Sunday, August 17, 2014

Reverse Confetti & Ombre Sneak Peek

I have a post up over on A Blog Named Hero today, make a cuppa and come check it out:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Expressing thanks with Reverse Confetti

For this month's challenge we have the privilege to work with the fantastic designs from:

I chose an adorable coffee themed set, because I know I'll get tons of use from it. A bonus for me was that I was finally able to use this Hero Arts coffee cup stamp that I HAD TO HAVE, and have never used. That's not just me, right? :) I also incorporated some fun papers from another company that I really like, and respect, Lawn Fawn. 

The tricky part of this card was that the die cut that I used, the small ticket from Hero Arts, wasn't big enough for me to stamp the sentiment. So I stretched it by partially die-cutting the shape, and then moving the die, and finishing the cut. Perfect.

Please join us in the challenge. I know you've got some dies that are itching to be used. You could win a $25 gift card from our wonderful sponsor: 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sneak Peek from A Blog Named Hero

I've got a little card over at A Blog Named Hero today. Go take a look. Simple, yet I love it!

A little sneak peek:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


This month we are fortunate to be collaborating with Paper Smooches over at A Blog Named Hero. I chose this stamp set to work with, knowing I would get tons of use out of it, and I happen to love the font. For the focal image I used a new stamp set from Hero Arts, and stamped the main image twice. Then a few filler images to make it less empty. Used the Hero Arts unicorn white ink, which is the best I've used. Seriously, go buy it. Now. I'll wait. :)

I used some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft colored pencils for the coloring, and honestly, they blended so smoothly, it was wonderful. Part of what made it so easy, I believe, is that I used a smooth paper for the stamped image. Just look at the way the colors move seamlessly into each other. And I'm certain I could have done a better job, but I wanted it to be a bit "rustic", since it was on a kraft card stock. I mounted it onto a white card base which I had adhered some glitter paper to; just on the sides, can't be too generous with glitter paper! 

My favorite part of the card is the sentiment strip. I took a piece of the same paper that the image was on, and just scribbled the pencils back and forth across it, until it was very well blended. Then I embossed the sentiment on it, cut it into a large flag shape, and popped it up on some foam dots. 

Please use the links below for some shopping. We love Simon Says Stamp and we love to support them by spending our craft dollars there. Some of us, a little too much. Ahem. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Trinket Box!

Hello there! This month at A Blog Named Hero we are collaborating with two awesome companies: Finding Nana and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I love them both and was excited to get to play with their products. 

Here's what I made, a little box for trinkets. 

Just an inexpensive box from the craft store. About four inches square. I used the washi tape to cover the lid. Tucked the excess under the edge, and trimmed off the corners. So easy, and adorable!

Added this great flair to the top, just makes me smile. I plan to give this to a friend, and I know it will make her happy to see it.

Then I took the amazing Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush and used it to swipe color on this fantastic Hero Arts stamp that I had to have. Excited that I finally used it. Stamped the sides of the box, and voila! A simple, easy, yet adorable, trinket box.

Make sure to play along with us for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We love them, I love them, and I think they need their own line on my household budget. Ahem. 

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