Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My First Cover!

Hi everyone!

Popping in again. I'm excited to share a card I have in Paper Crafts special issue Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters. To be honest, when the call for this issue came out I wasn't really feeling it. I did manage to make 3 cards and was surprised when 2 got picked up. I was even more surprised and excited when I got an email informing me that one of my cards was going to be on the cover! I'm must admit...I was so wrong about this issue! It is AMAZING! So many clever ideas for both cards and storage solutions! LOVE the section on using household items on cards. So much brilliance!

The card I'm sharing today is part of the Do It Yourself  Embellishments section of the issue. Here it is (in front of the actual issue):

I used Echo Parks Victoria Gardens line, a Basic Grey brad, Jane Beljo's handmade button, and lots of Hero Arts embellishments and sentiment (from the Classic Messages set).

Okay...off to bed. It's been a LONG day. ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Big Hugs

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to share a card I made where I used markers directly on a floral stamp and spritzed with water before stamping in order to give it a watercolor look....

Hero Arts: Blooming Meadows, XO

There you go. I'm off to bed. Goodnight all! :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Faux Velveteen stamping

Hi everyone,

It's been way too long since I've participated in one of the Hero Arts challenges and Shari's Velveteen technique article was just the thing to get me moving again. I decided to put a digital  twist on this technique. I made a mask created with a Hero Arts/Silhouette shape, put the mask over some white cardstock, and inked directly with a Frost White ink pad. I removed the mask and let the ink dry before stamping the hello/bird and friend images over top.

Here's the card:

Here's the mask followed by a close up of the card:

Untitled Love
Block Prints
Soft Blossom Shadow Ink
Wet Cement Shadow Ink
Frost White Pigment Ink
Blush Buttons

Hero Arts Silhouette shape:
Damask background - www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewShape.aspx?id=13239

Thanks so much for popping by!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sending Hugs

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all having a great weekend! We just finished up our March Break and had lots of fun throughout the week. :)

I'm popping in to share another card:

Hero Arts: XO, Butterflies and Wildflowers, Old Letter Writing

For this card  I die cut the tag using acetate, scribbled Sharpie markers on one side and dabbed it with Alcohol Blending Solution before stamping the other side with the floral image using white Stazon.

Thanks for stopping by! I really do appreciate it!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to my dear husband!

Just wanted to pop in and let you all know that my wonderful husband is celebrating his birthday today! He's such a blessing to our family and we love him so much. :) Here's the card I made for him (he's got his private pilot's license, hence the flying theme):

Hero Arts: Newspaper Background, Find Joy

Hope he has a great day today and that you do too!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get Well Soon card

Popping in real quick to share a card (the kids are gone, the house is quiet and 'Mom' wants to take a nap). ;)

Here it is:

I used Hero Arts Butterflies and wildflowers set as well as a sentiment from Speedy Recovery. Nice and easy. :)

Hope the sun is shining wherever you are. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Blitsy now shipping around the globe!

Hi everyone,

***If you're here to check out my card using Shanna Vineyard's awesome new digi kit please scroll down to the next post.***

I just had to pop in real quick and share that Blitsy is now shipping globally! For those of you who haven't heard of Blitsy they are an online store that offers AMAZING deals on products we all use and love. I have made a few purchases with them and had my items shipped to friends in the states (I'm in Canada) and have been extremely happy with what I've bought.  I know a few people outside the US have signed up using my referral link but haven't been able to make any purchases because they were only shipping with in the US. I have good news! They are now shipping globally! Whoo hoo!

Her's my referral link:

If you sign up under me I will get a $10 credit towards a future purchase once you've made your first purchase. I appreciate if you do decide to join if you'd please use my link. Thanks! :)

Hope everyone's had a wonderful day!

Some exciting news!

Hi everyone! 

I’m popping by today to share a fun new digital/paper crafting kit with you!

One of my online scrappy friends, Shanna Vineyard, has combined her love of hand-drawing and painting mixed with her fondness of bright, happy colors to bring us a kit that is different than anything you’ve ever seen!   In celebration of her relocating back home to Arizona next week, she was inspired to create this kit, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” which includes over 50 different hand-drawn and painted images.  They can be used in your digital projects or can be easily resized and printed to cut out and use with your traditional scrapbooking and card making creations.  The possibilities are endless and you will have them to use over and over again as much as you like for as many projects as you wish!  So FUN!!!

Here’s what I made using Shanna's new kit…..

Visit Shanna’s blog to see LOTS of other wonderful samples that were created specifically for today and to purchase this kit! In celebration of this fun, new release she is also doing a huge giveaway valued at over $275.00 with lots of fabulous new scrappy goodies and several ways you can win!  So head on over and check it out!  

Thanks Shanna for including me in the fun today and thanks to the rest of you for stopping by! Hugs!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's the little things...

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to share a card I made recently. The soft colours make me think of spring. :)

Hero Arts: Edged Fabric With Flowers, Find Joy, Hero Hues markers

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!