Monday, June 27, 2016

All Night Long

Die Cut Divas has an Anything Goes challenge this month.  

The prize is great and so are our sponsor's products.  

Our sponsor is Kaisercraft!


I could make cards with this paper all day long.  Do you hear that song running through your head now?  I do... all day long all day long... ( I know it's "ALL NIGHT LONG, but we have artistic license here) 
Using a Kaisercraft paper panel here with just a couple stamps and a die from the stamp/die set Road Trip made this an easy card to put together.  The note card is not Kaisercraft, but I thought it went well with the "NOTES" panel.

Again I used a Kaisercraft paper panel.  Just a stamp and die from the stamp/die set Road Trip made this another easy card to put together. 

Here's another Kaisercraft paper panel here with just a stamp (now boarding) from the set Road Trip.  So easy to make this card with a cityscape that I didn't use on another project.  The cityscape is cut from a tissue box.  Never forget to up-cycle. I pop-dotted the die-cut on the sides off the main central panel.

Supplies:
Kaisercraft Stamp and Die Set Road Trip
Kaisercraft 12" X 12" paper Just Landed - Passpor

Kaisercraft embossing folder 4" X 6" Triangles



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Use Patterned Paper, You Say?

A wonderful image to have to work with and I rarely color blonds.  I thought the colors of the flowers and this lass's hair made for a good pairing, like a fine wine.  Let's forget the wine and get to the challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.  The challenge is to use patterned paper.  Those who love to use patterned paper (I've got my hand waving wildly), please run to see examples and enter the challenge.  Those who don't use patterned paper much, I do envy you, but walk on over to the challenge and enter.

Morgan's image cut out to place her on the patterned paper
QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Paper scrap and The Paper Studio (A beautiful world)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Simple Butterflies

I wanted a soft feminine card with some cute butterflies.  The note card color helps soften the look.  Instead of stamping the base of the butterflies, I used the intermediate stamp size to give this a different look and I quite like it.  I'm here to tell you that this set provides lots of opportunities to create new and lovely cards.
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

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Hope you’ll join in our June Challenge of "To Die For" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.. 

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Tea and Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop
The THEME is SUMMER. You can use coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Friday, June 17 – Friday, June 24, 6 am pacific

Visit A2Z Stampbooking too, for your dose of coffee, tea or cocoa for more information on their sponsorship.
I don't drink coffee, never liked the taste, strange, eh.  My kids don't even like the smell of coffee.  It even goes deeper - my granddaughter doesn't like the smell of coffee.  O MY.
There is always tea!  Now I love different flavors of teas and am always eager to try something new.  Right now my "to-go" cup contains some delicious green tea.
Supplies:
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut (Sentiment & die-cut) 
Die-namics Coffee Cup (the letters (TEA" on cup)
Plaid cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cuttlebug
The cup is stamped on yellow paper to begin with, so the colors I used may look different when used on white paper.
Copic markers - I went way out on the colors on the cup sleeve (E95, YG01& Y08).

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 If you don't see a Hero Arts item you want, please click on the 
"Request Custom Order on the a2z Scrapbooking site.







Saturday, June 11, 2016

It's a Hero Arts Scramble Day

I finally get to play on a scramble again.  Gads, I hate it when I have to miss or forget to check for time.  All those horrible things that get in the way of a 90 day scramble with the Hero Arts Flickr group.

I went for quick and dirty, as they say.  LOL.  Distress all the way with a bit of Copic marker detail.
The theme was summer..  I had the idea to pair my new San Francisco stamp with an oldie but goodie, Big Post Card.  Wouldn't this be a great post card to send to friends at home while visiting San Francisco during the summer?


The paper was very glossy and I thought I'd use the left over paper to create my card.  The distress inks just slid over the paper in mostly smooth and easy swipes of the sponges.

I am adding my card to Virginia's View Challenge (SUMMER CHALLENGE)  It's all about color.

You can purchase your Hero Arts products through 
a2z Scrapbooking.   Just use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).

 If you don't see a Hero Arts item you want, please click on the 
"Request Custom Order on the a2z Scrapbooking site.

Supplies: 
Hero Arts Post Card Stamp - I think it's retired
Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral,peeled paint, and Forest Moss
Copic Markers on the buildings,cable car, trees and grass.
Die Cut - Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I Really do Just Love the Paper

Die Cut Divas has an Anything Goes challenge this month.  

The prize is great and so are our sponsor's products.  
Our sponsor is Kaisercraft!

My card, Favourite Places, is part of a 12"X12" paper panel that I fell in love with.  I cut many of the panels out and used them as a foundation of my stamping.   I started with the panel and stamped stamp/die set "Road Trip" onto the panel.  

 I've never given this statement a consideration, but it SOUNDS GREAT!  The main panel with the statement is from the 12"X12" paper panel I've fallen for.  The die cut and "Just GO" statement are from a stamp/die set called Road Trip.  

Again, the main panel on this card is from the 12"X12" paper panel which I used as a  foundation for my stamping.  Again I used the stamp/die cut from Road Trip.  Sentiments I stamped were "Wish you were here", "Just landed" and "We are here".


Supplies:
Kaisercraft Stamp and Die Set Road Trip
Kaisercraft 12" X 12" paper Just Landed - Passpor
Kaisercraft embossing folder 4" X 6" Triangles

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Just Flitting By To Say Hi

These are my samples for the new "To Die For" challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.  

This is something a little bit different for me - using part of a die on purpose.  I used that wonderful large Hero Arts Butterfly die to cut out part of a panel of graded colored paper, my stash from a great buy at Michaels a couple years back.  The first card, my butterfly die took a big piece of paper with it.  I wonder where it went.  I popped the panel up on form tape and it is amazing in real life.  I used the die that goes with a new butterfly stamp set with it's sentiment to finish this card.
Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Dies

Do you realize that the butterfly on this card is the cut-out from the panel above/  Doesn't even look like it, does it?  It's not the photographing either.  The cards really do look the way they appear on this post.  The butterfly was such a soft color that I went with softer colors for background.  I have added one item here that is not Hero Arts, but some hearts from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Poppy the Owl die cut set.  I've found these hearts to be a perfect size in several of my future cards.  I cut the hearts from the same panel as the butterfly.  
Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die
Supplies for both cards:

I don't often use a negative of the die because I use every space on my paper, no extra paper goes into the trash unless it's beyond use.  This is an exception to the rule.   I hope you enjoy and bring out your negative side, just as I did.  For once, having a negative side isn't so bad.  

My next "To Die For" card will be on June 20th.

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Hope you’ll join in our June Challenge of "To Die For" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.. You can find this post at a2z Scrapbooking.

Arlene