Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks lovely

Have you seen the Concord & 9th - Hello Lovely set?!  I knew I had to have it...I actually don't own many floral sets but there is something about bouquets or clusters of blooms that I just love.

I stamped the main image with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I alternated with scribbling in with the lighter shades and then layering the darker shades with my watercolor brush + water.

I wish that you could see the Wink of Stella that I brushed on the pink blooms.  I also used the speckled stamp with  Delicata Gold.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

So Many Blends...

I LOVE a long weekend...I was able to craft up a storm.  This card came together quickly for me.  I combined products by My Favorite Things with the STAMPlorations - Nordic Knit Tag set by Kimberly Wiener.  I wanted to add a winter flair to my design and that nordic pattern was the perfect print!  Kimberly is a dear friend of mine, full of talent + kindness.

I used the MFT - Die-namics LLD Tea Party set with a retired sentiment set (I know, I can't believe MFT retired that!).   Do you see where I used the MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge?

I'm definitely an equal opportunity caffeine drinker.  I love both coffee + tea.  My current favorite hot beverage is a London Fog Tea Latte with Coconut Milk.

I was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge:

Back to work for me...leaving for CHA on Friday!  Who else will be there?!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hero Arts: Spring 2017 Catalog!

Did you hear the news?  The NEW Hero Arts Spring Catalog is now available HERE!  Here's a peek at one of the cards that I have in this catalog:

It features the new Woof set!

The new 2017 Spring Catalog products begin shipping out to your favorite retailers January 25th, and the products will also be available in the Hero Arts online shop starting February 14th.

Make sure you check out the new catalog and leave a comment over on the Hero Arts blog with your favorite wish list items for a chance to win!

A brew will see you through...

I had some fun with my new Right at Home - Cup of Joy + How Have You Bean sets!  They have collaborated with A Blog Named Hero:

I teamed them up with Hero Arts:

I love the POP of aqua, how about you?

I was also inspired by the newest Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Sip and Share sketch:

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Reverse Confetti: Good cheer headed your way!

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm spending the day with a bunch of friends, going shopping and then out to dinner to celebrate a birthday!  What are your plans for today?

I have a card to share with you!  I'm trying to make a couple holiday cards a month so that this November things won't be so crazy chaotic.  I'm hoping to send out my holiday cards during the Thanksgiving weekend.  A tradition I use to do and need to get back to so that I can enjoy my December!

The Reverse Confetti Bearing Gifts stamps + coordinating confetti cuts are so cute, eh?!  They could easily work for a wintertime card too.  I watercolored and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Markers. 

The card base is RC Aqua and I used a sheet from the Very Merry 6x6 Paper Pad.

My card was inspired by Kimberly's Muse:  ChristmasVisions.

Isn't her card fun?!  Love that guy!  I stayed with the overall color palette and design.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ton’s 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop!

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

You should have arrived here from The Ton blog!

I have a total of 8 cards to share with you today!  I was super inspired by The Ton's new release and couldn't stop creating!

First up is The New Pretty:

I LOVE this sentiment set.  The empowering sentiments are absolutely awesome!  I stamped them all on white cardstock and used a couple different dies to cut them out.  What better than to team them up with pretty gold glitter bases!

Next up is Brushed Hugs, I added the previously released Cherry Blossoms set too:

I stamped the Cherry Blossoms with Spun Sugar Distress ink and then layered the Hugs sentiment in a grey ink.

I did a freestyle watercoloring on the blooms and finished them off with Wink of Stella.  The photos don't do it justice, the combo is quite pretty.

My final card features the new Macarons set with the Hug in a Mug set, you had to know that there's was going to be a coffee card too!

The Macarons have been watercolored and they have glittery fillings!

Super excited about how the Macaron card turned out!  I added a rim to the coffee cup..  This card is going to a friend of mine.  We're taking a Macaron class this month!  How perfect is that?!

I'm loving this new release and can't wait to hop around and see how the other designers were inspired!


Five gift certificates to The Ton's shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter. 

Next you're hoppin' to the awesome Mayline's blog!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing for today.

The Ton
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Mayline Jung
Janette Kausen
Emily Midgett
Laurel Beard
Eunji Jung
Chris Dayton
Vera Yates
Lisa Harrolle
LauraJane Head
Isha Gupta
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Justine Hovey
TaeEun Yoo
Taheerah Atchia
Stephanie Klauck

Did you know that The Ton has a new challenge blog?  Their first challenge is up!