Monday, August 25, 2014

Hero Arts + A2Z Scrapbooking Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts + A2Z Scrapbooking Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating A2Z Scrapbooking as a new Hero Arts digital retailer. Currently, A2Z offers a selection of our digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking the entire range.  So artists from A2Z and Hero Arts have teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun using these digital products.
Today I created a vellum window card using two digital products: The Firmament digital kit and the Constellation printable.

First, I printed the sentiment in black on white cardstock and the blue constellation background onto vellum.
Then I die cut the medium sized star from the Stylish Stars Frame Cuts to create a window on the sentiment panel. I also die cut the same star on my card base, so the vellum star would be visible from the inside of the card as well.
The small scattered stars are from the Star Background Fancy Die. I just colored them with a rainbow of Distress ink colors and covered them with Glossy Accents.
And here's what the card looks like opened...
To add to the excitement, A2Z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL comments received on the participating designers’ blogs. The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog! You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the September 3rd on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.
The next (and final) stop on the hop is the A2Z Scrapbooking blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Online Card Classes Winner!

Hello...just popping in to announce that the winner of a spot in Stretch Your Stamps 2 is Lin!
Congrats, Lin! I have sent you an email.

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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Online Card Classes Giveaway!

Hi! I'm excited to be a part of the next class at Online Card Classes that will start this coming Monday. And I have a spot in class to giveaway to one of you! Check it out these peeks of some projects from amazing!

Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Debby Hughes, and friends (including me!), to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started. In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills. Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes over 30 videos and 40 card ideas, along with instructional PDFs, a forum, galleries, shopping discounts, prizes and more.

For more information Stretch Your Stamps 2 from Online Card Classes, click HERE. Class starts August 4, 2014, but you will have lifetime access to the content.

Leave a comment on this post by 5:00pm CST on Sunday, August 3rd for your chance to win a spot in class. I'll randomly draw a winner and announce it Sunday night.

Have a great day!

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!