Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hero Arts: Love all




Hello!  Today I'm up on the Hero Arts blog sharing a card that uses the New Shakespearean Poetry stamp set which was an Add-on for the (sold out) August My Monthly Hero kit.  I decided to use it in 2 projects so you can see the versatility of the set.

Pineapple + Poetry

I haven't inked up the fun Pineapple stamp!  This is my first real attempt in no line coloring and although I need more practice, I'm still quite happy with it.  Who can resist a pink pineapple?

Isn't that quote perfect on top of the pineapple?

I stamped the pineapple in a light colored distress ink and then used my Zig Clean Color Markers to color it in.

Make sure you pop over to the Hero Arts blog for a totally different look with the same stamp set!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Random Acts of Cardness Winner!





Thank you for all the awesome comments on my original Random Acts of Cardness post.  I used random.org to draw the winner of the awesome Technique Tuesday Snail Mail set:


Such a fun set, isn't it?!  

The lucky winner is #44....




I've sent you an email Helen!!!!  I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the Technique Tuesday Snail Mail stamp set!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: Thanks so berry much




I'm so excited to be a Surprise Sweetie over at Cupcake Inspirations challenge!  Check out the newest challenge:


I was inspired by the overall colors and the jam filling!  Here's how interpreted I it into a card:

Thanks so berry much!


The Reverse Confetti In a Jam stamps and coordinating Jam Jar confetti cuts was a perfect match!  Do you see the smidge of pink behind the Jam label?  I couldn't resist to top it off with green gingham!  I made it the focal point by using the All Framed Up confetti cuts.

...and here's the "Sweet Inside":


I used the Reverse Confetti Color Me Happy stamp set.  Isn't that hello perfect?!

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Cupcake Inspirations Design Team was inspired!


In a Jam

Jam Jar

all framed up

color me happy


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Random Acts of Cardness + Giveaway!




Hello!  Did you hear about what Technique Tuesday is celebrating?  They are featuring the Random Acts of Cardness week!



I inked up the Snail Mail set:


Such a fun set, chock full of fun sentiments, dontcha think?  I especially love the:

Yes, I make Cards (and sometimes I mail them)

Oh boy, that's me!


Check out the interior of my envelope, it's coordinating!


Okay, last photo, it's the front of the envy!  Seriously though, who doesn't love a shaker card?!


Thanks for making it all the way down here....I have a fun giveaway compliments of Technique Tuesday:


It's the awesome Snail Mail set!

For an extra chance to win:

1.  Like the Technique Tuesday Facebook page! (leave a separate comment)

2.  Send out happy snail mail this week! (leave a separate comment)

= a maximum total of 3 comments♡

Make sure that I can get a hold of you.  If you're a No-Reply Commenter, please leave your email too!  Commenting open until Saturday, August 27th at 11:59 pm pacific.  






Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop!




Today is the day!  The new Hero Arts Winter Catalog products are now available in the shop!  We're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the awesome Kelly Rasmussen's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

I had so much fun putting my card together.  I managed to use 4 different products from the Winter Catalog, can you spot them?


I was all smiles when I saw the new Coffee Cup Tags and coordinating Frame Cuts.  Yay for a coffee set!!!!!  Let's start from the bottom and work our way up!  I used the Midnight Layering paper for the first 2 layers.  The grey has been stamped with Rings Bold Prints in Charcoal Shadow Ink.  The Banner has been cut from Foliage Mixed Layering Papers and stamped with the new Berry Background.  It has been heat embossed in white.

I inked up the cup in Crimson Hybrid Ink.  All the black ink on my card is Blackboard Shadow Ink, my black of choice lately <-- waterproof for watercolors & markers!  I topped off my card with the Merry Christmas Banner.


My card was inspired by a couple of different challenges:





Hero Arts Giveaway:

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

That's it for me...now it's time to go over to my the wonderful Clare Prezzia's Blog!