Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Hello All! 

Thanks for stopping in to take a look at this Thank You card created using the Altenew/Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration.

These companies are a perfect match for each other to collaborate together. 

I stamped the Celebrate Today floral image with Memento Black ink, filled in all the open spaces with a base of Copic E50. I then coloured in all the florals and leaves with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

I die cut the image with the coordinating die and then popped it up with foam tape over a patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pack and a frame from the ephemera pack.

The sentiment is die cut from black card stock with the Altenew Bold Thanks Die set. The set includes a "shadow" die but I've just used the inner die. I also added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the alphas but you can't see it in the photo.

This is a great stamp set that is easy to colour if you're dipping your toe into colouring stamps.

Thanks for taking a look :)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge


Loving the fall colours in this challenge :)

Here's what I created:

I inked a piece of cream coloured card stock with Altenew Firefly ink to create the light green colour. I then inked the first section of the Weave builder stencil with Almond Butter and Orange Cream ink. The second section of the stencil is inked with Mountain Pine and Hazelnut ink.

I then inked the tree stamp from the Birch Land stamp set in Chocolate ink, misted with water and stamped on Altenew watercolour card stock. Leaves are stamped with a combination of Warm Sunshine and Hazelnut ink.

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Altenew Educators "Style it with Stencils" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to the "Style it with Stencils" blog hop!

If you're here from the lovely Terri Marie Koszler 's blog you are in the right place. 

I have a whole bunch of projects to share with you but first let's talk prizes!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win. 


We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.


There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Here's a quick peek at all the projects I've created:

**Note: Affiliate links to all the Altenew products used are at the bottom of this post.**

Let's take a closer look at each project and see the many different ways you can use stencils.

Have you ever tried "dry embossing" with your stencils? I've embossed navy card stock with the Diamond Snowflake stencil, then applied white pigment ink over the raised areas. The white ink is applied with an ink blending tool on the card on the right hand side and direct to paper on the card on the left hand side.

I prefer applying the ink by running the ink pad directly over the embossing as it leaves a cleaner look. The snowflakes are made with scraps of card stock from my stash and the Altenew Layered Snowflake Die. The glitter card stock is from my stash as is the embellishment in the centre of the snowflake. Sentiment is from the Beautiful Inside stamp set.

I've used the same supplies for this second card just switching up the layout of the pieces and adding Nuvo Glitter drops in Silver Moondust to the snowflake centres.

I've got a quick little video showing you how to dry emboss with a stencil.

Altenew is well known for layering stamps, they also have wonderful layering stencils.

I've used the Watercolour Bouquet stencil inking the base image with Buttercream Crisp Dye ink. I've then added the detailed portion of the stencil by dotting through the stencil with Altenew Artist Markers. The sentiment is from the Wildflower Garden stamp set.

Stencils are great for adding texture to a project with pastes or paint. 

For this project I used Decofoil transfer gel applied through the Feathered Leaves stencil then foiled with DecoFoil Emerald Watercolour foil and my Minc machine.  The tree is stamped with the Festive Foliage stamp in Altenew embossing ink, covered with gold embossing powder and heat set. The red heart is stamped with Heartbeat Crisp Dye ink, then stamped again with clear embossing ink and coated with Crystal Clear embossing powder and heat set. The tree is die cut with the coordination Festive Foliage die and inked with Mountain Pine ink, card front is inked with Sweet Leaf Crisp Dye.

The majority of Altenew stencils are 6x6 in size and while we use them mostly for cards you can also use them on a scrapbook layout.

Here I've applied the same Decofoil transfer gel through the Feathered Leaves stencil in random places on paper from the Altenew Our Family Scrapbook collection, covered with Emerald Watercolour Decofoil and again run through my Minc machine. I die cut leaves from different green card stocks and Altenew gold foil card stock with the Altenew Vase Fillers die set and tucked them under the photos. The title is composed of Live Your Dream puffy alpha stickers and green card stock die cut with the Fine Alphabet die.

Some of my most favourite Altenew stencils are the "builder" stencils and the very first Altenew stencil I purchased was the Cube builder.

Did you know you can combine two different stencils on one project? 

After inking the cubes I applied Moonstone Glimmer Paste with the Warp Speed stencil. I have to apologize, I completely forgot to write down the ink colours I used, I believe they are Iceberg, Eastern Sky and Ultramarine but I'm not certain. Anyways, I die cut multiple hellos with the Circled Greetings: Hello Die, one from holographic card stock and two from white card stock then stacked them on top of each other and adhered to card front.

I've had this Heart Builder stencil for awhile but had not had the chance to use it so this was the perfect opportunity!

I've inked with Rouge, Crimson and a wee bit of Velvet (to add some shading). I kind of made a mistake when going back to line up the stencil to add iridescent glitter paste so once it was dry I went in with a gray pencil crayon and added shading to the top left of the paste.

The sentiment is die cut from grey and black card stock and I added the same iridescent glitter paste over the top.

We've now reached the final project and thank YOU for hanging in to this long post! Nothing fancy here, I've used the stencil in the traditional way.

The stencilling provides the perfect base for the Hibiscus 3D flower. I've applied Mango Smoothie ink through the Elegant Swirls stencil. I die cut the blue pieces from white card stock covered with each colour of washi tape in the Sea Shore washi tape set.

Thank you so much for stopping in! Don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew store.

Here is the full hop list, your next stop on the hop is Amy Hill

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

FML #451 Freshly Made Sketches

 My second time playing along with Freshly Made Sketches...this time sketch #451.

Playing with the super cute Photoplay Gnome for the Holidays Christmas Collection.

Here's a close up look :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

FSM #447 - Freshly Made Sketches


I found some time to play along with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I used the hibiscus I created with the Altenew Hibiscus 3D die set creating the "patterned paper" in the sketch with the florals:

The sentiment is from the Altenew Statement Flowers stamp set. The florals are created with the Altenew Tea Party and Seashore Washi tape sets.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

MFT Color Challenge 144

Here's my entry into the latest MFT Color Challenge:

I used the MFT Circle Scribble flower and a mix of inks from Altenew and Simon Says Stamps. The die cut is the MFT Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window and Edge Die-namics.

Thanks for taking a look!

Color Throwdown #599

Playing along with the latest Color Throwdown challenge

I created a cloudy background with the challenge colours and the Lawn Fawn Cloudy stencil for my copic coloured images from the MFT Sushi Date stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout Challenge #502


I came across the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge blog and was inspired to play along with challenge #502...5 Patterned Papers.

The challenge is to use 5 patterned papers on your layout and the easiest way to do that is using a paper collection or in my case, a kit club. I dug through my past Scrap Shotz kits and pulled out the winter themed Carta Bella Let It Snow kit from 2018 or early 2019, I can't remember anymore.

I've used a total of 9 different patterns on this layout, a few for the die cut snowflakes and others for the photo mats which is an easy way to get multiple patterns on one layout without overwhelming the design.

Here are a couple of close ups:

This design is based on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May Sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 19, 2020

LSM #421 Borders

Hello Friends!

I'm playing along with the latest challenge at Less Is More which hosts clean and simple challenges.

I fussy cut the large blooms from the Altenew Floral Flurries washi tape and lined them over top of a strip of Altenew Dotted Washi tape.

The sentiment is from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes stamp set and stamped in black ink.

Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Altenew Educators "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

The Altenew Educators are "Giving Thanks to Heros" in this blog hop and if you are here from the lovely Terri Marie Koszler's blog you are in the right place.

Altenew has a Special offer:
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6T or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING6T at checkout on orders over $29. Offer valid from 6/10/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through6/11/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop HERE! Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Not valid on Altenew Academy Classes and Virtual Workshops.

Grab a favourite beverage and settle in for a bit, I have a lot of projects to share today :).

One of my favourite ways of making cards is when I can make two cards, basically at the same time, from the same supplies. Let's take a look at the card that inspired the idea to make two:

I wanted to use some "spotlight die cutting" to highlight the beautiful large floral in the Floral Art stamp set so I combined the Floral Art stamps with the diamond die from the Geo Frames Stamp and die set. When you die cut the large floral you are left with the negative "frame" to use for a second card.

The die cuts a portion of the peach flower which I then matted on black card stock and lined up with the black and grey images stamped on the base layer. 

I have a video describing how I created these two cards in detail.

Here are a couple of close ups:

This next card uses the Halftone Squares Stamp set and dies and the Framed Thanks die.

I had stamped and die cut a number of squares for another project and had a few leftovers so I thought they'd make a great background for a non-floral Giving Thanks card. I die cut the frame sentiment three times from black card stock and glued them together to create dimension.

I finished it off by adding clear glitter with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

These next two cards combine the Build-A-Flower Stargazer and Stamping Village Thinking of You stamp sets.

I created a custom stamped panel by stamping the six layers of the bloom in the centre and then stamping the first layer only around the focal floral. 

Now don't be intimated by the fact there are six layers to this flower, it is very easy to line up and believe me it usually takes me a handful of attempts at a minimum but I was able to get it right within a couple of tries.

Of course the Altenew offering in the Stamping Village Thinking of You set is the perfect sentiment on this card to thank those who are on the front lines during these challenging times.

Again I have used the BAF-Stargazer and this time added the leaves and small blooms from the same set. I stamped the first layer of the floral image and fussy cut it to use as a mask so I could add the leaves and small blooms. 

Just a bit of an FYI on the mask as this flower does not have an outline image. You'll want to cut just a teeny bit inside the edge of your masking image to prevent a halo-white space in between your flower and the leaves for example.

You can see a wee bit of overlap and halo on these small black and white blooms so next time I will take more care in creating my mask. Again I've used the Stamping Village Thinking of You Altenew sentiment but stamped with Vineyard Berry Crisp Dye Ink.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, keep reading to learn about prizes and how to join the Linky Party for more chances to win!

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog( by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift 

This is no ordinary hop! We want you to join in on the fun as well. There is a Linky Party going on at the Altenew Card Blog. All you have to do is link up your creations based on the theme of the hop, which is, “Giving Thanks” and mention that you are taking part in the Altenew Educators Blog Hop and Linky Party. So what are you waiting for?! Link up!

Hop list:

Rosie Neustaedter←you are here

We would love to see your projects so be sure to link up in the Linky Party!

Your next stop on the hop is Helen Kalb.

Supplies Used:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Grateful: Floral Garden Stencil


I finally had a chance to complete Day 5 of Spring Card Camp 2 over at Online Card Classes which is all about stencil shading.

I started by inking the base layer of this stencil in Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and the leaves and flower centres with the same ink. I left the stencil in place and inked the centres and inner and outer edge of leaves with a light hand of Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.

After the ink was dry I added colour to the flowers and more depth to the leaves with pencil crayons, cut the panel on an angle and then matted the angled portion on silver glitter card stock.
I finished it up with a stamped sentiment in black and Pretty Pink Posh confetti.

Love how this turned out! Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Easy Shaker Card: Online Card Classes

I have a quick share with this card:

Background is made with the Altenew Wild Flora washi tape, cut on an angle and then edged with Altenew Golden Trim washi tape. The image is from the Altenew Persian Motif set, stamped and heat embossed on blue card stock and then coloured with Altenew Artist Markers.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Online Card Classes: Vellum Overlay

Here's my day 7 card...

Altenew Ornate Cover Die, Rounded Rectangles die, Wild Flora washi tape and die set, Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink, Studio Katia Gold Foil.


Hello All!  Thanks for stopping in to take a look at this Thank You card created using the Altenew/Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration. These com...