Monday, December 16, 2013

2014 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the 2014 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! There are so many awesome new stamps and products coming out soon and I'm excited to give you a peek at a few of them.

My first card uses two new clear stamp sets. The first one is called Enjoy Today (CL759) and has a great mix of sentiments in a fun script font. The "hello there" sentiment is definitely a favorite of mine! And the other clear set is called Butterfly and Flower (CL750) which has a mix of solid and outline images to create some fun layered images. There are also coordinating dies to this set and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

My next card uses a popular new background stamp called Tiny Flags (S5881) that I'm guessing many of you have already seen. I can already tell this will be one of those stamps that I will hang on to forever! And that awesome sentiment is a woodblock stamp called Birthday Chart (K5900). I love the bigger size of this sentiment and it's great for making quick cards!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a prize pack from Hero Arts! Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Sunday, December 22.

Now it's time to head on over to the last stop on the hop -- the Hero Arts Blog!

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 for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Online Card Classes Giveaway Winner!

Hi! Just popping in to announce the winner of the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop

Congratulations to...

I've sent you an email to get you all set up for class that starts tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Blog Named Hero Christmas Event

Hi there! Just popping in to let you know there is a month-long Christmas event called "Dear Santa" going on over at A Blog Named Hero. And I'm so honored that Linda and Mary Dawn asked me to be a guest! Here's a peek at my card that is up on the blog today...

Be sure to head over to A Blog Named Hero and check out the whole card and see what the other designers have made!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Online Card Class Giveaway!

Happy Monday! I can't think of a better way to start off the week than having a giveaway! I'm so honored to be a part of another Online Card Class -- I know it will be amazing!

Join instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, Shari Carrol, Debby Hughes, and friends for Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2013! This holiday card-focused class is sure to give you plenty of ideas for sharing the holiday spirit with your friends and family. With over 17 videos and even more cards, go-anywhere instructions, inspiring techniques, a helpful forum, an inspiring gallery, shopping discounts, and giveaways galore, this class is truly the pre-holiday gift that keeps on giving. 

The holiday magic starts on November 11, 2013 - we hope to see you in class! For more information, visit Online Card Classes.

For your chance to win a spot in class just leave a comment on this post by Thursday, November 7th at Midnight CST.

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BasicGrey: Persimmon

Hey there! Today I've got a simple Halloween card to share that uses the fabulous BasicGrey Persimmon collection.

All the papers are from the 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment circle and stars are from the chipboard sticker pack.

The stickers are great for making quick cards, but I still like to add a little extra something to make them stand out. So, I added some Glossy Accents to the stars and some glitter to the sentiment using a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Simon Says Stamp feature

Hello! Today I'm honored to be featured over on the Simon Says Stamp blog sharing a holiday card using products from three of my favorite companies. Here's a peek...

 Be sure to check out the whole card HERE!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

BasicGrey: Carte Postale

Hi there! I've got a couple cards to share today using the BasicGrey Carte Postale collection.

The first card features the acetate alphas -- they such an easy way to make a statement with a big sentiment on a card! I also added some wood veneer die cuts and the two strips of paper on the sides are from the 6x6 paper pad.

The next card features of mix of many products from the collection -- vellum tape stickers, chipboard buttons, chipboard shapes and vintage stamps. It's so easy to create a collage of items like this when the products match perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hey there! I'm so excited to share in the STAMPtember fun over at Simon Says Stamp today!

Here's a little bit about the event:

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 11 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember® event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, life documenting, art journaling, and many forms of altering and expressing art.

Here's a peek at the card I made that is featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE to check out the whole card!

There are so many new amazing STAMPtember products -- here are some of my favorites that I picked up:

 A big thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me as a guest today -- it was so much fun!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Operation Write Home: Birthday Bash 2013

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Today I'm sharing two cards made with my all time favorite OWH stamp set, Year Round Sentiments.

I love the simple messages in this set. The "I love you" sentiment I used on the card below is probably one of the most used sentiments that I have.

The heart was stamped with Hero Arts Splash Chalk Ink and the sentiment with Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  I clear embossed the Tiny Stars Background on kraft cardstock, which is a perfect complement to the stars in the heart image.

For my next card I used the small star image to create a diagonal pattern with some yummy Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

I added a glossy shine to a few of the stars using the Sakura Clear Glaze Gel Pen, which is perfect for small detailed images! 

You can see all the Hero Arts/Operation Write Home stamps that are available HERE.

Now it's time to head on over to Paula's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Giveaway Winners!

Hi! I have a few winners to announce from the giveaways last week.

The winner of a spot in the Online Card Classes Insider class is...

Small T.

And the three winners of a Hero Arts/BasicGrey Hipster stamp set are...

Larissa Heskett
Kathy (KT Krafts)

Please email me at to claim your prize!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Online Card Classes Giveaway!

I'm so excited there is another class coming up soon at Online Card Classes!

Here's a little info about the class:

You know what they say: It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Especially when it comes to handmade cards! In Insider, you’ll learn the ins and outs of continuing card designs on the inside of your cards…in very clever ways.

Join Online Card Classes instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, and friends for four creativity-packed days filled with tips and tricks designed to make your cards as delightful on the inside as they are on the outside. With 16+ follow-along videos, PDFs, giveaways, an inspirational gallery, helpful forum, and more, you’ll have loads of ideas to add a special touch to all your handmade greetings. 
Class runs September 25-28 and only costs $12! Head over to Online Card Classes for more information.

Sounds like fun...their classes are always packed full of so many amazing and inspiring ideas!

And good news for all of you -- I have a spot in class to giveaway!!! Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 15th and I'll announce the winner on Monday.

Good luck and hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BasicGrey Hipster + Giveaway!

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a few cards I made with the BasicGrey Hipster collection. I've had these cards made for months and just realized that I never got around to sharing them here. (oops!)

This first one is a super simple card that features stamps from all three clear sets in the collection.

And here's the second card -- I love the wood veneer arrows!

And about a GIVEAWAY!!! I have an extra set of each of the three clear stamp sets in the Hipster Collection.

Just leave me a comment on this post by Friday, September 13th and I will randomly draw three winners to win a stamp set!

And be sure to check back tomorrow for an another awesome giveaway you won't want to miss!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

absolutely awesome

Hi there! Sorry it's been so quiet around here this summer. My kiddos start school next week and I really hope to get into a better blogging routine then.

First up today I have a card to share using the Simon Says Stamp Absolutely craft die and On Edge stamp set.

The words "awesome" were stamped with various colors of Hero Arts shadow inks. And those three adorable hearts in the corner are from the Simon Stamp Stamp Mini Hearts craft die...a definite favorite of mine!

The background was stamped with the versatile Hero Arts Pinstripe background using Fresh Peach Shadow Ink.

Also, today I am thrilled to have cards up on both the Simon Says Stamp blog and Hero Arts blog! Here's a couple peeks at those cards...

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have an awesome day!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Blog Hop! Today we are showcasing some of the fabulous products from the Stamp Your Story line, which can be found HERE in the Hero Arts Online Store.

My card features both the Journal Letters and Sketchbook Letters clear stamp sets along with the Happy Thoughts and Little Moments woodblock sets.

The label frame looks like it is one stamp, but I actually combined the bracket and striped frame images from Happy Thoughts to create it. The stamps were super easy to line up with the help of a stamp-a-ma-jig. And I used my favorite new Mint Julep ink, which i'm a little addicted to right now. ;) Don't you just love it when you discover a new use for a stamp?!? It makes me just a tad giddy!

The letters were stamped with Neon Orange ink and the heart with Neon Pink ink. To finish off the card I covered the letters with Glossy Accents and the heart with Crystal Stickles to add lots of shine and texture!

Be sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a giveaway from Hero Arts! They will randomly select a winner from all comments left along the hop.

Your next stop on the hop is the very funny and talented Julie Ebersole!

If you come across any broken links or would like to start the hop from the beginning just head on over to the Hero Arts Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Winner!

The winner of a spot in Summer Card Camp 2 is...

 Congrats, Steph! I have sent you an email.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 Giveaway!


Hi! I'm so excited to be a part of the next Online Card Class -- Summer Card Camp 2!

Here's a bit about the class...

Join your Online Card Classes Summer Camp counselors—Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and friends (including me!)—for a three-week adventure packed with cardmaking ideas! Each day, you’ll discover a new way to have fun with your cardmaking supplies, whether we’re exploring a color combo, transforming a design sketch, or learning a new technique together. Summer Card Camp 2 includes designs from over 40 guest artists (yay!), lively videos, PDFs containing step-by-step instructions, shopping discounts, and loads of giveaways! Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to all of the class content—talk about making that summertime feeling last! Summer Card Camp 2 runs July 8-29. Sign up now for only $35!

And I get to giveaway a spot in class! Just leave a comment on this post and I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Good luck!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

BasicGrey Mint Julep

Hi there! Today I'm excited to be a guest on the Simon Says Stamp Blog -- check out my card HERE using the gorgeous Mint Julep collection from BasicGrey!

And I've also got a couple more cards to share with you here using that same collection.

I created a little window using a red frame a transparency tag from the Die Cuts & Transparencies pack. And I just love that stitched brad -- actually I love all of them in this line! It's one of those products that I'll have a hard time not hoarding. ;)

The next card features the garland and some stamps from the You & Me clear stamp set.

And that background is a page directly out of the Snippets pack -- so simple for quick and easy background!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow morning with a fun giveaway!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BasicGrey Album Kit Winner!

Hi! Sorry for the delay on posting the winner of the BasicGrey Album Kit. The randomly selected winner is....

Congrats, Katie! I have sent you an email.

Have a great day! :)