Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Seasons' Greetings with a Modern Tree-Mendous Feel



I think everyone is getting ready for the holidays and I'm no different.  I wanted a slightly modern twist so I used the Tree-Mendous digital kit from A2Z Scrapbooking.   
Without further ado:




Very simply done, but I like the angular lines on the background and the trees.
This close-up shows the simplicity and colors I used.

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Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

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 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our 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:
  • Hero Arts Tree-Mendous digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Woodland Green Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stripes stencil
  • Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
  • Stamp is from an old Hero Arts stamp, but any Hero Arts holiday stamp would work like the Holliday Animals set here






Monday, November 20, 2017

A2Z Winter Challenge - Holidays

Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the monthly challenge for November.

With digital images, you can enlarge or decrease the size according to your need.  I printed two houses and adjusted the size of one to a bit larger size.  I'm happy with both of them.  These cards were super easy to make because the background is part of a paper pad with varying shades of colors.  I bought two pads a couple of years ago because I knew I would want more than one paper pad.  That is so true.   I really enjoyed making a couple of scenes with the houses.
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Don't you love the icy snow?

My second card has a wonderful sky and some snowy ground with icy snow on the roof.

I used a smaller sized sentiment with the larger house and a different color in the windows.
My cards are at A2Z Scrapbooking here.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge



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Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our 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:
  • Hero Arts Holiday Houses
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles  (Hero Arts has the Postage Stamp infinity dies)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White (A2Z has Nuvo Crystal Drops in the store)
  • Hero Arts sentiment (wood block out of stock for a couple years)
  • Copic markers in yellow and on orange yellow
  • Vagabond die cut machine




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Morgan's ArtWorld on an Anything Goes Challenge

This is a perfect little bear to use at Christmas.


I don't see this image at the moment in the store, but it has been and I used this image as one of the beginning images when I first joined Morgan's ArtWorld.  I have loved so many of her images and this is one I wanted to use a second time.

From Word, I printed two exact panels and an extra cropped version of just the head and hat, as well as one cropped version of the gifts with arm and holly. Then:
1. I cut only out the entire frame of green leaves and colored them and put Nuvo Red Berry on all the berries.
2. I cut out the bear in its entirety.
3. I cut out the holly at the bears feet
4. I cut out the gifts and arm holding the gifts with the holly
5. I cut out the bears hat
6. I colored every item I cut out.
7. I added Nuvo crystal drops in different colors to the topmost items as well as the snowflakes.
8 I adhered all tops portions on pop dots to the panel I did not cut out, but did color the same colors as those I had cropped. 

I smudged the white Nuvo drops on the bear's scarf because I put those on when I had the card completed and then touched the card before it was dry.  But all in all, I love this little bear.


A Close up

Supplies:
Morgan FitzSimmons digital image
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers E30, E31, E33,  B00, B02, G00, G03, YG63, R24, BG15, B21, 100 (black)
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Berry Red, Simply White, Woodland Green and Midnight Blue
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Calendar I have been working on

I have made my calendar for 2018 and I'd like to share some of my pages with you.  I used two sided papers for my calendar as the calendar is in notebook form, turning at the top.

January 2-18 and I put my red Cardinal in.  This set is sold out at A2Z Scrapbooking, but any Winter scene you want to use would be fine.


February 2018 has a blue snowy background paper


I figure everyone would have spring fever, including me and what gives us more of a feeling of freedom than the great outdoors and scooting around.  These little scooters are in the digital kit City Adventure here.



Come April and we're all thinking of trips to our National Parks and so I used the "Save Our National Parks stamp, which may be custom ordered.  
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May is all about butterflies flitting around and this Color Layering Butterfly stamp set is on sale right now here.



June is time to relax with a cup of hot tea for me and I used the Kitchen Silhouettes for my cup with a die-cut steam.  But you could use the digital kit Caffeine Fix for your cup here.


I've taken you through June of 2018 of my calendar.  I guess I am prepared.  Happy Calendaring, Scrapbooking and Cardmaking to you all.

Catch this post at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Supplies were linked at the different calendar pages, but I will include them below also.

Each calendar uses the Calendar Bold Prints stamp from Hero Arts.  Remember, if you can't find it at A2Z, you can custom order it.

January - Color Layering Cardinal at Hero Arts  or custom order from A2Z Scrapbooking.
March - City Adventure here.
April - Save Our National Parks at hero Arts
May - Color Layering Butterfly stamp set is on sale right now here.
June -  Kitchen Silhouettes for my cup with a die-cut steam.  But you could use the digital kit Caffeine Fix for your cup here.

Be Happy this weekend.






Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Hero Arts Natural Christmas

Lots of Thanks to A2Z Scrapbooking for their sponsorship this month.  A great month to say thanks.  We celebrate Thanksgiving in November in the U.S. and I wanted a simple Thank you.

A2Z Scrapbooking has the Hero Arts digitals at your beck and call.  I used A Natural Christmas Digital Cut file for this card.and kept it tailored and simple. Dark burgundy and cream make this a striking color combination.


This sample post is also posted at Die Cut Divas.
Supplies:
Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut file at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanks die-cut # 734
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares die-cuts
Scrap papers
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Die Cut Divas Shows Winter Thanks

Die Cut Divas is being sponsored by A2Z Scrapbooking and I have a Winter Thank You card for you.

I had some post cards stamped up with an old Hero Arts envelope stamp and it was in a perfect color for making a Winter Thank You card.  I adhered the postcard to a white card, added Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry to the heart, colored the trees with Copic markers, added Clear Wink of Stella and that die cut arrow to the card.  

You really are going to want to pick up that Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops at A2Z for Xmas cards.


Close-up of the Sparkly florals on the trees and arrow

Supplies:
Hero Arts Tree-Mendous kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry at A2Z Scrapbooking
Distress Oxide Fired Brick
Copic markers YG01 for sure.  I think I had some YR09 and R11, R24 and R29 in there too
Spellbinders Shapeablitlies Page/Maps
Wink of Stella - clear


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Winter A2Z Challenge Holiday House

I so enjoy using the tags I make for gift giving.  You can make them any size and not have to squeeze your writing into a limited space.  This is the largest tag of the Hero Arts Tag dies.

I darkened the roof with a dark red marker and added some other colors to the house.  I thought that even I, could doodle some pavement outside the house.   There's enough room at the top of the tag to write the name of the person to whom you are giving your gift.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
 
a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

Please join A2Z Scrapbooking in this months "Winter" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the Hero Arts store. The current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our 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:
  • Hero Arts Holiday Houses
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies D1197
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Moondust
  • Hero Arts sentiment (wood block out of stock for a couple years)
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine