Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Random Acts of Cardness + Giveaway!




Hello!  Did you hear about what Technique Tuesday is celebrating?  They are featuring the Random Acts of Cardness week!



I inked up the Snail Mail set:


Such a fun set, chock full of fun sentiments, dontcha think?  I especially love the:

Yes, I make Cards (and sometimes I mail them)

Oh boy, that's me!


Check out the interior of my envelope, it's coordinating!


Okay, last photo, it's the front of the envy!  Seriously though, who doesn't love a shaker card?!


Thanks for making it all the way down here....I have a fun giveaway compliments of Technique Tuesday:


It's the awesome Snail Mail set!

For an extra chance to win:

1.  Like the Technique Tuesday Facebook page! (leave a separate comment)

2.  Send out happy snail mail this week! (leave a separate comment)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop!




Today is the day!  The new Hero Arts Winter Catalog products are now available in the shop!  We're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the awesome Kelly Rasmussen's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

I had so much fun putting my card together.  I managed to use 4 different products from the Winter Catalog, can you spot them?


I was all smiles when I saw the new Coffee Cup Tags and coordinating Frame Cuts.  Yay for a coffee set!!!!!  Let's start from the bottom and work our way up!  I used the Midnight Layering paper for the first 2 layers.  The grey has been stamped with Rings Bold Prints in Charcoal Shadow Ink.  The Banner has been cut from Foliage Mixed Layering Papers and stamped with the new Berry Background.  It has been heat embossed in white.

I inked up the cup in Crimson Hybrid Ink.  All the black ink on my card is Blackboard Shadow Ink, my black of choice lately <-- waterproof for watercolors & markers!  I topped off my card with the Merry Christmas Banner.


My card was inspired by a couple of different challenges:





Hero Arts Giveaway:

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

That's it for me...now it's time to go over to my the wonderful Clare Prezzia's Blog!






Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hero Arts: Hello Friend



Hello!  I love the tropical trend, how about you?  Check out Hero Arts' Color Layering Flamingos:


The Shadow Inks blend wonderfully, don't they?!  I went with the traditional pink variety but could easily see them in green (wink).

I added a panel of paper from the Pebbles, Everyday collection.  



Have you tried out any of the Color Layering stamp sets?  They are so much fun and it's always exciting to see the end result.  The Hello Friend sentiment is from the Color Layering Octopus stamp set.



Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingos

My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


and thanks to Lynn, I'm also linking up to the Curtain Call Challenge:




Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mondo hello



Hello and Happy Saturday!  We're experiencing "Excessive Heat Warnings" in the Pacific Northwest.  It will be in the 90's today...I got an early start on crafting today.


Have you seen the Essentials by Ellen Summer 2016 Release?  It's crazy awesome!  I wanted to ink up the Mondo Peony set!  I watercolored them with Peerless watercolors.  The colors are so pretty!  I die cut the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Hello in Hero Arts Pool paper.


I was inspired by the latest Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge:




Gorgeous inspiration, right?!  I was inspired by the hot pink blooms, the blue glass vase and green foliage.

Here's to staying cool!