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






Jaded Blossom – May Release Day 1

Hi everyone! It’s time for the May release at Jaded Blossom. I’m so excited to be joining them as a guest designer this month.

Today we are taking a peek at the Love Bugs Stamp Set and Honeycomb Card Mat die.

My first tag features a cute bee and sentiment from the Love Bugs stamp set. I used the Bread Tag die from Jaded Blossom to create the tag. See that honeycomb background? I used the Honeycomb Card Mat die as a stencil to create it! It is hard to see in the picture, but I added some shimmer and glossy accent on the wings to make it shine.

My second tag uses the Rounded Tag die and a ladybug and sentiment from the Love Bugs stamp set.

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 – Monthly Challenge: Flower Power

Hi everyone. I’m guest designing this month for Jaded Blossom. Today is the start of their monthly challenge. This month’s challenge is to make a project with flowers.

Here is the card I made for the challenge.

I used the Village Windmill stamp set which includes these cute flowers. I stamped and cut out the images using my Silhouette Cameo. I then colored them with Copic markers. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, from the same stamp set, onto blue card stock and cut a fishtail banner on the right side.

I ink blended a sky and grassy knoll using distress inks and the Rounded Tag die. I adhered both the tag and the Windmill/flowers to my card base using dimensional adhesive. To finish the card, I added ribbon and twine to the top of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to show you what Jaded Blossom has in store for you the rest of the month!

A Blog Named Hero – April Challenge

Hello everyone! It’s time for another challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month’s challenge is Watercolor.

Water coloring is a challenge for me.  I tried a couple of backgrounds that I really didn’t care for. So I went back to what I’m comfortable with, water coloring with distress inks.

I used the gorgeous heart wreath stamp from the Floral Heart Wreath stamp set from Hero Arts. I stamped and heat embossed the wreath with Rose Gold embossing powder on water color paper. I then die cut the wreath with the coordinating frame cut dies.

I then water colored the wreath with various distress inks and a water color brush pen. I die cut a scalloped panel from gray polka dot paper and heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set.

I wrapped yellow and white twine around the bottom of the panel and tied a bow. I used foam adhesive to attach the panel to a white card base. I then adhered the wreath using using foam 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!

A Blog Named Hero – March Challenge

Hi everyone, it’s time for the March challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month’s challenge is Anything but a card. I decided to create envelopes using Hero Arts products.

I used stamps, stencils, and inks from Hero Arts to create a set of four envelopes.

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