Thursday, June 14, 2018

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge

Come join us at Morgan's ArtWorld for this month's challenge.

What a beauty this image is, soft, feminine and simple.  She has such a wondering look on her face.  I chose this image to work with immediately upon seeing her.  I hope you like her too.


Supplies:
Morgan Fitzsimons digital stamp
Spellbinders die-cuts
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers E30, E31, E33, YG01, RV11, RV13, R83

Monday, June 11, 2018

Time for the Digi Duel at A2Z Scrapbooking

It's time for the DIGI DUEL at A2Z Scrapbooking.  I never know what kind of a project my partner in crime may complete, so it's as much a surprise to me as to you.  Check it out.  Remember that this post has nothing to do with the challenge theme, but everything to do with the digi prize of the month.

I wanted to take advantage of the Travel Words included in this set to make a black and white card, but I see so many other uses for this phrases as borders, part of a page layout, anything your heart desires.  I added the glasses from the spring release set "In the Study" as a fun last line and a stamp from an older Hero Arts set and popped it up.  You can mix and match, just like that.

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Please join us in this month’s "Monochome" 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

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 insert your code here 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 stamp kit Summer Travel Words
  • Hero Arts In the Study (you can custom order if this set is not shown in the A2Z shop)
  • Hero Arts My Words - out of stock for a long time
  • Die-Namics Pierced Circle STAX
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sugartree Lemonade at A2Z Scrapbooking

I really like the latest release of Sugartree stamps.  You can choose the mini stamp set of jar and sentiment "You're sweeter than sweet tea" or add lots of other digital stamps to this cute iced jar with the full set of stamps and make lemonade..  I made my own background with the sweet jar, spread distress inks with a brush on the bottom panel and die cut.  Visit A2Z Scrapbooking to join the challenge.  My post at A2Z Scrapbooking is here.


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I'm totally ready for something ice chilled for the summer!  Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the challenge this month.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge   

Please join us in this month’s "Monochrome" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to 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.



Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbookgin (Sweet Tea)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags and More 8 - Lattice
Hero Arts infinity Dies - Nested Tag Dies - no longer available at Hero Arts
Hero Arts small tag die (older die no longer available)
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Say Hi to a Cute House Mouse

June is Frantic Stamper month at Die Cut Divas - the challenge is animals or pets and animals or pets is loosely interpreted.  Have fun with birds, fish, mice, bears, some kind of animal or pet.

Frantic Stamper Inc.

I have had this wood block stamp for about a year and never used it.  I'm not even sure where I got it, but it's nice to have a purpose to use it now.  I hope you join the challenge with your favorite animals..


Close-up below


Supplies:
House Mouse Potted Mouse at Frantic Stamper
KuicKutz Nesting Rectangles at Frantic Stanper
Hero Arts older wood block sentiment
Copic markersW2, W3 & W3, R11, VG01 & VG03YR000 & YR24
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sugartree Graduation Card at A2Z Scrapbooking

My granddaughter graduated last week and I spent quite some time trying to figure out what stamps I wanted to use and whether I wanted the card to be kind or cute or elegant.  I went with cute.

Check out A2Z Scrapbooking for the current challenge and this post.


Inside of card and behind that inside panel, I tucked a $2:00 bill and a little extra.  This is a panel adhered to an Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-up.
My favorite die for holding gift cards or money.


Close-up of the graduating owlsome owl


I love being able to resize a digital.  I used the same diploma on the front, but in a smaller size and positioned differently.

I'm entering my card into the Crop Stop challenge here.  Anything Goes and you must use a product from one of the companies Crop Stop.com carries, but the product doesn't have to be stocked in the store.

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



Please join us in this month’s "Monochrome" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to 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.



Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbookging (Graduation Stamps and Owl Sayings)
Hero Arts Birthday Bash (cake)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-up.
Elizabeth Craft Deisngs Postage Stamp Die
Little B Handwritten (individual words - congrats)
Elizabeth Craft Designs papers Through the Lens Wood 
Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Sparkle)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine










Sunday, June 3, 2018

A2Z Thank You with Flowers

I didn't think I could use this Sugartree image for a monochrome challenge, but as I thought about it, I knew I could do it.  So many of my pink to red colors to use and it worked out great.  The one thing I wondered about were the flower stems (they aren't normally red or pink).  However, I used a warm gray and they look great.  Where there's a will, there's a way.

Visit A2Z Scrapbooking to enter the current challenge and then off to buy your stamps at the store.


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My sample at A2Z is here

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



Please join us in this month’s "Monochrome" 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 insert your code here 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.

  • Sugartree Stamps at A2Z Scrapbookging
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thanks"
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Copic markers
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, June 1, 2018

Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking

I sometimes print out several size digital images and then see what appeals to me.  I went with my largest print out and rather fell in love with my cake. It's a rather simple design, but the colors and cute flames above the candles really perk me up.  It's kind of unusual, but I like it. 


Close-up below



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!
Image may contain: flower and text
Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s "Birthday Bash" 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.

Please join us in this month’s "Birthday Bash" 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




  • Hero Arts digi kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Little B Handwritten dies
  • Oxide inks Fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, faded jeans,  and iced spruce
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - ripened pumpkin & midnight blue
  • Copic markers E30 for the cake with B91, B24 for the platter and candles.
  • Vagabond die cut machine