Thursday, November 16, 2017

Morgan's ArtWorld on an Anything Goes Challenge

This is a perfect little bear to use at Christmas.

I don't see this image at the moment in the store, but it has been and I used this image as one of the beginning images when I first joined Morgan's ArtWorld.  I have loved so many of her images and this is one I wanted to use a second time.

From Word, I printed two exact panels and an extra cropped version of just the head and hat, as well as one cropped version of the gifts with arm and holly. Then:
1. I cut only out the entire frame of green leaves and colored them and put Nuvo Red Berry on all the berries.
2. I cut out the bear in its entirety.
3. I cut out the holly at the bears feet
4. I cut out the gifts and arm holding the gifts with the holly
5. I cut out the bears hat
6. I colored every item I cut out.
7. I added Nuvo crystal drops in different colors to the topmost items as well as the snowflakes.
8 I adhered all tops portions on pop dots to the panel I did not cut out, but did color the same colors as those I had cropped. 

I smudged the white Nuvo drops on the bear's scarf because I put those on when I had the card completed and then touched the card before it was dry.  But all in all, I love this little bear.

A Close up

Morgan FitzSimmons digital image
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers E30, E31, E33,  B00, B02, G00, G03, YG63, R24, BG15, B21, 100 (black)
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Berry Red, Simply White, Woodland Green and Midnight Blue
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Calendar I have been working on

I have made my calendar for 2018 and I'd like to share some of my pages with you.  I used two sided papers for my calendar as the calendar is in notebook form, turning at the top.

January 2-18 and I put my red Cardinal in.  This set is sold out at A2Z Scrapbooking, but any Winter scene you want to use would be fine.

February 2018 has a blue snowy background paper

I figure everyone would have spring fever, including me and what gives us more of a feeling of freedom than the great outdoors and scooting around.  These little scooters are in the digital kit City Adventure here.

Come April and we're all thinking of trips to our National Parks and so I used the "Save Our National Parks stamp, which may be custom ordered.  

May is all about butterflies flitting around and this Color Layering Butterfly stamp set is on sale right now here.

June is time to relax with a cup of hot tea for me and I used the Kitchen Silhouettes for my cup with a die-cut steam.  But you could use the digital kit Caffeine Fix for your cup here.

I've taken you through June of 2018 of my calendar.  I guess I am prepared.  Happy Calendaring, Scrapbooking and Cardmaking to you all.

Catch this post at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Supplies were linked at the different calendar pages, but I will include them below also.

Each calendar uses the Calendar Bold Prints stamp from Hero Arts.  Remember, if you can't find it at A2Z, you can custom order it.

January - Color Layering Cardinal at Hero Arts  or custom order from A2Z Scrapbooking.
March - City Adventure here.
April - Save Our National Parks at hero Arts
May - Color Layering Butterfly stamp set is on sale right now here.
June -  Kitchen Silhouettes for my cup with a die-cut steam.  But you could use the digital kit Caffeine Fix for your cup here.

Be Happy this weekend.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Hero Arts Natural Christmas

Lots of Thanks to A2Z Scrapbooking for their sponsorship this month.  A great month to say thanks.  We celebrate Thanksgiving in November in the U.S. and I wanted a simple Thank you.

A2Z Scrapbooking has the Hero Arts digitals at your beck and call.  I used A Natural Christmas Digital Cut file for this card.and kept it tailored and simple. Dark burgundy and cream make this a striking color combination.

This sample post is also posted at Die Cut Divas.
Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut file at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanks die-cut # 734
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares die-cuts
Scrap papers
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Die Cut Divas Shows Winter Thanks

Die Cut Divas is being sponsored by A2Z Scrapbooking and I have a Winter Thank You card for you.

I had some post cards stamped up with an old Hero Arts envelope stamp and it was in a perfect color for making a Winter Thank You card.  I adhered the postcard to a white card, added Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry to the heart, colored the trees with Copic markers, added Clear Wink of Stella and that die cut arrow to the card.  

You really are going to want to pick up that Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops at A2Z for Xmas cards.

Close-up of the Sparkly florals on the trees and arrow

Hero Arts Tree-Mendous kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry at A2Z Scrapbooking
Distress Oxide Fired Brick
Copic markers YG01 for sure.  I think I had some YR09 and R11, R24 and R29 in there too
Spellbinders Shapeablitlies Page/Maps
Wink of Stella - clear

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Winter A2Z Challenge Holiday House

I so enjoy using the tags I make for gift giving.  You can make them any size and not have to squeeze your writing into a limited space.  This is the largest tag of the Hero Arts Tag dies.

I darkened the roof with a dark red marker and added some other colors to the house.  I thought that even I, could doodle some pavement outside the house.   There's enough room at the top of the tag to write the name of the person to whom you are giving your gift.

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  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Moondust
  • Hero Arts sentiment (wood block out of stock for a couple years)
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  • Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hero Arts Vintage Travel Ideas

Today at A2Z Scrapbooking, we're showing how versatile the digital kit of Vintage Travel is.  This is one of my favorite digital kits and I have always used the old autos or some of the other images, but I have rarely concentrated my efforts on this postage stamp type image.  I printed the Travel Post and trimmed it to 5 1/4" X 4".  The wonderful lady in the old fashioned hat is from another image which I cut out by hand.  I colored her hat and I also laid down some more color on the ship (I almost called it a boat).  I took a white card and sponged it with Wilted Violet so it took on a deep shade for my background for the Travel Post panel.  I spritzed it with water and then adhered my panel to the card, with the lovely lady going on the lower corner with just her hat peeking over the violet card.  I wanted a personal touch so used a sea sentiment.  I love using those Nuvo Chrystal Drops too.  They make for great texture.

One of my friends is going on a trip up to Alaska by ship and this will be perfect.


Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital kit
Wilted Violet Distress Ink
Copic markers V91, V93 &V 95, R39 & B14
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Friend
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (just got it and I love the spritz spray - perfect for spritzing :)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Crushed Grape

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A simple Stencil Equals A Big Impact

Time for a new challenge and non other than A2Z Scrapbooking is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor.

The A2Z Scrapbooking store<carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags and more. Proceeds from the A2Z Scrapbooking store benefit Celiac and Behcets disease foundations.   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.

Here is my first card for the challenge of Thankfulness,   

(Wild Honey and Fired Brick)

A close-up of my card below. Don't drink and view.

Below is my second card.  I think the sentiments are flying around on this card.
(Wilted Violet and Grape Preserves)

This is a bit too dark, but I wanted to show you another color combo.  

Hero Arts Spiral Stencil at A2Z Scrapbooking
Hero Arts sentiment from Hero Arts Thankful for You (out of stock)
Sizzix Thinlits - sentiment - friend
Distress Oxides fired brick and wild honey on one card with a dot of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Red Berry and Ebony Black)
Distress Oxides wilted violet and seedless preserves on the other card with a dot of Nuvo Crystal Drops (Crushed Grape and Ebony Black)
Vagabond die cut machine