Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter time at Morgan's ArtWorld

Head on over to the Morgan's ArtWorld blog to enter the challenge of Anything Goes.  You don't have to use a Winter image, but I couldn't help it.  

Every time I look at an image and love to color it, I think "That's my favorite image" and this time is no different.

Winter images come and go, but this is a classic image and each time I choose a different color combo, I can't help but like each and every one and want to call it my favorite.  I think she's a pretty frosty girl and quite lovely.


Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Winter Fae
Copic markers in shades of blue
Vagabond Die-cut machine
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles die



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hero Arts LOVE in a Card

This is the third card I've made with the Kitchen Silhouette kit.  The other two cards have coffee cup backgrounds, but here, I took the word LOVE and made a black and white background.  I cut out the letters for my focal point and colored them in.  I used the Hero Arts digital Kit at A2Z Scrapbooking for this card. 


Close-up of the individual letters below


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Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Ivy Vine
Cottage Cutz Let It Snow
Copic markers Y08, YG01, R10 & RV11
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Second Day



Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017

Join the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop with me.

This is the second card I've made with this Hero Arts digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking because I couldn't make just one page with the cup background after I printed it out.  I made a larger collection of background cups and also printed that page out.  I made three cards and this is the second in that series of backgrounds.

This is how I created the colors in Word:

In Word, I copied the cups in different sizes to see what I liked.  I then went to colors (2010 Word, Colors is located under Format) and found the color and and this cool design.  Perfect.  I found another light color for some background cups.  I liked this background so much, I created a second page of this background.  It really does give me an icy feel to the card.

   

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 Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs (EDC) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up (stars)
Glitter Paper
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine

Up-cycling a Tree

Hi there, I'm subbing in for Dawn B today at the Die Cut Divas..

Dies R Us


Dies R Us is our sponsor and you could win a $10 gift certificate on a random draw of entries to the Winter Challenge this month,at Die Cut Divas. I die cut this tree with several others a year ago and now's the time to use this beautiful tree die cut.  I like to make something used into something new and this tree is cut from a tissue box that my friends from work saved for me.  I doubt that you would have known the origin of my tree unless I told you.  And no one would know this is a tissue box on the card itself.  I am pretty proud of the fact that I re-use many things that would just be put in the re-cycle without going through a re-use first.

To make the Window Frame, I left the frame in the die and dropped the glue onto the panels. I put the upside down frame about 1/2 inch from the edge of my desk.  I turned the card front upside down on top of the frame and pressed the card onto the die, lifted up and my frame was attached to the card in a perfect frame.   I left the center cuts out because I thought it would frame the tree better.



Close-up below.  The paper is that shiny.



Supplies:

Cheery Lynn Designs Frame Window B at Dies R Us
Dees Distinctively Die Overlay 3 at Dies R Us
Cottage Cutz Le It Snow (Dies R Us has a lot of "Let it snow" sentiments here)
Rinea double-sided foiled papers from The Stamp Doctor
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Loving Blog Hop




Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017


I love this challenge because I rarely work with coffee products in my creations.  I do love Tea and most of my friends are tea lovers.  Some do love their coffee.  I don't have that many coffee, chocolate or tea  stamps or digitals to work with, but the Hero Arts digital Kits at A2Z Scrapbooking has saved the day.  My card is up today on A2Z Scrapbooking today and A2Z Scrapbooking supports the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Go check it out.

In Word, I copied the cups in different sizes to see what I liked.  I then went to colors (2010 Word, Colors is located under Format) and found the color and and this cool design.  Perfect.  I found another light color for some background cups.  I liked this background so much, I created a second page of this background.  It really does give me an icy feel to the card.

I chose some glitter papers to die cut and went for it.  A couple Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White drops went in the middle of the stars.  The inside of the cups is colored first with B21 and then colored over with BG23.



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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.


 Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs (EDC) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up (stars)
EDC Curvy Leaves
Cottage Cutz Let It Snow
Glitter Papers
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Die Cut Divas Has A House or Two for You

Yes, Die Cut Divas does have a Winter Theme going on, so after visiting with me, head on over to Die Cut Divas for some winter fun.  I had made this card and found that it is not available at Dies R Us anymore.  However, the Elizabeth Craft Designs new houses are and I will link them at the bottom in my supply list.
Dies R Us

My sample card for today:



 Close-up of house and birds

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs house (see Country Scapes - English Cottage 1 and 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Flying Birds
Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers "Season's Greetings"
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers 
Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White, Ripened Pumpkin, Caribbean Ocean, Midnight Blue, Red Berry, Woodland Green & Glitter Drops Ruby Slippers



Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs house (see Country Scapes - English Cottage 1 and 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds - see lots of different clouds at Dies R Us Clouds 
Memory Box Mini Clouds - see lots of different clouds at Dies R Us Clouds
Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers "Season's Greetings"
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers 
Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White, Ripened Pumpkin, Midnight Blue, Red Berry, Woodland Green & Glitter Drops Silver Moondust

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Natural Christmas with Hero Arts

Time to Make It Pop with some popping Christmas Cards.  I layered my card and this was NOT in my comfort zone, but I am very happy with it.  I began with a simple image and die cut it in the postage stamp shape.  All I did was cut mostly brown & burgundy colored patterned papers.  I'm happy with it, rather a natural type of card with music and joy.



A Close up to see the layers and Nuvo dots.

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  • Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File from A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin (Nuvo Dandelion Gloss Crystal Drops are available at A2Z in place of Ripened Pumpkin)
  • Older Hero Arts  stamp "Joy" from the Peace Poinsetias  (any Hero Arts sentiment would work
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine

Sunday, December 3, 2017

A2Z Birthday Bash

I don't make many specific cards for birthdays, but this month I made two, so I'm all popped up to present my balloon card which is layered with balloons.  I used pop dots at the bottom of 8 of the balloons on this card and worked a Happy Birthday across the middle of the strings as a banner.



A Close-up to show the pop of the balloons (these balloons don't POP or deflate)


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Please join us in this months "Make it Pop" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our 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:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Happy Birthday on A Personal Level

I needed a birthday card for my granddaughter's 18th birthday.  But I am dueling with Char this month in the birthday bash digital kit too.  It's fun when you get a toofer (two for one), isn't it?  One card for two things is great.  I love the way it turned out.  Who doesn't like some ice cream with their cupcake?  I ran the Birthday sentiment across the bottom of the cupcake panel and I really love that balloon heart.  I DID cut that string attached to the heart balloon by hand.


A close-up of the balloon and cupcake


There is a BIG WISH inside



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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

Please join us in this months "Make it Pop" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our 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 Big Bash digital kit
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ice Cream Cone
Elizabeth Craft Designs paper
Distress ink - Dusty Concord for the bottom ice cream color


Friday, December 1, 2017

A2Z Pop i Up Challenge for December

Hi there, I'm making some cards as gifts and lots of people are into coffee.  I thought I'd add some macarons to go with the coffee.  Help yourself.

Be sure to enter at A2Z Scrapbooking.


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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

Please join us in this months "Make it Pop" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our 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 digital kit Caffeine Fix at A2Z Scrapbooking.
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs dies - Macarons
  • Yum stamp is unidentified,
  • Vagabond die cut machine



Lots of BRRRRRR

Check out the Die Cut Divas blog for December's challenge.

Looking at my card, can you guess?  It's BRRRRr Winter time in the U.S. and lots of places are turning cold or are COLD.  I can see snow across the valley to the mountains after it snows.  That's close enough for me.  I can go see the snow when I want, play in the snow when I want, and have a jolly good time in the snow when I want.  It doesn't have to get up close and personal all the time. 

Check out the December 1st post for sponsor and challenge.


Close-up

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Sprig with Berries at Dies R Us  (unfortunately mispelled as Prig with Berries
Elizabeth Craft Designs Brrrrr at Dies R Us  (cut twice and layered)
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles at Dies R Us
Graduated colored panel is from a 12" X 12" paper pad from Michaels 3 years ago
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Berry Red and Woodland Green
Sprig is cut from a metallic green paper from my scraps
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Die Cut Divas' November Thankfulness Month

Time for a new challenge and non other than A2Z Scrapbooking is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor. 

The A2Z Scrapbooking store<carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   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.


Here is my last card for the challenge of Thankfulness,   I used the digital Holiday Houses  for my Thank You card.  I took liberties with bluebirds in the winter.   I used a blue card base and built snow mounds with a die-cut.  I guess Santa is late in delivering packages or else he's late getting home.


I am loving those Nuvo Crystal Drops, used white (Simply White) on the roof and chimney top with a drop of Red Berry on the door knob. If you look closely, I hope you can see the Wink of Stella on the top and bottom mounds of snow panels.  On the bottom panel I used the White Wink of Stella and then the Clear.  I used only Clear Wink of Stella on the top mound and the windows.  


Supplies:

Please check out Die Cut Divas to see all the Divas' cards.

Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Santa's Sleigh - out of stock
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry and Simply White  (looks like White is sold out at this time at A2Z)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges (to me they looked like mountains)
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds
Memory Box Flying Birds (2013)
wink of Stella (white and clear)
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hero Arts Holiday Houses and Tree-Mendous trees

Getting ready for Christmas?  I am and I have to think of different ways to give gift cards to some of the people on my list, such as my sons and granddaughter.    I have used the Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut sled die with Hero Arts Tree-Mendous and Holiday Houses digital kits for some really cute cards, in my opinion.

Join in on the Winter challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  I have several photos of the cards I worked on for my kids.
a2z scrapbooking winter challenge
I used a 12: X 12" pattern paper for the card (not very flashy, but the inside is where the card shines.



This is the inside of two of the four cards I made.  The blue pool reminds me of  southern California in the winter, when it's still a bit chilly for us northern Californians to frequent out pools, though I did swim in an outdoor pool here in Sacramento at American River College (nice and heated).  A lane leads up to the door and a Ho Ho Ho sentiment with a place for a note finishes the inside off. .I just love using that Nuvo Crystal Drops white (I'm using the Simply White and I see the A2Z Scrapbooking store has sold out of their white Nuvo. at the moment.  The bottles go a long way.



Inside of two of the four houses I made .



Close-up of the blue house and blue inspired Tree-Mendous tree.


This post is also on A2Z Scrpbooking.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge



a2z scrapbooking winter challenge
 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.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

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.


  • Hero Arts digital kit Holiday Houses
  • Hero Arts digital kit Tree-Mendous
  • Various Copic markers (windows of houses is Y08) 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-up (used because it is a die made for a gift card):
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Labels & Circles (label and pool on inside of card)
  • Vagabond Die Cut Machine