Friday, September 10, 2010

Hero Arts Virtual Cardmaking Party!

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited today! Hero Arts is having a virtual cardmaking party this weekend, to help celebrate Operation Write Home's birthday! OWH is an organization that sends hand made cards to our troops. You can find all the information in the Hero Arts Flickr Group here: There are some restrictions, so before making your cards, please be sure to check out the link above for all the info you'll need.

There will be some fun challenges and random drawings to win some fabulous Hero Arts goodies! I sure hope you'll think about participating in this worthy cause! My hostess sisters and I even have a challenge for you. Check it out here:

I've made one card so far for the occasion. I kept it very simple. Just stamping and embossing. With the blue and silver colors, you don't need to do much more than that. . .such a pretty combo.

Hero Arts would like to reach a goal of 500 cards, so head on over to Flickr whenever you can, in the next couple of days, so we can keep this party going all weekend!

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Another quick post today. I had fun making this card! I used an acetate sheet from the Making Memories, Spooky Alley, Spiral Journaling Book. There are some really fun little papers and stickers included also. The acetate sheet came with the Happy Halloween sentiment on it. I just used white StazOn to stamp the ghost, from the Frightful set, three times across it. I added a different colored block of card stock behind each ghost. The "BOO" and spiders across the bottom are from the same set.

I hope everyone has a nice Tuesday! :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Handmade Flower, the Hero Hues Way

Happy Labor Day!

I was making some paper flowers yesterday and thought to myself, instead of using punched shapes, why not use the beautiful paper flowers from the Hero Hues Line?

I made the flower on this card by taking four of the Sunshine Print Flowers, two of each size, placing them on top of each other and attaching with an orange brad. I then sprayed them with water and scrunched each layer up and around the brad. Then carefully pulled each layer open again and sprayed with perfect pearls. After the flower was dry, I added a bit of shading to some of the tips with brown and orange inks. I also used the Scroll Label. I love this stamp! It can be used in so many different ways and for many different occasions. The tiny acorns are from the So Thankful set. I stamped, colored and cut them out to place near each corner of the scroll and I just had to add Glossy Accents too!

I've got quite the busy week ahead. Just hoping I can keep up and get everything finished on time! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I really do appreciate it! :)