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Monday, September 21, 2020

Introducing the HeroKids Monster Kit + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Something rather exciting is happening over at Hero Arts today! They are launching their very first crafting kit geared specifically toward kids! The theme of the kit is monsters, and it is so much fun!
My kids are a bit beyond the target age range for this kit, so I shared the products with my neighbors across the street. Elizabeth and Caroline had so much fun coloring their monster scenes! I didn't have the markers that normally will come in the kit, so they played with some from their own art stash.

They loved that you could stamp little monsters to add to the pre-printed scenes in the kit!

Here's Elizabeth hard at work with her coloring...

And here she is with her finished masterpiece!

She especially loved that you could add random googly eyes to the scene.

We hope you and your kids have as much fun with this kit as Elizabeth and Caroline did!

There are three fabulous add-ons to this kit as well! I'll be back soon with more projects. I'll link everything below so you can check out all the monster goodness!

Several friends (and kiddos!) have created projects for today's launch. Be sure to check out their creations! Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 27th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Hero Arts & team:
Hero Arts
Maria Willis
Daniel West
Dana Joy
Ilina Crouse
Pocono Pam
Mindy Eggen
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Channin Pelletier

With special guests:
Heather & Aiden Ruwe
Tenia Nelson

And extremely special guest:

Thanks for stopping by,

These are not affiliate links - if you'd like to support an artist by purchasing with affiliate links, please click over from another artist in the hop! xoxo
HK100 HeroKids Monster Kit
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CG824 Monster Bedroom Bold Prints
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CM486 Party Monsters
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CM487 Bedroom Monsters
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

September 2020 My Monthly Hero Release!

It's Hero Arts monthly release day! The entire release this month is fantastic - the main kit is a pumpkin patch HeroScape!! How fun is that?? I'll link all of the new products at the bottom of this so you can check them out! But for my card today, I got out my Liquid Watercolors and had some fun with the beautiful new Autumn Bouquet Fancy Dies.

I die cut the entire set of dies twice from watercolor paper, and then just played with some loose watercoloring within the shapes. It's kind of messy, but to be honest that's how I like it.

Once the flowers, leaves and stems were all painted and dried, I began arranging them on an oval I die cut from Woodgrain cardstock. The oval is mounted on Mustard cardstock. And the message is from the 3x4 stamp set that comes in the main kit - I used Brass embossing powder on vellum.

Now it's time to hop! Be sure to leave as many comments across the hop as you can - one winner will be selected from all the comments to receive a $50 shopping spree!

Join me tomorrow (September 9th) at 11:00am EST on the Hero Arts Facebook page for a live overview of this release!

Happy Stamping!

Just an fyi, I don't get affiliate commission these days - the links are just here to make it easier for you to see what is new. If you want to support an artist, click to shop from one of the other blogs in this hop.
My Monthly Hero Kit September 2020
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CM478 Graveyard HeroScape
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DI812 Graveyard HeroScape Frame Cuts (C)
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CM479 Color Layering Moonlit Night
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CM480 Happy Autumn Forest
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DI816 Happy Autumn Forest Frame Cuts (B)
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CM477 Wheelbarrow Friends
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DI813 Wheelbarrow Friends Frame Cuts (C)
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CG820 Pumpkin Patch Bold Prints
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CG821 Crows and Autumn Leaves Bold...
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CG822 Spider Web Bold Prints
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DI810 Autumn Bouquet Fancy Dies (D)
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DI814 Jack O' Lantern Fancy Dies (B)
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DI815 Pumpkin Window Die (B)
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DI811 September Word Fancy Die (C)
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Reverse Confetti September Release!

Hi friends! Today I'm joining Reverse Confetti for the launch of their September release! You should have arrived here by way of my friend Amy Tsuruta's blog - if you didn't, head over to the Reverse Confetti blog to start at the beginning of this hop!

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the beautiful new Holiday Bough stamp set and matching Confetti Cuts.

I stamped and embossed the images from the set with Hero Arts Brass embossing powder on Pitch Black cardstock, then colored them with my Prismacolor pencils.

Once the coloring was done, I die cut the images then arranged them on a panel I die cut with Center Frame Cover Plate Confetti Cuts, then added a message from Joyful Holiday Wishes, also embossed in brass. The flower centers were finished with a bit of sparkle from Gold Stickles.

When you're shopping, there is an adorable 4x4 stamp set, Peace Tree, which is free with a $60 purchase! You won't want to miss out on that - be sure to check out the details on the Reverse Confetti site!

Now it's time to hop! Next stop is Megan Quinn. Here's the entire hop list:

Reverse Confetti Blog
Amy Kolling
Candice Fisher
Tricia Barber
Lisa Henke
Janette Kausen
Mindy Eggen
Amy Tsuruta
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Megan Quinn
Kathy Schweinfurth
Kelly Lunceford
Olga Moss
Jeanne Jachna
Susan Wymer
Deanne Kuntz
Mayra Duran-Hernandez
Caly Person
Olga Matyushevskaya
TaeEun Yoo
Ali Farmer

Thanks to Reverse Confetti for inviting me to play with this wonderful new stamp set!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Unity Products from Hero Arts!

Hi friends! Today the Hero Arts team is featuring the new products from the Unity collection. I love these so very much, and the people who helped make them happen - Dana and Pam! I will be back later with projects, sorry they are not here now, but do take a look at what these talented stampers made:

Hero Arts
Pocono Pam
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Ilina Crouse
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Channin Pelletier

And here's a closer look at the products!

100% of net profits from these products will be donated to support racial justice through the Innocence Project.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hero Arts Winter 2020 Release Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Today I am hopping along as Hero Arts releases their 2020 Winter Collection! You should have arrived from Jessica's blog - if not, head back to the Hero Arts blog to start at the beginning. There are so many incredible new products, you don't want to miss anything!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the gorgeous new cling background stamp - Bare Branched Tree Bold Prints. 

I began by ink blending a background using Taffy, Splash and Thistle Reactive Inks. These inks blend like butter, and made it very easy to create the background.

Next I embossed the tree with Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. How fun is that sparkle? So great for Halloween.

The message is from I See Crafting - another fun stamp set for Halloween cards. I embossed the message in white.

Now it's time to hop! Be sure to leave as many comments along the hop as you can - Hero Arts will give away three $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Happy stamping & happy shopping!

Click on thumbnails to shop:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Get Cracking with Colorado Craft Company!

Hi! Today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus for her Get Cracking On Christmas series - where she encourages everyone to get going on the holiday cards throughout the year, so there's less to do during the mad rush during the holidays! Today is super exciting because we've teamed up with Colorado Craft Company!! I was so excited to get to play with some of their gorgeous stamps.

I was immediately drawn to this Big & Bold ~ Nutcracker set. My daughter and I have a tradition of going to see The Nutcracker during the holidays, we've been going since she was tiny. She also has quite a large collection of nutcrackers we display every Christmas. So, I pretty much love all things Nutcracker! 

For my card today, I just did a bunch of Copic coloring! It was fun to just sit and color, everything has been so stressful lately with school starting virtually and other various work stresses, so taking the time to color was completely therapeutic. Coloring the background panel was time-consuming in a good way - like an escape! And I love that the background is part of the stamp set, so fun! Here are the Copic colors I used on my card:

To finish the card, I fussy-cut out my Nutcracker, edging around him with black marker. Then I popped him up on a vellum oval, added a greeting from the set and matted with a bit of red glitter paper.

Be sure to head on over to Jenn's blog to see who else is joining in the fun this month! And a huge thank you to the kind people at Colorado Craft Company!

Happy stamping,


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