16 April 2024

Guest Designer Picket Fence Studios



 Hola everyone. Thanks for stopping by! Today I am over on the Picket Fence Studios blog sharing a few cards and a little about myself .




I looooove the seahorses from the new April Release: Ocean Odyssey! 




See you over on the Picket Fence Studios Blog! Have an amazing rest if your day! 







09 April 2024

01 April 2024

Hero Arts April 2024 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

 Hola everyone. Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the April 2024 My Monthly Hero Kit release. If you hopped over from the awesome Mindy Eggen, you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog. The entire hop list can be found at the bottom of this post, along with the giveaway information.

Celebrate the whimsical charm and timeless tradition of folk art with the April Premium My Monthly Hero Kit.

For my first card, I used floral images from the "Birds and Flowers" clear stamp set-coordinating dies included.



Card Instructions
1. Stamp floral images in Unicorn White ink onto a 4" X 5.25" Pitch 
    Black panel; let dry. 
2. Color the images with colored pencils. 
3. Adhere the panel onto an A2 card base. 
4. Stamp sentiment in embossing ink onto black cardstock; heat 
     emboss in white.
5. Die-cut sentiment and pop it onto card with foam dots for
    dimension. 
6. Add enamel dots to complete card. 
 

For my second card I used the "Floral Trove Stencil"- a beautiful add-on to the April 2024 MMH Kit.


Card Instructions
1. Place stencil onto a 4" X 5.25" Arctic cardstock panel; blend Fog
    Pool Party and Splash Reactive Inks.
2. Adhere the panel onto an A2 card base.
3. Die cut "hello there" from "Hello There Stamp & Cut" in Bermuda
    and Pitch Black cardstock; adhere- slightly offset
4. Adhere to card front; add enamel dots to complete the card. 

Next on the hop is the talented Rosie!

Thanks for taking a peek! 





Pre-order your kit today! 
We estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, April 5th 
and continue throughout the following week.

You do not want to miss a kit-think about subscribing! There are only a limited number of Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits, so if you subscribe you are guaranteed to get a kit! 

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 7th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
 

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30 March 2024

Hero Arts April 2024 MMH Countdown & Giveaway

Hola everyone! Happy Saturday and welcome to Day 2 of the  countdown to Monday's Hero Arts April 2024 My Monthly Hero Kits release. The new April kits and add-ons will be revealed and available for purchase on Monday, April 1 at 1pm ET/10 am PT. Set those alarms so you don't miss it! Quantities are limited. 

My card features a peek an image from the clear stamp set and coordinating die included in the Premium Kit! 
 


For additional peeks at this month's Classic and Premium Kits, please take a look at the cards featured yesterday on Day 1!






GIVEAWAY: WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT!! Leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. Hero Arts will randomly draw one lucky winner from comments left across all countdown posts of the Hero Arts Blog. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, April 1st, before the kit launches at 10am PT. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Good luck!




 


04 March 2024

Hero Arts March 2024 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

 Hola everyone. Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the March 2024 My Monthly Hero Classic and Premium Kit release. If you hopped over from the awesome Charlene, you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog

Each month, apart from the My Monthly Hero Kits, a range of products are released that seamlessly align with the central theme of the release.  

I created a card using the newly released clear stamp add-on: Ramen. You may find the coordinating dies in the Ramen Bundle


Card Instructions

1. Create an A2 card base with Pitch Black cardstock. 
2. Adhere a 5" X 3.75" Cherry cardstock panel to the card base. 
3. Stamp, color and die/fussy cut the images; set aside. 
4. Adhere gold tissue paper to a 4.75" X 3.50" piece of corrugated
    cardboard ; let dry; adhere to card front. 
5. Stamp sentiment; trim and mat with Cherry cardstock. 
6. Arrange and adhere images and sentiment onto card front. 

Add-ons can be found on the Hero Arts website.
   
I hope the March 2024 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits and coordinating add-ons inspire you to create cards and projects for your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.  

Next on the hop is the talented Kailash! Thanks for taking a peek! 


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 1oth at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
 




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20 February 2024

Wishing You Well|Gina K Designs

Hola everyone. Today is the release of the Gina K Designs February 2024 products. 

I created a card with the beautiful Wishing You Well clear stamp set and coordinating dies





 I love the versatility of the boot - as it can be single or a pair. 

Thanks for taking a peek! 




*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links at no additional cost to you. Thank you. 

14 February 2024

Hero Arts Spring 2024 Catalog Release Blog Hop



Hola everyone. Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the the Spring 2024 Catalog Release! If you hopped over from Dana Joy, you landed in the right place. Aren't her cards awesome? To  start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog

The Hero Arts 2024 Spring Catalog is filled with new card making and stamping products to keep your creativity flowing. It features new products that are ideal for card making and stamping. 

For my first card, I used the "I Appreciate You" set. I love creating cards with a "stair-step" effect using three or more colors. I also really, really, really like pink and orange color combo! 



This card is great for Valentine's Day or any occasion you want to let someone know how special they are! 

Card Instructions
1. Cut Dove White, Ultra Pink, Azalea and Coral cardstock to 
    4.25" X 5.5" panels. 
2. Arrange and die-cut a Nesting Infinity Heart onto the Ultra Pink    
    cardstock. 
3. Place the Azalea panel beneath the Ultra Pink panel. 
4. Arrange the next smallest Nesting Infinity Heart onto the Azalea 
    cardstock - lining it up with the Ultra Pink heart. Adhere the die
    with low tack or Washi tape. 
5. Remove the Ultra Pink panel; die-cut the Azalea panel. 
6. Repeat steps 2-5 with Azalea and Coral cardstock. 
7. Heat emboss a sentiment in gold onto the Ultra Pink panel. 
8. Place Coral panel on the white panel; arrange stamp onto the 
    panel for placement; remove the Coral panel. 
9. Stamp and color the image onto the white panel
10. Die-cut the coordinating image on gold cardstock and adhere the 
      heart onto the image. 
11. Adhere the die cut panels together creating a "stair-step".
12. Adhere the stacked panel to the stamped panel with foam tape for
      dimension.
13. To complete the card, add a few sequins

Be sure to save the die-cut hearts to create another card or project. 


For my second project, I used the new Square Scallop Infinity Fancy 
Dies along with the Birthday Animals set to create a 4" X 4" notecard. 


Card Instructions
1. Create a 4" X 4" white notecard card base.
2. Die-cut a Square Scallop Infinity Die in Palm; adhere to card base. 
3. Stamp the Birthday Balloon Bold Print onto white cardstock; 
    die-cut with the next smallest Scallop Die. 
4. Stamp sentiment on balloon panel; adhere to Palm panel.
5. Stamp, color, die-cut and adhere a animal from the Birthday
    Animal Set; adhere to card front. 
6. Add enamel dots to complete. 

Please leave a comment and let me know which new items in
the Hero Arts 2024 Spring Catalog you want to get your crafty hands on! 

Thanks for taking a peek! 


Next on the hop is the talented Rachel


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GIVEAWAY: Leave comments as you hop - Hero Arts will  give away two $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, February 21st at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.
 


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05 February 2024

Hero Arts February 2024 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

 Hola everyone. Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the February 2024 My Monthly Hero Kits release. If you hopped over from the awesome Jeannie, you are in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts Blog. The entire hop list can be found at the bottom of this post, along with the giveaway information.

The February 2024 Classic Kit is about peace and friendship reminding us that we all share the same sky, the same hopes and dreams.

For my first card, I used a floral image from the clear stamp set which includes 17 coordinating dies. 


Card Instructions
1. Stamp the edges of an A2 card base in Peony Ink onto Peony
    cardstock
2. Adhere a 3.75" X 5" black panel onto the card base. 
3. Adhere a 3.25" X 4.75" white panel onto the card base. 
4. Stamp, color and die-cut the floral image; adhere to card front with
    foam dots for dimension. 
5. Tie a gold ribbon onto the image to complete.   

For my second card I used the Peace Daisy Stencil and Sending Peace sets-add-ons to the February 2024 MMH Kit.



Card Instructions
1. Place small amount of White Pearl Hero Paste onto your work 
    surface; add a few drops Liquid Watercolor Pink and mix
    thoroughly. 
2. Place the Peace Daisy Stencil onto a 4.25" X 5.5" panel; apply
    pink paste. I like to apply paste with used gift cards. 
3. Gently remove stencil; let panel dry. Wash stencil immediately
    to remove stubborn past and prevent staining.
4. Trim the panel to 4" X 5.25"; die-cut an Infinity Nesting Heart 
    slightly above the center. 
5. Using white cardstock, die-cut hearts into two additional 4" X 5.25"
    panels; adhere all three panels together;
6. Arrange panel onto an A2 cardbase, note where to stamp 
    sentiment; remove panel; stamp sentiment in black ink.
7. Adhere panel to the cardbase. 
8. Create a frame with Infinity Nesting Hearts in black cardstock;
    adhere to cardfront. 
9. Add a few sequins to complete card. 

I hope the February 2024 Classic Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit inspires you to create cards expressing love, peace, unity, healing and more.

Next on the hop is the talented Natasha! Thanks for taking a peek! 


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, February 11th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
 



*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links at no additional cost to you. Thank you. 

03 February 2024

Hero Arts February 2024 MMH Countdown & Giveaway

Hola everyone! Happy Saturday and welcome to Day 2 of the three day countdown to Monday's Hero Arts February 2024 My Monthly Hero Kits release. Set your alarms as the Classic and Premium kits go live Monday, February 5th at 10am PT/1pm ET.

My card features a peek an image from the clear stamp set and coordinating die included in the Classic Kit! 



For additional peeks at this month's Classic and Premium Kits, please take a look at the cards featured yesterday on Day 1 and return tomorrow for the Day 3 peek!  


For a chance to win a Hero Arts February 2024 Kit before you can buy it, leave a comment here and every Countdown to Creativity post to be entered to win! 

First thing Monday morning, one lucky winner randomly drawn from comments left across all countdown posts, will be announced on the Hero Arts blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck! 

Thanks for taking a peek! See you Monday at 10am PT/1pm ET

Have a great rest of your Saturday! 

01 February 2024

Birthday Poppies|Hero Arts


Good day everyone! Today I am on the Hero Arts Blog sharing a card showcasing the Coloring Layering Poppies Stencil and Golden Poppies sets. 

Please stop by to take a peek and get all of the information oh how I created my card. 

Have an amazing rest of your day!