Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers for My Notebook

New to me - Sunshine Flowers Digital Kit

Having used a notebook last year, I was more than ready to get organized for 2018.  I couldn't think of colors or stamps to use and my choices surprised me because they are not winter or spring colors, but hot summer ones.  I followed my heart and chose Sunshine Flowers for my stamping kit to work with.  The colors pop and I think when our winter weather really hits with rain and fog, it will keep me happy and feeling like the sunshine is falling through the windows.

I have a patterned paper in each sleeve to keep track of what dates and products I'm using for each month for the next six months.   My post is on A2Z Scrapbooking.

Front page


Back page - Check the right side of the flower where just a little bit of paper is sticking down.  That was supposed to be a whole petal, but I didn't think anyone would miss it and you didn't, did you?



Close-up of back page and I still don't miss that lover petal on the right.



I added this page to my existing Notebook from 2017 and I'm ready to move forward into 2018.



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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 Sunshine Flowers only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic markers Y08, YR16

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Little Girl from Sasayaki Glitter

Hi there,  I'm filling in for Dawn Bennett.  This is a new image for me and I wanted to do something with oranges, so I used orange and brown on the dress.  I may not be able to lay my hands on my marker colors.  I may have inadvertently cleaned up and thrown the list away.

Our cool sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter and they have some really cute images to color.  
Our challenge is to use something new to you.

Check out Die Cut Divas for our challenge.


Sponsorship Badge

Here is my card with an image I've never used before.  I've used some different brown combinations for hair and fence.  A very cute little girl looking out at you.



Close-up



Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp Amy in the garden
Spellbinders Oval dies
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched rectangles
Copic Markers
Couple of hearts in my stash
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Some Bunny's Birthday

It's time for some Sasayaki Glitter.

Sponsorship Badge

Win a free digital stamp of your choice at Sasayaki Glitter digital stamps.  Visit the Die Cut Divas.


I am not the best at coloring animals with fur like rabbits or mice.  I am trying.  I did, however, make a bunny with purple tones.  Oddly, I like it.

Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp Happy Birthday Bunny stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Sentiment wood block stamp is unlabeled
Vagabond die cut machine

Copic markers:
Bunny - V91, V93 & V95
Mouse - W2, W3 & W5
Scarf - R83 & R24
Hearts & Cherry - R29
Ice cream - Y02
Cake - Y19 with icing RV11, dotsV25
Balloons - YG01, Y02 & Y19_
Plate - B02 & B21

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A2Z Spiral Stencil For A New Challenge

Try Something New.  I doubt that this looks new, but it is. This is a new to me technique that I garnered from the Hero Arts Web site here.  If you receive the Hero Arts emails, then you will have watched the video.  I wanted to show the difference in this technique from directly inking the card through the stencil..

It's easier to watch the video than it is to explain it, so I'd suggest you watch the video to be able to use this technique for any stencil.  You do run it through your die cut machine.  What I have on the card I made for the new challenge is the negative of how you would normally color in the stencil to use.  It's simple and I wanted as much of the stencil to show the technique as I could.  I hope you try something new and enter our challenge this month at A2Z Scrapbooking.

My post is at A2Z Scrapbooking here.


You can view the post for the card below on my blog here.


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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.



Monday, January 1, 2018

An A2Z Make Your Own Day

Visit the blog at A2Z Scrapbooking for the January 1st, 2018 challenge, "New to Me".  The oval scored panel is a technique I learned from a video by Jennifer McGuire here. I took a sponge and moved it one way to bring out he texture of the panel after I scored it in two different directions.




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!



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 Make Your Own at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts rounded square die (no longer made)
  • Distress Ink Fired Brick
  • Spellbinders die  Nestabilities - an oval die for which I have no case.
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Happy New Year and A New Challenge with Sasayaki Glitter

The Challenge this month is to make or use something new to you on Die Cut Divas' blog. 
The sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter.

Sponsorship Badge


Did you get a new die, stamp, papers?  Do you want to play with them?  Play away.  Now is the time to use you new products in your project for this challenge.

I used a new image and got a little silly with it.  As you can tell, I went a little silly here.  I couldn't help but think this family was having a family picture taken.  What else would you say to the camera, but SMILE!  They are cute and funny.




I hope you join us at Die Cut Divas for some New Year fun.

Supplies:
Sasayaki Glitter Monster Family Stamp digital stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
Elizabeth Craft Designs Smile
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black, Woodland Green and Red Berry
Vagabond die cut machine

Copic markers:
Adult Green monster - YG01, YG03, YG05 & G85
Adult Pink monster - RV11, R24, R83
All hearts - R24
Yellow kid monster - Y02, Y04, Y13 & Y19
Purple kid monster - V25, V91, V93, & V95





Sunday, December 31, 2017

End of Year Season's Greetings

Last Day of the year and Die Cut Divas is thanking Dies R Us for it's sponsorship. Be sure to check Die Cut Divas blog out here.
Dies R Us

I have not used the Birch Trees dies very much at all, so it was time to put a scene together.  I liked the idea of a dark Water Blue or Sky Blue as a background for a forest of white birch trees. There are two layers of beach edges faking it as snow banks where I poked trees in  so that there are actually three layers of trees, a couple on the panel with the truck, several more under that panel and more under the layer against the blue card.  The truck is entirely made of a heavy shiny cardstock that I have no idea where I got it.  This is such a neat truck too.  I thought Red hub caps worked here too.


Close-up of truck and birch forest


Supplies:
Impression Obsession Birch Trees at Dies R Us
Impression Obsession Class Truck at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges - yes used them for the snow
Copic marker for the birds R27 & R29
Black shiny paper for the truck
Nuvo Crystal Drop Red Berry on the hubcaps
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stickers (Season's Greetings)
Vagabond die cut machine