Monday, January 23, 2012

Hero Arts Winners!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my Hero Arts cards last week!  I had fun sharing a new card everyday and I hope to get in the habit of blogging more often.

Here are the winners from the three giveaways from last week...

Congratulations, girls!  I have sent each of you an email and hope to hear back from you soon.

Have a great week!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 5

Happy Friday!  Today I have my last card to share this week featuring some new Hero Arts Stamps.

The You and Me clear stamp set is so fun to play with!  All the different words and sizes of ampersands make for endless combinations of sentiments. 

I had this card done and I just felt like it was missing something.  I let it sit for a few days and then came back to it.  I ended up rounding the top right corner and that's all it needed!  It's the little finishing details that can really make a card feel complete.

And about one more giveaway before we head into the weekend!  One winner will receive the Hero Arts All The Time clear stamp set.

Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight CST on Sunday, January 22nd to be entered to win.  And once again, I am sorry that some of you are having troubles leaving comments.  I really wish I knew how to fix this!  So if you want to be entered in the giveaway just email me at

Thank you so much stopping by!  Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 4

Hi!  Today's card features the gorgeous Classic Tea Flower stamp from Hero Arts.  I normally shy away from any images that need to be colored, but I just couldn't resist this one.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and then used Distress Inks mixed with water to color in the flower.  Very simple and almost impossible to mess up! ;)

I'll be back tomorrow with one more card to share this week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 3

Hi there!  I'm back to showcase some more fabulous new stamps from the 2012 Hero Arts Catalog.  

There are so many cute new heart images, so I decided to do a little cluster of embossed hearts in some fun patterns.  The three hearts are from three different stamp sets, but I love how they all look together.

Now, how about another giveaway!  One winner will receive the Hero Arts Sending You Love clear stamp set.

Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight CST on Sunday, January 22nd to be entered to win.  I've had a few people let me know they are having trouble leaving if this happens to you, just send me an email to and I'll enter you in the drawing. :)

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 2

Hi!  I'm back today to share another card using some more beautiful Hero Arts stamps.

Today's card is pretty simple.  I let the stamped image be the focus of the card and just added some decorative borders to the bottom edge.  I wanted to add my own sentiment to the card, rather than use the "hello" that comes on the flower stamp. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the stamp here.)  So I just covered it up with a piece of lace and added my own bolder sentiment above it. 

That cute pom border was created by using the thin strip that is leftover after die-cutting with this Notebook Edge Die.  I save so many little scraps of paper and I finally put one to good use! :)  I also added some Antique Linen Distress Stickles to the center of the flower for some shine.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card (and maybe another giveaway, too!).

Monday, January 16, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 1

Hi there!  Each day this week I will be sharing a new card using some awesome new Hero Arts stamps.  I feel so blessed to get to work with such an amazing company and group of people.  So this week I just wanted to have a little fun and create cards using some of my favorite stamps.  To share the love I will also be doing a few giveaways throughout the week...starting with today! :)

So let's get on to today's card.  I'm totally in love with the Zig Zag background stamp...and embossing it makes it that much more yummy. ;)  The butterfly was stamped onto some watercolor paper and then colored with watercolor pencils. The rounded corners and faux white stitching added the perfect finishing touch to this card.


Now for the giveaway!  One winner will receive the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments clear stamp set.  This is my absolute favorite set from the new catalog!

Just leave a comment on this post by Midnight CST on Sunday, January 22nd.  I'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments and announce the winner next week.

See you tomorrow!