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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hero Arts + Reverse Confetti Blog Hop + Giveaway!



Hello! Today I'm thrilled to be hopping with Hero Arts & Reverse Confetti to introduce you to a wonderful new Partners set between the two companies - HA + Reverse Confetti Better Together.



For my card, I mostly just used the coordinating dies! I had a bunch of scrap paper from a project I had previously done. The panels were covered with a wash of watercolor and spritzed with some shimmer spray. I die cut the flower pieces from those scraps, then added a little additional ink blending around the edges.


The message is from the stamp set. There are several nice messages in this stamp set. I love this one - I hope that is what we are doing after this year we've all had - "grow through what you go through". 

One of the many things I love about this Partners set is that it supports an important charity - The Human Rights Campaign. The stamp set was designed by Ellie, the teenage daughter of Reverse Confetti owner Jen. They both have a passion for equality and equity, so they chose this charity. I love every single thing about that!

And now it's time to hop along and see what everyone else made! Here's the hop list - so many talented artists! They are giving away $50 gift cards to TWO lucky winners, drawn from comments left across the blog hop. One gift code will be to the Hero Arts store, and the other to Reverse Confetti. Comment on the hop by Thursday, February 25th at 11:59pm pst. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win! The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.

Hero Arts
Reverse Confetti
Kathy Schweinfurth
Lisa Henke
Jeanne Jachna
Amy Tsuruta
Candice Fisher
Tricia Barber
Amy Kolling
Audrey Tokach
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Mindy Eggen
Seeka
Julee Tilman
Nichol Spohr

Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Here's a look at all of the Hero Arts Partners sets. I do not use affiliate links on my blog anymore - if you wish to support an artist, be sure to click to the store from another artist in this hop.
PR108 HA + Reverse Confetti Better...
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PR109 HA+ Reverse Confetti Better...
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PR107 HA + Honey Bee You Are Amazing...
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PR106 HA + Ink Blot Shop Please...
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PR105 HA + Altenew Bloom & Grow -...
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PR104 HA + Lawn Fawn Big Thanks Lawn...
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PR103 HA + Lawn Fawn Big Thanks -...
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PR102 HA + Pinkfresh Studio You Make...
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PR101 HA + Gina K Friendship Blooms -...
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PR100 HA + C9 Props Turnabout - Hero...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hero Arts 2021 Catalog Release Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome!! Today I'm hopping with Hero Arts and friends as we launch the fabulous new 2021 Catalog in the Hero Arts store! You should have arrived here from Jessica's blog - if you didn't, hop on over the the Hero Arts blog to start at the very beginning. And be sure to scroll down to the hop info below, there's some pretty great inspiration and fun prizes being shared today!

I'm going to share four cards today which I made for the beautiful printed catalog. My first card features the Gradient Sky & Mountains Stencil as well as a wonderful new sentiment set, Empowerment. I love that there's a Maya Angelou quote!



For this card I simply blended on Reactive Ink through the stencil using our awesome new blending brushes! I love that they have white heads and black handles, and they have the Hero Arts logo!



The next card is another stenciled card, this time with the Butterfly Circle Stencil



I cut out the center with a circle die, added another message from Empowerment, and popped it up.



Next, while I had my Reactive Inks out, I ink-blended a background and spritzed with water. Once completely dry, I black-embossed the gorgeous new American Women woodblock stamp.



The messages in Empowerment go perfectly with this stamped image!



And one more card today - this one featuring another favorite woodblock stamp from this release, Women Belong. It's a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hooray for quotes from strong, amazing women in this release! I black-embossed the quote on vellum.



The background is Circular Grid Bold Prints, embossed in silver.



There's so much good stuff in this new release! You can hop along with us and see most of it, woohoo! Be sure to leave comments along the way, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win one of THREE $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store! Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win. The next stop on the hop is my good friend Lydia.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 1, 2021

February 2021 My Monthly Hero Release!

Hi everyone! I'm joining the Hero Arts launch of the February My Monthly Hero kit and collection today. I wanted to pop in and show you the super adorable Hero Lifestyle Luau Accessories add-on product!


These were designed to be accessories for the Hero Lifestyle line, which is part of the Spring 2021 release. You can flip through the catalog HERE to see the other products, and they will be available on the Hero website on February 17! For now, if you love these adorable paper dolls as much as I do, you can find them at retailers who carry Hero Arts products - if they don't have them, request them! We always love supporting our independent retailers!


For my card, I combined the new Luau Accessories with the Hero Lifestyle Forms (for the body and hair), and Hero Lifestyle Faces 3x4 clear set for the sweet little face. I die cut everything from white cardstock, and colored it with my Copics. I also white embossed the fun new Island Fruits Bold Prints in white in the background on Azalea cardstock. And the "aloha" message is from the February kit.

The Hero Lifestyle Accessories has a bunch of cute little dies that can be used on their own without the paper dolls portion as well - the little sea turtle is my personal favorite! 



I love these fun little paper dolls and can't wait to see what Hero comes out with next for them!

The rest of the team is sharing fabulous creations from this release today - be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way, one lucky person will win a $50 shopping spree at Hero Arts! You have until Sunday Feb 7 at midnight to get your comments in.

Thanks for stopping by!

I don't use affliate links on my posts, so if you want to shop, please be sure to use the links on another blog in the hop to support a fellow artist. But here's a look at the complete release, it's all so much fun and makes me dream of traveling to the islands!
My Monthly Hero Kit February 2021
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Get Them All February Add-Ons
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CM513 Waterfall HeroScape
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DI868 Waterfall HeroScape Frame Cuts (B)
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CM514 Volcano HeroScape
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DI869 Volcano HeroScape Frame Cuts (C)
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CM515 Vintage Paradise
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DI870 Vintage Paradise Frame Cuts (C)
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DI864 Aloha Cover Plate (F)
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DI865 Beach Car Fancy Die (B)
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DI867 Hibiscus Fancy Die (B)
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DI866 Hero Lifestyle Luau Accessories...
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CG836 Hibiscus Flowers Bold Prints
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CG837 Island Fruits Bold Prints
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CG838 Water Ripples Bold Prints
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Hero Arts & Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Blog Hop



Hello and welcome! Today I'm excited to be hopping along with Hero Arts and Pear Blossom Press! We teamed up to show some super fun cards featuring the EZ Lights. This is my first time making a light-up card and it was so much fun - and SO EASY! 


I used the brand new City HeroScape on my card. It's not available at Hero Arts just yet, but will be on February 17. However, many retailers already have it available - if you love the stamp set, reach out to them! It's a layering set, so I layered mine with shades of gray ink. (Note: it wasn't until long after I blogged this that I finally noticed the boo boo on my message, geesh! Oh well. I guess I can't stamp right.)

The background was ink blended with two more new Hero Arts products - brand new colors of Reactive Ink!! I used Purple Galaxy and Licorice. Watch for those coming soon, too!


And here's what it looks like all lit up! It's even more fun in person. It took me about two minutes and a roll of tape to get them done, so give them a try - they are truly "EZ"!


Now be sure to hop along - I'm sure other artists in this hop have some fantastic tutorials!! I actually forgot to take a photo of the inner workings of my card, but you'll see from these friends how easy it truly is. Your next stop from here is my sweet friend Pocono Pam! Every good hop has prizes, right? So Hero Arts and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit! Comment on this post by January 29, 2021 to be entered to win. Winners will be posted on the Pear Blossom Press Blog on February 6, 2021.

Pear Blossom Press/ Amanda Stevens

Kelly Latevola Taylor

Carissa Wiley

Lynnea Hollendonner

Niccole Kulig

Daniel West

Lydia Fiedler

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis 

Mindy Eggen

Dana Joy

Seeka 

Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Pocono Pam

Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Get Cracking on Christmas! - January 2021


Wait, didn't we just have Christmas? Why, yes we did. That means it's the perfect time to Get Cracking on Christmas and start building your card stash for this December! I'm here today, joining Jenn Shurkus and friends as we kick off our plan to create Christmas cards throughout the year.


I created a little holiday cheer with the Cheer Ornament Fancy Die from Hero Arts. These ornament dies (there's also Wish, Joy & Love) make really fun shaker cards! I colored the "cheer" word and border with a Copic marker, then covered it with glitter glue. The shaker was filled with Icicle sequins. The little snowflake is also part of the die set, and I cut that from silver glitter paper.


Head on over and check out Jenn's blog - she has all kinds of fun planned for this year of Get Cracking on Christmas!

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