Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Guest Designer: a2zscrapbooking monthly challenge



I'm so excited to be guesting for a2zscrapbooking today!  If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I'm continuing to build up my 2017 Holiday card collection so I decided to whip up another one:


The Hero Arts Origami Happy Holidays set was what I decided to feature.  So many fun images to work with but I decided to ink up the cardinal bird.  I embossed the bird and the Season's Greetings sentiment in White and then did a quick watercoloring.


Do you notice the beautiful Holiday Florals Bold Prints?  It's been stamped on a panel from the Midnight Mixed Layering Papers pack.  I decided that another fun pop of red would be perfect so the card base is from the Blush Folded Cards pack.

hero arts origami

hero arts holiday florals bold prints

hero arts midnight mixed layering papers


hero arts blush folded cards


hero arts white embossing powder

So fun to see that a2zscrapbooking also carries:  Amy's Shades of Green


A big shout out to a2zscrapbooking for having me over on their blog today, I'd love for you to check it out HERE.








Monday, January 30, 2017

Coffee & Friends




I finally had time to play with my Simon Says Stamp - Coffee, Tea & Cocoa February (Sold Out) kit.  It literally had my name written all over it but it arrived when I was at CHA.  Those Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles are soooooo CUTE.  I want to hoard them but forced myself to use them.  Everything on my card is from the kit with the exception of the white cardstock, the scallop + circle dies and the versamark/Hero Arts white embossing powder.   

I miss the SSS kit subscriptions but don't have the time to be a monthly subscriber.

That plaid?! #madforplaid


I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!


Here's to a FABulous week!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friends keep your Heart Warm.






Happy Chinese New Year!  I wanted to design a card to celebrate the New Year but what I was thinking wasn't working so here's what I have instead!  


I'm playing along with both the MFT Color Challenge:


...and the Sketch Challenge:


I combined the MFT LLD Hug in a Mug stamp set along with the Die-namics Warm & Fuzzy.  I love adding a nordic pattern with the STAMPlorations Nordic Knit Tag set!

In other news, we've announced our February Guest over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog + we have some fun news!




Friday, January 27, 2017

Hero Arts: Enjoy your day!




So, I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things after my whirlwind trip to Phoenix for the Winter CHA/Creativation Show.  I was super honored to be representing Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

More on the show in a smidge, let's get to my project that I'm sharing today, here are some of my supplies:


I was so inspired by Kelly's card on the Hero Arts blog.  Seriously, who doesn't love rainbow colors?!  This was super easy to whip up thanks to the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies!


The sentiment has been heat embossed in white and is from the CM123 Birthday Celebration set!  Do you spy the beautiful S6213 Large Hydrangea?  It's just one of the new products in the 2017 Catalog.  The products are shipping out now to your favorite retailers and will be available in the Hero Arts store on February 14th.


I love the look of tone on tone stamping.  The hydrangea is a pretty addition but doesn't overwhelm the design.

My card was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.  I unfortunately missed the deadline to link up!


So the Winter CHA/Creativation show was a ton of fun (and work!).  I loved being in the Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booths.  Love meeting store owners and other crafty peeps!  I posted a bunch of my pics already on FB but here are some that I haven't shared:


I missed being able to walk the floors.  The booths kept me pretty busy and by the time I was done, I was so tired!   

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!!



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hero Arts: Sending Warm Fluffy Hugs




I'm still working on my Holiday 2017 cards!  Don't you think the Holiday Animals are cute?  Love teaming up the bear with that sweet mouse!  I used the Branches Bold Prints and heat embossed it in white.  I watercolored the 'Frozen' color palette and then layered the Holiday Animals.

The sentiment is from the Wintertime Fun set.


Is anyone else working on their 2017 Holiday Cards?