Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heart Parade

Have you seen the Heart Parade die from Simon Says Stamp?  I love this die! I made a couple cards using this die and the die cut inlay technique. Here is what I came up with.

I also used DCWV Glitter card stock for the hearts. I really like this paper because you get the awesome look of glitter without all the mess.  :)

I hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ABNH Challenge #47 Color It In

It's been a long time since I've played along with A Blog Named Hero challenge so I thought I'd give it a shot. The challenge is: Color It In.

I created this card using one of my favorite Hero Arts (OWH) stamp sets called Missing You and also used a Paper Smooches set called Warm Hearts for the trees. I colored the bird and trees with Copics. I used glitter paper to create the wire that the bird is resting on. I also added glossy accents to the bird's beak and eyes, as well as to the heart on the tree.

Have you played along with the challenge yet? I hope so!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday Balloons

I bought these balloon dies from Simon Says Stamp a few weeks ago and decided to try them out with some glitter paper. I die cut some of the balloons and I also used the negative space as the panel of my card. I stamped over it with an older Hero Arts background stamp (called Large Plaid Pattern) with the mid-tone soft granite ink before adding the balloons. To fill in the negative space, I just placed some glitter paper behind the balloon cut outs (the yellow and blue/teal balloon). The strings and the greeting came from the Hero Arts Perfect Day set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, June 23, 2014

I Love Owls

I've said this before,but I'm going to say it again. This Hero Arts Missing You (OWH) stamp set is one of my favs! I think all the images are adorable, especially the owl. I colored the owls with Copic markers and then added them on top of the Lawn Fawn paper. Simple, but I still like it.  :)  Have you heard that Hero Arts is making dies for this set now? I can't wait to order them!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

Wow, I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted. Apparently I've been neglecting the poor ol' blog.  :) 

This was a quick and simple card to make. Not much to say about it, other than I used some Lawn Fawn paper for the tag and both the greeting and sun are from a Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Pure Sunshine set.

I was thinking of my nephew when I made this card because he's always smiling. Here is a pic of his adorable sunshiney face.  :)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is full of sunshine and smiles!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunflowers - Part 2

Hello! Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted something. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had much time for making cards. I made a couple more sunflower cards a while ago but had not posted them yet. I really love this Lawn Fawn set and decided to try the sunflowers in purple. :)  I colored them with Copic markers. I used an older Hero Arts set called Sending Smiles for the watering can and gardening tool.

I also had more sunflowers that I had colored earlier, so I made another card. I was trying to use up some of the leftovers that I had on my desk -- which included a strip of paper that I had embossed with embossing paste and a stencil. 

Anyway, I hope you're week is off to a great start!  Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sunflowers - Part 1

I ordered the Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows stamp set a few weeks ago. As soon as it came in the mail, I started creating!  It's great that the set comes with different sizes of sunflowers and leaves. I used Copic markers to color the flowers and vase. I also love that this set comes with matching dies - makes it so easy!

On this next card, I used a Studio Calico stencil for the background with distress inks. I decided to leave the greeting off the front of the card and just put one inside instead.

Hope your day is a happy one!  :)