Thursday, April 3, 2014

ABNH Create Your Own Background

Hello everyone. It's time for another challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. This month we are featuring product from Lawn Fawn and this challenge is to Build Your Own Background.





for this card I used Distress re-inkers on my watercolor paper to create my background. I started by stamping the Doily pattern in Versamark and then heat embossing it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. The re-inkers give it a more brilliant color. I misted it slightly with Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer also.

We are sponsored by the uber fab:



Every card you make and enter will enter you into a drawing for this:


It doesn't get much better than that!  I look forward to seeing all of your creations.

Michelle

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Engaged! ABNH & Gossamer Blue

Hello everyone! Today is an exciting day over at A Blog Named Hero! We have teamed up with Gossamer Blue for this month and I have to tell you their kits are chalk full of goodness!!!!

This week's challenge over at A Blog Named Hero is STENCILS! I had a lot of fun pairing the three together:


I used the gorgeous papers in the Gossamer Blue kit for my backgrounds. The gold paper that you see is incredible. I couldn't stop playing with it. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil and some embossing paste to give it dimension. I die cut the hearts out of vellum and gold with my Silhouette and layered them together. I finished it off with a Hero Arts Stamp and some gold hearts from the Gossamer Blue Kit along with a sticker that was in there too.
Here's a close look at that yummy dimension.


For this card I again used that gold paper but this time I cut the Hero Arts flower out of Silhouette Stencil material and then placed the stencil on my card, used embossing paste and embossing powder with gold flecks in it and heat set it.  I used the Sweet Threads stamp by Hero Arts with Brilliance Gold ink that came in the Gossamer Blue kit and stamped it on the gold paper.


It looks amazing in person.

Don't forget to head over to A Blog Named Hero to see what the other girls have made with this kit and check out Gossamer Blue

Also, make sure you enter our newest challenge STENCILS and you could win a gift certificate to :






Have a GREAT DAY!

Monday, February 10, 2014

You are loved

Hey everyone! Sorry for the impromptu break. My back went out...bad this time. I couldn't move for almost 2 solid weeks.  I am now back to crafting and trying to get a bunch done because I am going to have to take a rather long break because we are moving! I am so excited. We have been in duplex for years. We got a beautiful single family home in a really nice neighborhood. I am thrilled and the best part...I get my very own stamp/scrap studio. I am living on Pinterest every night trying to decorate my home digitally!

Anyhow, I am playing along with the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp this week. I have been completely addicted to stencils and embossing paste as of late. I use the embossing paste with pearl embossing powder this time. I love the effect.

The Challenge this week was to use hearts...I don't think it was too hard of a challenge with all the goodness SSS put out with their Valentine release.


I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil with white embossing paste and then I heat embossed it with ClearSnap's pearl embossing powder. It's kind of hard to see it in the photos below but it has a really nice pearl look to it. 


I die cut a Hero Arts Heart out of the card and then embossed the "You are" in American Crafts Zing Gold Glitter embossing powder.  I did the same with the Avery Elle Banner.



The flower is from Michael's and the leaf is from Taylored Expressions!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon
Michelle

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

I simply love you--Elle's Studio/ABNH Mash up

Hi everyone! I am so, so excited about today's post!! A Blog Named Hero is teaming up with Elle's Studio this month and I am over the moon happy!  I love EVERYTHING by Elle's Studio. I will have much to share with all the goodness I received from them this month so make sure to check back often. Also, if you haven't read on A Blog Named Hero, I will be doing a tutorial on an altered home decor item on the 23rd of each month.

For today though I have a very simple card. I am just getting my mojo back after having been down with a bad back and the flu for 3 weeks.

I wanted to go CAS on this one. I wanted Elle's Studio products to shine.  I used a speech bubble from Elle's Studio's Monthly Kit. I started by stamping the background with Hero Arts Tiny Inks spots stamp with the new Soft Vanilla shadow ink...I absolutely LOVE this color. It's just gorgeous in person.

I then marked of an area to stamp the Elle's Studio "Love you More" stamp set across the bottom of the card in Hero Arts Mid-tone ink in Bubblegum. I added two small strips of paper, pop dotted the speech bubble, added embellishments and it was done.  Fast and simple.

Please head over to A Blog Named Hero to see what the other girls created...you won't be disappointed. Don't forget to join in the new Challenge which is "Flowers", you could win a Gift Certificate to the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp!  Then you can order this yummy line from Elle's Studio.  Good luck!