AECP Participants

Since December 2017 we have been pleased to offer the Altenew Educator Certification Program to Altenew fans and friends across the globe. The Altenew Academy takes a systematic and self-paced learning approach to help crafting enthusiasts perfect their skills, gain recognition in the crafting community, and teach Altenew workshops. We will be encouraging and supporting you on this crafting journey every step of the way! We are excited to have the following participants who embarked on their creative journey with us! For more information about the Altenew Educator Certification Program, please click here.


Erum's friends call her E.T. She hails from Karachi, Pakistan. She started blogging in 2008, creating cards using everyday items since she didn't have any craft supplies. Her crafting style varies from shabby chic mixed media to CAS and she can accomplish both looks beautifully. She loves to color - whether it's watercolor or pencil color. Her friends motivated her to start selling her work so, in 2010, she launched her brand Glitter & Swirls where she sells her work and also takes on custom orders. When she is not crafting she is rescuing injured or abandoned pets. She has a house full of cats of her own too; she loves them unconditionally.

You can find Erum's creations on her blog and connect with her on InstagramFacebookPinterestYouTube, and Flickr.

Originally from Taiwan, Virginia came to Canada for grad school and received her Master’s degree in Education in the mid-80s. She ended up marrying a physician and becoming a Canadian citizen! After managing her hubby’s medical office for over 20 years, she now devotes all her time to stamping and blogging. Virginia discovered stamping when her son was a baby and has always loved the aspect of creating something original, authentic and handmade. Virginia loves to try out new techniques and products. Her card-making style is fun and simple, yet polished with a WOW factor. With her language skills (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, and German) and passion for stamping, Virginia loves to encourage card-makers all over the world. She finds that working as the Coordinator for Altenew Educator Certification Program a perfect fit for her!

You can check out her creations on her blog and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr.


Making cards and teaching others has been my passion for over 10 years. When I discovered the AECP it offered me an opportunity to enhance my skills. It has truly been so much fun & I look forward to more opportunities.
I have just recently gotten seriously into cardmaking and was super excited to be part of AECP. I have learned countless techniques from expert cardmakers and fallen totally in love with the Altenew family.
Teaching paper crafting for over 4 years, I entered AECP to gain professional growth. The video lessons suggest excellent techniques. My students agree that Altenew products are innovative and inspiring. AECP has expanded my skill base and given me new techniques to share with fellow crafters. I'm enjoying learning, trying new things and making new friends who love Altenew as much as I do.
I've been stamping for 1.5 years. I'm thrilled to be part of AECP! I've learned so much and have seen my designs go to the next level. As a result, I was invited to guest design for Altenew! I am so excited to be part of AECP. It inspires my knowledge and creativity. I love showcasing Altenew's fabulous products. With such beautiful quality products and skilled crafters - amazing works of art can be achieved.
Through AECP I learned new techniques, but I also learned to use old techniques in a more efficient and precise way. All of these at my own pace, on my own time, from wherever I wanted! Addicted to color and paper and a lifelong crafter. I am a wife, a mom, and Mimi to a little boy. AECP has been an incredible journey. I've been challenged in new ways and I love being part of the group!
I am a Christian, married 33 yrs with two beautiful, married daughters. I have been crafting, in different ways, all my life and just fell in love with making cards. The AECP was just what I needed to develop and build my skills. When I am not making cards I enjoy time at the gym and riding my bike while the weather is nice. I have been a paper crafter for over 15 years but started making cards when photopolymer stamps became popular. I'm so grateful to Altenew for coming up with the AECP. With the variety of classes to choose from, I learned so many techniques from talented educators and was pushed beyond my comfort zone. It was such a creatively inspiring process. I'm so grateful to be a part of this community.
While I am a long time papercrafter, I only started making cards in the late 2015. I love to share my passion for high quality, innovative products. I loved that every AECP Class was an opportunity to learn a new technique or to improve on one that I already knew.< I've been a scrapbooker for 20 years, dabbling in card making along the way. I entered AECP for the opportunity to learn new techniques in paper crafting. The best part of it all is being able to share with others.
I applied for AECP because I'm a huge fan of Altenew and really respect the brand. I have picked up so many new techniques and rediscovered old ones during the classes. And all at my own pace! In AECP, I found exceptional classes, encouraging challenges, outstanding gallery, very supportive leaders, and kind colleagues. All these and more helped me improve myself and teach others the beauty of card making.

AECP gave me the inspiration and motivation I needed to build my cardmaking skills and the confidence to pass that crafty knowledge to other people and share the love for stamping.

Although I have been an avid papercrafter for many years, the AECP helped to bring new techniques, inspiration and motivation to try something different. Each lesson was jam packed with so many ideas I was compelled to stretch my cardmaking muscles and make multiple projects. I also learned to use my Altenew supplies in new ways. Through this journey I have met wonderful crafty friends and been inspired to teach crafting to others. Thank you, AECP, for renewing my crafty mojo.

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the Altenew family! I absolutely love to inspire and teach others the art of paper-crafting. I love to color, especially watercolor. Like others on the Certification team, making cards and teaching others has been my passion for many years. Altenew is where I feel I can offer my passion and talents the most, after all who doesn’t love a floral stamp? I am looking forward to getting to know more of the Altenew community.


I have had a passion for handcrafted items for over 14 years and I am the founder of Auzz Trinklets N Krafts. I started my paper craft journey in 2012 to learn and inspire myself for making cards which became my full-time job. I am a tax consultant by profession but I quit my job to learn more about this industry. I am excited to teach and spread the joy of creating with Altenew products


I love crafting because it allows me to be a lifelong learner. There are always new products and techniques to learn and explore. That's why I was drawn to the AECP program. Though I've been a cardmaker for over a decade, the Altenew "style" was new to me! What better way to learn than by taking Academy classes. I learned so many new techniques and was re-introduced to tried and true methods, used in new ways - all from people just like me!


The start of Altenew was a turning-point in my stamping life; those amazing stamps made me want to be part of this company! When AECP was announced I immediately applied and was delighted to be accepted. I love that I could do the AECP classes at my own pace, within my limited crafting time while working full-time. Moving home to Europe I plan to spread my love of card-making as an Altenew Educator.


I started stamping many years ago. I have enjoyed taking the Altenew classes and upping my card making game. What I love about stamping is it is multi-generational! I sit down and make cards with my mother, daughter, and even my granddaughters. I love the joy a handmade card brings! It is my pleasure to be part of the AECP educators and to now teach others.


I’ve been crafting since 2013, and this past year has been a year of momentum. Being a part of the AECP has been incredible and I’ve learned so much from all the classes. I’ve created some of my best work and I look forward to what comes next, family, God and my love of all things Altenew! Huge thanks to my hubby for everything! ​


I began crafting around the same time that Altenew first began selling their gorgeous craft supplies, and I have been a fan ever since. I was accepted into the very first group of AECP participants, and was able to take my time to work through the classes at my own pace with the support of so many talented people. I am thrilled to be included in this group of artists, and excited to share all of the techniques and skills I’ve developed with others in the crafting community.


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I was a kid that liked to pretend I was the owner of an office, because I knew they never ran out of paper or crayons!
Now, I am the owner of my own craft room and I always have ink, paper and stamps!
I have been “playing” with paper for as long as I can remember. These days you can find me in my craft room creating with paper every day.

Profile_AECP_Colleen Balija I have been making cards over 6 years now. I love to color flowers, which of course attracted me to Altenew! The AECP program taught me how to improve composition and quality, create blog tutorials, and photograph my cards. It's opened so many doors of opportunity! I enjoy sharing what I've learned with others, watching their excitement when my students discover a new technique and add their own style to a card! Profile_AECP_Kari VanNoy I have completely enjoyed my AECP experience! I have been making cards for over 10 years, and I still learned some awesome tips and new ideas that I will carry with me in my creating. A big thank you to all the Instructors for the wonderful classes and to Altenew for putting this all together to help creators continue to learn and try new techniques. You can find me happily creating at

I admit to having a serious addiction to paper.

The scrapbook and card-making industry has been a major part of my life for more than 25 years.  Teaching classes, taking classes and working in stores created a passion that has never waned. 

Retired but never tired of learning, I jumped at the opportunity to become an AECP Educator.  It gives me great joy to share this creative addiction.

Profile_AECP_Teresa_Litchfield I have always loved to craft and decorate. I started Scrapbooking about 25 years ago when when my boys were small, then began teaching classes in 2000. I enjoying teaching and love to share the joy of paper crafting with others! Altenew has such beautiful quality products and designs, and I’m so happy to have found the AECP program! It has really grown my love of card making and broadened my creativity in so many ways!!
Profile_AECP_Jaycee_Gaspar Joining the AECP has allowed me to connect with many talented crafters and expand my own creative thinking.  Card making happens to encompass many materials.  It is this expansive artful realm that satisfies my need to reach into different mediums.  The program's diverse and inclusive community helps promote personal growth and outward thinking.  Aside from the opportunity to teach, I am most grateful to learn from a multitude of talents; all with their unique approach to beautiful handcrafted art.   Tania Ahmed I am a craft content creator and demonstrator based in the UK. Over the years, I have blended my multi crafts experience to hone my mixed media and papercraft art. I draw my inspiration from diverse cultures, bright colors, bold graphic design, and eclectic patterns! I have taught at independent craft stores, demonstrated at international trade and consumer art & craft shows and been published in various creative magazines. 
Profile_AECP_Roteja Galvan I've been crafting for all my life. I started cardmaking when I was jobless and it has become part of my everyday life. Making cards is like meditation for me. I love the smiles on people's faces when they receive my crafts. I'm always looking to learn new skills that will help me create joy and smiles. The AECP has definitely helped in adding that and sharing it forward. Profile_AECP_Fiona_Duff My background is as a primary school teacher who has always been interested in art and craft from an early age. I happened to volunteer at a craft show as a demonstrator and thankfully the owner saw potential in me. She introduced me to the Altenew Education Program which I shall be forever grateful for. I love the endless interpretations that each of us can create from the huge range of Altenew products.
Profile_AECP_Sandra Woodson I have only been cardmaking for a year, but I have been an educator my whole life. Two years ago I retired from a career as a university dean in CA and moved to Alaska with my high school sweetheart hubby of 50 years. I am so excited about being an Altenew Educator! I love being a lifelong learner and I can also continue teaching in a new & different way. Profile_AECP_Katrina_Howe I am so happy to be part of the Altenew family. I have been card making for 7 years. I learnt so much from watching others and exploring different techniques. Now I am able to share my knowledge with others. I love colouring and ink blending, using bright colours in my designs. 
Aside from card making I am a Mum of 3 who loves cats and cross stitch.

Passionately creating something with paper, inks, & stamps has been my artistic therapy for over 7 years. The brief lessons in AECP are easy to fit into my schedule.



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