Altenew Inspiration Challenge Jan 2019

Hi everyone!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season. 🙂

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

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!


IT’S OFFICIAL <3 <3 <3

I have been looking forward to this day <3 So thrilled and at the same time humbled with all the wonderful comments from Virginia and Nicole (coordinator of the Altenew Educator’s Certificate Program and Operations Director of Altenew respectively). Thank you so much! I’m so honored to be the first Altenew Educator in Asia <3 <3 <3 I look forward to sharing more of the Atlenew products with all of you through future workshops!!! Thank you so much to all my family and friends for your continued support!!! My heart is full!!!

It has been a true DELIGHT to be part of your Altenew Certification journey. You have shown us your growth and skills throughout the program. You took up the challenges and were not afraid to try new things! I am so proud how far that you have come and this post really says it all. The card samples that you created are stunning. Your instructions and style of teaching are simply awesome! I only wish I were right there in person to take this class! You even went above and beyond to serve such yummy food/desserts (SAVE me some in Manila!!). I ADORE the eye candy in this post. Thank you for investing your time and effort in AECP. We hope that you continue to dazzle the appreciative students in your lovely studio. We look forward to the collaboration in the future! HAPPY HUGS!

Virginia Lu
Altenew Educator Certification Program Coordinator


Today has finally arrived!!! It has been a creative journey going through 30 classes and getting so much inspiration from the wonderful instructors from the Altenew certificate programme. The last challenge for level 3 was to conduct a workshop with a minimum of 4 participants. What made me a bit nervous was the fact that Nicole Picadura (Operations director) and Virginia Lu (coordinator of the Altenew Educator Certificate Program) joined us through Facebook live!!! I was given 2 hours to finish 2 cards and we were able to do so 🙂

Thank you so much my dearest friends Ellen, Sharon, Mayet, Jing and Bliss for joining this workshop. Hope you had fun and learned something new.

Virginia, I’d like to personally thank you for being with me all throughout this program. Your kind words of encouragement has brought me to the finish line <3 Thank you so much for everything!!!

Sharing with you some pictures of the workshop today. 🙂 Looking forward to more mini workshops in my studio soon!!!


HI everyone!!! MLA design team members Marian, Ime, Karen, Daniel and I are all so excited for our first Christmas workshop. 🙂 We are all busy preparing your kits and other fun Christmas projects that will make your gift giving more creative. Do take advantage of the discounts offered on that day. The Happy Station, the official Cricut distributor in the Philippines, will be bringing Cuttlebug machines that will be 10% off!!! This will be a nice addition to your tools in order to make beautiful projects this Christmas season. At the same time, all MLA stamps, dies etc. will be 15% off for all our special participants. 🙂 Please note that The Happy Station will accept cash only.

Please do not be late! We will start at 12:30pm sharp on Oct. 6. Make sure to have lunch before coming. Snacks will be served AFTER we are done with the projects.

See you then!!!