Sunday, May 19, 2019

Smile, It's a May full of Flowers for A2Z Scrapbooking

I thought this yellow flower would be perfect for the month of May and just a nice way to say "hi" to a friend who might need a smile.  It's bright and sunny which I feel should bring the sun to anyone.  The die cut piece on the left side of the flower reminds me of a vine growing up a trellis.  I hope you like this little creation.

Close-up below.


Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking to join in the monthly challenge for May.  My post for A2Z is right here.
   Hero Arts Monthly Challenge       a2z scrapbooking may challenge

Please join in this month’s "May Flowers" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z etsy store
          
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from the store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.
  • Hero Arts Magnolia
  • Hero Arts Magnolia die cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers Y00, Y02, Y04, Y19, YG00, YG03, YG05 & YG09
  • The Stamp Doctor Spellbinders Side Step Card Die
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment (Smile)
  • Leafy die unknown 
  • Vagabond die cut machine


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bugaboo Floral Trio Times 3

Check out Die Cut Divas to enter the Flower Challenge this month.  I printed this trio three times and colored one of each flower while leaving the others black and white.  I thought a scallop edge would work with the squares.  I used the same Copic colors on the sentiments that I used on the flowers and added Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Close-up below
Supplies:
Bugaboo Floral Trio Frame 1
QuicKutz Scalloped Squares Nested dies
Die-Namics Blueprints 11 (smile & TODAY)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Red Berry and Nuvo Crystal Drops Violet Galaxy
Vagabond die cut machine


Monday, May 13, 2019

Magnolia in Purple for A2Z Scrapbooking

While I was looking for magnolias on Pinterest, I saw some purple, YES Purple, magnolias.  Mine did not turn out quite like the ones I saw, but I'll claim artistic license.  I ran some Washi tape diagonally  and added a sentiment.  Have fun with your flower entries for this month.


Close-up below



  Hero Arts Monthly Challenge       a2z scrapbooking may challenge
 Please join in this month’s "May Flowers" challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z etsy store.     
 a2z scrapbooking store hero arts    

  Use my discount code Arlene15t o get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 
  • Hero Arts Magnolia (wood or clear)
  • Hero Arts Magnolia die-cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers
  • Washi tape
  • Hero Arts sentiment (I put the stamp set away too soon and now I can't find which set it is)
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bugaboo Flower Shelf

I've been practicing coloring to show light shining on different shaped surfaces and I had a lot of fun with this particular image with lots of shapes to practice coloring.  First I made the card without a sentiment, but felt it was missing something and it was.  This would work for a Mother's Day card for a friend. 

First card without sentiment

Card with sentiment below


Supplies:
Bugaboo Flower Shelf
Art Impressions Live Laugh Love (sentiment)
Copic markers
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Stitched Rectangles
QuicKutz Nesting Rectangles
Vagabond die cut machine
Paper in my stash

Friday, May 3, 2019

Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop And A2Z Scrapbooking



The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
When:  Friday, May 3, 2019  – Friday, May 10, 2019

Starts at 6:00 am pacific
Theme:  Spring or Summer



One of the sponsors for this great blog hop is none other than A2Z Scrapbooking, so head on over to A2Z to see what the gals at A2Z have been cooking up and be sure to enter the Sprint/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Card Makers.

I made a masculine card with a somewhat feminine sentiment, but guys need hugs too.


Close-up below

Supplies:
Sugartree Hug in a Mug digital stamp set
Elizabeth Craft Designs paper - wood - scrap from another card
Old Hero Arts tag die
Vagabond die cut machine



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A2Z Scrapbooking Flower Frame


I was in the mood for something simple and fun to color.   May is usually associated with flowers after April showers and A2Z Scrapbooking has a challenge this month in tune with May flowers.  I used light touches of color and used Y00 to shade in the framing.  I really like the simplicity of this card.

Have fun and color in your flowers at the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.


 Hero Arts Monthly Challenge       a2z scrapbooking may challenge   Please join in this month’s "May Flowers" challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z etsy store.
a2z scrapbooking store hero arts       Proceeds from the A2Z store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.
 
Supplies:
Sugartree Stamps - Mother's Day stamps at A2Z Scrapbooking
Die-namics Stitched Square STAX
Heidi Swapp Washi tape
Copic markers
Olive cardstock from stash
Vagabond die cut machine



A Bugaboo Flower Challenge at Die Cut Divas

It's all Flowers for the May Challenge at Die Cut Divas this month, so please visit Die Cut Divas to enter the challenge right here.

I've used a digital stamp from Bugaboo Digi Stamps for my card.  I just love the hats on these Sunbonnet images and have such fun selecting colors.


Supplies:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp Sunbonnet Flowers
Kaisercraft Best Friends sentiment stamp
Die-namic Stitched square dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine