Season's Greetings Globe // Hero Arts

If you missed out on last month's My Monthly Hero kit, featuring a snow globe, I've got a solution for you today!

Creating the globe is simple; just die cut your circle and then adhere some strips of paper below it.
I used the Hero Arts Circle Infinity dies to die cut my circle out of some vellum, and for my strips of paper, I cut varying widths and lengths, then inked them up with Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to get a nice, glossy look.

For the center of my globe, I stamped the houses from Kelly's It's Christmas Time and colored them in quickly with some ZIG's. The sentiment is from Ornaments Stamp and Cut.

I put everything on top of a pre-made card base, and that finished off my simple card!

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: DCWV, vellum
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Versamark and ZIG's

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies, heat gun, water brush

Small Shapes, Big Backgrounds // Hero Arts

It seems I'm all about the backgrounds these days! I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today with a video and two cards, showing how to use small stamps to cover a large background!

Head on over to the blog for more details! Thanks for stopping in!


Beautiful Background // Hero Arts

Hello! I just wanted to pop in quickly to share this card, using the beautiful Holiday Florals Bold Prints background stamp from Hero Arts.

I pretty much fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it - so intricate, and SO many possibilities! I already did a video on it (which you can view HERE), but I couldn't stop there.

For today's card, I heat embossed the image using white on some red cardstock, and then die cut a circle out of the center to add my sentiment - as lovely as this pattern is, I didn't want it to completely overwhelm the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I covered a piece of cardstock with the gorgeous new Black Sparkle embossing powder, then die cut it using the Peace Stamp and Cut die. I heat embossed an accompanying sentiment in the same sparkle power on some vellum, cut it out banner style, and adhered it, along with the die cut, in the center of the card.

I topped off the card with some gems, and for one last detail, I went in with a red Memento marker and added a wee bit of shading to the embossed image.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardsotck: Canson, Hero Arts Blush Mixed Layering Papers
Stamps: Hero Arts Peace Stamp and Cut and Holiday Florals Bold Prints
Ink: Versamark, Memento
Other: Hero Arts White and Black Sparkle embossing powder, vellum, Hero Arts Neutral Mixed Accents

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Peace and Circle Infinity dies, heat gun


Yeti Christmas // My Favorite Things

I'm on the MarkerPOP blog today, showcasing yet another irresistible Birdie Brown stamp set...

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Peace This Christmas // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today, along with Mariana and Yana, sharing some fun inspiration from this month's My Monthly Hero add-ons - there's some fabulous stuff there! Check it out...

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Cow-raccoon...? // Mama Elephant

I'm over on the MarkerPOP blog today, with a card featuring the adorabubble Mama Elephant Rowdy Raccoons stamp set.

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Happy Day // Avery Elle

I'm over on the MarkerPOP! blog today, sharing a cute baby card, using the adorable Avery Elle Woodland Wonders stamp set...

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Cardinal Christmas // Hero Arts

I'm stopping in today with a Christmas card and deets on a new challenge!

To start today's card off, I stamped the Woodgrain Bold Prints by Lia using Soft Granite on Fog Gray Simon Says Stamp cardstock. I then stamped a sentiment from Holiday Messages and Tags on a white cardstock panel, heat embossed it in gold, and then gave the panel a ribbon edge.

I was totally inspired by Yana Smakula when slipping my embossed banner through the Branch Wreath die, cut out of kraft. The wreath was topped off with some die cut vellum holly leaves, a gold bow, and some gems.

Finally, I created my bird from the gorgeous Color Layering Cardinal - I stamped the first layer in Fresh Peach, second in Pale Tomato, and topped it off with Red Royal. It's hard to tell the difference between the first and second layer, but it does add a bit of detail. I stamped the feet and eyes/beak in black, then die cut my cardinal and adhered him to the card case.

That's all for me today! Have a blessed day!


Hero Arts has a new challenge! There will be five $50 Hero Arts shopping sprees awarded. The challenge runs October 10 - November 15. Check out the blog for more deets and inspiration!


Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray, Hero Arts kraft
Stamps: Hero Arts Woodgrain Bold Prints, Color Layering Cardinal and Holiday Messages and Tags
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Granite, Fresh PeachPale Tomato, Red RoyalBlack
Other: Hero Arts Gold Embossing powder, vellum, Hero Arts Mixed Neutral Accents

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Branch Wreath die, Color Layering Cardinal die, and Christmas Trimmings (bow and holly leaves dies)


Happy Fall // Hero Arts

Happy Friday!!
I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today, sharing this fall number, using the pretty Paper Layering Maple Leaf die...

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Water Shaker Card // Hero Arts

Hello, hello, everyone! Today I'm participating in the October My Monthly Hero blog hop, with a card and a video to show off this fun new kit.

This month's kit is so jammed pack with stuff, I was just overwhelmed at first. However, once I knew that I wanted to make a night scene with the kit, things came together pretty quickly.

I started off by blending a night scene using Grape Juice and Navy, masking off the moon using the Circle Infinity dies. I'm not sure why, but the Grape Juice ink in particular blends beautifully! Once I finished blending the scene, I covered it with clear Sparkle embossing powder (I'm addicted to this stuff, I tell ya) and heat embossed it.

I heart embossed the sleigh using the Black Detail embossing powder (this stuff is finnnnneeee) on vellum and die cut it, along with some hills, to create the globe scene.
Now, the fun part about this card is that only is it a shaker card (I used glitter), but there's really water in it! I bought some small clear jewelry bags at Joann Fabric's, and filled one up about a quarter way with water. Then I adhered it to the card between two layers of dimensional adhesive. I know some people may worry about the water leaking, but as I show in the video below, I didn't have any problems with it.

I embossed a panel of cardstock and die cut an opening for the scene using the Circle Infinity dies - there is a die included in main kit that cuts the globe top, but I wanted a smaller one for this card, so I used the circle dies. 
Then I topped off the card with a silver heat embossed globe bottom, and a white heat embossed sentiment
I really love heat embossing, if you couldn't tell from this card using four different embossing powders. ;)


Here's a video of how I made the card...

If you are having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.


The kit contains:
  • A 4"x6" clear stamp set
  • Dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements
  • Seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set
  • Three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue
  • Eight White Cards and Envelopes
  • Polar White Flower Soft
  • Buttons Galore Shaker Mix
  • Acetate Sheets in 4"x4.5" (7) and 4"x6" (1) for creating a shaker card
  • Light Blue Gemstones
The kit value is over $60, an amazing deal at $34.99.

There are also some amazing add-on stamps and dies, so be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for information on that.


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.


Cardstock: Canson watercolor
Ink: Hero Arts Grape Juice, Navy and Black, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle embossing powder, Black Detail embossing powder, White embossing powder and Silver embossing powder, vellum, acetate, plastic bag, 

Tools: Cuttlebug, ink blenders, heat gun, Hero Arts Circle Infinity dies


October My Monthly Hero Sneak Peek #6

Hello all! I just wanted to pop in quickly on this beautiful fall day (at least in Pennsylvania ;)) and share...a Christmas card! haha ;)
This is a sneak of the new October My Monthly Hero coming your way tomorrow! This kit is definitely one of my favorites, so if you like it, make sure you're ready to buy tomorrow as these kits have been selling out so fast lately! Like, within 24 hours fast, so, you have been warned. ;)

Check out the Hero Arts blog for more details and more inspiration using this kit! See ya tomorrow with the blog hop!