Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A2Z Scrapbooking has a New Challenge and March is Color It In

Sometimes you color some things, cut them out and they sit waiting for you to get some inspiration to continue.  I thought receiving new dies would bring me inspiration and THEY DID.

Very simply, I created a background of dies and staggered the cups up the smallest die-cut, then die cut a sentiment.  I'm a tea drinker and my breakfast tea is always in a cup or mug, so my sentiment has to be one for tea.


Be sure to join the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
a2z scrapbooking march challenge
Please join us in this month’s "Color It In" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A1Z's etsy store.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.



 A2Z Scrapbooking Sugartree Stamps digital sets "Hug in a Mug" and "Farmhouse"
Copic Markers
UNK dies, I think one is a Spellbinders die
Vagabond die cut machine


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A Power Poppy Card - Autumn

I know it's not Autumn, but my friend and I colored a great image and I wanted to share mine.  This is a Power Poppy digital stamp and I thought it would be suitable for just about any event from a loss to a birthday with a "thinking of you" message. 


Close-up

I think I'll be using this digi again and I'll try some other colors and see how they work too.

Supplies:
QuicKutz Scalloped Squares
Power Poppy digi Olive and Oak
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thinking of you Stand Up Helper
Copic Markers (olives - YG23, G94 & G99, olive leaves Y08, YG61 & YG63, oak leaves YR09, R24, R22, Y04 & E11, nuts E11, E04, E47, E11  background C00 & Y04
Vagabond die cut machine




Sunday, March 3, 2019

It's All About Coloring This Month At A2Z Scrapbooking


I have loved the 2018 Christmas selection of stamps and I had to use the gingerbread house in a non-traditional way.  Gingerbread is not only for Christmas.  I know it seems as though everything is floating, but they somehow float together in harmony.  Well, that's the way I see it.  

I have to ask you, if I hadn't come right out and told you the house was a gingerbread house, would you have suspected immediately and exclaimed, "OH MY, It's a Gingerbread House"?




Remember to use my discount code at checkout - ARLENE15 at A2Z Scrapbooking.  Please join the challenge this month at A2Z.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge 
a2z scrapbooking march challenge

Please join in this month’s "Color It In" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the etsy store.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

My CCC Card

Card Chain Challenge Reveal Time

A friend, Christy, sent me some wonderful die-cuts which I hadn't had a chance to use until now.  Using some light colors on the leaves, fence and other elements  gives a watercolor effect.  I really like how this turned out.  I sent this to Dee, though truth to tell, I really would have liked to keep it.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Beach Frame Fancy Die (die-cut gifted from a friend)
Friend die - unknown - die-cut gifted from a friend
Water color paper
Navy blue card stock
Copic markers BG10, E50, E11, C0

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Morgan's ArtWorld in the Month of March

I received a wonderful journal like binder in November from a friend and I found the perfect (to me) image to put on the cover.  Why this vintage woman?  The cover feels as thought it's vintage and only a vintage image could fit.  I think I was right. 

Not only is it time for Morgan's Artworld to open a challenge, it is also Die Cut Divas' month to have Morgan's Artworld sponsor the Die Cut Divas monthly challenge which starts at midnight Pacific Standard Time.  This post is for both challenges.

I think the colors in the flowers go well with the 1920's lady from Morgan's ArtWorld.   I cut out the image , cut the umbrella with my Cameo Silhouette and die cut the sentiment. 
  

The Die Cut Divas' challenge is from March 1st through March 27th, 9:00 p.m.  Die Cut Divas challenge is based on Pacific Standard Time, (San Francisco).

The Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge is always "Anything Goes" 
Challenge dates are January 1st through January 27th, 2019 
on Australian Eastern time (Sydney).  
Morgan's ArtWorld
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

cover photo, Image may contain: 1 person, text
Be sure to check out and join the Morgan’s Artworld Facebook Group too.


Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld 1920s Outfit
Cameo cut Hero Arts image (umbrella)
Sizzix Friend die set (sentiment)
Cameo die cut machine
Vagabond die cut machine
Journal cover with rings for more pages
Copic markers

I will be participating in the following blog challenges:

Colour Crazy - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Sentiment - anything goes
Digi Choosday - anything goes
The House That Stamps Built - Anything goes


Hero Arts Gingerbread House Hearts You

You won't believe I lost this great little Hero Arts (HA) set for awhile on my desk.   Well, maybe you will believe me.   I had wanted a small set of stamps with some dies to go with them.  I am really happy with my purchase because I love these houses and I think that with different colors, they could be great for any season, even a season of love.


Pretty cute, eh?

Supplies:
Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cuts at A2Z Scrapbooking (includes the little hearts)
Little B Handwritten (die cuts)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges (
Copic markers R 81, 83 & 85 & C00, C0
Paper from Michaels is already shaded for the background
Vagabond die cut machine

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Happy Birthday the Hero Arts Way

I've seen this die-cut used a lot this weekend in the Hero Arts Blog hop and I CASED one of the cards at You and Your Big Dreams.

Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas to join the challenge of "Love is in the Air". 
Be sure to also visit A2Z Scrapbooking to enter their Mood Board challenge.  My card is inspiration for both challenges.  Hope to see you enter the challenges.


Supplies:
Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (no longer available, but butterflies can be checked out at Hero Arts here)
Hero Arts Ombre Mint Julip to Emerald Green
Your Next Stamp Mini Butterfly Ink Splatter
Navy blue card stock
Vagabond die cut machine




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Version of Love Goes Around and Around

I've used the Spiral Stencil in several different colors over the past 6 months or so.  I do like this in an orange to red gradation and I thought hearts are red and this would fit February.  A bit of Love goes a LONG way and this fits my mood.


Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
a2z scrapbooking february challenge

Please join us in this month’s "Mood Board" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to A2Z's etsy store.

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 "Words of Love
  • Gingerbread House - little hearts
  • Stitched rectangles from a friend
  • Intricutz dies (Couture Creations)  # dies
  • Sizzix Friend die set
  • Distress Inks fired brick and ripe persimmon
  • Vagabond die cut machine.
I am entering the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps challenge (Valentine's Day/Love...)
Creative Friday challenge (love is in the air)



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Love is in the Air, even in my Scheduler Page

I used Hero Arts digital "Words of Love" as well as "Notes and Dates" to make my schedule for 2019.  I have January entered and February is just peeking out of my insert card.  I am very happy with this years schedule page.as I even used the Mood Board as part of my background.


You can see 2018's schedule attached on the other side of my 2019 schedule


 Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  My post on A2Z Scrapbooking is here.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge


a2z scrapbooking february challenge

Please join in on this month’s "Mood Board" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to A2Z Scrapbooking etsy store.

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn't tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

 

 Hero Arts digital "Words of Love" as well as "Notes and Dates
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers in grays and RV shades
Vagabond die cut michine.
Scrap papers

I am entering the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps challenge (Valentine's Day/Love...)
Creative Friday challenge (love is in the air)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Hero Arts Words of Love

The colors and pictures in this Mood Board make me think feminine and luxurious.  Maybe they do the same for you.  Whatever they mean or feel for you, make your project with this Mood Board in mind for the February A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.

        MOOD BOARD


Here is my interpretation of the Mood Board for today's post at A2Z Scrapbooking.  This card is also posted for inspiration for the Die Cut Divas' challenge of Love is in the Air.


\Please join A2Z Scrapbooking in this month’s "Mood Board" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the etsy store.

Hero Arts Words of Love at A2Z Scrapbooking
Spellbinders Becca Feeken Spellbinder dies It might be this die - Elegant 3D Cards Collection - Etched Dies - Grand Cabinet
Copic markers C1, C4, R24, R39, RV11
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps challenge (Valentine's Day/Love...)
Creative Friday challenge (love is in the air)


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Still Dreaming of Cold Weather?



I love this particular Morgan's Artworld image and really don't use it except in the winter season.  I don't think fur covered hoods go well with the high 90s to 100s in summer in California.  I wanted to focus on this gal's face and you can see her cheeks are still chafed by the cold outside

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The Die Cut Divas' challenge is from March 1st through March 27th, 9:00 p.m.  Die Cut Divas challenge is based on Pacific Standard Time, (San Francisco).

The Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge is always "Anything Goes" 
Challenge dates are February 1st through February 26h, 2019 
on Australian Eastern time (Sydney).  
Morgan's ArtWorld
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times.

cover photo, Image may contain: 1 person, text
Be sure to check out and join the Morgan’s Artworld Facebook Group too.


Supplies::
Morgan's ArtWorld Winter 10 for only $3.00
Spellbinders Scalloped Square
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
Doily gifted to me by a friend
Vagabond die cut machine

I will be participating in the following blog challenges:

Colour Crazy - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Sentiment - anything goes
Digi Choosday - anything goes
DL ART Linky - anything goes
The House That Stamps Built - Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #55 - anything goes

It's Been A Cup Cake with Bugaboo

This is Die Cut Diva's last day to enter the January Challenge of "Something New"  Here's my contribution to the inspiration post.  I have had this image, but never used it, so a new effort for me.  I think the striped paper gives a carnival feel to the card.  Isn't left over scrap paper wonderful?


Be sure to enter this last day.
Supplies:
Bugaboo CupCake Mistletoe - not available, but there plenty of cupcake images available to you
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Scallop Nesting dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs die set - Words 3 - Happy Holidays
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Some Holiday Greenery Edge for You


I'm not really a flower person, but I do have to say, I really like the Hero Arts magnolia stamp and that it has a matching die. I made this a simple card so it could be used for just about any occasion. It looks quite striking in real life.



Be sure to use my code Arlene15 to receive a 15% discount at the A2Z Scrapbooking store.

Please join in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking etsy store.

Follow me to A2Z Scrapbooking.
anything goes
Supplies:
Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts at A2Z Scrapbooking (You may find the matching stamp at Hero Arts.
Copic Markers
Vagabond die cut machine



Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hero Arts Christmas Mice Still a Favorite

I just had to make another card with my Christmas Mice because they are so just so darn cute.  I'll be ready with a good start on my Xmas cards for next year, won't I?  The sentiment "Holiday Treats for You" is perfect for a mouse eating a cookie.



Be sure to use my code Arlene15 to receive a 15% discount at the A2Z Scrapbooking store.

Please join in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to the A2Z Scrapbooking etsy store.

Follow me to A2Z Scrapbooking.
anything goes
Supplies:
Hero Arts Christmas Mice at A2Z Scrapbooking
Intricutz dies, Couture Creations Be Merry Collection North Star Doily Set
QuicKutz Nesting Circles dies
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Have a Happy New Year

I'm not finished with Christmas and since it's a new year, I'm using some images that I have never used from Die Cut Divas' January challenge sponsor, Bugaboo.  This is definitely something NEW.

Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas' and enter the challenge at here.I hope you had a great 2018 and onward to 2019.  Enjoy your crafting.

Supplies:
Bugaboo Bella Christmas Ornaments
QuicKutz Scallop Nesting dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine