Saturday, October 14, 2017

scramble at Hero Arts Starts 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time


Welcome to the 161st Scramble at Hero Arts.Flickr Group.   Our theme is to create a card or paper arts project that includes a die cut or punched cut and is holiday themed.  

1. Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp, stencil, or die to create your project.

2. You can use a punch or die cut from any machine (Cameo, Cricut, Vagabond, Cuttlebug, etc.)

3. You can choose any Holiday from Fathers or Mothers Day to Christmas or Thanksgiving.

You have 90 minutes to complete your project, and you can choose your 90-minute block at any time during the next 24 hours. The 24-hour window ends October 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. PDT (12 noon EDT). 

• Once your project is completed, take a photograph and tag it as quickcard161 (all one word—no spacing). Post it to the Hero Arts Flickr group photo pool. 

• Post the photo of your project in this discussion thread on Flickr by copying the URL of the photo and pasting it within square brackets--like these: [ ] in your reply to the discussion.

Don’t forget that you have 90 minutes to complete your project. The Scramble ends October 15 at 9:00 a.m.PDT (12 noon EDT) so be sure to post by then!

Here are some samples for you.  I'm afraid I didn't get the entire first card in the photo.  The outside layer is white.  I used the jar with all kinds of little images and fun dies to work with from a few Winters ago and also the bow is from Hero Arts Red Christmas Felt too..   (Winter Scene)



The Christmas cups from last year are one of my favorites,  I used an Ombre ink pad Pool to Navy on the cup and the new Spiral Stencil with Distress Ink Broken China peeking through the stencil. The stars are from Hero Arts Red Christmas Felt from a couple years ago.
(Coffee Cut Tags and Spiral Stencil) 



Close-up of the coffee cup - love those Nuvo Crystal Drops in 
Red Berry, Simply White and Midnight Blue. (Coffee Cut Tags)


A creme colored tag (Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies) with Hero Arts Ornaments Stamp and Cut images.  Some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black and Red Berry)


Have FUN!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Fun Coloring Contest with House of Morgan Fitzimons and Linda Larsons International



A NEW CONTEST

Free Images to join the Halloween Fun Coloring Contest & Art Challenge - Fae Entertainment - House of Morgan Fitzimons and Linda Larsons International







To find out more about the contest, please visit A Perfect Time To Craft.to learn all about it and to download your free image.


 I thought this little ghost was so cute.  A bit of sparkle never hurt a ghost either.

 I used a cute ghost and I have a confession to make.  I used cream colored paper to print my ghost out.  It looked white last night.  LOL... So my little ghost got a bit of coloring and sparkle to take the focus off of a cream colored ghost, not a white ghost.

Supplies:
Pumpkin Ghost from Fae Entertainment
Copic markers YR09, YR12, YR14YG01, YG03, YG61 and 100
Nuvo - ebony black on the eyes and bottom panel with ripened pumpkin for the inside of the pumpkin Crystal Drops
Wink of Stella - clear
Elizabeth Craft Designs papers Through the Lens Series
Different sized leaves cut with my Cameo
Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX dies
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time to Play during this weekend for World Cardmaking Day

Image may contain: flower and text

Weekend Challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking: (make a fun-fold card, anything other than regular fold) and you receive the free Halloween Labels digi for all entries this weekend. We'll also have a Rafflecopter giveaway that includes signing up for Twitter, etc in which you will get entries for a $20 gift card to the store (you get entered for making the card too). It's a random giveaway and just for the weekend. And a 25% off sale (except the already low-priced clearance section) 

Here's my card I made for the challenge of making a fun fold card  -  an easel card.   I've needed a lot of "Thank You" cards recently to thank all the people who attended my retirement lunch and presented me with a gift card.  They are very special people and I do so appreciate everyone.  Here is my Easel Thank You.

Close-up of the Easel set-up



Supplies:

Hero Arts Weather Cuts Digital Files at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Laugh die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Katie Label Pivit Card label at the bottom of the card.  Only label used.
Vagabond die cut machine
Easel card done on Silhouette


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Autumn Owl to Winder Fairy

Be sure to play with the Die Cut Divas for the October MOOD challenge.  It should be fun and get you in the mood for Autumn. Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and they have some darling images.





MOOD BOARD


My cards for October 7th were fun to color and this owl scene was quite an easy scene to create. That little owl just makes me smile.

It was so much fun to add Nuvo Crystal drops to this little owl's eyes and the nails on the fence.  I love how Nuvo makes that pumpkin glisten.

I hope you like this little scene and the closeup.

I couldn't help myself. I had to see how a Winter fairy would look in Autumn colors, using the mood board above.  I think she turned out fantastic.  I actually love the leggings.  I hope you are inspired to go Autumn.


Supplies for Owl Scene
Bugaboo Fall Fence
Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black and Ripened Pumpkin
Copic markers  Fence E30 & E31, Flowers Y04 & Y19, Pumpkin Y12 & YR16, leaves, YR12, Y19 & E30, Owl Y04 & E30, Sky V20
Spellbinders die
Distress Inks - Wilted Violet & Carved Pumpkin
Assorted gems colored with Copic markers

Supplies for Winter Fairy
Bugaboo Winter Fairy
Spellbinders die
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin
Spellbinders dies
Copic markers are much the same colors as the owl scene

Have fun coloring.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hero Arts You're So Nice

At A2Z Scrapbooking, it's all about watercolor for the month of October, so water color to your heart's content.  Check out the new contest rules too.

I have a friend and she makes the most fabulous quilts, but not just quilts, handbags, totes and cute vests with all kinds of beads.  Amazing work.  I wanted to make her a card, JUST BECAUSE she is my friend.  You know how you go to work and have work friends and home friends.  We started working together MANY years ago and took our work relationships out on the road, literally; we went camping to Santa Cruz.  The stories I could tell about the trip down and our long weekend taking in the beach and barbecuing.  Fast forward and retirement is here and I wanted my friend to know how much she has meant to me.


Close-up below of water-coloring with Distress ink and water

You can catch my post at A2Z Scrapping 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 Go Wild digi 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 ththe Go Wild 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 Caffeine Make Your Own kit at A2Z Scrapbooking (only place for HA digitals)
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
  • Distress markers - I failed to write down the exact colors
  • Distress ink faded jeans for stencil work
  • Water color brush
  • Nuvo Drops - black and Red Berry
  • Spellbinder rectangle die
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal

The Card Chain Challenge Reveal for September.  I get together with a group to color on the last Tuesday's of each month.  I decided to color this beauty and send it off to my partner in the card chain challenge.  She really is quite the beauty.


Close-up of the lovely woman.

Superb image to color.  I hated to mail this out.  LOL

A Day for Daisies Braid in My Hair digital
Copic markers
QuicKutz Nesting Ovals dies
Vagabond Die Cut Machine



Sunday, October 1, 2017

It's a Witchy Day

This October challenge is all about mood.  The challenge begins here. The challenge is all about Mood. Find out about the mood at the challenge.  This is the card I made as a sample.for Die Cut Diva's October Mood Board challenge.


I didn't want the lass to be floating, so I crisscrossed  a jagged floor and made it look creepy with gray shadowing. And it didn't have to be perfect, but rather a unique imperfect floor. I do love the SunBonnet series, of which this is only one.

Supplies:
Bugaboo Digital Stamp Sunbonnet Witch
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Purple/pink sequins
Glossy Accents


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Taking a Balloon Ride

Time for making those guy cards and usually I can't think of anything, however I thought a hot air balloon might be just the thing.  It looks rather like Halloween, but that was not my intention.  It'll still be a guy card to me.





Close-up of balloon and branch in the background.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Air Balloons at Dies R Us (small balloon used here)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Through the Lens Metal used for "hello" and "balloon"
Spellbinders Labels 8
Memory Box Delicate Branch Frame
Little B Handwritten (die)


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Sled For You

I know it's only September and too soon for sledding, but I thought this would make some boy happy, maybe some older boy whose birthday was near winter and he received the key to the car.  Maybe?   Whichever, I thought a blue and yellow card was the combo for me.



I die-cut the sled parts and used floss for the reins for the sled.  I've pulled apart twine so it would fit in the holes too.  Whatever you decide to use, use something, because there is a greater impact and enjoyment of the finished sled with some kind of reins.


Close-up of sled

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sled at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Steampunk Charms at Dies R Us
Little B Handwritten (for you dies)
Paper for Key from backing in package
Vagabond die cut machine

This post is at Die Cut Divas.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Bit of Viking with Morgan's ArtWorld

It's challenge time at Morgan's ArtWorld and "ANYTHING GOES" for you to join in the fun.  I love spending time coloring and there are so many wonderful images to choose.  I had used only the central image of this digital and I loved how it turned out, but this time I went for the whole image.  This image is so defined and so well sketched.  I can't say enough about it.

The black panel was created by stamping Hero Arts white unicorn ink onto a black shiny paper using a Hero Arts stamp from a few years back "Chalk Background". This was the second stamping, the first stamping delivers more white to the background.  I thought the darker background complemented the image better.


Close up of the central image.
I colored the central image's hair in warm grays, while focusing on metal with the cool grays. 

Copic markers E30,E31,E33, B0000, B32, G0000, C0,C1, C2, C4, C5, Zero, W2, W3 and W5
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle dies
Hero Arts Chalk Background
Vagabond machine



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CASE a DT at A2Z Scrapbooking With a Vintage Look

Delia made a scrapbook page using the Vintage Travel Digital stamps.on her post here.  I cased this layout for a card. It was truly an inspiration.

Join the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and see this sample here.





I did not make my card as vintage as the layout, but I like it.

Close-up of the camera's picture.
I used Judi-Kins Embossable Window Plastic with two rows of foam tape to pop the camera up.

The double row of foam tape keeps the sequins loose enough to move freely as seen below.
I hope you like my CASE of Delia's scrapbook.

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Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge



Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" 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.


  • Hero Arts Digital Vintage Travel
  • Hero Arts Digital Road Trip
  • Distress Oxide inks Fired Brick & Wilted Violet
  • Purpl Sequins
  • Die-namics Oval Die-cut & round Die-cut

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hero Arts Caffeine Fix

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Are you ready to enter?
When:  Friday, September 15  –  Friday, September 22
Time: 6:00 am pacific
Theme:  FALL
2017 fall hop
I don't drink coffee just because I don't like the taste and my sons don't like the smell of coffee.  I guess we're the aberration in a coffee drinking society.  But I do like the cool images in the Caffeine Fix digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking.   I printed out some of the images in random sizes and cut them all out.  I thought the beans were hilarious, but definitely usable.  I colored everything here using the distress markers and a water brush. The coffee cup protector (there is probably another word for that band around the cup) was marked with the brush on the lines and then lightly brushed with the watercolor brush.

Caffeine Fix

A close up shows the beans off.
Caffeine Fix Closeup

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge




Please join us in this months "CASE a Designer" 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.


 Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking (only place for HA digitals)
  • Distress markers gathered twigs and squeezed lemonade
  • Water color brush
  • Nuvo Drops
  • Die Cut of unknown origin for the Coffee tag
  • Vagabond die cut machine