Thursday, October 27, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone!

Just a short post today to announce the winner of the $25.00 gift card to Simon Says Stamp, from my stop on the Believe In The Season blog hop.

The winner is. . . .


Wowzer!! I don't even know what to say except that each of your cards are amazing!! I just kept scrolling down and LOVING each every one!! So many different styles and I love them all!! Thanks for the inspiration!! 

Congratulations Patty! I've emailed you so please check your inbox (or spam folder if need be.)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment. I read every single one and love your feedback and kindness!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Arts Hostess Reunion Blog Hop!

Hey there everyone!

(If you're looking for my Simon Says Stamp, Believe In The Season blog hop post, click here.)

Welcome to my blog! I'm excited to be participating in the Hero Arts Hostess Reunion blog hop, celebrating products from their newest 2016 release and winter catalog!

I always enjoy getting back together with my hostess sisters! We share a love of Hero Arts and card making and we sure have had a blast preparing for this hop! I've got lots of wonderful, holiday inspiration for you.

If you're arriving here from the blog of the talented Anita, you're in the right place. If you need to start at the beginning of today's hop, which is day 2, click to be taken to Donna's blog here. If you missed day 1 of the hop, click to be taken to Virginia's blog here.

Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes!
---Today's hop:
1 winner will receive a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree, randomly chosen from comments on all stops along the hop 

1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog
---Yesterday's hop
1 winner will receive a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree, randomly chosen from comment on all stops along the hop 
1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your chance of winner! One comment per person. Please comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for a chance to win.

Okay, now that all the details are out of the way, let's get started! I had so much fun playing with some of the wonderful, holiday stamps from Hero Arts' recent release! 

My first two cards showcase holly stamps from the clear set called, Happy Holly Days. On this first one, I used Copic Markers and added white dots with a gel pen and some sequins for a bit of sparkle. I do love coloring holly!

Here's my second holly card, using the same set but different stamp. Again, colored with Copics. I love that you can take the sentiments from this set and create lots of different ones!

Boy do I love these amazing ornaments from the, Ornaments Stamp and Cut set! I heat embossed them in white, cut them out and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I just had to add some sparkle with Wink of Stella because ornaments should definitely sparkle! :) The sweet sentiment comes with the set, along with a couple of others.

And last but not least, the Antique Poinsettia woodblock stamp. I ADORE it! Yes, I used my Copics again. I know, I know - but I can't help it - I love to color! This was the first time I've tried the hidden sentiment technique. I don't know why it took me so long. It's such fun and I love the results. The die cut sentiment is from an older Simon Says Stamp set that I thought went perfectly with this beautiful stamp!

That's it for me. I hope I've inspired you to get a head start making your Christmas cards, if you haven't already. Because the holidays can really sneak up on ya, can't they?

Okay, the next stop on the hop is my amazing, talented, sweet friend, Kathy Racoosin, at her blog, The Daily Marker. She is sure to WOW YOU!

Thanks so much for stopping by!