27 September 2020

Change is UNCOMFORTABLE-Baby Shower Card



Hola everyone! Hope you are enjoying your day! Wanted to pop in to share a quick baby shower card I created using the Power to the People stamp set. This set is part of the Hero Arts Unity Collection: a collaboration with Hero Arts, Dana Joy and myself.

Power to the People includes powerful sentiments we hope will encourage makers to become interested and committed to listening and learning from and about each other. 

I thought the the sentiment "Change is uncomfortable but necessary" stamped in Pool ink would go perfect on the largest Onesie infinity die cut out of Paradise cardstock. 

I then adhered the onesie to a Dove White card base matted with  Arctic cardstock. 

To finish the card, I place three small enamel dots beneath the sentiment. 


Thanks for taking a peek today! I hope you were inspired! 


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26 September 2020

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge #4-BIRTHDAY

 



Hola everyone! Happy Saturday! Today's challenge is- BIRTHDAY! I love making birthday cards and like to keep several available to hand out to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. 


I used the Three Room Studio Believe in Fairies stamp set to create this clean and simple birthday card! The card base is measured at 3 1/2" X 4 7/8" - making it a 4-Bar card. I colored the fairy and the moon with Copic Markers. After adhering the moon to the card base. I stamped sentiments from the set. I popped the fairy up on foam tape. 


Thanks for taking a peek a my card today!

Please visit the Three Room Studio Blog  for more inspiration and information on how to participate in the Saturday challenge. One lucky winner a month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio Shop! 



 

24 September 2020

FALL GREETINGS




Hola everyone! I have been having fun with the Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Kit , Pumpkin Window Die and Pumpkin Patch Background stamp.  The die is very versatile as it can be used in two ways: the cut outs build a pumpkin and the outline can be used for shaker or window cards. 


For my first card, I stamped pumpkins on Paradise cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then die cut that panel saving the pieces for my 2nd card. I die cut the pumpkin again on Paradise and Dove White cardstock. I colored the pumpkins stem with a Copic marker. I covered the Paradise blue pumpkin pieces with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. The then stamped a sentiment form the September 2020 MMH Kit and assembled the card onto a card base.


My 2nd card come together pretty quickly as I had all of the pieces. I used a copic marker to color the pumpkin stem, added a sentiment from the September 2020 MMH Kit and a few sequins. 



I hope you were inspired! Thanks for taking a peek! 




SUPPLIES....

21 September 2020

HERO ARTS KIDS KIT- MONSTERS



Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the Kids Monster Kit! If you hopped over from the talented Ilina, you are in the right place.  

Today I am sharing two projects! The first shows how much fun my 3 year old granddaughter Ariah had coloring one of the Monster Scene Stamping sheets included in the kit! 


Though ink is included in the Kids Monster Kit, Ariah ALWAYS grabs my Black Intense Ink for stamping. She stamped a few of the monsters on the bedroom scene and used the Spectrum Noir markers her Titi Dana gave her to color. 


The wood stamps fit well in Ariah's small hands. There are many images on the stamping sheet that kept her engaged and excited! She said she felt like an artist! 


Ariah stamped monsters onto her Wonderful Week Chart and asked me to color them. I gladly said "Yes",  and added stars and balloons from the kit as well!  


Ariah loved the way her chart turned out! We hope you were inspired! Thanks for taking a peek today! Next on the stop is the awesome Mindy

 Hero Kids Monster Kit Contents
Monster Ink 'n' Stamp Tub (18 stamps + 1 ink)
Monster Eyes Woodblock Stamp
Neon Ink Cube
5 Superwashable Marker Pens
10 Paper Monster Die Cuts
12- 6" X 9"  Monster Scene Stamping Sheets (4 design, 3 sheets each)
Self-Adhesive Googly Eyes
 
Pre-order your Kids Monster Kit today! Once sold out, the kit will be gone. The kit and any items ordered with the kit will ship together starting October 9, at the same time as our upcoming October My Monthly Hero Kit.

GIVEAWAY: We will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 27th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here is the complete list of the Hero Arts Creative and our talented crafty friends sharing projects from the Kids Monster Kit.  

17 September 2020

Little School Release-Ink Blot Shop




Hola everyone! I am so excited about the release of the Ink Blot Shop's: LITTLE SCHOOL!  It is a 6" X 8" clear stamp set that includes 31 individual stamps. The images are adorable-2 of the them have afro puffs- and you know how I love afro puffs! The set also includes encouraging sentiments! 




For my first project, I stamped the image using my MISTI and colored her with Copic Markers. I then placed her on a Back Pack gift card holder I created. 



This holder is perfect for a gift card, cash, treats and/or a note.
 I love how it turned out! 



To create your our Back Pack Gift Card holder- check out the YouTube tutorial I followed HERE



I also created a card with this cute curly haired boy! He reminded me of my son when he was in school. I stamped the image with my MISTI and colored him with Copic Markers. I then placed this little cutie on a card! 


Thanks so much for taking a peek at my cards! 


SUPPLIES......

08 September 2020

Hero Arts September 2020 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop


Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit Release. If you hopped over from the talented Nichol you are in the right place.

Today I am sharing a clean and simple card I created using the Pumpkin Patch HeroScape Color Layering set included in the kit. It comes together very quickly and I hope you will give it a try. 





I stamped the layered pumpkin patch image two times using my MISTI stamping tool. The blue ink colors I used are: Pool, Soft Pool and Cornflower. These colors can be found together in the Sky Blues Dye Cubes Set. I also used Intense Black Ink


I cut the stamped images into 1/4" strips. I was not sure how many I wanted to use, but knew I needed to have enough on hand. 

Placing the strips onto a Dove White Top Folded Card, I interlaced several and decided to work with four. I cut four ends at an angle and adhered the strips to the card with precision glue. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and added Blues Hero Hues Enamel Dots


I hope you enjoyed my clean and simple card.  Next on the hop is the awesome Seeka

Thanks for taking a peek.

GIVEAWAY: Leave comments as you hop - one reader will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, September 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


Here is the complete list of the Hero Arts Creative Team and our talented crafty friends sharing cards from the September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit 
Pocono Pam< You are here! 
       September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit 
Pre-order your kit today - estimated kit shipping begins 
Friday, September 11th! 

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.

06 September 2020

Have a Gourdeous Day- MMH September Countdown


  



 Hola everyone! Today, I am sharing a card as part of the countdown to the release of the 
Hero Arts September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit

I love all things orange. But, for some reason, during the fall season, I prefer pumpkins in other colors! I thought pink pumpkins with the sentiment: "Have a GOURDEOUS day would make a pretty card.

To begin, on a piece of Dove White cardstock, I stamped the layered pumpkin patch image from the kit three times using my MISTI Stamping tool. The ink colors I used were: Lime Green, Raspberry Jam, Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. 

The Pumpkin Patch HeroScape Color Layering set is simple to use. I loved watching the images come together. Just imagine the various color combos you can come up with! 



I cut each image to 4 1/8" X 1 3/4" matting all three with Hero Hues Azalea cardstock, followed by the copper glitter paper included in the kit. I added an additional Dove White cardstock mat to one panel only-this would later be used as the centerpiece for my card. 

 After stamping "Have a GOURDGEOUS day" with Raspberry Jam onto Dove White cardstock, I cut it down to 1" X 2", added a copper glitter paper mat and glued on a few Ombre Blush sequins. I then assembled the card adhering two panels with glue in the center of a Dove White Top Folded Card. I centered the aforementioned centerpiece panel onto the two panels, securing it with foam tape. I finished the card by gluing the sentiment onto the center of the centerpiece. 

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I feel this card would be nice to share with a survivor or anyone currently battling the disease. 

I hope I have inspired you today! ​ ​Thanks for taking a peek. 

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 first thing Tuesday morning, September 8, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

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.

26 August 2020

Power to the People!




Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! I hope you are enjoying the Hero Arts Winter 2020 Catalog release. There are 45 new products which include stamps and dies in the Unity Collection. 

Dana Joy and I are grateful and honored Hero Arts is as passionate about diversity and inclusion as we are. 

Today I am sharing a card from one of the new Unity Collection stamp sets: Power to the People. As the packaging states: Hero Arts, Dana and I hope this stamp set will encourage makers to become interested and committed to listening and learning from and about each other and recognize we are all one united creative community.

I stamped and masked the image from the Power to the People set with my Misti Mini. I then stamped the floral earth image from the Beautiful World stamp set several times on top of the masked image. I completed the circle and the entire image with Copic Markers. I die-cut the 2nd smallest die in the Wood Frame Infinity Set, and colored it with Copic Markers as well. Once done, I stamped the sentiment. I love how the frame turned out! The details on the die are very detailed. 






I adhered the "wood frame" onto my image and trimmed off the excess card stock. On a 5 1/8 X 3 3/4 panel, I stamped the flower from the Beautiful World set several times and matted it onto a top fold card base. I then adhered my framed image. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my card.

Before  you go.....

Blog Hop 
The Hero Arts Winter 2020 Unity Sets are being featured on a blog hop today. You can start on the Hero Arts blog HERE

Your next hop stop is the amazing Dana Joy sharing an adorable card she created using our Kids United Unity Collection stamp set. 

Giveaway
Hero Arts will giveaway THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


Have an amazing rest of your day. 



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



Here is the complete list of talented bloggers sharing cards from the 
Hero Arts Unity Collection

Hero Arts
Pocono Pam
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Ilina Crouse
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Seeka
Channin Pelletier

15 August 2020

Trinity Stamps Guest Designer





Hola Everyone! Pocono Pam here! I am super excited to guest design for Trinity Stamps today! I have two cards that I am sharing on their blog. Please pop over and take a peek. Also, I have all of the details on how the cards were created! 















13 August 2020

Hero Arts Winter Catalog 2020 Sneak Peek #4



Hola everyone! The full reveal of the Hero Arts 2020 Winter Catalog is just 1 day away!!🤩 Dana Joy and I are super excited you will be able to see the full Kids United stamp set along with the additional Unity Sets. But, for now, here is a sneak peek of an image and sentiment included in the Kids United set. I looooove Dana's card!!! Aren't these boys cute???

Children are not born to hate. Kids United was created to confirm this. However, it is our responsibility as adults to teach children to respectfully accept differences in others. Acceptance leads compassion. Compassion is a selfless action that is needed in our homes, communities and world.🌍❤️

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on the Hero Arts blog post sharing this adorable friendship card and they will randomly select one winner to receive a $20 gift card to the Hero Arts online shop! Please comment by Sunday, August 16 at 11:59pm PT.

Thanks for taking a peek!