Friday, June 6, 2014

Hero Arts + BasicGrey Grand Bazaar Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts + BasicGrey Grand Bazaar Blog Hop! I'm excited to be here today to show you some of the awesome new stamps, stencils, papers and embellishments in this new collection!

On my first card I created a little grouping of items using stamps from the You Make Me Smile clear stamp set, the mixed brads and chipboard stickers. How adorable is that fox flair?!?!

For my next card I used the Tiny Triangle Pattern Stencil to create the background. I pulled out some coordinating Hero Arts inks and used a sponge dauber to ink over the stencil. I found that Hero Arts Navy, Orange Soda, Ultra Pink and Tide Pool are perfect matches for this collection!

The sentiment is from the the same clear stamp set I used on the card above -- such great messages for cards!

To celebrate this release, Hero Arts and BasicGrey will be giving away two Grand Bazaar prize packs -- including paper, embellishments, clear and cling stamps, and stencils! The two winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers' blogs. Comments must be received by 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, June 11. The more comments you leave, the better your odds of winning!

Also, there is a great sale going on over at Hero Arts! All stamps and stencils from the Hero Arts - BasicGrey Grand Bazaar collection are 10% off June 6-13 in the Hero Arts Online Store.

There are also some great deals on BasicGrey 6x6 paper pads here.

Your next stop on the hop is Melissa Phillips!

If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library

Hi! Today I'm honored to be the featured designer at the Paper Crafter's Library. Here's a peek at my card...

It features a brand new sentiment from the Hero Arts and a fun way to use the Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge Die.

Be sure to check out the whole card HERE! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Hero Arts!

Hi there! Today I'm over on the Hero Arts blog sharing a card using some new products from the Starry Nights catalog. And while I had my supplies out I thought I'd make another card using the same supplies to share here.

The sentiment is from the Shoot for the Moon clear stamp. I absolutely LOVE this set -- so many awesome sentiments!

I used watercolor paints to create the blue and green gradient background. And then I used the Starry Night stencil along with white embossing paste for the stars over the top. Love the texture and dimension the embossing paste adds!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the A Blog Named Hero Blog Hop! You should arrived here from Sarah Gray's blog.  I'm thrilled to be apart of the hop today celebrating ABNH's 2nd birthday!

For my card I stamped and embossed the awesome Birthday Chart stamp onto some watercolor paper.

Then I colored over the embossed image with Distress Markers, spritzed it with water and let the colors mix.

Once the image was dry, I used the iron off technique to iron off the embossed sentiment, creating a perfectly smooth image.  I am addicted to this awesome technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire...HERE is a video she did showing you exactly how to do it.

Also, I used the Bubble Confetii stencil for the background. I just rubbed VersaMark ink over the openings of the stencil and then dusted on some Perfect Pearls to create the shiny silver dots.

Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a prize from Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp!

Your next stop on the hop is Sindhura Prajay!

BasicGrey + Simon Says Stamp features

Hey! Just popping in to let you know I have a few new cards out in blogland today.

First, I'm up on the BasicGrey blog sharing a couple bright and cheery cards using the new Highline collection. Here are couple peeks at those cards:

And I'm also thrilled to be a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog again! Here's a peek at my card with lots of yummy Hero Arts products:

I'll be back later today with another fun post!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Online Card Classes Winner!

Hi there! The winner of a spot in Clean + Simple 3 is....  

Isha Gupta!

Congrats, Isha! I have sent you an email.

Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope to see you in class!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A New Online Card Class!

Hey everyone! It's almost time for the next Online Card Class, Clean + Simple 3! Here's some info about the class and then I have a giveaway below!

Simplify your card creations for maximum “wow”! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Julie Ebersole and guest artists (including me!) for another round of the ever-popular Clean & Simple Cardmaking class series, Clean & SimpleCardmaking 3, which shines the spotlight on one-layer cards!

In Clean & Simple Cardmaking 3 from Online Card Classes, you’ll learn over 20 fabulous ways to create one-layer cards with a clean-and-simple style. Whether your definition of clean-and-simple is a simple technique with big impact or a bit more time-intensive technique with clean results, you’ll find a wide range of new ideas, videos and techniques to spark your creativity.

Head on over to Online Card Classes to sign up for Clean & Simple Cardmaking 3 and discover for yourself all the possibilities in one-layer cards. Class starts March 10, but you can take it anytime – you will have lifetime access.
And great news for all of you -- I have one spot in class to giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post by Thursday, March 6th at Midnight CST. And if you've already signed up for class, you will get a refund if you win!

Good luck and hope to see you in class! :)