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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hero Arts Valentine's Collection Release Blog Hop


Today I'm hopping with Hero Arts as they launch their 2017 Valentine's Collection on the Hero Arts website. The new collection consists of ten fun new products - stamps, dies and even a stencil! All of the products are linked at the bottom of this post if you'd like to check them out!

I made my card today with the adorable woodblock set called Love Tattoos.


I stamped the little heart tattoo image repeatedly on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink, then embossed in black. Then I quickly watercolored around the images. The message is a new woodblock stamp called Smitten, I think it's so cute!


And now it's time to hop! Be sure to visit all of the blogs below - Hero Arts will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Hero Arts Smitten
Hero Arts Smitten
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Hero Arts Love Tattoos
Hero Arts Love Tattoos
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Hero Arts Hugs
Hero Arts Hugs
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Hero Arts Destination London
Hero Arts Destination London
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Hero Arts Destination Paris
Hero Arts Destination Paris
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Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet
Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet
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Hero Arts Truly, Madly, Deeply
Hero Arts Truly, Madly, Deeply
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Hero Arts Heart Pattern Bold Prints
Hero Arts Heart Pattern Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil
Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil
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Hero

Monday, December 5, 2016

December My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release! This month's kit and add-ons are SO MUCH FUN!! Oh my goodness I just love it - it's a great big party over at Hero Arts this month!

My card is one you can use for anything you're celebrating, really! New Year's? A wedding? A new job? A new house? I'll drink to that!


I used the new Champagne Stencil to create the background for this card. I inked it up with VersaMark, and then embossed in Platinum. The "cheers" message if from the main kit, die cut from the awesome gold foil cardstock included in the kit. I added some washi and sequins from my stash to finish it off. And that fabulous die cut piece behind my card? That's cut with the new background die add-on - Party Confetti Fancy Die.

Here's a look at the full kit. So much fun!! And I'll have all of the other add-ons linked below.



I'm part of a fantastic blog hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Libby Hickson

Be sure to comment on all of the blogs in the hop by next Sunday night (12/11 11:59pt) - Hero Arts will be giving away a kit to one lucky comment, drawn from all comments across all the blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December 2016
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Hero
Hero Arts Champagne Stencil
Hero Arts Champagne Stencil
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Hero
Hero Arts Party Confetti Fancy Die
Hero Arts Party Confetti Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Birthday Celebration
Hero Arts Birthday Celebration
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Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Frame Cuts
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Hero Arts Martini Fancy Die
Hero Arts Martini Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Happy New Year Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Happy New Year Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts Pop the Cork Stencil
Hero Arts Pop the Cork Stencil
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Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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VersaMark Ink
VersaMark Ink
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Hero
Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
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Hero

Monday, November 7, 2016

November My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

It's another My Monthly Hero release day over at Hero Arts! Wow, can you believe they've been doing these kits for over a year now? Time flies when you're creating awesome kits! This month's kit took a fun DIY spin - there's a fabulous die for making do it yourself handmade ornaments (or gift boxes or treat boxes or advent calendars...!), but I used the other stamps and dies included in the kit, originally designed for decorating the sides of the ornaments.



When I saw all of the decorative triangles in development, I immediately had to suggest that they add a stump for those triangles to become trees! The stamps were designed to fit the entire sides of the diamond-shaped ornament, and the die is to make windows in the sides of the ornament, so it's smaller than the stamps. But that's no problem, you can just die-cut a smaller portion of the larger stamped triangle.


I used gold embossing powder on my little trees so this card has a lot of shine going on. The solid tree was cut from some glitter cardstock in my stash, and the gold card base is something I had on hand as well. I used one of my new favorite tools (even though it's not new!) to create the scallop border - Planner Page Edges. I'm a longtime scallop fanatic.

The little message strip was done with an optional add-on set to this month's kit called Little Messages Stamp & Cut. I really love that long, skinny banner die - I know I'll be using it all the time!


Here's a look at the main kit:


There's also another stamp & cut set called Number It, an adorable clear set Mini Christmas, and a completely fabulous Holiday Words Stencil that I cannot wait to play with!

I'm part of a fantastic blog hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Ilina Crouse
Laura Bassen
Heather Ruwe
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom
Libby Hickson

Be sure to comment on all of the blogs in the hop by next Sunday night (11/13 11:59pt) - Hero Arts will be giving away a kit to one lucky comment, drawn from all comments across all the blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
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Hero
Embossing Gun
Embossing Gun
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Hero | SSS
Hero Arts Gold EP
Hero Arts Gold EP
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Hero
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
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SSS
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2016
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Hero
Hero Arts Planner Page Edges
Hero Arts Planner Page Edges
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Hero
Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Little Messages Stamp & Cut
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Hero
Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Number It Stamp & Cut
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Hero
Hero Arts Mini Christmas
Hero Arts Mini Christmas
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Hero
Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
Hero Arts Holiday Words Stencil
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Hero

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!


Hello hello!! Today I'm hopping with some amazing artists as Hero Arts launches the 2016 Planner collection in their online store! You should have arrived here from Kari's blog - if you didn't, consider starting at the beginning over at the Hero Arts blog!

I'm sharing a card I had created when we put together the catalog, using the super fun Pop-Up Icon Dies! While I definitely do adore all of the fun planner products in this release, I love that there are plenty of things for us cardmakers to have fun with, too!


These dies cut out half of the icon - in my case, a heart. I used a ruler to lightly pencil in a guide for lining up my hearts before I began die-cutting. It took a bit of pre-planning, but it wasn't difficult at all. I folded back half of the die cut, and put silver glitter paper as a layer underneath, so it would peek through. I love that Hero Arts Layering Paper is white on one side, it really looks great with these layering dies!


The set also includes a star, an arrow, a geotag, an asterisk, and an X and an O, which would be super fun for a Valentines or wedding card! (I really need to try that asap!)

Now it's time to hop! Be sure to visit all of these amazing ladies if you haven't already, and comment along the way. Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from all of the comments left along the hop. Be sure to get your commenting done by next Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59pm.

The Hero Arts Blog
Kelly Purkey
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
May Sukyong Park
Mariana Grigsby
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tan
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Jen Carlson
Barbara Picinich
Brooke Takara
Krista Wells
Jamie Waters
Nadia Azni
Kari Stiles
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
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Hero
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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Hero Arts Pop-Up Icon Dies
Hero Arts Pop-Up Icon Dies
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Hero
Hero Arts Fun Day Planner
Hero Arts Fun Day Planner
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Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
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Hero
Hero Arts Kraft Paper
Hero Arts Kraft Paper
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Hero
DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
DCWV Twinkle Glints Glitter 6x6 Stack
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