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Remember This - Altenew Education Certification Program Project

Today's card is inspired by the beautiful Remember This stamp set from Altenew.  Layering stamps are wonderful and for me they are the most fun when you get to layer different elements within the same image.  These pretty rosebuds are the result of 4 different stamps.  Two for the roses and two for the leaves.  The result is one cohesive image of beautiful rosebuds about to bloom.  Please look below for a list of all supplies used in the making of this card.

To showcase the beauty of these images, I kept the rest of the card fairly simple.  I started by stamping  a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel with another image included in the set, using Altenew Jet Black Ink.  Using a circle die, I cut out a portion of this panel.  On another panel of the same size, I stamped a sentiment from Altenew's Painted Inspiration, in Versafine Black Ink.  I then embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension.  I layered the flower panel over the sentiment panel with …

Perky Penny Papers Weekend Crafty Sales and Clearance Alerts

It's going to be a fun and crafty weekend around here.  Check this out on Ellen Huston.  Time to get my stamps wish list out and pick up some goodies.  This one ends today so shop fast....I believe I saw the new Altenew release is already in the shop there as well. 
**Read to the end of this post to find other great deals you can take advantage of this weekend. **
I am so excited to attend my second Color Challenge Road Trip with Kathy Racoosin.  She is a lovely soul who spreads her passion for coloring through these wonderful meetups around the country.  Click the logo for a list of locations of future stops on her adventures.

Over at Simon Says Stamp they are celebrating 15 years of shopping fun.  It's time for me to stock up on those inks I have been wanting for so long :)  I also have my eye on some Simon Exclusive products.  I've been waiting for this sale for a while.

Here are some other good deals I found:
Spellbinders Paper Arts - Up to 70% off
Concord & 9th - C…

Creativation 2018 - Lawn Fawn Spring Preview/ Save The Crafty YouTuber

New on my YouTube channel today is an introduction to the new Lawn Fawn products for Spring 2018.  I filmed it during my recent trip to Creativation.  Kelly Marie will walk us through the pretty new papers, a new way to glue, and some fun and adorable new stamps and dies, and share some fun samples too. 


This line is available for pre-order on Simon Says Stamp so head on over to reserve yours by clicking here.

There is also something very special happening on YouTube today.  There is a wonderful Video Hop put together by Justine Hovey.  YouTube has recently changed how YouTubers like me can monetize our videos. We now must meet subscriber (1,000) and watch time hours (4,000 hours in a 12 month period) to apply for monetization.   Click HERE to check out her blog for more information.  There are many fun videos and lots of prizes too.  Don't forget to click on my subscriber button.  I would so appreciate it.

Thank you so much again for visiting :)

Joanne and Penny

If you make a pr…

Ranger Alcohol Inks On Acetate With Foil Accents

I recently watched a video by Jessica over at All The Sparkle, which involved her creating a beautiful panel with Alcohol Inks and then adding foil accents to it.  It blew me away.  I really wanted to try this technique on acetate to create a card with a beautiful stained glass look so I decided to pull out my inks.

I will say I am very new to Alcohol Inks.  In fact, today is the first day I used them and it won't be the last. Check out below for directions and a YouTube video to help you recreate this cool card.
For this piece I chose the Mermaid, Limeade, and Dandelion Alcohol Inks from Ranger, and of course the Alcohol Blending Solution.  In addition to that my supplies included painters tape, some gold Thermoweb Decofoil, a sturdy piece of acetate cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" and scored on the shorter side at 4 1/4" which will give us a standard A2 card front,  a brayer, a piece of scrap paper and two pieces of 100 lb white cover card stock that are both 4 1/4" x…

Altenew Educator Ceritifcation Program/Sweet and Simple Card

I am so excited to be participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  I am a huge fan of their inks and layering stamps and this just gives me another excuse to play with these beautiful products.  The first lesson is based on the Golden Garden Stamp set.  This is a whimsical floral set that requires little layering and doesn't have to be lined up perfect to look great.  It's one of my favorites :)
I created this simple card using 3 of the flowers in the set.  I selectively inked the outline stamp, with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Jet Black, so I could connect the stems together.  I simply inked up the image, wiped the unwanted parts of ink off with my finger and stamped the image on the desired location on my card panel.  Repeating for each of the 3 stems.  I finished off my black stamping with a sentiment from Altenew's Bejeweled Stamp set.

To color the flowers I selectively inked the fill in stamps with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Ruby Red and Parrot Ink. This …