Sunday, August 20, 2017

Enjoy The Bright and Glittery Journey

I'd like to share a card that is glittery and bright and hopefully beautiful.  This is my third time this season to use this set for A2Z Scrapbooking.  I think three times is the charm.   I found this light filmy glittery paper at my local stamp shop before they closed (paper thin and soft).  I was able to stamp and die cut the ship and pop it up.  The black while and squid are cut from glitter cardstock.



Close-up of the bright glitter surfaces.

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

Please join us in this months "Bright and Beautiful" challenge for your chance at a $25 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 the 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 within the shop.


 Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey Stamp and Die set
  • POW Glitter Paper - Taffy & Jade colors
  • Black Glitter cardstock
  • Vagabond machine
  • Sequins

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Challenge over at Morgan's ArtWorld - woohooo

I made a card for the challenge starting at Morgan's ArtWorld and I wanted to share a close-up here. If the web site is not up yet, please be patient.

 I always enjoy coloring and this image goes quite quickly for coloring.  I used a stencil on the card panel with some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  Fun to do.


Close-up of the image. Don't you just love the flow.
Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Fairy Dust Collection
Hero Arts stencil - Spiral Stencil
QuicKutz Rectangle dies
Copic markers
Hero Arts Sentiment
Vagabond die cut machine

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flower in a Pot at Morgan's ArtWorld

New August Releases at Morgan's ArtWorld and this is one of them.  The releases can be seen here.

Something drew me to this simple flower in a pot.  I decided to enlarge the digital stamp to about 4 3/4 inches high by 3 and 3/4 inches wide from left leaf to tip of bucket handle.  It really was a perfect size.  I cut it all out because I wanted to pop it up and I really like this.


Close-up

Supplies:
Morgan FitzSimmons' image - see release post here
Patterned paper behind the flower 
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanks
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

Monday, August 7, 2017

You've Got Mail



Elizabeth Craft Designs is Die Cut Divas' wonderful sponsor for August and it's an Anything Goes challenge.  I'm ready to make my Christmas cards. Are you?  But you can make whatever you want and enter our challenge.


Closeup shows the leaves and poinsettia I cut out over the flower and leaves 
at the bottom of the mailbox.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs You've Got Mail
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers
Sentiment is an old Hero Arts wood stamp

My second card uses a marvelous candle setting.  I loved coloring this.

 A close-up of the candles and flower I cut out and placed on top for dimension.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas Candlelight
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers

Sentiment is an old Hero Arts wood stamp

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Journal A double page is ready.


It's the bright and beautiful challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and I love my bright butterfly and ship backgrounds on this page.  The second page has a bit of glitter from the tag.

I didn't have any mojo for working on my journal for awhile and all of a sudden two pages came together for me. The first page uses a double sided paper, one a map and the other is black with light circles.  I printed out some ships from the Hero Arts Vintage Travel digital kit and adhered a group of three to the bottom of a pockent on one side.  The digital butterfly is beautiful when cut out.  A cut piece of card stock is tucked into the pocket and now has some nifty things in it for the next six months.


Back side of page - map paper with light green coloring on the landmasses.  A Hero Arts Tag cut out of glitter paper is adhered to the map and a ship to cross the seas lies on top.




The card stock tag sticks up out of the pocket.  I'm writing in white pen.  
I looks pretty darn cool.

I am using these tags to keep track of the next six months use of materials.  Pretty cool, I think.

New page now on rings with the first page I did earlier this year.  .



I've put the new journal page on rings and have a lot of my notes in here for A7Z Scrapbooking.

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Please join us in this months "Bright & Beautiful" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bright and Beautiful with a Fancy Butterfly

August is a special Bright and Beautiful month for the A2Z Scrapbooking team.

My mind immediately went to the most beautiful butterfly I've seen.  This is just a gorgeous die to cut and I've used so many different types of material to cut.  This is one of my very favorite cards.  If you like it here, you should see it in real life.

I've put the new journal page on rings and have a lot of my notes in here for A7Z Scrapbooking.

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge
Please join us in this months "Bright & Beautiful" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.



This is my July 1st sample for the Bright and Beautiful challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking blog.

Hero Arts Fancy Butterfly
Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey - sentiment
Gold star
Vagabond Cutting machine available at your LSS
Foil Paper - 2014 Chickaniddy Crafts

Cupcake and Tea

Elizabeth Craft Designs is our sponsor for August and I had fun making this card for you.  I chose the cute Tea to create a card.  I love tea time and so does one of my friends.  I thought this card would be perfect.  It's a chance to be fun and use tea cups on paper as well as to drink from.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Tea Time stamps
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tea Time Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch (1 1/2 inch)
Memory Box Hello
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, July 31, 2017

Crazy Birds for CHristmas

This is your last chance to enter the challenge at Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July.

 I had bought these wonderful Crazy Birds and had never made a card.  I thought, this month is the month I'll make a Crazy Bird Christmas.  I just purchased the Framelists and had a go using the largest Banner die cut.


Close-up of this crazy bird


Supplies:
Sizzix Crazy Birds at The Frantic Stamper - Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs at The Frantic Stamper
Elizabeth Craft Designs friend
Elizabeth Craft Designs Fishtail die cut would work in place of Sizzix.
Sizzix Crazy Birds stamps
Novu Crystal Drops Ebony Black on the eyes.
Copic Markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fae 7 is Not Just a Number



Fae 7 is Not Just a Number.  She's a pensive soul.  I had to use a green on the dress and pink hair.  Not sure how or why I chose pink, but here you have this wonderful fae image.  I hope you like her.

Be sure to join Morgan's ArtWorld for the "Anything Goes" challenge here.

Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Fae 7 here
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers (light gree is YG01)
Vagabond machine
String of flowers

A Beautiful Snowy Hamlet

Frantic Stamper Inc.



This month's sponsor is at Die Cut Divas is The Frantic Stamper and yu can find so much there.  I found this wonderful village.  You can color it so many different ways.  I do have a confession.  After I finished coloring it and die-cutting it, I spilled a ton of water on this panel.  I grabbed it, shook it and found it wasn't too bad, just covered with water. LOL   I was able to rescue the panel.  I put a heavy block on top of it and hoped it would dry well.


Here is a close-up of the scene.  It is quite charming.  Well, I think so. 



Supplies:
Penny Black Snowy Hamlet at The Frantic Stamper
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sprig with berries at The Frantic Stamper
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic marker

This post is at Die Cut Divas 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hero Arts Scramble - remember it's 24 hours long

Here is my entry to the Hero Arts Scramble today on Flickr.  I use this set whenever I get the chance.  I love all of the extras that go with the set.  All of the stamps and dies on this card are from this one set and there are so many more.


Close-up below


The stamp and die set are still available at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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 within the shop.

Enjoy the Journey Stamps and Dies sets at A2Z Scrapbooking
Gold Foil Paper - Goldie Lox - 2014 Chickaniddy Crafts
Vagabond Die Cut machine

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hero Arts Tags and National Parks







I've always liked the Hero Arts Tags dies.  You can let your creative juices go.  If you've never seen the National parks in the U.S., you really should.  My family traveled in the summer to different natural places.  Memories of the colored pools and geysers in Yellowstone will last the rest of my life.  Incredible views and experiences.

I used some Oxide distress inks here with a sentiment and a couple Destination wood stamps.


Have fun creating.

Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Oxide Inks spritzed with a homemade colored water.  Two very old cheap moon and clouds stamps were added. 

Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks were spritzed with water and an 1992 Stampin Up postmark added.  Buffalo colored with Copic marker W3 and trees colored with G03.  Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China oxide inks spritzed with water.  Hero Arts sentiment out of stock.

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Image may contain: flower and text
Please join A2Z Scrapbooking in this months "Anything Goes" challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge 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 within the shop.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Bear of a Card

The new releases came out on July 10th. You should check them out.

I used one of the releases and wanted to show you want i did.  I'm sure you can do so much more with it than I did too.

New Release here

Other supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Design Rectangle Stitched Dies
Copic marker
Little B Handwritten dies for sentiments
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, July 7, 2017

Christmas in July at Die Cut DIvas this Month

The Frantic Stamper is Die Cut DIvas' sponsor and the challenge is 
Christmas in July

I'm ready to make cards and tags, OH MY.

I decided to play with one of my favorite tag dies for the holiday seasons.  As you can see I made quite a few.  You can take just about any piece of scrap paper and us it as a tag.  You can see I was not choosy in my paper choices. But I am happy with all my tags. 

I did make some of the cards more elaborate than others.  

EASY PEASY way to use this set it  to die-cut two pieces of paper at one time on both the tree and the sentiment.  Next, lay the sentiment stamp with image up, ink image and set die-cut on top, pressing firmly all the way around.  Then to to either pop dot or glue the sentiment directly onto the tree.  You are finished making the tags., 
Even flower paper works for a tree.

Patterned paper is swell too. 

 Yikes, Stripes?  Yes. 

Christmas Blues

 This tree has stamping and die cuts all over the tree. 
Supplies:
Hero Arts Merry Christmas Tree at The Frantic Stamper
Vagabond die-cut machine
Scrap pieces of patterned cardstock
Hole punch for tag hole at top of tree

Have fun starting those Christmas cards now. and head on over to Die Cut Divas.