Monday, June 28, 2010

Not one of my Favorites...

I was playing with some distress inks today and came up with this. Hmmm, interesting, eh?  :)  I used the Garden Bouquet stamp from Hero Arts just to see what it would look like with black ink on these different colored distress inks. I used the frame of the nesties label 1 die cut. I had cut it out to use on another card, so I thought I'd use the frame that was left over.  This isn't one of my favorite cards, but I thought I'd post it anyway.  :)  I also took your advice and tried playing with the white balance in the photo and the cropping tool. Hope you have a great week!

supplies: Hero Arts Garden Bouquet stamp, Bazzill paper, kraft paper, twine, TH distress inks.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Striped Flowers

I tried a new technique for this card. I put the distress inks in stripes on the paper and then I stamped and embossed the image in white on top of the inked up paper. This card looks much better in real life. I really need to learn how to better use my camera.  :)  Anyone have any tips? 

Hope you're having a great weekend!

supplies: Hero Arts stamp, notecard and button, Martha Stewart punch, TH Distress Inks

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I *heart* Hero Arts

Last week I won the random blinkie giveaway on the Hero Arts blog (see here) and THIS is what they sent me!!

I was so excited when the HA package arrived in the mail. I couldn't wait to get home from work to open it. I don't have any of these stamps yet and I can't wait to ink them up and get creative!

I've said this many times before, but I'll say it again. Hero Arts is a GREAT company. They make excellent quality stamps, they are a "green" company and they are so very, very generous to their customers. They are just downright GOOD people.  Thanks so much Hero Arts!! You made my day!! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day continues....

Very short post - busy day today. This is the card I made for my father-in-law. He's great!  It's so nice to have great in-laws. Thanks for dropping by.  :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey paper, KI ribbon, Fiskars circle punch

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I made this card for my Dad for Father's day.  My Dad is very patient, kind and generous. He's the best!  He likes to ask me, "Who loves you?" so I used this as the sentiment on my card.  :)

Hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all the sweet comments. :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Martha Stewart heart punch, Bazzill and Basic Grey paper

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Flowers and hugs...

Hi friends. Here is a card that I created using all Hero Arts stamps. I actually used 5 different stamps on this card! I stamped the Friend definition background stamp on the HA notecard (very hard to see in the photo though). Then I stamped the Dots backgrounds stamp and leaves from the Be Yourself set in HA shadow ink on kraft paper. I stamped the flower from the Big Flowers Pattern set and colored it with Copic markers. To finish it off I used one of the greetings from the Truly Appreciated stamp set. So there you have it, 5 stamps on one card.  :)  (Can you tell that I *heart* Hero Arts?)  Have you used 5 sets on one card before?  Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such kind comments!  I really appreciate them! Hope you're having a great week!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, shadow ink and notecard, Basic Grey brad and Copic markers.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I love Palm Trees...

I love palm trees and I love this Hero Arts new stamp set called Let's Chill. I created this card for the Hero Arts June challenge on their blog. I added some highlights to the coconuts with a white ink pen. I also used Basic Grey paper...again! and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the dotted background. I also added HA gems to the flip flops. :)  I thought the Palm tree was big enough and cute enough to be the focal point of the card. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate all of your kind comments!

supplies: Basic Grey paper, Hero Arts stamps and gems, Archivers card twine, Fiskars border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Kathy R's blog candy!!

Kathy R is a great card maker! Every one of her cards is a masterpiece!  She is giving away lots of blog candy, so go check out her blog here for a chance to win some Hero Arts goodies!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Garden Bouquet

I picked up this Hero Arts stamp at Archivers (with a coupon, yah!). I used different colored TH distress inks to ink it up. I really like these distress inks! I also used a bit of Perfect Pearls, but it's hard to tell in the photo. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Nesties to cut it out. Not sure what I'm going to use this for so I left off the sentiment again.  I'm not sure I like the orange cardstock, but I'm not going to re-do it now. :)  Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you're having a great week.

supplies: Hero Arts Garden Bouquet, American Crafts ribbon, TH distress inks, Heidi Grace patterned paper

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

Another balloon card. I'm having fun playing with this new stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I used their die cuts and my Cuttlebug to cut out the clouds and the balloons. I then used Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink to ink the edges of the clouds and I colored the balloons with Copic markers. I used a circle punch to make the hills at the bottom of the card. I purposely left the sentiment off because I'm not sure what I'm going to use this card for yet. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you're getting some time to be creative and stamp this weekend!  :)

supplies: Hero Arts notecard, Papertrey Ink Up, Up & Away stamp set, Fiskars circle punch, Copic markers, TH Distress Ink (tumbled glass)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Balloons and windows...

I created this card for the CARDS blog challenge. This week's challenge was to make a card with a window. I just received these new hot air balloon stamps from Papertrey Ink and had to try them out. I love hot air balloons, so when I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. This was my first order from Papertrey Ink and I already love everything about these stamps. I haven't tried the die cuts yet, but that will be next!  Anyway, here is my card. Update: I was so honored to see that the CARDS blog featured it today!

It's Friday, yah! Have a great weekend!

supplies: PaperTrey Ink stamps, Basic Grey paper, Hero Arts flowers and pearls, Copic markers, Fiskars square punch and Fiskars border punch,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Birthday card

Very quick post today and another quick Birthday card. Easy, so not much to say about it. :)  Hope you're having a great week.

supplies: Hero Arts stamp and notecard, Basic Grey paper, Bazzill paper (circle), American Crafts Thickers