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!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BasicGrey | Evergreen

Hi there! Just wanted to pop in and give you a peek at a couple cards I have up on the BasicGrey blog today.

 The new Evergreen collection is gorgeous! I especially love all the small messages in the two clear stamps sets.

You can check out entire cards here on the BasicGrey blog.

Have a great day!

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.