog. The theme this time is:

I am actively trying to use pattern paper in my card making. The stash of pretty papers is growing. I want to make a good dent in it before it gets out of hand! 

Today's card features a paper from the Beau Jardin Designer Paper Pad by Penny Black. 

The sentiment is from the Bountiful Bouquet stamp set by Altenew.

I hope you liked my card and will create something beautiful for this challenge. You can link your creations to the ATSM gallery. Please don't forget to visit the other DT who have some incredible inspiration for you. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.



Saturday, July 9, 2022

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge - July 2022...

Hi! Welcome to another month of inspiration for the Happy Little Stampers Challenge

I created a card using the cute Wavy Delight Mini Delight stamp set by Altenew.

I used Altenew Artist Markers for coloring the blooms. The sentiment is from the Altenew BAF Japanese Mum set.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations to our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge #70:

AAA Card: Game #218: Sketch + Flowers:



Monday, June 27, 2022

Altenew Educators’ "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hi! Hope you are enjoying the Altenew Educators blog hop. You must have arrived here from Bridget Casey's blog.

I have always loved Clean and Simple designs. So this theme really excites me! I have two cards for you today, using the Spotlight Technique. I have used the large floral branch from the Dynamic Blossoms Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Oriental Poppy Stamp Set for both cards.

For the first card I stamped the outline image on the left left side of a top folding cream colored card base and added the layers. I also stamped a small part of the image along the lower right corner of the card. I die-cut a small circle for my sentiment panel and stamped the sentiment with Altenew Permanent Black ink. To make the sentiment stand out more, I ran a black marker around the edge of the circle. To finish the card, I simply popped up the sentiment panel on the card with some foam tape.

For the second card, I die-cut a small rectangle out of the same ivory cardstock as the card base. I mounted the outline stamp in my stamp positioner and traced the outline of the card base on the base paper. I also centered the smaller rectangle and traced the position. I stamped the outline and the color layers on both the base and the rectangle alternately so that the stamping aligned exactly. I used grey inks for the card base and yellow and orange inks for the rectangle.

Once the stamping was done, I popped up the panel with foam tape on the card base, aligning the stamping. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on a scrap of black paper with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

I hope you liked my Clean and Simple cards. And I hope you will give the Spotlight technique a try. I look forward to admiring your creations in our gallery.


$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations. 

We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

Hop list:

The next person on the hop is the talented Nancy Souza.

Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita D’souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson



Monday, May 23, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! I hope you are enjoying this blog hop! You arrived here from the blog of Hussena Calcuttawala. I have really become hooked to the Altenew 3D embossing folders! I love experimenting with different mediums with the embossing folders and discover the different looks I can achieve!

Card #1:

One of my favorite things to do is to create backgrounds and then spice them up using the embossing folders.

I used the Soft Pastels mini ink cubes directly to paper and created a grid background. I placed the paper in the embossing folder and used a brayer to apply black ink to the raised areas of the folder. When I ran the folder through the die-cutting machine, I got this rather retro looking panel.

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set.

Card #2:

I love the Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder! I combined it with the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Markers for a soft and delicate card.

I first applied the Frayed Leaf pigment ink to the embossing folder with a brayer. After running the folder through the die-cut machine, I heat set the ink to avoid smearing. I used the Purple Wine, Crimson, Sunkissed and Sweet Leaf to apply color in the depressions and sprayed lightly with water. I ended up with pops of color in the flowers and leaves, exactly the look I was looking for!

 The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia Stamp set.

To finish, I lightly inked the Geometric Botany Background Stamp with Moss ink and pressed it on the embossing folder before running the panel through the die-cutting machine. I just wanted to add a little texture to the background.

Card #3:

I love using pigment inks with embossing folders. The results are always unexpected and beautiful.

I simply scattered some green and yellow pigment powders on a piece of watercolor paper, sprayed with water and ran the folder through the die-cutting machine. 

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia Stamp set.

Card #4:

I used a fun technique that you can do with pigment powders.

I took a piece of watercolor paper and dropped small amounts of pigment powders along one long edge. I used green, yellow, red and turquoise powders. Then holding up the paper horizontally at eye level, I sprayed with my spray bottle. The force of the spray causes the powders to blow away and the water causes them to release their pigment creating very artsy effects.

I applied embossing ink to the flat portion of the embossing folder and ran the dried panel through it. I heat embossed the panel with clear embossing powder and then inked it with the Moss Crisp Dye Ink to make the butterfly stand out more.

The sentiment die is from the Calming Cluster Die Set.

Card #5:

This last card was a bit of an afterthought. 

I scribbled with the Purple Wine, Crimson and Sunkissed markers from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Markers set on the Motif Tile Embossing Folder. I ran the panel through the die-cutting machine after spraying the folder with water. I repeated this process couple of times till I was happy with the results. After drying the paper, I rubbed some Antique Gold wax on the raised areas with my finger tis to make them stand out. The sentiment is from the PAF Gerbera Revolutions, heat embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

Product Links 

Please click HERE to see the links to our new products. Our new products will go live in our shop on 05/23/2022 at 12:01 am EDT. Here is the link to the May 2022 Lovely in Lace  release collection page, listing all of the new products: 


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/29/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/31/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Next person on the blog hop is Preeti Chandran. I have also included the whole list for your reference.


Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Angela Brennan

Tenia Nelson 


Nathalie DeSousa

Carol Hintermeier

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Katrina Howe

Reiko Tsuchida 

Linda Westfall

Bridget Casey

Ann Taylor

Colleen Balija

SathyaKala Sankaran

Eva Bussom

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Nichol Spohr 

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar - You are here!

Preeti Chandran