Friday, September 4, 2015

Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from Jennifer's blog. Today we are celebrating the launch of the new Hero Arts website as well as showcasing some of the fabulous products in our 2015 Holiday Collection.

I love to wrap presents and make gifts look extra special during the holidays, but it's such a busy time of year that it doesn't always happen. So this year I'm hoping to make some tags and embellishments ahead of time to have on hand and throw on those last minute gifts that need to head out the door.

These tags feature the new Joy Stamp + Cut which includes the the word "joy" as a die or stamp along with lots of coordinating messages. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to create a watercolor gradient on each diecut word.

Also, notice that stitched border and tag hole? Those are part of the Peace + Joy clear stamp set. They are great for adding that finishing touch to your homemade tags!

Next up, I couldn't resist assembling a few of these adorable bows using the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia. These felt bows just might appear on every package I send out this holiday season! ;)

Be sure to leave a comment on this post because Hero Arts will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE $100 Hero Arts shopping spree! The winner will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments received by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, September 8th. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner.

Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Laura Bassen!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello! Today I've got a card to share using some newer Hero Arts products that I'm currently loving.

I love the look of handwritten die cut words, so I'm thrilled about the four Hero Arts Stamp + Cut sets with coordinating word dies that I designed. (Check them all out -- Happy, Congrats, Hello, Thanks.)

I die cut the happy word four times and stacked them together to create a thicker embellishment. I colored the word "happy" with watercolor paints and white heat embossed the word "birthday".

The flowers from the Stamp + Cut Flowers set are stamped with various colors of Memento Luxe pigment inks -- such gorgeous colors! And those tiny white dots were stamped with one of the images from the same set as the die. I find tiny filler images like dots and hearts to be so useful...they can really pull a card together!

Also, I'm thrilled to be a guest over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! Here's a peek at my card using lots of same products I mentioned above as well as some Simon Says Stamp dies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hero Arts + BasicGrey

Hi! Today Hero Arts and BasicGrey are teaming up to share projects to show off the awesome stamps, stencils, papers and embellishments in the Prism and Adrift collections. Here's a peek at the two cards I made that you can find on the Hero Arts blog...

Be sure to visit both the Hero Arts and BasicGrey blogs for more inspiration and big giveaways!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stretch Your Dies Class Winner!

Hi there! Just popping in to announce the winner of a spot in the Stretch Your Dies class from Online Card Classes. 

Congrats to...
Holly Denghel!

I have sent you an email and the gals at Online Card Classes will be in touch to get you all set up for class!

Thanks to everyone that entered and I hope to see you in class! :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Holiday Blog Hop! Today we are featuring some of the fabulous products from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and hope to give you lots of inspiration for your holiday card making.

My card features the Peace Poinsettias clear stamp set. This gorgeous flower is perfect for many coloring techniques and I chose to use Distress Inks to create a watercolor effect

This stamp set also has a coordinating die that will help speed up your holiday card making, but I didn't use the die in the traditional way today. I trimmed out the flower and leaves by hand right next to the embossing so there was no border. Then I used the dies to die cut the flower and leaves on a white panel. When the flower is inlaid, you are left with a gap that will allow the color of the card base to show through. So fun!


Hero Arts will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE that includes an assortment of stamps, inks, stencils and dies valued at over $75. In addition, two $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift cards will also be awarded. The three prize winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers' blogs, so the more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning! The giveaway closes at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, Oct 2 and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog on Friday, Oct 3.

Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and talented Donna Mikasa

If you come across any broken links along the way, you can find all the links to the stops on the hop over on the Hero Arts Blog.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge Blog

Hi! Today I'm excited and honored to be a guest on the Little Tangles Challenge Blog. Their current challenge is to create a card base on this sketch...

And here's what I came up with...

I used the awesome You + Me stamp set from Neat & Tangled on my card -- I absolutely love all the sentiments in this set!

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards the design team girls made and enter the challenge HERE!