Thursday, September 20, 2018

Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 3 Final

Hi Friends!
I am pleased to announce I have completed the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I received my acceptance letter into the program in December of 2017 and did my final exam last weekend, September 15. The beauty of the program is that it is self-paced so I never felt pressured or rushed to complete assignments.
For my final project, I conducted a workshop on creating cards using layering stamps, which happen to be my favorite types of stamp images to use! I had ten wonderful ladies who volunteered to be class participants, thank you Houston Area Stamp Junkies!! Wouldn’t you know I had a few technical difficulties in the very beginning of the class, but all turned out well in the end and the ladies said they enjoyed it! Here are a few pictures from the event:
Class Project Sample
Class Packets

Setting Up
Class In Session
Did I mention we held the class at the sweetest French cafe?
Thank you for hosting us Arts & Crepes!
And here are some of the students' final cards:
Billie Dee
Thank you Altenew for this entire experience, and a special BIG thank you to Virginia Lu for being the best project coordinator/cheerleader/advisor!!

Thank you for stopping by! Michelle

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Simon Says STAMPtember!

It’s STAMPtember, and Simon is having a HUGE party! For those of you who may not know, Stamptember is an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers. To that end there are so many exciting things happening over at Simon Says Stamp this month. Throughout STAMPtember Simon will be celebrating every day posting exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises! You definitely want to keep up with them via Facebook for videos, inspiration, give-a-ways, new products and who knows what else! You can find all the details at the Simon blog here
I’m excited to be part of this awesome “Blog-a-bration” (my word), today I am sharing with you one stamp set, “Bwahaha”, from the collection. I created some cards and a treat bag. Take a look.
Supplies I used:
  • Googley eyes from local craft store
  • SSS Bwahaha stamp set
  • SSS Reverse Polka Background
  • WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice ink
  • Brutus Munroe Alabaster embossing powder
  • Ranger Clear embossing powder
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Penny Black Antique Frames
  • Our Daily Bread Double Stitched Circles dies
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Edge Circles
  • Spellbinders Half Hex Quilt Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Grape Jelly
  • Copic Y11, V17
  • Striped paper from my stash
  • Nina Solar White cardstock 80# and 110#
  • various papers from Recollections Embossed Brights 12x12 pad
We’d love to see what you create using the Bwahaha set. Tag Simon on social media so we can all enjoy your creations. Click here to preview the entire release. Also, use the code below for a special gift from Simon. Don’t forget to check out the other blog pages (you can get to them from the main Simon blog) as there are many random gift options available throughout the party!!

Thank you for stopping by! Michelle