Sunday, October 13, 2019

Hero Arts Happy Holidays Christmas Mice

I'd say these Christmas Mice were saying Happy Holidays to you.  I grabbed a piece of 6" X 6" paper and cut it down to fit on the A2 size card for a different look to a holiday card.  I had a "Happy Holidays" panel cut a bit short in my stash that I wanted to use, so this is how I arrived at the design.  Add two mice and a couple dots of Nuvo and we're done.  This looks great in real life.

Be sure to join in the challenge and visit the store for some outrageous sales at A2Z Scrapbooking.

A2Z Christmas Mice

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Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays - Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.


  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps 
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Hero Arts Happy Holidays die
  • 6" X 6" paper from Printery Collection (probably 5 or more years old)
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Ebony Black

Monday, October 7, 2019

A2Z Scrapbooking Winner of TWO Coffee Themed Digis

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September 29th was National Coffee Lovers Day for the U.S.  I am now announcing the Winner of Two Coffee themed digitals from A2Z.  You can't get these anywhere else but A2Z Scrapbooking.


WINNER is Commenter:  # 10, Karen Letchworth at My Cup Runneth Over.   

Congratulations.   
I have advised A2Z Scrapbooking of your name.  To claim your prize email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com with subject line: National Coffee Hop A2Z Arlene

I think you will have a lot of use from your prize.

Hugs, Arlene

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Bat Eared Elephant - BOOOOO

Bat Eared Elephant - BOOOOO

When I saw the challenge to make a Halloween-themed project, I thought about what I had
and then what I didn't have.  I don't do Halloween cards much, not because I don't like
them,  I just haven't given any out in a very LONG time.

I couldn't turn down this challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs, right here.   I love using dies
in different ways and had made an elephant, which was dark in color and I really didn't
care for it, but waste not, want not.  My imagination went wild and I drew a mask on him,
(having the raccoon in mind) with the tuft of hair also colored in black.  I left him overnight
and work up to thinking of him driving in a spooky jeep and added more black Copic marker
to the ears and trunk.    I found some wonderful ghosts, spider and web in an envelope from
 a friend sent a year or so ago.  The eyes glisten with Nuvo black and are outlined with a
uniball pen. Here is my vision come to life.


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I had a ball with this.  Even if you don't have many Halloween characters, you can make
something a bit spooky.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Safari Jeep
Elizabeth Craft Designs Elephant
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectagles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Through The Lens 6" X 6" Metal paper
Black Copic marker
Uni-ball Signo broad tip
Crystal Stickles on the headlights
various ghosts, spider & web - gifted from an online friend
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A2Z Scrapbooking Holiday Challenge Inspiration

Again, I'm using non-traditional colors to make a Christmas card.  I couldn't help it, the "mice" made me do it!  In this case, it was one mouse, but I'm holding her responsible.  I cut the sentiment in two.  I know, I lose small stuff too, but I had to do it.  I think this is a fun card and I still think it's cute after letting it sit overnight on my desk.

Be sure to check out the sales and enter the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking   .
Remember, it is our last challenge forever.



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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays - Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.



  •  Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Block Style Quilt Die #6
  • Scrap paper I had inked up with distress inks when I created my box of sponges so I could see the colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Holiday Challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking


A2Z Scrapbooking will be hosting their last challenge this month, October, 2019.  The theme is Holidays, any holidays.    Be sure to pop over for our last monthly challenge and there is a sale going on, so be sure to check the store.Image may contain: text
I know these are strange colors for a Christmas card, but I couldn't resist using this distress colored paper die-cut left over from another card I made.  These mice are cute as a button and I had already die-cut about 20 of these little goodies to use on cards, so I am raring to go for the holidays.


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It has been wonderful working with our Linda Crissman and we will miss her.  


Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays - Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.


  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Kat Scrappiness Backdrop Die
  • Scrap paper I had inked up with distress inks when I created my box of sponges so I could see the colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine

My Card Chain Challenge Reveal for September

I joined the Card Chain Challenge during the month of September and sent my partner this card.  I chose die cuts as the product/technique option in the challenge.  I hope Linda likes it.  This was fun to color.  I hope you join in for the October challenge and make a card for someone in the world to enjoy.


Supplies:
Digi stamp from Di's Digis
Die cut  - I think this is made by Becca Feecen
Copic markers dress G05, G07, G17, background G0000, G00, G03
Eyes G07, G17, hair E19, E35, E37, E44, E57, face E00, E01, E11, R11, lips E04, R29, shoulders E01, E13

Frantic Stamper and Fall

Frantic Stamper is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas for the month of October.  Frantic Stamper has so much to offer, stencils, stamps and dies.  Frantic Stamper carries their own brand as well as many other well known brands, such as Altenew and Elizabeth Craft Designs.  What a great prize too, priced at $25.99.

The challenge for October is Fall or Fall Colors.  You can work with the wonderful Fall colors or any holidays in October - for Americans, it's Halloween, so work your FALL MAGIC for us.

I had to use this raccoon and bushes for my post because he's adorable and I thought the mushroom and colors added to a Fall appeal.  That raccoon is really just adorable, but I have more animals and will have to use them this month to show you how cute they are.  I know, either promises or threats!



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Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Raccoon at Frantic Stampers
Elizabeth Craft Designs Forest Accessories at Frantic Stampers
Elizabeth Craft Designs Through The Lens Wood paper at Frantic Stamper
Distress ink Mustard Seed was sponged on green paper for the bushes.
Distress ink Ground Espresso was sponged on the tree stump
Copic multiliner brown used to mark the detailing on the tree stump
Vagabond die cut machine