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!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® : turtley awesome

I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today with a fun card trio!  Here's a peek at my supplies:

I'd love for you to meet me over at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Let's Paw-ty and a Winner!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I have a fun birthday card for a dog loving friend of mine.  I thought the MFT Top Dog set would be perfect!  Did you notice that I snuck in the MFT New York Skyline?

My card was inspired by the current Fab Friday sketch:

Thanks for all your comments on my Reverse Confetti January Release Blog Hop post!   I drew a winner for the Goodie Box (I'm sending other goodies too!).

Thanks to, the winner is:

Carla from Utah!

Yay Carla!  I'm sending you an email!  Thanks for everyone that played along!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Treat Yo Self!

I was excited to hear that the latest Ellen Hutson LLC - Essentials by Ellen - Mix It Up Challenge is with Avery Elle!

Here's how I was inspired:

If you've been following me for awhile, this might seem a smidge familiar.  I designed a different variation for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop.  Today's design is a coffee themed one💚

Don't get me wrong, I have NOTHING against ice cream...LOL.  Unfortunately I love the stuff but hey, when you can alter it to accommodate coffee/tea, why not?  Isn't The Scoop set by Avery Elle, adorable?

I combined it with the Essentials by Ellen - Treat Yo Self, Oh Frappe!,  Sock Monkey Surprise stamps + coordinating dies.