Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut

I think these houses are so festive andI like the added depth from the background I made from two dies which added to the spacial aspect of the card.  It's whimsical and so very cute.


Close-up below


On the inside, I added a partial edge die and a cute mouse from the 
Christmas Mice stamps and dies sets.



Now that you've got another way to color or use you stamps and dies, go on over to A2Z Scrapbooking to enter and visit the store here.  My inspiration card on A2Z is here.

This card is also the card I sent to Annie Collons, a fellow DT at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
Please join us in this month’s "Winter" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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

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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 Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Die Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamp set at A2Z Scrapbooking
Copic markers on the houses
Green paper for the Holiday edges with Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Red Berry on the berries
An old Hero Arts "Season's Greetings" stamp
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A2Z Holiday Tags for You

A2Z Scrapbooking!

Last DIgi Duel of 2018 is on! Check out the A2Z Scrapbooking blog to check out Char's take on this digi kit.  She is always a delight to challenge. 

I don't know why I never used this digi before and the winner of the December challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking will walk away with this digital.

Making tags was never so easy as with the digital Holiday Tags from A2Z Scrapbooking.  I made tags, large and small, decorate or not, or use ribbon to tie or staple on the tags.  I tried them all.  I think I like my larger tags best because you can decorate with stamps or dies or both.  I used a previous Xmas delight of elves (which I am sure no longer available), but you can use whatever your heart desires.

Close-up of Elf Tags below


Close-up of small tags below


Supplies:
Hero Arts digital kit Holiday Tags at A2Z Scrapbooking.
Some Ribbon, Tim Holtz staples put on with the Tim Holtz stapler
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White and Red Berry on the elves
Copic markers on the elves
Hero Arts Santa's Elves Stamp and cuts (unavailable)

Arlene here and I'm looking forward to December 25th and sharing all my new tags.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Di's Digi's are Fantastic for Winter

The sponsor for Die Cut Divas is Di’s Digis for the month of December.

Di's Digi Downloads

The Theme is Winter or Winter Holidays

The winner's prize is a $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps shop.

I love the drinks in the penguin and snowman's hands.
I didn't use red, but pinks and lavendars for the scarves and snowman hat. I think they are so darn cute!


Close-up below


I posted this at A Bit of This and That.

Supplies:
Di's Digital Stamps Snowman Cheers digital image
Elizabeth Craft DesignsStitched Rectangles
Spellbinders Oval dies
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Simply White
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers R83, RV13, RV91, RV93

Monday, December 3, 2018

Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Dies Create An Easy Card

Please visit A2Z Scrapbooking and enter our challenge.

I saw the Holiday Greenery Edge used in the Hero Arts (HA) Catalog, but wondered how it would look with two dies, opposed to each other on a card.  I was surprised to see that a white background and green die cut was a smart, sharp combination.  I like the inspiration this HA page gave me..
Here is my inspiration card for A2Z Scrapbooking.

I used Nuvo Red Berry to do the berries on the die-cut and joined them together with berries facing the outside of the card.  A glittery gold tape conceals the space where the dies join.  A small stamped "Merry Christmas" completes the card.  Simple and simply delightful to look at.


Another view below


Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are  you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!
Hero Arts Monthly Challenge


Please join us in this month’s "Winter" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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

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 Holiday Greenery Edge Die Fancy Dee at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts wood block stamp from an old HA set
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Red Berry
  • Green paper from my stash
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Gold glitter tape

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hero Arts Happy Holidays

I so like the new holiday stamps and dies.  I used three new Hero Arts (HA) products.on a masculine Christmas card.  At least I think it feels more masculine. You can make your own decision.  Something about this card appeals to me and I can't explain what exactly I connect with.


I die-cut the Woodgrain die onto a file folder and distressed the entire die-cut with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Since I was in a brown mood, I stamped the houses and trees in brown, also on a file folder.  I then looked for a background to go with the stamped images and die-cut woodgrain.  I found a paper and die cut the Happy Holidays and the card seemed to come together all by itself.  

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge
Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month’s "Winter Wonderland" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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

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 Woodgrain Texture Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp and Cut available to custom order at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Distress ink Vintage Photo
Vagabond die cut machine
Elizabeth Craft Designs Through The Lens paper (Metal)


Die Cut Divas' new Challenge with Di's Digital Stamps

The sponsor for Die Cut Divas is Di’s Digis for the month of December.

Di's Digi Downloads

The Theme is Winter or Winter Holidays

The winner's prize is a $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps shop.
Join the challenge here.

I went with a pre-colored image for the season and only added a Copic color of BG0000 to the image and a season's greeting. I would have colored the black and white version in the same colors. I didn't make just one card so check out the set of cards.


Three more cards
I used Distress inks Fired Brick and Candied Apple on the edges of the rectangle cards.  The dies for the square card are Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares.

Supplies:
Di's Digital Stamp colored image - Micemas Post col (they also have black and white images)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic marker BG0000
Vagabond die cut machine

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Morgan's Artworld November Challenge Inspiration

Such a beautiful image to color with so many possibilities.  I would have instinctively gone for pink to red for the flowers, but wanted to use yellow. and yellow orange colors.  I think it worked out quite well.

Be sure to join the challenge with the "Anything Goes" challenge every month.

My yellow flowers started with Y04, YR12 and YR16.  
I kind of made commas on the hat and stole to give some depth.

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are October 1st to October 29th 
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.

OPEN AGAIN is Fae Entertainment with Morgan's images
Image may contain: 1 person, plant, flower, text, nature and outdoor


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


Supplies::
Morgan's Artworld "Christmas Cameo"
Copic markers
Unknown brand of pearls
Vagabond die cut machine
Elizabeth Craft Designs "Through the Lens" Stone paper