Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop--Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop!

The hop continues today as we showcase Hero Arts 2016 Winter Release and Catalog.
Hero Arts will be awarding two $25 shopping sprees to their Online Store and two 
BONUS prizes for going through all the blogs during the two day hop from randomly
drawn comments. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!

If you find a broken link, you can find the master list of blogs at the Hero Arts blog.
I'm the first stop on today's lineup. Let's start hopping!

I'm a huge fan of dies and Lia Griffith's Celebrate Tag won me over, big time.

I'm also a big fan of ink distressing. After die cutting the tag from watercolor
card stock, I platinum embossed a sentiment in the center of each tag.
Both tags were ink distressed and I spattered some water on the pink tag.

I die cut two more tags, trimmed off the tag's hole, and layered them to the tag to form
a thick medallion. I adhered it to a square card and finished off with small gold sequins.

I used the same technique for the blue tag, but this time I kept it as a tag to be used as
an ornament. I ink distressed with "cool colors" and added a cord and Hero Arts gemstones.
The ornament is adhered with temporary adhesive so the recipient can remove
it from the card and hang it on their tree, if they wish.

Remember you have a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts gift voucher or a bonus 
prize just by leaving a comment on any of the blogs during this two day event.
The deadline for commenting is Sunday, October 30th at 11:59PM PST.

Your next stop on today's hop is our super talented sistah Cheiron, and I know
that she'll wow you with lots of eye candy! Happy hopping!


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I'm so proud to be hopping with my Hero Arts sistahs, and even though the years have 
passed, Hero Arts will always be in our hearts because it's where lifetime friendships
have formed. Thank you, Hero Arts, for sponsoring the reunion, and to sistah Virginia 
for being an awesome blog hop coordinator!


Monday, October 24, 2016

MFT October Creative Construction with Blueprints--Getting Wordy

A simple die-cut word can serve as a stand-alone sentiment or accent, or be integrated into
 a full on greeting when paired with the perfect stamps. Many of our Blueprints include
simple word elements that speak volumes and this month, we’re sharing ideas for
integrating them into your own crafting.

For my card, I chose to work with the HELLO from Blueprints 7. I like the partial die cut
technique and this die does all the guesswork for you!

A watercolor panel was white embossed and ink distressed with the Bundles of Blossoms
 Background, then adhered to a card base. The sentiment was cut from white card stock,
and I had to lengthen it to fit the width of the card. After adhering it to the bottom
with dimensional adhesive, I balanced out the card with a few stitched flowers.

For more inspiration, visit the MFT blog to see how participating members got wordy
with their projects! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 195

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 195 brought to you by Chrissy.
Isn't it an awesome sketch?

Truthfully, I semi freaked out when I first saw it. I thought about watercoloring
with big splats of color. But I didn't. Here's what I came up with.

I remembered the ginormous Mondo Hydrangea and finally inked it up
with Distress inks. I did some messy watercoloring, die cut the bloom,
and adhered it to a Stone Gray card base. I added the frame and finished
off the card with the pink label sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammies interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday,  
October 27th and as a winner, you could be joining us as a guest designer!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MFT October Card Kit--Release Day

It's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things October Card Kit--Cooler With You--
in the MFT Store! I'm sharing one more card with you, and can you tell that I'm totally
smitten with those snowmen? Truthfully, I cut and colored a ton of them and used
them on all my cards, and I believe I still have a few more to use!

I cut a rectangle panel from Sno Cone card stock with Blueprints 24, and lightly ink
distressed with the same color ink to give the sky some dimension. Two snowbanks
were cut and adhered to the bottom of the panel and I added four snowmen on and
between the hills. Lastly, the sentiment was white embossed and I dotted some "snow"
in the sky with white Nuvo Drops.

Okay, off you go to get your kit! We hope you'll share your projects with us and use
the hashtag #mftstamps on social media whenever you do.
Happy shopping!