Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hero Arts Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Hero Arts Blog Hop! I hope you are having fun getting a few peeks at some new Hero Arts stamps! Here are a couple cards I made using some of their new stamps from the 2010 Catalog. SUPPLIES: Stamps - Hero Arts Row of Houses (NEW), Hero Arts Screen Shadow, Hero Arts All Occasion Messages; Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; Ink - VersaMagic; Ribbon - Making Memories; Die - Nestabilities Scallop Squares; Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Other - embroidery floss for sewing, pop dots
SUPPLIES: Stamps - Hero Arts Speckled Ornaments (NEW), Hero Arts Truly Appreciated (NEW); Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; Ink - VersaMagic, VersaMark; Gems - Hero Arts Lavender Gemstones; Ranger Clear Embossing Powder; Other - pop dots
Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and talented Lin Brandyberry.
Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop. Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge at Caardvarks

The current challenge at Caardvarks is sponsored by Hero amazing company with amazing products! The challenge is to create a new card incorporating a digital element of some kind...check out the details here. Here are several cards that I created using some Hero Arts Digital Kits along with Hero Arts stamps. On the first card, I used the Hero Arts Tiny Snowflakes and Holiday Prints Digital Kits. On this next card I used the Hero Arts Winged Friends and Polky Dots Digital Kits. And on this last card I used the Poetic Petals Kit. Be sure to check out all the amazing entries here. Hero Arts will generously provide a digital kit to two random commenters on each day's post. Hope you get the chance to play along!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blog Hop Fun

I'm so excited to be a part of the Hero Arts Blog Hop on December 18th along with some amazingly talented people! Be sure to check it out...we will be featuring brand new stamps from the 2010 catalog! Hope you all have a happy Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Just wanted to let you know that a new challenge starts today at Caardvarks. The challenge is to color a stamped image. You can use any method you want...markers, colored pencils, paint, etc. The sponsor is My Scrapbook Nook and the prize is 4 Copic markers. Here's a card I made where I colored this awesome flower stamp from Hero Arts with colored pencils. Then I outlined it with glitter glue to add a little sparkle. Hope you have time to play along! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Caardvarks Challenge

Hi! There's a new challenge up at Caardvarks sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps. All you have to do is create a circle shaped card to have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate from Clear & Simple Stamps. Here's a couple cards I created using their Crop Night Darling set. Hope you get the chance to play along!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Hop - Day 3

Welcome back! It's day three of the Caardvarks Holiday Hop sponsored by Creative Cuts & More. Before I get to my project I just wanted to mention that you can get a special 15% shopping discount at Creative Cuts & More...just enter holidayhop2009 at checkout. It's good thru Nov. 4th. They've got a huge selection of awesome die cuts that I highly recommend you check out. Today's theme is home decor, holiday centerpieces and ornaments. I used the Antique Elegance Frame die cut from Creative Cuts & More to create this Christmas ornament. It was super simple to make...I just covered the chipboard with some patterned paper, added a little bling, some ribbon and of course a cute photo. ;)
SUPPLIES: Die Cut - Creative Cuts & More Antique Elegance Frame in Heavy Chipboard; Patterned Paper - Amy Butler Lotus; Ribbon - Martha Stewart (red), Offray (sheer); Flower - Prima; Hero Arts Red Metallic Decor; Button - Papertrey Ink; other - white gel pen
Your next stop on the Holiday Hop is Stephany! Thanks for stopping by!

Holiday Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Caardvarks Holiday Hop sponsored by Creative Cuts & More. Today is all about pretty packaging. I think it's so much fun to give a gift that is just as pretty on the outside as the gift inside. For my project, I used the Oval Window Box from Creative Cuts & More to create a little candy box. I put a piece of acetate behind the window and stamped some snowflakes. I love how it gives you just a little peak at what's inside.
SUPPLIES: Die Cut - Creative Cuts & More Oval Window Box; Stamps - Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics, Hero Arts Holiday Sayings, Hero Arts Winter's Butterfly; Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny; Ink - ColorBox Chalk Lime Pastel, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, StazOn Cotton White; Ribbon - Michaels; Hero Arts Acetate Notecards
Your next stop on the Holiday Hop is Stephany! Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet just makes my day! :) Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of the Hop!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Holiday Hop" & My Big News

Hi everyone! Hope your having a great weekend! I am thrilled to announce that I was asked to be a part of the Caardvarks Design Team! I am truly honored to work with a such a talented group of girls. Be sure to check out the Caardvarks site and see all of the other new members of the team. Also, today is Day 1 of the Caardvarks Holiday Hop sponsored by Creative Cuts & More. There will be three days full of inspiration as well as awesome prizes to win. The theme of Day 1 is Holiday cards. I covered one of the Creative Cuts & More snowflake chipboard dies with patterned paper and was thrilled that it fit perfectly in the middle of their Scallop Square Card with Circle Window.
SUPPLIES: Die Cuts - Creative Cuts & More Square Scallop Card with Circle Window and Small Chipboard Snowflake; Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper - Making Memories (text), My Mind's Eye (stripe and brown polka dot);Stamps - Hero Arts Holiday Sayings; Ink - VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Distress Antique Linen; Button - Papertrey Ink; Other - twine, pop dots
Your next stop on the Holiday Hop is Stephany! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18

Hello! Just wanted to share a card I made for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18. I just love her challenges...she comes up with the best color combos that I would never think of on my own. And somehow they always seem to work. :) It's been a while since I've participated in her challenges and I've really missed it, so I'm glad to finally be back. Here's my card...
SUPPLIES: Stamps - Hero Arts Birthday Sayings, Papertrey Ink Text Style, Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics; Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, VersaMagic Tea Leaves; Other - Hero Arts Olive Green Gemstones, EK Success Corner Rounder (for scallop border), sewing
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My First Entry

Hi and welcome to my blog! This is my first entry, so I just wanted to do a little test to make sure everything is working ok. And since I'll usually be sharing cards and projects that I create, here's a simple card I made to start things off. The flower is made using the Cuttlebug Flower Dies and then I just did a little folding and distressing to add some texture.
Stamps - Hero Arts Everyday Sayings; Patterned Paper - We R Memory Keepers; Cuttlebug Flower Dies; Memories Black Ink; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; EK Success Circle Punch; sewing
Thanks so much for visiting!