Altenew Inspiration Challenge Jan 2019

Hi everyone!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m excited to join Altenew’s first inspiration challenge for 2019. The colors are so attractive because of the high contrast. ๐Ÿ™‚ I knew the combination looked familiar so I searched the cards that I made before and found this one ๐Ÿ™‚

This see through card was inspired by my all time favorite idol, Ms. Jennifer Mcguire. <3 I used the lovely Build a Flower Rose stamp set for the flowers and the leaves. I love how it’s so easy to line up the layers of this stamp set. Here’s how it’s done.

  • Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze and Firebrick Altenew crisp dye inks were used to stamp several flowers while the leaves were stamped with Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon.
  • Cut out the flowers and leaves using the coordinating dies.
  • Arrange the flowers and leaves so that they touch each other making sure that the corners and parts of the edge of the cards are covered.
  • Use press and seal to pick up the whole arrangement then flip and glue the flowers and leaves together (a little glue goes a long way. Make sure you put glue only on the areas where the petals/leaves touch)
  • Trim the entire piece to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Score 1/4 of an inch from the top to create a hinge.
  • Add double sided tape and adhere to the back panel (white cardstock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ ) of the card to create a top folding card.
  • Emboss the sentiment using clear embossing ink and my all time favorite Rose Gold Crisp embossing powder.
  • Die cut the Thanks script (from Simon Says Stamps) using white and emerald green cardstocks.
  • Assemble the card

Do check out the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for the rules and prizes. The Challenge ends on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 11:55 PM EDT. Hope you can join the fun!




Hi everyone!!! To celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on May 3, ALL scrapbooking papers and embellishments in MLA will be 20% off from April 30-May 3. (excluding the ones that are already on sale) ๐Ÿ™‚ Do drop by and take advantage of this huge sale. Create a beautiful card or album in time for Mother’s Day maybe? The invoice you will be getting does not include the discount. Please wait for my e-mail with the corrected amount. Orders will be shipped on May 4. Enjoy the long weekend!!!


Hi everyone! This is the first time I will be joining the Altenew April challenge using the Forbidden City in China as inspiration. Here's how I made my card.

1. Cut 91/4" x 6" white cardstock for your card base.

2. Cut 4 5/8" x 5 3/4" watercolor paper and spray with Dylusions London blue ink spray and allow to dry.

3. Mix Dylusions Calypso Teal with Ranger Texture Paste.

4. Place Memory Box Pattern Lanthenay over the sprayed watercolor paper and using a spatula, spread the colored texture paste over the pattern. Cover the entire surface. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry.

5. Stamp sentiment on red cardstock using brilliance black ink and emboss with ultra fine embossing powder.

6. Place a thin strip of double sided tape on white cardstock and burnish gold foil over it.ย 

7. Die cut "hello" 5 times using teal cardstockย  and once using a plain white cardstock. Adhere one over the other to form a stack and stick the white one slightly off to create a shadow effect.

8. Assemble card accordingly. Use foam tape to adhere the embossed watercolor paper over the red cardstock with theย  sentiment on it.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Stay tuned for the arrival of the new Altenew Stamp sets and dies. I will be posting other samples using some their stamp sets soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy weekend!



Hi everyone!!! I’m so excited to announce that we will be bringing in a new line of stamp sets from Altenew!!! This company is fairly new. It was established in 2014 and has a variety of designs but my favorites are their flower stamps which you can layer ๐Ÿ™‚ They also carry matching dies to go with the stamp sets. YAY!!!!Thank you so much, Tasnim, for the opportunity to work with you.

Here is a sample of their Persian motif set which I embossed and watercolored. I made this for my daughter when she went to a retreat sometime late last year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to sharing these amazing stamps with all of you as soon as they arrive!!! Stay tuned!!!