Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Already?

Happy March to everyone.

Bugaboo is Die Cut Divas' sponsor for March and here is my sample.  I couldn't help but use this cute little guy after I saw him.

I thought I would inlay the die-cut panels instead of building up the layers.  I just love inlaying now.  The image, red and green panels are all die-cut..  Even my wild colors framing this darling image work.  


Die-namicsStitched Rectangles

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bye February, Hello March

A goodbye to February and hello to March.

I decided to check out St. Patrick's Day and I'm ready for it.  This card was a breeze to cut on the Silhouette. Using double-sided colored paper was a perfect idea.  One side has a striking pattern and the other is a darker green.  The oval green panel on the front of the card is the same beautiful coloras the inside of the card.
This QuietFire cut file can be found at the Silhouette store here.
The stamp is an old old Hero Arts stamp.

Hope you enjoyed February and look forward to March.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Tree Step Card, Yes

Another Quietfire Design card.  This step card is a cutting file and it's easy-peasy to use a cutting file because you cut and fold and you are ready to go!   I enjoyed using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut too.


Quietfirel Design cutting file.
QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps on a Spellbinder's die-cut
Elizabeth Craft Design All Season Tree is a pretty cool tree.  Even I can make the tree look good... well I hope I do!

Hop on over to Die Cut Divas to enter the challenge for this month.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kind of a CAS card

Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas for today's inspiration using wonderful stamps and cutting files from Quietfire Design.

This is kind of a CAS card and I like the simplicity of it.  Wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design.   I followed Deborah's sketch at Society of Stampaholics for the February card exchange.  I'm sharing this card with you and my partner.
QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps

I hope you enjoyed this card, very simple and easy sketch to follow.  And I quite like the results.

Arlene

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winner of the blog candy from Me to You!

Winner of the blog candy from Me to You is:  # 9, 
SUSIE SONNIE.


Susie Sonnier said...
I'm so excited to see everything in the new Spring catalog!!!
February 18, 2015 at 5:33 AM
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Please send me an email to afmmac@yahoo.com with the subject Winner of the blog candy from Me to You so I know it's you. :))))    I'll need your name and address.  I love Hero Arts products and you will receive some Hero Arts stamps that I hope you will enjoy.

Arlene

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Blog Hop with your Hero Arts Hosti!



  • Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!
  • If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Tiffany Ervin .
  • Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
Let me tell you the plants on my card look much better than the plants in my house.  And yes I cut out every one of those plants and pots.  I over-water my houseplants, but the ones below don't have to worry about that at all.  The cutting was actually therapeutic, a calming exercise for sure.  I pictured a shelving unit on which to sit the pots, so this is what I came up with.


I couldn't have planned the colors of my card better to match the
 main colors of the Hero Arts banner.  

I think you can see the changes of color more on the second view below.
Wonderful new 2015 stamps hit the spotlight here.

Tropical Background, CG659
Stamp Your Own Succulents, CL839
Baby Animals Stamp & Cut, DC148 (sentiment)
Panel is glossy white paper which I embossed with VersaMark ink
Hero Arts Orange Soda, Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe Ink Cubes 
were used directly on the panel. (Lots of Ink Cube sets at Hero Arts)
Some of the plants themselves are stamped over more glossy paper inked with 
Hero Arts Orange Soda, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Pool Ink Cubes..


I decided to stamp the cute baby animals on patterned paper, like all kinds of little stuffed toys..  I had so much fun playing with them. I also had fun using my Hero Arts Ink Cube too.  I embossed the panel and ran the ink pad over the leaves to bring out spots of color.  There are the cutest little sentiments to go with this set too.   AND there are two dies.  I love sets that have dies included or that you can purchase to match the stamps you buy.

Baby Animals Stamp and Cut DC148
Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink Cube


You can always use a Birthday card, so I thought background and Sentiment


Tropical Background, CG659
Happy Birthday to You F6058
Die-Namics Stitched Ovals
Green and a red gem

Remember that Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

I will be awarding a prize package of Hero Arts stamps also.  There will be a random draw for my prize package on Friday.  Happy Hopping!
  • If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.   Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.
  • Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is Sarah Moeman. NOTE: Make this text bigger, bolder, a different color, etc. so it stands out and can easily be found by hoppers.)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a card that's got heart!  I couldn't help this remark.  When I make this card again, I'll make the  card longer, but it works and I sent it to my granddaughter.

QuietFire Twirl & Enjoy set of three stamps

Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas today to see what other wonderful Valentine cards await you.