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Monday, June 7, 2021

June 2021 My Monthly Hero Release + Blog Hop!

It's My Monthly Hero launch day at Hero Arts! This month's kit is so much fun - it's full of party animals, whooping it up to celebrate birthdays. I adore these cutie patootie cats and dogs! I played with one of the kitties for my card.

I created a slimline card by cutting my panel to 8.25"x3.25", which I then mounted on a card base created by folding an 8.5"x7.5" piece of cardstock in half. To create my little "scene" windows, I used the Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil to ink blend both Splash and Blue Hawaii Reactive Inks, then I placed my Clouds & Grass Scenic Stencil down with the alignment stencil still in place, and ink blended on some Unicorn pigment ink.

The cat and balloons from the kit were colored with Copic markets, wtih a bit of white gel pen added for accent. Everything was popped up, I used allllll the foam tape!


Here's a look at the sweet June kit!



Here are the wonderful artists joining today. Leave as many comments along the hop as you have time for - the more comments you leave, the more chances to win a $50 gift card to the Hero Arts shop!

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Seeka
Special Guests:
Jennifer Kotas
Meg Brooks
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel

I'll be on the Hero Arts Facebook page for lives twice tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th) - at 11am eastern for the New Release Spotlight, and again at 3pm eastern for my Live with Libby. I hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Hero Arts Summer 2021 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello and welcome! Today I'm excited to be hopping with the Hero Arts crew to introduce the new Summer 2021 Release! There are tons of fun new products in this release. I had a hard time deciding which products to use, so I used a bunch!

For this first card, I began by ink blending a background of Splash and Purple Galaxy Reactive Inks using the awesome Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil. It was designed to use with Looking Glass Dies, but I think it's completely useful for creating little "vignettes" on my cards!


Once I had my background inked up, I stamped some whales with the Color Layering Orca set. The little background fish, and the message, are from that set as well.


For an extra fun touch, I added a little Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen on the orcas! It gives them both shine and added dimension.


For my next card, I used that same Alignment Tool Stencil, but this time with the Looking Glass Dies. I started with a little ink blending through the stencil with Pool Party Reactive Ink. Then I used the stencil as an alignment tool to line up where I wanted to die cuts to be.


I used elements from Looking Glass Day or NightLooking Glass Rain & Clouds and Looking Glass Canyon Lands. I created the little frames around them with the Square Infinity Dies. They pair well with the Looking Glass Dies!


My adorable little grill master is Hero Lifestyle BBQ. I die cut everything from white cardstock, then colored the pieces with my Copics. I also used Hero Lifestyle Forms and Hero Lifestyle Faces. The "you're invited" is from a great new Stamp & Cut set - Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL.


I love this next paper doll set!! It's called Hero Lifestyle RBG. How fun is that??


I ink blended on a background square using the Alignment Tool A2/A6 Stencil with Taffy and Creamsicle Reactive Inks. The message is the Women Belong woodblock.

And one more card for good measure... this one is an ink blended background created with the Art Deco Arches Stencil. I used Taffy and Lemon Drop Reactive Inks.



The message is again from Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL and I finished it off with some Enamel Dots.


I had tons of fun with this release - now let's see how much fun the rest of the team had! As you hop, I encourage you to leave comments. Hero Arts is giving away THREE $50 gift cards drawn from comments left along the hop. Here's the hop list:


Special Guests: 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's a look at the products used. I do not use affliate links. If you'd like to support a stamper in the hop, consider click over to Hero Arts from one of their blogs.
CM536 Color Layering Orca
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DI890 Color Layering Orca Frame Cuts (B)
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SB280 Color Layering Orca Combo
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DC286 Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL
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DI884 Looking Glass Canyon Lands (E)
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DI886 Looking Glass Day or Night (E)
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DI887 Looking Glass Rain & Clouds (E)
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HT206 Alignment Tool A2 & A6 Stencil...
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HT207 Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil...
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DI888 Hero Lifestyle BBQ (D)
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DI889 Hero Lifestyle RBG (D)
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DI841 Hero Lifestyle Forms Fancy...
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CM500 Hero Lifestyle Faces - Hero Arts
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SA165 Art Deco Arches Stencil
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H6455 Women Belong - Hero Arts
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DI713 Square Infinity Dies (H) - Hero...
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF432 Grape Slush Reactive Ink - Hero...
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CH328 Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots -...
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NK350 Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen -...
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Monday, May 3, 2021

May 2021 My Monthly Hero Release + Blog Hop!

Hi everybody! I'm here hopping along with Hero Arts as we launch the May 2021 My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons. I love love LOVE this month's release!!! Yes, I have been known to say that every single month. But this month I mean it EVEN MORE than every other month. Ha! The theme this month is "under the sea," and all of the products are completely gorgeous!

For my cards today I worked with some of the fabulous add-ons.


This card features the Seashells Fancy Dies. They are so pretty! I began by die cutting them from watercolor paper, then inking them up using my Taffy, Thistle and Pool Party Reactive Inks.


Once they were completely dry, I randomly added Sand Embossing Powder. I love how this looks!

The background is done with the Water Flow Slimline Stencil, again with Thistle and Pool Party inks. I ink blended, then spritzed lightly with water.


Now it's time to hop! There's an amazing lineup of artists today! Be sure to visit as many as you can - each comment you leave enters you in a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Hero Arts store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's a look at the entire release! I don't use affiliate links on my blog - if you're going to shop, be sure to click from one of the amazing artists in the hop to support them.
CG848 Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints
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CG849 Happiness Waves Bold Prints
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CG850 Nautilus Pattern Bold Prints
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CM543 Color Layering Abalone
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DI895 Color Layering Abalone Frame...
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CM544 In a Pinch
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DI901 In a Pinch Frame Cuts (D)
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CM545 Sea You
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DI896 Looking Glass Underwater Reef (E)
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DI898 Looking Glass Lighthouse (E)
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HT206 Alignment Tool A2 & A6 Stencil
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HT207 Alignment Tool Slimline Stencil
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DI899 Seashells Fancy Dies (D)
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DI900 Swirling Tide Border Fancy Die...
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SA167 Water Flow Slimline Stencil
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DI897 Hero Lifestyle Mermaid (D)
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DI841 Hero Lifestyle Forms Fancy...
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CM500 Hero Lifestyle Faces - Hero Arts
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