17 April 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #32-WATER

Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Studio Challenge is: WATER. My card came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try. 


I used Three Room Studio's Mom's Hibiscus clear stamp set to create my card. 

I first stamped the hibiscus image several times onto watercolor paperb panel with clear embossing ink and heat set them with black embossing powder. 

I then swiped Picked Raspberry and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks onto a glass mat and sprites with water. Using a small brush, I watercolored the images. 


I cut the panel down and adhered it to a card base measuring 3 3/4 " X 5" and complete the card with a sentiment and enamel dots. 

If you would like to play along in today’s challenge, please stop by the Three Room Studio blog for all of the details. One lucky participant per month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio shop!


Thanks for taking a peek.



04 April 2021

Hero Arts April 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the April 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit  Release. If you hopped over from the talented Mindy Eggen you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog. The entire blog list can be found at the bottom of this post, along with the giveaway information. 


Today I am sharing a card I created using an adorable bunny stamp included in the kit. It was fun to create and I hope you will give it a try.




I was inspired by Easter baskets and wanted to add a "basket" to my card. To do so, I started by cutting 1/2" X 8 1/2" strips of Sand, Azalea, Pumpkin and Peony cardstock. 


Next, I placed double-sided tape along the top of a 3 3/4" X 4 3/4" Dove White cardstock panel. I adhered five Sand strip ends to the tape.



To create the basket, I inserted the Pumpkin, Azalea and Peony strips in an over/under pattern ensuring they remained straight. Once the weaving was complete, I trimmed the excess and adhered the basket to the panel. 

To continue, I glued the "basket" panel to 4 1/8" X 5" Arctic cardstock panel. Next, I die cut two Dove White circles of different sizes and stamped "Hello" on the larger one. I then die cut two Sand circles and adhered the Dove White circles onto them. 

I stamped the bunny in Taffy Reactive Ink and die cut and glued it to the smaller Sand/Dove White circle. 
 


 Next, I adhered the "Hello" sentiment to the "basket" and popped the bunny onto it with foam squares. I added enamel dots and adhered the panel to a top-folding card base. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Next on the hop is the talented Seeka! Thanks for taking a peek. 

April 2021 My Monthy Hero Kit Contents: 
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
16 Coordinating Frame Cuts
3 Geometric Rotating Stencils
3 Ink Cubes (Tangerine, Grape Juice, Raspberry Jam)
1 Ink Blending Brush

Pre-order your kit today! 
We estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, April 9th 
and continue throughout the following week.
GIVEAWAY: Leave comments as you hop-Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Enter by Sunday, April 11th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. I truly appreciate your support. 

Here is the complete list of the Hero Arts Creative Team and our talented crafty friends sharing cards from the April 2021 
My Monthly Hero Kit 

Pocono Pam🙋🏾
Special Guests:

03 April 2021

Hero Arts April 2021 MMH Countdown & Giveaway

 



Hola everyone! Today I am sharing a card as part of Day 3 of the countdown to the release of the Hero Arts April 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. (The kit and link go live on April 5th!)


If you have not done so, please take a look at the cards shared on days 1 and 2 for the additional peeks at this month's kit. If you inspired by the projects and like the kit, be sure to grab one before it sells out!


My card was fun and came together quickly. 


I cut Azalea, Peony, Mustard, CanaryArctic and Paradise cardstock into 3/4" X  4 1/4" strips and adhered them to an A2 Dove White card base. 



Next, I stamped the sentiment onto the card. I then stamped and die cut  the dragonfly from the kit twice and adhered them to the card. 

To finish I added a few clear enamel dotsI told you it was easy!


WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced Monday, April 5th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!


I hope I have inspired you today! Please stop by the Hero Arts Blog to see the other creative team member's creations. Don't forget to come back on Monday to check out the full release! 


Thanks for taking a peek! Have a happy rest of your weekend! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 


08 March 2021

Hero Arts March 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the March 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit  Release. If you hopped over from the talented Mindy Eggen,  you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog. The entire blog list can be found at the bottom of this post, along with the giveaway information. 


Today I am sharing a card I created using an adorable stamp included in the kit. It came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try.


I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's YouTube tutorial on "How to color moon light with Copics".  I loved how Sandy colored a sweet Halloween cat with a moonlit background. To check her video click HERE.




For my card, I started by die-cutting a circle from the Nesting Circle Infinity Die Set to create the moon. I then used Y000, W0 and W1 Copic Markers to create craters. 

To continue, I die-cut the next largest size circle from the set and traced it onto a 4" X 5 1/4" card panel with a Y000 Copic Marker to add additional glow to the moon.



Next, as Sandy demonstrated in her tutorial, I used B34, B37 and B39 Copic Markers to create the sky. I then used a medium sized paint brush to splatter white acrylic paint onto the panel.

To continue, I adhered the moon onto the panel. I then stamped, colored and die-cut the image and popped it onto the moon with foam squares for dimension. You may chose to color the image as you please. 


Next, I stamped a sentiment onto a Dove White strip and glued it to the panel. I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2 card base to complete my card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Next on the hop is the talented Seeka! Thanks for taking a peek. 


March 2021 My Monthy Hero Kit Contents: 
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
Reactive Palette Ink Pad
Water Flow Brush
6 Bookmarks, Pure White Cardstock
Rainbow Hemp Cord, 6 meters

Pre-order your kit today! 
We estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, March 12th 
and continue throughout the following week.
GIVEAWAY: Leave comments as you hop - Hero Arts will  give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Enter by Sunday, March 14th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. I truly appreciate your support. 


Here is the complete list of the Hero Arts Creative Team and our talented crafty friends sharing cards from the March 2021 
My Monthly Hero Kit 

Pocono Pam 🙋🏾‍♀️

Special Guests:

05 March 2021

Hero Arts March 2021 MMH Countdown & Giveaway


Hola everyone! Today I am sharing a card as part of Day 1 of the countdown to the release of the Hero Arts March 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. (The kit and link go live on March 8th!)

 

The projects you can create with this kit are limitless! I love the images and I knew immediately I wanted to add an afro to the little boy! My card was fun to create and if you purchase the kit, I hope you will give it a try! 



To begin, I stamped, added an afro, colored and fussy cut the image and adhered it to the lower left corner of a 4" X 5 1/4" Dove White panel. I then added a shadow with a Copic Marker.  

Next, I blended a few Copic colors onto a strip of white cardstock measured at 3/4" X 2".  I then stamped the sentiment onto the strip and matted it with canary cardstock. I popped the sentiment to the center of the card panel with foam squares


To continue, I heat embossed Gold Embossing powder onto a scrap sheet of cardstock and die cut several stars from the 5-Point Stars Infinity Dies Set.

I glued the stars to the panel, then adhered the panel to a side-folding A2 card base. Easy right? I think this is a perfect card for a kid of any age! 

WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced Monday, March 8th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!


I hope I have inspired you today! Please stop by the Hero Arts blog to see the other creative team member's creations. Don't forget to come back on Monday to check out the full release! 


Thanks for taking a peek! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 


28 February 2021

Hero Arts|Happy Birthday

 Hola everyone! Popping in to share a birthday card I created for my crafty friend and fellow card maker Karen of Cards Stamps and Ink. She turns 50 today and a few of her friends wanted to flood her timeline with birthday cards to surprise her!

I created a card using the new Happy Thanks Stamp and Cut XL set introduced in the Hero Arts Spring 2021 Catalog. It was fun to create and I hope you give it a try! 

Karen's favorite color is purple so I chose that as my card base. 

To begin, I die-cut "happy" in Pitch Black cardstock and set aside. Next, I glued 3.5" strips of scrap cardstock in Peony, Amethyst, Lavender and Azelea onto a piece of printer paper and let dry. I then die-cut "happy"into the strips and glued it slightly offset to the black die-cut "happy" creating a shadow. 

Next, using Dove White cardstock, I die cut the Party Confetti Fancy Die. I then die-cut "happy" into the center of the confetti panel and cut it down slightly on all four sides. Next, I carefully adhered the panel to an A2 top-folding Amethyst card base. 

I adhered the shadowed striped "happy" on the die-cut space in the confetti panel. I then stamped then sentiments onto Dove White cardstock, cut them down and matted them with Azelea cardstock. I adhered them to card and completed it with a few Purple Hero Hues Enamel Dots. 

I hope Karen enjoys my card. You can take a peek at the others cards made for Karen by searching #itskarens50thbirthday on Instagram. 

Thanks for taking a peek! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend! 

SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and other products I used to create Karen's Birthday card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.







27 February 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #25-CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Studio Challenge is: CLEAN AND SIMPLE. My card came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try. 


I colored, stamped and die-cut "hooray!" from the YAY clear stamp and coordinating die set three times. I glued and stacked them. 

Next, I stamped the sentiment onto a white, top folding A2 card base and adhered the "hooray!" to the card. 


To complete the card I added enamel dots. 

If you would like to play along in today’s challenge, please stop by the Three Room Studio blog for all of the details. One lucky participant per month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio shop!


Thanks for taking a peek. 

22 February 2021

Hero Arts|Thank You So Much

Hola everyone! Hope you are having a great day. Popping in to share a card I created with the Hero Arts Thank You Message Cover Plate. This awesome die was introduced in the Hero Arts Spring 2021 catalog. 

I love the versatility of the Hero Arts Thank You Message Cover Plate and wanted share how I used it to create my card today. 

It came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try. 

To begin, I die-cut the cover plate using 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Pitch Black cardstock. Be sure to save all of your pieces as they can be used for future cards and projects. I then adhered it to a top-folding Cherry cardstock card base of the same measurement- also known as an A2 card size.  

Next, I die-cut five hearts of the same size, in cherry, from the Nesting Infinity Hearts Die Set and gave them all light coat of crystal clear lacquer

Once dried, I adhered them to a 1" X 3 3/4" Dove White cardstock strip. I popped the strip onto the card with foam dots, covering the first "so so". 

To take a peek at another Thank You Message Cover Plate card I previously shared using an embossing method, please click HERE



Thanks for taking a peek at my card! Enjoy the rest of your day! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and other products I used to create my Thank You So So So Much card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.

21 February 2021

Hero Arts|City HeroScape


Hola Everyone! Today I am sharing a card I created using the new Hero Arts City HeroScape clear stamp set. The Hero Arts Color Layering technique allows you to add layer upon layer of color, thus adding depth and interest to your cards and projects.

City HeroScape reminds me of the many, many occasions I admired the New York City skyline during different times of the day and night.

To create my card, I first stamped and layered the skyline in Fog, Wet Cement and Intense Black Inks onto a 4" X 5 1/4" watercolor paper panel. 

I swiped Thistle Reactive Ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed the ink with a water mist bottle and used a water flow brush, to "watercolor" the sky. Once dry, I stamped the helicopter from the set. 

I cleaned the acrylic block, swiped it with Wet Cement, Soft Granite and Grape Slush and spritzed the inks with a water mist bottle. I used mini watercolor brushes to watercolor and create the New York Harbor. 

I used a mini watercolor brush spritzed White Shimmer Mist to add a little glisten to the harbor water. 

After the panel was dry, I cut it down to 3 3/4" X 5" and matted it with Pitch Black cardstock cut to  4" X 5 1/4". I adhered the panel to an A2 top folding Antique Ivory card base.

Hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks for taking a peek. Enjoy the rest of your week! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and other products I used to create my City HeroScape card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.

17 February 2021

Hero Arts Spring 2021 Catalog Release Blog Hop + Giveaway





Hola everyone! Hope you are having a great day! 

Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the 2021 Spring Catalog with a blog hop and giveaway. If you hopped over from the awesome Mindy you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts blog. The entire blog list can be found at the bottom of this post, along with the giveaway information. 

I am honored and excited the 2021 Spring Catalog includes new products from the Unity Collection: a partnership collaboration with Hero Arts, Dana Joy and myself. This collection "recognizes the beauty of people standing and working together to achieve a better future for everyone." 

 My first card was created using the Unity Collection Color Layering Flower Power and coordinating Frame Cut Sets.

I started by die-cutting two circles using the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies in Pitch Black and Dove White and adhered them to a top folding card base

I then stamped the sentiments onto the card base. Next, I stamped, layered, colored and die-cut the Flower Power image. I used Cup O' Joe, Soft Brown, Lemon Drop and Soft Apricot inks to layer the flowers. 

I die-cut an additional Flower Power frame cut in Pitch Black and used it as a shadow.  I adhered the image onto the panel and completed the card with Aquas Hero Hues Enamel Dots


For my second card, I used the Thank You Message Cover Plate. I started by stamping the newly released Script Bold Prints background stamp with Splash Reactive Ink onto Paradise cardstock. 

Next, I arranged the Paradise cardstock, embossing mat and die-cutting plates onto my die-cutting machine to dry emboss the Thank You Cover Plate

Once done, I spritzed the panel with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist and adhered it to an A2 Dove White top folding card base

Thanks so much for taking a peek! You next stop on the hop is the amazing Seeka!  

Giveaway

Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!

Blog Hop List

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka
Amy Kolling
Jennifer McGuire
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr