A Blog Named Hero – September Challenge

Hi everyone! It’s time for the September challenge on A Blog Named Hero. The theme this month is Clean and Simple – my favorite type of card to make!

I used this gorgeous wreath from the Autumn Wreath stamp set along with the coordinating dies from Hero Arts to create my clean and simple card.

I colored the wreath and the acorn images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I took a white card panel and used a score board to score lines every half inch from the top of the card to where I wanted my sentiment.

I stamped my sentiment from the same Autumn Wreath stamp set in brown ink. I tied a bow using a brown and cream twine at the top of the wreath and adhered the wreath and acorn to my card panel using dimensional foam adhesive. I added a few brown jewels to finish off my card.

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome projects from the design team and join in on the challenge!

Kat Scrappiness & WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop! We have TWO days of inspiration for you using Kat Scrappiness Stamps, Dies, and Embellishments and WOW! Embossing Powders. And of course there are amazing PRIZES!WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to either their UK or USA Store and Kat Scrappiness is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store. All you need to do to win is COMMENT. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win! The winners will be chosen at RANDOM from ANY of the blogs on the two day hop.

Here is my card for the hop. I began by die cutting a piece of pink card stock with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness. I then used the Butterfly Backdrop die from Kat Scrappiness as a stencil on this panel. I used a sponged Versamark ink with this, and used Unicorn Magic embossing powder from WOW to heat emboss the butterflies.

I also heat embossed my sentiment from the Friendship Greeting stamp set from Kat Scrappiness and Black Glint embossing powder from WOW. I added the pink panel onto a piece of glitter black paper and adhered the panel to my white card base with dimensional adhesive. I added a few sparkling clear jewels from Kat Scrappiness to finish the card.

You have come here from Lisa Schneider. Next, on the Hop is Natasha Davies. If you get lost along the way, here are the lineups for both days! 

You have until September 3rd to leave comments and winners will be announced the week of September 5th on both the WOW! Embossing Powder and Kat Scrappiness blogs. I will also try to post the winners here on this blog too.

Day 1 –Kat Scrappiness
Jo Thompson
Daniel Diaz
Kathy Schweinfurth
Ericka Strange
Maria Russell
Riikka Kovasin
Tina Guigui Dornbaum
Karen Reategui
Priscilla Bergman Joseph
Isha Gupta 
Martha Lucia Gomez

Day 2 – WOW! Embossing Powder
Erica AB Andersson
Jo Herbert
Ashlee McGregor
Lisa Schneider
Caren Bartholomew – You are HERE
Natasha Davies
Waleska Galindo
Verity Biddlecombe
Kavya Nagalakunta
Meghan Kennihan
Sandra Beus
Adam Karle


A Blog Named Hero – August Challenge

It’s challenge time again at A Blog Named Hero. This months challenge is Cute – my favorite type of card!

I used images and dies from the May My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts to create my card. As of the posting date, this kit is still available.

I colored the rainbow and sun with Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I added glitter to the clouds on the rainbow to give it a little extra sparkle.

On my card base, I ink blended with distress inks and adhered a couple of stitched cloud dies. I stamped my sentiment from the same kit onto the card base and adhered the rainbow and sun images using dimensional adhesive. I added a few heart sprinkles to finish off my card.

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome projects from the design team and join in on the challenge!

A Blog Named Hero – July Challenge

Hi everyone, it’s time for the July challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month’s theme is embossing.

I started my card by embossing on a white panel using the Chevron stencil form Hero Art and Versamark ink. I sponged the ink into the opening of the stencil, removed the stencil, added my embossing powder, and then heat set it with a heat gun.

I die cut this panel with and layered it onto a gray panel. My sentiment and images are from the My Monthly Hero December 2019 kit. I colored the images with Copic markers and adhered them to my card base with adhesive foam tape. I stamped my sentiment in black ink and added this to my card base covered in turquoise paper.

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome projects from the design team and join in on the challenge!

A Blog Named Hero – June Challenge

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it is already the middle of June and time for another challenge at A Blog Named Hero.  This month’s challenge is Combine Old and New.

I used an older stencil – Rain Dance Pattern – and a newer stamp/die set – Unbearably Thankful from Hero Arts.

I used the stencil and some light yellow ink directly on my card base. I kept most of the ink in the lower left corner of the card. I colored the bear holding the flowers with Copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies.

I stamped my sentiment from the Unbearably Thankful stamp set directly on the card base with black ink. I adhered the bear to the card base using dimensional adhesive. To finish off the card, I added a few light yellow jewels.

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome projects from the design team and join in on the challenge!

Jaded Blossom May Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hey Everyone!  Welcome to Jaded Blossom’s May Stamp Release Blog Hop.  
Now if you’re here from the Jaded Blossom blog you’re in the right place, if you’re just passing through start at the beginning because you don’t want to miss a thing.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
Here is what I made:

I fell in love with all the bees that were released this month! The bees are from the Love Bugs, Birthday Bug Tags, and Baby Bugs stamp sets.

I created the yellow background by ink blending three different shades of distress inks and sprayed it with a little bit of water. On top of this panel, I added Honeycomb Card Mat die in black. After adhering this to my panel, I added a few of the black hexagons in various places where the bees were going to be placed.

My sentiment is aldo from the Birthday Bug Tags stamp set. I masked off one of the bigger sentiments to get the the Happy Happy Bee-Day to You sentiment. I stamped this on black cardstock with versamark ink and covered with white embossing powder. I found a couple of yellow star sprinkles in my stash to add to the sentiment.

I popped up my bees on the card with dimensional adhesive and then added the panel to my card base.




Regular Price for the Release Package is $91.99

 Free stamp set for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 5/17, 11:59pm pst.

Baby Bugs

And here is a treat that will be included with every order this weekend. 

BLOG CANDY

1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!
Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Now on to the HOP….

Next up is Michelle


Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:

A Blog Named Hero – May Challenge

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month’s challenge is Hugs from a Distance. I think we can all use this in this weird time.

I used the You Are Loved stamp set from Hero Arts to create my card. I randomly stamped the globe and the two solid hearts from the set onto white card stock. I then die cut this panel using a rectangle die from my stash. I adhered this to a gray card base using dimensional adhesive.

I stamped two sentiments from the same stamp set onto pink card stock with versamark ink and gray embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strips and added the to my card using dimensional adhesive.

Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see all the other awesome projects from the design team and join in on the challenge!

Jaded Blossom – May Release Day 4

Hello, it’s day 4 of the final release from  Jaded Blossom. Today we are focusing on the Baby Bugs 4×4 stamp set. I’ve created a card and gift card set for you today.

My card uses the small butterfly from the Baby Bug stamp set and the larger butterfly from the Love Bugs stamp set. I colored the butterflys with Copic markers and thought they needed some googly eyes! On my patterned paper, I used two of the dies from Bug Trail Dies and added purple card stock behind the patterned paper. The sentiment is also form the Love Bugs stamp set. I finished the card by adding a few white jewels.

I created a matching gift card holder using the Folding Gift Card die, Baby Bugs stamp set, Bug Trail dies, and Love Bugs stamp set. I created the holder with patterned paper. I blended ink on a piece of card stock with pink and purple distress inks. I stamped my sentiment, die cut my trail, and popped up the baby dragonfly on the gift card holder.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for the Jaded Blossom May Stamp Release Blog Hop!


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $84.99
May 2020 Release will include:

3 – 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
– New Die
– New Stencils 
1 – 4×4 Freebie Stamp

  is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $91.99




Jaded Blossom – May Release Day 3

Hope you all are enjoying the sneak peeks at the new release from Jaded Blossom. Today we are taking a closer look at Birthday Bug tags. I think this is my favorite stamp set from the release.

I really love this first tag that I created with the Birthday Bug Tags stamp set and Rounded Tag die. I think I found the perfect pattern paper in my stash to create the tag. I masked off the Just and Bee-Day word when I stamped it on my tag so that I could have those words in yellow and the rest of the tag in black. I then colored the word Buzz with yellow Copic markers. I used those same colors on the bee and popped it up on the tag.

My second tag uses the other big sentiment from the Birthday Bug Tags stamp set and the Bread Tag die. I use black ink and clear embossing powder for the sentiment. I colored the the balloons and worm with Copic markers and popped up the blue balloon and worm using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for a look at more new goodies from Jaded Blossom!


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $84.99
May 2020 Release will include:

3 – 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
– New Die
– New Stencils 
1 – 4×4 Freebie Stamp

  is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $91.99




Jaded Blossom – May Release Day 2

Hello everyone! It’s Day 2 of the Jaded Blossom release. Today, we are featuring the Bug Me Anytime stamp set and the Bitten Leaf stencil.

For today’s card, I ink blended with distress inks and the Bitten Leaf stencil to create a focal point for the cute grasshopper stamp from the Bug Me Anytime stamp set. I stamped the sentiment from the same set directly onto my white panel and adhered the grasshopper using foam dimensional adhesive. I added a couple of jewels from my stash to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for a look at more new goodies from Jaded Blossom!


We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $84.99
May 2020 Release will include:

3 – 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
– New Die
– New Stencils 
1 – 4×4 Freebie Stamp

  is for orders $40 or more (before tax and shipping),
Friday 4pm PST through Sunday 11:59 pm PST

NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS!
No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Regular price for the release package is $91.99